Gintama 519

The other side of hope is as expected, emptiness.
Far too strong for me, the work I accept eats up all my time.
My malfunctioned head aches severely as the emptiness passes by.
It must not leave even a speck of ash behind.
The vertigo is so extreme, that dazzling world
Sharply runs through my chest.
Scattering about distracted, I cannot sleep tonight;
My chest is creating a stir.
As for trying to swim half in doubt,
It is not so bad, deep in all these lies.
No matter the place, I myself still never change.
Ordinarily happy, ordinarily living, but actually what is ordinary?
The vertigo is so extreme, that gilded world
We deceive each other becoming enemies; is that okay?
Scattering about distracted, I slipped away tonight
Throwing up all those complaints.
Wanting to cry, however, there is a reason not to;
It is not yet over inside my dream.
The vertigo is so intense, that broadened world
To seize it by all means, I stand right here.
Scattering about distracted, I dashed forth tonight
Do not decorate honesty
And, appearing just as you are, please live on.
Finally demanding, what is within your arms is good enough.
Oh distorted voice, become ashes.
Gin-Ior
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Ring Volume 1

Wha…?
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All right. So, I can now finally present Ring volume 1. Man, this is another thing that was a really long time coming.
So lemme introduce this, this series is called Ring. Not the horror movie. It’s written by Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi, author of Toriko. It’s a short series, only 3 volumes long, written in 2004-2005 in Super Jump (a biweekly seinen magazine) after the end of Shimabukuro’s first series, Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi which ran in Shounen Jump. Takeshi was a really huge, long series that was one of the most popular series in Jump during its heyday. So I’d like to maybe work on that series at some point after this one is done, because working on a series like the kind Shimabukuro-sensei does is tons of work (and we don’t have tons of people) plus this one is shorter so we’re doing this one first. I scanned this volume back in 2012, but haven’t been able to make much of any progress until the last few months because I was always busy with tons of other stuff. We’re gonna really try to get through the other two volumes in not too too long. But it’s just me and high8sky working on this, so it’ll depend on both of our schedules and I tend to severely overwork myself anyhow.

Uh, basically what it’s about. It’s a sports manga about a sport that Shimabukuro-sensei made up. It’s really good. The comedy’s really great, and a lot of the style from Takeshi really shines through here. I think a lot of stuff that was in this manga ended up being the basis for a lot Shimabukuro-sensei used in Toriko, too. So give it a try, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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Gintama 517

Everything I carry on me, I will throw it all away. Yes, to blow it all off, to let fly all reason, wanting to lose my way, wanting to flounder, feeling nothing,
not needing a heart, wanting to be troubled, wanting to struggle.
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This stuff’s so awesome. I seriously don’t know what’s gonna happen now. But every chapter in this arc’s amazing. I seriously feel for these characters.

Apparently there was also an announcement this week that what’s seemingly an unaired anime episode of chapter 312 is going to be bundled with Gintama volume 58 which goes on sale April 3rd. And the Jump Super Anime Tour starts on Sunday which has that one-episode OVA which may get some other form of release at some point. We don’t know if these are the same thing but I don’t think they are.

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Toriko 300

Monkeys and forks.
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Happy 300th Toriko everyone. For the most part scanlating went fine this week. There’s no daylight savings in Japan so for our group in the US our schedules have to shift a bit though because we’ll get the raws at a slightly different time.
And congrats to Naruto for finally ending.

I can’t wait to work on this Gintama chapter. Again…

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