Saru Lock 23
Saru 23 is out.
Big thank you to our two new Saru Lock staff members, Chas (new Typesetter) and dreaq_de_manu (new Editor) for helping out on the releases. If these two hadn't applied to help us out, we wouldn't of released these chapters yet. So, again, if you want to increase the release speed, help us out.
Triiger is !Saru23 on our IRC room.
Talk with us. We're lonely. We're bored. So Register on the forums and talk. :p
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Saru Lock 22
!Saru22 in the channel. Stick around and talk, we're bored.
Also, WE NEED PROOFREADERS AND QUALITY CHECKERS!!!!
I have multiple chapters stuck at these stages because we don't have a single proofreader or QCer that's active.
Not a single one. Seriously. I have to ask people from other groups to help us out.
I have a volume and a half of Saru Lock that needs to be proofread, 30 or so chapters of Riki-Oh, some Holyland, some misc. chapters here and there.
I have 5 chapters stuck in the QC process because, well, we don't have a QCer?
Want to help out? Eithetr apply on the forums or PM me (GGpX) on IRC.
If you don't really feel like helping out, then, well, enjoy the wait.
Oneshot by Takahashi Ichirou, the mangaka of Volleyball Tsukai Gouda Gou in WSJ.
This is a joint project with Whatever. Visit their room and thank them. #whatever @ irc.irchighway.net.
This oneshot was translated in January 2008, so it took us a year. Thankfully we're done, though.
Trigger is !Obake in the channel.
Next up...! I dunno what's next, stick around on IRC for our next release.
Still looking for staff. Apply on the forums or PM GGpX, Nitouryu, Zenquibo or antifon on IRC. By the way, just because we don't reply to the threads on the forums doesn't mean we ignore you. We send a PM or find a way to get in contact with you from there.
Happy New Years!
Gotta make a new news post, unfortunately...
So, yeah, you guys can read my horrific writing skills. Eat it, scrub!
Uh-- Anyway, we need more staff. It's (almost) 2009, so we need some new staff to help us out. We need... Well... Every position! Proofreaders, Typesetters, Editors, Typesetters, Translators, Quality Checkers and even Scanners (So I don't have to scan everything myself :p). If you're interested, PM either GGpX, antifon, Nitouryu or Zenquibo on #illuminati-manga.
Now, for the releases.
Blood+ Volume 5 (END)
After 2 and a half years, we have finally done Blood+. I'd like to give a big thank you to tokiyasama85 for translating the series all the way through. Also a big thank you to antifon & VyvyanWilde for doing a big part of the work on the last two volumes. I'd also like to thank everyone who did their part in the series. Hopefully Blood+ A won't take too much to complete :p
Triggers are !Blood05HQ and !Blood05LQ
Full Metal Panic: Sigma Volume 2
Don't expect volume 3 to come out as fast as volume 2 did. We'll be working progressively on the chapters, mostly because we have some other things that we have to work on before it.
Trigger is !Sigma02
Manhole Chapters 19v2-20-21
I don't know how, but there was a huge fuck up in Manhole 19 (Second page) and I can't explain it. It's all my mistake. I made a v2 of ch19, and included the fixed page in chapter 20. Anyway, enjoy chapter 20-21.
Mercenary Pierre Chapter 20
This concludes volume 3 of Mercenary Pierre. Only one more volume to go. We'd like to try to finish it soon,
My Street Chapter 01
Well, this is the project I said we'd be doing with RR after One Day ended. My Street is completely different from One Day in many senses. For starters, this is actually a story that continues for multiple volumes. The artstyle is also different; My Street has a "weird" look to it and is also alot less detailed. My Street is very good, and also very difficult to translate. I'd know, I translate it ._.
In any case, we promissed that we'd have 700 chapters released by 2009, and with these chapters we're at 707 chapters released. 2010 goal: 1,000!
Stay tuned `-')
...Oh, did I mention we needed some new staff? :p
Now that Christmas is over...
I thought I should give you guys a project update for the projects that we didn't release.
Apple: Oneshot that just came out in Weekly Shounen Jump, we'll be doing that early this week (Assuming all goes well)
Eden: The translator (methanol) is currently too busy with real life commitments to be translating and illiteracy (The guy doing everything else on Eden) id MIA. I miss you illiteracy :(
Gantz: We started on volume 22 once upon a time, whether we actually end up finishing it any time soon is up in the air. We will finish it, though.
Heureka: The translator (Kyrie Eleison) is busy with real life commitments. So until she comes back, no Heureka.
Holyland: Our translator bailed, so we're stuck. Any translator out there want to continue the project?
Kamen Teacher: I'm not too sure what's going on. xip in NCIS was supposed to upload a chapter to QC for the Christmas release, but he hasn't logged on since the 20th. So I don't really know what's going to happen right now.
Karakuridouji Ultimo: Now that Takei Hiroyuki finished redoing his ending for SK, it was finally announced that this would become a serialization in Jump SQ. I haven't talked with the friendly people at Whatever if we were going to continue with the project or not. But we have a weeks to talk it over.
Oshitone Tenzen: We have translations coming soon, so there should be a release in the near-future, assuming all goes well.
REAL: We haven't scanned volume 8 yet, so not much work has started on it yet.
Sengoku: Still looking for a t/l check on the scripts.
Tista: We'll be redoing volume 1 with tankobons and doing volume 2 that way too. Expect volume releases.
