Apr 30, 2015

"Nemurenu Ou ni Sasagu Yogatari" Chapter 4

Chapter 4 is the last chapter of the "Nemurenu Ou ni Sasagu Yogatari" main story. There's actually one more story left, which we will release within a week. The discussion for the chapter is on the Lovely Manga Blog (LINK)

And now onto the release.

Apr 27, 2015

"Nemurenu Ou ni Sasagu Yogatari" Chapter 3

Get out a couple of tissues, because you're going to need them for this is chapter, unless you're Evilnemesis, who I guarantee will be laughing hysterically at the shoujo treacle. I also expect an extremely different reaction from Silverlunar. I'm feeling very:
Even though I've read this many times during the translation and editing process, something about this story punches me in the gut and chokes me up every time. The discussion for this chapter is at the  Lovely Manga Blog (LINK)

And now onto the release!

Apr 22, 2015

We will not be Translating Kaoru Ichinose's Ohzora Works

After evaluating what's in my stash, I've decided that we will not be working on any of Kaoru Ichinose's untranslated works that are out there at present. This has been at the back of my mind for a long time, which is why I have been dragging my feet on these projects. If there are works in the future that interest us, we will take them on, however Ichinose's current Ohzora works are not a good fit for our group.

Apr 19, 2015

Yukarism is Licensed in the US!!!! W00t!!!!

Since I get this question at least twice a week and I'm tired of answering at least twice a week.
(March 14, 2014)
Great news from Shojo Beat this morning! "Yukarism" has been licensed! This means that we will remove the files from our server and retire the series. The volume 1 will be available in December.  Everyone please support Chika Shiomi by purchasing the series!

Apr 17, 2015

"Nemurenu Ou ni Sasagu Yogatari" Chapter 2 ("Bedtime Stories for a Sleepless King")

Get out a tissue or two for the second chapter of "Sleepless King". I really like a sad story every once in a while to balance the happiness. For this chapter, pay attention to who has the mole near their mouth. It's easy to miss in this chapter.

I will write my thoughts on the chapter tomorrow on the Lovely Manga Blog. And now onto the release!

Apr 16, 2015

Link to my "Sabaku no Harem" Chapter 6 Commentary

I finally did my "Sabaku no Harem" commentary on Lovely Manga. (LINK) It's a safe place to spoil all you want, so head on over to give your own commentary and share your favorite scenes. You can also leave comments on the individual images in the post.


Apr 15, 2015

"Sabaku no Harem" Chapter 6

First of all, I'd like to thank Ichigo Stars and Silverlunar for doing some crazy Photoshop gymnastics to get the redraws done for this chapter.

Ugh... as soon as we catch up, a new chapter comes out with another special chapter coming out in Lala 9 days from now. And with that, we're two chapters in the hole again. This series is going to be the death of me and the redraw artists! I hope it's printed in the good section of Lala and it's less than 50 pages. Please, please, let it be a short with a nice raw. But before we get back to this series, I would like to release "Bread & Butter" chapter 5 and catch up on the "Kanojo ni Naru Hi's".

This is pretty heavy chapter. I'll write my thoughts about it on the Lovely Manga blog sometime tomorrow. Chapter 7 is a fun filler chapter. I assume the second Lala Special chapter will also be filler.

And now onto the release!

Apr 10, 2015

Any Thoughts on Mangalator?

I just had a look at a website called Mangalator and found out that "Sabaku no Harem", "Bread & Butter", and both "Kanojo ni Naru Hi" series are being translated there. I don't like duplicating efforts, so I'm considering dropping these series. Do any of you read manga on Mangalator? If so, what do you think about it? Please give me some feedback.

"Sabaku no Harem" Chapter 5

"Sabaku no Harem" is labor intensive to redraw. We need redraw help with this series so we can release it in a timely manner. If you are an experienced redraw artist and can spare a few hours once a month, we'd appreciate you joining the team.

"Sabaku no Harem" starts a new story arc in chapter 5 that ends in chapter 6. I want to rant about the two chapters, but I'll save it for the Lovely Manga Blog.

And now the release!

Apr 7, 2015

We Need Immediate Help with Redraws

We need immediate help with redraws so we can release chapters of "Sabaku no Harem" and Sleepless King. If you can help this week, even it's only a few pages, that would help us tremendously.

Apr 1, 2015

I'm Back! (and Recruitment)

I'm back from the sticks! My grandmother's spirits were greatly lifted by our visit, so I'm glad I went. I read a few first volume of some shoujo manga series, so look out for some reviews on the Lovely Manga Blog.  I talked with key Crimson Flower members about picking up some new series. And it looks like from the survey, readers want us to continue "Sabaku no Harem", so we will as long as it stays a Lala DX series (there will be another special chapter in Lala next month.) Needless to say, I missed blogging, I missed translating, and I missed Photoshopping. I'm pumped! And I am ready to hobby my ass off!

We need help at Crimson Flower to finish off some series and start new ones.  Our greatest areas of need are typesetting and redrawing. If you have experience doing either of these and can spare some time, even on a temporary basis, please contact me, Kuroneko003 via the link in the upper right hand corner of this blog. Also, please see our recruitment page for description of all positions.

We will announce new series as we become able to work on them.