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NEWS: Kodansha USA to Publish Arslan Manga by Fullmetal Alchemist's Arakawa


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Darkmagick
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:55 pm Reply with quote
My first reaction was, "Yay, that's great!" Then my second reaction was..."They can get this, but they can't get Silver Spoon?"

...I mean, I know it's not battle fantasy, but still, the manga is a huge bestseller in Japan. Surely it's worth trying at least a small print run?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:24 pm Reply with quote
Darkmagick wrote:
My first reaction was, "Yay, that's great!" Then my second reaction was..."They can get this, but they can't get Silver Spoon?"

...I mean, I know it's not battle fantasy, but still, the manga is a huge bestseller in Japan. Surely it's worth trying at least a small print run?


Silver Spoon is a Shonen Sunday/Shogakukan title, which means it's Viz territory. Kodansha has no chance.

But definitely yay to Arslan! :D
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:31 pm Reply with quote
Nice, I still remember the old anime. I'll probably check this out.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:45 pm Reply with quote
My first reaction to that picture was: "Hey, when did Ed grow tall?"
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:00 pm Reply with quote
We wanna know what happened to the Queen! Laughing

(That's where the Arslan OAVs ended with their Brit accents.)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:33 pm Reply with quote
Love Arslan but I prefer the art from the OAV. This looks ugly.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:49 pm Reply with quote
The novel seems to be where the art's at, so I'm not interested. But hey, if they're going to bring over manga related to older properties only a few American fans would know about, how about finishing Cromartie High already? And I guess while they're at it, Blue Seed. The manga recently transferred over to Kodansha Japan.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:21 pm Reply with quote
Neat! An Arakawa drawn fantasy manga with a story by LoGH's creator, and we'll be getting it over here!

Sure beats watching people learn about farming. I just hope it's better than Tytania.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:47 pm Reply with quote
jl07045 wrote:
My first reaction to that picture was: "Hey, when did Ed grow tall?"


Very Happy

Enjoyed the old OVAs so seeing this story re-adapted by Arakawa with a new manga should be cool and looking forward to more of her art too.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:00 pm Reply with quote
kel aka gandy wrote:
Darkmagick wrote:
My first reaction was, "Yay, that's great!" Then my second reaction was..."They can get this, but they can't get Silver Spoon?"

...I mean, I know it's not battle fantasy, but still, the manga is a huge bestseller in Japan. Surely it's worth trying at least a small print run?


Silver Spoon is a Shonen Sunday/Shogakukan title, which means it's Viz territory. Kodansha has no chance.

But definitely yay to Arslan! Very Happy


Oh crap, I forgot about that. For some reason I keep thinking of SS as Kodansha, I'm not sure why. (Maybe getting confused with Shounen Magazine?)

Well, I still hold to my above statement, but with the revision, "but Viz can't get Silver Spoon?" Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:43 pm Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
Neat! An Arakawa drawn fantasy manga with a story by LoGH's creator, and we'll be getting it over here!

Sure beats watching people learn about farming. I just hope it's better than Tytania.


Silver Spoon is alot more than just watching people learn about farming - It's a surprisingly awesome coming of age drama piece that has a pretty awesome anime adaptation. I'm actually hoping to see the manga come over too Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:42 pm Reply with quote
As much as I want Silver Spoon to be liscenced as well, I'll be keeping my eye out for this as well, it seems interesting and I do like Arakawa's artsyle.
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Graceful Nanami



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:43 am Reply with quote
Wow, i was just thinking about the original Arslan Senki manga the other day because it's so wonderful. The OAVs are still fantastic and it's a shame they were never finished. So lovely.

Arakawa's artwork does not fit the world of Arlsan Senki very well but damn if I might not pick this up because AS is historical fantasy at it's best.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:26 am Reply with quote
Well, I guess the first volume will come out in Japan before August then...? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:58 am Reply with quote
Aren't there only 7 chapters of this series released? That's barely enough for 1 volume, I have to wonder why they would choose this series to release before there were a more substantial number of chapters published.
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