Despite all the unpleasant feelings the news has engendered, we're really grateful to get it, because now we can act on it. The problem is we're not sure how. Should we tweet at Viz? Message them via Facebook? Because even if they don't let us fix all the stuff from the TokyoPop release (volume one comes out next week, after all), we'd still like to translate the volume or two we never got to translate for TokyoPop. Even if it does end on a terrible, terrible cliffhanger. (Seriously, we were like, "Uh, are you sure it's a good idea to rescue DN Angel?" Unless our failure to keep up with Asuka Comics has caused us to miss something important...like more DN Angel being printed. Kadokawa's site is under maintenance right now so we can't check. Boo. BOO!!!)
Anyway. It just so happens we have the email address to Viz's editorial intern(s). I guess one of our attempts to get their attention many years ago succeeded in getting our email address on their contact list, because we got an email about Viz moving, and a holiday greetings email that we don't think went out to the general Viz email subscribership. So we thought about emailing that address, but we weren't sure if it was fair to burden a poor intern with our problems. In other words, we're just at a total loss and we might start crying and just hope that Anime Expo gets Yuuki Kaji to come to AX to make us feel better about everything.
I'm talking too much about this. I have other stuff to talk about, too. But seriously, if you have any advice at all--any advice at all--please please PLEASE help us out!
Okay, so other stuff. We turned in our translation of volume three of Say I Love You today, which caused a very minor panic because we figured we should tell our editor that if volume four was as bad as two and three, we might have to ask for the series to be reassigned. Fortunately, our editor was very cool and understanding about the whole thing, and also told us that he was under the understanding that the only nudity was in volumes two and three. We're hoping that means the related content also subsides. He also told us that Kanae Hazuki started out as an adult josei manga artist, so it probably took her a while to figure out how to dial it down for regular shoujo manga. This gives us even more hope that we won't have to give up the series, because it really does have some interesting characters and great messages. He also offered to let us use a pseudonym, and I was thinking of doing a whole post about that, but then I started panicking about something else.
But the other thing I wanted to talk about has nothing to do with panic and is very happy! There's going to be another Durarara!! anime! Woohoo! We're so excited about this, because we've been wondering who we would cosplay as if Daisuke Ono or Hiroshi Kamiya came to Anime Expo, and there are two characters who would be perfect! but they don't show up until volume four of the novels, which is right after the anime ended! But now there's going to be more anime, so the characters will show up, and even be recognizable to other AX attendees! Of course, this excitement is based on the idea that we'll get our acts together enough to be able to make new costumes... But either way, new Durarara!! anime!
Today I'm thankful for new Durarara!! anime, understanding editors, getting to wake up at the normal time this morning, friends informing us of action that needs to be taken, and getting to read manga yesterday.