Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Years!

Happy New Year's everyone!  I'm not sure if I'll be around on New Year's Day, so you get your celebratory gifts today instead!  First up, we've got a chapter from another Oto Nyan series for you, this one's called Ato no Matsuri (a festival themed chapter seems appropriate for NYE, right?).

Ato no Matsuri ch 1 DDL:

Next, some Winter Comiket (C79) coverage...  So far we've only got two trap/TG themed doujins. One's a Milky Holmes parody doujin, I didn't like it terribly much, but it's got plenty of sex so it's possibly worth checking out...  There's also a Kyonko doujin that I didn't care for the art in, but I thought it had a really interesting premise.

C79 Trap/TG doujin folder:

And finally, some non-manga stuff I've been sort of compiling for a while.  I dunno how many of you guys listen to J-Core type stuff, but I've been working on getting discogs put together for some of the artists/circles I like.  The first one up is TANO*C...  All it's missing at the moment is the 'Eternal Nanosecond' solo album that came out at C79 and hasn't been uploaded yet.  That'll go in the folder as soon as it appears.  Coming up next in this musical side project are SharpnelSound and Mob Squad Tokyo stuff.

TANO*C Discog folder:

Thursday, December 30, 2010

WOW!, Arrows and Stuff!

That's right, it's Kaichu! chapter 5!  Not terribly much to report on, Oto Nyan stuff is progressing towards release, Mei no Naisho coming soon...  I'll also promise Reversible! ch 3 by next Friday, if Huffman Island blows his latest ETA (NYE), I'll just go ahead and do it myself and cut him out of the process.

Kaichu! ch 5 DDL:

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WOW! Fucking Japanese Influenza!

So, the top image there is this month's Prunus Girl.  Seriously.  After waiting impatiently for GanGan Joker to make it through the snow delays and the xmas mail delays, that's our Prunus Girl for this month.  To make up for it, we've got chapter 0 of our new hentai manga series, Anal Angel.  This one's by the same guy that did Moho Love, but it's all/nearly all traps in it (I think there's one non-trap male character in it, all the rest are traps - no trap on female action).  Since there was a full tank's worth of raws floating around and I really like this guy's art (his dialogue tends to be kind of odd though, ass you'll see), I figured why the hell not.  Also, we're decensoring this one for you guys, so make sure to fap extra hard and think of us :3

Anal Angel ch 0 DDL:

WOW!, It Wasn't a Month Wait For OverDrive this Time!

Got some OverDrive for you guys this time...  I dunno, some parts of this chapter made me feel kind of bad, it's got a little bit of depressing flashback, but it ends on a mostly positive note though, so it's alright.  Prunus Girl raws are still being held up by snow on the east coast.  All I can say is to cross your fingers with us and keep hoping they show up tomorrow.  Porn coming very soon, more Change H and Oto Nyan stuff also coming very soon.  It's late, that's all the eloquence I've got.

OverDrive ch 42 DDL:

Monday, December 27, 2010

WOW!, Balance Policy's Caught Up!

So, here's the first series we picked up from the Change H quarterly.  It's called Balance Policy, and so far it's three chapters long, and ongoing (hopefully the next chapter will run in the Change H RED issue due out in about a month).  For your reading pleasure, we've got all three of them out tonight. I know, I need to get the projects page updated, it'll happen soon, and this'll show up over there as well.

Balance Policy Archive Folder:

Updates on other stuff - Prunus Girl raws got held up due to snow at our raw provider's place, hopefully we'll get scans tomorrow.  Over Drive 42 is in typesetting now, so expect it soon and wait warmly.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas, Part Two

Ok, so it's technically not quite Christmas any more, but just think of Koizumi as that drunk uncle who always staggers into the family gathering the day after Christmas with gifts, since despite being a bit of a screw up, he's a really nice guy.  I really liked this chapter, and I'm glad it's one of the Oto Nyan stories that looks to be on-going rather than just a one-shot.  Project page will get updated tomorrow, I'm tired.

Docchi ch 1 DDL:

We also know some guys with an outfit called [QRS], check out this release *after* you read Docchi ch 1 for best effect (I told you, Koiz is the drunk uncle...):

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Well, it's Christmas, and we've got a gift or two for you guys.  First up is our first Change H release, it's a neat little 4 page short, it's full color, and it's a little more serious/touching than a lot of the Change H stuff.  Change H tends to be lots of cock tease up front, and story second, but this one's kind of the opposite.  We've also got our first serial from Oto Nyan due to release today (man, this one pushes all my buttons just right), but I dunno when Koiz is going to be done with the typesetting, so look for it later as our second xmas gift to y'all.

r.b.i DDL:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

WOW!, It's Mayo Elle Info At Last!

