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Crazy Cat Lady
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10:01 pm, Jul 9 2008
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Anyone else reading the TokyoPop releases (their title: GTO The Early Years) and notice the repeated pages in volume 6??

I've contacted the place I bought vol. 6 from and they say they've talked to TokyoPop and "there's no misprint, it's just a flashback". Unfortunately for them, I *know* that's not true, thanks to "lurking" on irc and grabbing the raws. roll eyes

Just curious whether anyone else has found this, tried to get a corrected copy, etc. 'cause right now I'm irritated as hell with TokyoPop. laugh

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I've stopped buying TokyoPop's version after the 5th volume.

It's just so overly bad and everything re-written.

"Hey, guys, I have a great idea! Let's screw all of the lines up, use soft, crappy language that not even elementary school kids use and put an 18+ tag on! The beginning of Dumb butt is now!"

Good thing I get to read the French version that doesn't fuck around.

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I was seriously going to buy the Tokyopop version because this is one of my favorite mangas. I've been looking around to buy the volumes at a discount price online. But just how bad is the dialogue? I really hope its not too childish as I would like to have a hard copy on my bookshelves, rather than only on my hard drive...
Maybe I should go to a comic book store and try to find a volume to browse through before I spend my money on it...

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They're often/usually shrink wrapped in stores, so you may not be able to find one to look through. Honestly, I don't think the dialog is *THAT* bad, and to me it's worth buying (discounted, because that's the only way I buy books) to have the real books rather than scanlations. The duplicated page thing is really irritating, though. dead

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Post #180771 - Reply to (#180762) by TofuQueen
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The duplicated page thing is really irritating, though. dead

How many times in a volume do they have "flashbacks"

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The only duplicated pages I've noticed - and if there were others, I *think* I would have noticed but can't guarantee it - are two instances in volume 6.

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The only duplicated pages I've noticed - and if there were others, I *think* I would have noticed but can't guarantee it - are two instances in volume 6.

And they honestly said "we didnt fuck up, its a flashback"? Cause seriously, if you fuck up like that, dont make up shit. Thats stupid. Its one of the reasons tokyopop sucks.

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The only duplicated pages I've noticed - and if there were others, I *think* I would have noticed but can't guarantee it - are two instances in volume 6.

And they honestly said "we didnt fuck up, its a flashback"? Cause seriously, if you fuck up like that, dont make up shit. Thats stupid. Its one of the reasons tokyopop sucks.

Well. It's a long distance call to TokyoPop, so I haven't talked to them directly (what can I say, I'd rather spend my money on manga...).

When I talked to the folks at www.therightstuf.com (which is where I bought the manga from, and also where TokyoPop's toll free customer service number redirects to) they said that TP told *them* that there was no problem, no misprint, it was just a flashback. They were pretty much at a loss when I told them that I KNEW that wasn't the case as I'd seen the original Japanese version. roll eyes

They also suggested it might be censored (oh sorry, I believe "altered due to content" was the phrase they used) but given some of the stuff that hasn't been censored and the content of the replaced pages, I don't think that's it (and I said so).

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The only duplicated pages I've noticed - and if there were others, I *think* I would have noticed but can't guarantee it - are two instances in volume 6.

And they honestly said "we didnt fuck up, its a flashback"? Cause seriously, if you fuck up like that, dont make up shit. Thats stupid. Its one of the reasons tokyopop sucks.

Well. It's a long distance call to TokyoPop, so I haven't talked to them directly (what can I say, I'd rather spend my money on manga...).

When I talked to the folks at www.therightstuf.com (which is where I bought the manga from, and also where TokyoPop's toll free customer service number redirects to) they said that TP told *them* that there was no problem, no misprint, it was just a flashback. They were pretty much at a loss when I told them that I KNEW that wasn't the case as I'd seen the original Japanese version. roll eyes

They also suggested it might be censored (oh sorry, I believe "altered due to content" was the phrase they used) but given some of the stuff that hasn't been censored and the content of the replaced pages, I don't think that's it (and I said so).

So, pretty much Tokyopop screwed over the consumer yet again. Bah, Bastards in my opinion. They be only a warranting their own death sooner if they be keeping this up...


But yea. That saves me some trouble, cause i was going to buy them (I already have 1-3, but i havent read them yet... i mean, ive read the scans, just not.. Ya know) Anywhoo...

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Well, if anyone wants a copy of volume 6, I've got a spare~

In trying to get me one without a misprint, before they decided "it's not a misprint", they ended up sending me two, and not charging me for either. laugh

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Well, if anyone wants a copy of volume 6, I've got a spare~

In trying to get me one without a misprint, before they decided "it's not a misprint", they ended up sending me two, and not charging me for either. laugh

Id like one for free (minus shipping and handling) D: Im a perfectionist, so im gonna end up buying it anyways. So this will just save me a few bucks.... That is, if you wanna send it to me biggrin *puppy dog eyes*

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Id like one for free (minus shipping and handling) D: Im a perfectionist, so im gonna end up buying it anyways. So this will just save me a few bucks.... That is, if you wanna send it to me biggrin *puppy dog eyes*

Check pm~

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GTO: The Early Years? which one is this....i read GTO but never read this.

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GTO: The Early Years? which one is this....i read GTO but never read this.

This is the manga the mangaka of GTO wrote before he started GTO.
GTO is a sequel of Shounan Jun'ai Gumi.

And yes Onizuka Eikichi is one of the main characters (although there is other main characters too). Read it, imo its better than GTO.

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There's also Bad Company, which is a prequel to Shounan Jun'ai Gumi (though it may have been written later, not sure about that).

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