Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 175 v2

Sunday, 8 June, 2014

As promised, scum has completed the redraws for Chapter 175.

Thus, here’s a v2. If you don’t care about the spreads, don’t bother downloading.

Nothing has changed aside the redraws being done.

Any MU mods reading this, please don’t update it on MU, since it isn’t really a true v2 release.

Also, the XDCC release will not be updated by me.

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 175

Thursday, 5 June, 2014

This was technically done since the 2nd, however, scum didn’t follow through with his promise to redraw the two spreads.

Thus, I’ve decided to just release the chapter for now, and if he or some random reader does it, I’ll v2 it later.

Enjoy the chapter.

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 174

Saturday, 31 May, 2014

Erp, forgot to make this post.

UDDUP 174 released.

Will probably do 175 soon since it’s easy.

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 173

Friday, 9 May, 2014

Still stalling like hell due to PoE addiction ™.

Message me in-game: Nitorita

174 will come out whenever it will come out.

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 172

Friday, 25 April, 2014

Thanks to everybody to applied to join Kirei Cake after the Ch. 172 release.

We now have more than enough members on reserve, but if you’re still interested in joining,

we can always do with people who wish to camp around our chat and, well, chat :D!

Lately, I’ve been playing PoE 24/7, so if anybody else plays PoE, PM me in-game: Nitorita.

I’m on Ambush, and I’d love to have currency donations in-game ;D.

Anyways, enjoy. No XDCC since you probably know why by now.

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 171

Tuesday, 15 April, 2014

It’s past four in the night, so I won’t write much. Enjoy your release.

Super thanks for blissfulyoshi for buying and scanning private raws :).

The-Day-Before-April-Fool’s-Day Batch Release

Monday, 31 March, 2014

Just read the block(s) that apply to you, below.

Improper Capture is stalled for now due to lack of proofreaders.

It’s already done, but needs a proofread. It will be released later today.

Improper Capture is now released. You may pick it up on the right :)

I am also currently working on Rikaicake v4(?), and will release it soon.

That said, we’re recruiting for just about all roles, so please apply.

Donations of any amount are appreciated.

Happy April Fool’s Day to those who live in the East :).

Until Death Do Us Part

Volume 21 is now completed, and blissfulyoshi has gratuitously purchased Volume 22 raws for us.

Sure, public raws will probably be available within a month or so, but at least you get to have higher quality realeases.

Expect a normal release rate for UDDUP. It does pend upon blissy to scan it, so it won’t be released that soon.

Improper Capture Method of Classmates & Labyrinth

As some of you may know, tank raws beyond Volume 3 cannot be found on the Internet, and I am not planning on buying them.

Thus, we will be sticking with magazine raws until the end of the series.

The series ends at Chapter 26, and I’ve yet to decide a release rate. I doubt it will be too long of a release rate, though.

The chapters aren’t particularly difficult, but the chapters are relatively long, and the magazine raws do have a lot of dust to clean.

Esprit

Act 22 marks the end of Volume 6, and there are eight chapters left (Volume 8).

Unfortunately, Esprit chapters are very long (50 page chapters that equal about two average-sized chapters), and consequently, take a lot of time to work on them.

That is the reason why the release rate has been relatively slow for Esprit so far (several months a chapter?).

I’ve yet to decide a release rate for Esprit as well, but I’ll see what I can do.

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

This series is now confirmed as being on hiatus.

Takeda essentially stopped working on the series after (the upcoming) Partie 11.3,

and Dragon Age has not given a single whiff of news regarding what happened to Croisee.

Partie 11.3 (which we will hopefully finish soon) was serialized in late 2011, so it’s already been more than two years.

It’s best to assume that this series has been discontinued.

I will do Partie 11.3 sometime soon, and mark the series as Completed.

Croisée will be officially our first “completed” series.

All of Us are Active!

This series is a bit “unstable” at the moment.

We may very well complete this series sooner than expected, since I don’t think it’s too difficult to work on.

Release rate is unknown at this time as well, but our group has expressed interest in having it completed in reasonable time.

Arachnid

Concerning Arachnid, as I mentioned previously, blissfulyoshi is now providing private raws for it.

The first chapter of Volume 7 is currently en-route, and is pending taketori’s cleans as well as StrawberryMochi’s translation.

They are a bit behind schedule due to real life and school, so it wasn’t able to be included with this batch release.

I will try to keep Arachnid on at least a monthly schedule, so stay tuned.

Let’s Go Play!

eManga has officially picked up Let’s Go Play! for online serialization in English, so I’m declaring this series dropped.

Ironically, eManga picked it up under the same name that I personally named it when I initially picked it up (instead of just Asobi ni Iku yo!), which means (99.9% chance) that the translator behind LGP! has read our scanlations (it’s under the DMG division, which hires scanlators anyway). Let’s just hope no translations get copy and pasted now ;).

