Author Topic: Prince Shoutoku One-Shot  (Read 6525 times)

Offline MetallicArcher

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Re: Prince Shoutoku One-Shot
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2014, 04:39:20 PM »
Mephy be like: "I didn't leave Gehenna for this s***. Maybe I should fast forward time until you humans start writing manga."

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Re: Prince Shoutoku One-Shot
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2014, 09:08:28 PM »
Hell, until you start writing novels in general.

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Re: Prince Shoutoku One-Shot
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2015, 12:56:01 AM »
Hell, until you start writing novels in general.

Well, that's only like 500 years cuz Tale of Genji.

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Re: Prince Shoutoku One-Shot
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2015, 05:33:38 AM »
Title (white): 日出づる処の天子 - I think this means something like "The Emperor of Where the Sun Rises." aka Japan.
"Emperor" is "Tennou", not "Tenko". And the emperor of what is now Japan was Suiko at the time. Shotoku was her regent. But he was still the most (or second most after Soga no Umako) important figure of that time. And he's often said to be the most important figure of all the history of Japan. Even if his story is whidely exagerated and some things that are atributed to him might have been other people's doing, but that's a conplicated matter...
Anyway. This comes from a letter Shotoku wrote to the emperor of China (at the time it was the Sui or Tang dynasty if I remember correctly) and addressed it "from the son of heavens in the land where the sun rises, to the the son of heavens in the land where the sun sets". Which many believe is most likely the origin of the name of Japan. Back then, the imperial family of both China and Japan were thought of being of divine desendence, so that's why the "tenko/son of heavens" part.

EDIT: It reads "tenshi" not "tenko, sorry I'm an idiot.
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Re: Prince Shoutoku One-Shot
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2018, 04:27:12 AM »
I'm unearthing this thread to say that I now have a functioning scanner and a lot of free time this past week, and I'm planning to post a translated version of this one-shot as soon as I figure out what I want to do with all the dense historical information in the back of the volume. Maybe tomorrow?

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Re: Prince Shoutoku One-Shot
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2018, 03:43:19 AM »
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Re: Prince Shoutoku One-Shot
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2018, 10:24:21 PM »
Nice job. I haven't read your translation yet to be honest, but going over it quickly, I saw you really did translate everything.

I planned on translating it once, back when I was working with S2Scans, but the perfectionist part of me didn't want to get any historical fact wrong, while the lazy part of me didn't want to go look back at history books I've already read a long time ago.

When I'll finally go over those history books again, I might come back here and point out everything this oneshot got right or wrong, what it left out, and so on. If you don't mind me. I'm a hopeless history nerd when I get at it.

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