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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku 5 raws; ScanSnap S1500: raws, raws everywhere

I finally got the latest Mudazumo. It's as crazy as the spoiler pics and summaries I've been reading, so I can't wait to finish these last five chapters of Cyber Blue, the last available chapter raw of Noririn, the next 50-page Fractale chapter, and the three Ryuushika chapters...Damn, it'll take a while. Feel free to spoil yourselves in the meanwhile.

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku vol 5 raw part 1 (IF)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku vol 5 raw part 2 (IF)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku vol 5 raw (MU)

In retrospect, I might have to rescan the cover on a flatbed later, but all grayscale pages are fine.

I also got a new scanner, the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500. It was more or less designed to be marketed to the new jisui (self-scan) movement in Japan, which is all about scanning books for self-viewing. Here's a demo:

I got this volume scanned in record time, so I'm sure that I can use the extra time to pay back my crippling debt in the future if I keep spending my savings like this.


  1. Thanks /a/non. Keep up the awesome work.

  2. What is the glue that is used in the video for pasting the pages? Can I use a microwave instead that heater for softening the glue? I like it, I'd never thought that some people scan manga in that way.

  3. The video says that it's a "hot melt sheet", though I don't know if it's the same kind in English as well. I typically don't rebind my volumes.

    I use my hairdryer to debind the glue; you can probably look up videos and tutorial with microwaves and irons as well.

  4. Those are thermal binding strips. It's a hard glue strip that melts when heated. You can google for it.

    As for using hairdryer and microwave, I won't recommend it. It need to be REALLY hot. Also, when you are holding it, the page inside the "book" can shift when the glue melt.

    Using iron to do is possible. But, you need something to clamp those page tightly in place, then heating the glue. Just careful not to burn the paper!!!