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Monday, December 19, 2011

Kaibutsu Oujo ch 70 script

Cyborg 009 and Silent Hill references this chapter. I guess those are the best choices for a psychic baby and his female caregiver who are being chased by a creepy faceless monster.

Kaibutsu Oujo ch 70 script (MF)
Kaibutsu Oujo ch 70 script (PasteBin)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

7o3x ch 13

I like this new arc...but I can't believe that they're just going to forget about the cliffhanger of chapter 12.

7o3x ch 13 2400p (IF)
7o3x ch 13 2400p (MU)
7o3x ch 13 2400p (MF)

7o3x ch 13 1200p (IF)
7o3x ch 13 1200p (MU)
7o3x ch 13 1200p (MF)

I accidentally edited it at a higher resolution (3600px high instead of 2600px high), so the PSDs are kinda bloated. Too lazy to run a batch to resize them.

7o3x ch 13 PSD source (IF)
7o3x ch 13 PSD source (MU)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Kaibutsu Oujo ch 69 script

Fuhito's name can mean "not human" in Japanese, though I wished that it was German to keep the theme.

Kaibutsu Oujo ch 69 script (MF)
Kaibutsu Oujo ch 69 script (PasteBin)

Getenrou HQ raw

First, I'd like to make one thing clear. There are at least two groups who have contacted me about this (Kotonoha and Suimasen). I will be a neutral raw provider to any group.

Notes about the raws:
  1. The cover has been rotated, cropped, and merged, but not cleaned. Cover and inside cover dpi is 600.
  2. Page 001a is actually a combination of a translucent overlay page with the Groucho classes and the page underneath.
  3. All of the other pages are straight from my scanner with no modifications. The dpi is 400. The file names are aligned with the actual page numbers.
Finally, this is just my opinion, but I recommend all groups to skim over the analysis from various Japanese blog posts, like this one. In particular, take note of the sound effect on page 216.

Getenrou HQ raw part 1 (MF)
Getenrou HQ raw part 1 (MU)

Getenrou HQ raw part 2 (MF)
Getenrou HQ raw part 2 (MU)

If you have any requests like a request for a rescan of a page, just send me a message.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pokemon Special BW ch 14

As you may or may not know, Sho4 is ending in two issues, so that puts us in an awkward spot. I've taken the liberty of drawing up a transitional "contract."

If you vote to not continue paying for monthly Pokemon Special...

I won't continue to import any more magazine issues containing Pokemon Special after Sho4 ends. I'll import the last two issues of Sho4 regardless of the balance. However, I'd appreciate it if you guys clear the balance instead of leaving me $54 poorer.

If you vote to continue paying for Pokemon Special...

You'll need to finish paying for the Sho4 issues; I need about $54 for the current debt and the cost of the last two issues.

Then this is where it gets tricky. The other magazines that Pokemon Special is serialized in are the monthly CoroCoro Ichiban and the irregular (usually bimonthly) Pokemon Fan. I have two choices:
  1. Try to set up subscriptions through Kinokuniya: I don't know if they import these magazines, but if they do, it's probably going to be $140/year for CoroCoro Ichiban (no idea what the cost for PF is). I prefer to get at least half the money in advance from you guys, though.

  2. Import through Amazon + transfer service: From my estimates, both magazines probably takes $30/issue to import and $40 together. What I would do is import two issues of CCI and one issue of PF together to lower the shipping costs. Doing things that way would probably cost $50-60 every two months, which is better than the current set up with Sho4.
The ball is in your court, donators.

Pokemon Special BW ch 14 2400p (IF)
Pokemon Special BW ch 14 2400p (MU)
Pokemon Special BW ch 14 2400p (MF)

Pokemon Special BW ch 14 1200p (IF)
Pokemon Special BW ch 14 1200p (MU)
Pokemon Special BW ch 14 1200p (MF)

Pokemon Special BW ch 14 PSD source (IF)
Pokemon Special BW ch 14 PSD source (MU)
Pokemon Special BW ch 14 PSD source (MF)

Pokemon Special BW ch 14 raw (IF)
Pokemon Special BW ch 14 raw (MU)
Pokemon Special BW ch 14 raw (MF)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Young Ace 2012-01 raws

