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Please buy
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Also, Seraph of the End
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And Ninja Slayer
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No thanks. I'll buy the original LN.
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>>121284974
>I'll buy
You mean you haven't already?
>not buying the translations as well
How shit can you be?
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more like kusomonogatari
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>>121284889
>vertical licensed ninja slayer
oh cool i can actually read up on this before the series starts.
nice.
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Any Kyougoku novels?
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>>121285055
The anime airs in the Spring.
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I tried getting a job there but they said they weren't hiring.

Vertical pls hire me
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>>121285024
>You mean you haven't already?

I just recently became a fan a couple of months ago, and other things take priority over Monogatari.

>not buying the translations as well
>How shit can you be?

That's just being stupid and throwing money away.
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Is this going to be like how a company said they'll publish an LN but then they decide to discontinue it and stop?
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>>121285261
You mean like Zaregoto? Vertical tends to be better than that.
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>>121285218
>supporting the western manga and light novel industry
>being stupid
Yeah no.
You're the one being stupid here.
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>>121284889
Nice.
>>121284911
>>121284969
Who cares?
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>>121285261
Vertical have been and are releasing a couple of light novels already.
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>>121285261
Vertical tends to finish what they start.

Though I really wouldn't be surprised if they released Kizu and left it at that.
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>>121285305
Have they completely published a full series before?
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>>121285322
>You're the one being stupid here.

You're an idiot if you think there's a point in buying the original release and also someone's translation of it just to support the western manga/LN industry.

How about supporting the actual people who created the material at half the price?
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>>121285378
I agree. I reckon they'll just try and fill the gap they know exists and leave it at that, which is fine.
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>>121284889
>>121284911
>>121284969

Nah I probably just DL off Baka or Nyaa.

Thanks though.
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>>121285461
>How about supporting the actual people who created the material at half the price?
Sure, by all means, please do that.
I do that as well.
I also want to support the western industry so we can keep getting anime, manga and light novel over here. If people didn't support the western anime/manga/light novel industry, we wouldn't get, for example, anime movies like Haruhi and Rebellion in cinemas overseas.
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>>121284889
Depends on how accurate and localized the translation is. I'll wait to see what others say.
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Thank you based Vertical
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>>121285322
I don't trust the western light novel 'industry'

If it doesn't sell well they'll simply cut their losses and get out, anal-fucking everyone who bought it and leaving them with an incomplete collection. Not to mention the very act of licensing scares off translators from smaller projects.
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>>121285641
>want to support the western industry so we can keep getting anime, manga and light novel over here
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>>121285261
We're at the point where they'll only stop if it sells like shit.

Oh wait no Vertical didn't do that when GTO The Early years sold worse then anything they'd ever released.

We're at a point where we don't even have to worry about them fucking up the cover like what happened with Spice and Wolf. Even if the guy they have running the Vertical tumblr said he'd wish they could change every single cover to something that would sell more.

...wait
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>>121285666
>anal-fucking everyone who bought it and leaving them with an incomplete collection.
You do realize that releasing something that doesn't sell is very bad money-wise...?
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>>121285718
Take your epic memes and go back to where you came from.
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>>121285752
That's not up to them to decide, it's up to the author/Japanese company.
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RIP Vertical. Translating Monogatari would be the death of the translation team.
>>121285753
That's why translations that need to maintain a level of income is the worst shit, even worse than fanmade ones.
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>>121285641
>>121285784
Seriously, fuck off back to reddit you fucking retard.
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Did they only announce LNs?
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I'm not really sure how I feel about this. I used to like Vertical for some of the stuff they published but I feel like even though they try to license some really good stuff they're pretty flaky on follow-ups.

Like, they published Litchi Hikari Club a while ago and never bothered releasing the prequel manga that goes with it. They said they were going to try releasing some of Asumiko Nakamuras anthologies and we've gotten nothing. And they have a recent tendency to only publish titles that have anime adaptations in production. I can see why they do it for money but it's really dissatisfying for some manga readers. Sometimes their name and quality is shielded by all the good stuff they license.
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>>121285931
I just wish they can capture the writing style. I hear translating Monogatari is hard.
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>>121285752
Like the based Harhui covers? No problem with that, books get diffrent covers between US and the UK/Aus, let alone the US and Japan
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>>121285834
Isn't that only if they specify "don't change the cover" and even then Vertical and argue a change if they really wanted?

