Monday, February 29, 2016

Happily Met, My Lady and My Wife!

Today we are doing something we've never done before: release something on Leap Day. We missed our chance to do it four years ago, but there was no missing it this year. And so, here are Hanayome wa Motodanshi chapters 7 and 8, leaving just one chapter left in the series.

Hanayome wa Motodanshi ch. 7: Mediafire, Dropbox
Hanayome wa Motodanshi ch. 8: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Dews of Heaven Fall Thick in Blessings on Her!

Now we have Hanayome wa Motodanshi chapters 5 and 6, putting us about two-thirds of the way through the series, so please continue to enjoy this lovely autobiography.

Hanayome wa Motodanshi ch. 5: Mediafire, Dropbox
Hanayome wa Motodanshi ch. 6: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, February 21, 2016

If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On!

It took us a few days, but here are Hanayome wa Motodanshi chapters 3 and 4. This is by no means an easy manga to scanlate, but we'll gladly take up the challenge if it means doing a series like this, which generally are very few and far between.

Hanayome wa Motodanshi ch. 3: Mediafire, Dropbox
Hanayome wa Motodanshi ch. 4: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Your Marriage Comes by Destiny!

Every so often, a series comes out that not only do we have to do, but we as a group were born to do, and this is undoubtedly one of those series. These are the first two chapters of Hanayome wa Motodanshi (The Bride Used to be a Guy) by Chii, a one-volume autobiography:

Chii and her husband are like any other happily married couple, except for one thing: Chii was assigned male at birth. Chii details her autobiographical account of growing up with gender dysphoria and ultimately deciding to transition in her early adult years. Shortly after Chii starts transitioning, she meets a man who is instantly enamored by her, and although he is surprised when Chii eventually tells him she used to live as a guy, he still wants to go out with her. As Chii continues to transition, her boyfriend supports her through the process, culminating in their marriage once her transition is complete.

Chii originally started blogging about her transition in early 2011 when she was in her mid-20s, and shortly thereafter began drawing 4-koma related to her experiences and LGBT topics in general. She also has a Twitter account, and draws a couple of other manga on comico. Although Hanayome wa Motodanshi does contain some 4-koma, most of it is in a regular manga format. Also, the first chapter is in glorious full color. So if you're ready for an incredibly cute story about love and acceptance, please check this one out.

Hanayome wa Motodanshi ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox
Hanayome wa Motodanshi ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Love and Cross-dressing Conquers All!

Finally, we come to the end of Shounen Princess with chapter 5, although we wish it would have been at least a little bit longer. We had a lot of fun working on it over the past couple of weeks, and it feels kind of weird to already come to the end when this series definitely deserved to be longer, and just when the story and characterization were starting to pick up, too. Thanks again to kubi for recommending us this series. Let it be said that while it may be rare, we do in fact accept requests on occasion.

As for some final thoughts, the very end of the volume contains a few pages that may indicate that the author, at least at one time, wanted to continue the series, but for whatever reason was never able to. This volume came out in June 2014, and obviously the author has never continued it, and it's very unlikely that it would ever happen. So, we hope you enjoyed this series as much as we did, and please look forward to our future projects.

Shounen Princess ch. 5: Mediafire, Dropbox
Shounen Princess volume batch: Mediafire

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Embrace the Fate of Cross-dressing!

Another two days of work and here's Shounen Princess chapter 4, meaning we'll be completing this series within the next couple of days if all goes well.

Shounen Princess ch. 4: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Key to a Happy Marriage is Cross-dressing!

Now we come to Shounen Princess chapter 3 at the midway point through the series. Why couldn't this series be longer?

Shounen Princess ch. 3: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, February 7, 2016

He Came, He Saw, He Cross-dressed!

And now on the heels of chapter 1 is Shounen Princess chapter 2 with many more cute shots of Nao for your viewing pleasure.

Shounen Princess ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Cross-dressing Tiger, Hidden Dragon!

Since it'll still be a little while before the next volumes for our current projects get released, we had some time on our hands to do something else, so we decided to take a request given to us by kubi a week ago. This is Shounen Princess by Seishirou Matsuri, and it's only five chapters collected in a single volume that was released about a year and a half ago. The story is as follows:

After seeing a picture of Naotora Kusunoki as a kid, the crown prince of the Kingdom of Urunei in Southeast Asia fell in love at first sight. The only problem is that Naotora is the son of a bureaucrat in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Eager to please the prince, Naotora's father forces him to cross-dress and fly to Urunei to get married to the prince as "Nao". Once in Urunei, he unintentionally captures the hearts of the populace who see Nao as the return of Putri Harimau, the Tiger Girl of legend who had a hand in the founding of Urunei with the Dragon Prince long ago. However, there are some in Urunei who are not so happy about Nao's arrival.

There are also a few details we thought we should point out. The first is that there are certain Malay words written into the story, one phrase being "putri harimau" which is also used in the subtitle for the manga. As far as we can tell, putri is normally translated as either princess or daughter, and harimau is tiger. The reason why Putri Harimau may be referred to in the story as the Tiger Girl and not Tiger Princess is largely due to the accompanying kanji used to represent "putri harimau", namely 虎の娘 (tora no musume, literally tiger daughter or tiger girl). If the author had intended putri to mean princess, he probably would have written it as 虎の姫 (tora no hime, literally tiger princess). Other details have to do with the setting, which is called Urunei in the story, but that is very likely a reference to Brunei on the island of Borneo. However, at least one location featured in the story, the Raffles Hotel, is actually in Singapore.

So we hope you give this one a try and see if you like it. If nothing else, Nao is more than cute enough to make this a worthy project.

Shounen Princess ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox