>changing cibo's origin story for no reason
>sanakan smiling and talking constantly
>no giant safeguard vs. hijacked builder fight
>toha heavy industries cut out completely
They should have made the movie a completely original story instead of a weird partial adaptation of the manga. It would have worked better.
The music was amazing, though.
Just reading Blame! for the first time and using two sources. The Master Edition, and the Omanga version.
What the hell is up with the translations?
What the heck is this line supposed to mean?
I'm going to leave this high level Safeguard here, please don't touch.
How did Sanakan enter the village? The electro-fisher don't trust Killy until after he walks through the barrier, which implies that a Safeguard may disguise as a human but cannot fool the barrier, and then Sanakan does exactly that. It's like the scriptwriter first established the importance of the Safeguard barrier and then hoped we immediately forgot what it's supposed to do and then remembered what it did after it was destroyed. What gives? Cute webm not related.
I have the reprints in Japanese. If you can tell me which volume it is, I can take a look at what she says.
I hope it's not #2, because I've lent it to a friend, so don't have it right now.
They removed all the stuff about Killy rescuing her from the Corporation and breaking through the megastructure that was blocking their expansion.
In the manga they've been traveling together for some time before meeting the electro-fishers. In the movie, Cibo just shows up and leaves before they develop any kind of relationship.
I get that there's only so much story you can include in a 90-minute movie, but I still would have preferred to see them show up to the village together.
The Master Edition is probably a better translation, since it's later shown that Toha Heavy Industries is actually separate from the rest of the City.
The Omanga release is pretty sketchy in other parts as well. The only real advantage is has over the official release is using "Killy" instead of "Kyrii".
So, what exactly is wrong with Kyrii?
Original furigana of his name is キリイ. Ki ri i. Kyrii is basically that. Here is the pic of the original text.
I am aware that original covers had "Killy" on it, but it's also from the guy who named his manga "Blame" because he though that it's how you spell "blam" sound.
Ah, that's a shame. I think there were raws on goddess, let me check.
>"Killy" instead of "Kyrii"
Is this autism? Because I can't believe people still get salty over this.
If the author wants him to be called Kyrii, accept that he is called Kyrii, man.
Threadly reminder you know nothing about animation and the CG was objectively bad because the choppiness was visible due to a lack of transitional frames and wipes.
>Cibo rushing to help injured scientists during the artificial NTG debacle
>displaying remorse when Killy destroys the tribe of clone women
>saving the Toha fairies from dying
>always speaking up when Killy refuses to talk
>Alternate-universe Cibo greeting Killy with a smile
>giving everything she has and even sacrificing herself to save the fishers
And then in the movie, she walks off without a care when Sanakan shows up. She had a heretical side no doubt, but she was never a heartless bitch like in the movie.
I'm still confused about this. Did they bang?
Or rather she didn't want to jeopardize the most important objective in the whole venture.
A few colonists aren't anything compared to getting the whole megastructure under control.
>"Kirii" can be read as "Kayree-ee"
No. No, it can't. I can't think of a single real English word that does anything like that. Are you sure you're not thinking about the not-human-language, French? And gee, "Killy" might be a nice substitute to deal with those problems!
1. I find it amusing that you're expecting everyone to accept that idea, as if it's a law.
2. I think you misunderstand that concept. It's about me being able to enjoy Ender's Game even if the author is a big-ass homophobic. Stop being so self-entitled.
Given that the name "Kyrii" has zero weight on the story, what's your excuse for clinging so much to that?
Do they always refer to him as "霧亥"? I didn't know that.
I guess it makes sense to use "Kyrii" if it's supposed to be a western-sounding name written using kanji instead of katakana. Like how "愛里寿" is translated as "Arisu" instead of "Alice".
>I think you misunderstand that concept
I think you only know about the popular media end and subsequent interpretation of the concept.
>Stop being so self-entitled.
Read: "things have value because I attribute value to them, and my attributions are law"
>Given that the name "Kyrii" has zero weight on the story
The story is not the work.
I can see some retard reading "ki" in "Kirii" like the first syllable of "kite".
And no, Killy is a not a good substitute. The "ri" syllable is not doubled, so there can't be double L or R. There is also "i" after "ri". Which means it's a doubled sound, best transliterated as double "i".
I mean, personally, I would prefer if it was a proper transliteration, without the "y". But there must be reasons why they chose it, one of my guesses is at the beginning of this post.
