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Sunday, July 21, 2013

All Good Things Come to an End

The last month has shown me that I don't even have the spare time to sustain Arpeggio and 7o3x. Therefore I'm dropping them in hopes of opening the path for other groups eager to jump on them. I know that at least the /ak/ group might be interested in Arpeggio, so bother them about it.

I'd like to thank everyone for their support. I'm feeling much better now. To everyone else who suffers from depression: stay strong.

I'm glad to have brought these wonderful manga to you. Thank you for reading them.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Arpeggio has NO GAEMS

I mean, no raws. I'm not quite sure what happened to the raw uploaders. Just hold tight, I guess.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

7o3x ch 28

The last question sounds really awkward because I couldn't figure out how to reword it without revealing more or less information.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 45

I'm most baffled by the change in Iona's character design for the anime.Is it really just a shallow attempt at a cash grab at the expense of her character? Is it because they may be changing her voice actor (if not the entire cast)?

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Monday, June 3, 2013

I'm Not Sure What I Should Title This

All good things come to an end. I knew this, so I wanted my adventure in scanlation to come to a graceful end by slowly parting with every series I translate. However, other aspects of my life have accelerated at a faster pace than I imagined, so I simply can't translate at the same pace, or even half or one-fourth the speed.

When I realized this months ago, I thought that I could just continue at this slow pace, if everyone would let me. However, I started to notice that the fact that I'm behind on translations makes me anxious (I should add that no commenter is at fault here; it's all stress that I give myself). Moreover, I've suffered from several bouts of depression during the last two months from my stressful (but fun) new life. I've been advised to remove sources of stress and anxiety, so here we are.

There's no point to pretending that I can still scanlate 6 series, so I'm dropping:
  • Ryuushika Ryuushika - I love ABe's work, but I don't enjoy scanlating this any more.
  • Boku Dake ga Inai Machi - I would love to continue this, but there's simply too much dialog.
  • Pokemon Special (including BW) - This would've hurt me the most if there was no successor to me, but I think Golden Pigeot did a good job. If you're Golden Pigeot, I'd love for you to contact me. I can teach you many things.
Arpeggio of Blue Steel and 7o3x will remain. I still haven't talked to Happy Scans about Master Keaton Remaster (and my raws for chapter 5 still haven't come in).

So yeah. After watching last night's episode, I was reluctant to break any vows, but I have to get this off my chest, even if I get damned for this.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hell Yeah, Motherfucker

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I don't know what they're making, but I hope the staff that's producing the Yamato remake is making it.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 44

Well that was disappointing. I hope the twist will be good.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

7o3x ch 27

I could've tried to translate the trick, but I decided to leave it be instead of force it.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Ryuushika Ryuushika ch 39

I want to grow a carrot like that now.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi ch 9

 Man, this manga can get too heavy sometimes.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 43


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Sunday, March 31, 2013

7o3x ch 26

This chapter and the next are pretty good.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ryuushika Ryuushika ch 38


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pokemon Special BW ch 23 (CCI 2013-03)

The guy with the pants is the most suspicious, IMO.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Nanika Mochigatte masu ka? Dropped

Chapter 19 and 20 have been really disappointing. The former was a tirade about littering, and the latter was Kitoh preaching about murder through Issha. It's clear that the plot has no direction at all. I have great respect for Kitoh Mohiro, but he's making it hard for me to muster enough motivation for this series. I'm sorry for those who have been waiting for chapter 19.

As far as all of the other series are concerned, they're being delayed because I'm working on ironing out the last bugs of the Danganronpa translation patch. I'm also prioritizing magazine chapters released before March 1 over Pokemon Special 43 because I've been falling behind on those.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 42

Well, that took a while to surface.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Kaibutsu Oujo ch 87 (end) script

A satisfying ending with minimal loose ends? Impossible.

Anyway, it was fun working on this series. I have no plans of working on Nakua Den, the spinoff.

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Boku Dake ga Inai Machi ch 8


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Sunday, February 24, 2013

7o3x ch 25

Akira is just too fun of a character.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Pokemon Special BW ch 22 (CCI 2013-02)

I'm cheering for the kid with the cool pants.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Kaibutsu Oujo ch 86

The explanation was actually pretty satisfying. I hope the next chapter will provide a decent conclusion to it all.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Kaibutsu Oujo ch 85

Sorry for taking a while. Chapter 86 will come soon.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku vol 9 raw

Well, this took a while. And with this, I bid farewell to this series.

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Pokemon Special vol 43 raw

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 41

Well, that was fast.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pokemon Special ch 456, volume 42 batch

I don't know what's going on on that last page, but it's probably something good.

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Volume 42 batch, includes typo fixes:

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I'm ordering volume 43 with other things, so it will come in 1-2 weeks.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi ch 7

I wanted to try the new MEGA, but it doesn't seem to be working right now.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

7o3x ch 24

They're not even trying to hide the Slam Dunk references anymore. Not that there's anything bad with that.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Pokemon Special ch 455

Yes, Giovanni, come back and save us from these terrible villains.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

2013 Announcements

Here's an overview of what's happening.

Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku has been dropped

This was one of my first series, so this pains me more than anyone, but I'm just not that interested in the new arc. I will still post the raws for the next volume.

Pokemon Special volume scanlations will continue to volume 44

I'll scanlate volumes 43 and 44. Volume 43 releases on January 25.

Catching up

I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't been completely in sync with Japanese releases. Here's how much is on my backlog.
  • Kaibutsu Oujo: 1 chapter (published recently)
  • Pokemon Special BW: 1 chapter (published recently)
  • 7o3x: 2 chapters
  • Boku Dake ga Inai Machi: 2 chapters
  • Ryuushika Ryuushika: 1 chapter (to be published soon)
  • Nanika Mochigattemasu ka: 1 chapter (published recently)
That's all for now. Make sure to check out Project Zetsubou for Dangan Ronpa-related stuff.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Pokemon Special BW ch 21 (CCI 2013-01)

I think Black is my favorite protagonist since Ruby.

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