I’ve been Manga’d!

1valchloesmall  Hi all, Anne here.

For a long time I've been very envious of some of my friends who write contemporary category romance because, from time to time, their stories have been turned into Japanese Mangas (graphic novels for adults.) I've had Japanese language editions of my Harlequins and the Berkley books, but never a manga. But now that's all changed.Graciemanga  Finally, I've been manga'd.

The Japanese word Manga means "whimsical pictures" and, in Japan, the comics are read by young and old, and from all walks of life. It's a hugely popular form in Japan, with annual sales in the billions of dollars, and is rapidly growing in popularity in the west. Manga concepts and styles are also having a huge influence on developments in western cartoon, game, toy and graphic design industries. 

19thCgrafitti  The modern-day Manga comics date from the 1950's, but they are part of a much longer history of Japanese illustration and are related to a style of woodblock prints developed in Japan in the late 19th century. (see left)

Two of my Harlequin books have been turned into Mangas, An Honorable Thief, and my Christmas novella, The Virtuous Widow.  The Honorable Thief manga came out in 2005 but I only discovered it recently and I finally have my copies or both books. I'm thrilled.  It takes a little while to get used to the style, the huge-eyed baby-faced heroines and the very young-looking heroes, but I have to say, I love them. 

It's a very strange, but exciting feeling to read a comic in another language and recognize the story, the characters, the world, because they all came from you. It's my book, yet not my book. 

Here are a few scenes from  An Honorable Thief. The illustrations are by Yoko Hanabusa, a well known manga artist.Chburg-3 On the right is an early scene where my heroine, disguised as the notorious Chinese burglar, is pursued down a dark alley by my hero, who is unaware (cough!) that she's a girl. There's such movement in the pictures and I love the textures — and hasn't the artist got the costumes wonderfully? (Click on the pictures for an enlargement)

In this scene my heroine, heavily veiled and unrecognizable (cough!) goes riding in Hyde Park where evil men are lurking in the shrubbery. My hero, of course, rides ventre a terre to the rescue. I love the detail of the surrounds and the action scenes that follow are wonderful.
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An Honorable Thief is in two volumes, and I first read it on a plane. It was so exciting to keep turning the pages and seeing how Ms. Hanabusa had interpreted my characters and story. I could follow it all perfectly, of course, though I had no idea what they were saying.

At one stage the man sitting beside me said admiringly, "I see you read Japanese." I told him I didn't, but that it was a translation from a book in English, and that I'd written the book. He glanced at the manga and then at me and gave me the kind of nod that means  "humor the delusional woman." Luckily, for once in my life I was carrying my business cards and I showed him, and pointed to the English name on the cover, so then he relaxed and was very interested in the whole thing.

There are quite a few interior and ballroom scenes in that story, and again, the artist has used some wonderful period detail. Interior2-1  

I don't know anything about how these books are produced. I don't know if the artist is given the full Japanese translation of the book, or if they've been given a synopsis or even a rough storyboard. I don't know if they decide what scenes are included or not, or whether that's done by some other person or a group of people. I believe many mangas are produced by one main artist and several assistants. I wish I knew more about the process. If anyone knows more, please share your knowledge.

Covervirtwidow-1  My Christmas Novella, The Virtuous Widow was illustrated by a different artist, Kuroda Kasumi, and looking at the two mangas, there's a 'genre' similarity, but a different style. I suppose 'voice' is as important for manga artists as it is for writers.

Neither book is sexually explicit — there's a few naked breasts in this one, but that's all. However mangas do come in all shades and some are much raunchier. Here's a very romantic morning kiss from The Virtuous Widow.Kiss-1  

There's a villain in this novella, a nasty, lecherous squire, and here's the confrontation between him and the hero. I love it to bits! The villain reminds me so much of the villain Terry Thomas played in the Great Race. Those teeth!
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So thank you for indulging me, in my Manga rave. I hope you find the idea as exciting as I do. I wish my mangas (and others) could be translated into English. It wouldn't be hard, I'm sure. The Honorable Thief manga is also available in a Thai e-manga. Who knew there were such things? Not I.

And thank you to Harlequin Japan, Yoko Hanabusa, Kuroda Kasumi and Anna Boatman for my very cool mangas.

Now, let's talk: Are you a reader of mangas? Would you read mangas if they were available in English?  When you were young, what were your favorite comics? (Mine was The Phantom)

And for those of you who've read these books of mine, what did you think of the images I've shared? Did you recognize the scenes?

120 thoughts on “I’ve been Manga’d!”

  1. I was all about Sugar & Spike and Angel & the Ape and, of course, Tintin, and Batman and……
    I was comics obsessed as a young child. So I used comics to get my daughters to read more. They aren’t as fond of american style comics, but they LOVE manga. My 10 year old sneers at anything ‘smoochy’ but put it in comic form and she adores it. So I know she and her older cousins would buy these up.

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  2. I was all about Sugar & Spike and Angel & the Ape and, of course, Tintin, and Batman and……
    I was comics obsessed as a young child. So I used comics to get my daughters to read more. They aren’t as fond of american style comics, but they LOVE manga. My 10 year old sneers at anything ‘smoochy’ but put it in comic form and she adores it. So I know she and her older cousins would buy these up.

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  3. I was all about Sugar & Spike and Angel & the Ape and, of course, Tintin, and Batman and……
    I was comics obsessed as a young child. So I used comics to get my daughters to read more. They aren’t as fond of american style comics, but they LOVE manga. My 10 year old sneers at anything ‘smoochy’ but put it in comic form and she adores it. So I know she and her older cousins would buy these up.

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  4. I was all about Sugar & Spike and Angel & the Ape and, of course, Tintin, and Batman and……
    I was comics obsessed as a young child. So I used comics to get my daughters to read more. They aren’t as fond of american style comics, but they LOVE manga. My 10 year old sneers at anything ‘smoochy’ but put it in comic form and she adores it. So I know she and her older cousins would buy these up.

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  5. I was all about Sugar & Spike and Angel & the Ape and, of course, Tintin, and Batman and……
    I was comics obsessed as a young child. So I used comics to get my daughters to read more. They aren’t as fond of american style comics, but they LOVE manga. My 10 year old sneers at anything ‘smoochy’ but put it in comic form and she adores it. So I know she and her older cousins would buy these up.

