Talk:4-Koma Gag Battle
I am wondering how the manga is considered unofficial in this case; if it was officially stated to be unofficial somewhere (officially nice wording Erik), it should definitely be referred to as a source. Otherwise, what is it about the manga that makes it different from a fan comic? :P Erik Jensen (Appreciate me here!) 03:55, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
"Sora G. Silverwind" has released several updates over the last couple days. I would edit these into here, but I don't know how to index the pages, plus I'm wary of accidentally not giving credit (BTW, if the translator reads this, great job I have many many many thanks to give to you for the ongoing releases). Just sayin'. Slax01 08:25, December 15, 2009 (UTC)
- Is that so? Thank you very much!!! =D Usually Sora also posts it on the Temple of Kraden forum, which is how I find it out, but I haven't seen it there... Erik Jensen (Appreciate me here!) 18:53, December 15, 2009 (UTC)
If anyone could get me scans of the remaining ones... I could get them translated. --Aredmoon 19:47, 6 January 2011 (CST)
Seeing as the translation project is practically dead (I mean, really? It's been how many years? I've not seen the raws, obviously, but I find it hard to believe the are that super-difficult to translate) I would love to take a shot at translating this! But, seeing as the raw scans are being kept hidden from everyone, I'm asking: PLEASE make them available, so we can get this done! Tons of people have been waiting too many years for this.
- That sounds like it'd be nice, but I can't imagine any way you or any of us could get our hands on these missing raw scans beyond emailing and asking whichever few people in the world have these scan files to transfer them over, like the owner of the scanslation facebook pace. Even I've never seen the missing 4-koma scans in my life. I guess you could try emailing User:Dracobolt, who I think has a copy of the physical book (though probably not the scan files)... BTW, be sure to sign your talk page posts by typing 4 ~'s in a row at the end. It puts your user name and date at the end of the post like it appears at the end of my post here. Erik the Appreciator (talk) 18:29, 7 March 2013 (CST)
- It might be worth asking Cinder on Golden Sun Realm - she had her own translation project of the 4Koma going on, and IIRC, the translation of all the strips had already been done, she just never got round to editing and posting them all. I don't know if she'd still have the translations or scans lying around but it wouldn't hurt to ask. GSR's project is just as dead as Sora's, sadly, and it would be nice to see the whole thing completed. Kyarorain (talk) 08:56, 8 March 2013 (CST)
Okay. For years, a terrible misconception has plagued this fandom, that the 4-Koma is a doujinshi when actually, it is not. It has had a page on Amazon for as long as I can remember, in a time when doujinshi being listed on Amazon was unheard of. It's published by an actual company and everything. You can see 'Hinotama Game Comic Series' listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobunsha. Searching the title (火の玉ゲームコミックシリーズ) will net you a bunch of other videogame 4-koma manga which are of course not doujinshi.
Also, if you look on Suruga-ya, https://www.suruga-ya.jp/search?category=&search_word=%E9%BB%84%E9%87%91%E3%81%AE%E5%A4%AA%E9%99%BD&searchbox=1, the 4-Koma is listed under 本 (Books) and not 同人 (Doujinshi).
So, if you have the 4-Koma, you can pride yourself on having actual officially sanctioned Golden Sun merchandise that is not fanmade in any way.
Why did I finally decide to get off my ass and clear it up? I guess I got tired of seeing people call it a doujinshi. It isn't a doujinshi. It's an actual officially published manga. We clear? Goody! Kyarorain (talk) 01:30, 3 September 2019 (CDT)