Archive for October, 2009

New: Neko de Gomen! v02 ch08

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Neko de Gomen! v02 ch08

Ghost Buster parody chapter. Weirdly enough, I only have extremely vague memories of the Ghost Buster movie (haven’t seen it since I was very young). I wonder if it has aged well. Speaking of the “Neko de Gomen!” chapters being based off movies from the 80s-90s, I still haven’t figured out what movie chapter nine, “Youkai Festival” (妖怪フェスティバル), is named after. I don’t think it’s based off the Youkai triology since those were from the late sixties…

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@KamenWriter: I see, thanks for the update.

@nubcakes: Koi Neko has some harem characteristics, particularly the catfights between Miyabi and Nao. Although, Mashima Etsuya actually did a literal harem manga called Hiyomama. Basically, it’s about a high school kid called Masato who lives alone (his father travels abroad and his mother is dead). One day, Masato is approached by some young foreign girl called Maria who looks to be a middle school student, and Maria asks Masato if he would talk with her privately. During their private conversation, Masato falls in love with Maria and tells her he loves her. Maria says she’s happy because she was worried that Masato wouldn’t like her, and reveals that she’s his new step-mother (obviously Masato’s father is a lolicon). Masato’s father doesn’t stop there. Later, two more of his wives come to Japan (Hilda, the nazi mom who smuggled a gun through Japanese customs, and Lala, an idiot savant who is a respected genius in academic circles to everyone’s disbelief), though they mistake Maria for their child (Masato sounded like a girl’s name to them). Finally, the mangaka trolls everyone by making it seem like Masato’s father is coming to Japan in the final chapter, but instead wife #4 shows up alone (she’s even younger than Maria). o_o;;

@Calc-Yolatuh: That is a mouthful. Mm, I think the harem aspect in Koi Neko might dissolve later when the other characters are paired up with their own respective love interests (like Miyabi is really in love with someone else).

@Himegami: Are you talking about the Mai-Otome Zwei manga adaption by Chako, or the other one-shots in the Mai-Otome Zwei Comicbook anthology? I have no plans to scanlate the manga adaption by Chako since it is based off the anime-version of Mai-Otome (which I have not seen), and the other stories in the Zwei Comicbook aren’t very interesting (except maybe Chako’s story, but that’s only 8-pages long).

@Anonymous: Thank you for pointing out that error. For some weird reason, the pages were displayed using an encoding that was not ANSI. I saved the .html in Unicode big endian. Refresh the page and let me know if the text is still scrambled. As for your question, I might do the other Mika ni Harassment short stories before Christmas (usually I do finish a bunch of manga I have laying around that time of the year).

New: Koi Neko v03 ch25

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Ch25

Kusakabe Miiko makes her debut.

Current Status:
Neko de Gomen ch08 (Still being proofread…)
Wadatsumi ch04 (24/30 pages complete)
Koi Neko chapter 26 (8/24 complete)

Yeah, the only real progress I made is two more pages for Koi Neko. =P

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@Hiryuu: Though, Freud might throw a fit over the word subconscious. n_n;

@Sandor: I translate nekomimi as nekomimi or cat ears. Usually, it’s the word nekomusume that translates as catgirl. Personally speaking, when I read “catgirls growing out of his head”, the scene from FLCL, where that kid had like an entire alien invasion growing out of his head, came to mind. Another funny mistake I made was when I unintentionally wrote costumer instead of customer in the second chapter of Catling (what’s funny about this is that Kanako/Catlung could be described as someone who makes costumes).

Oh, yeah, this is what BakaRaptor had to say about the genderbending stuff.

@dayrains: Ah, interesting. I wonder if any of Sumino Yuuji’s new works are going to get compiled at some point.

@Calc-Yolatuh: Thanks for confirming the functionality of the site.

New: Koi Neko v03 ch24

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Koi Neko v03 Ch24

I forgot to mention this two updates ago. When I was redrawing the art in the background of page 91 of Koi Neko, I didn’t notice what I hastily wrote in the text fields:
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Pretty much a good indicator of what my subconscious mind is thinking about…

As for what’s coming up next:
Neko de Gomen ch08 (Still being proofread…)
Koi Neko chapter 25 (Still being proofread…)
Wadatsumi ch04 (24/30 pages complete)
Koi Neko chapter 26 (6/24 complete)

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@Zerfines: You’re welcome. I’ll see if I can finish the first volume of Wadatsumi before the end of this year. Weird how I started the editing for Wadatsumi around January.

