Late Parcels and Reviews

Damn, ended up getting FF15 late. And add that with spending so many hours playing the trial version before the release…. Will start playing in few days (though not in the mood to start playing it right away). Here is the picture of books that arrived for Late November (and some early December) release. I rarely show what manga I buy but I actually don’t buy much LN as before since I only been buying series which I have been following since before so I haven’t picked up that much new series this year.

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The items above includes:

  • Fire Emblem RD: Tellius Recollection Vol.2 (Data& Art Book)
  • Jump-Ryu! (21): Togashi-sensei
  • Final Fantasy 15 (PS4 game)
  • ToLoveRu Darkness 17 (Manga)
  • Dragon Ball Super vol.2 (Manga)
  • Yuragi-sou no Yuuna 4 (Manga)
  • Shokugeki no Soma 21 (Manga)
  • Eirun Lastcode 5 (LN)
  • Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut 11 (LN)
  • High School DxD DX3 (LN)
  • Harem Guiild (Ero LN)
  • Elf-yome to Shinkon Slowlife (Ero LN)
  • ToLoveRu volume 1 (Bunko-version Manga)
  • ToLoveRu volume 2 (Bunko-version Manga)

Fire Emblem Tellius Recollection(s)

The first volume came out months ago. I can’t resist buying most FE related merchandise (though I barely buy things related to FE Awakening and Fate). Was pretty hyped for Fire Emblem PoR and RD getting its own illustration books after a decade. Below is volume 1 (which I bought months ago) and volume 2 (which just arrived).

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For volume 1 you have Ike who is the MC appear in the front cover.

…And for volume 2 you have Micaiah appear in the front cover (Fuck, I hate her. I also don’t want to admit that she is the main character). If you turn the book around you will have…

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Elicia on the volume 1 rear cover and Ike (RD version) appear on the volume 2 rear cover. Personally volume 1 cover was designed well to have Ike at the front and Elicia at the back. …For volume 2 they should have put Ike (RD) on the front and Micaiah (despite my major dislike towards her) on the back.

These two artbook is recommended for any FE fans since you will be reading/looking it for hours. Volume 1 should have reprints by now so you guys can purchase it if you missed it out. Love the fact that the staff notes how the pairing ending at the end of RD is a available ending and not canonical ending.

Instead of getting right into FF15, I’m still replaying Vestaria Saga which is a free-game created by the original creator Kuga Shouzou.

Illustration Value: ★★★★★

Entertainment Value: ★★★★★

Collection Value: ★★★★★

Data Value: ★★★★★ for volume 1, ★★★★ for volume 2.

Dragon Ball Super manga

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Dragon Ball Super. It’s not drawn by Toriyama Akira. But it is drawn by Toyotaro. The man who was behind Dragon Ball AF (a Dragon Ball doujin).

The cover of first volume is based on the volume 1 of the original Dragon Ball. So it has a nice touch to it. Though the cover for volume 2 is based on one of the covers used on Dragon Ball AF.

If you look at the two books from the side…

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you can see that it will create a continuous illustration just like the original tankobon manga. I know not much people appreciate Dragon Ball Super anime. But it doesn’t hurt to try it out. The number of copies of each of these books are low. In fact volume 1 sold out on the first day of release. So if you have the first editions one like mine, you can sell it for 5 times the amount you originally paid (Now that’s a collector’s item).

If you remove the cover you will have the same picture as the cover with different colour tones…

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But if you turn it around then you have…

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a new illustration which is linked to the front cover!

So at the front of volume 1 you had Goku riding on Shenlong. But at the back you have Vegeta riding on Porunga!

For volume 2 you have Universe 6 fighters with Goku at the background. Instead at the back you have Universe 7 fighters with Hit at the back.

It’s pretty neat looking at these. The manga itself is also interesting when you see the several difference it has with the anime.

ToLoveRu.

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I thought I might give the ToLoveRu bunko-manga version a try even though I already owe the original one. Here is the difference between the two versions.

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  1. The tankobon is approximately 190 pages longs. The bunko version is 340 pages long. So you almost have two volumes of tankobon in 1 volume of bunko version.
  2. As you can see from above, the bunk version has more pages. So it will have less volumes than tankobon. Tankobon was 18 volumes long. Bunko version is expected to be 10 volumes long. Two volumes of Bunko version will be released every month from November to March.
  3. Since the number of volumes are different, you get a new cover for the bunko version.
  4. The bunk version removed the omake pages available in the tankobon as well as author’s statement.

So the front cover of volume 1 has Lala while volume 2 has Haruna.

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Even at the back you have a picture of them in a different attire.

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But this isn’t the only thing bunko version has to offer. Yabuki-sensei did it again! Because when you remove the cover from the book…

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You have both Lala and Haruna in their stripped form. Praises to the original Chichigami-sama.

