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Old 2009-08-11, 05:12   Link #21
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It did have a fan translation but it was removed when Del Rey Manga, A unit of Random House, licensed it.
Oh, that's new. I bought Kara no Kyoukai when I was in Japan several years ago because I was a fan of Type-Moon's Tsukihime. I read an extra chapter of the book each year to gauge how much Japanese I've learned, which isn't entirely a good way to measure it, considering some sections are WAYYY harder than others, but it's pretty fun.

On that note, I've got a couple of light novels: ToraDora, Spice & Wolf, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan. Plus some stuff from Hoshi Shin'ichi.

I have the translated copy of Hiroki Azuma's 2001 book (Japan's Database Animals, a topic which is covered in an article that had its own thread on AS) and some of Murakami's works.

I think books are a really effective way to learn more about how authors from a culture see things differently or word things in a specific way. It's really surprising how view points and expressive ability differ so widely between people.
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Old 2009-08-11, 06:58   Link #22
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I've read a little of the FMP! Encyclopedia but there are still a lot of gaps in my understanding of Japanese.
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Old 2009-08-16, 19:11   Link #23
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I read the occasional J-novel. Right now I'm reading an account of someone's mother's struggle with senile dementia "Okaasan wa Uchuujin." Depressing doesn't even begin to describe it.
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Old 2009-08-17, 23:00   Link #24
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I had read the followings (in English):

Bushido - the Soul of Japan (Nitobe Inazo)
Gakumon no Susume / An Encouragement of Learning (Fukuzawa Yukichi)
Lectures on Japan (Nitobe Inazo)
Musui Dokugen (Katsu Kokichi/Musui)
Genji Monogatari (Murasaki Shikibu)
Heike Monogatari
Confessions of Lady Nijo / Towazugatari
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Old 2009-08-17, 23:46   Link #25
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It did have a fan translation but it was removed when Del Rey Manga, A unit of Random House, licensed it.
Do you have any news on this? Dates and how many volumes?

edit: Re: Kara no Kyoukai novels

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Old 2009-08-18, 02:10   Link #26
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I wish I could find more translated Rampo Edogawa (Japanese master of mystery, Conan Edogawa is named after him).
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