Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blade of the Immortal volume 26 (Joint with Rippersanime and Offtopia)



Yet another new project, this one being a personal favorite of ours.  I loved working on it so much I typeset the entire volume in two days.  Anyways, thanks to Rippersanime and Offtopia for helping make this release possible, and I hope everyone enjoys reading it.

http://www.mediafire.com/?fto1ie9o278a31a

27 comments:

  1. Oh god does this mean we're going to get a Blade of the Immortal release more than once per year?

    I think Christmas has come early, I love this series. Thanks.

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  2. You da man! I'm glad someone decided to pick this up and actually treat it with care (unlike that one group that popped out of nowhere and had shitty translations/editing).

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  3. Thanks a lot for this hq release of BotI :D

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  4. This is an awesome surprise!
    Thanks!

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  5. I can't say how often we'll get the volumes. We can do Volume 27, but I'm not sure when Volume 28 will be out. If anything, we plan to do the volume releases when we can. Getting our hands on them may be a bit of a wait, though.

    But anyways, everybody enjoy!

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  6. thank you guys for picking this project up! pleasant surprise indeed. totally did not wake up this morning expecting a Blade of the Immortal release. keep up the good work!

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  7. Thanks for your work!

    The series feels refreshed now that I can read it and actually see all the quality that has been put into it :)

    On a sidenote: When you read page 119 you kinda get the answer to the question... the mangaka is Samura afterall ^^

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  8. "I can't say how often we'll get the volumes. We can do Volume 27, but I'm not sure when Volume 28 will be out. If anything, we plan to do the volume releases when we can. Getting our hands on them may be a bit of a wait, though."

    You don't know how happy I am just knowing it's still being translated. Thanks for the great work.

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  9. I've been waiting for a new release since April, you can't imagine how happy I am right now. It's wonderful to see someone working on this great manga at long last. Thanks a bunch!

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  10. very fun to take this project from anotsuu release..

    now we did translate vol. 26 for nothing.

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  11. good to see someone pick it up, can't thank yall enough

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  12. I'm also very glad that you guys have released vol 26 of Blade of the Immortal and that you will be doing vol 27 too! I do have a question though about where the storyline is at the beginning of volume 26. The last scene I remember reading is just after Manji and Magatsu had finally put down that sadistic bastard Shira and left him to be devoured by wolves. Then Manji, Rin, Magatsu, and Meguro are hanging out in the little house where Renzo has his temper tantrum. What kind of gap is there between this point in the story and the start of volume 26? How many chapters or volumes are there?

    Also, thank you very much for picking up the scanlation of Yawara! Will there possibly be another chapter coming out relatively soon?

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  13. Oops, I just now noticed the comment about Yawara! at the bottom of last weeks Devilman Lady Volume 4 posting. Actually, I would be interested in editing Yawara for you if you still need someone.

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  14. Stargood, that's where I left off too. They'd just convinced Renzo not to try and attack Manji. The labeling for BotI is kinda weird, I've got the majority of my archive labeled in two different ways by the translators. For instance that volume with the frozen pond, the Shinra fight and the Renzo business was labeled as Volume 26 Chapters 165-171 AND Volume 25 Chapters 163-169.

    This Happy Scans release seems to follow the latter labeling and picks up at chapter 170, so this starts with the very next chapter after the incident with Renzo in the hut. At least as far as I can tell.

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  15. Thanks Anon, that's what I was hoping was the case. Yes, the two different chapter numberings are a bit confusing aren't they?

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  16. Yep. There's a little read_me.txt that explains that the raws used were numbered differently between Enlgish raws and Japanese raws (I don't really understand what's meant by Enlgish raws but anyway) and that's the reason. It says "Numbering in the English version is ahead by two chapters."

    So this release seems to be going off the Japanese numbering.

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  17. Thank you so much for picking up this absolute masterpiece of a series!!!

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  18. Thank you! Been hoping since forever for a group to pick this series back up again!

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  19. Yeah, the official english chapters were rearranged to have the same number of pages as an american comic book... or something. But it's great to see someone translating this again, thanks!

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  20. Thanks so for the volume release! Blade of the Immortal is one of the few manga series I dearly anticipate for nowadays.

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  21. I nearly shit myself due to excitement when i saw new chapters of Blade of the Immortal. Thanks a bunch! :D

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  22. Yeah! MOre botI :)
    DOwnloading and reading on my mobile on free wifi on a beach in Cairns :P
    GOod work boys and girls
    M
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  23. Words can't describe how I'm feeling right now...
    Thank you all very much for translating.
    This is my favorite manga.

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  24. are you guys working on volume 27 already?

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  25. "Anonymous said...
    very fun to take this project from anotsuu release..

    now we did translate vol. 26 for nothing.
    September 2, 2011 1:09 AM "

    Well you had time... your last release was a year ago. But sure thank you for vol23-25! Maybe you should cooperate with Happyscans instead of fighting.
    Just keep alive this project!
    Thanks for this release Happyscans!
    Looking for v27!

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  26. our release wasn't a year ago. and we even wrote that we where working on volume 26. so project wasn't dead.


    But we did stop with Blade of the Immortal.

    So this group can have fun with translate the series!

    But they are also slow with volume 27.
    Could be ready already for months!

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  27. Thanks a bunch guys, really made my day.

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