81diver Volume 17


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Ok, we’ve got the next one of these done, much faster than the time it took for the last one. Thanks to high8sky anyhow.

This is a really good volume. It consists mostly of a battle of wills between Sugata and Jones Lee. One of the more memorable battles in the series, IMHO.

So, I just found out about this recently. They made a pachinko machine based on 81diver and it has some fully-animated/voiced scenes from the manga in it. I thought that was pretty cool, since it’s one way of seeing the series animated despite it never having an anime. Also this only just came out in January of this year (2017), which seems kinda odd since the manga ended in 2014. And the drama adaptation ended back in 2008. There were also a couple video games in 2009.
Pachinko and pachislot machines in Japan are kinda crazy. They’re a weird form of entertainment that work like slot machines in casinos. Crazy stuff with loud flashes and sounds, often done with a screen and a theme like this.

Here’s a PV they made for it:

It’s even got Michelle Gun Elephant songs.

There’s more on the site here: http://www.taiyoelec.co.jp/user/pachinko/products/81diver/feature.html

There are videos of the game being played on Youtube. This one shows most of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wolgiMzGSNs

This one’s pretty thorough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqaPW3YYdOI

Search CRハチワンダイバー on Youtube if you wanna find more.

Some of it even has scenes from this volume! There may be some slight spoilers like a couple characters that haven’t appeared yet there, but you wouldn’t really be finding out anything ABOUT them story-wise. (It’s mostly just a bunch of loud flashes and dramatic shouting type of scenes). So check that out after you’ve read the new volume, if you’re interested.

81diver Volume 17 ch169-178
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Woo, ok here this is.
My computer’s fucking up again and now I gotta go get it repaired. Guh, and I was hoping I would get a lot done over the long weekend.

Also if you’re interested, I was on a podcast called the Tofugu podcast where I talked about scanlating and translating and that sorta thing. Check it out.
https://soundcloud.com/tofugu/where-does-all-this-free-manga-come-from-feat-kewl0210

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Chingiri (One-Shot by Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi)

Hey everybody. Today we’ve got a weird thing. This is a one-shot recently published in Shounen Jump called “Chingiri” by Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi, author of Toriko.
This ran in issue 2017-21-22, from the end of April. Glad we’ve finally got this done, it took a while to find people free to do this because it’s not a regular project.
It’s pretty short, only 19 pages long. Most one shots are usually longer. But anyhow, it’s pretty fun. Though part of the central conceit of the story is it uses really obscure Japanese phrases the audience is MAYBE not supposed to have heard of/understand, so I ended up having to put in a lot of notes.

Shimabukuro-sensei ALSO had ANOTHER one-shot published in Saikyou Jump last month, and we’re working on that as well. Though that one is longer and a lot wordier so it’s taking me a while to find time to translate most of it. I’m gonna try to get to that soon. But other projects and real-life stuff are making it hard to find time for everything, as they often do.
They also announced Shimabukuro-sensei will have yet ANOTHER one-shot appearing this autumn in Grand Jump. So we’ve got that to look forward to as well. Plus I wanna keep getting more Takeshi done, so there’s no shortage of stuff to work on and eventually read.

Shimabukuro-sensei actually does a LOT of one-shots. They published a book of a few one-shots he did back before Toriko came out (And Toriko itself had 2 one-shots). I dunno if there’s any interest in us working on this, I don’t think any of them are gonna become a series at this point, but who knows (Toriko had one one-shot in 2002 before another one a few years later, and then it got serialized in 2008). If you guys WOULD like to see us work on that book, let me know.
Some more info here.
For now I’m going back to working on the Jojo novel The Book, which I’m hoping I can finish relatively soon. Like in a month or so.

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That silver mane was searching for a place to call home,
tracing those memories it could never return to.

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Aaand we’re back with more Gintama.
Jump came out a bit early this week, as it sometimes does after a week off.
I hope you all like Japanese idioms and Dragon Quest III references. I know I sure love scratching my head trying to translate them.

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