New: Ichinensei ni Nacchattara v9 ch57-59; Koi Neko v10 ch79-ch83

Ichinensei ni Nacchattara v9 ch57
Ichinensei ni Nacchattara v9 ch58
Ichinensei ni Nacchattara v9 ch59 (v1.2)

Koi Neko v10 ch79
Koi Neko v10 ch80
Koi Neko v10 ch81
Koi Neko v10 ch82
Koi Neko v10 ch83

I guess I should mention that Miiko is my favourite character from Koi Neko; her story arc in the 6th volume was one of the very few types of things that depresses me enough to make me cry.

Also, important! Important! This is a sample of what I plan to do with pdf files and digital download manga in the future:
Mika_ni_Mikahara_2010_Sample

I would appreciate comments, and suggestions! If you don’t, I’m going to be sad~♦ Is the default height of 2071px too high? Should the default be 1036px, or something else (my scanlations are 1200-1400px)?

Like always, I’m releasing one chapter for each respective series with the following schedule:
1st, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 1st..

Also things that recently arrived:

Click thumbnail for a high-resolution screenshot.

From left to right, top to bottom:
戦闘破壊学園ダンゲロス(4) (Sentou Hakai Gakuen Dangerous)
思春期ビターチェンジ(1) (Shishunki Bitter Change)
問題児たちが異世界から来るそうですよ?乙(3) (Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kurusou desu yo? Zɛd)
まほマほ (3) (Maho MAho)
山田くんと7人の魔女(9) (Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo)

聖痕のクェイサー(17) (Seikon no Qwaser)
VITAセクスアリス(6) (Vita Sexualis)
アイドルプリテンダー(3) (Idol Pretender)
ココロコネクト(5) (Kokoro Connect)
ハイスクールD×D(5) (Highschool D×D)
我が家のお稲荷さま。(11) (Wagaya no Oinari-sama)

アッパーガールズ! (Upper Girls!)
SCHOOLMATE Kiss(2)
ドリームハンター麗夢alternative(2) (Dream Hunter Rem Alternative)
ノットライヴス (4) (Not Lives)
化け猫システム(1) (Bakeneko System)

A lot of these are the final volumes (Maho MAho, Vita Sexualis, Idol Pretender, Kokoro Connect, Wagaya no Oinari-sam, Dream Hunter Rem Alternataive, etc.).

“Wagaya no Oinari-sama” by Matsukaze Suiren finally ends on its 11th volume. Suiren’s shoujo manga artstyle never was fully suited for this series when compared to the incredible illustrations Houden Eizou (Homepage) did for the light novels. But after the first volume, her style did slowly start to grow on me, so I can easily recommend this series for those who haven’t/can’t read the light novels.

“Dream Hunter Rem Alternative” is a comic adaption of a really old OVA series from the 80s. The main character, Rem, is a private detective who lives alone with her cat and dog (Alpha and Beta), and drives around in a Honda City AA (equipped with missiles). Besides her paranormal ability to enter people’s dreams, her special talent is—Boom! Headshot! If it has a head, Rem will blow its brains out with her Colt 44 Magnum (Rem’s Achilles’ heel is a headless samurai). Rem’s background is a mystery, but Hiura R decided to be indiscreet about Rem’s sexual orientation in the manga adaption, which was only subtly hinted at in the OVAs. With that being said, Non’s pet crow, Chrome, is pretty cool; it has a pierced beak.

Speaking of which, there’s some Simulation RPG game being developed for the PS3/Vita that has Rem as a playable character (Homepage). Although I’m slightly surprised—and weirded out—seeing characters from “Di Gi Charat”…

“Bakuneko System” was quite amusing. The protagonist, Mana, suffers from severe social anxiety, and finds out that the family cat, Sasuke, is a nekomata, and that she can talk to cats after Mana’s mother decides to send Mana off to the shrine of an aquaintance, so Mana can commute to her new school wtih Sasuke. The surreal situation, and dealing with strangers leads to Mana being constantly on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Sasuke is beyond words to describe, though she does kind of reminds me of Taruto from “Mahou Shoujo Neko Taruto” (The manga by Kaishaku was incredibly mean-spirited, especially the chapter where Taruto ingests psychedelic drugs, and the arc where Taruto dies).

