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23 April 2006 @ 22:20
WSB #15: The Lab Subjects

In other news, the Juu-Ou-Sei manga is awesome. I love it to bits, and the anime is amazing too. The manga gives some interesting background on the colony, things that haven't been covered (yet?) in the anime. The anime is working to a completely different timeline -- some events in the first episode haven't happened in the manga yet, while events that happened at the very start of the manga only turned up in episode two. I actually quite like that they're both different takes on the same story, although I think the manga treats the relationship between the two boys better. You can see that Tooru is the more aggressive one from the very start; he wants to be a pilot while his brother is shocked because it would upset their parents.

Also, a scene that BOTH the manga and anime had was Tooru pretending to be Raai so he could speak to a girl. I'm wondering if the fact that they're twins is significant or if it's just so that Raai can angst about 'a killer with [his] face'. Or will they swap roles later...?

Right now, I'm curious about what's happened to Raai. In the first episode's cliffhanger, he was swallowed by tentacles. In the opening to the second episode, Tizu (rom?) says he's dead. But there's no body! And dramatically speaking, it's too anticlimactic. I'm sure he's going to turn up later, probably at the most angst-appropriate moment. I hope so!

If anyone in Japan is reading this, you can go to the official website and send off for a Juu-Ou-Sei present. Thirty people will receive copies of the manga... so please give it a try!

And a poll I nicked from vanillafire:

Which PoT team should I be in?

St Rudolph

And which character am I most like?

Anna: jyu-oh-seitricianna on 23rd April 2006 14:11 (UTC)
Are you getting the bunko editions of Jyu-oh-sei? It's so hard to find in the JP bookstores here -- I may have to special order it or something.

And yes! The anime is pretty spectacular. I wish somebody would sub it already. I could understand bits and pieces but not everything. :(
Williamgenkischuldich on 24th April 2006 02:46 (UTC)
Hm, I think so. Really, I got the only copy I could find! All the stores around here (and I must've visited about five or six) were sold out of the first volume. That's not really enough to say it's super-popular, but it's definitely more popular that anyone ever guessed.

Yes -- I want to link to a subbed copy! I really want everyone to read/watch it! Btw, what bits confused you? I think I got most of it, so if I can remember any details, I can tell you. Sadly, I didn't record it though. ^^
Stella: ranstella_owned on 23rd April 2006 14:46 (UTC)
Thanks much for the Side B translations.
Although I have copies of the manga, they´re in German and sometimes the translations are so weird, you don´t understand a word they´re saying...
You´re so helping me to understand the plot! ^^
Williamgenkischuldich on 24th April 2006 03:00 (UTC)
EEEE!? I find it difficult to believe my translations are more coherent than the official ones, but I'll take that as a compliment! ^^ Anyway, thank you very much, I'm glad this is helping someone!
Nnokiirat on 23rd April 2006 15:00 (UTC)
watched some of jyuu oh sei also. have to second tricianna's wish for subs. :)
Williamgenkischuldich on 24th April 2006 03:01 (UTC)
Yeah -- I really love this anime. I can't wait to see more of it!
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인dilettantka on 24th April 2006 11:39 (UTC)
Who publishes the manga? I'll look for it, I need lots of stuff to read on my long train rides =D
Williamgenkischuldich on 25th April 2006 06:05 (UTC)
Ach, I con't remember! First of all, I just looked in the josei section (where there are all other volumes except one). Now, bookshops seem to be just putting it out of display because so many are asking. So if you're going to a bookstore anyway, look out for it! I'll look up the publisher once I get back home.