Forum - View topic
NEWS: Kadokawa's 'ComicWalker' App Will Offer Manga in English


Goto page 1, 2  Next

Note: this is the discussion thread for this article

Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Stark700



Joined: 30 Jan 2012
Posts: 11498
Location: Earth
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:15 pm Reply with quote
Wow, this is great. I'm glad manga is getting more attention these days.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website My Anime My Manga
Shaterri



Joined: 03 Jan 2008
Posts: 161
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:23 pm Reply with quote
Such fantastic news! I'm particularly impressed that the intention is to have it be free - Japanese publishers often seem not to understand the market realities on this side of the Pacific, and while I'd be happy to pay a few bucks for the manga (Tonari no Seki-kun in English? Yes please!) I suspect that I am still more the exception than the norm. I'm looking forward to a stack of titles that haven't shown up on these shores yet, either - it'll be interesting to see what they decide to translate.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Hoppy800



Joined: 09 Aug 2013
Posts: 2630
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:32 pm Reply with quote
Alright Kadokawa, it's the best time to bring at least 1 or 2 Kancolle manga in English.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chagen46



Joined: 27 Jun 2010
Posts: 4377
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:33 pm Reply with quote
Hoppy800 wrote:
Alright Kadokawa, it's the best time to bring at least 1 or 2 Kancolle manga in English.


Not when the original game is banned to everyone but Japanese people.

Kadokawa is never gonna give us anything Kancolle-related, trust me. Our best chances are someone licensing the anime (if it ever actually comes out...) or the PSVita game.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
TsukasaElkKite



Joined: 22 Nov 2005
Posts: 3138
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:38 pm Reply with quote
Kancolle?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
lys



Joined: 24 Jun 2004
Posts: 933
Location: mitten-state
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:42 pm Reply with quote
Shaterri wrote:
...I'd be happy to pay a few bucks for the manga (Tonari no Seki-kun in English? Yes please!)...

You know Vertical's publishing it in book-format this fall, right? :D
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RestLessone



Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 1422
Location: New York
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:03 pm Reply with quote
This sounds really nice. I've shied away from these sorts of manga services before, but I might take the plunge this time.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
configspace



Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 3681
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:02 am Reply with quote
I wonder if everything will eventually be translated, or if it'll only be a portion. Some of these like Evangelion, Tonari no Seki-kun, Highschool DxD already have or will be getting English print releases, so I wonder if these will also be on ComicWalker.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mr Adventure



Joined: 14 Jul 2008
Posts: 1598
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:05 am Reply with quote
This sounds really sweet. The ability to 'make your own magazine' sounds like a dream come true.

I hope Gundam the Origin is one of the initial English translations.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime
kevinx59



Joined: 27 Jan 2012
Posts: 959
Location: In sunny California
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:13 am Reply with quote
Cool. Maybe we'll finally get Sora No Otoshimono and hopefully have Mirai Nikki back. Some more Strike Witches mangas as well would be nice. I'm curious about the Kancolle illustration award though. What exactly is it, some kind of contest?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
Shaterri



Joined: 03 Jan 2008
Posts: 161
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:04 pm Reply with quote
lys wrote:
Shaterri wrote:
...I'd be happy to pay a few bucks for the manga (Tonari no Seki-kun in English? Yes please!)...

You know Vertical's publishing it in book-format this fall, right? Very Happy

Yeah, but that involves waiting!! Very Happy I saw the release about that and it's definitely something to look forward to, but with a small stack of volumes already out I figure it could be mid-2015 before Vertical gets to all the material that's already available. It's hardly the only reason to be excited about Kadokawa's service, but it's definitely one among the many.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Thatguy3331



Joined: 18 Feb 2012
Posts: 1589
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:44 pm Reply with quote
Sounds awesome, I'm already in for Sgt. Frog and Tonari no seki kun!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
octopodpie
ANN Managing Editor


Joined: 02 May 2011
Posts: 1753
Location: Washington State
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:26 pm Reply with quote
Tiggyz wrote:
What site are you reading Strike Witches manga at

It's licensed by Seven Seas and will be available LEGALLY in English.

[EDIT: Took out the reference to the scanlation site. -TK]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website My Anime My Manga
zensunni



Joined: 05 Mar 2010
Posts: 1260
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:26 pm Reply with quote
This is fantastic news! I am particularly glad to see Boku dake ga Inai Machi on the list of titles. That is a fantastic story!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kevinx59



Joined: 27 Jan 2012
Posts: 959
Location: In sunny California
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:07 pm Reply with quote
octopodpie wrote:
Tiggyz wrote:
What site are you reading Strike Witches manga at

It's licensed by Seven Seas and will be available LEGALLY in English.

What she said. Four series I believe are licensed by Seven Seas. The first one I think just got released February.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Anime My Manga
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Anime News Network Forum Index -> Site-related -> Talkback All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group