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    Faviort or Currently Reading Manga

    Interesting choice of series. Looks like most of them have a common theme, which is monsters. For me, this is not manga, per se, but light novels. Sword Art Online is a given, and I've recently finished reading the Alicization arc, and moving on to the Mood Cradle arc. I think everyone is familiar with SAO. Overlord is also one that I'm currently following. I actually started watching this based on a youtube clip that I saw. Then saw the anime, and moved to reading the light novel. This is similar to Sword Art Online, but the main protagonist doesn't have the ideals like Kirito from SAO. In contracts, he is more like an average joe.
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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Page 32 Breakfast was already prepared on the dining table. [Would you like some red tea] The Uncle carefully said to Noriko who went to the table. [You can have whatever you like. Would you like some toast?] [Thank you very much. I'm good. I really don't understand the situation so I'm just a little bit worried.] Uncle nodded, like wanting to say something, but couldn't say anything for a while. At last, he slowly opened his mouth. [...actually, last night when I was alone, I was thinking. Why won't I let you return as the way you are right now. However, I can't do so in good conscience. So I thought that I have to tell you the truth after all] In an instant, there was a thought that brother was still alive. However, Uncle's word's did not go that way. [Tatsuo-kun, he was murdered] It took some time before understanding what that meant. However, even knowing this, Noriko still could not believe it. [Murdered-?] Uncle started his explanation. [Him, together with me, are part of a special department in Max Pharmaceutical. In order to keep the secret safe, even I myself do not know exact location of the company, it was that kind of work. Page 33 I don't think I can tell you the details, but using genetic research, it is part of a project team that develops new medicine, which I don't have much idea.] I finally understand why Brother had such a high salary. [Tatsuo-kun was a research staff and security personnel. With that kind of technology, it will put them ahead of the next generation. Competition between companies has been intense. The slightest leakage of sample or report will have a fatal result. Of course, the staff are kept to a bare minimum and the personnel has be trustworthy. They cannot simply employ security guards from the outside. -you haven't heard anything about the inside from your brother right?] [Right, he didn't mentioned anything.] Uncle nodded deeply. [In that sense, he was excellent. But was troublesome to those who steals confidential material.] [You mean industrial spy?] [A Criminal organization. A bunch involved in drugs and guns joined hands with the comglomerate, looking to make a big profit.] Reality still hasn't sunk in. But I can't see a reason why they have concocted such a tremendous lie. At least it made one thing very clear.
  3. I'm not entirely sure since this was decades ago, but I think this was God Bless Dacougar. The one where they train new recruits, and when the original team had to sortie, they made the new recruits jaw drop due to their insane response time. There was apparent lack of QC since you can literally see the unpainted animation cell at the bottom while the movie was playing. I guess you can blame my opinion on Dancougar due to me learning about them from Super Robot War games. In the games, the strongest weapon was the "Dan Ku Kou Ga Ken" and "Dan Ku Hou Formation", so you really can't blame me for looking forward to actually seeing these in their animation glory.
  4. Hahaha. I applaud you for being able to sit through the whole series. When I watched it a few years back I was like, when the hell are they going to form Dancougar. Love the opening theme though. Sadly, the OVA suffered heavily quality wise. You can actually see the unfinished animated cells in some few scenes.
  5. Ah, so in effect, they give him new abilities and then have him lose it later to keep him in check. Sounds confusing especially to those who doesn't follow the series. I've seen the beerus arc because they made it into a movie (actually the movie came out first before they used it for the series), but the later arcs, not so much. But still, Jiren sounds like the strongest opponent they faced yet. I believe even after the arc, they still have not "defeated" him. They won because of a technicality. So let's see where this Moro arc will take the story.
  6. So technically, Goku still kept getting stronger even after the events of the original series? And their plan going forward is to create a much more powerful villain? And what's this Ultra Instinct I keep hearing about?
  7. I'm not really following DBSuper much these days, but is this still being drawn by Akira Toriyama? Or does he only writes and have someone else draw this?
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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Oh, by the way, do note that I am having trouble discerning on how the story is being told. I'm undecided if it was being told in the perspective of Noriko or through a third person. Sometimes you will notice I translate this based on Noriko's perspective, other times through a third person perspective. The reason behind this is Japanese grammar is ambiguous when it comes to these things. Most of the time they write things in context so a literal translation will definitely confuse anyone unfamiliar with Japanese grammar. It might be a good idea to have an editor decide on the best perspective to keep the flow of the story consistent. I get confused sometimes so this confusion might also carry over to the reader. Would appreciate if you guys have any comments or suggestions.
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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Page 30 With the lights on, I pulled my disappointing brother to the altar room. There was no one there. [Did you open the light?] [No, I cant reach the switch] [Right...] Looking about, there was an incense lit on the altar. The ashes hasn't even fallen yet. [How did this...?] The deceased father was fond of recollecting local folktales. While still small, she heard the stories very often. Among those, there was a story about the dead meeting their immediate family, and it was told countless time. Usually they come back to ask for something or tell them something. She deemed those stories as foolish, since these came from the mouth of her father. [Did you say anything to brother?] [No, he was way over there. At the alter.] The younger brother must have been dreaming. But there was something that made this uneasy. By chance she called the office and they said that his current location is unknown. She thought about asking her uncle, but she couldn't explain what happened here, and she doesn't know his current department. Even the address on the New Years card sent during the previous years came back. Page 31 At that time, there was no mistake that brother came to visit. There's no way that he would not return home. There was no way that uncle had any resentment. After father passed away, and mother being confined to the hospital due to illness, it was uncle who introduced brother to that company. The money that brother remitted every month was significant that we thought of it as nothing. It if weren't for the uncle's recommendation, he wouldn't be receiving such a high salary. However, uncle himself said it. If only it were a different job. What was brother doing. No, there is no point on thinking about that. Even that last part did not make sense. During that night, if only Noriko got up, she might have heard something. (Why didn't you wait. Even though brother won't be coming back.) When Noriko woke up, she crossed the room, and ascertained that the key on the window is lock. She took off her glasses and placed it on the table. Then, planted herself on the bed, covered with futon and placed her face on the pillow. The sound of crying could not be heard. When she woke up it was already morning. She took out a mirror from her bag and checked if it looks like she'd been crying. Just then her Aunt came calling.
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    What game are you currently playing?

