Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Leave Everything on the Line!

Here are Eden no Otome chapters 10 and 11, about halfway through the volume.

Eden no Otome ch. 10: Mediafire, Drive
Eden no Otome ch. 11: Mediafire, Drive

Sunday, June 24, 2018

If At First You Don't Succeed, Cross-dress Again!

It's been a long six month wait, but Shitei Bouryoku Shoujo Shiomi-chan volume 4 finally begins with chapters 18 and 19.

Shiomi-chan ch. 18: Mediafire, Drive
Shiomi-chan ch. 19: Mediafire, Drive

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

If You're Cute, Nothing Else Matters!

Today we have a few short releases from Kina Kobayashi. For a while now, Kobayashi has been releasing various short manga on her Twitter account, and she also posts them on her pixiv account. Although we were initially not going to touch these, Kobayashi recently started releasing a particularly interesting one that we just couldn't pass up, and while we're at it, we'll be releasing some of her other ones, too. All three of these are gender benders.

The first one is called About Getting Asked Out by the Biggest Misogynist in School (original title: Gakkou Ichi no Onnagirai-kun ni Kokuhaku Sareta Hanashi, 学校一の女嫌いくんに告白された話). She's also started providing an alternate title, About a Cross-dresser Getting Asked Out by a Misogynist (original title: Onnagirai-kun ni Kokuhaku Sareta Josou Shounen no Hanashi, 女嫌い君に告白された女装少年の話). So far, four installments have been released, with hopefully more on the way. In the story, Nishino is a cross-dresser hiding that he's a guy, and he gets asked out by Akutagawa, who has a reputation for being a loner and a misogynist.

The next two are very short, 4-page one-shots. The first one is called The Four Best People in the World (original title: Sekai Ichi no Yonin, 世界一の四人). Childhood friends Haru and Natsuki decide to go on a double date.

The second one didn't have a title, so we've titled it simply The Futami Twins. The Futami twins are a popular pair at school, but each are hiding a secret.

About Getting Asked Out by the Biggest Misogynist in School ch. 1-3: Mediafire, Drive
About Getting Asked Out by the Biggest Misogynist in School ch. 4: Mediafire, Drive
The Four Best People in the World one-shot: Mediafire, Drive
The Futami Twins one-shot: Mediafire, Drive

Saturday, June 16, 2018

In Her Image!

First off, sorry that there was a bit of a delay getting this out. But we should be back on a regular release schedule, although obviously that's dependent how quick our next release is. Anyway, here are Eden no Otome chapters 8 and 9 at the start of volume 2.

Next up, the start of Shiomi-chan v04.

Eden no Otome ch. 8: Mediafire, Drive
Eden no Otome ch. 9: Mediafire, Drive

Saturday, June 9, 2018

All the Beauty of the Sun!

Finally, here are Madowanai Hoshi chapters 26, 27 and 28, ending volume 3. Also included are a few bonus pages at the end of the volume. Currently, Ishikawa only just recently started releasing chapters again for the next volume last month, so naturally, it's going to be a very long time until volume 4 comes out, most likely next spring around March or April. One of the great things about working on Moyashimon when we did was that it was already complete, so there was no waiting for the volumes.

So the wait sucks for this series, but consider the fact that we worked on a combined 16 volumes and roughly 3,300 pages for both Moyashimon and the first three volumes of Madowanai Hoshi over the past year and a half or so. Not bad for the promotion of science in manga. Interestingly, an interview of Ishikawa in English was recently posted, and it gives some insight into the manga he writes. Most of the interview is about Moyashimon and Junketsu no Maria, but there's also a little bit about Madowanai Hoshi.

Maybe someday Madowanai Hoshi will even get an anime, like Ishikawa's other manga Moyashimon and Junketsu no Maria, although if it does, it probably won't be for another 2-3 years or more, if ever. This series may not be as popular as those two, though, so whether or not it would get an anime is unknown, but I guess anything can happen.

In the meantime, next up, we'll be working on Eden no Otome v02 and Shiomi-chan v04 once it arrives (it gets released in a few days). After that, the fifth and final volume of Kamieko comes out later this month, so we'll be finishing up that series pretty soon. Then in July, Shimanami Tasogare's fourth and final volume comes out, so we'll be able to give that series a proper conclusion, in addition to doing the same for Ookami Shounen around the same time. And this month also marks the 1-year mark for Shounen Oujo's most recent ongoing hiatus. Considering Utako Yukihiro recently started a new series last March, it may still be a while before she gets back to Shounen Oujo, so all we can say is, the wait continues.

Madowanai Hoshi ch. 26: Mediafire, Drive
Madowanai Hoshi ch. 27: Mediafire, Drive
Madowanai Hoshi ch. 28: Mediafire, Drive

Edit: Typos on pg. 11 in chapter 27 fixed and reuploaded. Replace with this. A fix was also applied to chapter 22; replace with this.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Cuteness Always Prevails!

Today, we have a special, bonus release of Nettaigyo wa Yuki ni Kogareru. Soon after Makoto Hagino started the series about a year ago, she started posting small one or two-page bonus manga on her Twitter account, so all of the pages in this release are from the period from when she started doing this in August 2017 all up to just a few days ago. She has posted other things on her account, including just basic illustrations without any text, and storyboard sketches of the chapters alongside the completed pages, but this release only includes the bonus manga pages (and a couple of illustrations that had a bit of text).

Since it's pretty likely that she will continue doing this. we'll do another one of these bonus releases once enough pages have been released. This release has 19 pages released over a 9 month period, but we'll try to do a bonus release once every 6 months if there's enough pages to justify it.

Nettaigyo wa Yuki ni Kogareru bonus 1: Mediafire, Drive

Edit: Typo on pg. 12 fixed and reuploaded. Replace with this.