Friday, 28 December 2018

Kyochuu Rettou (The Island of Giant Insects) Chapter 21 Part 1 v2 [English] [Manga]

I'm not too fond of this new art. It lacks the detail, depth and expressions which RED ICE had, but even though it does look fairly similar in a way, it is a big step down. I mean, just compare a few pages and you'll see what I mean. Heck, I might as well do that for you. Also, everyone is shouting way less and have more passive faces even though the situation is rather dire. Oribe doesn't have those crazy eyes and comes off as less bossy, and there was also a few dialogue changes for some reason.
Anyhow, as you may have heard, this is indeed getting an anime. Or rather, an OVA. However, I do welcome it as I thought they never would adapt it. Though, I hope they don't change too much given the content of the manga since it would be a shame if they mess it up or have all the bugs bad Berserk-tier CGI. At any rate, the author included a page at the beginning to give us some info on the big delays and as one would have assumed, it was health related. The artist in particular which is the reason why the artist has now changed. If you're wondering who he is, it's this guy, Hirose Shuu. All said and done, I'm glad it's back, but while it is strange to redraw two chapters, it does make sense given that it's also the beginning of volume 06. I hope you enjoy, and there will be more coming early January. See ya!

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Gekiman! - Devilman Chapter - #09 [English] [Manga]

I've been insanely busy with work and rather tired outside of that, so I haven't had much or any time at all to work on things in the recent month. However, just to get something out quick, I decided to do more Gekiman before working on Armitage The Third #2 and more Getter Edge. Both of which I'll realistically most likely start on before or after the New Year. Anyhow, enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Monday, 3 December 2018

Treasure Hunter Jubei - Chapter 27 [English] [Manga]

And that was the end of Jubei. Well, it was a good manga overall, but it severely lacks any sort of word-building, recurring characters, character development and the like. Of course, it's just an action/comedy manga, so all that stuff isn't really necessary, but something of the sort could have benefitted the manga. Anyhow, I did like the first two volumes more, but the 3rd was still good. And it was nice to see where Tomizawa started before going on to Alien 9 like 5 years later especially given how different the two works are.
Lastly, the TL by CPM (which I had to fix a good bit to make it more accurate to the source) was serviceable, but if you've been reading my posts, you'd see that they made certain inappropriate TL choices. On that, they even messed up the Crimson Shield's nickname by calling it the "immortal shield" even though what that part is trying to get across is that Jubei is now immortal and will live forever, so "shield of immortality" or "shield of perpetual youth" (both of which are the accurate translation) makes more sense in that regard. Anyway, I complain a lot, so let's end that here. Thank those of you who actually read this because I do know that there are a few. I hope you enjoyed it. As for other Tomizawa works, well, I do plan on doing Enchant Land sooner or later, but first, I've got to make a start on Armitage The Third volume #2 and Getter Edge volume #3. Oh, and more Gekiman. Bai bai!

Treasure Hunter Jubei - Chapter 26 [English] [Manga]

Man, Tomizawa must really love Sailor Moon and those video game console references. Lol. Anyhow, there's only one more chapter to go and it does end rather abruptly. Enjoy. I should have the final one out soon, too. See ya!

Friday, 23 November 2018

Kirakira☆Precure A La Mode Chapter 7 [Manga] [English]

This is the final chapter for volume one, so I'll also have that volume compile out sooner or later. However, I do wish to apologize for the very long delay on this chapter. I just got side-tracked and then ended up forgetting about it even after typesetting half of it months ago. At any rate, /u/ also typesetted the second volume of the Maho manga, so do check it out if you didn't notice it. All said and done, do enjoy. See ya!

PDF Read Online

Update - 25th November 2018
My bad. I actually uploaded the chapter without those earlier pages I recently redrawn. 13-15 it was IIRC. Anyhow, it's fixed now.

Treasure Hunter Jubei - Chapter 22 [English] [Manga]

I really don't understand why CPM do this. I mean, when Jubei hilariously sells Carpet's, umm... carpet, they erased the tip pointing towards the merchant and had Jubei speak instead of him. Like, for what purpose? Anyhow, yes, it seems that I have been complaining a lot about the TL by them, but it's also good that I'm looking at the Japanese script and make it more accurate to it. That said, do enjoy. Bai bai!