Likewise for the rear…

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ERO Light Novel

Yes, there is a thing called Ero Light Novel. The official name used in Japan is Juvenile Porno lol. So unlike LN series which far surpasses DxD in terms of ecchiness like Shinmai and HxH, Ero LN does the ‘actual thing’ till all the way. The Harem Guild shown in the very first photo is part of this major Ero LN franchise called the “Harem series” and is the 57th volume of its series(new volume getting released every two month). I found out recently that it is being translated by JS06 so you can give it a shot at his website below.

JS06 ERO LNs site

The other ERO LN on the photo is written by Wakatsuki Hikaru who is famous for writing “My” series which is illustrated by Miyama Zero. Though the one on the photo isn’t “My” series and is illustrated by Yasaka Minato.

Update

The one month I had since finishing Life.3 and this post. I was using all my spare time to play all these retro games before the release of FF15.

Yeah, I’ll accept all the hate:D Though I did finish my share of translation so I did fulfill the requirement.

Anyways for the updates of my translation.

 

Volume 22:

Okay. So with the end of Life.3 which was uploaded a month ago, the Fourth Story Arc is finally completed!

Fourth Arc began from volume 13 (14) and went upto half of volume 22.

The remaining half of volume 22 is the Fifth Arc. Zxzxzx will be doing it as we planned. He has updated his site since his exams are over.

Please do not urge him to do the translation faster. The Chinese translation which he translates from was quite slow for this volume for some reason. When you guys got Life.3, the Chinese translation just finished Life.1 back then.

 

Other translation:

I said that I will continue Encore when I’m done with my share but another group showed interest in translating the series. So they will be translating Encore from now. Good luck to them.

I will be finishing of Theeri volume 1 since some people has been asking me to finish it off. So I won’t be starting another series for now.

 

 

Cheers

 

 

One year and 3 months since last post….

Time sure flies.

It’s already been 1 year and 3 months since my last post.

So decided I should write something.

Anyways, Zxzxzx has finsihed volume 21 which was the last volume of last story arc! (Just the afterword left!)

 

So here’s a present.

Volume 22 Life.0

Comparing Encore with DxD in terms of translation…. DxD is much easier possibly because of translating 10 volumes + in the past.

Currently trying to get the feeling of “translating” again by doing volume 22 so I can start on Encore again. Well, it’s obviously due to my laziness.

 

New Translator

Like the title says, we have a new translator! Though some of you were already aware of it

He has already started translating from where I left off and is almost done with his second chapter! Nice~

He will be finishing off volume 18. He’s waaaay faster than me right now so getting him to take over from where i stopped was a great help

He has uploaded his translation on his site

He will be uploading them on B-T once completed, yay! (Where’s the emoticon when you need them??)

Hopefully the DxD will become up to date like two years ago

I’ll still be translating stuff. Having another translator sure will make this alot easier from now on^-^

PS. It’s hilarious how DxD anime turned into ZnT 2.0. Can’t stop myself from laughing ever since I saw the changes to the latest episode. So Fenrir who was in the top 10 strongest in his prime is getting pushed around by the Gremory group who would be considered weak huh. Well, the season 2 pretty much implied that Sirzechs, Azazel, and Michael were too weak to enter the fight between Issei and Vali so I wont be that shocked.

Edit: Just waiting for his link to be fixed

Edit 2: Added link to Zxzxzx’s translation

http://www.zxzxzx.info/

Edit 3: Just for those that asked in the comments below. I started v2 of Encore. The prologue is already up on B-T

Random

Yeah, I did start translating volume 18. Though I need to increase my translation pace.

Oh yeah. Just got my late-November LN series.

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I ordered two series from the new label Dash X since two amazing manga-authors are doing the illustrations for the new series.

Yabuki (Black Cat, ToLoveRu) and Kawashita (Ichigo100%).

And Yabuki never dissapoints his fan!

(Prepare for nosebleed)

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Nice right? Now this is how a real ecchi illustration is drawn!

And Im lucky enough to get postcards and such with the books.

Naga is getting released today in Japan but I was lucky enough to have my package sent earlier.

Just felt like posting to share the illustration above for all Yabuki-fans.

My brain died

The first reaction I had when I opened my email and my blog was….. “The fu##”

 

My email had 300+ unread messages. The mail capacity in animesuki was 100% full. And some emo going wild in BT.

 

Never thought it would turn like this for playing dead for 2 months. I didn’t access any of my accounts during those time since I kinda predicted how it would turn out. Though I have been posting few messages on a-s.

 

I never thought there would be so much comments.

Well…I did say I would get back to translation in October so….yeah. I was supposed to have spare time in October if only I finished the piles of work I could have done in September. But…I’m one of those lazy guys who leaves everything till the last minute. Which I am regretting since I had to finish off all those works within short time (I seriously had that coming).

 

I would be lying if I said that I didn’t have access to the internet. I mean I need to watch this seasons anime after all (fate, GBF Try, G no Reco, rape-ange, and more).

 

And man. The hobby I started since middle of 2014 had me hooked. That hobby is GDC (Gundam Duel Company) and it easily stole more than $1000 dollars from me. I spent basically 99% of my time on the internet on it. Because of the missions and conquests…

 

And the world tournament is coming up in less than 2 weeks… I need to have everything ready by then. I need to aim for the top!

