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Licensed in Spain?

For a lark I did a search for YKK on Google Print, and surprisingly it turned up one result-- which says that it's licensed in Spain.


- 莫囂圓隣
Thursday, November 17, 2005

﹒h my god!

! can't believe!

if "that" was true, I would dance all the day long.... but, as far as I know nothing ot the sort has happened

If that was true, I would be very very afraid of the translation.... Here in my land, Japanese translation are anything but good, to be polite....and to be honest, given the manga market here in Sapin, I seriously the would sell more than the first tome...

Anyway, I'll try to find out what there is of truth in the news.....

- davidF
Thursday, November 17, 2005

Well... after having googling half the Internet and looked up most of manga publishers webs here in Spain, the answer is the expected one...

No. It is not licenced.

It was too good to be true.... as I had said before, Ashinano's story would not appeal the average manga/anime fan... and those people who would enjoy YKK do not read manga nor see anime..

...but I still hope to be corrected in a near future...

- DavidF
Friday, November 18, 2005

true. from 10 people i ask to read, none like it. all sid boring

- charles C
Friday, November 18, 2005

Well, here's the result:


It was written by professional otaku Patrick Drazen, whose e-mail is dungeonwonk at yahoo.com . He might have just been getting his info from some random website.

- 莫囂圓隣
Friday, November 18, 2005

Well, actually, all the series listed in the book, except YKK, have been published here in Spain...

...After having browsed through a large spanish online shop that only sells comics, I have managed to find Lost Universe, TenchiMuyo, Dragon Ball and Princess Knight...

...But I am positive that Yokohama is not in the list...

...unless some "extremely brilliant" publisher had decided to rename it with some idiotic name like "Robots in love" or something on the line...

...or maybe the licence was actually bought and never published. Some publishers here in Spain are notorius for doing that...

...I'll try to dig a bit more into that...

- DavidF
Friday, November 18, 2005

Kodansha confirms, YKK is only licensed in:

> Japan / Taiwan / Hong Kong / Korea

So the book was simply wrong. Too bad!

- 莫囂圓隣
Sunday, November 27, 2005

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