@Anonymous: Ichinensei ni Nacchattara’s 5th volume is due to be released on the 12th of December.

@Calc-Yolatuh: Actually, I don’t use lolifox. =P

Okitsune-sama de Chu kind of strikes me as trollish for some reason. I pretty much wrote a wall of text warning that it’s fanservice trash without mentioning that the contents aren’t really all that exciting. On other sites, I noticed a lot pent-up sexual frustration in the tone of some of the reviews for it… which makes me want to pick up another troll project like Seijou Kouchakan no Jijou some day (that manga drew in yaoi and yuri fans and then gave them that for an ending).

New: Wadatsumi v01 ch03

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Wadatsumi v01 Ch03

Halfway done with the first volume, yay.

Neko de Gomen ch08 will be online as soon as it clears the proofreading and quality-check stage.
Koi Neko ch24 (12/24 pages complete. Should be online in a day or two.)

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@KamenWriter: Ah, cool, thanks for the update. I’ll see if I can finish the third volume of Koi Neko by then. =)

@lkj: Is your problem limited to just the blog portion of the site or also the .html portions (e.g. the project pages)? I test the site with Firefox and Internet Explorer, so I don’t know what could be causing the problem for Opera. If it’s just the blog portion, I’ll do some research to see what I can do. In any case, thanks for letting me know.

@Anonymous: I also mentioned I’m too cheap to buy a scanner, and too lazy to break apart my own books when I could just let someone else do it. =P

New: Koi Neko v03 ch23

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Koi Neko v03 Ch23

Coincidentally, my copy of the 7th volume of Koi Neko arrived in the mail today. I updated the series page with the appropriate cover. Nao in a maid-uniform get~!

I’ve been experimenting with a different editing-style where I do 4-10 pages before switching to a different series. While I initially thought such a measure would be inefficient, I seem to suffer from less burnout than I normally would from just working on a chapter from a series like Neko de Gomen all the way through.

At the time of this post:
Koi Neko Ch24 (6/24 pages complete)
Neko de Gomen ch08 (36/44 pages complete)
Wadatsumi ch03 (23/29 pages complete)

While I mentioned this in the comments for the last post, Ichinensei ni Nacchattara’s 5th volume is due to be released on the 12th of December, which is a convenient date since a number of other manga I’m interesting in are being released around that date as well.

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@OhZone: Hello OhZone. Unfortunately, I do not have much time to spare for trolling that board. Though, you’re probably the only person who misses my posts. n_n;

@Sandor: I might do the other short stories in the Mika ni Harassment short story collection around this November/December if the scans for Ichinensei’s 5th volume or the rest of Greed Packet’s scans don’t turn up around then. Speaking of Greed Packet, there’s a Nokia Dakimakura for sale (though it might just be for sale during the October 4th Dengeki Festival). Although, as far as the recent Dakimakura craze is concerned, the only one that really interests me would be the Abe-san Dakimakura.

@Calc-Yolatuh: Coincidentally, I actually have the physical books for Marugoto Anju Gakuen. I followed it since the first volume was released. Although, I have mixed feelings about the mangaka, Amatsu Sae. For some reason, his stories tend to degenerate after the first few chapters. Like his new serial, KuraKura Cue, had an interesting premise involving magical girls using the human world as a battle ground in order to determine who will be the next queen of their homeworld. They determine this by eliminating unhappiness, but in reality, all these magical girls do is create more misery, which has led to a negative stigma being attached to magical girls in general. The heroine, Cue, is a parasite-type magical girl like her mother (who is the current reigining queen), which means Cue has to find a host (willing or unwilling, doesn’t matter) to do her bidding. What I find interesting about Cue is that she’s basically one of Amatsu Sae’s nuisance characters (Daisy from Guardian Hearts and Byakusetsu from Marugoto Anju Gakuen) in a lead role—well, Cue was in the lead role until the story changed its focus from Cue to the breasts of Akaneko’s older sister, and how people with big breasts have big hearts. >_<;

New: Koi Neko v03 ch22

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Koi Neko v03 ch22

KamenWriter has offered to scan volumes 4 through 6 of Koi Neko, so I can continue this series past the third volume. Yay~! =)

Also, Charkan (from mangahelpers) notified me that Spiritovod (the person who kindly scanned the first chapter of Greed Packet Unlimited) appeared online, so maybe I’ll be able to continue Greed Packet when Spiritovod finds more time from his busy schedule.

