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SHIN
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II

THE PYRAMID

MURDER MYSTERY

Notes: Welcome to the official page devoted to the translation of Shin Kor II: The Pyramid Murder Mystery by the illustrious Peter Payne. As with the first Shin Kor I novel, this ain't your usual, whimiscal, capricious KOR story. It is far more adult in nature. Thus be forewarned of adult situations and graphical violence. Please read with discretion.

I am honored to be one of only two people to have beta read the translation draft. Spending tens of hours to review the draft has been one of the most rewarding experiences for me, as I helped in honing the rough stone of a story into a sparkling gem of a masterpiece. Reiterating Peter's theme, you should go out and buy the book, for nothing beats the original. And of course this is a very rough translation. Plus the book contain several dazzling graphic pictures, including a gorgeous, divine body shot of Madoka! That would be reason enough to obtain the book. Last, you will be showing how much you appreciate the Orange Road Series by supporting the creators.

If you have a copy of the Shin Kor II novel as a result of the translation or already have a copy or know someone who does, please let me know! I want to start a list of "loyal" KOR fans who support the anime they love. Please mail me at rk@soda.berkeley.edu

If you have time, please visit Peter's Page or the game company he's working for: JASTUSA. Please be forewarned that these sites contain adult-based anime items.

To avoid the server load and busy downtime, you're welcome to download the compressed version (80K) of the story and read it offline.

Table of Contents

Peter's Page

Translator's introduction

Manga Introduction

Silly Poetry

Prologue

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Epilogue

Translator's endnotes

Another thing to do is to bug your local bookstores to reorder the Shin KOR II novel! They should have it back in stock by December. (hint hint: Christmas gifts!) After reading the translation, you will see why December is the perfect month to go and buy the book for yourself and others.

Shin Kimagure Orange Road II
ISBN #: 4-08-703035-0
1995 I. Matsumoto, K. Terada
Published by Kabushiki Gaisha Shueisha
Books Nippan
Jump J Books

Here's the information to some sources of the novel:

Kinokuniya Bookstores of America
Japan Center
1581 Webster St.
S.F. CA 94115
(415)567-7625

Kinokuniya Bookstores of America
San Jose Yaohan
675 Saratoga Ave
San Jose, CA 95129
(408)252-1300

UCI Bookstores
1-800-829-BOOK
(Ask to be transferred to the anime department)

If you know of more places, then please let me know, and I'll add on to the list!

Information courtesy of the Whimsical KOR Page

Shin KOR I Novel Sources

Aceze ShinKor
Nova's Shin KOR I

If you're interested in more Shin-KOR like stories, then you're welcome to try my HardKor Fan Fiction Page. It takes place in the Shin-Kor universe right after the first Shin Kor novel and is conformant with the storyline. It has mystery, intrigue, drama, and suspense. And of course it's intended for adult readers.

If you like Kimagure Orange Road, then you're welcome to try out my KOR Paradise Page. It contains the most comprehensive links to the KOR universe you can possibly imagine.


Story Translation courtesy of Peter Payne
Story and characters copyrighted by Izumi Matsumoto
Pictures courtesy of Server site in Berkeley
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An ARK Productions 1996