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blaizevincent



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:04 pm Reply with quote
this sounds intriguing for sure
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lizardking461



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:43 pm Reply with quote
Um, if they wanted to go with androgyny, I think either Richard II or Edward II may have been better picks...
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Momokochan



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:33 pm Reply with quote
NO KANNO, BAD KANNO! BAD BAD BAD WOMAN.
IF you have to adapt Shakeaspeare do it well goddamit.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:28 pm Reply with quote
How are they gonna speak English?
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Animegomaniac



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:12 am Reply with quote
lizardking461 wrote:
Um, if they wanted to go with androgyny, I think either Richard II or Edward II may have been better picks...


Well, if she wanted to do androgyny and Shakespeare, Hamlet's right there for the taking. It would actually explain a number of things.

"Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio.."

But Richard III? The play made him into a villain but the manga will make him into...

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unfortunate fate of a man born with an androgynous body, Richard III


A victim, ok, I'm fine with that but either I don't understand the meaning of "androgyny" or else someone mistranslated transgender/hermaphrodite. Or perhaps I don't understand how a man looking effeminate is more tragic than Shakespeare's possible deformities, ranging from the bad leg to the hunchback.

Is it fujoshi code?
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simona.com



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:10 am Reply with quote
according to the author it's a "remix" version of Shakespeare's Richard III, so anything goes ;>

I read the first 50 pages and I personally think the hermaphrodite theme really suits the story and the character, the way it's depicted; a sort of yin & yang inner philosophical battle, very well orchestrated.

I find it very intriguing, beautiful and chilling, in the best gothic[-like] manga tradition. Kaori Yuki would be proud.

[PS: the publisher's introduction specifically states "hermaphrodite body" 両性具有の身]
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