Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Sometimes I wonder...

...why I bother with this blog. I come back to it, promise myself I'll keep it more up to date and then I wander off again. This time, maybe for sure...

 Anyway this time it's for a new scanlation release, Nozomu Nozomi chapter 2. Have a picture.

 Nozomu Nozomi volume 1 chapter 2 [Mediafire]  (36 MB)

 I've been busy while I've been away and if you missed it elsewhere here's chapter 10 of Balance Policy which I released a few months ago.

 Balance Policy chapter 10 [Mediafire]  (21 MB)

 Things are a bit confusing over at Shonengahosha, the publishers of the Change H! anthology series but it looks like they are relaunching a new TS/TG anthology under the title "Trans Switch" and it appears from the advertising material that Balance Policy is going to continue there. The first new volume should be out end of November 2013 and I'll be ordering a copy.

 Other small projects I did include an omake from the rather odd possession/horror/comedy manga Teizokurei Monophobia.

 Teizokurei Monophobia omake [Mediafire]  (4 MB)

 The Word of the Day is NAI!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

More Stuff

 I finally got my finger out and finished stage (chapter) 6 of Twinkle Twinkle Idol Star, the second chapter of the "Marimo in Danger!" storyline. Yay for me! Have a picture.

Twinkle volume 1 stage 6 [Mediafire] (12.0 MB)

 That leaves one more chapter to go in this volume. Things may go a bit easier as I may have located a source of scripts for Twinkle, however that may be counterbalanced by more stuff arriving on my plate, which brings me to my next release, a scanlation of the first chapter of Nozomu Nozomi by Nagatsuki Misoka. This release is a bit of a bodge since the first half of this chapter was released in a Change H! anthology and scanlated by the now-defunct group WOW!Scans. More chapters were released and then collected in a tankobon. Unusually this is a full-colour production which means it's more difficult to edit and typeset than regular greyscale manga. Have a (colour) picture.

 Sorry, no cup.

Nozomu Nozomi chapter 01 [Mediafire] (36 MB)

 Finally here's a HQ raw scan of the fifth and final volume of Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa (My Two Wings) by Toshiki Yui. It's a bit big so I had to break it down into two separate zipfiles. Have a (not 600dpi) picture.

Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa volume 5 raw HQ part 1 [Mediafire] (122 MB)
Boku no Futatsu no Tsubasa volume 5 raw HQ part 2 [Mediafire] (112 MB)

 This series has already been completely scanlated but the last volume was a rush job done from poor quality Chinese scans by an ad-hoc group. If anyone wants to rework this volume and would like to use my 600dpi raws then contact me; my gmail account is albedo404.

 The Word of the Day is OTO-SAN.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

More RAW manga

 Here's a RAW scan of one of the Amazume stories from Change H! Orange, the restarted TG/TS anthology series that now carries Balance Policy. This one's a bit unusual even for Amazume-san as its genderbending aspects involve the peculiar Japanese cosplay concept of masking, that is full-body costuming plus headmasks. These costumes are often manga and anime-based with the facial features such as eyes stylised and exaggerated, but always feminine. Have a picture.

 Masking by Amazume Ryuuta [Mediafire]

 Speaking of Amazume-san, Vexed Scans has released a scanlated version of My Beloved Sempai which also appeared in the Change H! Orange anthology although it had previously been published in Gekkan Young King magazine. The third Amazume story in Change H! Orange is the final chapter of the Boy Meets Girl Girl Meets Boy series which someone scanned in from the magazine publication a few months ago. Have a picture.

 Boy meets Girl Girl Meets Boy final chapter [Mediafire]

 It's still not been scanlated but I have it in my queue as a possible project if no-one else steps forward any time soon.

 The Word of the Day is ONNANOKO.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Balance Policy Chapter 9

 As expected the Change H! anthology series restarted in December and I got hold of a copy of the new volume, Orange, at great expense. Also as expected it had chapter 9 of Balance Policy which also also as expected I've now scanlated. Have a picture.