Unfortunately, this means I was credited or paid in any fashion. Just saying.

But at least, it’s good to hear that a company in interested in our scanlations.

Regarding Arachnid’s Unexpected Hiatus

Sunday, 16 March, 2014

Many of you have been bugging us (if not in person, then in heart) about what happened to Arachnid.

There has not been a single release for over three months, and no news has been posted regarding its status.

I would like to start this post off by saying that we are not, and will not plan to, drop Arachnid.

Jacqli’s inevitable hiatus lately, along with the lack of staff, has caused a major disruption in our release rate.

StrawberryMochi, the one responsible for translating Arachnid, has also gone missing, or terribly inactive.

blissfulyoshi is now our raw provider for Arachnid. He purchased every volume up until 9, and will be scanning them all.

I will be responsible for translating Arachnid again, unless we can get in touch with Mochi.

Arachnid’s release rate will be slightly delayed, as we need to focus on our other projects.

UDDUP Vol. 21 will be done next chapter, so we will take a break on that to work on our other series.

- Nitori

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 169

Tuesday, 11 March, 2014

And here begins Until Sanctuary Does Them Apart Chapter 169.

Enjoy the chapter. I’ll try to get 170 out as soon as I can, to finish Vol. 21.

XDCC will be delayed until Jacqli uploads it. Downloads are on the right.

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 168

Saturday, 8 March, 2014

We’re almost done Volume 21 of UDDUP, and are well on our way to catching up.

That’s all for now. Chapter 169 is on its way.

All of Us Are Active! (We Are All Alive!) – Chapter 7

Monday, 3 March, 2014

This release must’ve been totally unexpected.

With Jacqli on hiatus due to extreme RL conditions, I have to pick up after him for now.

Many people have been waiting on the other projects, so I have to continue them.

Please don’t ask when the next release will come, since it may not be for a while.

I am currently just QCing and releasing whatever is basically already done.

I think the next thing that’s basically done is LGP!.

Anyways, enjoy. No XDCC for the time being. Check the right-hand side for the DDL.

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 167

Saturday, 1 March, 2014

Here is the next chapter of UDDUP.

Technically, it should’ve been done three days ago, but I had other things to tend to IRL.

Jacqli is experiencing hell in Ukraine due to the revolution, so he is unable to upload to XDCC for now.

You’ll have to use the DDL link or our online reader in the meantime.

Rikaicake is now updated to version 3. Be sure to check it out!

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 166

Wednesday, 19 February, 2014

I think we’ll be able to catch up with UDDUP soon. Sure, we’re about a volume and some chapters behind, but it won’t take too long.

Volume 21 is an extra chapter longer than usual, and aside from me being busy IRL, scum is doing great in speeding up the pace of our cleans.

We also have Zook now who is helping us with our redraws, so give a round of applause to him for daring to do so :).

Note: XDCC not yet available.

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 165

Saturday, 8 February, 2014

I’ve been busy lately with RL issues, so UDDUP was backlogged for a short while. Sorry about that.

Releases will likely be slower for the next little while, so please bear with us for the time being.

There are no ETAs for any of our series at the moment. They’ll be released as they’re done.

P.S. XDCC is currently unavailable.

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapters 163v2 & 164

Sunday, 26 January, 2014

Hi everyone, it’s me again.

Sorry for the “belated” release, but Chapter 164 is out now.

Well, actually, it’ll be out later on today once it’s proofread. It’s already done.

For now, you get Chapter 163 v2, in preparation for 164.

Pages 46 & 47 of Chapter 163 were edited to adjust for context clarification in 164.

Anyways, that’s all. Visit us in our IRC :).

P.S. XDCC does NOT have the updated v2 of 163 yet.

Indecent Capture Method of Classmates & Chocololis – Chapter 13

Wednesday, 15 January, 2014

Here’s the next chapter of ICMCL. XDCC pending Jacqli (again).

We are recruiting cleaners. Apply if interested :)

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 163

Wednesday, 15 January, 2014

Here’s the chapter, as promised. Enjoy the release :).

Final About Me & Until Death Do Us Part Chapter 162

Tuesday, 14 January, 2014

Hi everyone, here’s the next UDDUP release. Enjoy.

XDCC unavailable until Jacqli uploads it. Same as always.

The next chapter comes out… tomorrow. Yep, that’s right ;).

Below’s just another episode of my life story if you’re interested in reading it.

In other news, it occurred to me that I haven’t updated you all on what’s happening in my life (since my last announcement), so I thought I’d talk about it now.

If you missed out, the previous two posts where I wrote about myself can be viewed at the two About Me links above (which should be three by the time this is posted).

To begin, my mother and I made it out of the mortgage “crisis” safely. After we got contact back from the bank, it turns out that although the appraisal was not satisfactory, the bank still let it slide. Thus, our mortgage was luckily renewed for the foreseeable future.

