Monday, September 19, 2016

The Moment of Lies!


Ookami Shounen volume 3 ends with chapter 17, which also includes some bonus 4-koma at the end of the volume. Currently, the manga is up to chapter 18.5 on Comic Clear's website. So, volume 4 could be released as early as March, but could easily come out a month or two later.

Also, there is certain detail in the bonus content that I should attempt to clarify. Botan says twice that she is in junior high, but we know from chapter 4 that she is one year younger than Tokujira, and thus also one year younger than Itsuki. However, the description for the manga on its website (which is also shown on the blurb on the back of volume 1) says that Itsuki's in high school, so they should all be in high school. The only way this makes sense is that they were supposed to originally have been in high school, but somewhere along the line, namo changed it to them being in junior high instead. Otherwise, Botan saying she's in junior high is a typo, but it's on two pages in the bonus content, making that less likely. So at this point, I don't know whether the characters are in junior high or high school.

For our other projects, Mizutama Honey Boy v05 and Shimanami Tasogare v02 come out in October, and we will be working on them as soon as they arrive. But in the meantime, we'll be working on Mori no Takuma-san v03.

Ookami Shounen ch. 17: Mediafire, Dropbox

Edit: Typo fixed and reuploaded.

17 comments:

  1. Thank you trap gods

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  2. Sad to be done with the volume, but happy as always for your great translations. Continued thanks!

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  3. Perhaps it's a combined junior and senior high school? There's some in the US, and a quick English google search brings up results for Japan. Searching for 中学校・高等学校 gives more results, but I don't have a good enough handle on Japanese to glean a lot from the results.

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    1. Whoops, forgot that Botan's supposed to be a first year student. I probably should've checked that before searching for stuff.

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  4. I wonder how much longer this is going to run? While the drama and lies could be drawn out indefinitely, it sort of feels like we're heading into the endgame now.

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  5. This chapter is too good, I can't wait for the next chapter. (Literally can't wait and read chapter 18 in japanese ......)

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  6. So happy! A new chapter! But so sad! The next Volume or Chapter won't be available till next year! Thank you nevertheless for the final chapter of Volume 3! Can't wait for the news next year.

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  7. There's a typo on page 22, "Ice Cream after right after studying is so good!"

    Anyways, thanks for the release!

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  8. Maybe it's an escalator school with an affiliated junior high school? That'd be one possibility ;-)

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  9. Another long wait. Thanks for the hard work. Looking forward for Shimanami Tasogare

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  10. Botan says somewhere in an earlier chapter (I'm not going to look it up... no, scratch that, I like to have my facts straight, so I will look it up after all)...

    OK, it's chapter 4 page 11. Botan says "...that continued into junior high, but while we were apart for one year..." I took that to mean they're currently in junior high, although it doesn't actually spell it out as such.

    Anyway, the characters don't LOOK like they're in high school. (An entirely subjective assessment.) Especially Botan. I'd just assume the author is right and the blurb-writing minion is wrong, wouldn't you?

    PS I got a captcha with Japanese road signs on it. Cool.

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  11. Me again. Having read the chapter, on page 28, did you really mean "land sharks", or should it perhaps be "loan sharks"? (Apparently such things exist in certain role-playing games, so it could be right for all I know.)

    Also, thanks for translating this manga, in case I haven't said that already. It's cute and funny, AND has cross-dressing. You made a good choice.

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    1. Land shark was a direct translation of 地上げ屋. Itsuki thought they were going to try to make his sister sell her shop so they could use it for something else.

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    2. Hmm. Never heard the term before. I wonder if it's a regional thing. (i.e. American.) Well, once again I've learned something new from reading comic books. Kids, don't ever let anyone tell you they're a waste of time!

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  12. Please continue to translate this series. Subby-D scanlations just went full retard in chapter 18.

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    1. We will once volume 4 is out. If people can't wait for a better translation, that's on them.

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  13. Finally!
    The release of Volume 4 is planned for the 11th June 2017!
    source: http://alert.shop-bell.com/comic/4932/

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