Yea, 霧亥 with キリイ as furigana. And sometimes simply as katakana when screaming his name, especially in later volumes.
Again, why are you expecting everyone to obey that concept so much? It's not relativity. It's just an art concept with tons of disagreeing people on both sides.
I disagree with you and that concept.
Then I guess you're right. I'm probably going to keep calling him "Killy" though, just out of habit. It sounds way cooler.
Is he the only character with kanji in his name? I haven't seen the raws.
>I guess it makes sense to use "Kyrii" if it's supposed to be a western-sounding name written using kanji instead of katakana. Like how "愛里寿" is translated as "Arisu" instead of "Alice".
That's not how it works, at all. Furigana is used as a supplement to the text proper. It's used to provide an 'alternative reading' to the script. In many cases, furigana can be used to give a name to a thing; I'll use Fate as an example: 約束された勝利の剣 becomes エクスカリバー in the furigana, as opposed to エクスカリバー being the text proper. Furigana can be written in either hiragana or katakana. Hiragana as furigana is used for pure native words and 'expected' readings, even if they don't match the text by conventional rule. Katakana as furigana tends to be used for *anything* which is not a native word. It doesn't imply Western nature or anything specific; it just implies 'not intended to be read according precisely to the Japanese alphabets'. The distinction between "L" and "R", and the value of the lengths of certain sounds, and so on don't exist in Japanese. You can't double-up on "R"s like you can with "K"s or something. So, the single-R name "Kirii" becomes "Killy" because it can't be explicitly written "Killy" in Japanese.
>why are you expecting everyone to obey that concept
It's not a matter of "obey", or even "agree". It is an innate truth. There's nothing to prove or disprove. The points of contention are about its value in application, not its inalienable necessity of accuracy. You can't 'disagree with it', because it's an inherent trait of the world.
>And no, Killy is a not a good substitute. The "ri" syllable is not doubled, so there can't be double L or R. There is also "i" after "ri". Which means it's a doubled sound, best transliterated as double "i".
You don't know what you're talking about. The English word "Harley" is written in Japanese as ハーリー or ハーレー. That's about all I need to say to prove that you don't know what you're on about.
I haven't done my yearly re-read of blame! yet; someone remind me, what was the highest level killy fire the GBE at again? 4 or something?
Fun fact: I didn't. Interesting ad hominem, though. I don't think I've ever before seen a variant of that post wherein "college education" possessed an independent value factor. Might you be a "lol only STEM matters"-type human?
But "キリイ" doesn't change the reading of "霧亥," it just clarifies it. It's not saying two separate things at the same time like your example does.
It gives a reading to a nonexistent word. There are multiple readings of both 霧 and 亥. There's nothing assured about those kanji reading as キリイ. For all a blank reader knows, it might be read ボウカイ - until they are given the 'proper' reading from the furigana.
Found the /v/ crossies. Please go back to your containment board and carry on jerking off about 0.01 fps gain in Cowa Doody with your newest graphics card.
Let's talk about this page for a moment. After Killy's first encounter with the level 9, there are a few pages of his internals restitching themselves and 2 other scenes - one with the girl and dog, and this page. One is clearly a flashback, which implies the other is as well.
The person in the first panel looks suspiciously like Sanakan due to her neck implant, and the third person in the second panel looks suspiciously like Killy due to his height and hunched stance.
Then you factor in Sanakan crying out Killy's name when they first fought in the fishermen arc, as though they had known each other before...
Were Sanakan and Killy ever allies at one point in their long history, and did they fuck? I think the answer is yes and yes.
>One is clearly a flashback
It's a dream. Post is invalid.
If they continue with another movie they can easily do the Silicone Lifeform and TOHA plot wrapped up together. Cibo tossed a piece of her arm out of the lift at the end of the film and only half of Sanakan's body was destroyed.
They can just have Cibo implant the bit she tossed out into the remains of Sanakan and then have her catch up to Killy when he finds TOHA after fighting some cyborgs.
Blame is a pretty fucking good CGI movie, great even. I could only notice the choppiness of animation at the very beginning. Other than that, the pacing, the music, the action, pretty much everything was quite great, and the story served its intended purposes very well.
Yes, it's not a faithful adaptation of the manga at all, but it doesn't have to be. The movie holds very well on its own and we can hope that there will be more in the future.
I also don't get people's complains about Cibo — she didn't seem like a "heartless bitch" to me at all here.
Is Netflix saving anime?
