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November 4, 2017

A Bell Is A Cup Until It Is Struck (Root Paradise Ch. 22)

by slyborg

USA! USA! USAMIMI!

Suddenly, sports! We all know how Japan vs. America turned out the first two times…

>> Root Paradise Ch. 22 <<
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USA means “rabbit” in Japanese, so Americans naturally should have rabbit ears. Rabbits are also famous for eating their own shit, so the analogy might be more accurate than at first appears.

 

October 12, 2017

Vampire Weekend (Oedo!! Un❤️pluged! Ch. 6)

by slyborg

By popular demand

I probably should have saved this one for Halloween.

>> Get Oedo!! Unpluged Ch. 6 here <<
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The classic portrayal of the vampire, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, dates from 1897. While similar stories first became popular in the early to mid 19th century, it is unlikely these would have been known during the Tenpou era. Japan’s affection for the cryptid seems to date from the 1950s, probably thanks to the dissemination of Hollywood portrayals of the Dracula story.

The Japanese word for the Western vampire,  kyuuketsuki is derived from the reading of the kanji version of the word – 吸血鬼, literally ‘blood-sucking demon’.

October 3, 2017

Live Fast (Root Paradise Ch. 21)

by slyborg

Six.Years.Later…

[Kumeta table-flipping noises] “Cancelled? I’ll show you cancelled…”

>> Root Paradise Ch. 21 <<
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I know what you’re thinking. Don’t get excited yet, we could still decide to take 5 or 6 years off before releasing more chapters…

 

September 19, 2017

A Wild Loli Suddenly Appears! (Oedo!! Un❤️pluged! Ch. 5)

by slyborg

That’s not how you make tea, Mystical Loli!!

And our dramatis personae are now complete (for the time being).

>> Get Oedo!! Unpluged Ch. 5 here <<
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A sort of mystery in this series and in the recent Onihei anime adaptation is the presence of what appear to be inflated rubber balls. This seems incongruous in Edo-era Japan, since manufacturing gum rubber in such a form would seem to have been beyond the capability of the Japanese economy at the time. Were they imported? Why didn’t they use them to invent basketball? They invented soft tennis almost as soon as tennis and rubber balls appeared in Japan, after all.

 

September 3, 2017

It’s An Isekai Chapter (Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-chan!! Ch 22)

by slyborg

Finally got around to getting a Juuden-chan chapter out, eh. It’s not like I’m desperately trolling for additional clean/typeset help or anything… thanks to [Kicchiri] for proof help.

Are the Cubs in the World Series again, yet?

> Get FIJC 22 here <<
[Translation]: slyborg [Clean & Typeset]: slyborg [Proof]: Rayleigh, tabv [Raw Provider]: Vortex Scans

On that topic, our typesetter shane is off to university, our best wishes to him there.

One more chapter to finish volume 4…