Dec 15 2009 06:03 AM
I'm new here, my apologies if I'm posting this in the wrong place.
I'm a huge Saiunkoku Monogatari fan.
I saw seasons 1 and 2 last month and this month, and I'm hooked. <3 I've read the translated manga online, and so now I'm hunting for online fan translations of the light novels.
Recently I created a group on Facebook in support of getting the light novels translated and published in English. If anyone here has a Facebook account and would like to view/join the group, please go on Facebook and do a group search for "Please Release the Saiunkoku Monogatari Light Novels in English!" (can't add links at this time) If you want a direct link, contact me on this site and I'll send you the link.
Also, very important, there is an online petition linked in the group's discussion board. Once members join, we're asking that they go to the online petition and sign it. The petition is also for the purpose of getting the light novels published in English, as right now they're available only in Japanese. They have
been translated to Chinese by some fans online, but for those of us who can't read Chinese or Japanese (or not enough to read novels), it doesn't do us any good. ^^;
The goal is, once we have enough signatures on the petition, to go to a North American manga company and ask them to consider translating and publishing the light novels in English. Saiunkok does have a fan base, and if we can get enough people to show their support, the idea is to convince one of these companies to undertake this task.
If you know anyone you think might be interested in joining and supporting our group, or who would like to sign the petition, please pass on the group link!
This can also be a SaiMono discussion thread, if I can't make a thread based on just my Facebook group. I'm happy to talk about all things SaiMono.