Saturday, December 29, 2012

Date Masamune ch 35

With the return of sabu also brings the return of everyone's favortie lord Date heres Date 35

also always on the look out for translators, typesetters and redrawers!! 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sabu & Ichi v05 chapter 23

Alright People time to start off a fresh Sabu & Ichi vol 5 with chapter 23 here it is Sabu 23

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Master Keaton vol 2, Shin Jack vol 1, and future plans

Before we start your getting todays post by old kazu here since wright is going to be gone for a few days while hes on a trip and so the next few posts will be by me.

Alright lets start off with good old Master Keaton with 4 brand new chapters and with those, concludes vol 2. Thanks goes out to our translator CG for translating Master Keaton even when hes so busy and can't forget the old Illuminati manga team for there great editing.

Keaton, 21   Keaton, 22   Keaton, 23   Keaton, 24   and the complete vol 2 is here Keaton, v2

Now on to our Christmas surpise Shin Jack vol 1 this is was a long time in the making we had many delays but its now here. This was one of the few happy releases that I had nothing to do with all the credits goes to Otherside for his top-notch translation, Wright for cleaning and special thanks to our new rising star Ani for typesetting this monster just in time for christmas. I would reccommend saving this if you are dead set on reading all of Violence Jack first since this takes place after it but I can't stop you guys here and enjoy! Shin Jack v01

Now on to future plans, me and wright have been debating over creating our own donantion box for happy to help fund future projects that we could only dream about doing, if you guys think its a good idea please comment about it below. We are hoping to break into subing old shows that haven't seen the light of day and thats probbly where most of our donation's would go is to get the dvds for said shows. Shows that include Tigermask, Sampei the Fisher Boy, Possibly Babel 2 and many others. Shows like Tigermask and Sampei are childhood favorites of mine and I would love to get them done to show you all how much they mean to me. If this does happen we'll be on the look out for postions to fill for timmers and translators for said shows.   For our manga we got plans to get everything on our list to get done; Me and wright got that covered were just 2 guys with alot of passion  so you don't got to worry about that. Going back to Sampei I would love to do the manga for it aswell I do have raws for the bunko versions of Sampei and if this does happen it would be a solo project on my part with someone willing to translate it for me and I edit it. I hope for anyone who comes forward on it has love for Sampei and likes fishing as much as I do. With that I must take my leave and a Merry Christmas to all and all a good night!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Takeru Volume 2 (end)

To celebrate being alive, we're now finishing the first ever Buichi Terasawa series to be fully scanned! Enjoy, guys.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mars, volume 5, chapters 3-5 and Volume 5 complete

What day is it now? Oh, right. It's the end of the world as we know it! Well, that apocalypse is on us, so to celebrate the end, here's the conclusion of Yokoyama's Mars. It's been a hell of a ride since we started this one a year ago, but here it is. The first, if I'm not mistaken, Yokoyama Sci Fi manga, and quite probably the first Yokoyama series period, to be complete in English!

It's all come to this. Mars against Ra, a battle for the fate of the world! Mars takes a stand for what he knows is right. But like any 60s Sci Fi, we know he'll do it and save the world from his evil brethren. Enjoy this happy ending, and let Yokoyama's uplifting conclusion restore your faith in the human race.

Mars Volume 5 Chapter 3

Mars Volume 5 chapter 4

Mars Volume 5, chapter 5

Mars Volume 5 complete

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Space Adventure Cobra Volume 2

Volume 2, The Painted Women!

Our hero is on his quest, doing what he does best, along with the pirate guild hot on his heels, including his arch enemy Crystal Boy. Man, been too long since we had a Cobra, but you can thank the efforts of our new typesetter Ani_ for bringing this one out. Katatonia's fine translation work is really on display here, and I have to say Cobra is probably the best job he does on a manga. The series is simply a freaking blast to do.

Speaking of buichi Terasawa, be on the lookout for Takeru any day now, and as far as Sci Fi goes, it's time to say goodbye to one of our favorites very soon. We're still on the lookout for translators and editors, so give a shout if you're interested. And please if you enjoy, consider sending a few bucks Hokuto No gun's way!

Enjoy Cobra, everyone! As the new year and Christmas approaches, we're sure to have more good stuff for you.

Violence Jack, Hell's Wind, and Volume 2 complete

Hell's Wind

And Volume 2!

Man, what a wild ride and feels good to get this out so quick! Thanks be to Arles for his incredible typesetting and Katatonia for his great translation. Now that Hell's Wind is done, Volume 3 is finishing its translation check, and then Arles will begin typesetting! Enjoy the early Christmas gift!

With more to come!

If you're enjoying please consider donating to hokuto No Gun so we can afford some great out of print raws. and please consider signing on as an editor for some more great projects!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tiger Mask, chapter 6

LONG AWAITED RETURN! and it heats up! Let's have a thanks to Angin for some fantastic work on this chapter! Everyone, enjoy the return of tiger Mask here!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

News, and a request:

Greetings, everyone! I hope everyone is having a great December thus far. No release after Arashi yet, but we want to let you know some news. Cobra volume 2 should be on its way shortly, and Hell's Wind as well. Both should almost assuredly be out before the month is up. Tiger Mask's new chapter is in the typesetting phase as well. Spiderman is just waiting to be sent to my email/PM (whenever Morten does it), along with our special Violence Jack project as a thank you for waiting so patiently

FKMt KRazy plans to get to Robot Keiji before long and we should see more of Ryu and Keaton as well.The former may have a new translator, but you can bet it ain't forgotten. CG plans to finish at least volume 1. Stargood is back, and is at work on Happy and a special project after the hurricane. We're also waiting for our friend at Dynamic Pro to return so we can finish Mars, and a few special projects, including one super secret Yokoyama one! As soon as Hox gets more alabaster and Joe, you can bet we'll see that.

