Raw Release: Game Gag 1P Comic: Sega Edition (Geemu Gyagu 1P Komikku Sega-hen) 「ゲームギャグ1Pコミック セガ編」

Hey everyone! Got a nice little surprise here for you. It’s a volume of the “Game Gag 1P” series of video-game themed manga. These volumes collect what are mostly single-page gag comics which were featured in the Japanese video game magazine GAMEST「ゲーメスト」which ran between 1986 and 1999, which was released by Shinseisha until their eventual bankruptcy. This volume was originally published on November 10th, 1997, and is labeled as the 126th volume in the Gamest Comics line. As usual, I’ve got 600dpi TIF scans for editing, as well as a smaller 300dpi JPG version which is perfect just for skimming through the pages or translating.

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You may be wondering why I decided to get this one instead of starting at the beginning. Well… as you may have noticed my blog is themed after a classic Sega game, so I’m honestly just a big fan of Sega, especially old-school Sega.

Besides, the Gamest Comics line actually consists of many different series, and there really isn’t any through-line between them other than all of them being published with the Gamest logo on the spine. In fact, many of the series have their own volume numbering alongside the Gamest comics number, so it’s less of a volume number and more of a release number. You can find a full list of the Gamest Comics that were released on this handy website which I discovered while doing research on this volume.
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New Release: The Planet Garaga ch 001

Hey everyone! I’ve got a very special surprise for all of you who have been following the raw scans part of this blog. It’s the first chapter of a one-volume series I scanned a while back called “The Planet Garaga”.

The Planet Garaga v01 c001 – Download | Read Online

As far as I’m aware, this marks the very first chapter of any manga by Satomi Mikuriya to be translated and released in English. Being a fan of his artwork, I’m really excited to see if this can spark some more interest in this author.

I got some help from some very talented individuals on this project, and I couldn’t have done it without them. Translation was done by 死神 (Shinigami), proofreading was done by me, Cleaning was done by Shtarsen, Redrawing by AbsentRiver, Typesetting by Piazza Cake, and Quality Check was handled once again by Shinigami. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to the project!

Anyway, hope everyone enjoys this first chapter! ^_^
We’ve started work on the second one as well, which has already been translated, and is currently in the editing phase, so expect to see it soon.
Until next time!

Raw Release: Kaze Densetsu Bukkomi no Taku「疾風伝説特攻の拓」Volume 01

Hey there! I’ve got another raw manga scan here for you. This is the first volume of a manga series called “Bukkomi no Taku”, written by SAKI Hiroto, and featuring art by TOKORO Jiyuuzou. It was originally released in 1991 in the pages of Shukan Shonen Magazine, and was later collected into 27 volumes. It has been re-issued multiple times over the years in a few different editions. This edition this scan comes from is the one released by Kodansha between 2002 and 2003, under their “REKC” imprint, which features new versions of the original volume covers, now with white backgrounds.

The title of the series roughly translates to “Windswept Legend: Deadly Attacking Taku”, with Taku referring to the main character of the series, Asakawa Taku, a seemingly wimpy 16-year-old high school student who seems to get himself mixed up with a bunch of delinquents and various bosozoku gangs, much to his own chagrin.

Not being fluent in Japanese, I haven’t read it, but just flipping through the pages, it seems to be a fun little delinquent-focused shonen that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It seems similar to something like Chameleon or maybe Great Teacher Onizuka, but perhaps not as crude as the former, and not as outlandish or referential as the latter.

Anyway, you can find both a low-quality JPG version and a high-quality 600dpi TIF version in the folder I’ve linked below. If there’s any interest in translating the series, I could be persuaded to buy more volumes of it and scan them in at some point. Feel free to contact me at jamminscans@gmail.com with any inquiries.

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Raw Release: Phoenix 2772 (Hi no Tori 2772)「火の鳥2772」

Hey there, everyone! Well, I’ve been busy scanning a lot of Devilman Saga, so I haven’t had time to scan much else in. However, I did de-bind this book a while ago, and kept meaning to scan it in and post it. Well, after a lot of delays, here it is!

