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

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Genshiken 59

Oh God Keiko you are the awesomest little sis ever.

I shall say no more.



Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Black Lagoon - Shaitane Badi: Chapter 3 (1/2)

I'm fully aware that most of the internet-isms used here were not in use during the early nineties. See the slang clause from chapter 1. If you're reading this, I have faith in your ability to understand 21st century English net-talk.

This is the first half or so of the chapter. Can't say when the second half will come out, but keep an eye out for it. There's a few familiar faces who're showing up very soon. Hope you enjoy.

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

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Genshiken 58

I love them all already.
Yes! Raws!

For the record, no, I'm not going to scanlate this yet. Mangastream's cleaners could probably kick my arse five ways to Friday, and their translations aren't unreadable. I guess. I suck at translating things that other people are already doing, anyway. Zero motivation. So yeah, this is just gonna be ranting and raving and rambling from me. Spoilers below the cut.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Oh hay what's this

Someone brought this to my attention:

There's a PDF version of Children of Bottle compiled here, which is pretty awesome. They didn't use my edits of the images especially the color ones I spent hours on yeah I know right but for those of you who may want to read the Amazing Adventures of Czeslaw Meyer and Minions Friends somewhere that's not on my dinky blog, there you have it.

edit: I tried my hand at making my own version here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Totally not Madarame Harunobu

Are you serious I mean what the hell totally not cool man teasing on this level should be illegal in 300 countries

By the by, "madara" (斑 as in Madarame Harunobu) means "spotted," and "saki" (咲 as in Kasukabe Saki) means "to bloom." The rage, it is unfathomable.

I have work up to me arse and this still has made me stop for a good half hour just to read up on it.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Black Lagoon - Shaitane Badi: Chapter 2

The last woman you ever want to be the last woman you ever see.

See, this is why I don't make promises. Dohohoho~

Next chapter is probably going to take even longer to get out. Don't wait on it. I've got a tidal wave of work coming on. I may release the chapter in parts, depending on how well I think it flows chopped into even smaller bits.

To the dude who asked about pdf: I shamelessly admit to complete ignorance in that field. If you're willing to drop me a line by email telling me how to do it, I may be willing to go about doing it, sometime in the future.

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

Monday, October 25, 2010

Genshiken 2

...I just wish I had a raw to read instead of mangastream's translations. But hey, I'm in no position to complain.

Other than that. So. Good.

I don't care what some people are saying about how Kio is milking his cash cow or somesuch. I loved this manga so much, and it hasn't changed a bit. Maybe my nostalgia glasses are blinding me. I can't bring myself to care.

I laughed out loud so many times. Goddammit, Kuchiki. I'll say it for you.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Black Lagoon - Shaitane Badi: Chapter 1

 Pak Tsz Sin of the Kan Yi Fan Triad, the Walking Dude, Babe. Chang Wai-San.

There's a scene straight out of a John Woo film in this chapter. Remember, rule of cool. Put those Reality Shades away.

I realize some/all of the slang used here may not have been in use in the early/mid-nineties or even used by the same people, but 1. I wasn't there at the time and 2.I'm not getting paid for this anyway and I can't be arsed to look up everything for historical accuracy. If you are a college professor of slang and reading incorrect slang gives you aneurysms or somesuch, I apologize in advance.

Next chapter should might possibly be a bit quicker since it's just shy of half the length of this one.

Much thanks to passerby Anonymous(es? Anonymii?) and Anonymous Stem for putting forth herculean effort to make the double spread with Caroline and Jake look good.


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

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Aimless speculation about Brother Chang

More ranting/speculation on stuff I don't really have the will to search for right now.

Lots and lots of rambling, baseless pondering, and very very minor spoilers for Shaitane Badi below the cut.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Black Lagoon - Shaitane Badi: Color Pages, Dramatis Personae, and Prologue

Black Lagoon - Shaitane Badi
Original work and illustrations by Hiroe Rei
Written by Urobuchi Gen

All right, here we go again. Hello, Revy. It's been a while.

Urobuchi's style is a bit different from Narita's. I dunno if I'll be able to get it across quite right, but I'll try my best. I have no idea if that's the correct romanization of Arabic. It's supposed to mean "devil's wind." Any pointers in regards to that would be welcome.

I might be splitting the actual chapters into portions because they're long (I'd wager around 15k to 20k words apiece) and I don't wanna leave you guys with periods where there's nothing to read. Well, long periods. Longer than usual. Eheheh. We'll see.

