"Yukarism" Chapter 12 and Chapter 1 – 11 Catch-up!

After more than a year, “Yukarism” has finally resumed! If you need a refresher or are new to the series, links to past chapters will be included with this release. As for the chapter itself, the images look more hand drawn than before the hiatus. It’s nice and more more personal looking. Anyhow… part of the goods are delivered in this chapter which will make fans very happy. It’s a cute chapter. And now on to the release!Links to “Yukarism” Chapter 12:  LICENSED Next up!!!!! Our 4th Anniversary begins!!!! Continue reading "Yukarism" Chapter 12 and Chapter 1 – 11 Catch-up!

One-Shot: "See You Again" by Junko Ike

I’m starting to notice a running theme in these Shiro Lala one-shots.  I imagine it’s because in Japanese culture white is associated with death, which is an opposite notion for Westerners.  If you’re still recovering from “Souai Metaphysica”, then perhaps you ought to wait a day or two before reading this one-shot.  It’s a short one-shot, but it packs a lot of punch for 16 pages.  I think this one-shot ends on a better note than “Souai”, but still…sigh…haha!  Unfortunately, the next chapter of AnS is not gonna pull us out of the sorrow hole :(.  But don’t worry, the … Continue reading One-Shot: "See You Again" by Junko Ike

One-Shot: "Souai Metaphysica" ("Mutual Love Metaphysica") by Mikase Hayashi

You might want to get out a couple of tissues for this one-shot. I had a hard time completing the translation because I started bawling halfway through.  I’m a sucker for stories about unrequited love and for some reason the whole notion makes me incredibly sad.  This is a beautiful one-shot, and I hope you all enjoy it.  We will release Hayashi-sensei’s other one-shot from Kuro Lala within the month, so look out for it. Onto the link!Link to “Souai Metaphysica”: (PDF) Tomorrow, a short one-shot will be released and followed most likely by AnS Chp 34. Continue reading One-Shot: "Souai Metaphysica" ("Mutual Love Metaphysica") by Mikase Hayashi

"Yukarism" Chapter 11

Here is the final chapter of “Yukarism” before it went on hiatus.  I don’t know when “Yukarism” will return, but I hope it’s not too long and I hope the series isn’t abandoned.  It’s too good of a series to kill before it’s done.  It does worry me, though, like the other series that went on hiatus, when it does return the story will be rushed to an end.*Wringing hands* Anyhow, we learn more about Kazuma’s woes and we begin to understand why he’s doomed and why he’s so freaking insane.  I feel so bad that his happy little family … Continue reading "Yukarism" Chapter 11

"Yukarism" Chp 10

It’s been a while since we had a chapter of “Yukarism”.  The series is currently on hiatus, so I decided there was no urgent need for releases.  It looks like Shiomi-sensei has recovered enough to start drawing again (a new chapter of “Nanatsu Kururi” came out in the latest issue of Itan) and she spoke on Twitter about finishing the manuscript for the end of an unnamed series…hmm…But keep in mind that Shiomi-sensei currently has three series running. I did see the listing for Betsuhana 6 and “Yukarism” doesn’t appear.  I guess we have to wait at least two months … Continue reading "Yukarism" Chp 10

One-Shot: "Saigo no Negai" ("The Last Prayer")

I wanted to release this New Year’s Eve as a cautionary tale about drunk driving, but alas, the Computer Gods interfered.  Anyhow…this is a really sweet story despite its shounen qualities.  I like the message about what parents will endure for the sake of their children.   Pay attention to Shun’s hand during the story.  It’s really neat how this repeated element ties everything together at the end.  On to the links! Links to “Saigo no Negai”: (Zip) (PDF) Next up will be “Fushigi no Maria-kun” Chp 4! Continue reading One-Shot: "Saigo no Negai" ("The Last Prayer")

Yukarism Chapter 9

“Yukarism” resumes with a beautiful color page.  The title says the chapter is 45 pages, but it’s only 37 pages.  I guess the chapter is shorter than what was expected or negotiated.  It’s kinda surprising considering that the series was on hiatus for three months.  Oh, well… This chapter has a sad flashback to Yuumurasaki’s and Kazuma’s childhood and ends with a launch pad into what takes place in the past in Edo between Yuumurasaki, Kazuma, and Takamura.  There’s an interesting little historical nugget added to the story (be sure to read the translator notes).  I wonder if this was … Continue reading Yukarism Chapter 9