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Old 10-06-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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Vintage TMNT manga in English!

OldManWinters was kind enough to send me scans of the manga adaptation of "Catwoman of Channel 6". I translated the whole thing into English and will be posting 11 pages a week at my site until I run out (the whole thing is 49 pages).

Due to the rules about scans here at the Technodrome, I can't provide the link, but if you're interested, I can PM it to you.


Anyhow, the manga is...special.

You can tell that they didn't put a whole lot of time, money or effort into it, at least this early on (from what I've seen, the Super Mutant Turtles manga is of much greater quality).

Yoshimi Hamada has a tendency to blatantly recycle artwork, which can get more than a little obvious.

Still, the manga has some value as a curiosity if anything else. It is kind of funny to see them interject various manga-style slapstick and sight gags into the plots of the US cartoons. Though not exactly hilarious, they're somewhat interesting.


Something I noticed that DID catch me by surprise is that all the Turtles constantly refer to April as "kanojo". It's a term essentially meaning "sweetheart", "honey" or "baby". They seem to be a little more familiar with her in the Japanese version, that's for sure.

Anyhow, this stuff isn't high art by any stretch of the imagination, but it'll kill a few minutes.
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:01 PM   #2
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Something I noticed that DID catch me by surprise is that all the Turtles constantly refer to April as "kanojo". It's a term essentially meaning "sweetheart", "honey" or "baby". They seem to be a little more familiar with her in the Japanese version, that's for sure.
How are they using the phrase? If they're refering to her that way while they're talking to her, that's certainly...akward. However, if they're talking about April as a third party, it's just a slightly informal way of saying "she."
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:15 PM   #3
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Awesome dude..I've been meaning to scan some pages from mine...if you're interested in translating let me know. It's the episodes "Shredder & Splintered", "Return of the Shredder", "Case of the Killer Pizzas", and "Invasion of the Punk Frogs".
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:26 PM   #4
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Awesome! Thanks for the link. I've been waiting for years for the Japanese TMNT stuff to be translated!
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:44 PM   #5
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How are they using the phrase? If they're refering to her that way while they're talking to her, that's certainly...akward. However, if they're talking about April as a third party, it's just a slightly informal way of saying "she."
Both, surprisingly, which is why it stuck out to me so much.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:14 PM   #6
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Both, surprisingly, which is why it stuck out to me so much.
Teenage Mutant (Japanese-speaking) Turtles are as bad as sailors.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:40 PM   #7
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-->> How long did it take to translate ??

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^^^ Yeah, I'm just as curious as well. It must take a while right?
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I did it in chunks over the course of a few days, but all together, just a couple of hours to translate the script. The photoshopping was the most annoying part, really; having to crop, resize and substitute all the dialogue. Far more time-consuming than the translation, which was pretty easy.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:12 PM   #10
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Page 12-22 are up!
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Page 12-22 are up!
Might need to link those on the main page. Took me a bit to figure out I needed to click on Page 11 to go to Page 12.
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Nice job, Spengs. Sorry those scans came out a little dark on the edges. But this is a really cool thing that you've done! I'mlLooking forward to more.

And I hope MrPliggins can get you scans of his manga books for you to translate as well!
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:53 PM   #13
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Might need to link those on the main page. Took me a bit to figure out I needed to click on Page 11 to go to Page 12.
Yeah, sorry about that. Forgot to add the links to the page index. Should be good now, though.
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Yoshimi Hamada has a tendency to blatantly recycle artwork, which can get more than a little obvious.
He didn't do all the mangas. I know Vol. 7 must have been done by somebody else. Do you know if Hamada did any other manga comics?

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Something I noticed that DID catch me by surprise is that all the Turtles constantly refer to April as "kanojo". It's a term essentially meaning "sweetheart", "honey" or "baby". They seem to be a little more familiar with her in the Japanese version, that's for sure.
Crazy. On what pages did this occur?
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Pages 23-33 are up.
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Pages 23-33 are up.
Interesting explanation about Shredder's mind control collar. It seems it not only kept April under his control but would keep her in her mutant form permanently. I don't think that was stated in the cartoon episode, was it?
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:59 PM   #17
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Hi, i'm really interested in reading this, could you please PM me the link?
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:39 AM   #18
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Update coming?

What gives? I was really anticipating an update on Monday. Did the rain delay both the World Series Game 5 AND the TMNT manga update?
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:29 PM   #19
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I'll have it up tomorrow. Holiday season has me working extra hours, unfortunately.
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I'll have it up tomorrow. Holiday season has me working extra hours, unfortunately.
Ah, I see. No biggie, I can wait. And extra hours can be a blessing if it means more income.
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