Next year? We'll be doing more Ishinomori and Shimamoto. You can expect to see ones like Kamen Boxer, and the Henshin Ninja Arashi Gaiden...and the continuations of favorites like Sabu and Ichi, and a special Yokoyama project or two (or three, or four...I'll just say this...robots and ninjas, people)

Most of this will be the work of our friends Katatonia and Systematic Chaos, too,so we bring you a personal request. Hundreds of people download our releases, and while in Japan, Chaos hopes to pick up the Sabu and Ichi anime to bring it subbed into English for the first time. We need help on this. If everyone who downloads our stuff could donate just a few dollars, we'd do this no problem. Here is the link to Hokuto No Gun where you can make that donation.

thank you all for being great readers, and for the consideration. We're always accepting new editors and translators, and hope to bring you even more quality classics!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Henshin Ninja Arashi, chapter 7

Three more to go! Still waiting on GWR for those volumes, so hopefully Morten sends them soon. Also waiting for the return of our friends at Dynamic Pro for the rest of Mars

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tomorrow's Joe, volume 11 part 1

Hoxman is back, baby! Expect Alabaster soon hopefully, and Ashita no Joe resumes! Officially over the halfway point.

Right now, a new editor for a certain project would be helpful as well. We have approximately 6 volumes finished by Offtopia/Gantz Waiting Room that we're waiting for them to upload. Anyone interested in translating and editing, let us know!

Date Masamune, chapter 33

Here's another!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Gegege no Kitaro chapter 14, and volume 2

Chapter 14

Volume 2

Two volumes of this classic complete! Thanks as ever to the works of angin here! and we have a nice kickoff to December.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Date Masamune, chapter 32

And scroll down for more Kamen Rider Black!

Kamen Rider Black Volume 2

First, here is an updated version of volume 1!

Volume 1 updated

And here's volume 2

Thank our buddies at Midnight crew as ever! Hopefully volume 3 won't take as long, but you know we've got it going now.

Hell's Wind's typesetting has begun, but we could use some typesetters for a few other projects like Cobra and translators to make more Ishinomori come to light. In the meantime? Enjoy Black!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Death Pie Vol Batch and Bonus Nana-Chan

Alright then here is the vol batch for Death Pie and the special bouns chapter Nana-Chan Scrambles! which is a fun little side story that shimamoto was nice enough to add in. I already said thank you to those involved when I posted chapter 8 the end of Death Pie formally but I got to say it again Thank you Sonickrazy and Wright you guys both did excellent on Death Pie and Nana-Chan now its time to say good bye to this small Gem.

Monday, November 19, 2012

GeGeGe no Kitaro, chapter 13

And more Kitaro-y goodness, thanks to Chaos for the translations as ever!

Not long till Black now. Please consider contacting us for editing or translation!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Henshin Ninja Arashi chapter 5 and Volume 1 complete

Chapter 5

Volume 1

The official halfway point of this great series.

Oh, and we have our own IRC channel! It's #HappyScans at Rizon

Hope to see you guys there!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Violence Jack, The slums of Kanto

God, this took long enough, didn't it? Given the amount of times crazy stuff happened with typesetters? I'm sorry it took as absurdly long as it did, and hopefully this will not happen again. This is the first large chunk of V2, and Hell's Wind will be next. After that, we proceed to volume 3.

This release owes a ton of the editing of Arles, who some of you may know as the incredible typesetter for Ashita no Joe (which we haven't dropped. Like with Alabaster, just waiting for that one to resumed by Hox whenever he's back.

Other series...Black is being typeset now. Stargood has informed me he'll be getting back up with Happy and Yawara soon.

We're waiting to hear from Dynamic Pro again to see the conclusion of Mars, Takeru, Shutendoji, Grendizer and our other projects, so hold on that. CG is also dealing with real life things, so when he's free again we'll see Master Keaton and The Road to Ryu again.

But onto the goods, from HappyScans and HokutoNoGun.
Slums Of Kanto

and as always, we're game for anything classic, but especially Nagai, Shotaro, Urasawa, Yokoyama and SHimamoto, so if you're interested in translating with us, please give us a ring, we've got a few secret series that could use help with translation.

Date masamune, chapter 31

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Master Keaton, chapter 20

Glad to see this back! CG's been quite busy, but we can expect more Keaton, and The Road of Ryu whenever he can manage it.

Alright, let's bring out the good news:

Violence Jack? Kanto slums is nearly finished.

Kamen Rider Black? We have received volume 2! Kazu will begin on it shortly, and we'll be releasing an updated volume 1 with it.

Robot Keiji? our pals from FKMTKrazy will be on this before too long with only Death Pie'sone shot left!

Morten's told me Spiderman is nearly finished completely as well, so watch for it soon, too.

