So now that Megatokyo will have a Japanese language version...

Post about anime's sister, manga in here. Manga reviews accepted in here as well.

So now that Megatokyo will have a Japanese language version...

Postby EricTheFred » Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:06 pm

... Can we hope for the anime version?

Heh.

This news hit while I was on vacation this summer, and I didn't hear about it until today. MEGATOKYO is going to get a Japanese language version, published by Kodansha and going onto the bookstore shelves in 2008. I presume this is a tankoubon release, since the article didn't mention a magazine that it would serialize in.

This is one of my favorite webcomics, and I love the way it has evolved into a fascinating and surreal story, especially the constant intermixing of normal-verse, fantasy-verse and occasional game-verse.

I hope the Japanese manga audience enjoys this thing as much as the webcomic audience has for so many years.
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May He cause His face to shine upon you.
May He lift up His countenance and grant you peace.

Maokun: Ninjas or Pirates? (Vikings are not a valid answer, sorry)

EricTheFred: Vikings are always a valid answer.

Feel free to visit My Writing.com Portfolio

Largo: "Well Ed, good to see ya. Guess I gotta beat the crap out of you now."

Jamie Hyneman: "It's just another lovely day at the bomb range. Birds are singing, rabbits are hopping about, and soon there's going to be a big explosion."
User avatar
EricTheFred
 
Posts: 1691
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:26 pm
Location: Garland, TX

Postby ClosetOtaku » Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:41 pm

Oh, please, no. I can't imagine anyone doing Largo's voice...
"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." -- C.S. Lewis
User avatar
ClosetOtaku
 
Posts: 922
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:12 am
Location: Alexandria, VA

Postby Alexander » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:11 pm

*stomps over to the website and starts reading the web comic after being WAY overdue*

Grumble grumble...
<img src="patent pending.jpg"></p>
<p>Signature in progress</p>
User avatar
Alexander
 
Posts: 877
Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:42 am
Location: Sometimes I wish I honestly knew.

Postby EricTheFred » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:37 pm

ClosetOtaku wrote:Oh, please, no. I can't imagine anyone doing Largo's voice...


Largo, nothing. Try to imagine what they would have to do for the voice of "L33T d00d"

Regardless, it would all be worth it, just to see what the animators did with Ping or the darkly cute 3vil ch1xor...
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May He cause His face to shine upon you.
May He lift up His countenance and grant you peace.

Maokun: Ninjas or Pirates? (Vikings are not a valid answer, sorry)

EricTheFred: Vikings are always a valid answer.

Feel free to visit My Writing.com Portfolio

Largo: "Well Ed, good to see ya. Guess I gotta beat the crap out of you now."

Jamie Hyneman: "It's just another lovely day at the bomb range. Birds are singing, rabbits are hopping about, and soon there's going to be a big explosion."
User avatar
EricTheFred
 
Posts: 1691
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:26 pm
Location: Garland, TX

Postby minakichan » Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:54 pm

No way, it's way too niche. Targeting otaku is one thing-- stuff like Genshiken and Welcome to the NHK is popular enough-- but Japanese otaku probably aren't going to really grasp that much of Megatokyo, and it's highly, highly unlikely that anyone in Japan would make an anime for gaijin Japan-obsessed otaku either.
ImageImage
User avatar
minakichan
 
Posts: 1547
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:19 pm
Location: Tejas

Postby Nate » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:41 pm

I can't see it succeeding in Japan, honestly. In fact, I'm not even sure why it's succeeding in America...but that's a rant for another day.
Image

Ezekiel 23:20
User avatar
Nate
 
Posts: 10713
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:00 pm
Location: Oh right, like anyone actually cares.

Postby RidleyofZebes » Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:01 pm

*sigh* I just can't see this as an anime. Heck, I'm not even sure how they got the l33t to translate into Japanese.

