Okay, so we’re New Years eve, and since I promised another release before New Years day, here it is!
I’d like to say before that we need some staff. Cleaners mostly. So if you want to help us in 2010, please apply.
So we’ve released the following:
Battle Royale 2 ch16 (!BR16 or !Battle16) A new chapter of Battle Royale 2. Nothing else to add, really.
Good-bye by Tatsumi Yoshihiro (!GoodBye or !GoodB) Another volume scanned by Dille. You should really read this, it’s awesome. And if you liked it, consider purchasing it to support the company that licenses the manga for US distribution.
Holyland ch71 (!HL71 or !Holy71) Newest chapter of Holyland. Hopefully ch72 won’t take too long to do.
Homunculus Volume 10 (!Homun10 or !Hom10) Homunculus Volume 10 marks our 1,000th chapter released. Volume 10 ends the current arc, onwards to the final part of Homunculus!
The Strongest Legend (!Legend or !TheLeg) This is a 6-page Oneshot by Tohru Fujisawa, the GTO mangaka. This was at the request of Lordof, who’s done a lot of stuff for us even though he has his own group to run.
We had other things we wanted to release today, but we didn’t finish them. Some other time then.
Now for series info heading into 2010.
Battle Royale 2: We’ll finish the series this year. Guaranteed.
Boku to Issho: Joint with MangaScreener, this is Nitouryu’s project. We’ve fully translated the final two volumes. We hope to finish the series before the end of the year.
Full Metal Panic Sigma: I need a translator & a cleaner. I’ve already bought volumes 6-10, but I don’t have any staff to work on it. So unless we get a translator application for the series, there won’t be any new chapters for a while.
Holyland: We have trans up to chapter 73, but the delays come from the editing because the editing isn’t easy. If we get constant translation, there will be constant scanlations.
Homunculus: Bought volume 11 this week, will be shipped to me sometime next week.
Jackals: The new translator who applied to translate it has suddenly gone MIA. We have chapter 17 translated, but after that… Who knows.
Koukou Tekken-den Tough: I’ll be taking a little break from this to focus on other series. Don’t know when I’ll restart working on it.
Mephisto: The translator & Nitouryu are both busy with other series atm. Hoping to restart scanlating it soon.
My Street: Need a translator.
REAL: I finished scanning Volume 9 a few days ago, so we should get to work on it soon. No translation as of just yet.
Saru Lock We haven’t had a release in a while because the redraws just destroy all the motivation of most of our editors. With the effort and time they put in to one chapter of Saru Lock alone, they could clean a full volume of Homunculus (Which is basically what happened).
Sekai no Longname: Most likely dropped since Kotonoha finished scanlating it already. Might do another chapter if the translator has some leftover scripts, though.
Sengoku: Need an Editor…
Shonan Jun’ai Gumi: Once we have scans of volume 9, we’ll continue scanlating it. And no, I don’t particularly care that Shitty Irrelevant Group #758389 has picked it up. They’re just that, a shitty and irrelevant group.
Sidonia no Kishi: Volume 1 is in the mail, and we’re waiting on translations for ch8-9 to scanlate them.
What a Wonderful World The translator is busy.
What the future holds: We’re working on two oneshots at the moment, should be released soon. Unfortunately for you, there are new projects on the horizon.
As for our goal this year… Hmmm… We’re at 1,008 releases atm… I don’t have any particular goal for this year. Let’s just hope we’re alive and well by the end of 2010. And that Team Canada wins gold at the Olympic Hockey Tournament.
See you later.