Without spoiling too much about the story, the book's kinda divided into three separate storylines with varying degrees of seriousness. I think that together they kinda manage to touch on everything that Black Lagoon has to offer, from the bleak and serious (dare I say grimdark?) parts to the the more humorous off-the-wall bits.

I liked it well enough. I guess it's up to me to help you enjoy it too.

Oh, and the second color spread of Roanapur is supposed to look crinkled like that.

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

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Baccano! 2001 - The Children of Bottle: Epilogue

Phew. Done at last. My thoughts (along with a copious amount of bitching) are at the end, so I'll spare you for now. Enjoy!

Color Pages
Preface & Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Baccano! 2001 - The Children of Bottle: Chapter 5

I'm guessing that by now you already know what he wants from you.

Man. I'm finally almost done with this thing. Keep an eye out for the epilogue which should be coming soon. Do you guys want the author's notes? Honestly there's nothing really interesting in there, but let me know either way. Anyway, enjoy.

Color Pages
Preface & Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

So about Balalaika.

Where the hell does her real name being "Vladilena" come from? Is it in the anime or something? I'm seeing it all over the English web and I cannot find a source for this thing, especially when her real name (which is decidedly different from Vladigoddamnlena) is explicitly stated in the light novel. Seriously, it's [citation needed] here.

Just something that's been bothering me on and off for months.

P.S. Baccano chapter incoming tonight. Probably.

edit: Thanks. Vladilena N. Vasilinov, eh? Okay, that's even dumber than I first surmised, because dropping your real name in front of the authorities after engaging in a completely avoidable firefight which you initiated, just to get out of a minor pinch, would defeat the whole purpose of having a code name in the first place. Balalaika is not that stupid. God damn.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bambino! Volume 5, Chapter 53

The sound effect here is "PFFFFFT" just in case it wasn't clear.

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That's the end of this volume. I got good news and bad news.

Good news is, I'm (tentatively, maybe sorta kinda perhaps and every other weasel term I can think of) back with some free time to spare for fan translation.

Bad news (for you!) is that I'm probably not gonna be spending that time on Bambino. More specifically, I wanna focus on finishing up the volume of Baccano I've been working on for forever and a half months, and after that, maybe (if I'm lucky and get someone awesomely skilled [hint hint] to merge that blasted spread for me) the Black Lagoon novel by Urobuchi Gen which I feel was pretty good and worth giving a shot.

So, yeah. Them's the breaks. Enjoy the chapter.

I'm not dropping Bambino, just to make things clear. Though if anyone wants to take it on they're free to do so without needing my permission (seriously, asking scanlators for permission is just silly).

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bambino! Volume 5, Chapter 52

 Whatcha doooooooing?

Again, I'm not really "back." Just finishing stuff that I've had sitting half-done for months. No promises on when the next chapters will be out. I've learned my lesson (again) with promises. Heh. Enjoy.

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FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFffffffffffuuuuuuuuuUuuuuuuuuuuuUUuuuuuuuccccck YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

Genshiken manga getting continued? This is hands down the best news I've read all year. ALL. YEAR.

Baccano! 2001 - The Children of Bottle: Chapter 4

I would like to say I'm back, but this is more finishing stuff I was working on before than anything. Anyway! This is the longest chapter of the bunch; all that's left is one more chapter and then an epilogue or two. Color pages are coming soon. I think. That may be a Soon™ ala Blizzard Entertainment. done. Kinda. I can't really figure out a way to make them look half-decent with horizontal English text, so I'm leaving them unedited, just merged so you can see what the picture looks like.

Hope you all enjoy.

Color Pages
Preface & Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5


I don't normally ask or look for help, but this is so far beyond my meager photoshop abilities it's not even funny.

I need someone who can merge a double page illustration spread. Preferably so well that you can't tell the two pages were separate. It goes without saying that you would have to be better than me, though I suppose that's not such a tall order. There are Hands in the spread's gap (I say this with a deliberate capital H), and Shading. I can't offer you anything solid, but if you wish I could include a credits page or summat that mentions you in tones of awed wonder once I get started on this project.

If you feel that you are a bad enough dude (or gal) to undertake this mission, click the jump break and see what needs to be done. Big thanks in advance to anyone and everyone who takes the time to fiddle with this.

I think I've got what I need. Much thanks to the kind soul(s) who pitched in. (˚∀˚)

Monday, August 23, 2010


Err... sorry?

I wanted to wait until I had something to post but that looks more and more like it's gonna take awhile. Other things have been taking priority.

So, uh, yeah. See you when I get some breathing room.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Rumors of my death...

...are (sadly?) unfounded.

