"The History channel's the best, man... There's nothing better than watching the History Channel when they bring someone on with the title 'Sasquatch Expert' " - Joe Rogan
Bad Police ch03 (!BP03) - The before-to-last regular chapter. There's also two ~50 or so page oneshots after the fourth chapter.
Sidonia no Kishi v02 (!Sido2) - Okay, we've finally finished replacing those shitty magazines scans we did with real tankbon scans. We have chapter 16 from the translator, but she's gone shopping for a boyfriend and subsequently ignoring us. She'll be back sometime in April.
Suicide Island (!SI38) - I don't really have anything to add, to be perfectly honest. .-.
By the way.
Want to see have releases faster?
We need QCers, Redrawers & Jp -> Eng Translators.
I have 3 volumes in QC right now, but my two QCers (dh85 & Kuthrow) too busy having lives, those selfish jerks.
I have a few volumes of stuff that's cleaned, but no translators for it. And similarly, I have a few volumes of stuff translated with no redrawers to do the redraws.
Interested in helping out?
Email me, PM me on IRC or post on the forums.
Btw, once the QCers come back, we'll have a release of something that's long overdue.
Bad Police 02 (!BP02) - This chapter concludes the first small arc of Bad Police. Quite the lengthy arc... Anyway! As requested by Kuthrow:
I'm sure I found a way to fuck it up. Russian, come fix up my blunder.
REAL v11 (!REAL11) - Yeah, as many of you mentioned in the previous post's comment section, this was meant to be released last weekend. As usual, if you like this manga, please, please. please, support the author and purchase the volumes. I've bought volumes 1-10 in English, along with volumes 7-11 in Japanese. Buy 'em from amazon.com. Viz does a fantastic job on REAL.
In any case, see you in roughly a year from now for volume 12.
Mephisto 24-25 (!Meph24 !Meph25) - A late release because Nitouryu decided to log on. Stinky Latvijan! `-') Enjoy ~
There was still some stuff I wanted to release today, but a certain Latvijan (Nitouryu) is busy clubbing (people--- What, you thought Soviet Latvija actually has real clubs!? Get the fuck outta here.) instead of scanlating shit. Selfish prick. So we'll release the final part of the stuff eventually.
Anyway, Kuthrow also adds,
[18:33:59] <@Kuthrow> I noticed that you missed "gorilla warfare" in one of your qcs
[18:34:02] <@Kuthrow> nice one :P
[18:37:41] <@Kuthrow> every time I hear gorilla warfare I think of this pic: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/01/30/article-1132389-033E42C1000005DC-814_468x405.jpg
[18:37:51] <@Kuthrow> because there was a meme about it a few years back.
I'd like to start it off with,
PATS LOSE, PATS LOSE, THE CHEATING PATS LOOOOOOSE!
Who did they play? The Giants? Fucked if I care, the Pats lost.
I uploaded all of the previous volumes of Rookies for those who haven't read this awesome series yet. The triggers are !Rook01 all the way to !Rook21 along with !Rook206 and !Rook207 for chaps 206-207 from v22.
Now, the releases. A big, big, biiiiig thank you to dh85/xyz for all the work he did on these chapters. He is now going to take a deserved scanlation vacation. (We could use some editors & QCers to replace him, btw, hint hint.)
À La Carte ch04 (End) (!ALC4 !ALC04) - The end of À La Carte. Whole volume download trigger is !ALaCarte - This oneshot is called X-Connect 2001. It's a continuation of two oneshots in the author's previous oneshot collection volume, Break Free. I've scanned that volume, but I have no intention of looking for staff for it. If some of you want to see it done, come talk with me either on IRC or via email.
Bad Police 01 (!BP01 !Bad01) - Okay, so I was planning on doing Damned by Saruwatari, by an unforeseen change of events. Katsudon offered to translate Bad Police for us, while the other translator will work on Damned probably in late Febuary. Anyway, this is a fun series and if you like Saruwatari Tetsuya like I do, you should give it a go.
Crueler Than Dead v01 (!CTD01 !Crueler01) - A non-h doujin about zombies. It's really, really fun. Try it out.
