Apr 29, 2011

Sweet Freebie in Hana to Yume 11

Do you want a sweet "Gakuen Alice" stationary set?  Then you better get Hana to Yume Issue 11!  I bought my copy from Sanseido Books (they will mail it to you if live too far away to pick it up.).  It should also be available from Akadot in about 2 - 4-weeks. (continue to see pictures of the freebie)

Apr 28, 2011

"Scarecrow of Oz" and "Furou Kyoudai" Update

The "Scarecrow of Oz" compilation book is scheduled to go on sale on June 20th.  There's no listing yet, but since "Furou Kyoudai" came out after, then the compilation should go on sale sometime in July.  This means we can start "The Scarecrow of Oz" in July and then "Furou Kyoudai" will start in August.  I'm very happy about this!  It means we can deliver a high quality version of these short series with out killing ourselves.  When the books do come out, I will, of course, post links so you can purchase your own copies :).

TokyoPop Books at Deep Discounts

Get 'em at $3.99 each at BookCloseOuts.com

Apr 27, 2011

Please Do Not Upload Omari's Sister's Projects

Do not force me to do something draconian!

I can't believe I have to say this again x2.  Please do not upload our projects to ANY of the manga aggregation websites.  Do not strip the credits pages from our work and upload them.  Do not claim that the work comes from another group and upload them.

It is not fair to have a manga aggregation website profit from work they didn't do.  They don't share their profits with the original artist or the group that did the translation.

Apr 24, 2011

Ouran High School Host Club Volume 18 Extras

First of all, let me encourage you to buy this volume in Japanese, whether you can read it or not (you should have the translation already), in order to directly support Hatori-sensei.  Here are some links to online stores:
And now onto the good stuff.  Like somebody else commented in the teaser post, these extras should give most everyone a satisfying end to the "Ouran High School Host Club" series.  I still want more Kyouya...but I'll live, I suppose.  Also...I shouldn't complain too much since I did get this (as written in the chatbox while I was struggling with the Barcelona extra chapter):
I would gladly give up this 60-page monstrosity for 6-page short of TamaXHaru snuggling on a couch on Friday night watching Netflix...as a needed rest after a good performance on midterms...
Wahahaha!!!!  I enjoyed EVERY pixel of the couch snuggling omake *wide grinz*.  And for that moment of joy, I humbly thank Hatori-sensei.

Apr 21, 2011

Ouran Volume 18 Extras Teaser

It's coming soon *SQUEE*!!!!  There are actually several extra pages interspersed throughout the volume and most of it is in Hatori-sensei's barely legible chicken scratch kanjis.  I will start working on it tomorrow.  I think I'll get the omake and the thank you pages out tomorrow and then release the other extra pages day by day while I finish up AnS Chp 24 and "3-Hearts".

Apr 20, 2011

One-Shot: "Nanairo no Mukou" ("The Other Side of the Rainbow")


Finally!  Here is our big spring one-shot "Nanairo no Mukou". I've been wanting to translate this one-shot since it came out, but 74-pages seemed way too daunting.  I'm very proud that we were able to complete this one-shot in a timely manner.  A big thanks to all the Omari's Sister volunteers who worked on this :).

This one-shot is not all that it seems.  Don't be fooled by all the rainbows.  Like "World End Garden", this story has a range of emotions.

Oh!  Here's a little explanation of the English title I chose.

My Manga Collection

In response to Angelanime, here are pictures of my manga collection.  I have too much manga to write out a list. (I also hope you now understand why I want electronic manga):

New Purchases March 9 - April 20

Here's a list of manga I've purchased in the 5 or 6 weeks (I will add mini-reviews as I read the volumes):

Apr 19, 2011

New Earthquake Messages from our Favorite Artists!

http://www.hakusensha.co.jp/message/index.html

Just Added:
  • Bisco Hatori
  • Hino Matsuri
  • Hibiki Wataru
  • Ichiharu Koma ("The Scarecrow of Oz" very cute!)
  • Banri Hidaka
  • Akizuki Sorata
  • Takagi Shigeyoshi

"Nanairo no Mukou" Preview

Here's a preview of our big spring one-shot.  Sorry it's taking so long, but it's a big whopping 71-pages, so it's taking a while to typeset ;p.  It's a really cute and touching story, so I hope you all will give it a chance and read it. This hasn't been QC'ed or proofread, so please bear with the mistakes you may find.

Apr 15, 2011

"Kemono Kingdom: Zoo" Chp 4


Here is the next installment of the cute animal civil war! In this chapter of "Kemono Kingdom: Zoo" we meet Prince Panda, King Panda's son.  He, of course, is adorable.  A new character "Red Wolf" is also introduced.  Like the other characters in this series, Red Wolf has some peculiarities.

