Friday, November 17, 2017

The Jellyfish is in the Details!

After waiting for more than a year and a half, the time has finally come to start the 17th and final volume of Kuragehime with chapter 82, meaning there's only 2 chapters left to go because each of the last 3 chapters is about 50 pages long. The chapter title comes from the 2008 movie 27 Dresses.

Kuragehime means a lot to us, not only because it was one of the few series we originally began with as a scan group over 7 years ago, but because we've come to really love Akiko Higashimura's unique style of art and storytelling that really sets her apart from most other shoujo/josei authors. This was a series that we perhaps started at a time when we were a little too inexperienced to tackle a series like this for various reasons, but over the course of this series, we've grown by leaps and bounds, and now stand here after all this time on the verge of ending our longest ongoing project from when we picked it up right at the very beginning. So whether you've been reading it for as long as we have, or have just recently discovered this series, we're glad you're here to see the end of one of our most cherished projects.

Kuragehime ch. 82: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Home is Where the Heart is!

Finally, after a lot of work at the end of this volume, Moyashimon volume 10 ends with chapters 120, 121 and 122, which also includes a large amount of bonus content at the end. However, we have to take another break from this series for about a month while we work on a few of our other projects, so please look forward to volume 11 in December. And so, we have just three volumes and 37 chapters left, which is just about 1/4 of the series left to go.

In the meantime, Kuragehime's 17th and final volume was just released, and we will be working on that next, along with Shimanami Tasogare v03 which we will be working on the same time as Kuragehime. Once both of those volumes are done, we're going to work on Shiomi-chan v03, and then Moyashimon v11. The only other one of our projects that's getting another volume this year is Kamieko v03 at the end of December.

Moyashimon ch. 120: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 121: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 122: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Truth Lies Within Us All!

Ookami Shounen chapter 31 is done, and as you may have guessed from the recent developments, the next chapter to be released on December 8 is the final chapter, so we hope you enjoy this series all the way to the end.

Ookami Shounen ch. 31: Mediafire, Dropbox

Monday, November 6, 2017

A Little Taste of Home!

Here are Moyashimon chapters 117, 118 and 119, which marks more than 2,000 pages we've done for this series so far (there's around 2,700 pages in total).

Moyashimon ch. 117: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 118: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 119: Mediafire, Dropbox

Edit: A small correction was applied to ch. 117 and reuploaded.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time Flies When You're Having Fun!

Now we come to the middle of Moyashimon volume 10 with chapters 114, 115 and 116, the latter of which is longer than usual at 24 pages.

Moyashimon ch. 114: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 115: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 116: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Stranger in a Strange Land!

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, we have Moyashimon chapters 111, 112 and 113 from the start of volume 10. Hopefully this will be another treat for you on a day when cross-dressing is perfectly normal. Just look up what Bruce Willis decided to go as this year.

Moyashimon ch. 111: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 112: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 113: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Do What Comes Natural!

For our second release today, we have Seito Kaichou chapter 14.

Next up, the start of Moyashimon v10.

Seito Kaichou ch. 14: Mediafire, Dropbox

Family is Forever!

Now we come to the end of Mizutama Honey Boy volume 7 with chapters 33 and 34, in addition to a bonus chapter at the end of the volume. As mentioned at the end of the volume, volume 8 is scheduled to come out in spring 2018, so we're thinking that means either March or April.

Edit: Typos in chapters 33 and 34.5 fixed and reuploaded.

Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 33: Mediafire, Dropbox
Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 34: Mediafire, Dropbox
Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 34.5: Mediafire, Dropbox

Monday, October 23, 2017

Love Will Overcome Any Obstacle!

Finally, we come to the end of Kamieko volume 2 with chapters 10 and 11. Also included are some bonus pages at the end of the volume. As stated on the preview page, volume 3 comes out in late December, so we're looking forward to working on this again soon.

Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 10: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 11: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, October 19, 2017

No One Knows What the Future Holds!

Mizutama Honey Boy chapters 31 and 32 are done, bringing us to more than halfway through the volume.

Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 31: Mediafire, Dropbox
Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 32: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Love Makes Us Do the Strangest Things!

Now we come to Kami-sama no Ekohiiki chapters 8 and 9, more than halfway through the volume.

Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 8: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 9: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Truth of Luck!

Happy Friday the 13th! Hopefully today has been good to you, and to celebrate, here's Ookami Shounen chapter 30. The next chapter is currently slated for November 10.

Ookami Shounen ch. 30: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Being Yourself is Half the Battle!

It's been a long break of more than seven months with this series, but here are Mizutama Honey Boy chapters 29 and 30 from the start of volume 7. Unlike previously where they've released a volume in the middle of the year, this volume was most likely delayed so it could coincide with Junko Ike's newest series, Onee Danshi Hajememasu, which is mentioned the author's comments in chapter 30.

Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 29: Mediafire, Dropbox
Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 30: Mediafire, Dropbox

Monday, October 9, 2017

Just Us Girls!

After nearly three months, Kami-sama no Ekohiiki returns with chapters 6 and 7 from volume 2. Working on a series by Ayumi Komura in October always brings back memories of when we were just starting out as a scanlation group with Usolily all those years ago, and as mentioned before, we're thrilled that she's decided to do another gender bender series since (at least we feel) those are the series where she really shines as an author and sets her apart from most other shoujo manga authors.

On an unrelated note, we later updated this in the previous post and also tweeted about it, but Shimanami Tasogare v03 will be coming out on November 15, and we will be working on it shortly thereafter with Kuragehime v17 which comes out a couple days before that.

Next up, the start of Mizutama Honey Boy v07.

Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 6: Mediafire, Dropbox
Kami-sama no Ekohiiki ch. 7: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fight for What You Love!

Finally, we now come to the end of Moyashimon volume 9 with chapters 108, 109 and 110. That leaves only 4 volumes and 49 chapters left in the series. Coincidentally, it's been almost exactly 10 years since the first anime's premiere, and honestly, we never could have guessed that 10 years later after first watching that anime that we'd be relatively close to completing the manga, or that we'd even be working on it at all, that being three years before Hachimitsu Scans was even formed. But we're as committed as ever in finishing this series, because it is without a doubt one of the most unique and incredible manga we've ever encountered. However, we'll be taking a short break with this series so we can do a couple of our other projects, which I'll get to in a minute.

Tomorrow is also our seventh anniversary as a scanlation group. For the past seven years, we have been scanlating primarily gender bender-related series, which was largely born out of the fact that gender bender series were and still are often overlooked by most scan groups for one reason or another, and even to this day, you'd be hard pressed to find any other group who has done as many gender bender-related series as we have. So over the past seven years, we've released well over 1,000 chapters from dozens of series and even more authors (thanks to all the one-shots we've done, primarily from the Josou Shounen series) across over 900 posts to this blog that's been viewed over 4.1 million times. We've also received $1,440 since we've started accepting donations (in 2011), which has aided us greatly in the purchasing of raws, and pretty much the only way we can actively show thanks for that is in trying to start and finish individual volumes relatively quickly, especially since a lot of our projects have long periods of time between volume releases. So we thank everyone for their support over the years, and hope to continue for years to come.

And now for an update on our projects and what we'll be doing for the rest of the year. First of all, as mentioned above, we are taking a short break from Moyashimon so we can work on Kami-sama no Ekohiiki v02 and Mizutama Honey Boy v07, which we'll be working on simultaneously. However, we will probably finish both of those this month, so we expect to get back to Moyashimon before the end of October. Following this, Shiomi-chan v03 comes out on November 10, and Kuragehime's 17th and last volume is finally going to be coming out on November 13, and we are going to give priority to it shortly thereafter so we can complete our oldest project that we've been working on since the very beginning seven years ago, so we are extremely excited about that next month. But after Kuragehime's and Shiomi-chan's volumes are done, we'll again be working on Moyashimon all the way through the end of the year and into next year so we can finally complete it.

As for our other projects, Shounen Oujo has been on hiatus since June, and there's really no way to know when it'll be coming back. Similarly, LiLy has also been on hiatus since March, even though we had suspected that it would have restarted by now because the author took a break because of maternity leave, so we'll just have to wait and see. As for Shimanami Tasogare, since the magazine it was in, Hibana, was recently discontinued, the manga has restarted serialization on the Manga One app, but it'll probably take a while until the next volume comes out, probably not until June to August of next year. Shimanami Tasogare v03 will be out on November 15, much earlier than we expected, and we'll be working on it with Kuragehime when they arrive a few days later. Other than those three, Ookami Shounen and Seito Kaichou will continue on a monthly basis.

And on an unrelated note, there was recently a video posted interviewing Hisashi Eguchi, the author of Stop!! Hibari-kun! that we worked on a couple years ago. Of interest in the video is Eguchi's interest to work on manga again, and suffice it to say, we would jump at the chance to work on it if such a manga ever materialized. So if you read Hibari-kun, the video is an interesting look into the author.

So we hope you enjoy the end of Moyashimon volume 9 as we draw ever closer to its completion.

Moyashimon ch. 108: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 109: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 110: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, September 30, 2017

You Learn Something New Every Day!

Moyashimon chapters 105, 106 and 107 are done, leaving a few more to go in volume 9. Also, we have now crossed the 2/3 mark through the series. And this is also the first time we've released a chapter 106 and beyond, as Usolily ended at chapter 105 (although that series is actually around 1,000 pages longer than Moyashimon).

