81diver Volume 20


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We made it to volume TWENTAAAAY!!! Woo! 15 to go. This volume’s got one of my favorite parts where Tanio really starts to feel menacing along with the audience getting a real feel for his overall plan.
It’s also the start of a big tournament that lasts a looooong time. So I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks so much to high8sky for her tireless placing of the PASHIH sound effects. There’s friggin’ thousands of them in this.

81diver Volume 20 ch201-211
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81diver Volume 19


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And now, on to volume 19. If you read V18 you’ll see the story’s getting a bit darker. That continues. There’s still plenty of comedy though.

We’re now 200 chapters in! Thanks as always to high8sky for all her work and getting these done. Some really good typesetting in this one. The typesetting of this series in Japanese gets crazier and crazier as the series goes on. It’s no easy task.

81diver Volume 19 ch190-200
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81diver Volume 18


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Woo, here we are, the next one. Thanks a ton for high8sky working so hard to get this one out so quick.

We are now finally PAST THE HALF WAY POINT OF 81 DIVER! The series has 35 volumes, making the half-way point half way point 17 and a half volumes. Woo! I hope the rest of the second half goes okay.

I’m slowly moving along working on The Book Jojo novel. Getting close to the end now. I’m trying to finish that out before doing anything else for a bit. Besides weekly Gintama of course.

81diver Volume 18 ch179-189
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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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81diver Volume 16


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The artist that did this image is the mangaka of Uratarou, running in Young Jump right now. Go check that out, I haven’t read it but it looks interesting. He also did a bunch of other series.

high8sky’s been kinda busy lately, and I have too. But here we are, the next 81diver volume! I should be able to translate the rest of it once I finish The Book. Though I’ve translated up to V23 right now so there’s more to scanlate whenever high8sky has time. But once I finish all that I can help typeset, too. So yeah, nothing really changed on that front as translating a 380 page novel takes a while especially when I’m running this group with all our projects. I’m getting there, though.

We’re working on Innocent Rouge V5 right now and hoping that gets done pretty soon. I finished translating it, and it’s being cleaned and typeset.

81diver Volume 16 ch159-168
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81diver Volume 15

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And here we are with the next one of these. Thanks so much to high8sky for all her work on this one. We finally made it to volume 15! Only 20 volumes to go… Man that’s a lot. I’m in the middle of translating volume 23 now though. In whatever spare time I can find when I’m not working on another project or Jojo novel, The Book.

You can keep up to date with that here, by the way:
http://ls57tiger.freepgs.com/jojo/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5260

I upload it as I go along, though we’re probably going to do some editing of the whole thing at the end.

Anyhow, enjoy this. It’s another really good volume with some good characters in it.

81diver Volume 15 ch148-158
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81diver Volume 14

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Ok, and we have the next one done. Scanlations are slowly but surely catching up to where I have translated. Though I’m hoping I can get the rest translated in the next few months if I can manage to squeeze it in among all the other stuff I have my time used for.

And again, if anyone didn’t see before, there’s no Weekly Shounen Jump this week (The week of December 25th-31st). And it’ll be back next week.

81diver Volume 14 ch137-147
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81diver Volume 13

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Whew, all done. It’s been a little while since the last one of these. Anyhow, this is a really great volume. One of my favorites, and one of the best characters in the series is introduced in it. I hope you all enjoy it. As usual, thanks a lot to high8sky for putting so much effort into cleaning, redrawing, and typesetting all of it.

And again, if anyone didn’t see before, there’s no Weekly Shounen Jump this week (The week of December 11th-17th). And it’ll be back next week.

81diver Volume 13 ch126-136
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