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Friday, June 21, 2019
Chapter 1: Ikariishi Goes To Cram School
It's finally here! In collaboration with the nice folks at Illuminati-Manga (they've done so much, check them out!), Yankee Juku e Iku (Delinquent Goes To Cram School, Yankee Go to Juku) has begun! This story comes from the same artist as Bokutachi ga Yarimashita, Araki Hikaru, with him tackling the story as well. I'll do my best to give a quick synopsis:
Ikariishi is the strong, silent type. He's the top dog of Masu Junior High along with his friends Utsunomiya and Takamizawa. One day, however, things start to change when he meets a girl that drags him along to cram school. Can Ikariishi afford to spend his time studying for entrance exams, with danger not far behind him?
Expect Friday updates as usual.
On another, smaller note, I have a Ko-fi page now. I don't believe in using Patreon for what is ultimately an infrequent hobby, but I figured I'd leave some avenue for anyone that feels like showing their support while I'm actually active.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Just popping in really quick to let you all know that preliminary work on my next project has begun. I've received scans for the first volume of the series, but they still need cleaning and editing before I move onto script, typesetting, etc. I'll be posting another, bigger update in the near future with the name of the series as I get closer to finishing, as well as another smaller announcement. Stay tuned!
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Friday, February 1, 2019
Chapter 87: If That Day Comes
And with that, it's over. I honestly never imagined I'd finally reach this point, but the story is finally finished. A lot has happened in the time that I've worked on this. My Japanese skills are miles ahead of where they were when I started, but there's still so much more left for me to learn. I'm also in the last semester of my classes for college, which is a milestone all its own.
I'm not even entirely sure what I can say about the story itself. I've spent so long with it, and it's grown on me in a way I haven't ever really felt before. I'll definitely miss it, but I can't think of a more fitting end than what we got here. And I never expected the amount of readers to balloon like it did, either. The story had to move from Bato.to to Mangadex, but even on Batoto I'm fairly sure the story hit over 100k views just before the end. And looking at the view count on Mangadex now, plus factoring in all the sites that rip and rehost (boo), I can't even imagine how many people outside of Japan this has reached.
So what now? What am I planning to do after this? First and foremost, take a break. I've had less time to study Japanese in the past couple months, so hopefully I can start to make some of that time back up again, as well as prepare for the end of my schooling. As for my next translation? I won't make any definitive promises right now, but I do have another (shorter) series tentatively lined up for later in the year. If everything works out, expect to see it sometime Summer 2019. I'll likely make an announcement for it a week before launch, but again, don't expect to hear from me again until around that time.