Aug 30, 2011

"Akagami no Shirayukihime" Chapter 25

At last!  I'm so sorry for the delay!  As you know things happens and plans fall through.  Anyhow, we got it done and chapter 26 is well on it's way to getting done.  I don't know what's going to happen when AnS moves to Lala magazine.  I suspect chapter 27 will be printed with high quality and then after that the image quality will be inconsistent and we'll have the same problem that we have with "The Ghost Apartment Manager".  If the print quality is really poor, then we will have no choice but to wait for the tankoubon.  We've taken so much care so far that it would be a shame to put out crappy looking releases because we are in a hurry.  We'll do our best and I'll will definitely announce the image quality of chapters.

This is the second to last chapter in the Tanburn arc.  It has lots of action and is in general "kick ass".  The Sorata "Japanese word salad" was worse than usual in this chapter, so I apologize now for any translation errors I've made.  Also, I'd like to announce that this is Silver Lunar's debut as a typesetter.  Good job, Silver Lunar!  And I'd also like to thank Tin for helping me pinpoint some translation errors.  Anyhow, here are the links!

August 2011 Statistics

Here are some statistics for Omari's Sister in August

Top 5 Releases:
  1. The "Ouran High School Host Club" July 2011 Special Chapter
  2. "Magnolia" Chp 13/ "Lily" Chp 2
  3. "Billy Boucchan no Yuuutsu"
  4. "Pika Ichi Chp 9"
  5. "Hana-Kimi After Stories -- Nanba"
Top Ten Visiting Countries:
  1. US (CA, NY, TX, WA, FL)
  2. Canada
  3. France
  4. Philippines
  5. Malayasia
  6. Germany
  7. Indonesia
  8. Australia
  9. Singapore
  10. UK

Aug 27, 2011

"Akagami no Shirayukihime" Transfer Cancelled and Announcements

"Akagami no Shirayukihime" is returning to Omari's Sister.  The transfer to The Zero Alliance fell through and we have a translator and typesetter for the series, so we can continue it.  It's not clear whether we will be releasing along side the Lala magazine releases.  It depends on the print quality of the chapters in the magazine.  If it's really bad, then we will wait for the tankoubon.  Hopefully, this series will not go on indefinitely.

Anyhow...as a consequence, though, it will impact our schedule on some other series.  Considering the successful debut of "Fushigi no Maria-kun", I'm hesitant to slow it down.  I decided to be selfish and bump "Pika Ichi" down to a low priority project, meaning, we'll put out a chapter whenever we can fit it into the schedule, unless some other group wants to pick it up.  Sorry Pika fans, but Hanako getting kidnapped over and over is not a compelling story...

I've updated the ongoing projects to reflect what we are working on and currently releasing.  We haven't dropped any projects now missing.  All of these projects have been started, but it's doubtful we will be able to release any of them until 2012.  Please check the release schedule to see what we have coming up in the near and distant future.

A reminder: Follow our releases on Twitter @OmarissisterRel

Aug 23, 2011

Series Debut: "Fushigi no Maria-kun" Chp 1

 

At last!  Phew!  Getting this first chapter together was quite a struggle!  Every page had at lease one crazy redraw, so let's give praise and thanks to Silver Lunar, Ichigo Stars, and Kumiko for working so hard to get this release done!  Here's a quick summary from the inner flap:
"Ordinary high school girl, Nanami Tokuko’s childhood friend,
Abe Maria, is the world’s last pureblood vampire!!  For 10 years,
Tokuko has been encouraging him to become a part of human
society, and since then, Maria has come to love humans. As such,
Tokuko happily watches over Maria.  This couple's story is
the world’s most gentle vampire comedy.  Introducing volume 1."
Anyhow...without further yammering, here are the links:

Aug 21, 2011

Retiring "Junketsu + Kareshi"

Update:  "Barajou no Kisu" has just been added to JManga's directory. Link

Aya Shouto has written on her blog that she thinks her works could get licensed and published in English if all overseas scanlation stops.  It is never my intention to harm the original author, so per Aya Shouto's wishes, I will remove "Junketsu + Kareshi" from this blog.

Aug 20, 2011

Fushigi no Maria-Kun Preview!

Here's a preview of our newest series, "Fushigi no Maria-kun"!  This is a 9 chapter series by Shiina Dai, the same artist who brought us "World End Garden", which is my favorite one-shot of all time!  Like "World End Garden" is series has a good range of emotions (though it doesn't reach the gloomy depths of WEG) and a richly complex relationship between to the two main characters.  I'm really looking forward to releasing the first chapter.  So, to get you ready for what's in store, here's a preview of the first chapter! (Please forgive any errors you may find.  This has not been QC'ed or proofread yet.)


