Baccano! 1934 Alice in Jails - Streets Episode - Chapter 1, Part 2 of 3 (10/29)
Gonensei Chapter 1 (10/37)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bambino! Volume 14, Chapter 144

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Back on schedule! Less than two volumes left, people!

Thoughts on the chapter beneath the cut, read after you've read.


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bambino! Volume 14, Chapter 143

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The Mafia cooking arc is finally winding down, but not before one last climax.

Enjoy.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bambino! Volume 13, Chapter 142

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I think it goes without saying that it's pretty hilarious how all the mobsters have come pretty much straight from the romantic 1930s view of the mafia except for Paul Giordano, who gives no fucks about Family and Honor and is perfectly willing to Kill Everyone if it gets him what he wants.

P.S. Tornatore's face on page 196 is priceless too. You can tell he's thinking, "Dude. We're fucking mafia. What the fuck are you going on about?"

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bambino! Volume 13, Chapter 139

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Ban and Coyote are the only ones who went into this thing expecting to actually cook, you see.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bambino! Volume 13, Chapter 138

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I have absolutely no idea how Bambi and Coyote are talking to each other at the beginning of this chapter.

My best guess is that they're talking in the language of Men.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Bambino! Volume 13, Chapter 137

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All rampant racism in this and any other chapters is that of the characters and does not necessarily reflect the views of the scanlator. Ahaha.

Enjoy.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Bambino! Volume 13, Chapter 136

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So I'm thinking this chapter coulda been ten times better if the three judges' names had been Enzo Gorlomi, Antonio Margheriti, and Dominic Decoco.

BAWNJERNO.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bambino! Volume 13, Chapter 135

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Hmmm hmm~

Enjoy.

Bambino! Volume 13, Chapter 134

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This would've been up sooner, but I was conscious for about 10 of the past 36 hours. Enjoy.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Bambino! Volume 13, Chapter 133

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Remember how I told you releases for this volume would be slower?

I lied.

Seriously though, I'd kinda forgotten how hilariously this mafia cooking arc starts. It takes itself so seriously you can't help but laugh.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bambino! Volume 13, Chapter 132

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Here we go again. To be honest I found this chapter more hilarious than intimidating, but them's the breaks.

Chapters will be coming slightly slower than volume 12, but I'll try to keep up a decent clip. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bambino! Volume 12, Chapter 131

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That's it for this volume. I don't have the raws for volume 13 yet, though I'm reasonably sure I'll have them Soon™. I'll edit this post when I do get them. Until then, consider Bambino to be on a very short break. Enjoy.

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Bambino! Volume 12, Chapter 130

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Had trouble sleeping, so here's another chapter. Enjoy.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bambino! Volume 12, Chapter 129

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A short interlude before the SUPER MAFIA COOKING arc starts in earnest. Ahaha.

Enjoy.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bambino! Volume 12, Chapter 128

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The moral of this miniarc is, the problem with asshole paraplegics is that you have to get on your knees to punch them in the goddamn face, so it's not worth it most of the time.

I take absolutely no responsibility for Coyote's wacky theories.

Enjoy.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bambino! Volume 12, Chapter 127

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This would have come out sooner, but Tougeki SSF2X finals were way too hype.

Enjoy.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bambino! Volume 12, Chapter 125

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The English in Bambino is, by and large, surprisingly readable, but holy shit this song is not. I made up the lyrics you will read pretty much entirely from the whole cloth, based on an amalgam of the original English, the Japanese transcript that was included, and plot elements from later chapters. So don't expect it to actually read like a song, though I tried.

Enjoy.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bambino! Volume 12, Chapter 123

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I was messing around with denoising but ultimately decided against it. I think these raws are clean enough to stand on their own. Enjoy.

Bambino! Volume 12, Chapter 122


These raaaaws sooo simple compared to volume 11

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bambino! Volume 12, Chapter 121

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I mentioned this before but since the bridge to be burned is now actually in sight I feel compelled to tell you all: I do not have workable raws for volume 13, so if they don't magically appear by the end of this volume Bambino will be going on indefinite hiatus. The alternative to the magical scan appearance thing would be the equally magical and equally sudden (and equally unlikely) appearance of an editor who would be able and willing to put in the time and effort required to make the raws look presentable (by my standards, which are either high or low depending on how one looks at them), which would entail a lot of work per chapter.


