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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:12 pm 
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So, I did a search for "GTO" on the Japanese amazon site because that's how I spend my precious spare time, and came across these publications, all from July and August of this year, all having between 332 and 356 pages. Anyone know what they are? I am guessing some sort of re-release of the manga to tie in with the new drama or something?

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 Post subject: Re: What are these?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:47 pm 
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Ugly Pig wrote:
So, I did a search for "GTO" on the Japanese amazon site because that's how I spend my precious spare time, and came across these publications, all from July and August of this year, all having between 332 and 356 pages. Anyone know what they are? I am guessing some sort of re-release of the manga to tie in with the new drama or something?


Yup...Encore series. The first 2 states the date when the Drama Starts. Still 300+ pages...that's the size of the SJG comics that were released here. My question is why is there English dialogue on the cover?


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So, I did a search for "GTO" on the Japanese amazon site because that's how I spend my precious spare time, and came across these publications, all from July and August of this year, all having between 332 and 356 pages. Anyone know what they are? I am guessing some sort of re-release of the manga to tie in with the new drama or something?


Yup...Encore series. The first 2 states the date when the Drama Starts. Still 300+ pages...that's the size of the SJG comics that were released here. My question is why is there English dialogue on the cover?


Hmmm... Kodansha released a bi-lingual version of GTO in Japan once I think... Maybe it's that one?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:39 am 
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Why is there English? There was English on the back of every original GTO volume so it's nothing new really. Some design choice they decided on back in 1997.

I think these are just a new print of the cheap combini edition, with new covers to promote the drama.
I haven't looked into it though, but this is what it seems like from just looking at those images.

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Hmmm... Kodansha released a bi-lingual version of GTO in Japan once I think... Maybe it's that one?


Really? I didn't know that. So how does it work, it has english alongside japanese? Or is it duplicate pages. Anywhere we can get hold of the whole set?

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Hmmm... Kodansha released a bi-lingual version of GTO in Japan once I think... Maybe it's that one?


Really? I didn't know that. So how does it work, it has english alongside japanese? Or is it duplicate pages. Anywhere we can get hold of the whole set?

I can't be sure, but I don't believe they actually published the entire series that way, only the first few volumes...

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Yeah they only did the first 3 volumes. You might be able to track it down through Kinokuniya, Nosajj.

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How did the page layout look like for the bilingual releases?


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basically all the panels were shrunk a bit to fit Japanese text around the borders. Everything inside the speech bubbles were mostly in English. To be honest, it doesn't look great, but it's kind of cool for a language learner none the less. Also, the translation is pretty good.

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