Sunday, February 10, 2013

Oto x Maho 18

As promised in my recent comments, here we bring you the most wanted release: chapter 18 of Oto x Maho. And since it's now the biggest holiday in my country, please allow me to write a long post.

First discounting retards who have absolutely no fucking idea where there shit comes from, we find it interesting (and amazing) to see how there are people who like the series we've been scanlating more than we do, and even waited for us slowpokes faithfully. We especially give kudos to /a/ for being patient, because it has been nearly 2 years since our last OxM release. Thank you for giving me a good laugh. Your threads are exactly what inspired me to stop wasting time lurking eroge forums and start scanlating again, and now I feel great that I have abandoned my worst habit in recent years.

With that, I decided to resume most of McDonald's projects, starting with OxM 18, which has been lying in my HDD for half a year, and I was surprised at the number of mistakes I made in my old translation for this chapter. IIRC, I finished my translation a few days after I started doing it, which means about two years ago according to this. Surely my Japanese has improved in two years, but there was no excuse for getting the wrong idea of more than 10 lines, given that I didn't screw up on 16 and 17. Anyway, this long delay turned out to have a good side, giving me the time to consult my sensei and correct all mistranslated lines.

While QCing this chapter, I also found out that the author changed the character page since chapter 17, which means we used the wrong character page in our last OxM release. We will make sure to fix this issue in the volume release.

Another thing to note is that we originally planned to have all proofreaders check my TL, but for some reason one of them has been busy recently and hasn't received the RC file. Since it is already the Tet holiday, plus the current TL is already okay to read, we decided not to let you guys wait any further. If there is any change that should be made when Macurai is back, we will give you a v2 by then.

Finally, I have asked shadow2810, one of our original OxM editors, to edit the final chapter, and he said that he would be able to do it after Feb 20, so this is definitely good news. Enjoy the release and let's hope BakaGrappler will do 19 faster.



Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're back on this.

Leif said...

My words too. It's sure been a while but good to see that you are still alive and active.

Don't bother with what they say in forums. This is a good serie and that what's matter.

Katyusha said...

this made me cry

Unknown said...

after february you said D:

delacroix01 said...

Well he DID do it, but with some shitty redrawing after a day of lazy attempt and then ditched the series when I told him to fix it, so there's no way I could release that shit. Sorry dude, but I'm still finding someone who has the ball to do the remaining 20+ redraws.

Vallamaria said...

I'm really glad to hear that the series might eventually be completed someday/eventually ^^;

Definitely looking forward to the possible future release of the last two chapters.