  Balance Policy chapter 09 [Mediafire]

You can find all the other chapters of Balance Policy in the folder here.

  Balance Policy folder [Mediafire]

 I'm also releasing these chapters at the online manga reader site Batoto and the scanlation download site Manga Traders when I get around to it.

 I also got the first tanko volume of Balance Policy along with Change H! Orange but there's no extra content from the magazine chapter releases apart from a couple of illustrations and an author afterword. I may put together a volume download later. I'll be doing more scanning and raw releases of the Change H! volume  -- there's a new Amazume story in there as well as other interesting stuff.

 The Word of the Day is MOE.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Balance Policy Chapter 8

 I should really keep this blog more up to date, shouldn't I?

 I've got a scanlation release today, Balance Policy chapter 8 (26.6 MB). Yeah, I know the last chapter release I notified in the blog here was no. 5. Bite me. (and have a picture).

 Here's a link to my Mediafire folder that's got all of the current Balance Policy chapters, some from the now sadly defunct WOW!Scans and some from me.

 Balance Policy folder [Mediafire]

 There's a zip bundle of chapters 1 through 7 in the folder as well as .zips of the individual chapters.

 I'm also releasing these chapters at the online manga reader site Batoto and the scanlation download site Manga Traders

 Balance Policy was being run in Gekkan (Monthly) Young King magazine, a Shonengahosha title but it looks like the Change H! series is making a comeback in December this year under the name "Renewal" and Balance Policy and some other TS/TG titles such as Hero's Secret will be moving back to the anthology. There's also going to be a tanko release of Balance Policy which I think will be made up from the first eight chapters going by page counts.

 The Word of the Day is CLANG!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Twinkle Twinkle Idol Star - volume 1 stage 5

 I hit a wall doing this chapter, just couldn't get into it and either studiously ignored it or found other stuff to do, but it's finished now.

 The story of idol newcomers Marimo and Ayumi takes a darker turn as they encounter the seamier side of the idol business where predators lurk, sharks in natty suits and expensive imported sports cars. Have a picture.

Twinkle volume 1 stage 5 [Mediafire] (16.0 MB)

This is part one of a two-part story; hopefully it won't be another year before I get stage 6 finished.

 The Word of the Day is MAMA.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

More RAW manga stuff

 Here's a couple of RAW manga chapter sets collected from assorted sources of scanned periodical magazines. First up is Fudanshi Furu! by Morishige which is a sequel to the complete Fudanshism series about a school's "Perfect Prince" who crossdresses as a gothic Lolita to woo and win the heart of the girl he loves from afar.

 Chapters 1 through 14 have been released in 2 tankos. This set of magazine-scan chapters runs from no. 16 to 22 but is missing chapters 15 and 20. The series is now complete and I expect another tanko release will be issued soon to cover the last 8 chapters.

 Fudanshi Furu! ch 15 - 22 [incomplete] [RAW]  [Mediafire]  83MB

 Next is a couple of chapters of Hero's Secret by Imamura Youko. This is the story of a sentai team like the Power Rangers and Sailor Moon. The traditionally-female Pink Ranger role has been forced upon an unsuspecting young man who has to deal with assorted intrusions (so to speak) from his secret identity into his private life. Chapter 5 on the other hand involves a MtF bodyswap between two other members of the team.

 This manga started life in the Change H! anthology series which is officially on hiatus. Some of the stories from it such as Hero's Secret are carrying on in Shonengahosha's Young King Monthly magazine which is where these two chapters come from.

 Hero's Secret ch 04-05 [RAW] [Mediafire]  17MB

 I'm continuing to work on Twinkle Twinkle Idol Star chapter 5 (and 6 too as they are a single storyline). Other things that may distract me include an upcoming Amazume story in Young King Monthly which appears to be a followup to "My Sempai", assuming I can get the raws for it.

 The Word Of The Day is TENMIKO!