Originally Posted by Doom86
Pani Poni Dash is 4-Koma from what I've heard, and I'd definitely love to see it licensed.
I read Pani Poni
, too, in the original. Actually, the title of the manga by Hikawa Hekiru, which the anime Pani Poni Dash
is based on, is Pani Poni
. Not Pani Poni Dash
. Since NHK
had already broadcast an anime titled Paniponi
in 1998, the anime version of the manga by Hikawa was named Pani Poni Dash
in order to avoid a collision between two anime with the same title.
And, as Suwako Moriya too suggested, actually, technically Pani Poni
is not a 4-koma manga proper. Basically Pani Poni
is a so-called 1-page manga. For the most part, each of Pani Poni
's segments is 1 page, and the page is drawn in the standard manga format, rather than in the 4-koma format. For example, the 'Sports Becky' segment in Volume 5 of Pani Poni
consists of 9 koma. Pani Poni
also has some '1 story segment consists of plural pages drawn in the standard manga format' parts.
Occasionally Pani Poni
has 4-koma parts, though. For example, Volume 11 of Pani Poni
has a 'Mesousa Fight Galaxy' 4-koma section (But the 4-koma section is 6 pages, whilst Pani Poni
Vol.11 is a book 130 pages long. Most parts of the book are not 4-koma manga).
Since each of Pani Poni
's segments is 1 page and it is short, some people think that Pani Poni
is a somewhat distant relative to 4-koma manga, however. In fact, in a Japanese manga book guide, Pani Poni
is dealt with in the chapter mainly about 4-koma manga. The writer of the book guide wrote that he also dealt with relatves to 4-koma manga in the chapter and noted that Pani Poni
was a 1-page manga, rather than a 4-koma manga, though.
Originally Posted by Damius
So, should we include titles like these to the lists? I mean we can note them like this:
...Pani Poni Dash *Hybrid*
It may not be a bad idea that you add a note like 'a 1-page manga' or 'a relative to 4-koma manga' to the Pani Poni