Friday, June 15, 2012

Latest Manga I've Read

Hello ! It's been a while since I posted on a manga I've read. **Note :There might be spoilers**
Well , now I'll talk about a manga I've read and completed just now. You don't wanna see me right now ,trust me ! I'm typing while my eyes are all red and puffy :') .Why ? Because I've just finished reading this manga  .Rec - Kimi ga naita hi .It's rather short -only 4 chapters- but it sure made me cry my eyes out ! I was also listening to some sad music then ! It just added up to it !
I'm a failure when it comes to drama or sad stories.I always end up crying , don't know why.I never used to be that much of a touchy person before.

That cover poster gave me the impression of something totally different from what the story really is , so ,don't mind it . Looking at the poster , I thought at first that the guy would be a sadist or a snob that's using that innocent girl. Yes ! that's what I actually thought when I saw the cover ! But it's not like that at all ! Both of them are actually really nice people !

About the story line : It's about a girl who has never cried before.And the fact that she's always carrying a camcorder with her makes her an outcast who everybody thinks of as a weirdo who likes to record creepy scenes.The main male character is a teenage actor who has just retired , and who goes to the same high school as her,and who discovers her true ,gentle self . She also sees through him and gets to know the real him.But ,the real reason behind his decision to retire might be something that'll change the lives of those two who had just found love.

How about that ? That was my own summary of the story ! I tried not to spoil it as much as possible ...
..Meh ~ what am I talking about ? I just can't keep my mouth shut , I'm a bad reviewer . :@

It wasn't one of my favourites (like for example Hana to Akuma <3) but it was overall a good one :) .
It's touching ,I like the passion shown there , and it inspired me to smile !
That's my own opinion anyway , so if you don't like sad endings , I don't  suggest you read it.
But you know , in every sad manga there's always someone who thinks it's not sad ! Before and after I read a manga , I sometimes like to take a look at the comments .And I always find that among the people who commented on a certain sad manga , there's usually this one person who doesn't consider it sad .They say if you look at it from another perspective , it might not be that sad after all ; it can be seen as a kind of happy or bittersweet ending.

I suppose they're right .That is , if you looked at it from a different point of view :D . Some people (including me sometimes) tend to ignore that fact and only see the sad ,tragic end to a story :D.

Now to the Good Deed A Day section :
The title to this manga means : 'The day you cried'
Kimi : you
ga : It's an identifier (/subject) particle (can be used as an equivalent to is/are sometimes)
naita : The past of 'naite' which means cry
hi : means 'Day'.

Of course you all understand that the Japanese sentence order is different from English  :D

Don't worry I'm not wasting my entire time reading mangas ! I've put time in there for 'scanlating' Mitsu Aji Blood so no worries :)

Ah ! Right ! There's a song that I really like , it's an OST of ''AWalk To Remember '' if anyone knows it . (It's a good , yet sad movie .I'd recommend it if you have no problem with tragedy).If you know it , then you already know that the song won't be a happy one .I just thought that it kind of fits this manga .(Just the general idea , not all the events)

Well , you are spoiled ! Here's another song that this manga also reminded me of ! Actually it has nothing to do with the manga .It's just a couple of lines in the song that I love :D( It's a little old so not all of you will like it)But I'll just post it anyway !


Bye !

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sugoku Ureshii desu !

Aaah I'm so happy ! A big thank you to everyone who posted comments on my first release here and on Mangafox :)
Another big thank you to Twisted Mist and their co-administrator Apocalyptichist for posting the link to my blog on their site :)
To everyone out there who has helped me , through actions or supportive words , you've made me ecstatic ! You don't know how much support does to people. It benefits both sides : the readers : they get faster releases ! and the scanlator : she's actually happy while editing the chapter so she won't think of dying young or anything :D I never actually thought that someone would comment or find this blog ! It's thanks to the nice people at Twisted Mist and the nice people that commented on my post :D

So I've been thinking about starting a '' One Good Deed a Day'' thing here :D . As in : I post a nice quote , or a useful word or phrase in another language .Or any nice fact I've found ! How does that sound ?
(I know that Kimi Ni Todoke readers might have noticed this :D . I got the motto ''Good Deed a Day'' from the main protagonist 'Sawako' :3 . She's great !)

