Sunday, October 15, 2017

Love Makes Us Do the Strangest Things!


Now we come to Kami-sama no Ekohiiki chapters 8 and 9, more than halfway through the volume.

Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 8: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 9: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Truth of Luck!


Happy Friday the 13th! Hopefully today has been good to you, and to celebrate, here's Ookami Shounen chapter 30. The next chapter is currently slated for November 10.

Ookami Shounen ch. 30: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Being Yourself is Half the Battle!


It's been a long break of more than seven months with this series, but here are Mizutama Honey Boy chapters 29 and 30 from the start of volume 7. Unlike previously where they've released a volume in the middle of the year, this volume was most likely delayed so it could coincide with Junko Ike's newest series, Onee Danshi Hajememasu, which is mentioned the author's comments in chapter 30.

Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 29: Mediafire, Dropbox
Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 30: Mediafire, Dropbox

Monday, October 9, 2017

Just Us Girls!


After nearly three months, Kami-sama no Ekohiiki returns with chapters 6 and 7 from volume 2. Working on a series by Ayumi Komura in October always brings back memories of when we were just starting out as a scanlation group with Usolily all those years ago, and as mentioned before, we're thrilled that she's decided to do another gender bender series since (at least we feel) those are the series where she really shines as an author and sets her apart from most other shoujo manga authors.

On an unrelated note, we later updated this in the previous post and also tweeted about it, but Shimanami Tasogare v03 will be coming out on November 15, and we will be working on it shortly thereafter with Kuragehime v17 which comes out a couple days before that.

Next up, the start of Mizutama Honey Boy v07.

Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 6: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 7: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fight for What You Love!


Finally, we now come to the end of Moyashimon volume 9 with chapters 108, 109 and 110. That leaves only 4 volumes and 49 chapters left in the series. Coincidentally, it's been almost exactly 10 years since the first anime's premiere, and honestly, we never could have guessed that 10 years later after first watching that anime that we'd be relatively close to completing the manga, or that we'd even be working on it at all, that being three years before Hachimitsu Scans was even formed. But we're as committed as ever in finishing this series, because it is without a doubt one of the most unique and incredible manga we've ever encountered. However, we'll be taking a short break with this series so we can do a couple of our other projects, which I'll get to in a minute.

Tomorrow is also our seventh anniversary as a scanlation group. For the past seven years, we have been scanlating primarily gender bender-related series, which was largely born out of the fact that gender bender series were and still are often overlooked by most scan groups for one reason or another, and even to this day, you'd be hard pressed to find any other group who has done as many gender bender-related series as we have. So over the past seven years, we've released well over 1,000 chapters from dozens of series and even more authors (thanks to all the one-shots we've done, primarily from the Josou Shounen series) across over 900 posts to this blog that's been viewed over 4.1 million times. We've also received $1,440 since we've started accepting donations (in 2011), which has aided us greatly in the purchasing of raws, and pretty much the only way we can actively show thanks for that is in trying to start and finish individual volumes relatively quickly, especially since a lot of our projects have long periods of time between volume releases. So we thank everyone for their support over the years, and hope to continue for years to come.

And now for an update on our projects and what we'll be doing for the rest of the year. First of all, as mentioned above, we are taking a short break from Moyashimon so we can work on Kami-sama no Ekohiiki v02 and Mizutama Honey Boy v07, which we'll be working on simultaneously. However, we will probably finish both of those this month, so we expect to get back to Moyashimon before the end of October. Following this, Shiomi-chan v03 comes out on November 10, and Kuragehime's 17th and last volume is finally going to be coming out on November 13, and we are going to give priority to it shortly thereafter so we can complete our oldest project that we've been working on since the very beginning seven years ago, so we are extremely excited about that next month. But after Kuragehime's and Shiomi-chan's volumes are done, we'll again be working on Moyashimon all the way through the end of the year and into next year so we can finally complete it.

As for our other projects, Shounen Oujo has been on hiatus since June, and there's really no way to know when it'll be coming back. Similarly, LiLy has also been on hiatus since March, even though we had suspected that it would have restarted by now because the author took a break because of maternity leave, so we'll just have to wait and see. As for Shimanami Tasogare, since the magazine it was in, Hibana, was recently discontinued, the manga has restarted serialization on the Manga One app, but it'll probably take a while until the next volume comes out, probably not until June to August of next year. Shimanami Tasogare v03 will be out on November 15, much earlier than we expected, and we'll be working on it with Kuragehime when they arrive a few days later. Other than those three, Ookami Shounen and Seito Kaichou will continue on a monthly basis.

And on an unrelated note, there was recently a video posted interviewing Hisashi Eguchi, the author of Stop!! Hibari-kun! that we worked on a couple years ago. Of interest in the video is Eguchi's interest to work on manga again, and suffice it to say, we would jump at the chance to work on it if such a manga ever materialized. So if you read Hibari-kun, the video is an interesting look into the author.

So we hope you enjoy the end of Moyashimon volume 9 as we draw ever closer to its completion.

Moyashimon ch. 108: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 109: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 110: Mediafire, Dropbox