Friday, 23 October 2015

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Status update

I'm still alive, just to let everyone know. Things have been crazy for the past few weeks irl and I simply haven't had the time to work on Meg and Seron. Hopefully my workload will ease up in the next couple of weeks so I can get back to translating.

Thanks for your patience.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Meg and Seron III: The Melancholy of Ulericks - Chapter 4

Sorry to keep you waiting, and thanks for all the well-wishes. I'm feeling much better now. Reading all your comments put a smile on my face.

Things are getting busy for me now and my update schedule might be on the slow side for a while, but I'm going to keep going until this series and the finale are done.

Thanks, and enjoy.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Hiatus notice

I'm taking a break from translating due to health issues irl. Sorry to leave in the middle of the volume. I'll be back before the end of September.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Meg and Seron II: Summer Break of the Year 3305 - Extras

It's double update day. This post contains the two extra stories included in this volume of Meg and Seron.

Also, I'm not going to make PDFs until I've finished the entire series. Which shouldn't be too far off, considering my current pace.

Enjoy.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Allison+Lillia and Treize PDF/epub collection

Sorry for the wait. Here's the download link to the re-edited versions of all four volumes of Allison and all six volumes of Lillia and Treize, all in PDF and epub format. Earlier links have been taken down.

Get it here.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

5656! -Knights' Strange Night- Exit

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

And that's a wrap! I'm all caught up with the Etsusa Bridge series.

I'm working on a pdf/epub collection for the series right now; it'll be up sometime in the next couple of months. The collection will include the author's afterwords and revised translations of earlier novels in the series.

So what's next? I'm taking a break from the Naritaverse until the next volume of Vamp! or 5656! is published. I've been working on Narita's books for nearly four years straight at this point, and I'm starting to get burnt out on his stories--this short update took me days to translate!

For the time being I'm going to focus on Keiichi Sigsawa's Meg and Seron, a series I highly recommend. Sigsawa and Narita are similar in that they're writers from an earlier generation of light novels, before the trend of harem series with very long titles. And if the author's intro section in a volume of Durarara!! that shows Narita holding Sigsawa at gunpoint means anything, they're also good friends. So do yourself a favor and check out Kino's Journey and the Allison series as well!

Thanks a lot for reading, and enjoy the final 5656! update.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Meg and Seron I: Summer Break of the Year 3305 - Chapter 1

Here's the first chapter of Meg and Seron. This is also the first update that's safe to read if you're avoiding spoilers for Lillia and Treize.

Enjoy.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Meg and Seron I: Summer Break of the Year 3305 - Prologue

It's short enough to be a preview, but here's the first update for Meg and Seron. This series is a 7-volume spin-off to Lillia and Treize, which takes place at around the same timeframe. Unlike the other series in the 'verse, Meg and Seron is a down-to-earth school life series focusing on the goings-on at the 4th Capital Secondary School. Expect no elaborate descriptions of aircraft or firearms here--do expect some fluff, hijinks, and a dash of photography geekery.

This update also serves as a very brief epilogue of sorts to Lillia and Treize (the anime actually ended with this prologue, which I thought was a good decision). This naturally means that this update contains spoilers for the ending of Lillia and Treize! The rest of the series, however, is safe to read for those who have not finished the Allison or Lillia and Treize books.

I've omitted the dramatis personae page from this update because it spoils some of the characters from later in the book. I'll put it up at the beginning of the next volume.

Enjoy.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Lillia and Treize III(Part 2): My Prince - Extra

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

Here's the final update for Lillia and Treize. I'm surprised I managed to finish this series in less than a year. It all went by really quickly. So what now? Up next in the universe will be the 7-volume spinoff series, Meg and Seron. After that will be the grand finale for the entire series, Tale of One Continent (tentative title), which I'll translate from Japanese if necessary.

Thanks, and enjoy the last update!

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Lillia and Treize III(Part 2): My Prince - Chapter 10

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

This is the second-to-last update for the series, and the final chapter in the main story. I'll be uploading the last bit of this volume soon.

