Thursday, December 31, 2015

Staff wanted - SEX MACHINE - Hiromoto Sinichi

I bought v1 of this to scan, but there are public raws available.

From glancing at the raws, this seems like the author put F-Zero, Death Race 2000, Road Rash, Mad Max, and HR Giger in a blender. The plot seems to be about a woman who rides a motorcycle in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The motorcycles are some kind of special living beings that synchronize with the user by having the rider wear a special dildo thing that they stick into the bike. One of the bikes used to be ridden by Nobunaga.

Or, something.

If this seems like something you'd like to work on, let me know.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

SCATTER (Arai Hideki) v01

From the author of ``The World is Mine''.

A young, unemployed, seemingly unmotivated young man is moving through his life. As a teenager, he and some of his friends formed a "Boyz 4 Men" club, which was based on a hatred of sex and women. As arguably the most opinionated member, his view of sexuality as an adult is far from normal. After a highly sexual encounter in a park at night, he has decided to attempt to draw perverted fetish manga. This brings him once again to the presence of a woman from the park, Sawada Kazumi. She's a manga editor and single mother with a perverted and intense personality of her own. What will happen when their worlds collide?

This needs a typesetter/translator to continue.

Read online
Download (uploading)

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

[Raws] Tsuge Yoshiharu Mook

An issue focusing on Tsuge Yoshiharu.

山下 裕二  / Yamashita Yuji
東村アキコ  / Higashimura Akiko
戌井 昭人  / Inui Akihito
つげ 義春  / Tsuge Yoshiharu

つげ義春: 夢と旅の世界 (とんぼの本) 単行本 – 2014/9/19 

[Raws] Bakemono Recchan - ASANO Inio

A recent oneshot. There were some scans + a “dirty translation” floating around for a few months, but these scans should at least be more suitable for scanlation. Not that that’s saying much, the paper quality is fairly poor.
I have another oneshot by Asano in the mail.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Omoni c017, Takeo-chan c008 [v1], Neko Musume c046


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Takeo-chan [v1] (could use an additional experienced editor)
Read online

[v2] whenever

Neko Musume
Read online

I might scan Keyman v10 tonight or tomorrow, after which it'll be waiting on a translation. editing.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

[Raws] Afternoon 2016-01 + 2014-01 - 2014-07 backlog oneshots

Previews (queued)

Afternoon's ebooks were on sale some time ago, so I bought all of them. I also missed a few oneshots from earlier issues, so I dug those up as well. The earlier issues are 1200px, unfortunately. Around 44 oneshots in total.

I might buy a few Afternoon issues here and there for some oneshots to scan.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

[Raws] Kiri Keisuke to Johnny Yonhyaku - Tsukumo Hitokiri

The current scanlation used magazine raws, so I decided to scan the book. It also has an author's commentary page. Let me know if something needs to be rescanned.

Two ronin answer a village's plea to rescue a girl. Violence ensues.

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[Raws] Shuukan Shounen Girl v02 (Translator needed)

Forgot that I had this for a moment there.

Collection of romantic-comedies, each centered around a girl with a bizarre quirk. One can change their body features to reflect patterns based on their mood, one can multiply, and one has an issue of a shounen manga appear on her stomach every week, and more.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015


No idea what it’s about. Looks like a series of stories about the young man who looks particularly tormented on the cover for some reason. Looks pretty normal, actually, no going off the surreal deep end a la Human Clock. Some spreads have him holding a pistol, so presumably he gets mixed up with the local crime syndicate.
c01 synopsis:
“MC is a model worker at the factory so he can save money for his sister’s high school tuition, though the sister is willing to enter work after graduating junior high. Their father vanished after blowing the family’s every last penny on horses while the mother passed away due to an illness. MC is injured in an accident and gets hooked on crosswords while recovering in bed. He goes on a winning streak and earns prize money for solving the puzzles, but becomes obsessed over this and his personality changes. He also has two friends, one of whom feels guilty for causing the accident that injured MC and another who has a crush on MC’s sister. “ 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Hyaku Monogatari 4-6

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[Franco-Belgian scanlation] Le Monde de Milo T01

And now for something different.

I had a French script sitting around, and someone mentioned that they wanted to read this. Apparently, scanlations of any language are allowed on Batoto, so there you go.