For today , I'll tell you a phrase I know in Japanese ! It's actually the title to this post :)

For those who don't know what the title means , ''sugoku ureshii desu'' means ''I'm very happy''
:) . There , you've learnt a new Japanese phrase :) I don't know Kanji , but here's the phrase in Hiragana(I'm not a Japanese learner btw) : すごく うれしい です。

I would be extra glad if whoever likes this blog reads my previous posts ! You can know a lot about me there !

I'll also be posting about my progress in the editing/translating process later on so stay tuned !

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Mitsu Aji Blood Chapter 8

Hello !
I've posted before about this manga I was translating/editing , right ? Well , I've finished chapter 8 ! Yaay !
But then of course , since I know nothing at all , I don't know if it'll be better if I uploaded the images in Jpg or png so I made 2 versions :D .
Here's the jpg one :
annnd here's the png one :
I really hope from all my heart that people will like it.Like I said earlier , I just entered this Photoshop ,scanlating ,translating , uploading world ! So I don't know why I feel like there's gonna be a problem ! Ahhh I'm such a pessimist ! And I'm so nervous ! I've spent a huuge amount of time doing this , so I'll be really happy if only one  commented on this release :D Here or in Mangafox :) Although I know I messed up a lot on the editing thing :SS.
Here's a preview :

Okay .I'll act like a commercial person (whatever you call them ^^) : Who's that guy ? How is he related to Junya ?? And why does he hate him so much ? What's going to happen to Hinata ?!
You'll find out when you read this chapter :3
More and more secrets are about to unravel ! Please look forward to chapter 9 ! (In progress) 

Haha , how do you like that ? :)
Well ,see ya !

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fuyu Daisuki ..

Hello  ! It's pretty hot these days ! It's especially these days when I really feel how awesome Winter is !
Actually , I've always loved Winter , but the only thing I dislike about it is that there's SCHOOL there :S
And the only thing I like about summer is that it's the vacation season .:D
(For those who didn't understand the title , it means 'I love Winter' in Japanese :) )
Don't you just feel that it's so cool and peaceful ? I don't know about everyone but I personally prefer calm atmospheres. I don't mind rain at all though.
If I had to choose between freezing to death or melting to death , of course I'd choose freezing ! Plus ,in Winter you don't sweat ! Isn't that reasonable enough ?! Anyway , I like wearing Winter clothing more , and I just love it when you're feeling cold and hurry home and get under the blanket :3.And , when you go make yourself hot chocolate to drink while you're working or doing something at home .Also , when you're sitting next to the closed window , watching the rain drops finding their way to the bottom :) , hearing the strong wind blowing out there , knowing that you're safe and sound inside your home.

Aghhhh ! This talk made me think of homeless people ..:( .How do you think they live on during these times ?!  Every time I think of that I immediately get this feeling that I have to do something for them.All I can do is donate though. And try to help them whenever I come across one in the streets... I feel awful that I'm so helpless ! I do what I can do but I feel like it's not the least bit enough !
Please ,everyone , never forget those people . Try to help them with whatever you can do. Also , a smile wouldn't hurt :) . Treating people nicely and kindly always has good outcomes and effects on them even if you can't help them financially.The doorman ,the maid , cleaner ,all the people that do things for you , you may not know it but you smiling to them and thanking them every once in a while kind of helps them ! Who knows , you may encourage them to do better at their jobs , and they may get a raise or a promotion !
Well ,that's just me assuming things....All in all , a kind word always helps.

So.. back to the rain /Winter topic ! Here's a song (not a happy one) that's somehow related to rain !
It's Rain on me by Cheryl Cole .

There's also 'Rain' by YUI , but I couldn't find a video for it on Youtube !! They're all covers ..

So , may we meet again ! :D