Monday, April 30, 2012

The Art of Jellyfish

It took another week, but here's chapter 46 of Kuragehime. The chapter reference this time is kind of vague, but we think it's a reference to a 1993 French film called Toxic Affair, called "Kawaii Dake Ja Dame Kashira" in Japan. It could also be a reference to a 1999 Japanese TV drama of the same name. The original title of this chapter is Tanoshii Dake Ja Dame Kashira, and we provided a literal translation.

Next up is Zenryoku Otome 3 before working on more Kuragehime.

Kuragehime ch. 46: Mediafire (v2)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Flaming Jellyfish!

Finally, after much ado, chapter 45 of Kuragehime is released with the start of volume 9. Thanks to all the readers who were patient over the past 5 and a half months, and we apologize for the delay from March when the volume was released until now, as we just got the volume last week. The chapter title comes from the 2008 Danish film Flame & Citron.

Kuragehime ch. 45: Mediafire

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Curiosity Killed the Trap

Here we have for you another one-shot from v04 Blue Group called Boku to Senpai no Manken Katsudou Roku (Senpai's and My Manga Club Activity Record) by Sakuya Yuuki, the author of Kasukabe Koukou Josou-bu. Tachibana is a member of the manga club, and he joined because he likes the club president, Nagisa Shirakaba. One day, curiosity gets the better of him and he takes a look at Shirakaba's manga draft only to find out that she's been drawing an adult trap manga. This one had some of the best lines I've translated.

Next we'll be starting on Kuragehime v09, soon to be followed by Zenryoku Otome ch. 3.

Boku to Senpai no Manken Katsudou Roku one-shot: Mediafire

Friday, April 13, 2012

Be Careful When You're Cute

Today we have one of the rare longer one-shots with Onna no Ko Keikaku (Girl Plan) by Hayato Hyuuga from v04 Blue Group. Himeno is a boy who's treated like a girl and forced to look the part. He wants to become manly, so he asks the intimidating Hachiouji to be her apprentice, as she is often seen helping the weak.

Onna no Ko Keikaku one-shot: Mediafire

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Follow My Lead

Here's the second and currently last installment of Sakuragi-sou e Youkoso from v08 Melon Group.

Sakuragi-sou e Youkoso one-shot 2: Mediafire

Monday, April 9, 2012

Is This Your First Time?

Getting back to some of the older volumes, here's the first of two installments of Sakuragi-sou e Youkoso (Welcome to the Sakuragi Apartments) by Ichigo Suzunari from Josou Shounen v06 Cherry Blossom Group. Keita Mori is just about to start his new high school life and moves to live in the Sakuragi Apartments where he meets the three tenants currently living there: two traps and a reverse trap.

Also, it seems the fansub group Underwater gave us a shoutout last week. We're in no way affiliated with them, so it came as a surprise.

Sakuragi-sou e Youkoso one-shot 1: Mediafire

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Trapcest Anyone?

This is the second installment of Marmalade Boy by Bau from Josou Shounen v10 Satsuma Group. It's a little longer than the first one, but still very short.

Marmalade Boy one-shot 2: Mediafire

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Trap in Distress!

Our next release from Josou Shounen volume 10, Satsuma Group, is Kanojo ni Naritai!? by Koyomi Fuji. Keitarou is saved from a molester by Kiritachi, an older, boyish girl. Keitarou later cross-dresses as "Kei" to get closer to her, who is rumored to be a lesbian.

And we should have Kuragehime v09 and Josou Shounen v11 in the next two weeks; sorry for the wait. As a reminder, Josou Shounen v11 Grape Group has continuations of Zenryoku Otome, Boku no Koto Suki ni Natte, and Josou Debut.

In Josou Shounen v12, Banana Group, the only new installment of one's we've already done is Boku no Koto Suki ni Natte. This is also the first volume since v06 that doesn't have a Josou Debut chapter. Also, Ichijinsha has confirmed a 13th volume coming out in May.

By the way, today was April 4, "Trap Day" in the Japanese trap community as it is between Girls' Day on March 3 and Boys' Day on May 5 (now known as Children's Day).

Kanojo ni Naritai!? one-shot: Mediafire

Monday, April 2, 2012

Cross-dressing Tactics!

This one-shot is called Josei Kyoufushou Taisaku Doumei (Gynophobia Countermeasure Alliance) from volume 10 Satsuma Group by Shimesaba, author of the previously released Binbou Kyoudai (!?) Monogatari and Ore to Josou to Yuurei to!?. It's about roommates Kaoru and Yuusaku who are trying to cure their fear of women by cross-dressing. It's a fun little read, and has some minor BL themes.

Josei Kyoufushou Taisaku Doumei one-shot: Mediafire