October 15th, 2009


Bunkoban GET!

So, while procrastinating on my essay for Gender Studies, I was lurking around the internet, looking at manga and, more specifically, Yu-Gi-Oh! manga from the original series. You see, my Japanese Aesthetics seminar class (as well as anyone else who wants to come from my college) is going to Uwajimaya (an Asian market) next weekend, and within Uwajimaya lies Kinokuniya, a bookstore specializing in manga in both English and Japanese. I've been there before and learned first-hand that the main difference between manga in its original language and an English-translated version ranges from $4-6. So, I was sold on getting volumes 6 and 7 of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga in Japanese while up there, so that I could have some better reference shots of Ryou and Bakura for my drawings, as well as some fun, enjoyable translation practice. Later on, I reasoned, I'd expand to collect more of the series and translate those as well.
Yes, I'm well aware that I can get them in English quite easily. But that's not the point. Plus, I'm a broke-ass college student.
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