Keep an eye out for everything, guys! A ffew by Nagai, one by Yokoyama, should be up before too ong, hopefully. Just a matter of DynamicPro and Morten's schedules

And Blade of the Immortal? Next volume is the last. And you can bet we'll be finishing it up.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Death Pie Chapter 8 and Fin

Well it was a long time coming but finally the last chapter of Death Pie and I must say it was a fun and a magical ride with all those involved, I have to thanks my main man Wright for doing the cleans to this great manga and to Sonickrazy for translating this in his spare time. Death Pie itself is done but that doesn't mean the vol it came in is done theres still one litte surpise left in this book one I am sure fans of Death Pie will just enjoy. Alright on to the last chapter itself, really all I can say is read it for yourself and that even James Bond would clap his hands at a conclusion like this, well thats all from me enjoy. If you want a more in depth exp on this chapter be sure to check our partners at Mahjongkrazy.

Henshin Ninja Arashi, chapter 3

Monday, October 29, 2012

Date Masamune chapter 29 and volume 2 complete!

Chapter 29

And volume 2

And we're halfway done with this one!

Way of Ryu chapter 4

A short chapter, but our explorer friends aren't out of danger yet, and encounter someone on the world they're on. As always, a fun Ryu!

Hopefully we get more soon. The best to all members of the team in the path of Hurricane Sandy right now

Friday, October 19, 2012

Baka and Gogh, chapters 11, 12 and Extra

Thanks to Mangascreener for the editing! Hox asked my help to finish up this fantastic manga, a tale of friendship, growth and love along with a pretty fantastic extra chapter about art, love, growth and time travel, but most especially life and living it. The art style is incredible, and the writing sharp, fresh and clever. It's a great manga and I'm glad Hox and MangaScreener let us be involved and finish it.

Oh, and volume 1

And volume 2

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Henshin Ninja Arashi, chapter 1

And another little Ishinomori treat, translated by our friend Systematic Chaos, as a joint with Hokuton no Gun! This time, it's an Ishinomori Tokusatsu manga, and not one like Kamen Rider, but pure ninja action! This was made into a toku show as well, and it's quite the spectacle
So enjoy, Henshin Ninja Arashi, Chapter 1! This one's fully translated, so it's just a matter of editing.
Remember to give us a ring, we're always looking out for translators and editors!

Master Keaton chapter 19

Number 301! Let's roll.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Release 300! Black Lion COMPLETE

Black Lion part 3, finished

The finale of Black Lion, as well as HappyScans 300th release! It's been an awesome ride thus far, guys, with many more to come! For the first time, Black Lion, Go Nagai's classic is completely available in English, nearly 1000 pages of it! This picks up where the OVA left off as well, so if you want to learn the secret of the Black Lion, tune in!

We're more dedicated than ever to bring more classic, excellent manga to you all. Please consider joining as an editor or translator to help out!

Date Masamune chapter 27

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Death Pie, chapter 7

Its time folks here it is chapter 7 of death pie and what a chapter it is, as we enter the final battle of the series between Tobioka the man with the unstoppble riichi, Juuyou the mysterious master gambler and his amazing cheat tatics, Ron (Bruce Lee I tells no one believes me) the man with the lethal "Fist of the Ron" and last but not least the almighty God Facer; but hell don't take my word for it see it for youself heres chapter 7.

also don't forget to visit our friends at Mahjongkrazy

Date Masamune 25

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kitaro, chapter 9

Another spooky, fun-filled adventure of our favorite boy of the graveyard!

Scroll down for Way of Ryu and new Keaton, and remember we're recruiting all positions

Master Keaton, chapter 18

Seriously, sure we're not tired of this one yet?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Way of Ryu, chapter 1

Well, I think you've guessed we have a special affection for Ishinomori matched only by our issues in getting more by him scanned. Thankfully, this seems to be ceasing to be an issue. Kamen Rider Black volume 2 is in the QC phase, and after that, typesetting begins on it.

Before I talk about Ryu, time for good news. CG, our epic Keaton TL (evidenced by the 5 chapters in the last three days) is ever so graciously participating in aid on our Ishinomori projects. Ryu no Michi will be the focus at first, but you'll be happy to know, we fully intend to resume projects like Kikaider and Robot Keiji when CG can get to them. We might well see our friends at FukumotoKrazy assist with some Ishinomori after Death Pie is done as well.

Now, let's also give a round of applause to our new typesetter Lunar Composition on his first job here, for Ryu no Michi! And talking about Ryu...this is a work Ishinomori is proud of. Not without reason, either. I've heard he considered it possibly hi greatest's a rather huge epic through time and space...honestly, I won't say much on the plot as that would wreck the surprise here.

I'll also mention this features some INCREDIBLE art by Shotaro as well. Anyone who follows our releases knows this guy is the king of scenery and the double page spread. This is one we've wanted to do for a while and thanks to CG, it's possible. Now, for other projects like Kikaider and Keiji? Anyone wants to help typeset or translate, it'll make this go tons faster, so please consider dropping a line.

Expect more Sabu, Death Pie and Kitaro pretty quickly here.

Master Keaton Chapter 17

Anyone getting tired of this one yet?

Here's chapter 17!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Master Keaton chapters 13 and 14

Keaton 13

Keaton 14

Scroll down for more Kekko Kamen as well!

This one was long overdue, I'd say. A new chapter of Keaton Remaster is coming soon as well. Enjoy and please remember to contact us as more help would be appreciated!

Kekko Kamen, chapters 9 and 10!

And so ends the first volume of Kekko Kamen (Volume 1 will follow later). This ends with a coincidental reference/homage chapter to Gegege No Kitaro, of all things here. The manga remains as hilarious as nonsensical as ever here.

