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Re: Latest Intel on English Translation

The Toan no Tsubasa translation is now complete. Eugene's blogged that he's planning to translate Higashi no Watatsumi, Nishi no Sokai ("Poseidon of the East, Vast Blue Seas in the West") next.
by Jinx999
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:30 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Latest Intel on English Translation
Replies: 32
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Re: Latest Intel on English Translation

http://www.eugenewoodbury.com/tonan/index.html

Eugene Woodbury has started translating the Tonan no Tsubasa novel. :D
by Jinx999
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:12 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Latest Intel on English Translation
Replies: 32
Views: 36649

Re: Gekkei is admirable.

I wouldn't use the word "reactionary", which generally is used to mean someone extremely conservative, old fashioned and right wing. However, many rulers seem to be selected for their ability to correct the problems from the previous reign.
by Jinx999
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:47 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Gekkei is admirable.
Replies: 40
Views: 38962

Re: Thrones and questions

Yeah. The spambots are a menace. As for being absent from the throne, I'm not reading this as literal separation from a chair, but instead as poor government. Youma infestation is a sign of failing government. Shoruyu can go out and wander around because a) he has competent and trustworthy ministers...
by Jinx999
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:43 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Thrones and questions
Replies: 18
Views: 17552

Re: Asano's role and development: thoughts and discussion.

He fairly obviously was in a mutual relationship with Yuka. Youko was a friend and had a crush on him, but it seemed fairly shallow. He fairly obviously knew, but she'd apparantly never brought it up and he didn't want to ruin their friendship by telling her that he prefered the school pariah to her.
by Jinx999
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:44 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Asano's role and development: thoughts and discussion.
Replies: 81
Views: 55656

Re: Asano's role and development: thoughts and discussion.

We don't know how old the gun is. There are probably people out there who can take one look and tell us the make and model, but I'm not one. There's no particular reason to believe it is that old. Do we ever see any rockets or fireworks in the twelve kingdoms? I'm trying to recall, but can't think o...
by Jinx999
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:47 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Asano's role and development: thoughts and discussion.
Replies: 81
Views: 55656

Re: fanfiction recommendations

I'm unaware of any good 12K fanfiction, I'm afraid, despite having written one. It's not bad, I hope, but it is just one scene as I can't write a plot to save my life. Looking at the fanfiction.net ones, they're mostly King/Kirin romance (which is specifically and cannonically a bad idea), mostly in...
by Jinx999
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:39 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: fanfiction recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 18277

Re: Asano's role and development: thoughts and discussion.

He was able to buy it, because the seller thought it was a random piece of useless junk. The problem is, revolvers are not that hard to figure out. They have an obvious handle and there's a lever to pull where the fore finger goes. (Unless it's single action - which is, I'd think, unlikely) It's van...
by Jinx999
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:19 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Asano's role and development: thoughts and discussion.
Replies: 81
Views: 55656

Re: Asano's role and development: thoughts and discussion.

We're using different definitions of the phrase "special quality". You're using it in terms of having a personality. I'm using it in terms of having a special quality that makes you a significant character in fiction. Youko, for example, has a special quality. She is the annointed King of ...
by Jinx999
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:20 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Asano's role and development: thoughts and discussion.
Replies: 81
Views: 55656

Re: whom is your favorite character?

Yuka is a decent and somewhat sympathetic character. However: 1) Youko had no particular logical reason to suspect the farm-wife from the start. The choices at the time were basically trust her or kill her. And killing strangers out of fear is not a healthy approach to life. The fact that she later ...
by Jinx999
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:27 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: whom is your favorite character?
Replies: 190
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Re: Asano's role and development: thoughts and discussion.

I wouldn't say that Asano had potential as a hero or was a significant love interest for Youko. At the start, she had a mild crush on him, but she didn't really connect with him or anyone (which is what she had to grow out of as part of her character development). Asano's role is basically that of g...
by Jinx999
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:08 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Asano's role and development: thoughts and discussion.
Replies: 81
Views: 55656

Re: Any news on When the next book will be translated?