That of course doesn't solve the problem of volume 15's raws being even worse.


But yeah. Just throwing that out there. For now, enjoy the chapter.


Edit: Yes I do have the raws that are posted on rawscans/rawmanga/rawwhateversiteyouprobablywillinkme. I'm sorry if this comes off as terse but I've been sent the links for the same sites about a dozen times. Take a look at the quality of those things. I'm not the best editor, so scans like this (text removed to avoid spoiling y'all, but otherwise untouched) would take me far too much time and effort to make them look decent. Them's the breaks.


Take care of. Bambino will be continuing to conclusion without hiatus.

Bambino! Volume 11, Chapter 120

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Ugh, that wraps up that volume. Thankfully, the next volume has much cleaner scans so it shouldn't take nearly as long to do chapters for that as it did for this. Enjoy.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

SakiMada

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Yes, so shameless.
Yes, a doujinshi. Man, I haven't done one of these in ages. This is from Ubizo, and it managed to be ridiculously cute in a very unapologetic way that served to temporarily sate my guilty SakiMada urges. Hopefully, it will do the same for you. Don't go in expecting a literary masterpiece, though. Ahaha. Just cuteness.

It's sort of safe for work. Nothing explicit; around PG-13 in terms of movie ratings. Enjoy.

Thanks to Anonygoo for going to the trouble of buying and scanning this.

Bambino! Volume 11, Chapter 119

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Just one chapter left in this volume, urgh. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bambino! Volume 11, Chapter 118

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To be honest I just want this volume over so I can stop having to redraw these spreads and dealing with medium quality raws. But yeah, enjoy.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bambino! Volume 11, Chapter 117

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Normally wouldn't have included the note on Coyote's name, but a lot of people would probably have misread it as Blades as in sword blades, and that'd just be terrible, wouldn't it. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bambino! Volume 11, Chapter 116

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For what it's worth, my own visit to New York was a very positive experience, except the part where a band of undoubtedly insane middle-aged women decided that pole dancing in the subway was an absolutely worthy pursuit deserving their immediate attention, and promptly began to display their talents to all and sundry.

Enjoy.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bambino! Volume 11, Chapter 114

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Betcha didn't see that coming.

Enjoy, and my sincere apologies for cutting off at a point that will probably dull the impact of this chapter for many of you. You might want to read a handful of prior chapters to get yourself back into the swing of things. Anyway, enjoy.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

And gone again (aka I should just get a Twitter or something already)

Long story short, my extended family wants to take a ten-day trip to South America and I have been conscripted invited to come along. Sorry I couldn't get anything done in the few weeks I was back, but then again I suppose those of you who're familiar with me and my extended disappearances aren't too terribly surprised. In lieu of an actual update on anything, I guess I'll take this opportunity to give you all a heads up on how things are going to go once I get back.

I am aware that Daitai Sonna Tokoro has picked up Genshiken. I gave the first chapter they did a brief look and I think I'll be doing my own versions. DST, if you're reading this, ベタ refers to the inking step in drawing manga; ホワイト refers to white-out work. Among other things.

Bambino and Baccano are still being done. To those of you who asked, no I am not certain I'll do Bambino Secondo once I'm done with the first series. It has proved more taxing than I anticipated. Baccano, I intend to keep going in order until it either gets licensed in the west, season 2 is announced, or I catch up to Narita.

Ballad of the Sinful Wizard is iffy. If I do it it'll be some time pretty far in the future. If I decide not to do it I'll post a huge spoilery summary one day with most of the plot points and juicy tidbits that're in there (Revy and Eda's real names, Shenhua's past, the names of Rotton's guns, etc.) for you Black Lagoon fans out there.

(Un)fortunately, I didn't like Hanamonogatari enough to dump yet another light novel series onto my workload, so unless something changes in the future, you won't see any more Bakemonogatari from me. Goddammit, Suruga.

I think that's about it. See you in about ten days.

