- Naming Conventions
This site uses the traditional format for Japanese names. That is to say, the character's Family/Last name appears first and their Given/First name appears second. This Japanese format appears when the full name is used. In other areas where only one name is used, you will generally find the character's family name. This is to help with continuity, especially if you have seen the subtitled videos. If you are unfamiliar with the Japanese naming format, then you may not know who "Tadayasu" is when, in the audio, you repeatedly hear references to "Sawaki." In each character's biography, there is more detail on their name and how they are referred to in the manga and anime.
- What are all these weird symbols next to the Japanese entries?
This is probably happening because you do not have Asian fonts installed on your system. Macintosh computers come with Asian font packs pre-installed, so Mac users should not have this problem, however Windows users may need to download a font pack from Microsoft, install it and restart the computer to view these items properly. You may find an FAQ with instructions on how to download and install the font pack here: Asian Language Support for Windows
- You have listed "Your Mother Wears Army Boots" in Japanese instead of the correct listing.
Well, in that case please contact me at email@example.com. Include the link/article/episode title so that we can make any needed corrections.
- I would like to contribute to the site.
This is a closed wiki site, which means users can only access and read information on the site. All modifications require a password. Since Lionwiki does not support user accounts, please contact me concerning submissions directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include:
- Your name or handle for the Bibliography,
- The information you are submitting,
- Where you got the information (link and/or book source),
- Any images you have which belong in the entry.
- How can I get a copy of this manga?
There are a number of ways to get this manga: some of them questionable, some of them legitimate, some requiring shipping.
- As noted on the main page, Del Rey Manga intends to pick this up for release in the United States at some point in 2009, under the name Moyasimon. See Del Rey Manga for more details. We have also received a link from Amazon.com to pre-order Volume #1 under the Del Ray Manga label. Visit Amazon for more information.
- You can also purchase the Japanese version of the manga online through a number of retail sources. I cannot vouch for any of these stores except for the yesasia.com site, as I have personally ordered items from them in the past. You will be able to find manga volumes 1-7, however they WILL be in Japanese. If you cannot read Japanese, do not buy them - unless you want it for yourself anyway. Many of these stores will not take returns on items that are in languages other than English - so check the site's policies.
- You can also plug the term "Moyashimon" into most search engines and find a copy to read online. See Google Search. Since these copies are fan releases, you either may not find that many, or you may need to wait until new items are released, i.e. when fans have time to work on them. Translation accuracy may also be a problem, since not all translators know all of the nuances of Japanese. That being said, all the items I have personally read to date seem to be well done.
- How can I get a copy of this Anime?
There are a number of ways to get this anime: some of them questionable, some of them legitimate, some requiring shipping.
- There does not presently appear to be a publisher or domestic release date for this anime in the United States.
- You can purchase the anime online through a number of retail sources. I cannot vouch for any of these stores except for the yesasia.com site, as I have personally ordered items from them in the past. You will be able to find anime DVDs 1-4. These include episodes 1-11 (complete series), however they WILL be in Japanese. Most of the DVD options have English subtitles, however they are coded for Region 2. If you have a region-free DVD player you will be fine. There are also a number of computer DVD players that are not restricted to a particular region.
- You can also plug "Moyashimon" into most search engines and find copies to watch online. See Google Search. Since these copies are fan releases, you either may not find that many, or you may need to wait until new items are released, i.e. when fans have time to work on them. Translation accuracy may also be a problem, since not all translators know all of the nuances of Japanese. However, all of the items I have personally viewed to date seem to be well done.
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