I can safely say though that I found a good amount of Kinnikuman in Reborn, actually. It was in the Varia arc. I dunno if you've already read all of Kinnikuman, or if you just know the storyline anyway (like the fandom on Little Rubber Guys. How the heck do they know the storyline, anyway?), so I'll put this in spoilers.
this. That whole site is massively useful. It hasn't been updated since around Jaya, but it's got TONS of great stuff from before then, like that interview. Before Jaya is the murky period in the online One Piece fandom anyway, which is why Destination Paradise is so great. I can't speak for Kishimoto's influences, because I never actually read an interview where he listed them, I just saw one quoted, but I would GUESS that it was there somehow. I mean, I can't pick out many Fist of the North Star elements in One Piece either, so maybe they're subtle in Naruto also. But Doraemon? Really? It seems too... cute, for a guy who's famous for creating one of the most emo characters in modern mainstream manga. But I wouldn't be surprised if Doraemon had influenced everyone between 1964 and now.
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Never really saw the Kinnikuman influence in Reborn, probably cause the series style seems more akin to other series. But thinking of it like that, I can see it.Quote:
I do remember reading some old interviews by Oda but I just really never remembered him specifically saying "Fist of the North Star". I know about DB (he loves the early stuff through the Piccolo arc) and Kinnikuman but FONS just seemed too realistic and angsty compared to the works of Toriyama & Yudetamago. Oh...and as for the Doraemon bit, I just remember an interview or something where Kishi mentions Doraemon.Quote:
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Alright, it's been a while since I did something with initiative, but I think I need to start taking a pulse around here before I start anything in particular. Here's the situation: Cyborg Jiichan G is over and, for the moment, I'm back on Ai Kora for the time being. (probably another volume just to get further along as I promised) Kinnikuman and Shinsetsu Bo-bobo are still coming along but at their own weird paces. However...I want to start a new series once I finish my next Ai Kora volume. But...I think I want to get a pulse out there before I start anything, to see what's out there, the interest and if what I am thinking is just mad.
My original intention was to maybe start Hell Teacher Nube next (being a personal favorite of mine)...but I'm starting to hear others want it so I'll let it be as is. I do have though a bunch of other WSJ series which I think I want to do, but that's why I'm bringing it up to see what the people want. Here are a few series that are currently drawing my interest that I'm feeling around with (in chronological order):
-KochiKame (I did the beginning of Akimoto's epic (and still going) comedy slice-of-life series a while back, seems like a lot of fun and pretty much will force me to be devoted for a really, really long time to it)
-Wingman (Katsura's breakthrough shonen series of the early-mid 80s, a fun sentai homage with cute girls)
-Bonbonzakura High School Drama Club (a lesser known early 90s comedy series, someone mentioned it a long while back and I may want to take it up to get it out there)
-Ninku (classic ninja series from the early 90s, a bit strange in design but somewhat influential if only because of Fuusuke's playability in JUS)
-Midori no Makibaou (another mentioned 90s series someone put up recently, very strange horse-racing series but heard it's not too bad)
-Anything else you can think of and can direct me to...sort of want to make it Jump since I have an idea of what to do non-Jump once Ai Kora's done. (also have mentioned Kurumada's early boxing series Ring ni Kakero in the past but currently only have vol 1 on my hard drive)
So...what do you think?
Edit: Well apparantly another group has picked back up on Ai Kora...guess I'm out of yet another job but...I have another series I wanted to try anyway in it's place for the moment luckily.
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ps DBR if u interesting do CGG? interesting do joint project.. we need typesetter do faster release btw im from noname-scan
im going make those series HQ as possible as i can here of my example clean
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Miracle Attack Scans will be picking up Cyborg Grandpa-G starting from chapter 8 and onward. I see that there is actual interest in the series, and this makes me quite excited! Please be on the lookout for our releases, and if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us. Thanks!
@ai-chann why bother to translation those i mean strangerataru already tanslation up to chapter 31 and also im also pick it up this series too
Well, we have differing opinions about the translation of the manga, so we are going to go ahead and do our own translation.
Well, I don't want to say anything bad about your translation; that's not what I'm here for. Considering that the style of speech used in the manga is quite difficult even for some fluent speakers, you made a valiant effort to do the best you could. Again, if you have any comments about our translation, we would love to hear from you since we are a new scanlations group and we want to improve more and more as time goes on.
BTW: any suggestions for my next series?
Yes, I have some. I would say go with Ninku, since it's the shortest at 9 volumes, and therefore, you'd be done with it the quickest and able to work on more old Jump stuff as soon as possible. Then, I would suggest Wingman, because it's also rather short, at 13 volumes. Plus, it sounds quite interesting, and it seems like a very different Katsura from the one most people know of. If they only know him from I''s, at least. If they've been reading Zetman, then it may not be so different, but it'd still be nice to see where he was about 26 years ago.
I wouldn't do Kochikame, only because... Well, if you really wanted to see it through to the end, you'd basically have to go in intending to do it for the rest of your life. That's a huge commitment. Aside from the "knowing Japanese culture as it's developed over the last 33 years" part. But yeah, Kochikame would probably end up taking DECADES to finish, and then you wouldn't have that slot free to do other things. So when you've finished everything else that you could conceivably want to translate, THEN is the time to dedicate yourself to Kochikame.
And Midori no Makibao? Wasn't that drawn by Tsunomaru? The guy who drew all of the Straw Hats Super Deformed and naked in 10th treasures? What's that series like, exactly, because I'm not sure what to expect based off of that one illustration... Although it does seem quite interesting (I've never heard of a horse racing manga before), so I guess I'd say to do it after Ninku, since Ninku is still shorter, but it's not much longer than Wingman.
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Funny enough, the two of us were at Book Off in New York a month or so ago, and we found the first volume of Cyborg Grandpa-G for the usual dollar. We found it to be hilarious, so that's why we expressed an interest in translating it.