Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Stars in Secret Influence!

Finally, after a lot of work to finish up this series, we come to the end of Nanashi no Asterism with chapter 23, which also includes some bonus content at the end of the volume with some added details about the characters.

From the very first chapter, this series had a way of pulling you in with long inner monologues detailing the characters' thoughts, something that, although fairly common in manga, was handled very well with this series. It was a lot of fun working on this series and seeing Kina Kobayashi's art style improve and soften as time went on, giving the characters a more gentle appearance later on compared to the earlier chapters. But the characters themselves were also very interesting, especially Kotooka, because for all her faults, she was also the most endearing and the most human.

Some people may have been put off by Asakura wedging himself in between the main love triangle, or even that he forms this relationship with Subaru as time goes on, taking time away from the main three. That was probably one of the reasons as to why the series lost popularity and got cancelled, and if so, it's a shame. Subaru and Asakura put as much into the story as the three girls, and the series just wouldn't have been the same without them. Considering the pacing of the series in the earlier volumes, it was obvious that it was meant to continue for at least another few volumes, and we can only wonder where else this series would have gone had Kobayashi had the opportunity to finish it the way she had originally intended. But Kobayashi definitely has a strong talent as a manga author, and considering this was her debut series, we hope that she comes back soon with a new series.

However, as a surprise bonus, Kobayashi posted a short manga about Subaru and Asakura on Twitter, which she also reposted on pixiv. We translated this, and it's included in a batch also containing a set of Nanashi no Asterism illustrations also from her Twitter account and reposted to pixiv. It's not much, but at least it's something.

And now for a massive update on all of our projects. First of all, we'll be continuing with Moyashimon as usual with v05, as well as finally getting to LiLy v02. The next Seito Kaichou chapter should also be out next week. We also want to get to Nisekoi Boyfriend's sequel volume Nisekoi Boyfriend lovely soon, too. For that reason, it is unlikely we'll get to Shiomi-chan v02 before July, which is also around the time we'll be doing Kami-sama no Ekohiiki v01 which comes out in late June.

After that, we hope that Ookami Shounen v04 will finally be coming out in July, but we really don't know when they plan to release it. Shortly after that should be when Shimanami Tasogare v03 comes out in August, and then Mizutama Honey Boy v07 should be out in October. We're not really sure when Shounen Oujo v06 is gonna come out since that series is so prone to hiatuses, but with any luck, it could be out late this year, maybe November. Similarly, since Kuragehime restarts its serialization next month, we are hoping that means v17 will be out either late this year or early next year, but we have to wait and see if Higashimura's gonna be serializing it monthly or bimonthly. Lastly, Heroine Voice has been conspicuously absent from Comic Rex and Tsukudani's Twitter account since last October, so we're not sure if it's ever coming back.

So we hope you enjoy the end of Nanashi no Asterism, a series that will be dearly missed.

Nanashi no Asterism ch. 23: Mediafire, Dropbox
Nanashi no Asterism bonus (Twitter & pixiv): Mediafire, Dropbox
Volume batches on the Nanashi no Asterism page.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Life is All About Choices!

With the release of Moyashimon chapters 47 and 48, we finally come to the end of volume 4, which also has quite a bit more bonus content at the end of the volume than previous volumes. This also marks the point where the first anime season ended. And now onto volume 5.

Moyashimon ch. 47: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 48: Mediafire, Dropbox

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Together With Remembrance of Ourselves!

Happy International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia! Today we have Nanashi no Asterism chapter 22, the longest one in the volume at nearly 60 pages. Just one left to go.

Nanashi no Asterism ch. 22: Mediafire, Dropbox

Edit: Typo on pg. 15 fixed and reuploaded.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Love Who You Love!

Moyashimon chapters 45 and 46 are done, one shorter than usual and the other longer than usual as we near the end of volume 4.

Moyashimon ch. 45: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 46: Mediafire, Dropbox

Friday, May 12, 2017

Truth Will Come to Light!

Nanashi no Asterism chapter 21 is done, marking the halfway point through the volume and just two more chapters left to go.

Nanashi no Asterism ch. 21: Mediafire, Dropbox