It'll probably just be this one volume, unless a French translator is interested in continuing the series.

I know virtually nothing about the Euro scanlation scene, so I leave it up to you readers to upload this to whatever relevant DCC/torrent sites.

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Publisher's page
This series also has some Kindle ebooks.

TL: Lyendith
TS: Bash

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Project Status page updated

The months fly by, staff come and go, projects live and die, and I always forget to update this page.

Should be up-to-date now, maybe.

Garo 1967-11-07 -- A Dream in Heaven [Sasaki Maki]

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A surreal journey.

For you buyfags, Breakdown Press is publishing a Sasaki Maki anthology in December. You can read an article by Ryan Holmberg on Sasaki here.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Nejishiki c006 - The Dog of the Mountain Pass [Tsuge Yoshiharu]

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Just this spontaneous chapter, unless a TL/editor wants to help out with the rest.

TL: Anon/laika
Editing: Anon/laika

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

(Garo 1982-07-01) Exquisite Corpse (oneshot) [Part 1] [Ebisu Yoshikazu]

The beginning of the first Garo issue that I bought. The copy that arrived was beat to hell, and the color pages were pretty aged. The cover may or may not be cleaned up and v2'd. If someone wants to try their hand at restoring it, here's the scan.

Here are Ebisu Yoshikazu's anthologies (ebook rips).

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Waratte Goran (Man Gatarou) [End]

An odd collection of his Monthly Jump illustrations.

Gatarou also published some sort of Jimi Hendrix manga (or about a musician who likes Hendrix, haven't look at it in months). I'm supposed to scan it, so I'll do that whenever I get to it in my vast scanning backlog.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Monthly Garo 1982-07 -- Puppeteer [Murata Eeji]

Edit: Found a reading of the name, so it's been corrected.

Another pseudonym.

Might have a Sasaki Maki chapter for you tomorrow, complete with an unofficial ad to buy the English anthology print that you didn't know was coming out in December.

Read online

TL: Good ol' laika
Editing: laika/carks

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Monthly Garo 1967-11 - Never-Ending Afternoon [Watari 24]

Short sci-fi story. Since Watari 24's a pen name, we can't find any information on the author. A story of his got reprinted in an anthology recently, though.

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TL: MartinG/laika
Editing: carks/laika

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Keyman v10 cover + release date

Keyman volume 10 comes out in a couple weeks. If you'd like to buy it yourself, you can do so here (or your store of choice).

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Editors Needed -- Don't Meddle in my Daughter, Do You Like Big Girls

The editor for both of these is busy with school, and won't be able to continue with anything for a while. Email me if you'd like to help.

Hyaku Monogatari c001-003 [Sugiura Hinako]


99 traditional ghost stories, by the late Garo author, Sugiura Hinako.

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You can read a review here.

TL: Molokidan
Editing: Iru / vhrix

On the subject of holiday releases, there's a Christmas chapter of Golgo 13 that crosses over with his other series, Doll -- The Hotel Detective.

Halloween Night [Takabatake Enaga oneshot]

Happy Halloween.


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TL: Royal
Editing: Water

Enaga has some more web oneshots published here.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Monthly Garo 1966-08 - 5-Yen Coin [Mizuki Shigeru]

A short Garo chapter by Mizuki Shigeru, featuring other Garo authors. Joint with Golden Roze.

A certain someone/group might have plans to work on Kamui Den, so I might start scanning that in the near future.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Urasawa Naoki no Manben - Kawaguchi Kaiji & Yamashita Kazumi

Torrent 480
Torrent 720

Good episode.

Kawaguchi Kaiji (Zipang)
Yamashita Kazumi (Tensai Yanagisawa Kyōju no Seikatsu)

480p Youtube for now, working on 720's hardsubs. We weren't able to secure a .ts cap of this pilot episode when it aired, so we went with a public rip on Nyaa. If it re-airs next year for season 2, we'll see about releasing it using that source.

For the 720 + subs, force AR to 16:9 and use MPC.

Takao Saito's episode is next.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Ika Musume c319-323 (+v017 batch)

Onward towards v18. Translator situation seems to be resolved, so things should go smoothly now.

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Download (uploading)
Torrent (batch)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Nichijou 2015-03

Damn shiritori.

