Sunday, July 31, 2016

Baptism Volume 3

So, after the...chilling events of the last volume, Sakura has managed to worm her way into the Tanigawas' lives and has succeeded in driving Kazuyo mad, completing her plan to make Masahiro hers. Picking up right where we left off...well, the best laid plans, etc etc.

And we also learn the backstory...

And a reminder: we need editors now! Especially for Desert Rose!

Here it is: Baptism Volume 3, the penultimate volume!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Yagyu Jubei Dies, Chapter 6

Yagyu Jubei Dies returns with its third volume! Jubei continues his...unusual deathmatch with Ramabutsu. Unfortunately, the forces of the Shinobi Shogunate have arrived with a secret weapon, led by the Shogun's own son Hidetada!

Their target? Yagyu village!

Don't miss it, guys!

And if anyone can assist with editing now for series like Azumi, desert Rose or more Go Nagai, we appreciate it!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Susanoo V6, part 6

Let's check back in on earth! Look how our dear Susa has become such a savior!

And renewing call for editors...we now need a typesetter for Desert Rose and Azumi!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Shut Hell Chapter 74

After their night together, Shut Hell and Veronika have a heart to heart (And damn if Sudoh isn't so freaking adorable this chapter)...having found someone she can genuinely care for and believe in, Veronika is beset by doubts, as the Khan gives his son a mission for the Voice of Jade... on!

Shut Hell Chapter 64: Conviction!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Be-Bop Highschool Chapter 56 And Azumi 130

Goddamn, Kyoko..

And Azumi returns!With volume 18: Because of the Sword, as Azumi's battle is now complete and she meets a very surprising someone...

Here we go!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cat's Eye Chapter 101: Love Montage

After the little misunderstanding last chapter...let's see who Rui's ideal man is!

....hoo boy.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sukeban Deka, Chapter 8 part 3: Return to Hell's Fortress (END)

Saki's worst suspicions are revealed now.  The truth of Remi at Hell's Fortress is unveiled, and now Saki has to escape again. And in the midst of that, she and Cassowary finally test their budding friendship...

Nothing ever goes easy for Saki, does it? Nope, not at all...

Here it is. the end of the Hell's Fortress arc! 

Look forward to more!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Ring ni Kakero Chapter 19 and Volume 2

It's Ryu vs. Kenzaki, Dragon vs. Tiger! The firs major match and Ryuuji attempts to rely on the Rope A Dope strategy...well, how's it gonna end with this fight that both have been striving towards? You'll have to see!

We present the 19th chapter of Ring Ni Kakero

And the full second volume!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Susanoo Volume 6 part 5

It's time for a battle in space! And on earth, things are changing as a new world forms...

A new Susanoo awaits!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Yagyu Jubei Dies chapter 5 and V1

So...our new, rather colorful enemy Ramabutsu enters the fray. Jubei and the Yagyu are under attack in more ways than one...and this is easily the most bizarre enemy with one of the most bizarre gimmicks we've yet seen...

And with chapter 5, we have completed the first volume of this series! I hope you've been enjoying!

Chapter 5: Kenpo and Ninpo

Volume 1

Saturday, July 9, 2016

87 Clockers Chapter 45 and Volume 8

Proud to release this! After all the romantic's it gonna end?

Clockers chapter 45

And, volume 8 complete...

Keep an eye out for volume 9!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Shut Hell Chapter 73

It's time for Volume 12! Oh, yes, SH is back after the breakneck insanity of the last volume...Shut Hell is grieving the events of the battle with the Khan and turns to an expected source for warmth and comfort...

And...though it pains me to say, we are now in the market for a new editor for Shin Mazinger Zero. I would like to get this one moving again as soon as we can, so PLEASE anyone who can handle editing this, or knows someone who does, please let us know.

But that said, here's SH!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Desert Rose Chapter 23

It's time for a new Desert Rose! time for a story arc with the Kowloon Express. CATT are in Hong Kong now...

Enjoy Desert Rose!

Also: And to the very kind soul who donated generously to us recently? Thank you so much.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Cat's Eye chapter 100

Cat's Eye, Chapter 100!, we've hit 100...

Well, the chapter title hints at things to come...Rui's boyfriend? And a thousand heartbroken men cried out in pure anguish..

Here's chapter 100!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Yagyu Jubei Dies Chapter 4

And now, it's time...for the fourth chapter of Yagyu Jubei Dies! After the action-packed third chapter, Jubei is now a target, and attempts to secure and protect his lands.  Though a new challenger approaches...

Enter the Sword Devil!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Yakeppachi no Maria chapter 1 (With Hox)

Let the Hox man say it in his own words:

It was serialized in 1970 when people were discussing if sex-education in schools needed a reform and when delinquent/battle academy-centered shonen stories were very poular. But more importantly, it was also the time when Nagai Go's Harenchi Gakuen was also running and ruffling a ton of feathers. Adults across Japan were seriously debating if these crude, disposable piece of entertainment known as "manga" should really be allowed to depict sex and violence. There was a sizable movement calling for the banishment of books posing "harmful influence" for Japanese youths. Obviously, manga like Harenchi Gakuen were a prime target but even Tezuka's Tetsuwan Atom(!) was labelled harmful by some of these people. It seems ridiculous to us today, but even the kissing scene in Tezuka's Apollo no Uta provoked criticism from the PTA, and some of Tezuka's manga were burned in public book burnings by this social-movement, many of whose members likely thought that all manga were better off eradicated.

In this chaotic time for the manga world under attack when many new artists deliberately sought to break even more taboos to smugly annoy the uptight conservatives, Tezuka, being the father of manga, probably felt trapped between two sides. As an artist, he too, likely wanted to explore new boundaries without being restrained, but as part of the older generation, he probably felt more hesitant about breaking them than the youngsters. Moreover, his Mushi Productions was veering towards bankruptcy and that certainly must have added additional stress. It was this "desperation" that he felt at this time that allowed him to channel that era's zeitgeist and draw "Yakeppachi no Maria," whose main character is literally nicknamed "desperation (Yakeppachi)." In the end, like Alabaster (which I also translated), Tezuka has come to regard this manga as a rubbish work. In my opinion, however, I think it's an enjoyable quirky work, and given its historical context and what it represented to Tezuka's career, deserves to be translated.

Here's chapter 1!

Hydra Chapter 8