Surprise Josei Oneshot: "Hajimari wa Suna no Ichiya" ("It Started with an Evening on the Sand") by Kaoru Ichinose

It’s been a while since we’ve translated anything by Kaoru Ichinose.  This is a short josei oneshot that appeared in Harlequin Romance magazine. It’s too bad this short oneshot wasn’t a prologue for something larger, but I’ll take it! Hopefully … Continue reading Surprise Josei Oneshot: "Hajimari wa Suna no Ichiya" ("It Started with an Evening on the Sand") by Kaoru Ichinose

Aka Lala Oneshot: "Viskeith no Akai Doll" ("Viskeith’s Red Doll" or "The Earl’s Red Doll") by Kaoru Ichinose

UPDATE!!! Thanks to Twitter I got some clarification on “Visukiisu” (thanks to our friend Curious Little Hamster for asking.)  There is no special meaning behind the name. It’s just a name Ichinose-sensei liked to say.  I still like the English title “The Earl Red Doll” because I think it’s easier to remember.  However, as for a “translation,” I’m going with “Viskeith” instead of “Viskeys.” This is based on “kiisu” being commonly translated to the name “Keith.” I have updated the oneshot to show the new Romanization of the Japanese title and to restore “Viskeith” in the 3 instances it’s used … Continue reading Aka Lala Oneshot: "Viskeith no Akai Doll" ("Viskeith’s Red Doll" or "The Earl’s Red Doll") by Kaoru Ichinose

Fall Supernatural One-Shot: "Kamisama no Sonata"

This one-shot is so beautiful, that I stopped everything to get it out immediately.  This one-shot kind of feels like a marriage of “La Corda Oro” and “Seigi no Mikata“.  I love stories with poor, tough, prideful boys.  It’s always so cute when a girl breaks through the boy’s shell, without actually breaking the boy.  Please enjoy the artwork.  Like most of the works from Ichinose-sensei, this one-shot has lush artwork.  And now onto the links!Updated 9/21: Small correction to the translation on page 21 Updated 9/17: Small change to the translation on pages 5 and 53. Links to “Kami-sama … Continue reading Fall Supernatural One-Shot: "Kamisama no Sonata"

One-Shot: "3 Hearts" by Ichinose Kaoru

I love stories with handsome rogues, mysterious women, moonlit nights, and stolen treasure.  Ah, yes, the romance of it all is the best and, in my humble opinion, this one-shot delivers.  Sigh…I would love this one-shot to be translated into a live action or animated movie.  It would be so beautiful! Don’t have many deep thoughts about this one-shots.  It’s just a confections to enjoy.  I do wonder whether calling the main character “Jin Tonic” is a little bit of call back to “King of Bandits Jing”.  In that series all the “Jing Girls” were named after mixed drinks.  I … Continue reading One-Shot: "3 Hearts" by Ichinose Kaoru