Thursday, December 27, 2012

What the Games!?

Like woah! Can I totally update my wishlist?? Haha. There are some really awesome sounding games that I totally want to get now. Like uhh... first of all, I totally want a PS Vita now. That way I can get my hands on, let's see, PERSONA 4: THE GOLDEN? Yes sir! And then there's this other game I just looked at that looks really cool... Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Plus there's a sort of pre-cursor game called 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors for the DS.

By the way, I also snagged the first 5 volumes of Penguin Revolution from BookOff. Sakura Tsukuba is one of my favorite authors, and I've only now decided that it would be a good idea to start buying her series :| ... Well, the company who published them before is out of business, so it's going to be hard to get a complete set (especially the last few volumes as usual). This means I'm going to start investing in The Land of the Blindfolded soon.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Save the Deadline!

Heeey! So I received Oresama Teacher volume 8, Bakuman volume 17 and Chocolat volume 8 omnibus last weekend ^__^ They look beautiful, but I only got a chance to read Oresama.

Oh yes and my long awaited package from Omari's Sister arrived, so now I've got The Day of Revolution! It was great re-reading the short series =] It just reminds me how much I adore Mikoto lol.

Anywho, I'm here to rant about scanna-lanna-lation~
  • QC Nostalgia Oneshot (due by 12/14)
  • Release Runway Produce!! ch.5 (12/16)
  • CL Runway Produce!! ch.7 (due by 12/18)
  • CL Be My Sweet Darling v.3 ch.4 (due by 12/22)
  • CL Be My Sweet Darling v.3 ch.5 (due by 12/22)
  • TS Game Over ch.4 (due by 12/22)
  • Release Runway Produce!! ch.6 (12/24)
  • Release Runway Produce!! ch.7 (12/25)
  • QC Kimi Daruma Oneshot (due 12/26)
  • CL He Was Cool ch.10 (due by 12/28)
  • TS Hirunaka no Ryuusei (due by... sometime in that month...)
  • TS Game Over ch.5 (due by 12/30)
  • QC ~asterisk~ Oneshot (due by 1/1)
Hooooo... sounds challenging lol.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Why Did I Accept this Challenge?

;____; Sometimes... you gotta show your appreciation for the scanlators who give up their busiest times to try and make fans happy for the those super special holidays...

For Silent Dreams Scanlation
  • Finish Game Over (2 chapters left to TS)
  • Finish Runway Produce (2 chapters left to CL)
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei (2 chapters to TS)
  • Finished 3 oneshots (1 to QC, 1 to PR, 1 to co-ED)
For Evil Flowers
  • Finish Be My Sweet Darling (3 chapters left to CL)
  • He Was Cool (1 chapter to CL)
For MatteIru
  • Love Com TWO (1 chapter to SC)
 For Omari's Sister
  • Whatever needs to be done :|
Life mang. That's just scanlation. I have tests and finals too.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Some Very Pretty Manga

Here are some pictures of manga that I have bought and have arrived this month =]
The first three pictures consist of the same manga shot from three different angles.

Oresama Teacher by Izumi Tsubaki (V.7, 10, 11)
Strobe Edge
by Io Sakisaka (V.1)
Soul Eater NOT! by Atsushi Ohkubo (V.2)
by Kiyohiko Azuma (V.11)

In this picture, are the Japanese manga that I bought through Kuroneko's piggy-back service =] What you can see here are:
Love Com TWO by Aya Nakahara
Sukitte Iwaseru Houhou
by Masami Nagata (V.2)

I also bought this wonderful tank from Sanseido in Mitsuwa Marketplace.
Hirunaka no Ryuusei by Mika Yamamori (V.4)

I think I also bought High School Debut volume 12, Love Com volume 10 and Chocolat (Manhwa) volume 6 this month as well... but I forgot to take a picture of them. Oh well, whatever~ I'll take a picture when I have the complete set :'D

Friday, November 9, 2012

3 Day Weekend Plan

And so the list begins...

  • Homework
  • Study for AP Biology, AP Calculus
  • Write College Applications
  • Clean Runway Produce 5
  • Typeset Runway Produce 3
  • Typeset Anata no Megane 5
  • Typeset Game Over 2
  • NaNoWriMo: Magical Girl Chica
  • Senior Road Trip collab

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Double Yen Press!

My copies of Soul Eater Not! 2 and Yotsuba&! 11 came in today, they are thick little buggers. I'm very excited 8D That's my treat for the day.

Have a happy time, guys!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Natsume is Awesome!

I'm reading Natsume's Book of Friends and I'm loving it so much more than I thought I would.
I'm really tempted to buy my own copies (but that's about the same as everything else I buy, so...)

