After licensing Air Gear, Del Rey announced they would not censor it like CMX did with Oh Great's other popular work, Tenjo Tenge. And what happens? On the release of the first volume they're caught editing dialogue to remove a reference to a rape. Normally this would result in fans gnashing their teeth and venting on the internet while the company remains mute or dismissive and goes ahead with production.
If I was cynical, I would point out that this is a great way to get obsessive fans to buy the same book twice.
But I do like Del Rey, so I won't.
"Del Rey proves it needs some quality control"
thanks Del Ray!
though, any opinions on tokyopop as compared to del rey and other publishers?
"TokyoPop, lol," indeed
Del Rey also has a fair number of crap and foul-ups under its belt.
Del Reay is pretty good, but I have a hard time finding there books where I live.
Othello is the only reason i need to love Del Ray. i can't thank them enough for translating that series (even though it is kinda short)
Only just heard of Del-ray via Negima + Air Gear, but I already love them.
Great translations, nothing censored ^^
Everyone here's gonna say that Del Rey IS DA BEST.
well, i'll say this only once:
OH HELL F%^$ING YEAH, THEY ARE THE BEST (for now) AND I GOTTA SET AT HOME TO PROVE IT.
The only bad thing is that you pay two whole dollars more per volume.
what do you mean by that?
what i'm asking is which company do you buy your manga and what's the title you bought?
anyway, in you post above sounds like you're comparing Del Rey with some other publishing houses.
I like any manga publisher that doesn't destroy the original manga script by censoring certain parts out because the're too afraid of offending the readers. Censoring out stuff just to please one reader destroys the entire meaning of the story in my opinon.
Yeah, I always find that Del Rey's releases are always a cut above everything else. I don't mind paying an extra 2 dollars for quality.
The problem with Viz is that (imho) they go overboard with the sound effects. And has anyone else noticed that there's ALWAYS little paper shavings on the edges of the pages? Bugs me immensely.
What does trust mean in this context anyway? Is it that common to buy volumes blindly?
Some people buy things on a whim, I guess.
When I go shopping for manga, I usually know what I want right off the bat.
I buy 80% planned 20% impulse. If I never buy on impulse, I never try anything new unless a friend suggested it, and occasionally the random buying has pulled up a good series. Sometimes it pulls up one which really sucks, and all you do then is give the volume you bought to someone you don't really like.
yeah, del rey manga releases kurogane and kagetora, so i'm cool with them
They just licensed Me and the Devil Blues. This kicks way too much ass.
I like Del Rey's releases the best... They always seem to have really good quality and good translation notes at the back.
Viz is my least favorite publisher that ironically, always ends up translating my favorite series' >_>;;
yeah they always translate my favs as well. I hate their cencorship. I was able to obtain Japanese copies of I"s for about .25USD each, so I bought those to go along with it, but it irks me to think of all of the cencorship.
I heard I"s got censored a lot. Hmmm. And Viz censored that one panel of FMA where Greed was put on a cross shaped stone, they changed it to a more circular stone. I'm not a Christian, so I guess I can't really speak for them, but I really don't think that censorship was neccesary. Seriously, if you're offended by something like that, I'd think that you wouldn't be reading FMA in the first place.
Great, more cancelled stuff. Did they use a lame-ass excuse like "it's not appropriate for us to publish it", or is that line copyrighted by Seven Seas?
Needs more Mushishi
The other day I actually saw a rainbow with the colours the wrong way around.
actually every rainbow has its own twin reversed rainbow above it, it's just a whole lot dimmer, so it's easier to spot rat a mile away than seeing both twin rainbow together.
anyway, back to the topic, i love del rey since they translate negima but these days, they sound weird somehow
How can people take Del Rey seriously? How can you buy manga that includes such sparkling "translations" as "OMGWTFBBQ!?" and think you got your money's worth? They completely make things up and try to force extra "humor" where there was none to begin with. It's exactly like TokyoPop's handling of Love Hina.
But they're the only people awesome enough to release stuff like Mushishi, Love Roma, ES, Parasyte and Me and the Devil Blues.
Now I mean, I am a Viz fan but I guess that they could add some more to thier volumes and they do bring out some of the best series to the states.I do like Del Rey too because they bring my favorite Clamp series.
All of this debate is the reason I'm learning Japanese. :D
Viz often feels the need to censor a graphic image and then leave the other equally graphic ones uncensored. :O
Like where a pic in Shana novel was censored and a much more risqué pic of the same thing in Shana manga wasn't.
I hate them so much for that.
Boycott ADV for not releasing GSG and Yotsuba faster? If you want to solve the problem, the solution is to actually buy more, 'mless...so they'll have enough money+market to make translating new volumes financially...I'm getting all the volumes of Yotsuba and GSG they have out so far, just a few more.