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YKK - ARIA
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YKK - ARIA

1 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-20 14:18
Because a lot of people here come from the ykkaria imageboard, I thought a seperate thread would be appropriate.

Someone has started doing high quality scans of all the YKK volumes, but he hasn't updated his site in a while now. I hope he didn't think it was too much work after all.
http://ykkrescanproject.wordpress.com/
2 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-20 22:12
I don't like the direction this is going.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-21 18:14
I'm still praying for an English release.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-23 17:56
I found this nice manga series about a girl called Emanon. She really reminded of YKK's misago and it also has an overall mysteriously slow atmosphere. I uploaded two volumes here: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/fdy7lmspedfx1/Emanon
5 Name: Anonymous : 2013-06-30 23:24
I'd like to read YKK in dead tree form. Acclimate Solutions sells translations on separate pages in addition to the manga itself. Are they any good?
6 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-02 11:34
>>5
I was interested in buying them too, but at the time I couldn't find any reviews of them online.
7 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-02 23:45
So, I watched Aria The Animation series. I liked it. But I only recently found out there's more to the anime than just the series. I couple of OVAs I guess.

What order are you supposed to/should I watch them in?
8 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-03 09:47
>>7
This is the suggested order:

Aria the Animation
Aria the Natural
Aria the Natural Special
Aria the OVA: Arietta
Aria the Origination
Aria the Origination Picture Drama
Aria the Origination Special

Enjoy!
9 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-09 10:19
That manga sure looks nice.

Admin-kun, do you think there will be some kind on imageboard in the future like there was in the past? I mean I can't post on it, will there ever be something functional again?
10 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-09 11:11
>>9
You don't like using textboards? I can't build upon the old ykkaria imageboard, because we only have cached versions of the webpages, so we would have to start all over again.

I also don't feel comfortable dividing the site more as it is. If you have any other requests to make the textboard more to your liking, I'd love to hear them.
11 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-09 12:53
>>10

It's not that I don't like textboards. In fact, I love them! I was just curious (´・ω・`)
12 Name: The taste of summer. : 2013-07-09 15:17
Fun fact, it was YKK that inspired me to buy a scooter.
Driving that thing makes me feel like I'm flying. Just one meter above the ground.
13 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-10 23:06
They make great zippers
14 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-10 23:37
What other manga specifically do you guys think is similar to stuff like YKK, Aria, Mushishi, Yotsubato, ect.
15 Name: Anonymous : 2013-07-28 08:20
>>14
Kabu no Isaki, Emma in a sense, are similar to YKK. Master Keaton and Black Jack are similar to Mushishi as they have a benevolent protagonist travelling and helping people, but there is no supernatural. Azumanga Daioh and Ryuushika Ryuushika for Yotsubato!.

Also, I would like to share this YKK review I published. It took me a lot of time (though the hiatuses were many and extended, I did start in late 2012) and I'm very ecstatic to finally be able to share this piece of writing. http://myanimelist.net/profile/lpfManiak/reviews
16 Name: Anonymous : 2013-12-04 21:18
what the heck ever happened to the rescanning project?
17 Name: Anonymous : 2013-12-04 22:00
>>16
I tried contacting the guy multiple times, but he hasn't responded. Sadly, I think the project must be declared dead by now.
18 Name: Anonymous : 2013-12-05 12:16
>>16
>>17
He said that in a recent Kabu no Isaki thread: "Sorry, life got in the way for quite a few months and then I was lazy. I do intend to start it up again though, I just need to get my arse in gear already." http://archive.foolz.us/a/thread/97683481/#q97684234

Be careful with the spoiler texts as they talk about the last chapters of KnI.
19 Name: Anonymous : 2013-12-08 17:26
>>14

Amanchu by aria's author. Great art and characters.
20 Name: Anonymous : 2013-12-08 17:28
>>14

Amanchu by aria's author.
21 Name: Anonymous : 2013-12-08 17:30
>>19
>>20
Sorry for the doublepost. I thought it failed the first time.

