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Demons in Shanghai (上海妖魔鬼怪, Shanghai Youma Kikai), Hunting Supernatural Demons in Shanghai, China
Shirokage
post Apr 25 2006, 05:19 PM
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Demons in Shanghai

2000, Shounen GanGan



Plot Summary: In the year 2050 AD, Humans live in a world filled with science and electronics, but the "Demon Capital" Shanghai has never been rid of demons. Fortunately, the supernatural Demon Taoists Corporation is here to ensure that neither vampires, demigods, or even trans-cultural literary icons trouble the citizens...at least, for too long.
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All the stuff is scanlated by me, unless otherwise stated.



Demons of Shanghai Chapter One:
Character introduction
Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05
Page 06 Page 07 Page 08 Page 09 Page 10
Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15
Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20
Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25
Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30
Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35
Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40
Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44

Demons of Shanghai Chapter Two:
Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05
Page 06 Page 07 Page 08 Page 09 Page 10
Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15
Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20
Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25
Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30
Page 31

Demons of Shanghai - Chapter Three, Part One:
Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05
Page 06 Page 07 Page 08 Page 09 Page 10
Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15
Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20
Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25

Demons of Shanghai - Chapter Three, Part Two:
Page 01 Page 02 Page 03 Page 04 Page 05
Page 06 Page 07 Page 08 Page 09 Page 10
Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15
Page 16 Page 17 Page 18-19 Page 20
Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25
Page 26 Page 27 Page 28
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Shirokage
post Jun 20 2006, 02:49 AM
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I've finally finished the scanlation for Demons of Shanghai - Chapter One! (Although I was meant to be studying...) They're getting uploaded as I'm typing this.

Same as always: find a broken link or anything like that, give me a yell and I'll patch it up. Feel free to give any comments as well.


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post Jun 20 2006, 12:45 PM
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QUOTE(Shirokage @ Jun 20 2006, 02:49 AM) [snapback]414047[/snapback]

I've finally finished the scanlation for Demons of Shanghai - Chapter One! (Although I was meant to be studying...) They're getting uploaded as I'm typing this.

Same as always: find a broken link or anything like that, give me a yell and I'll patch it up. Feel free to give any comments as well.

Very nice. I didn't like Stray Dog so much, but this...good stuff. Having a Bhuddist vampire was a stroke of genius. I await Chatper 2.


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A couple of comments:
- Nynetales: I don't know... her name is Kuo. I know it's a pun with the "Kyuubi" kanjis but, it feels "weird". Dunno, I'd rather call her Kuo then put a sidetext where it'd say "it roughly translates as "Nynetales" wink.gif ", for example.
- Street: I know "machi" means literally street/avenue... but wouldn't it be more appropriate to translate it as "city" here? I dunno that much Japanese, so I can't tell for sure, but I've seen it used to mean "city" or "town" many times... and, since they're making reference to Shanghai, which is quite "bigger" than a street... happy.gif I think it'd be more appropriate.

And... I'm sorry for only bringing up "bad points"... happy.gifU I mean, otherwise I love it, and I'm really thankful to you for making it m(__)m



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post Jun 22 2006, 07:54 PM
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QUOTE(Sensenic @ Jun 23 2006, 06:30 AM) [snapback]414973[/snapback]

A couple of comments:
- Nynetales: I don't know... her name is Kuo. I know it's a pun with the "Kyuubi" kanjis but, it feels "weird". Dunno, I'd rather call her Kuo then put a sidetext where it'd say "it roughly translates as "Nynetales" wink.gif ", for example.
- Street: I know "machi" means literally street/avenue... but wouldn't it be more appropriate to translate it as "city" here? I dunno that much Japanese, so I can't tell for sure, but I've seen it used to mean "city" or "town" many times... and, since they're making reference to Shanghai, which is quite "bigger" than a street... happy.gif I think it'd be more appropriate.

And... I'm sorry for only bringing up "bad points"... happy.gifU I mean, otherwise I love it, and I'm really thankful to you for making it m(__)m


Well, the thing Nynetales/Kuo is that not only its supposed to be a pun, I think it was meant to be some sort of hint to the reader that the director isn't human as well. It's really hard to achieve the same meaning in english as it was in japanese, as you know, the kanji for the director's name literally means nine tails. I don't really like side notes, that's why I tried to come up with something for the director.

As for the street thing, that's my bad, because I was working kinda late, and wasn't thinking clearly. I'll patch up the scans when I have time.


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post Jun 22 2006, 11:59 PM
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QUOTE (Shirokage @ Jun 23 2006, 04:54 AM) *
Well, the thing Nynetales/Kuo is that not only its supposed to be a pun, I think it was meant to be some sort of hint to the reader that the director isn't human as well. It's really hard to achieve the same meaning in english as it was in japanese, as you know, the kanji for the director's name literally means nine tails. I don't really like side notes, that's why I tried to come up with something for the director.

Well, rather than a hint, in the next chapters is mentioned explicitly happy.gifU
In a couple of yonkomas she actually appears in the fox form and on another with fox-fire (kitsunebi) around her. So not much of a mistery... Perhaps only in this first chapter, yes...
Check The LJ Arakawa community for everything you want to know about SYK (tho' some posts be friend-locked).

Whatever, it's just that I always prefer the original names to be kept, but I understand your point.


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The fact that the director was in fact a nine tailed fox was only supposed to be 'hidden' up to the point where she completely trashed the vampire and Jack tells of his past anyway. So its not like its a big secret.

I knew that the name Nynetales sounded a bit off, but that was the only thing I could come up with to replace the subtle hint. I thought that if I put in a side note, I would draw extra attention to her name, and then people might think something is up with her way before its revealed. (Maybe I'm thinking too much, because I read the whole thing before translating it.)

Translating from japanese to english is hard, since the languages are so different from each other.


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"Short-lived Regime" indeed. Can't wait for Part II.

I really like this Shanghai stuff Arakawa does. One question though...what's the name of the anxious guy on the tourism board?


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I don't think he actually has a name, but Nynetales calls him "Rui", which means type or category (That's why I named him "Type"). In the next panel after Nynetales calls him that, Yan goes on to explain that "Type" is supposed to be a kind of monster. It thought that bit sounded a bit weird, but that's what I think it translates to. I could be wrong though.


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The infamous Monkey King's Bo staff...proping up a weathered wall.

Hillarious.

How many chapters did Arakawa do for Shanghai? Plenty more, I hope.


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That was the last one to date. So unless Arakawa draws more of Shanghai, that will be the end.


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'Demons of Shanghai'.
Hmm. Uh, What is Havoc and Lust doing there?
Oh, wait. That's not them.
But seriously. That women in the character introduction looks like Hawkeye/Lust/Hughes combination.
And that dude looks exactly like Lt.Havoc.


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OMG! i dont know if anyones noticed this yet (apoligies if they have) but on the Deomns of Shanghai chaper 3 part2 on page 27 theres that dude who keep on reappearing in FMA in the crowd XD


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~ Shanghai Youma Kikai: Hiromu Arakawa And Demonic Shanghai Of Future smile.gif ~

Hi everyone smile.gif What do you think about this short (4 chapters) work of H.A. sensei?
I found it brilliant... what a pity, that it wasn't published as a volume even in Japan... Or was it? wink.gif

Personally I was unable to find anthing more than a drama CD...
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amber1003 posted some info about a possible new series from Hiromu Arakawa!

It seems that there is a possibility for Shanghai Youma Kikai to become a long series, or so I understood it.

I can't wait to know more about this! biggrin.gif


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