Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Mashira - Chapter 17 [English] [Manga] & Terra ForMars Back Off Hiatus

Another short chapter, but at least it's still coming out and stuff are happening. That aside, Terra ForMars was announced as coming back early next year so that is good news. There's not much to be said about, though. So, that also aside, I'm very disappointed that the Royal Mail did not operate today due to the weather (which wasn't that bad in Belfast) because that meant my pre-order for PUBG did not arrive on the day it should have, and now I have to miss out on all the first-day fun. Meh. Fortnite (which is pretty good, I'll say) will have to tide me over until it comes tomorrow which it fucking better or I'll be even more pissed.
Ganbare, Sasuga-dono!
That, and that headset I ordered like 3 fucking weeks ago from in the UK should arrive, too. Weather smeather. In any case, enjoy the Mashira chapter. Those are some pretty huge monkeys in that cave and there's quite a lot of them. Things don't look too good for the people of the village. That concrete won't stand a chance against those tank monkeys.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Terra ForMars Gaiden - Onizuka Keiji - Volume 1 [English] [Manga]

There was only minor things to fix up and edit, but there are 40 pages or so that I made changes to. Nothing overly important, a sentence or two, some font changes, some text at the side of bubbles and sfx in bubbles. In any case, this is the complete volume of this side-story. Enjoy.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Kirakira☆Precure A La Mode Chapter 1 [Manga] [English]

This will just be a side-project for me so it'll just be whenever I feel like it. Also, I was going to finish off the Maho manga, but I want to see if dynasty-scans will finish it or now. Probably not. Anyway, many thanks to Googled Anon for this and his/her many contributions and translations. However, I did tweak things in the script which is nothing major, but it was just stuff like awkward lines and "I scream for ice-cream" among others which caused me to literally facepalm. Aside from that stuff, the TL is fine. In any case, I'll try to finish off the Futari wa manga in future as I've just been busy with actual important things in recent months, but enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Terra ForMars Gaiden - Onizuka Keiji - Chapter 5 [English] [Manga]

Well, we've finally reached its end. Sadly, literally nobody was interested in this when I was doing it, and I'll say that I am very disappointed in the Terra ForMars fanbase and manga readers in general. Shame on you all. I know the series ain't exactly popular anymore and a good bunch of people dropped the series, but it seems that we have reached the end-point for Terra ForMars unless the main series when it returns will magically bring everyone back... which I highly doubt.
Furthermore, it doesn't make me feel any better when I put a lot of effort and personal time into doing what I do when very little people even read, or even worse don't talk about it at all. Because at the end of the day, those are the two main things that I want to see. People reading and talking about the story or anything about it to be honest. That aside, I'll be fixing a few things up here and there for the volume release so stay tuned for that. See ya!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Mashira - Chapter 16 [English] [Manga]

Sorry for the delay on this. I've been very busy this past week and will be for the most part coming up to Christmas, but I will still have a few things coming out. For one, I plan to finish Keiji next which should bring one thing to a close. After that, well, I need to finish the rest of Omorai-kun and start more on Getter Edge as I want to get the former out of the way and dive into the latter a bit further.
Deus Ex, my favourite animu!
That aside, I recently finished Mankind Divided and its DLC the other day and I have to say that it was pretty good. Better than Human Revolution, I'll say. The atmosphere, setting and overall development felt much better. Just felt like sharing. In any case, enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Apocrypha Getter Robo Darkness Chapter 8.5 [English] [Manga]

I was thinking of just finishing Keiji before the next Mashira chapter comes out very soon, but I felt like getting a head start on Getter Edge. And yes, that is what I like to call it because it's literally done like that on purpose and it is done rather well, I'd say. Anyhow, like volume 1, I'm going to do a rough version of the chapters and then do the redraw and fix everything up at the end since Darkness has a good bit of extra work that needs done on it, and it's much easier for me to leave it to the end and get it out quicker given that there is also a good bit of text.
Thunder Bitches! XD
In any case, I expected edge and not this tale of woe that we got. And yeah, the dialogue is rather weird, but so was the Idea dialogue among other things in volume if you remember. Anyway, enough of that. Enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Terra ForMars Gaiden - Onizuka Keiji - Chapter 4 [English] [Manga]

JoJo reference?
Someone chuck a cupcake at me! Memes aside, another good chapter of Keiji down, but I'm sad to say that it doesn't end so well. You'll see in the next and final chapter what I mean, but part of it is to do with it being only one volume long which I have mentioned before. Anyhow, I'm really excited to get started back on Getter Robo Edge after Keiji as it is yet another thing in my large-ass backlog that I've to crawl through.
Shut up and dance!
On that, it's honestly more of the same edge and stuff overall so I'm sure y'all will enjoy it. Well, if you enjoyed volume 1, that is. As for video related above? Because hey hey you you something something. Ahem. Enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Omorai-kun Chapter 18 [English] [Manga]

