I went to pick up Jump today, and came home with the newly released character book. *_* It's gorgeous!! The cover is not printed on glossy paper, which explains why all the pictures of the covers don't look as crisp.
Apart from the usual things you'd expect from a data book (character profiles, chapter analyses, etc.) and the posters and bookmarks that have already been mentioned, these are the new content:
7th Column (Actually, I think it's supposed to be just 7 Columns but whatever.)
This is a section of 7 columns, one by each of the Ring Holders, discussing part of the series.
1. Storm - Gokudera shows some never-before-seen sketches by Amano-sensei! Some are character design sketches (e.g. Byakuran, Lal, Chikusa) and there's a sketch of young Dino, Mukuro and Belphegor originally intended to be the poster included in the novel.
2. Lightning - Lambo teaches you some Italian words. Of the very useless sort. Like fart, and octopus head, and Extreme Idiot... Basically, all the insults people throw around in the series. XD; Bovino Cretino.
3. Rain - Yamamoto lists another 55 peripheral characters that have only been mentioned in passing or appeared in a chapter or two in the series. Who knows? Maybe some of them will appear in the future too?
4. Cloud - Hibari rates the "Crowd-gathering degree" of all the Vongola's various rituals.
5. Sun - Ryouhei and Lussuria discuss the various uniforms that have appeared in the series, including the Nami Jr High uniform, the Kokuyou uniform, the Varia uniform, etc.
6. Sky - Tsuna reveals some of Fuuta's secret mafia ranking data. Like, the top 5 people with the most mysterious face. (1=Mammon, 2=Belphegor, 3=Cervello, 4=Skull, 5=Gola Mosca)
7. Mist - Mukuro interviews Amano-sensei. @_@;;; By the way, if he were to be one of the Ring holders, Amano-sensei wants the Sun Vongola Ring.
The short story written in collaboration with Koyasu-sensei is 危険なボーイミーツ... ("Dangerous Boy Mitsu..." I think). It's a story about Mi-kun. After I read it, I'll give a summary.
Sorry, I don't want to bend my book to scan anything. ^^; I'll update later with translations of the past 3 weeks' ads in WJ. Once I finish translating 164.
Which size is it? The same as the tanko or bigger?
Same size as the tankoubon, but 298 pages.
Sun guardian rocks...
The rest of the ads have been translated. Go back to the first post to check it out!
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE SCAN THE PILOT CHAPTER!
I have scans of it from way back in Jump when it was printed... I'll upload it to the raws thread. Check for it later.
This just keeps reminding me that I need to get ahold of those rings DX
I've summarised / translated the short story that came in the character book. You can read it here!
Vongola 77 Short Story - Meeting a Dangerous Boy...
Chapters 1-3 are summarised only. Chapters 4-5 are complete translations.
Please do not repost the text anywhere else! Linking is fine. Thanks.
Last edited by kirimi; October 18, 2007 at 11:50 PM. Reason: Link updated
Thanks for your work Kirimi . It's awesome we can finally see what it's about !
Great job on the translation
found this at live journal ;Quote:
chinese forums link: http://bbs.ikunlun.net/?action=show_...=62&class_id=0
~ Moved to the appropriate thread. - kirimi
Last edited by kirimi; October 18, 2007 at 09:08 PM.
Nice, thanks for the links
Coincidentally, I just uploaded a mirror on Mediafire yesterday.
I've split the whole book into three parts for easier downloading. No joining required, just unRAR the files into the same directory.
Here's the link to the Mediafire folder.
Let me know if you require other mirrors.