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October 31, 2018

Pizza Witches Part Two

by slyborg

Always better to fly over the mean streets of scanlation.

So, I’ve been a little busy… with stuff.

>> Girl, Broom, and Tomato Sauce Part Two here <<
[Translator: slyborg  Edit: slyborg  Proof: tabv/Rayleigh]

Rest of the pizza finally out of the freezer here, hope you enjoy it. Sora is olev, but this dork was best grill. Doesn’t look like Meguro-sensei is planning on doing anything else with this, which is a shame since the concept is kind of cute.

In other news, since Twitter is more or less a teeming cesspool of adverts now, I’ve been dabbling in the Fediverse via Mastodon, and we’ll be posting our updates there as well. Currently stationed at, which isn’t actually all that moe and contains more or less the same cast of narcissists and angsty teens that dominate all social media – but there aren’t any adverts. It’s kind of 2007-era Twitter, with a dumber name, but we’ll see if it goes anywhere. Eh.

July 17, 2018

Pizza Witches Part One

by slyborg

What do you mean, no tip?

Ran across this 2-part one-shot last year in Comic Namaiki, it’s by Sankichi Meguro, the mangaka of Domina no Do, among other things. Pizza is a subject near and dear to my heart and stomach; witches are fine, too (if they are cute girls).

>> Girl, Broom, and Tomato Sauce Part One here <<
[Translator: lemon  Edit: slyborg  Proof: tabv/Rayleigh]

Also like to (re)welcome our translator lemon to the Suimasen fold – he originally volunteered to help with SZS back in the Olden Days when we did things, and is back to work on a sekret project that we will hopefully undertake here shortly. In the meantime,  enjoy some pizza (witches).

June 1, 2018

The Kids Are Alright (Oedo!! Un❤️pluged! Ch. 8)

by slyborg

More Oedo Unplugged?

Additional OU for your perusal. All none of you reading this, lol.

>> Get Oedo!! Unpluged Ch. 8 here <<
[Translator: slyborg  Clean: Rayleigh Typesetter: slyborg Proof: Rayleigh]

Tama’s hairstyle is a miracle of the biyouin art and defies all known laws of physiology. Apparently Japanese of the Edo period had an unbelievable follicle density, which is odd since the chonmage was the default hairstyle for men. Maybe they all had male pattern baldness.

[Thanks to tabv for tardy proofing <_< Any remaining issues were not his fault. There are a lot of other things that are his fault, though.]

April 29, 2018

Low Battery (Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-chan!! Ch 23)

by slyborg

This manga is all about PLOT.


Current temperature in Chicago: 49° F. So looks like we won’t actually have Spring here this year, so I’m forced to end our winter vacation by the Golden Week Rule. Happy Showa Day to all.

>> Get FIJC 23 here <<
[Translation]: slyborg [Clean]: Flipp/Dazli [Typeset]: slyborg [Proof]: tabv [Raw Provider]: Vortex Scans

This also took a bit longer than expected, for various reasons having to do with the fact that scanlation is a hard, cruel life, and only those without one would choose it. But for those who persevere with it, there is glorious Arrestass as a reward.

This concludes FIJC volume 4, as well as the original scans from Vortex, let us all toast long-departed kundumstaf for his work. Also thanks to the platoon of cleaners who worked on this, if we had had one more I think this wouldn’t have ever been released. I generally prefer to typeset something once :/

Now that this millstone is off my neck, going to knock out some more Oedo Unplugged, and then we’ll see. FIJC v5 needs scanning, since the pubraws out there are unusable, so probably going to be a bit of a wait; hopefully less than a year this time 😦 As always, please wait warmly.

January 13, 2018

Where P=0 (Root Paradise Ch. 23/24)

by slyborg

If I ever open a bar / math tutoring place, this is what I will name it.

And thus Kumeta’s heartwarming tale of a pimp and his girl concludes at last. Had kind of a longish TL Note that I decided to insert here – the school Natsuki is attending in the final chapter, Futatsubashi University, is a reference to Hitotsubashi University, a prestigious university specializing in the social sciences in Tokyo. Hitotsu is a counting word meaning “one”, futatsu means “two”.

>> Root Paradise Ch. 23 <<
[Translator: slyborg Cleaner/Typesetter: Rayleigh Proofreader: tabv]

>> Root Paradise Ch. 24 <<
[Translator: slyborg Cleaner/Typesetter: Rayleigh Proofreader: tabv]

So this probably represents some kind of dubious all-time record in the annals of scanlation for the completion of a manga by its original group. We took 7 1/2 years, almost to the day, to complete the translation of this masterpiece. That’s an average of nearly 4 months a chapter, and even more impressive, it took 3 times longer than the manga originally ran in serialization! Many hands carried the inert carcass of this manga towards the finish line over the years, but special mention to our intrepid translator Kasu, who got us started on the thing and then dropped it halfway because “it isn’t very good”, and to our friend tabv from Kicchiri who insisted we finish it, and mostly Rayleigh, who did most of the hard work of cleaning and typesetting the last third of the chapters. The Internets will never forget you. For my part, I wanted the group to finish something, anything from end to end apart from shorts, and this was the closest thing we had in the hopper. So now my life is complete, and I can resume grinding crystals in Granblue Fantasy as God intended.

The Cabaret Root Paradise was Kumeta-sensei’s second series, and originally ran concurrently with Southern Ice from 1993-1994. It clearly represents very early work by Kumeta, and was mostly interesting to me as a bit of a snapshot of early-90s Japan as the bubble economy collapsed and Japan was beginning its long period of economic stagnation. It also is the first example of the simplified line work that would become his mature style in Katte ni Kaizou and reach its final form in SZS. Other than that, well, Kasu was right. It has its moments, but it was clearly an attempt by Kumeta to put up a quasi-ecchi to pander to a certain demographic (probably his editors) and I feel thoughout that his heart wasn’t really in it.

My general plan is to carry 2 more titles than I actually have staff for, and since this is currently Rayleigh and myself, that means Oedo Unplugged, FIJC, and a manga to be named later. It would be nice to tackle something else out of the Kumeta back catalog, but Kicchiri is doing a better job there than we did, so I’m leaving this to them tanomu onegaishimasu. I have a sports manga, another kimono manga, and this kind of odd seinen romantic drama as potential candidates, I’ll take votes on this later. Also, moar staff always needed, enter the ancient world of IRC as per usual and ring us up. No, we won’t switch to Discord because fuck Discord, IRC will be around long after that’s as forgotten as ICQ.

Hope everyone is having a good start to 2018, and as always – please wait warmly.