Friday, 21 June 2013

Vamp! II - Chapter 4

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

This was a physically draining chapter to translate. Narita's written plenty of violent stuff before, but I think this chapter kind of takes the cake in terms of emotional intensity (for now, anyway).

Enjoy! (or maybe not.)

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Gakuen Kino 4 - Chapter 7 (Part 4)

The Allison/Lillia and Treize/Meg and Seron poll from the previous post is still up, in case you haven't voted yet. It looks like the chronological option is winning by quite a bit, but I'll keep the poll running until I finish this volume of Gakuen Kino.

Enjoy!

Friday, 14 June 2013

Bleach: Spirits are Forever With You - Postscript (by Kubo and Narita)

NOTE: PLEASE DON'T ASK ME TO WORK ON THE REST OF OF SPIRITS ARE FOREVER WITH YOU. I AM NOT GOING TO SUMMARIZE OR TRANSLATE EXCERPTS FROM THIS BOOK OTHER THAN WHAT IS IN THIS POST.

Ahem.

With that out of the way, here is the postscript from the Tite Kubo-Ryohgo Narita collaboration, Bleach: Spirits are Forever With You! As an unabashed fan of Bleach, I was very excited to read this novel (which was split into two parts). Narita and Kubo both have an amazing track record when it comes to creating loads and loads of characters, and I was very curious to see where this team-up would lead.

Needless to say, I was not disappointed. Without giving away anything, I especially enjoyed how Narita's trademark character-juggling style meshed so well with the Bleach universe. In the end, I was left profoundly satisfied as a fan of both Bleach and Narita's works, and now I hope Kubo and Narita decide to collaborate again for even more amazing novel goodness.

So without further ado, here are Kubo and Narita's postscripts. Why the postscripts, of all things? Maybe I was in a very postscript-y mood. Even I don't know.

(By the way, I know it's cool to bash Bleach and/or Kubo on the internets these days. But keep it to a minimum, please. I don't want to have to shut down the comments section.)


Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Vamp! II - Chapter 3

(Download the updated version in PDF/epub format here.)

In this chapter: things start getting interesting.

Thursday, 6 June 2013