Sunday, May 30, 2010

I'm back

I'm back, vacation was awesome.  I've started to work on chapter 13 again, I'll keep the widget on the right updated so you have an idea on how long until I finish. :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Update on next chapter

Just a heads up, I'm going on a 2 week vacation starting this weekend, originally I had planned on releasing one more chapter before that, but I've had way to much stuff to prepare, so next chapter is probably at least 3 weeks out.  Until then!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Airmaster chapter 13 title page comic

Was planning on posting this yesterday, but I felt like crap, so stayed in bed all day, huzzah.

Honestly nothing to interesting in this one - just a little background on Michiru and introducing her siblings (they just show up on episode in the anime)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Chapter updates

I've added a little gadget on the right hand side of the blog that displays my translation/scanlation progress for the next chapter. Translation should be obvious, scanlation is just all scan/clean/typesetting steps compressed into one since I usually do them concurrently on one page at a time.

Oh, and someone had asked me where I got the raws from - ships world wide (shipping is kind of a bitch, especially on smaller orders) I just ordered it from there.

And one last update, I'll probably post the 1 page cover comic from the next chapter tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chapter 12

Yay - Chapter 12 is done!


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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Note from Shonen Jump

''To our readers,

The Internet is now overflowing with illegal copies of manga. All of these illegal copies run counter to the wishes of mangaka. They also ignore the wishes of the creator as to how the manga should be read.

It may be done without much thought, but in reality it hurts the mangaka who pour their creative talents into these works, and it is also against the law.

When we discover such illegal copies, we discuss possible measures with the mangaka concerned and try to tackle the problem, but there are so many heartless people around that it is just impossible for us to tackle them all.

This is a plea to our readers. Illicit copies of manga harm manga culture, infringe the rights of mangaka, and most importantly of all they deeply wound the souls of mangaka. Please also understand that it is illegal.

From now on Shueisha will, in collaboration with mangaka, deal more harshly with any illegal copies circulating on the Internet.

We hope we can count on the unchanging support of all our readers in this endeavour.
The Weekly Shonen Jump Editorial Staff ''

My own two cents - This is probably aimed more at the people who are posting the Japanese raws publicly rather than the scanlation groups - and have to agree with them - the last couple chapters of the big series (Bleach, One Piece, Naruto) have actually been out completely on the internet before you could even buy in them in Japan.

In the (unlikey) case that Air Master is ever licenced and officially translated to english - Buy it!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Chapter 12 status

About 70% done the translation - hoping to finish it up this weekend. I'm aiming for one chapter a week, but it still takes me a bit of time to work through the more chatty chapters.

As always - looking for translation help - once I got the hang of using Gimp, its pretty easy to do the scans and cleaning, getting the script to put in there is what takes me forever.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Randomness - Okonomiyaki

The next chapter takes place in a bar/restaurant, so food (unsurprisingly) comes up in the dialogue a bit. One interesting dish that I hadn't heard of before is Okonomiyaki. It apparently can be prepared a bunch of different ways depending on the local style, but basically its sort of half way between an omelet and an pancake. I'm going to have to keep an eye out and see if I can find somewhere I can get this - it sounds good.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Chapter 12 progress

About 25% done the translation for chapter 12 - I'm teaching myself japanese by doing this - while I've got most of the grammar rules down at thist point (although I'm still learning new stuff about that as well) my vocab is extremely limited, so I have to look up a lot of the kanji. Since this is a seinen manga, the use of furigana is pretty limited too. So it goes...

If anyone knows anything about sake, feel free to leave a comment - There are some specific references in this chapter that I'm trying to figure out if its an actual name brand or if the author just made stuff up.

As always, looking for help from people who can read japanese, or even just references to good web resources for learning/translating if anyone wants to point something my way.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Air Master Chapter 12 Title page

Figured I'd throw this one up since it will probably take a bit to work through chapter 12 in its entirety, since its just a one page short it works fine on its own.

In other news - if anyone wants to work on getting Air Master listed at any of the big sharing sites please go ahead - its kind of a pain to get it listed everywhere. As long as the credit pages are preserved its all good.

Chapter 11 is done!

I've got it up Here - will be out on the usual share sites whenever they get around to approving the uploads.

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