The fishermen clearly had never met a high-level safeguard disguised as a human, or they would have all been long dead. They probably just assumed that the barrier would stop one.
>really worth it
Unless $30 is a lot of money for you, yeah. There's problems with the translation, sure, but the book feels high quality. It's nicer to display and read than the original print.
And aside from that one screenshots of a redraw with the exterminator first class, I haven't noticed any other redraws
Man, I meant the volume and the chapter or at least what part of the volume. I barely remember anything after so much time.
Subbed and dubbed in several languages. I only turned the English dub for several seconds somewhere in the middle of the film out of curiocity, but it seemed less terrible than usual. Not like anybody gives a fuck though.
He means purely in relative terms, I'm sure. Compared to every other character she's noticeably compassionate. Not sure if it was intentional on Nihei's part but as she started hanging with Killy over hundreds of years she gradually becomes more cold and stoic like him, but not enough to not react with shock when he obliterated that lady hooked up to some kind of perpetual cloning machine, and she very clearly felt bad for Dhomo after seeing what he has to deal with on a regular basis. The facemending scene was actually pretty sweet in a depressing way.
I don't remember that. I remember him hooking up to a bunch of safeguard to obliterate the kaiju safeguard, but where is that scene?
I just re-read yesterday too. So much to miss.
There's nothing wrong, it's just that the original volumes had it plastered on front
>ADVENTURE SEEKER KILLY IN THE CYBER DUNGEON QUEST
So the name Killy isn't a western fabrication. It was either Nihei or someone at the publisher who gave it to him originally.
In this sequence he crawls out of the hole, without his leg, kills the safeguard after him, then limps over and kneels to find that it has Cibo's face(with his leg back on) then in the next page his leg is gone again as he limps away.
What makes you think she was there of her own will? There's no telling the amount of fucked up shit going on in the megastructure, and no telling if he obliterated her out of mercy or if that was just Killy being Killy. That sense of ambiguity is a crucial part of what makes Blame! what it is.
Didn't the safeguard have the lips scar?
I just assumed it was modeled after a more recent killy, and thus had the scar
The scene also flows better with it being the safeguard, and makes it so he doesn't just pop out of nowhere
His only non-violent physical contact he's ever had being with one of the cutest girls in the entire structure was likely the high point of his entire life. His face in the last panel, that's the face of a lonely man who's lived a painful life understanding the concept of a waifu for the first time.
It's a metaphor for how Dhomo and Iko support each other, in the same way that Dog Girl and Killy support each other. Again, there's something there; we just don't know what it is yet. It's not meant to be taken as literal memories; it's supposed to be an abstraction to give us perspective on the rarer characters.
>What makes you think she was there of her own will?
yeah, the thing seemed to be on auto pilot. I always assumed that when the template died, the machines just picked up a baby from the tubs and strapped into the rape seat.
Shut up, Steve Wilhite. It's Killy. It'll always be Killy.
Is there a compilation of the changes made to the re-release of the manga?
I was thinking about buying it a few years back when I saw that single volumes of the original were 80$ or more.
I could go make one, but it'd take at least one hundred hours, and I'm not really willing to do that now. Here's the changelog from just chapter 1 of volume 1.
>he missed the super-subtle sexual tension between Dhomo and Pcell
>non-violent physical contact
they probably hate-fucked with extreme violence
You have to realize, Killy is married to his job. I'm sure Killy cares for Cibo in some way, but his job always comes first. I think she realizes this but knows she really doesn't have anyone else so she had no choice but to become more stoic so she can keep up with him.
Dhomochevsky really is Nihei's Logan. That had to be why he did Snikt, after all; he must be a big Wolverine fan.
Like the retarded romanizations of Akame ga Kill too. The author didn't know english, yet tried his hand at it and ruined almost every name
I know it's a mediocre manga by comparison, but it's the same thing.
>Guy controls water
>translate name as River
>Author says it's Liver
>Girl uses Giant scissors
>Author says Sheele
>she is a Sadist
>Esdeath now motherfucker
The person with two legs in the last chapter is not Killy. It's a Safeguard who is pursuing him. Generally speaking the closer a Safeguard is to humanoid the more skilled and dangerous it is, like we already saw with Sanakan or Dhomo. In that chapter Killy blows up one of his pursuer, who wounded him badly, and we can see from the head of the enemy that it was strikingly human (IT IS NOT CIBO'S FACE) and therefore we must assume it was a special Safeguard agent. Then we see a glimpse of the next pursuer, who has humanoid proportions and a nearly human mouth and jaw, which hints it is also an experienced and dangerous foe. Considering that he auto-headshots Killy in a nanosecond and pretty much comes the closest to killing him out of every enemy in the manga, the foreshadowing that humanlike Safeguard = dangerous is quite justified.
