Urban Legend Oneshot #1 "Satsujin Douga" ("Snuff Film") by Ryo Azuki

This is from a long running shoujo-horror oneshot anthology from Bonita magazine called “Yamitoshi Densetsu” (“Black Urban Legends”). This oneshot and the Halloween Day oneshot are from “Fushi Chou” (“Immortal Butterfly”), the second anthology. These oneshots are typical of what … Continue reading Urban Legend Oneshot #1 "Satsujin Douga" ("Snuff Film") by Ryo Azuki

Valentine’s Oneshot #3: "Risou no Kareshitachi" ("Perfect Boyfriends") by Honomi Honda

This oneshot… Haha! It’s been fun watching the proofreaders’ reaction to it. I guess I shouldn’t say anything to bias readers.  I’ll just say that the honorifics were intentionally left in the translation. Links to “Risou no Kareshitaschi”: (PDF) (Zip) Next up will be our final planned oneshot. However, two more will be released along with a few chapters of our regular monthly series in the next two weeks. Continue reading Valentine’s Oneshot #3: "Risou no Kareshitachi" ("Perfect Boyfriends") by Honomi Honda

Valentine’s Day Oneshot #1: "Ringo no Asobikata" ("Playing with Apples") by Kumiko Kandachi

Thank you all for your patience.  We will now get our Valentine’s long-weekend one-shot party under way! We have four one-shots for this party ranging from a sweet fairytale to a dark cautionary tale. We’ll start the festivities with a slightly psychological story. This one was a lot of fun to translate.Links to “Ringo no Asobikata”: (PDF) (Zip) Tomorrow we will have a oneshot featuring my favorite shoujo trope! Continue reading Valentine’s Day Oneshot #1: "Ringo no Asobikata" ("Playing with Apples") by Kumiko Kandachi

Short Oneshot: "Sayonara Kodomotachi" ("Farewell Children") by Satoshi Morie

Continuing on with our releases, here’s a new oneshot from Satoshi Morie. I don’t want to say much about it, other than I found it shocking and incredibly sweet at the same time.  I like Satoshi Morie’s oneshots a lot, so look out for more of them in the future.  Hopefully we will release her latest oneshot toward the end of the month. And now onto the release!Links to “Sayonara Kodomotachi”: (PDF) (Zip) Next up will be another short oneshot! Continue reading Short Oneshot: "Sayonara Kodomotachi" ("Farewell Children") by Satoshi Morie

Halloween Oneshot: "Kanojo no Kare" ("Her Boyfriend") by Tomo Maeda

This may be my favorite short-oneshot so far.  What do I consider short? 20 pages and under. Anyhow…I love the artwork and the story is deceptively beautiful until you give it another read through and a second thought. Then that moment will come when you realize how freaky and messed up this oneshot truly is.  It’s an elegant mind-****.  Kudos to Tomo Maeda! This is the second short oneshot I selected from Horror Wings 2011.  I wish we could have explored Horror Wings 2011 and 2012 further, but I got the collections too late to do any more than this … Continue reading Halloween Oneshot: "Kanojo no Kare" ("Her Boyfriend") by Tomo Maeda

Kuro Lala One-Shot: "Tsuki no Kanon" (The Moon’s Canon") by Ken Saitou

First of all, I’d like to thank Amrai for translating this.  Amrai’s relatively new to the group.  She’s the translator for AnS, Ojou-sama no Untenshu, and many of our one-shots.  Her ability to make sense of Akidzuki Sorata’s word-salad never ceases to amaze me! The happy times and comedy lasted only for a short time.  Now we are back to the drama.  This story is more pathetic and rant worthy than it is sad and tear-jerking.  If you’ve been following the conversation in the chatbox, you know what I’m talking about.  This story really raised the hackles of the OS … Continue reading Kuro Lala One-Shot: "Tsuki no Kanon" (The Moon’s Canon") by Ken Saitou