I know something like that happened with Animal Land but that wasn't put out by Vertical.
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>>121285931
is there anyone actively translating anything monogatari related right now?
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>>121284889
>november

Wow, so early ! I read it years ago but good for you casuals.
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>>121285752
>Oh wait no Vertical didn't do that when GTO The Early years sold worse then anything they'd ever released.
This is why it was bullshit when they acted like if Gundam the Origin didn't get a certain number of preorders they'd cancel the release.
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This plus the Kissshot fig (re)announced a few weeks ago. Kizu is happening this year guys, it is happening.
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Even if they don't do the rest of the series at least they got the best one.
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>>121286053
I know they changed the cover for Litchi Hikari Club and it annoyed Usamaru Furuya enough that he objected, so they had to change it again. But even then the final version they chose doesn't look as good as the Japanese cover.
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>>121286123
>at least they got the best one

Bakemonogatari is still the best of all, Kizu is not bad but it's not as good as some people think either, blinded by the hype.
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>>121285641
>I also want to support the western industry so we can keep getting anime, manga and light novel over here

A decline in official localizations won't keep them away from American fans, and we have enough plebs buying AoT and other shit to satisfy companies.

I, myself, see no point in buying localized manga if I'm learning the language, can access most of them online for free, and the originals are half the price.

Anime is a different story due to dual-audio (or no english dub at all), but I'd only buy shit I really particularly like.

>we wouldn't get, for example, anime movies like Haruhi and Rebellion in cinemas overseas.

I'm indifferent.
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>>121285261
Nah, this is a different time. They cancelled Zaregoto, Gosick, Shana, Vamp!, Shinigami no Ballad and some other because they weren't a popular thing back then. It was too new for the mainstream fans.

But now Yen Press is licensing the shit out of everything, so other companies are giving it a go, too. Seven Seas already gave up, but Vertical is a bro-tier company. Besides, they're releasing Kizu, not the whole Monogatari series.
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>>121286118
It's happening
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>>121286127
No. 1 sign of an author who has never been published internationally before. All Amerishit covers are bad, all UK/Australian, HK and Japanese covers are good. Others are variable. It's just a fact of life.
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>>121286079
Koyomimonogatari translation seems to still be ongoing
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Just one thing is sure, it can't be worse than BT's Kizu.
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>>121286046
>>121286079
That's the thing. It's a popular series so you think that there's someone in BT willing to translate it, but there's almost no one interested.
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>>121286261
Baka Tsuki doesn't have proofreaders.
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>>121286194
>Shana
Still fucking mad at Viz for that.
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>>121286046
Translating anything by Nisio is hard. He uses WAY too many puns and play on words that can only work and be understood in Japanese.

Even Medaka Box was hard to translate.
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>>121286230
Vertical's Tezuka covers are all pretty good.
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>>121286230
All manga/LNs published in the UK are just imported from the US though.
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>>121286118
>Kizu
>Happening
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>>121286375
Believe Anon, believe.
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>>121286334
Not talking about manga, which generally retain the cover for good reasons, but books in general. Especially fantasy/sci fi books.
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>>121286305
It's not just lack of proofreading. There's a lot of mistranslated lines.
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>>121286045
I feel u man. They fly went to shit with all this mainstream shit.
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>>121286194
>It was too new for the mainstream fans.
Tokyopop was doing the same thing long before they tried, it wasn't new. They had Slayers, .//Hack, NHK, Trinity Blood, even Twelve Kingdoms and Kino's Journey.
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>>121286375
https://archive.moe/a/thread/92208016/#92222222
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Give me Kabukimonogatari and I'll be happy. I need to see what the actual story is rather than the butchered monstrosity Shaft put out.
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>>121286456
ebin hoe
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>>121286434
The mainstream shit makes them money. I do wish they released more alt manga though.
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>>121286045
>they published Litchi Hikari Club a while ago and never bothered releasing the prequel manga that goes with it.
I hate when that happens, but I hate it more when they just ignore the sequels that are just as long as the original series.

Goddamnit Yen Press, I just want more Bungaku Shoujo.

>>121286440
And none of that worked. I don't think anyone knew what a LN was until they started publishing Haruhi. Hell, I bet most people don't even know Slayers is a LN.
>Kino's Journey
Still mad.
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>>121286556
I hate Yen Press so fucking much.
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>>121286261
>Just one more thing, people who get paid to translate are much better than people do it for free and mostly as a hobby.

