Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mmm...Jellyfish Sukiyaki

No, they're not eating jellyfish, that would make Tsukimi cry! Chapter 3 of Kuragehime is out, a little slower than we would have liked, but it couldn't be helped. Regarding the chapter title, if you hadn't realized, it's from a movie, just as with the previous chapter title Pretty Woman. The author apparently enjoys making cross-cultural pop culture references, which is also seen in this chapter. This is great, though the humor kind of goes over your head if you're not Japanese, but I guess the same could be said about a lot of anime and manga.

In other news, vol. 3 of Waai and vol. 1 of Oto Nyan are on their way and should be here sometime next week. We don't know when the next release of Past Future will be out, or any of the series from Oto Nyan, but we'll keep you posted as we update for Usotsuki Lily and Kuragehime.

Kuragehime ch. 3: Mediafire

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Usotsuki Lily Swimsuit Edition

And now chapter 3 of Usotsuki Lily has been released. We're coming up on halfway through the first volume, and then there's the couple of bonus manga at the end, then on to volume 2. Not a whole lot of tedious editing this time, but one thing of I've noticed is Ayumi Komura tends to use a lot of small text, unlike Higashimura in Kuragehime who almost never uses it. Look at ch. 3 of Usotsuki Lily, and you'll see small text on almost every page.

Usotsuki Lily ch. 3:  Mediafire

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pretty Woman, Walking Down The Street

Kuragehime ch. 2 is out! Luckily we were able to get this out just when the weekend was ending. I watched the first episode of the anime over the weekend and I really enjoy the adaptation. The animation style, music and voice acting really brings this series to life. In the mean time, we'll be cranking out chapters, though don't always expect a stable release schedule. Real life tends to get in the way of what is essentially a very time consuming hobby. But it's a labor of love. If you're not loving what you're doing, then there's no reason in doing it.

Kuragehime ch. 2: Mediafire

Friday, October 15, 2010

More En x Hinata!

I'm proud to release the second chapter of Usotsuki Lily, and less than two days after our last release too! If you're wondering why this one only took less than two days to release, it wasn't because it was rushed. Compared to Kuragehime, Usotsuki Lily generally has less text, which is a major factor in the scanlation process. Also, this chapter is 26 pages, as opposed to the first chapter of Kuragehime which was more than 40. If we can, we hope to release two chapters a week, but that's not always going to be the case. Enjoy!

Usotsuki Lily ch. 2: Mediafire

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jellyfish Time!

The first chapter of Kuragehime is out! If you like jellyfish, fujoshi, and cross-dressing, then this is the manga for you! If nothing else, it's got a lot of fun characters and the author makes jellyfish seem much cuter than the deadly animals some of them are.

Now to get to starting on Usotsuki Lily ch. 2!

Kuragehime ch. 1:  Mediafire

Edit: Per a request in the comments, we translated the author's comment on the jacket of vol. 1. The links for chapter 1 are updated, but if you already downloaded the chapter and just want the updated jacket, here it is:

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Usotsuki Lily ch. 1!

Finally the first chapter of Usotsuki Lily is out; link in the projects page. It feels like forever since I read the first chapter for free online, which can be viewed at Shueisha's website for Usotsuki Lily. I recommend this to anyone interested in gender bender manga, which is the general focus of this scanlation group. I don't know when the next chapter will be out, but it'll probably be more than a week from now. Why, do you ask? Well, we'll be starting up on our second main project: Kuragehime! See the projects page for details.

Kuragehime will see its first release probably by next Thursday or Friday, which will coincide with the airing of the anime. Sadly, we probably won't be able to keep up with the anime, since we're going to try to juggle releases of Usotsuki Lily and Kuragehime, but the upside is we'll still be releasing chapters after the anime ends.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Past Future pre-release

Hachimitsu Scans has their first release, and it's a pre-release! As a side-project, we've picked up the series Past Future, serialized in Ichijinsha's Waai trap magazine. See the project page for details and download link for the first chapter. There's only one chapter right now, since this one appeared in Waai vol. 2, released last July. The next chapter will be released with vol. 3 at the end of this month.

Also at the end of October, the publisher Million is releasing the first issue of their own trap manga magazine called Oto Nyan, which we plan to pick up. We'll probably be releasing a few series and one-shots from this magazine too, but both Waai and Oto Nyan are considered side-projects. The main focus will be on our main releases, which brings me to Usotsuki Lily.

We  received the raws for Usotsuki Lily and our other two manga today, so the first chapter of Usotsuki Lily should be released in the next day or two, which is when we'll be announcing our second main project.