Friday, August 26, 2011

Cross-dressing Secrets!

The fourth chapter of Otosuki is finished, and we're now more than halfway through the first volume. Hopefully it won't take that long to finish up the volume. The one-shot we have today is called Boku no Koto Suki ni Natte by Naya Minadori, and it's the second installment of the previously released Restaurant Debut. In this one, it's the story of how Hirokazu and Tsubasa met. It was in volume 7, Plum Group.

Regarding the recent indefinite hiatus announcement from WOW!scans, we will continue to release Sazanami Cherry and Past Future, and we are also picking up Onnanoko Tokidoki Otokonoko, as well as some one-shots from Waai. We'll also be doing a joint with Maigo Scans for Reversible.

To answer art10sonic1, Henshin! and Kasukabe Koukou Josou-bu currently have no more installments. If any of the one-shots we've done get continuations in future volumes, we'll announce them as they come. As of right now, the only one that has sequels we still haven't done is Josou Debut, which had two more one-shots we'll be doing.

Otosuki ch. 4: Mediafire, Megaupload
Boku no Koto Suki ni Natte one-shot: Mediafire, Megaupload

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Trap Triple Threat!

Today, we have three releases. The first is our usual Otosuki, chapter 3. The rest of the chapters in the volume are all pretty short, so we'll be continuing to release them with Josou Shounen anthology one-shots. Speaking of which, we have two from volume 7, Plum Group. The first is the fourth installment of Kokuhaku by Anri Sakano. The other is called Boy's be a proud Girl! by Koroha Kiritomo and is the sequel to the earlier Boy's be ambitious Girl!. However, this is a very short, 6-page chapter (7 with the included author's page), so enjoy it because it's over before you know it.

Otosuki ch. 3: Mediafire
Kokuhaku one-shot 4: Mediafire (link updated)
Boy's be a proud Girl! one-shot: Mediafire

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Two Groups of Traps, So Little Time!

The first chapter we have today is the second chapter of Otosuki. It's a pretty short chapter, so we decided to release it with the third (and as of now last) one-shot of Kasukabe Koukou Josou-bu, which appeared in volume 7, Plum Group. This too is a relatively short chapter, but there was a ton of text, so it felt like longer.

There are several differences between this one-shot and it's two predecessors. The first is that this one is almost entirely 4-koma, with one normal manga page at the beginning (not counting the title page) and two more at the end. It's also the shortest of the three at 16 pages. The second difference is that the author, strangely, changed the name of the advisor of the cross-dressing club. When he appeared in the first one-shot, his name is Tetsurou Onigashima, but his name changes to Tetsurou Kikijima in the third one-shot. We thought of mentioning it in the one-shot itself, so anyone reading it wouldn't think we made a mistake, but then that would have cluttered the page, so we left it out and decided to explain it here. The third difference is that there is no extra author page at the end of this one-shot like all the other one-shots have. In fact, this happened to 2 other one-shots from volume 7, and we suspect that this was a printing error for the first edition of the book, since all the other one-shots have their author pages, and no author pages are missing in volume 8.

And there's an update for our Waai releases. The next volume comes out at the end of this month, and we'll be getting the raws from a provider shortly after. We'll likely release Sazanami Cherry and Past Future some time in early September. As for our Oto Nyan release, Otomegokoro no Jiyuugata, the third chapter is still in limbo and we don't know when we'll get our hands on the raws for the time being. WOW!scans seems to be in a period of hiatus, so we don't know when things will start rolling over there again.

Finally, we do not intend to scanlate Fudanshism, and we do not believe that will change in the future.

Otosuki ch. 2: Mediafire, Megaupload
Kasukabe Koukou Josou-bu one-shot 3: Mediafire, Megaupload

Edit: There was a small mistake that has been fixed. There were two extra pages in the original release of ch. 2 that shouldn't have been there. The first is a nearly blank title page, shown below, which has been removed entirely since it's unnecessary. The second is a sketch of Nao, also shown below. That page is now at the end of our ch. 1 release, and the links have all been updated. You don't have to download both chapters again if you already did.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Would You Like to Join Our Cross-dressing Club?

The two one-shots we have today are called Kasukabe Koukou Josou-bu (Kasukabe High School Cross-dressing Club) by Sakuya Yuuki. The first installment was in volume 5, Red Group, and the sequel was in volume 6, Cherry Blossom Group. As the title implies, it's about the boys of a cross-dressing club. Akira Komukai (center on the page above) was dragged into forming the club with his childhood friend Minato Kasukabe (right). The third member is Hikaru Ayase, one year younger than the other two. Both one-shots contain 4-komas in the first half and then a regular manga format for the rest. A third installment appeared in volume 7, Plum Group, so that'll be coming soon. And a ninth volume for Josou Shounen will be released in late September.

Last time an anon asked where we got the raws for Otosuki. Yes, we bought the first volume, the only one that's currently out.

Kasukabe Koukou Josou-bu one-shot 1: Mediafire
Kasukabe Koukou Josou-bu one-shot 2: Mediafire (updated)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Welcome to Cherry Girls!

We are proud to announce that we have picked up the manga adaptation of Otoko no Ko wa Maid Fuku ga Osuki!? (Boys Like Maid Clothes!?), otherwise known as Otosuki, drawn by Chikage Mitsukura. The manga is based on a series of illustrated short stories published by Hobby Japan on their website. The stories have been running since May 9, 2008, and are written by Natsuki Hiroue and illustrated by Akira Kasukabe. Shortly after the stories began, a fan translation group called Yuuwakuwaku started translating them, which can still be read on their website. Sadly, they stopped updating at chapter 9 in March 2009, and since then Hobby Japan has released 31 chapters, and the more recent ones are linked at this page. If nothing else, the illustrations are beautiful, so even if you can't read Japanese, we would recommend you check those out. We hope you enjoy your stay at Cherry Girls!

