Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Twinkle Twinkle Idol Star - volume 1 stage 3 in progress

 So I sort of stumbled over the first page of Stage 3 thinking I'd get started scanlating this chapter in the new year, sometime when I felt like it, you know how it is... and when I looked up again there were four pages done and dusted. Ah well. Here, have a picture...

 Earlier in this chapter the manga makes the point that both Marimo and Ayumi are 16 years old. I somehow suspect that what they're drinking is not grape juice. Japan, it's a whole different country, I tell you.

 The Word of the Day is PLATINUM.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Twinkle Twinkle Idol Star - volume 1 stage 2

 Finished and available for download.

EDIT: Mediafire upload completed after some problems so link added.

Twinkle volume 1 stage 2 [4shared] [Mediafire]  (15.0 MB)

 The Word of the Day is SUPER TOUGH.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Twinkle Twinkle Idol Star - volume 1 stage 2 in progress

 Just an update to let everyone (Anyone? Hallo? Is there anyone out there?) know that I've started scanlating stage 2 (that is, chapter 2) of Twinkle... 3 6 11 13 15 21 23 pages down out of 28 completed. Now it spends 24 hours in the quarantine section of my hard disk as a sanity check so that I can QA it with a fresh eye before it escapes into the wild. Some odd phrases and bits of colloquial Japanese made this tough to translate at times, but it's done now.

This chapter is a bit wordy so it will take me a while to scanlate and edit the rest of it. It's good Japanese language study practice -- I've already taken the training wheels off on a couple of occasions when the speech balloons were particularly uncomplicated instead of automatically resorting to Google Translate and other online tools.

 Word of the Day is RATINGS.