New Release: Super Kochikame – Kochikame Landmarks

You may remember a while back when I released the introductory chapter for this special “Super Kochikame” volume, released in 2006 to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary. Well, here’s a little in-between section with photos and descriptions featuring landmarks from certain memorable spots in Katsushika.

Super Kochikame – “Kochikame Landmarks”
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The photo captions were translated by me, and was then cleaned and typeset by me as well. Hope you all enjoy it! ^_^

There’s a lot of this supplemental material in the volume, and I plan to do some more it, as well as the “Kochikame Characters in Another World” sections with all of the one-page commemorative artist illustrations, and also the last of the crossover chapters. However, there’s also interviews and some sections with a lot of text in them, and those seem like a lot of work… I might not have the drive to actually do them.

However, if you’re interested in working on any of the supplemental material with me, or the remaining manga chapters in the volume, let me know and we can collaborate.

New Release: Kochikame vol 03 Ch 21, “To Make the World More Splendid…”

Well, hey there everyone! We’ve got another newly translated chapter from the long-running series Kochira Katsushikaku Kouenmae Hashutsujou, better known as “Kochikame”
Grab it below!

Kochikame Vol 03 Ch 21
“To Make the World More Splendid…”

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The raws are just public raws that I found online. The translation was done by Chita. I proofread it, cleaned it, and did typesetting on the chapter.

If you have any requests for chapters you’d like to see translated, feel free to suggest them in the comments or on our Discord server. No promises, though. In any case, hope you enjoy!

Dropping Ex-Arm Manga (Scripts for ch 9 & 10 available)

Hey everyone, I’m sorry to say this for all of the fans of the series, but I’ll be dropping Ex-Arm.

My initial interest in the series has dwindled, as has the cleaner/typesetter’s interest. So neither of us have any desire to work on it any further, and since our output would end up being slower, we would rather allow another scanlation group that is more excited about it to pick it up.

However, I have completed scripts for Chapters 9 and 10, and I’m more than happy to make them available for any other group to use. Please, if you do decide to use them, just credit me as the translator. You can find them at the links below.

Ex-Arm Ch 009 English script
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Ex-Arm Ch 010 English script
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In any case, hopefully this will soon mean faster releases from another group. Hope you all have a good day!

New Release: Kochikame vol 03 Ch 20, “The Obstinate Fellas!”

Well, hey there everyone! Today I’m bringing you a new chapter from the long-running series Kochira Katsushikaku Kouenmae Hashutsujou, better known as “Kochikame”
Grab it below!

Kochikame Vol 03 Ch 20
“The Obstinate Fellas!”

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The raws are just public raws that I found online. The translation was done by Chita. I proofread it, cleaned it, and did typesetting on the chapter.

You may recognize this art style, since it was done by Akimoto Osamu, the same author who did another series I’ve worked on, Black Tiger.
We may do more chapters of this series, but considering it’s 200 volumes long, consisting of almost 2000 chapters, don’t expect us to translate the entire thing. If you have any requests for chapters you’d like to see translated, feel free to suggest them in the comments or on our Discord server. No promises, though. In any case, hope you enjoy!

Sunset Rose Chapter 9 – Redraw Comparison

Hey everyone, so… if you’re wondering why chapter releases have slowed down, well… my free time over the past month has mostly been eaten up by the new Animal Crossing. Not to mention I recently moved out of my previous place and into an apartment, so I’ve been getting settled in and doing a lot of cleaning and shopping for household needs. Thus, over the past month this has led to me focusing my free time less on scanlation. Still, I’ve been able to do a bit of scanlation work where I can, and recently once again started work on Sunset Rose for Golden Roze Scans (with the help of a new editor on the project, MangaBri).

My duties on the project consist mostly of Proofreading and Quality Check, but I also do a fair amount of redrawing.
One redraw that I recently did that I figured was showcase worthy (despite some inconsistencies on my part) was this two-page spread from the beginning of chapter 9 (which I’ve also started using as the background for the vol 4 credits pages). It was originally a color page, but we decided to use the greyscale version since we’ve previously only included greyscale images for the series (as the color pages were only ever in the magazine version, and they were converted to greyscale for the tankoban) and it proved to be less challenging than the color version would have been (even though it was still a bit of a challenge). Anyway, check out the before & after images below, and feel free to use this redraw for whatever you’d like.

