vol 13?

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Sergio Nova » Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:02 am

I've been checking Yukito's page every day in order to look for volume 13 cover (and also Ultra Jump) in the crude version - that is, without texts.
It has never taken so long, Oh! Lord!

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Re: vol 13?

Post by tempjpb » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:19 pm

Here is volume 13 cover preview!!!
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And if you understand japanese :lol: there is certainly more info there :arrow: Last Order / 13

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Ichigo » Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:32 pm

Here's the cover for vol.13 in hq, more or less, I just screenshoted the amzon.jp zoomed cover and put it together via photoshop, hope u like it:
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Re: vol 13?

Post by Sergio Nova » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:07 pm

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Re: vol 13?

Post by crazyankan » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:57 pm

I don't know if I like this cover or hate it.
Its kinda funny, but it feels too shounen about it. I want my gunnm to return as a very dark dystrophy again and not so much fighting.
I hope Yukito changes it back after ZOTT.
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Re: vol 13?

Post by Cailon » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:16 pm

Thanks man!

Really... ok Kishiro likes Heavy Metal, I think that's obvious. But to put it on a cover, hm, I don't know I don't know. Not my cup of tea, even more because I don't especially like the Karate Allies. (I'll buy it nonetheless^^)
With the next one, that makes two covers in a row that were only so-so and frankly, the covers for 11 and 12 weren't that great either (imo). Where are the really cool covers, like 1, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10?

Oh and speaking of covers, Why isn't Kishiro doing an artbook? :cry: I have tens of millions of $$$ in my desk, only saved to buy such a thing (not.^^ But I would try to get a hand on it somehow). Every artist with decent drawings has (an) artbook(s), only Kishoro does not. :?

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Rothfuchs » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:12 pm

...Kishiro isnt "every Artist", he's THE MAN!

Honestly, i would aswell love nothing more than a Artbook from Kishiro...especially Roughs and early Concepts are allways something i could stare at for hours.

And if i remember right, wasnt that cover included as a poster somwhere else aswell?

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Sergio Nova » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:14 pm

All right, let's pretend: as BAA is already close to the end, after the last volume Kishiro will certainly publish his art book.

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Cailon » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:11 pm

@Rotfuchs: If you wand scetches and early concepts, you will love THIS: http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b384 ... f6e8ebb871
(if you don't know it already, that is.) Its a "sort of" artbook found in the Complete Edition and like I said, with many scetches and more.

But I meant a real artbook, with full color pictures never seen before, drawn exclusively for this book. I'm drooling with only the thought in my head. :lol:

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Sergio Nova » Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:02 pm

My preferred covers are:

Lost Sheep (HFV 05)
Panzer Bride (HFV 07)
March of Robots Queen (LO 03)
Water of Styx (LO 11)
Barjack Girl (Bashasku Ondo)
Jack in!! (LO 10)

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Sergio Nova » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:26 pm

Rothfuchs wrote:...Kishiro isnt "every Artist", he's THE MAN!

Honestly, i would aswell love nothing more than a Artbook from Kishiro...especially Roughs and early Concepts are allways something i could stare at for hours.

And if i remember right, wasnt that cover included as a poster somwhere else aswell?
I would never name this an artbook, anyway…
http://www.4shared.com/get/110814884/90 ... Alita.html

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Cailon » Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:25 pm

Ok, so what do you say guys. It seems our master ^Ripper has disappeared and while I doubt that he will be gone forever, we don't know how long he will be away.
Is there a chance that we can pull off this volume release all by ourselvs? We have the raw, we have a decent script for the chapters, we have an editor, we have proofreaders and we have stupid grunts like me who can do some dirty work like general quality checking or re-naming some files.

It should all be doable - or did I forget some obstacles? Or, maybe some of you already has news about our master's whereabouts..?

How does that sound?

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Sergio Nova » Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:38 am

Well, we need someone to join the phases, renumber them, add the intermediary pages, make the last quality-checking, and it is done. If it is the case, I can upload the intermediary pages, again.

(I am about to receive volume 14 from my Japanese store. Actually, it should have already arrived, but it is late. Thus, ^Ripper is scandalously late, and we have to start thinking about the new volume urgently!!)

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Dharko » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:31 am

Give me the trad. of last double-page [Bigorne and Chicheface] and I can edit it.

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Sergio Nova » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:57 am

http://www.4shared.com/file/177893708/f ... xtras.html

I had sent these pages to ^Ripper on August 21.
Would TargaryenX take care of the last page?
Obviously, there is always the option of leaving them in Japanese.

