I've translated most of the book; I have to finish one of the short stories, and then finish up with the text that's in gothic font. But it's a very interesting artbook to look at and read. I've never read something like this before in print, as several different approaches (writing, painting, photos...) are used. And the question-answer section at the back of the book gives some insight to Nheira's thinking and inspirations.
Surprise surprise! There are actually more piccas of N in the German one (and quite a number of them didn't appear on the Japanese vr), since there are multiple pics on some pages. When I was skimming the German vr, looking for differences, I was surprised when I saw N doing a '8D' expression on one page. xDDDD I was like...... hey. I didn't see that before. xDDD
Though in the Japanese vr, the pictures are larger as they occupy the entire page. And a few of them didn't appear in the German one either. So German = more pics, some of them smaller; Japanese = less but larger pics. Also the Japanese one has a book jacket.
I also noticed that the German one is more saturated, especially evident on his artworks. But content-wise, it's essentially the same (save for the pics stated earlier). The Japanese text layout is also more pleasant to look at (for me anyway) than the other, as the latter is chunked in wide paragraphs.
I can finally understand the texts. ; - ;
P.S. I've said this a lot even way before, but I really hate Tokyopop's logo. :/ Especially its inherent ability to ruin beautiful covers. Dx
Thank you so much for explaining the differences. I wanted to visit Japan this year (and I would be picking up the Japanese version then), but I guess I'll be waiting for the State Dept here to give the green light on traveling there. It's unfortunate for the businesses in Japan that depend on tourism, but I'm thinking that it will be a while before travelers will be able to visit. Such a tragedy; the number of deaths is terrible.
I'm going to go eat something sweet now and see if I can bring my spirits up with some extra bloodsugar.