It's been almost a year since I posted...but alas, it has been pretty quiet on the news front for Nobunagun .___.
BUT today I am posting because over the last few years, since I've started writing and drawing Nobunagun works, I have gotten quite a few inquiries as to how and where I've read the Nobunagun manga / "how do I know what happens after the anime?"
And sadly, the long short of it is: I was lucky enough to go to Japan and buy them myself while I was there. The series is not available outside of Japan, and even scanlations are way behind (they only cover like the first 7 chapters as far as I know) and in any case, the anime already covers volumes 1-4 quite faithfully.
HOWEVER, I have painstakingly put together a little master post on my blog for those who are curious, and I realized I haven't posted about it on DA (yet). So let's fix that.
Original Tumblr post here, although it's an exact replica of this post. But in case you find DA's layout too hard to read...
How can I buy it?
- Go to Japan. Or get someone who’s going/is there to buy it for you. I hate to say it, but this is probably one of the most surefire ways, but also kind of unrealistic for many
- Look on eBay or Amazon Japan. eBay carries just about anything, and if you are familiar enough with ordering from Japanese Amazon (google translate will help greatly), they do ship overseas, albeit for a hefty shipping fee. I’d recommend this route for those who aren’t planning to visit Japan anytime soon.
- Use a shopping service (FromJapan, Rakuten, etc.) Be warned this can be trickier than eBay or Amazon if you’ve never done this before; as setting up the account and understanding how they charge fees, etc can be tricky. However, they have a larger selection of vendors, including second-hand so the product price itself can be quite cheap. Also, unlike Amazon Japan, these sites cater to overseas people so they are in English. Personally, this is my preferred method outside of just going to Japan, but I will say the shipping costs and the service fees can add up; so unless you are planning to frequently be getting goods from Japan, you’re better off with eBay.
- Have a specialty Japanese bookstore order it for you. Kinokuniya comes to mind, but the physical stores only exist in major cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc). However, they do now offer an online store where you can buy Japanese books and have them mailed directly to you. I’d actually recommend this alongside eBay, as having an established company order for you is usually safer and more reliable than a random person on eBay.
I just want to know what happens!
Well then you’re (sort of) in luck, as I have painstakingly done my best to summarize and compile posts of what happens in the two remaining volumes. PLEASE
keep in mind that I am in no way an official translator nor do I really know Japanese that well; so take these translations with a grain of salt. Furthermore, it should go without saying that a) I will not
scanlate/translate every single page because I do not want to disrespect sensei’s hard work and b) it’s exceedingly time consuming and c) if I EVER
see these reposted ANYWHERE ELSE I will IMMEDIATELY ask you to take them down and furthermore I WILL delete all my posts here.Volume 5: Part 1
, Part 2
, Part 3Volume 6: A
No, I did not translate/scan/post every single page of these volumes; you’ll still have to get the physical book if you want to find out everything
Earth Star started becoming serialized digitally after the release of volume 5, so some posts may still have active links to the official online release (I’m not sure which ones are still active though, so you’ll have to check yourself)
Anyway. I hope this masterlist will help some of you who are wondering what happens and are interested in buying it (I highly recommend it! It’s super nice to own and look at the actual physical set!). If you have any more questions about how to order from a Japanese store, like a shopping service, please feel free to message me and I’m more than happy to try and help.