No, we don't have a date/release mode announcement or anything like that, but we've got the two short chapters of Mayo Elle from volumes 2 and 3 translated at last.  Just a warning, it starts in media res, doesn't explain shit, and possible gives us more questions about what the anime will be about than it answers.  That all said, it's a fun little read, and at least we know two characters that are for sure crossdressing boys...

Mayo Elle ch 1-2 DDL:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WOW!, Forget 4chan!

So, some people seemed to be curious about what was up with the bans.  We caught a NSFW ban for the dump (this chapter is SFW, the only thing even questionable is male nipples and groping which is concealed by clothing).  The warning came about when we remade the thread with an explanation in the OP that the chapter was SFW.  He sounded buttmad to me, idk.  The ban from irc came kind of unexpectedly, I was being pretty civil, and they didn't seem to like my assumption that the mod was new or didn't know how to enforce /a/'s rules consistently, apparently, and kickbanned me without any warning.  Shots of the ban and warning now added:

Alright, I don't like pointless posts, but I guess we ought to tell you about this.  We won't be distro'ing through 4chan's /a/ anymore.  We caught a ban, a warning, and a ban from the 4chan irc tonight, all for trying to post Mei no Naisho chapter 5.  We don't spend the time putting together releases to fight our way through that kind of shit, so any /a/nons, just make sure to follow the blog, subscribe to the RSS, or watch mangaupdates.  Oh well.

WOW!, I Dunno What to Say this Time~

Hokay.  So.  We've got the new Mei no Naisho, and we've also got some Cherry Girls raws...  The Cherry Girls stuff, we scanned the second volume, the first is public raws.  We'll be working on Cherry Girls in the near future, but I thought I'd share some deliciously high res scans with y'all, since the book was so damn pretty.  Mei no Naisho this time around was an amazing chapter, anyone who isn't reading this series yet should catch up just because of this chapter, seriously.

MnN ch 5 DDL:

Cherry Girls:

WOW!, Change H Raws Do Exist!

Alright, so being aware that Change H raws get hard to find at times, I did a couple things.  First I organized and reuploaded the first three volumes.  Then, when I scanned our copies of Green and Purple, I separated out the stuff we're going to work on, and uploaded the rest.  Two things to note on the Green and Purple raws.  First, the scans are untouched - they are in the same shape as if I were handing them to our cleaners, no cropping, no resize, no anything.  With all the scanning left to do, it didn't seem like a terribly valuable use of time, since I am absolutely stupid at image editing, even cropping can take me quite a while.  If someone ends up going through and sprucing them up and would be willing to let me swap out the ones in the share folder for something more reader-friendly, let me know.  The second thing is:  By posting these raws like this, I'm kind of hoping some of the stuff we don't end up translating gets picked up by some other group so that you guys get more content in total - However, these raws aren't quite public, if you do use them for a scanlation, please credit NJManga for the raws.

Change H Sharefolder:

Also, Mei no Naisho chapter 5 should be out tomorrow, barring any big incidents.  It's a really good chapter, I'm looking forward to getting it released.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

WOW! Who Expected This!?

Well, some people expressed interest in the parts of Waai other than the manga, so I scanned those parts like I did back when Oto Nyan came out.  The scans are fairly raw, I didn't do much other than crop them, but they're fairly high res, so do what you want with them.  Before anyone asks, no, we aren't going to do anything with the light novel that's being serialized in the end of the magazine (at least not in the foreseeable future.  These raws are courtesy of NJManga, our friendly local raw provider.  I'll add the folder to the projects page later, but for now here's the link:

(The volume three stuff is still uploading as I post this, but it should show up pretty soon.  Let me know if it doesn't.)

Friday, December 17, 2010

WOW!, What a Week!

Well, I know I told some people we'd probably have a release last night, but there were some hold ups...  Instead, to make up for it, tonight's a triple release!  With this chapter, Onnanoko Tokidoki Otokonoko is caught up to the Waai releases just like Sazanami, meaning it'll be a longish wait for the next chapter to come out.  Fudanshism isn't something we're likely to pick up permanently or anything, but someone happened to have produced a translation script, and asked us if we'd get it all cleaned up and ready to release, so there's chapter 12 of that for any fans (that series has terrible luck, I think we're the fourth group to put out a release on it, and some of the wait times have been pretty bad between chapters - sorry, but it still isn't terribly high on our list though).  Last but certainly not least, we've got Kaichu! chapter 4 for you guys.  If you couldn't tell, recruiting went pretty well, and we should be able to keep up a higher pace for the foreseeable future (probably not like this week, which is looking like it might hit 7 or 8 releases if things keep going the way they have been, but much quicker than we've been in the past).  We've got more Waai and Oto Nyan stuff in the works, and a Mei no Naisho chapter to come pretty soon as well (no promises on how quick, it's 42 pages so typesetting might take longer than usual).

