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Roughly once a month, we'll frantically search our Japanese dictionaries, and cross our
fingers so we can translate another Megumi-Toon. Why? Because we like wrecking
our copies of the Megumi-Toon book Ashita ga aru sa. Actually, we do this so
our everyone can enjoy these comics through our newsletters at the meetings. Afterwards,
we post them to the web so everyone can enjoy them without having to learn Japanese first!
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Written by Hayashibara Megumi, with art by Asagi Sakura,
Megumi-Toons started in Anime V magazine and were collected in the book Ashita
ga aru sa. These comics are translated as a service to anime fans who don't read
Japanese, and are not meant as an infringement of the owners' copyrights.
This book has been reprinted (ISBN number: 4-04-444501-X from Kadokawa) with some extra pages.
|Oct 4, 2004||Hoo boy, apologies for not posting for so long. Real Life Work has been very busy this year. Here's the 4th and final part of Megumi's "last story", plus the 3rd part of the French version of Megumi's Top Ten Hobbies.|
|May 25, 2004||At last, here's the 3rd part of Megumi's "last story", as well as the next part of the French version Megumi's Top Ten Hobbies.|
|Apr 16, 2004||We've posted the 2nd part of the "last story". Along with that, we have the French version of Megumi's Top Ten Hobbies, part 1.|
|Mar 13, 2004||It's the beginning of the end! Here's the first part of the "last" story in the book; PLUS the Megumi gets a perm story in French.|
We'll skip around as we do new Megumi-toons, but you can find them by the page number. Note: The pages numbers in the new book are off by 2, so our 14 is really page 12 in the new version.
|Page(s)||Which Megumi-Toon is this?||French||Russian||Spanish|
|Part 1. Recording|
|10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15||Her introduction to the book
This is a 6-part introduction, with brief explanations of her job, anime, and etc. This intro is new for the book, and not from Anime V.
|10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15||10, 11 12, 13, 14, 15||10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15|
|18||How Megumi became a voice actress (sort of)||18|
|20||The Arts Vision "oranges" audition||20|
|22||The arduous training voice actors must endure!||22|
|24||Improvisational voice acting isn't easy!||24|
|26||Her first anime voice acting job!||26|
|28||She auditions for Wataru, Ranma, Bakabon and Project A-ko!|
|30||Her first "real" TV anime role!|
|32||You must be cruel to be kind!|
|34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39||The Big Gala Event
Another six-parter, this one's about her big gala event for the (at the time) new show Ranma, and some other early industry experiences, not all of them great ones.
|34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39|
|42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47||Adventures in America!
This is a long, 6-part story about Miss Hayashibara's trip to Anime America '95. If you attended Anime Expo '96, you may have been one of the lucky few who got a copy of the special (only 190, and they're numbered) Megumi-Toon booklets we made.
|42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47|
|Part 2. DJ|
|52, 53||Megumi thinks of being a DJ||52, 53|
|56||Megumi finally gets her own show.|
|58||Heartful Station runs into a problem.|
|60||Reading listener mail.||60|
|Part 3. Singer|
|66||Megumi's first album!||66|
|68||Trying to do her second album||68|
|Part 4. History|
|72||Megumi dreams she's part of the Power Rangers||72|
|74||Being picked on at school||74|
|76, 77||Joining high school clubs|
|80||Never slack off on your studies|
|82||Megumi finds that she has trouble studying|
|86||Megumi gets a perm!||86|
|89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96||Diary of a nursing school student (8 part story)
This story depicts the hardships she endured going through nursing school while training to be a voice actress.
|89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96|
|Part 5. Private|
|100, 101, 102, 103||Top Ten List of Hobbies
Megumi lists her top ten favorite hobbies and interests.
|100, 101, 102|
|106, 107, 108, 109||The boy that Megumi almost dated in school (and her nickname).|
|112||Megumi's nephew, and a unique way to get a kid to eat his greens (especially for Dragon Ball fans)!|
|116||The first anime job, and dealing with Mr. Chiba|
|118||Megumi has a bunch of voice actor friends over for a party.|
|120, 121, 122, 123||The "last manga" in the original book, where she talks about her dreams.|
|157||Her first "anime event" and meeting Mr. O|
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