It’s what we Yamane Ayano fans have all been waiting for, the Finder Series or Viewfinder finally has an English license again!>_< June Manga has officially announced the fact in their website. Come Summer 2010 *US summer, not Philippine time*, we can finally read the English tankoubon version!
But do you see a ‘yay’ from me? Nope, not really.
With June getting the title instead of Kitty Media or 801 Media, we can expect that the English version will have *lots* of them blurry boxes/faded images. Many YA fans have already expressed their concern regarding the censorship of this manga. A poll is currently being done in the Yamane Ayano LJ community meant to be sent to June to express this concern.
My yaoi manga collection consists mostly of June titles so I KNOW for a fact that June does censor some *steamy* parts. Now, how the heck can I enjoy Viewfinder with that? To Viewfinder readers, we all know that the manga has lots of those explicit scenes. Heck, the first chapter alone has a whole lot of ’em: bondage, sadism, rape, you name it.O_O
Why JUNE anyway, when June and 801 Media are owned by the same company, Digital Manga Publishing??
*EDIT* Something that makes me happy at least: (I literally jumped for joy when I read this.)
Quoted from Sunflower1343, a moderator in the YA LJ and one who has direct communication with sensei.
“They will be publishing *new* versions of these, in B6 size (that’s Japanese manga-sized). Yay again!!! They’re to release volumes 1-3 (!) by yaoi-con this October, then vol 4 sometime after that, and subsequent volumes later. One thing to note is that we understand that the print run on these volumes is small compared to those in other countries so I suggest buying them right away, or there may be a supply issue akin to those of other popular DMP manga. It would seem foolish to me to let them go out of print, but hey, I’m not a manga publisher so what do I know?”
XDXD OH-EM-GEE. Three volumes in one go? My wallet may bleed but my heart will cry tears of happiness.
And yes, to make a long story short, even if there will be censorship, I will still buy the Finder Series when it comes out. But I still truly wish there won’t be that many. June releasing this in B6 format means that they are willing to make changes for Yamane-sensei. *u*