Ikoku Nikki Ch. 4

Whew, and here’s chapter 4.

Sorry these are taking a while to come out. Huldra’s been busy with a lot of stuff going on in her life. I’m trying to get later chapters translated as time permits between Innocent, Gintama, 3-Gatsu no Lion, JoJolion, and Neko ga Nishi Mukya. Anyhow we hope to have more done soon. The next chapter finishes off volume 1. Also volume 4 just came out in Japan. And the series has 21 chapters total right now, if you’re wondering.

Oh by the way, there was a cover color page that was meant to be in chapter 3 that we forgot about. I put it in the end of this chapter. When we release this as a single-volume download later I’ll put it in the beginning of chapter 3 like it was meant to.

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Okay, SO. This chapter is 29 pages long. The news thingies in the app said that there will be “over 100 pages distributed in the app” so that makes me think there’s gonna be around 4-5 chapters total. Probably. I do really like this denouement arc and the closure it’s giving this part of the story. It feels much more personal than a big war.

Next chapter comes out 2 weeks after this one, on the 27th in Japan. So we’ll see you around then.

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Ok, so this one’s done. Next chapter of 3-Gatsu is in the issue of Young Animal that comes out on May 24th. So see you then.

Otherwise, if you haven’t heard, the next chapter of Gintama comes out on Monday the 13th in Japan. So I’m gonna be working on that pretty soon. It’s just the first chapter of what seems to be… more than one. Probably gonna come out monthly. I’m working on getting more chapters of Ikoku Nikki translated but Huldra is still tied up in a lot of real life stuff that makes getting the chapters cleaned and typeset difficult. And Innocent Rouge V10 comes out on the 17th so I’m translating that in advance using the magazine chapters right now. After that I’m gonna go back to volume 35 of Gintama, so, a lot going on.

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Gintama Volume 34

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Ok… Ok I finally finished this.
For more on this project of translating old Gintama volumes, check here.
So, as you might guess, doing these old Gintama volumes takes a REALLLY long time and A LOOOOT of effort. So I’m really glad I finally got this done. This took nearly 2 months from start to finish. And that’s with me scanning, translating, and typesetting it all myself alongside the other projects we’re doing.
Now, we no longer have any “incomplete” Gintama volumes, as we had done a couple of these chapters in volume 34 back when they were new in Shounen Jump. But now we’ve done the whole thing. And I re-translated all the chapters we had originally done, fixing up all the errors and improving the phrasing and characterization and such as much as I could (Plus obviously the scans are way better). So I’m pretty proud of the fact that we finally got this done.

I know we probably won’t get many people reading these since they’re so old, but it’s something that gives me some closure with this series as these were something I’d planned on doing for years and kept postponing or opting against doing them, given how much time and effort were involved (It’s because all this takes so long that I’m cutting myself off after V35 and not doing anything before V33, I could be at this forever).

This volume covers a bunch of one-off chapters, including the Yamazaki Anpan Stakeout one. And then the beginning of the Jirochou/Four Devas arc.

I’m gonna take a break from these old chapters for a bit and try to get more Ikoku Nikki and Takeshi done before I get seriously into volume 35, which is made up entirely by the rest of the Four Devas arc. But that’s the very last one, and we’ll have filled in the gap between the early chapters we did and when we started doing volumes at volume 36. This group will have every Gintama chapter from volume 33 to 76 done.

As for newer stuff, Volume 77 is slated to come out… some time in the future (Shueisha’s site lists planned release dates up to June and Gintama isn’t on there). Uh and the next chapter that’ll be appearing in the app, I don’t know when that’ll be either. Also we don’t know how many of them there’ll be, if they’ll all be compiled in volume 77 or if there’ll be a volume 78, we have no idea about any of that so far. The app chapter(s) will probably start coming out… sometime this year I’d guess??? Sorachi-sensei doesn’t have any due dates now so who knows how long he could take or how he’s gonna release them… The only thing listed on the app is that the app chapter(s) will be released in paper volume form at some point and there will be “over 100 pages” released on the app. God I hope it’s not all at once. Anyhow, that’ll probably be on anime/manga news sites once it’s announced. See ya later!

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Ikoku Nikki Ch. 3

Here’s chapter 3! We’re getting a bit more into the story now.

I’m finishing up Gintama V34 now. Just need to typeset the 2nd half.
Jojolion comes out in a few days, 3-Gatsu is in the next issue of Young Animal, and the next volume of Innocent comes out in late May. So there’s plenty going on. We’re trying to finish up Jojolion V19 as well.

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My face when I saw it’s literally another chapter full of redraws. Well, I’ll spare you the whining, if anyone wants the PSDs for this chapter, please do contact me.

3-Gatsu will be missing from the next issue of Young Animal yet again, so see you in a month at the earliest.

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Ikoku Nikki Ch. 2

Ok, here’s chapter 2!

I’ve had a lot of IRL stuff going on and I’m trying to get Gintama volume 34 done which is a huge project. But basically we’ll be getting more of this series done as we have time and we’ll try to get them out regularly. Honestly I need to sort of balance scanlating with the rest of my life better than I have been for a while now that we finished all those other projects/series we’ve done recently (Course Gintama still isn’t done). Volume 4 is coming out in Japan next month. We still dunno when the next Gintama chapter is coming out but apparently they’re gonna announce it in the app at some point “soon”. We’re working on finishing up Jojolion V19. And the next 3-Gatsu chapter should be done soon. We’re also gonna try to scanlate the volume version of Neko ga Nishi Mukya at some point in the near future.

This chapter starts to lay more of the plot out and give you more of an idea of what this series is like. I really like it and I hope you all enjoy.

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