P.S. HO HO AMERICA, THAT'S WHAT YOU GET FOR CALLING IT SOCCER AND NOT FOOTBALL.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I'm back

Kinda. Expect either a tremendous flurry of stuff coming up as I get back on track, or a long period of nothing as I spectacularly fail to get back on track. For now, adjusting to jet lag. Cheers.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sort of Hiatus Notice

I'm going to drop by Japan and Korea for about a month to check up on relatives and friends starting May 24th, and I won't have access to Photoshop. This means that Bambino and possibly Genshiken (if I can't get someone to do that one for me) will be on hiatus. I will be taking whatever volume of Baccano I happen to be working on (most probably Bloody to Fair) with me, but in all honesty I probably won't get much of that done, either.

Just an early heads up.

Bambino! Volume 11, Chapter 113

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Suffice to say, preparing for a month long overseas trip and taking care of a massive backlog of work in anticipation of said trip left me with significantly less free time than I had anticipated.

Portal 2 and Terraria gobbling up my spare time like Kobayashi Takeru at a hot dog eating contest did not help matters.

See you in a bit over a month.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bambino! Volume 11, Chapter 112

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I don't always take unannounced breaks. But when I do, I prefer to disappear for 10 days or more.

Stay hungry, my friends.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bambino! Volume 11, Chapter 111

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Katori's waifu is so faithful. :3

Oh, and kudos to Anon M for going to the trouble of merging these double page spreads for me.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Baccano! 1933 - THE SLASH - Bloody to Fair: Color Pages and Connecting Chapter

I must apologize in advance for the rather dismal quality of Claire and Maria's color pages. I've pretty much ripped them as is from my artbook scans and blown them up, so that's why they look so dodgy.

The color page here with Miria and Isaac is one of my favorite parts of this arc (out of many favorite parts, granted), and it's not even related to the story proper. Hahaha. Enjoy.
PDF here.


Cloudy to Rainy
Color Pages and Prologues
Chapter 0
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Connecting Chapter


Bloody to Fair
Color Pages and Connecting Chapter
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Final Chapter
Epilogues & Remnants

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bambino! Volume 11, Chapter 110

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I hate this volume's raws. So annoying. But anyway, enjoy.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Baccano! 1933 - THE SLASH - Cloudy to Rainy: Connecting Chapter

I'll refrain from giving my own thoughts on the book until I'm done with The Slash in its entirety, but I just wanted to say that I wouldn't normally use the word "slash" so much, but seeing as how it's the theme running through this arc, I included the word more than usual to, uhh, bolster that. Would that the arc had been named "The Cut" instead.

Enjoy, and remember! The story's not over; The Slash is composed of two books!

PDF here.

Cloudy to Rainy
Color Pages and Prologues
Chapter 0
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Connecting Chapter


Bloody to Fair
Color Pages and Connecting Chapter
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Final Chapter
Epilogues & Remnants


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bambino! Volume 10, Chapter 109

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Next volume's raws've got pretty questionable quality as well, so yeah. They'll probably take a while too. But that's that, and this is this. Enjoy.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Baccano! 1933 - THE SLASH - Cloudy to Rainy: Chapter 2

The kid in Jacuzzi's gang who goes "Hyaha!" all the time is named Chiny (Chiney? Chini? Whatever it is, it's probably a nickname), and according to the wiki she's a girl. She expresses every one of her emotions with "Hyaha," from distress to good humor to anger. You can see her in episode 15 of the anime, about eight minutes in, where she pops up out of the blue and says "Hyaha." Everything else about her is apparently mentioned in one of the gaiden novels that shipped with the DVDs, which I haven't had the chance to read. So yeah, that's that.

Yes, Donny does talk like a caveman. Fang doesn't talk like a stereotypical Chinese person, but he does have an accent.

The connecting chapter is only about twenty pages long, so that should be out soon enough too, and then we'll be on to book 7. Enjoy.

Cloudy to Rainy
Color Pages and Prologues
Chapter 0
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Connecting Chapter


Bloody to Fair
Color Pages and Connecting Chapter
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Final Chapter
Epilogues & Remnants

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bambino! Volume 10, Chapter 108

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I included a note in the chapter itself, but I thought I'd say it here too. Page 178 was missing in the raws I had, but it wasn't a very important page (it was there for pacing purposes) so I just went ahead and released anyway. Not like I can keep stalling just for the sake of a transition page. Enjoy.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bambino! Volume 10, Chapter 105

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You do remember what the cover illustration for this volume was, right? Hahaha. Enjoy.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bambino! Volume 10, Chapter 104

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Now that that miniarc is done, it's time for my favorite arc in the manga. Wait for it!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bambino! Volume 10, Chapter 103

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Sorry this took so long, but my schedule is clear and I have no more deadlines to meet for the foreseeable future (read: next four days or so) so the next one shouldn't take quite as long in coming. Enjoy.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bambino! Volume 10, Chapter 102

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And so the Dolce arc is winding down... But there's still a little surprise in store before it ends. Keep an eye out for the next couple of chapters, coming... someday soon, I guess. Enjoy.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Baccano! 1933 - THE SLASH - Cloudy to Rainy: Chapter 1

I don't think the repeal of the American Prohibition worked quite how it's written here, but eh. I'm not entirely comfortable with rewriting exposition from the author like that.

I did take some liberties in translating Isaac and Miria's dialog, though; somehow I don't think expressions like gyafun and watarinifune would work very well in English.

Oh, and in case you didn't notice, I've scanned the Baccano artbook, which you can find here. Just a heads up.

Enjoy.

Cloudy to Rainy
Color Pages and Prologues
Chapter 0
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Connecting Chapter


Bloody to Fair
Color Pages and Connecting Chapter
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Final Chapter
Epilogues & Remnants

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bambino! Volume 10, Chapter 101

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You know, these out of order raws piss me off a lot more than they should.

Anyway, enjoy.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Important Announcement!

In case you haven't guessed already, April Fools.

Certain fans have told me that they prefer absolute accuracy even at the expense of a little readability; after careful deliberation, I have come to agree with them, and subsequently have decided to present my translations in a manner that is entirely legible in English while still providing maximum accuracy.

I've included a preview to let you know how things are going to be from now on! Expect the full chapter in a day or two!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bambino! Volume 10, Chapter 100

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Took long enough, didn't it. My raw for this volume has pretty sloppily merged spreads, and for some reason half the scans were in RGB color instead of greyscale, and what's more they're completely fucking out of order Jesus Christ.

Whatever. Finally triple digits. Enjoy.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Art of Enami Katsumi: BACCANO!

I think Tick and Maria are quite fitting to head this post,
considering what I'm translating at the moment.

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Took a while but here it is. This is the artbook Enami Katsumi released in early 2010, featuring about 60 pages of Baccano illustrations as well as forty-odd pages of other assorted work he's done. Hope you enjoy. It's my first time scanning something and either my scanner was horrible or I'm horrible at scanning (quite possibly both), so I have no idea how these things stack up to normal artbook scans.

Genshiken is still on the way as are all other translations; you can blame TEPCO and the Japanese government for being such bumbling fools that I can't concentrate on anything but editing. We'll see if I can manage something tomorrow.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Genshiken being continued, hell yeah

According to the page that came with this month's chapter of Genshiken, Genshiken volume 10 is being released on May 23rd. Not Genshiken Nidaime 1, Genshiken 10. Ahaha.


Hell yeah, motherfucker.

Also, the "short-term limited run" of Nidaime's been officially changed to a normal run. It's continuing!

As for the scanlation, well, I'll try to get it out as fast as I can. It's words words words and lots of stroked text, though, so it might take a while.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Baccano! 1933 - THE SLASH - Cloudy to Rainy: Chapter 0

I love doing Dallas' monologues. He has this casual way of swearing that's quite amusing.

I think this "translate a little bit every day instead of waiting in vain for the mood to strike and ending up with big fat periods of nothing" method is working very well for me. We'll see if this keeps up.

Enjoy.

Cloudy to Rainy
Color Pages and Prologues
Chapter 0
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Connecting Chapter


Bloody to Fair
Color Pages and Connecting Chapter
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Final Chapter
Epilogues & Remnants

Bambino! Volume 10, Chapter 99

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Yes, that's the Ban we all know and love.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nyaaargh


Halfway through and I'm this close to going mad.

