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Thread: English Translation of a Shinsengumi Novel

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    English Translation of a Shinsengumi Novel

    http://moeyoken.blogspot.com

    "Moe Yo Ken" -- the samurai epic chronicling the life of Hijikata Toshizou, the Vice-Captain of the Shinsengumi in the last days of the Tokugawa Period.

    I'm translating this book as my senior project, and as it pertains to the Shinsengumi and is just flat-out a great novel, I figured it'd be a waste just to let it sit on my HD while I work, and that lots of people here would probably enjoy reading it.

    This book is full of romance, awesome duels, and lots of history concerning the Bakumatsu, so if any of that interests you, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Also, this book does not pull its punches, so be prepared for a darker, grittier Japan than you might be used to. Here's a sample from the first chapter:


    As he made his way out of the main town, an acquaintance called out to him from the fields.
    "Hey, Toshi, where are you going?"
    He didn't answer, though.
    It's not like he could say that he was going to rape a woman.
    Tonight was the Rokusha Myoujin Ceremony. In more colloquial terms, it was known as the Darkness Festival.
    Toshizou's mission tonight was to take advantage of the darkness during the festival and sneak in. There, he would strip off the kimono of one of the girls visiting the shrine, push her down, and violate her. Then, he would take off his own yukata and lay it across the grass, moist with evening dew, to keep the woman from getting wet as she slept. The reason he was wearing a judo gi was for preparation in case a fight broke out between any male companions.
    Toshizou wasn't the only criminal.
    That was the nature of the festival.


    The story is located here: "http://moeyoken.blogspot.com."

    If you read it and like it, leave and comment and let me know what you think! Thanks in advance!

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    Re: English Translation of a Shinsengumi Novel

    lol! You know how to grab the attention of horny manga readers out there.
    I am a terrible, terrible manga readers

    Read all (and I mean All), forget much, like few.

    It's no wonder I havent got myself a girlfriend yet. >.<;

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    Re: English Translation of a Shinsengumi Novel

    Haha. I figured there'd be some people on here who would enjoy those parts.

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