Katatonia graciously translated a bit here and plans to continue it when he has time, though it's not the highest priority. Dynamic Pro Scanlations was also kind enough to help with this chapter, though for future ones, we'd very much appreciate aid with typesetting for this series!

Enjoy the long awaited return, and anticipate the end of Mars soon!

Date Masamune chapter 24

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sabu and Ichi, chapter 12

Enjoy this monster, 102 page chapter of Sabu and Ichi's latest adventure, with a thank as always to SystematicChaos's translation!

For right now, if anyone wishes to help with typesetting to make Jack volume 2 go faster, it'd be much appreciated, as well as aid with anything else!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sabu and Ichi, Volume 3, chapter 1

And so we kick off a new volume. Scroll down for some more Black Lion!

Black Lion, part 2

Right on the heels of part 1 of the Black Lion, we have Black Lion, Part 2 for you here, with the plot thickening. Shishimaru's hunt or the immortal Jinnai Douma turns sour as Jinnai's power and ruthlessness surpass anything they've imagined. While there's an enormous difference in Nagai's art style here and, say, Utamaro or Devilman Lady,  his penchant for gore seems to have been a rather consistent thing throughout his career.

 New chapters of Mars in the works, and Spiderman's being finished as well...after which we'll see more Violence Jack, at long last, with perhaps a little...something special related to that for your patience.

In the meanwhile, we'd definitely appreciate the aid of more translators and editors, so consider giving a call!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

DeathPie, Chapter 6

Hello everyone, my name is kazuhiko or just kazu for short you might have seen my name on alot of releases in the past as there typesetter but now I seem to have hit the big leagues as now I am now one of  happy scans new admins. I hope now that I have achieved this honor I can make this blog a bit more lively as I am quite a talkitive fellow and help get this site updated in the near future. Well enough out of me heres Death pie chapter 6 and it seems to be an exciting one at that  as we enter the series final arc hopefully we can get the next one to you all sooner for those who follow this manga.

Also were still looking for Translators, Cleaners and Typesetters who are dedicated to brining classic manga to the english speaking world.

One last thing be sure to check out our buddys at mahjongkrazy as our translator for this project Sonickrazy as he always writes a well done analysis of each death pie chapter that I feel has gone unnoitced.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Black Lion, Part 1

Black Lion, part 1

Well, here's one of the surprises! Thanks to OtherSideofSky, one of Go Nagai's earliest manga will now be available in English! One that Mr Nagai seems to think might well have inspired Star Wars and the Terminator...well, it combines ninjas, sci fi and history into a rather interesting package, we have to say that. Some might remember the ultraviolent OVA and even better, its hilarious dub. Either way, we're glad to present this one here, and a note on other projects.

Kamen Rider Black V2's translation is in the QC phase now
Violence Jack volume 2 is being typeset now
Alabaster's second chapter is complete and Hox is working on the rest of the volume. If he doesn't finish it in the next week, it'll be done after he returns in October.

Meanwhile, Mars is entering its final phase, and Giant Robo's translation is finished, so you can expect those soon. Now, very important would be that we have more typesetters to help with several upcoming projects if necessary, so if any editors are interested, we could badly use that help. More translators are always welcome aboard as well.

Overall, though, enjoy Black's a true epic!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sabu and Ichi Volume 2 complete

And here we are! The end of this volume! Enjoy the exemplary stories involved, and stay tuned for more...real life things are slowing a few other series up, but nothing is forgotten, I assure you. We're committed to bringing everything. If anyone would like to help out as a translator, cleaner or typesetter, it'd be much appreciated, too.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Super Robot Retsuden, chapter 10 and full volume (END)

And here we it ends.

Chapter 10

Super Robot Retsuden Complete

Alright, more's in the works now! If anyone wishes to help as a translator or editor, help would be very appreciated

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sabu and Ichi chapter 7

Let's just say...Shotaro goes to very...odd places this chapter. S&M anyone? Ichi gets his pervert on?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Grendizer, chapter four (joint with DynamicPro and Hokuto No Gun)

Far too long, but this's a nice big chapter...and it closes out a major chapter in Mazingerhistory with the Mycenean Empire vs. the Vegans!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Takeru Volume 1

Takeru volume 1

A little something special by Buichi Terasawa! his full color, crazy action series

Thanks to Hokuto no Gun and to Dynamic Pro Scanlations as ever for this volume! The other will hopefully follow before too long, too! Enjoy this utterly crazy manga while we wait for the next Cobra to be complete! Takeru Ichimonji has awesome adventures here in pure Terasawa style!

If anyone wants to help out with Cobra or Violence Jack, we'd love aid with the editing!

Super Root Retsuden, chapter 8

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Moto Hagio's R is for Rocket complete.

R Is For Rocket complete

With great thanks to our man Hox for his amazing work translating this manga.

Some of you surely know of Moto Hagio, one of the Year 24 Group. She's one of the most famous Shojo writers, and an absolute pioneer. Stories like her Heart of Thomas, and A Drunken Dream have been translated and are quite available around the place, so please be sure to check them out.

Now, part of the reason this is being released, is because of Ray Bradbury, who probably needs no introduction. Ray Bradbury was also a true pioneer and a great artist. Bradbury's works like Fahrenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, the Martian Chronicles and so many others reinforce him as a man who loved stories and respected their power. He could make you laugh, inspire terror, hope or sadness. Ray Bradbury passed away in June, unfortunately. Translating and editing this for English audiences is just the least we can do to pay tribute to him.

