Saturday, April 30, 2016

Change is a Part of Life!

And now for Yuri na Watashi chapter 10, which is the second to last chapter. Hope you enjoy it all the way to the end.

Yuri na Watashi ch. 10: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, April 29, 2016

All Work and No Play!

Heroine Voice chapter 4 is done after taking a break last month, and it even has a few color pages, although the chapter itself is rather short.

Heroine Voice ch. 4: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, April 22, 2016

Life Goes On!

It's been a long time coming, but here are Boku to Boku chapter 10 and Zettai Fukujuu Game chapter 4 to finish both of these series, and to finally finish the remaining ongoing series from Waai. The end of Boku to Boku also had a short bonus epilogue, but there's no afterword. On the other hand, the end of Zettai Fukujuu Game has an afterword and some bonus character details.

Waai had just as much to do with us forming this scanlation group as the other series we were doing back in 2010, Usolily and Kuragehime. Waai had its first issue 6 years ago in April 2010, and not wanting to pass up the opportunity, we struck up a deal with Wow!scans (remember them?) to do Sazanami Cherry and Past Future, the first chapter of which was our very first release 5 and a half years ago. Eventually, Wow!scans died, and then we ended up picking up most of the other series in Waai and worked on them until Waai and Waai Mahalo were suspended in early 2014. But now we've finished the ongoing series, even if it took us a really long time to get to this point.

Boku to Boku ch. 10: Mediafire, Dropbox
Zettai Fukujuu Game ch. 4: Mediafire, Dropbox
Series batches available on the Waai & Oto Nyan page.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Never Say Never!

Over two years ago, we saw the end of both Waai! and its sister magazine Waai! Mahalo in early 2014, which unfortunately left a few of the series we had done from those magazines unfinished. We've always felt sorry about this, and the truth is, Waai has always been in the back of our minds, even if we've been putting off buying the remaining volumes because we'd only be getting one chapter in a whole volume. However, seeing as how we finished many of our long-running series over the past year, we felt that we had to finish up the rest of the Waai series to finally put them to rest.

And with that, today we have the final chapters of Hikaru to Hikari and Otasuke Miko Miko-chan. For Hikaru to Hikari, chapter 7 was included in volume 2 and the end of the volume also had some bonus content, which we hope will sort of make up for how long its been since we released chapter 6. On the other hand, the end of Otasuke Miko Miko-chan volume 2 did not have a proper chapter. Instead, it's simply a few pages tacked on to the end of chapter 10 and a two-page afterword. It would seem that Hiroichi wanted to continue the series beyond volume 2, but was never able to, hence it does not have a proper ending, not unlike how Shounen Princess ended earlier this year.

The only two other series we had left unfinished from Waai are Boku to Boku and Zettai Fukujuu Game, so please look forward to those next.

Hikaru to Hikari ch. 7: Mediafire, Drobox
Otasuke Miko Miko-chan extra: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, April 15, 2016

It Takes All Kinds!

And now with the release of Mori no Takuma-san chapters 4, 5 and 6, we're done with volume 1. For better or for worse, with so little bonus content, we were able to get the volume finished quicker than we would have expected from something by Ayumi Komura, though she touches on why on the one page afterword. Maybe she'll do more in volume 2, which will be released in late May, though we'll probably get to it in July.

Mori no Takuma-san ch. 4: Mediafire, Dropbox
Mori no Takuma-san ch. 5: Mediafire, Dropbox
Mori no Takuma-san ch. 6: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Heart is a Fickle Thing!

Finally, after more than a five month wait, we can properly restart Ayumi Komura's newest series Mori no Takuma-san with the re-release of chapter 1 and also chapters 2 and 3, which marks the halfway point of volume 1. Chapter 1's updates include the covers, a few pages at the start of the chapter, and the bonus page at the end of the chapter, which is essentially similar to what she did for Usolily and Full Dozer, except that the bonus pages have much less content than before, but you'll see what I mean when you see it. Thematically, Mori no Takuma-san is similar to Usolily, and the two share a lot in common (except for the gender bender aspect, of course), so if you liked Usolily, you will probably like this one, too.

Mori no Takuma-san ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox
Mori no Takuma-san ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox
Mori no Takuma-san ch. 3: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Truer words have never been spoken. Parting from a series like Bokura no Hentai, which we have deeply loved over the past three and half years, is tough because we know that we will never see more of these characters than what has been shown in these 10 volumes and 41 chapters. But at the same time, it has been a great privilege of ours that we were the group that was able to bring it to English readers, which we hope we have done to the best of our ability. So it is with great sorrow, but also joy, that we have now completed the series with the release of chapter 41.

As mentioned back when we picked it up, we knew we had to do it right when we saw the first chapter appear in Comic Ryuu in March 2012. Being similar in both its style and theme with Hourou Musuko at first glance was very promising, especially at a time when Hourou Musuko was on the decline, and there were so few other series out there dealing with similar LGBT themes. Fumiko Fumi's style was different though, something I personally had never really seen before. Her art style back then was much more simplistic and rough, for lack of a better word, but since then, her art has largely come into its own, and even though it still retains a relatively simplistic style, it has a sophistication to it that made Bokura no Hentai all the more amazing.

But compared to Hourou Musuko, Bokura no Hentai was able to do a lot more with a lot less. In comparison to Bokura no Hentai's 10 volumes and 41 chapters, Hourou Musuko is 15 volumes and 123 chapters long, but whereas Hourou Musuko had a very slow, drawn out decline, Bokura no Hentai has ended where it should have ended. But still, the comparison between the two series is easy: both have multiple protagonists with overlapping storylines, both deal with LGBT issues, and both are drawn in a similar style. But that is where the comparisons I feel should end. I won't go into where Hourou Musuko ended up if you've never read it, but I will say that the message being conveyed near the end of that series was one in complete contrast to Bokura no Hentai's message (if you've read both series, you will probably understand what I mean).

So while Hourou Musuko had left a bad taste in my mouth by the time I finished it, Fumiko Fumi has left me with a sense of longing for these characters, and not only the three main characters, but all the others that we saw throughout the series, and that is perhaps the greatest gift Fumi could have left us with, because Bokura no Hentai is a series I feel deserves to be read and reread for many years. If a series like Stop!! Hibari-kun! can retain its popularity even after 30 years of publication, we hope that Bokura no Hentai will be able to do the same thing, because even though there are so many other manga out there, even those that could be seen as similar to it, there will perhaps never be another series quite like Bokura no Hentai. You will be dearly missed.

As for the future, Fumiko Fumi is going to start a new series in Comic Ryuu soon, but no other information has been revealed yet. We will be looking into it and decide whether we will pick it up or not when we know more about it. Also, on an unrelated note, we can finally say with confidence that we've now released more than 1,000 chapters across dozens of series over the past five and a half years. How many of those 1,000 chapters have you read? Hopefully, the 41 chapters of Bokura no Hentai are among them.

And next up, we finally get to the first volume of Ayumi Komura's new series, Mori no Takuma-san.

Bokura no Hentai ch. 41: Mediafire, Dropbox
Bokura no Hentai volume batches: On the Bokura no Hentai page.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Together With Remembrance of Ourselves!

First of all, sorry for the delay. Bokura no Hentai chapter 40 is finally done after quite a bit of work, leaving us with just one last chapter to go.

Bokura no Hentai ch. 40: Mediafire, Dropbox