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

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Postby Angelis_Taleria » Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:36 pm

It's a waste to buy manga, especially as cheap as the SIII manga is, online when you can walk right into your local book store and buy it cheaper.
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Postby Nekomancer » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:21 pm

Angelis_Taleria wrote:It's a waste to buy manga, especially as cheap as the SIII manga is, online when you can walk right into your local book store and buy it cheaper.

That would be asuming you lived the correct country. I know there are people from many different countries here who may find this useful. There are also people like me who probably find it easier to order manga online than to 3 hours to get it.

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Postby Night » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:29 pm

Nekomancer wrote:
Angelis_Taleria wrote:It's a waste to buy manga, especially as cheap as the SIII manga is, online when you can walk right into your local book store and buy it cheaper.

That would be asuming you lived the correct country. I know there are people from many different countries here who may find this useful. There are also people like me who probably find it easier to order manga online than to 3 hours to get it.


3 hours?! You lucky thing! Try waiting months on the off chance that the rare Suikoden manga tha comes in stock in the book store is the one I need! Far easier to get online for me.
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Postby KoyuRedd » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:33 pm

Night wrote:3 hours?! You lucky thing! Try waiting months on the off chance that the rare Suikoden manga tha comes in stock in the book store is the one I need! Far easier to get online for me.

Why not order them through shop owners? That's what I'm doing.
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Postby Nekomancer » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:47 pm

Night wrote:
Nekomancer wrote:
Angelis_Taleria wrote:It's a waste to buy manga, especially as cheap as the SIII manga is, online when you can walk right into your local book store and buy it cheaper.

That would be asuming you lived the correct country. I know there are people from many different countries here who may find this useful. There are also people like me who probably find it easier to order manga online than to 3 hours to get it.


3 hours?! You lucky thing! Try waiting months on the off chance that the rare Suikoden manga tha comes in stock in the book store is the one I need! Far easier to get online for me.

Hahah, I left out the word 'drive' The bookstore is about an hour and a half from where I live so round trip is three hours. Gas is getting pricey again too.

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Postby Night » Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:15 pm

KoyuRedd wrote:
Night wrote:3 hours?! You lucky thing! Try waiting months on the off chance that the rare Suikoden manga tha comes in stock in the book store is the one I need! Far easier to get online for me.

Why not order them through shop owners? That's what I'm doing.


Then we come to the driving/distance from shop issues :P Plus, I still save a few pounds through Amazon.
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Postby GenmaNinja » Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:30 am

I have six volumes. I like the artwork in it a lot. Also like the little side story in the beggining with how Hugo and Fubar met. And you get to see Chris kick some lizard ass! :P
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Postby Shigure » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:22 am

I have only one manga. And I cherish it to death. It's the only manga I've got and the only one I've seen worth having. Not to downplay manga as I love a lot of the styles, however I find most mangas are too vast and drawn out. (One Piece, anyone? 400+ manga chapters)
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Postby Raftrider » Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:13 pm

I like the manga, but I wish they would have made a Suikoden II or IV instead (or V, now that I think about it.)

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Postby patapi » Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:44 am

'Instead'? I thought the decision to adapt Suikoden III's story into manga form was well-timed. Especially because it allows us to experience the TSS in a single coherent storyline.

As for the other non-TSS titles, they already have novel adaptations. That's where names like Tir, Riou and Lazlo came into being in the first place.

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Postby Jowy Atreides » Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:38 pm

I think Raftrider means another Suikoden manga instead of more novels.

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Postby fathamburger » Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:09 am

I'm loving it so far.

It's very familiar yet different, basically like watching a movie of a book (you'd think it was the reverse) except it adds to the story. For example a closer view of the battles, more plot and character development, seeing baths and events that were throwaway references (for example Lily's fight with Chris). These are all priceless for the diehard fan.

I'm up to 9 and it's only getting better, she keeps apologising for how late she is but I don' think anybody minds. We just hate the waiting. I'd prefer if Shimizu-san took as long as she needed to keep up the remarkable quality. She is both an excellent artist and an amazing storyteller who has both thorough knowledge of the game as a fan as well as an instinctual understanding of what gaps need to be filled and how to tell the story economically.

I wasn't expecting much when I initially picked it up. I was thinking it was going to be a literal shot for shot or.. act for act rehash of the game much like how a lot of anime follow their manga inspirations literally and was very pleasantly surprised.

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Postby EnigmaticThief » Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:00 pm

I really like the Suikoden III manga, and think they are treating the story very well. Delving further into some of the minor characters, like the Zexen Councilmen and exploring Wyatt's connection with Yun are great moments.

However, I noticed that, in the last couple of volumes, they translated some well-established terms differently. Rather than living in the Great Hollow, the Lizard Clan now inhabits "The Great Sky Cavern" and Geddoe is in charge of the "12th Battalion." Where did this come from? How the heck is a six-person group a "battalion"?

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Postby dragonmasterx » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:58 pm

However, I noticed that, in the last couple of volumes, they translated some well-established terms differently. Rather than living in the Great Hollow, the Lizard Clan now inhabits "The Great Sky Cavern" and Geddoe is in charge of the "12th Battalion." Where did this come from? How the heck is a six-person group a "battalion"?


Are the translators for the later volumes different people?

I only bought the first volume, and on the first few pages of that, they mention suikosource and how the site owner HowlingGuild is telling them what the official translations are and stuff. Whatever happened to that?

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Postby fathamburger » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:28 pm

Maybe Howling ran out of time to do it? was he/she ever getting paid to do it? If not Im sure there'd be more willing volunteers here :)


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