Rumors of my staying up till god knows when in the morning to watch the World Cup and generally partying, however, are not. Sorry to all of you who've been waiting for releases and especially so since I promised to tell you all if I went missing.

Schedule is as follows:
1. Watch the World Cup.
2. Finish the current volume of Bambino.
3. Finish the volume of Baccano I'm stalling on.
4. ???
5. ?!?!

So yeah. That's me in a nutshell right now. Go Germany!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bambino! Volume 5, Chapter 51

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Whoa. It's been a while, hasn't it? Work's been keeping me pretty busy, but that's all done now so I should be fine for about a week. Hopefully I'll be able to finish up the volume today. Enjoy.

Edit: Okay, maybe not.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bambino! Volume 5, Chapter 50

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Whew. Well now.  Hmm.

Ban learns that having a fiery temper isn't always a good thing, despite what manga may tell you.  ヽ( ・∀・)ノ

Bambino! Volume 5, Chapter 49

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Mmm. Almost at 50 chapters. What a trip it's been.

Anyway, enjoy. I'll try to get the next chapter out soon.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bambino! Volume 5, Chapter 48

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Man, all my non-working these days goes into SSFIV and reading my newly arrived novels. Eheheh...

I'll try and up the pace a little, but you know what Master Yoda said about trying...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bambino! Volume 5, Chapter 47

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Has it been so long already? Man, time sure flies when you're, uh, working, I guess. I should have a little bit more free time and I'm consciously taking a break from SSFIV, so the next chapter shouldn't take so long. Enjoy.

edit: Oh wait my novels arrive the day after tomorrow never mind

Friday, May 7, 2010

Bambino! Volume 5, Chapter 46

Ain't it the truth, Katori.

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Guys, I translate for a living. It just so happens that my hobby is pretty much the same as my job, except I get to do what I enjoy and want to share instead of essays, reports and speeches that could put a grown man to sleep from fifty yards in five seconds flat.

If you look at the little Project Status link to the upper right, you'll notice that my schedule is whatever I decide it is. This ain't gonna change, though if I ever go on a break of more than a few days like I did in early April, I'll post it here. So please, enough questions about when this or that'll be out. It'll be out when it's out, except when it isn't. And in that case it'll be out later.

This ain't aimed at all of you, just a few, hmm, shall we say, overly eager individuals. If you think it's you, it probably isn't. If you know it's you, then yeah, it's you.

Anyway, enjoy.

P.S. Dudley keeps it classy.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bambino! Volume 5, Chapter 45

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I could probably be releasing faster but most of my free time is going into SSFIV. ┐(  ̄ー ̄)┌

Anyway, enjoy.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Bambino! Volume 5, Chapter 44

I swear the mangaka's a Gundam otaku.

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For those of you who are wondering why I'm releasing so slowly these days: I actually have work to do now. Don't worry, I'm not dead. Yet.

Enjoy the chapter.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bambino! Volume 5, Chapter 43

Dat Salad

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This pretty much ends the Hayama introduction mini-arc, hope you enjoyed it. Read below after you've finished the chapter.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bambino! Volume 4, Chapter 42

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Sorry for the wait, I got stuck on the mahjong (I never learned how to play it and I winged most if not all of the terms there, so forgive me if it doesn't make sense). This marks the end of volume 4, so look down there for the batch download.


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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bambino! Volume 4, Chapter 41

Whee, yay me!

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One chapter left for volume 4. It looks like Hayama's cooking skills haven't rusted, but...?!

Well, you'll have to wait until the next chapter to find out. Enjoy.

Bambino! Volume 4, Chapter 40

Don't forget, you're here forever.

Mmm, suddenly only two chapters left in this volume, and this arc. Enjoy, and ignore the flags popping up right and left.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bambino! Volume 4, Chapter 39

I don't feel like cropping a pic today, so here's some Doraemon.

Enjoy, I actually finished this a few hours ago and forgot all about it.

Edit: Whoops, forgot a page. It's nothing big, though. Should be fixed now.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bambino! Volume 4, Chapter 38

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bambino! Volume 4, Chapter 37

 I deserve to die a million deaths for this. すいまっしぇん (´;ω;`)

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Well, my brother's currently on a plane back to Japan, and I'm back on track. Got a bit of work, so don't expect multiple updates a day, but I'll try and keep up a decent pace. Enjoy!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Baccano! 2001 - The Children of Bottle: Chapter 3

I'm still technically on hiatus, but I had this chapter half done so I figured what the hell.

