Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mukoubuchi 400th Chapter Commemoration

Terribly Sorry if I got your hopes up for a new chapter, but I figured this was the best place to dump these illustrations from the September issue of Kindai Mahjong that were made to celebrate Mukoubuchi's 400th chapter, drawn by mangaka of other Kindai Mahjong series, including Fukumoto and Maeda Jirou! Don't worry, no spoilers! I do wanna get back to Mukoubuchi but I feel like I need to finish subbing Shin Janki first, if I even can. Hopefully we'll get a new chapter out soon! Anyway, here's the illustrations:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Kita no Shishi Chapter 2

Finally, another chapter. Not of Ryuu, but of Kita no Shishi. I'm going to focus on finishing Kita no Shishi before going back to Ryuu, because it's easier for both of us.

Anyways, thanks to Penchan for the cleans and typesetting.

Once again I don't have much to say about this chapter. It's a little strange, has those gekiga sex scenes that I'm not a fan of, and overall isn't very good. The only reason it's of interest is because it came out right before Naki no Ryuu, and a lot of the names and faces show up again in Ryuu. Also it has that classic gekiga hardboiled style, so it still might be worth reading. Enjoy!

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"I... I can finally become a real gambler!"

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Naki no Ryuu Chapter 22 and Complete Volume 3

We're back. It's been quite a while. I think this is because both Penchan and I have been working on series on the FKMTkrazy side (typesetting Kaiji and translating New Kurosawa respectively). Maybe a bit of laziness on my part too, but I won't admit it.

Thanks to Penchan for the cleaning typesetting and redrawing.

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I also have a bit of interesting news for you all: it seems that the Naki no Ryuu series has changed ownership from Takeshobo (publishers of Akagi, etc.) to Shogakukan. There are plans to reprint the entire series in 10 pocket-sized volumes (5 for the original and 5 for Gaiden).
Even more exciting is that an entirely new oneshot called Naki no Ryuu Genesis was recently published in Big Comic Original (coincidentally the home of New Kurosawa, haha). With the oneshot was an announcement of a new special edition of Big Comic dedicated to gambling, which would include a new Naki no Ryuu series (tentatively called "Naki no Ryuu 2016"). The issue is slated to come out this fall, and needless to say I'm pretty freaking excited.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Naki no Ryuu Chapter 21

We're back! And also apparently I lied way back in the post for the first chapter, because there's a very brief sex scene in this chapter. Old mahjong gekiga always featured that business, so I shouldn't be surprised, I guess.

Props to based Penchan for doing the cleaning and typesetting superfast after I procrastinated on translating even after he came back, haha.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Kita no Shishi Chapter 1

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I have the first new chapter from the group in a little while. The bad news is that it's not Ryuu. The worse news is that Penchan is going on vacation for about a month and there won't be any Ryuu until he gets back.

Thanks to Penchan for the cleans and typesetting, as well as the intro to mahjong at the start of the chapter. I don't feel like saying anything about this chapter, so feel free to just read and enjoy.

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"What the hell was I doing this whole time?"

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mukoubuchi Chapter 14

A new arc of Mukoubuchi begins! Except not, because it's actually the same arc in disguise. This time, the Mito Group's boss is out for revenge on Kai!

Thanks to Penchan for the cleans and to Tambur for the typesetting!

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"Do you really think you can win at such a huge disadvantage, Kai?!"

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Naki no Ryuu Chapter 20

At last, another chapter of Ryuu. This time, the match against Ishikawa reaches an exciting conclusion.

Thanks to Penchan for the cleaning and typesetting.

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