Saturday, 15 May 2010

Amnesian

We're putting Amnesian on indefinite hold. This is not because it isn't yuri - it will be, we all know this. The newest chapter even has some rather suggestive sexually themed scenes. No: It's just that this is not the kind of manga I like, which is getting more and more apparent. I just dislike it.

I liked chapter 1, and I wanted to like this manga. We, Cryssoberyl and I, managed it through the horrible second chapter, past the annoying third, and even beyond the seventh. But it's enough. We're throwing the towel. I hope someone better than us picks it up - someone who really likes the Manga, can get it done quicker, with better editing, and better translations (that's the other issue I had with it: Kaishaku is so...vague! Translating obscure otaku references is far easier than Kaishaku).

We'll be better off focusing on Choir or something like that.

I'd like to apologize to those waiting for the manga (all five of you!) and to Audio Erotica specifically, who was so kind to take over scanning for us. Especially she deserves the apology, for she scanned the last chapter, which we were not even able to finish. I am sorry for this.

Maybe you'll appreciate the other things we will do. Maybe not. Either way, Amnesian is on hold, so don't expect any future chapter from us.

56 comments:

  1. It's ok. I understand that it's painful to work on a manga you don't like, especially when you aren't rewarded for your pains. I thank you for your efforts and your honesty about it.

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  2. You should have admitted that months ago.

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  3. We just have to wait another group to translate it. Thanks a lot for your effort :(

    "The newest chapter even has some rather suggestive sexually themed scenes."
    Is it possible to get the chapter? It took my interest 8D

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  4. I think it's good that you're putting it on hold if it's not a manga you enjoy. Scanlation is a labor of love, so it's better to work on a manga that you think is worth it.

    I hope everyone will be understanding about this, even those who've never been in a similar situation.

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  5. I truly appreciate your previous works though and I understand your situation. Guess we should wait for other goup to scan as like Natsuki had said. Once again thank you.

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  6. No apology needed. You did your best and stuck with it for a full tankoubon. I’m just thrilled that this was translated at all! So allow me to respectfully thank you for all your efforts. This is one of the monthly series I look forward to the most so while everyone else was bitching about it I was getting a clit-on drooling over Chikane’s fine, fine ass!!!

    *** I'm working on getting the latest chapter scanlated. Any Translators out there interested in working on Amnesian please contact me. ***

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  7. I agree that this was the sh*ttiest manga I've ever read, it makes me sick every time I think about it, mainly because they decided to use the Chikane and Himeko clones... I know that they're different characters (expecially Chikane, who has a completely different personality), but I can't help but to been disgusted...

    Can't wait for more Choir :)

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  8. I'm a bit disappointed to hear that, i kind of liked this series. Granted it's not my favorite, But i love just about anything yuri xD

    But if you don't like working on it i can't blame you for not wanting to continue it. So thank you for doing it up till now =D i'll just sit back and hope another group picks it up soon.

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  9. I've just saw raw pics posted by AudioErotica on /u/... seriously... Himeko wanting to offer chocolate to Souma and Chikane mimicking a blo*job while eating an icecream...

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  10. Just promise you'll never drop Choir, and I'll be fine.

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  11. It is sad however you managed to pull it through and go far at this point not bad

    You have your own reasons why and I respect that, translating is a serious job

    Thank you for your honesty and I salute you for your endeavor

    I would like the latest Zettai Shoujo Seiiki Amnesian chapter for I get hooked and I cant wait much longer

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  12. Where can i read the RAWs of cpt 8 for Zettai Shoujo Seiiki Amnesian.... Really curious on where can i read it.

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  13. Okay then.

    Looking forward for more Choir.

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  14. At least tell us where to find the raws...

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  15. No...not only 15 persons will be deceive...(Just too shy 'cause english isnt my native language)...
    Dah.