Tokidoki ch 3 DDL:

Fudanshism (I put all the chapters in there, just in case):

Kaichu! ch 4 DDL:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WOW!, Check My Doubles!

Forgive the memetic title this time around, I'm uninspired and it's a double release night.  First up we've got something some people have probably been waiting a long time for, the third series from Waai that The Energy Trade scanlated one chapter of and then dropped, Onnanoko Tokidoki Otokonoko.  We've got chapter 2 for you tonight, chapter 3 should follow shortly.  The other release is Prunus Girl chapter 19, a little behind schedule this month, but all that means is that you get the next chapter sooner, right?  Not sure what order the rest of our projects will be coming out in, so I won't comment specifically, but expect lots of updates in the near future.

Also, the credits are missing NJManga as our raw provider - please make sure to think of them while you read all this stuff that we're releasing that doesn't exist in a public-raw form.

Tokidoki Archive folder (In case you never read the first one):

Prunus Girl 19 DDL:

Monday, December 13, 2010

WOW!, It's a Lot of Talking About Bicycles

Alright, it's been a bit, but my promise that Over Drive was next in my queue holds true despite school bogging things down a bit.  This one was a pain in the ass since they kept talking about muscles, training, and shit that used pretty specific kanji, but it's good to see the team getting all fired up for their next race already!  (Not sure why the guy's digging in his pants like that on that page...)  Next up from me is Prunus Girl, it's about half way through TL at the moment, and then I'm going to dig into some Mei no Naisho.  We picked up some translation helpers, still feeling out how much that'll pick up our pace, but look forward to some extra shit coming out that I didn't quite have time to wedge in myself.

Over Drive ch 41 DDL:

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WOW! ZOMG it's Sazanami Cherry!!!

Our joint with Hachimitsu on chapter 2 AND 3 of Sazanami Cherry is now out.  I know a lot of folks were waiting on this one...  The only The Energy Trade series left to be sorted out is Tokidoki Onnanoko now, and don't worry, we're thinking about how we're going to get that one to you too!  Stop by Hachimitsu's blog:
Or grab them here:

The first chapter was done by The Energy Trade, if you haven't read it yet.  I'll add this one and Reversible to our projects page later on today, along with links to the previous chapters.

Monday, December 6, 2010

WOW!, It's a Lot of Porn!

Alright, a not-really-WOW!scans-related blog update for the first time in quite a while.  I've been working on piecing together a torrent of all known-to-be-scanned shota/trap anthology magazines for a while now, and it's finally done.  They're all shota anthologies, but I'd guess a little over half of them are focused on crossdressing, so I figured y'all might be interested.  I dunno, check it out or not, it's your prerogative.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

WOW!, Something's Being Released After Our Unscheduled Hiatus!

Well, this one has been in the works for quite a while now, and I know people were getting antsy waiting for it.  Not much to say, I was too busy to corral people and figure out how to speed up the process, and it kind of fell through the cracks.  That's why you should all apply for positions with WOW! (see previous post for what we're looking for).  Also, our QC this time was by Koizumi's mother, seriously.
Reversible! ch 2 DDL:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WOW!, Where the Hell is WOW!?

We aren't closing down...  We are going to head into recruitment, since apparently Yamada being busy cripples everything.  Here's what we're recruiting for:

You know, I'm much more concerned about your ability to meet deadlines than your technical skill for cleaner applicants.  We have two chapters that are more than two weeks overdue right now, and that just isn't cool.

Basically, distro people just have to be around when the chapters get finished and handle getting them listed on mangaupdates, dump them on the various sites we like informing of releases, and stuff like that.

Don't bullshit us on this one.  Either you're good enough to translate manga, or you aren't.  Some of our series do have furigana though, so if you think you're borderline, we can try starting you on those series.

At the moment, I end up being our only translator, our raw scanner, our distro, and our administrator.  Basically, next week we're going to have meetings to try and spread this stuff around a bit more so that me being busy doesn't necessarily mean no releases for you guys (particularly, we've got an administrator/coordinator to try and enforce deadlines when I'm not around).  Anyway, please feel free to apply, - don't expect to start straight into anything until after we have the meeting next week and get everything back on its rails though.  Sorry it's been so long guys.