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Thread: The Akika Thread

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    The Akika Thread

    Introduction:

    I've been studying Japanese for six years or so. I've passed the JLPT Level 2.

    Right now I'm probably not going to actively or consistently work on any new projects until I finish up till volume ten of Sengoku. However, if a title really interests me, I may translate a chapter or two.

    So what kind of manga interest me? I prefer the stuff for older readers, like seinen. I like plotful stuff with detailed characterization, and detailed art. My favorite genres are: historical, horror, and sci-fi/fantasy.

    I'm afraid I'm not that interested in translating manga that are already being translated currently by other groups. That means none of the uber-popular Weekly Shounen Jump titles like Naruto or KHR. Nothing against these titles, I just don't want to reinvent the wheel.

    Genres I'm not interested in translating: Harem. Episodic manga. I find gag manga really frustrating to translate because translating jokes is really difficult.

    Genres I'm neutral on: Romance is hit or miss with me. Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't. Slice of life is also hit or miss.

    Anyway, feel free to ask me questions.

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    Re: The Akika Thread

    Where have you been learning Japanese? In university, or self-taught?

    What's your favorite Japanese meal?

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    I first learned in university (took up to the fourth year level), but then I learned informally by living in Japan and studying on my own.

    I like sushi and tempura, mostly. Also okonomiyaki and unagi don.

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    Re: The Akika Thread

    What's your favorite manga for each genre you listed (historical, horror, sci-fi and fantasy)?

    I know you're not interested in translated wsj stuff but how do you feel about the multiple translators on a single series like the wsj stuff?
    I like pie.

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    Re: The Akika Thread

    Historical: technically, not manga, but if we count manhua as well, the Ravages of Time.

    For horror, Uzumaki.

    Sci fi: Probably... Five Star Stories (helluva hard to read, though) or 20th Century Boys.

    Fantasy: Onmyouji.

    Multiple translators: If the original translator has given up on a series, I have no problem with it, obviously. Otherwise, unless there is something seriously wrong with the first translation, it seems to be a waste of everyone's time.

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    Re: The Akika Thread

    This thread needs more memes

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