Now, when I said that there's a lot series ending, I didn't think that they would all end in the same issue. Brutal.
  1. Page 37 - JA
  2. Page 89 - Fate/Zero
  3. Page 123 - Miharo Replace
  4. Page 161 - Hokkenshitsu
  5. Page 171 - Drug and Drop
  6. Page 201 - Blood Lad
  7. Page 235 - Daisuki desu!! Mahou Tenshi Cosmos
  8. Page 279 - Mouhitsu Hallucination
  9. Page 303 - Gunbuster
  10. Page 339 - BRS
  11. Page 389 - Moe-han!
  12. Page 409 - NGE
  13. Page 435 - Inari, Kon kon, Koi iroha
  14. Page 471, 473 - Nadia oneshots
  15. Page 491 - Last Exile
  16. Page 535 - 7o3x
  17. Page 567 - O/A
  18. Page 605 - Gunners
  19. Page 635 - Kamiigusa Animators
  20. Page 669 - Mudana Jikan no Tsuakikata (oneshot)
  21. Page 679 - Echo/Zeon
  22. Page 699 - MPD Psycho
  23. Page 737 - The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan
  24. Page 763 - Mogitate Idol Ningen
  25. Page 781 - Maka Maka [END]
  26. Page 799 - Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
  27. Page 831 - Sugar Dark [END]
  28. Page 865 - Another [END]
  29. Page 893 - Koaka Head [END]
  30. Page 927 - Todenka Shounen Tanteidan [END]
Part 1 = cover - page 533
Part 2 = page 534 - back cover

Young Ace 2012-01 raw 1600p part 1 (IF)
Young Ace 2012-01 raw 1600p part 1 (MU)

Young Ace 2012-01 raw 1600p part 2 (IF)
Young Ace 2012-01 raw 1600p part 2 (MU)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 27

These last 3 chapters have been wearing out my patience. I'm seriously worried that this manga may get so caught up in its political intrigue and philosophy that it loses its identity. In short: just get to the fucking battle at Iwo Jima already.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 27 (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 27 (MU)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 27 (MF)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 27 PSD source (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 27 PSD source (MU)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 27 PSD source (MF)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Online Manga Downloader 0.1.6

Update: CrochetTime for Voyager store may be broken because Voyager store is changing their servers, apparently.

Thanks to Spiritovod's meticulous bug-catching, I think we've caught and fixed most of the bugs. Here are the changes other than bug fixes:
  • Revamped GUI: The main downloader window is now combined with the examples frame. In Manual mode, the tab you're on when you press the Download button is the handler that the downloader uses. For examples, if I'm on the Shogakukan tab, the downloader will use the Shogakukan tab.

  • Three new handlers: Comic Rush, Grand Jump/Monthly Heros, and Web Young Jump.

  • Resume function: It picks up from the first file that it hasn't downloaded, not the first file of the whole item.

  • General code restructuring: Most net code has been moved to use Jsoup instead of java.net.
However, there are two known bugs:
  • NicoNico E-books Hour Bug: NicoNico E-books has some really large files and long items, so it may take more than an hour to finish downloading it. Unfortunately, the NicoNico login also seems to expire in a hour.

  • Connection Abort Bug: It doesn't detect aborted connections. For example, Yahoo Bookstore has some files larger than 1MB. If your connection is slow and under stress, OMD's connection may be interrupted. OMD will spit out a partial file in that case.
Right now, both can be "fixed" through the resume function. If you encounter the first bug, just make it download again and it will pick up from where it left off. For the second bug, delete the partially download files and try again.

Online Manga Downloader 0.1.6 (MF)

Online Manga Downloader 0.1.0 tree
Online Manga Downloader issues tracker

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 11 script

Hmm, Kazumi was kind of an asshole before she lost her memories. I mean, I know she did that to make them aware that they don't really want to die, but it seems to be the most painful way as well.

Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 11 raw (IF)
Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 11 raw (MF)

Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 11 script (MF)
Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 11 script (PasteBin)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ryuushika Ryuushika ch 26a

In case you haven't heard the good news, ABe got married to his assistant a few weeks ago.

Ryuushika Ryuushika ch 26a (IF)
Ryuushika Ryuushika ch 26a (MU)
Ryuushika Ryuushika ch 26a (MF)

Ryuushika Ryuushika ch 26a PSD source (IF)
Ryuushika Ryuushika ch 26a PSD source (MU)
Ryuushika Ryuushika ch 26a PSD source (MF)

Someone Should Fucking Pick This Up, But That Someone Isn't Me, Part 1: Getenrou

So I was thinking about how decide what manga to pick up, and came to the conclusion that it's mostly random. I mean, I do like the series I scanlate, but when it comes between two equally matched series, the deciding factor can be quite strange. For example, back in February, I was thinking about picking up Aku no Hana (before the good part ended around chapter 17 or so), but someone else picked it up, so I decided that it was probably time for me to catch up on Nanika. Then, back in May, I was deciding between Arpeggio of Blue Steel and Kiba no Tabishounin. Arpeggio eventually won out due to its lower editing cost and slower publishing speed. I eventually recommended it to some guys on /a/, who I believe were the guys who picked it up.

