hikaru no go dvd 12?

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David Carlton

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Feb 2, 2008, 6:43:54 PM2/2/08
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Anybody know what happened to the 12th Hikaru No Go DVD? It was
supposed to come out last month some time, but then it disappeared
from stores listings, and I'm getting worried that Viz has dropped the
series...

Also, does anybody happen to know if the Japanese DVDs come with
English-language subtitles?

David Carlton
car...@bactrian.org

Joel Simpson

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Feb 2, 2008, 8:42:40 PM2/2/08
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The japanese DVDs come with english subtitles, but they are awful. In
the later sets that I have "stones" are translated as "grains" and
there are many times where you have to do some guessing to
understand. I bought them online so I don't know for sure that these
are the legit copies, but they seem real. The huge differences in the
translation quality between the different sets is a little suspicious.

> carl...@bactrian.org

Aaron Fox

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Feb 4, 2008, 11:01:47 AM2/4/08
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Viz has cancelled the release of the remaining DVDs as single disks due to
poor sales. Basically, they've discovered how expensive it is to translate
and market, and are instead focusing their energies on the shounen market
(Naruto, Bleach, Death Note), where they get a greater return for their
effort.

There is speculation that Viz will, later this year, release a slim-case
box set with ALL the episodes of HnG in it. No official confirmation yet
form Viz Media, though. Pisses me off, though, that to get it, I'll have
to re-buy episodes I already bought, just to complete the series.

Cheers.

David Carlton

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Feb 5, 2008, 1:34:16 AM2/5/08
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On Mon, 4 Feb 2008 11:01:47 -0500, Aaron Fox <removethisandth...@paspamnix.com> said:

> Viz has cancelled the release of the remaining DVDs as single disks
> due to poor sales. Basically, they've discovered how expensive it is
> to translate and market, and are instead focusing their energies on
> the shounen market (Naruto, Bleach, Death Note), where they get a
> greater return for their effort.

> There is speculation that Viz will, later this year, release a
> slim-case box set with ALL the episodes of HnG in it. No official
> confirmation yet form Viz Media, though. Pisses me off, though, that
> to get it, I'll have to re-buy episodes I already bought, just to
> complete the series.

Crap; thanks for the info, though...

David Carlton
car...@bactrian.org

nkomo...@netscape.net

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Mar 27, 2008, 12:55:52 PM3/27/08
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Hikaru no Go is a beautiful series, with a beautiful ending. I don't
know about the original Japanese DVDs having subs, but I know of a
Chinese "box release" of the series. Like Joel says, the subs are
fantastically terrible on it. But if you're one of many trying to
learn to speak and read Japanese here in Region 1 and can tolerate
such epic subtitling as: "kanzie play a chequer a tth e GOGO institute
lost those four chessman" or "nature horse and horse with Touya" (I'm
still don't know what that's supposed to mean), you will probably
enjoy it.

What I don't understand is that Toonami Jetstream is actually showing
episodes quite past the Vol. 11 release, with the same hokey American
voice cast as the ones on those releases. One must ask where they fit
in to the show's release cancel, hence the s peculation Aaron spoke
of.... Any enlightenment on that?

Nko

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