Tuesday, July 28, 2015
I've realized now is a good time to get back into scanlating for a number of reasons. The main one being that obtaining raws is insanely cheap and easy now that you can get Kindle versions of volumes and magazines. I also need to keep myself sharp since I'm translating articles for a otaku news site now. Releases for this will be erratic since Necro and I will be chipping away at it whenever we have time. If we finish this first volume before the second is released then we'll just wait because it's probably not far off now.
All in all, I'm excited to get back into this and have a pile of stuff I want to translate. Keep an eye on this blog for all sorts of releases.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
My drive to return to scanlating is definitely coming back. I just need to ride out the last four months of my ALT job and then I can start devoting more time to it.
Monday, November 11, 2013
It hadn't occurred to me until I discussed it with a friend, but I realized that I'm burned out on Japan. Nowadays I watch American TV shows and spend a lot of my free time watching crap online that usually has nothing to do with Japan. I still like anime and manga, but I've realized that I hardly ever look at it these days. I did see the new Madoka film in theaters recently and loved it. When I do finally go home, I'll probably become obsessed with it all again, but right now it just doesn't seem to interest me.
This is my second time living in Japan(my first being a a study abroad for a year). With an awesome salary I've managed to see pretty much the entire country over the course of these past two years. I improved my Japanese a lot, and I've done pretty much everything else I wanted to do here. Most importantly, starting my career as a professional translator. I've gotten all kinds of cool shit and had some awesome cultural experiences, but ultimately being around Japanese people and even some of the non-Japanese is exhausting. I'm counting the days, but I'll still enjoy my final year here as best as I can.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Sunday, October 28, 2012
No I'm not dead. Although I wouldn't blame you guys if you thought that. I got distracted by various things and then got sick which delayed things even further. I did manage to finish Yellow Pop finally. You can get the final chapter at Conan's website.
I've decided to not do Stu-Hiro's new series Bakamatsu Alien. Quite frankly, after having read a few chapters of it, I've come to the conclusion that it's not very good :/ Nicchi-scans did well when it first started out by focusing on only one project anyway. NTT will be the only series I will work on. I will still occasionally do some other stuff like doujinshi or chapters out of a compilation I like. Any of the other stuff I talked about doing earlier has been put on the back burner for now. Tomorrow the site will be getting a cleanup of the links section. Hopefully I'll get around to actually doing the first chapter of NTT soon since it's been a year almost since I first announced the project.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
My how time flies. I was checking Stu-hiro's blog today, only to discover that's he's just started his latest work! It's a samurai manga called Bakamatsu Alien. I've got a copy of the raw coming in the mail soon but I haven't discussed doing the series with Conan yet. The first chapter is a whopping 60 pages.
Here's a breakdown of our current status:
Yellow Pop: Only one chapter left, but I keep getting distracted by random crap. I have some free time this weekend, so I'm considering finally finishing it. Obviously though, I say a lot of things that don't always happen :P
Negative Twin Towers: I have all of the latest raws including some very nice tank scans thanks to Conan. It's basically been put on hold this whole time because we were planning on finishing Yellow Pop first but obviously that's taken much longer than we wanted.
Otaku no Musume-san: I have everything I need save for the omake pages from the final volume(I can't seem to find a raw of it anywhere). This is pretty low on my priority list though since we still haven't even started NTT yet, and the arrival of Stu-Hiro's newest series is pretty big news.
Other: There are 4 more random dojin I translated a long time ago but haven't had them edited yet. Conan and I are planning on releasing them some time after Yellow Pop is finished. Otaku no Triangle is probably next on my list in regards to doujinshi I want to translate. I have many others I want to do, but right now doujinshi in general is probably a ways off since I really need to start working on our regular projects.