His arc would have made a better movie than the electro-fishers one. They wouldn't have to change anything to make it stand on its own.
It explicitly tells you there is still good in him, and he states himself that he doesn't want to kill Luke. He's doing it because he wants to save Luke either way. His voice isn't suited for yelling, and the silent conflict is much more impactful.
Of course. Sensei knows best, and she would want you to follow orders wouldn't she? Order is good.
best and only real answer
I have a massive need for Blame! wallapapers.
movie sanakan looked goofy as all fuck.
She was too expressive.
It's like they got her confused with one of the silicon life girls.
Well shit, who doesn't.
I just realized Killy has a broken eye in the last chapter. There are three panels where we can see clearly his face and each time one of his eye is drawn without pupil or without light.
I think I prefer this version of the spread, in the end.
>still no Blame! fangame
I wish I wasn't a brainlet and could learn how to code
Isn't there a game where you walk endlessly through an abandoned cyberpunk city based on Blame!? I remember seeing it last year or sometime recently, but can't recall the name.
I think it's more representative of the sacredness/holiness of the moment and space. Rising out of The City into (what seems to us to be) pure white light. That's the perfect imagery for "uncontaminated".
The "wild west" OST was the best part of the movie. I was half-expecting Killy to spin the GBE before holstering it at the end.
He's still working on it. I think he does dev streams from time to time on his twitch channel.
ehh, she's not cibo sexy nor is she fishergirl cute, she just weird and goofy looking.
whatever the case she's not supposed to be cute in the first place, she's not a regular city human girl, she's a haggard looking android death machine. why does it need to be cute?
Just finished reading Blame! for the third time. Killy lived a hard life ;_;
Has anyone tried to use motion interpolation software on the movie? I just tried SVP, it artifacts badly in some scenes.
She wasn't completely heartless. She talked with the fishermen to reassure them and the first thing she did when they got to the factory was make them the food they were promised
She has explicitly said that she never worked as an assistant before Dorohedoro (or something to that effect). The rumour about her being an assistant is entirely unfounded, and appears to have originated in the foreign fan community. I searched around a little bit for Japanese stuff on the rumour, and I didn't find much/anything. I recall there being a number of people comparing their art, but never anyone saying that she served under him.
I don't blame you for believing it; it persisted in the community for years before anyone (myself included) bothered to even check it. It's fairly believable, too.
you know the movie it's really cool
its a good interpretation of the story, not a great adaptation
but pretty solid
>everybody's still all clamoring after scans of the reprints of Blame
>even after over a year, literally nobody at all has said a word about the reprint of Abara
another day, another moment I can feel superior to the other fans
>you will never fistfight with Sanakan until she asserts dominance and claims your seed
Why go on famalam?
Except for the swing at the end, that looks really, really good. And people say that higher frames would make things look bad. In some exceptional cases, I'll agree; but, in general, it improves the work.
Why should I care, abbara is shit besides that scene. Also, I already have the regular volume.
At any rate, that's exactly how I expectled someone like ye to respond. Someone without the special edition (without possessing it OR having seen it) could never understand why it's so much better than the reeegular version.
Just found some dudes that made a neural net for motion interpolation. I'll see if I can retrain it to accept at least 960x540 images, its trained for 384x128.
The Governing Authority demands you delete this post.
His chapter was pretty mindblowing alright.
He only ever looked short because he was always around lifeforms that were upwards of eight feet tall. Even Cibo was shorter or as tall as him in several forms.
>tfw taller than Killy
>mfw shorter than Cibo
Watch this, and see if you can still say that you can't see the similarities between Westerns and the Blame film.
All it needs is Chuck saying "Netto tanmatsu idenshi", and it's the same thing as a trailer for the movie.
Never mind the fact that the weather on Sidonia was completely controllable (by that very same captain). So, she could have turned the rain off at any time, but decided to spend three days with him, presumably all over that clone-dick.
Because Smoogy was better.
> but she was never a heartless bitch like in the movie.
She's the one who gives the village a new future. So she's not really heartless. Just focused on the task itself.
