Saturday, December 22, 2012
Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni Chapter 17
This is technically a combined release with Electro Majutsu, the last scanlator of this series. Before I go any further, I must make it clear that we are NOT picking up this series. Please DO NOT email me or comment asking for the next chapter. Hoshi of Electro Majutsu didn't like the pressure of scanlation and dropped the series, posting a script for Chapter 17 instead of a full release. I had agreed to help him with the series just before he dropped it, and then he gave me permission to use his translation for this chapter. I think an anonymous scanlator posted a version on a reader, but there was no download and the quality was poor. I thought fans of this series (myself included) deserved something better, so here it is.
Higanbana Chapter 17
I got the raws from an anonymous scanner, so the quality isn't quite as high as we usually strive for here. The translations were so literal that I think the meaning gets lost on a few pages. I did my best to revise the script as well as I could without being able to read the Japanese text.
If you haven't read the first sixteen chapters, or if you want to refresh your memory since it's been about seven months since Chapter 16 was released, I'll post links to where you should be able to download all of them. I must warn you, this series deals with severe bullying, sexual assault, and other intense themes in a middle school setting. Some readers may find the content disturbing. Having said that, the series gives an insightful look into human nature and behavior, and it makes some interesting statements on both the dangers of bullying and the importance of forgiveness.
WTDND - Chapters 1-6
Higanblabla - Chapters 7-9
Electro Majutsu - Chapters 10-16
This chapter ends the Nonomiya arc, so I don't have a problem leaving it here. There are no cliffhangers or anything like that since this series is so episodic. I really hope another group will pick this series up and give us more than a handful of chapters before dropping it.