TokyoPop is Shutting Down US Operations

Tokyo Pop is finally going under in the US.  They will be shutting down US operations on May 31st.  I don't know what will happen with all the series they are in the middle of.  I myself am currently reading:
  • Shinobi Life
  • Gakuen Alice
  • Portrait of M&N
  • VB Rose
  • Aion
  • Alice in the Country of Hearts
  • Maid-sama
Needless to say, I'm rather disappointed.  Anyhow...hopefully, another publisher will rise up and take over some of the licenses so the series can be finished (Hopefully in affordable electronic form rather than tree killing volumes).  I'm not feeling all that confident, though, since I haven't seen a resumption of any of the series from CMX, which went out of business last year.  Sigh...*shakes head*

Here are some links for more information on the situation:
Oh...well...

Apr 12, 2011

"The Ghost Apartment Manager" Chapter 3

Here is the third installment of "The Ghost Apartment Manager".  In this chapter three new fun characters are introduced and immediately begin to torment poor Sekka.  Haha!  The apartment is getting more rambunctious ;p.  This is also the beginning of the first story arc which revolves around the female character Kiyariko.  

Delaying "Furou Kyoudai" and "The Scarecrow of Oz" Short Series

I've decided to delay "Furou Kyoudai" and "The Scarecrow of Oz" short series until July to allow for time for the release of compilation of the series and one-shots into a book (Hopefully, the books will come out way before July.  If so, we'll start when the books come out instead of waiting.).  The magazine print quality of the short series portion is atrocious and will take a long time to clean and edit (It's making my eyes burn and tearing up my mousing-wrist -- hello carpal tunnel...).
Even if we do our best, we could probably only bring the quality up to barely medium (too much missing "data").  If there's no sign of a book compilation by July, then we'll go with the raw we've got and do what we can.  In the mean time, instead we'll start short series "Depend on a Kiss" and "Duet with a Demon" in May.

Apr 9, 2011

We Are Dropping "Orange Chocolate"

After much consideration and tracking the series for the past few months, I have decided to drop "Orange Chocolate".  This series started out very strong and then got bogged down with a sports festival arc and then continued down a road that neglected its original premise.  It looks like this series has no end in sight and I can't commit to this series indefinitely.  I'm sorry to all the Orange Chocolate fans out there.  Hopefully another group will pick up the series and upkeep the quality.  Dropping this series, though, will allow us to continue our new series without stress and without breaks.  We will also be able to bring you more fun one-shots and short-series.

Apr 8, 2011

"Yukarism" Chapter 4

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the smuggiest of them all?  I'll let you be the judge.  Is it Hugo or this new guy Shizuka Takamura? Haha, this is so much fun :).

Here's "Yukarism" chapter 4!  The plot thickens as more people from the past are introduced.  In this chapter, the witch doctor Shizuka Takamura enters the scene.  Is he an enemy?  Somehow I feel that he's just misunderstood.

Apr 7, 2011

"The Ghost Apartment Manager" Staff Affected by the Earthquake

In a note in Princess 5 Fujieda-sensei explains that she and her assistants were affected by the earthquake on March 11th and so, therefore, "The Ghost Apartment Manager" chapter 8 will be delayed until Princess 6 releases in early May.

The first panel is them on 3/11.  The earthquake happened while they were working.  They hid under there desks while the bookcases were falling.  Panel two is them the next night, which they apparently they spent at a school.  It's warmer than they thought, but they think it will be cold in the morning.  Notice the little cat in the bottom corner of the panel.

I'm glad Fujieda-sensei, her assistants, and the cat are well.

Apr 5, 2011

March 2011 Site Statistics

Here are some stats and facts about Omari's Sister Blog from March 2011!

Top 10 Visiting Countries:
  1. US (CA, NY, TX, FL, MA)
  2. France
  3. Canada
  4. Phillippines
  5. Germany
  6. Malaysia
  7. UK
  8. Australia
  9. Singapore
  10. Spain
Top 5 Releases

Apr 4, 2011

Magnolia Chapter 9

It's been a busy past few days.  First a planned real-life thing happened and then an unplanned family emergency happened.  Fortunately, all is well and life is back to normal.  Anyhow, here is "Magnolia" chapter 9.  There's a nice little flashback in the beginning that confirms many of our suspicions and then we get on to fun with Hollier.  Hopefully those people who were initially put off by Hollier will warm up to her by the end of this chapter.  She's good girl with good intentions.  And now the links: