Ok, at last, this one’s done. Goddamn this took a while.
Sp for those that don’t know, this is a one-shot by Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi (author of Toriko and Takeshi) that he published in the kids/kodomo manga magazine Saikyou Jump back in April. They don’t have a digital magazine or anyone that scans it so I had to seek out the magazine and scan it at the time and it’s been a project on my backlog for a while now (This actually came out like a week before Chingiri but that one was easier so I did it first). Largely because it’s a 30-page gag manga, and gag manga are known for having lots of text and lots of jokes on each page. Meaning it’s pretty translation heavy and time consuming. Then Joeabandonedmine was hard at work cleaning and typesetting it, which is a pretty lengthy task on its own.
Anyhow, at first I thought it was kinda dumb, and it is aimed towards kids, but it actually makes good use of Shimabukuro-sensei’s sense of humor. And it’s pretty interesting what he did with a simple premise. Check it out.
Also we’ve got the next chapter of Takeshi all done! It’s a good one. Really emotional and it’s starting up a lot of what makes the series really good. I’m hoping we can keep up a good pace with this series and keep getting it out. This is the 2nd to last chapter of the “Proof of a Leader Arc”. I’ll be working on getting the next one done sometime soon.
We’ve got a lot of other stuff going. The Book is being edited now, we’re working on the new JoJolion, and apparently Shimabukuro-sensei did a 15-page one shot about his memories with Oda-sensei (of One Piece) in this week’s Jump, which we may work on maybe. The next Innocent volume comes out in late August and the next 3-Gatsu no Lion volume comes out in October. So there’s a lot going on, and I really wanna get some of this stuff done while I’ve got time so I don’t get overwhelmed later. Hopefully when all this stuff’s done we can work on a new series, as there’s a few I’ve wanted to do for a while.
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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.
Ok, so we finally managed to get this done. Thanks so much for the bunch of people on the staff that took extra time on top of regular weekly duties to get this scanlated. Thanks to Mooni, Shinjo, and Swiftgold for working on this.
This is the 19-page one shot manga by Shimabukuro-sensei (Author of Toriko) that ran in Shounen Jump alongside Toriko 326 a couple weeks back. It’s weird as hell. But I kinda had fun scanlating it. Way more than I expected. Shimabukru’s gag style is so bizarre. I hope you guys enjoy this.
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