Monday, 10 December 2012

Kino's Journey Volume 12 - Epilogue+Afterword

I'd like to recommend that you keep the events of the Prologue in mind before you read the Epilogue.

This time, I've translated Sigsawa's afterword. It's surprisingly sensible, and interesting to boot. And with that, Kino's Journey 12 is finished. What were your favourite stories in this volume?

Download the pdf here.
epub here. Much thanks to Blueshirt!

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Kino's Journey Volume 12 - Chapter 10

One big update for Kino's Journey before I get around to the Epilogue and Afterword. I'm making a pdf of this volume, which will be uploaded alongside the final update.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Kino's Journey Volume 12 - Chapter 9

Both Baccano and Kino's Journey have semi-long chapters coming up after this. I'll try to have them done soon. Enjoy!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Sneak Preview

[Ladies and gentlemen! Though I am truly ashamed to ask so banal a question, do you believe in the existence of vampires?]

[Ah, my humblest apologies. Perhaps I should have begun with an introduction. I am Gerhard von Valstein, a vampire upon whom was bestowed the noble title of ‘viscount’ and lordship over this Island of Growerth. But let us prolong these formalities no more. Allow me to instead relay to you the tale of a certain commotion that took place on this island. …Please, I implore you to lend me your ears, that I may stave off my boredom.]

[And whether or not you believe in my existence, my inhumanity is clear as day, is it not? After all, this body of mine—]


-New project coming early 2013!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Friday, 16 November 2012

Kino's Journey Volume 12 - Chapter 4

One thing I love about Kino's Journey is how it's so picturesque. I hope I managed to capture that in this translation. Enjoy!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Kino's Journey Volume 12 - Chapter 3

And now I'm craving deep-fried shrimp. Enjoy the update!

Also, I'm planning on making a pdf of this volume. Don't expect high quality, but it will be done!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Monday, 29 October 2012

Monday, 22 October 2012

Kino's Journey Volume 12 - Colour Pages (Part One)

Here are the colour pages! Or rather, the stories on the colour pages, because I don't have any scans for Kino's Journey. If anyone could point me to them, I would be very grateful.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Kino's Journey Volume 12 - Inside Cover

Two Kino's Journey updates in a row? Madness!



Welcome to Volume 12, where the first story is on the inside of the dust jacket. Sigsawa Keiichi is a crazy, crazy man, and this is just scratching the surface of his insanity.

All scans were cleaned and uploaded by Ella from Baka-Tsuki. Thank you!


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Kino's Journey Volume 15 - Chapter 6

In a completely coincidental turn of events, this chapter of Kino's Journey has quite a bit in common with the Baccano story I'm working on now. (It wouldn't be the first time, either. I get the feeling this happened around this time last year too.)

I'll be working on some more Kino's Journey stories before starting Gakuen Kino 4. Actually, I'm going to work on Kino's Journey 12 for kicks. After that will be a chapter from another volume that provides some background for Gakuen Kino 4, which will follow afterwards.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Gakuen Kino Volume 3 - pdf+Kindle version

Thanks to Sefirosu11 for the pdf, and Forgotten Alchemist for the Kindle version!

PDF version.
Kindle Version.

Leave a comment if the links go offline.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Gakuen Kino - Chapter 6 (Finale)

Gakuen Kino 3 is finished! Coming up in the way of Kino is probably going to be a moderate-length story from Kino's Journey 15 and several more from select volumes, after which will be Gakuen Kino 4.

Sorry about the long delay with this volume, and thanks for reading!

(I will also add that the Puella Magi Madoka Magica OST provides some wonderful BGM to be translating this series to.)

Monday, 3 September 2012

Gakuen Kino - Chapter 6 (Part 5)

It's been much too long, but here's the second-to-last update for Gakuen Kino volume 3. After this volume, I'll probably tackle a few Kino's Journey stories before moving on to volume 4.


Monday, 18 June 2012

Hiatus notice

Real life is unloading everything on me at once, which means it's time for a break. I'll try to be back by early to mid-July.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Kino Kindle version downloads

Thanks again to Forgotten Alchemist for the Kindle files, and Sefirosu11 for the PDFs!

Kindle
Gakuen Kino - Volume 1
Gakuen Kino - Volume 2

PDF
Gakuen Kino - Volume 1
Gakuen Kino - Volume 2
Gakuen Kino - Volume 3

Kino's Journey (Compilation of all the Kino's Journey translations on this blog)

March 17, 2016: The Gakuen Kino 1+2 PDF links are down, and I don't have the files anymore. I would appreciate it if someone could upload them again.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Gakuen Kino - Chapter 6 (Part 4)

Due to unforeseen circumstances irl, next week's update may be pushed back to the week after. Sorry about that.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Gakuen Kino - Chapter 6 (Prologue)

Note about this volume of Gakuen Kino: It is chock full of anime references. Did you know? The guy who translated the Korean version (the version I'm working off of) isn't much of an anime person. Neither am I. Currently I watch maybe four series a year.

Long story short, I may miss a great deal of anime references during the translation of this volume. Kindly point them out to me if you can spot one.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Gakuen Kino - Chapter 5.5

Your weekly dose of Gunslinging Magical Girl Shenanigans returns! (And a day before May, too.) I missed working on Gakuen Kino. It's definitely a welcome change from the crazy complicated exposition of Baccano.

As a side note, there seems to be something amiss with the chapter numbers. Volume 2 ended off with a "Chapter 6" (more of a side story, to be frank), but this volume is also entirely comprised of a "Chapter 6". I blame someone other than myself for this mistake.

Before reading this volume, I suggest that you read this chapter of Kino's Journey. (There was a reason I translated that chapter! Just like with the Shizu story with Ti)

If you're ready to dive in, recite Mysterious Bishoujo Gun Fighter Rider Kino's transformation catchphrase three times while standing on one leg and spoon-feeding curry to a duck, and click [Read More]!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Kino's Journey Volume 6 - Chapter 4

I'm afraid this was inevitable. I am going on hiatus until around April 20th so I can focus on getting things done for school. Sorry I had to stop in the middle of working on the Baccano Express Episode, but I think I bit off more than I can chew this term and I really need the extra time to devote to projects.

As for the update, I finally got around to proofreading an old chapter I translated ages ago. This is the first story about Kino's master in her heyday (not to imply that she's past her prime in the main timeline, of course). Someone once said that if Kino is a True Neutral, Shizu is a Neutral Good. What about Kino's master? I'm sure this story will speak for itself. Enjoy!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Kino's Journey Volume 6 - Chapter 8

I was originally going to post this before I started working on Baccano! 1931, but I ended up getting sidetracked. Anyway, here's another chapter from Kino's Journey.