The point is, sometimes I pick up or don't pick up stuff due to reasons completely irrelevant to the quality of the manga itself. I kinda feel bad for them, so I want to lay them to rest or give them a new life elsewhere with a new blog series: "Someone Should Fucking Pick This Up, But That Someone Isn't Me." We start with a manga that's so unknown to the English community that its MU entry doesn't even link to the author.

Part 1: Getenrou

WTF Is This: It's a one-volume mystery manga by the author of Soredemo Machi ga Mawatteiru. It starts off with episodic mysteries that don't seem connected at all, but it weaves all of together in impressively coherent manner in the end. The mysteries themselves are pretty clever for their length.

Though not apparent in some of the earlier mysteries, the overarching story is about androids. In fact, it's very similar to the UN-GO arc about RAIs. The cast of the story is colorful and quite likable. After watching Soredemo and reading this, I think this is one of the author's strong points.

Why I Didn't Pick It Up: The ending. There's nothing objectively bad about it, but it did something that I personally deem unacceptable: killing off my favorite character. Of course, this is completely subjective.

Why You Should Pick This Up: It's a fairly solid volume that kept me reading; not a single chapter was dull. If you like good mystery, you'll like this.

Also, it has quite possibly the best Amazon reviews ever.

Where You Can Get Raws: Just Google. I can scan if you want better quality.

Comic Hoshi Shin'ichi ch 15 (Execution)

I heard that this was one of the top-rated stories, and I can see why. My favorites are still "The Gate to Space" and "Fate" (later in the volume), though.

Comic Hoshi Shin'ichi ch 15 (Execution) 2400p (IF)
Comic Hoshi Shin'ichi ch 15 (Execution) 2400p (MU)
Comic Hoshi Shin'ichi ch 15 (Execution) 2400p (MF)

Comic Hoshi Shin'ichi ch 15 (Execution) 1200p (IF)
Comic Hoshi Shin'ichi ch 15 (Execution) 1200p (MU)
Comic Hoshi Shin'ichi ch 15 (Execution) 1200p (MF)

Comic Hoshi Shin'ichi ch 15 (Execution) PSD source (IF)
Comic Hoshi Shin'ichi ch 15 (Execution) PSD source (MU)
Comic Hoshi Shin'ichi ch 15 (Execution) PSD source (MF)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Manga Downloader 0.1.5


Changes:
  • Removed a line of code that made the downloader quit after it successfully finished downloading a chapter. I put it there for debugging, and forgot to take it out. Oops.

  • Added support for NicoNico EBooks with DRM. AFAIK, it's for stuff that are linked with BookWalker. Note that in order to download chapter that are linked with BookWalker, you need to make a BookWalker account and link it with your NicoNico account. Just login and read that chapter, and NicoNico will show you how to do it.

  • Added support for Yahoo Bookstore. It uses an offline reader instead of a flash viewer like PCViewer/DOR. Fortunately for me, the reader was written in C#, making it possible for me to decompile and read the code. Unfortunately, I haven't bought anything from this, so I haven't implemented downloading stuff the user has already bought.

  • Added automatic detection. It just tries all of the handlers, and asks for necessary information for Shogakukan and the Nico handlers if it comes to them.

  • Saves your last download directory in preferences now.

  • General code cleaning. I fixed some possible race conditions, though I never detected any before I implemented the auto-detect.
Online Manga Downloader 0.1.5 (MF)
Online Manga Downloader 0.1 branch

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Arpeggio of Blue Steel drama CD: retraction

I just got the instructions for the Special "Giveaway." It turns out that you need to use a Japan Post service (in conjunction with a Japan Post Bank account) only available in physical Japan Post offices, so it's impossible to do internationally. Sorry for those who have already sent theirs in.