    Been Playing Final Fantasy Brave EXVIus these past few years. Great game to reminisce about the past FF. Can't wait for Tifa to be released in the Global version.
  11. One really can't help but notice how similar the design is to Mazinger. It can't be help this is Go Nagai after all. Beside, Melia looks hot.
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    Avengers: Endgame

    After every somber scene, you just gotta love Scott Lang lightening the mood at the end. Just how did he ever get out of the quantum realm?
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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Page 28 [I'm so sorry. We wanted to tell you sooner...please don't be discouraged, okay.] Even with Auntie's gentle words, she can't help but lower her head silently. When lying on the bed, the tiredness of the whole day suddenly came out. However she didn't feel like sleeping, her nerves were strangely awake. There is a window on the foot of the wall that is as tall as the ceiling. The one seen from the door is this one. A window that doesn't open - or rather it was fixed. I wonder if it was by chance that I entered this room, such doubtful thoughts lingered. However, what Noriko felt was not despair. It was anger towards herself. (I should have come here earlier) It was because Noriko now knew here brother was dead. -Last Thursday, there was the death anniversary service of father. With mother being hospitalized, the only ones left in the household was only Noriko and her younger brother in the second grade. Relatives living nearby and neighbors came and help out, but after the service has been completed, everyone became so busy suddenly. She finally slept in the deep of the night, her brother's fall shook Noriko up. [What? Didn't you promise that you will go to the toilet alone?] Being tired, Noriko's tone was ill-tempered. Page 29 [I already did] Takeshi replied sharply. [Then that's good. Good night.] [Brother came] Takeshi whispered silently. [what?] [The altar, it was open] Brother was employed in a pharmaceutical company. He would definitely come back on the day of the funeral service, but without knowing the reason, was absent this year, it made them worry. But coming back at this late at night.... [Did you open the front door?] [No] [Then he won't be able to come in] [but he was here. the sliding door to the altar room was open] [Did you hear anything?] [But....] Rarely meeting him, the younger brother was a bit afraid of his older brother. [This is troublesome. Anyway, why don't you come here.]
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    Elseworlds

