The April issue of Shueisha's Bessatsu Margaret magazine is announcing on March 13 that a live-action adaptation of Io Sakisaka's shōjo manga Ao Haru Ride has been green-lit. The film will open in Japanese theaters in December, and the magazine’s next issue will unveil more details. […]
If you’re messaging Io Sakisaka on Twitter about her manga, do not mention scanalations to her at all. IDK why this is coming off as news to a lot of people. Scanalations are technically piracy and while Sakisaka might like the idea that people enjoy her manga on an international scale, people buying official copies of Ao Haru Ride and Betsuma Margaret is how she gets her paycheck and notable popularity. If people don’t buy her manga she not only doesn’t get that money, but it also gives her company the idea that her manga isn’t selling well and that people aren’t interested in it. (There are ranking charts that calculate how many copies of volumes are sold on the week of release. Margaret also has a survey card in every issue that has you comment on what series you enjoyed in the magazine.) Usually for a manga artist this means he or she is forced to end his or her current series or risk being dropped. Obviously that isn’t the case since Ao Haru Ride is one of the more popular series running in that manga but it happens a lot to the lesser known artists.
It also seems really hypocritical to tell Sakisaka straight to her face that you support her when you’re doing the opposite of what would actually support her. You can keep that sort of information of where and how you read her manga private. Unless Ao Haru Ride got a legal English-speaking release I’d highly suggest you specifically not tell her you enjoyed the “English version” of her latest chapter.
This goes for any other manga artist too. Doujinshi artists get the worst of it because doujinshi comes from the artist’s own expenses without any other backers.
tl;dr the artists will obviously be happy you enjoyed their work. But they’ll most likely be very upset/angry you got it through means that don’t actually support them economically and socially.
Yesterday, while I was supposed to be memorizing lines for my presentation, I, instead, decided to browse and was listening to Click-B’s Always (not the instrumental). Then, I came upon an idea…
It’s just for fun, but the cutting worked out perfectly fine. I was impressed.
I was too lazy to find all the pictures (actually I couldn’t find it), so then I just have to reuse the video and lamely crossed out the credits. -_-;;
Anyways, anyone knows Korean? I definitely would LOVE to have this song translated!!!! Please!!!
Ok, until next time!!!
PS my hand still hurts.
Betsuma Boys Cosplay Show
Heey! It’s the line up paage :D
okay what we r going to have next month ..let me see ψ(｀∇´)ψ
"More big news next month ..and a lot of information about the Anime too"
and for the next chapter:
" what’s behind shuuko’s caring about kou? and for kominato who is worried …"
-hmm so next chapter will be about “shuu x komi?”-
Thanks to Takrai who scanned the page :)
She is one selfless girl
(◞ꈍ∇ꈍ)◞✚⃞ྉfor supertinysou because of her love for Futuba
My hand hurts.
So I challenge you to make a manga music video of Ao Haru Ride using one of the listed songs:
XO - emblem3
Just a Dream - Nelly
Perfect Situation - Weezer
It is what it is - Lifehouse
Perfect Nightmare - Shontelle
Other optional songs are:
The Listening - Lights
Miranda Gosgrove - Disgusting (I have a cut version if you don’t want to include the word disgusting)
You can only make a video in Kou, Kikuchi, or Futaba’s POV. If you make a video of Kou, Kikuchi, or Futaba x someone other characters than the ones listed, you will be disqualified.
I will be judging your video based on creativity, quality, and storyline. Videos must be around 2 minutes, or close to it. I won’t dock you if you get like 1:50. I know 2 minutes is very long, which is why I’m giving you a whole month!!
When you post your video, please indicate in the title [AHR MMV Contest: Name of character of perspective]. For example, [AHR MMV Contest: Futaba] Rose-Colored Glasses.
1st Place: Volume 4 of Ao Haru Ride (unless you prefer Volume 5)
2nd Place: Magazine clipping chapter of Ao Haru Ride (choose between ch. 27-34)
In the case that the video does get mute or have copyrights issues, please send me a message and a download link to your videos.
Please comment below or message me if you want to join. You can list which song and which characters, but I do like surprises.
Deadline is March 22, 2014 11:59 PST
If you have any other questions, feel free to send me a message.
White Day “presents”! (advert from Betsuma’s February Issue).
Ao Haru Ride [Page 37] by Chibi Manga has been released! and is available for download on their forum.
アオハライド | たうら [pixiv]
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Coloring by Sweetparade;
Art by Sakisaka Io.
Source: アオハライド | たうら [pixiv]
My new shoujo crush…
Sneak peek for Betsuma’s next issue
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