Aug 17, 2011

JManga is Open!

JManga is open to North America!  Head on over and check it out!

My observations:

  1. Pricing -- Chapters range from ~$1 - $3 each or ~$9 per volume.  They use a point system to purchase material.  The base level is 1000 points per month for $10.  Of the materials I looked at the prices were 120 - 290-pts per chapter or 865 points for the entire volume.  You can purchase as many points as you need after to sign up for the $10 subscription.
  2. Most of the titles listed are not actually available yet.
  3. There were many titles that weren't even translated into English
  4. The sound effects of the titles I looked at were not translated.  The typesetting was also done poorly, and one of them was translated by a person with a poor grasp of English :(.  But these are limited to a small number of the titles that were never published in English.
    • See "My Sadistic Boyfriend" and "A Kiss on Tearful Cheeks" (this one is a crying shame since they decided to leave the Japanese instead of having someone do the redrawing.)
  5. The "free" material consider of 5-pages or the first chapter, which includes the title pages and the table of contents. 

Aug 16, 2011

"Hana Kimi After Stories" -- Nanba

Like "Ouran", to commemorate their television drama, Hana Kimi is also releasing special chapters.  This set of special chapters is call "Hana Kimi After Stories" and it's currently running in Hana to Yume magazine.  Each chapter will focus of the after graduation stories of the popular characters from Hana Kimi.   I don't know how many chapters there will be, but I imagine the stories will be very short like this one.

This first story covers Nanba and I liken who he ends up with to the surprise of Mei and Kasanoda ending up together.  It's surprising, but ultimately makes sense :).  On to the link!

"The Scarecrow of Oz" Chapter 4

Here's "The Scarecrow of Oz" chapter 4.  As the story continues we learn that the power witch's name is "Crane Rouge" and she's very evil.  Her familiar "Kumo" the Cloud Lion is ADORABLE!!!  I want a stuffed version!  If you are feeling creative, please make an adorable Kumo banner for the release of the final chapter next month.  Kumo!!!  かわいい!!!Other than Kumo, I think the most enjoyable things about this chapter are the interactions between Kurou and Chelvy.  In many ways they seems like an old married couple.  Here are the links!

Aug 12, 2011

"The Ghost Apartment Manager" Chapter 7

This chapter bids a final farewell to Kyariko, raises questions about Leon's true natural and status, and deals with Sekka's emotions around Kyariko's passing.  It's a nice transition to next ghost's arc and as usual, the story thoughtfully and delicately deals with Sekka.  He's such a sweet boy.  Onto the link!

Deb Aoki's JManga Panel at Comic Con Write up

I'm very excited about JManga!  If you haven't heard about JManga or want to know the latest about JManga, please read the excellent blog posts by Deb Aoki from the About Manga Blog.  Here are the links from Deb Aoki's Twitterfeed:
"alrighty, as promised: here's Part 1 of my look at Jmanga.com, the new website for JP manga in English: bit.ly/mPY3CN
Here's part 2 of my JManga articles with my interview with reps from Shogakukan, Futabasha, Kadokawa and Kodansha bit.ly/nUk3kU"
I'm working hard on our next release so I don't have time to form and write down my thoughts about JManga.  But, please let our community know how you feel about JManga by writing a comment.  Once I get out of deadline panic, I'll share my thoughts.  Sufficed to say, I'm cautiously optimistic and I would love to have Omari's Sister participate in JManga if and when they do enlist the help of scanlation groups.

Aug 11, 2011

Announcement: We're Gonna Finish Akagami no Shirayukihime Chp 25 & 26

I got LalaDX yesterday and AnS chapter 26 is the end of the "Tanburn Arc" of the story.  After that the series will move to Lala magazine, which means the series will potentially be a monthly series beginning with chpater 27.  I talked matters over with TZA and it seems to us that it would be best to let Omari's Sister finish out the Tanburn Arc and then transition the project entirely over to TZA and Neteru Mouse when it moves to Lala.

We'll work on chapters 25 and 26 concurrently with our other projects.  We will release chapter 25 before the end of August.  All of us are sorry for the extreme delay, and we'll do our best to get AnS out without wrecking the rest of the schedule.

Also a reminder: Follow our releases on Twitter @OmarissisterRel

Aug 10, 2011

Omari's Sister Releases Twitterfeed

I have made a Twitter Feed only for Omari's Sister's Releases so you won't have to wade through my inane Twitter rants and the chit-chat I have with various Twitter denizens.  If you only want information about the latest Omari's Sister's release then follow @OmarissisterRel

Aug 7, 2011

Pika Ichi Chapter 9

We finally got a translator for "Pika Ichi" so now we can continue the series on a monthly release schedule.  Hooray for Amrai!  Let's thank her for doing an excellent job on the translation.

