Sunday, June 23, 2013

Been Busy! (Hiatus)

I'm so sorry for the lack of updates guys! I am suuuuuuuuuuuuuuupper swamped right now. I've recovered from my poison ivy, thankfully. But I've been having some other health issues that absolutely must be addressed, and it's going to take me several months, if not longer, to work on. Nothing too serious or life-threatening, don't worry. I just really need to take control of my health at the moment, not only for my sake but for my family's sake. I'm also trying to get some home improvement projects done because I really want to sell my house. I have many family events taking place over the summer, plus my part-time job. So I literally have no time. Unfortunately this means no new releases. I haven't even had a chance to even look at the newest chapters out of Japan.

That being said, if anyone wants to take over the projects I've been working on, feel free to do so. I won't feel slighted or anything. In fact, I encourage it, because all of these series' are great, and I have a true love for all of them. If no one takes them up, then I will continue to try and work on them when I have time, albeit slowly. I just have so much going on right now, that refining my language skills is pretty much in last place.

I want to thank everyone of you fans who have encouraged me, embraced this projects, and enjoyed my work. I look forward to working on manga again (and hopefully soon). So for now, all projects or an hiatus, until I can get some time away from everything else.

Have a great summer!

Andy

Monday, April 22, 2013

No new chapters yet... boo...

So, yeah... just as the title says, I have no new chapters for you guys yet. I think I mentioned over in the little chat box I was spending some time outdoors and doing some gardening since the weather here was so nice (although now it's gone back to freezing). I've been working on my garden ALOT, but I'm only about 3/4 done with it, because my soil is full of roots and man, it's a pain in the butt. Things have been going pretty well in that aspect, but unfortunately, I've gotten Poison Ivy. So um, yeah... I'm pretty uncomfortable right now. So I'm not sure when I'm going to work on translating yet, because it's pretty hard to concentrate and type and stuff when all you want to do is scratch. It's pretty darn inconvenient. I'll try to get some work done soon, but I just wanted to update you all. Here's to hoping this passes quickly! **globs Caladryl on**

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Crow in the Starry Sky Chapter 1

I've finally finished the first chapter of the new series I'm picking up.  It took me quite a while to do because 1) I translated all from Japanese 2) it was a whopping 62 pages and 3) there are a ton of technical Go terms.  Hopefully I left notes in the manga that actually make sense.  I may end up building an index of go terms to add to future releases, but I'm not sure yet if that will be needed.

I am so excited to be doing this manga.  As I stated in the preview a few days ago, Go is something that's been near and dear to my heart for years, ever since the series Hikaru no Go.  If you haven't read the manga or seen the anime to that, you need to! Hehehe.

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do!  Please feel free to leave comments on what you think of this series!

Download Hoshizora no Karasu Chapter 1 here!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Future Project Preview: Crow in the Starry Sky

Good morning pandas! After months of debating with myself, I've decided to pick up another side project. I first came across this series in a July issue of Hana to Yume, and it's pretty much stuck in my mind. The series is called Hoshizora no Karasu, AKA Crow in the Starry Sky. I've decided to share a one page color preview from that issue just for fun! ^.^

The series is about a young girl named Karasuma Waka, who was taught how to play Go by her grandfather. Unfortunate events occur and her mother wishes for Waka to never play Go. One day Waka meets a young pro Go player, Sagisaka Souji, which sets her on the path of playing Go professionally.

Go is something I've personally been attracted to since the series Hikaru no Go. If you haven't read that series, or seen the anime adaptation, I highly recommend it.

The first chapter of this series isn't quite ready yet, hence the preview. The first chapter is a whopping 62 pages, and including the color pages from the hana to yume issue, it's even more, lol. So yea, I'm like only halfway through the translations. But it's enjoyable, and I'm looking forward to releasing this project in the future!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Oresama Teacher Chapter 94


Ok, so this is what happens when you have a cold, get bored and have an obsession. LOL. Just finished chapter 94. So, there's a few things I want to say regarding this chapter.

First, I translated strictly from the Japanese, which I'm not the most fluent in. Usually I do both the Chinese and Japanese, because Chinese is easier for me to understand, but I still prefer the Japanese phrasing. So, that being said, the translations might not be as as spot on as the previous chapters. However, I think it's still pretty darn good. And considering this is my personal language project, I'd say I've done a pretty good job. :P

Secondly, this chapter is not presented in the same way previous chapters are. It's covers Yui's journey all the way back from chapter 52, and fast forwards to other points, working it's way up to the present. So it's almost disjointed, and might be confusing to some. Usually the chapters are all in the present with flashbacks. So, just keep this in mind!