Fuck off retard.
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>>121286328
That's because Chip Kidd designed them.
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>>121286273
It's hard and requires actual skill, that's the problem.
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>>121286646
There are plenty of fan translators who shit all over BT. See that guy who did KnK.
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>>121286604
>>121286556
Yen press very very rarely drops something.
They're still publishing Kuro despite it selling like shit.
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>>121286604
How could you hate them? They're releasing a bunch of Mori stuff in hardcover.
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>>121286646
Are you for real?
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>>121286520
There's so much stuff that would fit their old niche, I hate reading their blog posts where employees write about good manga that they're pretty much never going to license.

At least they released Prophecy I guess.
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>>121285666
I'm optimistic about this. Vertical is probably the best publisher in the states for manga, and they tend to stick it out for series even if they don't sell particularly well.
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>>121286604
I want Amazon to leave.
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>>121286604
They're not a bad company, and I've bought several titles by them (mostly LNs), but it just bothers me. I'd let it pass if they were simply side stories, but we're talking about actual sequels here. On top of not announcing the sequels, they announced a shit ton of other new LNs, meaning that they won't touch BS for several years. I hope they don't do the same to DRRR!! and Index, eventually.

Besides, they shortened their S&W release span. At least they care.
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>>121286556
>Hell, I bet most people don't even know Slayers is a LN.

Probably. Something I would actually buy, being a Slayers fan, but lo and behold, it was cancelled and I won't buy a single volume. Guess I'll grab the originals but they seem hard to find despite the popularity.
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>>121286725
Is Prophecy good? It looks like it would be shit.
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>>121286767
I hope DRR does well and they decide to release the Baccano LNs.
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>>121286740
Too bad they let everything run out of print.
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>>121286713
Their Otoyomegatari is fantastic.
Is Emma coming in hardcover too?
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>>121286767
Isn't Durarara still pretty popular in the west though? I'd imagine it's sequel will get licensed.
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>>121286604
They could be a lot worse. At least they didn't drop Bungaku Shoujo before finishing the main series.
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>>121286710
Which KnK? If it was Kyoukai no Kanata who was done (read: translated a handful of chapters and left to gather dust) by nakulas, then fuck him.
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>giving your money to a shitty company like that

This is actually kind of sad.
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>>121286440
That reminds me, damn I loved AI Buster. I thought it was the coolest shit.
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>>121286829
I hope someone remembers that Vamp! was licensed several years ago and never released a single volume.

I also hope that Dengeki Climax helps boost the popularity of Dengeki titles in the west (not that it needs it, though, considering SAO, AW, S&W and many others are already being published).

I just want more Shinigami no Ballad.
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>>121286795
I'm assuming it's good because the guy who made it also did Manhole. I haven't read it yet though, the last Vertical manga I bought were Helter Skelter and Utsubora.
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>>121286880
Kara no Kyuokai. The Nasu one.
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>>121286473
What is it really that bad compared to the LN? What did Shaft butcher?
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>>121286852
Yeah. Hardcover omnis, I think. I'm not usually a fan of omnibuses, but their release of Thermae Romae was pretty good, so I'm optimistic.
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>>121286923
>I hope someone remembers that Vamp! was licensed several years ago and never released a single volume.
First time hearing that, what the hell.
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>>121286842

Vertical has admitted that they're in debt, it's not like there's a super high demand for them to reprint anything. They barely sell 4k as it is because faggots say

>buying english translations

and wonder why they drop series. I guess /a/ prefers machine translations or JP-Chinese- English translations from amateurs.
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>>121286894
I wouldn't say they're shitty, but they have some really fucking retarded people working there.
>Which Gundam series would you like us to license?
>Crossbone? Sorry, that's too old.
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Finding downloads/torrents for licensed LN is pretty hard.
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>>121286986
It's an older completed series, I can see why they're doing omnibus versions.
Just hope it's not as expensive as Thermae Romae was.
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>>121286725
I want them to release more Kyoko Okazaki stuff. I have both Pink and Helter Skelter, but it would be great to see some of her older stuff like Tokyo Girls Bravo and Happy House in English, or even a physical copy of River's Edge.
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>>121285402
Vertical has done many series and generally doesn't drop any. They did all of flowers of evil, for example. They try to choose somewhat obscure but still popular series, though that's wavered a bit over the years and some titles don't exactly fit under that banner.
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>>121287030
$35 cover price.
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狗屎发布
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>>121287000
Well, no one wants to wait 10 years for something get translated just so that they abandon the projet after a few volumes.

