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Is Gin no Valkyries Silver Valkyries by Sachimi Riho licensed?

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12:21 pm, May 1 2022
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I've heard rumors that it's licensed (hence the translation dropped) but can't find it for sale legally.

Tried asking at Misty Rain Scans but I'm like the only person left alive at that forum. -__-

Can't even get the last chapters...

I'd think the license thing for such an obscure series is just a rumor but iirc the artist works for one of those Western romance companies now and they sometimes bring over their artists' older (and better) works (like Amber Silhouette and Legend of the Rainbow.)

Does anyone have any info?

Should I try buying it in JP and just try figuring it out (my kanji are deplorable...)

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I'm gonna scream if I chuck out my last pennies for the JP version of a series and then they release the whole thing in English for Kindle AGAIN.

That's how they get ya.


Last edited by SNOWBY at 12:23 pm, May 1 2022

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Post #797079
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5:56 pm, May 12 2022
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Okay, c'mon now, someone HAS to know? Is anyone here with Misty Rain (or whatever company is doing the official release..?) :x

I've been waiting for them to reply at Misty Rain since June 2021.
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If shoujo groups want to keep doing this ridiculous gatekeeping, they at least should CHECK THEIR SITES. ;___;


I just want to know if I should hold out for an official English release or buy it in Japanese and be halfway illiterate...

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Post #797082 - Reply to (#797079) by SNOWBY
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7:20 pm, May 12 2022
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I checked Misty Rain's website -- in their most recent post last September, the Admin there made a new group (starry peace) and now goes by soolee. They plan to continue Misty Rain's projects as a joint with Starry Peace (not sure if just some or all projects). That group has a discord channel, so perhaps you could ask them about it there?

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7:28 pm, May 12 2022
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Do you remember where you heard about it? I don't know either, so I'll narrow down the possibilities with a guess:
(1) If it's licensed by a big enough company, say, Viz, Kodansha, and the gang. I'm sure the rumors will be easy to find right away since they've publicly announced the list;
(2) If it's small, unknown company. Tbh, this is speaking from experience because I never knew these labels existed--I wouldn't have known about the new Versailles no Bara new package if I hadn't been walking around Barnes & Noble website. And this is also the case with Shogakukan Asia suddenly holding my favorite titles but I never heard their name until early last year lol. So, 50/50 between false and maybe true.
(3) Last, I don't want to crush your dream. I'm a fan of 1990s manga as well, but I don't see this kind of thing being brought up again on the surface. Gin no Valkyries licensed in my country, though I just can buy the second hand.

Post #797136 - Reply to (#797083) by Xunu
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8:29 pm, May 14 2022
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I heard that Misty Rain quit translating because of the license.
https://mistyrainscans.blogspot.com/2020/11/updates-on-silver-valkyries.html

The thing is, I can't even download the rest of what they translated because you have to sign up at the forum and they don't check the site. I have enough posts to read but they replied.
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I'm gonna scream if the rumor turns out to be false and they dropped it for nothing.


I know vintage shoujos don't often get licensed, but the artist has scads of stuff in English for Kindle, so it does seem maybe plausible..?? I don't know. 🙁

I wish I'd learned kanji when I was young
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with a long attention span.


Thanks for taking the time to respond.

Last edited by SNOWBY at 8:30 pm, May 14 2022

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