Full Metal Panic Sigma v14 (!Sigma14 !FMPS14) - And the fillers continues. The good news? Next volume starts the Dancing Merry Christmas arc.
Holyland v16 (!Holy16 or type "/MSG stuffbot XDCC SEND 43" (without quotes)) - Shit is going DOWN, son. Two more to go.  Yeah, we fucked up. Replace page 21 with this version: http://www.illuminati-manga.com/illuminati-manga/Holyland_v16p021.png
Homunculus v14-15 (End) (!Homun14 !Homun15 !Hom14 !Hom15) - Finally, you must think. Yeah, finally. It took us way too long to finish these last two volumes. But rejoice, 600 fucking pages! I had four or five people read the two volumes, and in unison they were all in awe as they were reading these volumes. You HAVE to read this series. You just have to.
Inherit The Stars ch01-02 (!ITS01 !ITS02 !Stars01 !Stars02) - A manga interpretation of James P. Hogan's Giants series drawn by Hoshino Yukinobu. A real nice sci-fi series.
Also, if you want to read the Inherit The Stars novel by James P. Hogan, go here: http://www.baenebooks.com/p-584-inherit-the-stars.aspx
Nit: hells, let's read it while waiting for Prometheus. We need to look for mankind's beginning... + ancient alien ship, moon bases, this manga has it all.
Itaitashii Love - Kyoko (!Kyoko !KyokoAlt) - Another new oneshot from the Itaitashii Love collection.
Shamo v26 (!Shamo26 !Sham26) - A quick FYI. There are two chaps from the magazines that were merged into one in the volume. The volume goes all the way to chapter 62 and only catches up to where we've scanlated. I'll say it again, we're looking for raws of ch64+. If we do not get raws, we will simply wait for the tankobon of volume 27 to go for sale and just do those.
Shark Skin Man And Peach Hip Girl (!Shark !PeachHip) - A fast-paced action series by the Dragonhead mangaka. This series was so good it was turned into a movie. Check that shit out, son.
By the way, we didn't release everything we wanted. We had planned to release 47 chapters worth of stuff, we only managed to get 33 out. So we'll have a mini-big release in a week or so, hopefully.
If you have questions, comments, anything, post 'em.
I have a question for you Brits.
I'm from North America and I'm planning a trip to the London in the next few months.
Do you need a special extension to plug in the wall for stuff like a laptop?
I ask because I don't want any bad surprises when I get there.
Rookies 207 (!Rook207) - Newest chapter of Rookies. As usual, thanks to Deadbeat-Scans for their help on this chapter.
I recommend you all come back sometime tomorrow night at roughly this time.
I need suggestions,
I want to do another Tetsuya Saruwatari series because he's really one of (if not the) favorite mangaka's.
For those of you who don't know, Tetsuya Saruwatari is the mangaka that currently works on the Tough series and it's prequel, Koukou Tekken-den Tough that we are currently scanlating. He also has a set of side stories to these two manga's, Oton. We scanlate that as well.
Prior to doing the Tough mangas, Saruwatari was known as the mangaka who created many over-the-top crazy action series. One of his most notable works, a series he was only the artist for, is Riki-Oh. We scanlated that once upon a time.
The point I'm getting at is, I miss doing Saruwatari's old-school, ultra violent stuff. I miss doing his ridiculous mangas with people literally just blowing up and near-invincible protagonists. So I want to do a new series of his and there's just too many to choose.
