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May 29, 2009 3:26 AM

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Konomi Takeshi (the author of manga "Prince of Tennis") announced in a TV program that he will release a single CD "Tenipuri tte Iina/Smile" on August 19th. He not only sings the three songs included in the CD but also wrote and composed two of the songs for himself. He said he would have tried for a professional singer if he had not become a mangaka.

An extra chapter of "New Prince of Tennis" will be bundled with the single CD. He will sing the songs in front of the fans at "Tenipuri Festa 2009" to be held on September 6th.

Picture of Konomi Takeshi singing in a recording studio

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May 29, 2009 3:53 AM

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He's awesome. :D

 
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May 29, 2009 4:30 AM

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Dammmmn, nice.
 
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May 29, 2009 4:33 AM

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He's hot!!!!!!!
 
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May 29, 2009 4:57 AM

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Successful artists in one medium believing that instantly translates into interest or ability in another is typically a sign of delusion and losing perspective.

Don't get me wrong; good for this guy in pursuing something else he's interested in, and passionate about. But including a CD with a new chapter of his manga? What about his fans that want to read the next installment of his story, but have no interest in his music?
"Sekai also works part time as a waitress so she has stamina from serving and balancing plates of food, and is used to working hard in general."

-eturnity, explaining why a petite Japanese schoolgirl would have no problems stabbing a much stronger, awake man to death.
 
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May 29, 2009 5:18 AM

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It's an extra chapter, nothing to do with the original storyline, an.. uhm.. Omake (if I'm correct?).

So for the people who read it because of the story, won't be bothered, I know I won't.
 
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May 29, 2009 7:29 AM

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ohhh japan celebrities and how they are multi-talented :) I'm suprised a mangaka is doing the multi-talent thing though! (Usually its actors/singers/etc) I hope he's a good singer :o
 
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Xenzio said:
It's an extra chapter, nothing to do with the original storyline, an.. uhm.. Omake (if I'm correct?).

So for the people who read it because of the story, won't be bothered, I know I won't.


And you think including it as a bundle package with the CD means its price isn't going to go up?

By your logic, if you want to see "Terminator 4", then you're fine paying $20 instead of $10 if they also threw in a random CD by a debut singer?
"Sekai also works part time as a waitress so she has stamina from serving and balancing plates of food, and is used to working hard in general."

-eturnity, explaining why a petite Japanese schoolgirl would have no problems stabbing a much stronger, awake man to death.
 
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May 29, 2009 11:17 AM

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I wonder if he'll have a pv for his song ^^
 
May 29, 2009 12:53 PM

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He already sang with Ryoma's seiyuu, and his voice is pretty nice. I'm looking forward to it.
 
May 29, 2009 1:23 PM

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This is cool news. Go Take!
 
May 29, 2009 4:46 PM

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That's pretty snazzy but....weird at the same time.

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May 29, 2009 9:08 PM

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Hehe. He's the second mangaka that I know of who's done this. Urasawa was first.
 
Jun 26, 2009 4:13 AM

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cool!!!how multi-talented...
 
May 15, 2010 5:20 PM

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Interesting . Its always great to find out somethin new . . .
 
May 16, 2010 6:53 AM

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Wonder how good his singing is...
 
Sep 16, 2010 6:51 AM

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Wow a singer. o_o *googles to dl*
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Sep 19, 2010 1:31 AM

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Nice, i want to hear his songs
 
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