I’ve been obsessed with Saiyuki lately. It was my favorite show/manga as a kid and rereading the manga has made me feel so nostalgic. I also loved these two in particular (and still do <3) Kazuya writes such interesting characters and dynamics :’D
With the new Saiyuki Reload Blast anime just around the corner, I saw an old version of this link making its rounds through Tumblr. Hence, I’m posting this Petition again, now with its updated title!
This mailing list includes 29 different Publishing Houses. If you can suggest any more, please do. Every time you sign this Petition, a letter is sent to the inbox of these Publishing Houses.
Saiyuki is a manga series written by Kazuya Minekura and based on the Chinese tale, Journey to the West. It is a well-loved story of four men who face countless hardships, and survive only through unbreakable bonds they share with one another.
Yet several chapters of the story remain inaccessible to the English-speaking audience. This is a request that an English Publishing House please take up Saiyuki Gaiden (complete at 4 vol.) and Saiyuki Ibun (ongoing at 1 vol.), The Anthology (complete at 1 vol.), and the sequel, Saiyuki Reload Blast (ongoing at 2 vol.).
We the fans would be very grateful, and very enthusiastic.
Also, please share the link to this Petition with any prominent figures that could be influential in making an English translation happen, through twitter, at conventions, or through other forms of social media. One such figure is Greg Ayres, the English voice of Son Goku, and longtime fan of Saiyuki. It’s because of him that we got our Saiyuki Gaiden dub! This Petition can stand as a testament to how badly we the fans want this manga translated!
Now more than ever, with the renewed interest in Saiyuki, is there a chance that the remaining manga volumes will be translated into English! If you want to support Kazuya Minekura, and buy her official volumes in English, please sign this petition!!
Hey guys, I have been thinking for awhile now I would love to do a Zine for Saiyuki that would be filled with fan art and drabbles/stories. I think a fun theme would be ‘Alternate Universes’.
I would also like to to send a copy to Minekura who we all know works very hard despite her illness and would like to have thank you notes at the end of the Zine. That would mean I’d need a translator though cause I can’t speak a lick of Japanese…
Would any of you lovely folks be interested in something like that?
In honor of Saiyuki’s 20th birthday, we will be hosting a fanfiction big bang! If you’ve ever participated in one before, the rules will be very similar. Participants sign up to write a fanfic of at least 10k words, and then artists claim the fics and illustrate them. Stories get posted in full with their art once everyone is done.
This bang will be hosted on tumblr, because that’s easiest for the mods, but we will be cross posting to the livejournal community.
We will be requiring beta reading for this fic event, and we encourage authors to also sign up as betas! If you can’t write a fic or make art but still want to participate, beta reading would be a great way to do it. We aren’t going to screen quality, but we want to know that every fic got a second set of eyes before it got published.
We’ll also need pinch hitters for both artists and writers. A pinch hitter is someone who can fill in with a fic or piece of art in case someone drops out. There will be an option to sign up to pinch hit on the form.