I went ahead and edited the title of yotsuba(to) to avoid confusion in the future. I had just automatically written it as Yotsuba because I’m so used to seeing it referred to that way, even though Yotsubato (or technically Yotsubato!) is the correct title. Thanks for catching that vonPeterhof!
Also added a few more notes and example pages to some manga I posted earlier.
Akira Difficulty Rating ****
“Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project known as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group of anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader. The confrontation sparks off Tetsuo's supernatural power leading to bloody death, a coup attempt and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira's secrets were buried 30 years ago.” (from imdb)
Has long periods were it’s very light but then it will suddenly have a few pages filled to the brim with text. (At least for Volume 1)
Uses Kanji for words that typically use kana
uncommon vocabulary ex:スクラムハーフ
lots of slang/colloquialisms
ぐれー ―――＞ ぐらい
いい気になンじゃねエぞォ ―――＞ いい気になるじゃないぞ
つったって ―――＞ なんといっても
These volumes have an unusually high number of pages, 358, versus the usual 180/190ish.
Example Page: http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p642...e118c7.jpg
Chi’s sweet home Difficulty Rating
A beginner would probably have to post in the "whats this word/phase" thread to figure out the baby talk at times. However, If you already know a good amount of everyday/common vocab it should be rather easy.
“A grey and white kitten with black stripes wanders away from her mother and siblings one day while enjoying a walk outside. Lost in her surroundings, the kitten struggles to find her family and instead is found by a young boy, Youhei, and his mother. They take the kitten home, but pets are not allowed in their housing complex, so they try to find a new home for the kitten. This proves to be difficult, and the family eventually decides to keep the kitten, naming her "Chi".” (from myanimelist)
Yes except in the chapter titles. Also there isn't much kanji in general, it tends to use kana instead.
: Very Light to Light
い目にあった (though in this case, the next panel showed the correct spelling)
ク (though in context, it was obvious that the kitten was talking about milk)
ろかった ―――＞ おもし
っこ ――＞ おし
ちた ―――＞ びっくり
もうやらからしんだふり ―――＞ もうやらない
Example Page: http://i1344.photobucket.com/albums/p642...bdcb07.jpg
Edited: 2013-06-16, 7:05 pm