Some forests, for real, yo
We're a little bit late with this, because we had planned to release it on Monday night, but shit, it wasn't ready yet. Not to mention we had other stuff planned, but I guess that'll be for next time.
I'd just like to mention that we're actively recruiting editors, proofreaders and quality checkers. We currently have an excess of translations, but not enough people to keep up with them. For example, Hito Hitori Futari v06 is completely translated. A few projects that I can't name (One volumes projects mostly) have been translated, but again, we don't have the remaining staff to keep up.
So if you're interested in helping us increase the release speed, PM me on IRC or send me an email. We'd much prefer if you could idle (or at the very least, log on when you can work) on IRC because we're an IRC group and it's much easier to keep track of most folk.
Anyway, release time.
Little Forest v01 (!Forest01 !LF01) - This is our second joint with HotCakes and so far, it's much more successful than our first one only because we don't have to compete with Kotonoha. Ha ha ha... Yeah. Sorry for releasing without you guys btw, laika was on my ass like a pitbull and he really was planning on killing me if I didn't release tonight. Also, you can go thank them here.
REAL v12 (!REAL12 !REALv12) - Another year, another volume. Big thank you to kewl0210 for his time translating the volume. So yeah, enjoy. We'll see you next year.
See you next time, son.
I blame the shitty referees
Welp, my Habs lost, even though they were the better team 3 games out of 5. But shit, after the run we had a few years ago with our goalie stealing every single game, I think it's just karma smacking us and saying we're kinda even now.
We're recruiting staff members. The more staff members we get, the faster we can release. Simple math, right? If you're interested in applying, please send me an e-mail OR visit us on irc. #illuminati-manga @ irc.irchighway.net.
Also, my server should be going down tomorrow (Friday) and I'm hoping the downtime won't be too long. You can always use the Illuminati|Mad bot if you need to download something of ours.
I'm a little short on time again, so I'll make this quick.
Alice in Hell 06 (!Alice06 !AIH06) - Sorry for the delay. momimomi's been having some PC problems and prior to that, he was pretty focused on Sidonia. Now hopefully the project will be moving along a little faster.
Hito Hitori Futari 41-42 (!Hito41 !Hito42 !Hitori41 !Hitori42) - The beginning of a very enjoyable fifth volume. The sixth volume just went for sale and I'm waiting to hear back as to when they'll ship it to me...
I Am A Hero v11 (!IAAH11 !Hero11) - There's a lot of talking in this volume, but not much actually happening. But none the less, it sets up volume 12 pretty nicely. We're thinking volume 12 will go for sale around the end of June.
Quick fyi... FMP Sigma I don't have translations for, I haven't heard from the translator (Avatar) in a little while, so I might need someone new to start translating for us (All the more reason to apply!)... We're working on Real, don't worry... We have some obsure seinen series we're working on that'll be released within a week, maybe two. Not totally sure how far into the series they are, all I've done is scan & whine about it... Shamo is just waiting on zindryr to translate. zindryr is busy with his girlfriend and work, so whenever he has an instant or two, he'll start translating it. It just isn't a priority in his life right now... We'll be picking up a series with HappyScans! in the very near future. It's a series that has a volume & a half to go before being completed, there hasn't been a scanlation for that series in nearly seven years and the group doing it is defunct.
If you have a question, I'll try to answer. Assuming I remember to check the comment.
S'been a while, hasn't it?
Just a small fyi to those of you who download stuff from my bot on IRC... It's going to move servers in the next few days, so there's a chance it might be down temporarily.
Master Keaton 26-27 (!Keaton26 !Keaton27 !MK26 !MK27) - I wish this series wasn't episodic. I really wish it was one long story with Keaton as the protagonist. Oh well. In any case, these two chapters are linked together and are pretty enjoyable, except for the crying woman.
Drink some coffee, will ya?
We were supposed to release this with the other batch, but it wasn't done because a certain Italian was on vacation.
Anyway, I said we were going to release something by Toyoda Tetsuya this year, and here we are.
I'd just like to let you know that our translator, laika, is the same one who translated the first fourteen chapters for NCIS & Which Scanlations. We did not steal the translations from them to make this scanlation. laika specifically wanted to have chapters redone because, 1) They were mag scans and my scans were from a tankobon. 2) He feels like he's improved as a translator and there were lines he wanted to fix up. Just so we're clear.
Coffee Time (!Coffee !CTime) - A collection of seventeen short stories relating to coffee.
We have plans to do more stuff by Toyoda Tetsuya this year, since we all like his stuff. By "all", I mean me, The Italian and laika. And as I'm writing this, laika asks...
.:11·46·38:. «@laika» what are you writing
So, Conclusion-kun, get your ass on IRC. laika wants you.
Small status update on some series... kewl0210 is going to start on some REAL chapters soon, same for the next volume of Hito Hitori Futari. FMP Sigma, waiting on a translation. The translator is pretty busy irl, so I don't know what the ETA is. For Shamo, zindryr is already translating something else atm, but when he's done, he'll probably start on Shamo. IAAH, we sent the script to a proofreader to go over. Ummm... I think that's all for the frequently asked series.
Have a good one.
No, that wasn't an early April Fools joke.