Might as well learn the language and buy the original.
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>>121286954
It has the worst pages to episodes ratio, they cut out a bunch of character moments with Shinobu, they phoned-in the Jianshi designs, and the scene with Kiss-Shot was rushed as all hell.
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Would you buy more manga if companies only focused on manga that were either being fan translated slowly or not at all?
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>>121287014
Buy it on Amazon kindle. Strip the DRM. Return for a refund.
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>>121287065
That was really funny when they pretended to like the anime on their Tumblr. Hope nobody was checking the guy who runs the Tumblrs twiter while that was happening.
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>>121287161
>the guy who runs the Tumblrs twiter
You mean ed's private feed?
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>>121287108
Definitely.
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I really want to support vertical and see more translation of light novels, but I have already read the stuff in Japanese. Ed Chavez is a super cool guy, though, I always enjoy his panels. Unfortunately, Vertical is cutting back on the cons they do because they realized many of the people who go to the panels are the same people who just want to see Ed talk and they're not actually advertising effectively.
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>>121287108
Given that I really only buy works that I can't read online for free or that I would particularly like to own, the answer is a resounding 'yes'.
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I wouldnt have a problem with english releases at all if they would start doing it right.

But lets take Index as an example. They released volume 1 last november and volume to will come out this month. It has like 22 volumes + specials + testament.

Who the fuck wants to wait years for them to catch up?
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>>121287272
4 months between releases is pretty quick for a translation of that scale. People seem pretty ok with it for Spice and Wolf. More than anything I'm stunned at how fast the original author writes. Even in some of the later volumes (where presumably he doesn't have a lot of material built up), he's putting out a book with two months of turnaround. That's fucking crazy.
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>>121287272
>Who the fuck wants to wait years for them to catch up?
I said the same thing about Haruhi, Bungaku Shoujo and Spice and Wolf. Turns out, Haruhi is completed, so is Bungaku Shoujo and S&W is already on its 13th volume. I didn't even realize.

Time is a scary thing.
Still, it sucks and no one wants to wait that much, specially for a series that has been translated for ages. I believe most people buying the volumes already read them and just want to have them physical, like I did with Haruhi.
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>novel on november
>american screening on december

I want to believe.
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>>121287108
Probably, it's been working pretty well for DGM and Seven Seas.
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>>121287108
I don't know about manga, but I already buy pretty much any LN getting released just for the sake of supporting such a niche market.
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>>121287419
>american screening
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>>121287108
Would buy if licensed.
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>>121287451
>DGM
*DMG
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>>121287405
The problem is that most of the translations on b-t are fucking awful and wildly incorrect. Some are a little better than others, but I know Accel world and monogatari in particular have errors on damn near every other line.
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>>121287519
It's already confirmed they'll screen the movie here whenever it comes out.
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>>121287588
Wait, what? When did this get said?
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>>121287520
Vertical's having a licensing survey tonight or tomorrow.
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>>121287520
>gyaruko-chan
I fucking wish that would get licensed. I would buy that so fast.
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>>121287520
I'd love all those, especially Tsugumomo (would something like that even get licensed due to all the almost nudity and loli?)
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>>121287520
Nice filename.

>>121287622
Not him but SHAFT prez said so in The Rebellion premiere in LA.
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>>121287587
At least in the case of Index, I've heard the translations are pretty good.

Can't say the same about pretty much everything else, but hey, those are not licensed.
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>>121287262
Is he the guy who hates YKK?
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>so many post so quickly
Uh oh, are the butthurt poorfag NEET squad opining about how to support "the industry" again
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>>121287405
>>121287401
Oh, i see. Sounds like something that could happen to me as well.

But i can totally understand that people dont want to wait for them to catch up, seeing as i have all the ln's on my tablet. And honestly, its a long time to wait.
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Speaking of LNs: Any series you'd like to see released or revived (because Seven Seas)?

I'd buy every HakoMari volume.
Twice.
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>>121287657
That's pretty fucking sweet to hear, thanks anon.
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Off topic, but where would I buy translated Kaiji manga?
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>>121287635
>Tsugumomo
That WAS licensed. But by fucking JManga.

