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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Plans: April to June

There's a significant raws traffic jam that's piling up work:
  • Depends on Share uploader:
    • Kazumi Magica
    • Kaibutsu Oujo
  • Depends on raw provider:
    • Arpeggio of Blue Steel
    • Pokemon Special BW
    • Inverted Patema AS
  • More vacation (?)
  • Redo 7o3x vol 3 and Ryuushika Ryuushika vol 3 & 4
  • Wait for Arpeggio drama CD, which should be shipping out soon
  • Regular stuff


  • Catch up with Pokemon Special BW, I hope
  • Redo Arpeggio vol 5
  • Regular stuff


  • PS40
  • Regular stuff

Thursday, March 22, 2012

MangaLinks Updates (hurr and durr: electric boogaloo)

  • Fixed a bug that made all releases belong to me. Long story short, it screwed up storing the user ID of releases, so all releases belong to me. If you want to claim your releases, then contact me with the releases in question and your username.
  • Added group applications for groups that are not on MangaUpdates.
  • Added more countries.
  • Added release editing and deletion. You can only edit/delete your own releases (if you're not admin like me).
  • Fixed series search.

Sorry, but I'm pretty new to web development, so shit happens. Emails will come soon...I hope.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Online Manga Downloader 0.1.8

This is more of a maintenance release than a proper update. Fixed some stuff:
  • Changed Download button position. Hitting Enter on the URL field also does the same thing now.
  • Tiled files (Flipper, PluginFree, parts of Actibook) are now saved as PNG instead of JPEG to avoid artifacts.
  • Added a feature that allows you to save your Nico account info. Create a file called "" in the OMD folder, paste these two lines, and change the details.

    The rationale behind storing the password in plain text is summarized here. If you want to use this feature, I recommend you change your Nico password to some unique password or make a new Nico account with a unique password altogether.
Online Manga Downloader 0.1.8 (MF)
Online Manga Downloader 0.1.0 tree

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Someone Should Fucking Pick This Up, But That Someone Isn't Me, Part 3: Saiteihei no Otoko: Scumbag Loser

WTF Is This: I used to think that horror and manga just doesn't mix well. Most horror manga just rely on shock factor or gore, which wears off quickly. Then I read this.

Saiteihen no Otoko is Mikoto Yamaguchi's new manga; you may know him as the author of Shinigami-sama ni Saigo no Onegai o. The main character of this manga is a fat loser who starts going out a childhood friend (well, not really), so he won't be the "lowest scum" of his class. However, the problem is that he saw her get killed years ago. The main character becomes a "truffle pig" for her, sniffing out the lowest scumbags of society for her to...well, you can find out yourself.

While this manga is violent, the gore isn't the scariest part. The other images, such as the grotesque smiles, and the narrative details, like the descriptions of scent in chapter 1 and the truffle pig metaphor in chapter 2, make this series disgusting, dreadful and actually scary, if only in a disturbing way. In retrospect, Shinigami-sama could've been this creepy too, though it didn't help that every other character was a girl.

Why I Didn't Pick It Up: Editing costs.

Why You Should Pick This Up: If you like disturbing stuff, look into this.

Where You Can Get Raws: Nowhere, but volume 1 should be announced soon. You can also read the Chinese scans.

Monday, March 12, 2012

MangaLinks Updates (that feel when you realize that you're the biggest dumbass in the world)

Updates to MangaLinks:
  • Implemented feedback system. Tell me all of your complaints and suggestions.
  • Fixed user authentication. There was a hilarious bug that allowed anyone to login as me. No user information was compromised (passwords are salted and hashed anyways).

E-mail/verification and RSS will come soon.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 14 script

I'm informed that some people may not know where to get releases. Please see Shini-tan Scans for releases; I just translate.

Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 14 script (PasteBin)
Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 14 script (MF)

Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 14 raw (IF)
Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 14 raw (MF)

Stuff, March 2012

Donations and Financial Stuff

After a bumpy February, the new raw supply chain should now be stable. This means that 7o3x, Nanika, and Arpeggio raws are free, Pokemon Special BW raws should be rolling in, and future projects that require magazine raws (such as the one that just got "elected") can happen at a fairly low price.