And Manga Cibo had a major weakness, that being her obsession of seeing the Netsphere with her own eyes. First time she dies because of it, next time it actually manages to screw up things for Killy as well when she accidentally turns into Lvl 9 safeguard.
So if the manga Cibo would have to choose from saving a village or having the opportunity to enter Netsphere, she'd choose the latter because she just can't help it.
>Is Netflix saving anime?
They're making a new Devilman movie. And series on the old puppet animation film Dark Crystal. So yeah, they might be. They take a lot of cult-favorite projects under their wing.
I honestly did not expect a big company to do that in this day and age, so honestly Netflix has grown on me a lot as a result. Some CEO there knows what the fuck he's doing.
Of course his part in HGN would be about The Flood
>still this mad your stupid tranny didn't win the nagatebowl
But I do hate him now. That's the key word: now. Any pre-Sidonia Nihei is loved. But the current Nihei is to be hated and reviled. His prior works were made when he was a prior Nihei. They are beloved works. The current Nihei intends to revise those prior works, of the prior Nihei. That is why he is hated. It's not tsundere in any way.
Imagine if someone you loved had a complete mental collapse, lost their former personality, and insisted for the rest of their life that they wanted to harm you and nothing more. Would you still be able to say that you loved that person?
Fuck off with your shipshit.
Eh. Sanakan lacks a lot of the cool aspects of the manga counterpart. Plus she only uses her signature weapon once in the movie, she has some smaller version as her arm instead.
Her being smug almost compensates for it.
Aren't they just based on Nihei's revised designs that he did for the covers of the rerelease? I'm pretty sure he personally did the design work for the movie as well
>Imagine if someone you loved had a complete mental collapse, lost their former personality, and insisted for the rest of their life that they wanted to harm you and nothing more. Would you still be able to say that you loved that person?
Holy fuck. Did Nihei break your maiden heart that badly, anon?
>And people say that higher frames would make things look bad. In some exceptional cases, I'll agree; but, in general, it improves the work.
These people are wrong, though. I remember there are modified 60FPS videos of Knights of Sidonia episodes out there and it looks a lot better.
No. I was making a general comparison. I was going to use the Snake volume poem from Bleach, changed my mind halfway through, and made the comparison what it is. I guess that made it a little darker than was intended. Then, here's the volume poem:
You are becoming a snake tomorrow.
And as you start to devour people,
With that mouth that has eaten others,
You cry your love to me.
And the same as today, I do wonder.
Will I be able to say my love to you?
The complaints that I've seen most recently were about squash and stretch, and the flaws of the models made in-house becoming more apparent at higher frame-rates. With the Sidonia tentacles, neither of those major concerns are an issue.
It may or may not be different with humanoid models like Killy and Sanakan - we can't actually know unless we're given a real cut made at a higher frame rate, you know?
leaving out toha heavy industries is fine, it's a totally different arc.
adapting cibo's origin story I don't mind either,
But doing a movie about the electro fishers and leaving out the builder vs giant safeguard fight???!
I haven't watched the movie but the FUCK were they thinking??
If they're already doing the sanakan + safeguards vs killy+cibo+electro fishers confrontation then including the buider vs giant safeguard isn't going to take up much additional time.
It adds TONNES of cool factor for only like a minute of screen time in a battle that they're already including anyway
the builder vs giant safegurd fight is only like 2 pages plus one double spread in the manga but it makes teh whole battle way more epic and exciting than it would be
>I haven't watched the movie but the FUCK were they thinking??
My guess is they're thinking about the budget. The fight at the Toha doorway has hundreds of Exterminators, two massive well-detailed mechs fighting each other, several GBE shots that destroy the fuck out of the surrounding environment in great detail, and Killy shooting his GBE in the highest setting, causing huge structures to collapse in the epic environment.
And thats at the same time he's having a round two with Sanakan.
Yeah they are. They are adaptations of Nihei's own re-designs of the characters. He did so much design work for the movie that you can buy a 120 page book of it.
>The fight at the Toha doorway has hundreds of Exterminators, two massive well-detailed mechs fighting each other, several GBE shots that destroy the fuck out of the surrounding environment in great detail, and Killy shooting his GBE in the highest setting, causing huge structures to collapse in the epic environment.
>And thats at the same time he's having a round two with Sanakan.