So it's like Nichijou in that it was licensed and the the company that licensed it fucking died so it's in limbo forever.
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>>121287692
>Can't say the same about pretty much everything else, but hey, those are not licensed.
The two I listed, accel world and kizu, have been licensed. My point is that it doesn't make sense to say "oh, I've already read these" if you've read the trash that's there for many series. I think you're right in that the index translations are actually not bad (I just skimmed a couple pages and didn't see anything egregious) but they're the exception, and not the rule. Tons of stuff is being licensed for whatever reason and it should be interesting to see where the US LN market goes this year.
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Is there someone I can pay to translate LNs on a per volume basis and have them do a good job?

>>121287745
Seven Seas isn't into LNs and will avoid them, and they're not into rescues
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>if Kizu sells well, we might get the rest of the series.
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>>121286127
Cover changes wouldn't bother me at all if they weren't almost always universally shit. I refuse to believe hiring a good graphic artist is a bad investment.
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>>121287832
>Is there someone I can pay to translate LNs on a per volume basis and have them do a good job?
Given the huge volume of text, I doubt you'd be willing to pay the price a decent translator commands.
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>>121287795
FUCK that's even worse
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>>121287832
>Is there someone I can pay to translate LNs on a per volume basis and have them do a good job?
Yes, any professional translator. The catch is that even LNs, that tend to be short (unless you're the author of Horizon), would be expensive as FUCK. Translator charge a shit ton of money per book.
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>>121287853
I wonder why they don't just keep the original cover. Is it a fear that it won't jive with brick-and-mortar consumers (who I understand are still hugely important in physical book sales) or is it some kind of weird licensing thing with the Japanese publishers?
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>>121287853
How many normalfag books do you read? What you want is to get normal publishers doing LNs, except for in America because American covers always suck balls.
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>>121287795
>So it's like Nichijou in that it was licensed and the the company that licensed it fucking died so it's in limbo forever.
I will never forgive Bandai for this. Fuck. Muh Nichijou.
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>>121285641
>supporting the middle man who wants the bread, the money of the bread, the bakery, and your house.

Having the west putting its nose in a media I enjoy for not being bound by the same rules would be stupid.

I'd rather learn japanese and enjoy the original product for what it is : a story who was by some japanese man/woman and his editor while being free do things like talking about/drawing rape, showing nudity or any other shit he wanted to do as long as he published his shit where he should.
Unless I can win money by licensing translating and selling it, then I'm ok with it and I think that it would help our community a lot and I'm all for it.
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>>121287988
Man, I'd forgotten about the whole Bandai-Nichijou thing.

Thanks, anon.
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>>121287970
A cover is an ad for the book. Different demographics need diffrent adds. This is standard practice with normal books - even between countries that speak the same language, covers will be changed.
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>>121287795
Fuck, there was a couple series I was waiting for that had the same thing happen to them. RIP in pieces, aborted english releases of Hyakki Yakoushou and Vibrator Company.
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>>121287717
>poorfag
I buy shit from Japan directly, I don't need localized shit.
There's absolutely no point to selling shit that simply not only don't have audience around casuals, but also can be found around web much faster.
Official localization is killing fandom, not helping it.
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>bitching about different covers
As long as the art inside is unchanged and the translation is good, the sacrifice is worth it. I hate fucking seeing good series getting "picked up" killed by people like larethian. Or those fucks at Viz/Tokyopop who take my money and jet.
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>>121288063
I suppose the reality is still that many customers won't know the original and so there's not much motivation to keep the original for the sake of "purity" or whatever.
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>>121284889
I won't read it again, but I'll buy it.
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>>121287520
Is manga that's only use is for masturbation material get licensed often?
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>>121287970
The idea for S&W was to ditch the cover to draw in normalfags. Then yen realised that only anime fans would actually buy them anyway and threw the idea out.
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>>121288099
I really don't see any logical thread in your statements. How exactly is a larger overseas audience that pays for content a bad thing, now?
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>>121288073
Oh and Hyakki even managed to get far enough to have an Amazon page. It's been like this for five years.

http://www.amazon.ca/Beyond-Twilight-Ichiko-Ima/dp/1934496685/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&
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>>121287949
Thank god for js06.
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>Haruhi
>Kieli
>Spice & Wolf
>Book Girl
>No Game No Life
>Dungeon
>Durarararara!!
>Log Horizon
>Hataraku! Maou-sama
>Index
>Accel World
>SAO
>Kagerou Days

Where were you when Yen Press saved the LN west market? Now they only need to release not-ultra mainstream shit and we'll be all good.
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>>121288116
Keeping the orginal is a diffrent kind of ad, aimed at the core fanbase. Most publishers want to hit big, however, so that's why there are often cover changes.
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>>121288182
>How exactly is a larger overseas audience that pays for content a bad thing, now?
Ask AoT and Nurutu about it.
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Hopefully Kizu comes out this year too.
I believe.

