Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Big Girls c018

Volume 2 came out not too long ago. You can buy it here if you want to support the author. I'm finally about to scan v1, sorry for the wait. Editor's working on Keep Your Hands Off My Daughter.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Nichijou + Helvetica Standard update 3

UPDATE: A certain generous anon just donated enough money to buy the back issues of Shonen Ace, so expect more Nichijou in the near future (hopefully). Thank you, anon!

Also, an anon scanned a Nichijou calendar that came with a Shonen Ace issue a while ago. I forgot all about it. Some of you might already have this. Needs to be cleaned, but the editor seems to be busy. If anyone wants to clean it, go for it.

I also went ahead and ripped the ebook for the Nichijou light novel. 1600px, epub/PDF (download). You can rename the extension to .zip if you want to easily extract the images. Maybe the PSP game will be translated someday, too.

Update: The announcement was just to say that volume 10 comes out in the far, far future of December 10th, with a limited-edition booklet. Hang in there, Nichijou fans. If I wasn't so poor, I'd start buying the back issues. I'll EMS v10 when it comes out. Hopefully the staff will still be around by then.

Helvetica Standard: 25 pages left for translation in v1, editing is about halfway through. Another volume came out, as well.

Nichijou: Volume 10 still hasn't come out, no idea on the ETA. Needless to say, I'll try to buy the magazines from now on to fill the long, cold void between volumes. I wasn't expecting it to take this long, so perhaps Arawi skipped a few months.

Volume 10 will be released December 10th with a limited edition featuring a sleeve that holds the book as well as a 120-page booklet featuring previously uncollected manga strips and highlights selected by the author.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

GON c01

Needs an editor.

Here's a chapter of that lovable dinosaur bully. The current scans are watermarked, flipped garbage, so an editor and I decided to work on replacing those scans. Additional editing by laika.

A few pages of the first chapter were watercolored for the tank print. My favorite chapters are later in the series, so I look forward to seeing those in higher quality.

Read online
Read online (GON Selection extra chapter)

This also got a CG adaptation that maybe 5 other people watched, according to the threads. Everyone talks, and I don't recall anyone subbing all of it. 17 episodes were subbed. You can mostly follow along with what's happening without subs.

Apparently, GON has resumed serialization. However, that announcement was years ago, and I haven't seen any information on a new volume. There's a low-quality scan of one of the more recent chapters (2013-11) floating around, but that might've just been a promotional chapter for the show (logo is the same as the show). Maybe the news mistook this chapter and the GON Selection volume as a new serialization. In 2006-2007, a spin-off was serialized in Comic BonBon called "Gon-chan", so I might buy those issues someday and scan them (along with Afternoon 2013-11). I have no idea what Tanaka Masashi is up to these days.

This series was also licensed in English twice.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Raws - Harta 2014-11 oneshot [Takashi Wada]

An issue of Harta that I bought came with this story, so I scanned it. If anyone wants to translate or edit, let me know.


Drown/Sink in Beauty

特別読切 ダンサーの記録
Special One Shot: Memoirs/Records of a Dancer

デビュー第2作 Second Debut Work
和田隆志 Wada Takashi

Wada seems to have published at least 3 more stories in Harta, but I can't find a reliable table of contents for their issues, since neither Amazon JP nor Enterbrain themselves have an actual table of contents for all of their issues.

Ika 307-308

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Translators are busy. Ika could use an additional translator to help move things along.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Editor Needed -- Parasyte tribute chapter, by Ueshiba Riichi (Mysterious Girlfriend X author)


Afternoon has an anthology called NEO Parasyte that's currently running, with stories by various artists. This one was translated a while ago, but it needs an editor. 1600px ebook rip, 29 pages.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Dungeon Meshi c01

Has a translator, needs an editor. 600dpi scans.

Psylocke Scans handled the editing for this chapter. The original editor who signed up for this hasn't replied in a while, so he might be too busy to work on this now.

Friday, June 12, 2015

[raws] Splatoon Promotional Oneshot

Someone asked me to scan this, so here it is. If someone wants to work on it, you can email me (or pick it up yourself).

It was printed on staple-bound tissue paper in a small booklet, so there's some minor bleeding.

Author Twitter

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Nishioka Kyoudai -- Me-Bug (Garo 1991-11; c2 of anthology) & Wolf Girl Laura (Garo 1992-01; never republished (?))

It looks like we'll be working on Nishioka's stuff on a regular basis, courtesy of HotCakes, MegChan, & etc.

