Negima! Del Rey US Versions
I love Negima! It's my all time favorite manga. As soon as the fan scans began I jumped on board and have loved every minute of it. I love the fan scans! But then Negima! was finally released in the US by Del Rey. All of the art is there! But ... Peter David and Kathleen O'Shea David have ruined the English translations. Have you read it?
They say about everything wrong. They push the pervertedness even further. Not everything makes sense as they have no clue what happens next as they just make up shit to say in it. But worst off all ... just via the text ... they completely changed Negi. He is not the same character.
Fan scan Negi blushes, is shy, doesn't understand everything, is a little clueless with girls, ect,. He is bold, not shy at all, knows everything about girls and sex, and is never clueless in the US manga. He is like a different character.
Chamo-kun was messed around as well. Asuna is made more perverted and at fault more. Also tons of scenes that were clever in the fans scans now make little sense at all in the US version.
Example: fan scan = I loved the scene where the girls had to take off all of their clothes to make the elevator work. Genius! In the US manga the scene doens't play out clever and they make out that Asuna is perverted and makes everyone strip for no reason.
Perverted things were handled perfectly in the fan scans. The US versions pushes them too far. Now it's like something is actually happening. People are getting touched directly in private parts instead of implied. Now they have like Negi getting hard and the girls are playing with it.
It just isn't the same. So I stopped at Volume 3 of the US manga. I want them for the art. But the translations make me want to scream. It has a million problems.
I have friends in Canada and they swear their versions read just like the fan scans. They were shocked about the US translations.
So has anyone else noticed this? Does it get any better or fixed as the series went along? Should I bother buying them at all? What are your thoughts on this? I am sad that people in the US didn't get to read the fan scan versions. To them the US version is Negima and what they think about it. The fan scans are so much better.
Mahou Sensei Negima Forever!