Pika Ichi Chapter 9

We finally got a translator for “Pika Ichi” so now we can continue the series on a monthly release schedule.  Hooray for Amrai!  Let’s thank her for doing an excellent job on the translation. Let’s see…this is chapter 9…ah…and we begin with the WTH moment of Hanako is Dougen’s arms.  That Dougen is a sly d***…There’s something seriously wrong with that guy’s brain and personally, when dealing with people like him I go by the words of an old song by Poe — “Can’t talk to a psycho like a normal human being”.  If only dear Hanako understood that concept … Continue reading Pika Ichi Chapter 9

"Pika Ichi" Chapter 8

  “Pika Ichi” is back!  In this chapter we start to learn about Dougen’s damaged life and brain.  Of course, his parents are an insane pair and his freedom is restricted.  Dougen is the anti-Tamaki.  Instead of making the best of his situation, he decides to go down the path of destruction.  Personally, I’d like to see him succeed.  But somehow I suspect this is a gonna be a story of redemption.  Anyhow…here are the links: Links to “Pika Ichi” chapter 8: (Zip) (PDF — this time it looks really nice on PCs, viewable on mobiles and tablets) Spoiler Alert!  … Continue reading "Pika Ichi" Chapter 8

Pika Ichi Chapter 8 Preview! And AnS Announcement…

Update:  The new translator for AnS is Nati-chan (I’m very grateful to her for taking over because chapter 25 was like Japanese chopped word-salad to me — devoid of grammatical structure and too many obscure word usages for me to grasp…ugh…page after page of WTF???).  AnS will now be a joint project between NeteruMouse and The Zero Alliance.  We will make Zip and PDF versions of AnS available here on Omari’s Sister for those of you who can’t open RAR files, those of you who are afraid of MediaFire, and for those of you who prefer to read releases on … Continue reading Pika Ichi Chapter 8 Preview! And AnS Announcement…

"Pika Ichi" Chapter 7

Here is “Pika Ichi” chapter 7.  Things are settling into the mode of examining Dougen’s personality and life situation and starts the anticipated Dougen x Hanako relationship.  This chapter is a little bit shorter than usual (chapter 8 is also a little shorter) which was nice for us in terms of work load.Links to “Pika Ichi” chapter 7:  (Zip) (PDF) Spoiler Alert! Spoilers Ahead! My Thoughts on the Chapter: Hanako is too saintly.  It seems to be a key feature of her personality though.  I’m actually kinda disappointed in this development.  It really disturbs me that Hanako so easily ran … Continue reading "Pika Ichi" Chapter 7

"Pika Ichi" Chapter 6

“Pika Ichi” returns!  I’m glad I took a break from the series.  It allowed me to gain some perspective on the series and to see the next three chapters before deciding to continue the series.  Make no mistake, this series continues to defy logic.  Apparently adults do not exist in this story’s world so it’s basically like “Lord of the Flies”.  By the way, I hated the book “Lord of the Flies”.  For the most part senselessly violent children don’t settle well with me.  Still, I like Tarou, Hanako, and Manaka and I’m curious about Dougen and Misono so I … Continue reading "Pika Ichi" Chapter 6

Pika Ichi Chapter 5 — A lot Better than chapters 3 and 4

Pika Ichi is always such a long slog!  Fortunately, this chapter is much better than chapters 3 and 4, except for idol chick.  She really needs to go away.  Anyhow… in this chapter Dougen finally enters the scene and he may be as some of you expected.  I think most of us are hoping for a Tarou-Hanako-Dougen love triangle.  That could be interesting, but Tarou’s heart is fragile and I would hate to see him suffer.Links to Piki Ichi chapter 5: (Zip) (PDF) Spoilers Ahead!!!The question for me after reading this chapter is what to do with Ibuki.  In a … Continue reading Pika Ichi Chapter 5 — A lot Better than chapters 3 and 4

Pika Ichi Chapter 4 — Love, Hate, and General Frustration…

Here is “Pika Ichi” chapter 4.  I continue to like the main characters, Tarou and Hanako, and the side characters; Manaka, Dr. Murase, and Ibuki (introduced in this chapter), but the general story suffers from poor execution.  I was ready to throw up my hands and quit the series after about 10-pages into translating this chapter, until after banging my head on my desk a few times and then breaking into hysterical laughter, it all became clear.  I’m taking the bullying aspect of this story way too seriously and I’m probably ultra-sensitive because at the time I started the translation, … Continue reading Pika Ichi Chapter 4 — Love, Hate, and General Frustration…

Pika Ichi Chapter 3

Here’s “Pika Ichi” chapter 3. Hopefully, this series is not settling into a pattern. Hopefully, things will get shaken up a bit in chapter 4. I would like to see some deep meaning to Dougen’s actions other than he’s just mean and controlling. Question to you all: Is the girl at the end sincere or a “honey trap?” Links to “Pika Ichi” chapter 3 (Zip) (PDF) Next up is “Akagami no Shirayukihime” chapter 21 followed by the first chapter of “Zoo: Kemono Kingdom.”  Aria 12 is on order and should be arriving in my hot little hands on November 1.  … Continue reading Pika Ichi Chapter 3