Sunday, December 27, 2015

Shinohayu ch28: Entering Middle School

Two years ago, when Shinohayu had only 3 chapters published, Ritz already estimated that the elementary school part of the story would cover at least 4 volumes but possibly more. In the end, it will be 6 volumes. Since I like the pace of Shinohayu so far, I'm very happy with this.
No one can say how long the middle school part will be however, back then Ritz also stated that, if she could, the whole elementary-middle school part would last 100 volumes. Obviously a wildly exaggerated number but still, it comes to show that Ritz is in no hurry to reach the Interhigh.
Shinohayu ch28 (Mega)
Shinohayu ch28 (Mediafire)

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Saki ch152: Petals

Saki ch152 (Mega)
Saki ch152 (Mediafire)

As a curiosity, Sawaya's verses in pages 3-4 are from Matthew 6:28-29 but with some modifications.

EDIT: this is a 4-koma published to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the Young Gangan magazine (where the Saki manga gets published). A reader asked if I would translate it and here it is:
Saki 4-koma (mega) 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Saki Biyori ch44: Kiyosumi's Story 7

 In Japan, an all-you-can-eat buffet is also called a "viking" (baikingu). It may sound weird but it's true.
 According to the japanese wikipedia, the manager of the first buffet restaurant in Japan (at the Imperial Hotel of Tokyo) travelled to Denmark and took inspiration from the danish smörgåsbord. But the word smörgåsbord was too difficult to pronounce in japanese. Back then, the 1958 movie "The Vikings" was popular. There is a scene in the movie where vikings are eating heartily so they decided to name it "Viking Restaurant". And from there, the word "viking" became associated with "buffet".
 In this Biyori chapter, the members of Kiyosumi go to a cake viking. I could have translated it as "cake buffet" but then the second strip in page 2 would make no sense, so I left it as cake viking. I hope you like it.