Sunday, July 29, 2012

Moto Hagio's R is for Rocket complete.

R Is For Rocket complete

With great thanks to our man Hox for his amazing work translating this manga.

Some of you surely know of Moto Hagio, one of the Year 24 Group. She's one of the most famous Shojo writers, and an absolute pioneer. Stories like her Heart of Thomas, and A Drunken Dream have been translated and are quite available around the place, so please be sure to check them out.

Now, part of the reason this is being released, is because of Ray Bradbury, who probably needs no introduction. Ray Bradbury was also a true pioneer and a great artist. Bradbury's works like Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, the Martian Chronicles and so many others reinforce him as a man who loved stories and respected their power. He could make you laugh, inspire terror, hope or sadness. Ray Bradbury passed away in June, unfortunately. Translating and editing this for English audiences is just the least we can do to pay tribute to him.

Do yourself a favor...read this manga. And go out and get some other stories by Ray Bradbury. There Will Come Soft Rains, The Small Assassin, A Sound of Thunder...in a career spanning decades, he had a lot of them. It's a real honor and privilege to be able to bring this collection to you now. Moto Hagio's art works beautifully for these stories, bringing Bradbury's work to a new audience.
The stories are R is for Rocket, The Screaming Woman, The Fog Horn, Come Into My Cellar, The Lake, Homecoming, Jack In The Box and The Rocket Man

Poignant human stories, alien invasions, tales of loss, and reaching for the stars, as far as we can go.

RIP, Ray. Enjoy, everyone

4 comments:

  1. Interesting stuff you picked up.

    And I see that you guys did other classic manga. I do wonder if any of you heard of Dancing Policeman by Naoki Urasawa?

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  2. This looks interesting. I'll give it a try. And thanks a bunch for your hard work!!

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  3. This has been on my wishlist since forever! Thank you very very much for your hard work!

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  4. Moto Hagio was also a great fan of Shotaro Ishinomori. Like Keiko Takemiya before her

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