Sunday, 13 December 2009
Amnesian Chapter 3 is here.
Ahh, Chikane...how far you've come from the bashful girl we once knew. That outfit, really? I can only wonder how Himeko might have reacted in better circumstances.
Also, two new characters appear, one of which conducts the latest in what some would claim to be a series of escalating attempts by Kaishaku to troll their yuri fanbase.
Not I, though it's an odd feeling. If I had been simply reading this, I might have been as enraeged as anyone, but having actually worked on it myself has rendered me curiously stoic. In any case, Chikane's chicanery (Chikanery!) is more than up to the task. Just keep repeating to yourself, "The only reason he's not dead is because Himeko said so!" and you should be fine. Just, uh, try not to notice where his right hand was just before offering a conciliatory shake on page 39...
Tons of new jargon this time, a fair amount of which we probably got wrong. I never truly appreciated the vagueness of the Japanese language until I started trying to turn it into English, and Kaishaku's love for non sequiturs doesn't help. Regarding the "Falcon's Eye", it was impossible to tell if Sanada was referring to herself, or a seperate person/organization/etc. She seemed to be using it in the sense of another entity, so we treated it as such.
As to Sanada's special technique, the "Kouketsu Cloth", Zefiris' research says Kouketsu is "A brocade bag containing various kinds of medicines and perfumes, tied with iris or wormwood, with five long strings of different colours hanging from it. May also refer to the cloth-dyeing technique with which these strings were colored, similar to Shibori." Look to Kaishaku for all your lessons in Japanese textiles.
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Friday, 4 December 2009
And here we go with Choir, Chapter 9.
Again, it's halloween, and various costumed trick-or-treaty hijinks happen. Surprisingly, Mayuko is all fired up - how come?
Well, be prepared for a "Mayuko-repulsing dirty story" as well as the usual, chest-related stuff.
Or maybe no, not really.
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Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Time for more Choir! It's summertime for the girls, and that means sleepovers and festivals. But, when doujin work ties up Mawata and Kyouko, will Mayuko and Shousei spend some intimate time alone together?!?!?!??!???!!?!
I'm pleased at how steadily the level of yuri is increasing. Much more is on the way, I assure you! I hope you all enjoy it as well.
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Saturday, 14 November 2009
And here we are, with chapter 2 of Amnesian.
A lot of things happen, as usual. We learn where - and how - Chikane prefers to sleep, see her being her teasing self, and see the two investigating whatever the villains are up to.
The villain this time is really unpleasant, so I have to add a Trigger Warning for pages 16-19 for sexual assault.
Let's hope this takes care of Kaishaku's usual problems...and let's hope you can still enjoy the chapter(especially the first 13 pages, which have some adorable content!) despite that.
A few notes. First, some of the textbubbles were horribly small. I apologize for the small text there, I just couldn't fit it otherwise. Second, on the villains. They are called Kuyou, with the kanji for nine and for weekday. We translated it as "Nine days". Let's hope Kaishaku doesn't pull something tricky. ^^
On the JPG thing some people messaged me about: I can't see any difference, and PNGs are a lot bigger as well. I scan in PSD, so no, at least no jpg->jpg conversions ;)
Finally, on page 21, there is one of the usual special attacks. We translated the kanji meaning, because it's more understandable to the average english reader: The furigana read "raizando" in katakana, which appears to be both the reading of some of the letters, as well as Katakana for "Reizend" a german word that usually means cute (in fact, the villain, while smiling nicely, could be considered reizend), but can also mean irritant. A small pun, it seems. Yay Kanji.
If you got any criticism otherwise, feel free to have at me. Comments welcome - and remember to thank Cryssoberyl as well, for a lot of help and spotting a ton of artifacts and other errors~
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Friday, 30 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
And here we have a new chapter of Choir. This time involving April, and, uhm, those stupid bloomers. No idea why people like those ugly things, but I guess it's a law that 4komas have to cover this angle, too.
I suppose something might need explaining - Shiritori!
Shiritori is a word chaining game. Say, I use the word Chikane.
You then have to take the last sign of the word, in this case Ne, and reply with a word starting with Ne.
For example Neko.
I'd then have to reply with a word starting with Ko, Kowai, for example, and so on. There are a lot of variations to this game, but these are the basics. Page 4 uses Shiritori, and an explaination didn't fit as a note, so it goes here.
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Sunday, 11 October 2009
And so begins a new tale of the famous lovers. Will the Fate they choose to struggle against smile upon them in the end?
In order to forestall any questions, I must explain that the "antagonist" of this chapter disappears abruptly and without explanation or reference after page 53. From the artwork, it could be supposed that they teleported away, but there is really no way to be sure. I blame Kaishaku for this confusion, and so should you.
Please enjoy. Comments are greatly appreciated. In particular thank Zefiris, who worked herself to exhaustion and, with her last ounce of strength, passed me the download links before collapsing into bed. Her hero(ine)ism will be remembered forever.
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Friday, 9 October 2009
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Saturday, 26 September 2009
And Chapter 3 is complete.
This time, it's the requisite comiket-focussed chapter. Complete with foreign cosplayer invasions, and, naturally, jealousy.
Again I'd like to apologize for the scan quality - those are, once more, from random internet scans.
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Monday, 21 September 2009
Saturday, 19 September 2009
Hello everyone. This is the first chapter of Choir, a comedic (and quite moe) yuri 4-panel comic. Actually, it isn't all that yuri at the moment, but becomes canonically so later on, so please bear with it.
Localizing comedy, especially of the wordplay kind so often found in anime/manga, is very difficult. Sometimes I had to make hard choices about how to phrase things, and may have occasionally departed from the spirit of the exact Japanese in order to make things work. For anyone familiar with the original who notices such things, please excuse it - and the occasionally cramped text bubbles...nicer raws would've been good, but...
We hope you enjoy.
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Sunday, 13 September 2009
Hello there, and welcome.
I'm Zefiris, and hereby start my little translation venture, together with my accomplice, Cryssoberyl.
This blog is, essentially, a mini scanlation blog. To be frank, we're probably not going to scanlate many, many different things. The main interest is scanlating 少女聖域 アムネシア -"Zettai Shoujo Seiiki - Amnesian". Naturally. I'm a known Chikane/Himeko fangirl. I'm sorry for that.
Other projects that are considered are maybe Rakka Ryuusui and a oneshot here and there, and, uh, that's it. Most likely.
Or not, as we decided on another manga. Hooray Choir.
And now for the release! This is a oneshot by Stratosphere. A webdoujin, apparently ^^. It was kinda cute, without being sleezy, so...
Just read it! It's just sixteen pages, after all. Comments and criticism are, naturally, welcomed. We are newbies and such. Criticism can just help getting ready for the big thing - Himegami - or, as it appears to be called now, Amnesia!