Now I get why most people who scan artbooks don't really bother to do more than just scan them and upload as is. I could just be bad at this, but god damn this is insane.. Hahaha. If all goes according to schedule I should have this done in a week or so.

Sample under the cut, tell me what you think. This is the cover to THE SLASH, novels 6 and 7.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Baccano! 1933 - THE SLASH - Cloudy to Rainy: Color Pages and Prologues

I admit this wouldn't have taken nearly as long if I hadn't started scanning the artbook halfway through it. Oh well. Enjoy.

Credit to danbooru for the textless pic with Tack and Tick. Thanks to contributor-who-wishes-to-remain-anonymous for the other scans.

Tick has this elongated way of talking with dashes (Remember the dashes? Specifically, remember what i think about Narita's dashes? Raargh!) that really doesn't translate well into English. I've just written it normally in the interest of readability. If you want, picture it as a sort of breezy lisp like Yamaguchi Kappei's take on it.

PDF here.

Cloudy to Rainy
Color Pages and Prologues
Chapter 0
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Connecting Chapter


Bloody to Fair
Color Pages and Connecting Chapter
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Final Chapter
Epilogues & Remnants

Bambino! Volume 9, Chapter 98

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Volume 10 will take a significantly longer time per chapter; the raws are of worse quality so I'll actually have to pay attention while editing instead of pretty much pressing ctrl+alt+l and being done with it. Just thought I'd let you know. Enjoy.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bambino! Volume 9, Chapter 96

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As I said up there, I feel sorta silly for declaring a hiatus and then starting right back up again a few days later, but eh. Things are still bad, but I suppose they're at the level of "I need something to get my mind off of it for a while" instead of "I can't concentrate on anything because things might go kablooey back home" now.

Anyway, nobody will ever convince me that Kozue's fujoshi fantasies aren't the best part of this arc, hands down.

Also, notice that Senoh calls her Kozue-san now instead of Minagawa-san? He's getting somewhere!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Status Report

Don't really expect anything from me for a while. I'm a bit too worried to really concentrate on anything at the moment.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Argghh

Does anyone know how to scan artbook double page spreads with overlapping illustrations so that I can just merge them together in photoshop and be done instead of having to redraw the parts that don't match up and then struggling with leveling one page to try and make it match up with the first one? I mean, I can do it, but it's an incredibly time-consuming process.

edit: Thanks for the comments. I think I have things figured out now.

What's next on BACCANO!

Bambino! Volume 9, Chapter 95

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Hoom.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bambino! Volume 9, Chapter 94

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I've spent the past few days checking on relatives and friends in Japan, so that's why there were no updates. Didn't really have the energy for translating. Thankfully none of them were in Tohoku at the time, and they're all more or less fine.

Things should be back to normal now.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bambino! Volume 9, Chapter 93

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It's been a year since my first post on this blog. Happy birthday, blog!

A look at the translations tab says I've done 110 translations of some sort or another since I started this thing. That puts me at an average of a little under one translation of something every 3 days. Not bad considering I took months-long breaks at several points along the way.

Though, considering that a chunk of those are light novel chapters... Eh.

Well, that's that for this first year. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to translate some more Baccano while listening to Takagaki Ayahi singing. Good day, sirs.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bambino! Volume 9, Chapter 91

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Hrrm.

edit: DL should be working now.

Guess what came in the mail today

Oh God marry me now

Pardon my horrendous scanning skills; I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I just shoved the damn thing in there and pressed the button.

Anyway. I haven't actually read it yet, but I've flipped shamelessly through it to look at the pictures (as an aside, I'm fairly certain this is how light novels are meant to be read--first you flip through and look at the pretty pictures, then you read). It's set after El Baile de la Muerte, by the way, and the name seems to be Ballad of the Sinful Wizard. Apologies on my translation of the name changing all the time, but I just noticed the furigana above 哀歌.

The book is short, about 2/3 the length of Shaitane Badi, and unlike Shaitane it's made of very short chapters, about 10 to 20 pages each. Each chapter is from the PoV of a different character, though some characters get more chapters than others. Obviously Eda and Rotton "A Certain Wizard" get the most, but we do get a respectable smattering from the rest of Roanapur, including Sawyer, Shenhua, Balalaika, Chang, Ms. Rebecca, and Dutch, just to name a few.

