Monday, May 30, 2011

Kaibutsu Oujo ch 62 script

And the case continues. To be honest, this arc is probably my least favorite arc, which is why I was procrastinating this.

Kaibutsu Oujo ch 62 script (4SH)
Kaibutsu Oujo ch 62 script (PasteBin)

Project Page Moved

The "Project and Downloads" page is now moved to the wiki, where I can have more flexibility in laying things out. Downloads are actually neatly organized!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 5 script

Woah, the Share uploader for Forward is getting incredibly efficient. On the other hand, the first volume still isn't scanned. I guess the few extra pages aren't enough incentive to get them scanned.

Anyways, Yuuri (or should I say, Airi) is confirmed for god tier.

Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 5 raw (MF)

Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 5 script (PasteBin)
Magical Girl Kazumi Magica ch 5 script (MF)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 3

So it begins...and Takao's giant cannon isn't even half as ridiculous as I-401's or Haruna and Kirishima's.

Someone in the 2ch general thread for Ark Performance (the trio behind Arpeggio; most discussion there is about Arpeggio anyways) finished his DIY Takao model this morning.



Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 3 2400p (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 3 2400p (MU)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 3 2400p (4SH)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 3 1200p (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 3 1200p (MU)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 3 1200p (4SH)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 3 PSD source (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 3 PSD source (MU)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Oriko Magica ch 3

Again, I would like to thank all participants of this project. I'll order from Amazon next time because DHL takes way less time to ship than EMS. To be honest, I didn't think that I would need to scan my copy; I just ordered it for insurance.

Oriko Magica ch 3 2400p (IF)

Oriko Magica ch 3 2400p (MU)

Update: 1200p version has been v2'd because the first version was incorrectly downscaled.

Oriko Magica ch 3 1200p v2 (IF)
Oriko Magica ch 3 1200p v2 (MU)

We will not be doing chapter 1.

Young Ace 2011-06 and 7o3x ch 7 delayed

The vendor only sent me the Asuka figure and not the magazine. I'm really getting an excess of Eva figures from the subscription.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Oriko Magica ch 2

Thanks to DKThias, Darais, Nas and other anons who are making this happen. Chapter 3 is also already translated but not edited yet (as of this writing) if you want to read on.

Oriko Magica ch 2 2400p (IF)
Oriko Magica ch 2 2400p (MU)

Update: 1200p version has been v2'd because the first version was incorrectly downscaled.

Oriko Magica ch 2 1200p v2 (IF)
Oriko Magica ch 2 1200p v2 (MU)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Oriko Magica vol 1 raw


6:55PM. I keep my promises.

Oriko Magica vol 1 raw 1600p (MF)
Oriko Magica vol 1 raw 1600p (MU)
Oriko Magica vol 1 raw 1600p (IF)


Oriko Magica vol 1 raw unfiltered (MU)

Oriko Magica vol 1 raw unfiltered (IF)

Scanlation Party is now open for business.

Oriko Magica: Final Final Last Plans, Addenum 234

Okay, so finally, after a long delay, here are the plans. On 6PM PST (2AM UTC), I will receive my copy. One hour later, on 7PM PST, I will release the ADF-scanned raws. I know for a fact that they aren't the best raw around, but I'll release flatbed-scanner raws afterward, probably after the scanlation is done. If a cleaner or typesetter wants better raws for, say, merging, just contact me.

Since Yurikai has released chapter 1, chapter 2 and 3 will be our top priorities. I will have them translated before I go to sleep tonight. Whether or not to go back and redo chapter 1 will be decided later.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 2

This chapter sets the plot in motion and introduces Takao for the first major battle. By the way, I'm sure that you've all noticed by now, but all of the Fleet of Fog ships are named after actual ships from WWII.

I don't know if I phrased it very well, but "Military Command" implies that the Japanese government had collapsed and was replaced by a government controlled by the military. Other countries are mentioned in volume 2.

Update: 4shared links fixed

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 2 2400p (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 2 2400p (MU)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 2 2400p (4SH)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 2 1200p (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 2 1200p (MU)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 2 1200p (4SH)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 2 PSD source (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 2 PSD source (MU)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

good! Afternoon #16 raws

(I really should rescan the cover.)

