Saturday, September 27, 2014
What's better than releasing two chapters of Kuragehime together? Doing it twice in a row! So here are chapters 72 and 73 as we near the end of the volume. For chapter 72, the chapter title comes from the 2005 Japanese movie In the Pool, based on the first collected volume of short stories in the Dr. Ichirou Irabu series by Hideo Okuda. For chapter 73, the chapter title might come from the 2007 documentary movie Earth, but it's difficult to know for sure with such a common title.
Kuragehime ch. 72: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kuragehime ch. 73: Mediafire, Dropbox
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
After a very long 224 days, we are very happy to celebrate the return of Kuragehime with the release of chapters 70 and 71 at the start of volume 14! If not for the manga going on hiatus for four months earlier this year, this volume would have been released in either April or May, but the publisher probably put the series on hiatus to better coincide with the release of the movie that's coming out in December, since the next volume should be coming out around that time. Anyway, we hope you've been enjoying this series over the past four years we've been releasing it (as of next month), and that you'll stick around all the way to the end. For chapter 70, the chapter title comes from the 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada, based on the 2003 novel of the same name. For chapter 71, the chapter title comes from the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting.
In semi-related news, Akiko Higashimura is going to start a brand new series in the magazine that's replacing Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki this winter. This may also be another indication that Kuragehime is nearing its end, something we've been suspecting for at least the last volume or two. We'll be checking out Higashimura's new series and whether we'd be interested in working on it, seeing as how by early next year, both Kuragehime and Kakukaku Shikajika could very well be over.
Kuragehime ch. 70: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kuragehime ch. 71: Mediafire, Dropbox
Friday, September 19, 2014
Finally, we've made it to the end of volume 2 of Kyou Kara Yonshimai with chapter 10. Currently, chapter 11 was published in Comic Birz last month, so we're basically all caught up for now. The earliest volume 3 will be released should be either January or February, so we'll be returning to this series come early next year.
And so up next, the long-awaited return of Kuragehime!
Kyou Kara Yonshimai ch. 10: Mediafire, Dropbox
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
So, Kyou Kara Yonshimai chapter 8 is done, leaving a couple chapters left in the volume now that we're halfway through it. This chapter also marks what could possibly be the longest translation note we've done on page 15 that's a full 5 lines long, so, enjoy!
Kyou Kara Yonshimai ch. 8: Medaifire, Dropbox