Happy birthday to me…

Happy birthday to me…

Happy birthday to I…

Happy birthday, you damn selfish prick…

Happy birthday to myself…

/me hears booing and tomatoes being thrown at him.

Thank you very much for you support!

So yeah. It’s July 23rd.

It’s a great day because;

1) Saru Lock j-drama airs today (Already has aired as I write this)

2) It’s my birthday. I’m turning 21. What a great age, I feel a day older from yesterday (But my back hurts a lot more than yesterday, a possible sign of things to come, huh?)

So, to celebrate, we’re doing some releases! Houray!

This is a lot like our Christmas releases, where some releases come out of left field in a way. I just used the occasion to finish some things we’ve started working on a long time ago and to finish some things we started on not-too-long-ago.

So the release streak is over. We released a total of 64 chapters total. Around the same mark as our Christmas release last year. Hopefully this Christmas we’ll release around 100! Wouldn’t that be fun? .-.;;

Remember I said we’d get to 1,000 chapters scanlated by 2010? Only 125 chapters left.

So a big thank you to everyone who worked on the releases, especially Kuthrow, illiteracy, Nitouryu, Zenquibo & Solus.

And what would a post be without a shameless recruiting ad. The thing is, these releases didn’t just happen. They took a lot of time and effort from many staff members. Just this week two people left the group due to real life circumstances, to which we wish them the best. But we have nobody to really replace them. So we’re asking you, the readers, who want to help us scanlate more to think about helping us out in some capacities.

And now, without further due, the releases.

1) Battle Royale 2 ch14-15. Welp, the series is over 75% done. Houray. Thank Chas for working hard on the two chapters.

Triggers: !BR14 & !BR15 + !BR214 & !BR215
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #1
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #2

2) Full Metal Panic Sigma Volume 4. Houray. We’re finally going past where the anime is, but only by one chapter. The volume has four chapters of useless filler (Albeit, funny filler). Volume 5+, though… Pure story. This is a joint with Sora-Scans who helped a lot with the editing & typesetting on some chapters. We’ll be working with them for volume 5 & onwards.

Triggers: !Sigma04 & !Sigma4
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #5

3) Kingdom of Stars oneshot by Kinnou Rie. This is a oneshot we did with Laika a while back. A pretty cool story. I’m no good at summaries, but download and check it out for yourself.

Triggers: !Kingdom & !KoS
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #8

4) And finally, for the time being, Gantz v22. “What!?” you might say? Yeah, we finally finished this bastard. We have a small story in our credit page at the end of the volume. But essentially, Gantz is going to continue being stalled. We don’t know when/if we’ll continue working on it. If we do, it’ll be up to illiteracy mostly. If he wants to clean the tankobon, I’ll buy it & scan it then typeset his pages. But if he’s not interested, I won’t continue with it.

Triggers: !Gantz22 & !Gantzv22
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #6

Part 2 of the releases.

5) Elfen Lied Chapter 100-101. Okay so at first we wanted to make a volume 12 release, but unfortunately some chapters didn’t go through QC and Anath was gone on vacation to see his folks in San Diego. We’ll finish it some other time it seems.

Triggers: !EL100 & !EL101 or !Lied100 & !Lied101
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #3
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #4

6) Koukou Tekken-den Tough Volume 3. Three down, 39 more to go! The Judo arc will conclude, and chapter 29 introduces one of the coolest characters of the whole series, Iron Kiba!

Triggers: !Tough03 or !KKT03
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #9

7) Sengoku Chapters 14-17. We’re slowly but surely making progress on the series. Big thank you to CassiusOS for cleaning a page in chapter 16. Just to show you how difficult the page was, here’s the original and then here’s the cleaned. Quite the difference, don’t you think?

Triggers: !Sen14 !Sen15 !Sen16 !Sen17 or !Seng14 !Seng15 !Seng16 !Seng17
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #15
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #16
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #17
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #18

8) Shonan Jun’ai Gumi Chapters 78-80. This concludes volume 9. Nothing much to say about this series, except that volume 10 is a very good volume and starts a series of awesome volumes.

Triggers: !SJG78 !SJG79 !SJG80 or !Junai78 !Junai79 !Junai80
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #19
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #20
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #21

Part 3

Welp, last for today. We didn’t get to release everything we wanted to (Not counting EL, only 5 chapters we planned on having release didn’t get released.) So here’s our final releases for today:

9) Holyland ch49. We were planning on getting ch50 released with this, but the redraws were just too much. Expect this in a few days in our Hangover release.

Triggers: !HL49 or !Holy49
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #7

10) Leviathan v12 (End). This is the end of by far our craziest and weirdest project we have. And it’s over with. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. I know (some) of us did ;p. PS, we have some other project ending…

Triggers: !Lev12 or !Levi12
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #10

11) Mephisto v2. This is Mephisto volume 2. Houray for THE EVIL MANGA! This was tons of fun to scanlate. Definitely made for an adult audience… Yeah. We only made a volume pack of Mephisto volume 1 for those interested.

