We’re in the first grade now

Happy birthday Illuminati-Manga. We’re six years old now and that makes us old enough to be in the first grade now!

Oh, speaking of the first grade… I had a rant a few days ago. If you know me and know what I’m about, then, well, enjoy.

.:22·02·35:. «!GGpX-Sleep» Man. I had to do this “Exam” today at work.
.:22·02·42:. «!GGpX-Sleep» Biggest fucking bullshit I’ve ever seen.
.:22·03·09:. «!GGpX-Sleep» it’s like they take a test, build it like it was catered to fucking six year olds, give it to grown men & women and tell ’em, take this shit seriously.
.:22·03·33:. «@Kuthrow» lol
.:22·03·52:. «!GGpX-Sleep» It’s an internet test where you need to read about your workplace environment
.:22·04·02:. «!GGpX-Sleep» then write the test
.:22·04·28:. «!GGpX-Sleep» reading about your workplace environment, you’re given a sort of guide through a maze of cartoon characters
.:22·04·48:. «!GGpX-Sleep» that were all poorly drawn and look all sketchy & geeky as fuck
.:22·05·10:. «!GGpX-Sleep» all the while you’re thinking, someone was seriously paid to do this? And write this up? With tax money?
.:22·05·13:. «!GGpX-Sleep» Fuuuuuuuck you.
.:22·05·27:. «!GGpX-Sleep» Then comes to test, I barely read anything because I’m thinking about how fucking awful the whole thing is
.:22·05·43:. «!GGpX-Sleep» and it isn’t even a god damn test, it’s a survey asking how you liked reading through the “guide”
.:22·05·48:. «!GGpX-Sleep» Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.
.:22·05·50:. «@Kuthrow» lol
.:22·06·17:. «!GGpX-Sleep» You make me waste 2 & a half fucking hours on this fucking thing and you’re not even gonna test me on it? You’re just gonna ask me my fucking opinion? You cocksuckers?
.:22·07·00:. «!GGpX-Sleep» And the worst thing about this “exam”? They ask you questions about so and so, then they want you to grade it. 1 being shit basically, and 5 being great.
.:22·07·14:. «!GGpX-Sleep» then they follow it up with a “Comments” box right under it.
.:22·07·24:. «!GGpX-Sleep» There’s 50 questions.
.:22·07·37:. «!GGpX-Sleep» So I figure, the comments are optional, if you want to add something.
.:22·07·51:. «!GGpX-Sleep» So I answer all 50 questions, press confirm
.:22·08·06:. «!GGpX-Sleep» and it tells me the form is “incomplete, fields missing”
.:22·08·15:. «!GGpX-Sleep» And the comment boxes were all flagged.
.:22·08·26:. «!GGpX-Sleep» I have to comment about how shitty this thing was.
.:22·08·34:. «!GGpX-Sleep» God damn, what a motherfucking pain in the ass.
.:22·09·26:. «!GGpX-Sleep» /rant
.:22·10·21:. «!GGpX-Sleep» I feel better already.

While I was writing this post, the doorbell rang and I got my order from amazon.ca – A bunch of manga I had ordered a few days ago + a Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar that my uncle wanted for Christmas. Seriously, that’s what he wanted for Christmas.

So yeah, it’s been a glorious day so far. So now for the releases. Today we’re releasing a total of 53 chapters of various series.

That’s almost like a mini Christmas release, cocksucker.

A big, big thank you to xyz85-mvb9 who’s going through some tough times these days for a lot of the work he’s done on these releases. He did a big chunk of the work to make sure we could get a lot of this out. So if you see him on IRC, please thank him. Don’t thank me, thank him.

A La Carte ch3 (!ALC 3) – The third chapter from the À LA Carte volume. There’s one chapter left, but we don’t have a translation for it. I don’t know how long it’ll be until it’s released – if it’s released.

