Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fantasy World Jun, volume 1



And we bring you the first half of an Ishinomori classic! Fantasy World Jun volume 1!

Our friend, Guren no Heyakara translated it and a10ner has done an utterly incredible job typesetting it. This is a beautiful manga, some of the most amazing art Shotaro Ishinomori has ever done. It's a manga really about storytelling, about loss, about life and about the world as a whole, one I'm told he did when coping with the loss of his sister. Hence the theme of sorrow and how it's part of life.

through his author avatar Jun, he goes through different worlds, times and explores many different things. Little I can say does this justice, so read it! We have another new series you guys'll like in the typesetting phase now, something you can thank Other Side Of Sky for, and you can bet we'll see it through!

Remember, we're looking for more typesetters and translators as well...Kazu should hopefully be back soon!

11 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot. :)

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  2. OMG! Is this the title that caused which caused jealousy even on the God of Manga Osamu Tezuka? I can't believe it's finally being translated.

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  3. I love you guys. Tezuka bless you.

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  4. Now that's some great stuff. Thank you, guys.

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  5. Actually, Jun won the Shogakukan Manga Award, Tezuka got jealous because it was competing with his life work, Hi no Tori, published on the same magazine. Being asked by a fan, he said that Jun was not a great example of the art of manga.

    Apparently, Ishinomori was so offended by this statement that he almost canceled Jun at the time. But after that, Tezuka personally asked forgiveness to Ishinomori and as good admirer and follower of the great master, he accepted the apology and continued to publish the work.

    Tezuka was very competitive and envious of the talent of others, and clearly Ishinomori was proving to have it in abundance. He also attacked Shigeru Mizuki saying that he has not drawing skills and the fact that he lost his left arm (Mizuki was left-handed) has nothing to do with it since there's nothing that the human body cannot accomplish with willpower. He also said that he could do better horror stories any time he wants.

    Yeah, Tezuka was hardly the Mr. Nice Guy he's usually portrayed as.

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    1. Everyone's human, I suppose.

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    2. Thank you for the history and insight, the comment is appreciated.

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  6. Wow! I never expected to see this work of Ishinomori translated. Thanks for this release.

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  7. Thanks, but there's one page missing. Page 087. http://i.imgbox.com/adwf5qDa.jpg

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    1. Thanks for pointing that one out. Here:

      http://sadpanda.us/images/1667580-QN8JFU2.jpg

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