Monday, July 24, 2017

The Truth Within All of Us!

Today we have Ookami Shounen chapters 22, 23 and 24, leaving one more chapter plus some bonus content to do in volume 4.

Ookami Shounen ch. 22: Mediafire, Dropbox
Ookami Shounen ch. 23: Mediafire, Dropbox
Ookami Shounen ch. 24: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, July 21, 2017

That Special Someone!

Finally, after delaying this since the volume came out back in April, we now have time to work on Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely, the sequel to Ataru Yamamoto's Nisekoi Boyfriend mini series released as a couple of chapters in a volume back in 2014, although she also released some doujins for the series, one of which we did. Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely is longer than the original series at 5 chapters this time (plus a couple of small bonus extras), which constitutes most of the content in the volume. The last 35 pages in this volume are a continuation of the Yomamushi Kareshi to Rokudenashi one-shot from the previous volume. So in this release, we have the first two chapters of Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely.

Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely ch. 1: Mediafire, Dropbox
Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox

Lying is Only Half the Battle!

Less than 2 days later, and here's the release of Ookami Shounen chapters 20 and 21, reaching the midway point through the volume.

Ookami Shounen ch. 20: Mediafire, Dropbox
Ookami Shounen ch. 21: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Other Side of Truth!

After exactly 10 months since we last worked on this, Ookami Shounen wa Kyou mo Uso o Kasaneru returns with chapters 18 and 19 with the start of volume 4, and this volume has the most chapters of any volume thus far, which also means that the chapters are on average smaller than most of the chapters up to now. But as such, there's a lot of content this volume, so although it shouldn't take us that long to complete this volume (this series being our easiest ongoing project by far), please enjoy.

Also, although there was a question over whether the characters were in junior high or high school as outlined on our last post for the series, namo recently confirmed on Twitter that the characters are in junior high. So for some reason, Ookami Shounen's official website itself is (as of this writing) still wrong in that it clearly says Itsuki is in high school. You'd think that someone would have fixed that in the three years that this manga has been serialized online, but I guess someone just derped. Glad to the see the author finally confirm it.

Ookami Shounen ch. 18: Mediafire, Dropbox
Ookami Shounen ch. 19: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Try to Beat the Heat!

With the release of Shiomi-chan chapters 10 and 11, volume 2 comes to an end. As shown at the end of the volume, volume 3 will come out later this year, most likely November.

In the meantime, Ookami Shounen v04 came out today, so we'll be starting work on that as soon as it arrives in the next few days. We also haven't forgotten about Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely's single volume, and will be starting on that very soon.

On a side note, we now have over 4 million hits to this blog since its inception back in 2010. Thanks to everyone who comes here and also thanks for all the lovely comments we receive. We really do read every one.

Shiomi-chan ch. 10: Mediafire, Dropbox
Shiomi-chan ch. 11: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Some Things Never Change!

Today we have Shiomi-chan chapters 8 and 9, more than halfway through the volume.

Shiomi-chan ch. 8: Mediafire, Dropbox
Shiomi-chan ch. 9: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Love is Full of Surprises!

After a bunch of more work, Kamieko volume 1 is complete with the release of chapters 3, 4 and 5. As shown at the end of the volume, volume 2 comes out in late September, and we can't wait to work on more of this awesome series. And as a side note, this is the 900th post to the blog.

Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 3: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 4: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 5: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, July 7, 2017

Like Father Like Son!

It's been almost five months since we last worked on Shitei Bouryoku Shoujo Shiomi-chan, but we've finally started volume 2 with chapters 6 and 7.

Shiomi-chan ch. 6: Mediafire, Dropbox
Shiomi-chan ch. 7: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

What a Girl Wants!

After more than three months, Ayumi Komura's new series Kami-sama no Ekohiiki (or Kamieko for short) finally returns with the beginning of volume 1. Included in this batch are the first two chapters, which amounts to roughly half the volume by page count (there are five chapters in this volume).