Ooooh, yet another great chapter of Omorai-kun. I know I've said this many times before, but I'm really amazing how well this manga and its comedy antics hold up despite its age. Anyhow, another bites the dust, but next comes more Keiji which I will say that I'm ashamed that nobody is interested in it. Shame on you all, especially Terra ForMars fans. Shame. In any case, enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Terra ForMars Gaiden - Onizuka Keiji - Chapter 3 [English] [Manga]

Dem glasses 😂
Damn, Keiji just keeps getting better and better. I was very pessimistic about it at first, but it has turned out great thus far. Too bad there's only one volume like Rain Hard as Asimov's side-story greatly benefited from being more than one volume long as there's much more room to develop everything.
Anyhow, there's a little TL thing I'd like to mention here and it's the part where Amelia mistakes Keiji asking her to go out as really meaning going out, because the Japanese word used is contextual and since she doesn't know Japanese the best, she assumed that he wanted to go out with her and not accompany him to a certain place which the word can also mean. Anyway, enough of that. Enjoy the chapter. More manga coming soon!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Kyochuu Rettou (The Island of Giant Insects) Chapter 20 Part 2 [English] [Manga]

Oooh, can't wait to see what happens next chapter? Ship boarding and a battle between two huge ass centipedes? Sold. Anyway, this chapter was decent enough aside from not much happening. Can't wait for the next, though.
Must have missed that movie that year
In any case, I'll be starting on the volume 2 of Getter Robo Edge soon. I really can't wait to get started on it since it's really good and over the top, but I need to do more Terra ForMars Keiji to get that out of the road before the year's end. That's me for now.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Omorai-kun Chapter 17 [English] [Manga]

Dude, poop lmao. The master of comedy, people. Granted, yeah, it was funny, though. And, Omorai is aimed at children, so yeah. Anyway, enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Mashira - Chapter 15 [English] [Manga]

Idiots. What did they expect to happen? Also, if I remember correctly, they said that they brought all the dead to the temple, but why the fuck did they leave them all uncovered in the open like that? This makes no sense. Anyway, I wonder what Tatsuya wants to talk to Iori about. Hopefully something interesting. Also, I really wonder where the heck the story is going here. Excited for the next chapter.
In any case, enjoy the chapter. More Omorai-kun is coming next. See ya!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Terra ForMars Gaiden - Onizuka Keiji - Chapter 2 [English] [Manga]

Took a while to get this done seeing how there was a good bit of text and that it was 40 pages long and that I have had the cold (the deadly Japanese cold) and cough for about 5 days now, but aside from that, this chapter was pretty darn good. It was funny, interesting and rather entertaining overall. Very excited for the next chapter. However, before that comes the next Mashira which to be honest, doesn't look very good.
Well, that's because they're just sitting in the community centre talking about stuff the entire chapter. In any case, I'm sad to say that there still has not been any news of the main series yet. I really want to see where the story is going, but I also hope that the author gets better as we won't get it without him. All in all, they said Autumn so hopefully before the year's end we'll hear something. Until next time. See ya!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Izumo - Flash of a Brave Sword Volume 1 [English] [Manga]

The only changes were to the character pages and the contents page. Nothing more. In any case, do enjoy. I've not really anything to say since I said moat of it in the final chapter's post, but there probably was a bunch of lines I could have tweaked/fixed to make things flow better, but I can't be bothered. Anyway, see ya!

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Izumo - Flash of a Brave Sword Chapter 11 [English] [Manga] [FINAL]

Alas, we have come to the end of Izumo 2. It was alright overall, but it was worthwhile to do seeing how the VN isn't translated, and don't bother asking if I'll do it because VNs take too long to do and they're honestly not worth the effort. That aside, I did the afterword and company credits page at the end since I think it helps make the overall package better. That, and most people don't do them.
In any case, I'll do the volume compile soon and fix up a few things if need be. Other than that, I'll be working on the next Terra ForMars Keiji chapter soon, so look forward to that if you're interested.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Izumo - Flash of a Brave Sword Chapter 10 [English] [Manga] & Random Blog Stuff

This is the actual end of the story, but there's an extra chapter at the end that will come next. Then, I'll compile it into a volume release and cross it off my bucket list. Setting that aside, the new Life is Strange: Before the Storm episode came out and it's fookin' amazing.
Literally me during that scene minus the extreme ugliness
If you haven't bought it, then I would recommend you to do so because it's that good. Funny that it was leaked early on Xbox by accident almost a week ago because I own one. Hee hee. Anyway, can't wait for episode 3. And on other things, it seems that The Shannara Chronicles has started back up again. Good because I actually liked that. Umm. Blog over. Bye. Enjoy this manga chapter if you can. See ya!

