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

29 comments:

  1. I'll be the first to congratulate you on your 500th post and for completing this long and awesome manga; I might just read it sometime now that it's complete! Here's to good projects behind us and to even better projects ahead!

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  2. Wow 500th, Congratz!! Man, what a long journey! I do read BotI since 2003...10 years :D Well, thank you for this amazing project! Now I'm looking forward to Shin Mazinger Zero :D

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  3. Thank you very much for your hard work and I wish you (selfishly) much free time and strength for new projects. Thx for BotI.

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  4. It's been an honor to read your work. Thank you very much for completing this manga!

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  5. Thank you very much for completing this wonderful series, I'm happy to read!!

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  6. HO_ooo....

    Congrats! HappyScans - the best scans!

    Nagai for the win!

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  7. I can't thank you enough for this – the books are so far behind in the UK and only come out every 6 months, I would be waiting years more before reading the end. And what an ending it is too. Once you clock the story behind the missing finger. Daaamn. Deep ending.

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  8. Congrats and Thanks guys!
    You worked very hard, good luck with your other projects.

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  9. Thank you kindly for your work.

    I may have not been reading this manga for almost 20 years but a huge part of my life nonetheless. It was part of my life and now its over, but I'm not sad, even the tale of an immortal has to end at some time.

    Looking forward to the next works of Samura.

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  10. BANAZI HAPPYSCANS
    THANK YOU FOR THIS AMAZING MANGA AND CANNOT WAIT FOR MORE!!

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  11. Can't thank you enough for this. Blade of the Immortal is one of the best mangas I've ever read so I'm very glad to have seen it through the end. Very nice epilogue too.

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  12. Nice to have finally finished this series. Any chance you might pick up Halcyon Lunch at some point?

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  13. This is where I thank all of yahs for translating the remainder of this truly awesome series.

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  14. Any chances to bring Ryu no Michi back?

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  15. Thank you so much for this - I've been reading (and buying!) BotI for nearly 20 years.. feels almost surreal to be at the end now.

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  16. Many thanks for scanlating this... it indeed feels weird to see it end. I hope Samura's next projects are as good or better than this.

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  17. Thank you, most esteemed staff of HappyScans for bringing us this amazing manga cleaned and translated to its glorious end.

    Thank you, Samura Hiroaki, for your modern masterpiece.

    And now? Now we reread Blade of the Immortal from the start and wait for Harukaze no Snegurochka.

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  18. Many Thanks, I am extremely grateful for you guys putting so much work on this.

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  19. Wow...it's really over.
    Thanks for finishing up this crazy series

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  20. Are you guys going to do Beageruta? Or is any group for that matter?

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    1. We'd be more than HAPPY to work on it, but unless we find a translator for it-- which I don't believe we have, unfortunately-- our more than capable hands are pretty much tied, atm.

      Help us locate someone or some group who might be interested in TLing it, then we'll talk business (or joint, if need be). :)

      And while you're at it, feel free to ask around for 'Harukaze no Snegurochka' as well.

      http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=96899

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  21. Congratulations to everybody on 500+ releases, and thanks for letting me be a part of it. You guys are doing a great job bringing these classic stories to the English-speaking public. Here's to (at least) another 500!

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  22. How can this be the second longest manga in english at only 30 volumes. Theres a buttload of shounens with more not to mention Lonewolf and Cub thats over 30 volumes even though they are each something like twice the amount of pages per volume.

    But other than that, congrats on the milestone :)

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    1. Not what I meant. BOTI has been in print in English longer than any other manga save for AMG

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  23. Thank youuuuuuuuuu! >:D<

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  24. Thanks dudes, you rocks!

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  25. So, it comes to an end... And if it weren't for you, we would never have seen it. Thank you a lot for working on this manga, and to many more releases!

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  26. It was a long ride... but it came to an end.
    I read this manga since 2003 and it's my favorite one.
    It's sad to know that there won't be any chapters from now on.
    Feels like someone really important has left for good, and you won't be able to reach that person ever again.

    Thanks for the last volumes.
    It was very important to me and to everybody who waited so long for this.

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  27. Finally now have cathed up, definitively this manga ended for me with Shira's dead, it is just not the same... it feels empty without him, he was so great a villain! with flaws and strengths didn't feel betrayed by him even once, at worst was when he teamed with the kid... and we know how that ended, but what an end. those must become the most badass dogs ever!

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