Japanese translator Kim Morrissy explores how our favorite anime, manga, and light novels are translated into English. What is lost in translation? More importantly, what is found in translation? This week, Kim looks at the Kyoto dialect spoken in the Blue Exorcist anime and asks how dialects are translated (or not translated) into English. Hit the jump to read more!
According to the newest Oricon sales report for the week ended January 8, 2017, the 18th volume of Kazue Kato's supernatural action manga Ao no Exocist/Blue Exocist jumped up to the top of its weekly manga sales chart from the last week's 3rd. Check the top manga titles of the week after the jump.
Ryuji Suguro is the man of the hour. He looks like a rooster. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. He's on the cover of the newly released volume 18 of the manga. And, he helped Kazue Kato kick off her mini-countdown to the January 6th return of Blue Exorcist TV anime. See how they hyped the Kyoto chapter adaptation after the jump.
In a bit of New Year's fun, to promote the Blue Exorcist Kyoto Arc tv anime, debuting January 6th, and the Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic anime movie, opening January 21st, Rin and Yukio Okumura, Sebastian Michaelis and Grell Sutcliff swapped outfits. More after the jump.
Crunchyroll has announced plans to stream Aniplex anime Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, Fate/Grand Order -First Order- and Granblue Fantasy this winter. Get the details after the jump.
For the last three years, Blue Exorcist author Kazue Kato has taken to Twitter to mark the occasion of the December 27th birthday of twin heroes Rin and Yukio Okumura. This year, there's more to celebrate. There's a new chapter of the manga in Jump Sq. and collection 18 is out on December 31st. Oh, and there's the Kyoto Saga anime starting January 6th.
An earlier look at the February issue of Jump Sq, out in Japan on December 31st, has shown that the new Kyoto Arc Blue Exorcist TV anime, debuting January 6th, will be released on Japanese home video starting March 8th. Then, volume 19 of the Kazue Kato manga (18 is likewise being released on 12.31) will be bundled with an anime DVD. More after the jump.
Last weekend was Jump Festa, the big annual celebration of the noted family of manga magazines. And, this meant lots of shikishi and other sketches from the authors, including a meet-up and a bit of mutual appreciation from Blue Exorcist's Kazue Kato and Twin Star Exorcists' Yoshiaki Sukeno, not to mention a whole lot of tributes from To Love-Ru's Kentaro Yabuki. Get a look after the jump.
After almost six years, it's only weeks until Blue Exorcist returns to anime. Hyping this already highly anticipated Kyoto Arc TV adaptation, lead Rin Okumura is the subject of a new character promo, published along with a second preview. Get a look afrer the jump.