Let it snow, let it snow.
So today's the long-anticipated Christmas release.
Like I said in one of the previous posts, we're not releasing everything in one shot.
So stick around on IRC, why doncha?
And let's go.
Battle Royale 2 ch19 (!BR19 !BR219)
Holyland 98 (!Holy98 !HL98)
Koukou Tekken-den Tough Volume 9 (!Tough09 !KTough9)
Enjokousai Bokumetsu Undou 01 (!Enjo01 !Stop01)
Full Metal Panic Sigma 35 (!FMP35 !Sigma35)
Sengoku 22 (!Sen22 !Goku22)
Boku to Issho 37 (!Boku37 !BTI37)
Holyland 99 (!Holy99 !HL99)
Koukou Tekken-den Tough Volume 10 (!Tough10 !KTough10)
Holyland 100 (!Holy100 !HL100)
Koukou Tekken-den Tough Volume 11 (!Tough11 !KTough11)
REAL Volume 10 (!REAL10 !REALv10)
Rookies 186-188 (!Rook186 !Rook187 !Rook188 !Rookies186 !Rookies187 !Rookies188)
Sengoku 23 (!Sen23 !Goku23)
I Am A Hero Volume 3 (!Hero03 !IAmA03)
And that's all, folks. [66 chapters] Hope you enjoyed your Christmas.
Mom~~ can I have an Online Reader for Christmas? and Jackals, too?
Mom: "Yes, you can Illu."
In all seriousness over these years I have seen so many bad online readers that picture downsize our releases on so many levels.
Nightmares, pure nightmares.
We are putting a big fat end to that.
First of all - we have been and will always stay an IRC based group and release our stuff using bots.
Secondly - we also had and still have a DDL site. Manga-Download It's been there for several eons. But not like anyone knows or cares about it.
Thirdly - while I don't fancy Online Readers as they alienate fanbase from actual providers-scanlators, I do believe that having our own Reader that won't do a 3rd degree JPG resizing will prove to be a good solution to current situation.
So take a peek at our BETA online reader:
For now we want to test how it handles pressure and a lot of stuff still has to be uploaded.
• Reader can pre-load pages in advance to give you a more smoother reading experience and it also loads only images not the full website.
• Image size is kept original, but won't go over the borders of your browser(1024x768 monitor and notepad users can take a deep breath).
• There are still some functionality improvements to come.
We expect to get everything completely up and running till Christmas.
So get drunk with your buddies, test it, abuse it and what not, just remember to use protection and then come back and give us some feedback. We would really like to hear your thoughts and input.
Special thanks goes to the guy who coded it, without him none of this would be possible: Woxxy
And thanks to server provider who will run this whole thing and take the bullet if anything happens: Guybrush
Just for a sidenote:
I still couldn't care less about "My university won't let use irc, baww baww" crowd. Change university and take some anti-retard pills. :)
Obviously no one will visit the site unless I release something new.
So here you go: Jackals c40 (on irc !Jack40) and Online Reader as well.
This is just a small 1 chapter spill from what's to come on Christmas :).
It's Christmas eve, metaphorically.
In the way that, this is our last release before the 25th; Christmas day. For two more weeks.
Not that it's actually Christmas eve right now.
Here's the thing. We haven't had a new peak in #illuminati-manga in a long while. It was when we were actively releasing chapters of HSDK (What a fucking awful time that was) and boatloads of people came to download. So what we're gonna do is the more people come on IRC, the more we release. If we don't get the amount of people we want, we'll release a batch of stuff every ~2 or so hours. Break the previous peak, I'll release more. 300, same. 400, if we get there, same. If we get to 500 in some weird way, I'll just release everything we have and that'll be it.
So be happy, enjoy your chapters and see you on IRC.
Full Metal Panic Sigma 34 - !Sigma34
Holyland 97 - !Holy97
See you on the 25th.
Release du jour.
Rookies 185 (!Rook185) Concludes volume 19. We should be starting on v20 soon. Also, I made a volume pack of v19. (!Rook19)
Sidonia 11 (!Sido11) Chapter 11. Volume 4 goes for sale later this month.
Will be busy for the next week or so because of real life shit. So if you PM me on the forums, I might be slow to reply. Sorry.
Just some random information;
No release today, but some information some of you would be interested in:
Received it today and scanned it. Unfortunately I can't upload the raws for the team because I don't have any spare bandwidth to use up.
