Britto left me a link to what could be some big news. It looks like what could be an official Tintin Movie website, including a new Tintin logo. The problem is I can’t make head or tail of it because it is entirely in Japanese. All of the text on the website is designed so that you can not high-light it, so I can’t even tell Google translator to attempt to translate it. But even if it could that kind of thing rarely works very well and it would be much better if a person could translate it. I know a lot of people read this blog. Do any of you happen to speak Japanese? Or know anybody who does? Maybe you know somebody who knows somebody who does?
If so, Tintinology would be forever in your debt if you could help us out. The page has nothing on it but a silhouette of Tintin in the background, a logo (with ”3D” under it), about a page or two of text, and links to other websites such as the Japanese version of Tintin.com or ways to ”like” the page on Facebook. I for one would LOVE to know what the website says. It doesn’t have to be an exact lengthy translation, just a basic summary of what it says, and if possible whether or not the site really is the first official movie site. I assume that the first page you see is a list of names of the makers of the movie and associated stuff like that. I’m particularly interested in what it says when you click on the yellow box below.
Here’s the site: http://tintin-movie.jp/
I am keeping my eyes open for similar sites in other languages but have not found anything yet. I would expect such if this really is the first official movie site outside of tintin.com’s Moulinsart blog. If it is, I have no idea why it first came out in Japanese.
Whatever this turns out to be, thanks Britto for finding this info!