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Monthly Archives: April 2011
The Japanese title could literally be translated as like “The saint’s conception” or whatever but really this Japanese word 聖女、”Woman Saint/Holy Woman” or whatever is too hard to translate… the robot’s name is Maria so let’s just go with immaculate … Continue reading
So, not sure if that should be a have or has in that first bubble there but… this page made me laugh out loud. I guess Japan or maybe just Tezuka perceives the Self Defense Forces as being weak and … Continue reading
This is the first story in the Clockwork Apple compilation from the complete collection. Clockwork Apple itself is story #3 so I’ll get to it later. You have to get through this kind of predictable one and the weird fun … Continue reading
I always feel a little scared of the cringe-factor involved with translating proper names created in a story, like earlier with “Rocketonians”. But I kind of liked the ring of “pseudo-people” so hopefully it’s accessible to other people as well. … Continue reading
After breezing through White Phantom I thought I’d be able to do this one pretty easily too and had to eat my words. It was pretty tough! It’s got a kind of stock Tezuka scene near the end, but this … Continue reading
This is a short story that was coupled with The Melody of Iron in the Tezuka Complete Collection. Just wanted to get it done now because somebody changed the mangaupdates page of The Melody of Iron as not being completely … Continue reading