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


  1. Thank you so much!!!

  2. I loved this so much!
    Also, I saw a side note on one of the pages which says this story is about the younger brother of Hinata's (UsoLily) dad.

  3. Hiiiiiiiii! I would translate this manga to spanish ... Would there be any problem to do it?