Moyashimon ch. 105: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 106: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 107: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Protect What is Right!

Here's Seito Kaichou chapter 13.

Seito Kaichou ch. 13: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The More the Merrier!

Now we come to the middle of Moyashimon volume 9 with chapters 102, 103 and 104.

Moyashimon ch. 102: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 103: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 104: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Tea of Life!

After quite a bit of work over the past week, we finally begin Moyashimon volume 9 with chapters 99, 100 and 101, finally surpassing the 100th chapter milestone. Part of the reason that these chapters took so long is because they were incredibly wordy and incredibly technical, even by Moyashimon's lofty standards on both of those fronts. So we hope you enjoy the beginning of volume 9.

Moyashimon ch. 99: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 100: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 101: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Truth Hurts!

And now here's Ookami Shounen chapter 29. The next chapter is scheduled to be out October 13.

Ookami Shounen ch. 29: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Beer Knows No Bounds!

Finally, after a lot of work over the past three chapters, we come to the end of Moyashimon volume 8 with chapters 96, 97 and 98, which also includes some bonus content at the end. That means we're now only five volumes and 61 chapters away from the ending, which is approaching much faster than even we initially anticipated considering how much work goes into this series as a whole.

And coincidentally, this release almost perfectly coincides with the real Oktoberfest which will kick off in Munich in just two days. Considering we've been releasing chapters from this manga for a little over six months, it's a pretty incredible coincidence, to be honest, since we couldn't have anticipated when we'd finish volume 8 back when we began the series. So we'll just chalk it up to fate.

In other news, Mizutama Honey Boy v07 recently came out, but we won't have it until later in the month because it's in the same order as Kami-sama no Ekohiiki v02 which comes out in 11 days. So in the meantime, we'll be doing Moyashimon v09, and the next Ookami Shounen chapter will also be released soon.

Moyashimon ch. 96: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 97: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 98: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Proof is in the Beer!

Moyashimon chapters 93, 94 and 95 are done as volume 8 nears its conclusion (although there's actually a lot of work left to go this volume). This also marks six months since our first release of this series.

And on an unrelated note, Ookami Shounen got delayed by a week, so now the official website says the next chapter will be released on September 15.

Moyashimon ch. 93: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 94: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 95: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Don't Judge a Beer By Its Color!

Today we have Moyashimon chapters 90, 91 and 92, bringing us to about halfway through the volume.

Moyashimon ch. 90: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 91: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 92: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, September 1, 2017

Winner Take All!

Now for the monthly Seito Kaichou with chapter 12.

And on an unrelated note, the Boy Skirt 4-koma hasn't seen any updates recently from Tomohiro Shinohara's Twitter account. It seems that he's been busy lately with a new manga, and that he'll be starting another manga in November called Mesuman, but he said he'll still continue the Boy Skirt 4-koma if he has time.

Seito Kaichou ch. 12: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, August 31, 2017

You Are What You Brew!

It's finally time to start Moyashimon volume 8 with chapters 87, 88 and 89. Even though there was a lot from the first 7 volumes that never made it into the anime (almost all of volume 3, for instance), scanlating volume 8 definitely has a different feel to it knowing that nothing beyond volume 7 was adapted. So although there may never be a third anime season, at least the manga will live on forever.

Moyashimon ch. 87: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 88: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 89: Mediafire, Dropbox

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Microbes Never Lie!

Moyashimon volume 7 comes to an end with chapters 84, 85 and 86, which also has a little bonus content at the end. This marks the last bit of the manga that was adapted in the anime. Now on to volume 8.

Moyashimon ch. 84: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 85: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 86: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, August 25, 2017

Can't See the Mold for the Microbes!

Here are Moyashimon chapters 81, 82 and 83 as we near the end of volume 7.

Moyashimon ch. 81: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 82: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 83: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Microbe's in the Details!

Now we come to Moyashimon chapter 78, 79 and 80, marking the halfway point through volume 7. And what's more, this also marks the halfway point through the entire series, leaving just a scant 79 chapters left to go in Moyashimon. This is quite a big milestone to reach for a series like this which is quite long and incredibly wordy, but thankfully, it's all downhill from this point on. Speaking of wordy, chapter 78 was one of the wordiest chapters in recent memory, so if you love giant walls of text, then you'll love that chapter.

Moysahimon ch. 78: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moysahimon ch. 79: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moysahimon ch. 80: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, August 18, 2017

Brewing is an Art!

Today we have Moyashimon chapters 75, 76 and 77 at the start of volume 7.

Moyashimon ch. 75: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 76: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 77: Mediafire, Dropbox

Monday, August 14, 2017

Wine Never Tasted So Sweet!

