Well, as we enter November, we’re within sight of finishing our original goal of finishing up with SZS. Only a few gaps between chapters 191-205, 215-221, and 254-261 still need translating. I’ve started the steps of transferring old magazine raws over to higher-quality tankobon raws, and depending on how much free time I have in the next couple of months, that particular task should be complete by Christmas or early January. After 3 years and being I don’t know how many chapters behind serialization, the present situation feels like a weight being taken off our shoulders. I think finishing up with our work on SZS will dovetail nicely with the end of the manga, which is probably on pace to end in May.
Soon, I hope we’ll be able to turn our focus on some other series that deserve attention, such as Katteni Kaizo, which has sat on the backburner for a few months now. It’s a shame, because that one is just now finding a wider audience with the OVA releases. Hopefully I’ll have a nice little bundle of KK chapters to release by Thanksgiving or Christmas.
As always, we need some help fixing our chronic staff problem. Cleaners and typesetters are still highly in demand, especially cleaners for Fate/Kaleid. I know we’re 5 chapters behind at this point, but that’s because it’s just Sly working on pretty much every aspect of that manga by himself. Help would definitely be appreciated.
Finally, Umin wants to pick up a new manga about a guy who goes to live with a foreign doctor and his two daughters in the country. We’re highly understaffed, so perhaps a joint project would be for the best. Let us know if you’re interested.
(Unlimited Begging Works)
(PS: Umin found a Ringo doujin!)