Some people have donated to me, and I’m really happy about that. I forwarded the money I got to my mother so she can offset the cost her meds, and she wants me to continue translating (for more money, of course). You and I both know that that isn’t a great reason to scanlate, so I won’t tell anyone explicitly (anymore) to donate.

However, I’ll keep the note I put in my releases as usual, asking for people to visit my IRC channel and chat amongst me and the gang. There is a mention for donations in the note, and you are welcome to donate on your own free will if you’d like to keep me translating happily for the (once again) foreseeable future. I personally don’t spend the money on anything apart from my mother’s weekly medication.

Back to talking about me, lately, I’ve been actively staying indoors and shut off from society beyond the computer. I find it increasingly difficult trying to exit my front door to do anything. Most of the time I’m either sleeping, eating, on the computer talking to other people, translating, or tending to my mother. The last taking up a sizable chunk of my day (for those who are in my IRC, you’ll notice I go AFK a lot).

I’ve started to watch some movies and TV series, but most of the time, I’m either just sitting around chatting or translating. You can ask the others in my IRC to vie for this.

One misconception I think that many probably have of me is that people may think that I’m translating because I enjoy it.

Realistically speaking, I only do it because I like having company to talk to, and because I’m frustrated with life. I just like to bury myself in scanlation as a form of escape. I don’t get that feeling of success whenever I release a chapter, because I’ve moved on from that point a long time ago.

In a way, translation’s like an informal job to me, since I have nothing better to do. I can’t go outside at all, so there’s not really anyway for me to attend school. Distance education doesn’t cover all the courses I need to take, so that won’t do either.

I like helping people out, so I’ve been lately working on continually updating Rikaicake in order to provide other aspiring translators with a better dictionary to use. Some people may think that I’m attention seeking or getting ahead of myself by doing this to make me seem like some master at Japanese, but no, I can assure you, that’s not my intention.

All I do is add additional entries to the existing Rikaichan dictionary, with what I’ve found that either wasn’t in the dictionary, not defined sufficiently, misleading, or could’ve been written or defined better. I keep all the original Rikaichan entries fully intact, for you to keep using if desired.

It’s funny because, I look back to my older releases, and even I admit that I did them not-perfectly. Yes, I admit it. I can find translation errors here and there, from my inexperience in Japanese back then. I’m sure many other non-native translators have had a time where they were inexperienced, but of course, had to go through the same process in order to get better.

I’ve moved way on from those days and I am extremely confident that I no longer make any translation errors at all (as I said, I don’t release unless a chapter is over 98% or so correct, in my opinion), but at times, there are some cross-referencing issues that may occur from lack of background knowledge of some things, and the occasional over-thinking and consequent misinterpretation of things.

Like that Bucephalas bike reference that Waverly caught recently, which I deep referenced off of Google and Wikipedia and made assumptions to what Juliet was referencing to, but turns out, it was just the name of Dai’s bike.

I  have no intention on redoing chapters since it’s an unnecessary use of my time, but you can rest assured that what came out after 2012 (it might stretch further than that, but I can’t remember that far) is definitely of top quality (translation-wise). You’re free to check the raws, if you really, really want to. Just don’t make a big deal out of anything you really do find unless it’s an earth-shattering, godawful mistake.

I don’t think there’s much anything else for me to mention. I closed down the Ask Me Anything page because I thought it was a little stupid, but if any of you have individual questions you’d like to ask, feel free.

Of course, before anyone asks: At this point in time, I’ve moved back to being neutral about my decision to quit scanlation. I will continue working on my current projects. If this post wasn’t obvious enough, the main driving factors for me to continue translating are A) I have some friends to talk to, and B) people donate to me and subsequently help me offset life expenses. I don’t have a particular preference, but I guess donations have a larger effect on my choice to stay. If I regularly get paid for something I do, I don’t see why I would stop doing it, right?

Anyways, that’s all for now. I probably won’t have another About Me page for a long time, if ever again.

Enjoy the release, and Happy New Year to you all! If you have any comments, feel free to leave them below.

Esprit – Act 21

Thursday, 9 January, 2014

Here’s the (long-awaited) next Act of Esprit.

This chapter took a really long time to translate. It’s was a really lengthy chapter.

I’m probably going to do my main three series in a 5:2:1 chapter ratio or something like that.

That is, UDDUP : Improper Capture : Esprit.

Under normal circumstances, you should expect one Esprit chapter per month.

UDDUP’s chapters are ~25 pages, and while Improper Capture has a similar page count to Esprit,

Improper Capture has a lot less text and more fighting scenes, which contributes to the speed.

That said, enjoy your chapter. Jacqli’s busy playing MGR:R, so the XDCC DDL won’t be available yet.

We have a lack of cleaning staff. If anybody wants to join, feel free to apply.

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