Originally posted by ron_8@Jun 26 2005, 09:40 PM
its hard to discuss these kind of things when people are not open about it and like to put u down, but again, ohwell
It's not a matter of people "not being open to it", no one would complain if someone redid the old chapters. It's a matter of finding someone willing to spend their time retranslating and editing chapters that have already been released by Viz.
Once you start wanting "better scanlations" of chapters that have already been released commercially, it becomes less a way for fans to read their otherwise inaccessable manga, and more a way to skirt paying for the stuff that's already out in English.
Personally, I won't buy One Piece from Viz, because I don't like what they've done with it… but their translation is still decent, if you can get over the occasional "arr" and cheesy localization. It's really not bad... at least their edits aren't overly huge. It's definately readable.
Even if someone did redo the old chapters, there's no garantee the translation would be "better" than the old stuff. The names would be right, but that's about the only certain thing. People interpret things differently.
But if someone out there wanted to take the time and do it... sure, why not? No one's saying it can't be done.. just that it's not practical.
And, for once, I agree with omae... no need to be melodramatic. This thread's mostly been helpful and suggestive. I don't see any outward hostility or malice in it. Criticism maybe, but nothing outright negative.