March 25, 2017

Last Dango in Edo (Oedo!! Un❤️pluged! Ch. 2)

by slyborg

Tokugawa SpaceX Test Launch

More OU for you.

>> Get Oedo!! Unpluged Ch. 2 here <<
[Translator: slyborg  Clean: Rayleigh Typesetter: slyborg Proof: Rayleigh]

Your cultural/historical note here is the loan amount that appears in this chapter – 10 ryō. During the Tokugawa Shogunate, one ryō was considered roughly the equivalent in value to 1 koku, the amount of rice needed to feed a person for a year. 10 ryō would be an enormous sum for a shop owner, and of course at 90% interest the loan shark has no intention of allowing it to ever be successfully repaid.

Thanks to Rayleigh for much appreciated help cleaning and proofing this chapter, and thanks to Kicchiri’s translator Ditch, who helped me decipher Shogunate-era legalese in cursive!


March 17, 2017

The Departed (Root Paradise Ch. 17)

by slyborg

Making things great again is hard…

>tfw you realize that this is the chapter where Kumeta found out the manga was being cancelled ;_; Start of the final arc of RootP.

>> Root Paradise Ch. 17 <<
[Translator: slyborg Cleaner/Typesetter: Rayleigh Proofreader: slyborg]

Our hard-working cleaner Rayleigh has been promoted to hard-working cleaner and typesetter here, thanks to him for handling both duties on this chapter!


February 25, 2017

Welcome To Rock & Roll Fight! (Oedo!! Un❤️pluged! Ch. 1)

by slyborg
Rock Over Japan

Rock Over Japan

So, new project. Since we’re a dead scan group, seems appropriate that we should focus on dead manga, ne? I believe we have hit upon a foolproof strategy here : No Raws, No Serialization, and No Furigana. This pretty much drops the hijack probability to zero. All of these properties are present in Oedo!! Unpluged by Shinji Inamitsu. This was a 2009-2010 vintage effort that just stopped after 20 chapters; while never officially ended per se,  since Inamitsu moved from Shogakukan to Akita Shoten it’s fairly unlikely to see a continuation. However, the series was charming while it lasted, and as long-term readers here may recall, I’m a sucker for kimonos…

>> Get Oedo!! Unpluged Ch. 1 here <<
[Translator: slyborg  Typesetter: slyborg Proof: shane]

Story here is pretty straightforward – Japanese high school Rocker Grrl goes back in time and has adventures in Old Tokyo. Later on there is a Fightan Tensai Loli, which satisfies the other required criteria for manga I scanlate, which is of course fightan lolis.

This being Suimasen … Translation Notes!
– The Tenpō Era this takes place in refers to the Imperial nengō or era which ran from 1830-1844. The 5th year of Tenpō would make the year 1835 or 173 years before the 2008 present of the manga. The shōgun at this time was Tokugawa Ienari, “…who was known as a degenerate who kept a harem of 900 women and fathered over 75 children.” Just like my Asian burlesques!
– On p. 29, the “Danjuurou” referred to would have been Ichikawa Danjūrō VIII, the 8th to adopt that name in the famous Ichikawa family of kabuki actors. The last of the lineage to carry the name was the 12th, who died in 2013, but his son is also a kabuki actor of note.

Also would like to welcome our new staffer shane, who was drafted into proofing duty here. His main responsibility is Juuden-chan, of which we should have a new chapter out shortly, but please continue to wait warmly.


February 19, 2017

Getting High (Root Paradise Ch. 16)

by slyborg

Sometimes, life is just a boar…

Haruhei comes up with another bright idea…

>> Root Paradise Ch. 16 <<
[Translator: slyborg Cleaner: Rayleigh Typesetter: slyborg Proofreader: GreenTea]

A couple of welcomes are in order here, Rayleigh has joined the cause here and managed to clean all of the remaining chapters of RootP for us (!) which is a great help. And GreenTea did a proofread for old time’s sake because he made the mistake of hanging around the IRC channel a year or two too long. Thank you to both of them!


January 29, 2017

A Wrinkle in Time (Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-chan!! Ch 20/20.5)

by slyborg
Suimasen : Longer, Harder, and Uncut

Suimasen : Longer, Harder, and Uncut

So. I know what you’re thinking.

>Still translating Oriental comic books

Please don’t judge. Since Kicchiri prodded us to finish RootP, I started cleaning up the Suimasen basement, and while rummaging around in there, I found the translation scripts I did for Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-chan!!2 1/2 years ago for Vortex Scans (<_<). Unfortunately, my timing was bad there, since their leader kundumstaf had to leave the group to minister to the whores of Babylon or something. As is usually the case, Vortex pretty shortly thereafter drove into a ditch and died. I kind of forgot about the whole thing, but I had actually translated all of the remaining chapters of Volume 4. And I hate to see work wasted, especially mine, so I have decided to typeset these chapters. No promises on doing any more than that, this will largely depend on whether or not any helpful anons appear to provide the many hands that make light the load.

>> Get FIJC 20 here <<
>> Get FIJC 20.5 here <<
[Translation,]: slyborg [Raw Provider]: Vortex Scans

Next up will be more RootP, and then I think a new project that I’ve decided to undertake. As always, we will be doing everything in マイペース Suimasen style, so brush up on your Wait Warmly skills. Once again, if some helpers appear, things will go faster. Please drop by our IRC channel and raise a hand, someone will be with you presently.

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy Year of the Rooster!