I had just written up a long description for all four volumes of the manga, explaining what I THOUGHT was happening, but noting it was all
pure speculation. Unfortunately without a translation, there's no way to know for sure what's going on exactly in these books (although...
er... some parts are pretty obvious ^^;).
And suddenly, while doing research for another item on this site, I stumbled across a website. A website run by a duo who take it upon
themselves to translate yuri comics that have never been released in English before. A duo who has decided to translate the four Battle
Athletes Daiundoukai volumes.
My new heroes.
Originally I had this page all full of spoilers, but with an English version now becoming available, I'll just link to it and let you
experience the fun for yourself. Be prepared, though: while the TV series was less direct about its yuri content, the manga takes the opposite
approach. If yuri isn't your thing, well... sorry!
You can find the translations
BY CLICKING HERE.
Right now they are releasing it a chapter at a time, but once each tankobon is translated I'll post a not-to-spoilery summary.
On a final note, I added a scan of a signed copy of volume one that I bought on eBay. I honestly can't remember who signed it (I wish I
printed out that eBay description! Argh!). I THINK the top signature is supposed to be Yuki Nakano, who was the primary artist on the series.
I'm not sure who the bottom one is, though, as I can't find either name relating to Battle Athletes staff, either manga or anime. If
anyone recognizes the names or signatures, though, and can confirm who they are, I would appreciate it!
Some other information on the book includes:
Made By: Dengeki Comics
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Page Count: 194 Pages
Year: June 15, 1997
Yen Price: ¥ 550