Saturday, 16 November 2013
I hope there are still some people who are interested in this project, but however that may be, and no matter what delays may take place, my desire and determination to see this project finished won't waver. So please believe in that.
On another matter, ever since Jmanga went out of business, we've received several requests to restart Kimi no Tame, but I'm afraid we have no intention of doing so. A very great deal more of it than we ever did is already available in English thanks to Jmanga, and that will have to do.
To tell the truth, there are actually several unclaimed manga Zefiris and I would love to be working on, but as should be obvious, we have enough trouble even attending to just one. Who knows what unwise gambits we may one day choose to make, but for now, we hope you will continue to enjoy Battle Athletes Daiundoukai.
Thursday, 4 July 2013
Lots of people get to act cool this chapter. Mylandah makes her debut, and for those who know the character, her behavior is sure to meet or exceed your expectations... Next Jessie has a big moment, and then Kris enters the fray! By the way, there's no extra page this time, the chapter just ends abruptly. Yes, it's a cliffhanger alright.
One translation note. At a critical moment, Jessie refers to Akari as her "shinyuu" (親友), and we had the usual struggle to decide whether to put it as "best friend" or merely "dear friend, close friend, etc." Ultimately I decided on "best friend", as I think that really is the best way to describe their relationship. Also, it makes Jessie that much more awesome for boldly declaring it at such a moment.
We hope you will enjoy!
Sunday, 2 June 2013
Welcome back to Battle Athletes, where space, far from being the silent vacuum you might imagine, is filled with whooshing noises. Lots and lots of whooshing. You'll understand soon. Enjoy!
Saturday, 4 May 2013
Anyway, it's tough to say much about this chapter without spoiling the suspense. This is the end of the Land Stage and gateway to the Satellite Stage, which is three times as long. For at least three of our aspiring young ladies (but which?), this is only the beginning. Many more struggles and important meetings lay ahead...and for Akari, one of the latter in particular.
One thing to add is that you should look closely at the group of bikers gathered on page 138. There are some rather amusing pre-race preparations going on between a few pairs of students...also, this chapter contains some NSFW elements, so careful where you read.
As always, I want to thank Zefiris for her eternal patience and indulgence, never complaining at my bipolar shifts between procrastination and bursts of demanding fervent action. She really is the one who makes this work possible. We hope you will enjoy!
Heat 5 Download
Also, as promised, we are also releasing the raws of volume 1 at this point. Keep in mind that as these are unoptimized, the file size is quite large.
Volume 1 Raws
Friday, 5 April 2013
In any case, it's Icchan's big moment, for both good and ill. This chapter sets the scene for the big Triathlon in Heat 5, which is the double-length, sixty page finale of the first volume. Please look forward to it.
Friday, 28 December 2012
Happy belated holidays, and upcoming new year. Our resolution is of course to put out more BA more quickly. I was hoping to be able to put out a chapter a month when we started this, but things just haven't worked out so far. Things have been stabilizing in some ways, though, so hopefully...
Anyway, this chapter introduces Ayla, who was actually a quite different character in the TV series, both in design and personality. Also...maybe my memory's just hazy, but I don't remember Ling-Pha being quite so...uh, yeah...guess it's time for another rewatch.
It's been great to be back at work on this again. We hope you will enjoy!
Saturday, 4 August 2012
This is also the reason I love sports anime and manga, and Battle Athletes is a very special example of that genre for me. In short, there couldn't be a better, more appropriate time to release more of it than right now.
This chapter introduces the glorious Jessie, who will be an important character all the way through, I'm happy to say - and wow, just look at the way Akari reacts to her. Even if you left out everything that happens later in the manga, this would've been enough to convince me that Akari is a lesbian. (Not that it's ever very difficult to convince me of that.)
It's such a blessing to be able to work on this. I'm enjoying it so much, and I hope you will too.