Monday, May 4, 2015

The End is Only the Beginning!


Finally, the time has come to say goodbye to Stop!! Hibari-kun! with the release of chapters 52 and 53 to end the main story, leaving another 27 pages of bonus content to round out the series. Despite certain aspects of this series being annoying to deal with, it was largely an enjoyable series to work on, and a series that we are going to dearly miss, especially since the story itself was left unfinished by the author. The reason for this is touched on in chapter 52, but he goes into further detail in the afterword to be included with the other bonus content.

Working on a series that was so old, and yet so loved to get many reprints through the years, was an interesting experience. The 80s was really a time for new and great manga, and Hibari predated many of the series from the 80s that would later become so much more famous, including epics like Dragon Ball, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and Fist of the North Star, and considering Hibari's staying power, it might just have influenced many other gender bender-related series that came later, like Ranma ½, Cheeky Angel, Pretty Face, or even more recently, Prunus Girl, and our very own Boy Skirt (which we hope to restart soon as soon as volume 1 comes out).

Hibari is one of those classics that anyone interested in gender bender manga should read, and hopefully people will be reading it for years to come, since (thankfully) the gender bender genre is still alive and well over 30 years after Hibari ended in 1983. So thanks for sticking with this series over the past four and a half months, and please look forward to the upcoming bonus content to complete the series.

May the Fourth be with you.

Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 52: Mediafire, Dropbox
Stop!! Hibari-kun! ch. 53: Mediafire, Dropbox

16 comments:

  1. Very awesome, thanks a lot!!

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  2. Wow, what an abrupt ending. Seems like it would have gone interesting places from there. Thanks for translating this series!

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  3. Wow! That was fast! I still not read the chapters but for what I remember in the previous chapters, things shouldn't be ending so soon. Anyway, thank you for releasing this awesome manga because as you said above, it was a pioneer of many gender bender mangas nowayadas. Thank you :)

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  4. Too bad it ends there. But oh well :)
    Thanks for translating this!

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  5. Thank you for translating this :)

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  6. I love you guys, many thanks for having translated this.

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  7. Does the bonus content give any sort of closure to the series?

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    1. Fuuuuuck. This is when you hate the way the manga industry works. And a bit Eguchi too for being such a, great, lazy faggot.

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  8. Thanks for translating this awesome manga. I even think about buy the manga just to re-read, but then in japanese. Excelent work, and "May the 4th be with you" (a little late, haha).

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  9. And when it's just getting really good, it ends... :(
    Thank you for the translations & the person who suggested translating this title.

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  10. Muchas gracias por este gran trabajo, definitivamente una serie con un gran humor. Definitivamente todo un pionero en su epoca.

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  11. Hi Hachimitsu Scans,
    Just here to say my thanks as I'm reading this manga since you began translating it, and I find it great !
    I am grateful for this manga being tranlated !
    Keep up the good work and good luck for the future !

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  12. You guys should pickup Rojiura Souvenir the raws i've found online for it are chinese
    here is a link if you want to check it out
    http://www.dm5.com/m128264/

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  13. I'm straight as a flagpole and I find this series tasteful. Quite disappointed of this abrupt ending. But Thank you for translating this!

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  14. I was really hoping that Kousaku would get over himself, I mean he was on the way.
    Then Hibari could have finally been successful... and the end, happily ever after.
    Without that it's way too close to my real life... Doki Doki

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