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

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Spotted Flower 7

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In which familiar faces are seen.

Thoughts under the cut. Just a short musing, nothing long.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baccano! 1934 Alice in Jails - Streets Episode - Color Pages and Epilogue II

Here we go agaaaaaaaaain

Alice in Jails - Prison Episode

Alice in Jails - Streets Episode
Color Pages & Epilogue II
Chapter 1 (1/3)
Chapter 1 (2/3)
Chapter 1 (3/3)
Chapter 2
Between Chapter
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Connecting Chapter & Remaining Chapter

Peter Pan in Chains


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Spotted Flower 6

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Well I guess that's one thing Not-Madarame is better at than Kousaka...

I am really not happy with the editing for this chapter but I did the best I could considering I'm terrible at editing.

And yes, of course the anime movie mentioned is K-ON.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hiatus Notice

As some of you may know, the Lord of Terror is returning to the world of men on May 15. That is, tomorrow.

I depart on a journey to slay the foul demon and banish him to the Black Abyss for the last time.


In other words I'm gonna take a break to play Diablo 3. I'll be back when the next Genshiken chapter comes out, around the 25th of this month. Until then, peace.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Baccano! 1934 - Alice in Jails - Prison Episode: Chapter 1 Front

This chapter would've come a couple of days faster but apparently I have pollen allergies and I forget I have them every year until around this time. I spent the last few days feeling like shit but I'm all better now I'll live. Oh, and yes, Narita did reuse his Alcatraz introduction from the epilogue of the Slash.

This chapter is sort of all over the place when it comes to time; I hope it isn't confusing. Kind of like the anime was, in some respects.

Enjoy.


Alice in Jails - Prison Episode
Color Pages & Epilogue I
Prologue I
Prologue II
Prologue III
Prologue IV
Chapter 1 Front
Chapter 1 Back
Chapter 2 Front
Chapter 2 Back
Interlude I
Chapter 3 Front
Chapter 3 Back
Chapter 4 Front
Chapter 4 Back
Chapter 5 Front & Back, Connecting Chapter, Remaining Chapter

Alice in Jails - Streets Episode

Peter Pan in Chains

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Baccano! 1934 - Alice in Jails - Prison Episode: Prologue IV

The last prologue, setting up the last major (?) player in the prison part of this arc.

As you may be aware, this is not the first fan translation of this particular volume, and there are translations of the volumes after this also making the rounds. As such, people may inadvertently reveal spoilers from later scenes and arcs in the comments to this and following chapters. I'm not exactly saying "don't comment," but I thought it would only be fair to give you all fair warning. If you're not keen on getting spoiled, be careful when reading the comments.

Anyway, enjoy.

Alice in Jails - Prison Episode
Color Pages & Epilogue I
Prologue I
Prologue II
Prologue III
Prologue IV
Chapter 1 Front
Chapter 1 Back
Chapter 2 Front
Chapter 2 Back
Interlude I
Chapter 3 Front
Chapter 3 Back
Chapter 4 Front
Chapter 4 Back
Chapter 5 Front & Back, Connecting Chapter, Remaining Chapter

Alice in Jails - Streets Episode

Peter Pan in Chains


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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Baccano! 1934 - Alice in Jails - Prison Episode: Prologue III

Shortest prologue of the bunch. The shadowy figure's ability to remain a shadowy figure even while walking through what are most probably brightly lit hallways is far more impressive than immortality, in my opinion. Enjoy.

Edit: There are a metric shitton of spoilers in the comments of this post for various bits of this and later arcs; read at your own peril.

Alice in Jails - Prison Episode

Color Pages & Epilogue I
Prologue I
Prologue II
Prologue III
Prologue IV
Chapter 1 Front
Chapter 1 Back
Chapter 2 Front
Chapter 2 Back
Interlude I
Chapter 3 Front
Chapter 3 Back
Chapter 4 Front
Chapter 4 Back
Chapter 5 Front & Back, Connecting Chapter, Remaining Chapter

Alice in Jails - Streets Episode

Peter Pan in Chains

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Baccano! 1934 - Alice in Jails - Prison Episode: Prologue II

If you saw the "sneak peek" I posted nearly two years ago, this is pretty much that with some minor touch-ups for flow and context. Yeesh. I can't believe it's been that long since then.

I'll be taking a few days off from this for the Genshiken chapter and then I'll be back with the third prologue. Enjoy.

Alice in Jails - Prison Episode

Color Pages & Epilogue I
Prologue I
Prologue II
Prologue III
Prologue IV
Chapter 1 Front
Chapter 1 Back
Chapter 2 Front
Chapter 2 Back
Interlude I
Chapter 3 Front
Chapter 3 Back
Chapter 4 Front
Chapter 4 Back
Chapter 5 Front & Back, Connecting Chapter, Remaining Chapter

Alice in Jails - Streets Episode

Peter Pan in Chains


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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Baccano! 1934 - Alice in Jails - Prison Episode: Prologue I

In case you haven't read the novels covered by the anime, Edward Noah is one of the FBI agents who cleans up after the Flying Pussyfoot incident in the anime along with his coworker Bill Sullivan. In the books, he appears a bit before that as a police detective; there's a bit of bad blood between him and the Martillo Family (and Firo in particular), but he gets moved to the Bureau of Investigation (the organization that would later become the FBI) shortly after the story starts.

If I'm not mistaken, this is Victor's first proper appearance in the series--though he did introduce Nile back in the color pages of The Children of Bottle--and man, what a first impression to make, eh?

The next prologue is coming tomorrow, since technically I have most of it done already and just need to brush it up a little.

