Monday, May 30, 2011

extra episode 03 DEAD Illusion Full Color Edition

I decided to go ahead and scan this color chapter that came in this month's Dragon Age. As far as I know, HOTDcups is still doing his own version at some point, but this should hold you over until then.


As with Volume 6, the translations mostly came from the XLG scanlation. There was actually a small section included at the front of the magazine called Focus of the Dead which basically just has an interview with Daisuke Sato and shows the latest HOTD products. Unless you know Japanese well enough to read the interview, you're not missing anything, so I didn't bother scanning it. If there's an overwhelming demand for me to scan it, I'll do it sometime later.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Complete File Chapter 1: Mortalis (part 1)

It's been nearly a month and I've finally finished the first part of the Complete File. This turned out to be much more work than I had thought, so I've decided to release each chapter in two parts. This is the first 30 pages, which is half of Chapter 1 and about a fifth of the book. Here it is:

Thank you to Shinji for providing the raw scans.

This part contains character profiles for the four main female characters, and the remainder of the first chapter will have profiles for Takashi, Kohta, Alice, and most of the minor characters. I'm not really sure when the next part will be done, but it may be much sooner as I'm beginning to develop a good rhythm. Before I start on it, though, I need to catch up on some stuff for the FCEs.

I will no longer be scanlating Highschool of the Head. HOTDcups decided to do it, so I'll be helping him with his. I may, however, be releasing something else in the near future, but I won't say what that is just yet. One more thing: I just wanted to let you know that any revenue generated by clicking ads or the Amazon store goes to buying raws. Importing from Japan isn't cheap.

Friday, May 13, 2011

News and Complete File Update

If you haven't already heard, there is no new Highschool of the Dead chapter in this month's Monthly Dragon Age. I think it says in the magazine that there won't be a chapter next month either-or it doesn't say there will be one at least-but that could change later this month. Instead of a new chapter, the extra chapter "DEAD Illusion" was included in color just like "Cos-play of the Dead" did a few months ago. This is seemingly a preview of the next Full Color Edition volumes, if there are any more. HOTDcups is going to scan it, but in the meantime, I scanned the cover of Dragon Age for you.

Now onto the Complete File. First I'd like to welcome my new helper, Shinji, who is providing the raw scans. He graciously offered to unbind his copy, something I wasn't going to do, so you can thank him for the much cleaner product that will result from his raw scans. The Complete File is divided into four chapters, and I plan to release the first three individually. I'll release the fourth last along with the entire book. There is a small number of names and titles which could be or already are translated, but I don't think I'm going to put them in. It just wouldn't look good having only a few areas of English text among the Japanese. You'll be able to find all of the information on the HOTD Wiki once we get it all on there. I may put the translations in when I release the entire book, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.

On the other hand, I probably won't scan the Highschool of the Head volume until I can get it translated, so if you or anyone you know can translate Japanese to English, I'd greatly appreciate your help.

Look for the first part of the Complete File within the next week or two.

Update: There was a problem with Blogger recently that caused this post to be removed and may have prevented some of you from commenting or viewing the blog. The problem should be fixed now. For the trouble, here's some excellent artwork by Shouji Sato that was included with the Highschool of the Head volume. You Saeko fans will enjoy it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Plans for Complete File

Happy Star Wars Day everyone!

I got the TV-animation Complete File a couple days ago. It's actually pretty cool, and I'd recommend buying it even if you aren't a big fan of the anime. I was hesitant in deciding whether or not I would scanlate it before, but now that I have it, it doesn't look like it will be quite as much work as I thought. The dimensions are a bit different than the Secret Box, so I can actually fit an entire page on my scanner whereas I had to scan half a page at a time with the SB and join them together. This is probably going to be a slow project and posted in multiple parts. There will be some translations, but it probably won't be much. There are a lot of long interviews and descriptions that really wouldn't be worth the effort since it's just anime stuff. You can probably expect the first part in about two weeks, but it could be sooner if the editing isn't too difficult.

May the Fourth be with you!