Gintama Volume 39 Release

Because eventually, the sun will shine again.

Whew. All right. So here we have this.
If you don’t care about the process at all, just scroll past this. Cause I’m gonna explain a lot.
Like I said in the last couple Gintama posts, the system we’ve been using to try to catch up in the series hasn’t been working. Gintama is an extremely wordy series. That takes a huge amount of time to translate, translation check (which basically means translating again and adapting the original script to a correct version.) and typsetting. And there’s a decently large amount of time cleaning, too, because of all the redrawing. So in order to get this series done faster those jobs need to be done in parallel as much as possible. So now we have 2 active typsetters working on this, Kitty Shinigami and MooNi. One cleaner, Benii, and me. Bomber D Rufi did the original translations a long time ago, but they take extensive editing in order to be scanlate-able. Which is what I’m doing, and that takes a very long time. No matter how much I try I really can’t do more than one chapter in a day, and I have several other projects I work on weekly. Also, I need to check through the typsetting when it’s done and edit it so it’s consistent and every English font matches the Japanese fonts. That and manage everything and distribute the work to the people who need it. Also I scan all the volumes and translate Sorachi’s long rants and Q&As in between the chapters. So in order to get this series done faster, from now until we get to the end of what’s released in volumes, we’re gonna release these as entire volumes (There’re just 2 more. 40 and 41. 42 comes out in November).
This way, rather than doing them one or two chapters at a time, then sending them to be typeset or waiting for the next one to be cleaned, and stopping, everyone’s working on their job more or less constantly. Before it was getting too much into the trend of “Get to this point and wait for the next person so we can release 1-2 chapters.” For this, the cleaning got done mostly in advance, and I started translation checking early on without waiting for them to be finished. Then when both the translation checking and cleaning were done I sent that to the typesetters to typeset, alternating with each person so they had a few days to do them. And I would keep going on translation checking and I knew that I wouldn’t end up having to wait for a job to get done later on, or switch to editing the typesetting, so I wouldn’t be wasting time delaying a release. Then in the last 3 days I did all the typesetting editing and translating the chapter in-betweens. In short, this way it’s more efficient because jobs can be done in a row without stopping and also without wasting time waiting for other people to finish. And people get less demotivated to work ahead because things are moving in parallel and get done faster. The only downside is that the actual release doesn’t occur until the end of the volume. So I hope you guys understand. This way it should take a lot less time per chapter in the long run. And this should be the most realistic way we’ll be able to catch up with this series.

Moving away from all that, this volume contains chapters 335-343. It’s got the other half of the Hedoro Bathouse arc, it has the Gin Fucks Everyone arc, and the Corrupt Warden arc. Also a one-off chapter. That’s what I call them anyways. Enjoy guys.

Volume 40’s already scanned and being cleaned. I’m gonna go get to work translation checking it now.
I”m putting the whole volume to download here. But I’ll put up links to the individual chapters, too, for consistency’s sake. Really, I dunno why’d you’d wanna download 9 different links otherwise.

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Gintama 335:
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Gintama 336:
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Gintama 337:
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Gintama 338:
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Gintama 339:
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Gintama 340:
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Gintama 341:
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Gintama 342:
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37 thoughts on “Gintama Volume 39 Release

  1. You’re releasing the volumes faster then they come out, so it’s fine right?
    I wont mind if you just keep using the volumes instead of the magazines. In fact, I think it’s better this way, despite the wait.
    Thanks for the release

  2. THANKS A BUNCH! i know its a really loooong and tiresome thing! its alright! take your time doing it! ^^ we can wait,….i mean hey..its better than not getting any chaps at all D=

  3. AMG AMG AMG New Gintama!!!

    TY very Much mate……and +1 for the tanko release πŸ˜€
    its much better than chapter release

    ps : still dont understand why most ppl dont know the epicness of Gintama…

  4. As long as it works for all of you, and as long as some Gintama chapters come out eventually, I think I’m good.

    Thanks for having to go through all that so that those-who-plan-on buying-but-haven’t-yet-but-won’t-get-the-jokes-without-translations-anyway can continue to enjoy Gintama and remember why they need to buy it all eventually.

  5. Thanks for your hardworks, guys! I’m not into quality scanlation as long as it’s readable.
    But seriously, you guys awesome for taking effort to the loong process for editing languange and redrawing/matching the image. I really appreciate it!

    And thanks for mediafire links too πŸ˜€

  6. I don’t envy anyone who has to wade through Sorachi-sensei’s wordiness! Thank you all so much for everything you do! I love this series so much, I wish I could help you guys but my Japanese is laughable and I can’t clean scans worth a crap. So thank you again~!!

  7. Thanks so much for the new Gintama volume! I know first hand that scanlating is a lot harder process than it may seem to the person who happily reads the chapter. So thanks a lot for the hard work!

  8. Thank you for this!! I laughed so hard it hurt. As for the huge post…you guys have to move at a pace that works best for your group. It’s wonderful that you try to take into account the leechers *ahem* readers desire for more and faster, but the truth is, Gin Tama fans aren’t the raving loons other mangas attract. We can wait, as you can tell be the posts here. Love your work!

  9. Thank you so much for this =)

    I”m putting the whole volume to download here. But I’ll put up links to the individual chapters, too, for consistency’s sake. Really, I dunno why’d you’d wanna download 9 different links otherwise.

    Actually i organized all my manga using manganame VXX CXXX where VXX = Volume numbers and CXXX = Chapter numbers. So chapters link is perfect, i have to dissect your Gintama V38 manually because of below reason

    The reason for that is, (i’m using ComicRack to read manga) … whenever there’s a chapter i like i rate it using the built-in star rating (not everything inside the volume is interesting, imho). So i don’t have to search through every chapters again πŸ˜€

  10. It appears to me that this web site doesnt load up on a Motorola Droid. Are other folks getting the exact same issue? I enjoy this website and dont want to have to skip it any time Im away from my computer.

  11. Gintama is a wordy manga indeed, sometimes I take minutes on just one page (maybe because I’m a slow reader lol) and therefore the amount of work that goes into release chapters must be mountainous. So I just wanted to thank the Hi Wa Mata Noboru team and everyone that works on getting the chapters done. Gintama is one of those series that I wouldn’t mind waiting a month just for one chapter because it’s so good and can last me a lot longer than CLAYMORE.

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