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~ Group Fan Letter To Hiromu Arakawa Pt 2 (major Update), Project is done and over, thread closed ~
Hi everyone I just wanted to give everyone a little update on the letter to Arakawa. As of today we have 146 names from all over the world (although the majority is from the US). I have created an E-mail exclusively for this project firstname.lastname@example.org which I plan to put down as our main contact E-mail in the letter.
Now for the updates:
1) I am also opening up fan art submissions today. Please submit your fan art to the above E-mail address. My only rules are I need to limit it to 1 submission per person and the fan art has to be manga related. Sending old fan art is fine of course. If you want to be recognized for your work it is your responsibility to add your signature to your piece of work. Fan art submission for now will be closed on Sunday December 11. Please keep the fan art PG.
Umeko has very kindly offered to print out the fan art. So itís thanks to her that we are sending fan art in the first place.
2) Now on to the actual letter, I am going to need people to help me compose the letter and to help translate. Below I listed people who have already volunteered if you are still interested E-mail me at the G-MAIL address and let me know exactly what you want to do. For translators we need someone to translate the questions, the actual letter, and the countries where everyone is from (I think we will keep the names in English unless someone disagrees)
Reika- Composing Oki Chan- Composing Umeko and CSakuras- Translation (questions) Lady Mercury- Translation Kinchi- Translation
3) As for the composition of the letter I would like people to write in this thread something they would like to say to Arakawa. It can be anything, why you love the manga, why you love a certain character, etc. Please make it short and sweet. From this information I am going to try to compose the letter (hopefully with the help of some other people). Of course we wonít be able to get everything everyone says in the letter but I hope to get as much as possible (condensed into about a page)
5) Cool Neko Chan suggested including some fan sites in the letter. If you would like your website to be included please either E-mail me the link or reply in this thread. You can also recommend sites but if it isnít your own give me that personís E-mail so I can ask permission. Please only recommend sites that are somewhat manga related and please no sites with scanlations or episode downloads. If we get to many websites I'll probably have people vote for the top 10.
Finally if you have not already done so and you want to be a part of this letter please give me your name as you would like it to appear in the letter and the country where you are from. If you did this in the other thread than you donít have to send me the info twice. Thanks for everyoneís help.
And again I want to give credit to Senefen for coming up with this great idea XD
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Wow, gosh! What should we say?? I guess I'm most curious about what she thinks of the anime and the movie, and how far or close the directors came to her plans, or if she's even seen much of either! That's the best question I can think of right now, if I come up with any others I'll add them.
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Hey yeah, I'd also like to know what she thought about the movie (but I bet she will just sort of be evasive of an actual response). As a result, I would like to know how long she plans to continue the manga.
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wo!!!!! Add me!!! XDDDD (and my friends)
me: Oihane, Spain
Dani, Spain Dani, Spain Ane, Spain Jorge, Spain
(that's all for now XD)
oh! and I will help with whatever! I could ask my japanese teacher to translate me the letter if you want, I would like to help with the composing or editing too, just tell me what you have in mind! ^^
PS: Where... did you find the addres?? O.o
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Senefen and Kirara, I officially love you!
name: Joan, Barcelona, Catalunya (katakana wa: "katarunya" for the translator/s), Spain.
Comment: I love this manga, I'm buying all the original volumes and have been asking publishers if they've the intention of publishing it. Also, that I'm telling all my friends to read it. I really like Arakawa sensei's sense of humor, storytelling and so... And most specially the detail she puts in her work, with all those characters that appear for the first time long before they're introduced (Scorch...) all the research she does (going to a bookstore and buying books about Military, weapons, psychopaths' minds... XD ), etc.
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**get someone to write it in japanese.**
it's a good idea, but I would like to mention something tho...
1) most mangaka, especially popular ones like Arakawa Hiromu, don't reply fan mails because they just don't have the time to. Maybe they will read it... from reading a bunch of shoujo that i own, most of them usually put replies on their personal webpage... but some of them don't even update their webpage often. Some shoujo mangaka said in their manga that usually, an assistant will read out the letters during work time so that everyone can hear it...
2) even if there will be answers, it's most likely going to be in the magazine, and most scanners won't bother to scan in those.
3) English letters might be hard to read. Japanese would be optimal. (as mentioned in the topic starter already)
4) Just use gmail. I don't think you need a website e-mail since it's not likely you will get a long reply... (I think there is a chance of getting a short reply tho.... I doubt you will get all your answers answered.)
5) @_@ Don't write TOO MUCH. It may make people feel overwhelming.
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Comment:: I love your manga very very much. Its the GREATEST manga I have ever read (I'm serious) and it teaches so many things about life. AND its hilarious and action at the same time ^-^! I have bought ALL 12 volumes of your manga, your artbook, your HagarenDX, and both PerfectGuide 1 & 2(have also begged my friend who is Japanese to buy me your one-shot mangas too). Also appreciate the researching on the military part, and in alchemy, and also with human composition..(Yup, I love Hagaren)