I orgasmed just imagining those scenes in movie quality
I'd read somewhere that "Killy" was a reference to the protagonist of Gregory Benford's Great Sky River,
Killeen Bishop. The notes from here >>157562002 refer to Benford, but they say that "Cibo" came from there.
It's been a long time since I read Great Sky River, so I can't recall.
I honestly never read or researched the book because the reference, as you said, was about Cibo. But, now that I have researched it, it is definitely the inspiration for Killy's name. There's absolutely no way that it's not.
For those of you unfamiliar with Great Sky River, this is the summary of the novel, and this is why "Killy" is the absolute, definitive, correct version of his name:
>Nearly 100,000 years after first contact with the machines that dominate the universe, only a few hundred humans survive. Trapped on Snowglade, a barren world near the center of the galaxy, Killeen and his child, Toby, of the Bishop Tribe are primitive scavengers, homeless and hunted by the ruling “mechs”. Then suddenly, a strange cosmic entity – neither organic nor cybernetic or living matter – reaches out from a black hole to speak with Killeen. But can the fallen descendent of starfarers understand this being in time—and seize his only chance to save his family and mankind from final annihilation?
Once again, Melissa Tanaka ruins everything by not doing the research for her work, or even reading the work's original editions.
Honestly does it even matter? As long as you know what it should say? Spelling a name differently hardly ruins everything in a book where its mentioned two or three times is 300 pages when they are a massive upgrade in all other respects when it comes to quality.
>They're making a new Devilman movie.
Where did they say that Devilman Crybaby was a movie and not a series? If they're going to adapt the manga, then a series is better suited.
I don't think I really care to be honest. Sure it would be better if they used the translations I was used to and preferred but its not like I can't just read the word they've put in its place and know what it should say. I doubt you'd ever see anyone new to the series complaining about the translation for example. I think a big part of it is just what people are used to seeing things as and being overly attached to it.
メンサーブ is not "mainserv". メーンサーブ is "mainserv". "Main" is never, in Japanese, written as メン. At its closest equivalence, it's "menserv".
>I doubt you'd ever see anyone new to the series complaining about the translation for example
THAT is how you want to defend it? Really?
Whats wrong with defending it that way? I'm illustrating the point that a big part of why people take so much issue with it is their pre-existing attachment to the translation they are used too. It's the same kind of thing as when somebody says "The only good dub is the DBZ one" because they watched it on TV that way as a kid and are used to it, when you know for a fact that if they just started watching it now they would watch the subbed version and shit on the dub.
It doesn't make sense because
#1. It's not written that way. That's the beginning and end of it. It's like asking why "Seu" isn't "Sioux".
#2. She's not the main server. She's one of many AIs in Toha.
alright i guess maybe i'm just autistic
If someone is new to something, they are less likely to know anything about it. Of course it wouldn't bother them that the name is Kyrii - they don't know any better.
If I were to spew a bunch of incorrect engineering jargon at you, you wouldn't have a problem with technical problems in what I'd said because you wouldn't be familiar with engineering: it's *new to you*. That doesn't make it wrong for someone who knows what they're talking about to correct me on the incorrect statements that I've made.
It has nothing to do with "being used to it". If that were the case, why don't we still have Tanjiahdo Doflamingo and Xusasu Basasu?
>movie ends with basically nothing resolved
Translation isn't entirely an "incorrect" or "correct" thing though and most of what people are complaining about are not errors or incorrect but choices made in the translation and clearly approved.
It doesn't. It's not much different. Much of it looks far less polished than the film and the majority of it is action scenes which were often rendered in higher framerates in the actual film. It does look like they put effort into proper timing and posing for the character animation that is there during non action parts though make that look much smoother despite running at the same kind of speed.
>and clearly approved
You're wrong. That doesn't happen and hasn't happened. Ever. Do you, in truth, believe that licensed translation works actually consult anyone in Japan? Be they editors, authors, mangaka - it does not happen. The only people to whom the translators answer are their higher-ups in the company. If some stupid QC fuck says "looks good enough", it goes through into publication. That's it. There is no vetting process, there is no proper consultation, there is no research. People like Melissa Tanaka are freelance translators who are paid by companies to translate a text, and nothing else. She chose "Kyrii" as a translation. Someone at Vertical said it was fine. It was published as Kyrii. Maybe 5 humans, all in the United States, were involved in the "approval" process, and none of them would have any reason to consult the creators.
It's just interesting that you are trying to come across as knowledgeable about how this would of worked without knowing something as basic as that and still think you have any credibility.