Do yourself a this manga. And go out and get some other stories by Ray Bradbury. There Will Come Soft Rains, The Small Assassin, A Sound of a career spanning decades, he had a lot of them. It's a real honor and privilege to be able to bring this collection to you now. Moto Hagio's art works beautifully for these stories, bringing Bradbury's work to a new audience.
The stories are R is for Rocket, The Screaming Woman, The Fog Horn, Come Into My Cellar, The Lake, Homecoming, Jack In The Box and The Rocket Man

Poignant human stories, alien invasions, tales of loss, and reaching for the stars, as far as we can go.

RIP, Ray. Enjoy, everyone

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tomorrow's Joe, volume 10, part 4

A new Joe! Thanks to Arles for his great work. Right now, it's vital we have help with typesetters. There's one project that's only one volume that badly needs it, so anyone who can, help would be appreciated!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Super Robot Retsuden chapter

Three to go!

Master Keaton, chapters 11-12

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

The end of this little plotline! As always, thanks to CG and to Illuminati! We've made it nicely through Keaton thus far!

Kazuhiko's computer's down for now, but he should be hopefully back shortly. In the meantime though, if anyone wants to help editing, much appreciated right now!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

sabu and Ichi, chapter 5 and volume 1
Chapter 5

And Volume 1

One of the releases I think I'm proudest of. this is an amazing manga.

and remember, still looking for editors and translators.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Blade of the Immortal, Volume 29

HERE WE ARE! Home stretch of this series! Thanks to Offtopia for their typesetting and to Other Side of Sky for his translating! Enjoy the amazing battle!

Volume 29

Please scroll down to check our more Mars, and the start of Alabaster, and remember we're on the lookout for typesetters, translators and cleaners, especially for editing help with Violence Jack.

Alabaster, chapter 1

My, this was a long time in the coming, wasn't it? Well, here is chapter 1 as a taste. The next release will be the full volume, when Hox is finished with it. Tezuka's darkest, most controversial work right here.

"James Block is a former sports star whose criminal endeavors landed him in jail. In prison he meets "Dr. F", a strange old man who tells James about a beam that can turn living things invisible.

After escaping from prison, James finds and uses the laser on himself. But, because the beam has not been perfected yet, it only rendered his skin invisible, leaving his insides visible to the outside. Angered at his disfigurement, James takes the name "Alabaster" and begins eliminating the hypocrites and the boastful. He is joined by Ami Ozawa, the granddaughter of "Doctor F", who was rendered invisible after the doctor used his pregnant daughter as an "F Beam" test subject.

On their trail is Rock, a vicious FBI agent.."
That's right, people. Tremble and despair. Rock, star of Vampires, is BACK! Will he have a villain song this time? Time will tell!

Mars Volume 5, chapter 1

Home stretch!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Vita Arcana volume 1

Vita Arcana chapter 1, a new historical manga translated by OtherSideOfSky, and with a joint with Offtopia! This manga takes place during the Pax Romana, after the death of Emperor Caracalla. It's quite an awesome story, with some fantastic art.

"It's 217 AD, several decades after the end of the "Pax Romana," and the Roman Empire is still the most powerful empire in the world. However, between corruption in the government, increasing attacks from savage hordes, and continuing resource-draining foreign campaigns, the power of Rome is on the decline. With the recent assassination of the emperor Caracalla, many things are about to change..."

We're just waiting for Offtopia to finish Blade of the Immortal volume 29, so enjoy this while you wait!

And remember, still on the lookout for editors, typesetters and translators!

Friday, June 29, 2012

A note on something you might have seen

Every so often, something pretty awesome happens...

Digital Manga Publishing has met their funding to publish Unico in full color, and Atomcat, both Tezuka we see that their new stretch goal is Tezuka's Triton of the Sea, an amazing, unbelievably good classic. All they need now is 10,300 dollars to make this possible. It might seem like a lot, but just think if thousands donated just a little each. This is a great, great goal and it's a chance to encourage the publishing of classic manga. Soplease consider giving a little to such a great project

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Robot Keiji Chapter 1

Robot Keiji chapter 1

thanks to UK Wisdom Anon of /M/Subs we're able to bring another Shotaro Ishinomori classic here. Robot Detective Keiji, of the titular crime fighting/solving robot, K. Exploring themes Asimov himself would later on, such as the ethics of robots, and what makes a human being, this is really an awesome manga. Enjoy!

Blade of the Immortal's coming, guys. Cleaning and translation are done.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

VInland Saga, Ashita no Joe, Mugen Utamaro!

We suddenly have a glut of manga tonight!

Vinland Saga 83

Tomorrow's Joe Volume 9 chapter 6

Joe Volume 9 complete

Mugen Utamaro

I think I'll let Hox do all the great dialogue tonight here but we have a LOT of good manga tonight. So, the usual reminder we're looking for any aid with typesetters, translators and cleaners! Stay tuned for more!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Kamen Rider Black Volume 1 (Joint With Midnight Crew)

Kamen Rider Black Volume 1

Thanks to their translator, to Mein Square and to Kazuhiko's great typesetting, we're pleased to present another amazing Shotaro Ishinomori work...has it really been that long since we finished the original?  Thanks to The Midnight Crew we can bring this one out. Hopefully this one will go more smoothly than Kikaider has. MC will have their TL in charge of the project there, and we all had a great time working on it. Enjoy, and please consider dropping a line for translators, cleaners or typesetters!