Also, good news. A kind soul who I know only as tigredebolsillo has uploaded a scan of the 2001 novel raw in addition to raws of all the other novels here (hoshit link's dead), so now I have all the pictures from the book. Previous chapters have had their drawings added in (click them to see them full size!). Color pages are currently undergoing editing, though depending on how I feel about them I may just half-ass them.

Color Pages
Preface & Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hiatus Notice

Not an April Fool's joke.

My brother's visiting from Japan right now so updates are gonna be pretty nonexistent over the 2-odd weeks he's here. Baccano I might manage somehow in my spare time, but sitting down for a good hour or two (away from my brother's prying eyes!) to get a manga chapter done's gonna be a bit of a pain. Sorry to leave you guys on a cliffhanger of sorts, but them's the breaks.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Bambino! Volume 4, Chapter 36

Heated wine, oh god do want

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Note: I take no responsibility for Asuka's Latin; I'm fairly sure that hospes means something quite different but hey, I'm not the mangaka. Chalk it up to her being drunk, eh?

Next chapter's probably gonna be a while. Ugh, editing. Enjoy!

Bambino! Volume 4, Chapter 35

I love this panel.

All I can say is, I wish Sekiya had shown Katori's reaction to the news. Enjoy.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Baccano! 2001 - The Children of Bottle: Chapter 2

Sylvie and I have the same opinion regarding Czeslaw.

Now we're getting into, as far as I know, content that has never been translated into English. Hold on and enjoy the ride. And excuse Elmer's on-and-off British; I've never done a proper British accent before but I just couldn't resist.

Color Pages
Preface & Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bambino! Volume 4, Chapter 34

You'll be saying it too.

 The mini-arc that starts here was pretty hilarious to me. You'll understand when you finish it. Enjoy.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bambino! Volume 4, Chapter 33

Oh how wrong you are.

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Showdown, as Nogami takes Ban to school. Enjoy.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bambino! Volume 4, Chapter 32

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Starting off volume 4, with Ban getting a bad case of cold feet that silly boy starting to realize that being a waiter isn't just about taking orders and carrying plates. Enjoy.

Bambino! Volume 3, Chapter 31

I told you this was a battle manga.

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And that wraps it up for volume 3. Mmm~

I'll understand if you laugh at the last page. I did too.

Enjoy. As always, batch volume download is at the bottom, chapter is at the top.

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Bambino! Volume 3, Chapter 30


More Yona-san and Miyuki being awesome. I love those two.

Bambino! Volume 3, Chapter 29

Wonder what they're looking at?

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This and the chapter after it are ones I like a lot, too. Hope you enjoy 'em also.

Bambino! Volume 3, Chapter 28

A situation that anyone who's ever got on a subway train with a hangover can sympathize with.

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'Nuther chapter, introducing Baccanale's sommelier, who is Benimaru with glasses has a pretty awesome hairstyle. Enjoy.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Baccano! 2001 - The Children of Bottle: Chapter 1

The Alchemists Who Leapt Through Time

So I watched the Baccano! dub for the first time a few days ago and holy shit Elmer has a British accent. This is so hilarious and awesome I can't even begin to describe it. One of the few dub voices I think is really great. I'll be trying to reflect a bit of that in Elmer's lines from now on. I'm shamelessly biased and fickle, so other characters (like Maiza) may not speak with approximations of their dub accents, and others may.

The four main chapters are based on the four kanji of the saying


Color Pages
Preface & Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5

Bambino! Volume 3, Chapter 27

...Was it something I said?

More of poor Ban's sala adventures, as he realizes just because the hall's more relaxed doesn't mean it's any easier. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bambino! Volume 3, Chapter 26

That's what you think.

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Another day, another chapter. Whee~


Bambino! Volume 3, Chapter 25

So surprised his sweat is flowing upwards!

All right, another chapter. The aforementioned tweest is here. Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bambino! Volume 3, Chapter 24

That's right, as of this chapter Bambino! turns into a battle manga!

This wraps up the Fukuoka mini-arc. I'm sure some of you are already missing Baccanale. Stay tuned for next chapter, and a shocking tweest!


Bambino! Volume 3, Chapter 23

So hungry...

This is one of my favorite chapters. Can't say much more or else I'll spoil it. Hope you enjoy.

Bambino! Volume 3, Chapter 22

oh god it's like I'm seeing my own clone

Got a bit restless, so here's another chapter. Have fun, enjoy.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Looking Back on Jotaro's Bizarre Adventure With Pathetic Memory

Go, Blaziken! Magician's Fire!

うろ覚えで振り返る 承太郎の奇妙な冒険 (requires a Nicodou ID)

...I have to say, unless you've read and enjoyed JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3, this probably won't make much sense. No, scratch that. Any sense.

