Ok, Silver Diamond isn't mine but MY FAV MANGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm happy to know it was Tokyopop that licensed it (Since I do know some certain companies are terrible with translations *Stares at VIZ*)http://community.livejournal.com/shiho_s_diamond/21014.html
I dunno whether to be happy or sad I'd just hope they make the translations as perfect and accurate as possible.
The chances of finding this manga in chn would be harder as they've licensed, as I don't know how to gain access to the Friday forums... if only yesasia would at least SELL this product.... *cries*
I don't know anywhere else...um other than going to the actual shop in Hong Kong and getting it there ^^;;
But I'm glad for Shiho Sugiura-sensei!!! Silver Diamond was a good choice (Well, Koori no Mamono no Monogatari[Tale of the Ice Cold Demon] are good as well but general storyline speaking Silver Diamond has a more 'Let's explore and build this world' sense and KNMNM talks about 'building a peace process between humans and demons.')
I have up to 11 volumes of Silver Diamond in chn (Which they've just released recently) and Koori no Mamono no Monogatari has been completed before Silver Diamond.
In fact I've heard from one of sensei's text that she mentioned she's pictured around 16 volumes for Silver Diamond...5 more to go (approx.) I'd really wish for licensing it after they're all completed but I'm happy for sensei as well to have people see her works...
This is your last chance to find scanlations of it in www.storminheaven.net
I'm saving them to compare the translations. (Hope to make it in time)
Really, I'll recommend Silver Diamond any day!
Ok, so I know it's labelled as the BL category, but honestly speaking you don't see too much interaction, the only thing you'll find are hugs, hugs and more hugs. (At least KNMNM had a kiss...for CPR stuff....) and really not indication of BL... except for Chigusa, but you'll be prcturing him like a kid and Rakan as the mother (bwahaaha)
Sensei is quite shy about yaoi so she doesn't show much (Kisses are her limits), thus she focuses on her stories and how she illustrates it. Simply splendid *sparkles*
(I know I know, I know I'm gonna keep on writing this and never shut up)
But are the "Blu" section of Tokyopop any good at translation? I heard they messed up something the last time. *Wards evil away from SD (Silver Diamond)*
Speaking of which the only thing I didn't get from them was the orange mug. I remember them having a new cup with more colours (Is talking about SD accessories) I bought them all from JPqueen since they were hard to get at first. (I know I'm a helpless SD fan ^^;;; )
I really should train myself to read the stuff in Jpn. I'll but the whole section if I have to!!
In fact, I wonder if the licensed ones would have those pretty colour page inside!? The chn version is made the same as jpn versions so I'm sure of those (Only very hard to get online though)
For those interested (Or don't know about SD) here's strom in Heaven's summary:
"Summary: Rakan lives alone, and the plants in his garden grow so thick and fast that it seems like a jungle. One day a man, holding a gun made of wood, falls right down into his garden. He seems to come from another world, and he's searching for someone who can bring back the green into his own dark and inhospitable world."
Wait a minute, what about the Kanji!? They can't survive without showing the actual characters!
We have the 'number children' in there, where 'Kazuhi' is known as 'Leader of the thieves' but can also be read as 'first (children) of the lamps/lights/glow' (Usually a 'numbered child of a certain clan'.
The idea of the 'number children' are that 'children that are useless and not needed in the world' are to be given a 'number in their name with their own clan name'. That is what Kinrei and the Fake Prince states. But whether that is true or not we have yet to find out until the ending T_T
Such as 'Miya', while it means 'palace' (I think) the 'Mi' is read as 'Third', another words the 'third child of some clan that is not needed.
Oh... I can't think anymore, so excited and sad about this. Be back later for more?