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  6. That’s awesome to see a regency romance done up manga style.
    I’m looking 30 square in the eye, but I love manga and graphic novels. If they started releasing historical romance manga or graphic novels in English, I’d be all over them. I’d likely even buy both the manga and the regular novel.

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  7. That’s awesome to see a regency romance done up manga style.
    I’m looking 30 square in the eye, but I love manga and graphic novels. If they started releasing historical romance manga or graphic novels in English, I’d be all over them. I’d likely even buy both the manga and the regular novel.

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  8. That’s awesome to see a regency romance done up manga style.
    I’m looking 30 square in the eye, but I love manga and graphic novels. If they started releasing historical romance manga or graphic novels in English, I’d be all over them. I’d likely even buy both the manga and the regular novel.

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  9. That’s awesome to see a regency romance done up manga style.
    I’m looking 30 square in the eye, but I love manga and graphic novels. If they started releasing historical romance manga or graphic novels in English, I’d be all over them. I’d likely even buy both the manga and the regular novel.

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  10. That’s awesome to see a regency romance done up manga style.
    I’m looking 30 square in the eye, but I love manga and graphic novels. If they started releasing historical romance manga or graphic novels in English, I’d be all over them. I’d likely even buy both the manga and the regular novel.

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  11. Those are gorgeous, Anne! I’ve always said the day I’ll feel I’ve arrived as an author is when I discover fanfic about my characters, but maybe I should change that goal to getting manga’d.
    I was also a big fan of the Phantom growing up. Actually, I still follow it and am wondering how long it will take him to suspect that Diana isn’t dead…
    (This is Susan Wilbanks, by the way, posting under my new pen name!)

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  12. Those are gorgeous, Anne! I’ve always said the day I’ll feel I’ve arrived as an author is when I discover fanfic about my characters, but maybe I should change that goal to getting manga’d.
    I was also a big fan of the Phantom growing up. Actually, I still follow it and am wondering how long it will take him to suspect that Diana isn’t dead…
    (This is Susan Wilbanks, by the way, posting under my new pen name!)

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  13. Those are gorgeous, Anne! I’ve always said the day I’ll feel I’ve arrived as an author is when I discover fanfic about my characters, but maybe I should change that goal to getting manga’d.
    I was also a big fan of the Phantom growing up. Actually, I still follow it and am wondering how long it will take him to suspect that Diana isn’t dead…
    (This is Susan Wilbanks, by the way, posting under my new pen name!)

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  14. Those are gorgeous, Anne! I’ve always said the day I’ll feel I’ve arrived as an author is when I discover fanfic about my characters, but maybe I should change that goal to getting manga’d.
    I was also a big fan of the Phantom growing up. Actually, I still follow it and am wondering how long it will take him to suspect that Diana isn’t dead…
    (This is Susan Wilbanks, by the way, posting under my new pen name!)

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  15. Those are gorgeous, Anne! I’ve always said the day I’ll feel I’ve arrived as an author is when I discover fanfic about my characters, but maybe I should change that goal to getting manga’d.
    I was also a big fan of the Phantom growing up. Actually, I still follow it and am wondering how long it will take him to suspect that Diana isn’t dead…
    (This is Susan Wilbanks, by the way, posting under my new pen name!)

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  16. Liz, I adored comics too, as a child. My father wouldn’t let us have a comic in the house — and if he caught any of us with one it went straight into the fire, never mind if it was borrowed or not– so as forbidden fruit, they were even more enticing.
    What he didn’t know was when we visited my cousins, and because I was a lot younger than my siblings and cousins, my sneaky aunt used to send me into my cousin Michael’s room to read his ‘books.’ He had a whole cupboard crammed with Phantom comics, my idea of illicit heaven. LOL
    Jennie, they’re great pictures, aren’t they? The techniques are really clever and the action scenes so lively — I had to restrain myself from keeping on saying, ‘and look at this pic, and this, and this.’ LOL.

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  17. Liz, I adored comics too, as a child. My father wouldn’t let us have a comic in the house — and if he caught any of us with one it went straight into the fire, never mind if it was borrowed or not– so as forbidden fruit, they were even more enticing.
    What he didn’t know was when we visited my cousins, and because I was a lot younger than my siblings and cousins, my sneaky aunt used to send me into my cousin Michael’s room to read his ‘books.’ He had a whole cupboard crammed with Phantom comics, my idea of illicit heaven. LOL
    Jennie, they’re great pictures, aren’t they? The techniques are really clever and the action scenes so lively — I had to restrain myself from keeping on saying, ‘and look at this pic, and this, and this.’ LOL.

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  18. Liz, I adored comics too, as a child. My father wouldn’t let us have a comic in the house — and if he caught any of us with one it went straight into the fire, never mind if it was borrowed or not– so as forbidden fruit, they were even more enticing.
    What he didn’t know was when we visited my cousins, and because I was a lot younger than my siblings and cousins, my sneaky aunt used to send me into my cousin Michael’s room to read his ‘books.’ He had a whole cupboard crammed with Phantom comics, my idea of illicit heaven. LOL
    Jennie, they’re great pictures, aren’t they? The techniques are really clever and the action scenes so lively — I had to restrain myself from keeping on saying, ‘and look at this pic, and this, and this.’ LOL.

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  19. Liz, I adored comics too, as a child. My father wouldn’t let us have a comic in the house — and if he caught any of us with one it went straight into the fire, never mind if it was borrowed or not– so as forbidden fruit, they were even more enticing.
    What he didn’t know was when we visited my cousins, and because I was a lot younger than my siblings and cousins, my sneaky aunt used to send me into my cousin Michael’s room to read his ‘books.’ He had a whole cupboard crammed with Phantom comics, my idea of illicit heaven. LOL
    Jennie, they’re great pictures, aren’t they? The techniques are really clever and the action scenes so lively — I had to restrain myself from keeping on saying, ‘and look at this pic, and this, and this.’ LOL.

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  20. Liz, I adored comics too, as a child. My father wouldn’t let us have a comic in the house — and if he caught any of us with one it went straight into the fire, never mind if it was borrowed or not– so as forbidden fruit, they were even more enticing.
    What he didn’t know was when we visited my cousins, and because I was a lot younger than my siblings and cousins, my sneaky aunt used to send me into my cousin Michael’s room to read his ‘books.’ He had a whole cupboard crammed with Phantom comics, my idea of illicit heaven. LOL
    Jennie, they’re great pictures, aren’t they? The techniques are really clever and the action scenes so lively — I had to restrain myself from keeping on saying, ‘and look at this pic, and this, and this.’ LOL.

