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Old 2007-10-26, 20:21   Link #81
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Currently read the latest chapters...

Spoiler:
Spoiler for Karin's bond with Kenta:
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Old 2007-11-01, 11:49   Link #82
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She also enjoys making her characters suffer.
Seems like Vol 6 is out. Saw this image from her blog.




Just read Vol 9 (taiwan version). Things are getting interesting. : o
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Old 2007-11-23, 00:48   Link #83
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i just finished volume 6, i love this manga
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Old 2007-11-27, 22:03   Link #84
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I got a hold of the latest stuff, and I can't read a lick of Japanese (I "translate" using the furigana with an automated translator ), but-

Spoiler for Spoilers on stuff past Volume 12:


Jeez, I'm so impatient. I go off and look at pics of stuff I can't really read. XD
We're only up to Volume 6 in the US (scans ain't much farther than that), and I don't know what the hell is going on cuz' I can't read it...
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Old 2007-12-03, 00:15   Link #85
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Picked up the latest english release volume Six .... something to read on this really crappy weekend tonight I hope.
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Old 2007-12-09, 14:40   Link #86
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Picture of the cover of Volume 13 with Karin and "whatsherface" -

Spoiler for Volume 13:


EDIT: NOOO....

I read something about Volume 14 or 15 being the last volume. ;-;
Is this true? I read it on some Japanese site, although I can't say if it's true or not. I hope not, I wanna see more stuff happen. >_>

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Old 2007-12-12, 19:50   Link #87
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Intresting I wonder what happens in vol 13 because the preview kind of creeped me out too bad no scans of 13 leaked yet.
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Old 2007-12-13, 00:08   Link #88
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Intresting I wonder what happens in vol 13 because the preview kind of creeped me out too bad no scans of 13 leaked yet.
I have a few scans of different chapters that are directly from the magazine Karin is printed in, though.

Man, Volume 13= serious stuff

Only thing more serious are the novels, which are... damn.
First novel Karin almost gets raped, then in the second she almost burns to death, then she gets kidnapped and/or harassed by perverted men... many, many times (I swear this happens in almost every novel volume).

It's like what someone said, the mangaka likes to make her characters suffer, only it seems this happens in the novel way more often. XD
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Old 2007-12-13, 02:06   Link #89
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Methinks I'll stick with the manga ....eek.
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Old 2007-12-13, 14:01   Link #90
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I have a few scans of different chapters that are directly from the magazine Karin is printed in, though.

Man, Volume 13= serious stuff

Only thing more serious are the novels, which are... damn.
First novel Karin almost gets raped, then in the second she almost burns to death, then she gets kidnapped and/or harassed by perverted men... many, many times (I swear this happens in almost every novel volume).

It's like what someone said, the mangaka likes to make her characters suffer, only it seems this happens in the novel way more often. XD


wow really? I only have the manga and was thinking about getting the novels I hope she does not get raped.


So if anybody could ansewer this question that would be great because I live in the usa and have no way right now of ready 13.So does she get raped,attacked or what?
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Old 2007-12-13, 15:16   Link #91
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If anyone answers, please put it in spoiler tags since most of us are reading the english release which is only up to volume 6ish.

The novel plot highlights and the darkening manga are starting to remind me of how Tsukuyomi Moon Phase the manga was much darker than the anime (which was very funny but tragically dark as well).
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Old 2007-12-13, 15:43   Link #92
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oh yeah yes put in a spoiler tag and i'm up to 6 too why are they moving so slow to get the books out here in america?!
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Old 2007-12-13, 17:43   Link #93
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Its not really slow, its pretty typical (3-5 months per volume release). Karin (*cough* Chibi Vampire *cough*) was licensed only a couple of years ago and the first volume was out in April 2006.

Once its licensed, they have to translate the comics and then create the surrounding english material and ads (backpages, etc).
They work on one book at a time (usually the same staff) and they sell each volume at a speed that gives them a stable revenue stream -- that's the biggest reason.
If they dropped the books too fast on the market, they'd -
1) fill up their bookspace on the racks: bookstores allot a fixed amount of space for categories.
2) have a big spike of some sales but a lot of stuff would sit around because most readers don't just drop $200 at once.
3) 3-4 months seems to be the "happy place" as sales of the last book start to drop off after the third month.
4) Also remember that they're deciding whether to even *do* the next book. Sales of a series tend to drop off (people forget, stop reading, etc).
5) Sometimes a book takes longer because the translation and editing is tougher ... or there's some decision-making about whether to shrinkwrap that volume or not (to protect the parents from seeing nekkidness ).

Allowing for all that, most manga publishers are a bit erratic in release schedule but 3 months/book seems to be typical (unless you're ADV Manga and take a few years off).
The *hard* part is getting them to license a series for english in the first place (still waiting for Mahoraba: Heartful Days amongst many others).
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Old 2007-12-13, 18:20   Link #94
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Methinks I'll stick with the manga ....eek.
Yeah, but the novel has some interesting characters.
It's mostly side-stories with a mystery element added, though, hence why there are murders or culprits of some crime in every volume of the novel.

Still, something to read if you are waiting for the next volume to come out.

I think Tokyopop did an okay job translating it too. They didn't try to make it childish or anything. All swearing is kept, no editing of the story, and no Americanization (well, some dialogue is a bit iffy, like Kenta changing between calling Karin "Maaka" and "Karin" even though they say he only says her last name, lol).

Hell, they even kept those girls calling Karin a 'disgusting slut'.

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So if anybody could ansewer this question that would be great because I live in the usa and have no way right now of ready 13.So does she get raped,attacked or what?
Spoiler for Volume 13:
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Old 2007-12-13, 18:25   Link #95
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lol thanks and yeah it makes since that it would take a while because of that.


Wow I wonder who that girls is I seened her before in the book.
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Old 2007-12-23, 17:03   Link #96
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Hmm, well I practiced some of my Japanese on chapters 52-55 and I wonder...

Spoiler for Volume 13:


I didn't get any new chapters from before, I just figured more things out when I sat down and tried ("tried", lol) to read them.
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Old 2007-12-24, 16:29   Link #97
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wow that's crazy
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Old 2007-12-27, 00:55   Link #98
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Spoiler for volume 13:
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Old 2007-12-27, 02:12   Link #99
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Its also possible that:
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Old 2007-12-31, 16:14   Link #100
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