Super Robot Retsuden 4

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mars, end of Volume 4

Chapter 5 of volume 4

Volume 4 complete

Home stretch of Mars now...the shocking conclusion is coming. For now, enjoy Mars's continued struggles!

Death Pie, Chapter 1....hardcore Mahjong action

With out friends MahjongKrazy, we're happy giving you chapter of Death Pie by Kazuhiko Shimamoto...we're large fans of Shimamoto here, and he was the student of the man known as the King of Manga, Shotaro Ishinomori. It's possibly the most badass and hardcore mahjong manga there is....featuring guns, Yakuza, hotblooded action...and that's just chapter 1!

For those who need to know about Mahjong, here's a good guide as well:

Remembr, we're looking for anyone to help with editing or translating as well!

Happy Chapter 151

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Master Keaton,Chapter 9

And an Urasawa double whammy today! The start of volume 2 at last...with gratuitous amounts of German in there. Thanks to CG for his hard work, and to our buddies at Illuminati. At the same time, please consider helping out with typesetting, translating and cleaning!

Happy, Chapter 150

Friday, June 8, 2012

Date Masamune Chapter 10

More intrigue!

Remember, still on the lookout for editors and translators! An editor would help Kamen Rider Black now.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sabu and Ichi's Detective Stories, chapter 1

And here we are...something we've had cooking for a bit now. The first chapter of Shotaro Ishinomori's epic and episodic story about Sabu, a young Bakufu inspector, and his partner, blind masseur (and swordsman), Ichi...they fight crime! Literally. Ishinomori's award winning classic is a series of cinematic stories on these two solving mysteries, having adventures and defeating villains, while being educational on Edo during the Shogunate. We hope you enjoy this great manga. Thanks be to Kazuhiko for his typesetting and to Chaos for his translations.

And remember, we're looking for translators and editors! And anime timers as well.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Super Robot Retsuden Chapter 2

Release number 200!

We have the second chapter of the grand mech epic, Super Robot Retsuden

Goes without saying we plan to bring in many more releases. I want to confirm Blade of the Immortal Volume 29 is out and being worked on, too, so for other things, any more editors or translators, or timers would be great.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Date Masamune Chapter 9

More history! More intrigue!
Please consider giving a line for translation or editing...we're on the crux of release 200, at that. A translator for Azumi's essential to move that project along.
Also, in further news, Our friends at Hokuto no Gun are in need of timers to helpwith some anime, so consider giving them a buzz as well.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Super Robot Wars Retsuden Chapter 1!

A brand new Nagai project here! A short one, and a crossover of Grendizer, Mazinger, Koutetsu Jeeg and Getter Robo for maximum awesomeness, just like the games. As usual, we owe a lot to Hokuto No Gun and Dynamic Pro. Please consider donating to Dynamic Pro to ease the burden from the raws and translation fees as well,and we're still interested in help from new editors and translators. We've got other Nagai projects, Kazuo Umezu, Shotaro Ishinomori, Osamu Tezuka, the ninja manga Azumi...all the classics. Any help will make things go a LOT quicker,too!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Iron Virgin Jun Volume 1 COMPLETE

Well, decided to have a little fun with this one. Another Nagai old school, this time about the Iron Virgin, Jun Asuka (relation to Ryo intended). This one is just a flat out comedy with a little action and Nagai's complete lack of anything sacred.

Once again, if anyone wants to help out as a cleaner or typesetter, it'd be very appreciated. A few special projects are in the works as we speak, but we may need new translators for Kekko Kamen, Midnight, Kikaider and Way of Ry, with manga by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Shotaro Ishinomori, Go Nagai and Osamu Tezuka planned, so if you want to help scan any classic manga, please drop a line.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

GeGeGe No Kitaro,Chapter 3!

And here we are...far longer chapter than last time. Please enjoy and remember we're still asking people for cleaning, typesetting and translating!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Master Keaton Remastered, chapter 1 (Joint with /a/non scans and Illuminati)

Well, this actually happened. As we await more of the main series, /a/non was gracious enough to translate this. Keaton Remastered is set twenty years after the original with all new stories in the life of Master Keaton. Illuminati, namely GGPX and Icedman were good enough to lend a hand as well. Please everyone enjoy this great new series!

Sidenote: The release schedule is a mite irregular for this one. we should get chapter 2 this month,but chapter 3 won't be released till August. Makes sense when you consider Urasawa's schedule. And of workload, we're still interested in help for any cleaners, typesetters or translators for help

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tiger Mask, Chapter 5

And it's BACK! All thanks to Wild, Katatonia, and Chaos for their hard work! Forgive the lengthy absence here. Any more aid with cleaning/typesetting/translating is always appreciated. Enjoy the return of Tiger Mask, and some hardcore wrestling action.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Grendizer Chapter 3

Grendizer chapter 3

The plot thickens...time to see what happened in Duke's past...

Happy Chapter 148 long last...

Happy 148

The loss of Nethandle is a blow to the entire community. Without him, StealthMomo also doesn't plan to continue on Happy,so Stargood has generously stepped up to translate If Nethandle or Momo ever want to return, they'll assuredly be welcome.