The drama CD and the booklet comes out in late March 2012. I'm sure that at least the drama CD will get uploaded, but if you want physical copies, people will probably sell them on Yahoo Auctions. Hoshi no Samidare's giveaways are still being sold on Yahoo Auctions after 2 years, so I'm sure that this one will as well.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Random Statistics

So this downtime is starting to bore me, because it's actually making me productive. I decided to run a Photoshop script to collect some stats. Namely, the total character count of all of the bubbles of each volume. The character count of redo volumes counts all of the pages of the volumes. Also, I didn't collect statistics on volumes for which I don't have sources (lost Cyber Blue 1 and 2 and Hanako 3's sources) and volumes that I didn't or haven't scanlate from cover to cover.

A few things to note:
  • Pokemon Special has surprisingly high character count. I expected it to have around 40K/volume.
  • Kindaichi's character count is 2.5 times the average. That's why I'm hesitant to pick up another volume.
  • However, even Kindaichi's character count doesn't come close to the character count of light novel translations. For example, Tora Dora volume 1's character count is around 276,000, and that's fairly low compared to the others, such as Kizumotogatari's 500,000 characters.
Any other statistic I should collect? Line and word count will probably tell the same story, so I'll refrain from doing that.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Young Ace 2011-12 raws

Hmm, Teizokurei MONOPHOBIA ended, and Sugar Dark, Another and Mouhitsu are ending as well. I don't know how I should feel about this.
  1. Page 36 - Drug & Drop
  2. Page 57 - Blood Lad
  3. Page 91 - JA
  4. Page 125 - Inari, Kon kon, Koi iroha
  5. Page 147 - NGE
  6. Page 167 - BRS
  7. Page 219 - ISUCA
  8. Page 237 - Daisuki desu!! Mahou Tenshi Comos
  9. Page 281 - 7o3x
  10. Page 299 - Miharo Replace
  11. Page 355 - Hokkenshitsu
  12. Page 365 - Fate/Zero
  13. Page 397 - Another
  14. Page 431, 435, 443 - Nadia Oneshots
  15. Page 451 - Moe-han!
  16. Page 469 - Gunners
  17. Page 491 - Kamiigusa Animators
  18. Page 527 - Gunbuster
  19. Page 559 - Last Exile 2
  20. Page 607 - O/A
  21. Page 649 - Maka Maka
  22. Page 667 - Yuki Nagato-chan's Disappearance
  23. Page 691 - Mogitate Idol Ningen
  24. Page 711 - Sugar Dark
  25. Page 745 - Todenka Shounen Tanteidan
  26. Page 791 - Yagate Iwaeru Hi ga Aru Toshite [oneshot]
  27. Page 823 - Mouhitsu Hallucination
  28. Page 855 - Echo/Zeon
  29. Page 881 - Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
  30. Page 907 - Teizokurei MONOPHOBIA [end]
Part 1 = cover to page 467
Part 2 = page 468 to back cover

Young Ace 2011-12 raw 1600p part 1 (IF)
Young Ace 2011-12 raw 1600p part 1 (MU)
Young Ace 2011-12 raw 1600p part 1 (MF)

Young Ace 2011-12 raw 1600p part 2 (IF)
Young Ace 2011-12 raw 1600p part 2 (MU)
Young Ace 2011-12 raw 1600p part 2 (MF)

Kaibutsu Oujo ch 67 script

The first chapter of the long Duken arc.

Kaibutsu Oujo ch 67 script (MF)
Kaibutsu Oujo ch 67 script (PasteBin)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Online Manga Downloader 0.1.4

Changes:
  • Added support for a third NicoNico viewer: NicoNico E-Books. At this rate, I'll probably have to add an auto-detection feature, though the prerequisites of NicoNico E-Books, NicoNico User-published, and Shogakukan might get in the way.
  • Renamed "Club Sunday" to "Shogakukan", since it's used on many Shogakukan sites and not just Club Sunday.
  • Changed most XML parsing from DOM to SAX.
  • Tries to use the native look and feel.
As usual, source is here. Any bug reports, comments and suggestions are welcome. The big migration from DOM to SAX may have produced some bugs that I've not caught.

