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post Nov 30 2014, 12:41 AM
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Thought this would be a good thread to start in addition to the anime thread. Just reply with the manga you are currently reading.

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post Nov 30 2014, 11:43 PM
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I'm rereading Saikano and I'm planning to start on Say I Love You, that I picked up at comicon in October.
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post Dec 2 2014, 04:46 AM
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Not watching any anime, right now. Too busy with the semester final exams... However, I started reading the original japanese version of the Utena manga.

I'm slowly translating each page as I go, which is very slow since my japanese isn't very advance to say the least. Add in the fact that many manga change some words to give the characters a non formal tone, and there you go: you got yourself a 2 pages a week read. laugh.gif

Thankfully, all the kanji are also in hiragana so I can search for them in my dictionary or use online resources to find the proper translation. I had to buy a special magnifying glass just to read those small hiragana, however. ohmy.gif

I'm in the middle of page 5 right now. I'm going slow-turtle-on-tranquillizers-speed, but I hope I can finish Vol.1 before spring. dork.gif




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post Dec 2 2014, 06:32 AM
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QUOTE (TB74 @ Dec 1 2014, 10:46 PM) *
Not watching any anime, right now. Too busy with the semester final exams... However, I started reading the original japanese version of the Utena manga.

I'm slowly translating each page as I go, which is very slow since my japanese isn't very advance to say the least. Add in the fact that many manga change some words to give the characters a non formal tone, and there you go: you got yourself a 2 pages a week read. laugh.gif

Thankfully, all the kanji are also in hiragana so I can search for them in my dictionary or use online resources to find the proper translation. I had to buy a special magnifying glass just to read those small hiragana, however. ohmy.gif

I'm in the middle of page 5 right now. I'm going slow-turtle-on-tranquillizers-speed, but I hope I can finish Vol.1 before spring. dork.gif


There's already an English translation. Unless you actually bought the tankobon and want to read it from that.




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post Dec 4 2014, 03:09 PM
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QUOTE (TB74 @ Dec 2 2014, 12:46 PM) *
Not watching any anime, right now. Too busy with the semester final exams... However, I started reading the original japanese version of the Utena manga.

I'm slowly translating each page as I go, which is very slow since my japanese isn't very advance to say the least. Add in the fact that many manga change some words to give the characters a non formal tone, and there you go: you got yourself a 2 pages a week read. laugh.gif

Thankfully, all the kanji are also in hiragana so I can search for them in my dictionary or use online resources to find the proper translation. I had to buy a special magnifying glass just to read those small hiragana, however. ohmy.gif

I'm in the middle of page 5 right now. I'm going slow-turtle-on-tranquillizers-speed, but I hope I can finish Vol.1 before spring. dork.gif


You'll get used to it! I have some that doesn't have hiragana in it. D: I ain't a master of Kanji yet so makes reading difficult. You'll definitely get lots of non-formal japanese in a manga which sounds better than formal ones in my opinion. whistle.gif とにかくがんばってね!

As for me, I read Makai Ouji, Kuroshitsuji, Ao no Exorcist, Watashi ga Motete Dousunda and Suki Desu Suzuki-kun! smile.gif I love manga more than anime actually. This is gonna be an interesting thread for me. wub.gif




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post Dec 5 2014, 01:54 AM
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QUOTE (Syxx @ Dec 2 2014, 01:32 AM) *
There's already an English translation. Unless you actually bought the tankobon and want to read it from that.


Well, I bought the original version to improve my (basic) japanese skills. So for that purpose, an English (or French) version would be useless to me, as it would allow me to "cheat"... LOL. wink.gif

I may eventually buy a French or English version to evaluate the quality of my work later on, though.

While I like the manga, I don't think I'll be able to fully enjoy it until I'm at least half-way through my Japanese classes. Right now, I fully understand about 5% of what's in there. Hopefully I'll be able to reach about 15% when I'm done with next semester's Elementary Japanese II, but I'm not sure how far this class will bring me... I'm only done with the first of six classes growing in difficulty, after all. unsure.gif

Bottom line, I don't have enough vocabulary to understand this manga properly yet. Just because I can read hiragana and katakana (and some kanjis) doesn't mean I can read japanese. But reading such material helps me in acquiring new vocabulary. And that's a lot of fun, if rather a slow process.

And since Utena is my favorite anime of all time (ex aequo with Marimite), it's also a nice addition to my (small) collection. smile.gif

Next manga I'll buy will probably be the Japanese version of Miyazaki's Nausicaš. I bet it's worth it just for the images!




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post Dec 5 2014, 02:32 AM
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QUOTE (ren shizu @ Dec 4 2014, 10:09 AM) *
You'll get used to it! I have some that doesn't have hiragana in it. D: I ain't a master of Kanji yet so makes reading difficult. You'll definitely get lots of non-formal japanese in a manga which sounds better than formal ones in my opinion. whistle.gif とにかくがんばってね!


I hope you're right, Ren-chan!

At this point, I lack in vocabulary, but also in understanding syntax... and grammar. laugh.gif

Stuff like ウタナさんっ is pretty easy to translate. The additional っ is easy to figure out, here: "Missss Utena!"

However, a lot of this manga is still a mystery to me... blink.gif


QUOTE (ren shizu @ Dec 4 2014, 10:09 AM) *
As for me, I read Makai Ouji, Kuroshitsuji, Ao no Exorcist, Watashi ga Motete Dousunda and Suki Desu Suzuki-kun! smile.gif I love manga more than anime actually. This is gonna be an interesting thread for me. wub.gif


Well, I see you read a few works in Japanese already! I guess it's no surprise since you like manga so much.

I'm more a fan of anime than manga... but maybe by the time I can read Japanese more fluently, I'll enjoy manga much more.




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post Jun 14 2015, 02:37 AM
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