Just finished watching the final episode of The Amazing Race Australia (season 2), and noticed they played a short piece out of track 12 from the OST, Souen-Shinjitsu no saya.
Team members were still in China and heading for the final task, before heading back to Australia.
Very surprising to catch is, though from memory, most of the music was performed by the Beijing Symphony Orcastra.
(crossposted from tumblr)
I’ve been at a children’s writers and illustrators conference for the past two days, and I had the chance to attend some fantastic panels. At one of them, a representative from an established US publisher mentioned being open to hearing about children’s lit in translation. I’m not a translator and I don’t read Japanese, but I figured why not mention the Twelve Kingdoms to her?
She gave me her card and asked me to send her some links, and she mentioned sending it on to a friend if she couldn’t do something with it. I have no idea how the publishing rights would work, since Tokyopop is no more, but hopefully this might see some interest in the books. Nothing might come of it, but maybe something might?
So my question is, does anyone have any links they think might be good to include in an email pitching the Twelve Kingdoms? Or stuff that they wouldn’t include? Thoughts or reservations? I’m aiming to email her next week so it doesn’t look like I’m bugging/stalking her.
At last... at long last... I finally have it. The perfect title.
I had always vaguely planned on aping the format used by the author of the original novels (though I warn you all, that this follows the anime version of 12K for obvious reasons) where the different "books" (or segments in the anime) had different titles connected together. I knew I was going to call the second book "The Dragon Throne" but try as I might I could not come up with the perfect title for the first book, ergo, even though its pretty much ready for posting, I never got it posted because I needed something to call it and because of my perfectionist nature it couldn't be just any old something, I had to make it cool and resonant. And fitting. I'm babbling, can you tell I'm excited? So, this monster is...
The Path of Sorrows, The Dragon Throne.
Book one is the Path of Sorrows and book two is the Dragon Throne. Look forward to it please!