Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi! Ch. 12

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Check out The Book! It’s a really great novel we released recently that’s a sequel to Part 4 of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure!

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 kewl0210@gmail.com.

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.

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Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi! Ch. 11

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Here’s chapter 11 of Takeshi! Here’s the intro I wrote about the series if you haven’t seen it yet.

Ok, with this chapter we finally finish the ~Proof of a Leader~ Arc! The first non-one-off chapter series of Takeshi.

We’ve actually finished all the chapters in Volume 1 now. Volume 1 actually ends at chapter 9. But the Wide-Bans, being wider sorta-deluxe versions, have more chapters in them. Wide-Ban 1 has 17 chapters in it. My plan at the moment is at the end we’ll release it as one big zip to download and I’ll also include the extra pages from volume 1-2 and the color pages I’ve managed to find for that. (We would’ve had the color pages in chapter 1 but we didn’t have good quality versions at the time, which we’ve managed to track down since).

I’m working hard on finishing editing the Jojo novel The Book at the moment (It’s about 100,000 words I’m checking through, making sure it has no translation errors, typos, and all sounds as well phrased as possible). But after that I hope to get more of this done pretty soon. My goal is to get them done around weekly. It’s a bit too hectic for me to do that at the moment though, given how wordy most of the chapters are.

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Prince of Laughter Penpenpen (One-Shot by Shimabukuro Mitsutoshi) and Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi! 10

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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Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi! Ch. 9

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Here’s chapter 9 of Takeshi! Here’s the intro I wrote about the series if you haven’t seen it yet.

(If anyone’s wondering, there’s almost no fanart of this series because it was popular before Pixiv existed. It ended in 2005. And most fanart I can find is mostly filled with characters that haven’t appeared yet and I don’t want to post spoilers.)

Ok, so now finally we get the introduction of Bonchuu! He’s here and he’s definitely not Toriko.

Sorry it’s taken so long to get this up. I mentioned it in other posts but I’ve been focusing all my extra time and energy on getting The Book done, which is a long put-off and long delayed project. I finally finished translating it and it’s now being edited. I’m hoping we get it 100% done and released soon. With that major project done I’ll have time to get Takeshi chapters done more frequently. My goal is to get ~1 a week done but we’ll see how that turns out.

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Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi! Ch. 7

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Here’s chapter 7 of Takeshi! Here’s the intro I wrote about the series if you haven’t seen it yet.

Another fun chapter. We’re finally starting to now get into what the bulk of the series is, which is Takeshi and go going off on weird adventures. This is also the first chapter that’s not a stand-alone. This is part 1 of a 5-chapter story arc. So if you think this conflict will get solved in the next chapter, you’re sadly mistaken.

Sorry it’s taking so long between chapters of this series right now. I’m working on getting the rest of Innocent Rouge volume 5 translated. After that I’m hoping I can get the rest of the Jojo novel The Book done soon, but I still have 90 pages to go with that. Once I have a bit less of these huge projects I’m trying to finish to do, it’ll be a lot easier for me to do stuff like Takeshi on a more regular basis.

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Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi! Ch. 6

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Here’s chapter 6 of Takeshi! Here’s the intro I wrote about it if you haven’t seen it yet.

This one’s pretty good. It’s got some good comedy and some ok emotion. Starting next chapter is the first non-stand-alone chapter! Or the start of the first arc, whatever you wanna call it. I’ve got around 115 pages left in the Jojo novel to do, so I’m hoping to get that done in March/April. After that I’ll have more time to work on this series more frequently.

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Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi! Ch. 5

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Here’s chapter 5 of Takeshi! Here’s the intro I wrote about it if you haven’t seen it yet.

Hope you enjoy it. This one’s a real dandy. If you’d like to learn more about dandies, check out http://www.dandyism.net/ . Which is actually a thing, somehow.

I’ve been swamped with work lately and it’s been frustrating how long everything’s taking. I’m hoping to be able to get these out a faster at some point.

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Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi! Ch. 4

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Here’s chapter 4 of Takeshi! Here’s the intro I wrote about it if you haven’t seen it yet.

Like I said, I’ll only be able to get these out when I have time between other larger projects that I’ve been working on for a long time that I’m trying to finish. But I’ll try to get a chapter done every once in a while. Enjoy!

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Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi! Ch. 3

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Here’s chapter 3 of Takeshi! Here’s the intro I wrote about it if you haven’t seen it yet.
I’d like to get these out faster but at the moment I’m focusing on getting 81diver and The Book translated which are both huge projects I’ve been doing for years and would really like to finish up (The actual scanlating, everything past the translating of 81diver will take longer since it’s still around 10 volumes behind my translations). But I’ll try to get one of these out once in a while. We’re still barely out of the gate, stuff’s still getting introduced, but the comedy is there. This chapter introduces Gonzou, one of the main characters. I hope you all enjoy it.

And in case anyone forgot, there’s no Shounen Jump this week, so Gintama won’t be back till next week.

Oh, and happy new year, everybody.

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