Monday, 16 October 2017

Omorai-kun Chapter 16 [English] [Manga]

Dude poop lmao. Totally Nagai is the master of comedy. That aside, it was pretty disgusting, but also kinda funny. Anyway, another chapter down. But now, I must get back on Izumo because it's almost done and I'd like to get it all done before starting back on Keiji's spinoff. To add on that, nobody really seems to care about it. Anyway, until next time. See ya!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Mashira - Chapter 14 [English] [Manga]

Ha ha. This chapter was pretty good despite being very short. That monkey's face was priceless. Can't wait for the next one. I also completely forgot about the hunter guys. In any case, I'll start work on the next Omorai chapter as I need to progress through more of that. Meanwhile, enjoy more Mashira. See ya!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Izumo - Flash of a Brave Sword Chapter 08 [English] [Manga]

After that Kyochuu Rettou chapter, I think we all need a break from that sort of thing. So, more Izumo should do. Anyhow, we're nearing the end as there is only a few chapters left to go, so after one more short one, I'll get started on yet another chapter of Omorai.
Call me a fag, but I unironically love this song
And then, hopefully the next Mashira chapter will have come out. Hopefully. Because I really want to see where the story is going with that. In any case, do enjoy this chapter of Izumo. See ya!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Kyochuu Rettou (The Island of Giant Insects) Chapter 20 Part 1 [English] [Manga]

Get ripped in 60 days
Damn. This chapter was really worth the wait. I'm sure the author was just like "know what this manga was missing, hot bug fucking and fanservice". Anyway, do enjoy. Got nothing really to say. See ya!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Terra ForMars Gaiden - Onizuka Keiji - Chapter 1 [English] [Manga]

I recently got digital raws for this spin-off, but after checking it out, it really doesn't look that good. However, I'll do it anyway because I want to see what it's about and I'm sure you guys want to see, too.

On that, the first chapter doesn't look very promising, but it may get better. Everyone's acting out of character and Keiji being a white knight saving a woman from getting raped is so fucking cliche that I literally got triggered. Other than that, it was okay despite the cringe. Enjoy if you can, I guess. See ya! Bug Rape Island coming next!

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Izumo - Flash of a Brave Sword Chapter 07 [English] [Manga]

I'll get started on the first chapter of the Keiji Gaiden for Terra ForMars next. There's only about 5 chapters in the volume with each one about 40 pages long, so it'll take a little longer than my regular output speeds for this. In any case, enjoy another mediocre Izumo chapter. It shouldn't be long before I have it all done and can call it a day. See ya!

Friday, 29 September 2017

Izumo - Flash of a Brave Sword Chapter 06 [English] [Manga]

Btw, that new Twin Peaks season was fookin' shite.
I got an e-book version of the Terra Formars Keiji spinoff, so I'll get started on that soon. After all, there's has to be something to tide us over until the series resumes soon. Besides, I like the art. Anyway, another Izumo chapter down. Enjoy. See ya!

Monday, 25 September 2017

Omorai-kun Chapter 15 [English] [Manga]

Go Nagai can be really funny at time and Omorai is absurdly humorous. I mean, despite this manga being literally ancient, it's still very funny which goes to show how well it holds up. However, the same can't be said for many of Nagai's works in last decade or two as he has been very hit and miss.
Don't ask
In any case, Omorai-kun volume 2 looks just a good as the 1st, and next chapter is disgustingly hilarious. You'll see soon, but first, more Izumo because it's not very long and I want to start on Getter Robo Edge volume 2 soon as well. Other than that, enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Izumo - Flash of a Brave Sword Chapter 02 [English] [Manga]

Just like my Japanese hentai
I was a bit harsh on the 1st chapter of this. It was alright, but the second chapter is an improvement. However, it's like most anime where the first episode is always the worse episode because you've yet to immerse yourself in it among other things. Anyway, despite the generic stuff, this seems that it'll be a decent or read so I do hope that you guys will enjoy it.
Lastly, I do like how this is more based on the VN than the anime because the anime doesn't do the VN justice. The first hentai anime one did since it stayed closer to the source material, but the 2nd Izumo adaption is more generic anime tripe. In any case, that's me for now. See ya!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Omorai-kun Chapter 14 [English] [Manga] Volume 2 Start & General Update

