Here’s chapter 12 of Takeshi! Here’s the intro I wrote about the series if you haven’t seen it yet.
Okay, now we finally get a proper introduction to everyone’s favorite circle-dog, Kojirou!
For this chapter we included the best quality versions of the Shounen Jump cover and color pages this chapter originally ran with that we could find.
Once we finish Wide-Ban 1 we’ll add in the ones for Chapter 1 and any others we find that we missed originally (I’m also planning to add some extras like the tankoubon volume covers and extra pages from the tankoubons). Just a note on that, we’re trying to find the best quality versions we can on various archival sites. In theory I could probably import the old 90’s copies of Jump from auction sites that have them on sale, but that’s really expensive and time consuming for just a couple of color pages, so I’m not going to go that far. But short of that I’d like to find as many of these as I can. If anybody has better versions of any color pages from Takeshi, let me know and send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that The Book is done I’m really hoping to get these out a bit more regularly. Though remember, these are all really wordy and gag-heavy (on a per-page and per-chapter basis) which takes a while to translate and I’m balancing this with a full-time job and other projects. My goal is around 1 a week for now.