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Sunday, September 25, 2005

A trip to Bread Island

This is a fairly surreal comic that H and Y wrote for the Quick Japan Halcali special issue (which featured interviews I translated a few months back). Any clue what's going on in that last frame?(!)

TRANSLATION (read left to right)

1: The story of the trip to Bread Island
2:YUKARI "Look, i'm skipping!"
3:HARUKA "Amazing!"
4:Y "What kind of dogs do you like, Haruka?"
H "I like Shiba's"*
 Y "I like Chiwawa's"
5:"Woof woof woof woof"
6:H "It's a Shiba! Let's catch it!"
Y "Yeah!"
7:H "Let's give it a name"
Y "Chibi"
8:H "Goodnight, Chibi"
9: In a strange plot development, Yukari has suddenly become the owner of a flower shop...
10:...and Haruka is selling ice-cream, shouting "It's delicious!"
11: ?!

*I don't actually know what a Shiba is, so I don't know how to translate it into English. It's written in hiragana, which suggests it's a Japanese breed of some kind.


Anonymous Brian said...

Well I have Nintendogs for the DS (virtual puppy simulator)and the Shiba is one of the breeds for the Japanese game-it look a little like a husky,only orange.I think I've seen a picture of Halcali playing on DS's somewhere so maybe thats why they mentioned it.

4:32 PM

Anonymous Sora-Kara said...

A Shiba is a type of Japanese dog.
There are a bunch of different sizes, each has their own name.
Big ones are called 'Akita',
Mid-sized ones are called, 'Kishu, Hokkaido, Shikoku or Kai'
and the little ones are Shiba....
the toy version is called a Mameshiba (like Maaya Sakamoto's song 'Mameshiba'...in the video she's chasing a little puppy around.....)

There's a good site here: http://www.shibas.org/
it's english too!

(I have nintendogs too :P, but the daschund version)

7:56 PM

Anonymous Sora-Kara said...

Oh...and the last frame looks like HALCALI and Chibi riding a turtle...

Why not, eh?

*thanks for the scans btw....awesomeness...hehehe*

7:59 PM

Blogger jariten said...

So it's spelt with an 'i', not an 'e'? I'll change it (I was just copying directly from the hiragana). Nintendogs saves the day (again?)! Thanks for the information guys. A thing I really like in that comic is their picture of the bed. They started to draw little flowers on it but gave up halfway through.

12:41 AM

Anonymous sora-kara said...

It is spelt with an I.....(isn't that hiragana SHI?....
"Haruka, inu nani ga suki?"
"Atashi Shibaken."
"Atashi Chiwawa."
...or is my Japanese broken?)

I laughed at the picture of the bed too...well..I laughed at all of them...hehehe

3:47 PM

Blogger jariten said...

No, your Japanese is fine, it's mine that was wrong...

6:09 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there agin, Jess here;

Just wondered, if anyone could possibly scan the album fonr and back covers for Ongaku no Susume, please?

Thanks Muchly.

2:59 PM

Blogger jariten said...

The new cover or the old?

12:40 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both please :)

Regards ;

3:11 PM


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