2013 is winding down, so it’s time to start planning for 2014! This year we started making an effort to only take on short series and more oneshots. This summer we started exploring josei. We will continue the transition to short series and more oneshots in 2014.
As a translator, I’ve found working on long-form oneshots to be very fulfilling. The stories are focused, deep, and have a definite arc, and an end. Not many long-form oneshots are published, so pickings are slim. Also, they tend to take a long time to scanlate. Nevertheless, I would like to do more of them, so I’m keeping an eye out for them.
To help me refine the direction of next year, I’m want to gather suggestions from the readers of this blog. And I don’t mean to suggest specific works, because I don’t want to narrow things down that much. What would you like to see more of? What would you like to see less of? What have you really liked from 2013? What didn’t you like? What aren’t other scanlation groups doing? What are other scanlation groups doing too much of? Would you like more non-scanlation content — reviews, general discussions, news… ? Or you comment about whatever you like manga-wise. Anyhow, I want to keep things fresh and I don’t want us to be like any other shoujo or josei scanlation group. So please suggest any themes, subgenres, mangaka, or whatever you’re interested in. Also, there’s a handy dandy poll at the top of the right column.