Alice in Jails - Prison Episode
Color Pages & Epilogue I
Prologue I
Prologue II
Prologue III
Prologue IV
Chapter 1 Front
Chapter 1 Back
Chapter 2 Front
Chapter 2 Back
Interlude I
Chapter 3 Front
Chapter 3 Back
Chapter 4 Front
Chapter 4 Back
Chapter 5 Front & Back, Connecting Chapter, Remaining Chapter

Alice in Jails - Streets Episode

Peter Pan in Chains

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Baccano! 1934 - Alice in Jails - Prison Episode: Color Pages and Epilogue I

So, every time I say "hopefully this next chapter will come faster," it doesn't. Exercising some genre savvy, I will make no promises. On the plus side, though, the chapters are much shorter this time around, so there's that.

I'm aware that this particular volume has already been translated by someone else, but for reasons I'm hoping will become readily apparent upon reading, I'm just going to continue going in order right from the end of The Slash.

Enjoy.

PDF here.

Alice in Jails - Prison Episode
Color Pages & Epilogue I
Prologue I
Prologue II
Prologue III
Prologue IV
Chapter 1 Front
Chapter 1 Back
Chapter 2 Front
Chapter 2 Back
Interlude I
Chapter 3 Front
Chapter 3 Back
Chapter 4 Front
Chapter 4 Back
Chapter 5 Front & Back, Connecting Chapter, Remaining Chapter

Alice in Jails - Streets Episode

Peter Pan in Chains

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spotted Flower 5

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Hobo-1, if you're reading this and plan on continuing Spotted Flower, drop me an email and let me know. I'm just doing this because it looks like you've dropped off the face of the Earth. I tried to emulate your font choices so if you pick up from the next chapter, (probably) nobody will notice.

Anyway, if you read and follow Genshiken, you probably know what this is. If you don't, here's a brief summary: Kio Shimoku, the mangaka of Genshiken, is releasing very short installments of a new series, Spotted Flower,in the thrice-a-year magazine Rakuen Le Paradis. The story is about a married couple who totally are not Genshiken's Madarame Harunobu and totally not Kasukabe Saki, dealing with the events leading up to the birth of their first child.

Hints are dropped everywhere that the couple actually are Madarame and Saki, including in the title itself: the character "mada" as in Madarame means "spotted," while the character "saki," when used as a verb and not a name, means "to bloom." So, yeah. Nobody quite knows why Kio is doing this, but hey, I'm not complaining.

If this is your first introduction to the series and you're interested in starting, you can find the previous chapters easily enough online, both to download and to read online.

Otherwise, enjoy.

P.S. Bet you totally didn't notice that the imaginary son has the exact same hairstyle that Madarame has right now in Nidaime.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Baccano! 1933 - THE SLASH - Bloody to Fair: Epilogue & Remnants

The Epilogue is the end of The Slash storyline, but there is actually more to the book itself. Like the name implies, the "Remnants, or New Prologues" more or less lead into the 1934 Alice in Jails/Peter Pan in Chains arc (volumes 8~10). This book also includes the second author's midword I've ever read. 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
Epilogue & Remnants



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bambino! Volume 15, Final Chapter

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Enjoy. I am very tired. Good night. I am going to sleep forever now.

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P.S. Shoutouts to all the dudes who have helped me with this series when I asked for it. You are all awesome.

Bambino! Volume 15, Chapters 162-163

Chapter 162
Chapter 163

Final chapter coming tomorrow.

edit: Properly resized two pages in chapter 163.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bambino! Volume 15, Chapter 161

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Preparare arc is finished. I'll be releasing both chapters of the next arc, Pioggia, together. Enjoy.

Bambino! Volume 15, Chapter 160

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About the mention of Ban's accent in this chapter: Ban's Hakata (Fukuoka) accent is actually pretty strong; I tone it down a lot because reading an accent gets really old really fast. Still, it's there, so keep that in mind while you read the bit where the subject comes up. Enjoy.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bambino! Volume 15, Chapter 159

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Halfway through the volume. Ole!

Bambino! Volume 15, Chapter 158

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To be honest, the thing about miso and ojiya crossed my mind too when I first read that chapter years back.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bambino! Volume 15, Chapter 157

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This chapter really doesn't flow that well in my opinion, but it's sort of fluff anyway. The arc proper starts next chapter. Enjoy.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Bambino! Volume 15, Chapter 156

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BOMBS DROPPED

I actually didn't notice this until I was scanlating, but whoa, check page 48. Even Oda's in the kitchen cooking!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bambino! Volume 15, Chapter 155

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Megu and Eri both call Etsuya "Ecchan" but honestly I don't think it works very well so I took it out. In retrospect, I should have taken out Odacchi as well. Actually, if I could go back in time I'd do this manga without honorifics entirely--I don't really think it needs them. Oh well.

Next arc starts next chapter.

Enjoy.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Bambino! Volume 14, Chapter 153

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OH SNAP

This is the end of volume 14. Bambino's going on a little break while the guy who's been kind enough to provide me raws for the last couple of volumes scans volume 15 (please don't link me the raw that's available on the net; they're terrible).

Just got the raws, business will proceed as usual.

Enjoy.

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Bambino! Volume 14, Chapter 152

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It took me 152 chapters to realize those little filler pages with nothing in particular were meant to alter the page order so that double page spreads aren't followed/preceded by a blank page, or cut in half.

I am shame

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bambino! Volume 14, Chapter 151

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I've been doing this series for almost two years. Good God.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bambino! Volume 14, Chapter 149

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For what it's worth (shifty introduction and pimp hand notwithstanding) I like Etsuya's character a lot.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bambino! Volume 14, Chapter 147

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Before you go back to the beginning of the manga and check, no, Etsuya did not make an appearance before his appearance in this chapter. I still like his character, though. Enjoy!

Genshiken (hopefully) coming tomorrow. Just need to run a last reference check.