I read page 1-3, the rest later this week I hope
While reading it, I noticed that not only AK 14-19 is not canon anymore, but: 1. the whole BK, Ak thing is later replaced by Era Sputnik, the catastrophy that causes Melch to go crazy is still the old one (not Yoko), Jovians settled on the satellites, not on the grid... and so on. So i really dont get the point of this "old" time bar. But the other extra stuff is still awesome
- The following pages will present you Yukito Kishiro's work on Gunnm by showing you many ideas, memos and sketches.
[ new structure, replaced "limit" with "many", to stress out that this presentation is not limited but it rather goes to the maximum limit of presenting nearly everything.]
- This work does not concern solely the set presented in the manga, since it also refers to the novel, to the anime, as well as to the video game
been dedicated to Gunnm.
[games--> game, afaik there is only "Martian memories"]
- Each of these works present
some aspects somewhat different of the original story, but they
all keep the themes and the main characters that made the strength of the manga.
["present" with no -s, added a "they" and the last part sounds strange to me but Im unable fix it.]
- The creation of the complex universe of Gunnm asks Yukito Kishiro to work out every detail
, where each sketch and every idea contributes its part
to a sound development.
[some little adjustments. If understand it right, he has to plan every little thing and every sketch is needed to create a logical action]
- Of all roads he had
borrowed, of all hypotheses he had
considered, he has finally extracted the best, arriving at
the definitive result we know today
[Is "all the roads that he borrowed" a saying? If so, ok. Altered the tense, redid the last part.]
- Therefore, in this complete edition of "Gunnm", we are presenting to you his
[altered sentence structure, replaced "propose" and "discover" with just presenting]
- Besides numerous preparatory drawings, with the passing of the pages you will also find the elements that will allow
you to better
understand this futuristic world created
by Yukito Kishiro.
[moved subordinate clause and "better", replaced "permit" with "allow" and "invented" with "created"]
- Some rejected ideas, abandoned scripts, missed tests and manifest mistakes are also included among the presented documents
[put the beginning at the end. I dont know what you mean by "missed tests" and "manifest mistakes".]
- What is far, seen their unpublished character, to decrease the big value of it. Then benefit – in good! (the redaction)
[sorry, I see no sense in this sentence. Is it the japanese or the french redaction? maybe its a saying in Japan or France?]
- This tool is of a precious interest, [comma]
since it allows
to understand the plot that is woven in the manga - because
the pictures, the close shots and the setting not always unveil by itselfes
. (The redaction)
[comma, "allows" instead of "permits", altered last part of the sentence, if I understood it right.]
- As a reference
, this chronology has the year of Koyomi’s birth.
[altered sentence structure]
One will notice the abbreviation
A.K. for Anno Koyomi (Year 0)
and B.K. for
Before Koyomi (years before her birth).
[typo, replaced "distinguish" with above, maybe its a mistranslation but Anno Koyomi has to be "After Koyomi's birth, not year 0]
- B.K. unknown date
Ecological disaster [...] modifying the terrestrial peel and causing a rise of the oceanic levels
. The civilizations collapse, the humanity is on the edge of
- B.K. 370
Melchizedek establishes two colonies of builders; one in terrestrial orbit, the other one
on the Moon.
- B.K. 340
First rocket propelled with
nuclear fusion on a helium3
- B.K. 315
A colony settles in
the orbit of Venus. Beginning of the terraforming on Venus.
- B.K. 290
On Mars, emerging?
of the “cyborgs martial arts.”
- B.K. 230
Melchizedek finishes the construction of the orbital elevator placing the space
station “Ketheres” and the terrestrial station “Tiphares” at the extremities.
- B.K. 220
Melchizedek elaborates the first interstellar vessels. In the same period, construction of a satellite for gathering?
(of) antimatter on the low orbit of the Sun. Yoko is born on Mars.
- B.K. 180
A city begins to develop on the outskirts of the factories.
[the city is rather in the center of all factories...]
- B.K. 195
The first factories appear. Undergoing a strong repression, the teachings of the cyborgs martial arts die out little by little.
[deleted period after repression]
- A.K. year 0
Alita becomes a hunter-warrior and defeats/ kills
- A.K. 2
Alita then becomes a
- Nova frees Den, Kaos’ black personality, and gives
him a body of steel.
- A.K. 4
Kaos heads towards
the border ...
- A.K. 14
Lou Collins turns her back on
the GIB as operator. [...]
Alita sacrifices merging herself with the orbital elevator and transforms the whole structure into
- A.K. 16
Release of “Barjack, war chronicles” by
Koyomi, that very quickly becomes a bestseller. Opening of a new “Kansas Bar”, the “Kansas 4.”