What are everyone's overall impressions of the SIII manga?

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What are everyone's overall impressions of the SIII manga?

Postby dragonmasterx » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:40 pm

I'm curious as to if they're as boring as the Suikoden 1 and 2 novels, although the short story volumes are good.

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Postby son_michael » Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:53 am

I love it, it shows scenes that arent in the game, and gives alot more info on the main story

for example= chapter 1 starts out with hugos birth, and shows you how he met fubar and how he earned fubars trust, another example is, we see when captain galahad and the second in command die, in chris's first battle

the suikoden 3 manga is awsome and it deffinetley is worth buying, deffinetley not boring as there is lots of new content and the story is s little different

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Postby Vextor » Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:36 pm

The manga does an excellent job explaining the plot of Suikoden 3. It actually changes some of the plot, but the effect is that it makes more sense than the game itself. Aki Shimizu is definitley a good manga artist. The manga keeps getting rave reviews in Japan, and I havn't heared very many complaints in the US either. Of course, our very own HowlingGuild helps proof the translation, which can only mean it's good.

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Postby Oppenheimer » Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:48 pm

That's interesting. What other changes to the plot are there?

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Postby Vextor » Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:36 pm

They included a portion where Caesar floods the Duck Village to stall the advance of the Harmonian military. It's interesting because Fumi Ishikawa once said in an interview before Suikoden 3 was released that, "The Duck Village will actually be flooded!" This never happened in the actual game which was somewhat odd. Perhaps they removed that portion from the game.

Other parts are how Luc removes the True Earth Rune from Sasarai while Sasarai is leading troops in Grassland, instead of back in Crystal Valley. Also, Franz joins after nearly being executed by the Harmonian army, rescued by Queen from a Harmonian camp.

There's many more original scenes in the manga.

Aki Shimizu is also a personal friend of Yoshitaka Murayama, so it woun't be surprising if she gets her ideas from Murayama himself.

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Postby dragonmasterx » Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:33 pm

So if the manga is so great, why did KCET decide to go back to a novel format for IV?

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Postby patapi » Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:20 pm

Suikoden IV was a conscious effort to return to the "old ways" of this series anyway. There is little doubt that the choice of novelization over manga adaptation is yet another attempt towards that aim.

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Postby peaceful_riou » Thu Oct 20, 2005 9:49 pm

I have all of the books released so far, and I have to say they are pretty good!! In the latest volume though...Luc kinda looks a little high...but eh, I still love him.

And...there are suikoden manga volumes of Suikoden I and II!!! *slaps self* I knew it!!!! Man, and here I was searching for them to no avail!!!! >_< GAH!! *rocks back and forth*
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Postby Angelis_Taleria » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:03 pm

Like I said in the other topic, they are not manga. They're novels and they aren't in english.
I hope everything is going delicious.

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Postby peaceful_riou » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:11 pm

Angelis_Taleria wrote:Like I said in the other topic, they are not manga. They're novels and they aren't in english.


Okay...so they are just written in Japanese?? Or are they Like manga...with illustrations?? I have seen maybe one or two pictures that look like old manga styles...but yeah.
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Postby Angelis_Taleria » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:15 pm

They are novels in the truest sense.
I hope everything is going delicious.

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Postby peaceful_riou » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:26 pm

cool! >_< Hmmm... well thanks on the info, I now know what I am searching for...this may make things a whole lot easier... Thankies!!
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Postby Pesmerga » Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:41 am

Speaking of the Novels, does anyone have scans of the pics from the SIV Novel? All I've found thus far is a large pic of the cover with Lazlo and Snowe :)
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Postby peaceful_riou » Fri Oct 21, 2005 6:01 pm

Pesmerga wrote:Speaking of the Novels, does anyone have scans of the pics from the SIV Novel? All I've found thus far is a large pic of the cover with Lazlo and Snowe :)


I don't have any myself...but I do have artwork I did..like my avatar that you might like of them. So far I only have done one picture of the two of them...but yeah, I think you'd like it! It's on my webpage down below on the www button!
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Postby son_michael » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:36 pm

Volume 8 is now available in english

according to the description on the book, chris confronts hugo about her father

you can buy the whole suikoden 3 manga at http://www.discountanime.com


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