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  21. Ridley, I agree — it’s a brilliant combination, the manga and the regency. And I think I’d definitely buy the original book and the manga to go with it. I haven’t yet taken the time to work out exactly what was included and what was left in — An Hon. Thief manga is in two volumes, though, so there’s a lot left in.
    Susan I never ever thought I’d have a book come out on manga — I only discovered these when someone on a loop was asking about Yoko Hanabusa and I googled her and saw my name on her wikipedia article. And then the hunt started.
    LOL. I really, really hope you get manga’d too.

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  22. Ridley, I agree — it’s a brilliant combination, the manga and the regency. And I think I’d definitely buy the original book and the manga to go with it. I haven’t yet taken the time to work out exactly what was included and what was left in — An Hon. Thief manga is in two volumes, though, so there’s a lot left in.
    Susan I never ever thought I’d have a book come out on manga — I only discovered these when someone on a loop was asking about Yoko Hanabusa and I googled her and saw my name on her wikipedia article. And then the hunt started.
    LOL. I really, really hope you get manga’d too.

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  23. Ridley, I agree — it’s a brilliant combination, the manga and the regency. And I think I’d definitely buy the original book and the manga to go with it. I haven’t yet taken the time to work out exactly what was included and what was left in — An Hon. Thief manga is in two volumes, though, so there’s a lot left in.
    Susan I never ever thought I’d have a book come out on manga — I only discovered these when someone on a loop was asking about Yoko Hanabusa and I googled her and saw my name on her wikipedia article. And then the hunt started.
    LOL. I really, really hope you get manga’d too.

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  24. Ridley, I agree — it’s a brilliant combination, the manga and the regency. And I think I’d definitely buy the original book and the manga to go with it. I haven’t yet taken the time to work out exactly what was included and what was left in — An Hon. Thief manga is in two volumes, though, so there’s a lot left in.
    Susan I never ever thought I’d have a book come out on manga — I only discovered these when someone on a loop was asking about Yoko Hanabusa and I googled her and saw my name on her wikipedia article. And then the hunt started.
    LOL. I really, really hope you get manga’d too.

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  25. Ridley, I agree — it’s a brilliant combination, the manga and the regency. And I think I’d definitely buy the original book and the manga to go with it. I haven’t yet taken the time to work out exactly what was included and what was left in — An Hon. Thief manga is in two volumes, though, so there’s a lot left in.
    Susan I never ever thought I’d have a book come out on manga — I only discovered these when someone on a loop was asking about Yoko Hanabusa and I googled her and saw my name on her wikipedia article. And then the hunt started.
    LOL. I really, really hope you get manga’d too.

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  26. My kids have asked me to read a couple of their favorite Manga series. One is “One Piece”, which is pretty funny, and the other is called “Detective Conan” (Case Closed) in English, and it is very wittily done. Think Japanese Sherlock Holmes! I wonder what the kids would say if I handed them a Manga set during the Regency or Georgian periods and asked them to read it!

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  27. My kids have asked me to read a couple of their favorite Manga series. One is “One Piece”, which is pretty funny, and the other is called “Detective Conan” (Case Closed) in English, and it is very wittily done. Think Japanese Sherlock Holmes! I wonder what the kids would say if I handed them a Manga set during the Regency or Georgian periods and asked them to read it!

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  28. My kids have asked me to read a couple of their favorite Manga series. One is “One Piece”, which is pretty funny, and the other is called “Detective Conan” (Case Closed) in English, and it is very wittily done. Think Japanese Sherlock Holmes! I wonder what the kids would say if I handed them a Manga set during the Regency or Georgian periods and asked them to read it!

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  29. My kids have asked me to read a couple of their favorite Manga series. One is “One Piece”, which is pretty funny, and the other is called “Detective Conan” (Case Closed) in English, and it is very wittily done. Think Japanese Sherlock Holmes! I wonder what the kids would say if I handed them a Manga set during the Regency or Georgian periods and asked them to read it!

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  30. My kids have asked me to read a couple of their favorite Manga series. One is “One Piece”, which is pretty funny, and the other is called “Detective Conan” (Case Closed) in English, and it is very wittily done. Think Japanese Sherlock Holmes! I wonder what the kids would say if I handed them a Manga set during the Regency or Georgian periods and asked them to read it!

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  31. I have serious manga envy! I’ve had books translated into Japanese, but mangaed? No, alas.
    I loved comics as a kid, from Scrooge McDuck to Classic Comics and a lot in between. I don’t read manga now, mostly because there’s never enough time to read even regular books.
    Mary Jo, waving at Susan/Susanna

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  32. I have serious manga envy! I’ve had books translated into Japanese, but mangaed? No, alas.
    I loved comics as a kid, from Scrooge McDuck to Classic Comics and a lot in between. I don’t read manga now, mostly because there’s never enough time to read even regular books.
    Mary Jo, waving at Susan/Susanna

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  33. I have serious manga envy! I’ve had books translated into Japanese, but mangaed? No, alas.
    I loved comics as a kid, from Scrooge McDuck to Classic Comics and a lot in between. I don’t read manga now, mostly because there’s never enough time to read even regular books.
    Mary Jo, waving at Susan/Susanna

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  34. I have serious manga envy! I’ve had books translated into Japanese, but mangaed? No, alas.
    I loved comics as a kid, from Scrooge McDuck to Classic Comics and a lot in between. I don’t read manga now, mostly because there’s never enough time to read even regular books.
    Mary Jo, waving at Susan/Susanna

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  35. I have serious manga envy! I’ve had books translated into Japanese, but mangaed? No, alas.
    I loved comics as a kid, from Scrooge McDuck to Classic Comics and a lot in between. I don’t read manga now, mostly because there’s never enough time to read even regular books.
    Mary Jo, waving at Susan/Susanna