I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter weekend. Mine was, uh, less than memorable for a variety of reasons.
For starters, my dad asked me on Thursday to help him with something that will "take 5, maybe 10 minutes max." Okay, sure. We had to fix the toilet. Well 11 hours over 2 days later, the toilet was beyond fucked so we had to buy a new one, and taking the old one out was difficult because we had little to no space to work and... Yeah, my Thursday & Friday were used up. Then Saturday & Sunday I kept having favors asked of me for various things, when all I wanted to do was scan some volumes I've bought over the last few months.
In any case...
Alice in Hell 05 (!Alice05 !AIH05) - The newest chapter of Alice in Hell. Sorry for the delay. Our translator, momimomi, had been putting a lot of his time on translating Sidonia no Kishi, which we had to drop. So now, he'll be putting a little more focus on Alice and hopefully, more releases. :)
Futatabi by Miura Kentaro (!Futa !Futatabi) - Futatabi is a 1985 oneshot by the mangaka of Berserk, Miura Kentaro. It was a oneshot serialized in Weekly Shounen Magazine. You can tell that even then, Miura was a talented artist.
Hito Hitori Futari 37-40 (!Hito37 !Hito38 !Hito39 !Hito40 !Hitori37 !Hitori38 !Hitori39 !Hitori40) - And this concludes volume 4. Now, if we're lucky, I can convince kewl to take a break from translating Kingdom and get him to translate Hito and REAL. :)
Koukou Tekken-den Tough v20 (!Tough20 !KTT20) - This volume sets up the next fight pretty nicely with a surprise visitor.
Odyssey 06 (!Ody06 !Odyssey06) Thanks as usual to zindryr for translating the volume. This time, black people biting.
Sidonia no Kishi is dropped
Happy Good Friday to all you loony religious folk out there.
At Vertical's request, we will be dropping Sidonia no Kishi from our list of projects. We've had an enjoyable four year (minus one month) run for the series. It's had highs & lows, but overall, it's not a bad series at all. A big thank you to dh85, Elkin and momimomi for doing a large bulk of the work on the series. Shit, all I did was scan & QC, so I deserve minimal credit if any at all.
Please consider purchasing Sidonia no Kishi in English to support both Nihei Tsutomu and Vertical. I personally like them and have bought a bunch of stuff they've done, including Sidonia v01. I've pre-ordered all of the Sido volumes they have available on amazon and they've done a great job witht he series.
In any case, I'm cutting this newspost short because I'm running out of time and I have to go meet someone. We might have something in store for you guys this weekend. Maybe. No guarantees, though, because I have a bunch of stuff that I need to finish up.
Have a good one.
Sidonia no Kishi 33-35
As usual, we're recruiting staff members to fill positions. Notice we haven't been releasing much in the last two months? Part of it is because I've been a lazy shit, part of it is because a lot of us are busy and part of it is because we don't have many staff members to help out. So here's the deal, if we get good, dedicated help, we can release faster. Last week, we got a new editor and he's been helping out on Suicide Island. We're extremely thankful to have him because the editors for SI are unable to spare time to work on it right now due to real life circumstances (Work, family, etc.). So if you want to apply, the best way to contact me is through IRC. I'm [almost] always around. If I'm afk, you can leave me your information via PM. Otherwise, you can email me by clicking on my name at the bottom of this post. Yes, my email is silly, but I made it close to a decade ago, so blame the me of back then! `-')
A reminder that we have a secondary IRC bot called Illum. We've been uploading a large variety of manga on it. There's also some 720p goodies that you might like, including Boardwalk Empire & other shows. You can check the packlist by clicking here.
Because we're releasing something relating to space and shit...
We're now two volumes behind, assholes!
Sidonia no Kishi v07 (!Sido07 !SNK07) - This completes volume 07 and we're two volumes behind what's available in Japan, houray. Big thank you as usual to dh85 & momimomi who do most of the heavy lifting on this series. All I do is just scan, QC & whine. .-,
In the next few weeks, I'm going to try to make a push to finish series of ours that's been dragging a little too long to my liking. It's going to be a lot of work, but hopefully it'll be well worth it once I've finished up.
Let's try not to fuck this up
(Good luck with that, everyone else says)
So it's been a little while since we released it, just been busy with things.
Let's get down to it!
Hito Hitori Futari 34-36 (!Hito34 !Hito35 !Hito36 !Hitori34 !Hitori35 !Hitori36) - Politics are a fun thing, imho!
Master Keaton 25 (!Keaton25 !MK25) - The first chapter of volume 03 and I'll be making a volume pack for volume 02 sooner or later. We'll re-do volume 01 ch1-4 eventually as well. There might be a little delay on the next release because the translator has a new job and it's keeping him more than busy.
Mephisto 29 (!Meph29 !EvilManga29) - This concludes volume 3, finally. That's the good news. The bad news is, we don't have any translations for volume 4+. Molokidan is retired from scanlations, so we need a new translator for the series. Anyone interested...?
Rookies 218-219 (!Rook218 !Rook219 !Rookies218 !Rookies219) - Thanks as always to our partners from Deadbeat-Scans. The drama intensifies and it's going to get very interesting.
See you next time.
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