Please take this release as a peace offering, an apology before the fact, if you will. I have been a terrible slacker in the past few weeks for no real reason, and significantly less is going to get done for the next few months because I am going back to school. I only have to do one more semester, and then I will finally graduate in December. Between school, work, job applications, and my duties as a student ambassador (student mentor for Japanese students studying abroad at my university in the US) scanlation activities are going to get bumped down to last priority. I promise to do the best I can, and ask you guys in exchange to please be patient and try to avoid nagging. It's really annoying.
The release today is the first chapter of a short series (1 Volume) by Oota Yoshio. This is an Age Gap Romance between a girl in her 20's who works as a magazine journalist, and a man in his 40's (?) who works as a station attendant. I was really excited about this series because 1. The balance of their personalities is really good. 2. I love age gap romance more than anything! 3. I want to marry a station attendant. They are soooo useful and their uniform is really cool. <3
I hope you guys also enjoy the story of Hibari and Yokose-san! There are 5 chapters and a Side Story in this volume. I will be scanlating the other 4 chapters, but I'm not going to do the Side Story because it's not about Hibari and Yokose-san, and it looks boring.
I bought this volume as an Ebook, and you can too! In fact, this series is published online and *not* in print (at this time). If you liked this series and want to use your money to persuade the author to write more (this is called commerce, people!) please purchase your own copy at : EbookJapan
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PS: I wanted to write a little something explaining Hibari's assignment in this chapter. The article she's writing is a review of things to do near various train stations around town. In urban parts of Japan, most people don't own cars and use trains to commute everywhere. In this kind of society, people will chose the places they shop and the restaurants they eat at based on how close they are to a train station. Places that are easily accessible by train get better business since the customers can actually get there! This is why huge commercial areas have sprung up around train stations, and all the shops and restaurants and pachinko parlors and what-have-you are all clustered around the station. In fact, the busiest stations have entire underground shopping malls attached! Check out this site for an example. These are the shops in the underground shopping mall at one of the busiest stations in Nagoya. I often went here with my friends because it's really convenient. Hibari's article would have the same kind of information as this website.