Sunday, November 30, 2014

It's All in the Voice!

Well, here's a bonus chapter of Himegoto from the most recent issue of Comic Rex. We had said before that Usolily was up next, but there are two big reasons why Himegoto got released first: it arrived slightly earlier than expected, and it's very short. So, please enjoy as we turn our attention back to Usolily. The next Himegoto chapter will be from Febri which comes out in mid-December.

Himegoto (Rex) ch. 17.5: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

You Are Who You Are!

And here are another two one-shots from Josou Shounen v17 Princess Apple Group. The first is Ojou-sama wa Otoko no Ko chapter 2, the last of the continuations from the volume.

The second is Josou no Hajimari (The Start of Cross-dressing) by Tokumaro. Mata is in the art club and he asks his friend Kondou to model for him because he heard he has some experience modeling. However, when Kondou shows up cross-dressing, he reveals that he has experience modeling as a crossplayer.

Next up, the long awaited start of the 17th and final volume of Usotsuki Lily!

Ojou-sama wa Otoko no Ko ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox
Josou no Hajimari one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

You Can't Help Who or What You Love!

Here are the next two one-shots from Josou Shounen v17 Princess Apple Group. The first is Ai-chan Ganbarimasu! (Ai-chan Works Hard At It!) by Yuu Eichi, the author of the Pretty Swimmer one-shot from v01 White Group that we released back in July. Ai enjoys cross-dressing and loves all things cute, so when asked by his friend Takako to help out at her family's daycare center, he gladly accepts. However, he soon discovers that it's not as easy as he thought it would be.

The second one is Itsumo no Futari (The Usual Pair) by Yoshiko Tabuchi. Yuuka is a tall and boyish girl who's in love with her cross-dressing childhood friend Jun.

Ai-chan Ganbarimasu! one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox
Itsumo no Futari one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dressing Up is Half the Fun!

Since we still have a little bit of time before the last Usolily volume or the next Himegoto chapter comes out, we'll be working on the one-shots from Josou Shounen v17, Princess Apple Group, since we only released the Himegoto extra chapter from it a while back, and as of now, it's the final volume, and we don't know if there will be any more. So, the first one is Misaki-chan to Azami-kun chapter 2, one of the few from this volume that are a continuation of a previous one-shot.

The second one is Kisekae Sensei (Dress-Up Teacher) by Masayu, the author of the previously-released Kawaii Iinchou from v16, Princess Strawberry Group. In Kisekae Sensei, a cram school teacher enjoys cross-dressing, and one of his students named Imoto discovers his secret when he goes outside while cross-dressing one day. In exchange for not telling anyone his secret, he agrees to be her dress-up doll.

Misaki-chan to Azami-kun ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kisekae Sensei one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cross-dressing Will Open the Door to Happiness!

If you thought those two chapters of Nisekoi Boyfriend were the end of the story, then you were only half right! That was it for the volume release, but surprisingly, Ataru Yamamoto drew an additional doujin as an epilogue which she released almost exactly one month ago called Henshin Shichau. It's very short, and is non-H. We first learned about it when Yamamoto posted about it on Pixiv, and she's also posted a couple other releases related to Nisekoi Boyfriend, including some color illustrations found here and here.

In addition to that, we also finally got a chance to acquire an old doujin from 2011 by Mizunomoto called Hybrid Boy Returns!, which serves as a bonus story to the two Hybrid Boy one-shots released via the Josou Shounen volumes. As with the other doujin, this is also non-H, but is somewhat ecchi. If you never read the other Hybrid Boy one-shots, you can get them here: [Chapter 1] [Chapter 2].

Henshin Shichau doujin: Mediafire, Dropbox
Hybrid Boy Returns! doujin: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Come With Me If You Want to Love!

It took us a few days, but we're pleased to announce we're done with all three of the one-shots from Nisekoi Boyfriend's volume. The first is Yomamushi Kareshi to Rokudenashi (A Cowardly Boyfriend and a Good-for-nothing). Keishi is a college student fed up with his mischievous boyfriend's unhealthy attitude towards sex and wants to have a more normal love life.

The second is Kimi to Boku de Chouchou Musubi o (A Ribbon Made of You and Me). Hanao notices that a short guy in his class named Koino is often looking at him, and Hanao suspects that he likes him. Hanao decides to show Koino what he thinks about love.

The third is Usotsuki to Happy End o (A Happy End with a Liar). Keita Hirono is popular among girls for his good looks, and enjoys their attention, but after he gives some advice to Ogata, a loner who spends much of his time reading alone, Keita suddenly finds all the girls gravitating to Ogata. The description of the third one may not sound like a BL story, but there isn't much else that can be said without giving practically the whole story away, so that's essentially the setup.

So with that, we've come to the end of what Ataru Yamamoto has to offer for now. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of her work in the future. And of course, thanks for all the wonderful comments! We're always trying to bring you the very best that manga has to offer.

