Let’s Get this Party Started! Ane Lala Oneshot: "Petite Peche" Story 1 by Bisco Hatori

Let’s get our 5th-year anniversary started with the mangaka that begin it all, Bisco Hatori! Yes, before we limited ourselves to unlicensed content, I started scanlating “Ouran High School Host Club”. That seems so long ago! Thanks to everyone for … Continue reading Let’s Get this Party Started! Ane Lala Oneshot: "Petite Peche" Story 1 by Bisco Hatori

Detarame Mousouryoku Opera Chapters 1 – 3 (end)

Phew! I am so glad to have this series behind me now! Yeah, I bitched and moaned at every step, but it’s a very good short series and I’m glad I went through the aggravation. Like “Seigi no Mikata,” this feels like it was only the beginning of a longer story. I would like to see that longer story, but not if I have to translate it.  (It’s my hope that Viz will continue to publish English versions of Bisco Hatori’s works. Honestly, Hatori-sensei’s works need to be professionally translated because her writing is a difficult read.) And with this, … Continue reading Detarame Mousouryoku Opera Chapters 1 – 3 (end)

"Detarame Mousouryoku Opera" Chapter 2

Phew! We’re finally done with another Bisco Hatori marathon!  I’d like to thank Amrai for helping me with some of the details of the translation.  I also want to give thanks to Ichigo Stars to suffering through some of the tougher redraws. We only have one more chapter of this series to go!  We’ve begun, but I’m afraid we won’t be done with it for another 7 to 10 days due to the rigors of translation and cleaning :(.  The good thing, though, is that this won’t be looming over our heads after we’re done. This second chapter is all … Continue reading "Detarame Mousouryoku Opera" Chapter 2

One-Shot: "Detarame Mousouryoku Opera" ("Absurd and Fantastical Opera") by Bisco Hatori

This one-shot took forever to complete!  Everything about it was time consuming!  I’m so glad it’s done!  I forgot how difficult Bisco Hatori’s works are to translate. Fortunately,  I really like this one-shot so it was a pleasure. According to Hatori-sensei’s blog, this was intended to only be a one-shot, but she liked it so much that it’s going to become a 3 chapter short series!  The second chapter is scheduled to release in Lala issue 5, which comes out in Japan on March 24th.  We will, of course, translate the rest of the series.And now onto the link:  (Zip) … Continue reading One-Shot: "Detarame Mousouryoku Opera" ("Absurd and Fantastical Opera") by Bisco Hatori

"Ouran High School Host Club" August 2011 Special Chapter

This special chapter isn’t what I expected from the preview teaser, but it does fit in perfectly with our “Spooky One-shots” Fall theme.  This little ghost story is a nice transition from summer to fall, so all is forgiven, though, I really wanted TamaxHaru happy married love-love short.  Can you imagine how “stoopid” a pregnant Haruhi chapter could be?  You’d have craziness from Tamaki, Renka, and nutty Tamaki’s Dad to deal with on that.  Anyhow…on to the links:Links to the “Ouran High School Host Club” August Special Chapter:  (Zip) (PDF) Retired. Next up!  Next up are the two latest “Hana … Continue reading "Ouran High School Host Club" August 2011 Special Chapter

Ouran High School Host Club July 2011 Special Chapter

  This is the first of two planned Ouran short stories appearing in Lala magazine to commemorate the OHSHC live action drama.  This one-shot centers around Mei and Kasanoda who were revealed to an item in the extras from Volume 18.  It’s a cute one-shot.  Update 7/25/2011:  Update to the translation of Mei’s dialog on page 12.  It’s different enough to warrant re-download for archiving purposes, but the change doesn’t impact the story. Links to the Ouran High School Host Club July 2011 Special Chapter:  (Zip) (PDF) — Retired. As for the preview of the next special chapter, it reads:  … Continue reading Ouran High School Host Club July 2011 Special Chapter

Ouran High School Host Club Volume 18 Extras

First of all, let me encourage you to buy this volume in Japanese, whether you can read it or not (you should have the translation already), in order to directly support Hatori-sensei.  Here are some links to online stores: Amazon Japan Yes Asia ($7.99 + $3.99 shipping!) And now onto the good stuff.  Like somebody else commented in the teaser post, these extras should give most everyone a satisfying end to the “Ouran High School Host Club” series.  I still want more Kyouya…but I’ll live, I suppose.  Also…I shouldn’t complain too much since I did get this (as written in … Continue reading Ouran High School Host Club Volume 18 Extras