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NEWS: Yen Press Adds Durarara, Kore wa Zombie desu ka, Olimpos


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Jaymie



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:54 pm Reply with quote
No Umineko yet ( Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad ), but Durarara!! is definitely a start in the right direction.
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I'm confused. Did they only liscence the manga versions of Durarara!! and Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? or have they licensed the light novel versions as well.

If they had announced any form of licensing for Baccano! I think I may have fainted dead away. I want that title licensed so badly. Hopefully if DRRR!! does well they may consider it.
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braves



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:01 pm Reply with quote
FH14 wrote:
I'm confused. Did they only liscence the manga versions of Durarara!! and Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? or have they licensed the light novel versions as well.
Looks like it's the manga only according to ANN's Twitter feed.

EDIT: Okay, it's been clarified in the article now.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:02 pm Reply with quote
Pure sweet epicness for Durarara!! So can't wait to buy! Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:09 pm Reply with quote
FH14 wrote:
If they had announced any form of licensing for Baccano! I think I may have fainted dead away. I want that title licensed so badly. Hopefully if DRRR!! does well they may consider it.

If Yen Press isn't going to bite, do you suppose there's any chance Vertical would be interested in Baccano!? I don't know if they do light novels, and it's hard to tell if there's a small but vocal fanbase, or a large but largely quiet contingent of people who loved the anime.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:11 pm Reply with quote
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Durarara

Surprised

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manga

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wandering-dreamer



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:14 pm Reply with quote
Dangit, it was leaked early that YP had licensed one of the DRRR properties and I was really hoping it was the light novels (even though the source had the price for it and it was the same as their manga prices, not the LN ones). Honestly, since I already have the anime I don't want to buy the manga, I want to buy the LN to read the bits that got cut out in one or both adaptations, having two adaptations but not the original source seems a bit redundant. The art for Olimpos looks interesting though.

invalidname wrote:
FH14 wrote:
If they had announced any form of licensing for Baccano! I think I may have fainted dead away. I want that title licensed so badly. Hopefully if DRRR!! does well they may consider it.

If Yen Press isn't going to bite, do you suppose there's any chance Vertical would be interested in Baccano!? I don't know if they do light novels, and it's hard to tell if there's a small but vocal fanbase, or a large but largely quiet contingent of people who loved the anime.


Vertical said, on their twitter, once that they don't like doing long running series so if they licensed Baccano! they would only do the first few volumes, aka the ones the anime already covered.


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puppy1843e



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:15 pm Reply with quote
YESSS! Durarara and Kore wa Zombie Desu ka are definitely on my buy list considering I loved both animes. Tho I do hope they pick up the DRRR light novels.
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LagannImpact



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:19 pm Reply with quote
So let me get this straight: the order of production in Japan of Durarara!! was:

Light Novels -> Anime -> Manga

Did I get that right?
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wandering-dreamer



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:28 pm Reply with quote
The manga, I believe it's only two volumes, was being produced at the same time as the anime but yeah, basically that's the order.
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Jaymie



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:29 pm Reply with quote
wandering-dreamer wrote:
They said, on their twitter, once that they don't like doing long running series so if they licensed Baccano! they would only do the first few volumes, aka the ones the anime already covered.


It's not like they never license long series. Higurashi has 32 volumes. I believe that's their longest series at the moment though.
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Kohii



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:30 pm Reply with quote
LagannImpact wrote:
So let me get this straight: the order of production in Japan of Durarara!! was:

Light Novels -> Anime -> Manga

Did I get that right?



Wrong. It's LN -> M -> A

That being said, I could never get into Durarara. I don't know, it's just not for me. I guess I'll pick up the first volume for Kore Zombie to see if it's any good.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:33 pm Reply with quote
Jaymie wrote:
wandering-dreamer wrote:
They said, on their twitter, once that they don't like doing long running series so if they licensed Baccano! they would only do the first few volumes, aka the ones the anime already covered.


It's not like they never license long series. Higurashi has 32 volumes. I believe that's their longest series at the moment though.


I believe he was talking about Vertical
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:36 pm Reply with quote
biolizard_alpha wrote:
Jaymie wrote:
wandering-dreamer wrote:
They said, on their twitter, once that they don't like doing long running series so if they licensed Baccano! they would only do the first few volumes, aka the ones the anime already covered.


It's not like they never license long series. Higurashi has 32 volumes. I believe that's their longest series at the moment though.


I believe she was talking about Vertical


Yep, I'll go edit my post to make that a little more clear (and you're right, YP does have some longer running manga series and some of the light novel series, like Spice and Wolf, are on the long side as well).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:37 pm Reply with quote
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka manga is good but they should of get the light novels as well
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