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New Release: Hexenhammer (Oneshot)

Hey everyone! Got a nice little treat for you all here.
It’s a oneshot from a new up & coming author named Ohue Aguri called “Hexenhammer”.

“Hexenhammer” Oneshot

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This chapter was a joint project between me & Golden Roze Scans. Raws were provided by Elemhunter on his Dead Scanlations blog, I did the translation, which was then quality checked by Amtt. Yanbang did the cleaning, redrawing, and typesetting, and Amtt gave the chapter a final look over.

This is actually the author’s debut work, and was originally published in Harta back in the November 2011 issue. I’m hoping to work on more of their stuff in the future, as I’m really a fan of the character design and overall artstyle. I currently have raws for a few more of this author’s oneshots, so you should look forward to more of it at some point in the future.

New Release: Ex-Arm vol 2 ch 008

Hey everyone! Here’s another chapter of Ex-Arm. Hope you enjoy!

Ex-Arm ch 008
“Labyrinth of Agnus Dei”

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As usual, the raws come from an ebook release, and they were provided by Amtt.
The translation was done by me. Cleaning, and typesetting was done by Truepatroit. I then did any Redrawing and gave it a Quality Check.

I really love the two-page spreads in this chapter. Such a cool moment. Excited to see it animated once the TV series comes out.
Speaking of that, only a few more months until it starts airing. I aim to get at least the second volume completed before then.
Chapter 9 is finished being translated already, b y the way, and I’ve also started on Chapter 10. Look forward to them soon.

New Release: Ex-Arm vol 2 ch 007

Hey everyone! It’s been a couple months since the last release of this series, but here’s another chapter of Ex-Arm.

Ex-Arm ch 007
“Nightmare”

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As usual, the raws come from an ebook release, and they were provided by Amtt.
The translation was done by me. Cleaning, redrawing, and typesetting was done by Truepatroit.

This chapter kicks-off the second volume of the series.
I’ve already started work on translating Chapter 8, too, which I’m about halfway finished with currently.
Anyway, hope you all enjoy!

New Release: Those Who Hunt Elves c006-009 (vol 02)

Hey there, I’m back with Volume 2 of Those Who Hunt Elves by Yu Yagami.

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These scans come from the out-of-print English edition which was released by ADV Manga in 2004. The original Japanese version was released in 1995.
This volume also introduces a few extra/omake chapters called “Those Who Illustrate Elves”, which are short, funny chapters featuring the author and all of his assistants. They’re obviously not related to the main story in any way, so I’ve split these out into their own zip files, but kept the numbering consistent, as they appear in-between the main chapters.

Just like the previous volume, I de-binded this one and scanned it in at 300dpi. I then cleaned it up using levels and cropping, and essentially everything I would normally do during the cleaning process except for text removal. I then rendered them at a uniform 2100px height.

Anyway, I hope everyone likes it, and please look forward to more of these seven volumes being re-mastered in the future.

New Release: Those Who Hunt Elves c001-005 (vol 01)

Hey there, everyone, today I present to you Volume 1 of Those Who Hunt Elves by Yu Yagami.

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These scans come from the out-of-print English edition which was released by ADV Manga in 2003. The original Japanese version was released in 1995.
ADV no longer holds the licence to it, and the current version available online was only a quick scan, not de-bound or cleaned up properly. So, I decided to buy all 7 volumes released in English and I plan to essentially re-master them, offering up a higher quality version in both scan quality and resolution.

I de-binded the books and scanned them in at 300dpi. I then cleaned them up using levels and cropping, and essentially everything I would normally do during the cleaning process except for text removal, of course. I decided to render them at a uniform 2100px height, which I feel works fairly well.

Anyway, I hope everyone likes it, and please look forward to more of these seven volumes being re-mastered in the future.