This is an unauthorized fan scanlation. The original work is copyright 1998-1999 by Hayao MIYAZAKI, Model Graphix/Dai Nippon Kaiga, and/or other appropriate copyright holders.
Since my Japanese is only slightly better than my Chinese, this scanlation is based on the fan translation by Maki Kamimura, edited by Tom Wilkes and Marc Gregory. I've changed a few expressions here and there when I've considered it appropriate.
I decided to make a scanlation because, well, it's much nicer to read a translation in the comic itself. And Tigers in the Mud is one of the very best comics in the world involving pigs and tanks. The other one is The Return of Hans (see links section).
I haven't translated the sound effects
in the first three episodes.
The selfish reason for that is that it would have involved a lot of work. The
aesthetic reason is that I can't make sound effects in the Latin
alphabet look as nice as Miyazaki's katakana sound effects. Finally, the
pedagogical reason is that reading sound effects is a fun way of
learning to read Japanese (at least katakana)! Yes, kids, let's all bring our katakana
tables and start learning!! \(^@^)/ (For a katakana table, try Shinji
Takasugi's Teach Yourself Japanese.)
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The episodes finished
Read from right to left!
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Other scanlations of
Miyazaki's "Pig in Tank" comics:
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This page was made by Tinet Elmgren, 2005-2007