Dec 31, 2012

2012 Omari's Sister Retrospective

Before writing about 2013, let's take a look back at 2012!

The busiest day: June 4th

Top 25 Visiting Countries (Thanks to all of you from around the world!):

    USA (CA, NY, MA, TX, FL)
  1.     Canada
  2.     France
  3.     Philippines
  4.     Indonesia
  5.     Australia
  6.     Germany
  7.     UK
  8.     Malaysia
  9.     Singapore
  10.     Spain
  11.     Poland
  12.     Italy
  13.     Brazil
  14.     Thailand
  15.     Mexico
  16.     Russia
  17.     Argentina
  18.     Hungary
  19.     Saudi Arabia
  20.     Japan (HUH????)
  21.     Vietnam
  22.     Netherlands
  23.     Finlad
  24.     Chile
Comments: People from 174 countries viewed Omari's Sister in 2012! I find it amazing that the top 25 viewing countries include nearly every continent, with the exception of Africa (Africa kicks in at #50 with Morocco!  Hello Morocco!) It always makes me happy to spread manga all over the world. Thank you world for your support!

Top Ten Releases (Big Surprises for me):
  1.     Ore to Atashi no Kareshisama Chp 1
  2.     Akagami no Shirayukihime Chp 33
  3.     Detarame Mousouryoku Opera Chp 1
  4.     Akagami no Shirayukihime Chp 32
  5.     Akagami no Shirayukihime Chp 30
  6.     Akagami no Shirayukihime Chp 34
  7.     Ojousama no Untenshu Chp 1
  8.     Akagami no Shirayukihime Chp 29
  9.     Oneshot: "Wait Until it's Dark"
  10.     Oneshot: "Heart Assassin"
Comments: I thought for sure a chapter of AnS would be #1 (actually, I thought AnS would sweep the top 5 positions. I also didn't expect any oneshots to be in the top ten. I did not recognize the popularity of "Wait Until it's Dark" and "Heart Assassin." Wow!

Top 5 Oneshots (More Surprises!):
  1.     "Wait Until It's Dark"
  2.     "Heart Assassin"
  3.     "Souai Metaphysica"
  4.     "The Complete Story of Mag the Thief"
  5.     "Nemurenu Kishi ni Hanataba wo" ("Bouquets of Flowers for the Sleepless Knight")

: "Mag the Thief"...really? and what's Sleep Knight doing there?

Dec 30, 2012

Ojousama no Untenshu Chapter 9 (Final)

At last! The final chapter! It's always bittersweet to finish a series. It's nice to tick a project off my to-do list, but at the same time I'm going to miss theses characters. Overall, I'm pleased with the way this series ends. I like the way Sayaka sticks up for herself in the end against her father.  There are two short omakes after this (LINK)

Onto the release!

"Ojousama Untenshu" Bonus Stories! (Omakes)

Here are the volume 1 and volume 2 omakes! (There's a oneshot in volume 1, but we're saving that for June 2013 during our anniversary!)

Links to the "Ojousama no Untenshu" omakes: (Zip) (PDF)

And that wraps up "Ojousama no Untenshu!"  I hope you all enjoyed it. When we finish some more series, I'll announce the series that will fill the hole left by this series.  As of now there are two potential series. It's just a matter of which one to do first.

Dec 29, 2012

Ojousama no Untenshu Chapter 8

Updated 3/7/2013:  I corrected a couple of typos.
First some business:
Omari's Sister is recruiting Japanese to English translators and image editors (cleaning and redrawing). If you are interested in volunteering, please email me Kuroneko003 at
We're coming down to the last two chapters of "Ojousama no Untenshu." I think chapter 8 goes against my expectation of how the story was going to proceed after the kiss in chapter 7. I like the way Sayaka thinks the situation through and how both Sayaka and Narutaki arrive at their decision at the end. We are very much reminded above all that Narutaki is an adult and he wants to do the responsible thing.

This chapter ends weirdly. It's meant to blend into chapter 9. For that reason, we'll release chapter 9 tomorrow (proofreaders willing) so there won't be a prolonged awkward pause.

Onto the release!

Dec 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. This year we were not able to specially prepare a Christmas Eve/Christmas Day release. But to celebrate the season, let's look back to some Christmassy and wintery releases from the past.

