Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cross-dressing Will Save the World!

Today we have chapter 3 of Himegoto from the latest Febri issue. Next week, there will be more Himegoto after Comic Rex comes out. But first, we'll be finishing up Usolily v16.

Himegoto (Febri) ch. 3: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, October 17, 2014

You Love, You Learn, You Cross-dress!

For the next batch, we have chapters 2, 3 and 4 of Boy's Lily. Chapter 2 is shorter than the other two since it was published as a bonus chapter in Margaret, instead of its sister magazine The Margaret, which Boy's Lily normally ran in. This is also why En refers to chapter 3 as the "second serialized chapter" since it was the second chapter published in The Margaret.

Boy's Lily ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox
Boy's Lily ch. 3: Mediafire, Dropbox
Boy's Lily ch. 4: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cross-dressing Knows No Bounds!

For the first of many bonus releases this volume, today we have the one-shot Sisters Lily and chapter 1 of Boy's Lily, the 4-koma spin-off that was originally published two years ago. We've been dying to read Boy's Lily ever since we first knew about it, and we hope you'll enjoy this alternate reality version of Usolily, too. The Boy's Lily chapters are very short, but well worth it the wait.

We also tried altering the blog's layout to make it full-width, and moved a couple things onto the left sidebar now that there's room. This also meant we had to update the header image background.

Usotsuki Lily extra - Sisters Lily: Mediafire, Dropbox
Boy's Lily ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Be True to Yourself!

And now here are chapters 101 and 102 of Usotsuki Lily. As is often customary, after a really long post last time, that usually leaves very little to say in the next post, but there's still a little bit to say. This is it for the main chapters this volume, leaving about 100 pages of bonus content. That means a relatively short two month wait for the epic conclusion. (Note: Don't read too much into the use of "epic"; opinions will vary as to the epicness of the conclusion.)

Truth be told, we would have loved for this manga to continue for another 18 volumes, but we understand why Ayumi Komura would want to end it and move on to something else, and hopefully that something else to premiere in Margaret in December will be just as incredible as Usolily has been. There have obviously been many ups and downs with this manga, and it certainly isn't for everyone, but we also believe that with all the various elements and side-plots, there is probably a little something for everyone, which is one of the things we love most about it.

Usotsuki Lily ch. 101: Mediafire, Dropbox
Usotsuki Lily ch. 102: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Life is What You Make of It!

Usotsuki Lily finally makes its return after about 4 and a half months, and to celebrate, we have for you chapters 99 and 100 at the start of volume 16! And there is also the added celebration that we have now been a scanlation group for 4 years! Yes, so long ago back in 2010, we discovered an unknown series called Usotsuki Lily that no one was scanlating and that at the time only had 2 volumes. What a perfect opportunity to start a scanlation group, we thought, and so back in October 2010, we released our first chapters of Usotsuki Lily.

Never would we have thought at the time that Usolily would grow to the almost impossible length of 18 volumes (including volume 0), and that so much of our time spent scanlating manga would be with this one series. Over the past 4 years, we've released somewhere between 650-700 chapters or so on almost 550 posts, which collectively have over 5,200 comments. This blog has also been viewed over 2.4 million times. In that time, Usolily has become our longest-scanlated series, and it probably will remain our longest series for a very long time, if not forever. None of our current series seem like they'd ever overtake Usolily.

In retrospect, Usolily probably was one of the worst choices for a brand new scanlation group to start on, since it is generally very time consuming, and then you add on to that a rapid release schedule for the volumes, and the massive amount of bonus content in every volume. For that reason, it would have been better had we had more experience at the time, since our early releases were generally very simplistic, and riddled with odd phrases and a bunch of mistakes we didn't catch at the time. But all we can do is continue to move forward towards the upcoming finale of Usolily later this year once the 17th and final volume comes out.

And so that brings us back to volume 16. There are actually only 4 main chapters in this volume, making up about half of its content. The other half is all bonus content, most of which being the Boy's Lily 4-koma spin-off that we've been waiting 2 whole years to finally read. That leaves the final 3 main chapters (and probably a ton of bonus content) to be released in volume 17, which should be released right before Ayumi Komura starts her new serialization in Margaret.

After working on Usolily for so long, and since the very beginning, we would never pass up the opportunity to do her next series, even if nothing could truly replace Usolily, not even another manga by the same author. But one thing we do know is that with Ayumi Komura's style of storytelling, whether it be in her ridiculous comedic antics, or in her much more serious aspects, that we will definitely enjoy whatever Ayumi Komura comes up with next. In the meantime, please enjoy Usolily as we move ever closer to its finale.

Usotsuki Lily ch. 99: Mediafire, Dropbox
Usotsuki Lily ch. 100: Mediafire, Dropbox

Edit: Mediafire link fixed.