A lot of you’ve been waiting for this one!
The end of the world, as told by Junji Ito. Set in a not too distant future, but one that nevertheless includes flying cars and jetpacks. Although Ito has told apocalyptic stories before, this is probably the closest thing to a straight-ahead disaster flick he’s ever done. There isn’t bodily horror galore, but there are damsels in endless distress, cults, people losing their shit all over the place, and jaw dropping scenes of creative destruction you probably haven’t seen in the movies recently.
This first chapter, THE DREAD PLANET, sets the scene. Many of you have probably read it before, but I encourage reading it again, not just to refresh your memory but for the different translating and editing style. We’re going right to the end of the book with this style, so you might as well get used to it. For anyone planning to put any of our Remina releases on other sites, we suggest you start with this one for consistency’s sake. Please don’t just start tacking it onto another group’s release where they left off, it’s jarring for readers and irritating for both groups.
Finally, a note on sound effects. As you read on, I hope you’ll come to understand why we left them unedited – so that you can actually read the thing sometime within your lifetime, and to preserve naereid’s own sanity.
(Note: The story that contains this chapter has been completely translated. If you can handle the larger file, you can read it all in this post).
We’re looking at six chapters in all, and a rather grizzly bonus story called ARMY OF ONE. The chapters run at about forty pages a pop, so bear with us if weekly updates become impossible.
Enjoy, and come back and leave your impressions (and chime in on the poll question) if you can.