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  36. Annie, I shared this entry with my 14 year-old daughter (who is Manga-mad!), and she wanted me to be sure to let you know that Mangas are translated into English, but if you read a Manga in English you want to know that it has been translated from the Japanese Manga by a Japanese translator, and not an American.
    You can go to this site: http://beta.onemanga.com/. You can request that they translate your books into English, and they might. They have done that at the suggestion of others. And if they do, they will post it on that web site, and you can go there to read it.
    Some Manga makers do everything by themselves, for example, Gosho Aoyama who writes and illustrates the Detective Conan books, and some others have assistants. There may be a different process for books that have been published in English and then made into Mangas.
    Some of my daughter’s favorite Mangas are Detective Conan, Liar Game, One Piece, and Solanin, which she *highly* recommends. (She’s dictating what I write here, lol)
    If your books are ever translated into English, would they be okay for my daughter to read? Maybe I can get her into period romance reading this way! lol

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  37. Annie, I shared this entry with my 14 year-old daughter (who is Manga-mad!), and she wanted me to be sure to let you know that Mangas are translated into English, but if you read a Manga in English you want to know that it has been translated from the Japanese Manga by a Japanese translator, and not an American.
    You can go to this site: http://beta.onemanga.com/. You can request that they translate your books into English, and they might. They have done that at the suggestion of others. And if they do, they will post it on that web site, and you can go there to read it.
    Some Manga makers do everything by themselves, for example, Gosho Aoyama who writes and illustrates the Detective Conan books, and some others have assistants. There may be a different process for books that have been published in English and then made into Mangas.
    Some of my daughter’s favorite Mangas are Detective Conan, Liar Game, One Piece, and Solanin, which she *highly* recommends. (She’s dictating what I write here, lol)
    If your books are ever translated into English, would they be okay for my daughter to read? Maybe I can get her into period romance reading this way! lol

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  38. Annie, I shared this entry with my 14 year-old daughter (who is Manga-mad!), and she wanted me to be sure to let you know that Mangas are translated into English, but if you read a Manga in English you want to know that it has been translated from the Japanese Manga by a Japanese translator, and not an American.
    You can go to this site: http://beta.onemanga.com/. You can request that they translate your books into English, and they might. They have done that at the suggestion of others. And if they do, they will post it on that web site, and you can go there to read it.
    Some Manga makers do everything by themselves, for example, Gosho Aoyama who writes and illustrates the Detective Conan books, and some others have assistants. There may be a different process for books that have been published in English and then made into Mangas.
    Some of my daughter’s favorite Mangas are Detective Conan, Liar Game, One Piece, and Solanin, which she *highly* recommends. (She’s dictating what I write here, lol)
    If your books are ever translated into English, would they be okay for my daughter to read? Maybe I can get her into period romance reading this way! lol

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  39. Annie, I shared this entry with my 14 year-old daughter (who is Manga-mad!), and she wanted me to be sure to let you know that Mangas are translated into English, but if you read a Manga in English you want to know that it has been translated from the Japanese Manga by a Japanese translator, and not an American.
    You can go to this site: http://beta.onemanga.com/. You can request that they translate your books into English, and they might. They have done that at the suggestion of others. And if they do, they will post it on that web site, and you can go there to read it.
    Some Manga makers do everything by themselves, for example, Gosho Aoyama who writes and illustrates the Detective Conan books, and some others have assistants. There may be a different process for books that have been published in English and then made into Mangas.
    Some of my daughter’s favorite Mangas are Detective Conan, Liar Game, One Piece, and Solanin, which she *highly* recommends. (She’s dictating what I write here, lol)
    If your books are ever translated into English, would they be okay for my daughter to read? Maybe I can get her into period romance reading this way! lol

    Reply
  40. Annie, I shared this entry with my 14 year-old daughter (who is Manga-mad!), and she wanted me to be sure to let you know that Mangas are translated into English, but if you read a Manga in English you want to know that it has been translated from the Japanese Manga by a Japanese translator, and not an American.
    You can go to this site: http://beta.onemanga.com/. You can request that they translate your books into English, and they might. They have done that at the suggestion of others. And if they do, they will post it on that web site, and you can go there to read it.
    Some Manga makers do everything by themselves, for example, Gosho Aoyama who writes and illustrates the Detective Conan books, and some others have assistants. There may be a different process for books that have been published in English and then made into Mangas.
    Some of my daughter’s favorite Mangas are Detective Conan, Liar Game, One Piece, and Solanin, which she *highly* recommends. (She’s dictating what I write here, lol)
    If your books are ever translated into English, would they be okay for my daughter to read? Maybe I can get her into period romance reading this way! lol

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  41. Facebooklady (g) I love the sound of a Japanese Sherlock Holmes. I’ll see if I can find a copy. Thanks for the recommendations from you and your daughter.
    Thanks also for the reference to the site. I’ll check it out, too. I’m not sure about whether they’d be allowed to translate it — there are copyright issues, I suspect.
    As for whether my books are suitable for your daughter, I really don’t know how to answer that. Maybe you should read one for yourself — or maybe others here who have daughters could comment.
    Mary Jo, I really wish they’d put your books into mangas, too. And I think these ones might have sparked in me a renewed interest in comics.

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  42. Facebooklady (g) I love the sound of a Japanese Sherlock Holmes. I’ll see if I can find a copy. Thanks for the recommendations from you and your daughter.
    Thanks also for the reference to the site. I’ll check it out, too. I’m not sure about whether they’d be allowed to translate it — there are copyright issues, I suspect.
    As for whether my books are suitable for your daughter, I really don’t know how to answer that. Maybe you should read one for yourself — or maybe others here who have daughters could comment.
    Mary Jo, I really wish they’d put your books into mangas, too. And I think these ones might have sparked in me a renewed interest in comics.

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  43. Facebooklady (g) I love the sound of a Japanese Sherlock Holmes. I’ll see if I can find a copy. Thanks for the recommendations from you and your daughter.
    Thanks also for the reference to the site. I’ll check it out, too. I’m not sure about whether they’d be allowed to translate it — there are copyright issues, I suspect.
    As for whether my books are suitable for your daughter, I really don’t know how to answer that. Maybe you should read one for yourself — or maybe others here who have daughters could comment.
    Mary Jo, I really wish they’d put your books into mangas, too. And I think these ones might have sparked in me a renewed interest in comics.