All in all, this means that the general budget this year should be around $210, and the BW budget should be around the same as last year, though it's being used to buy two magazines instead of one now. This is a piece of cake compared to the expenditures of 2011; I should be able to handle this myself. However, I want to thank past and future donors for helping me help you.


As you may recall, when I started scanlating, most of the stuff I translated were volumes, which are "serial"; now, most of them are chapters, which are released in "parallel," since 4 series are released at the end the month. This calls for a more parallel approach. Now, lazy bums who can get shit done once a month are valuable. If you're one of them, contact me.

However, I don't need pure proofreaders: you must be able to do something other than proofreading, preferably typesetting. And I don't need people who will add more work; if you want to join just to make me pick up something, do it yourself.

Prototype Website

For a while now, I've been working on a prototype of a website is basically a link aggregator of manga. Think MangaTraders but with links to DDL sites rather than links to their own slow servers. However, my work on this has been hampered by meatspace stuff and the whole scanlation thing, so I decided to just release it, even if it's incomplete. The prototype is now open to public.

Right now, submission is open, so you can create an account and submit to it if you like, though I'm not expecting anything. At the very least, it will eventually replace the project pages.

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 57

Swag mode: activated.

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 57 2400p (MF)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 57 2400p (IF)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 57 2400p (UP)

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 57 1200p (MF)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 57 1200p (IF)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 57 1200p (UP)

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 57 PSD source (MF)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 57 PSD source (IF)
Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku ch 57 PSD source (UP)

Volume batch release will come later.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Okay, Be Honest

Which one of these sounds more interesting?

Manga A:
  • Inspired by a novel written in 1898.
  • Set in the 1950s.
  • About a series of murders associated with a haunted tower.

  • Demographics: seinen
  • Genres: mystery, horror
  • Art by the artist
Manga B:
  • Written by an acclaimed (anime) writer.
  • About a girl who explores a vast, seemingly endless network of tunnels.
  • If you know what I'm talking about (PV just came out, by the way), be aware that this is a spin-off of the main work and not the main work itself.
  • No, it's not related to TTGL at all.

  • Demographics: seinen
  • Genres: unknown, but most likely adventure, mystery, sci-fi
  • Art by the artist
Vote on the right.

Final Results

Manga A: 165 (39%)
Manga B: 258 (60%)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Young Ace 2012-04 raws

Woah, the Eva chapter is actually longer than 12 pages this time.

Part 1:
  • 35 - Fate/Zero
  • 69 - 7o3x
  • 101 - Daisuki desu!! Mahou Tenshi Cosmos
  • 135 - World Clip Gaze
  • 167 - Renai Shimasen ka?
  • 209 - Miharo Replace
  • 241 - NGE
  • 265 - Gunbuster
  • 299 - Last Exile 2
  • 337, 365 - Spec ~Ten~ Zero
  • 389 - Drug and Drop
  • 409 - Gunners

Young Ace 2012-04 raws part 1 (IF)
Young Ace 2012-04 raws part 1 (UP)

Part 2:

  • 429 - Kamiigusa Animators
  • 465 - BRS
  • 511 - Mogitate Idol Ningen
  • 529 - Inari, Kon kon, Koi Iroha
  • 563 - Nagato Yuki-chan's Disappearance
  • 589 - JA
  • 627 - Blood Lad
  • 663 - MPD Psycho
  • 697 - O/A
  • 733 - Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service
  • 769, 777, 791, 815 - Oneshots
  • 837 - Hokkenshitsu

Young Ace 2012-04 raws part 2 (IF)
Young Ace 2012-04 raws part 2 (UP)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 30

Feels good to be back with the main cast.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 30 2400p (MF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 30 2400p (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 30 2400p (UP)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 30 1200p (MF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 30 1200p (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 30 1200p (UP)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 30 PSD source (MF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 30 PSD source (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 30 PSD source (UP)