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Bad news for the UY Manga
« on: February 14, 2009, 09:07:58 PM »
Diamond to Stop Distributing 1,018 Viz Volumes
Diamond Comic Distributors have announced that they will no longer re-stock over 1,000 Viz volumes. Takahashi titles affected by this include: the six volumes of The Return of Lum, all of Maison Ikkoku, half of Mermaid Saga, and all of the Inuyasha Ani-manga. If you want these books, seriously consider getting them now

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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 11:14:40 PM »
Thanks for the warning, Oni.

On a similar note, I read somewhere that Toho has changed its mind about making UruseiYatsura2:BeautifulDreamer available on Blu-ray. (I know this probably belongs in the UY on Blu-ray thread but I'm putting it here anyway. ::) ....)
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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009, 04:01:45 PM »
Eh. I don't like VIZ much in the first place. I'd rather buy the mangas in Japanese anyway.
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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009, 09:54:47 PM »
do you understand japanese?
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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 03:05:58 AM »
Well... the only book I don't have from the Return of Lum series is Return of Lum: Creature Features... and by the looks of it I'm not going to get it... because its still out of stock... and I'm on the waiting list since 2004 XD
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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 04:43:28 AM »
Well... the only book I don't have from the Return of Lum series is Return of Lum: Creature Features... and by the looks of it I'm not going to get it... because its still out of stock... and I'm on the waiting list since 2004 XD

maybe you can buy it here
http://www.amazon.com/Return-Lum-Creature-Features-Yatsura/dp/1569312400/ref=sr_1_137?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1235101318&sr=1-137

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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 05:19:59 AM »
Hmm... thanks alot... I only looked at Amazon.co.uk now I have to figure out what else I'm going to buy... because the shiping cost is almost the same as the book... XD
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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 07:57:38 PM »
do you understand japanese?

Spoken Japanese, I'd say I'm probably at a conversational level, but I'm currently illiterate. But what better way to learn how to read Japanese than by reading your favorite mangas?
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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 08:39:28 PM »
I'm the exact opposite. I can probably read Japanese fine (provided I know the vocabulary)

but I'm pretty slow when speaking it.


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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2009, 02:37:17 AM »
Hmm... I can just understand spoken japanese... I know lots of vocabulary... but it depends... If they speak to fast I cant understand anything... still I understand 10 languages... I can only speak, read and writte 5 of them...

Besides its one of my work requierments... XD
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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2009, 05:17:35 PM »
Most people learn languages first by sight (reading and writing), then by sound (speaking and understanding). But personally, I think that's backwards. That's also the main reason people who learn foreign languages always have such horrible accents. Because they learn the vocabulary by looking at the words spelled out in Roman letters, and they apply their own languages pronunciation to those letters.

If you start by sound, however, it becomes more natural, and it's easier to avoid picking up an accent (unless the person you're learning from has an accent) because you're mimicking sounds instead of trying to read words you can't pronounce. That's also the way most people learn their first languages when they're children. Considering I plan to be living in Japan within the next 5 years, I think learning this way is much better.
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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2009, 06:24:24 PM »
hmm... I think Japanese has a small exception to that. In my class, we learned the a few written words before sound words but once we started getting into writing the Hiragana, we were taught the sound of each character. So although, most of the time, the class is writing Japanese, pretty much all of us know the pronunciation.

I like that each character only has ONE pronunciation, unlike English where words like "bear" and "bare" sound the same. Makes it a lot easier to pronounce written words you haven't learned yet.

I also found a site for pronouncing: http://www.languageguide.org/nihongo/

and the individual hiragana sounds are here: http://www.languageguide.org/im/alpha/jp/hiragana.jsp


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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2009, 05:47:18 PM »
Well, to each their own. Personally, if you can't understand what people are saying to you in the first place, there's no point to learning a language. Sure being able to read a foreign language is a pretty spiffy skill, but what practical use is there of only being able to do that?

Anyway, yes, English does have problems like those. But Japanese isn't without problems. I can think of a ton of things that are said the same way, but mean different things and are written differently (thanks to kanji), just like with the bear/bare example (or the even more classic to/too/two).
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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2009, 07:40:17 PM »
We DO learn and speak Japanese in the class. I just meant that my strength was in writing it.


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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2009, 07:52:25 PM »
Hmm... I can just understand spoken japanese... I know lots of vocabulary... but it depends... If they speak to fast I cant understand anything...

Ya im the same

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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2009, 10:10:51 PM »
Back to the original thread (and this is a small storm that blew over a while back, but): turns out VIZ is doing their own distribution. That's quite an undertaking, BUT from what I hear Diamond is a real mess to deal with so I guess VIZ got FED UP.
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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2009, 04:09:57 AM »
It  seams  that  mangafox  and  manga volume  have  removed  the  urusei  yatsura  from there  web  site   because  of  lisesing  is  probable  that  onemanga.com  and  youtube  may  also  removed it  in  the  future.

Ps.  I  think  that  because  of the  new  ova  they  espect  a  sudent  rice  of  public  interest  so  that  they  are  reenforsing  lisencing  of  the  series. 

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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2009, 06:28:46 AM »
Well, there's always torrents XD

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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2009, 06:11:01 PM »
I  think  that  because  of the  new  ova  they  espect  a  sudent  rice  of  public  interest  so  that  they  are  reenforsing  lisencing  of  the  series. 

I really hope that theory is true.

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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2009, 09:26:56 PM »
I'd liike that too, but i don't think that italian TVs will get a license for UY  ;(. They'll mark it as "not educative" or something like that, even if they publicize and broadcast lots and lots of reality shows :r.
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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2009, 11:32:18 PM »
Talking about UY back in TV, did you read the thread named "AAAAAAARGH ?!?  >:(

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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2009, 03:05:04 AM »
Talking about UY back in TV, did you read the thread named "AAAAAAARGH ?!?  >:(

Wow. I'm amazed they called UY "porn". I haven't even finished watching Ranma 1/2 episodes yet, and I've already seen 10X more nudity than all of the Urusei Yatsura episodes, movies and OVA's combined! (Haven't read much of the manga yet =/)

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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2009, 03:40:28 PM »
Yeah, Ranma has lots of partial nudity.

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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2009, 03:48:19 PM »
yes, i did. and i think that they are mental to mark UY as porn.
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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2009, 09:32:17 AM »
I don't think they're mental. They're either easy to please or totally close-minded.

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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2009, 02:45:40 PM »
no, they are mental, because they allow our TVs to broadcast some low-level tv programs that can't even be compared with UY, and they say that these programes are great, etc etc. so they are mental (or worse, but i don't want to say that on this forum ;) )
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« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2009, 03:30:19 PM »
no, they are mental, because they allow our TVs to broadcast some low-level tv programs that can't even be compared with UY, and they say that these programes are great, etc etc. so they are mental (or worse, but i don't want to say that on this forum ;) )

It's like that everywhere dude. Even here in Canada, there are so many random cartoons and anime fads being spewed out, and all of them make me cringe when I watch them.

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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2009, 04:03:47 PM »
We got screwed in Canada, there's barely any anime left showing on TV, unless you can get the Cartoon Network or Adult Swim channels somehow.


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Re: Bad news for the UY Manga
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2009, 11:01:18 AM »
A few days ago I was zapping and stopped by ANIMAX which is an Anime-only tv channel. Guess what? It WAS an ANIME-ONLY channel. It was airing this non-animated series. Also, some of the Anime airing... is... just bad.

Anyways, I don't really watch ANIMAX since I have Internet.

 

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