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  16. Thanks for your work on this piece of Kaishaku 'art'.
    But this manga was one of the worst I'm currently following.
    While waiting for another chapter of Girl Friends, Aoi Hana, Sasameki Koto, Creo, Choir or other serialised manga from yuri magazines my mood is set in happy expactation, when I waited for raws/scanlation of another chapter of Amnesian I always had only worried kind of feelings if Kaishaku degraded Chikane or Himeko even further with each chapter, it wasn't happy waiting, but painful one if they would ruin more than in previous chapters.
    If indeed Chikane imitation blowjob scene in this newest chapter like some anon posted here, I'm really left speechles on what Kaishaku is doing with Chikane character :(
    They should just change her name and appearance a little and make whole new serie when she will be affectionate towards guys instead of making this shitty yuri tease manga using yuri characters.
    I can rage but that won't change a thing.
    At least I hope Himegami won't follow in similiar style.

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  17. Aw, too bad, since I was one of the five who was actually enjoying this (the second and third chapters being the only ones I really found particularly annoying). But thanks anyway for getting out what you did, which is pretty impressive in light of the fact that you didn't actually like the series. We certainly can't expect you to spend your time and effort scanlating things you don't like with no compensation other than complaints.

    On the other hand, hopefully this means more Choir more often? ^_-

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  18. What a pity. I regret that although I've been reading your scanlations since vol.1 but only sent encouragement once. I regret that I've thought of contacting you for discussions in how to translate some of the difficult sentences but never did. I regret that beside you, who's the furthest from being a traitor- only the people who has the deepest love for KnM can scanlate Amnesian for the mental torture in the process- no one else is likely to pick this job up, for who is out there, loving ChikaHime even more, and knows Japanese, knows how to edit pictures, and would be willing to spend so many hours (~40 pages per month, that is) doing it every month, only to be tormented by both Kaishaku and the other readers.

    That said, it seems the Chinese side, also with a lot of complaints (~a hundred each month), still have about 90% people continuing to read it. Slightly better I guess.

    Anyways, that's no point in doing scanlations you don't like. I'd support your decision and hope you find something more worth your effort in your mind. Like, for example, Himegami? ^_~

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  19. More than 5 of us for sure, but yeah it sucks that they are milking the value of the 2 main characters as much as possible by filling it with the crap you don't like. I'm rather ambivalent about it myself since I assumed it was build up to some delicious Chikane on Himeko moments lol. Cheap buildup, but I've come to expect as much these days...

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  20. very sad i loved this manga no complaints here but if yall wanna give up yall can but yall should never go half way threw and stop im fan since KnM this is a sad day for me i was exspectin to see himeko snd chikane well i guess not i hope some1 who will not doit half way threw the chapter then quit

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  21. The Anonymous above me are saying the truth. It's Kaishaku, you knew it would not be to your elitist tastes. You ruined the possibility of this manga ever being taken up by someone else.
    "Thank you" for that.
    In the future, don't take something you cannot commit to finish. I'm dropping Choir until it's done, because you could drop it too.

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  22. i will cry if i dont see the next ch of amnesian

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  23. Hey guys, if you are not happy with them dropping the anga, why don't you take up editing? That's usually the most difficult part of scanlation and you don't even need to read Japanese.

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  24. At all the selfish anonymous above me, would YOU continue working on a manga when you don't like it and only have a bunch of spoiled whiners like for encouragement? I didn't think so. Most of you didn't even bother to write their own name in order to complain so it's a bit rich of you to whine. I'd rather have people trying to work and quitting because there's no point than the current bunch of leechers you are.

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  25. im Bernice lol i dont ever come here i come here to read zettai and thats ittttttt hun im i nevere once came on here and complainedbout ishhhh hunny im here becaause i love that damn manga yeah it was a slow build up so? wtf girl frieends was a slow buld up to and took them way onger but guess what it ws all worth it that manga is the best 2 i have no1 problem with that translaters quitin but why wait so long after audio scanned it some1 else couldve done it and finished why quit half way zettai does has fans mored then five and u let all of us down im done thats all i have to say

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  26. Anonymous above NguyenSon whay u mean u dont really need to speak japanese to translate tell me ill doit on the reals explain it to me ill see if i can doit

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  27. @Bernice
    What I meant is that you don't mean to understand Japanese to edit, but given your poor grasp of English, it's not surprising you didn't get it. I never spoke of translating, you just need someone to help for translation and willing to work with you. Editing (and cleaning) being more time consuming than translating, it would be easier to find a translator.

