Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Kino's Journey V: Chapter 2

It's too bad I didn't manage to get to this chapter two weeks ago to match the anime episode, huh? Enjoy.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Kino's Journey V: Prologue+Chapter 1

Have a short update to make up for the one I missed this Wednesday. Regular Wednesday updates will resume again next week.


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Kino's Journey IV: Chapter 9+10+11+Epilogue

Holy quadruple update, Batman! Yes, today's update consists of four (admittedly short) stories. In exchange, there may not be an update next week. Enjoy, and let's hope the new anime series turns out to be good!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Kino's Journey IV: Chapter 8

Due to travel plans, the update schedule for the next two weeks might be a little...weird. Most likely the next update will be on Tuesday next week, and Thursday or Friday the week after. No guarantees, though.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Thursday, 24 August 2017

[COMPLETE]Allison/Lillia and Treize/Meg and Seron/The Story of One Continent Collection

Hey everyone, here's the download you've been waiting for--the 19-volume collection of the entire Allison/Lillia and Treize/Meg and Seron/The Story of One Continent series. It contains:

Allison I/II/III(Part 1)/III(Part 2)
Lillia and Treize I/II/III/IV/V/VI
Meg and Seron I/II/III/IV/V/VI/VII
The Story of One Continent Part 1/Part 2

The last few months of revising and ebook-making have been grueling (I'm a translator, not an editor), but I'm mostly happy with how things turned out in the end. And it's very nice to have a completed 19-book series wrapped up in one package, too.

This particular revision of the series contains corrections of egregious errors, fewer typos, extra illustrations, and an updated translation. I highly recommend the pdf/epub versions if you're looking to try this series for the first time.

The zip file contains both pdf and epub formats, and is organized into 4 Acts to prevent any confusion about the reading order. With that, my work on this series is done. Enjoy.

Get the collection here.

(December 6, 2017 Edit: File names have been shortened for those who've been having problems unzipping the file. Sorry for the inconvenience.)

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Kino's Journey III: Epilogue

This week's update is a day early because I will be busy tomorrow. Volume IV will begin next week.


Sunday, 18 June 2017

The Story of One Continent - Chapter 22 [END]

Sorry the updates slowed to a crawl in the past few months. In any case, the series is finally complete!

Since I started working on Allison in October of 2013, I started grad school, finished grad school, started working, and by God I translated a 19-volume light novel series from start to finish on my own! This is ridiculous. I can't believe I did this. It hasn't quite hit me yet. I feel like I'll wake up tomorrow and think about working on the next chapter again. Wow.

(Shoutout to historyman101 for convincing me to work on this series, and for his continued readership from the first update of Allison.)

People have been asking me forever about ebook versions of the series, so I would like to remind you that I am working on a pdf/epub collection of the whole series (Allison, Lillia and Treize, Meg and Seron, and The Story of One Continent), which will be released by the end of August. They will be revised, edited translations that correct some egregious errors present in the online and earlier ebook versions of the series.

This means that readers: this is your final opportunity leave comments about typos and errors, and offer alternate spelling suggestions for proper nouns! You have until August to make your voice heard, because once I upload the completed collection, I am not touching this series again.

Without further ado, enjoy! And come back in August for the ebook collection! :)

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Kino's Journey III: Frontispiece

Here's the first update for Kino's Journey III. The final chapter of the Story of One Continent will be posted either later this week or early next week.


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Kino's Journey II: Bonus Chapter

The final update for this volume. I'll be taking a week off from Kino before I start Volume III.

And no, I haven't forgotten The Story of One Continent. The next chapter is on its way soon, hopefully by next week.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Kino's Journey II: Chapter 6

You'll notice this chapter is a little early. That's because I have travel plans in the next two weeks and have no time for translation or updates. I'll be back after May 8 with more Kino and the next chapter of the Story of One Continent.


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Kino's Journey II: Chapter 1

Once again, I'd like to thank Ella.servantes for the clean illustration scans. Much appreciated!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Kino's Journey II: Frontispiece+Prologue

Here's the first update of the Kino's Journey re-translation project.

One thing you may notice from the outset is that double-page illustrations have not been put together. That is because I am 1. terrible at image editing, and 2. currently without any image editing software. If anyone could lend a hand with the illustration scans, I'd very much appreciate it. Problem solved. Thanks to Ella.servantes for the scans!

Oh, and I lied about the updates: I won't be posting one chapter every Wednesday--sometimes I'll post two, or maybe even more, depending on how much I have completed by that point. I may still miss a few Wednesdays for longer chapters, though.

I've made one change in particular that I'd been meaning to make for a while. The in-story term 'liquid gunpowder' (which is not an oxymoron in the Japanese language!) will be replaced by the made-up term 'gunfluid' until I (or possibly one of you readers) come up with something that sounds better.

Welcome back to Kino's Journey!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Re:Kino's Journey

With the recent announcement of the new Kino's Journey anime, this is probably the best time for me to announce that I'm working on a complete do-over of the Kino's Journey novel translations. That means I'm translating the entire series from Volume II and on in order, updating old translations when necessary.

I will be uploading one chapter every Wednesday, or every other Wednesday for some of the longer stories.

Updates on The Story of One Continent will not be affected by the new project.

The Story of One Continent - Chapter 16