In the meantime,though, enjoy the return. I can't promise it'll go as fast as it did before, but this one is our flagship. If anyone wants to join in and help translate, clean or typeset, then please join send us a line. We've got all our current series, and plenty of new ones we want to do, and perhaps some special news regarding Keaton before long (CG will be back to it as soon as real life permits).. In the meantime,stay tuned, and enjoy!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Gegege No Kitaro, chapter 2

It's a short one, but we're back with this one at last! Still on the lookout for typesetters, cleaners and translators!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Space Adventure Cobra Volume 1

Enter, Buichi Terasawa's greatest work, Space Adventure Cobra and his Psychogun! Katatonia's masterful TL, with Offtopia's editing, and you have this special release...volume 2 hopefully won't take too long, and this series is probably Katatonia's personal favorite. I hope everyone enjoys!

Also, someone supplied us the missing page of Queen Emeraldus, so here's a new version:

And as usual, any aid for typesetting/cleaning/translating would be appreciated. Still waiting for word on Happy, Midnight and Ishinomori. Our Keaton TL just needs to finish a paper and we'll see more of that. Jack volume 2 is in the works now

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Date Masamune, chapter 1 (With Hokuto no Gun)

Another Yokoyama manga, this time one of his seminal histories, and it's a personal favorite figure of the era: Date Masamune (Not as awesome as he was in Sengoku Basara, admittedly). Yokoyama has a plain and matter of fact style for history without really trying to dramatize it. It's quite fascinating, really.

Now, this won't affect any other projects, due to people involved. We're waiting for Stealth Momo to do Happy again when he's a bit freer, and Tiger Mask and Gegege No Kitaro aren't far off again. Chaos is doing this one for love of the history and he should have some more stuff ready soon from checking, like Grendizer and Shutendoji. Mutant Sabu and Ryuuga should hopefully be back soon for more Midnight and Ishinomori works.

Still, with Net too busy now, I beseech anyone who can to join up for helping with cleaning and typesetting. It'd make things easier on Kazuhiko especially who has to shoulder a lot.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Group Members

Current Members:
Nethandle - Editor
Wright - Editor
Kai Boh - Translator
Sarutobi - Translator
Mutant Sabu - Translator
Kazuhiko - Editor
SonicKrazy - Translator
Stargood: Editor

Past Members:
Stealth Momo - Translator
twopioneers - Translator

Other groups/people we work with/have worked with:
Village Idiot
Hokuto no Gun
Dynamic Pro Scanlations/OtherSideofSky

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Master Keaton, Chapters 5-8, end of volume 1 (Joint with Illuminati-Manga)

There's a reason this took so long. CG , our new TL, is busy with some things, but we're proud to announce the help of Illuminati Manga on this project. Thanks to GGPX, we have brand new scans of Master Keaton, and they're so much better than the old, it isn't funny. As a result, we've gone back and redone chapters 5 and 6 with them, in addition to 7 and 8.

Chapter 5

chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Violence Jack, Volume 1 Complete

Violence Jack Volume 1!

Retranslated by our good friend to Katatonia. Now, we have to thank Project Bite Me For getting this project started initially. Dynamic Pro Scanlations worked like hell to do this whole volume, and Katatonia of HnG will hopefully have V2 ready for us soon along with his other projects. I'll just take this chance to say if you've been enjoying our works, please consider making a small donation to Dynamic Pro to cover the costs incurred on the raws for series as Super Robot Wars Retsuden, Mao Dante's remake and Shin Mazinger Zero.

Gantz Waiting Room/Offtopia will be releasing their version shortly as well.

Now, everyone enjoy Violence's gonna be a wild ride.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tomorrow's Joe Volume 8 Chapter 7 and Volume 8 complete

Thanks be to Hox!

Chapter 7, volume 8

Volume 8

Enjoy the final battle between Joe and Rikishi and the shocking finale. After this, Hox needs a little break, then he'll do the next Sangokushi and Gambling Emperor Zero if it's scanned and after that? Time for some alabaster

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mars volume 3 chapter 3


Well, everyone enjoy...sorry this month has been so stalled thus far...we've got more coming.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Midnight, chapter 1

Tezuka's classic about a rogue taxi driver! A kind translator offered to do this one for us, and how could we refuse? Many thanks to Kazuhiko for his hard work here. Like I was saying with the other post...Tiger Mask is on hold a bit, but we should hopefully have more Ishinomori before long. It depends when Sarutobi and Mutant Sabu are back.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mars volume 3 chapter 2

Sorry this Mars is all we've had for a few weeks. Perfect storm of some things...but rest assured, a lot else is in the works.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Spider-Man Volume 1 and Queen Emeraldus Volume 1

Told you we'd have some Leiji Matsumoto. This time it's Queen Emeraldus, Matsumoto's space pirate heroine on her solo adventures, with more to come before long. SystematicChaos and Katatonia deserve every applause for their exemplary translations and dedication. Gegege no Kitaro and Tiger Mask will resume as soon as Katatonia and Chaos can get to them again, and dare I say that Happy itself may be starting back up shortly. Unfortunately, our Keaton TL had to withdraw, so if anyone wants to keep this series going, please let us know. We'd love to continue Keaton at any time.