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  44. Facebooklady (g) I love the sound of a Japanese Sherlock Holmes. I’ll see if I can find a copy. Thanks for the recommendations from you and your daughter.
    Thanks also for the reference to the site. I’ll check it out, too. I’m not sure about whether they’d be allowed to translate it — there are copyright issues, I suspect.
    As for whether my books are suitable for your daughter, I really don’t know how to answer that. Maybe you should read one for yourself — or maybe others here who have daughters could comment.
    Mary Jo, I really wish they’d put your books into mangas, too. And I think these ones might have sparked in me a renewed interest in comics.

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  45. Facebooklady (g) I love the sound of a Japanese Sherlock Holmes. I’ll see if I can find a copy. Thanks for the recommendations from you and your daughter.
    Thanks also for the reference to the site. I’ll check it out, too. I’m not sure about whether they’d be allowed to translate it — there are copyright issues, I suspect.
    As for whether my books are suitable for your daughter, I really don’t know how to answer that. Maybe you should read one for yourself — or maybe others here who have daughters could comment.
    Mary Jo, I really wish they’d put your books into mangas, too. And I think these ones might have sparked in me a renewed interest in comics.

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  46. Anne, I love Mangas! Gorgeous wee beasties and yours are some of the best and prettiest I’ve seen.
    I don’t know why they don’t do romance in comic form any more. I do remember reading them as a tween/teen – so they did do them a few (cough) years back. Or maybe that should be decades…
    I’m so glad we’re seeing a resurgence of comics these days. And I love your villain to bits. Very Terry Thomas!

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  47. Anne, I love Mangas! Gorgeous wee beasties and yours are some of the best and prettiest I’ve seen.
    I don’t know why they don’t do romance in comic form any more. I do remember reading them as a tween/teen – so they did do them a few (cough) years back. Or maybe that should be decades…
    I’m so glad we’re seeing a resurgence of comics these days. And I love your villain to bits. Very Terry Thomas!

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  48. Anne, I love Mangas! Gorgeous wee beasties and yours are some of the best and prettiest I’ve seen.
    I don’t know why they don’t do romance in comic form any more. I do remember reading them as a tween/teen – so they did do them a few (cough) years back. Or maybe that should be decades…
    I’m so glad we’re seeing a resurgence of comics these days. And I love your villain to bits. Very Terry Thomas!

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  49. Anne, I love Mangas! Gorgeous wee beasties and yours are some of the best and prettiest I’ve seen.
    I don’t know why they don’t do romance in comic form any more. I do remember reading them as a tween/teen – so they did do them a few (cough) years back. Or maybe that should be decades…
    I’m so glad we’re seeing a resurgence of comics these days. And I love your villain to bits. Very Terry Thomas!

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  50. Anne, I love Mangas! Gorgeous wee beasties and yours are some of the best and prettiest I’ve seen.
    I don’t know why they don’t do romance in comic form any more. I do remember reading them as a tween/teen – so they did do them a few (cough) years back. Or maybe that should be decades…
    I’m so glad we’re seeing a resurgence of comics these days. And I love your villain to bits. Very Terry Thomas!

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  51. These are so much fun, and perfect for spreading your wonderful books to a wider audience. We have a huge section in our high school library for manga/graphic novels, and they’re very popular, particularly with our male students. I grew up when they were merely “comic books,” and was ready with my quarter when new issues came out. I’m all for whatever gets people reading!

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  52. These are so much fun, and perfect for spreading your wonderful books to a wider audience. We have a huge section in our high school library for manga/graphic novels, and they’re very popular, particularly with our male students. I grew up when they were merely “comic books,” and was ready with my quarter when new issues came out. I’m all for whatever gets people reading!

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  53. These are so much fun, and perfect for spreading your wonderful books to a wider audience. We have a huge section in our high school library for manga/graphic novels, and they’re very popular, particularly with our male students. I grew up when they were merely “comic books,” and was ready with my quarter when new issues came out. I’m all for whatever gets people reading!

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  54. These are so much fun, and perfect for spreading your wonderful books to a wider audience. We have a huge section in our high school library for manga/graphic novels, and they’re very popular, particularly with our male students. I grew up when they were merely “comic books,” and was ready with my quarter when new issues came out. I’m all for whatever gets people reading!

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  55. These are so much fun, and perfect for spreading your wonderful books to a wider audience. We have a huge section in our high school library for manga/graphic novels, and they’re very popular, particularly with our male students. I grew up when they were merely “comic books,” and was ready with my quarter when new issues came out. I’m all for whatever gets people reading!

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  56. The drawings are beautiful–such detail, and they certainly seem accurate, too.
    While I like the drawing, I’m not sure I want to see everything in pictures. Besides, I can’t read Japanese. *g*.
    I hope you got royalties for these Manga versions of your books!

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  57. The drawings are beautiful–such detail, and they certainly seem accurate, too.
    While I like the drawing, I’m not sure I want to see everything in pictures. Besides, I can’t read Japanese. *g*.
    I hope you got royalties for these Manga versions of your books!

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  58. The drawings are beautiful–such detail, and they certainly seem accurate, too.
    While I like the drawing, I’m not sure I want to see everything in pictures. Besides, I can’t read Japanese. *g*.
    I hope you got royalties for these Manga versions of your books!

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  59. The drawings are beautiful–such detail, and they certainly seem accurate, too.
    While I like the drawing, I’m not sure I want to see everything in pictures. Besides, I can’t read Japanese. *g*.
    I hope you got royalties for these Manga versions of your books!

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  60. The drawings are beautiful–such detail, and they certainly seem accurate, too.
    While I like the drawing, I’m not sure I want to see everything in pictures. Besides, I can’t read Japanese. *g*.
    I hope you got royalties for these Manga versions of your books!

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  61. Trish, yes, I do remember those romance comics — I don’t know why they don’t make them any more.
    And you’ve had some pretty gorgeous mangas yourself that have been a cause of manga-envy in me. 😉
    Maggie, I agree with you about whatever gets people reading. A friend of mine used to claim I taught her sons to read, but all I did was give them Gary Larson cartoon books and they taught themselves. LOL
    Linda, one of the things I’ve found so interesting reading the mangas, is how they convey different things. It’s not quite ‘everything in pictures’ — but I do wish I could see the words in English and then I’d have the full picture. And yes, I will get royalties, though probably not very much.