Thirdly, we're all caught up with the Japanese releases! So, now we have to wait until the next release. Chapter 95 will be out in Japan on 4/5. So until then there's no more OT for me to work on. (sadface)

Until then, Download Oresama Teacher Chapter 94 here!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Oresama Teacher Chapter 93

Bet you guys weren't expecting the next chapter so soon! Hehe.  Surprise!

This chapter also has alot of excitement!  Chapter 94 was released in Japan today, so we're pretty close to them.  I wanted to get this chapter out ASAP, because unfortunately, I'm getting sick.  My daughter was sick all this week, and now I've finally gotten it.  So I know I'm gonna be down and out for at least a few days (boo!).  I didn't want to leave the chapter half finished and then come back after being sick and have everything discombobulated.

Anyhow, the cover of this issue of Hana to Yume was Oresama Teacher.  And inside was a 2 page spread of the character (popularity) rankings.  In case you can't tell, here they are:
1st: Kurosaki Mafuyu; 7576 points
2nd: Kenkawa Kouhei; 4454 points
3rd: Ayabe Reito; 3159 points
4th: Okegawa Kyoutaro; 3022 points
5th: Hayasaka-kun; 2423 points
6th: Saeki Takaomi; 2097 points
7th: Maizono Yuuto; 1595 points
8th: Shinobu Yui; 755 points
9th: Sakurada Asahi; 711 points
10th: Shibuya Aki; 476 points
11th: Ookubo Kotobuki; 438 points.
12th: Yokioka Komari; 318 points.
13th: Kawauchi Tomohiro; 305 points.
14th: Nonoguchi Kanon; 289 points.
15th: Kenkawa Minato; 173 points.
16th: Houjou Wakana; 136 points.
17th: Yamashita Takumi; 133 points.
18th: Nekomata-san; 108 points.
19th: Hanabusa Miyabi; 88 points.
20th: Gotou Daikichi; 62 points.


And now,
Download Oresama Teacher Chapter 93 here!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Oresama Teacher Chapter 92

It's getting exciting up in here!!  This chapter goes into more detail about what happened last chapter, and gives the exciting conclusion that Mafuyu, Takaomi-kun and Hayasaka's dilemma! It's a great chapter!

This release brings us up to one behind the Japanese releases (until the 19th).  Yay!  Glad I'm getting caught up :)  It's been a pretty crazy past few weeks for me! Haha! Anyways, as always, enjoy!

Download Oresama Teacher Chapter 92 here!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Chapter 12

LuYurippe has done another fantastic job!  Here's another hilarious installment of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun!  Sailor Uniforms ftw!

Download Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Chapter 12 here!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Oresama Teacher Chapter 90 & 91

It's a double dose of Oresama Teacher!  We're back to the main storyline, which is really quite interesting - and shocking!  Lots of surprises are in store!  I've been wanting to do a double release for a while, and I finally got the chance to really work and catch up a bit on the releases.  We're just 2 chapters behind the Japanese releases!  Anyway, these new chapters (and the next) are quite exciting!

Download Oresama Teacher Chapter 90
and
Download Oresama Teacher Chapter 91

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun Chapter 11

Another hilarious chapter of Nozaki-kun here for you!  Thanks to LuYurripe for the fantastic translating, once again!

This chapter introduces another new character!  I've really come to love all of the characters in this series!

Anyhow, Download Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun Chapter 11 here!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Oresama Teacher Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway!  I had over 150 entries!  It was great to see the Oresama love and to read all of your comments!  Yesterday was the end of the contest, and as promised I randomly picked a number and chose the winner!

Congratulations goes to Tia S. from Florida!  She is the new owner of Oresama Teacher Volume 15!

Once again, thank you everyone for participating!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun Chapter 10

It's a double release kind of day today! Thanks to our new translator LuYurippe, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is now back! Please give Lu a warm welcome and thanks for their hard work! And let the 4-koma hilarity ensue!

Download Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-kun Chapter 10 here!

Oresama Teacher Chapter 89

It's the start of a new arc, and an interesting one at that! Now that the school excursion has come to an end, it's time to get back to the bet between Takaomi-kun and the school chairman. What will the Student Council have in store for Mafuyu and the Disciplinary club?

Download Oresama Teacher Chapter 89 Here!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Some things of interest.

Hey guys, there's a few things I wanted to take a quick moment to say to everyone!

Firstly, in case you haven't noticed, I added a next chapter status page. Basically just shows my progress with whatever chapters I'm working on. I update it pretty regularly. As you can see, I'm slowly chugging along with chapter 89 of OT.

Second, I've picked up a part-time job in January, so I don't have quite as much time as I'd like to work on manga, but I'm slowly finding a way to balance everything.

Third, Chapter 94 won't be published in Japan until March 19th. It doesn't really affect the translation status any, since I'm a few chapters behind, but thought I'd let everyone know the status anyway.