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2015-08 should've included the Nichijou Shonen Ace cover, but I forgot to scan it. So, I'll include it with the next chapter, if it's cleaned.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

138゜E - Underground Underground [Hayashida Q]

The chapter that was included in Range Murata's artbook, 138E. It's a pretty nice artbook, I recommend it for any buyfags (has giant loli posters drawn by Range and co.).

It came with a DVD as well, which contained a short animation to accompany the chapter. The ISO is up, if anyone wants to produce a superior encode (anti-aliasing, etc.). Otherwise, you can watch it on Youtube.

Also, Hayashida published a oneshot exclusive to a limited-edition figurine of Kaiman. We'd like to get that, but it's also fairly expensive ($250 or so). So, we're open to donations for this instance. I have no use for figures, so if we're able to get this, I'll leave the figure untouched and resell it at a discounted price. The proceeds will go towards either buying more Hayashida Q stuff, or to refund any donations that were received to those that want one. 

If you're interested in interviews, there's one translated on Mangabrog's site (and other interesting interviews).

Read online
Torrent (DVD ISO) (accidentally uploaded it to literature, oops)

Uraswa Naoki no Manben - Higashimura Akiko English Subs [update]

Edit: Now on Youtube. 720, hardsubs, because .ass isn't accepted and .srt formatting might get broken.

480, 720 re-encodes, with fixed subs (translation corrections, timing, encoding).

I can't seed at the moment, so use this DDL.!VsJ1WK5B!5v6y56_0l_avf55tF9vJFg

Someone translated Higashimura Akiko's episode, so here it is. It looks like these are timed to the 1080 ts.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Nichijou 2014-12 - 2015-02, 2015-05 [v2], 2015-07, 2015-08

Another Nichijou batch. 2015-03's in the pipeline, and then whatever gets translated next.

I don't know what's up with Helvetica Standard. Maybe I need a new editor for that. I think a small batch is ready for QC, so I'll go check on that.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Scary Manju of the Dead [Dowman Sayman]

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Torrent [v2, typo]

TL: Seiai Scans
Editing: Water

Note: This story is a Dowman take on a famous rakugo story. You can watch it here.

Dowman's most recent oneshot, from a Comic Birz magazine issue that printed a couple months ago. A couple more are translated, so those will be released whenever the editing's complete.

Seiai Scans worked on a few Dowman things as well, including the Hana & Alice manga adaptation (of the animated movie that came out not too long ago, which is subbed -- 1080, 720). It looks like the original Hana & Alice movie will also be subbed, so you should wait on that before watching the animated movie.

Friday, October 9, 2015

[RetroBeat] Fansubs for Old Anime

Don't mind me, just advertising unrelated things that are of interest to me.

RetroBeat's subbing a couple shows -- The Adventures of Ganba, and Wonder Beat Scramble.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ichikawa Haruko Sakuhinshuu c002

The author of Houseki no Kuni published a couple of anthologies, of which I've scanned/will scan/need to rescan. One chapter was randomly translated, so here it is.

We don't have a translator for this. So, if you're interested in working on this, let me know. Otherwise, here are the scans for reading/browsing/picking it up yourself (note: I need to rescan the 600dpi files, as they were with my previous, inferior Epson scanner).

TL: Anon (I can't remember, same TL that used to work on Houseki no Kuni) / laika
Editing: Iru

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Apparently, this is further reading for this chapter. So, read this after you read it once yourself.

[Editor needed] Akatokisei Residence c03-05


On one side, we have a guy living a boring and meaningless life meets Touko, a pretty girl, and it turns his life around. They get married, but three months later she tells him she is an alien from a far away planet, and that she must return to her home planet in a few days. Is she making excuses? Is she really an alien? Will he let their marriage end so easily?
On the other side we have Honda Haruno, a girl which has absolutely no other recollection other than being "sent" by her superiors to gather information about humanity; as a secret agent she needs to do her best as to learn as much as she can about society without giving away her true nature.... However on her first day of school she meets this boy "Isuzu", who has extensive information about UFOs, invaders from other space & related topics... Haruna not only is surprised to see that her cover has been blown out right from the start, but also she must know how this Isuzu fellow knew about her.
Even though they don't realize it; Haruna and Touko are actually neighbors in the Akatoki Hoshi Residence... but, is this all? Well, you have no way to know exactly how mysterious is the people of the Akatoki Hoshi Residence until you step forward and read it out.

