Yes, it’s happening. The great holy pilgrimage through which one is changed forevermore. I’m going to Japan!!
A few updates about what’s going on at the moment:
– I’m swamped with assignment deadlines as the end of semester is nigh
– Exams for me start in around 2 weeks
– I jet off to Japan 2 days after my exams are over
As such, I have no intention of starting the translation of High School DxD Volume 23, even if I do get source material. I won’t be starting further translation of Shinmai Maou no Keiyakusha either, I don’t have enough time to make decent progress of Chapter 4. I’ve already started a bit of Seikoku no Ryuu Kishi Volume 7 Chapter 2, and since it isn’t too long, it will probably be done before I head off.
I’ll be spending just over three weeks in Japan, broken down as approximately one week in Hokkaido, one week in Tokyo, and the other week in Osaka and Kyoto (Kansai region), as well as Hiroshima. Unfortunately, it seems like a bit of a low season for conventions and festivals, though the Gion Matsuri does seem to go on for all of July. I’ve got most of my trip planned out generally, but haven’t gotten down to a full day-by-day itinerary yet, so if you’ve got any suggestions for me, let me know in the comments below. Shoutout to Samat and /u/Venom_is_an_ace for giving me some great ideas!