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  62. Trish, yes, I do remember those romance comics — I don’t know why they don’t make them any more.
    And you’ve had some pretty gorgeous mangas yourself that have been a cause of manga-envy in me. 😉
    Maggie, I agree with you about whatever gets people reading. A friend of mine used to claim I taught her sons to read, but all I did was give them Gary Larson cartoon books and they taught themselves. LOL
    Linda, one of the things I’ve found so interesting reading the mangas, is how they convey different things. It’s not quite ‘everything in pictures’ — but I do wish I could see the words in English and then I’d have the full picture. And yes, I will get royalties, though probably not very much.

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  63. Trish, yes, I do remember those romance comics — I don’t know why they don’t make them any more.
    And you’ve had some pretty gorgeous mangas yourself that have been a cause of manga-envy in me. 😉
    Maggie, I agree with you about whatever gets people reading. A friend of mine used to claim I taught her sons to read, but all I did was give them Gary Larson cartoon books and they taught themselves. LOL
    Linda, one of the things I’ve found so interesting reading the mangas, is how they convey different things. It’s not quite ‘everything in pictures’ — but I do wish I could see the words in English and then I’d have the full picture. And yes, I will get royalties, though probably not very much.

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  64. Trish, yes, I do remember those romance comics — I don’t know why they don’t make them any more.
    And you’ve had some pretty gorgeous mangas yourself that have been a cause of manga-envy in me. 😉
    Maggie, I agree with you about whatever gets people reading. A friend of mine used to claim I taught her sons to read, but all I did was give them Gary Larson cartoon books and they taught themselves. LOL
    Linda, one of the things I’ve found so interesting reading the mangas, is how they convey different things. It’s not quite ‘everything in pictures’ — but I do wish I could see the words in English and then I’d have the full picture. And yes, I will get royalties, though probably not very much.

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  65. Trish, yes, I do remember those romance comics — I don’t know why they don’t make them any more.
    And you’ve had some pretty gorgeous mangas yourself that have been a cause of manga-envy in me. 😉
    Maggie, I agree with you about whatever gets people reading. A friend of mine used to claim I taught her sons to read, but all I did was give them Gary Larson cartoon books and they taught themselves. LOL
    Linda, one of the things I’ve found so interesting reading the mangas, is how they convey different things. It’s not quite ‘everything in pictures’ — but I do wish I could see the words in English and then I’d have the full picture. And yes, I will get royalties, though probably not very much.

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  66. I am definitely not the target audience for anything Manga. They’re just not my cup of tea. I know many, many people love them, I’ve just never appreciated them, I guess. As for any comic that was my favorite, it wasn’t a comic, but I LOVED Mad Magazine. Which probably accounts for my warped sense of humor…

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  67. I am definitely not the target audience for anything Manga. They’re just not my cup of tea. I know many, many people love them, I’ve just never appreciated them, I guess. As for any comic that was my favorite, it wasn’t a comic, but I LOVED Mad Magazine. Which probably accounts for my warped sense of humor…

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  68. I am definitely not the target audience for anything Manga. They’re just not my cup of tea. I know many, many people love them, I’ve just never appreciated them, I guess. As for any comic that was my favorite, it wasn’t a comic, but I LOVED Mad Magazine. Which probably accounts for my warped sense of humor…

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  69. I am definitely not the target audience for anything Manga. They’re just not my cup of tea. I know many, many people love them, I’ve just never appreciated them, I guess. As for any comic that was my favorite, it wasn’t a comic, but I LOVED Mad Magazine. Which probably accounts for my warped sense of humor…

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  70. I am definitely not the target audience for anything Manga. They’re just not my cup of tea. I know many, many people love them, I’ve just never appreciated them, I guess. As for any comic that was my favorite, it wasn’t a comic, but I LOVED Mad Magazine. Which probably accounts for my warped sense of humor…

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  71. Theo, I loved Mad Magazine too. I vividly remember the day in junior high school when our English teacher came in with a large stack (50+) of Mad Magazines and handed them out, with instructions to read and be quiet. They were her own — her name (Maija) was on the cover.
    The rest of the class was passed in muffled snorts and giggles as we devoured them.
    I think she had exam papers to correct in a hurry, because, much to our everlasting regret, she never did anything like that again. But after that I continued to read Mad Magazine for years.

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  72. Theo, I loved Mad Magazine too. I vividly remember the day in junior high school when our English teacher came in with a large stack (50+) of Mad Magazines and handed them out, with instructions to read and be quiet. They were her own — her name (Maija) was on the cover.
    The rest of the class was passed in muffled snorts and giggles as we devoured them.
    I think she had exam papers to correct in a hurry, because, much to our everlasting regret, she never did anything like that again. But after that I continued to read Mad Magazine for years.

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  73. Theo, I loved Mad Magazine too. I vividly remember the day in junior high school when our English teacher came in with a large stack (50+) of Mad Magazines and handed them out, with instructions to read and be quiet. They were her own — her name (Maija) was on the cover.
    The rest of the class was passed in muffled snorts and giggles as we devoured them.
    I think she had exam papers to correct in a hurry, because, much to our everlasting regret, she never did anything like that again. But after that I continued to read Mad Magazine for years.

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  74. Theo, I loved Mad Magazine too. I vividly remember the day in junior high school when our English teacher came in with a large stack (50+) of Mad Magazines and handed them out, with instructions to read and be quiet. They were her own — her name (Maija) was on the cover.
    The rest of the class was passed in muffled snorts and giggles as we devoured them.
    I think she had exam papers to correct in a hurry, because, much to our everlasting regret, she never did anything like that again. But after that I continued to read Mad Magazine for years.

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  75. Theo, I loved Mad Magazine too. I vividly remember the day in junior high school when our English teacher came in with a large stack (50+) of Mad Magazines and handed them out, with instructions to read and be quiet. They were her own — her name (Maija) was on the cover.
    The rest of the class was passed in muffled snorts and giggles as we devoured them.
    I think she had exam papers to correct in a hurry, because, much to our everlasting regret, she never did anything like that again. But after that I continued to read Mad Magazine for years.

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  76. Gorgeous, Anne. What a kick to have your books so lovingly reinvented by a fellow artist. I adored The Phantom comics, too, and as a youngster, I spent hours drawing and writing my own illustrated comic stories about girls at boarding school.

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  77. Gorgeous, Anne. What a kick to have your books so lovingly reinvented by a fellow artist. I adored The Phantom comics, too, and as a youngster, I spent hours drawing and writing my own illustrated comic stories about girls at boarding school.