I also have [re]read La Corda d'oro up to volume 15. So I'm just waiting to get ahold of my Library copy of volume 16 and finish off a lovely series =] I must say, I'm not a fan of the new Linden Hall Aria (or something similiar) spin off based on the extra story in the La Corda volumes. That oneshot was really messy for my tastes, too much happening.

And for November, I have without a doubt went on a shopping spree for manga. Especially because the first volume of Strobe Edge is out!! Plus my favorite character in Oresama Teacher makes his debut in the upcoming volumes :'D Hirunaka no Ryuusei also released just recently, so I'm eager to get my hands on that too!! Lots of manga to buy, I can't wait (but then again, I don't have much money either...) So I have to wait.

Anyway, I have a new phone, so I should be able to take pictures and make the blog prettier and more girly~

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Checking Out the Library

First of all, "The Mark of Athena" and Bakuman 15 came in the mail today, so I'm very pleased =]

Second of all, I've got a list of manga that I'd like to read, buuuut... not too sure I'm all hyped up to buy just yet. Plus I don't really want to read them online since we've got a licensed version... so why not?? I'm going to be checking them out in the library like I used to (when the library was in walking distance back in the day...)

Here are some series that I'm talking about:
  • La Corda d'oro
    Since all the volumes (except for the extra volume 17...) are published!
  • Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
    I would like to read this new version... in its manga entirety.
  • Arisa
    I buy a lot of Natsumi Ando's U.S. licenses, but not this one. Reading the library editions might inspire me to purchase it later if I really like it. It's 10 volumes long, soo...
  • Skip Beat!
    I just like occasionally updating myself on this series and see if anything's happened yet lol
  • Kamisama Kiss
    I love Julietta Suzuki as an author, even though I always have mixed feelings about the topics she writes about lol
  • The 39 Clues (Not a manga, but...)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Some Beautiful Manga

I'd like to say first of all, I'm discovering some AWESOME new songs that's hard to---STOP GIRL, in the name of loooove~ Uhh... what? Haha, U-Kiss's new single "Stop Girl" is pretty FANtastic. Listen to it. I'm warming up to these boys, although it might be because of Kevin's sweet voice.

Anywho, I'm purchasing up a storm of manga again! What arrived in the mail this month were...
  • The Magic Touch Volume 9
  • Love * Com Volumes 12-14
  • Oresama Teacher Volumes 1-4
  • Soul Eater Not! Volume 1
  • Otomen Volume 13
They're all VERY good stuff. And I actually should be expecting "The Day of Revolution" in my mailbox within a week ^^

I'm not going to talk about how Amazon trolled me badly (because it was partly due to my carelessness as well), but uhhh... yeah, I also bought some goodies from Omari's Sisters stuff sale :'D

I'm really happy about Oresama, guys...

Plus, there are some GOOD manga coming at me in the beginning of next month (not to mention an anime premiere of one of my treasured manga series!)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Otomen v01 ch01 Summary

Well, I know Otomen is an incredible adorable gem, but scanlators only got to a couple chapters before it got licensed in English. So I'm definitely no translator, but I can at least share some of the love with you other aspiring Otomen fans!

I don't really know what chapters/volumes other people have already summarized, so I'll just start at the beginning until people ask for certain chapters/volumes. I might switch between the beginning and the place where scanlators left off though... tell me what you think! If you like it, feel free to request any particular chapter that you want to know about! I have volumes 1-13 in English =]

Follow along with the Japanese raws! I put the page numbers and some pictures in between to help you keep track of where you are :'D

Otomen by Aya Kanno [summaries]

[summary from VIZ Shojo Beat] Asuka Masamune is a guy who loves girly things--sewing, knitting, making cute stuffed animals and reading shojo comics. But in a world where boys are expected to act manly, Asuka must hide his beloved hobbies and play the part of a masculine jock instead. Ryo Miyakozuka, on the other hand, is a girl who can't sew or bake a cake to save her life. Asuka finds himself drawn to Ryo, but she likes only the manliest of men! Can Asuka ever show his true self to anyone, much less to the girl that he's falling for?

[volume 1] one, two, three, four
[volume 2] five, six, seven, eight
[volume 3] nine, ten, eleven, twelve
[volume 4] thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen
[volume 5] seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty
[volume 6] twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four
[volume 7] twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight
[volume 8] twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two
[volume 9] thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five, thirty-six
[volume 10] thirty-seven, thirty-eight, thirty-nine, forty
[volume 11] forty-one, forty-two, forty-three, forty-four
[volume 12] forty-five, forty-six, forty-seven, forty-eight
[volume 13] forty-nine, forty-fifty, fifty-one, fifty-two
[volume 14] releases in English on January 1st, 2013
[volume 15] releases in English on May, 2013
[volume 16] releases in English on August, 2013
[volume 17] last volume

Monday, September 3, 2012

Making Plans for Buying Comics!

