Archive for ‘Joshiraku’

June 2, 2014

Stupid and Contagious (Joshi 41)

by slyborg
We can't believe it either...

We can’t believe it either…

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Kōji Kumeta to bring you some Kōji Kumeta+Yasu. I was randomly reading the Vol. 6 Joshiraku tankōbon and found this chapter amusing since it features zombies and Kukuru dual-wielding and randomly decided to scanlate it. This is not to be taken as indicative of a trend, since we’re a zombie scan group just waiting for that last head shot. Shop smart, shop S(uimasen)-Mart!

>> Get Joshi 41 here <<
>> Mirror <<
TL Notes
[Translator: slyborg Typesetter: slyborg Proofreader: pseu]

I may, or may not, do up some TL Note pages for Joshi if I continue doing more chapters, but in the interim a couple of quick notes.

  • The title in Japanese, 風邪の神送信 kaze no kami soushin is a play on 風邪の神送り, kaze no kami okuri, meaning, ‘sending off a cold caused by the spirits’. A kamiokuri is an exorcism; it was believed in ancient times that sickness was caused by evil spirits, and by sending them away, the sickness would go away as well. Soushin means to send in the sense of being transmitted; it’s the label on the ‘message send’ feature of a Japanese mobile phone.
  • The kind of odd mention of “Sid Vicious Yasu” on the final page refers to this Tweet by Yasu in which he announces that he feels the need for a last name for his handle, and decides to hold a contest to pick one, with an autographed drawing by Kumeta as a prize. The winner was “Sid Vicious” (-_-) hence he is now “Sid Vicious Yasu” on his official Twitter.

My other comment on this chapter is that it actually doesn’t seem like something Kumeta would write, and in fact comes off a lot like a Hokkenshitsu chapter. Kind of wonder if it wasn’t either Yasu himself or one of Kumeta’s assistants that actually ghostwrote this one (and others). Perks of being an established mangaka, ne.

GT claims he’s going to do the, like, 5 edits needed to finish Yumeko. But he, like all Euros, hates freedom  and those chapters will never see the light of day T_T

November 5, 2012

Where’s everyone? (Re-Joshi 3)

by royalgreentea

Usually this time of the year is the most productive looking back.
But this time around there ain’t a soul in IRC. Anyways:

>> Joshiraku 3 GET !<<
[Translator: Umin Typesetter/Cleaner: GreenTea Proofreader: pseu]

Okay, so this is the first time in months where I have absolutely nothing left to work on/delay. ;_;
Feels rather akward, I better act like I’m busy.

September 11, 2012

ReDo: Joshiraku 1+2

by royalgreentea

Hello, GreenTea here.

As SOME people may have noticed out, our first release of Joshiraku was pretty awful.
Thatsbecauseouroldtranslatorpickedituponawhimandhewasprettybad. Aaaanyways.
We’re not doing this because we were prompted by you guys, more like we noticed it ourself
and wanted to redeem ourselves. (Mostly me and Umin – we’re making up for it though.)
Also Tank releases are pretty neat, don’t you think?

>>Get Joshiraku 1-2 here (again)<<

[Translator: Umin; Typesetter: GreenTea; Proofreader: pseu/slyborg]

July 7, 2012

Mooned (Joshiraku 14)

by bulanbek

This plotline was rejected for the fourth Twilight movie because it was “too highbrow.”

With the release of the Joshiraku anime adaptation, we figured that it was high time we get off our lazy butts and get more of the manga translated. We’re still <cough> over a year <cough> behind, but catching up fast.

For those of you who are new to Joshiraku and are interested in picking up the series from the beginning now that it’s on TV, chapters 1-13 can be found here.

In this chapter the girls participate in Tsukimi, the traditional autumn viewing of the moon. This being Joshiraku, things immediately go off the rails and our budding rakugoka are confronted by an enraged, seven-foot-tall rabbit! What will be their fate? Read Joshiraku Chapter 14 and find out!

>> Get Joshiraku 14 Here <<

[Translators: Hika, Kasu; Typesetter: Bulan; Proofreader: IO]

January 4, 2012

Joshiraku Anime

by suimasenscans

I don’t really have too much anime, but the news floating around today is that Joshiraku is getting an anime.  Exact dates and the studio to produce it haven’t been announced, but I’d be willing to bet that it’s a summer anime, and based on Kumeta’s past experiencing, it’ll be another SHAFT production. Don’t quote me on that, because I’m just guessing.

By the way, we need Joshraku tankobon raws for volumes 2 and 3. I’d much prefer to typeset on those instead of magazine raws, seeing as they’re available in higher quality (at least theoretically). Let us know if you can find them or know where to find them.