    As for the quality of the manga, it's not a matter of how much time it takes to build up, but how well it is done. If it isn't to the scanlator's tastes, there's no point in them working on it.

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  28. Oh well. I support the group for not translating what they are not really obligated to in the first place. I understand what they are saying, the manga gets kinda disturbing.. rather than more enjoyable. If it wasn't Chikane and Himeko in it, I wouldn't even have started reading. Yes, most definitely unfortunate that translation has stopped...*tears in eye* But it's more painful to be continue with something that you don't like. So thanks for all the hard work for the previous chapters. Actually, thanks for your hard work with all your work so far! *still with a tear in eye* ....

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  29. Aw, I really like this manga too. Oh well, thank you for translating the first few chapters; I understand your decision.

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  30. I didn't really like this manga except for the occasional ChikanexHimeko moments. I'm still curious about the ending so I want to read the rest of this. I'm not particularly disappointed that you're dropping this but I hope someone will pick it up.

    I hope this means more Choir and other good stuff :)

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  31. I predicted this 2 chapters ago, and you denied it

    LOL can't blame you for dropping, Id have dropped at 3

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  32. First of all, I'd like to thank you guys for translating the past few chapters. I was really looking forward to the eighth one. Regardless of how horrible this story might be, I'd definately support it cus I like the characters...somewhat.

    However, I understand your decision to stop translating this. I mean, it sucks to translate something you don't like.

    I'd like to ask. Is there anyone here who knows if anyone else is translating it? I went to other sites like mangatraders and their translator/scanners are all Zefiberyl.

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  33. @Anonymous above me- I dont know since this manga is "licensed"

    I cannot bash about your decision because we have standards we should remember

    well at least you translated it, a pretty daring work since it was Kaishaku which is known to that kind of theme

    Making that decision is hard since Amnesian is a good manga but the later chapters is uncertain so we are not sure what artists could make

    Seriously this manga is VERY risky to translate

    You have my utmost respect

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  34. It's completely understandable sine the manga is very different from its previous incarnation. But if you guys do decide to drop it, I'd like to know if there's a different group scanlating it. So thank you for all the work that you've done and I hope to see more Choir (or other projects) in the future.

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  35. To the people asking for raws, I apologize :) Just wait a bit more, Audio Erotica managed to get people for chapter 8 at least, so it will be translated. If you can, please help her out for future chapters, though!! There is no group doing it yet, and without help, there might not be any. So if you like it and can edit/translate, give AE a call, please!

    Regardless, thanks for the supportive comments, everyone :)

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  36. I have to agree with everyone saying that "Translating should be a labor of love." Why spend hours doing something you hate during your leasure time?

    I'll admit that I'm kinda biased since I just read the first 3 chapters myself and reached the conclusion that it also wasn't a manga for me...

    Thank you for all the efforts you've done so far, and thank you also for Choir! :)

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  37. Thank you for your job!


    i´m waiting for your future job, please continue with choir, it´s a shame that amnesian is dropped, but, i understand all of you

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  38. To everyone who is hurt that Himeko likes a boy, and Chikane sucks on a popsicle.

    You may wanna rewatch/read Kannazuki no Miko, It wasn't till nearly the end that Himeko started moving towards Chikane, and for the vast majority of it she was chasing a boy. Her personality is pretty much exactly the same actually =/ so it's not much of a shock. As for Chikane, Name 2 things other than the fact her face is the same, and she's in love with Himeko that's the same?

    Her body is different, Her personality is different, and she's much more open about her feelings towards Himeko. Chikane changed pretty dramatically between all 3 series. where Himeko stayed the same and A. ultimately fell in love with Chikane or realized her feelings, B. Teased us with feelings for Kuon(Chikane). and C. ultimately seems to be leaning towards Chikane, atleast until she gets over her interest in boys who ultimately have little relevance.