I was going to do the next Izumo chapter, but I really couldn't be bothered so I might as well get started on Omorai volume 2. And man does time fly because it has literally been about 7 months since volume 1. Granted, I have done a bunch other shit during that time, but it seems that I have neglected our lovable beggars for far too long.
Anyway, as I said before, I won't be doing much Nagai in future or taking upon new works of his because I have been concentrating too much on it in the recent year or two, because I want to break free and start on different manga, and because I have a huge-ass backlog of manga to scanlate that I have bought and I might as well list them all for curiosity's sake:
  • JUST!! - A Yaoi Manga (don't ask. got it for cheap)
  • Mazinger Z Anthology (one off)
  • Thunderbolt Fantasy - Otome Genyuuki (maybe)
  • Higurashi Hinamizawa Bus-stop Manga
  • Gun x Sword
  • Betterman
  • Suishou to Velvet
  • Himegimi no Icon
  • Sprinter wa Nemurenai
  • Suzu-chan no Neko
  • Izumo (working on it)
  • Shojo Fujubun
  • Various Go Nagai artbooks/databooks
  • Shit-ton of various anime misc data/interview/artbooks
See what I mean? In other words, before I even consider more Nagai/Dynamic Pro outside of Omorai & Getter Robo Darkness, I need to get a good bit of my backlog done. To add on that, from what I have listed, is anyone interested in any particular work? If you are, then let me know and I'll bump it up the list of things to do. Other than that, enjoy the Omorai chapter. See ya!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Kyochuu Rettou (The Island of Giant Insects) Chapter 19 Part 2 [English] [Manga]

Yeah. Exactly what it says on the tin. Enjoy.

Izumo - Flash of a Brave Sword Chapter 01 [English] [Manga]

I mentioned this some time ago, but it took me a while to get around to it. Anyway, it's nothing special. I just happened to buy it cheap and thought that I might as well do it. Enjoy this generic trash if you can. Oh, also, I really like the art. It captures the VN's designs rather well. Mostly because somebody who worked on the games did the art. Umm. Bye.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Mashira - Chapter 12 [English] [Manga]

Damn, that must have really hurt that monkey. Look at his disdained face for crying out loud. Poor thing. Anyway, this chapter was pretty good, but the hype has really died down since this series began. Not that I'll drop the series or anything, but I just hope that it doesn't turn into absolute trash later on because I'm feeling very uneasy with where the story and things are going.
Anyway, Life is Strange: Before the Storm came out today and it's pretty good. I was a bit uneasy with things leading up to its release, but I'm glad they did a great job with it. Congrats, Deck Nine. Writing, voice acting, and everything is on par with the original for the most par and I have no major problems with the game. I recommend it if you played the first game as I'm sure you'll love it, too. In any case, enough of that. Enjoy the Mashira chapter. See ya!

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Mashira - Chapter 11 [English] [Manga]

More talking. Snores. Anyway, I finished Life Is Strange today and despite many problems with the game and final episode and ending, it was still a very enjoyable game to experience. Now, you may be wondering why I am posting about it in a blog post about a manga scanlation. Well, for one, if I tried to do a review, I'd probably end up doing something along the lines of those old Devilman Lady reviews I did ages ago where I wrote an entire book about it.
People actually chose to kill her. WTF?
Anyway, that's us caught up to the latest chapter, but the next one should come out soon, so let's hope something happens. Other than that, I would recommend you to check out Life Is Strange if you haven't already. Enjoy the chapter, I guess. See ya!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Mashira - Chapter 10 [English] [Manga]

Sorry for the wait, but I have been busy with work and playing Life is Strange which is a major priority for me because it's pretty darn good. I remember being turned off by it when it first came out, but I should have given it a chance instead of judging it as a "tumblr game" if that makes any sense to y'all. Anyway, enough of that. Back to the topic at hand.
Now, there was a good bit of text this chapter and it is the same for the next one, too. There's no real action as there's lots of talking and discussion about what's to be done next, but things should pick up after that. Also, that giant ass monkey at the end just looks dumb, and I'm really hoping that this doesn't take a dive in quality. Fuck. Why did I have to jinx the manga? Umm. Enjoy. Bye, Lynch-kins!

Monday, 14 August 2017

Futari wa PreCure Chapter 7 [English] [Manga]

Pic unrelated
Sorry for being such a slow ass motherfucker at doing this. Yeah, 3 months later for 4 pages is pretty bad, but I will actually finish it this year. Anyway, I'll make sure not to have the next chapter 3 months away again, but this is a side project so don't expect it anytime soon since the next chapter is 12 pages. Other than that, enjoy the chapter. See ya!

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Magic Knight Rayearth OVA Encode Comparison

Here's a few images showing a image quality comparison between my recent encode and the old anime-takeover release. First off, they encoded from the american DVDs if I remember correctly while I did so from the Japanese DVDs which is the main reason why mine looks much better. Well, that and they softened the image with filters to make the file size smaller and whatnot. Anyhow, these are the same frames, but either they cropped it or the English release was just like that. Probably the latter. And you can see the images below. Nothing else to say. See ya!