Wolf Girl Laura:

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This is part of an anthology, so I'm putting it in its own folder (we'll probably work on the anthology in the near future, anyway).

Jacaranda [complete]


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A while ago, the TL for this asked me to scan this volume, since the Spanish scans weren't that great. And now, with the help of all those conveniently listed on the credit page, you can read it (1 volume). This is a joint with HotCakes Scanlations.

The shoot of an exotic tree appears in a Tokyo street. The popular affection turns into astonishment, then horror as the Jacaranda grows to colossal proportions, burning the capital to ashes in the course of a dantean night. Though, as the sun rises survivors discover that it hasn't been a night of annihilation, but of rebirth.

By Shiriagari Kotobuki, award-nominated, whose work has grown on me. I'll be scanning Don Quixote for Hox. His other well-known work, Yajikita in Deep, may hopefully be worked on someday. I ripped the ebook for v1, so you can download that here. It was adapted into a film (which included a cameo by Umezu Kazuo).

SOIL (2010)

In unrelated news, here is the 2010 adaptation of SOIL. I found the VIDEO_TS files on another private tracker, and I didn't see any downloads for the episodes, so I ran it through a simple Handbrake setup.

8 episodes, 480p.

Garo 1982-07 - Lighter (Ozawa Toshiaki)

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

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Some more Garo. A couple Nishioka Kyoudai stories should be released soon.

TL: SevenFacedBird
Editing: Laika/Water

ライター / 尾沢敏明


Recruiting editors and translators. At least some experience is preferred. I'll organize the downscaled JPEG Garo scans and post them, so that any prospective help can see if they'd like to work on anything.

Mononoke Soushi c024 + v3 batch

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Torrent (Batch)

1 more volume to go.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

More things to scan

If you'd like to work on anything, let me know.

  • Dowman
  • Dowman
  • Devil Summoner Raidou comedy anthologies
  • AX
  • Dowman
  • Dowman
  • AX (Sakabashira Imiri interview)
  • AX (Akino Kondoh interview)
  • Dowman
  • Dowman
  • "Haikai Roujin" Don Quixote, by SHIRIAGARI Kotobuki (for Hox)
  • Garo Mandala, contains brief profiles on various Garo artists
  • Dowman
  • Dowman
  • Dowman

Monday, June 8, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Outer Zone c013

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Nekojiru Udon v01

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Nekojiru Diary translations

Nekojiru Udon OVA  (Youtube link for OVA)
(director commentary)
(director interview with Satou Tatsuo)

Nekojiru Gekijou Jirujiru (Youtube link)

Yoshiaki Yoshinaga on Nekojiru translation part 1, part 2

The reprint left out some material from the original print for whatever reason, so those have been included (an essay by Kurosawa Sou, and an omake by Nemoto Takashi)

Nekojiru was a mangaka who committed suicide in 1998. Her work is disconcerting due to the juxtaposition of a very kawaii visual style (as would befit stories depicting two anthropomorphic kitten siblings) with extremely cruel moments (pig characters are consistently mocked, assaulted, abused and killed). Violence, when it comes to happen, is very graphic and unforgiving. The overall feel is of cuteness, zaniness and nonsensu, but there’s an unshakable undercurrent of dread throughout the stories. The series ねこぢるうどん (Nekojiru Udon), which is now considered to be her finest work, first debuted in 1990. The manga was made into a TV series, and then in 2001 “Cat Soup”, a 35 minutes movie, came along.

After her suicide, her husband Yamano Hajime took over her work, and started making manga under the pen-name Nekojiru-y. Incidentally, popularity of her work exploded after her publicized death. Nekojiru’s works were collected into two large tomes, and several other books about her and her work were published.

TL: tetsu
Editing/QC: laika/waterbased

Even more things to scan

If you'd like to work on anything or want scans, you can email me.

  • Human Clock, contains an untranslated story.
  • Shounen Oh! anthology, contains some videogame 4koma, etc. One chapter from these books was translated (Metroid)
  • Dowman
  • Dowman (Sexual Instinct doujinshi)
  • A Touhou doujinshi, I don't remember
  • Shounen Oh
  • Dowman
  • More Garo

Friday, June 5, 2015

More things to scan

AKA "How to hemorrhage money."

Left to right, starting from the top:

If you'd like to work on any of these, you can email me.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Update on things that I have to scan.

Here are the books that I still have to scan, for ongoing/potential projects (and requests). These are the ones currently in my possession, as I have no idea how many more are in the mail. If anyone wants scans from a particular series to work on, email me.

 Left to right, starting from the top: