Saturday, October 1, 2016

A New Lease on an Old Life!

In part to celebrate our 6-year anniversary, we are finally pleased to present the second project we've picked up this month. This is Shitei Bouryoku Shoujo Shiomi-chan (Designated Violent Girl Shiomi-chan) by Kazurou Inoue of Midori Days fame. The manga recently started serialization last May in Shounen Super Sunday (the chapters are also later posted online), so it shouldn't be too long before the first volume comes out in the next couple of months. The story is as follows:

Gen Shiomi, the 56-year-old boss of the Hitotsubashi mob syndicate, must go into hiding to protect his life from potential assassins. He opts to get plastic surgery, only to end up looking like a teenage girl, but he resolves to stay like this until his life is no longer in danger. However, he finds it hard to not be suspicious, but he is saved from being the target of police by a teenage boy named Tatsuya Umemiya. After helping Tatsuya out of some troubles of his own, Gen is forced to enroll into junior high school as "Shiomi Iwao", only to discover that one of his new classmates is Tatsuya.

So this series is great if you're looking for a ridiculous new series. As a side note, the title is a play on shitei boyryokudan, a term used to describe powerful yakuza groups. Also, Iwao comes from an alternative reading of Gen (巌).

Over the past 6 years, we've released over 1,000 chapters across dozens of series, we've had over 800 posts to the blog, and have had over 3.5 million hits to the blog. Not to mention that we've received over $1,300 dollars via donations over the years, which has been a huge help in the buying of almost all of our raws. Not bad for a group essentially started on a whim that's almost exclusively dedicated to gender bender manga.

Shiomi-chan ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox


  1. WOW!
    Comedy master doing josou manga, what a day to live.
    I couldn't thank you enough Hachimitsu Scans.

    1. God damn Dr. Black Jack in there!?
      He just went lolicon like Dr Jun Manabe from Pretty Face.
      I couldn't stop laughing already.
      Can't wait next chapter.

      You made my day brighter, thanks again.

  2. Ha ha. That was great. Incredibly stupid but in an absolutely hilarious way. I'll definitely keep reading :)

  3. This story is just great! The setting/plot/synopsis was catching my interest and the first chapter just outrun my expectation in a hilarious way! Thanks for translating this manga! Looking forward to the next chapter!

  4. Looking forward to more of this. Hilarious.

  5. Question: I'm not from the US, so I don't exactly know what the phone says on pg 19 in the middle top picture. I guess it means something like no signal, but what does "No Svc" stand for (no src/no source maybe)?

    1. It's shorthand for no service since there wasn't enough room to put the whole word.

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    1. We're still waiting for volume 1 to be released, which unfortunately may not be until early next year.

    2. uff im glad to know that this wasn't dropped looking forward to next year then :p