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April 9, 2014

Mangaka-san to Editor-san (Azazel-san 15)

by slyborg
>mfw GreenT still stalling Yumeko

>mfw GreenT still stalling Yumeko

More of the dirty secrets behind K*dansha revealed! And all’s well that ends well.

>> Get Azazel 15 here <<
>> Mirror <<
[Translator: straykumo Typesetter: straykumo Proofreader: slyborg]

Finally getting warmer, are the cherry blossoms on display where you are? They aren’t around here, because, like, Hokkaido schedule…

April 1, 2014

Cleanup On Aisle Ainsworth (FK 3rei 16)

by slyborg
Who you gonna call? Mouse Busters!

Who you gonna call? Mouse Busters!

It’s Maids Sanjou! all over the castle as Illya fights to regain her proper form and find her friends…

>> Get 3rei 16 here <<
>> Mirror <<
[Translator: slyborg  Typesetter: Athos  Proof: pseu Raw: localhost]

So an item that managed to escape me completely until the official site launch but that is highly relevant to Fightan Mahou Loli fans – Kadokawa, the publishers of Fate/Kaleid, now have their own online manga viewer at long last.

>> Comic Walker <<

The surprise here is that they are launching with English (and Chinese) translations of, as I write this, 26 titles (from 17 originally), and appear to be adding more. And one of them happens to Fate Kaleid Prisma Illya 3rei! Even better, it is free, as in beer. The model appears to be current issue and first issue free to view, and subscription for back issues (still not launched). Overall, a pretty decent experience, they use the Publus reader in browser, which I’m not that wild about, but the provided resolution is excellent. There are also free iOS and Android apps which are also pretty decent. So, as usual with the Japanese publishers, late to the party, but they appear to have a competitive platform. I recommend checking it out.

So… this poses a dilemma. We want to continue to support Hiroyama-sensei, and with the availability of free English releases, translated by professionals, there is kind of no point in Suimasen continuing our work here. (slyborg unfurls huge Mission Accomplished banner across the deck). On the other hand, it appears that they plan to do a monthly release cadence with the English editions, which means that they will be 18 months behind until the end of the series.

Our current plans are based on our core competency here, which is stalling. 3rei is on break this month as it happens, and they ran the next installment of “Girls, Be Aggressive” – also not clear if Comic Walker will have the bangaichi chapters or not (don’t see why not, but maybe they save those for paper tankoubons), so we’ll do that at the very least. Then we wait and see; if Kadokawa makes an effort to catch up with current serialization, we’ll hand them the baton and rest on our laurels, hoist on our petard, or something along those lines. If they do not, then I’ll have to decide what to do. Feel free to let us know what you think.


Meanwhile, elsewhere at Suimasen World HQ … GT is stalling Yumeko, I’m stalling Azazel 15, and taketori is stalling SZS 294. If you’d like to learn our advanced stalling techniques, do drop by our IRC channel and speak to one of our helpful operators…

March 23, 2014

Panda Butt (Azazel-san 14)

by slyborg
Panda Butt

Panda Butt

Pandas actually can move pretty fast when they want to…

>> Get Azazel 14 here <<
>> Mirror <<
[Translator: straykumo Typesetter: straykumo Proofreader: slyborg]

Once again, straykumo doing double duty here, we could probably get more releases out if people would be less panda-like and drop by our IRC channel to volunteer… it’s not that we need you or anything (sniff)…

March 20, 2014

Life Is A Beach (Root Paradise Ch. 14)

by slyborg
Land, Ho's!

Land Ho’s!

More RootP? Is such a thing even possible? We are equally shocked, believe me!

Haruhei is putting his next master plan in motion, can’t go wrong with babes at the beach, right?

>> Root Paradise Ch. 14 <<
>> Mirror <<
[Translator: Umin Typesetter: taketori Proofreader: slyborg]

Umin translated this approximately 9000 years ago, and our cleaner taketori was game to give some typesetting a try, and did a credible job, ne? So we take another step towards our goal of actually completing a Kumeta-sensei work, albeit one he most likely wishes he’d never have to take credit for. But like I’ve said in the past, I like it … it’s unpretentious, blatantly pandering, and an early look at how his signature style evolved. Did I mention it blatantly pandered?

It is supposedly Spring now here in the Northern Hemisphere, and I woke up to an inch of snow on the ground. Zetsuboushita…

March 17, 2014

Meido Reido (FK 3rei 15)

by slyborg
Haribo Gomi Bear

Haribo Gomi Bear

Hiroyama-sensei must hang out in Akiba maid cafes a lot, he seems to know an awful lot about their uniforms…

>> Get 3rei 15 here <<
>> Mirror <<
[Translator: slyborg  Cleaner: taketori Typesetter: Athos  Proof: slyborg Raw: localhost]

Props to Athos for fields… endless fields… of redraw. All of you appreciate it properly!

Additional Yumeko, Azazel and possibly a special surprise for the RootP fans (in other words, me) out there in the queue. Think Spring!

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