That's about all I can say without spoiling the book horrendously (and I haven't actually read it yet, either), but I must post just this one thing that I had to scan and show you.

Spoiler below the cut! And it'll only make sense if you've read Shaitane Badi:


Monday, March 7, 2011

Bambino! Volume 9, Chapter 90

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Invite 'em over, cook them food. Never fails. Atsushi, you smooth motherfucker.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bambino! Volume 8, Chapter 87

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Phew, volume 8 over.

Bambino's gonna be on break until I finish Shaitane Badi, which should hopefully be by this weekend. Then it'll be business as usual with volume 9 of Bambino and book 6 of Baccano.

I think that's about it?

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bambino! Volume 8, Chapter 86

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Do you know this one song? It goes something like, Hmm hmm hm-hmmm, hmmhmm hmm~ hmm! Hmm!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bambino! Volume 8, Chapter 83

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Couldn't let Genshiken hold up this schedule, now could we?

Coincidentally, this chapter marks the halfway point of the first series of Bambino. Yes, finally. Though if I don't get decent raws for volumes 12 and beyond I'll probably have to stop after 11.

But we'll burn that bridge when we get there. Enjoy.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Bambino! Volume 8, Chapter 82

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Early chapter today, continuing the chronicles of Senoh the Universal Buttmonkey. Enjoy!

Bambino! Volume 8, Chapter 81

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Damn, I'm already almost halfway through this volume. Where did the time go?!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bambino! Volume 8, Chapter 80

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...Yes, Asuka does call Oda "Odacchi." I considered taking it out but what the hell, it's Sekiya's fault that she calls people weird nicknames, not mine. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bambino! Volume 7, Chapter 76 + Volume 8, Chapter 77

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Double Jeopardy!

I made a mistake in the reading of Kozue and Hiramatsu's dishes which proves to me I should eat more Italian. The dishes both ended with "marine style" which I took erroneously to mean "marinated" when in fact there seems to be a style of Italian cuisine called "a la marine." This has been fixed in the batch download for the volume as well as in chapter 74. Online manga sites are, obviously, outside of my jurisdiction. In atonement I shall go out and have Italian for dinner.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bambino! Volume 7, Chapter 75

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Hum drum dee dum, one more chapter left in the volume~

Friday, February 18, 2011

Bambino! Volume 7, Chapter 74

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You can set your watch by these.

Bambino! Volume 7, Chapter 73

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Man, wouldn't it be cruel of me to stop scanlating right here, for something like a month or so? Ho ho ho~

Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bambino! Volume 7, Chapter 71

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Whew. That title page took far too long to do.

Enjoy.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bambino! Volume 7, Chapter 70

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Senoh, quite possibly the only guy in the entire manga dorkier than Ban. 妹尾(´・ω・)カワイソス

Bambino! Volume 7, Chapters 68+69

Chapter 68
Chapter 69

Mmm, next mini-arc starts next chapter. Enjoy.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bambino! Volume 7, Chapter 67

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Eeh. Took a lot longer than I thought; the scan quality's nowhere near as good as the last volume's and I'm a terrible editor to boot. Anyway, enjoy.

Bambino! Volume 7, Chapter 66

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Any of you ever worked in the customer service industry, I'm sure you'll have some inkling of what Ban is going through right now. Enjoy!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bambino! Volume 6, Chapter 65

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Aaand that's it for volume 6. Phew. Enjoy.

Watch me take a page from Togashi's book and declare another hiatus for a year! No, not really.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bambino! Volume 6, Chapter 64

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Flashback arc over, and only one chapter left for the volume. Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bambino! Volume 6, Chapter 63

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Whew, two chapters left.

Not looking forward to the spread in this volume's last chapter. You'll know it when you see it.

Enjoy.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bambino! Volume 6, Chapter 62

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Flashback mini-arc!

Enjoy.

Bambino! Volume 6, Chapter 61

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So yeah, friend safely bundled back to where he came from, and I'm back on track. Enjoy.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Genshiken 60

I only skimmed the English scanlation that was put up, and out of respect for the scanlator who did that (there were some mistakes here and there, but at least s/he cared enough to take less than a month working on it, yeah?) I'll try not to harp on the errors. But if you spot something that doesn't jive with what you read, that might be it.