Later this week we will release the last two chapters and the two omakes from "Ojousama no Untenshu" and then "Pochama ni" maybe on New Years Day or January 2nd.

Dec 21, 2012

Looking for a Group to Transfer "Servamp" to

As I wrote in a previous post, I am considering dropping "Servamp" so another group that's more enthusiastic about the series can take it on. I've come to my decision. Given my personal lack of enthusiasm and the fact that at 17 chapters, there's no end in sight, as the primary image editor, I would like to use my time and the group resources to work on projects we are more enthusiastic about.

We will complete and release chapter 4 and then after that, we are done with the series.  If you are a scanlation group that would like take on the series, please email me, Kuroneko003 ( about taking on the series.  I can provide you with the raws for the Volume 1 omake, chapter 5, and chapter 6. I have no other scanned raw beyond that and I have no intention of providing raws for further chapters because I HATE scanning.

We will not be taking on any new series to replace "Servamp." Rather for the next few months we will continue to concentrate on finishing the short series we've begun.  No other series will be dropped nor am I considering dropping any other series.

Dec 13, 2012

Rambling Post About Upcoming Projects

Please pardon me now because I'm going to self-indulgently ramble.

Holding off and not rushing into starting new series until we finish some series that are already done in Japanese has given me a lot of time to think about what future projects I want to do and we should do. I've been experimenting with different magazines, "online magazines," and random tankoubon purchases over the past year or so. I thought it would help refine my tastes, but all it's done is thrown me into confusion. There are way too many shiny things out there and I want them all.

I basically choose projects that I like, but every once in a while I find myself asking what would be popular, which is the wrong question because we're not doing this for money. It's hard not to feed our hungry egos and it's always nice to be popular. But popular series rarely hold my attention for long as evidenced by the series we've dropped. In case you haven't noticed, we always end up dropping our most popular series (AnS, Orange Chocolate, and Pika Ichi). This is mainly because these series stories stagnate or become repetitive.

Anyhow... I'm always looking for "heart" and a certain amount of "emotional realness" in the series and oneshots we pick, though I admit with the 2011 color Lalas, I let go of that just to feel the excitement of variety. Hee!

Dec 7, 2012

Omari's Sister Christmas Store is Open!

Are you looking for that perfect gift for yourself or the anime and manga lover in your life, then see what's available at the Omari's Sister Amazon Christmas Store.  I've selected a bunch of stuff to gift this holiday season (mostly much hasubando...).  You can click on the link in the main menu or here (link).  Buy stuff and we get a small cut from Amazon :).  When I have more time, I'll add some more items to the store.

What Were Your Favorite New Manga Series of 2012

What were some of your favorite new 2012 manga series from Omari's Sister and other scanlators and publishers?  Please do share! What should I and the readers of this blog be reading?

Dec 2, 2012

December Plans, Winter Break Recruitment, and November Stats

December is going to be much sparser than I planned.  The mature josei oneshot for Bakeneko's Lair is going to 3 weeks to complete and there's the craziness of the holidays.  So expect the next chapter of Magnolia to be the only release on Omari's Sister.  If we're lucky, I might be able to eek out something else. But! Do not feel sad, because January and February will be glorious. While I'm working on the josei oneshot, the rest of the group and our temps will be lending us part of their winter breaks to work on winter releases :). There should be a lot of projects close to completion at the close of year.  And! I promise you adults out there that the josei oneshot is well worth the wait and foregoing more releases.  Yes, yes, it's a wonderful sexy, funny, romantic, and sweet fairytale.

On that note, we are recruiting. If you would like to volunteer briefly over winter break, we'd be happy to have you. We need cleaners, redraw artists, and onehot translators. Of course you are welcome to stay after the break. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to me, Kuroneko003, at

Now let's look back at November. There are no surprises here. "Ore to Atashi no Kareshisama" was the most downloaded release. Onto the breakdown!

Top 5 Releases
  1. "Ore to Atashi no Kareshisama" Chp 2
  2. "Pochamani" Chp 1
  3. "Hakamori Majo Bianca" Chp 3
  4. "Magnolia" Chp 26
  5. "Ojousama no Untenshu" Chp 7
Top 10 Visiting Countries
  1. USA (CA, NY, MA, TX, MD)
  2. Canada
  3. France
  4. Australia
  5. Philippines
  6. Germany
  7. Malaysia
  8. Indonesia
  9. UK
  10. Singapore