Wednesday, October 31, 2018

When the Treats Outweigh the Tricks!

Happy Halloween! At last, we come to the end of Mizutama Honey Boy volume 9 with chapter 46. Also included is an unrelated one-shot called Youko Kaiki's Odd Brothers. It's about Youko Kaiki, a girl adopted into the Kaiki family who now has three older brothers: Akkun is a demon, Sora is an alien and Yuu is a ghost. Most of the one-shot is 4-koma, and it's basically just a short comedy.

And as listed at the end of the volume, volume 10 is the final volume, and it's already slated for release on April 5, 2019. Also, just as with volume 5, it will be released in a regular edition and a special edition bundled with a bonus booklet, so we'll be looking forward to finishing up the series next year, including the booklet.

Next up, the latest Nettaigyo chapter.

Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 46: Mediafire, Drive
Youko Kaiki's Odd Brothers one-shot: Mediafire, Drive

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Just Go With the Flow!

Thankfully, Kina Kobayashi released a third installment of About a Lazy High School Guy Who Woke Up as a Girl One Morning recently, so here it is.

About a Lazy High School Guy Who Woke Up as a Girl One Morning ch. 3: Mediafire, Drive

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

One Step at a Time!

So now we come to Mizutama Honey Boy chapters 44 and 45.

In other news, Ayumi Komura will be releasing a one-shot in Margaret next month that we're planning on doing. It's called Mizuiro no Koi (Light Blue Love), and it's about a woman named Ao who reverts back to a child right before her 30th birthday. It's not a gender bender, but it'll be the first new project from Komura since ending Kami-sama no Ekohiiki earlier in the year. There still isn't any news about her next series in Margaret, but we expect there to be an announcement soon.

Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 44: Mediafire, Drive
Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 45: Mediafire, Drive

Friday, October 19, 2018

It's Now or Never!

After almost six months, Mizutama Honey Boy returns with chapters 41, 42 and 43 from volume 9. And as we had suspected when we finished volume 8, this is actually the second to last volume, with the tenth and final volume already slated for release in April next year. That, coupled with the end of Shiomi-chan later this year, will mean that Madowanai Hoshi which we picked up just earlier this year will be our second-oldest project from when we started it, so Shounen Oujo will be our only ongoing project that predates 2018 (whenever it decides to come back from its hiatus, that is).

So since Mizutama is ending, it's a shame that it doesn't seem likely it'll ever get that anime adaptation, but we're glad that we'll have a chance to finish it next year after working on it for nearly 4 years by that time.

Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 41: Mediafire, Drive
Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 42: Mediafire, Drive
Mizutama Honey Boy ch. 43: Mediafire, Drive

Edit: Typo in ch. 42 fixed and reuploaded.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Seeing Things From a New Perspective!

Today we have a small release from Kina Kobayashi. It's called About a Lazy High School Guy Who Woke Up as a Girl One Morning (original title: Mendokusagari Danshi Koukousei ga Asa Okitara Onnanoko ni Natteita Hanashi, めんどくさがり男子高校生が朝起きたら女の子になっていた話). Kobayashi released two installments of it on Twitter, and then posted them together on Pixiv. It's unknown whether Kobayashi will draw more of it, though. In the story (if the title wasn't obvious enough), after a guy wakes up as a girl one morning, his roommate wants him to turn back. So we hope you enjoy this cute little gender bender.

About a Lazy High School Guy Who Woke Up as a Girl One Morning ch. 1-2: Mediafire, Drive

Sunday, October 7, 2018

If the Shoe Fits, Wear It!

The latest Fukaboku release is here with chapter 5. The next chapter is slated for release on November 2.

Fukakai na Boku no Subete o ch. 5: Mediafire, Drive

Friday, October 5, 2018

The Friend You Can't Live Without!

Today is a very special day for Hachimitsu Scans as it is our 8th anniversary! We appreciate all of the support the readers of our projects have given us over the years, and it is largely because of your support that we are still here 8 years later. It feels rather surreal that we've been scanlating manga for nearly a decade, and during that time, we've released about 1,600 chapters across dozens of series. It would be interesting to know just how many pages we've done in that time, but all we can say is, it's a lot. There has also been 4.5 million page views to the blog in that time, as well as over $1,700 in donations towards all the raws we've bought and scanned. So thank you all again for your support, and we hope to continue for years to come.

And so to celebrate, we now come to Nettaigyo wa Yuki ni Kogareru chapter 14, the most recent chapter as of a week ago, so the next chapter isn't slated for release in Dengeki Maoh until the end of this month. The raws for this chapter were also provided to us from that same generous anonymous donor that gave us the raws for the last chapter, so we would also like to thank them for that. It's very much appreciated.

Also, we want to provide you with Masuji Ibuse's short story "Salamander" since it's such a big part of Nettaigyo's story. You can read it online here, and also download it from that link or from the Mediafire link below (the link is also on the Nettaigyo page). In fact, we would recommend reading the short story before reading chapter 14 since it would enhance that chapter's story. It's only 7 pages long, so it won't take long. And just so you know, the translations of the short story provided in our releases were taken from that translation, translated by John Bester and included in a book now out of print.

In other news, we've confirmed that Shiomi-chan's final chapter will be published this month, so we'll be finished up that series when the fifth and final volume is released, probably in December.

Nettaigyo wa Yuki ni Kogareru ch. 14: Mediafire, Drive
"Salamander" by Masuji Ibuse: Mediafire