Project updates

Happy new year, everyone! I can't believe another year has passed so quickly (and now somehow we're already halfway through January).

Hopefully I'll have some manga to post soon, but in the meantime I wanted to just give you a heads-up on where all the projects stand.

Baby, Kokoro no Mama ni
Now that I have a couple people working on this with me, I'm hoping to be able to settle into a monthly release schedule again. Even though this project has had a very erratic release schedule since its start, the Japanese release has been very slow, too, and volume 5 was only released a few months ago, so we're not falling too far behind!

Fulldrum
Unfortunately the series was cancelled and volume 5 is the final volume. However, we plan to continue to release the entire series in English, and will be continuing to attempt to keep to a monthly schedule.

Gunjo
I know this is one so many of you have been waiting for, and I have to apologize! I feel like this series has been cursed, with every collaborator who's worked on it with me disappearing. However, I do have good news! Going forward I will be working with Heterophobia Fansubs, who have collaborated with me on Love Buzz and The Cherry Orchard. They've been really reliable so far, so I have high hopes that the curse will be broken. There are only seven chapters left to go in this series and hopefully we can get the next one out later this month or early next month, and then continue on a semi-regular (if not monthly) schedule from there.

Hibari's Morning
I had hoped to get a second chapter out last month as a year-end bonus, but work was busy and that didn't happen. However, we are planning to continue on a monthly schedule for this one.

IS [ai-esu]
This has been a very slow release, but we are so close to being finished! Just two chapters left, and hopefully we can get both of those out within the next couple months.

Juusan Yasou Kidan
Honestly, I do not know the status of this series. Two of the remaining stories are completely translated, but my collaborator got busy and I've not heard from her in ages. I do want to finish this, though, even if it means looking for someone else, but since they're one-shots, it's been low on the priority list.

Koi-iji: Love Glutton
This one is chugging along at a good pace! Should have another chapter for you guys very soon.

Love Buzz
We're down to the final volume now and hope to continue on a monthly schedule for the remaining chapters.

Musume no Iede
This series finished in Japan last year with volume 6, so we are halfway through. It's been difficult to stick to a monthly schedule with this one, but hopefully we'll continue least once every couple months if not faster.

Tensei
Like Juusan Yasou Kidan, this has been very backburner because it's just one-shots and no one is waiting for what's coming next. There's only one story left to finish up the volume, though, so hopefully I can get that out within the next few months.

You Will Hear the Voice of the Dead
This one is coming along well and hopefully we should be able to continue with the monthly double release.

And of course for you Yasha fans, there's the sequel, Eve's Slumber. I had originally thought I might be able to get a chapter out to you last month for the holidays, but that didn't happen. The first chapter is actually very long (about a hundred pages), so I think rather than break it up into smaller chapters, I'm going to release the whole thing at once, but that means it probably won't happen until next month at the earliest.

Several of these series should wrap up this year, which means I'm thinking of what projects to take on next, but don't have anything decided yet.

Anyway, thank you all for your patience and all your support over the years. The next post will contain some manga, I promise!

Fulldrum ch. 9

Title: Fulldrum
Author: Hakoishi Toru
Publisher: Young Jump
Category: Seinen
Genre: Humor, Sports
Status in Japan: 5 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Anima Regia
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Hino is obsessed with playing sports in high school, but not because he loves sports (he doesn't), or is any good at them (he's really not). He's doing it because that's the way to get a girlfriend (or so he thinks). After getting kicked out of half his school's sports clubs, he's still convinced he just hasn't found the sport he's truly destined for. When he (literally) runs into Noborito Ayako, manager of the rubgy club, it's love at first sight (for him), but all she's looking for is another warm body for the struggling rugby club. Could this be the chance he's been waiting for?

Chapter Summary: All Hino needs to do to stay on the team is successfully tackle Midori, but it's not going to be as easy as he thinks.

Chapter 9: A Noob at the End of His Rope

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Love Buzz ch. 18-19

Yet another year end bonus chapter! These two chapters finish up volume two. Hopefully it won't take us another whole year to finish the final volume…

Title: Love Buzz
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Young King
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Heterophobia Fansubs
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Five years ago, pro wrestler Fuji Kaoru disappeared one day before a match. Now she shows up at her old gym out of the blue, with a five-year-old daughter in tow. But not everyone is willing to welcome her back with open arms.

Chapter Summary: After Machiya reminisces about their early years of training, she decides something needs to be done to make sure Fuji learns her lesson.

Chapter 18: Memories
Chapter 19: Mountain Hazing

And a full volume download for those who want it.

Koi-iji: Love Glutton ch. 24-25

And another holiday treat: two Koi-iji chapters!

Title: Koi-iji: Love Glutton
Original Title: こいいじ (Koiiji)
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Kiss
Genre: Josei
Status in Japan: 7 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Migeru
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: 31-year-old Mame has been in love with her childhood friend Souta ever since she can remember. Despite multiple rejections, her love has stayed constant. It's become a habit more than anything, but is it one she'll ever be able to break and get on with her life?