Also, because of the rather poor quality of the magazine raws for chapter 1, which we had done our best to clean up before, we decided to completely redo chapter 1 using the raws from the volume, although the color pages from the original release are also included. So although it was a lot of work, it was worth it for this series, since we didn't really expect Komura to do another gender bender series so soon after the end of Usolily only a few years ago. It's really a shame that it doesn't seem like Komura gets the kind of recognition that she really deserves, but we hope that you'll enjoy what her newest series has to offer.

Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 1 (v2): Mediafire, Dropbox
Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 2: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Joys of Summer!

And now for Seito Kaichou chapter 10.

Next up, the start of Kami-sama no Ekohiiki v01.

Seito Kaichou ch. 10: Mediafire, Dropbox

There's Cuteness in Numbers!

With the release of LiLy chapters 18 through 22, volume 2 comes to an end. Also, as mentioned at the end of the volume, the author Mayo Ebisawa is on maternity leave, so the manga has been on hiatus since March. That means that the series will probably restart relatively soon, so volume 3 might be out as early as March or April of next year, but we really won't know for sure until it restarts. Although we can be relatively sure that the next volume will not be out until next year.

LiLy ch. 18: Mediafire, Dropbox
LiLy ch. 19: Mediafire, Dropbox
LiLy ch. 20: Mediafire, Dropbox
LiLy ch. 21: Mediafire, Dropbox
LiLy ch. 22: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, June 24, 2017

When a Plan Comes Together!

After a lot of work over this past week, we are finally releasing Moyashimon chapters 57 through 60, ending volume 5, which also includes a bunch of bonus content at the end. This also marks the point where there are exactly 99 chapters in 8 volumes left in the series.

We grouped these four together because we are going to take a short break from Moyashimon so we can focus on some of our other projects for the time being. And so, we will not continue working on Moyashimon until August. In the meantime, we'll be finishing up LiLy v02 and then start working on Shiomi-chan v02 and Kami-sama no Ekohiiki v01, in addition to Ookami Shounen v04 after it comes out on July 15.

Moyashimon ch. 57: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 58: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 59: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 60: Mediafire, Dropbox

Monday, June 19, 2017

Learn By Example!

Here are LiLy chapters 16 and 17.

LiLy ch. 16: Mediafire, Dropbox
LiLy ch. 17: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The School That Never Sleeps!

Today we have Moyashimon chapters 55 and 56.

Moyashimon ch. 55: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 56: Mediafire, Dropbox

Edit: File names for chapter 55 fixed and reuploaded.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Sweet Side of Life!

Here are LiLy chapters 14 and 15, marking the halfway point through the volume.

LiLy ch. 14: Mediafire, Dropbox
LiLy ch. 15: Mediafire, Dropbox

Monday, June 12, 2017

Just Play Along!

After a couple months since the last release, here's chapter 5 of the Boy Skirt 4-koma series. Tomohiro Shinohara posted on Twitter a couple of months back that his releases for this would start to be a lot slower, only releasing two or three pages a month at most, so this chapter includes pages released from late March up to a few days ago, so it's only 7 pages long. The reason being that Shinohara started a new manga called Nibiiro no Hako no Naka de on Line Manga in late April, but it still looks like he'll be continuing the Boy Skirt 4-koma for now. Also, the above color illustration was posted to his Twitter account a couple of days ago.

And in other news, we had a look at Norio Tsukudani's Twitter account today and discovered that she had updated her profile to show that Heroine Voice is now listed as having "2 volumes in total" (written on the profile as 「ヒロインボイス」全2巻). Previously, she had listed it as having completed "part 1" of the manga, and this is also shown on the last page of chapter 10 which said on the margin that "Part 1 is complete", so we had assumed that she had merely put the series on hiatus with the intention to continue it later. However, considering that the series did not seem all that popular, and it had a conclusive ending of sorts with chapter 10, it's possible that the editors of Comic Rex (published by Ichijinsha) simply cancelled the series. Also, she recently started a new series called Futaba-san-ke no Kyoudai published by Hakusensha, so it's likely that she is done with Ichijinsha. So if you want more from Tsukudani, you can check out her new series, currently being scanlated by Raptor Scans.

