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Mr. sickVisionz



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:21 pm Reply with quote
No shock that "Gay's Anatomy" got sent to the chopping block.
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Ranma87



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:31 pm Reply with quote
Why would anyone even bother publishing a manga like that in the first place? Nobody is going to buy it.
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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:43 pm Reply with quote
Ranma87 wrote:
Why would anyone even bother publishing a manga like that in the first place? Nobody is going to buy it.


In addition, why is that guy wearing a thong? Or at least something that resembles that.

Also, I didn't even know that Media Blasters even licensed manga.
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Gasero



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:48 pm Reply with quote
I don't even need to look past the titles to figure one of the reasons the titles were canceled. The other reasons are probably financial
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bigheart711



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:53 pm Reply with quote
Ranma87 wrote:
Why would anyone even bother publishing a manga like that in the first place? Nobody is going to buy it.

A number of people happen to be Yaoi fans. It's what floats their boat.
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Ranma87



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:16 pm Reply with quote
I could probably name 100 manga off the top of my head more worthy of a license than some gay manga.

And even if someone actually is into that stuff, if its edited why bother?
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Tomibiki



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:23 pm Reply with quote
Gays Anatomy is probably the best Manga title I've ever heard of. The book practically sells itself.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:24 pm Reply with quote
Tomibiki wrote:
Gays Anatomy is probably the best Manga title I've ever heard of. The book practically sells itself.

Pretty much. I know my friend bought it just because the title made us laugh our heads off.
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emilydastrange



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:26 pm Reply with quote
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:


Also, I didn't even know that Media Blasters even licensed manga.


Yup they do. It's under "kitty media". I've gotten tired of constantly seeing gay's anatomy so hopefully now I'll see less of it.

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As for edits, I don't think Media Blasters edits its mature BL manga. Somehow I'm fairly certain Dog Style was unedited Wink
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marrach



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:32 pm Reply with quote
Ranma87 wrote:
And even if someone actually is into that stuff, if its edited why bother?


I going to assume you mean censored by edited because the alternative would be silly, but none of MB's yaoi titles are censored to my knowledge (though I may be forgetting an instance of aging up, too lazy to double check.) And yes, I own all the BL that Media Blasters has published. Two copies of Crimson Spell 1.
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Jaymie



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:48 pm Reply with quote
"Gay's Anatomy". LOLLLLLLL. I doubt any sane person will be missing filth like that.
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vashfanatic



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:01 pm Reply with quote
Ranma87 wrote:
I could probably name 100 manga off the top of my head more worthy of a license than some gay manga.

But it's "some gay manga" with the most hilariously bad title ever! I mean, it sounds like one of those parody pornos. Was that original to the Japanese or did some brilliant mind at Media Blasters come up with that? Very Happy
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RestLessone



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:10 pm Reply with quote
vashfanatic wrote:
Ranma87 wrote:
I could probably name 100 manga off the top of my head more worthy of a license than some gay manga.

But it's "some gay manga" with the most hilariously bad title ever! I mean, it sounds like one of those parody pornos. Was that original to the Japanese or did some brilliant mind at Media Blasters come up with that? Very Happy


I agree, one of the best bad titles out there. Looks like a Media Blasters person came up with it; the original title was 焦がれる指先 or Kogareru Yubisaki. Google Translator says it means Pine Finger (lol), and Babelfish says Yearning Fingertips.
http://www.amazon.co.jp/​dp/​4862632165
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vashfanatic



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:24 pm Reply with quote
RestlessOne wrote:
Looks like a Media Blasters person came up with it; the original title was 焦がれる指先 or Kogareru Yubisaki. Google Translator says it means Pine Finger (lol), and Babelfish says Yearning Fingertips.

"Yearning fingertips" would be right, although if Google had given you "pining fingertips" it might have made more sense. It's related to kogasu, "to burn," or kogeru, "to be burned." So it implies passionate longing for someone...

...in other words, it's a totally generic BL title that you'd never pay a second glance. Gay's Anatomy FTW!!
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RestLessone



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:02 am Reply with quote
vashfanatic wrote:
RestlessOne wrote:
Looks like a Media Blasters person came up with it; the original title was 焦がれる指先 or Kogareru Yubisaki. Google Translator says it means Pine Finger (lol), and Babelfish says Yearning Fingertips.

"Yearning fingertips" would be right, although if Google had given you "pining fingertips" it might have made more sense. It's related to kogasu, "to burn," or kogeru, "to be burned." So it implies passionate longing for someone...

...in other words, it's a totally generic BL title that you'd never pay a second glance. Gay's Anatomy FTW!!

Agreed. Seriously, what's with BL and their generic titles that can be applied to any other title? It relates, yes, but shouldn't be so interchangeable. Oh, and shame on me for not making the pine - pining connection.

I do think that Pine Finger would have generated some interest, though. Not as good as Gay's Anatomy, but still...Pine Finger.
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