Sunday, February 11, 2018

Candy & Cigarettes Chapter 1

New joint project with Fallen Angels. This was on my wish list for a month or so until I found that iZN had bought ebooks with the intention of working on it. I know I delayed other projects (namely Love Lab) but I had to get this baby out. And it was worth it... for me at least.

I plan to upload all of my future releases to Mangadex, but if the new Batoto site works better I may switch to that. We'll see.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Updating the List 5

Regarding the impending Batoto shutdown, I'm weighing all options. Going to ask around a little more before making an informed decision, but if anyone has suggestions I'll be happy to hear them.
Midwest winters are the worst by the way.

Priority targets
Candy & Cigarettes Chapter 1
Keyman Chapter 59
Love Lab Volume 10 Chapter 11
Me and the Devil Blues Chapter 34
Nichijou Chapter 187
Shokugeki no Soma à la carte Volume 1 Chapter 4
Shokugeki no Soma Volume 27 recipe pages
Vanilla Spider Chapter 9

Finish after
Gakkou Kaidan Chapter 29
Teizokurei Monophobia Chapter 5.3

Friday, January 19, 2018

Ikiteru Kimi ni Hanataba Wo

Can't blame you, Haratani.

I wanted to translate this oneshot for the longest time and I'm glad I can finally share it. It's a charming romance, but what especially attracted me was Suzumori's character. Isn't she beautiful? Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Many thanks to Maar for editing, and Bentoki for helping with the title.

The author is currently drawing the manga adaptation of Your Name - Another Side:Earthbound (a side story collection building on the movie), check that out if you're interested. I'm looking forward to the day he puts out another original work, maybe a serialization next time.

Fallen Angels has very kindly offered to host my releases on their site's reader, so expect new Love Lab and Devil Blues chapters to be uploaded there too. This is what I'll roll with for the time being; if you have questions or concerns you know how to reach me.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Love Lab Volume 10 Chapter 10

I finally watched Your Name last week (slowpoke, I know) and loved it. Maki would probably have a fatal nosebleed watching it.

This chapter was redrawn by tokky from FA. Thank you so much, tokky! Sorry I got impatient and called you a bowl of custard. Next chapter may take a few weeks because it's longer by 2 extra pages and text-heavy again. Thanks for your continued patience.

Read online (I wonder what I should do with these once Batoto goes down)

Monday, January 1, 2018

Love Lab Volume 10 Chapter 9

Good start to the new year. Next chapter is a flashback episode with Riko and Nagi. I'm starting to wonder if these releases should be considered LQ at all – Necha handled the redraws along with the typesetting this time and they look fine to me.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year

In terms of translating manga, I wasn't very productive in 2017. 3 series dropped, 3 series and a short doujin completed, 1 one-shot being edited, very slow progress on Love Lab I just want to thank everyone I worked with on those and more: especially Necha, NN, the folks at Fallen Angels, and Elemhunter. Looking forward to continuing to work together in the coming year. If you're reading this nens, let us know you're still alive!

And for those of you reading what I translate, thank you as well for your patience and encouragement. I know I update much slower than I used to, but I'm committed to the series left on my to-do list and aim to complete them. Whether I'll actually accomplish this depends on me finding a better job in Spring and hightailing out of my current one. We'll see how 2018 goes.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Love Lab Volume 10 Chapter 8

A kind individual offered to buy and ship physical copies of Volumes 1-4, 8.5, and 10-13 to us; I gave her my raw provider's address. Hopefully in the near future we can go back to using the volume raws for best image quality! Though I think the cleans for this chapter looked nicer than the previous one.

Thankfully my back pain is gone, so I should be able to concentrate better from here on out.