I don't know which part about this chapter I liked most, but I have to say that Hato as Aoki Ko was completely unexpected and hilarious. Cameos from Kugappi and Tanaka (and Kuchiki, but he doesn't matter) were also welcome in their own way.

Spoilers below the cut.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Black Lagoon - Shaitane Badi: Chapter 3 (2/2)

Took a bit longer than I thought, and truth be told it was more or less done about a week ago. Just couldn't find the time to go over it again. So yeah, apologies for that. Good news is, chapter 3 was the longest chapter of the bunch, so chapters 4 and 5-

Wait, I think I've been in a situation like this before. I'll just keep my mouth shut and not jinx anything.

I am keeping Japanese honorifics for Falcon, simply because he is the last true practitioner of the wonders of the Orient and that is too hilarious awesome for words.

Color Pages, Dramatis Personae, and Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3 (1/2)
Chapter 3 (2/2)
Chapter 4
Chapter 5, Epilogue, and Afterword


Friday, January 21, 2011

More Pimpin'

I am taking a break from sightseeing and getting fat(ter?) to tell those who may be interested that Shigurui (which I used to work on and regrettably ended up dropping) is finally finished at 15 volumes. I thought it was a pretty decent ending, though I suppose you may or might not agree. Anyway, if you were following the series or thought you might wanna give it a try (in which case the previous volumes from 1 to 11 are on my mediafire), go and take a look at Anonymous Stem's blog!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Status Report

I've got a friend coming to stay at my place for a few weeks to sightsee and such, so updates will probably be very few and far between. I'll try and get out the Black Lagoon chapter at least since I'm almost done with it, but besides that it's likely there won't be much coming from me until early February at the earliest.

Bambino! Volume 6, Chapter 60

Mediafire Download

...Yeah. I humbly prostrate myself before any artists, art majors and/or other artistically inclined individuals. I never learned how to draw and that one page killed me. If you don't notice it, great. If you do, dammit Jim, I'm a translator, not an editor. (´;ω;`)

Anyway, yeah.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bambino! Volume 6, Chapter 59

Mediafire download

Not my best editing work ever on that one chapter title page by a long shot, but eh. Agonizing over it more would just waste time for something that's not really that important. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bambino! Volume 6, Chapter 58

Mediafire download

Oh Ban, you dork.

Pimpin'

There are, I am aware, some small number of people who come to this blog for Black Lagoon stuff, so I thought I'd plug something you might be interested in. The Book of Venom, Hiroe Rei's Black Lagoon compendium, has been scanned in its entirety. It features guest illustrations and comics from several mangaka including Sekiya Tetsuji, Bambino's mangaka, oh god he is so bad at drawing BL ahahaha, interviews with Hiroe and several others including Toyoguchi Megumi (Revy's voice actress), and various other tidbits. To be completely honest, unless you can read Japanese there's probably not much you'd be interested in, but there is an interview written entirely in very readable English near the end of the book. If you're interested, be sure to drop by Anonygoo's blog and give it a download.

oh yeah and there's the oppai chart, can't miss that, unf unf unf

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bambino! Volume 6, Chapters 56+57

Chapter 56
Chapter 57

Mmm. I dunno about you, but I could go for some seafood fritto right about now.

All I gotta say is, for a hack of an editor like me, CS5's content aware tool is pretty damn awesome.

Bambino! Volume 6, Chapters 54+55

Chapter 54
Chapter 55

What, did you think I'd end up dropping this after an agonizingly long hiatus or something? Well yeah because that's what I've always done Ahem. So, yeah. Back on this along with Shaitane Badi, and who knows what's next. Enjoy.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mistranslation: It Could Happen to You!

Mangastream's recent translations of Genshiken have been bugging me and though I'll refrain from bitching about their version (I could go on and on--honestly, "the guy with the chonmage"? Seriously?), I thought I'd take a moment to show how a few mistranslated lines can completely change the atmosphere of an entire work.

Slight spoilers for the latest chapter along with the rambling.