Tuesday, August 31, 2010

WOW, it's Vocaloid and Download Mirrors

If you were paying attention, you'd know that we've had issues with links getting reported and such.  I'm not 100% sure if it's manual reporting, as popular mediafire links seem to be coming down all over the place lately, so I wouldn't rule out some sort of bot-reporting or manual checks of links with a certain number of hits in a short time period.  Anyway the solution I've come to is just giving the general sharefolder link for WOW!scans in the mediafire, and also setting up a share folder on megaupload.  I'll still put up direct links with new releases, but bookmark these two, because they're where reuploads will show up when links break:

General WOW! housekeeping stuff:
I'd like to sub the Prunus Girl drama CD, but for a variety of reasons it would be a massive pain in the ass compared to working with manga.  If anyone wants to work on it as a joint release, email me and we can talk about exactly which aspects I'd need help with before considering it seriously any time soon.  I'll probably do something for it translation wise anyway, but not till the very very end of my to do list.
We're looking for Mei no Naisho raws.  If anyone has a copy they could scan or somehow ran across raws online (I couldn't find any when I looked ;_;) It's be awesome if you could share.  So far volume one is out by another group (find em on mangahelpers), and it's a really cute story, so I'd like to get the ball rolling on it again.

Yeah, yesterday I said I had something to share, and I do.  It's the four disc compilation album from comiket that you may have seen me mention at some point.  Since it's four discs, and it uses Miku, Rin, Len, and possibly more, and the musical styles change from song to song, AND it's a compilation of works be different artists, I think it has something for everyone.  Definitely check it out.  External link for this one, since tora.to already messes up tags a bit, I don't want to mangle them further and then re upload:

Also, holic is uploading some stuff, I think all the comiket albums are reposts of stuff I've already shared here (with 90% more mangled tags...), but he's sharing some Voc@loid M@ster stuff as well.  Holic does garble his tags and album names pretty badly, but it's still worth sharing his blog link with ya:

Monday, August 30, 2010

WOW, we're caught up to Japan

Alright, so first things first, we're proud to bring you Prunus Girl chapter 16, the most recent chapter published in Gangan Joker - meaning we're now caught up with the Japanese serialization, and it'll be month waits between chapters again.  I guess that's both a good thing and a bad thing as a fan when you get caught up like that.  Also, since they're advertising the Drama CD so much, you might have gotten interested in it...  I'm seeding the mp3 version on TokyoToshokan right now, or you can snag it from the DDL's below.
Chapter 16 direct link:

Drama CD:
Drama CD liner notes and art scans only:

Other than that, I thought it might be nice to let you guys know I already have some raws in my hands for series in Waai vol 2 that we're for sure taking over, so expect Waai stuff to be next on the (non-hentai) plate.
We may do something else by abgrund before taking the plunge into the Waai projects, it all depends on how we feel over the next day or two.

It's looking like someone's been reporting our links to mediafire or something, since earlier today all three Prunus Girl releases and the Love Pura doujin all got removed at the same time.  They're back up, you can grab them here:  http://www.mediafire.com/?nz347zx170bng
I'm going to get a megaupload set up for WOW!scans as well so that we have some backup mirrors going on, but always let me know when you notice something got taken down so I can reupload it.  Before trying to tell me something's down though, make sure to check that folder share link I just posted, as I'm not going to go through the whole blog and change all the direct links every time something gets replaced.  That was a long blog post, so expect another post tomorrow with the scoop on the megaupload stuff, I have some Vocaloid shares to get up anyway.

Friday, August 27, 2010

WOW, we're "Energetically" pursuing Waai

Alright, so I know a lot of people are waiting warmly for news of the situation surrounding translation of the Waai manga.  If you were paying attention, you'd probably guessed it was about time for me to get in touch with The Energy Trade about this very concern.  Basically, the plans we've worked out for the moment are for WOW!scans to work on the stories that The Energy Trade isn't working on, and The Energy Trade will continue with Sazanami Cherry, Otokonoko Tokidoki Onnanoko, and Reversible School Life.  They're also pretty near to being ready to release a one-shot that ran in the first issue of Waai.  I also offered to share staff for possible joint releases to hopefully help expedite releases on the series we're leaving in their hands.  Now, I know some of you are probably concerned that you'll be waiting forever for the series we left with The Energy Trade due to the wait you've already endured - if they don't start making releases by the time we've worked our way through the other stories, I'm planning on keeping in touch with them and we'd renegotiate things at that point to make sure you guys get your translations in a reasonable time frame.  Now, I don't like making updates without giving you something to download, so I've uploaded the raw of the first volume of Waai, broken into two parts.  There's the manga, obviously, but Waai actually has a lot more going on in it than the manga.  The other sections include a lot of visual novel game articles and anime articles, and there's some interesting crossdressing related ads and stuff.  This part of the magazine probably won't get translated, so it's safe to grab the raw now and not have to worry about replacing it later.