And let me add Tamayura.
22 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-28 06:35
bumping softly
23 Name: Anonymous : 2014-04-29 20:47
YKK HQ scanlation coming.

http://pastebin.com/y3r9iEMa
24 Name: Anonymous : 2014-05-05 07:44
What are the songs that play on the radio in the firs OVA?
25 Name: Anonymous : 2015-04-07 00:17
The first Preview of ARIA the Avvenire was just released. You can watch it here: →/Avvenire_PV1.webm
26 Name: Anonymous : 2015-04-08 16:55
>>25
I wonder why Kawakami is listed at the end. Perhaps they have some unused voice work from her?
27 Name: Anonymous : 2015-04-10 02:56
In episode 5 of Animation,
"Alicia! Maybe this island really is Neverland. Maybe the entire world of Aqua itself is Neverland."
"Perhaps. You'd never think this landscape was created by people. It's an impossible world."

And in episode 12
"Aqua is a handmade planet."
"A handmade planet...?"
"A world built by the hands and sweat and hopes of countless people."
"You're right. People who never gave up despite countless failures. People determined to create a world overflowing with happiness. So many miracles occurred, as if in answer to their wishes. And now we have the Aqua we have today."

Both are literally true. The world of Aqua is something that Kozue Amano and the people at HAL and the readers and viewers made. It upset me a lot when I realized this. It's hard to say why.
28 Name: Anonymous : 2015-05-16 04:50
Someone has been translating YKK into Esperanto on 8chan.

http://8ch.net/esperanto/res/1384.html
29 Name: Anonymous : 2015-05-16 07:47
Does anyone know if the YKK HQ rescan project has moved ahead at all?
30 Name: Anonymous : 2015-05-18 06:47
I started watching ARIA a while ago, I'm really enjoying it a lot.
I feared I might get bored real soon but that's absolutely not the case, I'm looking forward to watching an episode each day.

Yesterday I was daydreaming a bit and imagining how nice it would be to have a ride in a gondola with Akari.
Suddenly I felt like there was so much to talk about with her while I'm usually not very talkative at all.
Maybe because she seems a person that doesn't mind to talk about little everyday things, the things that would be embarrassing to talk about with normal people.
She is a very open person, that makes her very appealing.

Maybe I should strife to be more like her.
31 Name: Anonymous : 2015-06-22 02:04
>>28

What the hell, that's pretty funny. I thought Esperanto was a failed language attempt, wonder if this is a quality translation.
32 Name: Anonymous : 2015-06-26 03:03
I started watching an episode of Origination and it started with Undine. Thought it was a special episode, but I just opened the wrong file. I was a little bit disappointed, but I decided to rewatch it instead of watching what I had intended to. It was a good call, a really sweet episode that I had mostly forgotten.
33 Name: Anonymous : 2015-12-13 17:45
i used to post on the ykkaria imageboard 2-3 years ago and i forgot its name. i am sad it is dead. it was nice everyone was so nice.
i am here to drink tea and maybe talk to you nice people once every 6 months or so.
34 Name: Anonymous : 2015-12-31 12:30
>>31
It even has some native speakers!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Esperanto_speakers
35 Name: Anonymous : 2015-12-31 20:23
>>33
I'm sad at it's demise too. At the time I had just finished reading YKK and I was on cloud 9. To have an imageboard that embraced the YKK ideals was incredible.
36 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-03 02:33
>>33
>>35
There was at some point a collaborative document that we made back then where we documented all the iyashikei media we could think of from all formats. I can't find it now.

>>34
I want to learn Esperanto. https://www.duolingo.com/course/eo/en/Learn-Esperanto-Online
37 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-04 10:50
>>36
There's this page on the wiki, but it's only anime & games.

→/paper.pl?page=IyashikeiAnime
38 Name: Anonymous : 2016-01-13 11:16
>>36
Mia uzantnomo estas "anonesperanto", se vi volas amikiĝi kun mi.
39 Name: Anonymous : 2016-04-25 13:13
I wanted to read YKK for years, but I never got around to do so. I never even saw a single panel.
Well, today I found this neat manga called Yokohama Kaidashi Kikō and it looked really good so I began reading it. Halfway through the second volume I realized it's YKK, haha.
40 Name: Anonymous : 2016-04-26 12:35
I have watched ARIA the Animation and the Natural and I enjoyed it way too much for my own good.
Now I am a bit hesitant to start on Origination, I can't handle it when an ending comes in sight.

