Another month and a half, another chapter of Seki-kun. Sadly, there is currently no dedicated translator for this series, meaning that releases will be glacial as I occasionally do a crappy translation when I have time. If anyone can help me out here, that would be much appreciated. I’ve got all the raws up to the latest chapter (Volume 6 came out yesterday), so there’s quite a bit of material to get out there.
Also, in case you haven’t noticed, I scanned the Akame swimsuit poster that came with this month’s issue of Joker.
Just got my copy of Joker today, scanned in the poster if anyone wants it.
I’d like to get the Esdeath poster that comes with tomorrow’s issue of Big Gangan, but I didn’t order it yet because of timing issues and there not being anything other than the poster I care about in the magazine. Still haven’t decided if it’s worth the money or not, but here’s a preview of it.
Only two chapters left to this series. I really wish it’d gone on longer, but it’s fairly obvious by this point that the author really wasn’t quite sure where she was going with the setting and all that. Still, these last few chapters are pretty great by themselves if you just ignore all the foreshadowing and characters that are never mentioned again and just think of it as a guy-goes-to-rescue-the-girl series.
As said before, I’m going to try and finish this up, then go full speed ahead on Gamma. I just finished reading the fourth volume of that in my SQ issues (then got the next one in the mail, which I haven’t read yet), and it is getting quite excellent.
Here’s this month’s chapter, less than 12 hours after getting raws. As you may have noticed, some kind anon beat me to the punch, but his release was really good and much faster so I can’t really complain. If he wants to keep doing it, I’ll probably just drop the series and let him take over because there isn’t much point in me redoing things. I only even finished this chapter because it was already mostly done. On that note, if I end up dropping Akame, either because someone else is doing it or because I’m asked to by Yen Press, I’ll most likely drop Akame Zero too because I just don’t like it as much as the main Akame.
Only took three months, but here’s the new chapter. The Comic Meteor site says that there’ll be a new chapter on the 23rd, which I’m fairly certain should be Chapter 12 since they need another chapter to fill the volume. Volume 3 comes out in August, so the next Recollections chapter should be out around then.
And Volume 3 done. The current developments in the series (latest chapter is 29, Volume 6 comes out in a month) are really quite awesome, so I’m looking forward to getting there.
Haru 11 is translated, and the schedule says 12 will be out on the 23rd. Anything remotely related to Haru’s schedule should be taken with a massive lump of salt, but at least it shouldn’t be another few months.
Here’s the first chapter of a series that’s been running in Jump SQ for just about a year and a half now. I’ve been wanting to read it for a while since I just skipped over it in my SQ issues to avoid spoilers, finally started last week and I am loving it. Just started reading Volume 3, 4 came out a few days ago and the latest chapter is 17. I’m not sure how much longer the series will run since sales and rankings aren’t anything to write home about, but it looks like it’s doing well enough. I was hoping VIZ would pick it up for a while, but it looks like some of the… “subject matter” might be a little too much for them to consider licensing it. There’s a color page in volume 3 (you can grab a very NSFW look here, no spoilers since no WAY is that canon) that should make that pretty clear.
Since this series is insanely easy to translate, even by my not-actually-knowing-Japanese standards, I’m hoping to just pump out a ton of chapters in bursts. The plan is for me to use this to replace Yuusen though, so now that I’ve got chapter 1 out, I’m going back to Yuusen before continuing with this.