These are the series I have raws for and would be more than willing to do, so I'm going to list them and I want you to tell me which one I should do:
Bad Police - A series about an ex-biker turned cop who's basically a cocky prick that fights evil in his own way. It's a one volume series, which is good for me because there aren't long-term commitments attached with it. (I haven't scanned the volume yet)
Damned - Saruwatari's series that resembles Riki-Oh the most. You could even call it Riki-Oh in a parallel universe. This is the front-runner because I loved Riki-Oh so much and it's only three volumes. (I've scanned volumes 1-2, just procrastinating for v3)
Dog Soldier - Simplest way of describing it is... Japanese Rambo. The protagonist is called John K. Hiba and does jobs for secret agencies like the CIA where he has to kill dictators & blow shit up. This is the series that got Saruwatari his recognition as an ultra-violent mangaka. (I own v1-3 & haven't scanned any of the volumes yet)
SOUL - It's a street fighting manga where the protagonist offers his opponents a coat full of money if they defeat him. At least, that's what it looks like seeing as I don't speak Japanese. (I own all four volumes, but haven't scanned it yet)
The Hard - If you've read Riki-Oh, then you've probably read the NY Dust short story at the end of volume 12. This is the prototype that eventually led to the creation of The Hard. If you haven't read it, go read it now, we have it on the Online Reader. The Hard is the story of a bounty hunter named Kenji Hado (Nicknamed The Hard) who hunts down bounties to pay his divorce bills. Big guns, huge explosions and lots of Jack Daniels to pass around. Doesn't get much more manly than that, does it? I've scanned volumes 1-4 and own the 13 other volumes.
So let me know what you think.
Have a good one.
Suicide Island 37
Suicide Island 37 (!SI37) - New chap, shit goes down.
Next release in like 2-3 weeks. We're all busy.
To start the New Year on a good foot,
We're releasing two volumes that were supposed to be released on Christmas, then on New Year's Eve, but we couldn't finish them in time.
That's life, shit happens.
On top of that, we have three pages from Sidonia no Kishi that (for whatever reason) didn't get fixed. Maybe I deleted the changes my accident when I was doing the QC, but they weren't done and they clearly were on the QC file... And I finalized the wrong version of the cover. Sorry! So if you want to download those fixes, I uploaded a new version of Sidonia no Kishi v3 on the bot and I upload the three pages here, so clicky clicky.
I Am A Hero v04 (!Hero04) - We started working on I Am A Hero v04 a few months back, but as most of you know the joint between Gantz_Waitingroom pretty much broke down and they released their own version. No problem from me. It's mainly my fault, anyway. The translator who did volumes 1-3 for us, laika, is more interested in other series than this one while the translator who did volume 4, Saber^^, did it as a favor and has since left the group. So in short, I don't have a translator for the series right now. I'd like to continue the series because I think that it's one of the best series we scanlate. But without a translator, I'm basically fucked. So... Yeah.
Jackals v07 (!Jack07) - The final volume of Jackals at last. A big thank you to Nitouryu for doing the majority of the editing on the series, Icedman for typesetting a big chunk of the series, Kuthrow for QCing a big chunk (and for telling us off) and abcd9164 for picking up the translation work for volume 6 & 7. Sorry we couldn't do this faster, but that's life for this group. So now we can chalk another one up as a complete project. Nitouryu says:
.:22·31·13:. «!GGpX» Kuthrow, got anything you wanna say about Jackals? So I can put it on the news post
.:22·50·26:. «@Nitouryu» you can put this from me "One and a half year ago I said we'd finish it by end of 2010. Should have gone into politics!"
Also, we made a volume pack for Jackals v06. (!Jack06)
Btw, I've updated the projects list with some Future Projects of ours. All of those series have been completely scanned and are just missing a translator. With the exception of Horobishi, which we should start working on in late January or early Febuary because the translator has been busy & took a long deserved vacation, and Damned that also needs an editor, all of those series are just missing a translator to get going. Some of those series, like 1 and Sky High 4, are already completely cleaned. Just needs a translator. Sounds like a common theme, doesn't it?
Happy New Years, 2012 edition.
Welp, happy New Years to all.
First the releases, and then I'll edit the post about the extra stuff.
Like the Christmas release, I had planned to release more stuff today, but alas we couldn't finish it. So it'll be for some other time.
Hotel (!Hotel) - This is a joint with Japanzai, who graciously translated and did some of the editing for this oneshot compilation volume. This ended up being a much bigger pain in the ass that I thought it would be, but oh well, it's done. And it was a lot of fun, too. Two of the stories in this volume are just real bizarro.
