Sunday, September 14, 2014

[RAW] Kurotsutayashiki no Himegoto - Chapter 9

Sorry it's been such a long time since I posted anything! I've been pretty busy lately. Somehow I've been teaching 5-6 classes a day without any breaks, even though I'm only scheduled for 3-4 classes most days. Actually teaching the classes isn't particularly exhausting or stressful, but preparing for the lessons is! I have been having nightmares almost every night in which I show up at school having forgotten to bring flashcards for one or more of my lessons. If it's a day where I am teaching 6 different lessons, I need a lot of flashcards and other materials and it's easy to forget something while I'm hurrying to get ready in the morning. I'm thinking about getting a filing cabinet for my car so I can just leave everything there!

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Akatsuki no Yona Anime Trailer (Hana to Yume 09/05/14 Furoku DVD)

I apologize for the crap quality of this video! I re-took it 3 times and this was actually the best out of the 3! My hands are very shaky, and my TV doesn't regulate sound well (meaning the background music is ear-shattering but people's conversations are impossible to hear). Still, I hope this video is better than nothing! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

[RAW] Kurohakushaku wa Hoshi wo Mederu - Chapter 3

Here are the RAWs for the most recent chapter of Kurohakushaku wa Hoshi wo Mederu! I'm celebrating surviving my first week back at school by relaxing a lot, sleeping a TON and watching a Netflix marathon :D

Today at lunch my 2nd graders taught me about Jinmenken. Do you know it? It is a traditional Japanese mythological creature (monster) with the body of a dog and the face of a human! In return, I taught them about Bigfoot :D

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By the way, I'm still curious to hear some tips from anyone who knows the trick to making shitty magazine RAWs look crazy amazing HQ. Surprisingly, I've found that quite a few 'speedscan' groups have mastered this technique. In the past speedscan was all about *speed* and the quality was abysmal, but recently many scanlation groups have been turning out scanlations at lightning speed in amazing quality. I'm pretty sure it's dependent on using the right combination of filters in the right order, but I haven't been able to achieve it. I've asked a few people whose work I found impressive, but they all refused to tell me! I think that's pretty stingy... :(

Thursday, September 4, 2014

[RAW] Love So Life Chapter 94

Today I have 4 items of good news for you and 1 item of bad news!
Good News #1: I got the most recent issue of Hana to Yume a day early and had time to scan Love So Life for you!
Good News #2: There WILL be a chapter of Love So Life in the next issue, released 9/20.
Good News #3: Love So Life will be on the cover of the next issue!!
Good News #4: The most recent issue of Hana to Yume (the one I bought today) came with a DVD with an extended trailer of the upcoming Akatsuki no Yona anime.
Bad News #1: My computer's CD/DVD drive doesn't recognize the DVD. I don't think it's a matter of region 1/2 because my previous computer recognized both, and also because this computer hasn't been recognizing American DVDs lately either. I was only able to watch the DVD in my DVD player. If I can't figure out how to rip the DVD, I'm going to have to make a crap cam-video of the DVD playing on my TV!

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sugar Apple Fairytale Volume 16 Preview

I got my hands on a copy of the final volume in the Sugar Apple Fairytale series, which came out just yesterday in Japan! I actually wanted to buy it yesterday, on the release day, but there were literally about 80 people in line to check out at the store I went to (Osaka ANIMATE), so I gave up. Today I went to several different stores here in Shiga looking for this book but it wasn't in stock at any of them except for one, and I bought the last copy they had! I think that there was a severe shortage in the first printing of this book, because it's currently back-ordered on Amazon Japan. I'm really glad I was able to find one.

I am planning on eventually collecting 2nd copies of volumes 10-16 to debind and scan for you guys (so I don't have to destroy my own copies) but until then please check out these crappy cellphone pics I took of all the illustrations from this volume!

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PS: There's big news!!! Although this is the final book of the main storyline, there will be ONE MORE BOOK of Sugar Apple Fairytale published sometime in January-March 2015! It will be another collection of side stories, similar to Volume 12. Among the contents covered in this epilogue volume will be Ann and Shall's wedding ceremony, and the stories of what Keith, Mythrill and other characters are doing after the end of the main storyline. I can't wait for that volume either!

Friday, August 29, 2014

[RAW Zettai Joshi X Buka

I finally, FINALLY started scanning that gigantic pile of smut manga I bought and debound a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately school's about to start again in just a few days, so activity on this blog will slow way down again. 

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PS: To end summer break on a high note, my friends and I took a day trip to Kyoto yesterday and we'll be hitting Osaka tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

[RAW] Kimi no Koto nado Zettai ni - Chapter 1

Today's release is Chapter 1 of Tanaka Meca's newest series, "Kimi no Koto nado Zettai ni." I have somewhat complicated feelings for Tanaka Meca. I'm not crazy about her art style, and I really, really hate Tsundere charcters, which she tends to use a lot, but there's something indescribable and addictive about the stories she writes. I think I'm going to like this series a lot because the female lead is NOT a tsundere (thank god!)

Tachibana Leo is the heir to a successful clothing manufacturing empire. He studied abroad in America for 10 years and just returned to Japan in order to enter high school, and get revenge on his childhood "friend," Tsuwabuki Tenma, the heiress to another clothing manufacturing company. As children they were forced to play together in hopes that they'd get married in the future and unite their families' companies. However Tenma was an aggressive, domineering, spoiled brat with an intense (nearly psychotic) love for animals, and she often lead (forced) Leo into dangerous and humiliating situations. Due to his trauma from being called Tenma's "manservant" by the other kids when they were young, Leo spent the 10 years he was in America plotting revenge for his childhood humiliation. Now that he's back in Japan, Leo is ready to put his plan into action: he's going to make Tenma fall head-over-heals in love with him and then dump her like garbage! However things aren't quite as Leo expected... The Tsuwabuki family lost their fortune when their company went bankrupt, and Tenma is no longer the spoiled little girl she once was: having to fend for herself has made her into a stronger, more practical and more humble person than she used to be. Furthermore, all of Leo's attempts at seduction seem to roll right off of Tenma?! In fact, Leo is the one who finds himself strangely attracted to the object of his revenge plan... "No one else is allowed to bully you... I reserve that pleasure for myself!"

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