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Monday, May 6th, 2013
7:41 pm
Oofuri 60 and 61
And still with Random Scanlations...

Ookiku Furikabutte Chapter 60
Ookiku Furikabutte Chapter 61
Or Read with Random Scanlations Online Reader

As you may have noticed released by RS previous to this, as I was too busy running around like a chicken with my head off to actually post this when it was finsihed/reased m(_ _)m My desire to punch all these chapters out without holding things up now I am out of school is proving overzealous. In my defense, I have been moving as well as helping friends move. ...Sometimes I do wonder if one of these days I'm going to realize I'm an adult-ish-like-thing now and maybe just don't have time for this translation/scanlation thing. Luckily that day hasn't actually arrived yet :P
Thursday, April 4th, 2013
11:44 pm
Oofuri 59
And still with Random Scanlations...

Ookiku Furikabutte Chapter 59 or Read with Random Scanlations Online Reader

Also thanks to Nice Pitching for offering their help with translation check and quality check while I was finishing dragging my ass through the end of term. Today, however, also just so happens to be my last day of class! Here's hoping I'll be able to attend better as summer settles in!
Friday, February 22nd, 2013
4:33 pm
Oofuri 58
And still trucking along with Random Scanlations...

Ookiku Furikabutte Chapter 58 or Read with Random Scanlations Online Reader

Complications on both RS's end and mine (though, uh, I think mostly mine m(_ _)m Let's just say grad school can be a bitch? Especially for the socially awkward introvert who thinks she can decide This Is The Time she will not be a socially awkward introvert anymore, which haha, guess what, isn't actually a thing that happens XP) made this take forever and a day, but at long last, to you this we bring. Let's all hope my head's screwed on a little straighter for the next round, eheh...
Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
6:45 pm
Oofuri 57
And again with Random Scanlations...

Ookiku Furkiabutte Chapter 57 or Read with Random Scanlations Online Reader

Here it is. UNANIMATED MATERIAL. There are lots of fun little things in this chapter, but I should kind of be turning out a squirrel down by the river right now rather than talking about that. He's a pretty calm little guy as caged squirrels go, but is that saying much, really?
Saturday, June 16th, 2012
4:11 pm
Oofuri 56
And again with Random Scanlations...

Ookiku Furkiabutte Chapter 56 or Read with Random Scanlations Online Reader

I love this chapter like a mad thing, so I hope everyone enjoys it!
Friday, June 1st, 2012
5:39 am
Shinkuu Yuusetsu Chapter 11 [end]
Shinkuu Yuusetsu Chapter 11

For our final chapter, a story with a new male/female couple. But we do get some Rael/Alexi involvement in there too. ^_~ This brings us to the end of all published material in this universe. Considering potential for one-shot-ish stories the series has plus events of the past, you could say there's always a chance she'll write more chapters, but it's been a while and I wouldn't expect too much if I were you. (By which I mean for those who want more it is now time for all the Shinkuu Yuusetsu and Shinkuu Yuusetsu crossover fic. Not a crossover person but 4SRSLY does this not make the best crossover universe?! ^^ It should be a standard thing, like how every series gets a Harry Potterverse and/or high school drama AU. What series do YOU want to see crossed over with SY? Hm??? GET WRITING, WRITERS. XD)

Editor Arionne will be taking a break for a bit after which she will be deciding whether she wants to tackle Sensei no Susume. Whether she decides to take it up or not, one way or another the continuation of that will probably be starting in short order.

On the other hand all these things we're currently releasing were translated by me aaaages ago so I actually have little I'm currently doing and I'm going to have more time on my hands than usual this summer! (...Quit my job excessively early to go on a trip before starting grad school in fall, hehe. ^_^;) So once I return home I may also be nosing around my unread manga collection to see if there's anything interesting to start there. ...That or I will just be lazy all summer. :p But I'd kind of like to get something else going cause while Sensei no Susume is kind of fun and fluffy it is not as much in following with my current tastes. We shall see!

Thanks for reading! Hopefully you can find something else interesting to read in our future projects!
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
7:51 pm
Oofuri 55
And once again with Random Scanlations...

Ookiku Furikabutte Chapter 55 or Read With Random Scanlations Online Reader

Getting ready to surpass the last anime season any time now! ^^
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
10:43 pm
Shinkuu Yuusetsu Volume 3 Chapter 10
Shinkuu Yuusetsu Chapter 10

I admit when I heard there was going to be a chapter about past Floran and Gil I was hoping form something a little more...romantic (or quasi-romantic, as this series goes) and less...domestic/family issues? But I suppose such things are romantic in their way too. ^^

Just one left after this!
Saturday, May 5th, 2012
8:21 pm
Status Update, Translations
By the way, while I alluded to this a bit before, it occurs to me it may be worth pointing out that if you are enjoying Oofuri but impatient to wait for the scanlations, the entire manga up to the latest chapter released in Japan (currently 90) has been translated by me and posted on my journal, which you can find under my Oofuri translations tag. These are my sometimes slightly inept attempt to translate Oofuri without the help of a TL checker, but if you're interested in reading ahead they're all yours!

