Vampire Library Chapter 18

posted byTranquil Melancholy
on22 October 2017at11:01 AM

Dear Readers,

I am desperately hanging onto that single foreboding branch that juts out of the cliff above the purgatory ravine. Here, please enjoy your chapter while I'm suffering.

Good news to Liquor & Cigarette fans, a kind raw provider has applied to our group and will be providing the mag raw of L&C.

For those who are waiting for Oukoku Monogatari's second story... Well please wait a bit more. I'm its sole translator and I'm dying from real life stuff. xD I will at least 'try' to get it released this month.

Now to everyone who has been following us for years. It's almost time for us to renew our server and domain. Please help us by donating if you can--the donate button is on the top right. We only need around $130. Thank you very for your support in advance.

Note: In the last page of chapter 18, it REALLY DOES SAY 'CRUNCH', mind you. Like, really, 'CRUNCH' in Korean. This is NOT a translation mistake nor a result of unattentive script editing. And yes I have had an internal debate with myself and other Koreans whether I should change it to something else. But seeing how we had edited out so many lines before (leaving notes in so many chapters), I decided to leave 'crunch' as 'crunch', for once. Are we clear?

Zhen Chapter 4

posted byTina
on24 September 2017at3:11 AM

The next chapter of Zhen is ready for your enjoyment! Delve once more into a world parallel to ancient China, where the fantastical Zhen exist. Chapter 4 of Zhen explores the complicated and conflicted feelings of Fei, and the innocent desires of Caihong. What shocking events will unfold in this month's chapter? Read on to find out!

Vampire Library Chapter 17

posted byTranquil Melancholy
on7 September 2017at3:05 AM

Get it.

In need of experienced cleaners and English proofreaders.

Also, do click the donate button and help us pay for the hosting. *big teary eyes*

Edogawa Ranpo Ijinkan, The Third Oddity

posted byTranquil Melancholy
on8 August 2017at7:47 AM

I finally revisited Ijinkan. To be honest, out of all the current projects I probably love this series the most. But the fact that nobody can truly help lessening my workload except in cleaning is quite demoralising. Please send in your application if you think you can help. :> Enjoy the new chapter.

For those who are impatiently waiting for Liquor & Cigarette, let me tell you that unless someone scans the mag raw for me, I will simply wait until the tankobon is released.

Vampire Library Chapter 16

posted byTranquil Melancholy
on27 July 2017at7:19 AM

Hello, we are enjoying our summer holidays...with no qualms. No, we, I am not apologetic that we haven't released anything this month...not until now that is. lol Enjoy the chapter.

P.S. From now on he shall be known as Carbel.

Extra note:
I have to say that I have gotten quite exasperated by some periodic e-mails and comments of certain leechers. The owners of these comments/emails have these particular characteristics: 1. I don't pay for the manga; 2. I don't support the scanlators who work on them; 3. I am not going to be helpful in any way; 4. nor can I accomplish what they do; 5. but I will complain about their speed. We are not begging for your appreciation nor do we do this to garner popularity. Seeing as you are not in any way helpful, please be quiet even if you don't appreciate what we do here. You are not going to make us release Vampire Library any faster with your complaints. From now on, every complaint about the speed is equivalent to one more week delay.

It's harder than you think to produce a good quality work. Our translations are usually checked multiple times and the same goes with all the other steps. It's not like we simply translate and paste the translation on blank bubbles. My members went through hell each chapter. Don't demean their efforts and time spent. The script alone took over 20 hours from simply editing and re-editing. The dialogue typesetter and the SFX letterer--who actually drew those SFX in for you as close to the original style as possible spent days on them. I think you forget we have life and have more than one project, Whatever is just our casual hobby.

*Slowly swimming to the Styx river's shore*

posted byTranquil Melancholy
on30 June 2017at5:40 AM

Hello everyone, here is the second batch of June.
1. New serialisation: Tales of the Kingdom by Nakamura Askumiko. The magazine seems to publish two parts for each chapter. The first parts were published in the past as one-shots; their Japanese digital editions are currently free to read, follow the link inside our release if you are interested. We had a lenghty discussion over the names of the two main characters and our final decision was to just spell them in a way that reflected their pronunciation. I swear the discussion of this dreary topic took longer than the actual translation of the chapter itself. *laughs drily*
Meanwhile we are also looking for someone who can provide the raw of Double Mint extra. If someone can give us the raw, we will fulfil your request of translating it.
2. L&C Chapter 2. Hmm...sweet...(?) Here too, we are looking for a dedicated raw provider for this series. Contact us if you can do it!

Kasane Project

posted byTranquil Melancholy
on22 June 2017at9:23 AM

Hello our dear readers, prepare your heart for this:

Kasane is now licenced by Kodansha Comics. I should have known this a few weeks ago hadn't I missed Kai's message about it--my real life just burnt my HP to the last drop. We originally thought we would binge-release after June, but with this news we simply have to drop it.

It had been very fun for me to joint with Snoozing Scans. Kai is awesome.

Please support the author and this series by purchasing the official English volume here.

*Gurgles*

posted byTranquil Melancholy
on10 June 2017at4:34 AM

Hello everyone, June is here. *gurgles zombie sound* Here, the first batch of this month, enjoy:
1. A new oneshot about a vampire with peculiar taste, Bitter Relevé by Chise. (No, I will not allow 'Bad Dinner' as its title.)
2. Red Theatre's epilogue. This concludes the volume.
3. Oogle at Mano and Carvel.
4. Marvel his beauty and...the SFX! Good lord, too many SFX. Makes me want to burn all the pages to a crisp.

To Kasane's and L&C's fans. I originally planned to include them in the first batch but alas... You will have to wait for the second batch instead.

A busy period

posted byTranquil Melancholy
on27 April 2017at5:29 AM

Greetings, I'm here to inform you that we will be relatively inactive in May. So whoever is waiting for Liquor & Cigarette chapter 2 that just came out a couple of weeks ago, extra chapter of RT+interview and more, Kasane, VL, new work of Chise, Zhen etc... Well... You probably won't be getting anything until June unless I am not the one approving the chapters. I'm busy. Also my staff have their own life, we only do this in our free time.

You may agonise in silence, but no complaint allowed. I'm sure you are aware that we sweat blood to produce the quality. We won't be any faster even if you lament out loud, it might have the opposite effect.

Vampire Library Chapter 14 & Kasane Chapter 26

posted byTranquil Melancholy
on12 April 2017at12:36 PM

Hello, hello, hello, hello...

I'm back! It's me~ Mari- Tranquil Melancholy! Okay, it's been a while since my last announcement. Forgive me for stalling Kasane for so long. We *ahem* or actually just I *ahem* have been very busy. With this, it is the end of volume 3! We will try to release regularly from now on, but no promise. xD

Special thanks to Amy who saves Emi from mountains of work and allows us to continue with Vampire Library chapter 14 possible!