 

For those interested and still don’t know about it, go here:

http://www.gundam-dc.com/

 

Making your account is free and you get free rental cards. Though you won’t get anywhere unless you actually buy loads of booster boxes which costs heaps…

 

So far two booster boxes have been released. GNDC01 and GNDC02. The rarity of cards are rated from R1 to R6. R1 being the lowest and R6 being the best.

So R1 = common, R2 = uncommon, R3 = rare, R4 = super rare, R5 = Ultra rare, R6 = Ultra special rare.

 

I ended up buying 6 booster boxes for both booster box 1 and 2. And then traded if I had duplicate copies and also bought single cards. The rarest card, R6, would cost between $60 to $100.

Getting an R6 from a booster box would be in 1 in 2 chance. So you would have to buy R6 as a single card and cry over how much you spent on it. Booster box 01 was a torture. You either get one R6, one R5, and two R4    OR   one R5 and three R4 in a booster box. Getting the later would make you cry and seeing someone getting the later would make you laugh your ass off.

Though the company fixed 02 by giving you another R5 if you didn’t get a R6.

 

I remember one kid who bought the booster box 02 on the first day and sat with my group. Me and my mates bought several booster boxes and were shouting out every time we got an R6. The kid was in a happy-mode when he bought his booster box and sat next to us. But after he realised he got the shitty booster box which didn’t have R6….he walked away in silence. I actually felt sorry for that kid. The happy kid who suddenly became dark and gloomy…

 

I probably should buy a whole carton (12 booster boxes) when GNDC03 comes out. It’s guaranteed that I would get all the cards in one-go. I seriously hope they introduce series like Gundam Wing, Gundam X and G Gundam in the future. Zeta Gundam, and Justice Gundam are pretty much revealed to appear in the next booster box. Zeta Gundam…..one of the best Gundam ever. Thinking of getting my hand on it makes me drool. It will definitely be a R6 card.

 

And the physical copies of the cards, especially R6 and R5, looks magnificent. Some people buys them as collection.

 

Though any gundam-fans should be playing it. If you aren’t, then you are NO gundam-fan!

 

Don’t play homo-game like kancolle! Play GDC!

All those work pretty much killed my brain. So GDC was more souce of life when I was doing my work. Organising your troop while doing your work. Nice~.

Well, I was so busy with GDC that I haven’t touched LN for so long. I’m serious. I haven’t any LN for more than two months. I just read encore v2 a week ago. But before that…nothing. I totally forgot that I was fan-translating dxd (and encore).

And what other LN was I reading again? I seriously forgot.

 

 

The excuse I was originally going to use for the progress of volume 18 was: “Volume 18 takes place in X-mas. So I wanted to release around then since it would be fitting”.

Though anyone could tell that would be BS. I think volume 19 takes place in New Year. Or am I wrong? Oh well.

 

Damn. Now I have to finish 4 volumes of LN by end of this year. Dxd v18, dxd v19, encore v1, and encore v2. What have I gotten myself into… Lucky another group is doing altina. Now I can totally forget about it. Lalalalah.

 

And man. It’s said that you can get a bj from a girl if you took her to a broadway show (info taken from south park). But that was bs… it didn’t happen… Wasted hundred bucks on nothing. I ended up going to the brothel after that due to the hole in my heart.

 

 

 

Where was I again? I’ve been talking about gdc for the whole time…

Oh yeah. I will get back to translation from 21st of November. I’m serious this time since that’s when my holiday starts and when my final submission is. The GDC world tournament would start from 13th of November and end in early December. So I will translate as I play. I will continue with Dxd first since everyone wants that over encore (though encore is awesome). I haven’t read all the emails and comments yet. Maybe I shouldn’t open it….

Anyway, I will be back on 21st.

Volume 17 done after months and now moving onto volume 18

So volume 17 is done after so many months passed since I didn’t have time for translation due to coping with certain things.

I was going to move to volume 18 after editing volume 17, but I guess I will just upload volume 17 and have the editors and readers(you) fix my stupid errors.

Now the translation of volume 18 will begin.

I was going to start doing short stories again, but I will do them after volume 18.

Oh, and if you check the site below….

http://www.1999.co.jp/10282101

Yeah. It seems like we will be getting a new volume called “High School DxD DX 1” which will be bundled with a DVD. It’s said that its coming out in March, so I guess the season 3 anime will start in April 2015. I guess this “DX” volume will be a compilation of short stories. Thank god…. It would make it much easier for me.

And there’s also the rebooted SLASH DOG. Judging from how much of it was released online, I guess the compiled volume would get released after DxD volume 19 comes out.

I’ll try and keep my translation speed up. It certainly made it easier for me to translate while watching world cups(Congrats to Germany).

 

EDIT:

I’m trying out some new translation at B-T right now. If you are interested, click the link below.

http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Sekai_no_Owari_no_Encore