Actually, this series reminds me about something I picked up back in 2011 called “Koneko Pancake”. It’s been two years, and the second volume hasn’t been released yet. Makes me wonder if the mangaka dropped it like what happened to “Ikinari Neko Kick”, “Pixy Gale”, and other interesting series that I was following.

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@Anonymous:
Ah, Sensualaloi was talking about a digital manga being popular for a specific reason, and you disagreed, and I brought up stuff about people on 4chan being interested in such-and-such for that specific reason, and then I mentioned 2chan who were the same way, which led to me mentioning the 2chan-centric series by Yumemisou. I thought the writing for the first title was the most interesting and clever (i.e. I still remember Futaba calling that one pig-faced jerk “鬼ちゃん”), though I guess you’re more talking about the artstyle or character designs. I don’t know anything about their other stuff, except the one that Sorimura Youji illustrated for them (One of the manga I just ordered in this post was by this artist).

Are you like Haceldama, where you download a lot of things that fill up your hard drive disks (he keeps buying new ones whenever he fills up a drive)? I never really had that kind of problem; I had a crappy internet, and games/anime are really expensive, so the ones I have are few and far between. The last physical eroge I bought was “Aimai Mist” (NSFW), and before that was “Neko Koi” (NSFW) back in 2010 (I liked Kiryuu Hina, though she might be pushing past the limits for your tastes).

@notthatpersonagain!:
Ah, I segregate characters who are unlikable—because the author wants you to dislike them—from characters that have unlikable traits that aren’t treated as flaws from within the story. I don’t mind the former; it makes for good storytelling. The latter makes me want to drop whatever I’m reading like a hot potato.

That’s OK. I also need time to think of a reply to people’s comments. The worst thing is when I misread someone’s comment and then spend a week or so trying to think of a reply that I can’t post. When this happens, I sometimes have to skip over replying to that specific comments unless it’s a question.

@yLeso:
I love the Perry Bible Fellowship comics~!

Unless I’m mistaken, what happened with TVTropes was that the contents of the articles were affecting what kinds of ads were being displayed on the website, which led to the administrator wanting to remove all articles that dealt with certain words. One of the articles called “Token Loli” was changed to “Token Mini-Moe” for that reason. Ignoring personalities, characters that are “Moe” are ones whose physical characteristics exploit supernormal stimulus by exaggerating childish traits (large heads/eyes, stubby limbs, etc.) that elicit paternal instincts, and a lot of the times combining these traits with ones that are hyper-sexualised. A lot of Moe characters could be more aptly described as supernormal, hyper-sexualised children. I wonder how long it’s going to take before they finally realise this and then try and purge Moe from their site…

@SadPHY:
I hope you enjoyed your birthday. Mine was on the 15th of this month. Anyway, I released ch55 of Ichinensei on the 14th, and ch56 of Ichinensei and ch78 of Koi Neko on the 21st. There’s no need to send your birthday moneys to me. Let me know if you meant a different series.

@Anonymous:
I don’t know if this is an extremely small minority, but some scanlators want people to visit Batoto for other reasons, i.e. they’re control freaks. I think one of these types is Manga-Heaven (I hope I got the name right; MangaFox tried to bribe them with ~100 USD a week, and they refused). When I looked up the Batoto/Mangafox situation on 4chan a year or so ago, a lot of users on 4chan were accusing Manga-Heaven of only supporting Batoto and using watermarks because Manga-Heaven wanted money, which one of the staff members denied multiple times. Actually on a related note, when Batoto had a number of Google Adsense accounts banned due to click abuse, Shadowed Fate assumed I had a Google Adsense account, which made me feel quite awkward, since I don’t have any ads on this website, or a donation button…

I have a strong feeling Batoto would have their account terminated if you report them to their advertisers. I doubt one of their advertisers would only force them to remove a specific series, and leave it at that. Worst case scenario would be that the advertisers do a sweep by searching certain words; this is what happened with Google Adsense, which led to sites like Mangaupdates being affected. It’s probably possible to coerce these sites by threatening to report them to their advertisers, which could be dangerous if things escalate.

