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What was the first untranslated manga you read?



What was the first untranslated manga you read?
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Nargun
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:55 pm    Post subject: What was the first untranslated manga you read? Reply with quote
'Cause I can't for the life of me remember what the first translated manga I read was.

But I sure as hell can remember reaching for my kan'ei jiten twice a page as I struggled through [the unfuriganaed] 3x3 eyes.
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Mr Waffle
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
What an odd topic.

Anyway, the only untranslated manga I've read was Initial D vol 29 that I picked up in Japan because... well, my wallet was full of yen and I was leaving that day.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The first untranslated manga I ever read was Rurouni Kenshin.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Angelic Layer and Chobits volume 1 back before they were released in english and I had to know what they were XD
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QueenSaiyan
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I struggled my way through Lawful Drug vol 1 with my dictionary in hand and my pencil and paper on the floor in front of me. XD
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Shawaazu
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
If I remember correctly, it was Sailor Moon Vol. 1 (also the first manga I ever bought).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Original Doraemon manga I found at a friends place back sometime in 95-96 O_o
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Remxi
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Blame!

The great thing is, you don't really need to be able to read the text to understand what's going on (even if you did, there's only about 1 text bubble every 10 pages or so).
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Annie
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I seriously can't remember. I started borrowing random Japanse tankoubons from the Chatswood library (Sydney) when I was in year 7, even though I couldn't read Japanese at that time. I was only able to understand Japanese properly by year 10.
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Lupercal
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Errr... I can tell you the first untranslated manga I ever looked at, because I couldn't understand it at all...

Actually it's a bit embarressing. Err... initials are MSR. ... err.... yeah.

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Raven Xavier
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
one piece #1
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
one peice for me aswell
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Evangelion volume 9. Kawrou is an even better character in the manga.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Short Program vol 1 was my first and it was in Chinese(I Purchased it at a newsagent in Chinatown Melb.), the first original Japanese Manga i purchased was Marmalade Boy vol 1, which i purchased at a bookstore at Kyoto Railway Station in 1996.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think my first was a random vol of Rave my friend brought back for me when she went on exchange to Japan. I didn't really *read* it as such at that time, just flipped through. The first I actually endeavored to read/translate was probably E's vol 1.
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Cypher-Khan
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Tenjou Tenge - which is fsking hard due to lack of furigana and my lack of a kanji dictionary...

Took a step down half an hour later and started on Pretty Face... ahh, blessed furigana goodness makes the process easier. Like Queensayin, there was much referrering to my dictionary...
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Darth Tallis
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hmmmmmm, not so much read as looked through given my lack of multi-ligual talent. Ghost in the Shell 2: Man Machine Interface.
Even though I couldn't read it, I liked the art work. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I first remember poring over a friend's tankubon from Japan.. there was one AWESOME one in it.. I couldn't understand a word of it, but I loved it anyway. The first untranslated one that I started making efforts to read (I don't have a dictionary yet- but I get the manga out to have a squiz at regularly and see what I can understand) was Gravitation. I haven't had a read of it for a while, but I'm making more of an effort with Bleach and Zombie Powder. Kubotite is the bestest.

One that I really will have to get eventually will be Ranma though- I adore it and would love to see it in the original Japanese.

Smiles and lollipops,
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
lol well it was Dragon Ball for me (how original) I think it was volume 3, I could read it but I couldnt understand lol, it was also the first manga I purchased also.
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