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Lit Lost Stars, the Japanese webcomic

Discussion in 'Literature' started by LelalMekha, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Apparently, Japan will get a webcomic adaptation of Claudia Gray's acclaimed YA novel Lost Stars. From what I gathered by running that page through Google Translate, it will be drawn by Komiyama Yuusaku, and will be published online chapter by chapter every Thursday from May 4, 2017. It's a LINE webtoon, like that Korean retelling of the OT from 2015.

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  2. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

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    So not in English??
     
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  3. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    As of today, I don't know. Note that the OT retelling was translated in English eventually, so maybe this one will be as well.
     
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  4. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    Wonder if they'll include the sex scenes :p

    "Don't you dare stop". She groaned. He didn't.
     
  5. Charlemagne19

    Charlemagne19 Chosen One star 8

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    I want a copy of this NOW!
     
  6. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    That's pretty cool. And even though it's got that Manga look that's more or less how I pictured Thane.
    I've read enough Manga to know this is much more distinct a possibility than you realize. :p
     
  7. SensationalSean

    SensationalSean Jedi Knight star 3

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    I'd love to see a print version of this somewhere down the line!


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  8. SienneRe

    SienneRe Jedi Knight star 2

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    definitely excited - it's one of my favourite Star Wars books!
     
  9. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    YOU MEAN WE'LL GET ART OF THE IMPERIAL PALACE BALL???????


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  10. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    I am so not the target for this art style (or this language) but I love that this is a thing.
     
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  11. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    I wish I could read Japanese.
     
  12. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah it's... not my preferred art style. But it's better than nothing.

    And yes, it definitely shows there's interest in this kind of thing in Japan and that's really cool.
     
  13. Bly

    Bly Jedi Master star 4

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    I dunno, if ever there was a perfect art style for a fancy-pants Imperial ball in a college love story (at that point in time), Manga would fit the bill pretty nicely. :p
     
  14. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I do not agree in the slightest. I'd suggest 18th century rococo or 19th century romantic.
     
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  15. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    I don't care much for manga style, but that's awfully nitpicky. This seems cool.
     
  16. Bly

    Bly Jedi Master star 4

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    Touché. Correction---styles currently being used for mainstream comics art. XD
     
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  17. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    That's like saying "I don't care for country music" is nitpicky when discussing... music.
     
  18. Yunzabit

    Yunzabit Jedi Knight star 3

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    Eh Konichiwa. Lost Stars had that put-you-in-the-story type of plot though I'm shocked Disney let Cienna say how good the sex with Thane was in the book ;)
     
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  19. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Star Wars manga always looks weird to me, which is in itself weird because star wars is one of the most manga things ever.

    Search your feelings, you know it to be true.
     
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  20. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Knight star 4

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    Ciena looks badass. Even if this doesn't get an English translation, I'd buy it just for the art.


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  21. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    I look forward to the plethora of wook articles with B&W manga character pics.
     
  22. Vorax

    Vorax Jedi Master star 5

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    They'd hentai it all up, and probably include Bor Gullet on the action.
     
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  23. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I would advise against cultural stereotyping.
     
  24. godisawesome

    godisawesome Jedi Master star 3

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    Thinking about it now, Lost Stars really fits the highly theatrical nature of some Manga. Both our heroes are hot-blooded In their own ways, their emotions are big enough that just drawing facial expressions will properly communicate whole paragraphs of text, and the entire dual protagonist situation allows for broad comparisons of the Empire and The Rebellion to be made throughout using the art. Lost Stars is a very operatic story (especially as a romance), and Manga comics tend to be *very* operatic in comparison to most traditional Western comic art.

    And gosh darn it, I WANT THIS! Heck, I could probably add it to my classroom library and get more kids to pick it up just because it's a manga!
     
  25. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    Well since they're going to adapt the book into a movie, this makes sense.

    ;)
     
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