Friday, April 11, 2014

Time Waits for No Woman!

So this past week, we've been working on getting out chapters 15 and 16 of Kakukaku Shikajika with the start of volume 3. With Kuragehime on hiatus until later this year, at least we can still read more about Akiko Higashimura's often outlandish life. And just to be sure, we'll point out that there are no missing pages from these chapters, although it might seem like it at one point. You might also notice that the page number count is a bit off, but this is because 2 of the pages (24 and 44 in the volume) were completely blank.

Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 15: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 16: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sweet is Just Another Word for Love!

Finally, here's the last batch of Sweet Magic Syndrome volume 2, chapters 22 through 25. Going by the release schedule of the first two volumes, it's likely that volume 3 won't be released until early next year, so it will be a long wait until then. In the meantime, we'll be continuing to work hard to bring you the best in manga scanlations.

Now for a general status update. Currently, Shounen Oujo is still on its hiatus in Sylph. Readers of that manga will know that the preview at the end of volume 3 said volume 4 was supposed to come out sometime in 2014, but if it doesn't restart in the next few months, it's more likely the next volume will come out in 2015. Let's all hope that it comes back soon. As for Kuragehime, it is also on hiatus, but it's scheduled to come back in Kiss in July. Therefore, volume 14 will probably come out in September. In addition, the rumors were right: Kuragehime is getting a movie next year. Bokura no Hentai volume 6 should be released sometime in the summer, probably July or August. More recently, the next chapter of Kenjutsu Komachi and volume 15 of Usotsuki Lily will come out at the end of this month.

Next up, we'll be doing Kakukaku Shikajika volume 3, and maybe something else? At any rate, this will be a great month for josei manga. Stay tuned.

Sweet Magic Syndrome ch. 22: Mediafire, Dropbox
Sweet Magic Syndrome ch. 23: Mediafire, Dropbox
Sweet Magic Syndrome ch. 24: Mediafire, Dropbox
Sweet Magic Syndrome ch. 25: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, April 4, 2014

Happy Trap Day!

Today we have a double release: chapters 6 and 7 of Himegoto's Comic Rex version! As this post's title says, today is April 4th, halfway between Girls' Day on March 3rd and Boys' Day on May 5th (although technically, it's now called Children's Day). Regardless, in certain niche circles such as ours, April 4th has thus become a day for celebrating traps and cross-dressing in general. May you be filled with thoughts of boys dressed as girls today with these very cute releases. The anime's only three months away!

Himegoto (Rex) ch. 6: Mediafire, Dropbox
Himegoto (Rex) ch. 7: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wrapped Up All Warm and Fuzzy!

Okay, so here's the second batch of Sweet Magic Syndrome volume 2, this time chapters 18 through 21. We'll finish up the rest of the volume after Himegoto.

Sweet Magic Syndrome ch. 18: Mediafire, Dropbox
Sweet Magic Syndrome ch. 19: Mediafire, Dropbox
Sweet Magic Syndrome ch. 20: Mediafire, Dropbox
Sweet Magic Syndrome ch. 21: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, March 30, 2014

To the Ends of the Earth!

Finally, here's chapter 91 of Usotsuki Lily with the end of volume 14, including Komura's very wordy afterword. With this, we have officially completed 15 volumes of Usolily! And although the manga is ending soon, there are still 14 main chapters left in (we assume) two more volumes, in addition to another volume for Boy's Lily. How can this manga end in only two more volumes? It feels like there's still so much more to go into, especially now that we've entered this arc. As for volume 15, it will be out in April, and we might get to it in May, but if not, probably June; we'll see.

As a side note, there is an interesting figure that appears in the afterword. Komura mentions that Usolily volumes have an initial printing below 1/10 of Kimi ni Todoke. This is actually fairly accurate, going by recent sales figures which show that Kimi ni Todoke outsold Usolily by almost a factor of 13:1 in October (Usolily is 33rd on that list).

Coming up next: the rest of Sweet Magic Syndrome volume 2, and also, Comic Rex just came out, so we'll be doing a new chapter of Himegoto soon, too.

Usotsuki Lily ch. 91: Mediafire, Dropbox