Sunday, December 1, 2013

Black Rain Chapter 8 is done, meaning that Black Rain is complete!

Chapter 8 of Black Rain is finished, which ends "Struck by Black Rain." You can pick up the chapter here and download the Extras here.

This chapter is super long (about 50 pages), and I no matter how hard I worked on it, it still took me about 5 months to finish. Real life stuff just kept getting in the way, as always. :)

A note about the title for this chapter. It's actually, "By/To/In the Scream of the Black Soil." However, I removed the preposition because it's meaningless in English without a verb. This is similar to the title of Chapter 4.

I have to say I've really enjoyed translating "Struck by Black Rain." Despite its anti-American sentiments and heavy-handedness, I feel it's an important manga and a testament to the tragedy of the atomic bomb. On another note, it was quite interesting to translate a manga that's 40+ years old.
The next project I'll be taking on after the holidays is Sai Taker, which will be a complete 180 for me because it's ultra-new.

Happy Holidays from Desert Bus Translations! :)