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  78. Gorgeous, Anne. What a kick to have your books so lovingly reinvented by a fellow artist. I adored The Phantom comics, too, and as a youngster, I spent hours drawing and writing my own illustrated comic stories about girls at boarding school.

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  79. Gorgeous, Anne. What a kick to have your books so lovingly reinvented by a fellow artist. I adored The Phantom comics, too, and as a youngster, I spent hours drawing and writing my own illustrated comic stories about girls at boarding school.

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  80. Gorgeous, Anne. What a kick to have your books so lovingly reinvented by a fellow artist. I adored The Phantom comics, too, and as a youngster, I spent hours drawing and writing my own illustrated comic stories about girls at boarding school.

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  81. Anne, I’m so jealous! I’d love to be manga’d and the pictures you’ve posted are gorgeous.
    As a general rule, though, I have to admit… there’s something about those big, liquid eyes and that youth that’s a wee bit… sinister? Perhaps it’s just that they’re such a far cry from the Archie and Richie Rich comics that I loved as a kid 🙂

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  82. Anne, I’m so jealous! I’d love to be manga’d and the pictures you’ve posted are gorgeous.
    As a general rule, though, I have to admit… there’s something about those big, liquid eyes and that youth that’s a wee bit… sinister? Perhaps it’s just that they’re such a far cry from the Archie and Richie Rich comics that I loved as a kid 🙂

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  83. Anne, I’m so jealous! I’d love to be manga’d and the pictures you’ve posted are gorgeous.
    As a general rule, though, I have to admit… there’s something about those big, liquid eyes and that youth that’s a wee bit… sinister? Perhaps it’s just that they’re such a far cry from the Archie and Richie Rich comics that I loved as a kid 🙂

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  84. Anne, I’m so jealous! I’d love to be manga’d and the pictures you’ve posted are gorgeous.
    As a general rule, though, I have to admit… there’s something about those big, liquid eyes and that youth that’s a wee bit… sinister? Perhaps it’s just that they’re such a far cry from the Archie and Richie Rich comics that I loved as a kid 🙂

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  85. Anne, I’m so jealous! I’d love to be manga’d and the pictures you’ve posted are gorgeous.
    As a general rule, though, I have to admit… there’s something about those big, liquid eyes and that youth that’s a wee bit… sinister? Perhaps it’s just that they’re such a far cry from the Archie and Richie Rich comics that I loved as a kid 🙂

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  86. Thanks for that link, Lyn. So nice to catch up with the phantom after all these years.
    Barbara, I hope you kept those early stories. We moved so much that anything I wrote was tossed. I doubt mine would have been illustrated, though — I’m no good at drawing.
    Hi, Michelle. The weirdness of the eyes is part of the appeal, I think. And hey, that “youth” is my 28 year old hero, LOL.

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  87. Thanks for that link, Lyn. So nice to catch up with the phantom after all these years.
    Barbara, I hope you kept those early stories. We moved so much that anything I wrote was tossed. I doubt mine would have been illustrated, though — I’m no good at drawing.
    Hi, Michelle. The weirdness of the eyes is part of the appeal, I think. And hey, that “youth” is my 28 year old hero, LOL.

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  88. Thanks for that link, Lyn. So nice to catch up with the phantom after all these years.
    Barbara, I hope you kept those early stories. We moved so much that anything I wrote was tossed. I doubt mine would have been illustrated, though — I’m no good at drawing.
    Hi, Michelle. The weirdness of the eyes is part of the appeal, I think. And hey, that “youth” is my 28 year old hero, LOL.

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  89. Thanks for that link, Lyn. So nice to catch up with the phantom after all these years.
    Barbara, I hope you kept those early stories. We moved so much that anything I wrote was tossed. I doubt mine would have been illustrated, though — I’m no good at drawing.
    Hi, Michelle. The weirdness of the eyes is part of the appeal, I think. And hey, that “youth” is my 28 year old hero, LOL.

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  90. Thanks for that link, Lyn. So nice to catch up with the phantom after all these years.
    Barbara, I hope you kept those early stories. We moved so much that anything I wrote was tossed. I doubt mine would have been illustrated, though — I’m no good at drawing.
    Hi, Michelle. The weirdness of the eyes is part of the appeal, I think. And hey, that “youth” is my 28 year old hero, LOL.

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  91. Graphic novels are very popular on the YA scene. Some are manga some not. They are very popular. Many are available in english, so I see no reason your books couldn’t be translated. Many people don’t realize it is actually a bit harder to read the graphic novel as opposed to a standard book. You are processing visual cues as well as interpreting the written word.

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  92. Graphic novels are very popular on the YA scene. Some are manga some not. They are very popular. Many are available in english, so I see no reason your books couldn’t be translated. Many people don’t realize it is actually a bit harder to read the graphic novel as opposed to a standard book. You are processing visual cues as well as interpreting the written word.

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  93. Graphic novels are very popular on the YA scene. Some are manga some not. They are very popular. Many are available in english, so I see no reason your books couldn’t be translated. Many people don’t realize it is actually a bit harder to read the graphic novel as opposed to a standard book. You are processing visual cues as well as interpreting the written word.

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  94. Graphic novels are very popular on the YA scene. Some are manga some not. They are very popular. Many are available in english, so I see no reason your books couldn’t be translated. Many people don’t realize it is actually a bit harder to read the graphic novel as opposed to a standard book. You are processing visual cues as well as interpreting the written word.

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  95. Graphic novels are very popular on the YA scene. Some are manga some not. They are very popular. Many are available in english, so I see no reason your books couldn’t be translated. Many people don’t realize it is actually a bit harder to read the graphic novel as opposed to a standard book. You are processing visual cues as well as interpreting the written word.

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  96. Pat, I think that’s one of the things I found so interesting about my mangas mine are the first I’ve really looked at) — the graphic techniques used to convey different things. Very clever and some tech niques new to me and different from the comics I grew up with.
    I sincerely hope it’s just a matter of time before all the mangas already made are translated into English and other languages.

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  97. Pat, I think that’s one of the things I found so interesting about my mangas mine are the first I’ve really looked at) — the graphic techniques used to convey different things. Very clever and some tech niques new to me and different from the comics I grew up with.
    I sincerely hope it’s just a matter of time before all the mangas already made are translated into English and other languages.