Let's see...this is chapter 9...ah...and we begin with the WTH moment of Hanako is Dougen's arms.  That Dougen is a sly d***...There's something seriously wrong with that guy's brain and personally, when dealing with people like him I go by the words of an old song by Poe -- "Can't talk to a psycho like a normal human being".  If only dear Hanako understood that concept and stayed away from Dougen.  Nothing good can come of this...ah...but Hanako gets the good and bad she deserves in chapter 10.  Onto the link:

One-Shot: "Billy Bocchan no Yuuutsu" by Yumi Kiiro

We and TZA have been working on this one-shot for months!  I was beginning to think we'd never get this one out ;p.  But, yay!  We're finally done!
The male lead character, Billy, reminds me a lot of "Tamaki" from "Ouran High School Host Club".  I'm finding that this kind of character is VERY common -- almost too common.  Haha! On to the links!

Aug 5, 2011

Magnolia Volume 2 is for Sale

"Magnolia" volume 2 is available for sale!  Please purchase through Naked Ape's Amazon storefront for give them extra money (Link).

If you live in the US or Canada and the initial Amazon shipping fee is too daunting, I can facilitate the purchase by piggybacking your order onto my next order from Amazon JP.  At the current dollar to yen exchange rate the book will cost $8.25 + $1 (for OS) + $3 shipping from Japan + ~$3 - 4 shipping within the US and Canada ($15 - $16 total vs. $38.25).  If you are willing to wait and I get enough requests, I can order the books from Yes Asia and take advantage of the free shipping.  If you are interested in getting a copy of Magnolia Volume 1 or 2, please send me e-mail via the contact link at the top of this blog.  All transactions will be handled through Paypal.

Aug 3, 2011

Magnolia Chapter 13

Hmm...I wonder what happened between Lily and Arthur in the hall...I guess we won't know until late December T_T.  Anyhow, here's "Magnolia" chapter 14.  Finally! Another day!  I wonder how many chapters this day is going to last...heheheh... well at least this isn't as bad as "Skip Beat."  Anyhow...Nagi's suffering continues and Ayato is being forced to grow up.  Now I'm suffering as I wait for chapter 14. It sounds like chapter 14 may actually have more than 23 pages (PLEASE!!!  We need a nice 50-pages  PLEASE!!!).  Onto the link!

Aug 1, 2011

August 2011 at Omari's Sister

July was quite a month for Omari's Sister.  Three surprised projects came up ("Liselotte and Witch's Forest", "The Hands the Demon Adored", and the "Ouran" July 2011 Special Chapter.)  As a consequence, some of the projects we had planned to start were moved back.  We also debuted our spin-off blog "Bakeneko's Lair" with the one-shot "Seigi no Mikata."  New members to the team in July:

Noir:  Cleaner
Amrai:  Translator ("Pika Ichi" & "Ojou-sama no Untenshu")
Mari:  Translator (one-shots)
Lakshmi:  Proofreader
Cone93: Proofreader
Yuyeon: Cleaner

Please welcome these new members of Omari's Sister!

And now onto August activities!  Here's what we have planned
  • "Magnolia" Chp 13 -- Done!
  • "Pika Ichi" Chp 9
  • "The Ghost Apartment Manager" Chp 7
  • "Fushigi no Maria-kun" Chp 1
  • "Ouran High Host Club" August 2011 Special Chapter
  • One-shot: ”Billy-Bouchan" by Yumi Kiiro (Joint with The Zero Alliance)
At Bakeneko's Lair
  • "Kemono Kingdom: Zoo" Chp 6
  • One-shot:  "Neko Hiroimashita"
For up to date release information, please refer the release schedule pages.

July 2011 Statistics

Here are some Omari's Sister's stats from the month of July.

Top 5 Releases:
  1. "Ouran High School Host Club" July 2011 Special Chapter
  2. "Lily" Chp 2 and "Magnolia" Chp 12 (huge growth in readership!)
  3. "Yukarism" Chp 7
  4. One-shot:  "The Hands the Demon Adored"
  5. "Ouran High School Host Club" Volume 18 extras (despite no available files)
Top 10 Visiting Countries
  1. US (CA, NY, TX, FL, IL -- Hello everyone from Illinois!!!)
  2. Canada
  3. France
  4. Philippines
  5. Indonesia
  6. Autralia
  7. Germany
  8. Malaysia
  9. Singapore
  10. UK