>without knowing something as basic as that
Why would you think that I didn't know that? Where in my post did I say that Kodansha didn't own Vertical? Or that they would be, in any way, relevant? I said "their higher-ups in the company" very deliberately. THE company, not the parent company.
Can anyone help explain what went wrong with Cibo's original experiment? Where did the Safeguards come from?
I want to have sex with Cibo.
I actually liked Abara a lot. The story doesn't drag for too many volumes. And the art is gorgeous.
If megastructure could create Safeguards everywhere, why it didn't wipe oup the whole humanity yet? I thought The City wanted to kill all humans without NTG, which is basically everyone.
Does anyone know who dog girl is or the significance of the child in the beginning?
Started manga on Kindle Paperwhite.
Sometimes it's really hard to tell what the fuck is going on.
Generic safeguards which zergrush kill the humans only spawn if humans come near the megastructure or spawn towers
Theres a handful of autonomous safeguard which actively hunt humans like sanakan but theyre only a handful in a giant cyberdungeon thats larger than the solar system
There are some old companies like Toha Heavy Industries that have contracts with the city to not allow policeman into their jurisdiction. Other places are abandon by the city because it is fuck huge.
The movie was a waste of my time for the most part
It should have started with Killy walking around for at least 20 minutes, with shots of the surroundings to create that feeling when you have reading Blame! of being overwhelmed
They should haver also espanded the universe and explained what the fuck "the City" is in reality, and gave a little clue to what happend to earth
If you didn't read Nihei's notes you are fucking clueless about it during the film, what a waste
I'M MAD SENPAI
Explaining too much would ruin the mysterious feeling the manga has. It's not like the characters themselves know anything about how big the city is or what happened to earth.
I do agree that there should have been more walking and less talking, though.
I remember seeing them at some point and then forgetting about it again.
In general though it's actually the weird 'out of place' stuff in the series that makes it. There's Dhomo's fish and the dog's actually rather strange as well compared to the mutated bugs. And I think there's a big screen somewhere with a picture of a beach that's just there.
Safeguard can appear anywhere with Netsphere activity going on. Thats also their limitation, which prevents them from entering some areas of the City entirely. The closer you get to the nearest Megastructure wall that is tied to Netsphere, bigger the chance Safeguard might appear.
Accessing Netsphere causes them to appear immediatly.
>tfw the only Cibosexual here
Good, no one can steal my waifu.
>genocidal robot assassin that wants to murder me
>get a boner
Why? This is your fault /a/.
>he thinks he's the only one
I've got news for you, pal.
Good god that price
Muh tradition muh anime rigid standards etc. Honestly you could probably interpolate the entire thing to whatever the rest is animated at (24, probably), that will smooth out the choppy animation and leave the smooth ones unchanged.
Just finished reading the manga, haven't watched the movie yet. Damn this was really good. I'll probably go through it another few times just because I definately missed a lot of stuff. I think the coolest thing for me was the sheer scale of the whole story. Who even knows how fucking long Killy searched for the NTG.
Also what happened to Seu and Mensab? Did they die? (Taking into account the uncertainty of death in the blameverse)
Seu's genes got incorporated into Cibo's egg-thing, so I guess you could say he survived in the end.
Mensab will probably live on for a very long time as well.
Interesting. The ending seemed to imply that there isn't really any true death in the series (for humans at least). With people's personalities being uploaded in to the Net Sphere. And held in some kind of stasis.
There is, but those "lucky" enough to get their identity within the Netsphere cannot die until they get an actual corporeal body or get erased from the system itself somehow.
So because Netsphere is malfunctioning, most people within are stuck in perpetual sleep mode, and because they have no body to destroy in the real world, they cant really die either.
Its understandable why Safeguard was originally created and why getting to Netsphere is so important, since it offers you the controls to actually control the entire City, plus it can effectively render you immortal, since as long as your data is still within the netsphere, you can die and respawn as many times as you like. And because City can create pretty much anything with its technology, you have almost godlike powers from within the Net.
So makes sense to have some kind of program that hunts for netsphere denizens that have gone rogue, so that somebody doesn't decide to go and intentionally jam multiple Gravity Furnaces at once and cause space and time to implode on itself.
I've tried reading a few chapters of Blame and I was like picrelated. There are almost no words and I can't understand what's going on in half of the pictures because the art is kinda strange to my eyes. Should I keep reading or should I stop because I am an idiot who can't understand a story without words?