My plan of attack involves getting most of my Bakuman, Oresama Teacher and Yotsuba&!? volumes from Anime Expo 2013. There are usually some pretty nice discounts for NEW books at Anime Expo to try and get you to buy the manga there. The first time I went there, it was 30% off your entire purchase, so I just snagged the rest of my Spiral collection from there ;D The used books booths usually have 50% off, which is nice, but it's hard to find newer series there. Most of the titles are obscure of have been out for a long time in America (ie. Naruto, Bleach, Skip Beat). I will buy Strobe Edge, Pokemon Adventures DPP, Soul Eater Not! and Otomen as they come out (most likely in Barnes&Nobles where I can get a discount on them). Anything else, I'll probably just find cheap used copies online or at BookOff ^___^

This gets even better. So lots of the series I'm collecting at the moment are coming to an end in America! They include Bakuman, Otomen and also Chocolat (manhwa).

  • Bakuman ends in 20 volumes.
    I've got about 6 non-consecutive volumes at the moment.
    VIZ's Shonen Jump is releasing every month until they hit the last two volumes. Then they'll wait a month for those two, I believe. That's fine with me. By the time Anime Expo hits, I think it might actually finish.
    Sooo... that means, if I don't find anymore volumes in the next 10 months (I'm sure I will lol) At 30% off an entire purchase, it'll cost me $90.90, plus potential tax, so that sound round up to about $100 for 13 volumes. Not bad, but I could probably do better lol.
    I should be finished with this series before the end of 2013
  • Otomen seems like it's ending with 17 volumes in Japan.
    Volume 13 is on the way for me, that means there's only 4 volumes left to buy if that's true.
    American releases of Otomen are pretty much caught up, the 14th volume is already listed for New Years. That's about a 4 month delay, and I expect it to be the same for the rest of the volumes. Japan is releasing the 16th volume later THIS month.
    This allll means that I should be done with this series by the start of 2014 =]
  • Chocolat will be done by the end of 2012, I don't think I need to say much about this LOL
 I hope that next year, I'll hear some nice new licensing agreements! I would love to hear if VIZ is planning to do the HGSS arc after they finish DPP and Platinum, because they're finally caught up in publishing the volumes in Japan. My other hopeful is a RE-license of Gakuen Alice because that's on it's last arc in Japan, and it's one of my favorite and most precious series! Oh yes, and with the coming of Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun's anime in October and success on the Oricon manga charts, I WISH that Kodansha USA would publish it in English! That would seriously be awesome.

If I hear some news about a licensing of new works from Natsuki Takaya, Aya Nakahara, Kawahara Kazune, Izumi Tsubaki and Sakisaka Io... I will be SOOOO excited!

My final hope is that Yen Press will be able to pick up a nice new manhwa title or two next year! It's tough getting a license for Korean comics because their industry isn't as stable as Japan's comic industry. Often, series get cut left and right, plus they're only starting to get a little popular. Manhwa (currently) has a certain taste to it that's a little different than Japanese manga that caters to a whole assortment of people.

So... there are my hopes! =]

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pictures of July

Here we go~ I'm going to try to post more pictures of my bookshelf and stuff to make this blog a little more interesting.

Here are pictures of the all the manga I bought and received in July. (Oh, and ignore my clothes in the corner haha.)
I bought most of the volumes from two different BookOff's, my friend bought me a volume of "The Magic Touch" when we dropped by Barnes&Nobles, and I snagged Hirunak no Ryuusei from Sanseido as per usual.
I regret not buying that random volume of Sukitte Iwaseru Houhou when I visited Kinokuniya, but... that's in the past now... I can't change anything haha

And here's what my bookshelf looks like now that's it's been updated and reorganized into a JP and KR only bookshelf!
It features some of the things I got from Kuroneko of Omari's Sisters and the new Pokemon Conquest game =]
Fruits Basket is on loan to a friend of mine for now, so that's what that big gap in the middle is between Full Moon and Comic Party.

I hope to be able to review volumes or series every now and then on this blog. So yup! If there's any particular volume that you'd like to get reviewed, tell me and I'll do it as long as I have it.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Scannalanna and a-lotta manga


Hehehe, I don't think I should be happy, but I am, but I'm not... but... YEAHHH!! (Is all I have to say about that)

I got to buy a lot of manga! I feel bad for dragging people around for me to do that though...

