Here’s chapter 16 of Takeshi! Here’s the intro I wrote about the series if you haven’t seen it yet.
Recently we released a bunch of one-shots by Shimabukuro-sensei. They’re right here if you wanna check them out.
This is another pretty fun one-off chapter. And with that we’ve just got one chapter left until we’re finally done with Wide-Ban 1! Which has taken over a year now I think.
This chapter had color pages in the original Jump magazine but we haven’t been able to find any version of them, so this release just has the black-and-white versions. There’ve been a few pages like that so far where we haven’t been able to get the color pages. They were never reproduced in any kind of permanent archive, so to get them we’d need someone to scan the original Shounen Jump magazines from 1997-2002.
If anyone has one of the old issues of Jump and wants to help us out by scanning the color pages, let me know at email@example.com. We have almost all the covers, because there are archives of those around. And we have a FEW color pages just from them being posted someone online (Usually the auction site Mandarake), but there’s no big public archive of them, and they’re not printed anymore. So if I wanted to buy them from one of those Japanese auction sites it would cost a lot just to buy one to get it imported to the US, and it’s not really worth it for just a couple of color pages. But if someone has access to old Jump magazines form that era and wants to help out, we’d really appreciate it. We’re trying to get as many as we can.