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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.

10 comments:

  1. Im confused, what exactly is the Highschool of the Head thing?

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  2. Highschool of the Head is a Highschool of the Dead spoof. It's been running in Dragon Age for a while now, and it has become popular enough to get its own volume. The artist, Sankakuhead (literally "Triangle Head"), actually has his own series in DA now.

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  3. Is Highschool of the Head finished in japan?

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  4. I'm not sure if it's complete yet. There was no new chapter in this month's Dragon Age, but there was the debut chapter of Sankakuhead's new series. If that series is ongoing, I would think there would at least be a break before any new HOTH chapters are released, if there are any. I do think it's popular enough to run for a little longer, though.

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  5. Ah, thanks for the response. The sales for HOTH last week in japan showed that it sold over 30,000 copies. I'm guessing these are good sales numbers for a 4-koma spin-off?

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  6. any difference between the OVA edition and the standard edition besides the cover?

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  7. Anonymous,
    I think that's a pretty good number for any publication in its first week. It's not nearly as high as the more popular manga series would have, but it's still good.

    darkslayer,
    I decided not to get the standard edition with my last order, and I won't be getting it for a few weeks. I don't think there would be anything different, but I can't say for sure.

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  8. dude I think I just saw some ilustrations of the anime file and they look badass XD, Im really expecting this project

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  9. Do you plan on releasing the raw for Dead Illusion? It doesn't look like torpedo tits plan on releasing it.

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  10. I have it scanned and ready to edit, but HOTDcups from Torpedo Tits said he was going to do it. Just give him a little more time.

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