So here's my stash 8D
  • Lots of High School Debut
  • A couple of Love*Com
  • A handful of The Magic Touch
  • A small dose of Bakuman
  • And the prized Hirunaka no Ryuusei (JP)
I accidentally bought, two of the same volumes of The Magic Touch, so that's a bit problematic... Ehhh...

I also bought Pokemon Conquest! I hope it's fun! Big money spending spree o____x

 Mhmkay, and yeah! I've got lots of scanlation work too! I'm glad people are relying on me (not that I actually wanted more work...) Yeah, that's the part that makes me happy, but not too excited at the same time.
  • SDS - Joint stuff! And whatever~!
  • OS - Speed typesetting!
  • EF - Lots of cleaning O:
  • HH - Cleaning... and lots of cloning D':
Ohhh... scary...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


4 scanlation groups for the summer, ALL RIGHT (whyisthismyhobby?)

Silent Dreams Scanlation
  • Muramasa Ch. 13 QC and release
  • Get someone to proofread Sukitte Ch.6 and typeset it
  • Get someone to clean Sukitte oneshot
  • Send the email of doom and recruitment feedback (what a jerk, making them wait!)
Evil Flowers
  • Nothing, until they assign me stuff, lol
  • Maybe get Sapphire to clean some more HnR 8D
Omari's Sister
  • Whatever Kuro sends me to typeset or proofread
  • Sugars... all editing 8D... D.:

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Scan Plan

Uhh... lame weekend is lame, but whatever.

This weekend, I plan to...
  • Clean He Was Cool Ch.6 and extras
  • Typeset Hirunaka no Ryuusei Ch.4
  • Typeset Brave 10 Ch. 31
  • Homework

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Guess What Came in the Mail...

Oh man, why do I do this to myself? XD
I just... it just... everything just... happened...
And now... Man, I need to learn some Japanese, lol. Bought them online at YesAsia. Came faster than I expected.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What an Exciting Year!

Haha, I am SO happy =D I'm hearing great new licenses and news that I've been waiting for a while~!

FIRST OFF... Strobe Edge is getting licensed by VIZ's Shojo Beat!! 8D HOOORAAAAY, definitely going to muster up my money for that towards the end of the year!!

SECOND OFF... Although it's a little bittersweet, I stopped read Bakuman online ever since it got licensed by VIZ's Shonen Jump. But I also feel relieved that it's ended at a nice 20 volumes. Better yet, VIZ is releasing volumes AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT for almost half the cost on Barnes&Noble. By November 2012, we'll be on volume 16!! Many factors together equals an INCREDIBLE combination :'D

THIIRD OFF... The manhwa Chocolat, had been picked back up from its hiatus and completed. Not only that, but Yen Press will finally release the last 3 volumes as an omnibus. Wow!!

I'm feeling many completed series on my bookshelves coming my way 8D Namely... (13th BOY with one volume left, Chocolat and Bakuman)

I also noticed in volume 12 of Otomen, that Aya Kanno wanted to start wrapping up her series, but volume 14 has been released in Japan. So... let's see where she's going ^__^

Anywho, when I finish 13th BOY and Chocolat... I'll be focusing on buying:
  • Oresama Teacher
  • Bakuman
  • Strobe Edge
  • Soul Eater Not!
  • Hirunaka no Ryuusei (I really should just learn Japanese, why am I doing this to myself?)
Teeheeheehee 8D Ohhhhh, I'm exciting for more fantastic series to be licensed!!

And as usual, on the side I'll be searching for...
  • Yotsuba&!
  • Lovely Complex
  • High School Debut
=D... I wonder if I'll ever stop liking comics... -shrugs-

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Someone just got their hands on February's issue of TheMargaret!!
It has TONS of oneshots in it, (over 1000 pages of it) and I LOOOOVE looking at it!!
Yup, LOOKING, since I can't read Japanese. BUUUUTSTILLWHATTHEHEY!? It makes me happy 8D Since it's an old issue, I bought it at BookOff for $4.50! I saw it last time, but I didn't buy it and I regretted it deeply... So since it was still there, I decided to make a home for it ^___^b

My lovely best friend who took me to BookOff, beforehand took me to Mitsuwa Supermarket, which had Sanseido Bookstore! SOOOO OF COURSE, I BOUGHT HIRUNAKA NO RYUUSEI VOLUME 2!! HOOOORAAAAY!! And it's SOOOOOOOOOOO awesome!! I love it (even though I can't read it) 8D<3

I'll take some picture and post them up when I get home-home 8D... One day.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Summer Lookout

Barnes and Nobles (if you can't already tell how avid a member I am of it) is having some great deals on manga Pre-orders! There's so much that I'm keeping an eye out for to snag at practically 50% off 8D

Here's the first bit of news to share... B&N has now started incorporating "Manga Mondays", where they take 50% off the cover price of the first volume of 3 random series every week!! So this is pretty exciting haha.

