Once you’ve been in the scanlation business as long as we have, you start drinking heavily and dropping acid in order to keep going, and as a result you frequently start seeing things that should be impossible – pink elephants, season 3 of Rozen Maiden, and creatures that appear to be a combination of … a cat … and a seal. With judgement impaired already, it’s inevitable that such things will end up being scanlated. Thus we present to you, without commercial interruption, the first 3 chapters of Magical Lollipop, by Kuroha.
A bit of backstory here. This was originally discovered by our intrepid TL Umin a good year ago, who thought it was funny, and translated the first 3 chapters. This wasn’t high on our priority list, so I decided to use it to test typesetter applicants. This turned out to be a very good idea, since it proved to be like penicillin for typesetters and in fact killed every one that encountered it. Carrying the antibiotic metaphor a bit, since SZS is like vancomycin by comparison to this, a typesetter that couldn’t handle Magipop would not be well-suited for the harsh world of Kouji Kumeta. That said, props to TanteiSakana for making an honest effort on the first two chapters. Thanks for all the fish.
There the story may have ended since after a 4th chapter appeared in Gangan Online, no more was produced by Kuroha for six months; however, last month another chapter came out, so I grudgingly concluded that the dude is apparently going to keep at it, so to clear out our work-in-process folder, I’ve picked up the typesetting myself. Personally, I recommend this manga for anybody that likes cats, seals, mahou shoujo, and MILFs.
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