Yomwamushi Kareshi to Rokudenashi one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kimi to Boku de Chouchou Musubi o one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox
Usotsuki to Happy End o one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox
Nisekoi Boyfriend volume batch: Mediafire

Friday, November 14, 2014

Honesty is the Key!

After much anticipation, and probably the most comments we've gotten on a post in months (thanks a lot, by the way!), we are pleased to present part 2 of Nisekoi Boyfriend. As mentioned before, there are three other BL one-shots in the same volume, and although they aren't gender bender-related, we are going to do them.

And what's also a very historic day for Hachimitsu Scans, Nisekoi Boyfriend has made it to the top of Baka-Updates' weekly ranking, which we believe is the first time something we've scanlated has reached the No. 1 spot, so thanks for all your support!

Nisekoi Boyfriend ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Full Moon Rhapsody!

Today, we are happy to present a small project we recently picked up: Nisekoi Boyfriend by up-and-coming BL author Ataru Yamamoto. The manga is actually a two-part story compiled in a volume also containing a few of Yamamoto's other, unrelated one-shots. In Nisekoi Boyfriend, Soutarou Inugami is a shy and reserved high schooler interested in anime and manga. Although content with his lot in life, Soutarou also wouldn't mind having a fateful encounter with a cute girl someday. Lucky for him, he comes home from school one day to find a girl sitting at his doorstep who he's never seen before, but who happens to have the same red earrings as Meguru Satoi, a cool and good-looking guy at his school.

Nisekoi Boyfriend ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, November 7, 2014

When Opposites Attract!

Finally, here's Amber, the last one-shot by Ayumi Komura. Mio Hasekura is a helpful high school girl who looks after her workaholic mother and others at her school, which has earned her the nickname "Mom" among her classmates. Mio is very fond of her late father who died when she was younger, and hopes to find a guy like him someday. On her way to school one day, she comes across a man collapsed on the side of the road who is very different from her father and Mio helps him out.

The smaller color illustration above is from the preview posted on Margaret's website. Interestingly, we are unsure why Komura called this one-shot "Amber". There's no indication in the story why she gave it this title, so if you have any guesses after reading it, please tell us in the comments.

Getting a chance to work on something other than Usolily (or Kenjutsu Komachi for a time) by Ayumi Komura has been a lot of fun since we get to see other sides of her when she does one-shots like these three, which seems to be pretty rare since most of the time she focuses on her serializations, or at least that seemed to be the case during Usolily's run. Maybe one of these one-shots will get a serialization someday, since remember that Usolily also began as a one-shot. Of the three, Hatsukoi Harinezumi would seem the most likely to get a series, and if so, we'd be very happy about scanlating it. But for now, there's still Full Dozer to look forward to, which begins serialization in about a month.

Also, speaking of Kenjutsu Komachi, we finally got around to doing the bonus content from the volume release's very very small. I'm talking two pages here. Yeah, we expected Komura, who loves adding in tons and tons of bonus content in her Usolily volumes, to include at least an afterword or something, but she only included a few comments at the end of the volume, not counting the comment she did on the cover. So the extras below include the outside and inside covers and the aforementioned whopping two pages, so it may not be much, but it's something, at least.

Amber one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kenjutsu Komachi volume extras: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Magic of Love!

For the second one-shot by Ayumi Komura, it's Hatsukoi Harinezumi (First Love Hedgehog). Sora Onodera discovers he can use magic one day when he accidentally turns his older brother Riku into a hedgehog. Sora learns that his parents and brother can also use magic, and that he acquired the transformation spell because he's experiencing his first love. Now the only way to put Riku back to normal is to acquire the magic to undo the transformation, which has the condition that he must first get the girl he likes to tell him she likes him back.

As mentioned last time, the color illustrations above are from the previews posted on Margaret's website, first two weeks before the one-shot was published (the girl), and then the day the one-shot was published (the boy). But who is this girl and why doesn't she actually appear in the one-shot? Luckily, Ayumi Komura answered this question in an attached interview. This was what she said:
The storyboard I had originally drawn had a boy as the main character, but when I was drawing the preview illustration, I thought it'd be better to have a girl as the main character since it would appear in Margaret, so I changed it. In the end, while I was drawing it, I thought it might be cuter if the main character was a boy, so I went back to my original decision. I like how he's a cute type of boy I usually don't draw. And this cute sibling love between the older and younger brother is also pretty nice. But well, the cutest one is the hedgehog!!
So there you have it. There's only one one-shot left to do, Amber, which (like the others) we mentioned before on our Twitter account. And also as you may have already heard, Ayumi Komura's new series to debut on December 5 is called Full Dozer. This seems to be a play on "bulldozer", but we'll just have to wait and see what the series is like once it starts serialization. The premise, which involves a love triangle with a childhood friend, might indicate that Komura is trying to go with a manga that's more accessible, although knowing Komura, its bound to be anything but run-of-the-mill. So please check it out when we start on it next year and see if its to your liking.

Hatsukoi Harinezumi one-shot: Mediafire, Dropbox