Boku to Issho 41-49 (End) (!Boku04) – Good news, 9 new chapters of Boku to Issho! The bad news, it’s the end of the series. Easily the funniest series we’ve ever done. Many, many laugh out loud silly moments. This was a real fun series. Big time thank you to BindeR for typesetting the series & Molokidan for having translated it moons ago.

DoLL ch12 (!DoLL12) – Thanks pxyxtr & arpad for their work as usual! If you want to thank them, they’re usually in #mangascreener

Heavy and Pop (!HNP) – Oneshot from Itaitashii Love.

Holyland 136-140 (!HL14 or !Holy14) – 5 chaps of Holyland! Seriously! The beginning of the final arc of the series, shit is starting to get serious! A release specifically for the ladies. Because the Latvian wants to him a ‘lil some-somethin’ on the side very desperately.

Jackals 46-47 (!Jackals46 !Jackals47) – The conclusion of volume 6 with a nice little cliff hanger.

Keyaki no Ki ch01 (!Keyaki01) – A oneshot by Jiro Taniguchi. A big thank you to eito for scanning & translating this. There’ll be more to come over time. Read it from Left to Right!

Koukou Tekken-den Tough v14-15 (!Koukou14 !Koukou15) – The conclusion of the Kiba-Kiibo fight, a big plot-twist in a way and a new challenger appears! Big thank you to xyz85-mvb9 for doing all of the editing!

Rookies ch201-205 (!Rookies21, I also made a volume pack for v20, !Rookies20) – Just read this. If you thought the Cardinals were drama whores, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Okay, I’m exaggerating a little. Still read it.

Sengoku 28 (!Sen28) – The war continues!

Small and Lovely (!SNL) – Oneshot from Itaitashii Love.

Suicide Island ch34 (!Island34) – How about some deer hunting?

The First Time (!TFT) – Oneshot from Itaitashii Love.

The Silent Radiance I (!Radiance1) – Oneshot from Itaitashii Love.

The Silent Radiance II (!Radiance2) – Oneshot from Itaitashii Love. Btw, big thank you to eito for all of the oneshots we’re releasing today. They’re his work.

All releases are available on the online reader, click here.

48 Thoughts to “We’re in the first grade now”

  1. Nitouryu

    Nobody is first! Also this group is getting old. We look like that awkward old student at dorms who never graduated or moved on with his life.

  2. Chore Boy

    Damn, thanks for all the chapters, especially Boku no Issho and Suicide Island 🙂

  3. Justinijan

    Auu holyland and jackals are fucking awesome 😉 need moarrr 😀 but i appriciate even the chapters u did so give it a rest a bit 😛

  4. guy12

    Happy birthday! I wish more people would be like you and give me presents on their birthday 😛 thanks for all the releases and may there be many more birthdays to come 😀

  5. A Black Dude

    all releases available on the online reader…oh really? where holyland…

  6. EightYears

    Thank you very much for Boku to Issho.

  7. Pickle

    Ah! Another chapter of Suicide Island! Thanks much, guys. The wait is always worth it.

  8. ikuyok

    Thnx a lot for the new Holyland. Chapter 139 panel 3. Bubbles "Come ooon, stop it," and, "then whyyy," should be switched.

  9. Panbear

    Happy Birthday Illuminati! It's awesome to pick 11/11 as the anniversary ! Also, thank you xyz85-mvb9 for all the hard work. I can't wait to read Holyland and I'm looking forward to start Boku to Issho

  10. nim

    Happy Birthday, merry Christmas, pocky day, turkey day, pancake day and whatever else you want to celebrate because you guys are just That Awesome. Thanks for the realeases and hard work 🙂

  11. randomname

    WOW, thanks for ̶H̶o̶l̶y̶l̶a̶n̶d̶ …nope, for EVERYTHING! Happy "birthday" guys! (20111111 seems somehow very fitting!) Not everyone of us has the time to contribute (and I personally regret that a little bit), but many, many people appreciate what you're doing. So, keep it up. Again, thank you. /me rushes to read Holyland, Suicide Island and Rookies.