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@Nikkou: Hopefully, your request to stix will come to fruition. Good luck!

I think Charkan is probably going to scan Saikyou Mahou Shoujo Akira at some point. So the likelihood that it gets picked up by someone is moderately high.

New: Kasumi Otoko no Ko by Suihei Kiki

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Kasumi Otoko no Ko

A short story that I wanted to do for a long time. It’s Suihei Kiki’s second story after his debut in 2003 that was compiled among Suihei’s other short stories in a compilation called “Mika ni Harassment” in 2005. This story is a little more tame than Suihei’s future works that tend to be as obscene as possible without actually crossing the line. Though, I wouldn’t label any of Suihei’s stories as fanservice trash since the stories have a small amount of intellectual merit in subtly drawing the reader’s attention to issues such as sexism, classism, and ageism.

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@Nikkou: I tend to not pay attention to the English localisation scene. I do try to check to see if a series is localised in English before I do a chapter for it (the last time I checked for Gestalt was back in 2007 before I did the second chapter). It’s rather liberating that Gestalt did get licensed by Viz Media, since that will let me focus more of my mind on other projects that probably have less of a chance of ever being localised.

As for Mahou Shounen Majoryan, stix’s profile on mangahelpers lists Mahou Shounen Majoryan as one of the series stix translated. Maybe you could ask stix about it:

http://mangahelpers.com/t/stix

Personally, I prefer doing a series from the beginning. Though, speaking of genderbending mahou shoujo manga like Catling. I read a story called “Saikyou Mahou Shoujo Akira” earlier this year. The manga is like a cross between Catling and Ichinensei with an ending even more cynical than “Seijou Kouchakan no Jijou”. Unfortunately, I don’t have the complete RAWs for it.

@Min: Yes, that’s the way it has been since I started Ichinensei ni Nacchattara. Hopefully, the fifth book comes out this December, so we don’t have to wait too long.

@Calc-Yolatuh: Agreed. The most traumatising thing in Seishun no Binta for me was Binta’s teacher. Her sexual appetite knows no bounds (the students describe her vagina as a black hole).

New: Bishoujo Mahou Senshi Catling ch05; God Bless You by Yurikawa; Neko Kissa v01 ch08;

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Bishoujo Mahou Senshi Catling ch05
God Bless You by Yurikawa (Warning: Hentai Scanlation)
Neko Kissa v01 ch08

The reason for this long delay between releases is because the Catling chapter went at a rate of 0-2 pages a day.

Speaking of which, Ian from mangascreener finally replied to my e-mail last night concerning Gestalt by Kouga Yun. It seems Ian might have the scans from his friend, but Ian has to check to be sure. I’m currently having Archer proofread the scripts so they read better. Hopefully this project will be able to return from the grave.

EDIT: Nikkou informed me that Viz Media licensed Gestalt:

http://www.viz.com/products/products.php?series_id=1023

I’m actually surprised that such an old manga was able to get licensed. I guess the popularity of Loveless had something to do with it.

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@Kazeto: I don’t have an approximate date for when I’ll do the fifth volume of Ichinensei ni Nacchattara. The fifth volume is probably going to be released this December or January, and the person who has been scanning it generally takes a few months before uploading them to the internet. So, maybe around April, but don’t take my word for it. It could be much earlier or later. As for why I left terms like Ichinensei, Rokunensei, etc. untranslated. It’s basically a gimmick (my other projects have their own gimmicks) that I’m experimenting with. I don’t leave those words untranslated in any of my other projects.

@matias067 & sdf: Thank you for reporting that error so I could fix it as soon as possible.

@Anonymous: Unfortunately, I don’t have a mirror for the hentai scanlations. However, once savefile comes back up, let me know if any of the links are dead so I can fix them.

@Kell & Pocky-san: It’s literally impossible for someone to beat me to volume 5 since it’s not out yet. The scanlation for ch27 of Ichinensei used the magazine RAWs. The person who wrote the translation script, stix, has expressed disinterest in writing translations for the further chapters. Though, I’m surprised someone hasn’t released magazine scanlations when I was waiting for the RAWs for the second volume.

@dayrains: Oh, wow. I heard about the extramarital sexual affair between Yabuki’s wife and the horse-head guy from Niconico Video, but I never knew the drama went that far. Thanks for the information.