So it turned out we got this week’s raws early. So NEXT week will be the 2nd of the 2 weeks off.
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.
And here we are again with this!
There’s no Jump next week as the 2nd of the 2 weeks off that are always done at the end of the year with Jump. So see you all in the new year for more Gintama. The new anime starts on the 8th in Japan, so we’ve got that to look forward to.
Off topic, but I also found this funny FAQ page in volume 66 that I translated for fun.
Ok, Jojolion’s back. Check it out.
There were some announcements with ads you might’ve seen online. There’re bunkobans of Steel Ball Run coming out, a new smart phone game called Diamond Records coming out next year, Volume 14’s coming out today I think, and they said more stuff will come out for the 30th anniversary in 2017. Though technically the first chapter of Jojo ran in Jump something like December 6th 1986, but the first volume didn’t come out until 1987, so it’s really PAST the 30th anniversary already. But I think the idea is 2017 is Jojo’s 30th 12-month calendar year so they’re celebrating the 30th anniversary all through next year. Plus there’s the live action movie coming out and all that. Also Jump Ryu, a little behind-the-scenes magazine/DVD about Araki and Jojo is coming out on the 31st if anyone wants to check that out. So there’ll probably be some cool stuff soon coming down the pipes.
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.
Aaand here’s chapter 2! If you don’t know anything about Takeshi, check out this introduction I wrote up with the last chapter. Like I said in said post, it’s a really wordy series that takes a while to do. And I’m balancing it between some other projects, so I dunno how frequently me and the staff can get it done for now. But I’ll try to not let it get to be TOO long between chapters. This one’s another fun one, still slowly setting up the basic premise. Though all the battle-manga parody stuff doesn’t happen for a few more chapters still.
I hope you check it out! It’s a really good series.
(Also I made a slight edit and fixed a mistake with the page numbering in chapter 1 if you’re interested. It’s nothing major. The links in the first post/downloads page are updated.)
Ok, here ya go, check it out!
There’s no Jump next week, probably. I mentioned this last year (and a number of years before that) but Jump takes 2 weeks off at the end of the year every year: one on, one off, one on, or sometimes the middle “on” one comes out early and then it’s 2 weeks off. Anyhow, I’ll be working on getting other projects done in the meantime.
Anyhow, happy holidays, all!