Saturday, May 20, 2017

Saki ch175: Ice and Charcoal

In Japanese, "ice and charcoal" is a way of saying that two people or two things oppose each other completely. Another way is "like shield and spear". In English, we would say "to be like fire and water".
This chapter is heavy on the mahjong but short on pages sadly (only 12).
Links:
Saki ch175 (Mega)
Saki ch175 (Mediafire)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Toki ch11: Feint

In this new chapter of Toki, the Malefic Star suddenly takes action against Ryuuka, while the identity of one of its members is finally revealed.
Links:
Toki ch11 (Mega)
Toki ch11 (Mediafire)
Weapons ready

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Saki ch174: Rivals & Biyori ch65

The fated showdown between the two powerful lieutenants: Yuan vs Hitomi.
(also featuring Sera and Hiroe) ;P
Links:
Saki ch174 (Mega)
Saki ch174 (Mediafire)

For the 30 yen incident, watch the "Kuro's Birthday" anime short released in 2015, if you haven't. There aren't any subs for it though.

And a Biyori chapter about the Achiga girls.
Biyori ch65 (Mega)
Biyori ch65 (Mediafire)
Hey look, it's Chachanon!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Shinohayu ch44 & Toki ch10

It's not very important but on the first page of this Shinohayu chapter, the white text that appears next to the panels in the original version says the first meeting between Chihiro and Yuzuha occurred "3 months earlier, when the air was still cold". This contradicts what Chihiro says later about her being in 5th year of elementary school. The white text must be wrong obviously. Maybe what they meant was "1 year AND 3 months earlier"? We can't know for sure so I simply removed that part of the sentence. I think this sort of text is added by the editors, not the authors, so probably someone at the magazine was confused and messed up the dates.
Now, with that out of the way, here are the links. Enjoy:

And another chapter of Toki.
Toki ch10 (Mediafire) v2
v2: changed "mansion" to "condo" in pages 12, 13.
Komosawa MS Mahjong Club

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saki ch173: Recovery & Biyori ch64: Shindouji 3

After Shiraitodai-hen ended last chapter, we now return to the match for 5th. The story jumps to the middle of the sergeant battle which is shorter than ever.
Notice that next chapter, in about a month, will be published on a Tuesday (unusually) due to Golden Week in Japan.
Saki ch173 (Mega)
Saki ch173 (Mediafire)

And a Biyori chapter about Shindouji.
Biyori ch64 (Mega)
Biyori ch64 (Mediafire)



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shinohayu ch43 & Toki ch09

Komosawa Middle are already in the prefectural final as an interesting but nearly unknown event of the past comes to light.
Links:
Shinohayu ch43 (Mega)
Shinohayu ch43 (Mediafire)

This is the Toki chapter from the previous issue. Notice that I added an extra page at the end with a couple of translation notes that were too long to include in the margin of the page.
Links:
Toki ch09 (Mega)
Toki ch09 (Mediafire)

Oh, and just so you know, there wasn't any Biyori chapter in the previous issue so the only Biyori that needs to be translated is the one from this month.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Saki ch172: Champion

As you can see, no problems with the raws this time. I was a little worried last week, but everything seems fine now. Also, starting this issue, there is a digital edition of Young Gangan, which really helps too. Anyway, last time we had a fully-inked, 100% complete chapter (yay!) but two in a row would be too much for us to bear so no luck.
Links:


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saki ch171: Fairness

You may be wondering why it took so long to translate this chapter. It's because there aren't any proper raws for it. Not yet, at least. Luckily, it was possible to stitch together a translation using various sources. However, keep in mind that this is a special case. If it becomes impossible to find raws, then this translation will have to stop. We'll see how it goes for the next chapter.
 
Links:
Saki ch171 (Mega)
Saki ch171 (Mediafire)
P.S.: It seems like a certain "bird-user" is famous during the Dawn of Teru era.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Shinohayu ch42: Prefectural Tournament

When the end of last chapter (published a month ago) said the Prefectural Tournament was one month away, it was meant to be taken literally!
Links:
Shinohayu ch42 (Mega)
Shinohayu ch42 (Mediafire)

The tournament bracket in this chapter has been fully translated. As usual in Shinohayu, the names for the schools are taken from real life locations (but not real life middle schools) in their corresponding cities or towns. They belong to places like railway stations, shrines, parks, etc. By looking up these names in a map, it's possible to know in which part of Shimane Prefecture each school is located.

Probably, most of these schools won't play any big role in the story but just for completion here's a list of schools and cities if anyone is curious.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Toki ch8: Ryuuka 2

This chapter continues exactly where the last one left off, with Toki knocking on Ryuuka's door.
Links:
Toki ch8 (Mega)
Toki ch8 (Mediafire)

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Saki ch170: Sweets & Biyori 63

The Saki live-action movie opened yesterday. Ritz made a short blog post with her early impressions. In short, she liked it, even the movie original scenes and the modified scenes. She only regrets that some parts of the manga had to be left out due to time constraints but she understands. It would be hard to summarize everything here so I'll skip it. No answers to reader's questions or anything like that this time.

OK, so let's move on with the new Saki chapter. Teru's flashback continues, as expected. I must say I'm really liking this flashback so far. Enjoy:

and a Saki Biyori chapter: Usuzan's Story 3. The last issue said there would be no chapter next time but there was one anyway (?).

Friday, January 27, 2017

Shinohayu ch41: Tailing

Chihiro is being hyped a lot lately. I'm looking forward to the Shimane Prefectural Tournament. I hope she doesn't disappoint. Shino vs Chihiro vs Aina vs Hayari would be a great match if it ever happens. Or maybe replace Hayari with Yue, the menhon master. But it's clear Yue will be against Kanna.
Links:
Shinohayu ch41 (Mega)
Shinohayu ch41 (Mediafire)
 
 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Saki ch169: Proof & Toki ch7: Ryuuka

Teru's chosen ones. It seems like this flashback will continue for a while, which is good of course. I'd like to know more about Teru. Enjoy:
Saki ch169 (Mega)
Saki ch169 (Mediafire)

and a new chapter of Toki with average quality scans. No mahjong this time but lots of drama.
Toki ch07 (Mega)
Toki ch07 (Mediafire)
 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Saki ch168: Beginning & Biyori 62

Teru: Origins. A nearly fully drawn chapter, new character and all.
Links:
Saki ch168 (Mega)
Saki ch168 (Mediafire)

and a Biyori chapter about Katsudon-san and Ikedaaaa!!:
Biyori ch62_v2 (Mega)
Biyori ch62_v2 (Mediafire)
v2: fixed a typo in last page.