Suimasen Scans is 5 years old this weekend! The first release of record by the group under this name was March 15th, 2009, although I think the original team actually did some work as anons on 4chan’s /a/ board prior to this. Of the original group, only GreenTea still remains as an active member, perhaps he can add a few words when he sees this. We haven’t been the most prolific group, and we certainly have never been the most popular, but I like to think that we have taken on some of the more difficult projects out there in our time and have done our very best by them.
As it happens, it’s also four years ago this month that I joined the group, and my very first project for Suimasen happened to be Fate Kaleid, having been assigned the project by meki randomly once he realized I wasn’t hika and/or a girl. Therefore, I will proffer up the following in honor of the anniversary:
Couple of notes on this, since we’re like that.
- Page 1: The title in Japanese, Otome yo toushi o itadake is a play on the famous parting words of William S. Clark that seem to have launched Japan into the 20th century, Shounen yo taishi o itadake, “Boys, be ambitious!”
- Page 3, P1B2: Nanaki says neburi koroshi ni suru, what she meant was taburi koroshi ni suru – to torture someone to death.
- Page 6, P1B3: The last character used to write Moriyama Nanaki’s first name is also the kanji for ‘turtle’.
So, who can say what the next five years will bring, but I hope the very best for our current, former, and future staff, and all of the fans of manga out there that have read our sorry works here. Have a piece of cake!