Saturday, March 24, 2012

TV-animation Complete File Chapter 1

Remember a long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away) when I said I was going to scan the Highschool of the Dead anime Complete File? Well, I gave you half of the first chapter after a long delay and then seemingly forgot about it. I actually didn't forget, I just didn't have time to work on it. I had to rescan most pages and basically start the whole thing over, but I finally have the first chapter, titled "Mortalis," done in its entirety. So, finally, here it is:

In case you don't know, this is the guide book for the HOTD anime that came out in April 2011. It contains character profiles, information about weapons and vehicles, cast and crew interviews, episode guides, and more. The first chapter is about characters, both major and minor, and it has interviews with the major voice actors. I'm treating the Complete File like an art book, which means I am leaving it untranslated. The only things I would be able to translate by myself anyway are titles and names, but you won't be missing much without those.

Amazon is now selling Shouji Sato Artworks, so I will be able to get a copy for sure now. I probably won't scan the entire thing, but I will scan any new illustrations that it contains. It ended up costing a bit more than I had been hoping, so I just wanted to ask you to please donate if you can. I may have to pay separate shipping for this and the September issue of Dragon Age even though they caome out on the same day, so I would appreciate any help you can give.

I don't know when I'll finish Chapter 2 of the Complete File, but it won't take nearly as long as this one took. In the meantime, I would recommend buying your own copy at Amazon or another online store. The shipping is costly, but it's definitely worth it.  

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Maken-Ki! Chapter 46 Raw

I told you I would finish this chapter way sooner than I did the last, so here it is.

Not a lot happens in this one, but we do learn more about Takeru's past and his connection to Inaho. Hopefully, the action will resume next month.

I'm sure most of you know this by now, but Hidoi~! finally released their scanlation of Chapter 41 with the help of Japanzai. Unfortunately, they don't seem to be working any faster on getting Chapter 42 or any other chapters done anytime soon, so I will continue to post raws for now. If they catch up to me and start releasing scanlated chapters within a week or so of their original release, I may drop it, but we'll see if that ever happens.

With this, I'm pretty much caught up on everything I have to scan until next month's issue of Dragon Age. Stay close, though, because I may have a surprise between now and then. I won't say anything about it now in case it doesn't work out. See you soon.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Triage X Chapter 23 Raw

It's another exciting chapter. The situation at the TV studio continues to become more dire.

This month's issue of Dragon Age is exceptionally lewd, with a ridiculous amount of nudity, sexually suggestive situations, and bath scenes, which is saying a lot considering their general leniency with mature content. If you read Highschool DxD, I think you'll be very satisfied with this month's chapter. Unfortunately, Triage X didn't meet the standards set by other series, but there does seem to be a little more sexiness than usual. Anyway, enjoy.

Monthly Dragon Age - April (3/9/2012) and Maken-Ki! Chapter 45 Raw

No Highschool of the Dead next month, but there is still plenty to talk about in this issue.

First, there is an advertisement for the new game Lollipop Chainsaw which includes the illustration that came with Triage X Volume 4. I'll include a scan with Triage X Chapter 23 raws, but in the meantime gringe from XLG posted a scan at Danbooru. Besides the fact that Rei and Saeko are playable characters (or costumes), this game actually looks pretty fun, and I plan on buying it. The release date is June 12. I was concerned that the North American release wouldn't include the anime characters since there is no Premium Edition as there is in Japan, but I found out on the Lollipop Chainsaw Twitter account (via this Siliconera article) that all costumes will be available in all countries. I'm sure they will be downloadable add-ons that cost extra money, but it's better than importing the game from Japan.

There's also an advertisement for the new Shouji Sato Artworks art book. I'll include this with Triage X later as well. It seems there is no way to order this online yet. The advertisement is actually a form that you have to fill out and send or give to a store in Japan to pre-order the book. If this is the only way to get the art book, then I don't think I will be buying this one. Importing from Japan is expensive enough, and paying for a proxy service to buy it for me would just make it too expensive to be worth it. It seems it will mostly be old illustrations anyway, so there won't be much new material to see. Hopefully it will become available on Amazon or somewhere else that delivers overseas so I can buy it.

The raws of Triage X Chapter 23 will come later today or tomorrow. I don't know when I'll post Maken-Ki! Chapter 46, but it won't come as late as last time. Before I start on it, I'm going to finish my part of the editing for FCE Volume 1. You should know this doesn't mean Volume 1 will be done soon, it just means it will be a lot closer to being done. My part of the editing will be done, but HOTDcups still has to do the typesetting and more editing before it's finished.

Finally, here's the raws of Chapter 45 of Maken-Ki!:

Sorry for the long delay. If you could see how busy I've been lately, you would understand and maybe even commend me for getting anything done at all.