Sunday, February 10, 2013

Jashin-chan Dropkick chapter 1

If you have read my personal blog, I assume you have already seen this coming. Anyway, there's a few reasons why we are doing this manga, despite the fact that another group has been working on it:

1. This manga is very short for being released monthly (only 8-10 pages a chapter), so it is very suitable for our new typesetter, Terrabyte, to practice his skills, unlike Otoboku 2 or IchiHei, which require a lot more experience and effort to typeset.
2. I have translated 5 chapters, and it's a waste to leave my scripts unused.
3. I don't like the other group's translations. No offense, but I just don't like them.
4. This year is the year of snake.
5. Yurine is alpha as fuck.

In general, this will be merely a side project since we don't expect many people to follow this. The priority will still go to Otoboku 2 and IchiHei, in which we are putting our effort. Here are links to the chapter:


As for anyone who has been wondering why it is taking us so long with Otoboku 2, well, the answer is that the raw is extremely difficult to clean despite being provided by a private raw scanner (same raw provider as Idol Pretender). His raw is definitely high quality and very detailed. The problem is the author's art, because it is very fragile against filters. So far only akinator has been struggling with it (he even had to redo it once). Another two cleaners I asked gave up immediately after 5 minutes. I even had to ask an experienced cleaner for help, but even he couldn't come up with ideas for better and faster cleaning with this kind of raw. Moreover, the first page is the only success so far. If you are interested in helping, you may give this pic a try. Basically we are aiming to turn it into 1600px, retaining as many details as possible while removing ugly patterns on clothes, hair, ceiling, wall, etc. Right now this is the best result we can get, but it's still nowhere near enough. If you can come up with a way to do that, please visit our IRC channel and talk to akinator. It will be even better if you can join us as a cleaner or redrawer, though, since we need more people with those skills.

For IchiHei, well, since it had already ended in Japan a long time ago, we will try to finish it as long as we get more cleaners. Out of our two cleaners, one is already busy with Otoboku 2, and one is too lazy to even touch a manga page, let alone editing the whole chapter. If you are interested and know cleaning, you're welcome to join at any time.


Anonymous said...

cool. glad to see this revived.

Anonymous said...

Nice, love this sort of series. Good to see tl continue.

Anonymous said...

Did you died?