February Oneshot #3: “Koi to Sakura to Toshishita no Kimi” by Yukako Saejima

First a bit of business. Crimson Flower needs you. We are in dire need of proofreader/QCers and redraw artists.  Please see our recruitment post for more information. LINK This oneshot was lost, and I thought it was completely gone due … Continue reading February Oneshot #3: “Koi to Sakura to Toshishita no Kimi” by Yukako Saejima

"Kisu ni Renzoku" is on hold pending the Release of Volume 2

We are putting “Kisu ni Renzoku”, the webcomic by Yuu Toyota, on hold until we are sure the volume 2 tankoubon is going to be released.  We cannot finish the series without a paper version. For obvious reasons, I’m not going to “force” images out of the Polaris website. We want to properly buy the book. Anyone who wants to read the rest of the series can purchase the volume 1 compilation and then read the rest of the series in Japanese on the Polaris website. If another group would like to take on this project, please let me know, … Continue reading "Kisu ni Renzoku" is on hold pending the Release of Volume 2

"Lip Smoke" Chapter 4 (end)

First at bit of business. If you enjoyed “Lip Smoke”, please let the mangaka and publisher know with your dollars.  This is especially important so the publisher knows that we want more content like this.  The “Lip Smoke” book compilation will be be released on April 18th.  It is available now for pre-order on Amazon.jp.  I you would like to piggyback order “Lip Smoke” through me, I can offer a price of $12 including shipping to US customers (International would be $18). Send me an e-mail if you are interested. Payments will be handled through Paypal. Pre-order/ Purchase: Amazon JP … Continue reading "Lip Smoke" Chapter 4 (end)

"Lip Smoke" Chapter 3

It’s slow going now that we are into the holiday season. Hopefully we can get some extra help during the second half of the month for January and February releases.  For now, though, we’ll go along at a leisurely pace. I’ve got some real life to deal with and hubby and I keep fighting seasonal colds and stomach flus T_T. This is the Seta Porn chapter. That is all. Onto the release!Links to “Lip Smoke” Chapter 3: (PDF) (Zip) Next up will be the last two chapters of “Magnolia” and possibly a oneshot on Bakeneko’s Lair. Continue reading "Lip Smoke" Chapter 3

New Series: "Kisu ni Renzoku — Kneel, and Obey a Kiss" by Yuu Toyota

Let’s get December started! I’ve been waiting for seemingly FOREVER for this series to come out in tankoubon form.  It’s been out as a free online comic for about a year, but the image quality is not what we like for our translations (and I don’t like breaking DRM).  With that in mind, if you must spoil yourself, volume 2 is available in Japanese on the Polaris Comics website (LINK). Updates are never on time, so it’s best to subscribe to the series RSS feed to keep up with the latest chapters.  If you would like to own you own … Continue reading New Series: "Kisu ni Renzoku — Kneel, and Obey a Kiss" by Yuu Toyota

Long-Form Oneshot: "Tasogare Renren" ("Longing for Dusk") by Nari Kusakawa

This oneshot originally appeared as the feature oneshot in Aka Lala last year.  We’ve been sitting on it for a while and finally got up the courage to take it on a couple of weeks ago.  It helped that the oneshot was released in the “Boku no Hitsugi de Bansan wo” (“Shall we have Dinner in my Coffin”) short story compilation.  Having the tankoubon version saved us a lot of time cleaning. On a side note, included in the short story compilation are “Boku no Hitsugi de Bansan wo” and “Shinobigoto“, both of which we have already translated. Please check … Continue reading Long-Form Oneshot: "Tasogare Renren" ("Longing for Dusk") by Nari Kusakawa

"Lip Smoke" Chapter 2

“Lip Smoke” is more than just a oneshot! It’s currently being serialized in The Hana to Yume, which is a quarterly publication (once every 3 months).  The next The Hana to Yume is coming out on October 26th. This series is a pain to clean, so it’ll be release about a month after we get the raw.  Please don’t send e-mails, comments, or Tweets about where the next chapter is, because we have nothing to do with the Japanese quarterly release schedule. This chapter continues shortly after the first oneshot. For me, this chapter raised questions about Iwato’s relationship with … Continue reading "Lip Smoke" Chapter 2

"Hakamori Majo Bianca" Chapter 5

Here is the latest chapter of “Hakamori Majo Bianca”. The story isn’t done and it’s not clear whether we will get more more chapters. Because the Japanese publishers don’t make most series and none of their magazines available for us in English, we cannot vote with our dollars to get more of a series.  It’s sad that we must rely on fan translation to have access to wonderful series like HMB. Regardless, Yamazaki-sensei knows that there is a foreign audience that loves Bianca, and that we fans are cheering her on. Hopefully Bianca has enough Japanese fans to get a … Continue reading "Hakamori Majo Bianca" Chapter 5