Latest Updates [2021]

Last update(s):
High School DxD DX5: Infinity Underwear.1, Infinity Underwear.2, Afterword (4/9/20)
Denpachi: Chapter 2 & Last Chapter 3 (23/1/19)
Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi V10: Chapter 6 (18/1/21)

Notice(s):

Happy New Year! Here’s to a better year than the last!

No spoilers please, I only read as far as I translate.

Schedule:

January to March: Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi V10

Next update(s):
Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi V10 Chapter 7 ~2%

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Latest Updates [2020]

Last update(s):
High School DxD DX5: Infinity Underwear.1, Infinity Underwear.2, Afterword (4/9/20)
Denpachi: Chapter 2 & Last Chapter 3 (23/1/19)
Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi V10: Chapter 5 (28/12/20)

Notice(s):

No spoilers please, I only read as far as I translate.

Schedule:

January to June: Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi V9
July to August: High School DxD DX.5 Life.4 & Life.6
September to December+: Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi V10

Next update(s):
Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi V10 Chapter 6 ~5%

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Latest Updates [2019]

Last update(s):
High School DxD: Fantasia Heroine 2015 & Fantasia Heroine 2016 Calendar Books (19/6)
Denpachi: Chapter 2 & Last Chapter 3 (23/1)
Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi: V9 Chapter 3 (24/10)

Notice(s):

No spoilers please, I only read as far as I translate.

Sorry for the slow releases as of late…life has picked up pace for me and it’ll probably be a few months before I can shift back to normal speed.

Schedule:

March: High School DxD DX4
April: High School DxD V1
April onwards: Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi V9

Next update(s):
Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi V9 Chapter 4 – 60%

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Passing Yet Another Project Along

This post is mainly about Shinmai Maou no Keiyakusha (aka Shinmai Maou no Testament). A few weeks ago, I was approached by a new translator who was interested in helping with translations for this project. Our new translator goes by the name of “MasterPaster” and I can confidently say that they’ll do a great job just like mrleoo01 has with High School DxD.

I’ll be remaining on board with the project as a TLC and editor – if anyone would like to help with editing, please let me know! I’m a bit particular when it comes to editing, so I spend a lot of time on it, and frankly, it’s a bit hard for me to juggle TLC/editing for two projects, on top of doing my own translations. An editor does not have to know Japanese, they just need a good grasp of English since I can help out with any translation queries. As I write this post, it’s been six hours since I started a shift as a First Responder (on standby 95% of the time) during which I’ve been editing the prologue of volume nine – yet still only halfway done 🙁

Anyway, I’m glad that someone has shown the initiative and generosity to continue the project despite these translations being a double-up of work that the crowdfund group has already done, so thank you MasterPaster, and I look forward to working with you!

If you’d like to follow the translations as they come out, head over to MasterPaster’s blog. The translations will eventually make their way over to Baka-Tsuki as well.

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What Am I Doing?

No seriously, what am I doing?

As some of you might have seen, I’ve recently pushed out a few releases for several different light novels, some of them new, some of them old. At the moment, I’m at a crossroad of sorts – there are novels I want to drop, and yet also novels I want to pick up. But therein lies a problem – a lack of time. As much as I’d love to translate every novel I’m interested in, I can’t exactly afford to.

Among the new items that I’ve recently ‘picked up’ are Denpachi, Ishibumi-sensei’s debut work, and The Seven Deadly Sins Master Ruthlessly Shatter Taboos (long title necessary?) from Uesu-sensei. I’m not exactly going to say that I’ve ‘picked them up’ up in the real sense – I’ve just translated the first chapter of each as a bit of a teaser. Both novels have caught my interest, but due to time constraints, I’m not going to commit to either of them. Hopefully the teaser chapters that I’ve translated will generate enough interest for another translator to formally take them on.

I’ve also made an update to my existing project Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi with the prologue of volume eight complete. Shinmai Maou no Keiyakusha volume eight is finally complete as well. This was a bit of an experimental volume for me as I shifted to a pure Japanese to English translation process, so sorry for taking so long with it. When I mentioned wanting to drop a novel above, this is the one that I was talking about. Lately, Shinmai Maou has become somewhat monotonous to me, and I’m beginning to lose interest. Service scenes are taking up a larger portion of each volume, and while I don’t dislike them, they’re becoming somewhat repetitive and ludicrous to the point that I sometimes just end up laughing out loud at how absurdly various objects and scenes are described. Finally, while Hagure Yuusha no Aesthetica has been in the background for a while, I decided to give it a go…but didn’t get very far before I realised that I was lost. There’s a bit of catching up that I have to do before I’m ready – the last volume I read was the first one, so I’m completely unfamiliar with the characters and events introduced after the anime.

Anyway, I’ll continue to chip away at the collection of High School DxD short stories every once in a while. I need a break from Shinmai Maou so I’ll probably switch over to either Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi or a bit more of Denpachi for now.

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