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Cailon » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:19 pm

@Sergio: I very much appreciate you buying and scanning the extra pages! But I think the scan I found has a slightly better quality. Just compare a close up at 200%: left is yours, right is the korean edition I found. The pixels. I don't think it's because of your scan, more likely it's because of the compression that happens sometimes when the pic is saved as a jgp.
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Here are the extra pages of this korean edition in a zip-file: http://www.mediafire.com/?yydiz0gzzyz
They still need to be cut our from the double page but that requires no skill in photoshop of course, I could do that.
We should take your version of the cover, though, so that we have japanese signs on it, not korean. (oh god, we are so picky!^^)

@The Explanation-Page:
Hm yeah it would be cool if our new hero TargaryenX could do this. Otherwise we'd have to leave it out and someone can re-translate it later from his edition.
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@ page names:
Apparetly it always goes like this:
Gunnm_LO_Vol12_000_Cover
Gunnm_LO_Vol12_001
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That's just a stupid job at the end but doable overall ;)

I'd say re-naming should be the last thing before the final quality check. First we need
- a cleaned and then newly typesetted index (I can try cleaning but I can't ever typeset it! Crazy?)
- all other extra pages properly cleaned (I will try, or maybe Lemonlol or FadedDreams, are you guys reading here? :)
- *extrahyperbonus* a translation (and correction) of the Explanation page
- then the re-naming
- then quality checking

Did I forget a step? (And, I could start not before the upcoming holidays.)

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Sergio Nova » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:33 pm

It is all right to me.
I think we must opt for the best solution possible.

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Lemonlol » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:55 pm

Cailon wrote:But I think the scan I found has a slightly better quality.
Cailon wrote:so that we have japanese signs on it, not korean.
Sergio's scans are ok. And it's in japanese :). If you have Photoshop, open Sergio's scan (the page with... err... "the girl" on it). Open the "Levels" menu ("Image -> Adjustements -> Levels..." or Ctrl+L).

Just below the graphic, you can input 3 numbers. Put theses :

  • 53 : 1.00 : 228 for a decent attenuation of the JPEG's noise.
  • 72 : 1.00 : 213 for overburnt lines, like the korean raw.
This way you can have 1) almost no noise, 2) no burnt lines, 3) japanese writings. Sounds good ? :)

Or, maybe Sergio can rescan the pages ? If so, save the pages in "Grayscale" ("Image -> Mode -> Grayscale" in Photoshop), JPEG, 100% quality, and you have everything you could wish for :).

As for the editing... It shouldn't be a problem, as soon as you're decided for which raw to use :).

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Re: vol 13?

Post by ^Ripper » Thu Dec 24, 2009 9:12 pm

Yes its me and i'm back!
Hopefully more regulary.

To get to the point, i have done little to nothing for volume 13.
Yes yes crusify me for that i know.
Priority's, personal time, game addictions, lack of interest... fill it all in.
I won't bother with a lengthy explanation.

Anyway...

There's this 3 week 'vacation' where i have ALOT of spare time.
I really want to make this volume 13 release see daylight.
I can work on it FINALLY!

Now i don't know how much you guys have done in my absense.
But i have most PSD files of the edits, so i can put it together.
Edit the filenames/pages/phase numbering.

I'l wait a bit before doing possible double work.
From today i'l be more online and also doing stuff on the website itself.
The emailbox of mine is a bit...ehm full.

I see crazyankan make new releases, so i have to add those to the site also...
I havent even READ them yet O_O

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Cailon » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:10 pm

First, thanks Lemonlol, it really worked! I'll keep that in mind for when I'll need it later on!

Second, @^ripper: Great to see you back! No need to explain. ... it was "life". period.^^

Uhm, at least I for one have high ambitions but suck at photoshop xD I tried some cleaning of the extra pages but in the end I think I cant meet our high standards...
But of course I'm always willing to do the last quality check.

And I rememberd that I've forgotten one important step: we have our better scripts for a couple of chapters, done in the retranslation jap-french-engl. How much of extra work would it be to insert those? Or would this all be too complicated?

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Re: vol 13?

Post by crazyankan » Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:49 pm

Welcome back Mr Site Admin :)
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Re: vol 13?

Post by Sergio Nova » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:34 pm

Safe and sound? That's enough. :)

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Re: vol 13?

Post by Lemonlol » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:16 pm

I wasn't sure if anyone already picked the editing of the extra pages, so I did it.

Now... who do I give it to?

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Re: vol 13?

Post by crazyankan » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:54 pm

Upload them on mediafire/megaupload or something and post them here.
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Re: vol 13?

Post by Lemonlol » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:16 pm

Errr... alright... *cough cough*

I took the liberty to translate some of the pages. For the double page with Chicheface and Bigorne, there is 2 layers, for translated/untranslated version, whichever you want to release.

Just in case, it MAY be useful to check my translations with the translation script... You know what I mean, Crazyankan... ;)

http://www.mediafire.com/?a3jyw2oqh3a

Edit: The table of contents is missing, that's intended.

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