Online Manga Downloader 0.1.4 (MF)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Notification: Raw Problems

Several things have happened to raw acquisition for several series recently. To make a long story short:
  • Pokemon Special BW: Fujisan is raising the shipping price by about $6. I'll look into alternative methods like Amazon + forwarding service, but for the next few months, Sho4 will cost about $25.
  • Nanika Mochigatte masu ka: The Chinese group Beast Knights' scanner is facing financial difficulties, so the next chapter (to be released in one week) will be delayed.
  • Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Also due to the Beast Knights' problems, the chapter scan quality will go from some of the best magazine raws I've ever used to eye-cancer quality like my releases for chapter 25 and 26.
I'll try to solve these problems as soon as I can.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 26

Looks like we're finally going into the next battle.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 26 (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 26 (MU)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 26 (MF)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 26 PSD source (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 26 PSD source (MU)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 26 PSD source (MF)

7o3x vol 2 (ch 5v2 - 9v2)

Well, this took longer than expected. I hope that the next volume takes a little bit longer to come out.

This volume contains some fixes and 65 new/redone pages. I decided to not translate the new 70-question quiz in the back, because it seemed irrelevant.

Update: release links are updated with missing page:

7o3x vol 2 2400p (IF)
7o3x vol 2 2400p (MU)
7o3x vol 2 2400p (MF)

7o3x vol 2 1200p (IF)
7o3x vol 2 1200p (MU)
7o3x vol 2 1200p (MF)

7o3x ch 5 redo PSD source + ch 6+7 redo PSD source + ch 8+9 redo PSD source (IF)
7o3x ch 5 redo PSD source + ch 6+7 redo PSD source + ch 8+9 redo PSD source (MU)
7o3x ch 5 redo PSD source + ch 6+7 redo PSD source + ch 8+9 redo PSD source (MF)
page 28 PSD source (MF)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ben-to Zero ch 2

The volume is finally here. I didn't have the chance to scan the entire volume yet, so I only have raws for this chapter. I'll try to get everything scanned soon.

I'm allergic to TL notes, so I only put this in as a note in the PSD, but the phrase "Stomach's Howl" is a term I put in for "Protection of an Empty Stomach" (literally "Protection by Your Stomach Bug," wherein "Stomach Bug" is an idiom from "empty stomach"). Yuu explains it in the next chapter.

Ben-to Zero ch 2 2400p (IF)
Ben-to Zero ch 2 2400p (MU)
Ben-to Zero ch 2 2400p (MF)

Ben-to Zero ch 2 1200p (IF)
Ben-to Zero ch 2 1200p (MU)
Ben-to Zero ch 2 1200p (MF)

Ben-to Zero ch 2 PSD source (IF)
Ben-to Zero ch 2 PSD source (MU)
Ben-to Zero ch 2 PSD source (MF)

Ben-to Zero ch 2 raw (IF)
Ben-to Zero ch 2 raw (MU)
Ben-to Zero ch 2 raw (MF)

Young Ace 2011-11 raws

This is the issue released 27 days ago. From the next issue on, scans should be out within one week of the publication date. Sorry for the delays.

In other news, the next chapter of 7o3x is only 10 pages or so, according to the author.
  1. Page 35 - Miharo Replace
  2. Page 99 - 7o3x
  3. Page 127 - Inari, Kon Kon, Koi iroha
  4. Page 149 - Maka Maka
  5. Page 167 - JA
  6. Page 217 - Gunbuster
  7. Page 255 - Last Exile 2
  8. Page 289 - Hokkenshitsu
  9. Page 299 - Fate/Zero
  10. Page 335 - Daisuki desu!! Mahou Tenshi Cosmos
  11. Page 381 - Gunners
  12. Page 405 - Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu
  13. Page 413 - Mogitate Idol Ningen
  14. Page 431 - BRS
  15. Page 483 - Moe-han!
  16. Page 501 - O/A
  17. Page 537 - Echo/Zeon
  18. Page 563 - Blood Lad
  19. Page 601 - Kamiigusa Animators
  20. Page 635 - Another
  21. Page 675 - Detox [oneshot]
  22. Page 695 - Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
  23. Page 731 - Teizokurei MONOPHOBIA
  24. Page 761 - Sugar Dark
  25. Page 795 - Koaka Head
  26. Page 827 - Mouhitsu Hallucination
  27. Page 853 - Todenka Shounen Tanteidan
Part 1 = cover to page 429
Part 2 = page 430 to back cover

Young Ace 2011-11 raw 1600p part 1 (IF)
Young Ace 2011-11 raw 1600p part 1 (MU)
Young Ace 2011-11 raw 1600p part 1 (MF)

Young Ace 2011-11 raw 1600p part 2 (IF)
Young Ace 2011-11 raw 1600p part 2 (MU)
Young Ace 2011-11 raw 1600p part 2 (MF)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Arpeggio of Blue Steel drama CD cast

Gunzou = Jun Fukuyama
Iona = Yuuki Aoi
Takao = Satou Rina
Sou = Tomokazu Sugita
Kongou = Houko Kuwashima
Kyouhei = Minoru Shiraishi
Maruri = Aki Toyosaki
Iori = Kana Hanazawa

Give me 10 copies.