In other news, the Shinkuu Yuusetsu editor has been busy with schoolwork, but they are finished now and the next chapter should likely come in the next week or two! Thanks for your patience!
Friday, May 4th, 2012
10:29 pm
Oofuri Chapter 54, 53 v2
In continuing conjunction with Random Scanlations...

Ookiku Furikabutte Chapter 54 Direct Download or read with Random Scanlations Online Reader

This one gave them a super rough time with the redraws, so make sure to thank them! A V2 of chapter 53 has also been released since they now have a new translation checker! Mei was able to help clarify some things as well as inform us of some changes between the mag raws I translated from versus the volumes. And now she'll be helping from here on out! Thank you Mei!

Happy reading!
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
1:32 pm
New Project: Ookiku Furikabutte Chapter 53

Oofuri Chapter 53
Random Scanlations Online Reader

As you can see, I have some very exciting (for me? XD) news! Random Scanlations has offered to joint with this group to pick up future chapters of Ookiku Furikabutte aka Oofuri aka Big Windup! (the latter being the translated version of the title when the anime was brought to the US by Funimation). RS is going to be doing all the really hard work from here (editing as well as checking my sometimes woefully inept Japanese and baseball knowledge) so if you like it make sure to head over there and say thank you to them!

Amber Love PJ's Oofuri page can now be found here where you can see the series description and sample pages.

Oofuri has been scanlated by various groups through the years, first being picked up by Entropy, then Raep Time, and then Nice Pitching after that. If you're interested in starting the series but don't want to scramble to all corners of the internet, I highly suggest visiting the Downloads Post of the LJ Oofuri community where all chapters have been kindly collected. (You must join the group to see the post.)

A sports seires (and one with those unending multi-volume baseball games no less) may seem like a deviation from the kind of thing I usually pick like Shinkuu Yuusetsu or Bokutachi Otoko no Ko, but if you try some of it you might find it less of one than you'd think! Oofuri is basically the story of two boys struggling to form a close (healthy? XD) relationship. It's also got a sweet, gentle, low-key feel similar to those other series.

On the other hand, I think the relationships in Oofuri are a bit more complex/psychologically chewy, and it's also got a much larger variety of them, considering the huge cast of characters. If you're into shipping boys, there's a ship here for pretty much every taste, and without even being too fujoshi-pandery (most of the time. I confess the uber seme/uke-like relationship of the main characters was distasteful to me initially and took some getting used to). There's also a lot more going on in Oofuri other than squishy relationship stuff, including many moments of actual action, excitement, and tension (which can to me sometimes sadly be rare beasts in the slice-of-life-ish, romance-ish stuff I've done here so far). Basically, Oofuri's got a lot of what I like about the other series I've done, plus a bunch of other stuff that makes it even more engaging. ^^

If you've ever noticed this group is particularly quiet even for a group with one translator, it's because actually my main translating activity for the past two or three years has been translating and posting scripts of Oofuri! I adore this series enough that I wanted to make some way for people to read the recent chapters even if I couldn't translate it well enough by myself to scanlate it. With new material in English being scarce as of late the fandom has been quite, but it's totally my fandom home and filled with some great, friendly people, so I can't wait till everyone can start reading again!
Saturday, April 7th, 2012
8:44 pm
Ookiku Furikabutte (aka Big Windup!)

Title: Ookiku Furikabutte aka Big Windup!
Note: This project is a joint with Random Scanlations.
Mangaka: Higuchi Asa
Length: 18 Volumes (Ongoing)
Genre: seinen, sports, slice of life
Themes: baseball, underdogs, self esteem, teamwork, strong females
Short Description: A slow pitcher with a troubled past finds a fresh start on a new baseball team with a catcher who may be able to turn him into a real ace. (More Information)

Baka-Updates Info Link


Volumes 1-14 Scanlated By Previous Groups (You must join the Oofuri LJ Community to see the post.)

Volume 14
Chapter 53 V2 MediaFire Download (Corresponds to chapter 25C) // RS Reader
Chapter 54 MediaFire Download // RS Reader

Volume 15
Chapter 55 MediaFire Download // RS Reader
Chapter 56 MediaFire Download // RS Reader
Chapter 57 MediaFire Download // RS Reader
Chapter 58 MediaFire Download // RS Reader

Volume 16
Chapter 59 MediaFire Download // RS Reader
Chapter 60 MediaFire Download // RS Reader
Chapter 61 MediaFire Download // RS Reader

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Saturday, February 25th, 2012
2:15 pm
Shinkuu Yuusetsu Chapter 9
Shinkuu Yuusetsu Chapter 9

A Elias and Keel story! (Next up, by the way, is Gil and Floran, and then a new boy/girl pair for the final chapter.)
Sunday, January 8th, 2012
6:34 pm
Shinkuu Yuusetsu Chapter 8
The story of Rael and Alexi's parents' struggle to help them become partners!