I have this completely scanned, and translated. I need an editor for the last few chapters. 600dpi scans. If you'd like to help, email me.

Anko-san c011-012


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

[Additional editor needed] Nekojiru Udon

Volume 2 is completely translated. An additional editor is needed to split the work, so that the sole editor for this series doesn't kill himself over it.

If you'd like to help produce some more Nekojiru Udon, please email me.

[Editor wanted] Akai Hato - Abiru [Koike Kazuo \ Ikegami Ryoichi]

Someone offered to translate this series, so now I will try to find an editor. Looks to be a series about the shinsengumi (or something, I haven't looked at it that much), by dynamic duo Koike Kazuo (writing) and Ikegami Ryoichi (art). The public raws aren't too great, so I'd be willing to scan the tanks.

If you'd like to help edit, email me. An additional translator would be useful, as well (for TL-checks).

DDL (v1)

Monday, October 5, 2015

Daughter c03 [v2]

Page accidentally got left out. It's in the folder, if you don't want to download it all over again.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Urasawa Naoki Manben - NHK E Special Rips [S1 end]

Edit: Asano Inio's episode is being translated. If anyone with experience in Aegisub wants to help time/sub it, that'd be great. Otherwise, you'll get an amateur hack job from yours truly.

These have not been translated yet. If you're interested in translating any of them, let me know and I'll update this post.

That's the season. Until March 2016.

A Japanese documentary TV series will examine the process of drawing manga from an insider's perspective. Urasawa Naoki no Manben (which, roughly translated, means "Naoki Urasawa's Manga Exertions") is hosted by veteran manga artist Naoki Urasawa (Monster, Pluto, 20th Century Boys) and follows different artists each episode, watching them draw their manga from scratch and exploring what differentiates their styles.

The first episode looks at Akiko Higashimura (Princess Jellyfish) as she draws her Warring States Era manga Yukibana no Tora ("Snow Tiger"), emphasizing her speed and the teamwork with her large team of assistants.

The second episode focuses on Kazuhiro Fujita (Ushio and Tora), who eschews rough drafts and uses lots of white-out to draw his latest series, The Black Museum: Ghost and Ready.

Episode 3 examines Inio Asano (Goodnight Pun Pun), who draws his science-fiction series Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction with a mixture of pen and paper and computer software.

The fourth episode peeks behind the curtain of Takao Saitō's workplace, where he has labored away at Golgo 13 for 47 years.

Original pilot episode.

Program has hardsubs for main dialogue, softsubs for secondary dialogue (narrator, etc.).

Original rip courtesy of a very special anon.

Akiko Higashimura:

Fujita Kazuhiro:

Asano Inio:

Saito Takao:

Crime & Punishment 89-93 (END) (+v10 batch)

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Download (Mediafire's being slow, uploading)
Torrent (v10 batch)

Torrent (complete series)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Attention Wet Moon Translator

It seems like you aren't getting my emails for some reason.

Yes, I got the book, and I've started scanning it. If you aren't getting my emails, pop into IRC.

Big Girls c020


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sidonia c078 (END)

And there you have it.

Edit: Minor v2.

Tank scans + spin-off chapters, BLAME, Abara whenever they're ready. The spin-off chapters and BLAME will be first.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Mononoke Soushi c027

Are you enjoying this series? I'll also be scanning his oneshot anthology, Strange World. Only one chapter of it was translated, though. It's a grab-bag of either chapters from his other series (such as Mugen Shinshi), or his other oneshots. If you'd like to work on that, please let me know.

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Translation by Royal, editing by laika/Tim.

Outer Zone c018 (+v03 batch)

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Torrent (batch)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Nichijou 2015/04-2015/06

Sorry it took so long.

The publisher said that the magazine chapters are in a different order than what is planned for the final volume (this has happened before), but also seemed to imply that some of these chapters might be excluded? In any case, there's the special edition, which will include other cut chapters. Here are a few chapters.

Also, because Shonen Ace is the size of a phonebook, I only bought the chapters that didn't have public raws. The releases that use the public raws probably won't look that great, but that's what the tank is for, right? At least we'll know if Arawi decides to redraw a chapter (as he's done before).

