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Old 2011-01-20, 10:13   Link #6121
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K, so its been like 2 years since I looked at this. Did the main series finally end? Anyone have a good summary of what happened?
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Old 2011-01-20, 14:30   Link #6122
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K, so its been like 2 years since I looked at this. Did the main series finally end? Anyone have a good summary of what happened?
Y, Leonard & Kalinin die, Leviathan is destroyed - the machine, Al survives, Sousuke ends up with Kaname, Lemon seems to be getting Tessa, Kurz is alive... and Mao is very happy about that, etc...

Or, ofc, you could check some pages backwards, look for some summaries yourself...
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Old 2011-01-20, 20:01   Link #6123
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Y, Leonard & Kalinin die, Leviathan is destroyed - the machine, Al survives, Sousuke ends up with Kaname, Lemon seems to be getting Tessa, Kurz is alive... and Mao is very happy about that, etc...

Or, ofc, you could check some pages backwards, look for some summaries yourself...
you forgot the most important reason why i read the entire book...lol
(other then the climatic romance of course!)..

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Old 2011-01-23, 00:26   Link #6124
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Old 2011-01-23, 03:20   Link #6125
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I just looked over those translations. DBD - COMO seem to be decent pieces of work but the further it gets the more unprofessional it looks. I agree that those are fan translations and that translators put a hell of work into creating them, but this compilation looks very unfinished by now...

For the Movie please remind yourself that that whenever Hollywood is doing Anime, it sucks. On exception would be the Wachowskis, but they will probably never ever direct anything again.
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Old 2011-01-23, 16:41   Link #6126
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I just looked over those translations. DBD - COMO seem to be decent pieces of work but the further it gets the more unprofessional it looks. I agree that those are fan translations and that translators put a hell of work into creating them, but this compilation looks very unfinished by now...

For the Movie please remind yourself that that whenever Hollywood is doing Anime, it sucks. On exception would be the Wachowskis, but they will probably never ever direct anything again.

In general anything Americans touch sucks. Look at all the piss poor translations for licensed anime.
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Old 2011-01-23, 21:53   Link #6127
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I just looked over those translations. DBD - COMO seem to be decent pieces of work but the further it gets the more unprofessional it looks. I agree that those are fan translations and that translators put a hell of work into creating them, but this compilation looks very unfinished by now...
They come from four different sources; I uploaded the zip as a convenience to other people who want them. A group called Boku-Tachi did the first few novels, but stopped when Tokyopop announced the license. After that, a person called Ravyn did the next couple of books, but stopped after she lost her notes and copy of the book she was working on. A guy called Shutazen picked it up after that; his are the text files and are sometimes difficult to read - he seems to have translated it word by word but not gone back to edit it and smooth out some of the translation glitches. Finally, MisterVX translated the last two novels and did a pretty good job of it.

I've been tempted to go over Shutazen's work and edit it down but I haven't had the time to make it happen.

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In general anything Americans touch sucks. Look at all the piss poor translations for licensed anime.
Yes, because what we get from Japan is so much better. "UH OH! THE TRUCK HAVE STARTED TO MOVE!"

EDIT: That's actually kind of glib, and not really fair because those Konami translators weren't professionals in the 80s. Translating things like popular novels, movies, or TV shows well demands idiomatic command of both the original and destination languages - in fact, it's some of the hardest material to translate short of a live conversation among a group of longtime friends. Anything with a video component is double tough because you not only have to capture the meaning and semantics but also make at least a half-assed attempt to make it fit the mouth flaps unless you're willing to reanimate the show just for that.

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Old 2011-01-24, 19:16   Link #6128
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In general anything Americans touch sucks. Look at all the piss poor translations for licensed anime.
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Old 2011-01-25, 21:22   Link #6129
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What volume should i start reading after i re-finish TSR?
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Old 2011-01-26, 05:58   Link #6130
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I think you should start reading from #06 - Dancing Very Merry Christmas
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Old 2011-01-27, 20:10   Link #6131
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DVMC is the next sequentially.

I enjoyed Ending Day By Day just to see what was different - Gates was much less of a character, Yu-Fan and Yu-Lan are twin boys, the order of events is different, etc, etc.
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Old 2011-01-28, 02:43   Link #6132
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can someone reference me to something resourceful on the chronology of novels and how they should be read in order.. I'm kinda confused..
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Old 2011-01-28, 07:31   Link #6133
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The events of TSR happen in Ending Day by Day (I & II) novels, and after that the story continues in this order:

- Dancing Very Merry Christmas
- Continuing On My Own
- Burning One Man Force
- Come Make My Day
- Approaching Nick of Time
- Always, Stand by Me (I & II)

Here you can read the summaries up to ANOT.

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Old 2011-02-02, 23:23   Link #6134
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any new news?
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Old 2011-02-03, 10:01   Link #6135
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any new news?
Looks like not yet but still waiting.
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Old 2011-02-03, 11:21   Link #6136
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any new news?
Sure there is. Some very good news actually:

Ending Day By Day

Now go and order it. Hopefully Tokyopop will release Sigma next. I hate those damn french ppl who already have the first 11 volumes translated!!!

EDIT: And in case you now say 10 $ is expensive ... i paid fucking 14 euros for it so deal with it - still a good price!
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Old 2011-02-04, 01:00   Link #6137
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Sure there is. Some very good news actually:

Ending Day By Day

Now go and order it. Hopefully Tokyopop will release Sigma next. I hate those damn french ppl who already have the first 11 volumes translated!!!

EDIT: And in case you now say 10 $ is expensive ... i paid fucking 14 euros for it so deal with it - still a good price!
I got mines today! YAY! TSR BOOK IS HERE! Got it at Barnes and Noble already..o.o.suprisingly...

and i paided 15 so be quiet ...well worth spending considering EACH book is like 9 and this is TWO books of 18 dollars worth.


but HAPPY NONE THE LESS!!...I get to read little details of TSR not shown in the anime! YAY! ^-^....*reads*
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Old 2011-02-04, 22:41   Link #6138
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Now go and order it. Hopefully Tokyopop will release Sigma next. I hate those damn french ppl who already have the first 11 volumes translated!!!
The Singaporean version of Sigma is in English, though they're only up to volume 5 or 6.
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Old 2011-02-04, 23:46   Link #6139
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As I kind of figured, novel 4 is pretty much the last chance to convince Tokyopop to continue translating the FMP novels:

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So lets hope sales are pretty good! My copy is currently in the mail.
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Old 2011-02-09, 20:35   Link #6140
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I just started reading it today, and it is pretty good so far.
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