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Old April 26th, 2009 (06:43 AM).
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So, I live near Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater, New Jersey (read: 1 town away, 10 minute bus ride), which contains a Sanseido bookstore - where, I might add, RAW volumes of Pokemon Special can be purchased within 1 day of the release of a volume in Japan (trust me. I've tried).

I have volumes 29-31 with me at home (poor high school student can only afford one volume at a time).

As I am NOT Japanese, I wanted to see who would be interested to work with me in a future scanlating project. As in, scanners, cleaners, and most importantly, translators. Since we all know the depth to the poorness in how the Pokemon community handles its best manga, Pokemon Special, I'm ambitious in that I want to create a new era for the D/P/Pt arc of our favorite manga.

And I checked, asking for help for something that could be a completely separate project is completely within the rules of the forum. 8D
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Old April 26th, 2009 (08:34 AM).
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Wow, sounds like a cool idea : D
I don't know Japanese, unfortunately..
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Old April 26th, 2009 (09:04 AM).
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I´m a great Editor of manga scans, that project interest me a lot.
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Old April 26th, 2009 (09:44 AM).
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I'd like to help in any way possible but I only know a little japanese and a lot of it is swears...
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Old April 26th, 2009 (01:29 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Sea Guardian:
I'd like to help in any way possible but I only know a little japanese and a lot of it is swears...
Ha! Me, too! Anyway, great idea, but I pretty much useless....
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Old April 26th, 2009 (03:02 PM).
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Why don't multiple people who know a little bit of Japanese get together with dictionaries or whatever and try to translate it?

It would be a great opportunity to not only expand the Pokemon Scanlating fanbase, but to also learn Japanese!
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Old April 26th, 2009 (04:13 PM).
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That's a lot easier said than done. I can speak Japanese just a little bit (but enough to get me by at the bookstore), but the idea of translating an entire volume (considering I would need hiragana charts) with such limited knowledge of the language is DAUNTING.

BTW, I will not provide my raws if I can't get at least a team together, because then I'll feel like I'll have been doing all that work of buying volumes and scanning them for naught. =/
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Old April 26th, 2009 (05:10 PM).
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lol, whoever's up to the challenge!
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Old April 27th, 2009 (05:20 AM).
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Well, my Japanese is in similar situation as Aestivate's. Of course, I can read Kana fully. Also, the Kanji doesn't scare me. I can read a quite bunch of them (and when I can't, I have the JWPCE dictionary). But that's not enough to translate the entire volume especially considering that I suck in Japanese grammar. I know basic particles and stuff but the word-endings in Hiragana are mostly ununderstandable to me.

But still, I would like the scans of Volumes 30 and 31. I will try to do something with them.

Not to mention that it's very hard to find a translator here, so I suggest publishing RAWs, if they're the best that we can have.
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Old April 27th, 2009 (11:56 AM).
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^Indeed, gammer is a b****.
Even if we couldn't translate them I think raws would be a good idea especially if we had the summaries from Serebii.
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PokeSpecial Manga rocks! Spread the popularity!
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Old April 27th, 2009 (04:30 PM).
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Well, Pokespe is written almost completely in hiragana (and the Kanji has furigana attached to it) so deciphering kanji not the biggest issue.
Just, accuracy in translations in general, and level of prowess of translations, e.g. Dia and Pearl's manzai routines.

I COULD take the time and scan the raws, but not until after AP's/SAT's are over.
Again, the woes of being a high school student.
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Old April 29th, 2009 (03:48 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Aestivate:
Well, Pokespe is written almost completely in hiragana (and the Kanji has furigana attached to it) so deciphering kanji not the biggest issue.
Just, accuracy in translations in general, and level of prowess of translations, e.g. Dia and Pearl's manzai routines.

I COULD take the time and scan the raws, but not until after AP's/SAT's are over.
Again, the woes of being a high school student.
OMG. Exams suck.

But it's of course understandable. We'll wait.

I just hope you don't disappear somewhere in Space-Time as most people who promise scans do.
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Old April 29th, 2009 (03:54 AM).
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I want them translated as much as you do, trust me.
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Old May 3rd, 2009 (02:26 PM). Edited May 3rd, 2009 by Ru-Kun.
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I don't know Japanese, but I found an online translator. If anyone has the ability to type Japanese Characters, it could come in help.

I'll give y'all a link

http://translation2.paralink.com/lowres.asp
 
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