Oct 27, 2009

Arakure Chp 50 Translation

It's the chapter we've all been waiting for.  Oh, why can't Tamaki be this brave and honest?  Anyhow, this is simply a lovely chapter, so I hope you all enjoy it.

Link to Arakure Chp 50

The next chapter will cover the sad aftermath for Azuma.  I really do feel sorry for him because he's a good guy, and he did what was best for Sachie's happiness instead of his own.

Anyhow, I'm gonna take a couple days off from translating to catch up on some housework and work on my other projects.  There are 6 chapters left in Arakure, so it getting close to the time for me to pick the next project.  My current front runner is "Toshokan Sensou" (Library War).  If you have some other ideas, let me know.  I, also, recently got hooked by "VB Rose."

Oct 26, 2009

Ouran Chp 75 Translation

Hooray for Sapphire Pyro and Narmeen!  They did the proofreading while I was asleep last night, so the scanlation is ready :)!

Link to Ouran Chp 75 (Retired)(version 2.1 11/25/2009 -- updated for continuity with chp 76 flashbacks)

This chapter is very important, but at the same time, it's a bummer because it ends on such a low note.  However, I believe the situation is set for a hug or a kiss in the next chapter...heheheh...I'll write more about what clues I see in few days after enough people read the chapter.

FYI:  Chp 76 will be out in Japanese around November 24th.

Oct 23, 2009

I have Ouran chp 75

Update 10/25/2009:  The Ouran Chp 75 scanlation is almost done. It still needs proofreading, but I will put a rough draft out tomorrow (Monday 10/26) morning and post the final scanlation on Tuesday or Wednesday.

I have Ouran Chp 75.  Somebody has already posted a low quality raw, so I will not show any spoilers.  I'll just say this chapter sucks because it is a real a downer.  I hope to be done with the scanlation by Wednesday.

I will summarize the chapter on Twitter as I go.  My twitter feed is in the right side bar of this blog, so please don't follow me as I will most likely block you.

Oh! And 2-pages of the 37 are the color title splash :(.

Arakure Chp 49 Translation

Here's Arakure Chp 49.  This chapter features some Rakuto fan service.  Chp 50 is coming up and it's the chapter we've all been waiting for.  It's when EVERYTHING comes out in the open.  I will start translating it today, but when Ouran 75 comes out, I will stop Arakure to focus attention on Ouran 75.  Anyhow:

Link to Arakure Chp 49

Oct 19, 2009

Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen Chp 13 Scanlation

Here's chp 13 of "Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen."

After taking a second look at the Johanne's sister name, I decided that "Maria Magdalena" was a closer fit.  In chp 13 everyone refers to her by the nickname "Magdal."  I have gone back and changed this in chp 12 as well.

Anyhow, Daniel makes a second appearance!  He's so precious :).

Here is version 2 after some great proofreading and editing from Sapphire Pyro.
Update 10/16/2010:   Corrected the translation of the conversation between Claspel and Joshua -- more cleaning up Anna's backstory.  (New eyes after a year of learning makes a big difference!)

Link to ZHD Chp 13 (updated 10/16/2010)

Link to ZHD Chp 12 (updated)

Oct 12, 2009

Anime Review: "Princess Lover!"

"Princess Lover" is a typical harem anime series that, thankfully, only runs 12 episodes.  The story is about a high schooler, Teppei, who after his parents are killed, finds out that he's the heir to the fabulously wealthy and powerful Arima Group.  He goes to live with his grandfather and begins to attend an elite school for the children of the ultra wealthy and powerful.  Along the way, he saves a princess from some assassins, who, of course, he meets up with again at the new school.  Arima's harem consists of two princesses, a rich girl, and his "all purpose" personal maid.  The anime starts off with Arima trying to gain social acceptance into the new school and surprisingly ends in intrigue and action.  There are the usual ecchi gags, but also, in the version I we watched, the fan service was nicely hidden in shadows or strategically placed steam clouds (thankfully).  The last episode was over-the-top sappy with Arima giving a high-minded and overly optimistic speech about the goodness within every human being.  UGH!!! I did like that by the end of the series, we knew which girl he picked.  Overall, this was an okay series, but it not something that must be seen.


Arakure Chp 48 Translation

Here's the scanlation for Arakure Chp 48.  In this chapter Azuma continues to sacrifice himself ... poor boy ...

Link to Arakure Chp 48 (11/10/2009 version 2 -- corrected temple name)

If you are curious about the Yasui Konpira Temple, here a link for more information.

There are now only 8 more chapters of Arakure to go!  Yep, the story is winding up soon!  In the next chapter Rakuto makes a big announcement (yep ... an agonizing cliff hanger).

LalaDX 11 (ZHD chp 13) will be delivered to me on the Wednesday (I ended up ordering it, along with "Ultimate Venus" Vol 8, from Amazon Japan), so until then, I will be working on translating Arakure Chp 49 and completing the "Sugar Sugar Rune" wallpaper I started.

Oct 6, 2009

Arakure Chp 47 Translation

Here's Arakure Chp 47.  At the expense of his own feelings, Azuma finally "mans-up" in order to push Sachie and Rakuto together.  Unfortunately, it's gonna take a few chapters for Sachie to sort out her feelings.  I think this chapter is okay, though, I don't understand why the mangaka acts as though Rakuto has never told Azuma how he feels about Sachie.  It came up when Azuma found the New Years card and Rakuto told Azuma that if he confessed to Sachie, then he "wouldn't be able to stop."  It also seemed weird that Azuma is shocked by the appearance of another New Years card ... and that Sachie doesn't seem to get that "Rakuto Igarashi" is the same "Rakuto Igarashi."   Well, I've decided to put that all aside and just enjoy the story.  Anyhow, here's the link:

Link to Arakure Chp 47

"Zettai Heiwa Diasakusen" Chp 13 should be coming out in Lala DX 11 on Friday or Saturday.  I don't think I'll be able to sneak in Arakure Chp 48 before that time.  I will start translating it tomorrow, though, and then break when ZHD is out.  Also, it's now just a little more than two-weeks until Ouran Chp 75.  It's been a long wait!  I hope the new chapter will be worth the agony we've all suffered.

Oct 5, 2009

Wild Ones (Arakure) Volume 8 is Out from Viz

Arakure ("Wild Ones") volume 8 from Viz is out!  I received my copy from Amazon this morning.  In light of this, I am killing the links to my translation.  If you are a fan of Arakure, please support the artist by purchasing "Wild Ones" Volume 8.

Chp 45 and beyond will still be accessible until they are too available from Viz.

Purchase Wild Ones Volume 8 from Amazon

Oct 3, 2009

Arakure Chp 46 Translation

http://omaris-sister.blogspot.com/2010/02/wild-ones-arakure-volume-9-is-out-from.htmlHere's Arakure chapter 46.

Link to Arakure Chp 46

So ... I don't want to give away what happens, but there's significance in Japanese culture about what name you call a person by and it comes into play in this chapter.  People are called by their first name only by family and really close friends.  It is basically a sign of intimacy.   Therefore, when the person you like calls you by your first name, it's a big deal and escalates the relationship.  In the Viz version of the manga, Sachie calls Igarashi "Rakuto" from the start, whereas in the Japanese version she always calls him "Igarashi-san."  I don't know how Viz is going to resolve the error.  I'm surprised they went with "Rakuto" in the first place considering the cultural significance of it all.  I guess we'll see when Volume 9 comes out sometime next year.