Yay for absolute hell redraws. The next two chapters are translated, and mostly light on redraws, so those should be out in… less than the two months this chapter took. Chapter 5 is back to redraw hell though, so who knows about that. I pretty much gave up at some point in the redraws this chapter, and while it should be good enough, let me know if anything needs fixing because I’m not going to bother looking.
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In other news, there’s a oneshot by the author of Yaotsukumo that I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time. It’s always been on my (huge) list of things to do when I get around to it, but it just shot waaay up the list. The reason is… it’s turning into a series in next month’s issue of Young Ace! The author does oneshots all the time in Young King Ours (there’ll be yet another one next month, in fact), but I haven’t been able to do much with those since no one wants to translate stuff without furi. However, as Young Ace does have furi, I will definitely be looking forward to (and potentially picking up, if stuff works out) the new series, Match Girl. There’s also another series in Young Ace, Bungo Stray Dogs, that I’ve wanted to do for a while that looks like it’s actually happening, so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do both. The latter actually has someone willing to translate it and I’ve got all the raws, so I’ll definitely be doing that, but I really, really like Suzuki’s works and especially the Match Girl oneshot… eh, I’ll find a way to make it work out. If anyone’s interested in helping me pick up Match Girl, let me know.
Look at that, not doing
my homework Ajin is already freeing me up to work on other stuff.
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So yeah. I’ve been slowly losing motivation to work on Ajin over the past couple of months, and some recent events have made my motivation pretty much hit zero. I don’t want to insult anyone’s quality standards, but when I have to send a chapter back to be re-proofread three times before it’s even at a level where I would bother QCing it, it makes me start to wonder if it’s worth keeping a joint. Since I don’t have anyone to translate it myself, plus there’s going to be an official English release anyway, I figure it’s just not worth my time to keep working on Ajin when I can do other things instead. I still have access to good! Afternoon raws, so I’ll continue to read the series every month, and I have every intention of buying the official release by Vertical when that comes out (and you should too if you like the series, support the author and all that). The only difference is… I won’t be scanlating it anymore.
Anyway, this is an extra chapter that ran in the magazine two months ago instead of a full chapter. It’s very different from what you’re probably used to, but it’s still good. It’s been fun working on the series, and I hope that Vertical does it justice.
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Aaaaaand made it for the Thursday release with minutes to spare! I really need to get back to working on other things, but I tend to push those all aside when Akame raws are in. Oh well, can’t really complain because this chapter is awesome. As promised, the bookmarks from last chapter are included (although I still can’t clean color very well, so I may repost it later with better quality).
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In other news, it looks like Iron Knight may be cancelled after all, as this week’s chapter heavily implies that the next one will be the last. I’ll typeset chapters as soon as they’re cleaned, but there isn’t really much I can do for cleaning since that’s on MTO. Shirasunamura now has three chapters translated, so I really want to get those out. As usual though, redrawing is absolute hell. No clue when they’ll be ready, but I’ll do my best. I’ll also try and get Yuusen out soon. I really need to finish and/or drop some stuff, because I have got WAY too much to be working on right now…
Looks like Iron Knight survived this cancellation round, so it should last at least through chapter 20 or so. Maybe we’ll have actually caught up by then. This is a joint with MTO and Utopia.
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I’m not sure why I’m working on this when I have two midterms tomorrow. Actually… that’s probably exactly the reason I’m working on this. Glad to be done with this chapter, because holy crap text.
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Some bad news; the Comic Meteor page for Haru no Houtai Shoujo has been changed from “next chapter in February” to “next chapter in March.” At least it’s not taking another three months for them to change it, but I wouldn’t expect a new chapter until the end of March because it’s not on the schedule for the next two weeks. Now, to actually study…
Was going to say that we managed to get this chapter out before we got raws for the next one… but we got those like an hour ago, so whatever. Next chapter shouldn’t take as long to come out, this just got delayed a lot. This is a joint with MTO.
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Raws for Akame Main are in, and it’s about 2/3 cleaned. I’m aiming for a release on or around Thursday to give me time to finish all the redraws. I also bought last month’s issue of Gangan Joker so I could scan the bookmarks it came with, but I managed to forget both them and my scanner at home, so I won’t be able to scan them until Thursday anyway. If the chapter ends up being ready tomorrow or something insanely early like that, I’ll release it then, but otherwise I’ll probably just delay it a little bit for the bookmarks.
Since Shinigami-sama is also in Joker, raws for that are in, too. I’ll work on that after Akame is done. Shirasunamura 2 is translated, and I need to actually work on Yuusen once in a while or I’ll forget it exists, so those should both be soon as well. Iron Knight 7 is all done other than one redraw which is taking much longer than it should be.