I’m sure you all know by now how much of a fan I am of Satomi Mikuriya. However, I am also, of course, a fan of Osamu Tezuka… especially when it comes to The Phoenix, which may very well be my favorite work of his. Well, this is a 1-volume spin-off from 1980, which is a collaboration between the two authors, based on the 1980 theatrical film Phoenix 2772: CosmoZone of Love (Hi no Tori 2772: Ai no Cosmozone, also released in English under the hilarious title “Space Firebird 2772”) which Mikuriya-san did the mecha designs for.

This is definitely a scan that I’m pretty excited to get out there into people’s hands, just for the simple fact that it’s kind of rare, as it was initially only released in magazine format in 1980, and wasn’t released in tankoban format until October 2007. The tankoban is smaller than average (I believe it’s A6 instead of A5), which is why you may notice the resolution of the files is a bit smaller than average for 600dpi. On top of that, going forward I’ll be reducing the resolution of the JPG files by 50%, which should allow translators to download and translate things much quicker, while still providing editors with lossless 600dpi TIF files.

Anyway, you can find a link to the download folder below, as well as some preview images. Hope you all enjoy this, and if any translators are interested in translating this volume into English, feel free to contact me about cleaning & typesetting.

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New Release: Cutie Honey ’90 – v02 issues #007-012 [END]

Well, I figured for the second and final volume of this Cutie Honey series, I’d release all six issues of it at once, bringing us to the end of this series.

   
  

Cutie Honey ’90 v02 #007 – DownloadMangaDex

Cutie Honey ’90 v02 #008 – DownloadMangaDex

Cutie Honey ’90 v02 #009 – DownloadMangaDex

Cutie Honey ’90 v02 #010 – DownloadMangaDex

Cutie Honey ’90 v02 #011 – DownloadMangaDex

Cutie Honey ’90 v02 #012 – DownloadMangaDex

Now, as you might be aware, these are all scans of the issues released by Studio Ironcat. These issues split up the chapters in an odd way, since each comic issue is exactly 36 pages long (including front and back covers).

The chapters are broken up as follows:
Chapter 6 – Vs. Sister Jill II – Starts in #7, continued in #8
Chapter 7 – Vs. Sister Jill III – Starts in #8, continued in #9
Chapter 8 – Vs. White Claw – Starts in #10, continued in #11
Chapter 9 – Vs. Sister Jill IV – Starts in #11, continued in #12
Chapter 10 – The Final Showdown! – completely in issue #12

New Release: Thanatos no Shisha ch 001 & 002

Hello everyone! Today I bring you two chapters as part of a joint project with Limerent Void Scans. Anada provided the translation, I helped proofread it alongside Kokiden, and I did the cleaning and typesetting.

Thanatos no Shisha v01 c001 – Download

Thanatos no Shisha v01 c002 – Download

Well damn! It’s been quite a while since my first actual scanlation release, way back in September 2016. In fact, it’s been almost a full two years! :O
Of course, this is mostly just because I do lots of work with other groups, and I typically just release things under their name for simplicity’s sake.
However, since I was the only graphics editor on these chapters, I thought perhaps I should make it a joint project this time around.

Now, if you’ve heard of this series before, you might be aware that the first chapter was released previously, as a joint between Limerent Void and Golden Roze Scans. You may also be aware that I tend to do work with Golden Roze Scans, and you might be wondering what happened. Well, I don’t want to get into scanlation politics too much, but suffice to say, I had a hand in that version as well. However, this new version of Chapter 1 is a revised version, with the script being proofed again, and gone over with a fine comb to find any errors that were missed the first time around. I would say it’s definitely an improvement over the first version, but feel free to read it and find out for yourself.

The third chapter is already in progress, so look forward to it hopefully pretty soon.

Raw Release: Thunderbirds (sandaabaazu)「サンダーバーズ」

Been a while since I’ve uploaded any raw scans, so here’s another one. I’ve got another series from Satomi Mikuriya, a single-volume, 8-chapter series called “Thunderbirds”.
Based on a quick machine-assisted translation I did of the plot synopsis on the inside flap (You can see my translation of it on MangaUpdates), It tells the rise and fall of a professional skiier known as “The Black Lightning”. There’s a few scenes with guns, though… so I’m not sure what that’s all about. I’m also not sure when it was originally serialized, but the volume was released on December 25th, 1978 (Yay! Christmas!) by Futabasha under their Action Comics label.

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