Various Mandala oneshots: We have some translations, but the level of editing is much too difficult for the Editors we have now... So, illiteracy, if you're reading this... Did I mention I miss you? :(
With a few projects nearing the end, and which might end soon, by the way, we'll still have our hands busy. For example, with Oishii-Manga, when we're done Elfen Lied, we already have a new manga that we'll be working on together. Same goes for Izumo no Ryu. We're not going to pick something up for every project we finish, though.
And finally... We're looking for Saru Lock Editors. PM me on IRC if you want to help out.
Thanks, have a good one.
Well, first of all, Merry Christmas to all of you. I hope you've had a good Christmas period (Unlike me, working almost 16 hours a day on scanlation o-o).
Well, including One Day 5-6, we're releasing the equivalent of 53 chapters. If I had an extra day (or even week) the amount would of been greater. :p
A lot of the chapters are things we've started working on at some point during the last few months that we're finishing. Some of which has been worked on and off for over a year, some was done in a 3 hour-span. Some I enjoyed thoroughly, some a little less. But all in all, they're one.
Before I announce the releases, I'd like to give a big thank you to antifon, Digital_Eon, Zenquibo, Nitouryu and all of the other staff that helped work on all of the chapters we're releasing today. You guys worked very hard on a lot of different things, and I sincerely thank you for it. If you want to add something to the post, tell me and I'll edit it `-')
I'd also like to give a big shout out to former staff who aren't around anymore. I still love [most] of you guys. Come on IRC and chat sometimes, will ya? Especially you, illiteracy. I need new music recommendations :(
In any case, the releases! I'll also give a status report on the series.
Battle Royale 2: Blitz Royale
Chapter 12: !BR12
Project goes along lazily as always. I'll finish it eventually... eventually.
Volume 4 High Res: !Blood04HQ or !B4HQ
Volume 4 Low Res: !Blood04LQ or !B4LQ
Additional triggers: !Blood01 !Blood02 Blood03HQ Blood03LQ
We've started working on volume 5, it's half done. No ETA yet.
Volume 1: !BloodA01 or !BA1
Similar to Blood+. We've cleaned the whole volume, just waiting on translations. Roughly 1/3 done, no ETA on it.
Chapter 98: !EL98
Chapter 99: !EL99
Series is being edited, our next EL release will be the remained of volume 12. It might not be that far away in fact. Anath (project leader) wants to finish it before he goes back to school. This doesn't include the specials.
Full Metal Panic: Sigma
Volume 01: !Sigma01 or !FMPSigma1
This is what we've been working on for a year or so now. We'll be doing a joint on volume 2, and hopefully it'll be done soon.
History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi
Volume 13: !HSDK13
This is mostly for archiving purposes for all 5 of you who actually care about the quality of this series. We're dropping the series again. All of the staff working on the series has left/disappeared and none of the remaining staff is really intrigued by the series. Unless they come back, it'll be remaining dropped. This is just releasing what we've worked on this year in volume 13 and completing what was incomplete.
Chapter 13: !Jack13 or !Ja13
Well, I scanned all of v2 & v3 I believe. We don't have a translator for it, though. So, hi translators. Apply. Thanks. `-')
Koukou Tekken-den Tough
Chapter 19 High Res: !KTK19HQ
Chapter 19 Low Res: !KTK19LQ
Chapter 20: !KTK20
Chapter 62: !Lev62 or !Levi62
Chapter 63: !Lev63 or !Levi63
Chapter 64: !Lev64 or !Levi64
This ends volume 11, one volume away from the end. I don't have any ETA.
Chapter 18: !Man18
Chapter 19: !Man19
Ends volume 2. No ETA for volume 3. However, if you're a typesetter and want to help out, apply.
Chapter 19: !MP19
We're working on the rest of the series, no real ETA.
Chapter 5-6: !OneDay5
Already mentioned it but, One Day is complete. We'll be doing another series in the near-future. Another Manhua.
Volume 1: !Oton
"So GGpX, when's the next release of this going to be???" I have no freaking idea. Seriously. zindryr had translated this (Big thank you, btw) over the span of two years, and I'm not quite sure if he'll want to translate Oton volume 2 any time soon. Just think of this as extra Tough chapters or something ;o
Volume 6: !Riki06 or !RikiOh06
Volume 7: !Riki07 or !RikiOh07
Volume 8: !Riki08 or !RikiOh08
Additional triggers: !Riki01 !Riki02 !Riki03 !Riki04 !Riki05
Yes, finally. 3 volumes worth of some fucking manly stuff. Volume 8 is a great volume, and introduces a fucking badass new bad guy. As for volumes 9-12, let's just say we'd like to finish off the series to work on more Saruwatari goodness.
Chapter 20: !Saru20 or !Lock20
Chapter 21: !Saru21 or !Lock21
Only two chapters of Saru Lock. Right now it's in a mini-arc (3 chapters total) and the next 3 chapters after will be another mini-arc before starting the fucking awesome HEAVEN'S CROW arc. The Heaven's Crow arc is a really, really good arc. The best in up to date. By the way, we need editors! Saru Lock is very difficult to edit, so we need editors to increase the release pace.
Now there were things that weren't finished for various reasons, but we'll hopefully be finished doing them by New Years.
Early Christmas release~
Here's an early Christmas release for you~
It's chapters 5 & 6 of One Day, which concludes this small Benjamin project.
Big thanks to RR for their hard work on this series! We'll be hooking up together on another series (A series with plot this time, I swear) in the near-future. It'll be another manhua.
To download it, type !OneDay5 on IRC.
Just for your info, we'll post all of the releases here on the site when we release them and not on IRC.
Alright thanks to Nitouryu we seemed to have patched the hole that caused the trojan to slip in along with an update. All should be fine now.
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