Friday, October 2, 2015

Souten Kouro 73 and 74

Ugh, nearly managed to make weekly releases. On the plus side, we have a new editor, so things should go reasonably faster from now on.

Chapter 73 - The Giant Star Rises to the Heavens
Chapter 74 - He Who Marries the Poisonous Snake

In these last two chapters of volume 6, a central character will meet his untimely end, while others will fatefully meet. Will any of them be relevant by the end of the manga? Read on.

Speaking of giant stars who regret nothing...

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Souten Kouro 71 and 72

Yes, more Souten Kouro, and yet we're still not done with volume 6! Nevertheless, the next batch, containing chapters 73 and 74, will finish this volume.

Chapter 71 - The Birth of Diao Chan
Chapter 72 - The Herculean Youth Returns

You will witness the debut of a fictional femme fatale and the return of a character who debuted back when Cao Cao was a kid. Yes, the man who did not know there is only one moon, the bell-dropping giant returns! As a side-note, his debut was in a chapter I scanlated around 5 years and 7 months ago. Yes, I am deeply ashamed of my awful scheduling.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Aventurier ~Shinyaku Arsène Lupin~ chapter 5

Yes, even this project is still alive! In the meantime, some good soul uploaded scans of all published volumes (i.e. the 5 volumes of Aventurier ~Shinyaku Arsène Lupin~ and the current 4 volumes of Kaitou Lupin-den ~Aventurier~). At this point, all that's missing is the omake at the end of the two compilation volumes of the first manga. Since there's a lot of cultural tidbits in it (mostly Lupin giving an introduction to the Belle Epoque), I might translate it. Well, after I actually catch up with the manga proper.

Chapter 5 - The Escape of Arsène Lupin (part 2)

Look forward to the gripping conclusion of Lupin's grand escape from prison!

Also, as a side-note, Valenglay, the president of France in later books, makes a cameo in this chapter, even though this particular novel doesn't mention him at this point. This doesn't mean that I won't take his scene out of context and turn him into a poster-boy for procrastination. Sorry, Valenglay.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Souten Kouro 69 and 70

Two more chapters from volume 6, four left until we finish one sixth of this manga.

Chapter 69 - The Five-Colored Dragon
Chapter 70 - Guo Jia and Xun Yu

Still, a round number is a round number, so let's take a moment to remember the fun times of the previous "five-colored" chapter, "The Five-Colored Rod".

 (credit goes to igneousfatuus for crossing over Cao the buwei and Cao the Gundam)

Monday, August 31, 2015

Souten Kouro 62-68

Yup, it's that time of the century again: another not-even-a-volume of Souten Kouro. Dig in!

Chapter 62
Chapter 63
Chapter 64
Chapter 65
Chapter 66
Chapter 67
Chapter 68

As you may have guessed, I'm looking for a typesetter/redrawer. The raws themselves are gorgeous, all that needs to be done is to replace the Japanese text with the translation, which sometimes involves redrawing backgrounds. Whoever's interested should leave a comment.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Aventurier ~Shinyaku Arsène Lupin~ chapter 4

After more months of guilt tripping over my non-existent schedule, I ended up coming to Germany with a scholarship. While there, I bought most of the missing volumes of Aventurier, namely volumes 3 and 5 of the first manga and volumes 1 to 3 of Kaitou Lupin-den Aventurier, the manga that's been released following the cancellation of the first one. As it stands, all I'm missing is volume 4 of the original release, but that will be coming with my second order from YesAsia. Incidentally, there's been a new 2-volume release called Kaitou Lupin-den Aventurier: Toujouhen, which I've also ordered. It seems it's nothing more than a reissue of the 5 volumes of the first manga, with a few bonuses.

But yeah, now that I actually have the means to fully translate this, I've decided to get back to translating this manga. Here is chapter 4.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Souten Kouro chapter 61

There you have it, the final chapter of volume 5. The irony was that the script had been done for well over a week, but I couldn't find the time to do the editing.

Link here.