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Maybe it'll increase readership?

Postby EarthRise on Sat May 12, 2007 3:36 pm

The latest from Japanese culture:

Shakespearean plays are being translated in Japanese manga.

(I have to get my hands on one of these.)
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Postby Duke on Tue May 15, 2007 2:50 am

Wow, I don't know what to say. You can't improve on Shakespeare!


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Postby Kra on Mon May 28, 2007 9:49 am

I really don't know if I like the idea of Shakespearean manga..
It's like a pop band covering a great classic rock song and destroying it with drum machines, techno beats and synthesizers..
I guess it wouldn't be so bad if they're not super-cute mangas, you know?
I fear it could strip the plays of their dignity, so to speak...
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