Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Finally, after a five month wait, Full Dozer returns with an updated version of chapter 1 and the brand-new chapter 2. The updates in chapter 1 include the volume covers, the extra pages that precede chapter 1 in the first volume, and Ayumi Komura's usual bonus page at the end of every chapter with her comments (readers of Usolily will know these as the Whatever Lily pages).
Also, regarding the Taiyou/Ten BL one-shot Komura said she was going to release, we have periodically checked the Margaret Bookstore iOS app for it, but as of now, it has not appeared on the app. Komura said it wouldn't be free, so we've been searching for it through her author listing on the app, and although most of her manga are there, there is no BL one-shot. So we'll keep looking out for it when/if it appears, assuming Komura wasn't forced to nix the idea for whatever reason after she made that announcement. It would help if Komura had a blog or a Twitter account where she might make some further announcement, but alas, this is not the case.
Full Dozer ch. 1 (v2): Mediafire, Dropbox
Full Dozer ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
This is it. After nearly five months of work (excluding almost the entire month of March when we didn't work on it, so it's really more like four months), Stop!! Hibari-kun! comes to an end with the 27 pages of extras included with volume 3. Included is a short afterword with the author's final comments regarding the ending, and a bunch of pages of the manga that seem to have been published when it was serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump, but were never republished in the volumes that came later, or else were left out when certain chapters were redrawn or recompiled. The above group image was one such page that, unfortunately, wasn't kept in the main story, but was thankfully at least republished at the end of this volume.
We would like to offer a big thank you to Hisashi Eguchi for creating this manga. I somehow doubt Eguchi would have thought that 30 years after he "finished" it that people would still be reading it and calling for him to continue the story, or that people would get a chance to read it in English someday. Eguchi may be relatively unknown in the west (as far as we can tell, Hibari is one of the only one of his manga ever scanlated into English), but despite the generation gap, at least Hibari has managed to stand the test of time. And despite it taking over 30 years for it to get an English translation, it's better late than never, we always say. Farewell Hibari!
Stop!! Hibari-kun! vol. 3 extras: Mediafire, Dropbox
Series batch available on the Stop!! Hibari-kun! page.