Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Honey Will Lead the Way!

And...we're back, with chapter 7.5 of Mizutama Honey Boy. Since this was the last Mizutama chapter in the volume, the next chapter in the series won't be out until volume 3 is released, which is probably going to be in September (we think). Meanwhile, there are two one-shots left to do in this volume, and we'll be getting to those next to complete volume 2.

Now onto the big news over the weekend: Kuragehime got licensed by Kodansha USA and is also getting a digital release on Crunchyroll. However, the print release (for now) is only for the first 12 volumes, and since the first 2-in-1 omnibus isn't going to be out until February, it's very likely that Kuragehime will be finished by the time they publish up to volume 12. Those who have been reading Kuragehime can probably tell that the series is nearing its end, and assuming it comes back from its hiatus later this year, it could wrap up as soon as about this time next year (assuming it doesn't go back on hiatus after volume 16 is released).

Either way, Crunchyroll will probably be publishing the chapters as they're released once it comes off its hiatus, but at this point, given that we've been working on it since we started this scan group almost 5 years ago, we want to see it to its end, especially since there will probably be only a few more volumes at most left in the series. And besides, if Kodansha USA doesn't license the rest of the volumes for print release, that leaves everyone hanging who doesn't read manga on Crunchyroll, which would be a crying shame. That said, we do fully support Kodansha USA's print release, and if it's at all possible, we implore anyone who wishes to support the series and Akiko Higashimura to buy the print release when it comes out. If you have any questions regarding the future of Kuragehime, we'll be happy to answer them.

Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 7.5: Mediafire, Dropbox


  1. I'm from Malaysia and we having real hard time to find and support original print release. I hope Hachimitsu Scan can continue to scanlate most of the manga because in Malaysia, only mainstream manga got official release while other than that especially Traps/Crossdressing or Yaoi/Yuri manga got banned since Malaysia is one of the Islamic nation is SEA region. Not to mention there are lots censored part and worse possible manga translation ever.
    Thank you for your hard work scanlating manga.

  2. I'll certainly buy it when/if it becomes available (I try very hard to do that, but I don't always find out, so it's good that you mentioned it). Sill, your work is very good and I quite often find the "amateur" translations are more enjoyable and more helpful than the official ones, so I hope you'll continue.

  3. That's great news! Actually, the first thing that I thought when I started to read the series was that I wanted to have the series, either in English or even in Japanese. Definitely I'll buy it, I like this manga too much. Even though I hope you can still translate Kuragehime because as you said above, the manga is near the end I would love to see the ending of this series.
    Anyways, best regards and thank you for the release and information!