But seriously don't most of the series have tons of Japanese only word play. This is probably a one off.

Also they'll need to keep the title the same.
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>>121288182
companies localizing something can end in translations being killed, scans being killed/taken down
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>>121286647
Chip Kidd is a god.

I love his Murakami covers.
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>>121288041
Manga AND anime.

We would have got stupid boxsets like Lucky Star did where you'd get Nanos t-shirt and the back would have her key on it.
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>>121288182
Hiveminder / butthurt poorfag mentality
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>>121288237
Can't wait to see then go up in flames.
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>>121288249
"tons of" is stretching it a bit. Sometimes they do some kanji play, but it's nothing a smart translator can't work around.
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>>121288237
>Book Girl
I've been trying to find a download for this for so long that I gave up. I can't even find the raws for it.
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>>121288249
>Also they'll need to keep the title the same.
They'll probably call it "Kizumonogatari: [subtitle]", just so people can actually read the title.

I just hope it's not something stupid like "A Vampire Love Story" or somethign Twilight-like like that.
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>>121287627
Will my request for Keyman ever come true
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I mean I know the vocal minority of /a/ are entitled leech NEETs but surely your cognitive dissonance can't be so strong as to think more money for what you like is bad....?

Do you understand they need funding to make things?
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>>121288182
Do you remember Shakugan no Shana
>multiple volumes translated in BT
>LICENSED BY VIZ
>translations taken down
>Viz releases TWO FUCKING VOLUMES and never again
Enjoy your no more translations, official or fanmade.
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>>121288269
In the case of LNs, this is a mercy killing. They're trash 95% of the time. Even manga is often translated by novices who are learning Japanese as they go. The only thing it's good for is increasing awareness in the hopes of a better translator or a proper publisher picking it up.

>>121288307
I'm talking about paying for stuff and I'm happy with the expansion of the English LN market. How is this poorfag or butthurt?
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>>121288249
>strongest vampire in the world
>gets arm ripped off by araragi

i don't even care for this show anymore but fuck me that entire sequence is stupid.
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>>121284889
If they promise to translate the rest of the novels I'll buy 50 copies, the anime cut off almost everything and all the fan translators drop it.
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>>121286740
That's true. Someone said previously that they didn't let GTO die despite low sales.

I guess I can cautiously trust Vertical.
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>>121288389
You can only find the first volume online. I don't think anyone has uploaded the rest.
>raws
Can't help you with that.

Buy it; it's worth it.
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>>121288249
They announced it as KizuMonogatari, they would have come up with a new title for the announcement if they were going to use one at all. The worst you'll have to put up with is the capitalization.
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>>121288424
The vocal minority here are normalfag redditors like you.
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I see a huge difference between buying localised LNs and localised manga.
Mainly because LNs are harder to translate well, so most fan translations are trash and also because reading manga in Japanese is generally easier than trying to read a full novel.
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>>121288389
Buy it. Books are not that expensive.
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>>121288488
They finished the series, but they've cited shit sales as their reason for not licensing anything else GTO-related.
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>>121288424
This is only good to fill in gaps in the story for those who want to read a better translation. Fuck all money will go to VOFAN / Nisio unless you buy the Jap books.

>>121288470
I don't think you actually read Kizu.
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>>121288453
That was fucking Viz, though. They fucked up, along with Tokyopop and Seven Seas, back in the day. They released tons of series and killed them after one or two volumes (Gosick, Kino, Shana, Shinigami no Ballad, etc).

Vertical and Yen Press at least finish their stuff. So far, they haven't dropped anything, as far as I know. It helps that people are actually buying the damn books now.
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>>121288424
Stop it already, it's just embracing to look at.
>don't want to buy shit I can easily download and probably read it already long time ago
>can buy original anytime
>hurrdurrr u must be a poorfag NEETXD
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>>121288537
But they licensed that side story after they had finished GTO the Early Years.
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>Chaika will never get brought over
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>>121288470
Something tells me you didn't read Kizu
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>>121288249
>they'll need to keep the title the same.
The title can't be translated.
Is there a word who can describe scar/bruise story and damaged good story ?

