Joshi Kouhei v01-07 (END)

Kept you waiting, huh? Here are the last couple volumes of Joshi Kouhei for your reading pleasure. Some minor revisions were made to the previous volumes, so if you're archiving them or uploading torrents, be sure to grab those. I didn't bother with v2 v3 whatever, just consider these Final (hopefully).

On that note, I really hate Mangadex's new design. Let's take the site down for 6 months, come back without a comments section, a forum, or apparently even the ability to add new series, and our lips firmly pressed on the nutsack of some Chinese webtoon company. Geez.

As for the status of the scanlation group, we're effectively in our twilight years. Mostly everyone has moved on, are too busy, or even got jobs in the manga publishing industry (go check out Glacier Bay Books and Star Fruit Books while you're at it). I'm pretty much the last guy left, and all I do I scan manga and artbooks whenever I feel like it. I'll still be around if anyone needs something, but you probably won't see any projects from us anytime soon. Maybe a oneshot or two, who knows. 

I originally started this group as a way to wrangle anonymous scanlations under a banner that was easy to peruse, because Mangaupdates had a stick up its ass about accepting scanlations that didn't have a group attributed to them and I was bitching in a scanlation thread about it. Thanks to that, I met some talented editors, translators, and scanners who happened to be interested in the same stuff I'm interested in. Because it wasn't really a cohesive group for a while, scanlations came and went at the whims of whoever was available to work on it, and some stuff that probably would have never seen the light of day otherwise ended up scanlated. I ended up scanning a lot of manga over the past 6 or so years, and those raws are out there floating around, perhaps even scanlated by now (Taniguchi Scanlations put out a few things). God knows I've scanned enough Garo to last a while.

As for me, I'm not sure what I want to do in the near future. Maybe disappear and go work on a cargo ship again, that was fun.

It's been fun. See you around.

Manben S5E1 + NHK E Stories Special: Chiba Tetsuya

Somehow I'm still alive, and so is this group sorta. Here are a couple translated episodes that both happen to feature Chiba Tetsuya. The NHK Stories one was one that I didn't even know about until a few days before it aired, and then Manben itself was announced shortly after. Coincidence?

Translation and Typesetting: sevenfacedbird
QC: laika

Watch on Dailymotion (Manben)

Watch on Dailymotion (NHK Stories)

I'll update this post with a DDL later.

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Read online

This was recently released via ebook, so you can buy them here or here if you want to support the author. He's also a pleasant person to talk to.

Note that the color page in this was greyscaled in the tank. Fortunately, the public magazine raws include the color page. I managed to secure one of the magazines with the color page, but the other two are out of print and not for sale anywhere. If I see them, I'll nab them.

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In the near future: A world renowned mathematician/physicist Francis Dullam loses his left brain hemisphere and retires from hard science to study dolphins. Several years later he comes up with the new thesis which is essentially a collection of dolphin footage. As the "thesis" is being severely criticized by the media, Ishii Mitsunari (a student living in America) discovers the idea hidden there, that will help to create the true Artificial Intelligence.
Motivated to create the AI first Mitsunari leaves for Okinawa to follow the footsteps of Dullam.

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Kyuusai no Hi - Nishioka Kyoudai

Title: The Day of Salvation
Original Title: 救済の日 (Kyuusai no Hi)
Author: Nishioka Kyodai
Publisher: AX
Category: Seinen
Genre: Philosophical, Psychological
Status in Japan: Complete
Scanlation Status: Complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Habanero Scans
More Info: Baka Updates
Read Online: MangaDex
Summary: Nishioka Kyoudai's anti-war epic, told in their signature surrealist style.

A man wakes up one morning to find the world outside of his house a wasteland. As he searches for signs of life, he finds a fetus in a ditch, which promptly latches onto his thumb and won't let go, and things only get stranger from there…