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New Game! thread
2014-11-07 10:58:28 Post No. 116547386
New Game! thread
Post No. 116547386
Is anyone reading "New Game!", the recent Kirara Carat manga? It's been featured on the cover and the first volume has been selling pretty damn well, it's on the right track towards an anime adaptation if the trend continues.
It's a slice of life about a girl right out of school joining a vidya development company as a character designer, which has been her dream since childhood after playing RPGs made by said company. The cast is, as you would expect, a rather eccentric bunch so the attempts of Aoba, the main character, to act adult despite looking like a mid-schooler at best are quite hilarious.
There's only been one volume so far and it didn't delve too deep into the technical side of things, it's no Shirobako or anything, it's more of a fairly funny SoL about entering the "adult" (yeeeah, about that...) world than a production hell thing. But it's a welcome change for a SoL and I can definitely relate, working in a similar, albeit not game-related, programming studio. Some things are quite true to life...
There's obviously a bit of goggle-tastic stuff, this being a Kirara comic, but it's really mild and /u/ haters need not worry, really.
The catch? Unfortunately nobody gives a fuck to translate it, for whatever reason - there's only a Korean translation floating around somewhere. I can thankfully understand 95% of it with my limited moon knowledge (a few minor things eluded me though), but I'd love to read it in English one day regardless. Is anyone theoretically interested in this getting translated?
On a side note, they just had to pick the most ungoogleable name ever conceived.