On that note, I'm working on a revised Allison/Lillia and Treize pdf/epub collection, which means that pdfs and epubs for this arc will be on hold. I'll try to get it all done sometime in June.

Enjoy.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Friday, 1 May 2015

Lillia and Treize III(Part 1): My Prince - Extra

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

Here's a lighthearted chapter before things get inevitably bloody in the next volume. Enjoy.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Friday, 10 April 2015

Lillia and Treize III(Part 1): My Prince - Chapter 3

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

I can't believe I managed to post two updates in two days... FYI, this won't be happening again anytime soon.

Friday, 13 March 2015

5656! -Knights' Strange Night- Color Pages+Entrance

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

With sleepy eyes, the girl with the bloodstained lead pipe mutters.

“On island. There is gunshots again. Like always. People die. Like always.

Dog and dog. Inui and Mr. Kugi. Try to kill each other. Like always. Eastern boss. He is creepy. Like always.

Nap friend Killer Ghoul. Kitty in East. Sword woman in East. Elder Brother Lihuang. Adorable detective’s not-adorable brother.

Everyone is clumsy. Clumsy love. Like always. Chaos on island. …Like always.

So like always. Island is like always. It is simple.

So like always. I find adorable children. I hug adorable children. Hug. It is warm. It is cozy.

…Sleepy. Sleeeeeep. Mmm… zzz…”

It’s time for the lively Etsusa Bridge short story collection!

Monday, 2 March 2015

Lillia and Treize III(Part 1): My Prince - Prologue


(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

(As I mentioned in the previous post, I am on an indefinite semi-hiatus--updates will be irregular.)

This is the third and final arc of Lillia and Treize. Continuing with the Allison parallels, this arc involves trains, spies, and other spoilery elements.

I am also adding a warning to this arc, as it deals with some mature themes(which I'm not sure if the anime covered). YMMV of course, but I was pretty much cringing all the way through the relevant parts when I read this arc. If I had to give a comparison, it rivals(or tops) some of the darker elements of Kino's Journey. Tread lightly.


Saturday, 21 February 2015

Garuguru! -Dancing Beast Night- (Part 2): Epilogue

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

It's double update day! This is the final update for Garuguru! and the main plot of the Etsusa Bridge series. Afterwards will be 5656!, a short story collection that takes place in the summer of 2021.

I'm not done with the pdf and epub yet, but they'll be up by the end of the month.

Thanks, and enjoy.

Lillia and Treize II(Part 2): The Longest Day in Ikstova - Extra

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

That's all for this arc of Lillia and Treize. I'm still working on the pdf and epub, but they'll be up by the end of the month.

Thanks, and enjoy.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Garuguru! -Dancing Beast Night- (Part 2): Chapter 7

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

Here's the second-to-last update for the Garuguru! arc of the Etsusa Bridge series. Enjoy.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Garuguru! -Dancing Beast Night- (Part 2): Chapter 4

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

Sorry this update took so long. Real life steamrolled me for a week and a half, and I was seriously considering going on hiatus. But I should be back to a normal schedule now.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Lillia and Treize II(Part 1): The Longest Day in Ikstova - Chapter 4

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

Here's the last update for this volume. I'll post the PDF and epub at the end of the next book.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Garuguru! -Dancing Beast Night- (Part 2): Interlude 4(Part 2)

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

“It looks like things are taking a turn for the annoying here. Explosions going off one after another, execs from every organization dying off one after another, a pair of dogs coming back to the island, a pack of ratlings stirring in the shadows, and the cat getting toyed with like no tomorrow.

Add to that the crazy inter-district relationships just before the explosions. What is going on here?

Is it the end times for the island, or is it— …Then again, that doesn’t really matter.

Whether the island burns or dissolves or the people die en masse, it’s no big deal.

Because that’s what this island is.


So before we discuss the island’s future, let’s talk about the ending of this dance—where the ghoul and the girl dance together without even looking at each other. Shall we, friends?”

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Garuguru! -Dancing Beast Night- (Part 1): Chapter 3

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

The last update for Garuguru! part 1 will be up sometime in the next few days. Then it's straight into Garuguru! part 2.