What happens to the extras found in Japanese manga volumes when it’s localized? They are either a) included b) not included or c) made available for free for everyone online.
It’s always a shame when I see the Japanese graphic novel (and art books too) have extras that does not appear in the localized English version. As someone who actually has both English and Japanese versions of Chi’s Sweet Home, I’m completely happy to see that Vertical, publisher of the series, has decided to make it available online.
Whether you’re a fan of the series, or don’t know what it’s about; it’s about a small kitten who strays from it’s mom and ends up being adopted by a family; be sure to check out the cute freebies. They include paper sumos, mini manga book, papercraft of Chi, and a jigsaw puzzle. There’s also a video of the first episode and an interesting interview with the artist at the website.
In another bit of interesting news from ANN, “Ed Chavez, the marketing director and a manga editor/translator for Vertical, has also informed ANN that his company is seeking fan art for the series to add to the website. Interested artists can submit digital art to firstname.lastname@example.org, or hard copies to the company’s office:
1185 6th Ave
NY, NYC 10036″
Hohoho! Looks like I’ll be making some fan art! :3