Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Our thanks so far, and...

You guys are amazing. Thus far we've raised 60. 140 left to go.

Also...
http://www.batoto.net/read/_/173489/vinland-saga_v12_ch93_by_hox/1

The new Vinland is here. We can't post the proper download link for a few reasons, but please enjoy.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Donation drive: Help needed, and Shingen Takeda 6

Alright, I usually don't like to do this, but this is an emergency...Kazu's computer is absolutely shot and we need to ask you guys for help. Right now, the cost of getting a new one is 200 dollars, so we need to ask for donations here. I will post every single dollar that comes in, and Kazu has promised me that in return for this help, he will be cranking things out as fast as possible, especially Cobra.

Hundreds of people read our stuff, so if everyone could just spare a few bucks, we'd hit our goal in no time. This is a huge, huge favor, I know, but you will see it rewarded. I can assure you that you're going to see manga like Cobra and Fantasy World Jun quickly afterwards.

Thank you all very much!

Right now, it stands as 0 raised, with 200 needed

And after this heartfelt plea, enjoy Shingen Takeda 6!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Spider-Man by Ikegami with Hokuto No Gun, volumes 2-5 (END)



Alright...it's been a while for this one. Mainly as Morten of GWR stabbed us in the back and never bothered to do his part in this after we translated it. And cleaned it. And bought raws he was going to scan. But never did. Gotta love honest, reliable people, huh?? Still, we make it a policy to get stuff done eventually, so here we are. Done. And dear lord, thanks to the people who stuck with this, especially a1oner who was a damned CHAMPION on this monstrosity.

Really, the idea of a Japanese adaptation of Spider Man has potential. Potential utterly wasted after a few chapters. The delusions of violent grandeur are bad enough, but our hero is an unlikable little prick who rarely solves situations when he has a rather open chance which usually results in someone else paying the price as he babbles futilely about some nonsense. Very few characters are likable, the social messages are heavy handed and some scenes are plain freaking bizarre (masturbation scene comes to mind).

and because it's Spider-Man, instead of fighting the Green Goblin, The Chameleon, the Lizard, Doctor Octopus? We get to see him fight....disgruntled Vietnam veterans and marijuana dealers. Yeah, Marijuana bizarrely becomes the tool of Satan in this manga. And the manga may contain little to no Spider-Man.

Anyways, I'm glad this is over. We really could use editors and cleaners for some series now, and translators as well. Kekko Kamen and Vagabond could use the editing help and we have some series that could use aid with cleaning. Maybe a new one or two that could require more staff and more planned projects in need of a translator.

Also, have a look at this project
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kansaiclub/limited-edition-translation-of-osamu-tezukas-the-c/comments
It's a great new company, aiming to publish Tezuka's The crater, a book of short stories. there are only 2000 copies to sell so please lend support and we can see more great Tezuka works published by these guys. Everyone's gotta start somewhere, so let's all make it happen!

And for Spider Man...

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5

And it's done.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Triple threat time! Shingen Takeda 5, Robot Keiji 6 aaaand...

It's the return of the great General, Shingen Takeda! In Chapter 5! Give our man Chaos a big hand for this great chapter!

And our robot friend is back! It's a new case for our friend Keiji in Robot Keiji Chapter 6
And now...the momeny youv'e been waiting for...


Heck, maybe we should've made this the ransom note for more Urasawa.

Happy 156
Well, it's about time this got more uplifting, wouldn't you say?



As for what we need now...editors and translators!If anyone knows Italian and Spanish, we could definitely use the help as well, as we have some series in those languages, too! Don't be shy, people! We have a need for the help and we'd love to have new friends and crew members

Saturday, May 11, 2013

500th Release Post

And...drumroll please..




This is....



The finale of Blade Of The Immortal
 
Made some revisions and improvements and here's Volume 30 in two parts, new and improved, so make sure you check it out!
Part 1
Part 2


Blade Of the Immortal chapter 206


Long last, it's all over...the series Hiroaki Samura did for the better part of two decades, the series that heped who knows how many people get into manga in general, the second longest running manga in English! (Ah! My Goddess is number 1 if you were wondering)


The war is over, life goes on...and now it remains to be seen what happens to Rin and Manji...and an excellent epilogue as well that gives the story very much the flavor of a continuing adventure.


It might be the last time we see Rin and Manji, but for now...we hope you've enjoyed the journey of the inhabitant of eternity...the blade of the immortal.




A huge thanks to those who made this voume possible:
Other Side of Sky for translating, even the end pages, and the freaking advertisements
Footnote for his incredible work on the double pages and typesetting
SofaKingAC for his proofing work
CrazyAnkan for taking care of all that pesky text.


Our 500th release is the end of a very special manga to me and it feels strange to never look forward to another volume. But all good things must come to an end. For now, look forward to current projects, and maybe even a new one Footnote is helping on...and can't forget Shin Mazinger Zero, which has its first volume from us in the editing works now.

We have other series to look forward to, though, so I beseech any translators or editors, cleaners or typesetters to sign on and give a hand! Work with a great crew and bring in some amazing manga!

Enjoy. It's been an honor