Update January 1st, 2012: Apparently the editing department switched Maruri and Iori:
Maruri = Kana Hanazawa
Iori = Aki Toyosaki

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Online Manga Downloader 0.1.3

Changes:
  • Added support for NicoNico Official viewer. This viewer is used by NicoNico Seiga for official events, such as the Nano Ace and SDMP/SD&Go (where I got the Ben-to Zero raws) events right now. This NicoNico viewer doesn't require a NicoNico account.
  • The old NicoNico downloader has been renamed to "NicoNico User-published"
  • Added support for PocoPoco.
  • Added a log that gives extensive debug information. If you have an issue, you can help me help you faster by taking the log and posting it on PasteBin.
  • Corrected Actibook for DokiDoki, Shodensha, Tsubomi and sites like them. It should detect the right variant of Actibook now.
  • Cleaned up code.
Online Manga Downloader 0.1.3 (MF)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ben-to Zero 1

Here's the story behind this: before the season started, I looked up this series because I was curious. I found out that it had a prequel manga, but I couldn't find any raws, or even any photos of it. Then, yesterday, I decided to implement the downloader for the other NicoNico manga viewer. I noticed that the first issue of SDMP, the magazine for this, was released on Nico on the same day, so I decided to pick it up because I like the anime so far (and it's only one volume).

Anyway, the LN illustrator is drawing this manga. The editing department and the LN illustrator should get some sort award for that, because it's frustrating to see manga publishers use their adaptation deals to test new artists (see: Fractale).

Ben-to Zero ch 1 (IF)
Ben-to Zero ch 1 (MU)
Ben-to Zero ch 1 (MF)

Ben-to Zero ch 1 PSD source (IF)
Ben-to Zero ch 1 PSD source (MU)
Ben-to Zero ch 1 PSD source (MF)

The volume releases in a few days.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel vol 4 cover

Damn, young Kirishima is hot.

Schedule: November and December

There was a massive desync between the previous schedule and what actually happened because
>/a/non
>in charge of making schedule


Anyway, now that I'm finally finishing up on catching on things, this might be a good time to regroup.
  1. Finishing up - One chapter of Pokemon BW, two chapters of Mudazumo 2 and two chapters of 7o3x vol 2 redoes left.
  2. One-volume manga - I was thinking that I would have to wait one more week to get raws for this, but I found the first chapter by a strange coincidence today.
  3. Comic Hoshi Shin'ichi - I've been neglecting this, but I will still uphold my promise of finishing this by the end of this year
  4. Kaibutsu Oujo - I'll get to one or two chapters within catching up by the end of the year.
  5. Arpeggio of Blue Steel vol 4 redo - The editing is so easy that it'll only take 2-3 days at most. Will squeeze in sometime.
  6. Arpeggio of Blue Steel Drama CD - The CDs aren't that expensive ($15), but buying requires mailing in a special card and money in yen, using a transfer service, etc. I'll try to get it in a timely manner.
Of course, I'll mix things up (especially 2, 3, and 4) so I don't overindulge or neglect them. Regular stuff will come at their regular times. Pokemon Special and Noririn aren't going to release their next volumes until the end of December or next year. The next Mudazumo volume will probably come out in February.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kaibutsu Oujo ch 66 script

Plot chapter. It ties into the Duken arc that spans the next three chapters.

Kaibutsu Oujo ch 66 script (MF)
Kaibutsu Oujo ch 66 script (PasteBin)

Edit: Last panel of page 118:
: If your conditions worsens even more,
then please contact me right away,
your royal highness

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 52 (The Lion's Kindred 4)

There's a few jokes in this chapter that I didn't want to put translation notes for. First, Hatoyama's wife said that her soul has flown to Venus, so that's why they refer to Venus in this manga and the OVA. Second, "Acchira Poppo" is a Venusian prince from Ohwada's earlier manga Magical Witch Punie-chan (Dai Mahou Touge).

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 52 2400p (IF)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 52 2400p (MU)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 52 2400p (MF)

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 52 1200p (IF)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 52 1200p (MU)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 52 1200p (MF)

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 52 PSD source (IF)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 52 PSD source (MU)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 52 PSD source (MF)