New Poll: Slayers Super Explosive Demon Story

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In our last poll, we asked readers how they felt about adding a forum for Turtle Paradise. The reactions were mixed, with 46% of voters resolving to lurk said forums, and an additional 28% in favor of the idea, leaving 21% opposed and 5% without an opinion. It’s a shame, but it looks like a forum system is unlikely, especially considering the number of people willing to participate and those opposed to the idea had only a 7% difference. Sure, you could argue that including the percentage of people in favor was technically was a whopping 74%, but without many people participating, it’s not really worth the effort, now is it? Well, who knows, we might do something like that sooner or later anyway. The past is the past, and now it’s time for our newest poll!

Should Turtle Paradise pick up the first seven volumes of Super Explosive Demon Story?
This one’s been a pretty hot topic here lately, and those in favor have been amazingly vocal (and even confrontational?! WAT) about the whole thing, but we haven’t heard a lot from everyone else regarding the matter, so now’s your chance to speak up!

Personally, I’m a little bothered by the number of people unwilling to pick up the earlier volumes that were released in English (available readily on Ebay, although I won’t be providing links because many dislike the site), but I’m also torn because those I’ve spoken to who read the CPM release say it was pretty subpar. Although it doesn’t technically hurt anyone because the volumes are out of print, it still brings to mind to the current industry issues with many people wanting too much for free. What you do on your own time is none of our business, however, I will say that when the series you download here are released in your country, please support the authors by purchasing the books! Turtle Paradise is not a replacement for the real deal!

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Kurata
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dunno about the forum thing, but i think it’d be a nice idea to translate the 7 first volumes of slayers seds, especially considering i’ve been looking around to find them, unfortunately, slayers is not very famous in france, and so, we don’t even have the novels in french nor do we have the mangas =p

Exclave
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I understand completely people trying to mooch off the net for free what they should be purchasing… however, even in the U.S., it is near impossible to find this manga. My wife and I have been trying to find the translated collection for a while now. Not sure what happened to CPM, but fair enough to say, they don’t sell it anymore. I personally would love to see the first 7 volumes translated. I’d love even more to see the series picked up by a new company in the states so that I could purchase it and support the series.
Samvise
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Sincerely, I don’t mind In Italy these volumes were published some time ago and I bought them.
Just I want a backup copy! :D

Catgirl the Crazy
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I don’t think you should scanlate the first 7 volumes for a couple of reasons: 1) These volumes have already been translated, and you can buy them pretty cheap on amazon or ebay (less than $5, a lot of them) 2) I’m assuming that the more projects you guys work on simultaneously, the longer it takes you to complete each of these projects. Even if the current SEDS translation is sub-par, it has, at least, been translated. The same can’t be said for Revolution, Knight Aqualord, Slayers Light, and SEDS 8, so I think scanlating those is more important than… Read more »
Melfra
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I’d love even more to see the series picked up by a new company in the states so that I could purchase it and support the series. You wouldn’t necessarily be supporting CPM by purchasing these, but if you really want to read the hard copies, I’ve added links to the post where you can purchase the books online for an amazingly cheap price. 2) I’m assuming that the more projects you guys work on simultaneously, the longer it takes you to complete each of these projects. Even if the current SEDS translation is sub-par, it has, at least, been… Read more »
megafan999
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Well, here in Mexico the 8 volumes were released, and I bought them :D But I’m still in favor of you scanlating them for the people who can’t get them on their countries, but personally, like you said, I like to support the companies that released them (too bad’s there still aren’t any news about any other Slayers series :( ).

Millia
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I hope you’ll scanlate the first 7 volumes at some point in the future since they’re really hard to find. It’s highly unlikely that it will ever be released over here, especially since there were no manga in my language until a few months ago.