Don't expect this to be too regular. It costs me quite a bit and only has 700 pages; I might buy it two issues at a time every four months. However, the next issue has two Nanika chapters, so I'll definitely order that. It might get delayed to August due to summer stuff in July.

I'm too lazy to post a translated ToC, so here's the raw ToC:

good! Afternoon #16 raws (IF)
good! Afternoon #16 raws (MU)

Pokemon Special BW ch 07

The Nimbasa story arc had better be in Sho4. Gotta get my delicious Elesa.

Pokemon Special BW ch 07 2400p (IF)
Pokemon Special BW ch 07 2400p (MU)
Pokemon Special BW ch 07 2400p (JS)

Pokemon Special BW ch 07 1200p (IF)
Pokemon Special BW ch 07 1200p (MU)
Pokemon Special BW ch 07 1200p (JS)

Pokemon Special BW ch 07 PSD source (IF)
Pokemon Special BW ch 07 PSD source (MU)
Pokemon Special BW ch 07 PSD source (JS)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

7o3x vol 1 raw, Arpeggio of Blue Steel vol 1 raw

The good news is that the volume has a list of answers of the 70 quiz questions in chapter 1. If only it had in the magazine...

7o3x vol 1 raw (IF)
7o3x vol 1 raw (MU)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel vol 1 raw (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel vol 1 raw (MU)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 1

From what I've observed on komica, there are two kinds of Blue Steel fans:
  1. Has boner for missile/beam spam and ridiculous superweapons (me)
  2. Has boner for Takao (everyone else)
This series is like a fusion of Blue Submarine No. 6 and Last Exile. Global warming drives humans further inland, and this Fleet of Fog appears to fuck humans up with futuristic weapons. One of them, I-401, defects to the human side and joins up with your regular anime/manga crew of characters (well, the captain is awesome) to form Blue Steel. Crazy naval battles ensue. This first battle doesn't really capture just how awesome later battles are.

By the way, this probably isn't something I should say, but I must admit that I'm not too seasoned in nautical terminology. If something is wrong, notify me right away.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 1 2400p (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 1 2400p (MU)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 1 2400p (4SH)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 1 1200p (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 1 1200p (MU)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 1 1200p (4SH)

Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 1 PSD source (IF)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel ch 1 PSD source (MU)

Raws for volume 1 will be released later. Pokemon Special BW will be released tomorrow. Nanika and 7o3x will come next week.

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 9+10, batch

Well, I guess that I didn't need to pause this after all. I hope Mr. Itou makes more manga like this in the future to mix things up. Also, this needs to be made into an anime.

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 9+10 (IF)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 9+10 (MU)

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 9+10 PSD source (IF)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 9+10 PSD source (MU)

The batch fixes the leading in chapter 3, because I didn't explain the weird leading setting to DKThias very well.

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary vol 1 [END] batch (IF)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary vol 1 [END] batch (MU)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary vol 1 [END] batch (4SH)

Oriko Magica: Change of Plans


It seems that Share/PD scanners are not putting this on the top of their agenda, probably because Oriko and Kazumi are spin-offs. Anyways, another group called Yurikai has announced that they have gotten their hands on their copy. My copy will arrive on Monday. We will proceed to pick up wherever they are then.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 5+6

And a triple release to stave off withdrawal while I pause this for Oriko. Well, from what I hear, Kazumi vol 1 got released early at many places, but Oriko didn't (other than that leak), so I might get another chapter in tomorrow.

I think chapter 5 is how Mr. Itou gets his ideas. Then, he pulls more all-nighters drawing those manga, and gets more ideas. It's a never-ending cycle of horror.

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 5+6 (IF)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 5+6 (MU)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 5+6 (4SH)

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 5+6 PSD source (IF)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 5+6 PSD source (MU)

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 4

I can't stop seeing Ainsley on page 40.

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 4 (IF)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 4 (MU)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 4 (4SH)

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 4 PSD source (IF)

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 4 PSD source (MU)

Oriko Magica Plans - Last Minute Addendum

(Translations)

Spoilers are out. This means that scans will come out anytime soon. I'll be F5'ing scan sites like the Fist of North Star.