Rookies 206 (!Rook206) - The beginning of volume 22. As usual, thanks to the people in Deadbeat-Scans for their help.
Sengoku 29 (!Sen29) - This concludes volume 3. I'll make a volume pack for this and a few other series at some point in January.
Sidonia no Kishi v03 (!Sido03) - Thanks a bunch to Elkin for taking time out of her drawing to finish translating the volume We might be getting a little more Sido soon, too.
Suicide Island 35-36 (!SI35 !SI36) - Been a little bit of a long time coming. Big thank you to a new cleaner of ours, BlackJack, for doing the redraws for ch36. The translator is still pretty busy with real life stuff, so I don't know when the next chapter will be.
Now for the state of the projects. If I don't answer your question, feel free to ask and I'll answer.
I also updated the project page with some probable future projects of ours at some point this year, with the exception of Break Free probably.
À La Carte - The translator who did ch1-3 is gone. Don't think he'll be coming back. So we need a translator to finish ch4 or this one's not gonna be moving any time soon.
DoLL - It all really depends on pnyxtr and how motivated he gets to finish this one up. He doesn't have much time to spend on scanlation-related work anymore, so I don't really know when the next chapter will be.
Full Metal Panic Sigma - Our translator, Avatar, recently mentioned that he's got a new job and real life matters that are more important than translating, but that he'd try to translate v14 by the end of January. Once we get that, though, the release shouldn't be long after.
Holyland - I'm not sure exactly about our translator situation for v16+, but here's hoping I find a way to settle it.
Homunculus - Long story short, translator doesn't have the time right now. Between juggling university, a job & a girlfriend, translations aren't his main focus right now. I spoke to him this week and he's said that he'll try to get some work done on the volume. But like I said, this isn't really his priority right now.
I Am A Hero - I honestly don't know. Although something'll happen sooner or later possibly.
Itaitashii Love - eito, the one doing all the work on this series, is currently addict to Skyrim. ETA unknown.
Jackals - Should be a chapter released within the next week or so.
Keiyaki no Ki - See Itaitashii Love.
Koukou Tekken-den Tough - Okay, here's the deal. For this series, yours truly can translate pretty quickly. Only problem is, I don't have anyone to do the redraws right. xyz is tired of doing these redraws, so he's taking a break from the series to do some other series instead. So in short, if you feel like helping, apply either on IRC or by emailing me. These aren't easy redraws either, so you need to be able to do a certain level of redraws.
Mephisto - Will be active soon enough, believe it or not.
My Street - Closer and closer to getting dropped.
Oton - No new volume, nothing new here.
REAL - I just purchased volume 11 yesterday, literally. It's being shipped my way and will be here in ~10 days or so. Second problem is, I don't have a translator for it now that Molokidan's retired from scanlations. So... Translators, hi!
Rookies - someone2040 from Deadbeat-Scans is pretty busy with work these days, so releases are going to be irregular.
Saru Lock - I gave Death-Toll my raws for volume 5 & scanned volume 6 for them. Once we release ch39-40, we'll be officially dropping the series.
Shamo - Same thing I told you guys last time, I'm still looking for raws. If you find me raws, I can continue with the magazine scans temporarily. If not, you'll just have to wait for the tankobon. Speaking of tankobon, we'll start working on the tankobon release of volume 26 at some point in January. Maybe in time for a late-January release? I kind of doubt it, but we'll see.
Shonan Jun'ai Gumi - Kuthrow's recently moved & got a new job, so I don't know when the next release is going to be seeing as he's been very busy with real life.
Sidonia no Kishi - Hoping to have a release of volume 2's tankobon shortly. As for v4, it all depends on how badly the translator (Elkin) is getting whipped by her bosses in China.
Suicide Island - See Homunculus. Same translator.
The Life And Times Of An Idiot Section Chief - Nitouryu hasn't had the time to work on much lately, this included.
Tista - Remains stalled until... I dunno.
Wolf Guy - Volume 11 is completely cleaned, but the translator doesn't have the time to translate right now. See a common theme with a lot of our problems?
So here you go.
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