3-Gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) Volume 13


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Ok, whew.
Well everyone, here’s this year’s 3-Gatsu no Lion volume!
Thanks a ton to Kimkimh for helping with a little of the cleaning/redrawing and Nuengti for all the help proofreading.
Though I did everything else. And it took a while, I’ve been working on this almost every day for a month.
Umino-sensei has gotten into a trend of having MANY chapters but all of them very short. So this is 13 chapters long, but the chapters themselves total only 160-something pages.

But anyhow, I love this series, I hope everyone checks it out and lets other people know about it. Also check out the anime which is airing its 2nd season now.

Well after a good couple of months of doing this and Innocent whenever I wasn’t doing Gintama or JoJolion, I’m finally free.
I’m gonna relax a bit and then get back to work on more Takeshi and 81diver.

3-Gatsu no Lion Volume 13 (Ch127-139)
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3-Gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) Volume 12

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Woo, ok. Now at long last we’re REALLY caught up. This volume came out in Japan about a month ago. And I’ve been working on it all month to get it fully translated, scanned, cleaned, typeset and checked, and now we’re finally done (I translated it in advance from the digital magazine, but there are things changed/added to the volumes). Thanks a lot of Katyusha for helping typeset and checking.

Ok, so, here’s a little explanation for those not aware. 3-Gatsu no Lion is a series that runs in the bi-weekly magazine Young Animal (The same magazine as Berserk). But it also runs irregularly (as in not in every issue) and generally only finishes 1 volume a year, usually released around September-October. The chapters we’re releasing now are the ones that were appearing in the magazine as we were finishing the other volumes earlier this year. But now we’re all caught up (except for one chapter that just came out, the chapter that’ll probably be the first volume of volume 13). A digital version for it comes out about a week after the physical magazine, which I can get, but I really just don’t have time to try to do this series on the irregular basis of “whenever it shows up in the magazine”. Plus I don’t have time for the added work of trying to make digital raws look good and I especially don’t have time to also redo them with better, scanned volume raws later. I just don’t have time to try to do something involved and time-sensitive like that in my life right now (Just doing Gintama and Toriko right now is a major compromise, and it’ll be a huge load off once those end, whenever that may be). As I’ve mentioned before in posts about this series, I’ve got almost no staff besides me doing this. And that’s a major time sink for an adult working a full time job to put into a hobby. So I’m going to continue just doing it on a per-volume basis. That also means we’ll be able to focus on making it the highest quality possible rather than trying to make low-resolution raws look good and do multiple drafts to make the translation good.

Besides that, there are 2 “Fan Books” which are essentially summaries of old material. Though there’s a bit of new material I might translate. Umino-sensei wrote new original omake comics in those so I may try to translate them at some point, just not immediately.

Anyhow, I hope you all enjoy this. I have Innocent Rouge V4 and the rest of 81diver to finish now (Also the Jojo novel The Book). Maybe once those are done I may have time to pick up a new project if it seems like there’s time. I have a few ideas but I’m not totally sure which which I’d want to go with yet.

And check out the 3-Gatsu no Lion anime, it’s amazing. Ok, see ya later.

3-Gatsu no Lion Volume 12 (Ch115-126)
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3-Gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) Volume 11

Yay. All done. After working on this for 4 years, we’re finally all caught up. Enjoy everybody. Tell your friends. Get people to read it, it’s a real masterpiece IMO.

Next volume is slated to come out September 29th. So I’ll be working on translating from the chapters from the digital raws of Young Animal until then.

Edit: There was a page that didn’t save properly in ch105. I reuploaded it and updated all the links.

3-Gatsu no Lion Volume 11 (Ch105-114 + Fighter Spinoff)
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3-Gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) Volume 9

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Everything’s almost done. Basically the way these went was I did them one job at a time. Some of it was waiting for BWYS that ultimately didn’t pan out, but it’s not like I’m doing these all in a week. Rather it took 6 months of working every day to get them all done. And before that a couple years of ~1 per week.

Edit: 3-4 was a copy of 1-2 somehow. Anyhow that’s fixed. Also fixed some typos.

3-Gatsu no Lion Volume 9 (Ch84-94)
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3-Gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) Volume 8

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Whew, ok so this volume’s finally all done. I’m really glad how it turned out. It’s really just been me and Orthio working on it so I hope you all enjoy. I’ve only got 1 volume left to typeset so for the most part all that’s left is quality checking, so the last 3 volumes shouldn’t take too long hopefully.

Edits: Minor edits. Typos and such.

3-Gatsu no Lion Volume 8 (Ch74-83)
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3-Gatsu no Lion (March Comes in Like a Lion) V7 ch67-73

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Hey, so I’ll give a quick explanation here. I’ve been working on this project since 2012 with Be With You Scans (And before that I was working with them on Omoni Naitemasu). Originally I was just translating it, but after a while it became clear they didn’t have the time/staff to do the other jobs so I ended up doing all the redrawing and usually me and one other person from HWMN would do the typesetting. And now for a pretty long time now, HWMN has been doing everything except scanning raws and doing final checking/editing. So I talked it out with them and they feel they really don’t have the time to dedicate to doing the project anymore so it’s officially moving over to this group. I don’t bear them any ill will and I appreciate all the work they’ve done on this project over the last 4 years. The group’s been around a very long time now and when you get older, you have other things happening in your life you need to prioritize so you tend to have less time to work on stuff like this. That’s something I think we’ve both accepted at this point, and I appreciate them being mature about it so now the rest of the series can be scanlated.

They’ve (we’ve) just put up a news post releasing the last chapter released as part of their group (V7 ch66):
http://bwys.org/forums/index.php?topic=819.0
I encourage every reader of this series to go over there and thank them for all the hard work and dedication they’ve put into working on this series over the years.

So right now, we’re releasing the end of Volume 7. The last 7 of 10 chapters. And we’re hoping to have more in the fairly near future. I finished translating the entire series a couple weeks ago, so for the most part only redrawing, typesetting, and editing are left for the last 4 volumes (Just of what’s out so far. The series is ongoing and one volume comes out a year, usually around November). Especially with the anime coming out this autumn, I really want to get the rest of the series done by then and keep up with it as more volumes come out.

Anyhow, if you haven’t heard of it, this is a really excellent series. It’s a slice of life series about a young man who plays shogi for a living and deals with issues like feeling socially distant, 3 sisters that are trying to enjoy their life despite their mother dying when they were young, leaving them to live largely on their own, and various other characters in their lives (Many of which have a story arc dedicated to them). It’s by Umino Chica, the author of Honey and Clover, if anyone’s read that. One volume comes out in Japan a year, generally, and it’s always one of the best selling volumes that year. Umino-sensei is a master at creating relatable yet flawed characters and delving into their psyches and expressing them in a serene and fascinating way that’s different from anything else I’ve ever read. So I hope you all enjoy it and I encourage you to check out the rest of the series if you haven’t.

3-Gatsu no Lion V7 Ch67
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3-Gatsu no Lion V7 Ch68
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3-Gatsu no Lion V7 Ch69
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3-Gatsu no Lion V7 Ch70
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3-Gatsu no Lion V7 Ch71
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3-Gatsu no Lion V7 Ch72
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3-Gatsu no Lion V7 Ch73
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