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NEWS: Animerca Mag, New Strike Witches Dōjinshi in English




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jenthehen



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:15 pm Reply with quote
I know haters gonna hate, but I love everything about Strike Witches Very Happy
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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:17 pm Reply with quote
Am I the only one who thought the first part of the headline might be about Viz reviving Animerica magazine?

Also, is that doujinshi as in "porn" or just the more broad "fan-made comic"?
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minakichan



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:34 pm Reply with quote
Should note that ANN's own David Cabrera had an article (one of three foreign-contributed ones) in the first issue of Animerca.
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Reaper gI



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:49 pm Reply with quote
Tenchi wrote:
Am I the only one who thought the first part of the headline might be about Viz reviving Animerica magazine?

Also, is that doujinshi as in "porn" or just the more broad "fan-made comic"?

As in self-published comic, same as it always means.
It's neither porn nor fan made in this case.
See the article on volume 1's release, which was linked in this article.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:55 pm Reply with quote
Tenchi wrote:
Am I the only one who thought the first part of the headline might be about Viz reviving Animerica magazine?


You're not... I miss Animerica...
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einhorn303



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:40 am Reply with quote
Reaper gI already answered this well, but yes, doujinshi does NOT mean porn. I remember reading that only about 30-40% of the doujinshi sold at Comiket is R18. And Takeshi's "Witches of the Sphinx" is an all-ages doujinshi.

I got the 1st volume of "Witches of the Sphinx" and loved it, so I'm looking forward to the 2nd. I just hope they end up distributing it somewhere that offers SAL shipping...MangaPal sure was expensive, orz.
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Emma Iveli



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:45 am Reply with quote
Wooga wrote:
Tenchi wrote:
Am I the only one who thought the first part of the headline might be about Viz reviving Animerica magazine?


You're not... I miss Animerica...


Same here... until I read it.
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Emerje



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:56 am Reply with quote
Yeah, I had to read the title of the article twice and still had to click on it just to make sure it wasn't a typo. So what the heck is "Animerca" supposed to mean? I'm guessing it's a portmanteau of some sort.

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Ashen Phoenix



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:17 am Reply with quote
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A site adminstrator who goes by the name Agilis has launched a collaborative website for legally authorized translations of visual novels. The first project on the site is Waitingforyouguys' Kisaragi no Hogyoku for the Apple iPhone.

However it gets here legally, I love it.

Now if they'll just publish what they translate, and can get more people into light novels. (Long-term plot to get Baccano! and Durarara!! novels licensed) Anime hyper
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kikin0083



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:40 am Reply with quote
Emma Iveli wrote:
Wooga wrote:
Tenchi wrote:
Am I the only one who thought the first part of the headline might be about Viz reviving Animerica magazine?


You're not... I miss Animerica...


Same here... until I read it.


yea me too, i was all excited till i read it, Sad i miss animerica too
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minakichan



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:07 am Reply with quote
The Japanese name is アニメルカ (Animeruka) and is not intended to sound at all like "America." Supposedly it's not a mistake that a Japanese people would make.
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Temuthril



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:56 am Reply with quote
Ashen Phoenix wrote:
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A site adminstrator who goes by the name Agilis has launched a collaborative website for legally authorized translations of visual novels. The first project on the site is Waitingforyouguys' Kisaragi no Hogyoku for the Apple iPhone.
Now if they'll just publish what they translate, and can get more people into light novels. (Long-term plot to get Baccano! and Durarara!! novels licensed) Anime hyper
Visual novels and light novels are entirely different mediums.
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BrightxRingxFirefly



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:38 am Reply with quote
I thought this was about Animerica too. That magazine was such a huge influence in getting me into anime. As for Animerca, I am not familiar with it, but will check it out when the international version is released.
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einhorn303



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:18 pm Reply with quote
I know this is an old article, but I have a relevant followup to it. I emailed Alexander Leavitt asking about the Animerica translation project:

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I have been looking around the English site of Animerca, and it seems abandoned. Was this translation ever finished, or did the project just pan out? Thank you.


...and he wrote back saying:

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Unfortunately, while we were planning the English-language release, there were some complications amongst the staff in Japan; therefore we weren't able to continue. I'm also not sure if Animerca is continuing over there; it seems like alternative projects have won the attention of the creators.

Sorry about the bad news,
Alex

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