Dying Messages (Getenrou 5)

by suimasenscans

At last, a release!

After a murder following a televised debate, Japan’s Greatest Living Detective is on the job. Even better, the murder scene has a dying message! Hoping to solve the mystery behind the dying message, and build her own reputation in the process, Saeko begins an exhaustive shakedown of everyone present. What is the secret of the dying message?

>> Read here to find out <<

[Translator: Umin; Typesetter: Oyashiro; Proofreader: haesslich]

Sorry for the quiet recently. I have a summer job a thousand miles away and I’ve been busy with all of the preparation that entails. The rest of the group has been pretty busy as well. The next chapter of Hokkenshitsu and the final 4 chapters of Getenrou are a priority before I leave on or around the 20th. There’s a couple of oneshots up for translation as well, and there’s a possibility (however faint) that one or all of them may be ready for release before then as well.


(PS: Don’t you think it’s possible that the decrease in release frequency could be a dying message, too?)

5 Comments to “Dying Messages (Getenrou 5)”

  1. >(PS: Don’t you think it’s possible that the decrease in release frequency could be a dying message, too?)

    So as noted, been busy as hell, but with the end of the semester hopefully have a little additional time. So KK 6 is actually @ typesetting, so shouldn’t be more than a couple more months … 2wei 21 should also be done soon.

    In general, my plan is to finish at least 2wei and Joshi v2, and the SZS finale. Beyond that, dunno…

  2. Do we have raws for the latest SZS chapters…? Because I moved and left all my 249058248395 issues of Shônen Magazine behind *cough*

  3. Thanks for the new release. Ellery Queen is the detective most associated with the dying message among the classic authors. There is an interesting study of this device in the Mike Grost section on Ellery Queen. They list the first use of the dying message in the Sherlock Holmes story “The Boscombe Valley Mystery” published in October 1891. It isn’t much used in Western detective novels any more, although Television Tropes lists some recent American television shows it has been used in. Detective Conan seems to use it all the time. The Japanese really seem to like those old techniques, but as Getenrou shows, it is really sort of stupid.

    It was too bad that they left the ethical issues involving fembots and clones on the table because it wasn’t really integrated with the rest of the story. Maybe the author intended to revisit it in a later episode.

    I am happy to hear that you anticipate finishing the second volume of Joshiraku which leaves volume 3.

    I would be sorry if you closed up shop because you are all a friendly group.

    • Well, I’ve got a couple of weeks of scanlation work ahead of me and I may be able to continue work this summer depending on how my job goes. As for the fembot issue, it’s possible that it’s brought up again in later chapters (I can only tell by what I see, I haven’t actually read any of them yet), but I can’t really discuss them because doing so would be spoiling part of the story. Those elements show up again around chapter 7 or 8, I believe. So maybe a week or so before I find out for sure.

      Always appreciate your comments, since they bring some insight into the history of the detective genre, which I am admittedly unfamiliar with beyond a little bit of dabbling around.

  4. Yes, KnK6 has made some progress 😀

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