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Jan. 24th, 2008

12:39 am - Peechurs!

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Better late than never...Happy New Year!



Almost verbatim from Journey to the REST, but with larger images:

1/23/2008: WARD BEGINS ANEW! Although the February 2008 issue of Monthly Comic ZERO-SUM came out December 28 without a Saiyuki RELOAD chapter (but with a bound-in New Year's card featuring Sanzo and Hakkai [that's it above] and a write-in premium offer for a RELOAD wallet featuring art of our four doing the cowboy thang, pictured just below!), fireworks followed soon after with the January 16 rebirth of sister publication WARD!



Formerly a quarterly, WARD has become a bimonthly publication now--and relaunched with this issue labelled "Vol. 001," complete with a Saiyuki Gaiden cover. The issue also came packaged with a beautiful reproduction genga of Goku by Minekura-sensei, printed on a 15cm x 17.5cm (about 6 x 6 7/8 inches) shikishi board...that's it below! Some booksellers also promoted the issue by including an oversize reproduction of the issue's textless cover art, printed on heavy stock, with each purchase. And best of all, the issue had a 12-page chapter of Saiyuki Gaiden! (The table of contents mistakenly listed it as "Saiyuki," swiftly prompting an apology on publisher Ichijinsha's web site.)


The March issue of ZERO-SUM, coming out on January 28, is slated to have a Saiyuki RELOAD chapter and Valentine's Day card featuring Gojyo and Goku. After that, next month will see the release of the concluding third part of the "Saiyuki RELOAD - Burial-" OVA, on February 22. The year is off to a strong Saiyuki start!



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I picked up two spares of the WARD issue--still wrapped with their reproduction genga boards--and have added them, two heavy-stock reproductions of the issue's textless cover art, and a 2008 Saiyuki RELOAD calendar to the sizeable prize pile for the Saiyuki RELOAD Gunstock contest. The rest of the prizes recently resurfaced while unpacking from the move; it's just been so brutal cold up here in the house's computer room, it's hard to crawl out from the kotatsu downstairs to get anything done! But it's high time the darn thing got finished, and I hope to have it wrapped up, contact winners, and get folks' loot on its way before leaving for a trip back home at the end of February. Thanks, as always, for your patience... Off to bed!

Current Mood: determineddetermined

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From:takumisan
Date:January 23rd, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
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wowow tahnk youu for news!!
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From:flemmings
Date:January 23rd, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
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Ahh, those are lovely. Thank you. (Possesses soul in patience for Kinokuniya's delivery, about the time you'll be back here.) And thanks for braving the bitter cold of an unheated room in an inaka January to get these to us.
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From:inque
Date:January 23rd, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
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*sends you love for all your hard work*

How are you and the sister doing? :)
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From:ibr_remote
Date:January 23rd, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Great news, thanks for sharing !
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From:veronicacode
Date:January 23rd, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! These images are GREAT!
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From:ditch_gospel
Date:January 23rd, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Thanks so much!
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From:avierra
Date:January 23rd, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
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Thank you muchly for the news and the images. Those are really beautiful.
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From:ayonoi
Date:January 23rd, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
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*____* Minekura kills me, my favorite pairing OMG! I am a huge HakkaixSanzo fan so this picture is so awesome to me. Beautiful.

Oh boy, the number of manga phone books I am getting these days is growing so I am adding WARD to this. At least it is bimonthly (like Chara!), I might have to subscribe to it but in the meantime, I need to hunt down a copy asap. I guess Amazon Japan is going to be a source of stuff that is when I want to spend that massive amount of money in shipping!

Thanks for posting your awesome stash!
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From:flower_miko
Date:January 23rd, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
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Oohh...stay warm ma'am! But thanks for sharing these lovely pictures with us. ^^ they're great. I really hope I can get a hold of that Ward issue just so I can have that genga *__*
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From:befanini
Date:January 23rd, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
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Many thanks for the pretty peechurs! Happy New Year to you too. :D
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From:kintail
Date:January 23rd, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful scans, thank you for sharing them!
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From:dalton6
Date:January 23rd, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much for the update and the lovely scans! I've been missing your posts. Glad to see you're doing okay. ^_^
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From:iapetusneume
Date:January 23rd, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
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I adore the one of Seiten Taisei. Minekura teases us so much with him in that outfit!

Thanks for the scans and the info!
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From:twistedsheets10
Date:January 24th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
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OMG. So pretty. Thank you so much for sharing. Is it OK if the images are used as icons/banners etc.? Credit will be given, is that OK?
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From:snapdragon76
Date:January 24th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
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Whee pictures!!!
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From:avalonjones
Date:January 24th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
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(points to wallet illustration) Hey, Hakkai! Hazel wants his hat back!

Edited at 2008-01-24 02:23 am (UTC)
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From:i_am_zan
Date:January 24th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
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*sends you a blast of warm air*

Thank you so so much for your hard work to get these to us! Hope you're having a good start to the new year!
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From:hieronymousmosh
Date:January 24th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
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Thanks for sharing! Stay warm *g*
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From:karcy
Date:January 24th, 2008 09:06 am (UTC)
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*sigh* Minekura makes the sexiest men.
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From:takaryo
Date:January 24th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
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*______* Well, this makes my life worth while.
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From:kambeiadaro
Date:January 25th, 2008 09:15 am (UTC)
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Hi. Been going for the site for about a year & I just now realized there was a lj link there. -_-; Now I can thank you for all the info you've provided! Thank you + infinity! It is always such a pleasure to go to the site and readup on info. I enjoy it very much

I had 2 questions, hope you don't mind. I've been trying to figure out Hazel's bday for a long time. I know Saiyubito has him as 20, but I never saw his birthday was Jan 02 [my Japanese isn't good]. Was that info in Saiyubito as well?

I'm pretty sure the answer to this is "no". Those mail in things, no way I can get them from the US, right? Just wondering since I special order WARD through a bookstore, maybe there's slim hope they could have gotten the wallet too? *cries*
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From:naye
Date:January 27th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
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Pretty, pretty pictures! Thank you for sharing. ♥
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From:martapenguin
Date:January 28th, 2008 09:42 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the info, good to hear you are Ok and have survived the move!
Thanks for braving the cold for us and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

MP
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