This is basically one guy drawing the Stardust Crusaders part of JoJo's as he remembers it, complete with stunning (?) voice overs and astounding (??) sound effects. Enjoyment factor of this probably hinges more on knowledge of Stardust Crusaders' story than actual Japanese knowledge, though of course the more you understand, the more injokes and conversation you'll get.

As the title says, the humor comes from the artist's hilariously patchwork memory, sometimes mixing and matching events, often reinterpreting them completely. Also cameos from Dio that I coulda sworn weren't in the original.

How did he fit in there? Now there's some fridge logic for you.

What's pretty impressive is that this guy's kept updating for over a year (started in January 2009; last update was March 7th 2010) with over 30 installments. And... well... I can't really describe it. You just have to see for yourself.

Bambino! Volume 3, Chapter 21

Delicious spaghetti, nomnomnom.

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Here we go with another chapter. Man, the editing goes so much faster now. ヽ( ・∀・)ノ


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bambino! Volume 2, Chapter 20

Tell you the truth, he looks like he belongs in middle school in this cut.

Volume download is the one on the bottom.

Mmm. That marks the end of volume 2. I think I'll take a little break for maybe a day or two and then start on the next volume. Hope you enjoy.

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Friday, March 19, 2010

Bambino! Volume 2, Chapter 19

For the record, all of these places are horrendously crowded.

Ban's triumphant (?) return to Fukuoka, and a little more growing up. Enjoy.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bambino! Volume 2, Chapter 18

She's too good for Ban. ;_;

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Mmmm. Next chapter's gonna be a pain. Grumph. As an aside, I'm reasonably certain that the war Tekkan refers to is the war in Iraq (Bambino began serialization in 2005).

We'll see how things go. I might take a short break. But that's a matter for tomorrow. We'll see.


Bambino! Volume 2, Chapter 17

 That aura... ( ´ Д`)

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Waugh. Only 3 more chapters to go with this volume. Then I can go back to lazy arse editing instead of spending something like ten minutes per page. Mmm. Enjoy.

Haha, oh wow.

Isaac and Miria cameo in this week's episode of DRRR!!

Pretty awesome, even though they didn't show up in the book. Shoulda had Elmer, Denkuro and Nile somewhere in there too.

Even though I still don't quite know what to think about Shinra and Celty... I guess I'll keep watching the anime for neta like this. ( ・д・);

Bambino! Volume 2, Chapter 16

Anyone else notice how Ban suddenly became
really handsome at the end of the last chapter for no reason?

Mmm, just 4 more chapters and I'll be done with these annoying raws. Thankfully the quality (read: easiness of sloppy editing) seems to go up for volumes 3 and 4, so hopefully those should come out a bit faster.

Anyway, enjoy.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Baccano! 2001 - The Children of Bottle: Preface and Prologue

"I give this translation 314 points!"
"Out of how many?"

And here we go with the preface and the prologue. In typical Baccano! style, don't be too surprised if things are really confusing at first - it'll all make sense later.

Bambino! Volume 2, Chapter 15

 Dinner at Trattoria Baccanale with not one but two lovely ladies. I'm jealous. ( っ '∼')づ

Waugh, 3 double page spreads.

You wouldn't know it from the art, but Bambino! and its sequel are weekly manga, just like Weekly Shounen Jump's lineup. Pretty impressive, eh?


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bambino! Volume 2, Chapter 14

Chef Shishido's memory is flawless, and he is without mercy.

Editing this chapter was an exercise in hilarity. And by hilarity I mean heart-rending sadness. Delicious redrawing, nomnom.

Hope you enjoy.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Baccano! 2001 - The Children of Bottle: Color Pages

Meet Phil.

Somehow I had the feeling I'd end up doing this when I scribbled out that ramble about this book. It wasn't enough for me to talk about reading it, noooo. I just had to want to share it, too. Sometimes I think I set myself up for this kinda thing.

This'll probably be what I do when I don't feel like doing the image cleaning/editing/typesetting that's required for Bambino! I'll still try to get a chapter out for that at least every few days, though, so don't worry too much. I know these bits have already been translated on bakatsuki but I hear those are J to C to E translations and we all know what that means.

I am not doing the dramatis personae, because it contains a shitload of spoilers and honestly I don't even know why it's at the front of the book.

Anyway. Enjoy.

Complete PDF here!

Baccano! 2001: The Children of Bottle
Written by Narita Ryougo, illustrated by Enami Katsumi.

Color Pages
Preface & Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5