So visit Gantz Waiting Room and And Hokuto no Gun for the best manga there is. DynamicPro and I will have more good stuff coming soon. Shutendoji shouldn't take much longer. Violence Jack's still in progress and Other Side of Sky has a special project for everyone



Monday, February 20, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Devilman Lady Volume 17 - END:'s done! Go Nagai's epic, 17 volume series is finally complete! Quicker than I ever expected, I don't mind telling you. What's left now? Shin Violence JAck, Devilman Lady's sequel! As well as Nagai's Mao Dante remake, Space Adventure Cobra, Dynamic Heroes, Super Dynamic Robot Wars, Shin Mazinger Zero...some of these you might notice have no raws, so we've bought them. Now, translation and volume fees have cost a lot, so I would ask politely, if you appreciate our scans to go to DynamicPro's and donate a bit. Hundreds of people read our releases, so if everyone just donates 1-5 dollars apiece, we'll make everything back and raise money for even more great projects.

Shutendoji, Grendizer, Mars, Jack...all that will continue as well! Stay tuned!

And some more Ishinomori before too long! And in talks for more! Anyone who wants to help us out, give us a ring.

Happy and Keaton are a bit stalled with Net's internet down, but we plan to get back to that. Thanks so much for reading, everyone. And thanks to OtherSide and Dynamic Pro for being the best partners imaginable.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Kamen Rider: COMPLETE (Joint with Offtopia)



Alright, guys, I feel I owe a bit of an explanation on these. Kamen Rider's translation was finished ages ago, but the cleaning took us an enormous length of time to several factors: Morten from Offtopia was handling it and he was swamped with many other projects, as well the sheer difficulty of cleaning Kamen Rider, which has an enormous amount of double page spreads. Adding to the difficulty was Net's new job, which left him no time to work on Kamen Rider, so it lingered in limbo until Morten could finish it up.

anyways, we've had this one proofed a bit more thoroughly to make it the best we can. English isn't Sarutobi's first language, so we apologize for any issues there. We plan to have some good proofreaders for what happens in the future. Kikaider is not forgotten about. Mutant sabu has assured me he'll finish it, but he's very busy with other projects at the moment, so I can't say for certain when it will be. However, we are planning a damn good few other Ishinomori works. Sarutobi and Mutant Sabu are not giving up here, and I'm asking around for some other help. In fact, be patient, and Hokuto no Gun is going to join with us for a very special treat for Ishinomori lovers before long. And if all pans out, Katatonia and I will have a very special one in the more distant future.

Rest assured, no projects are forgotten. Happy and Keaton may take longer with Nethandle's internet being a prick and we can use more editors to get things down. Gegege and Tiger Mask are likewise still in our thoughts and have not, nor will they be dropped if I and Katatonia can help it.

Enjoy the conclusion of Shotaro Ishinomori's Kamen Rider and take a good look at Offtopia for more great projects!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Violence Jack chapter 20

This is the end of volume 1. We'll go back and release the first volume before too long hopefully with Offtopia and DynamicPro's help. We'll move on to volume 2 as soon as Katatonia gets his internet back.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Master Keaton 6

Violence Jack chapter 18

Have fun, all. Still on the lookout for help. We're also planning a host of more Ishinomori manga so anyone interesting in translation for those or anything else is encouraged to apply. We're waiting for the translator for Kikaider to return.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Spider-Man 1

Okay, Chaos already pulled the true believers joke, so I can't make one here, but enjoy the manga appearance of the old web head.

Enjoy, guys! And we're still on the lookout for editors, cleaners, translators, you name it.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tomorrow's Joe Volume 8 Chapter 3

Thanks as ever to Hox. Still on the lookout for editors here

Master Keaton 5

Looks like I'm not dead quite yet, just participating in a very reduced capacity.  Basically, all I'm working on for the time being is Happy (if we can get it up and running again), BOTI (when the new volume comes out), and our new project Master Keaton.  Thanks to Sonickrazy over at FKMTkrazy for translating it.  Been looking forward to reading this for a long time, hope everyone enjoys it.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Violence Jack chapter 17

Okay, guys, some bad news with this...Unfortunately, Net is on hiatus now. Indefinite hiatus. He may be back, he may not. This leaves us in a bit of a flux, though as it's me and Kazuhiko now. We have new projects coming like Alabaster, Master Keaton, Spider Man, Queen Emeraldas as well as old like Happy. Kikaider, Kamen Rider, Kekko Kamen and more. So if anyone can help us in any capacity, that'd be much appreciated.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Devilman Lady Volume 14

We are at the finish line almost! three volumes and we're done!

Here's Volume 14

Kamen Rider is waiting on Net's typesetting now. Everyone pray very hard and perhaps he'll return in between his new job and all.

Nextly, we'd love some typesetters and cleaners to help along with projects upcoming, and translators are always welcome. Shoot us a line if you're interested

Monday, January 9, 2012

Yawara Chapter 68

Just waiting for Net's schedule to clear up, and we've got plenty more coming. More Mars and Shutendoji when Chaos checks it, some Leiji when the typesetters are done, more Ishinomori on the way...Happy might be a bit stalled's all.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Yawara Chapter 67

Thank our new typesetter Stargood for this. We have more projects as ever, so if anyone is interested, we're always on the look out for new translators, typesetters and cleaners. We're hoping to make 2012 one of the best years for scanlating that classic manga have seen.

Please enjoy!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tomorrow's Joe Volume 8 Chapter 1

Ashita no Joe!

I want to really say thanks to Hox for all his hard work at translation, as well as letting us work on this classic with him. Same writer as Tiger Mask, one of the most classic of boxing manga with one of the most well known endings (that I won't spoil anyways). We're proud to kick the new year off with a bang and with more coming ahead.

Mars volume 2 Chapter 3

You know the drill!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012