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Ok, so this is NOT the last chapter but next week’s chapter IS the last chapter of Toriko. I’ll try to write up a bit about my experience scanlating this manga for next week. It’ll probably be pretty long because as you guys may know, I translated the entire series and have every week since it started in 2008. I’m thinking about doing Shimabukuro’s older series Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi after this (At least some of it. I dunno if I’m gonna hold out to do the whole series because it’s 250 chapters long).

This chapter’s a really excellent one though. It has a lot of callbacks and makes for a good conclusion to the series. It’s also 31 pages long, which made the production time a lot longer than usual. I hope you all enjoy it.

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Toriko 394

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Ok, well. All of a sudden it looks like the next chapter could be the last one. Next chapter of Toriko is gonna b an extra-long 31 page chapter. Which, unless Shimabukuro is pulling a fast one on us, is gonna be a sort of finale where he ties all the remaining loose ends together.

I guess we don’t need to recruit someone new to help typeset then, but we’ll keep accepting applications just in case. Plus we can do new projects, too. I might try to do a volume scanlation of the last volume just for fun, too.
Anyhow, I spent all night getting this scanlated and now I’m tired.

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Ok, so the big announcement was for a Gintama Exhibition.
Just so you know, there MIGHT be another color page (In addition to the halloween one we have) which isn’t part of the actual chapter, but has some more information on the exhibition on it (So it’s sort of an ad, sort of a 2nd color page). Basically saying the date and stuff (December 23rd to January 9th). But we didn’t get it from any raw source so we didn’t include it. We’re not even sure if it’s in Jump, or rather just someone posted around a camshot of a page from another magazine. If we do get it we might go back and add it.

Also, we need help typesetting Toriko and are trying to recruit someone new. If anyone with experience who’s willing to help typeset Toriko can help around 1AM-4AM Eastern US time, email me at kewl0210@gmail.com
We may also pick up something new in the near future (probably after Toriko/Gintama end) if you want to help with something like that.

Edit: We got that ad about the Gintama exhibiton and added that, and updated all the links. Again, it’s not part of the actual chapter, just a bonus thing really.
There’s an official website, too. Right here: http://www.daigintamaten.com/

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Toriko 393

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We had an awful time getting raws this week again. Next week SHOULD finally be back to normal but we’ll see. I’m really exhausted now from trying to get raws all last night, translating, getting a little sleep, then getting back up and working on this and Gintama half the day today. I ended up having to typeset all of this as well.

Speaking of which, we need help typesetting and are trying to recruit someone new. Hish’s schedule makes it really hard for him to typeset for now nad the next few months at least, so if anyone with experience who’s willing to help typeset Toriko can help around 1AM-4AM Eastern US time, email me at kewl0210@gmail.com
We may also pick up something new in the near future (probably after Toriko/Gintama end) if you want to help with something like that.
We’d really appreciate the help, just make sure you understand the work it entails.

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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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