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Treasure Hunter Jubei - Chapter 21 [English] [Manga]

Snorts. There was some lines that they drastically changed again, but this time, it really made me cringe for how far they stray from the original lines. An example is when Jubei asks Spider (who CPM have as Spyder probably because they thought it sounded cooler) to hurry up, he says "Spyder! I appreciate your generous offer for assistance. Although, I am humbled, time is short... so please tell me where my toad mouth is!" while what he actually says is "If you know toad mouth's whereabouts, then hurry up and tell me! Information merchant spider!". And to be honest, I would be here all day if I listed them all. Anyhow, something better happen soon because this is the last volume. Enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Treasure Hunter Jubei - Chapter 19 [English] [Manga]

Man, there was a good bit of stuff that I had to correct this chapter. I mean, I get it when it still holds the original meaning, but then there's lines that just change what it's saying entirely. For example, after Jubei gets his license stolen, the old guy says "This time's auction is a special auction for the sake of renewing one's merchant license", but in the CPM version, he says "So you'd be advised to hurry, sir.". I mean, that's just wrong because that line implies that merchants have to regularly prove their worth by constantly bringing back valuable items to sell which helps build the world and stuff. There's also that Kido Kuratchazu (no idea) part they omitted and had it just as "security police" IIRC. However, that's understandable because even I don't know what they mean by that. They also said just "SP" with no given meaning, but it's obviously Security Police, so I added a little * to let readers know.
However, Kido Kuratchazu is their title so it does hold meaning.  Also, this license stuff reminds me of HxH. When is Jubei going to appear in HxH as a commeranee hunter or something? I need that reference. Anyhow, they had Afro's name as "Afra" for some reason even though it literally says afro. Get it? Because he has an Afro? At any rate, there is a few other things, but there's no need to list them all. Enjoy the chapter, and I'll see you next time. See ya!

Friday, 9 November 2018

Tokumu Houkoukan Yumihari - Volume 02 [English] [Manga]

Volume 02 of Yumihari. Enjoy!

Gekiman! - Devilman Chapter - Volume 01 [English] [Manga]

Enjoy the first volume of Gekiman, Devilman Chapter. See ya!

Gekiman! - Devilman Chapter - #08 [English] [Manga]

Thus brings us to the end of volume 01 out of 06. Hmm. Well, I hope you enjoyed it. However, I'll be working on more Jubei next and I'll have to make a start on Armitage The Third #2 soon. On that, I've still to watch the compilation movie which has a different dub cast and the sequel movie, too. I'm sure I'll get around to it months from now like always. Anyhow, the volume release will be coming soon, too. Just wanna check over it and see if there's anything that needs fixing. There's the chapter titles for chapter 3 which I accidently left out, and a line or two when they're talking about Rtou in chapter 2. At any rate, do enjoy. Bai bai!

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Treasure Hunter Jubei - Chapter 18 [English] [Manga]

Yup, it's time for more Jubei. And if you're wondering what this volume is about, Jubei returns to the merchant city of the world to auction off an item only to face off against an old adversary. Simple as that, but it looks good. I think. Well, the ending's a bummer, but you'll see eventually. Also, the CPM TL was downright absurd at times with entire lines re-written and translated wrong. An example would be where they had Dejima as being "an island that controls the world's economy" when what it actually said was that it "controlled the world behind the scenes". Both of which are two different things entirely. There was also "very seldom do we seen an s-class item" and Grill calling Jubei a fool at the very end when he said "it's over".
And when Jubei makes his entrance, a man says "Have you heard of his latest adventures?" even though he says "Then, he's selling today's other item?" I mean, that's just embarrassing and it reminded me of that awful DBZ manga TL where Yamcha randomly asks about the Dragon Ball radar or something. Just no. Anyway, my complaints aside, there is a bunch other things I could complain about like various minor things here and there I had to change, but I would go on forever. Last thing, there was a few cameos like Sailor Moon and the Pringles logo among other things this chapter... for some reason. Enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Gekiman! - Devilman Chapter - #06 [English] [Manga]

That one hit too close to home. Also, Party Grinchers in the house tonight.

Gekiman! - Devilman Chapter - #05 [English] [Manga]

Given that there are six volumes of this and they're all already translated (still to be immensely fixed up and proofread by moi), I want to try and make some progress, so I'll be doing the first volume of this before working on anything else. That, and I'd like to see what people think. Or rather of people, I mean all five people reading this. Anyway, enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Friday, 26 October 2018

Tokumu Houkoukan Yumihari - Chapter 14 [English] [Manga]

And now we've reached the end of volume 02 of Yumihari. I'll wait a few days or something and check over the volume to see if everything's fine and dandy to pump out that volume compile, but I'll be working on other things next. Notably, more Armitage The Third and I'll have to make a start on the next volume of Getter Darkness. The latter I'm not too keen on starting since it's rather text heavy at times and my interest has waned. Anyhow, I also have Enchant Land (another Tomizawa work) to work on in future and Gekiman which is a pleasure to work on since all I need to do is typeset and do a little editing on the images. And on that, I do plan to pump out more chapters of it soon seeing how there's like 6 volume of it and it's all translated. Also, on top of all this, there's Jubei volume 03 which should be arriving sooner or later which I'm eager to start on. At any rate, do enjoy the chapter. Bai bai!

