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.

Indecent Capture Method of Classmates & Chocololis – Chapter 12

Thursday, 2 January, 2014

You’ll know when you read the chapter.

Rikaicake Update & Indecent Capture Method of Classmates – Chapter 11

Monday, 30 December, 2013

Indecent Capture Method of Classmates – Chapter 11

^ Like the emphasis I placed? I do too :D

Here’s the long-awaited Chapter 11. Sorry for the UDDUP marathon.

(XDCC not yet available until Jacqli uploads it, along with UDDUP 161…)

I’ll probably work on and release Esprit next, since that’s what taketori suggested.

UDDUP will come out after Esprit. And Esprit will come out after I take a short break.


Here is the first official Rikaicake update, version 2. I am taking it out of beta.

Download TBA later on today because it’s 06:26 in the morning and I am going to sleep first.

You can now download version 2 by clicking here.

Installation instructions are available on the Rikaicake page. Enjoy, and feel free to comment :)

If you’ve used it and felt it was helpful, do comment about your experience!

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 161

Saturday, 28 December, 2013

And this marks the end of Volume 20…

…and the start of Volume 21 :O.

That said, enjoy your chapter. XDCC not yet available until Jacqli uploads it.

Donations are appreciated.

Kirei Cake is still currently recruiting anybody for anything.

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 160 – Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, 25 December, 2013

Merry Christmas.

Enjoy your release, and happy holidays.

If you want to grant me a Christmas gift, just join my IRC and chat with the group.

Note: 159 and 160 via XDCC are still unavailable until Jacqli uploads them.

All XDCC DDLs working now. Enjoy :)

#cake @

Tuesday, 24 December, 2013

Chat with us or give us thanks! Just choose a name and click on Connect below. Easy as cake :D

P.S. Please note that XDCC downloads do NOT work through this chat.
If you would like to download chapters via XDCC, please use the XDCC IRC above instead.

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 159

Tuesday, 24 December, 2013

My Christmas wish:

For more people to join us in our IRC at #cake @

More UDDUP coming your way. Stay tuned.

IRC XDCC is not yet available until Jacqli uploads it. Thus, get your fix via DDL or Online Reader for now.

UDDUP 158: I corrected a small issue with page 122. Bucephalus is actually the name of Dai’s bike. Thanks Waverly.

Until Death Do Us Part – Chapter 158

Monday, 23 December, 2013

Hi everyone. As expected, UDDUP took first place in the the poll extremely easily.

I considered continuing the poll for an Improper Capture and Esprit release, but judging by the majority vote,

it seems that the results are pretty much set in stone: UDDUP > Improper Capture > Esprit.

Thus, that is how I’ll be releasing, priority-wise.

Here’s another UDDUP chapter for you all to enjoy. IRC XDCC won’t be available yet.

The latest UDDUP chapter available is 179, which is 21 chapters away.

If I were to do one UDDUP chapter a day, I’d be able to catch up sometime January.

Now I’m probably not going to do that, but I do hope to catch up sometime within two or so months.

I’ve already picked up the UDDUP Vol. 21 raws, and that volume ends at Chapter 170.

This effectively means that Vol. 22 will come out pretty soon, and I’ll be behind.

Thus, I’ll probably prioritize UDDUP a significant chunk more than Improper Capture and Esprit.

Sorry for those expecting to see more chapters from the other series.