@Archer:
Good luck on your classes.

I don’t know much about other groups, but Lambchopsil said that quality proofreaders are in short supply. Being a good translator is different from being a good writer, so those who are good at both are rather uncommon.

76 Responses to “New: Ichinensei ni Nacchattara v9 ch57-59; Koi Neko v10 ch79-ch83”

  1. sandor says:

    These things you are always putting up pictures of, all the time, for years, the images of magazines shown side by side in huge arrangements, are you ever going to scanlate any of them? Or am I just supposed to look at the pictures and be jealous?

  2. Leso says:

    The night of the living spam.

  3. Leso says:

    Are you ok?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh god I need myself some ichinensei closure, the wait and suspense is killing me!

  5. Genesis_of_Dystopia says:

    V2 was AMAZOID!

  6. Anonymous says:

    And it ended ;_;
    RIP Ichinensei ;_;

  7. Anonymous says:

    Oh wait I’m stupid that was v2

  8. Finn says:

    In all these years of reading this series I swear Iori better get turned into a adult female in this last chapter… cause then it might start a new series where he tries to become a man again, while dealing with the adult female side of things this time around instead of the little girl stuff.

  9. Taruby says:

    I’m sorry for missing so many updates. I’ve been feeling—and still—feel tired and stressed to the point that I was only able to finish up to the first half of v11 of Koi Neko, and 6/24 pages of its 88th chapter. I’m also teetering on the verge into open animosity ever since I read a post on mangaupdates about either a NA localiser or a Japanese publisher sending them a DMCA (It’s been 2 months and Manick has still done nothing about the J-comi thing).

    Archer has been busy preparing for finals, and hasn’t sent any corrections yet. Though, once he does, I’ll just release the chapters without an update whenever I can will myself to do it. I don’t think I can write anything with my current mood the way it is.

  10. Leso says:

    It’s ok. It’s jut good to hear that l least you were not involved into an accident or a disease. I was worried.
    I hope you can feel better soon and you mood improves.

  11. dayrains says:

    If you aren’t reading (or doing) Boku Girl, you should be. It has Taruby bait written all over it.

  12. Taruby says:


    美月「わたしたちより背が低いのに……しかもこんなにかわいいのにお兄さん……ふふふ……」
    Mitsuki: “Despite being shorter than us….. and so cute, you’re our Onii-san…… Fufufu……”

    Yumemisou decided to hire Mori Airi to do the illustrations. Compared to Ninoko, she’s not particularly good. Almost thought they also changed the scenario writer, since the writing felt weaker—but less offensive—than the previous titles.

    In any case, I recently picked up the Japanese PC version of “Eiyuu Densetsu VI: Sora no Kiseki (FC~the 3rd)” to take my mind off things for the indefinite future. People keep saying this series, and the following two parts (Zero and Ao) for “Eiyuu Densetsu VII” are really good. Though, the two parts for VII are PSP exclusives, with a crappy Chinese PC port for the first part (that was translated back to Japanese), and buggy PSP Vita ports courtesy of Kadokawashoten. I don’t know whether or not to pick up the PSP versions, or to wait until Falcom does a proper PC port themselves, which they might not do from the looks of things.

    With that said, these games have good music:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smikUO4xaI8

    @dayrains:
    I haven’t read that manga before you mentioned it. I looked it up, and only the first chapter was available on Young Jump’s website. I feel like I read a couple things that used this premise already. Though, Akira’s artstyle reminds me of Obata Takeshi’s (the guy who did Death Note and Bakuman).

    Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Not that I really have any intentions of working on any more scanlation projects, since I’m still unable to bring myself to work on Koi Neko right now (especially not a genderbending manga since I have nothing but contempt for the English TG manga communities).