Now we come to the end of Moyashimon volume 6 with chapters 72 and 73, which also includes some bonus content at the end. Although this is the point where the anime's second season ended, some of volume 7 was also adapted at the beginning of the second season.

In addition to that, there's also another bonus chapter that never made it into volume 6. What happened during the serialization is that a small chapter to commemorate the first anime's premiere was released the same day the first episode aired and it was released as chapter 68, but it had nothing to do with the story, so it was later removed. This means that chapters 68-73 in volume 6 were originally numbered 69-74, which is why volume 7 begins with chapter 75 and not 74. So our release of chapter 74 is this missing bonus chapter that created the odd gap between volumes 6 and 7, and we were just lucky enough to find scans of it still online after nearly 10 years since it was released.

And so with that, there are now 7 volumes and 85 chapters left to go as we finally near the halfway point with volume 7 coming up next.

Moyashimon ch. 72: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 73: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 74: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, August 11, 2017

Lies Are Only Half the Story!

Here's Ookami Shounen chapter 28, so we're all caught up until the next chapter's release on September 8.

Ookami Shounen ch. 28: Mediafire, Dropbox

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Microbes and the Grapes!

Today we have Moyashimon chapters 68 through 71, leaving just two more to go in this volume.

Moyashimon ch. 68: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 69: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 70: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 71: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Mold Makes the Wine!

And now here are Moyashimon chapters 65, 66 and 67, bringing us to more than halfway through the volume.

Moyashimon ch. 65: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 66: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 67: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, August 5, 2017

When In Burgundy, Do As the Burgundians Do!

After more than a month since we last worked on Moyashimon, it returns with the start of volume 6 with chapters 61 through 64.

Moyashimon ch. 61: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 62: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 63: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 64: Mediafire, Dropbox

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Love Will Find a Way!

Here's the end of the Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely volume, a one-shot titled Yowamushi Kareshi to Kuroi Neko, which is a sequel to the previous one-shot Yowamushi Kareshi to Rokudenashi from the first Nisekoi Boyfriend volume. Also included is a bonus manga featuring the same characters from Yowamushi Kareshi. We had a lot of fun coming back to Nisekoi Boyfriend after nearly 3 years, and we hope that maybe Ataru Yamamoto will get to draw more of it in the future.

And now for an update to our ongoing projects. The next most-recent volumes that will be coming out will be Kami-sama no Ekohiiki v02 in late September, followed shortly by Mizutama Honey Boy v07 in October (most likely), and Shiomi-chan v03 in November (most likely). After that, we expect the last volume of Kuragehime to be released before the end of the year, since it's ending later this month in Kiss, so probably sometime between October and December.

And then the uncertainty only grows for three of our other projects. Shounen Oujo has been on hiatus since June, and there is currently no expected date for the next released chapter. Since there will probably need to be at least another 2 or 3 chapters released before v06 comes out, it's probably unlikely it will come out this year, unfortunately. The other series on hiatus is LiLy, which hasn't posted a new chapter since March due to the author's maternity leave. However, since it's likely she already gave birth by now, that series will most likely start up again in the next few months, although that still means that v03 probably won't be out until around March or April next year.

There's also been somewhat of a shakeup for Shimanami Tasogare. Not only did it take a short break in Hibana earlier this year, but that magazine is also ceasing publication in the next issue to be released on August 7. Shimanami will probably continue in another magazine by Shogakukan, or at the very least, we still expect a third volume to come out eventually with the serialized chapters we haven't done so far, but if it takes a few months to release the next chapter in another magazine, that probably means that v03 won't be out until next year sometime. We just hope Yuuki Kamatani is able to continue it in some form.

But for now, we'll still be continuing Ookami Shounen and Seito Kaichou on a monthly basis, as well as finally restarting Moyashimon with v06 up next.

Yowamushi Kareshi to Kuroi Neko (one-shot): Mediafire, Dropbox
Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely volume batch: Mediafire

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Love is a Fight Worth Winning!

Here's Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely chapter 5, which is the end of the story for these characters. Also included are a couple of small bonus manga Ataru Yamamoto did for Nisekoi Boyfriend a little before she did this sequel. All that's left in the volume is the Yowamushi Kareshi sequel one-shot.

Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely ch. 5: Mediafire, Dropbox

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Truth is Hard to Swallow!

Per an anonymous comment on the last release, here's chapter 16.5 originally released before volume 3 came out. Most of its content was included at the end of volume 3, but for whatever reason, the title page and one of the 4-koma pages wasn't, but the entirety of this bonus chapter is included in this release regardless (since that's how it would have been had we released this before we did volume 3). So there are only 2 new pages, but please enjoy.

Ookami Shounen ch. 16.5: Mediafire, Dropbox