Fourth, Neko-chan has kinda gone MIA. She was working on Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun but she suddenly became busy due to school. So, that being said, I'm asking that if anyone is interested in translating this series for me (and won't be too bogged down), please email me at ninkyou311@gmail.com I'm really in need of some reliable translating for this series, because it's quite behind.
LuYurippe will be our new translator! Everyone wish Lu luck!

Fifth, The giveaway I'm hosting ends on the 28th. I know there was some glitches with the entry form earlier this month, but it should be cleared up now. There was a 100 entry limit on the form, so I had to add another, and do some other stuff, but it should work now. I've had over 200 entries, which makes me happy to see all of the Oresama love!

And lastly, I really want to thank everyone who has donated to my project. It's REALLY helped me alot, and knowing I can keep putting out chapters without fear of having no raws has left me greatly appreciative. Without you guys, there would be no releases! It's nice knowing there are people out there that truly care about this series and what I'm doing. So, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ojikoi Chapters 6 & 7 [Complete]

Here are the final two chapters of Ojikoi! I really enjoyed this series, because it wasn't your typical age-gap romance. I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did.

On another note, this makes my 2nd completed release! Yay!

Download Ojikoi Chapter 6 & 7 Here!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ojikoi Chapter 5

Here's the next chapter of Ojikoi! Been a while since the last release of this series, sorry! Anyhow, only 2 more chapters left in this series. Hope you guys enjoy!

Download Ojikoi Chapter 5 Here!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Oresama Teacher Chapter 88

Time for another exciting chapter of your favorite comedy! This chapter concludes the Aki/Komari Arc! There's some good Komari faces in this chapter, I have to say! Hope you all enjoy it!

Don't forget about the Giveaway I'm hosting. You can find out more with the link over there on the right side.

Download Oresama Teacher Chapter 88 Here.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Oresama Teacher Chapter 87

Booyah! Here's the next chapter. Guess you could say I'm on a roll!

Love Komari in this chapter! I've included scans on the drama cd that came out with this chapter too.

Just a reminder, don't forget about the Giveaway I'm hosting. You can find out more with the link over there on the right side.

Download Oresama Teacher Chapter 87 Here.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Oresama Teacher Chapter 86

Bet you weren't expecting this chapter so soon!  I stayed up late because I wanted to get this chapter out.  This chapter was definitely alot of fun.  We get to know both Komari and Aki more, and I must say, Komari made me LOL.  She's hilarious.  Anywho, enjoy the chapter, and if you haven't done so already, checkout my previous post about the Oresama Teacher Giveaway!

Download Oresama Teacher Chapter 86 here!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Oresama Teacher Volume 15 Giveaway!

In honor of my 2 year Anniversary translating Oresama Teacher, I've decided to host a small giveaway contest!  From 1/10/2013 until 2/28/2013, you can enter for your chance to win a free copy of Oresama Teacher Volume 15 (in Japanese)!  This is the newest volume, released 12/22/12 in Japan!



Entering is simple.  Just click here, and fill out a short form with your name, email, mailing address and why you would like to win!  On 3/1/2013, I will randomly pick a winner and he or she will be the owner of their very own copy of volume 15 via USPS.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY. Entries are restricted to the Continental U.S., and only 1 entry is allowed per IP address. 

Pretty easy and simple, right?

Good Luck!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Oresama Teacher Chapter 85

Happy New Year!

I've just finished the new chapter!  I have to say, this chapter had ALOT of cleaning to do on it.  Good grief!  Anyhow, yesterday I had said I was working on the chapter and hoped to have it done in the next couple of days, but today I actually had the opportunity to concentrate alot on it, and so, quite happily, it's done!  Yay!  I hope you guys enjoy it!

And as I stated in my previous post, Happy 2nd Anniversary to me!  It's been an amazing 2 years translating Oresama Teacher, and I hope to continue even longer!

Without further ado,
Download Oresama Teacher Chapter 85 here!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!  Welcome to the year of the snake!  How were your holidays?  Mine were sooooooo busy, but sooooooo much fun!  My daughter (who is 4 years old now) was THRILLED when she saw Santa Claus had come and ate the cookies we left out for him.  And of course, seeing the presents he left was even more thrilling.  Hehe.  Although it was very busy, I enjoyed the time with my family.  I hope you guys did too!

Just wanted to make a quick post to wish you all happiness and health for 2013.  I've been working on the next chapter of OT most of the day today, and I've gotten about half way through the translations.  I'm crossing my fingers I can bust it out in the next couple of days.

This month also marks my 2 year anniversary with translating Oresama Teacher.  I can hardly believe it.  I set out to use this series as a tool to help me be more proficient in a new language, and it's been a great ride so far!  You fans have really made it worth the effort to keep going, even for the sake of reading such a hilarious series! 

Lots of great things are to come in 2013, I'm certain of it!