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International Translation Project of Manga Say Hello to Black Jack on NicoNico

by dtshyk
Nov 11, 2010 6:08 AM | 19 Comments
Nico nico seiga has launched an international English translation project of manga Say Hello to Black Jack. The idea of the volunteer-based translation project was originall proposed by the author Sato Shuho, who has been seeking a novel business model of manga independent of publishers. Nico nico seiga, one of the services of Nico Nico Douga, offered a platform for international collaboration.

Say Hello to Black Jack translation project (English)

Users first log in to Nico Nico Douga and submit their translations panel by panel. Sato said he welcomes participation of scanlators.

Source: Sato Shuho's web diary

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Awesome stuff

Nov 11, 2010 10:02 PM by PRESSit

nice news as really publishers just want more money anyway and they dont give back big money to the manga artists too, so with the help of the internet we might see the slow end of publishers now *hopeful thinking*

Nov 11, 2010 9:57 PM by isekai

Cool legalized scanlations!

Nov 11, 2010 8:19 PM by Aozure

Metroid said:
Great. This is one of the best drama manga ever made and only available in Japanese, Dutch and French. It's about time English speaking readers get to grit their teeth into this piece of art.


I agree. I've been wanting to read this one so I guess its time. :D

Nov 11, 2010 4:45 PM by arhazivory

cool... though i have no idea whats goin on...

Nov 11, 2010 4:28 PM by Neverarine

Sunao said:
Such a cool idea! Nico Nico Douga is a huge and integrated community, unlike YouTube.
Yeah, true and sad. Youtube could do awesome things too, if it worked together :3

Also, this sounds extremely interesting, even if i'm not even slightly interested in that manga.

Nov 11, 2010 2:56 PM by Nachotee

Sunao said:
Such a cool idea! Nico Nico Douga is a huge and integrated community, unlike YouTube.


QFT
The only time Youtube collaborates is when they diss Justin Beiber

Nov 11, 2010 2:25 PM by herox3

Wow! Good news. Now I wanna read Say Hello to Black Jack .

Nov 11, 2010 2:13 PM by Tatanium

Great. This is one of the best drama manga ever made and only available in Japanese, Dutch and French. It's about time English speaking readers get to grit their teeth into this piece of art.

Nov 11, 2010 2:06 PM by Metroid

Retro8bit said:
Hmmm interesting. At first I assumed that this was for the "Black Jack" anime, but now I see they are two different things.



Well "Black Jack" was a reference to "the" Black Jack you were talking about.

But if you like Team Medical Dragon, you'll like this one too. Although this one is much much more realistic than TMD.

Nov 11, 2010 1:12 PM by wakka9ca

Very cool ^^ I might have to check this one out

Nov 11, 2010 1:10 PM by Gone__Forever__

Hmmm interesting. At first I assumed that this was for the "Black Jack" anime, but now I see they are two different things.

Nov 11, 2010 10:43 AM by Retro8bit

Believe it

Nov 11, 2010 9:13 AM by Album

This is pretty cool.

Nov 11, 2010 9:06 AM by Akamitsu

Such a cool idea! Nico Nico Douga is a huge and integrated community, unlike YouTube.

Nov 11, 2010 8:58 AM by Sunao

good luck

Nov 11, 2010 8:39 AM by Mr_Gutts

Legalized scanlations? Hell yeah.

But seriously, this is really good. I'm tired of reading the rotten translations in my country where the manga is translated to Chinese (and for some manga, English) by some Taiwanese company. You know that can't end well. Plus the manga are heavily censored (To LOVE ru had offensive pages cut out. That didn't end well too) and behind time (Bleach is on volume 15 here).

Well, enough ranting from me. This is a form of recognition that some scanlations are of better quality than anything the publishers can come up with and is a step in the right direction IMO. This project is probably the best thing since I did an undergrad project on manga and Japanese culture and has my support

Nov 11, 2010 7:18 AM by mikhailn

Initially misread the title as "Say Hello to Jack Black." I'd learn Japanese just to translate a manga about Jack Black.

Nov 11, 2010 6:34 AM by Felix_Omni

now THIS is cool, only good could come of this

inb4publishingcompaniesattackit

Nov 11, 2010 6:24 AM by game8910

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