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tokumu Houkoukan Yumihari - Chapter 13 [English] [Manga]

Yeap. They're fucked. Anyhow, I ordered the third volume of Jubei a few days ago, so it should arrive in about 3 weeks time. That said, there's only one more chapter left for this volume. And that prayer by the Kappas is a Shinto purification prayer which you can read more of here (Japanese) and here (English) if you're interested. Also, I've been busy with work and other stuff so I haven't had much time to work on things. That said, do enjoy. See ya!

Monday, 8 October 2018

Gekiman! - Devilman Chapter - #01 [English] [Manga]

I was recently asked by wakabayashy (who I've worked with before on some things) to typeset the TL of Gekiman which he paid someone (don't know who) to translate at $15 per volume. However, while that is pretty good (and exceedingly low in contrast to the time and effort required to do such an act), I still have to proofread the script and fix up the wording at bits especially given that there are lines like "my work was a big trouble", "I will continue to protect Miki from demon's hand", and "You always sketch in cafe?" and that there was two untranslated boxes which I had to do myself in the first chapter. Furthermore, while it was kinda cleaned up and levelled already, I still had to level it slightly and attempt to fix the awfully over brightened color pages which I'll give up an example of below.
At any rate, my complaints aside, I'm very grateful that wakabayashy paid some guy to do this because it most likely never would have been scanlated. Not that I blame anyone (myself included) for not taking it on since it's rather boring, text heavy and not interesting for the most part. I mean, anyone would rather work on something else or something with an actual story. That said, do remember that this is a "fictional autobiography" of Devilman's creation and events surrounding it. That's not to say there isn't a fiber of truth to any of this, but let's not say that it's all fact. Anyhow, take what you will from it, but this will be another side project from me as I really need to finish off Yumihari volume 02 and make a start on both Getter Edge and Armitage volume 02. All said and done, do enjoy. See ya!

Friday, 28 September 2018

Tokumu Houkoukan Yumihari - Chapter 12 [English] [Manga]

FUWAAAAAAAAAH! I haven't really been doing much due to work, watching Nip/Tuck and so forth, but I'll still manage to do something here and there. Anyhow, another Yumihari chapter down and there's only two more until the end of volume 2. That aside, I forgot to mention that CPM actually ad-libbed "believe it" into Jubei at a bit which made me cringe hard. I mean, Naruto, really? Anyway, enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Monday, 17 September 2018

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Treasure Hunter Jubei - Chapter 17 [English] [Manga]

These action shots are always really good
That was pretty good. Jubei is too cool. Anyhow, I've yet to buy the third volume, but this will give me some time to let Jubei sink in, and to work on other things such as Yumihari, Armitage The Third, and Getter Darkness. Also, I'll be helping out wakabayashy with a thing or two seeing how he has paid somebody for an English TL of Devilman's Gekiman. Six volumes of it in fact. 
At any rate, I want to finish off the current Yumihari volume and make a start on Armitage before that. However, I'll be compiling Jubei #2 later on tomorrow as it's kinda late now. And it's kinda sad they never made an anime of this or something. Sigh. Same goes for all the other Tomizawa works. Well, if the anime industry ever runs of of ideas, I can always point them in the right direction. Lol. Enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Friday, 14 September 2018

Treasure Hunter Jubei - Chapter 16 [English] [Manga]

Lol. I didn't expect him to start dancing. That was funny, and it was a good chapter. Anyhow, there's only one left until this volume is complete, and I've yet to buy the third. However, that'll give me time to work on other things like Armitage and Yumihari. Do enjoy. Bai bai!

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Treasure Hunter Jubei - Chapter 13 [English] [Manga]

I think I'll just work on more Jubei until I get some time off to work on other things. Anyhow, on the chapter and CPM overall, it was good, but CPM randomly rewrite lines to be funny or something. For example, when Jubei says to go left and Carpet asks why, CPM put in "because when in doubt, always go left. That's why" even though all he says is "Because I'm the genius merchant".
Of course, it does sound rather awkward, so it's understandable why they changed the line, but still. At any rate, I've been watching Nip/Tuck and it's pretty good. I remember seeing bits and pieces when I was younger, but I'm watching it now. That aside, do enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Treasure Hunter Jubei - Chapter 12 [English] [Manga]