Significant chunks of Tonan no Tsubasa have been translated, but it hasn't been finished and the translation's English isn't the best.
by Jinx999
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:38 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Any news on When the next book will be translated?
Replies: 18
Views: 17729

Re: How did Keiki find Yoko?

Oh and one more thing. Our primary source about what it feels like to sense the Ouki is from Keiki explaining it to Taiki.

And Keiki has been a miserable failure every other time he's tried to explain something.
by Jinx999
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:27 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: How did Keiki find Yoko?
Replies: 6
Views: 9318

Re: How did Keiki find Yoko?

Good point about Hourin - I'd forgotten that. But the time taken to find something is always unpredictable. It's the same for your mobile, lost arrows and car keys. It's presumably the same for kings. It does seem odd that Keiki would have traveled to Hourai without having checked Kei throughly firs...
by Jinx999
Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:30 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: How did Keiki find Yoko?
Replies: 6
Views: 9318

Re: How did Keiki find Yoko?

I think we're dealing with a translation/cultural problem, rather than a plotting problem. IMHO, the Kirin doesn't see the aura around the king, rather he/she just knows that the person is the king. It's internal rather than external. Remember that Taiki felt something when he first saw Gyousou. He ...
by Jinx999
Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:30 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: How did Keiki find Yoko?
Replies: 6
Views: 9318

Re: Asano's role and development: thoughts and discussion.

A more sophisticated than ususal spambot, but still a spambot. [sigh]
by Jinx999
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:23 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Asano's role and development: thoughts and discussion.
Replies: 81
Views: 55656

Thanks. The place was getting wrecked.

Edit - did you also unsubscribe the spammer?
by Jinx999
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:17 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: It's obvious...
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Views: 5769

Agreed - but I don't know who was responsible for this pace at all. He/she might have moved on.
by Jinx999
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:02 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: It's obvious...
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Views: 5769

I don't think it's like a marriage at all, it's far too formal. I think it is just like the books describe it, it's more like a King and their high adviser. There is never any real compassion between the two, it never goes beyond the bounds of friendship. Just look at Keiki's previous King, and how...
by Jinx999
Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:21 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: What's your take on King/Queen and Kirin relationship
Replies: 18
Views: 20080

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by Jinx999
Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:15 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: What's your take on King/Queen and Kirin relationship
Replies: 18
Views: 20080

Yep. That's what they did with the Slayers novels.
by Jinx999
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:24 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Latest Intel on English Translation
Replies: 32
Views: 36649

IMHO, these isn't one answer to the question. Each pair is different and behaves in different ways. Shoryu and Enki are old friends who spend their time sarastically insulting each other. Kourin, apart from some ineffectual protests, was her king's doormat and enabler. Youko and Keiki just plain don...
by Jinx999
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:32 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: What's your take on King/Queen and Kirin relationship
Replies: 18
Views: 20080

Nope, I meant Shoukei. She is probably my favorite character. And I doubt the Kirin would have been lynched. Normal people don't even have access to the palace or anything. And there was really never any feeling of contempt towards her from the people, just at the King. We don't know that. It never...
by Jinx999
Fri May 27, 2011 3:18 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Gekkei is admirable.
Replies: 40
Views: 38962

Or possibly, if he didn't kill her, she'd have been lynched, as nearly happened to Shoukei. So he was giving her a quick and easy death. The question of Hourin's death is one of the mysteries of the series.

Mab, are you using Shoukei where you mean Gekkei?
by Jinx999
Thu May 26, 2011 3:18 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Gekkei is admirable.
Replies: 40
Views: 38962

I think being out of place was an important part of the theme of the characters. As Mab said, their main purpose in the anime was to externalise Youko's inner debates. Asano was the guy who tried to remain a nice normal high school student. It didn't work out for him. Sugimoto was the one who threw ...
by Jinx999
Wed May 25, 2011 3:19 am
 
Forum: The Twelve Kingdoms Discussion
Topic: Asano's role and development: thoughts and discussion.
Replies: 81
Views: 55656
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