Thursday, April 24, 2014

When Life Gives You Paints...


After a few more days of work, here are chapters 19 and 20 of Kakukaku Shikajika, leaving one chapter left in the volume. There doesn't seem to be too many people reading this, at least not as much as some of the other series we scanlate, but hey, this is still a wonderful manga that we feel everyone should be reading, even if that's just us who feel that way.

Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 19: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 20: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Life of a NEET Has Its Perks!


It took a little longer than previously anticipated, but here are chapters 17 and 18 of Kakukaku Shikajika, meaning we're finally halfway through volume 3. There were actually a lot of things that happened this week that pushed the release of these chapters back by a few days, but we should hopefully be back on a more stable release schedule starting next week.

There is also something noteworthy in chapter 18 that you might find interesting. We had mentioned back when we released chapter 5 that this manga's storyline is set one year after when the actual events took place. So in chapter 18, Higashimura mentions that the iMac G3 came out during her fourth year in college, which would mean 1998 in the manga's storyline. But in reality, that Mac would have come out after she graduated in March of that year. This is because Higashimura didn't start drawing manga until after she graduated, and she apparently made her debut in the 1999 New Year edition of Bouquet Deluxe, which according to this website came out on December 3, 1998, about 9 months after she graduated.

And now for some other noteworthy news. A couple days ago, it was reported that Usotsuki Lily is apparently getting an anime adaptation! ...Or, so it seemed. You see, yesterday, Margaret's editing department tweeted out this response to the questions regarding the matter, which says (truncated): "...but at this time, there are no plans for an anime adaptation." So it appears, at least at this time, that the way the blurb was written on this listing was referring to the very next line which talks about Ao Haru Ride, which is getting an anime set to air in July. Well, maybe this little experience will show them that there are plenty of us dying for an Usolily anime and they'll end up making one as a response. Only time will tell.

Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 17: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 18: Mediafire, Dropbox

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