  12. Lukis

    Thank you for releases,also tnx for still no replying pm >.<

  13. ilovekazehikaru

    Men, I luv UUUUU!

  14. AHugeFan

    Tthat's just plain amaizing! Thanks guys!

  15. yui

    In numerology, 11 stands for 'self-illumination.' Not that I know anything about numerology. :p Congratulations on your sixth year and thanks for the releases. 🙂

  16. Peace Walker

    The lack of Homunculus broke my heart :crying: I'm already in the hospital, do you guys want to kill me? :crying:

  17. holyfan

    Thanks a lot for HOLYLAND!! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  18. Stafa

    AWESOME, Suicide Island AND Holyland :w00t: Thank you!

  19. angie

    Happy birthday!!

  20. Pyro

    I rushed to read it so I forgot to thank you guys for the release of Holyland, I hope you'll have another one before christmas :laughing: No, seriously, I love you guys :crying:

  21. heehee

    Wow! Congrats on your 6th birthday, you're going strong!

  22. carnivale

    Fuck you, U get no thanks for me until you release the end of HOMUNCULUUUUS!!! the other shit you release stinks!! (unless is tough or holyland 🙂

  23. zzzzzzz

    Congrats and thanks for the releases.

  24. XYZ

    Maaan happy b-day! *toasts* :w00t:

  25. anon

    Happy Birthday. Did you drop Sidonia no Kishi?

  26. Thebear

    I love it! Kepp em Komming Babies. Love the Release.. A thousand Thanks for the Holyland and all the other Great mangas you Translated, Cleaned and Edited of course Have great Novmeber month Guys

  27. Medi

    Happy belated birthday! And thank you for all the hard work.

  28. Punky Brewster

    Happy Birthday to the Illuminati crew! Thanks for all the scanlations, can't wait for Wolf Guy!

  29. Freezer

    Thanks guys. One of the best groups i guess…

  30. Punky Brewster

    What the hell is this? Somebody get hacked into?!

  31. John

    You are guys are AWESOME. <3 Btw, REAL vol. 11 just got released 🙂 I am hoping you guys will continue scanlate it for the masses!

  32. krish19oo

    Thank you very much for the scans

  33. Justinijan

    Next release will be when xd ? Need moar holy and jack = )

  34. Punch78

    All I want for christmas is homunculus! Give'em a hand Santa :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

  35. Punky Brewster

    Updates? Anyone? Need Wolf Guy, Shamo and Suicide Island! <3 <3 <3 Granted the Christmas season DOES get busy, no matter what country you happen to be in…><!

  36. Nitouryu

    Well, i guess most of the stuff will be dumped on Christmas by NaziGGpX commander. By "stuff" I mean volumes of stuff.

  37. Punky Brewster

    @ Nitouryu Yay! Santa!

  38. M

    Thanks very much, I like Nananan Kiriko oneshots very much. Just wonder if you guys know recently there's HQ public raw for her Tanpenshuu =D

  39. Alvin

    homunculus homunculus homunculus homunculus homunculus homunculus homunculus homunculus homunculus homunculus homunculus homunculus please please please please please please please please please please please please please please 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

  40. herpdurp

    Jesus. I still can't find any Shamo raws.

  41. Punky Brewster

    Ewwwww, they're making bad translations of serialized Wolf Guy chapters again! Hopefully illuminati manga will rescue us in time for Christmas.

  42. Adolf

    For Christmas, I wish for more chapters of Holyland, Suicide Island and some chaps of wolf guy would be nice as well. by the way, I'd like to start world war 3, but I guess it can wait until next christmas :whistle:

  43. nakoshi

    needs moar homunculus

  44. Unknown

    agreed with nakoshi been waiting for that :whistle:

  45. Punky Brewster

    Christmas is almost here! Happy Holidays! <3 <3 <3

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