Recently, I got bored and decided to go down the rabbit hole of defunct Bo-bobo websites (again, I should say) to see what kind of stuff I could find. During that, I stumbled across an old Livejournal fan group (which is a community blogging-type site) called "it's written as 'tears of the hair'". The archived page had posts from 2006 and 2007, and it was interesting to see people reacting to events of the manga and anime's US localization as they happened, such as a few posts talking about the Illumitoon Entertainment DVDs. However, the web capture hadn't saved much, so I decided to see if this Livejournal was even still around... And lo and behold, it was.
With the last post on the Livejournal being about Yoshio Sawai's "new" manga, Chage…Read more >
Yep, I actually went and did it! After a long battle with figuring out how buying things from overseas places like Japan works, and then of course ordering it and waiting a week, it has arrived! I haven't had enough time to really begin mining the information out of it just yet since it is all in Japanese, but I'll start adding the info I find as soon as I can. The book also has an interview of Yoshio Sawai that looks pretty interesting, as well as Sawai's debut manga, Little Devil Koron. I'm wondering if I should try to scan that and translate it or something, since I haven't seen it anywhere else before... Anyways, that's about it.
Oh, and also I've started ripping some of the sprites for Bo-bobo Ougi 87.5; namely the battle ones. I haven…Read more >
Now, if you read my last blog, you'll know of the abismal ammount of effort that was put into localizing/distributing the Bo-bobo manga in America. While the manga's failure was due in part of Viz Media not feeling like it was worth trying to begin with, the Anime is a much different story...
The english dub of the Bo-bobo anime began airing on Cartoon Network's Toonami block in 2007. Despite the fact quite a few gags were either changed or entirely cut due to children's TV regulations, the english dub (by Phuuz Entertainment) still did an excellent job at capturing the insane wacky humor of the original Japanese version. While it was still relatively unpopular in comparison to other anime airing on the Toonami block at the time, it gained a…Read more >
Ok. Uh... I haven't really introduced myself yet. So let's start with that. I'm RelativelySaneCultist (know also as That One) and I'd say I'm a pretty big fan of the Bo-bobo series... And, uh...
Alright, that's done!
Now for the actual blog. It's nothing special really, I've just been doing some research on the distribution of the Bo-bobo series in America (because why not). And, If you don't know much about it, well... How do I put this... It was TERRIBLE. Like, really really bad. "What was so bad about it?" You (probably) say? (maybe??)
Well, in late 2005, when the run of the original Bo-bobo manga in Japan's 'Weekly Shonen Jump' ended, Viz Media (a North American publishing company) released a one-shot style manga book. This book containe…Read more >