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Re: Comparison between No.6 and The Song of Achilles
« on: May 22, 2015, 04:02:12 am »
Ah, it's great that you're supporting the manga release! I hope you'll get your copies soon~ The scanlators indeed stopped once the series got licensed after Kodansha asked them to, but they did provide summaries for the later chapters. (If you're really impatient, you can check out the links page of the restructuralcommittee blog for summaries and raws.)

I'd definitely recommend reading the novels as well! 9th avenue has the translations up right here; the manga keeps to the novels fairly well, but of course it can't convey everything the novels have to offer. There's a lot of character introspection and some great scenes that the manga had to skip. Of course, in some cases an image says more than a thousand words, but you can only cram so many thought balloons into a single page.

I looked up The Song of Achilles and it sounded really interesting!  I hadn't heard of it before, but I'm definitely going to put it on my to-read list, I'm very curious now. (Actually, I think I saw Rick Riordan had commented on it on goodreads? So I'm not sure if you mentioned him on purpose, but that was  a funny coincidence then. And yeah, he writes super quickly O_O Binge-read the Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus series a while ago and I was amazed that most of them were only a year apart at most. What the heck.)

(Ah yeah, we know about the censoring issue, sorry about that ^^; it's built in. I think it's been tried to change it but I'm not sure if that's possible. At least it doesn't censor hard and core separately then...)