Boy Skirt 4-koma ch. 5: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, June 10, 2017

All Hands On Deck!

Moyashimon chapters 53 and 54 are done, marking the halfway point through volume 5, and this also marks exactly 1/3 of the way through the series.

Moyashimon ch. 53: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 54: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sweet and Sour Cross-dressing!

Today we have LiLy chapters 12 and 13.

LiLy ch. 12: Mediafire, Dropbox
LiLy ch. 13: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Think Before You Drink!

And now here are Moyashimon chapters 51 and 52.

On an unrelated note, if you hadn't already seen it elsewhere, Ookami Shounen volume 4 comes out July 15, so we'll be restarting it next month.

Moyashimon ch. 51: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 52: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Beware the Cute Ones!

After a 4 month break from this series, LiLy returns with chapters 10 and 11 at the start of volume 2, which is even longer than volume 1.

LiLy ch. 10: Mediafire, Dropbox
LiLy ch. 11: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Love is in the Air!

And now for the usual Seito Kaichou update with chapter 9.

Seito Kaichou ch. 9: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Challenges of Autumn!

Now for the start of Moyashimon volume 5 with chapters 49 and 50, a great milestone to reach after only having been doing this project for a little less than three months so far.

And on an unrelated note for anyone who cares, we obviously have not dropped Shimanami Tasogare, despite another scanlator releasing a few of the recent chapters (which came as quite a surprise to us since they didn't even give us the courtesy to try to contact us about taking over a project we have done). We believe that the quality of the projects we do should not be compromised if at all possible, and although unfortunate, we simply would feel bad for the series to be left in the hands of another scanlator.

Moyashimon ch. 49: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 50: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Stars in Secret Influence!

Finally, after a lot of work to finish up this series, we come to the end of Nanashi no Asterism with chapter 23, which also includes some bonus content at the end of the volume with some added details about the characters.

From the very first chapter, this series had a way of pulling you in with long inner monologues detailing the characters' thoughts, something that, although fairly common in manga, was handled very well with this series. It was a lot of fun working on this series and seeing Kina Kobayashi's art style improve and soften as time went on, giving the characters a more gentle appearance later on compared to the earlier chapters. But the characters themselves were also very interesting, especially Kotooka, because for all her faults, she was also the most endearing and the most human.

Some people may have been put off by Asakura wedging himself in between the main love triangle, or even that he forms this relationship with Subaru as time goes on, taking time away from the main three. That was probably one of the reasons as to why the series lost popularity and got cancelled, and if so, it's a shame. Subaru and Asakura put as much into the story as the three girls, and the series just wouldn't have been the same without them. Considering the pacing of the series in the earlier volumes, it was obvious that it was meant to continue for at least another few volumes, and we can only wonder where else this series would have gone had Kobayashi had the opportunity to finish it the way she had originally intended. But Kobayashi definitely has a strong talent as a manga author, and considering this was her debut series, we hope that she comes back soon with a new series.

However, as a surprise bonus, Kobayashi posted a short manga about Subaru and Asakura on Twitter, which she also reposted on pixiv. We translated this, and it's included in a batch also containing a set of Nanashi no Asterism illustrations also from her Twitter account and reposted to pixiv. It's not much, but at least it's something.

And now for a massive update on all of our projects. First of all, we'll be continuing with Moyashimon as usual with v05, as well as finally getting to LiLy v02. The next Seito Kaichou chapter should also be out next week. We also want to get to Nisekoi Boyfriend's sequel volume Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely soon, too. For that reason, it is unlikely we'll get to Shiomi-chan v02 before July, which is also around the time we'll be doing Kami-sama no Ekohiiki v01 which comes out in late June.

