The NANA Project takes on a special topic this month (or rather, last month a little bit late), following some internet brouhaha around pages that were removed from volume four of Viz’s edition of NANA.
Join Danielle Leigh, Michelle Smith, and me over at Comics Should Be Good as we hash out trademark law, fan entitlement, publisher negligence, translation, adaptation, the meaning of “censorship,” and the power of “love.” And don’t forget to flame us in comments.
We’ll return in June with discussion of volumes 11 & 12 of NANA. Meanwhile, check out our special edition here!
Danielle Leigh saysMay 4, 2010 at 2:02 pm
heh. I like your description of the project better than mine.
(Also…flaming? I guess we’ll see…)
Melinda Beasi saysMay 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm
Hee, I hope it’s clear that my request for flames is tongue-in-cheek. I won’t be surprised if it happens, though. Have you ever waded through a a thread on the topic of manga censorship/adaptation/whatever? It’s ugly in there.
Danielle Leigh saysMay 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm
I mostly stick to “us” (i.e. sensible manga critics) but I’ve seen some crazy shit on the ANN forums. My god, some of those folks think anime exists like air or something…no one has to spend money to produce / distribute it, much less adapt it.
Travis saysMay 6, 2010 at 4:10 am
Anything about Nana makes me so sad these days. Did you see that Yazawa Ai is out of hospital finally, but doesn’t know if she will ever go back to writing manga? ;_;
Melinda Beasi saysMay 6, 2010 at 7:33 am
Yeah, I’ve been kind of in denial over that. I keep hoping it was translated wrong. Heh.
Travis saysMay 6, 2010 at 7:34 am
I went to the website linked in the English article, but sadly it only had a blurb about the article, and if you wanted to read the whole thing, you had to buy the magazine. So I haven’t seen the actual article myself either…
Melinda Beasi saysMay 6, 2010 at 7:35 am
So my denial still holds up! Kind of. Hee. :)