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Old 2008-10-22, 17:43   Link #1501
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Those are some rather ambitious numbers for an initial print. Don't most volumes of Naruto do around those kinds of numbers, and isn't that the top comic? I'm also pleased to see they plan to really push the books too as before this it appeared light novels were a completely failed experiment.
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Old 2008-10-22, 18:30   Link #1502
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Imagine the Haruhi Suzumiya novels becoming a household name for everyday, preteen girls!
you mean every preteenguys? XD although there are significant number of girls who likes Haruhi. This girl said it's cute.
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Old 2008-10-22, 19:12   Link #1503
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you mean every preteenguys? XD although there are significant number of girls who likes Haruhi. This girl said it's cute.
Yeah, older girls, not preteens.

And it's not like they don't know it's marketed towards guys...

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Old 2008-10-22, 21:29   Link #1504
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Some folks seem to think that if the protagonist is a teenaged girl, then the readers must be too.
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Old 2008-10-22, 22:00   Link #1505
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I just cannot imagine Haruhi being mainstream, it is like any animu and/or manga that goes mainstream all of a sudden brings in some fantards who just watch the anime. I mean no offense to anyone, I am as good of a fanboy as anyone here in this or any forum but still I just cannot imagine Haruhi being mainstream although I do imagine Naruto and Bleach but then again they are shonen action anime.
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Old 2008-10-22, 22:24   Link #1506
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Some folks seem to think that if the protagonist is a teenaged girl, then the readers must be too.
She isn't even the bloody protagonist. Kyon is. She's just the title character.

Just because she drives the plot does not mean she's the main character.

Is Zelda the protagonist of the Legend of Zelda series?

Did these people even READ THE BOOKS?

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I just cannot imagine Haruhi being mainstream, it is like any animu and/or manga that goes mainstream all of a sudden brings in some fantards who just watch the anime. I mean no offense to anyone, I am as good of a fanboy as anyone here in this or any forum but still I just cannot imagine Haruhi being mainstream although I do imagine Naruto and Bleach but then again they are shonen action anime.
Mainstream anime = shows designed to run for years in order to generate oodles of money.

Fact is, there's not that much "mainstream" anime.
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Old 2008-10-23, 09:42   Link #1507
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Mainstream anime = shows designed to run for years in order to generate oodles of money.
And there are going to mainstream this?! I don't want the anime to go on for years and years if that how it is going to be! Inasmuch as I enjoy the novels, I really like it better if it just lasts for a few years and then we move on to the next thing.
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Old 2008-10-23, 10:03   Link #1508
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And there are going to mainstream this?! I don't want the anime to go on for years and years if that how it is going to be! Inasmuch as I enjoy the novels, I really like it better if it just lasts for a few years and then we move on to the next thing.
Woooah, slow down there.

I didn't say Haruhi was mainstream, I said that to show why Haruhi isn't mainstream.
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Old 2008-10-23, 23:19   Link #1509
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Besides... it's not like the series really needs to run "for years and years" in order to generate "oodles of money"...
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Old 2008-10-23, 23:40   Link #1510
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Besides... it's not like the series really needs to run "for years and years" in order to generate "oodles of money"...
Hell, Haruhi's not running anymore and it's STILL generating oodles of money.

Goddammit, KyoAni...
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Old 2008-10-23, 23:45   Link #1511
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She isn't even the bloody protagonist. Kyon is. She's just the title character.

Just because she drives the plot does not mean she's the main character.

Is Zelda the protagonist of the Legend of Zelda series?

Did these people even READ THE BOOKS?
Which would be exactly the problem--i.e. that the advertising people create ads for a manga/novel/anime/whatever without actually knowing the content. Also, the media watchdog folks (and probably network executive folks too) will freely voice their like or dislike of it based solely on the rumors they have heard--such as how Pokemon must be all about summoning demons (!).
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Old 2008-10-23, 23:48   Link #1512
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Which would be exactly the problem--i.e. that the advertising people create ads for a manga/novel/anime/whatever without actually knowing the content. Also, the media watchdog folks (and probably network executive folks too) will freely voice their like or dislike of it based solely on the rumors they have heard--such as how Pokemon must be all about summoning demons (!).
That's it. I'm going to sell my soul and go into advertising, to make sure these people stop making idiots of themselves.
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Old 2008-10-24, 00:21   Link #1513
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I'll also add that yes, Zelda is the protagonist of his games... just like Metroid and Halo are guys in robot suits...

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Old 2008-10-24, 00:27   Link #1514
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I'll also add that yes, Zelda is the protagonist of his games... just like Metroid and Halo are guys in robot suits...

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Exactly my point, thank you. Get some sleep.

Just because a character or thing is in the title does not mean they are the main character. It means they are IMPORTANT, and in the case of distinct characters usually makes them unkillable, but it does not mean that they are the main character.

Are you reading this, American localizers? GO TO HELL.
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Old 2008-11-01, 08:59   Link #1515
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And the manga came out with the novel preview. It looks decent but the novel translation appears to take several liberties (Nothing too major) when put side by side with the B-T translation.
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And the manga came out with the novel preview. It looks decent but the novel translation appears to take several liberties (Nothing too major) when put side by side with the B-T translation.
Examples, please?
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Old 2008-11-01, 14:07   Link #1517
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And the manga came out with the novel preview. It looks decent but the novel translation appears to take several liberties (Nothing too major) when put side by side with the B-T translation.
Considering the quality of some of the latest B-T releases, that might not be a bad thing (Although I've seen some pretty crappy translations).

But of course there are going to be difference in translation when 2 people do it. Language cannot be translated literally, and babel fish clearly shows you the kind of crap you get when you do it that way. Lotta room for interpretation.
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Old 2008-11-02, 11:14   Link #1518
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Examples, please?
The two examples that popped out right away at me was Kyon giving a nickname to the principal (Principal Toupee) and him saying he'd pick Ryoko over Haruhi (She was a "Hottie".).

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Old 2008-11-02, 11:21   Link #1519
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When I read my chinese volumes, I already found quite a few slangs and stuff that's very different from what the characters said in Japanese. I think I'll probably skip the English version, for my contribution to Haruhism has been quite an amount lol
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The two examples that popped out right away at me was Kyon giving a nickname to the principal (Principal Toupee) and him saying he'd pick Ryoko over Haruhi (She's was a "Hottie".).
Is this the translation they're advertising to fans of Miley Cyrus or the one they're doing for the Haruhi fans?

If it's the latter, they're not getting my money.

"Principal Toupee"... the fuck.
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