Shinkuu Yuusetsu Volume 3 Chapter 8

Many thanks to our former Bokutachi Otoko no Ko Editor Arionne for picking up picking up the rest of Shinkuu for us!
Sunday, November 20th, 2011
4:20 pm
Shinkuu Yuusetsu/Sensei no Susume Status Update!
For those following along, Shinkuu Yuusetsu volume 3 is now entirely translated! I plan to start scanning this week, while hopefully also getting back in touch with an old editor/finding a new one if they aren't available. After that, nothing to wait for but a little editing!

As to Sensei no Susume, no advancements work-wise, but I have made a decision: It's been a long time since I spoke with the group we were formerly going to joint with. At this point it's probably not rude to just start this thing with a clean slate and strike back out on our own. So now it's pretty much in the same places as Shinkuu: Time to scan and find a new editor! It...may just be that the editor that works on Shinkuu will do Sensei no Susume after that, but we'll see what this as-yet mythical future editor will be up for!
Monday, July 4th, 2011
2:06 pm
Scanlation recommencing!
Hello! This is just a heads up to let those waiting know that scanlation of the third volume of Shinkuu Yuusetsu is underway. Raws for editing have yet to be scanned, but the volume has been obtained and I finished translating the first of four chapters today.

I've also got my hands on a new copy of the first volume of Sensei no Susume to replace the raws that were ruined before. ^_^; I'm not sure how I'll proceed with that, as it's sort of an airy, fluffy thing I started scanlating a long time ago thinking it had some potential but turned out not to pan out to as much as it could, and while cute enough, I probably wouldn't bother picking up over other things I could dedicate my time to today... On the other hand, I've had all three volumes translated for ages, so why not finish scanlating, right? Just need to figure out how to take care of the rest of the work...
Monday, July 12th, 2010
11:36 pm
Bokutachi Chapter 24 [END]

It's overrrr~! ...I'm a little sad since it's been so long now since I finished the series myself I can't quite revel in this as I feel I should, hehehe. As to the ending... Cut for last chapter spoilageCollapse )

But I'd much like to hear others' reactions if you're interested in giving them!

Now that our only active project is completed, I'd like to be able to introduce our next project, only... There isn't one. ^_^; I've apparently already put too much on my plate as it is with other groups/translating activities, and not (likely contrary to the opinion of many friends) actually quite stupid enough to add more to it just yet. I haven't even looked around for one much yet (besides of course still needing to get the new volume of Shinkuu Yuusetsu, and the fact I was thinking of testing out my volumes of Uchuu Kyoudai/Space Brothers with scanlation in mind. Only it's gotten a tad of publicity in the English-speaking mangaverse since I picked it up, and now I'm a little afraid someone else in the shadows could be considering it and I'd rather just stay away from anything else any other group could possibly want, hahaha.)

So, you know, group not dead or anything. Just...hibernating through the busy season. (...Half a year while I catch up with some stuff? Less? ...More? ^_^;)

Perhaps, then, if this ending has left a Bokutachi-shaped hole in your heart, I may suggest some other outside means of filling it with series that appeal to me in similar ways (mainly in my kink for slow-building romance and male/male friendships with a side of coming-of-age themes). In the service of you, clearly, and not at all because I am a complete pimp for the things I love and must whore them out at every mildly appropriate occasion, scanlating simply being a more socially-accepted way of doing this, but sometimes, well, I just can't control myself:

A few series under the cut. Just humor me. I give you manga.Collapse )

(Though if anyone else has suggestions of similar titles (just for plain reading or for suggested scanlation projects) I am most definitely all ears. ^_____^)

And so we bid you farewell for now, and wish you happy reading of the final chapter!
Thursday, June 24th, 2010
9:42 pm
Bokutachi Otoko no Ko Chapter 23

Just one more chapter to go! Are you ready?!
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
10:38 pm
Bokutachi Otoko no Ko Chapter 22
Just to let you guys know, our editor will be traveling (to Europe!) without computer for the next few weeks, so the next release won't be coming out till after that. (Happy trip, Arionne~)

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
9:41 pm
Bokutachi Chapter 21

After all the odd crack it's a little weird to jump so suddenly and completely back into the dramatic vein of this series, but... I can't say I'm displeased to be back on the more realistic side of things. ^^ (Which is, for anyone wondering, where we'll stay for the rest of these final chapters.) Poor boys, though. T_T
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