Monday, November 30, 2009

Strange Tales of Del Rey

Looks like we've solved the mystery of Moyashimon's last-minute delay, but their newest scheduling change seems pretty obvious: The last three volumes of Mushishi are being compressed into one final omnibus, presumably because sales are poor enough that they'd rather get it over with ASAP. It's kind of a shame that it's come to this, but I do appreciate them seeing it through to the end.


  1. Hmm… I'm all for releasing something like Mushishi, but I never bought it after volume 1 because the translation seemed incredibly awkward in some way I couldn't quite figure out.

    Maybe that's because the introduction has so much text that made no sense in the first place. ("See, if bacteria are like your fingers, then Mushi are like your armpit.")

  2. "the translation seemed incredibly awkward"

    Yeah, this is hardly the first Del Rey release you could describe that way, and I admit I was apparently buying it as a vote of support for going at least slightly off the beaten path, since I haven't actually gotten around to reading any yet...!