Second thing; Some people have applied on the forums. Sorry I haven't replied very fast. I haven't been around the comp all that much in the last few days (Not being able to download or do much with the internet kinda makes your comp kinda... boring.), I'll take care of the people who posted tonight.
Third thing is, our translator for FMP Sigma, Avatar, posted this on the forums a week ago:
Just a quick update from the translator. (me)
Translation for Vol 9 is practically ready to go already.....
unfortunately we have still not finished releasing Vol 8 yet. (I did vol 8 over 2 months ago)
The fact is, I could comfortably complete translations for ALL VOLUMES by end of this year if it wasn't for the fact that releases are soooooo slow.
If there are fans/ppl out there that are willing to help out (esp EDITORS),
pls come forward.... it'll certainly speed up the releases.
At the rate things are going, I may start to lose interest "again" or permanently hang up my translation activities after FMP.
tl;dr - We need help on the series. If we do get help on the series, then it is a realistic possibility that we could catch up (or be very close to catching up) to the series by the end of the year. Otherwise, he just might get tired of waiting and just give up translating altogether.
Fourth, if anyone of you is from Latvia and knows a certain man called "Nitouryu" (Not his real name), or even better, knows his boss (name unknown), tell him to come on IRC and to talk with me more often because I'm getting lonely. That and the fact that I'd like him to clean more stuff for me. But then again, I'm extremely selfish.
So yeah, that's about it.
OVER 5 YEARS
Hello my dear readers!
It's me, Nitouryu.
I have to say, we had one great birthday.
And like in all great parties we are starting the hangover afterparty.
I will be on irc, drinking Chateau Lafitte and eating Ruby roman grapes(washed with virgin girls tears) out of strippers belly-buttons.
Come and join!
On today's menu we have: (Edited by GGpX because unlike a certain Latvian, I know how to cook. And do other stuff.)
Boku to Issho (!Boku34 !Boku35 !Boku36) - Farts & sparkles. Usual toilet comedy with some boob action.
Homunculus v11 (!Homun11 !Homunc11) - It's been a long time coming. Very sorry for taking so long to do this volume... If I get volumes 12-13 in the mail soon (Here's looking at you, JazzMahtaz) then we can probably get at least volume 12 out by the end of the year.
Koukou Tekken-den Tough v08 (!Tough08 !Koukou08) - Another volume of martial arts and stuff. This is when this manga starts to pick up and become more than just some kid trying himself out versus different types of martial arts. Obviously, there'll still be that element, but it'll morph into something great. Especially in the next few volumes.
Suicide Island v02 (!Island02 !SI02) - We have some dedicated persons behind this, so it's all going nice and smooth. Enjoy second series from Holyland author. If you read Holyland, give this a try. -Nitouryu
What a Wonderful World v02 (!WaWW02 !WhatA02) - While we did do this series, we'd like you to take the time to buy it from Viz if you liked it. I've already bought both volumes from Viz. I know you should too. We did chapters 12-19, while Kotonoha did chaps 10-11.
And now what you've all been waiting for... an update on our projects.
If you have a question about something regarding the projects and I didn't answer, ask it in the comments.
Before anything, I'm just letting you know that the majority of our projects could use some redrawers. So if you have any skill redrawing or even want to try your hand at it, apply. I apologize ahead of time if I'm not the fastest to reply to applications. You'll be handled. If I don't answer fast, come on IRC and PM me there. You'll definitely get a fast answer unless I'm asleep.
À La Carte - We have 3 / 4 chaps translated, but nobody actively cleaning it. We had someone editing & typesetting it, but she's gone missing unfortunately.
Battle Royale 2: Blitz Royale - If someone wants to clean it, I can translate & typeset it in a few hours time.
Boku to Issho - We've just concluded volume 3. All of volume 4 is translated. We're going to try to finish it before the end of the year, but no promises. Could use an extra redrawer or two.
Buddha - I have all of the volumes, but the person cleaning it was unwilling to continue and here are. So the project is stalled, yeah.
Full Metal Panic Sigma - Shortage of editors makes it hard to work on the series as fast as I'd like it. We have all of volume 8 translated, would like to finish it + volume 9 by the end of the year but if there aren't additional editors, then... Yeah. Notice a trend?
Holyland - Darknova42 is out of the hospital and doing well. We might have a chapter for you guys as early as Monday/Tuesday if the redraws are finished. PS. Calling Kidomi. Kidomi-chan, if you read this, I'd love it if you could finish translating ch99
Homunculus - Just released volume 11, one whole year later almost. The series was announced that it'll end at 15 volumes (or so that was the plan this summer). Volumes 12-13 are out, don't have my hands on them quite yet. Volume 14 is going for sale around Christmas. Volume 15 around Febuary.
I Am A Hero - We've cleaned volume 3 up. Our translator, Laika, is finishing his translations of another volume he started. Once he starts translating, we can probably get some serious work done on the volume.
Idiot Section Chief - Still a part-time project that we do when we have some spare time. We'll try to get a few more releases out soon.
Jackals - The Latvian says he wants to do chapter releases for volume 6 & 7. We were originally planning to finish the series before the end of the year, but we're sorta out of race track. Finishing v6 before the end of the year is more likely.
Koukou Tough - I can pump out chapters of these pretty fast, but I need a typesetter who can match the speed. I had Icedman, but now he's tied up with university and can't really find the time to work on Koukou Tough. Besides, he wants to work on Jackals more than Tough. All in all, looking for a typesetter! Volumes 9-10 are fully translated, series has been cleaned up to volume 11.
Mephisto - Slowly but surely churning out some chapters.
REAL - Volume 10 goes for sale in less than a week... Can't wait.
Rookies - See Mephisto. If there's a cleaner or two who'd be interested in helping out... Contact someone2040 at Deadbeat-Scans's Website. Thanks.
Saru Lock - Most of you should know this by now, but ImangaScans started releasing Saru. Don't blame them. We've been taking forever and then some to do chapters. So once we finish up chapters 39-40, we'll be dropping the series. The redraws are just too time consuming and tedious. The cleaners would rather be doing Holyland. By the way, if anyone is interested in continuing the series, I have the raws up to volume 7. My scans are infinitely better than public raws. And if you disagree... Well, enjoy crappy scans. `-')
Shonan Jun'ai Gumi - Need someone to dust hunt. Kuthrow is burned out from scanlations and doesn't really want to.
Sidonia no Kishi - Should be a chap or two out sometime soon... I hope.
Suicide Island - I've bought & scanned Suicide Island volume 3. Going to start working on it soon. Hoping to have it done by Christmas.
Now, for the stalled projects:
Gantz - Still something we plan to do... Eventually. Don't wait on us, though.
Kamen Teacher - I have raws for the whole series. Unless a Translator & Editor volunteer to work on the series, we're moving closer to permanently dropping it.
My Street - I honestly don't know. Ask RR. I really don't know.
Oton - zindryr translated volume 1, not sure if he's interested in doing volume 2 or not...
Sengoku - Needs an editor.
Tista - Eventually...
So yeah that's about it.
Happy birthday to you...
CONTINUE! (Said Nitouryu)
Elitist asshole, signing in. That's me, GGpX, obviously.
So today is November 11th. It's Illuminati-Manga's birthday! Houray, we made it through another year. Not bad, huh?
Anyway. We had a bunch of releases planned. Some didn't make it, because, well, shit happens. We'll probably finish up what we started on soon-ish. Relative term. I'll also give an update on our projects.
Anyway, today's releases:
Full Metal Panic Sigma 33 (!Sigma33 !FMPS33) - Yay more FMP.
Garouden (!Garou !Garouden) - The full release of Garouden. A good read for you martial arts fans.
Holyland 96 (!HL96 !Holy96) - Newest chapter of Holyland.
Koukou Tekken-den Tough Volume 07 (!Tough07 !Koukou07) - Final volume of the individual martial arts arcs. After this volume it gets into serious story mode.
Rookies 184 (!Rook184 !Rookies184) - Another new chapter of Rookies. I really don't have much to say on most of these...
Anyway, yeah. Happy birthday.
PS. I know the project page is out of date. I'm lazy. Blame the lazy webmaster for my laziness. And stuff.
First some news for you Holyland fans. The editor for Holyland, Darknova42, is going to be away for a little bit of time. He was hospitalized last week and we're not sure when he'll be healthy again and editing Holyland. So all in all, release speed will be slower.
Always looking for staff, especially Editors. Apply!
Today's release. Halloween special.
I Am A Hero Volume 2 (!Hero02 !Hero2) - Volume 2 is awesome, and out of the four volumes out for sale, it's easily the best. The art is just awesome. I'll be buying volumes 3-4 when I find the money, along with Suicide Island v3 and some other stuff that was recently released.
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