The rest of the chapters will be done in chronological order; these just happen to be what arrived first.

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TL: laika
Editing: NNNNN
Else: a certain generous anon

Friday, September 18, 2015

Houseki no Kuni c027

This series needs a JP-EN translator to continue.

I had to bum this script off of someone a while ago. If a new translator never shows up, there's at least a Japanese->Russian->English translation on Batoto. I can't vouch for the translation accuracy, but the dialogue in Houseki is pretty simple, so you should be able to understand what's going on.

Volume 5 should be coming out soon. If you'd like to buy it, here is a good store.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Meitantei Marnie c03 [v2] [Teaser chapters]

Revised c03's script.

More teaser chapters. Some cool group out there should pick this up.

Alternatively, someone can volunteer to translate.

By the author of Franken Fran.

"Where there are people, there is drama and troubles to be solved. Marnie's father works as a detective to solve problems created between people, whether they are marriage issues or murder cases. Just like her father, Marnie also solves cases as long as the price is right. She usually lives as a normal student, sleeping through her classes, but once a client asks for her help, she will stop at nothing to solve the mystery laid before her."

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Torrent c01
Torrent c02-03
Torrent c03 [v2]

c02-03 courtesy of water/laika and NNNNN.
c01 Courtesy of MOY-Moe and NNNNN.

Noboru Kotera-san c003

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

Editor(s) Needed - Various Orphaned Scripts

I have a handful of orphaned scripts, if any stray editor is interested in one of these.

[Raws] Some oneshots from Aoharu 0.99.

Scanned a few oneshots from Aoharu 0.99. This issue is where Dowman Sayman’s “Dream of the Elephant” was published. Magazine-paper quality.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Anko-san c09

Needs a translator.

Outer Zone c017

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BLAME/Abara reprints have all been purchased.

Thanks to generous anons who have more disposable income than I, all volumes of the BLAME reprint, and the ABARA reprint, have been purchased. That covers the most expensive part, so now we just have to buy the original print (around $6 per volume, because the shinsoban changed a few things), and we're set for the HQ scanlation. I already have the first few volumes anyway, so progress will be made soon.

Thanks again. Expect a few Dowman Sayman/Sidonia things soon.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Poster Scan - Beageruta

Forgot that I had this. An issue of Nemesis that I bought for that Hisa Masato oneshot had a Beageruta poster in it (Samura Hiroaki), so here it is. This should be the cleaned scan.

Monday, August 31, 2015

[Raws] Hyaku Monogatari - SUGIURA Hinako

I saw a post about this, thought it looked interesting, and then scanned it. 99 ghost stories, by the late Garo artist and Edo expert, Sugiura Hinako.
Uploading scans for anyone to use. Someone volunteered to translate, but they haven’t replied since. So, this needs a translator. Probably has an editor. Chapters are short, around 5-8 pages or less.

(Garo 1982-07-07) The Everyday Routine Son (oneshot) [Nishimura Tomoko]

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As always, Garo / AX need more staff. You can browse the raws here.

TL: SevenFacedBird
Editing: LAD/laika



Saturday, August 29, 2015

[Raws] Senkaku no Retsu - Hisa Masato [oneshot]

Forgot to post this. A oneshot that was included in a recent issue of Nemesis.

If anyone wants to work on it, here are the scans.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

[Raws] Neo Parasyte (ongoing) [2015-10 update]

Ongoing (Afternoon) anthology of oneshots by various artists.
Has a published counterpart, Neo Parasyte f, for female authors.
1600px, ebook rip.

1. Hiramoto Akira (Prison School; Me and the Devil Blues)
2. Takinami Yukari (Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan)
4. Endo Hiroki ( All Rounder Meguru; Eden! It’s an Endless World)
5. Ueshiba Riichi (Mysterious Girlfriend X)
6. Minagawa Ryoji (Peace Maker)
7. Kumakura Takatoshi (Mokke)
8. PEACH-PIT (Rozen Maiden)
9. Mashima Hiro (Fairy Tale)


The manga ends with volume 10. Such is life. I'll buy the special edition.

I need an additional editor for Nichijou. 600dpi magazine scans. I haven't heard from the other editor in a while, and there are some scripts that are about ready.