Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sabu and Ichi chapter 83 (END)


Well...the day has come at last. Sabu and Ichi's adventures come to their end.  Or at least Shotaro stops writing about them.

I encourage you all to read Chaos's final thoughts on the series.  When I suggested it to him so long ago now, I never thought we'd become so attached to it as we have now. Sabu and Ichi takes a lot of cues from Japanese detective fiction, but Ishinomori uses them to explore social commentary and show how even two men on the lowest rung of the social ladder can do good in the world. That's really what the whole series is about: doing the best with what you have,

So, let's hear it for Chaos, for his masterful translation, Angel of Chaotix for his attention to every script, and my man Kazuhiko for everything he did in the editing.

Chapter 83

Volume 13

See you around, Sabu and Ichi. It's been a blast.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the hard worlk!! A master piece of the King of Manga!!

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  2. Can you try astro boy it's a manga made by osamu tezuka

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    1. It already have an official english translation from Dark Horse Comics... And all of those comics have been scanned if you're unable to buy them.

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  3. THANK YOU!

    I'm happy that this series is coming to a end. But also sad that this will be the last Ishinomori for a while.

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  4. Thanks! Are you guys considering doing the specials Ishinomori did after the series end?

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  5. Thanks, thanks, THANKS! Nothing more ti say...

    Except discovering this manga was a great thing. hard work, and loved it

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  6. Thanks so much. To think we can now read one of Ishinomori's greatest, if not the greatest.

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  7. Thank you, Happy Scans

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  8. What's up with these old manga artists not giving proper conclusions for their stories? I mean, as much as I love these series, it's starting to get frustrating. Captain Harlock volume 1 and 2 were awesome and entertaining and then volume 3 has non ending and dont explain shit. And it's the same with Go Nagai's works. This was a trend back then?

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    1. It's the last volume but Ishinomori came back to it from time to time. The last chapter was released in 1996.

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    2. You're saying it as if this stuff isn't happening anymore. Manga publishing is ruthless and stuff can get axed with no prior warning, or just enough warning for them to write a single short ending chapter. It's sad but it's the reality of things.

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    3. A better question would be why newer manga artists are more likely to write "proper conclusions" nowadays. If you look at most Japanese storytelling throughout history, from old noh dramas to folk legends to Akira Kurosawa films, it's far more common for stories to end on a tragic, somber, or open-ended note. A lot of Japanese prefer these kinds of endings to a happy ending (or "proper conclusion" in your terms). Not everything has to come full circle. In fact, in my own analysis it probably wasn't until a few decades into the postwar period, when the cultural exchange with America really took off and American cinema became commonplace, that the full-circle ending became more common.

      tl;dr: What a "proper conclusion" is to you is defined by your culture and not necessarily shared by the rest of the world.

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