But well, even if the word play isn't that great anymore, the story alone make it better than most LNs you can find.


>Oshino Meme will shines like never in that one
I predict a lot of threads made by anons who will be all over his dick like what happened after Kaiki MSS2.
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>>121288506
>doesn't know what normalfag means
>USI makes him think everyone is a vocal brat like him
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>>121284889
I will wait for the scans, sir.
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>>121288581
Someone wasn't around for the Pedo neets being butthurt and confused why people won't financially cripple themselves to give them things for free.
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>>121284889
Are they better than Yen Press?
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>>121288558
>Fuck all money will go to VOFAN / Nisio unless you buy the Jap books.
From what I've heard from Ed at his panels, a fairly significant portion actually goes back to the Japanese company. How much of that goes to the actual author I don't know, but the revenue for the company is what matters when deciding whether to maintain a series (not that monogatari is hurting in popularity). Many titles require them to publish a certain number and they are forced to pay per book published rather than book sold (Japan/US difference, apparently) so they can easily lose money if something sells poorly. Still, Vertical is very deliberate in their releases and they carefully gauge interest rather than shotgunning any garbage they can a la Tokyopop.
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>>121288605
Yen Press is doing the manga. If it sells well enough, maybe they'll go for the LN.
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>>121288580
They all fucked up back then, everyone licensed loads of shit that no one bought, because it was really shit. Exactly the same thing that caused the video game crash a few decades ago.
Yen were tiny back then so came through it without dropping anything.
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>>121288664
>Pedo neets

Man you are on the wrong board/website.
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>>121288605
Who cares? Chaika is garbage-tier, like most LNs.
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>>121288605
At least we have the manga.

Hey, maybe they will bring the novels if the manga is popular enough. It happened to Durarara!, No Game no Life and Maou-sama.
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What would you buy if it was licensed?

Not fishing for what's popular on 4Chan that isn't being translated and might make Vertical money I promise.
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>>121285461
But no one is translating this shit.
I can't read Japanese, so giving this people money is the only way. Besides, why do give a shit on what people spend their money?
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>Why doesn't japan ever care about outside their country, why don't they translate?
>What, they're translating stuff, errr no thanks, i'll buy the original
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So monogatati is mainstream normie garbags now, take note friends and redirect all *tarai threads to /v/!
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>>121288664
>pedo neets
Seriously, fuck off and go back to reddit, you look like huge fucking retard.
You will have more luck on some shitty animeforum, since they are major audience for his kind of crap.
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>>121288608
why would i read this shitty series?
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>>121288537
That's fine with me. I'm just still bitter I have to wait like 4 years for Yen Press to catch up to fan translations of No Game No Life. (If they even get that far.)

The western industry as I see it operates like parasites. They lie in wait while fans do work, see what's popular, then finally license the content, kill fan projects, and delay the progress of the translations (that were fine without them) by 5 years or more depending on if they drop it.
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>>121288716
>vocal minority
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>>121288795
Oh, it's bait, nevermind.
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>>121288612
Isn't the anime called "Ghostory" in the west?
They could easily call it "Scarstory", even if it doesn't make any sense, just for the sake of making a compound word.
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>>121288237
>one Index volume every 4 months
>it'll take them 23 years to catch up
Y-yey yen press
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>>121288772
>monogatari
>liked by nurutufags
What?
The guy you're replying to is an idiot though.
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>>121288702
Do you have a source for this?

I don't have a source for the fact they don't get money, but considering how most licensing works for shit like anime and manga it's more likely they don't then they don't.
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>>121288669
Better in what sense? Vertical releases more slowly than YP in many cases and I hear they pay translators somewhat better. I was talking to the guy who translated S&W at Otakon, and he was saying they (YP) were giving like 2 month deadlines for translation on some newer works, which is about half what he had when working on S&W (which YP also published, but it was before this new LN push). So it's possible the translations are better, though a lot of that is subjective. They also tend to work closely with the Japanese company, releasing the books in a variety of formats depending on what is best for the series and what the author wants.
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>>121288732
The DRRR novels are being translated. Oh snap.

