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And tonight, for your veiwing pleasure.... [Nov. 2nd, 2004|09:42 pm]
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Yes, again, it's Prince of Tennis. But now in new improved manga form! The art style is brilliant. It's just gorgeous. You thought Kenshin manga was gorgeous, or you thought CLAMP manga was gorgeous, and you were wrong. It's Prince of Tennis. Why oh why doesn't Konomi draw his own doujinshi! Oh that would so rock. Or even just draw some of these guys makin out. That's what we wanna see, we dont' even care who it is.

I'm overdue to post a big fangirly screencap post, but I'm kinda tired that'll have to wait. Tonight you get 4 pages of Konomi manga, which is beautiful. You'll thank me later.

This is Kirihara Akaya. I kinda hate how this translated version keeps using everyone's given names like we do in the US, even though they are very definitely in Japan. It makes all the characters look rude. But US manga is printed in better quality than japanese tankouban, so I end up buying translations. Especially for gorgeous art like this.
Anyway, this is Kirihara, and I sorta love him.

This is what happens when he accidentally oversleeps on the bus and ends up at Seigaku and decides to check it out. He was tryin to be smoove. He failed ^^;

This would be your main character, Echizen Ryouma. He's just friggin adorable. This art style is teh pwn.

Beautiful Ibu Shinji, manga version. I like how his eyes are, like he's sorta spaced out or something. Isn't he more beautiful in the manga? Yes.

I'm prolly sleepin soon. Bush better lose, cuz I hate him.
I'm not insanedrop trou!

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Date:November 3rd, 2004 - 03:08 am
eeer.. them calling eachother by name is kinda odd. who are publishing the manga???

Shinji going 'Kippei' is just wrong. >.>

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Date:November 3rd, 2004 - 04:43 am
There's lots of wrongness like that. Also, they're afraid of the word senpai, which just makes everything look weird. It's just weird, the translation. The given names thing makes me twitch.

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Date:November 3rd, 2004 - 09:13 am
Yeah Viz insists on 'Americanizing'... i.e. characters use each other's first names, and no Japanese titles are used (what, you're not noticing that in HnG?) *waves flag for Del Rey Comics*

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Date:November 3rd, 2004 - 10:30 am
I think when I read HnG I was making up my own dialogue and not reading any of the actual dialogue. I haven't read vol 2 yet at all, but I'm trying to recall if they call Kaga "Tetsuo", because that would be highly highly wrong and they would get beat up for it. Shinji won't get beat up for calling Tachibana "Kippei", but Akaya will get beat up for calling Tezuka "Kunimitsu". It's eight hundred kinds of wrong, especially when it's someone really polite doing it, I'm like "He can't talk to him that way! How embarrassing!" I will just die if Dan calls anyone by their given name. And if Atobe says "Right, Munehiro?" I will probably hurl. That's squicky.

So what manga does Del Ray publish?

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Date:November 3rd, 2004 - 12:19 pm
Nah, Kaga's still Kaga, iirc. Tsutsui might call him Tetsuo, I forget. But Hikaru and Akira call each other Hikaru and Akira rather than Shindou and Touya, and Mitani is Yuki... and I think Kaga calls Tsutsui by his first name (Whatever it is. Kimihiro or something lame like that), but I can't remember if Hikaru does or not.

Del Rey is actually a division of Random House. They do the Star Wars books, and their current manga titles are Negima, Gundam SEED, xxxHOLiC, and Tsubasa. They may take a little longer to put out new volumes, but I think they do a much better job with the editing and translation.

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Date:November 3rd, 2004 - 01:04 pm
Well I have most of those manga! I actually have a lot of Del Ray books that have nothing to do with manga. They're big in the scifi paperback world.
I'll have to read the Gundam Seed and xxxHolic and whatever the other random mangas I bought are. Because I haven't really read it... you know what? I am ready to go home and my new laptop isn't here yet.