So I keep pushing it away, wanting to save it for a really special time but in the end I'm just selling myself short.

I'll start today.
41 Name: Anonymous : 2016-04-26 20:49
>>39
YKK was quite a fucking experience for me.
42 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-17 12:54
while searching some old forum archives i found a project trying to identify locations shown and mentioned in YKK. i decided to reupload it and maybe clean it up by removing dead links and adding some comparison pictures. check it out if you like

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1H4iaS7EhMPNkO-fnT1-ixarMaFU&usp=sharing
43 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-18 00:22
>>42
Thanks, this is reall cool.
44 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-18 08:30
>>42
Ahh, nice! I've had the old .kmz for a while but it's good to see a cleaner one.
The site of the original compiler has some nice extra info on things in YKK too. http://kimoto.cc/ykk/
45 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-29 07:14
I found this while burrowing through old bookmarks. Something from Afternoon Café or maybe even the old /a/ threads, I'm not sure.

http://sync.in/ykk
46 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-29 13:03
>>45
I WAS LOOKING FOR THAT!
I see old things that me from 2012 wrote! Oh my god I thought it had been lost forever!
47 Name: Anonymous : 2017-05-29 13:17
>>42
>>44
>>45

This is all stuff I wish I had so long ago. Thank you so much.
48 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-24 20:01
What I wouldn't give to see YKK make an English release.
I was browsing bookdepository and found out ARIA had an English release around 2008, which of course is all sold out now.

Makes me so sad one of the very few books I absolutely need on my bookshelf, both series had a big impact on me.
49 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-24 21:19
>>48
It's a shame they only did a few volumes for Aqua/Aria. I think they just did 7 volumes in total, before Tokyopop gave up on it. ADV released a few volumes too, but they didn't do a release for Aqua. Would love to have a complete collection.

I think I read someone claim Tokyopop assumed a lot more people would buy the books, but a lot of people also had the ADV release already, and was waiting for Tokyopop to catch up.
50 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-25 17:28
>>49
So, it probably won't happen in the future.
Especially when it comes to YKK, whatever publisher might give it a go, I assume there's just not enough interest for it to be profitable.
So either I have to quickly make a load of dosh and pay for a release myself or I accept that we have nothing but our memories of it.

You could say it's almost in the spirit of the series to slowly disappear like this.
51 Name: Anonymous : 2017-12-25 20:06
>>50
I think YKK is the likelier of the two, actually; it's never been trialed, whereas Aria/Aqua has been trialed and failed.
52 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-18 23:30
Where can one download raw scans of YKK?
53 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-27 07:09
>>52
There are raw scans up on animebytes. No description or anything, so I don't know if they're any good, or where they're from.
54 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-30 12:06
I have the remains of what seems to be a long-dead YKK textboard, and a fickle opportunity brought me here.

How old was this board, you ask? It had 'yahoo briefcase' links on it.

>>53
I'll check these out, thanks.
55 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-03 22:06
Yuru Camp is nice too.
56 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-06 15:36
Oh the trail of acquiring the YKK drama CDs. Wish me luck.
57 Name: Anonymous : 2018-06-07 09:47
>>56

i want to find that sequel novel!
58 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-06 10:30
I'm trying to look for some information about the author of YKK and it turns out Ashinano Hitoshi is basically a phantom. One photo, an interview from YKK OVA bonuses and some personal tidbits from volume backpages is all I can find.

Do you know anything about him, post officers? I know he used to be in a doujinshi circle but only few of his works are actually scanned
59 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-07 18:20
>>58
I think there's a few bits and pieces on Misago, but not much: http://wakaba.c3.cx/ykk/misago/

As someone notices on there it seems like Ashinano Hitoshi is actually a pen name, so he's apparently a pretty private person.
60 Name: Anonymous : 2018-09-08 11:47
>>59

i remember reading through these archives but never noticed the thread suggesting it's not his real name, thanks. I suppose I'll have to wait for his next work, it's only been a year since KD ended

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