Last Day for Arakure on this Blog

This is the last day before I retire “Arakure” (Wild Ones) on this blog. Amazon already has volume 10 in stock and will, supposedly, ship the book on Tuesday. I already bought my copy :). Buy your copy through my Amazon Associate store and help put a little change in my pocket. Link to purchase Arakure (Wild Ones) volume 10 from Amazon To all you folks in the US, happy Memorial Day weekend. I hope you are having a safe and fun time. Me, personally, chicken wings — 4 flavors. Hellz Yeah!!! I better get started on cooking. Continue reading Last Day for Arakure on this Blog

Retiring Arakure (Wild Ones)

Arakure (“Wild Ones”) volume 10 releases June 1st, and, with that, the complete series will be out to purchase in English from Viz.  At that time I will be pulling the series from my blog and server.  If you like the series, I encourage you to support the author and the distributor by purchasing the books.  Also, this will make room for me to add new unlicensed series and one-shots for you all to read.  I will be doing the same with Ouran 1-month after I release the translation of the final chapter.  Of course, I have no control over … Continue reading Retiring Arakure (Wild Ones)

Wild Ones (Arakure) Volume 9 is out from Viz

  Wild Ones (Arakure) volume 9 is out from Viz.  My copy is on it’s way from Amazon :).  As such, the volume 9 chapter will be unavailable until Volume 10 is released and the volume 8 chapters are now available again.  Oh, something I just noticed: The Viz version chapter numbers are different than those in Hana to Yume.  Viz’s chapter 40 is Hana to Yume’s chapter 39.  I have no idea why this is. Please support the author by purchasing the manga.  Here’s a link. Continue reading Wild Ones (Arakure) Volume 9 is out from Viz

Arakure Chp 56 (The Final Chapter) Translation

At last!  Here’s the final chapter of Arakure! Link to Arakure Chp 56 I enjoyed this series a lot and I’m sad to see it end.  I will definitely miss these characters. I hope you all enjoyed it too :).  Fujiwara has a new series out running in Betsuhana (it may be more “adult” than Arakure) and there’s also a one-shot.  I’ll look into to both of these. Next up is Yoroshiku Master! Continue reading Arakure Chp 56 (The Final Chapter) Translation

Arakure Chp 55 Translation

It’s the second to last chapter of Arakure.  At last it’s revealed that Sachie is a Yakuza princess, and her best friend’s mother can’t handle it.  What’s poor Sachie going to do?  This part of the story is pretty standard, dare I even say perfunctory — well, let’s just get it over with.  There’s also some nice moments with Rakuto 🙂 Link to Arakure Chp 55 I probably won’t be able to get to the last chapter of Arakure until after the long Thanksgiving holiday.  Sorry!  I promise, though, it will be worth the wait :). For those of you … Continue reading Arakure Chp 55 Translation

Arakure Chp 54 Translation

Here’s Arakure Chp 54.  This marks the beginning of the end of the series and contains the moment we’ve all been waiting for.  In the next chapter, Sachie is forced to come clean about her “family” which causes some difficulties with her best friend’s mother.  The last chapter, nicely wraps things up with Sachie’s graduation.  I’m very pleased with the thoughtful way this manga series ends. Link to Arakure Chp 54 I should get chapter 55 done before Ouran 76 is released.  I doubt, though, that I will be able to squeeze out the last chapter before Ouran.  I have … Continue reading Arakure Chp 54 Translation

Arakure Chp 53 Translation

Here’s Arakure Chp 53.  And with this chapter we come to the end of the very short Kyoto arc.  In this chapter Sachie shows her resolve.  I like this chapter a lot because it shows when two people are in love, they will do whatever it takes to be together.  Love doesn’t always have to be a sacrifice or painful. Link to Chp 53 (11/13/2009 version 2) I’m going to take a little break to take a look at some of the options for my next project.  I figured the best thing to do is to translate and post the … Continue reading Arakure Chp 53 Translation