I'm hesitant on buying the Chaika manga considering it ends when Freddy joins.
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>>121288795
>>121288758
Nice shitposting faggots. Fuck off.
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>>121288580
Vertical dropped Drops of God.
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>>121288812
That's an unofficial localisation IIRC.
Aniplex of America just released all of monogatari with the titles transliterated only.
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Now that Baka-Tsuki will probably pull down the Kizu LN sooner or later, can someone upload the PDF? The PDF download link/torrent link on BT doesn't work. Fuck 4shared.
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>>121284911
I'm confused here. Wasn't this originally a manga?
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>>121288830
My source is literally asking him at a panel where he attended. You might try his official twitter, he has a bunch of ask fm questions there. https://twitter.com/vertical_ed
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>>121288702
The whole "import from japan to support the creators" has always been bullshit. That money goes to a publisher, just like it does if you bought localized stuff.
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>>121288772
Dude its OK you fit in you don't have to try so hard the normies aren't here.

We can call a spade a spade now.
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>>121288753
>Why doesn't japan ever care about outside their country, why don't they translate?
When did anyone ever say this?
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>>121288731
>Who cares?

Obviously I do. What a silly question.

Yes most LNs have shit writing, Chaika included, but saying that in a LN localization announcement thread seems redundant.
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>>121288865
>Vertical releases more slowly than YP in many cases
They usually release manga volumes every two months. YP is generally every three months.
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Will this mean that BT translations are going to can Monogatari as a series? If so I'm going to kill everyone.
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Manga > LN > VN > Anime
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>>121288933
He is right, though. The guy he replied to is a normalfag.
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>>121288897
http://ln.m-chan.org/v3/series.php?SID=44
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>>121288903
It's both a manga and a prequel LN about Guren, but they're done by Shueisha and Kodansha respectively for some reason.
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>>121288928
You know who it doesn't go to? Middlemen trash localization companies.
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>>121288903
It's a spin off LN, the manga is already out in English.
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>>121284889
Help.
Does this go into commercial spam/advertising or just rule violation?
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>>121289025
It goes up your ass.
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>>121289025
Discussing the licensing of a major series is on topic.
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>>121288943
It started as a Vertical localization thread, not an "LN localization announcement thread".

Chaika is still shit.
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>>121288986
>if you're not a pedophile you're a normalfag
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>>121288969
Probably not unless they confirm they're doing the whole series.

>>121289025
You're a fucking moron. This goes under /a/ related news you faggot. Do you report buyfag threads as well?
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>>121288928
It is true for anime, since the Japanese BDs cost a lot more.

>>121289016
Yen press and Vertical are ok. Wouldn't give my money to viz ever though.
Speaking of which viz is owned by Shueisha anyway, how are they middlemen?
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>>121289016
>I am terrified of mainstream anime
Sasuga /a/
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>>121285584
Does anyone even rip and upload LN to nyaa?
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>>121288830
But they do for anime and manga? As soon as the company publishing it in the west makes a profit, they start paying royalties.
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>>121284889
Who cares?
If you've been into anime/manga for longer than a couple years you should've been learning Japanese a long time ago. It's pretty sad that the current /a/ is all for this instead of actually supporting the original author.
Just goes to show how much this place has declined, glad I barely come on here anymore.
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>>121289095
Vertical is owned by Kodansha as well. And Viz honestly isn't that bad anymore. Their Signature line is pretty great.
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>>121289117
Who are you quoting? Because the post that you linked do didn't say any of the things that your greentext says.
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>>121289095
>It is true for anime, since the Japanese BDs cost a lot more.
That doesn't make a difference. The anime studios get paid a flat rate for a series, then all the money from sales goes to the publisher.
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>>121289095
They're still considered a separate company, they still have to pay Shueisha and Shogakukan if they want to license a series.
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>>121289145
>royalties
You mean digital pennies.
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>>121289043
God if only

Hey are hemorrhoids black or red?
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I hope they put it up for pre-order soon.
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>>121289163
>>121289156

>>>/jp/
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>>121288753
This shit doesn't support industry because west is fucking irrelevant with it's sales.
Only ignorant newfags think it's relevant and supporting anything, not to mention that most of western audience don't care about anything other big 3 or some really popular entry level shit, they won't buy some unknown manga/LN which like already happend, will be simply ignored, and thanks for that, no one will make a fan translation because it's already officially owned.
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>>121289169
>The anime studios get paid a flat rate for a series, then all the money from sales goes to the publisher.
And normally the publisher gets the anime made in the first place.
Unless it's a sunrise or Kyoani original, studios are almost always just contracted.
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