Friday, April 29, 2011

Volume 7 Scans

I got Volume 7 today. I promised some scans so here they are:


There's not much there, and I didn't get too deep into editing. I just did the slip cover, inner cover, the first color page (actually a pullout two-page spread), and the OVA BD case. That's all for now because I need to work on the FCEs. The standard cover wasn't included with the special edition, so if anyone wants me to scan that, it will have to be in a couple of weeks when I get it. I'll let you know if I decide to do all of Volume 7, but for now I'm not planning on it.

The next release from me will be the TV Animation Complete File, which I should get by Monday. I'm not sure if many of you are even interested in that, but it's still HOTD and I'm sure it has plenty of fanservice. After that, I may do the "Highschool of the Head" volume if I can get someone to translate (let me know if you're interested).

One more thing; I wanted to share with you my favorite scene from the OVA, "Drifters of the DEAD". Enjoy!

Best anime kiss ever!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Volume 7 Shipped and New Features

I just wanted to let everyone know that my copy of Volume 7 has shipped. I could get it as early as tomorrow or as late as Monday, so stay close. The Complete File hasn't shipped yet, but CDJapan usually doesn't take long, so I'm expecting it around the same time.

I'm sure most of you have noticed the changes to the sidebars. First of all, I added a couple ads. I can't tell you to click on them, but I will tell you that they are supposed to become more relevant to the blog's content and demographic over time, so you may see stuff you're interested in. I have to ask that you don't click them excessively to help me. I know your intentions are good, but it will actually hurt me if certain IPs are clicking too often.

The other new feature is something I'm very excited about. I'm proud to present my very own Amazon aStore. In the store, I've conveniently compiled all of the "Highschool of the Dead" merchandise available on This is my way of helping all of you find "Highschool of the Dead" products, and I'm helping to support the authors in the process. Unfortunately, it will only include products from the English version of, but I may eventually feature products from Amazon Japan or CDJapan. I hope you don't think I'm selling out with all of this. I've always posted links to Amazon anyway; this is just making it easier for everyone.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Volume 7 Cover Revealed

If you're like me, you've been anxiously waiting to see the cover of Volume 7 for a while now. Well, it has finally been revealed. I found it on in the listing for the Special Edition Volume 7 (the one with the OVA). I believe this is only the cover for the special edition being released April 26 and not the standard edition released on May 9. So, here it is:
Image from CDJapan
Sorry the resolution isn't great, but I couldn't find it anywhere else. It's definitely different from the previous covers, but I'm sure a standard cover will also be included which follows the layout of the other volumes. I have a feeling Shizuka may be making her first regular volume cover appearance on Volume 7. If not, though, I'm pretty sure it will be Rei. I guess we'll see for sure in about a week.

Update: The standard cover has now been revealed. I was wrong about it being Shizuka, but it is Rei, so I was still right. I won't bother posting an image now as I'll be scanning it in a few days. By the way, theres a volume being released for Highschool of the Head (one of the series in the Secret Box) that I'll probably be buying. I may scan it and post towards the end of the summer, but it's very low on my list of priorities.

Friday, April 8, 2011

New Project: TV Animation Complete File

2011 has already been a huge year for HOTD, and there's yet another release to add to the plethora of new products: the Highschool of the Dead TV Animation Complete File. It's a 160-page anime guide book that's supposed to have detailed information on all twelve episodes and the OVA, interviews with cast and staff, illustrations, maps, and more. The guide book is set to be released on April 26, the same day as Volume 7.

I have the guide book pre-ordered, and as of now I'm planning on scanning it. I can't promise translations at this point, but if there are translations, they will likely be very limited. From what I can tell, there's quite a lot of text with all of the interviews and stuff, so it would be bothersome to translate the whole thing. I will most likely post it in several parts and then post the entire thing at the end. Even doing it this way, each part will still take a while because it's in A4 size (same as the Secret Box) meaning I have to scan each page twice and join them together. This could take a long time with all color pages. I'm thinking I could realease about 10-15 pages a week, but I may do more or less depending on how much work it requires and how I decide to divide the pages up. I'll post more information when I get the book.

As for Volume 7, I'll only be doing the entire thing if HOTDcups doesn't do it. If I end up doing it, it will take priority over the Complete File. Also, the work I'm doing on the FCEs will take priority over everything. I guess I have a busy Summer ahead of me.