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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Guess what came in the mail today

Oh God marry me now

Pardon my horrendous scanning skills; I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I just shoved the damn thing in there and pressed the button.

Anyway. I haven't actually read it yet, but I've flipped shamelessly through it to look at the pictures (as an aside, I'm fairly certain this is how light novels are meant to be read--first you flip through and look at the pretty pictures, then you read). It's set after El Baile de la Muerte, by the way, and the name seems to be Ballad of the Sinful Wizard. Apologies on my translation of the name changing all the time, but I just noticed the furigana above 哀歌.

The book is short, about 2/3 the length of Shaitane Badi, and unlike Shaitane it's made of very short chapters, about 10 to 20 pages each. Each chapter is from the PoV of a different character, though some characters get more chapters than others. Obviously Eda and Rotton "A Certain Wizard" get the most, but we do get a respectable smattering from the rest of Roanapur, including Sawyer, Shenhua, Balalaika, Chang, Ms. Rebecca, and Dutch, just to name a few.

That's about all I can say without spoiling the book horrendously (and I haven't actually read it yet, either), but I must post just this one thing that I had to scan and show you.

Spoiler below the cut! And it'll only make sense if you've read Shaitane Badi:




FAAAAAAAALCOOOOON WHAT ARE YOU DOING THEEERE

26 comments:

  1. That top pic look's bad ass. Really looking forward to this,and thanks for the info on the book. Hope you enjoy reading it and want to take the time to translate it. ^___^

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  2. Holy shit, i had no fucking idea that there was another novel.

    You're the hero of our time, Spore.

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  3. Just Another SoulMarch 9, 2011 at 1:04 AM

    Oh, baby. Dat Rotton.

    Falcon, eh? He's back from Hong Kong already? Heh.

    Thank you for the sneak peak. I'm lovin' this novel already.

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  4. Is this one also written by Gen? Or is it a different author this time around?

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  5. Very nice

    also I'm just guessing but I think it's the same author since falcon is back.

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  6. OHMYGOD. THANK YOU.
    With both the OVA & manga delayed, or if it's just the whole cast gone MIA, you're my only drug..errr, hope left. ;A;

    thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you

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  7. Won't Shenhua freak out after seeing that there are now 3 people just freeloading in her house?

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  8. Wow looks awesome. Thank you for translating these novels. I never thought in my wildest dreams that they would see the light of day in English. Thank You :)

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  9. Any news on this, Spore? ;__;

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    1. I'm guessing this is never gonna happen?

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    2. I wouldn't be so quick to write it off, but on the other hand, no, it is not very high on my list of priorities right now. If it comes at all it will be at least a year down the road, knowing how slowly I work, so don't hold your breath on it. I'm sorry if I got your hopes up and made it seem like it'd be coming right away, or that I'd even definitely be working on it at all. I coulda sworn I said something about it not being a sure thing, but it doesn't seem to be here... Hmm.

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    3. It's all good, I'm well aware of how busy you are and I do remember you saying it was never a for sure project. Just thought I'd drop by and check if there was any status update since a year has passed but it looks like it's still on the back burner. Oh well, maybe next year.

      Thanks for the update

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  10. why are they holding the controllers like that

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  11. Any good news about this, Spore? Q__Q

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    1. I've finally stopped dragging my feet and decided to start this up after I wrap up the current Baccano arc. I'm afraid I'm going to have to cut up my own copy for the art scans, though.

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    2. Outstanding. The more Black Lagoon I can get my hands on the better.

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    3. Excellent news!

      Especially in light of the fact the Manga is restarting after its long hiatus soon...

      I'm sorry to hear your have to cut up your copy to do it though.

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  12. Do you have an exact date. Also can you translate the next new Black lagoon chapters from ch.82, so we can get the word out, it would much appreciated.

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  13. With the manga restarting. What's your take on Rock's character developement. Honestly he seems like a sympathetic Light Yagami/gunslinger IMO.

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    1. Too early to say at this point. I like how he's not staying steadfastly clean and "normal" despite living in Roanapur, but I like to think that even if he's turning into a bad guy, he doesn't think of himself as one and will continue to be like that for some time.

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  14. I heard Rock did something cool in this Novel. This is so cool, Black Lagoon starting back up on March 19. Also good luck on translating, and thanks for doing this spore, your doing God's work lol.

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  15. God do I want to read this,good luck with this,we'll be eternally grateful!

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  16. Are you still planning to work on this translation? I'm really looking forward to reading this.

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    1. http://anonspore.blogspot.com/p/introduction-faq-project-status-contact.html

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  17. I guess all cances of actually reading this died out? Damn, and I was soo hepeful, could you at least post those interesting facts and stuff from the novel you said you would in case you give up on translating this, pretty please? :'(

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