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    Exclamation should i buy us manga or is chuang yi enough?

    Recently with the amout of manga scanlations i've been reading, people i don't know hav been taking their time and life to translate japanese manga scans and then telling us to buy the manga if it gets licensed.

    thus i've been pondering about getting certain manga in english rather than in chinese as reading all those eng translated scanlations makes my chinese reading abilities even more dead as it is. But i am not confident in getting these eng manga as i am afraid the translations would not be as accurate as the scanlations (which includes the other way round, ph34ring the scanlations give wrong translations, which hardly ever happens.)

    so i juz wan personal comments on the above topic... is us manga better to get than chuang yi english manga as in terms of the quality, the translations, the extras, and so on so forth, as I am also going to the US this summer and i thought i may get some mange..... so plz pour out yur views! Arigatou!!!

    (p.s this is quite a serious thread for me... so make it my while to read it without seeing it go halfway to spam and what nots.... and plz dun tell mi to stick with scanlations..... )

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    Dun get shonen-ai titles or possible 'questionable' contents from CY. Most likely title can be dropped like a hat the moment complaints come.


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    aRa.... shonen ai titles... i dun even knoe tat cy has them..... lol......

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    Well, I am not sure if cost of translated manga is more expensive in us or not... for english manga in singapore is really too expensive liao, so if budget is a crucial factor, then maybe you should stick to the cheaper side.

    Of course, chinese manga is certainly way cheaper, and honestly i feel that the information or the joke that the original jap manga is trying to carry across will be more true to the original for chinese translation. And further, since you feel that your chinese had become so dead, maybe it is better for you to continue reading the chinese manga to at least maintain a certain level of chinese literacy.


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    Actually she was asking abt Titles in English by CY.


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    It could be chinese manga though

    thus i've been pondering about getting certain manga in english rather than in chinese as reading all those eng translated scanlations makes my chinese reading abilities even more dead as it is.
    For US manga, one thing I like is that the book is slightly larger, the books which i read also did not have glaring translation errors, not that I recall. The main thing is the price though, but would it be cheaper in US?
    There are also certain series that US companies have but chuangyi doesnt. And sometimes they have box sets.


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    expensive de~ US translated mangas....
    1 US manga costs like... $12 or $15 onwards??

    i bought Chicago by Tamura Yumi (the Basara mangaka), the US version.. n it was like $20+??!! PER vol... if iremember ^^;
    lucky it was onli 2 vols complete de >.<

    translations were quite accurate, save for one or two parts. there were certains parts in the US translated that were actually better than the chinese one, and it folllowed closely with the original jap. ahaha... i actually bought all 3 versions of Chicago

    personally, i prefer scanlations. cause, of the effort the translator put in. it's seriously much better than official US publish. at least they dun change the names, and have small explation notes ^^;.

    a..... US Tokyopop would be good.... since they have some shounen-iai titles under them too XD like Gravi and Fake
    but expensive!!!!!!!!!!! muunyuyuyuy~

    oh!! but since you're going to US, the mangas might be cheeper there. XD
    get the yaoi titles!!!!!!!!! then lend me. tee hehe~

    CY... me bought the gundam seed english version. think it's pretty ok bah. but CY no shounen-ai titles
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    i have read from the animenewsnetwork forum that some titles when translated in the US are censored (in both words and pictures) too. so while buying manga with a more mature content, buying english manga is not the best deal, be it CY (can be banned anytime) or US (censored) version. i'd suggest that you stick to chinese manga like animus suggested


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    I reckon just get the CY ones if they're licensed here. US ones if they ain't licensed here yet.

    I fork out a lot for my Hellisng manga... $24 a pop O_O

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    Us manga vs CY manga

    US manga are re-inked and "fine tuned" for a clearer image, CY manga no so sometimes can get rather messy looking.

    CY manga translation from jap more accurate.

    US manga. from what i know only ADV and Dark Horse censor the manga. Tokyopop and Viz dont censor.

    USA manga sometimes re-writes some parts. This can be good or bad depending. I find it good.
    eg: in jap = "I'm going to kill you for this"
    english = "I ought to shoot you in the ass right now"

    USa manga bigger in size.
    Paper quality is using the usual "marvel comics" paper while local CY uses something like jotter book paper.

    I myself collect many US manga, usually scifi like Gundam series. I feel that scifi is best enjoyed in english and since CY has not licensed it, i buy from USa.

    Buy in bulk. Its cheaper that way. 1 book can go for as low as $9 if you buy in bulk and during sales.


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    ok.. i've read the above and i'm still thinking about it...

    tsu> if i can buy yaoi manga without my dad knowing.... wahahaaaaa

    so i hav put a simple senario, plz juz choose one answer....

    Anime title: Tsubasa Reservior Chrinocle

    Publishers: Del Ray (US), Chuang yi (S'pore)

    Wat language: English (Del Ray), English (chuang yi), Chinese (chuang yi)

    which should i get.....???

    this is the webbie for del ray... it's quite new so it has a few titles...
    Last edited by vAniLlaStAr; Apr 19th, 05 at 08:35 AM.

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    Tsubasa? Wow, looks I am more inclined towards the Del Ray edition...
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    or you can buy the tongli luxury edition


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    Quote Originally Posted by vAniLlaStAr
    ok.. i've read the above and i'm still thinking about it...

    tsu> if i can buy yaoi manga without my dad knowing.... wahahaaaaa

    so i hav put a simple senario, plz juz choose one answer....

    Anime title: Tsubasa Reservior Chrinocle

    Publishers: Del Ray (US), Chuang yi (S'pore)

    Wat language: English (Del Ray), English (chuang yi), Chinese (chuang yi)

    which should i get.....???

    this is the webbie for del ray... it's quite new so it has a few titles...
    For Tsubasa, i recommend CY. The tralslation is more accutate. However, if you da uber otaku of Tsubasa, get Del Rey version as it has special section behind the book like concept art, initial designs etc etc. But what i dont like about del rey is that they include all the -san -chan -kun thingys. I find that very awkward when reading in english.

    Del Rey is more know for publishing novels.


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    gya...... i took down everything that everyone has said and is now compairing it... thank u everyone for your views.... so now i juz hav to compare and think about it... but new views are always welcome ^__^....

    1 more thing... who has read Full Metal Alchemist by CY?.. issit good???
    Last edited by vAniLlaStAr; Apr 19th, 05 at 02:30 PM.

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