  13. Sensualaoi says:

    Although I’m not perfectly clear on why youre opposed to those communities (at least, not outside of the nebulous word of piracy), today I do not simply read your blog for translations. {In fact, I long ago read ahead with regards to your more interesting (ongoing) work with Koineko and with Ichinensei, whose later half pales in comparison to the former (series.) Koineko just had a synergic way of adding new characters to deepen the complexity of the world while preserving the charm, while additions just felt bloated in Ichinensei-just like this insertion. Koineko is also more enjoyable to reread.}

    I have instead come to enjoy the insightful posts on miscellaneous topics, and on the manga scene which have occassionally tipped me off to new and quirky reads. Therefore, any loss of new translations would only be a small loss when compared to the more valuable information depository and research on this ongoing blog of yours. (No pressure though.)

    Btw I found Boku Girl to be trite, and yet several people have already offered to translate it, and clean it too (on 4chan.) This seems like a wasted effort to me.

  14. Leso says:

    Well, Boku girl is already been translated, at least the first chapter. Is on Batoto.

  15. sandor says:

    So 11-28-2013 was ostensibly the release date of Koi Neko 84 and Ichinensei 60. I notice that the ichinensei tentative date changed from 11-28 to “parallel worlds”. So, only in an alternate universe will you ever release it? What happened. And there are no updates in the last 2 months of 2013 at all. Is this whole place dead now? I know YOU didn’t kick the bucket because you left a comment. Assuming that was you and not someone else calling himself taruby.

  16. Leso says:

    He is fine, just, tired, sad, stressed and somewhat disappointed. Besides, Archer has to end the corrections yet.

  17. Archer says:

    I sent in the corrections last week.

  18. Leso says:

    Cheer up Taruby!
    *Sends a million hugs*

  19. Genesis_of_Dystopia says:

    Call your kitchen the ALIENATION OF BREAKFAST. Maybe that will amuse you.

  20. Leso says:

    Anybody knows if Taruby is ok?

  21. Anon says:

    So, I wish I could say I’ve made a lot of progress with the app but I realized that if I wanted it to be useable on more than just Windows I’d have to do a bit of extra work. On top of that, I started thinking I would rather have my own functions for handling compression and images rather than rely on external apps or libraries. Also, the debate of whether I should use Visual Basic .net or C/C++ became something I’ve spent a bit of time thinking over. In the end, it’s all a trade off of convenience and time over functionality.

    VB.net and relying on external apps and libraries would take the shortest time but would be extremely difficult to port to another OS and would be limited to whatever functionality the external apps and libraries support. On the other hand, doing it all from scratch in C/C++ would take at least 10x as long, if not longer, but would result in an app that I could easily add functionality to and shouldn’t be terribly difficult to port to another OS. The first option would take a time best measured in days to complete while the other would be best measured in months.

    Alternatively, I could probably write a more functional version of the batch file, if you’re in a rush to have something that “simply works” right now, while you wait on me to make something better. The last version of the batch file I posted works but is extremely easy to break. I could probably spend a few hours making it a little more bullet proof, if you want.

    Also, real life has been providing plenty of obstacles for me. I’ll save the details and just say that right now I’m having to deal with a broken wrist and leg. As such, do not feel much like working on anything that involves a lot of typing. So, you can probably add at least a 2 week delay regardless of which type of app you prefer. I did finally get the ability to type with both hands back but it still doesn’t feel terribly great using my left hand.

    It would seem I’m not the only one who disappeared for a while. It’s been a couple months since you said anything. I hope you’re doing better than I am.

  22. Anon says:

    I was bored and decided to fix up the batch file a bit.

    Copying and pasting from this site caused weird errors because ” gets replaced by a version that doesn’t work in batch files and other similar problems. The other problem is the batch file is getting a bit big to just post here. So, I put it on pastebin.

    http://pastebin.com/dw8ZZwYd

  23. sensualaoi says:

    I found a Fictionmania story that I think is well-written enough to share. It is about a college student in Florida whose body is physically turned into a twelve year old Japanese girl and must grow up.
    http://fictionmania.tv/searchdisplay/authordisplay.html?word=1781

  24. taiffon_3e says:

    Please there is just one chapter more to finish ichinensei ni nachattara, onegai!!!