Here are a few addendum to the plans:

Site

One deficiency that I forgot about is the lack of order among the finished images. I've made the stage progress page the front page and main page, which might help. I also made the board extension automatically generate pools (upon an admin's command) that are ordered correctly.

I added another shortcut to adding a new note: double-clicking. For some reason, that seems to be a bit buggy.

Standards

Font size: In order to make font sizes consistent, try to make your font sizes multiples of 4. That should give most text some wiggle room in size and keep them consistent. However, if you need to make it look good, then make it look good.

The default dialog font size for ch 01a (which was 2000px high), was 24px, so it might be 20px on a 1600px high public raw.

Font: The current title font is Addams with character width set to 150%. This font doesn't have numerals, so you'll have to spell them out in English.

Contact

The most important thing is the method of contact. Go to #anonscans@irc.rizon.org. Here's a Mibbit link if you don't have an IRC client. I'll keep everyone updated there. I'll also keep the mini-wiki up-to-date with info.

That's all. Happy scanlating!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 2

Some group says that they have this cleaned and translated. However, one thing that I find strange is the fact that they said that they bought the raws themselves. These (pretty good) public raws have been released for six months now, so I wonder how long they took to clean and translate it. Anyways, I'll keep going for now, just in case. If there's only one thing that I've learned so far in scanlation, it's that we scanlators operate in Valve time.

Cleaning by DKThias.

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 2 (IF)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 2 (MU)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 2 (4SH)

This whole scanbooru thing has a downside (well, for others): since I'm not doing everything, I can't upload the complete PSD sources. These sources only have the typesetting, which is the important part anyways. If you want the cleaned pages, go to the board.

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 2 PSD source (IF)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 2 PSD source (MU)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Magical Girl Oriko Magica ch 01a (first 8 pages)

For those who are just joining us, this is the Oriko Magica open scanlation party. Please join us!


Some thoughts so far:
  • We probably need a better way to contact each other. I should have made a thread, I guess. A temporary IRC channel wouldn't hurt either.
  • This series isn't too "pictext"-heavy.
  • 織莉子 = Oriko. She's, well, an oracle.
Magical Girl Oriko Magica ch 01a (MF)
Magical Girl Oriko Magica ch 01a (IF)
Magical Girl Oriko Magica ch 01a (MU)
Magical Girl Oriko Magica ch 01a (4SH)

SUDDENLY, ORIKO MAGICA, DEFCON 1

GET THE FUCK IN HERE, (the first 8 pages of) CHAPTER 1 IS OUT. It's from Houbunsha's site.

Note: the accounts don't carry over since it's a different DB.

Note to cleaners: JPEG compression on Houbunsha's end might have made some parts that are supposed to be #000000 gray. Level accordingly.

Pokemon Special BW ch 07 raw

Translation is delayed by Cat Diary and Oriko Magica.

Pokemon Special BW ch 07 raw (IF)
Pokemon Special BW ch 07 raw (MU)
Pokemon Special BW ch 07 raw (JS)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 1

It's no secret that Itoh Junji is actually a comedy manga author. It may be because his manga are so scary that they loop around and become funny, or because they're just funny. Anyways, back when the Gyo OVA was announced, I lurked komica (the Taiwanese 4chan) to see what they thought about it. Several of them said something to the effect of "where the fuck is my Cat Diary anime?"; another said, "I was so happy for him when he admitted that he was a comedy author by releasing Cat Diary". I agree with them. Itoh should just make comedy manga.

Anyways, this manga ranges wildly from "wtf am I reading" to "holy fuck this is funny". Give it a try.

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 1 (IF)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 1 (MU)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 1 (4SH)

Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 1 PSD source (IF)
Itoh Junji's Cat Diary ch 1 PSD source (MU)

Oriko Magica Plans

Here are the proposed details for the Oriko Magica open scanlation party. All of the details can be changed right now, so don't be afraid to suggest anything right now.

Site

The project will take place on the new backup site, anonscans.org. This server also isn't mine; it has locked up for a few minutes twice during this past week when I was testing the note plugin with Jiya, but it's fine otherwise.

