Archive for August, 2010

Greed Packet Unlimited Again

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

My additional copies of Greed Packet Unlimited arrived, and I finished debinding the first volume, which took me almost three hours, with a hair dryer (I’ll probably try an iron next time since the glue behaved more like chalk than a syrupy mess). I’m starting to gain a further appreciation for the amount of time that goes into debinding and scanning books. Well, there’s still the scanning part, so if anyone has any additional suggestions on that, feel free to comment.

In other news, volume four of Greed Packet Unlimited is due to be released on the 27th of November with a drama CD attached to first edition copies. Curious to find out who does the character voices. Would be pretty funny if Yama-chan, the person who does the voice for Disney’s Donald Duck in Japan, does the voice for Casio. n_n;

Also, on the matter of version 2.0 of Greed Packet’s first chapter. I think I’ll wait until after the 4th volume arrives to see if Keisu’s name is romanised. I romanised it as Kes based on the phone she’s named after. The character introduction in Dengeki Maou had her name romanised as Keys. Dengeki Maou romanised Cella’s name differently from the romanisation used in the 3rd volume, which is why I’m hesitant to go with Keys.

As for my stunning lack of progress for my other projects.

Kimama ni Updown ch05: Translated (being cleaned)
Neko de Gomen ch11: Translated (being cleaned)
Neko Kissa ch13: Transcribed/Cleaned
Wadatsumi ch6: 10/38 Edited

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@Geese1: Yes, hopefully KamenWriter finds time to send more scans for Koi Neko.

@Calc-Yolatuh: Are you talking about people like Shuuhou Satou, and his website? While I think the idea is rather nice, I’m still curious how sustainable it’s going to be in comparison to the model used by Yahoo Comics (In Yahoo Comics’ case, I prefer the printed version over a online version that’s laden with DRM and a 80 day reading period).

@dayrains: I have to wait for the scans for Ichinensei’s 6th volume, so it’s in the same boat as Koi Neko for now. =P

New: Koi Neko v04 ch33

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Koi Neko v04 ch33

Unfortunately, this is the last chapter KamenWriter sent scans for. So, my efforts on Koi Neko is going to be on hiatus until KamenWriter finds time to send scans for the following chapters.

As for Greed Packet Unlimited, I purchased a Canon LiDE 700F scanner. Just need to wait until my extra copies of Greed Packet Unlimited arrive.

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@dayrains: Ah, I forgot to mention that. Oh, well. I’ll see if I can mention it next time.

@anonymous: I don’t visit 4chan, so you’re confusing me with someone else.

@Calc-Yolatuh: Yes, I’ve seen “Makyou no Shanana”. I believe I made a post about it on this blog when I read the first volume. Actually, Tamakoshi purposefully made Shanana look like Akira-chan. He did the same thing with another character in his other series called “Que Sera Sera” where the female protagonist, Sora, looks like Anju from Gacha Gacha. Unfortunately, “Makyou no Shanana” ends its serialisation in Comic Bunch on the fourth volume with a cliffhanger. Tamakoshi supposedly plans to continue the story as a doujin for the Summer Comic Market.

Though, one thing I want to add is that Shanana’s companion from the second story arc, Chiiko, is one of the least convincing reverse traps in all of manga. It’s pretty much a running joke that every single character, besides Shanana, is fooled by Chiiko’s unconvincing boy disguise. Ironic that the reason Chiiko disguises herself is because she wants to avoid getting raped, yet she’s almost raped by a male homosexual Nazi in the third volume… -_-;;

@Onipuck: Yes, I’m alive.