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Njt let me open this topic, since I uploaded the bunkoban volumes.
Golgo 13 (ゴルゴ13) created by Saito Takao
Golgo 13, also known by the pseudonym Duke Togo, is a professional assassin. His age and birthplace are unknown and there is no consensus in the worldwide intelligence community as to his true identity. Most of his jobs are completed through the use of a customized, scoped M16 rifle.
The origin of Golgo 13 is left in complete mystery, his age and birthplace both completely unknown. Various episodes throughout the Golgo 13 series have tried answering this mystery, but all of the origin episodes end with a note of uncertainty that never make sense if the story's theory was definitely true, and others end revealing that the theories were false. Some theories state that Golgo 13 is either: Japanese, Japanese-American, Chinese, Chinese-American, mixed Japanese and Russian, or of other mixed Asian descent. Some theories even suggest that he may be of former Manchurian or Central Asian descent, but these are deemed unlikely.
Official website: http://www.golgodou.jp/
You can download the raw volumes from here
Last edited by Horsee; April 30, 2009 at 01:14 AM.
This is classic Manga at its best dude. Cold war espionage and assassinations, stylish artwork and size 12+ über buxom women. It's the Japanese version of Bond, cool deadly and not a Martini sipping wanker. Thank you very much for these. I hope someone will translate them all although even if you can't read Japanese you can still follow the story line thanks to the great art. 10/10
HAHA, and the website is awesome. The flash loader is a smoking cigarette. Its so politically incorrect. Its perfect!
Last edited by SlayerJr; May 13, 2009 at 05:33 PM.
I've just had a great laugh at the translation of the first 15 pages. They were mostly sound fx so reading them out of context was pure hilarity. Here's a sample.
<5> Operation Big Safe <8> SS... WUSH AAA—CK! CRACK =Ugh! BLAM BLAT BLAT BLAT... BAM =What's going on!? <9> =Hey! =Wh-What do you think you're doing!? Who do you think you are!? TUG =Bastard!! DASH SWIP CRASH <10>WHAP WHUP CRUNCH SH— =Shit! SWOOP DASH CRACK RUCK RUCK =Ack! BLATATA WUSH <11> RIP RIP WUSH SWISH BWOOP BOP BWOOP BOP <12> BWOOP BOP BWOOP BOP =Hm! SWISH WUSH TUG CRICK =Aaagh! <13> WHUP TAP =Hey! =Ugh!=Don't move, or we'll fire! DASH <14> =Huh! [x6]CLICK
If you haven't been following Golgo 13 you're missing out. Meriken has already translated 13 chapters but what was really interesting were the 2 translations of Omake written by Masatake Sugimori, Golgo 13 historian and director of the Duke Togo Research Center. Chief editor of THE Golgo-gaku (Shogakukan).
Finaly some in-depth info on this enigmatic killer for hire. Domo Arigato Meriken, you're doing a real service to the community with your work.
Last edited by SlayerJr; May 29, 2009 at 01:52 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
volume 1 is out: http://offtopia.11.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=59
Hi there - does anyone know where I can get a hold of the raw files for these translations? Link did not contain them.