Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Black Rain Chapter 5 is finished!

It's been awhile. I've been through a building fire, dressed up as Snake Plissken for Halloween and most recently went on a trip to San Francisco. In the middle of all this fun real-life stuff, I managed to finish Chapter 5 of Black Rain.

You can pick it up here. Please note that (like the previous chapters) this chapter has some pretty serious adult themes, including a really creepy part near the end that I won't give away.

This chapter also has tons of text, a cliche prostitute with a heart of gold, and a really unlikable pimp. I honestly can't say that I liked the story too much, but don't let that stop you from reading it (I put a lot of work into translating it). Hopefully I'll enjoy the next chapter more and be able to get it done quicker.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Struck by Black Rain, Chaper 4 is (finally) done!

After a long hiatus due to moving to a new apartment, illness, and various other real-life inconveniences, I'm pleased to announce that Chapter 4 of Struck by Black Rain is finished. You can pick it up here.

I enjoyed this chapter much more than the previous one. The characters were more interesting and sympathetic. I admit I teared up near the end. Also, a quick note on the chapter title. In Japanese it's 黒い蝿の叫び声に or "By/To/In the Scream of the Black Fly". However, I removed the preposition when translating the title, because in English it's meaningless without a verb attached.

I would guess the full title is supposed to be "Shaken by the Scream of the Black Fly" or something similar, but it's just a guess. So I went with "The Scream of the Black Fly" instead.

Anyway, I hope to have chapter 5 our relatively soon. Enjoy!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Farewell Tokimeki Tonight

After working on Tokimeki Tonight for over two years, I have given my blessing to another scanlation group to pick up where I left off.

It is with both joy and sadness (and a bit of relief) that I write this announcement. Tokimeki has been a very enjoyable project, but also incredibly time-consuming and sometimes stressful. I know many of the readers would like more frequent releases, and since I'm not able to accommodate that, Friendship Scans will take over work on the series.

I think this will benefit everyone, as Friendship Scans can do faster releases, and this will leave me with more time to work on other projects. I hope everyone has enjoyed--and will continue to enjoy--reading Tokimeki Tonight.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Struck by Black Rain, Chapter 3 is done!

Hi everyone, and belated Happy Holidays! Chapter 3 of Struck by Black Rain is done, and you can pick it up here.

A couple of notes about this chapter. First, I really didn't care for it as much as the previous two chapters. The characters weren't engaging, the old man's rants go on forever, and there's not much action. Still, I did my best translating and editing it.

Second, I'm not sure why Yoshimura calls his friend Outa "kacchin", but it looked like just a nickname, so I left it in.

I hope everyone enjoys this chapter despite my criticisms. Stay tuned for another chapter of Tokimeki Tonight!