Chapter Summary: Mame always felt it was too good to be true…

Chapter 24: Y Tu Mamá También
Chapter 25: Music and Lyrics

And that finishes up volume five, so here's a full volume download for those who want it.

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Musume no Iede ch. 18

Hey guys, as a special holiday treat, here's a second chapter of Musume no Iede this month! :D

Title: Musume no Iede
Original Title: 娘の家出 (Musume no Iede)
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Jump X
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 6 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + muge
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: When Mayuko's mom announces she's getting remarried, Mayuko runs away to live with her dad and his boyfriend. This heartwarming slice-of-life series follows Mayuko and her family and friends as their stories interweave.

Chapter Summary: There's a cute new guy at Kyanako's family's company, but her friends don't believe her when she says she's happy to just crush on him from afar.

Chapter 18: Don't Take Off My Sailor Uniform

And since that brings us to the end of volume three, here's a full volume download for those who want it.

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Musume no Iede ch. 17

Title: Musume no Iede
Original Title: 娘の家出 (Musume no Iede)
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Jump X
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 6 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + muge
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: When Mayuko's mom announces she's getting remarried, Mayuko runs away to live with her dad and his boyfriend. This heartwarming slice-of-life series follows Mayuko and her family and friends as their stories interweave.

Chapter Summary: There's a cute new guy at Kyanako's family's company, but her friends don't believe her when she says she's happy to just crush on him from afar.

Chapter 17: In a Time Machine

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You Will Hear the Voice of the Dead ch. 23-24

Title: You Will Hear the Voice of the Dead
Original Title: 死人との声をきくがよい (Shibito no Koe wo Kiku ga Yoi)
Author: Hiyodori Sachiko (Uguisu Sachiko)
Publisher: Champion Red Comics
Genre: Shounen
Status in Japan: 10 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Nostal
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Sickly Kishida Jun has the ability to see ghosts, but in his opinion, it's a stupid power and nothing good ever comes of it. Considering the number of grisly situations he seems to find himself in after the ghost of his childhood friend Hayakawa Ryoko starts following him around, he may have a point.

Chapter Summary: In chapter 23, Kishida receives yet another mysterious gift from his father. Is it cursed like the Ghoulah Box was? (I think we all know the answer.) Chapter 24 is a flashback to an island holiday Kishida and Hayakawa took as kids…but of course this will be no idyllic vacation.

Chapter 23: The Hepalo Warrior Statue
Chapter 24: Island of the Returners

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IS [ai-esu] ch. 77

Title: IS [ai-esu]
Original Title: IS~男でも女でもない性~ (IS~Otoko Demo Onna Demo Nai Sei~)
Author: Rokuhana Chiyo
Publisher: Kiss Comics
Genre: Josei
Status in Japan: 17 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Dokukinoko Scans (translation by Megchan)
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: IS is a unique manga that realistically deals with the topic of intersexuality. It starts off with a couple shorts dealing with different intersex characters, but starting with the second volume, it becomes a regular series following one character from birth to adulthood.

Chapter Summary: Haru finds a baby abandoned in front of the shop.

Chapter 77

Fulldrum ch. 8

Title: Fulldrum
Author: Hakoishi Toru
Publisher: Young Jump
Category: Seinen
Genre: Humor, Sports
Status in Japan: 2 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Anima Regia
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Hino is obsessed with playing sports in high school, but not because he loves sports (he doesn't), or is any good at them (he's really not). He's doing it because that's the way to get a girlfriend (or so he thinks). After getting kicked out of half his school's sports clubs, he's still convinced he just hasn't found the sport he's truly destined for. When he (literally) runs into Noborito Ayako, manager of the rubgy club, it's love at first sight (for him), but all she's looking for is another warm body for the struggling rugby club. Could this be the chance he's been waiting for?

Chapter Summary: It looks like Hino's not the only problem child on the team.

Chapter 8: A Man Called Midori

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Yasha ch. 63

This is it! The final chapter! Thank you all for your support and encouragement over the past…almost nine years, according to the date of my first post!

I've had a lot of people asking if I'm going to do the sequel, and the answer is yes! And if you didn't know there was a sequel, there is! It's a five-volume series called Eve no Nemuri, and the volumes also contain some one-shots set between Yasha and the start of Eve no Nemuri.

One last thing, as I was getting everything together to make the volume 12 file, I noticed I was missing some pages. Apparently there was some sort of dropbox glitch and they never got transferred over to me and I didn't notice they were missing when I posted the chapters. So the final file contains pages 11, 136, and 137, which were missing from my previous uploads. If you just want to download those files on their own, just click on the links in that previous sentence.

Title: Yasha
Author: Yoshida Akimi
Publisher: Flower Comics
Genre: Shoujo
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Molly
Status in Japan: 12 volumes, complete
Scanlation Status: Complete
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Twelve-year-old Sei lives a normal, quiet life on a small island in Okinawa until one day a strange man who seems to know his mother shows up and tries to kidnap him. After that, nothing is normal or quiet in this sci-fi thriller from the author of Banana Fish.

Chapter Summary: After Rin initiates the hospital's biohazard prevention system, those remaining have only thirty minutes to escape…!

Chapter 63

And here's the full volume download for those who want it.

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