    Ooh! Was that John Wesley Shipp back in the flash costume?
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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Okay, here is a disclaimer. I don't know why I didn't notice it before, but the girl's name is Noriko, not Kiko. I don't know where that came from. I wasn't probably paying attention then when I was translating those, but the girl's name is definitely Noriko. Additionally, I've tried to rephrase the sentences to be more palatable to English speakers, instead of literally translating word for word. Hopefully this will make it easier for whoever is going to edit this. Page 26 [I even called the office and the dorm. They are saying that there is no such employee. What could this mean? Please tell me the truth.] Noriko's tone was now like interrogating. Uncle couldn't say anything and just kept quiet. [...dear. You have to say something.] Auntie said defeatingly. [It's not something that we can hide forever] [My brother, something happened to him right?] Takuro closed his eyes. [...he passed away] [Is that so?] Noriko was a bit calm, which surprised the uncle a bit. [Did you already know?] [No. But somehow- something like that] Noriko shifted her words. [About the funeral, has it already been done?] [About that, there has been a delay in communication] Uncle said vexingly. Page 27 [I'm not so sure how to say this. ...in the plant, during work. A chemical tank broke. Tatsuo-kun was just changing the equipment. He still wasn't used to it yet. He wasn't able to run away quick enough. ....but those chemicals, seems like it was a strong acid used for solvents] [was it terrible?] [-there was nothing left] Uncle dropped his shoulders. [I feel somewhat responsible. If I didn't introduce him to our company, no, or at least have him work in the office, something like this wouldn't have happened.] [It's alright. I'm at least grateful for uncle.] Noriko said without any expression. [Are there any belonging that are left behind] [I understand. I'll try to ask about it tomorrow. Why don't you stay here for tonight. From here on, there needs to be a consultation] Uncle said a lot of things, but none of those registered in Noriko's ears. But there was one thing that kept on ringing on her head. [There was nothing left] Noriko was guided in a small room up a few steps from the first corridor.
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    Guyver Novel pictures for translating

    Anybody still interested in getting this translated? It's been too long since I last stopped and I no longer have the reference materials to continue. So if anyone is interested, just let me know. Otherwise, I'll deem this as dead.
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    Music Video Thread

    This is strange, I'm sure I made a thread about the tribute to Michael Jackson, and now I can't seem to find it. Well, anyway, the real intention of that thread is to share music videos that you find interesting, but due to the circumstances during that time, (the passing of the King of Pop), I've decided to change it to a tribute thread instead. Well, anyway, since I can't find that thread anymore, might as well make a new thread. As the topic implies, post music videos.Here's the first videos I'd like to share from a Korean Girl Group Wonder girls, with their song "Nobody". It's a catchy tune with a great dance moves, with some funny comedy at the side.
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    Attack on titan

    The story is unique and intriguing and doesn't follow the usual shonen formula. This is one of the few manga that I'm following.
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    Tribute to Asian Women

    Before anything else, please consider if this is in any way a violation of the TOS in this site. If this thread has violated anything, please feel free to remove this thread. Well, at least to spice things up a little, I'd like to show you some interesting pictures of Japanese girls. I do hope I am not offending anyone in anyway with this post. This is to offer tribute to the beautiful in which we appreciate as art. I will be posting pictures of beautiful women and I am enjoining everyone to do the same. By the way, no nude/pornographic stuffs here as that would be offensive and contradictory to this thread. Nao Nanao Akane Souma Yui Ichikawa
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    A Game of Thrones

    Has anybody seen this? Is anybody reading this? I have the ebooks sitting in my playbook for a long time and it was just recently that I started reading it. What prompted me to read it? Watching the series of course. All I can say is, WOW!! This has got to be one of the finest high fantasy series that I've seen or read. The series is quite faithful to the novel with a few differences which is quite understandable. I'm sure you guys have an idea of what I am talking about. A Game of Thrones is the first novel from the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. I can't believe that I'm actually rooting for the Imp. I must say, Peter Dinklage does play Tyrion Lanister quite well. I can see why he won an award for his performance. I'm surprised that nobody has been talking about this here. It's one of the hottest series in HBO and everyone is talking about it. Any thoughts on this?
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    Berserk New Series

    One thing's for sure, they skipped a lot of great story material. Really disappointed with this revival.
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    Berserk New Series

    With in between chapters of Berserk taking so long to come out, wouldn't you think that Miura was involved with the series? Since Berserk is already decades old, it would be very difficult to have to start from chapter 1. I actually don't mind the mash up of the story, as it help hasten the story to catch up with the latest arc, but the problem comes when it gets caught up with current chapters. What I don't like is the animation style. So stiff, and Gats looks so skinny.
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    Super Robot Wars V

    Wow, I guess I'm not the only one into SRW. But will this prompt me to finally buy a PS4? Not sure yet. And even if it has too much gundam, I don't mind, I never use any of the Gundam except for Nu Gundam and Z Gundam anyways. The rest are just cannon fodders for me. It's actually the story that interests me and how they mash up the different plots together. Perhaps the story won't be centered around the Gundam and the Go Nagai universe. Additionally, I've been really out of the loop for SRW, but since the death of Hirotaka Suzuoki, I guess they needed a new Captain, hence I'm guessing the inclusion of Yamato. Well, at least the Ahgama can retire now.
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    Captain America: Civil War

    I expected a certain somebody to die, I'm glad that person didn't die. And is it me, or does Aunt May get younger and younger in each movie iteration? So what happens to the avengers now?
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    The Maniacal Smile!

    Awesome. Any chance of showing us some teaser contents from inside the comics itself?
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