I will say, though, that this topic inspired me to finally go over and read this 'MegaTokyo' thing I'd heard of, and I am now captivated by it. :) I can relate in so many different ways.
~Ridley [color="Green"] ;)
[/color]
[font="Arial Black"][color="Red"]My [color="Red"]deviantART[/color][/color][/font] | [font="Arial Black"][color="Red"]My [color="Red"]YouTube[/color][/color][/font]
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
~~~[color="Yellow"]AKA: DarkwaterhHealer~~~[/color]
Even when lurking, I am with you in spirit...


Another Sane Sig brought to you by MOES.
User avatar
RidleyofZebes
 
Posts: 627
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:18 pm
Location: Redneck Country, USA

Postby EricTheFred » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:34 pm

Okay, guys? The anime thing was a joke. It would be fun, but I know it ain't gonna happen.

I still love MT, though, and I'm still tickled that it's finally going to sell in Japan. I'm still curious how they'll handle l33t dude's dialog, though. I'm going to be forced to get a copy of the Japanese version just to learn the answer to this.
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May He cause His face to shine upon you.
May He lift up His countenance and grant you peace.

Maokun: Ninjas or Pirates? (Vikings are not a valid answer, sorry)

EricTheFred: Vikings are always a valid answer.

Feel free to visit My Writing.com Portfolio

Largo: "Well Ed, good to see ya. Guess I gotta beat the crap out of you now."

Jamie Hyneman: "It's just another lovely day at the bomb range. Birds are singing, rabbits are hopping about, and soon there's going to be a big explosion."
User avatar
EricTheFred
 
Posts: 1691
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:26 pm
Location: Garland, TX

Postby Sammy Boy » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:57 am

EricTheFred (post: 1200540) wrote:I still love MT, though, and I'm still tickled that it's finally going to sell in Japan. I'm still curious how they'll handle l33t dude's dialog, though. I'm going to be forced to get a copy of the Japanese version just to learn the answer to this.


I think some things that we find interesting and funny in the end are bound to be cultural, l33t 5p43k will be nigh impossible to do... :) Maybe they should use Katakana with captions at the bottom to explain? But it won't be as much fun.

I think it's a testament to the popularity and strength of the Megatokyo storyline that what was essentially an English manga is going to be translated into Japanese. Of course, the story was kinda about being in Japan, but still. :)
User avatar
Sammy Boy
 
Posts: 1403
Joined: Wed May 25, 2005 7:04 am
Location: Autobase, Cybertron

Postby Etoh*the*Greato » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:48 am

EricTheFred (post: 1200540) wrote:Okay, guys? The anime thing was a joke. It would be fun, but I know it ain't gonna happen.

I still love MT, though, and I'm still tickled that it's finally going to sell in Japan. I'm still curious how they'll handle l33t dude's dialog, though. I'm going to be forced to get a copy of the Japanese version just to learn the answer to this.

Nah, it'd never get translated in to anime. I mean, yeah it'd have an interesting and somewhat engaging plot, but the episodes would only come out when the animators felt like it, and it would occasionally break in the middle of a story line to purues some random completely unrelated project much to the chagrin of the viewers. :lol: every couples of weeks there would be an episode that consisted of a slidehow of pretty doodles one or the other of the animators did.
"I do not feel obliged to believe that that same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use." - Galileo Galilei
ImageImageImageImage
Image
Image
User avatar
Etoh*the*Greato
 
Posts: 2618
Joined: Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:46 pm
Location: Missouri

Postby RidleyofZebes » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:08 pm

Etoh*the*Greato (post: 1200605) wrote:Nah, it'd never get translated in to anime. I mean, yeah it'd have an interesting and somewhat engaging plot, but the episodes would only come out when the animators felt like it, and it would occasionally break in the middle of a story line to purues some random completely unrelated project much to the chagrin of the viewers. :lol: every couples of weeks there would be an episode that consisted of a slidehow of pretty doodles one or the other of the animators did.


XD That wins!
~Ridley [color="Green"] ;)
[/color]
[font="Arial Black"][color="Red"]My [color="Red"]deviantART[/color][/color][/font] | [font="Arial Black"][color="Red"]My [color="Red"]YouTube[/color][/color][/font]
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
~~~[color="Yellow"]AKA: DarkwaterhHealer~~~[/color]
Even when lurking, I am with you in spirit...


Another Sane Sig brought to you by MOES.
User avatar
RidleyofZebes
 
Posts: 627
Joined: Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:18 pm
Location: Redneck Country, USA

Postby minakichan » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:19 pm

They'd probably use all SHIFT_JIS art instead of 1337 XD
ImageImage
User avatar
minakichan
 
Posts: 1547
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:19 pm
Location: Tejas


Return to Manga and Manga Reviews

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests