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Monday, December 03, 2007

Genshiken Manga Scans Color

Color Scans from the RAW Japanese Release of Volume 9

I’ve been mentioning in all the posts about the Genshiken anime how much I was looking forward to the final volume of the manga being released. It was released last Tuesday and I’ve had a chance to read it a few times since then and it remains my favorite manga. Without giving any spoilers, I had an idea how something may have played out and when it didn’t happen I was slightly disappointed. But after rereading it and thinking about it I’ll have to agree with the mangaka that the way he handled it was a much better conclusion. Chapter 64 Forever in My Dreams was a particularly excellent chapter entirely wordless except for “Ha Ha” on the final page but filled with emotion.

Del Rey has done a great job with this release with nice extras and very good translation notes along with pointing out the many anime and manga references sprinkled throughout all the volumes. Del Rey made a decision not to print the pages in color, an effort to keep down costs so I downloaded the raw scans from the Japanese release and posted them below. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has in interest in anime, manga, or Japanese culture you’ll learn a lot and you’ll have a great time doing it.



Not sure but I think this is the dust cover.




Genshiken Women


Page 145

Page 148

Ohno & Oguie

Kujibiki Unbalance the anime/manga within the anime/manga

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I beg, will you spill the beans? What happened in the final volume? GiGi

12/07/2007 07:17:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

What happened in the final volume?

****Spoilers**** not so much

Kugayama marries Saki and they open a maid cafe in Akihabara, Ogiue is their most popular maid, usually seen as the cat girl maid.
Ohno is scouted and becomes an AV starlet bringing Tanaka in as the costume designer.
Madarame is fired from the plumbing company for being arrested with loli porn.
Kucchi graduates and becomes a professor teaching a course in "Lit. Appreciation" aka manga and marries Susie when she returns from America to become a mangaka. Sasahara the hero of the tale rises through the ranks of the manga company and in only four short years becomes the president of the company and sues the organizers of Comiket for copyright infringement, the last Comiket is held in July 2008. Before the court rules in the publishers favor.
Kohsaka goes on in the video games industry and eventually becomes the owner of Atari which has yet another revival, they start selling hardware like crazy as porn games from around the world are released for using it's RED RAY HD technology that allows you to touch the characters.

12/08/2007 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Kevin. Now I can leave for my ...pseudo-vacation in peace. I did download the raw version but had not yet checked it out. Happy Holidays! RED RAY as opposed to BLUE RAY HD. That is so hilarious! GiGi

12/08/2007 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger INGGO! said...

uh... is that what really happened in the final volume? I've just got a copy of volume 9 (the english version by DelRey) and it doesn't seem to have those things that you mentioned in the spoiler... unless... delrey didn't add those in their version. T_T

12/19/2007 05:50:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

@ INGGO! is that what really happened in the final volume? I've just got a copy of volume 9 (the english version by DelRey)

No I was joking with GiGi, I'd never give away spoilers like that on a new manga, especially Genshiken which is my favorite. I actually emailed her with the real version. Sorry it was a lame joke, she thought my comment was real too. I thought I made my answer bizarre enough that everyone would get it but I guess the book is bizarre enough that my poor attempt at humor looked like the real thing. Sorry Everyone.

12/19/2007 01:49:00 PM  

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