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Samurai Deeper Kyo Takes on the World!

Onime-no-Kyo continues his LJ conquest ... a couple of months ago, it was telophase who had succumbed (scroll to near bottom), and now it's rachelmanija, who discusses the situation both without spoilers (she compares it to Lymond! squee!) and with spoilers (through vol. 5 ... don't mess it up for her!).

This makes me very, very happy. SDK is a wonderful series - once you get past the first couple of volumes - and deserves more attention than it's had. It's a fantasy adventure, a political thriller, and a soap opera - all at once.

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ipperne
Oct. 11th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
Um, that has been Kyo's secret plan all along; first to take over LJ, then the entire web, and then the World!
All together with his merry band of bishies we all love so much^^
chomiji
Oct. 12th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)

>> his merry band of bishies we all love so much <<

Of course I know who you mean, but I found myself thinking that Fubuki probably wouldn't appreciate that remark - and Chinmei would probably enjoy it all too well ... !

sanada
Oct. 11th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
Today, we conquer LJ... tomorrow, THE WORLD...!!

*laugh* I always recommend that people start with volume 3... but I've noticed that the first two or three volumes of most shounen series suck. I guess they have to be formulaic and full of fanservice to hook new readers (especially in the very competitive weekly shounen magazines where a lot of new series get axed before they make it to two volumes). And of course SDK was Kamijyo's first series, too, so you can see her adjust to the learning curve and go from from bad-guy-of-the-week to bad-guy-of-the-week-that-readers-actually-care-about to real-developed-villains. (Of course, being an assistant to Takahashi Rumiko, one of the most famous and beloved mangaka in Japan and the US, probably gave Kamijyo some much-needed experience.)
chomiji
Oct. 12th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC)

>> go from from bad-guy-of-the-week to bad-guy-of-the-week-that-readers-actually-care-about to real-developed-villains <<

Good point - first we get those stupid brothers who were terrorizing that village in vol. 1, and later the original 12 God-Shogun in Aokigahara, and then the very much more complete Mibu characters, who had lives and motivations reaching way beyond the confines of the series.

Say, did you ever translate the little extra comic at the end of vol. 38? The one where everyone comes to visit Yuya?

blue_hobbit
Oct. 24th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
Just came across this while going back through my friendslist, and remembered that I did see a translation of that little story once. So I checked my SDK folder, and there it was. I can't remember where I got it from or who translated it, but I uploaded it for you anyway:
http://summersnow.x2o.net/lj/schnupperthings/SDK38-extra.zip
chomiji
Oct. 25th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)

Thank you, hobbit-san!

The signatures were funny! I wonder why Kyoushirou said that it was embarrassing - it looked like it was his idea. And I'm wondering if the Mibu were sponsoring the bun shop in some way, since thye bothered to report on it in their newspaper. Maybe it's Yuan's brother's shop? (You know, the one who used to be Muramasa's bodyguard and went off to live outside the Mibu city and had 12 kids ... Anri, that's his name.) And what did Akari mean about "taking a walk"? And shouldn't that have been "Seizo" not "Hanzo"? I guess the character can be read either way in Japanese?

blue_hobbit
Oct. 31st, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
You're welcome :D
I always thought the translation looks like it might have been done by someone not too familiar with SDK (hence the mix-up of Saizo and Hanzo). Some of it really doesn't make too much sense, like all the things you mentioned... but since it's the only translation I've ever seen I guess it's better than nothing ^_^
And yes, I think it's Anri who's running that bun shop... isn't that where Yukimura and the other pick up those buns before visiting Yuya, and they're shown waving to Anri and some other Mibu?
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