Yeah, I'm going a bunch of Jubei chapters since they're quick and easy to do, but I will try to work on more Yumihari and some of that Kirakira chapter which I have completely forgotten about. No bully. Anyhow, enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Monday, 3 September 2018

Treasure Hunter Jubei - Chapter 11 [English] [Manga]

Yeah. Another reason to stay away from creepy ass trees. Anyhow, enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Treasure Hunter Jubei - Chapter 10 [English] [Manga]

I've been rather busy at work and tired, so I haven't had much time to work on things. On that, I'll have even less time seeing how that new PUBG update comes out tomorrow. However, I doubt I'll have much time to play it considering I'll be working and considering how big the update will be. At any rate, PUBG aside, this entire volume is about getting the Figurehead and the third one about Jubei facing off against an old rival which doesn't look very good to be honest. However, I only had brief look over it, so we'll see on that. At any rate, do enjoy the chapter. More Yumihari and Jubei coming next! See ya!

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Treasure Hunter Jubei - Chapter 09 [English] [Manga]

Yesh, more Jubei. Also, they actually forgot to typeset the first text box in the CPM print. Lol. Anyway, there is a few differences between the versions I'm releasing and the old English TL. It's the same for the most part, but they put in "Huh" for the likes of "Mmm" nearly every instance and that did trigger me...
And also didn't include a bunch of "because" (kara) at certain parts which isn't uncommon in like everything, so I've been fixing that and also tweaking some of the lines a bit. Nothing too major. At any rate, I planned to have this out yesterday, but I was tired and also got side-tracked. Well, it's here now, so do enjoy. Bai bai!

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Suishou to Biroudo/Crystal and Velvet - Chapter 01 (Japanese RAW SCAN)

I really like the art in this one. It has a very nice style to it, and all the fancy rich people stuff looks cool, too. Anyhow, this is a josei/shoujo manga made in 1988 about some rich dude who had 5 wives who divorced him who all mysteriously disappeared, and a female reporter comes to investigate (whose sister also happened to be one of the dood's wives), but she herself ends up marrying the man. No clue what really happens in this aside from that and having a look at the first chapter, but there's so info on this Japanese blog if you're interested. It looks kinda interesting. Shame it was only one volume long and more or less a bunch of random short stories featuring the characters. At any rate, same down-low as before. It'll be scanned on demand. If anyone wants to do this, I'm open to cleaning and typesetting. If not, then just credit me as scanner. Enjoy.

Devilman Saga Volume 05 [English] [Manga]

Here's volume 5 in its entirety. There was a few things to fix up, but nothing major. Just a spelling mistake or two and a line or two that was fixed. Also, I might as well start a discord for small talk and stuff since the comments section here and emails aren't the best, so you can hit me up there if you want to whenever you feel like it. Anyhow, I'll be doing more Jubei next since that'll be quick to do. As for more Saga, well, I want to finish Yumihari volume 2, and make a start on Armitage volume 2 and also start on Getter Darkness volume 3 before working on it. Anyhow, enjoy the volume. Bai bai!

Grendizer Complete Edition Chapter 0&1 [RAW SCAN]

I got sent the full book (back in 2016) by wakabayashy to potentially translate or get Dynamic Pro/Happy Scans to do it since it is more of less what was already done except the pages/art quality was way better, and there was a few new chapters and the like. However, it was one of those things they'd do if they had the time since they were already stacked with things to do, so it has more or less been forgotten about. Granted, it is something I could do myself since I'd only have to get the script and typeset it again and do the new chapters, but I'm not exactly a fan of Mazinger/Grendizer so I don't exactly care all that much. That aside, the same stuff as before. If anybody is looking to do this, feel free and make sure to credit me. And if need be, I'll help clean/typeset. All said and done, enjoy, I guess. Bye.

*I also did a cleaned version for DP & HS, so feel free to download that as well.

Devilman Saga Volume 05 Chapter 43 [English] [Manga]

Our dimension being assimilated/brought into Hell? Now, that's a scary thought. Instead of the demons coming to us, it seems they're gonna bring us to them. Or, something like that, it seems. Or, they're just trying to put thoughts in our heads and that's not going to happen. Well, we'll see. Anyhow, sorry for the delay on this. I was rather busy with work, and I didn't really have the time to work on scanlation things in the past bunch of days.
Don't ask. It just randomly appeared in
my twitter feed about a month ago.
Well, I did have some time, but when I wasn't tired or sleeping, I was surfing the internet, watching some shows and stuff. Anyhow, blog over. That's it for Volume 5 of Saga. However, I'll read over it to see if anything needs fixing up and then release the volume probably some time later today. At any rate, enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Thursday, 23 August 2018