Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cross-dressing With a Side of Love!

For our third release in three days, we have for you Himegoto chapters 20 and 21 from the recent Comic Rex. As is fairly usual, the chapters are rather short, but very cute. Incredibly, these mark the 50th and 51st chapters of Himegoto we've released over the past 3 years that we've been doing it. The next Himegoto will be from the next issue of Febri to be released in a couple of weeks. Now back to the rest of Kuragehime v15.

Also, we have an amazing figure to point out. Since August 2011, we've been accepting donations for buying the raws for the vast majority of manga we scanlate (currently, Himegoto is the only remaining exception to this, which is supplied by NJMANGA from Deus Ex Scans), and just today, thanks to so many of our generous readers (many of whom have donated multiple times even), we actually broke $1,000 to reach our current total of $1,050! So we can't thank everyone's who's donated enough over the past 3 and a half years to ease some of the financial issues that come with being a scanlation group where almost all of our raws are bought and scanned ourselves, which we believe not only guarantees high-quality raws, but also gives something back to the original authors, even if it's only a small amount. And also thank you to everyone else who hasn't donated, since everyone's continued support has largely helped to keep us alive over the past 4+ years. Please look forward to our future releases, and thanks again!

Himegoto (Rex) ch. 20: Mediafire, Dropbox
Himegoto (Rex) ch. 21: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Swimming is Full of Surprises!

So now we're done with Stop!! Hibari-kun! chapters 24 and 25, which luckily didn't take us that long to finish. Next up, the latest Himegoto.

Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 24: Mediafire, Dropbox
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 25: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Don't Forget Your Lucky Jellyfish!

Finally, chapter 77 of Kuragehime is finished, meaning we're almost done with the volume. This also happens to be the most recent chapter in the main series to be published, which was last October. Since then, only a few bonus chapters have been released, one of which is included in this volume. In addition, Kuragehime did not make an appearance in Kiss this month, and it is currently unknown when it's going to appear again, though at the moment, Higashimura is serializing her Tokyo Tarareba Musume manga in the magazine.

What that means is that unless Higashimura starts releasing TTM and Kuragehime simultaneously, it could be a long wait until there are enough chapters to fill the next volume, maybe even until August or September. That said, there still remains about 40 pages left in v15 to do, so there's still that to look forward to as soon as we get to it. For this chapter, the title comes from the first novel in the James Bond series, Casino Royale, and its later movie adaptations in 1967 and 2006.

Also, the latest issue of Comic Rex just came out, so there will be another Himegoto chapter soon.

Kuragehime ch. 77: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Nice Way to Beat the Summer Heat!

Now we're done with Stop!! Hibari-kun! chapters 22 and 23, with the latter being another full-color chapter. An interesting note that may clear up some confusion in chapter 23 is that these two chapters were originally published about 3 and a half months apart due to the author apparently taking a hiatus in mid-1982.

Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 22: Mediafire, Dropbox
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 23: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Jellyfish Dungeon!

So here's Kuragehime chapter 76, about halfway through the volume. The chapter title comes from the Japanese title of the 2006 South Korean movie The Host (called Goemul: Hangan no Kaibutsu, or Goemul: The Monster of the Han River).

Kuragehime ch. 76: Mediafire, Dropbox

Edit: Typo fixed on pg. 9. If you already downloaded the file and just need to replace that one page, here it is:

Monday, January 19, 2015

As Free as a Bird!

All right, so here are Stop!! Hibari-kun! chapters 20 and 21. Not much else to say other than enjoy.

Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 20: Mediafire, Dropbox
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 21: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Jellyfish in the Sky!

Finally, after a very long 108 day hiatus, Kuragehime comes back with chapter 75 at the start of volume 15! Can you really believe it's already been 75 chapters? And that we've been scanlating this manga almost since day one over four years ago? The good thing is that this manga has actually gotten easier to scanlate over time, and as a result, the volumes are generally very quick to run through. This volume especially, since there are only 4 chapters, as opposed to the normal 5 per volume, so we're already about a quarter of the way through the volume. The chapter title comes from the Japanese title of the 2010 animated movie Tangled (called Tou no Ue no Rapunzel, or Rapunzel Up in the Tower).

Kuragehime ch. 75: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Skirts Are a Trap's Best Friend!

The year has only barely started, and we're now ready to announce our first pickup of 2015: Boy Skirt by Tomohiro Shinohara! This is a seinen manga that just recently started serialization in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine in November, so it currently only has two chapters out. However, like what we are doing with Full Dozer, we are releasing the first chapter from the magazine raws, but we will be waiting for the first volume to come out before we continue it. So even though there will probably be a 4 or 5 month wait until we get to chapter 2, we are committing ourselves to doing this series (and didn't want to take the chance of some other group taking it while we wait for volume 1 to show up).

Boy Skirt's story is as follows. On his first day of high school, Yuuya Ochi is shocked to discover that the girl sitting in front of him in class is actually a guy named Shigemitsu Izumi. Unable to simply ignore it like the other guys in class, Yuuya can't stop thinking about Izumi and wonders if he's actually a girl, especially after Yuuya sees Izumi waving to a good-looking guy who he suspects is Izumi's boyfriend. Intent to find out more about who Izumi really is, Yuuya follows him after school, only to end up being dropkicked by him over a misunderstanding. Izumi later tells Yuuya that he started cross-dressing to put his twin sister Yurika at ease, who is extremely afraid of guys. However, Izumi confides in Yuuya that he has one other reason why he cross-dresses, something Izumi has never told anyone else.

If nothing else, this is a funny manga with very beautiful art, so if you check it out, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Next up, we'll be starting on Kuragehime v15 which just came out in Japan yesterday, and we'll be working on it in conjunction with Hibari v02 for the time being.

Boy Skirt ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Art of Rejection!

And now for the start of Stop!! Hibari-kun! volume 2 with chapters 18 and 19. Enjoy!

Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 18: Mediafire, Dropbox
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 19: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Love is Closer Than You Think!

With the release of Stop!! Hibari-kun! chapters 16 and 17, we're finally done with the first of the three massive volumes. However, because some of our other series are getting new volumes soon, including Kuragehime v15 which comes out in a week, we won't be doing volume 2 of Hibari nearly as fast as we were able to do volume 1. So please look forward to more Hibari soon, along with some other series.

Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 16: Mediafire, Dropbox
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 17: Mediafire, Dropbox

Monday, January 5, 2015

Problems Are Meant to Be Overcome!

Are you ready for more Stop!! Hibari-kun!? Because here are chapters 13, 14 and 15, leaving a couple of chapters left until we're done with volume 1. In this release, chapters 13 and 15 are full-color chapters.

Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 13: Mediafire, Dropbox
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 14: Mediafire, Dropbox
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 15: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Hot and Steamy Winter Tale!

For the first time in Hachimitsu Scans' history, we're actually releasing something on New Year's Day! Yes, to kick off our many future releases of 2015, here are Stop!! Hibari-kun! chapters 11 and 12! So, a Happy New Year to you all, and here's to another great year together!

Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 11: Mediafire, Dropbox
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 12: Mediafire, Dropbox