Friday, April 24, 2015
We're finally getting back to doing Stop!! Hibari-kun!, and to celebrate we have chapters 42 through 45! Chapters 42 and 43 are in full color, and are the last two full color chapters in the series. With this release, we are also now halfway through the last volume, leaving 8 main chapters and a large amount of bonus content at the end. So hopefully, it won't be too long before the series is complete.
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 42: Mediafire, Dropbox
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 43: Mediafire, Dropbox
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 44: Mediafire, Dropbox
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 45: Mediafire, Dropbox
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
And now for some Himegoto with chapter 6 of the Febri edition, which luckily was a relatively easy chapter to work on, but for what it lacks in pages, it makes up for in cuteness! There will also be another Himegoto next week when the latest Comic Rex comes out. Now finally back to more Stop!! Hibari-kun!.
Himegoto (Febri) ch. 6: Mediafire, Dropbox
Monday, April 20, 2015
After much work over the past few days, the much-anticipated end of Kakukaku Shikajika is finally here with chapters 33 and 34. Also included are a few bonus pages of Higashimura's final thoughts. This marks the third series we've completed this year, with still one more upcoming (Stop!! Hibari-kun!).
This series has never been easy. From the very first chapter, it was definitely one of the hardest manga we've scanlated to date, but now that it's over, it's left us wanting more stories of Hidaka-sensei and the unique relationship he shared with Higashimura and his other students. Higashimura has left us with an incredible tale of the powerful influence Hidaka-sensei had on her life, which we believe anyone reading it can relate to on some level no matter what stage of your life you're in. You could even read it at one stage of your life, and then re-read it 5 or 10 years later and get something completely different out of it.
That's why this could very well be a modern classic that is accessible to everyone because of how easy it is to relate to Higashimura through her countless moments of regret. It has been an honor to have worked on a masterpiece such as this, and we are grateful to have had the privilege to provide an English translation so more people can experience this story. We're thankful to Higashimura for sharing this story with all of us, and we're also thankful to Hidaka-sensei for all that he did for Higashimura, and the effect that he still has on her to this day. We will never forget this series, and we hope the same will go for you as well.
Below is an actual photo of Hidaka-sensei included on the last page of the volume (presented slightly larger here for better viewing):
Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 33: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 34: Mediafire, Dropbox
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Another 10 days, another 2 chapters of Stop!! Hibari-kun! with chapters 40 and 41, and both of them are in full color. Even though the ending is now on the horizon, there's still so much more left to do. Now back to the conclusion of Kakukaku Shikajika.
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 40: Mediafire, Dropbox
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 41: Mediafire, Dropbox
Saturday, April 11, 2015
It took us a little longer than expected, but here are chapters 31 and 32 of Kakukaku Shikajika. We had wanted to get this out a couple days ago, but for various reasons, it got pushed back to the end of the week. This leaves just two chapters left in the series, which we will get to as soon as we get a couple more chapters of Stop!! Hibari-kun! done.
Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 31: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kakukaku Shikajika ch. 32: Mediafire, Dropbox