And we are still continuing our work on the Josou Shounen anthologies for the time being.

Otosuki ch. 1: Mediafire, Megaupload

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Trap is a Terrible Thing to Waste!

Welcome and thanks for dropping by. Two more one-shots coming your way, starting with Boy's be ambitious Girl! by Koroha Kiritomo. You may realize this title is ungrammatical, and has odd capitalization, but the title shown on the first page is unaltered from the raw (except for the removal of the furigana). It appeared in volume 1, White Group, and is about Yuuki, his school's idol and member of the drama club. He's roped into playing a girl for a play by his cousin Yayoi and he becomes very popular. A sequel appeared in volume 7, Plum Group, so look forward to that.

The second one-shot is Doppel! by Nariyuki Hazumi. Souta goes to his local fortune-teller to get some help, and she gives him a mysterious mirror. From it appears a copy of himself, his doppelganger, that wants to cross-dress. It's from volume 6, Cherry Blossom Group.

Boy's be ambitious Girl! one-shot: Mediafire, Megaupload
Doppel! one-shot: Mediafire, Megaupload

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Young Trap Love!

A little faster update than usual, but that's because both of these one-shots are pretty short. The first is called Kawaii Ano Ko (That One Cute Kid) by Rikako Inomoto and it appeared in volume 1, White Group. Takuya is troubled because he finds his classmate Naoki cute. The second one is Hitomeboressu!! (Love At First Sight!!) by Benny's and it's from volume 2, Peach Group. Kei poses as his older sister to get back at his classmate Kyousuke for hogging the local park. Both of these have fairly strong BL themes, and they're very cute.

Kawaii Ano Ko one-shot: Mediafire, Megaupload
Hitomeboressu!! one-shot: Mediafire, Megaupload

Monday, August 8, 2011

Moe Moe Trap Kyun!

The first one-shot we have today is Henshin! by Mari Manishi. Jun Amano is very shy but he's also very skilled with the guitar. His classmate Yuuko Amano finds out about his talent and wants him to play with her all-girl band for the school festival. It was in the fifth volume, Red Group.

The second one-shot is Kawaii Mune no Uchi by Akio Nanae, the same author as Girl Friend. Yuu is trying to learn how to act like a girl from his childhood friend Momo. It was in volume 3, Princess Group. Neither of these have sequel chapters as of yet.

There's finally some news on Kuragehime. The eighth volume comes out on September 13, but the earliest we'll probably be able to release the first chapter from it will be the beginning of October. We'll be releasing Kuragehime and Usotsuki Lily simultaneously as we did before, and we'll start on Love Allergen volume 3 after we finish one of them (Kuragehime usually gets done first because it has less chapters).

Henshin! one-shot: Mediafire, Megaupload
Kawaii Mune no Uchi: Mediafire, Megaupload

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Childhood Friend Can't Be This Cute!

These two one-shots are by Hiroyoshi Koutake. The first one is titled Futari no Ichiban Nagai Hi (The Longest Day of Those Two) and it appeared in volume 3, Princess Group. It's about how Ryuuji deals with his trap childhood friend Mizuki, who is very attached to him. There are some minor BL themes, but overall it's really cute. The second one-shot is titled Itsuka to Kyou no Kaerimichi (The Way Home on One Day and Today) and (despite having a different title) is the second installment of the first one-shot; it appeared in volume 4, Blue Group. The second one-shot is slightly longer than the first. Enjoy!

Last time, "just out of time" asked about the possibility of including links to download each Josou Shounen volume in the future. The thing is, we never intended to do all of the one-shots from these volumes, simply because some of them in each volume aren't worth scanlating. Honestly, we don't think you're missing anything from the one's we don't do. However, if we do scanlate the lesser interesting ones, it'll be a long while until they're all complete, since we'll be starting up our main projects again soon enough, and there's even a couple other things we have planned too for later this year.

Another person asked about news on Kuragehime. As we have stated on our Kuragehime page, it's on hold until the release of volume 8, but we still don't know when that volume is coming out. We think it'll be out in September, but when we confirm the release date, we'll update the Kuragehime page.

Futari no Ichiban Nagai Hi one-shot: Mediafire, Megaupload
Itsuka to Kyou no Kaerimichi: Mediafire, Megaupload

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Girl Friends and Trap Maids!

Beginning with our August releases, we have two one shots from the fifth Josou Shounen anthology volume Red Group. The first one-shot we have for you is Girl Friend by Akio Nanae. It's about Haruki Fujino, a member of his school's disciplinary committee. He cross-dresses to lure out guys that hassle girls around his school, and helps the girls who get hassled.

The second one-shot is xx Maid Kissa by Emiri, the same author of Josou Debut, though this one's longer than that one. It's about Shou Kawai, a guy out looking for a job. He comes across the manager of the Trap Maid Cafe, where the manager wants him to work. As of yet, neither of these one-shots have sequel chapters, but you never know when one might appear. For example, a one-shot from the first Josou Shounen volume got a sequel in volume 7, and a one-shot from volume 2 got a sequel in volume 8. And, good news, Restaurant Debut got a prequel chapter in volume 7 (though it has a different title), so look forward to that.

Girl Friend one-shot: Mediafire, Megaupload
xx Maid Kissa one-shot: Mediafire, Megaupload