Not only that, but there are a lot of preorders in the summer or fall time that have been marked DOWN DOWN DOWN. Here's a list of stuff that I'm looking forward to :'D
  • Yotsuba&! Volume 11
    Cover: $11.99....... Now: $6.49
  • Oresama Teacher Volumes 9-10
    Cover: $9.99......... Now: $5.67
  • Bakuman Volumes 12-13
    Cover: $9.99......... Now: $5.67
  • Otomen Volume 13
    Cover: $9.99......... Now: $5.67
Oh yeah, and I spotted something extremely convenient and AWESOME that B&N was planning to sell. Pokemon Adventures BOX SETS. Yeah, that's right. For Black and White as well. It doesn't stop there. They're all 50% off too. AWESOME.... I'm biding my time though. I wanna see what's included and what it looks like. They come out in August anywho, no rush ;] BUUT... I've definitely been waiting for something this convenient!

Buying manga has never been so exciting!! 8D

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Mid of March

I just received 13th Boy Volume 10 by SangEun Lee today.
It's a really nice volume (but there's only 2 volumes left >:)
Just as I was about to go along with the plot twist, I've been turned back to original path.
Oh man, and do I feel anxious! Haha =D Really, these kind of things, you just have to enjoy!

I also have Shin Megami Tenshi's Devil Survivor 2 coming in the mail, should arrive when the weekend is over. So... yup! I bought this guy at the full $30. Too be honest, I don't buy games very much anymore, and when I do, I invest, BIG TIME. Why do I bust out the big cash so rashly??? Haha, oh well, maybe because I can't wait any longer to find it cheaper. However I'm fairly frugal with comics, haha xD

Saturday, March 10, 2012



I can't read Japanese, but I'm LOVING IT!!! D: I LIKE THE COLOR REEED.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

50% Off Kid's Books Sale!?

So B&N had a 50% off kid's books sales, and that was the push that got me to buy POKEMON ADVENTURES!!
I'm buying the Platinum/Diamond/Pearl Arc first, and I'll buy the rest next time there's a fantastic sale (or bundle deal) But I'm on a little strike against the first few arcs of the series because they did some alteration jobs on it PLUS they're not planning on translating my FAVORITE arc, the Ruby/Sapphire chapter. Which, I think all PokeSpe fan around the world agree, was one of the best (and they were all pretty freakin' fantastic.)

Bought the first five volumes of the PDP Arc (the fifth is a PreOrder) and uhh... within 3 days, they're now on my bookshelf =] (+4 manga to the count) $4 per volume, no shipping and handling costs. BRILLIANT. I quite adore my B&N membership.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Renewed Membership

I just renewed my Barnes and Noble membership last week. And I dare say, it's freaking fantastic enough for me to pay for it myself ;] Only $25, I SAVE so much with it (especially on shipping&handling)

Not only that, I snagged myself Otomen Volume 11, BRAND SPANKIN' NEW for about $5. SUH-WEET COUPONS OF HOLY MATRIMONY----YESS!!! >:'D It has arrived at my doorstep and it is aweesoome.

PLUUS. A little tidbit for B&N manga lovers. Check out your favorite series and take a gander at the upcoming unreleased volumes. Preorders tend to have some nice discounts attached to them. For example, I was looking at some of my lower priority manga Oresama Teacher and Bakuman. And I noticed volume 9 and 12 respectively were only $5.67 EACH. Okay, that sounds great, but you gotta understand... VIZ doesn't put discounts on their manga for ANYTHING. They have a nice flat rate with all their manga: $9.99 and that doesn't change, ANYWHERE. Other publishers have tons of discounts, but that's because their manga have higher cover prices, so... It's PRETTY fantastic.

Sure, I have to wait until summer before I get them, but they're cheap NOW and I'm gonna buy them eventually. I sure do love my manga to be less than $6~ 8D

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Year, Old Comics

Hmmm here's what I bought in January 2012 from Amazon...

  • High School Debut Volume 1
  • Lovely Complex Volume 1; 17
  • Karakuri Odette Volumes 2-3; 5-6
  • Chocolat Volume 5
Awwright 8D Here's to hoping for MORE great (and cheap) manga to be licensed in America =D