Articles and extras:

Raw manga:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Little Out of Character, I Know...

This blog doesn't pretend to be anything other than a source for uploads and scanlations, but Satoshi Kon's passing and last words touched me enough that I felt like I should at least put up the link to the translation of the letter he left behind.  I won't comment further, other than simply saying that he was an amazing individual in his work and private lives, and he'll definitely be missed by many.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Prunus Girl 15

Well, chapter 15 is now out.  This brings us to the point where publicly available raws run out, and within one chapter of being fully caught up.  It's also our fourth release in 8 days, so it'll be a little slower process into chapter 16, I think.  Maybe early next week on this one.  Even if you read Juhachi's translation of this chapter on Mangafox, I'd recommend picking up our version, since he made some really...  interesting... choices.  Compare panels two and three of page 15 between ours and his (or the raw and his) and you'll notice that he decided to just remove some text and not provide any translation for it - this isn't the only time he did, but it is the most noticeable
Direct link:

So, after Prunus Girl is caught up, you're wondering how we'll keep busy?  I'm going to try and figure out what's going on with Waai and their scanlators in the next few days, and we may check out some stuff from Change H depending on how things turn out with Waai.  There's always the thought of doing some more porn, that was a lot of fun too...  In any event, we'll definitely keep you all informed of our plans.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Prunus Girl 14

Well, we've finished it at last! (Or already.  The sense of time with these things has gotten a little distorted due to recent events...)
Direct link here:

So, to kind of help sort out what's going on with translations, 14 and 15 are available by some Juhachi guy at Mangatraders.  His translation is worth reading if you're impatient, but it's a speed job, so if you do wind up reading his, snag ours for your archive.  Also, we have an exclusive raw provider (there aren't publicly available raws) for chapter 16, so stuff won't be a clusterfuck anymore.  Our copy of chapter 15 will probably be out tomorrow or sometime Wednesday, I'm planning on having the script ready for Koizumi when he wakes up tomorrow so he can figure out when he's fitting it into his LoL schedule...  That's all I'm going to say to address the Juhachi situation or our current planned schedule for the moment.

Other than that, someone on /a/ asked for some Hideyoshi batch uploads, there's a batch of 7 doujins and a batch of 4 doujins plus a fan art folder.  It's a mix of translated and raw, the translated ones are all properly labeled with their scan group names (none of these were WOW!scans projects):

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Prunus Girl Status Update and More c78 Vocaloid

So, since I know a lot of people are waiting (im)patiently for more translations of Prunus Girl, and I promised to keep everyone in the loop so that you don't get worried that things are going to get forgotten again, I figured you could use a rough schedule for the next chapter or two.  Barring any surprises, I'd expect chapter 14 by late Tuesday or sometime Wednesday.  15 will hopefully be done sometime this coming weekend.  After that I'll probably be dying for another few days of rest from translating again, so I won't try to project anything specific for chapter 16.  After that it may be time for another abgrund book (Eien 2, I'm looking at you) for a change of pace.  Also, someone at desuchan's /tr/ bought and uploaded one of abgrund's Taru Yume books, so maybe that'll help tide you all over:

On the Vocaloid front, something just recently got uploaded from c78 that may excite a lot of people...  The picture for this post is the cover from "Centralia," and album full of Rin-rock.  I love Miku, but it sure is nice to get some variety once in a while, and Rin's so suited to rock that you can't help but be happy when an album full of it falls into your lap all of a sudden.  External link for this one, since ALL the tags would be fucked if I tried a reupload for you guys:
There's also a single that's pretty darn good.  It's really trance-y, and has a heavier beat than a lot of the Vocaloid you hear coming out all the time, which is a nice change of pace too.  It's called "Sky Ended" and it's from "Frozen System Records."  Unfortunately it's only one song with 5 different mixes, but I definitely think it's worth the download:

Friday, August 20, 2010

Prunus Girl 13

Well, it's our first legitimate (non-porn ;;>_>) manga release as WOW!scans!  Prunus Girl chapter 13, The Summer Box Garden War (Conclusion) is finally out!  I don't have too terribly much to say this time around, other than suggesting a reread of chapter 12 before you jump into this one (since it is a continuation, and there is a little thing that you could have missed/forgotten that turns out to be fairly significant).  Find it in the Wow!scans folder, or with this direct link:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Time to show some love for the Vocaloid stuff...

Alright, I'll probably do up more detailed reviews on these three re-uploads later (maybe not, we'll see what happens with my other projects to eat my motivation).  All three of them are brand new from comiket 78.  There's a sasakure.UK album, which is wonderful as usual, a P-Rhythmatiq which is also something that you'd expect to be good (and it meets those expectations).  The third one, however, is from Nation-One, someone most Vocaloid fans probably haven't heard of (I know I hadn't, at least).  While the first two are Miku-centric as usual, Nation-One uses some of the other Vocaloids...  that's not what caught my attention though.  The Nation-One album also has a couple of Eurobeat tracks on it, and that's a cheesy genre that's near and dear to my heart.  All three are definitely worth checking out.  I will warn you though, my computer garbled the labels on some of the tracks, since I haven't been able to get language packs working right since my boot drive crashed a while back.  Also, the P-Rhythmatiq album is in ogg vorbis format - I may convert that and offer it in .mp3 as well, but it'd be a direct conversion between the two anyway.  Enough of me talking, here's the folder link for these in case you don't want to dig down to it from the main share folder link:

I'll also point out though, there's a few other fairly recent uploads in the main Vocaloid albums folder that people may or may not have noticed...  The Aku no Musume stage production OST is in there now, and it's a really nice, soothing listen.  The EXIT TUNES album with Ryu remixes is also a recent upload, and it has (imo) the all time best version of PoPiPo on it, along with a lot of other fun stuff.

Comiket 78 and what we're planning for the coming couple of weeks.

Well, at the moment we're probably two-ish days away from our next release, depending on a few factors.  The next thing coming down the line will be Prunus Girl chapter 13, and we'll probably do 14 and 15 immediately afterwards to catch people up to the raw scans, since the other group left everyone hanging for so long.  To tide you all over until things start releasing, I've got a trap folder for stuff from comiket 78 - I'm sure you all have places you're going to keep an eye on the doujins being scanned and uploaded from c78, but hardly any of them are labeling/announcing things as trap material, so I thought this might be a worthwhile thing to do.  So far there's three doujins: a new abgrund/udk project, some Final Fantasy Tactics parody doujin, and the fourth installation of Naburi.  If you don't want to have to dig around the general share folder to figure out where this stuff is showing up, it'll all be here:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Inagural release! Love Pura at last!

Well, due to Koizumi playing LoL and lots of perfectionist cleaning fixes (like fixing where words came out of Aikawa's hair),  it took until now for this to be finished...  I think you'll all be happy with it anyway though.  From this release, you might all have a few guesses as to what else we may have in the works, but I'm not going to give away any of the surprises.  I will say that anyone with raws from Waai (Sazanami Cherry, Reversible School Life, or Onn no Ko Tokidoki Onna no Ko) or raws of any of the Taru Yume series of doujins ought to let us know - I'd like to pick those projects up, but raws are scarce.

Direct link: http://www.mediafire.com/?ykvb2gc0d0kt90d
Also, stuff from WOW!scans has it's own folder in my mediafire, so you can just get there that way without hunting for posts once this front page starts to get crowded.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

First things first.

Alright, there's something exciting in the works for later tonight or early tomorrow morning (depending on when Koizumi's faggot ass stops playing LoL) that led to the creation of this blog.  But, since I'm bored and setting things up beforehand, I'll start with some slightly older content first.  If you followed me here from /a/, you'll know that most of my contributions are either trap oriented or Vocaloid oriented.  The first handful of updates will be more focused on the traps, then once all the rubble settles from C78 I'll do some Vocaloid related shit.  For now, check out these two recommendation charts and the related uploads here:  www.mediafire.com/yamada