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  98. Pat, I think that’s one of the things I found so interesting about my mangas mine are the first I’ve really looked at) — the graphic techniques used to convey different things. Very clever and some tech niques new to me and different from the comics I grew up with.
    I sincerely hope it’s just a matter of time before all the mangas already made are translated into English and other languages.

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  99. Pat, I think that’s one of the things I found so interesting about my mangas mine are the first I’ve really looked at) — the graphic techniques used to convey different things. Very clever and some tech niques new to me and different from the comics I grew up with.
    I sincerely hope it’s just a matter of time before all the mangas already made are translated into English and other languages.

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  100. Pat, I think that’s one of the things I found so interesting about my mangas mine are the first I’ve really looked at) — the graphic techniques used to convey different things. Very clever and some tech niques new to me and different from the comics I grew up with.
    I sincerely hope it’s just a matter of time before all the mangas already made are translated into English and other languages.

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  101. Hi, Anne.
    I’m glad you love your mangas.
    As a Japanese romance & comic fan, I’ve read a few Harlequin mangas. Some are good but some are really disappointing.
    I’m not sure how those books are produced, but I believe the artists are given the Japanese translation, read them and pick the episodes.
    Some of those artists love reading romance. I know an artist who loves Deborah Simmons’s titles so much that she asked the publisher to let her draw them.
    If you are interested in other titles, here is the link of the publisher, and you can order them at Amazon.co.jp.
    or http://www.harlequin.co.jp/hqc/ or
    http://www.harlequin.co.jp/hqc/books/detail.php?product_id=1587
    They have more than 900 titles now. Your fellow wenches, Nichola and Miranda Jarrett, were manga’d as well.

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  102. Hi, Anne.
    I’m glad you love your mangas.
    As a Japanese romance & comic fan, I’ve read a few Harlequin mangas. Some are good but some are really disappointing.
    I’m not sure how those books are produced, but I believe the artists are given the Japanese translation, read them and pick the episodes.
    Some of those artists love reading romance. I know an artist who loves Deborah Simmons’s titles so much that she asked the publisher to let her draw them.
    If you are interested in other titles, here is the link of the publisher, and you can order them at Amazon.co.jp.
    or http://www.harlequin.co.jp/hqc/ or
    http://www.harlequin.co.jp/hqc/books/detail.php?product_id=1587
    They have more than 900 titles now. Your fellow wenches, Nichola and Miranda Jarrett, were manga’d as well.

    Reply
  103. Hi, Anne.
    I’m glad you love your mangas.
    As a Japanese romance & comic fan, I’ve read a few Harlequin mangas. Some are good but some are really disappointing.
    I’m not sure how those books are produced, but I believe the artists are given the Japanese translation, read them and pick the episodes.
    Some of those artists love reading romance. I know an artist who loves Deborah Simmons’s titles so much that she asked the publisher to let her draw them.
    If you are interested in other titles, here is the link of the publisher, and you can order them at Amazon.co.jp.
    or http://www.harlequin.co.jp/hqc/ or
    http://www.harlequin.co.jp/hqc/books/detail.php?product_id=1587
    They have more than 900 titles now. Your fellow wenches, Nichola and Miranda Jarrett, were manga’d as well.

    Reply
  104. Hi, Anne.
    I’m glad you love your mangas.
    As a Japanese romance & comic fan, I’ve read a few Harlequin mangas. Some are good but some are really disappointing.
    I’m not sure how those books are produced, but I believe the artists are given the Japanese translation, read them and pick the episodes.
    Some of those artists love reading romance. I know an artist who loves Deborah Simmons’s titles so much that she asked the publisher to let her draw them.
    If you are interested in other titles, here is the link of the publisher, and you can order them at Amazon.co.jp.
    or http://www.harlequin.co.jp/hqc/ or
    http://www.harlequin.co.jp/hqc/books/detail.php?product_id=1587
    They have more than 900 titles now. Your fellow wenches, Nichola and Miranda Jarrett, were manga’d as well.

    Reply
  105. Hi, Anne.
    I’m glad you love your mangas.
    As a Japanese romance & comic fan, I’ve read a few Harlequin mangas. Some are good but some are really disappointing.
    I’m not sure how those books are produced, but I believe the artists are given the Japanese translation, read them and pick the episodes.
    Some of those artists love reading romance. I know an artist who loves Deborah Simmons’s titles so much that she asked the publisher to let her draw them.
    If you are interested in other titles, here is the link of the publisher, and you can order them at Amazon.co.jp.
    or http://www.harlequin.co.jp/hqc/ or
    http://www.harlequin.co.jp/hqc/books/detail.php?product_id=1587
    They have more than 900 titles now. Your fellow wenches, Nichola and Miranda Jarrett, were manga’d as well.

    Reply
  106. Thanks so much for that excellent information, Raquel. I think it’s brilliant that they’re so popular. Not so brilliant that the quality is so variable, but I suppose it’s hard to turn any book of that length into a comic book, let alone it being written in another language.
    I’m envious of Deborah Simmons artist fan. I’d love to have more of my books turned into mangas.

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  107. Thanks so much for that excellent information, Raquel. I think it’s brilliant that they’re so popular. Not so brilliant that the quality is so variable, but I suppose it’s hard to turn any book of that length into a comic book, let alone it being written in another language.
    I’m envious of Deborah Simmons artist fan. I’d love to have more of my books turned into mangas.

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  108. Thanks so much for that excellent information, Raquel. I think it’s brilliant that they’re so popular. Not so brilliant that the quality is so variable, but I suppose it’s hard to turn any book of that length into a comic book, let alone it being written in another language.
    I’m envious of Deborah Simmons artist fan. I’d love to have more of my books turned into mangas.

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  109. Thanks so much for that excellent information, Raquel. I think it’s brilliant that they’re so popular. Not so brilliant that the quality is so variable, but I suppose it’s hard to turn any book of that length into a comic book, let alone it being written in another language.
    I’m envious of Deborah Simmons artist fan. I’d love to have more of my books turned into mangas.

    Reply
  110. Thanks so much for that excellent information, Raquel. I think it’s brilliant that they’re so popular. Not so brilliant that the quality is so variable, but I suppose it’s hard to turn any book of that length into a comic book, let alone it being written in another language.
    I’m envious of Deborah Simmons artist fan. I’d love to have more of my books turned into mangas.

    Reply

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