After that, we hope that Ookami Shounen v04 will finally be coming out in July, but we really don't know when they plan to release it. Shortly after that should be when Shimanami Tasogare v03 comes out in August, and then Mizutama Honey Boy v07 should be out in October. We're not really sure when Shounen Oujo v06 is gonna come out since that series is so prone to hiatuses, but with any luck, it could be out late this year, maybe November. Similarly, since Kuragehime restarts its serialization next month, we are hoping that means v17 will be out either late this year or early next year, but we have to wait and see if Higashimura's gonna be serializing it monthly or bimonthly. Lastly, Heroine Voice has been conspicuously absent from Comic Rex and Tsukudani's Twitter account since last October, so we're not sure if it's ever coming back.

So we hope you enjoy the end of Nanashi no Asterism, a series that will be dearly missed.

Nanashi no Asterism ch. 23: Mediafire, Dropbox
Nanashi no Asterism bonus (Twitter & pixiv): Mediafire, Dropbox
Volume batches on the Nanashi no Asterism page.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Life is All About Choices!

With the release of Moyashimon chapters 47 and 48, we finally come to the end of volume 4, which also has quite a bit more bonus content at the end of the volume than previous volumes. This also marks the point where the first anime season ended. And now onto volume 5.

Moyashimon ch. 47: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 48: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Together With Remembrance of Ourselves!

Happy International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia! Today we have Nanashi no Asterism chapter 22, the longest one in the volume at nearly 60 pages. Just one left to go.

Nanashi no Asterism ch. 22: Mediafire, Dropbox

Edit: Typo on pg. 15 fixed and reuploaded.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Love Who You Love!

Moyashimon chapters 45 and 46 are done, one shorter than usual and the other longer than usual as we near the end of volume 4.

Moyashimon ch. 45: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 46: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, May 12, 2017

Truth Will Come to Light!

Nanashi no Asterism chapter 21 is done, marking the halfway point through the volume and just two more chapters left to go.

Nanashi no Asterism ch. 21: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

We Come In Peace!

Now we come to Moyashimon chapters 43 and 44, more than halfway through volume 4.

Moyashimon ch. 43: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 44: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, May 5, 2017

Transform Me Then, and to Your Power I'll Yield!

And now here's Nanashi no Asterism chapter 20.

Nanashi no Asterism ch. 20: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

First Impressions Make All the Difference!

Now we come to Moyashimon chapters 41 and 42, which you can imagine we are excited to finally get to after all the work that's already gone into this series.

Moyashimon ch. 41: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 42: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Storming Her World with Sorrow's Wind and Rain!

At long last, we begin Nanashi no Asterism's fifth and final volume with chapter 19, although there is still a huge amount of content in this last volume, so we hope you enjoy this series all the way to the end.

Nanashi no Asterism ch. 19: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

It's Tough Being Cute!

Here's Seito Kaicho chapter 8.

And to Kuragehime fans, good news. The manga is coming back to Kiss in the June 25 issue, but it remains to be seen if it'll be on a monthly or a bimonthly schedule. Hopefully Higashimura has finally decided to finish it so we can end the series after 7 years of working on it.

Seito Kaicho ch. 8: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It's a Small World!

Now we begin Moyashimon volume 4 with chapters 38, 39 and 40.

Also, we'll be starting on Nanashi no Asterism v05 this week, and working on it concurrently with Moyashimon for the time being.

Moyashimon ch. 38: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 39: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 40: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Perks of Island Life!

With the release of Moyashimon chapters 36 and 37, we come to the end of volume 3, which is almost a quarter of the way through the series. Now on to volume 4.

Moyashimon ch. 36: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 37: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, April 16, 2017

In the Land of Sake and Pineapples!

Here are Moyashimon chapters 34 and 35, leaving just two to go in volume 3.

Moyashimon ch. 34: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 35: Mediafire, Dropbox