    Also, Amnesian is more of a fan-service, And the fan's aren't just yuri lovers -points to all the naked/half-naked Chikane scene's-

    /endrant

    So again, really can't understand why everyone's hurt that Himeko likes a boy. She always does. >>

    Still, it's not like i was ever anxious to read Amnesian like i am most Yuri xD not something i really mind waiting for another group to pick up.

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  39. Himeko didn't like a boy in Himegami or in Kyoshiro.

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  40. tsunderetranslations is picking this up :)

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  41. Thanks for your work so far. I understand why you wouldn't like this series. I really respect you guys for at least trying. To all the haters, you guys sure are selfish. Instead of whining, why don't you help out? Translating and editing chapters are time-consuming and it's not like they're getting paid for it. Be a bit more understanding.

    I'm quite upset with what Kaishaku has done to Chikane and Himeko. It seems like he's just milking off the popularity of the characters. When I first heard about Amnesian, I was really happy 'cause I expected just a lot of ChikaHime fluff without the silly robots. And I was hoping he'd leave out the rape. Instead, not only did he blow off Chikane's clothes every few pages but the chapters are riddled with rape and sexual assault. Seriously, every chapter I read I was in hope of some fluff from the two, instead I see Himeko or Chikane being raped or assaulted again and again. And yet he leaves us still with the hope that maybe, just maybe that there will be some fluffy interaction between the two in the next chapter, and the next chapter... But I didn't stop reading, because I had still just a teensy hope that perhaps the manga would redeem itself. But no.
    And the chapter with the dude with the 'little bear' really disgusted me. Really.
    And now I hear Himeko is crushing on another guy? -_________________________-
    And yet there are people that think this series is honestly good... Oh god.
    I apologize for the rant.

    And please. Kaishaku, if you want to write something like Amnesian, at least use different characters, rather than ruining existing ones.

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  42. Is it ok to say I'm glad that you decided to drop this project? Not only because you'll focus more on Choir, but also because we feel the same about Amnesian. Anyway, it's important you do what you like, scanlating manga is a hobby afterall.

    PS: Really like the way you think and write your blog here, it makes me feel nicer after reading the releases.

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  43. Thank you for the chapters you did...I admit I was also apalled with the lack of story and extreme fanservice that plagued Amnesian...but still I love Chikane and Himeko so I hope someone picks these series...

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  44. i'm with you guys, this manga was very bad, i'm very disappointed, but proud of you.

    in spanish i was making the traslations of ZSSA, i left it in reception last month, cuz the same reasons, is just to much to suport. congratulations and i hope this manga take a better road

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  45. @anonymous "tsunderetranslations is picking this up"

    Thank you so much for spreading the news!

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  46. Hi. Does anyone know where I can read Himegami in english? Thanks for your help

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  47. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hakodate_youjin_buraichou_himegami/

    or download it at solelo.com

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  48. They were refering to a different Himegami. There is no english translation for the other Himegami.

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  49. I was a little shocked to find Choir and Amnesian on here... Two almost complete opposite series. I semi enjoyed Amnesian, and by that i mean that Im one of the faithful Himeko/Chikane fans, but it does seem like you enjoy Choir much more. Remember, its really only worth it if it's enjoyable!

    PS- I was a little late to comment on this, but had to voice my opinion! =D

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  50. Awe. I really liked this one. Oh well. Thanks though. It was fun while it lasted ^_^

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  51. Very disappointing to hear, but it's your decisions I guess.

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  52. I've just discovered this manga when it turned out that it's now on hold. >.< You and your team you've done a great job translating and editing the last 7 chapters though.

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  53. kyaa!! I liked this one. It has my first Yuri Couple in it! xDD
    Well, Too bad though. Maybe you guys should do like a continuation of KnM .
    That'll be awesomee!! x)
    You Guys are great! I wish you guys create more cool mangas <3~

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