Archive for ‘Champion Red’

August 9, 2011

Moatilliatta Scans: Nekogami Yaoyorozu Chapter 1

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(For those who don’t wish to download the chapter, it’s been uploaded to Mangafox.)

I started a scanslation group! But it’s really just me and whoever I can get to translate stuff! In this case, jennkei translated the first chapter of Nekogami Yaoyorozu after I went around begging for someone to do it. Thanks Jenn!

I have no idea if we’ll do another chapter, nor whether Jenn would be interested at all. I certainly don’t want to do any more typesetting. My hope is that when this chapter is uploaded to all the manga reader sites and stuff, it will spark interest and attract another group to pick up the series.

Nekogami Yaoyorozu is by FLIPFLOPs, a former Touhou doujin circle gone pro. I found out about them from researching the Nekogami anime, and it just so happened that they became my favorite doujin circle. With their being pretty popular for Touhou and with Nekogami having a current anime, I’m pretty surprised there wasn’t anyone trying the manga. (There’s already 4 volumes out!)

I like the anime, with its amazing vocal cast and pretty colors, but the manga clearly shows where the anime was weakened by stuffing in unnecessary scenes and killing the pace. I’m very interested in reading the rest of the manga, whether I’m involved with it or not.

By the way, if you’re a scanslator reading this and want to pick up the series, I’ll totally be your proofreader if need be. That part I actually have fun with.

October 24, 2010

Way of the Reader: Magazines vs. Tankouban in the West

Like most American manga fans, I was introduced to the medium through tankouban; and also like most of them, the only other way I can read manga is through scanslations. Reading manga this way, one usually goes unaware of the magazines that series come from. This leads to an interesting difference in the way that manga is consumed as a whole, and it’s a difference I’m becoming familiar with as I progress in manga fandom.

 

Jump SQ!

 

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October 20, 2010

Manga Pages: Franken Fran chapter 43

Alright! New Fran! Kigitsu Katsuhisa‘s Franken Fran is my favorite currently-running manga, and even though I said I don’t plan on blogging anything release-by-release, I’ll gladly post on Fran every month just for fun—forgive me if I don’t have much to say about it.

What a cute protagonista!

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