Monday, 1 June 2020

Recent Updates and Progress Report

Etsusa Bridge series
Garuguru! -Dancing Beast Night- (Part 1) 14p/241p
Color Pages (November 21)

Lillia and Treize
Volume I(Part 1) Complete!
Chapter 5(PDF+epub) (October 10)

Volume I(Part 2)
Extra 1 (October 22)
Extra 2 (October 26)

How to safely handle firearms(excerpt from afterword by Keiichi Sigsawa) (October 20)
Preview: Meg and Seron (October 28)
Lillia and Treize: Side story (November 11)

Friday, 21 November 2014

Garuguru! -Dancing Beast Night- (Part 1): Color Pages

“Hello, friends! Thank you for once again taking an interest in this island. Today we have a very simple tale to tell.

'Boy meets girl'!

A basic part of any story, no? The encounter of a murderer boy and a mysterious girl who happens to be a self-proclaimed detective. And the clumsy steps they dance together. That is today’s story.

Simple. …But on whose strings are they dancing? The Witch of the West? Or the Rogue of the East? The two dogs who found themselves back at the island? The guard dog of the volunteer police? The kitten of the Guard Team? Or me, Spring-heeled Joplin? …Or maybe you.

After all, everyone who sets foot on this island has the right to make others dance.”

Monday, 10 November 2014

Lillia and Treize - Side story

Have another side story. This one involves spoilers for the end of Allison, but does not spoil Lillia and Treize.

Also, I don't remember which volume of Lillia and Treize this side story comes from, so I'm not indexing this story for now.


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Preview: Meg and Seron

Meg and Seron is a high school slice-of-life romance/comedy of sorts which takes place in the rough equivalent of the 1950s. The story follows Seron, a stoic and handsome bookworm who is in love with his classmate--a sweet, oblivious transfer student named Meg.

Meg and Seron is a spin-off of the Allison series and takes place at around the same time as Lillia and Treize, but no knowledge of the main series is necessary to read Meg and Seron. Although the series contains spoilers for Lillia and Treize, this particular preview does not contain any.

I will start working on Meg and Seron once I finish Lillia and Treize.

Recommended reading: Lillia and Treize side story.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Lillia and Treize I(Part 2): And so the Two Left on a Trip - Extra 2

This is the second side story from volume 2 of Lillia and Treize, which serves as a sort of prologue to the high school romance slice-of-life spin-off series, Meg and Seron. I've translated a preview here.

This update contains spoilers for Allison, but not Lillia and Treize.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Lillia and Treize I(Part 2): And so the Two Left on a Trip - Extra 1

Here's a side story from the second volume of Lillia and Treize. It contains spoilers for the end of Allison, but does not spoil anything from Lillia and Treize. Enjoy.

Monday, 20 October 2014

How to safely handle firearms(excerpt from an afterword by Keiichi Sigsawa)

This is an excerpt from volume 3 of Gakuen Kino, in which author Keiichi Sigsawa(and his alter ego 'Megumihajime Amesawa', author of Gakuen Kino) discusses procedures for safely handling firearms. As readers of his series know, Sigsawa is a hardcore gun geek, and many of his works feature firearms described in painstaking detail.

This section of his afterword is a fascinating look at how his serious attitude toward gun safety informs his works. Personally, having always lived in countries that enforce strict gun control, I found this segment a fascinating and informative read. I even found myself rereading scenes from his books(especially the Allison series) in a new light thanks to this afterword. If only more of Sigsawa's afterwords were this fun to translate...


Saturday, 18 October 2014

Mew Mew! -Crazy Cat's Night- Epilogue+Snake Legs(PDF+epub)

And that's a wrap on Mew Mew!, the second book in the Etsusa Bridge series. The next two books cover the 2-part story Garuguru! -Dancing Beast Night-, which is the big finale of the series involving the cast from the first two books(and more). I will start working on it in late November.

Get the PDF here and the epub here.