The Cat Diary board is open if you want to see what Oriko Magica's board is like. Play around with it, just don't brea-actually, what am I talking about? Break it as much as possible so I can fix the bugs. I know that there's an annoying client-side bug with the photo notes that I haven't gotten around to fixing yet (sometimes, the text area disappears after the note gets selected).

Notes

The notes work similarly to those on Danbooru, flickr, and the like. Mouse over them to look at them, click on one to edit it, etc. The "New Note" button is also fixed on the bottom left of the screen so you don't have to scroll all the way up or down to make a new note. There's also a keyboard shortcut for it: "Alt+N".

"Version Management"


I put in a "version management" system. It's actually just uses tags to track progress. This page tracks the progress of all pages with a valid page tag (ex: Oriko_Magica_v01_c01_001). Here are the stages that it tracks.

Obviously, most of these steps will be skipped. For example, most editors will probably just do cleaning and typesetting together later in the game; cleaning is just there because there's no translations to typeset early on. TLC can be skipped if the lines are obvious, or if there isn't any lines at all. There's just a lot of them in order to be flexible.

There are three QC stages in order to try to get three people to QC; each person moves it up a stage. Again, it can be skipped.

Anyways, the left box moves the image horizontally, and the right box uploads a new image with the correct tags for those stages. The same could also be achieved just by modifying the stage_* tag.

Registration

I feel hypocritical for saying this, but you'll have to register to use any of the above. While it doesn't keep anyone out, it just takes a few database queries to remove malicious changes if everyone had unique IDs. Thus, I am requiring registration. However, I am by no means trying to keep anyone out. Everyone is invited.

Standards

These are proposed standards for translations and typesetting. The goal of this project is fast scans, so some corners are cut, like using the same font family for three styles. Again, don't be afraid to suggest better ones.

Translation
  • "魔法少女": Magical Girl
  • "キュゥべえ": Kyuubey
  • Honorifics: yes
  • Name order: original
Everyone has a different way of translating honorifics and keeping or switching name order. To keep things consistent, I propose that we just leave the names as is.

Typesetting
  • Dialog font: AnimeAce 2.0 BB
    • Shouting: Bold
    • Thinking: Italics
  • Scary font: CC Carry On Screaming
Other fonts are up to the typesetters; just make it look good.

Schedule

Of course, this is just the predicted schedule. No one knows if it will leak or not.
  1. May 10-12: Some vendors may sell it before the listed release date, May 12. Plot spoilers and cam shots of some pages may leak out.

  2. May 10-13: It might take a while for the scanners to get it up. I'll definitely be relentlessly F5-ing regular raw sites:

    Share and PD don't usually get volumes first, but they're good backups. Of course, someone might post the link on /a/ as soon as it comes out, so that's a good place to look as well.

  3. In case I'm AFK when it releases, just do it on /a/. I'll get the board up as soon as possible.

  4. The duration of this project might vary, but I'm thinking that it will take 2-5 days. I'll be putting all of my time and effort into this, and DKThias and others says that they'll help.
FAQ
  • How will I be credited?
    On M^U: Everyone will be credited as separate groups, with anons grouped into the 4chan group. Ex: "4chan & /a/nonymous scanlations & DKThias & ...". Tell me your group name on M^U if you want me to credit your group.
    Credit Page: I don't really have credit pages (other than the statistics pages), but I'll put in yours if you want.

  • How many volumes will Oriko Magica have?
    Oriko Magica is confirmed to have only two volumes by the summary of the second volume.

  • How will it be released?
    I'm still not decided about this, but I think that we should release by chapter. We could release a v2 batch later if necessary.
Anyways, that's all I have to say for now. Comments and suggestions are welcome.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jiya ch 2

Slowpoke here, but I found out while translating the interview that Toriyama and Katsura had that they actually did make an oneshot before Jiya called "Sachie-chan Guu!!". In fact, Jiya is kind of a sequel to that.

Jiya ch 2 2400p (IF)
Jiya ch 2 2400p (MU)
Jiya ch 2 2400p (4SH)

Jiya ch 2 1200p (IF)
Jiya ch 2 1200p (MU)
Jiya ch 2 1200p (4SH)

Jiya ch 2 PSD source (IF)
Jiya ch 2 PSD source (MU)