Creechan
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In my personal opinion, i think that it’s not only people of US that would want a copy of Slayers Scanlated by you guys; i mean, many of us are living in countries where is difficult to find good mangas and much more difficult to find them in our original language. Thus, sometimes we try to find good mangas in English (the most international-speaked language). So if you can scanlate SEDS it would be great, but i think that perhaps you can finish first volume 8, aqualord and your other projects and then you could scanlate SEDS 1-7. oh, and… Read more »
Exclave
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I’d just like to add that the comics listed on the first link at mycomics.com are not volumes 1-6, but chapters 1-6 (aka, vol. 1). The vol. 7 at Amazon shows a print copyright of 2004… So nothing listed is “REALLY” new, but just probably hasn’t been sold from the shelf before.

Melfra
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I’d just like to add that the comics listed on the first link at mycomics.com are not volumes 1-6, but chapters 1-6 (aka, vol. 1). The vol. 7 at Amazon shows a print copyright of 2004… So nothing listed is “REALLY” new, but just probably hasn’t been sold from the shelf before. Ha, oh geeze, you’re right! Wow, single issues…how old school. Anyway, I’ve removed the links, because from what I’ve gathered, many people here are unwilling to purchase anything other than new. For those who still want to pick up the volumes, they are readily available on Ebay, and… Read more »
Sno-Oki
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I honestly think that you should stick to the current projects you have now. At the moment, I’m getting the feeling that you’re struggling to keep up with it all, so another project may not be the best idea. In the end, it’s all up to you and how you feel about translating and uploading it for us. Sno-Oki P.S. Yeah, I’m a bit of a hypocrite. I just want more D.N.Angel ROAR! ^_^ You guys are doing a great job though, and I wouldn’t want my D.N.Angel scans from anywhere else! (Honestly, I’ve looked at others and you can’t… Read more »
admin
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Sno-Oki Nah, we’re just keepin’ pace. I mean, we’re releasing, like, at least one if not two new things a week – well, er, not recently, since my hours were increased… but my new laptop should remedy that problem nicely. xD Aqua Lord and SEDS are just projects we take on in-between other releases and are kinda low-priority until we get monthly projects out. Oh, off-topic, but you seemed interested (XD)- I just got the newest volume of Asuka in the mail. x3 Expect the new chapter of DNAngel this week! There, I gave myself a time-frame. Ahahaaha. And thanks… Read more »
Sno-Oki
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Thanks for the response Rebmastu! I wasn’t quite sure what was going on…The releases are regular enough, it’s just that I’m not really much of a Slayers fan. Trying to get into it though.

Whee! New DNAngel chapter for the holidays! ^_^ A great way to rid myself of the exam-blues.

Your scanner seems to be holding up okay…or is the superb quality due to some tricky Photoshopping?

Lin
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I’d LOVE if you picked up Slayers Super Explosive Demon Story! I only managed to get the first volume before it ran out of print, and I’ve been dying to add the remaining volumes to my collection, but I haven’t been able to find them anywhere. If I’d known the manga had went out of print, I would’ve bought the few vols available. :/ But since English imports aren’t cheap (I’m from Sweden) I thought I’d wait with buying the rest… so here I am. -_-“

Arbee
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I did pick up a few volumes of the official release of SEDS a number of years ago (volume 6 and 7, I think) but I couldn’t bring myself to buy the rest. The translation was just horrible. Way too much anglicisms to the point where it seems they’d lost much of the original’s nuances.
I’d love to see you guys do a release of the series at some point.

Sleepy100
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I read the manga releases in the US and was disappointed since I watched the anime before reading it. I think it would be a waste of time and effort to try and translate the manga as it would be better to simply watch the anime.

Arbee
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http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Slayers-Volume-8-King-of-the-City-of-Ghosts_W0QQitemZ170253417699QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item170253417699&_trkparms=72%3A1163%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14 – ano .. what’s that, can you tell me? =) Just a book or manga? XD

This is a novel. The last one they’re going to publish, I hear, but at least this finishes off the storyline.

Vii
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I’m more interested in Slayers: Falshes’ Hourglass than SED1-7. I already have those. XD

Melfra
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I’m more interested in Slayers: Falshes’ Hourglass than SED1-7.

I don’t blame you for that one! I’m looking forward to it myself. I think what we’re going to end up doing with that one is buying it when the volumes come out instead of doing it straight from Legend. Rebmastu’s at work right now so I can’t verify that one immediately, but we will undoubtedly pick it up.