This page is going to be very, very dull if you
aren't interested in translations. Right now I am working on "Hokusou
Fuuunden/Fuunden" which translates roughly to "Record of Northern Song
Affairs." That is a reference to the fact that the setting for the manga is
early Song Dynasty in China. I've seen some informational pages and wikis
suggest that the name be simply "Justice Bao" as that is the main character
of the text. I'm... ah... traditional, and will stick with the closest
translation I can manage. Actually, I'm stumped on the usage of the fifth
kanji - if anyone has a suggestion, let me know.|
My translation style is... urm. Probably odd. For
one, I'll give you the names like they are written in the book, the rough
sound-outs that you get in katakana Japanese, rather than trying to figure
out the name. "ruin" is "Lwin" and "Shimon" is "Simon" for example (I
should point out that the character in Haruka with that name is a foreigner,
but Shimon *can* be a Japanese name, is rare though). In
such cases, say it like it's typed, and you can probably figure it out.
Japanese don't do combined vowel sounds like we do in English as long as
you realize that the vowels really always are the same sound (cat (a), key (i),
whoose (u), bet (e), coke (o)). Any
me. I'm pretty tolerant, I like to think.
If you are interested in buying these or other Japanese language manga, try aclimatesolution.com. Though the website seems outdated (with a list of manga from 2008), their Ebay store is quite active and the people at AclimateSolution will find manga for you if you know the title and author name. Fair warning, though, English is not their first language, so keep sentences easy and don't be surprised that they aren't quite fluent. They say they will respond within a week, but any time I've ever ordered from them, they responded to me rather quickly. Sometimes they even can give you the option of buying a new version of the comic or a used version, depending on what they can find in their local stores. Their mark up isn't too terribly bad, either, especially if you are willing to order a set.
Also called Justice Bao. This is based in China, during the early half of the Song Dynasty, specifically during the reign of the 4th Song Emperor.
I'm playing around with scanilation on this one, click on the image to see the pages that I have.
Images and story belong to Takiguchi Rinrin and Princess Comics. Only the translation is mine. Click on the picture.
From Far Away - entire series officially released in America (and as such, I've removed it from this site. Sorry. ^.^;; ).
It was the first manga I *ever* read, and was in fact the one that kindled my interest in learning Japanese. It is still my favorite manga. If you've never read it and you like Red River or Haruka Naru Toki no Naka De, or even Fushigi Yuugi, you'll probably like Kanata Kara. The mangaka spent a lot more time on the story line than most authors do. In fact, on average, in one year she only published one book of this series. So, the story is literally 14 years in the making. Overall, I really like it and I recommend it to anyone who likes the Magical Girl style - though the main character isn't especially Magical. :)
|Harukanaru toki no
naka de Discontinued
In a Time Growing Distant
(Sometimes toki is misrepresented as juku, jiku, or jikuu - these three are all wrong, the books have "toki" written in hiragana above the offending confusing kanji).
Currently have all of sections 1 & 2 in book 1 in a text-only format. I stopped working on this one because it was being done by several other groups who were working quite a bit faster than I, and then the series was licensed.
|If people would tell me what they are interested in, I'll work at getting it up here. I'll even do some basic Japanese language things if people are interested. ~.^ fill out the form on the contact page or just e-mail me. Hint: I am more likely to get the translations done faster if I know people are interested. ^.^;; Sad but true.Otherwise, I'll just read the comic and put it away. XD|
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