Triggers: !Mep1 (Volume 1 pack) !Mep2 or !Meph2
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #11 (For Mep v2)

12) Saru Lock ch30-31. How could this be a Saru Lock j-drama celebration without some releases of Saru Lock? Saru Lock, still as much as a pain in the ass to edit as ever, comes and starts an epic arc. Probably the best arc for a long time. Enjoy.

Triggers: !Saru30 !Saru31 or !Lock30 !Lock31
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #13
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #14

13) Vagabond – Sumi Artbook. This is just awesome. It’s high res (1,600 height) pages of the Vagabond artbook. If I buy myself a wider scanner, I’ll do the Water artbook.

Triggers: !Sumi or !Vagasumi
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #22

And finally…

14) Riki-Oh Volume 12 (End). My all-time favorite project is finally done. 🙁 I’m happy but at the same time sad about this. But, well, such is life. The future means more Saruwatari Tetsuya series and more focus on the current projects.

Triggers: !Riki12 or !Rikioh12
/msg zenfailbot xdcc send #12

That’s all for today.

37 Thoughts to “Happy birthday to me…”

  1. Kuthrow

    Die you selfish fucker! :angry:

  2. hannah

    oh man, I'm hoping for Elfen Lied release. I've been waiting so long it's not even funny! Why did you guys decide to wait MONTHS till releasing the final chapter? :crying:

  3. hannah

    oops forgot, happy birthday! I have no idea how IRC works, so I hope you'll update it here afterwards 🙂

  4. lol

    elfen lied has been completed already for like a year

  5. Nikwad

    Thank you very much for giving me another volume of favorit anime/manga (FMP). Keep up it 😀

  6. hannah

    @lol excuse me? then why does the project page say: Chapters 100-107 Typesetting

  7. etroh

    Happy birthday, now go out and have a couple of drinks. Be irresponsible! 😉

  8. Fundefined

    That's is some impressive cleaning.

  9. powerman

    wow. so many releases. Thank you so much… especially for the whole volume of Tough

  10. Lore

    Oh thank you so much for sharing your hard work ann of couse Happy Bithday!

  11. V

    Waiting for more FMP may just kill my soul…but thanks so much guys, you have great taste in manga; thank you for sharing it with everyone.

  12. tepiestar

    happy birthday!!! and thanks for fmp.

  13. @hannah

    There is some crappy mag scan out there, but I suggest to wait a bit as Illuminati mentioned about releasing it when Anath comes back from vacation.

  14. sorrow

    happy bday 🙂 cant wait for homucnulus 10 :wassat:

  15. sayaman

    thanks for the release and happy birthday.

  16. Pie

    I'm gonna have to agree with kuth mainly because I didn't get credited in Saru…

  17. rahul

    happy Bday.. Great work..love ur work man!! 🙂 :laughing:

  18. shittycops

    :angry: :angry: :angry: :angry: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: :crying: shitty life…im killing myself

  19. ...

    use ur webcam to show the instant you die or this is bullshit

  20. jj

    happy birthday and thanks for the releases. (were can i get more info about the saru lock dorama XD) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  21. tramps

    Thank you guys for all the great work on RIKI-OH the past couple years. Nobody else out there was awesome enough to pick this up, but you guys were. Thank you.

  22. LSV

    happy birthday! and thanks so much for SJG!! <3

  23. mono

    great great great releases fucking amazing in fact thanks a lot guys. keep up the awesome work just wish i could get on irc at work, have to wait til i get home! grargh

  24. Mierten

    Thanks for Holyland. That is the series of yours that really makes my day!

  25. Kuthrow

    He forgot to credit me in Gantz too pie. Maybe others too, but that was the only one I've downloaded. (The bastard)

  26. Nitouryu

    Like anyone reads those credits.. Get real, people. 😮 This was a splendid batch of 64 chapters, you crazy GGpX.

  27. xekko

    I hope you had a happy birthday yesterday! And thanks for all the voluntary work.

  28. Edu

    Thanks for the Elfen Lied episodes!! \o/ Now waiting anxiously for the ending! *o*

  29. Kakar

    Thanks for all your hard work and Happy birthday 🙂

  30. Jones the happy Hippie

    Glad födelsedag fr

  31. ayachan

    thank for the releases guys… http://ayachanya.blogspot.com

  32. Laika

    \o/ Happy birthday.

  33. akaPassion

    Late 'Happy Birthday' from me =) Thank you for Leviathan very much. But… may I wonder whther you have wish to retranslate first 10 volumes? You see, Omanga translation, though giving a chance to get acquainted with manga, was way too far from original. It's easy to see if you simply compare translation and original text fromthe first chapter. The translation improves a bit, but still some key phrases were gotten completely wrong. Of course the storyline was messed up. Make a better translation of whole Leviathan, pleeeease~~, I beg you. T_T

  34. zamunda

    Hey, hey HEEEY! Thanks again for the wonderful releases, i enjoyed Riki-Oh, i think i should read it again to understand the story…

  35. dark mage

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for the Saru Lock and Holyland chapters. I love both Saru Lock and Holyland and simply cant seem to wait for more chapters. So please keep up the great work.

  36. Lordshadows

    Happy Birthday. Thanks for the full metal panic sigma releases.What progress have you guys made into translating volume 5 of sigma? do you guys need anything that can help you do this?

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