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Psycho 101
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 11:28 pm Reply with quote
Seems like the LN's have more depth and material in them.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 8:31 am Reply with quote
@Psycho 101

I have found that to be true in general with novel versions. Even when they don't leave out part or all of a volume the text version will have more detail than the manga version. I've specifically noticed this with Twelve Kingdoms, Strike the Blood, The Devil is a Part Timer and others. There are some things that simply don't translate well to a visual medium. To a lesser extent the same thing happens when going from manga to anime adaptations. In most cases, if you want the full story the original source material is best.

What I have found interesting is that going backwards seldom works. That is a manga or text adaptation of an original anime is seldom any good.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:47 pm Reply with quote
Hello everyone,
To be honest, I am not entirely sure whether this is the write place for me to ask - sorry if not!

I was wondering whether anyone knows anything about the status of the Manwah "Tiara" by KARA?
It has been sitting on volume 14 (ongoing) for a long time and with no knowledge of Korean, I am having a hard time finding any clue about volume 15.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:41 pm Reply with quote
So do I have learn Japanese to read the other Boogiepop novels or is Seven Seas going to publish the rest? The last one was published here in the states in 2008.

Did they not sell enough for them to continue?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:49 pm Reply with quote
@Kruszer

I doubt you will see the rest of the series in English. Seven Seas stopped publishing novels several years ago. I don't think I've seen anything from them since about 2010. When asked they stated that they were losing money. It is possible with Yen Press apparently having success with them that SS may get back into the market, but it is unlikely that they will revive old series.

It is just like all the abandoned manga series, they just will not be back.
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Cam0



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:45 pm Reply with quote
So does anyone know if Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers manga is still on going or has it ended? In MAL its status is "finished", but I didn't find any news about it ending or getting canceled.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:41 pm Reply with quote
Alan45 wrote:
@Kruszer

I doubt you will see the rest of the series in English. Seven Seas stopped publishing novels several years ago. I don't think I've seen anything from them since about 2010. When asked they stated that they were losing money. It is possible with Yen Press apparently having success with them that SS may get back into the market, but it is unlikely that they will revive old series.

It is just like all the abandoned manga series, they just will not be back.


Somehow I have some kind of curse that makes me get into these novels and manga that I won't be able to finish reading/collecting.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:20 pm Reply with quote
@Kruszer

Ah! Welcome to the club. I just looked at my manga spread sheet. As of a year or so ago I had 145 titles listed as abandoned by the publisher. I'm not sure how many would be added if I brought it up to date. Things have been a little better lately, We haven't had any publisher go out of business recently.

It is a dammed if you do and dammed if you don't situation. If you start buying series as they come out you take a chance of the publisher abandoning the series. If there are more than a few volumes to a series and you wait until it is finished you risk paying ridiculous prices on the secondary marked or having a key volume missing altogether.

You can't win, but sometimes you can enjoy the ride. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:08 pm Reply with quote
Cam0 wrote:
So does anyone know if Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers manga is still on going or has it ended? In MAL its status is "finished", but I didn't find any news about it ending or getting canceled.


Can't find any concrete info myself, but Japanese Wikipedia lists 4 volumes (same as MAL). At the rate they were released, if a volume 5 were to exist, it would be coming out this month. Given that there seems to be no solicitations for it, I would guess that it's either not coming out, or super-delayed.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:07 am Reply with quote
Alan45 wrote:
@Kruszer

Ah! Welcome to the club. I just looked at my manga spread sheet. As of a year or so ago I had 145 titles listed as abandoned by the publisher. I'm not sure how many would be added if I brought it up to date. Things have been a little better lately, We haven't had any publisher go out of business recently.

It is a dammed if you do and dammed if you don't situation. If you start buying series as they come out you take a chance of the publisher abandoning the series. If there are more than a few volumes to a series and you wait until it is finished you risk paying ridiculous prices on the secondary marked or having a key volume missing altogether.

You can't win, but sometimes you can enjoy the ride. Wink


Ouch. I guess I'm lucky I don't read that many manga and novels, I only have 10 incompletable series, unless you count the ones that are on infinite hiatus. However, when I've only read 63 manga/novel series in part or whole that still a good portion, not to mention the 10 I can't complete were some of the ones I was most enjoying like Seikai Novels (Crest/Banner of the Stars), Scrapped Princess novels, and Boogiepop novels. My recent approach to novels now if I want to read them is to snap them up as fast as I can even if I don't read them right away at least they're on the shelf for later.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:39 am Reply with quote
Dessa wrote:

Can't find any concrete info myself, but Japanese Wikipedia lists 4 volumes (same as MAL). At the rate they were released, if a volume 5 were to exist, it would be coming out this month. Given that there seems to be no solicitations for it, I would guess that it's either not coming out, or super-delayed.


I don't know what the manga is like, but I was hoping for it be the way for me to follow Rokka's story since the anime most likely isn't getting a 2nd season. Bummer, if it got cancelled.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:30 am Reply with quote
Cam0 wrote:
So does anyone know if Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers manga is still on going or has it ended? In MAL its status is "finished", but I didn't find any news about it ending or getting canceled.

The Rokka no Yūsha (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers) manga was carried on Shūeisha's Super Dash & Go! site, but Shūeisha stopped updating the contents of the Super Dash & Go! site. The Rokka no Yūsha manga moved to Shūeisha's Super Dash Bunko site, but the Super Dash Bunko site now doesn't carry the Rokka no Yūsha manga.
The last page of the 'final' instalment of the Rokka no Yūsha manga, which Shūeisha released digitally, says, 'ご愛読ありがとうございました,' and it is a phrase which tends to appear when the serialisation of a manga ends. The last page also says, 'To be continued!?' But the phrase has the question mark, and it is also accompanied by the word 'おわり,' which means 'The end.'
So probably the state of the Rokka no Yūsha manga is something like 'It ended. It might restart, though.'
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:40 am Reply with quote
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Well that certainly doesn't sound promising. I guess I'll never know what happens next in Rokka since LNs aren't my thing. Thanks for the help.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:33 pm Reply with quote
I have a misc. question that I haven't found any other news on...

During AX, CR announced that they would be adding "hundreds of Seven Seas manga in July" onto their manga app (which is severely lacking...) I was looking forward to this partnership and update and... nothing happened? Did I read it wrong, or did that contract just get put on hiatus?

(Wow just realized that this topic hasn't been updated in over a year!)
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