Liquor & Cigarette

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 24 February 2017 at 17:15

Well...I guess it's a one-shot unless there is another chapter coming out later on...which we will gladly do.

Edit: Okay, people are going crazy over my 'one-shot' comment. It's just an irregular serialisation. lol Probably there will be more chapters coming out. I don't have the magazine with me right now so I cannot check, but it doesn't say that it is a one-shot in the colour page. So don't fret. If it will make you happy, I will put the project under 'ongoing'.

*ahem* *drum roll and all that jazz* We--together with Atelier du Noir--proudly present Liquor & Cigarette. Enjoy everyone.

Honestly saw it came out since months ago but no one seemed to be doing it, we just arbitrarily picked it up a few days back because two raw providers requested that I scanlated it, combining with my love for Zaria, well here we are. lol I know we should be focusing on finishing Zhen and then get back on Vampire Library and Kasane. We will do that now...

Since delicious things are bad--Final chapter.

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 23 February 2017 at 16:38

Well, I believe you all miss this one. I have been putting it off for a while for many reasons... (Simply the translator has been very busy.) This chapter is the last of this tankobon. I hope you all enjoy it.

I'm going to finish up all the series that has already ended one by one from now on. So you might have to wait a bit for Vampire Library and Kasane. My goal is to focus on our main series after all the other short series are out of the way. (We have accumulated too many series...)

The invisible drama

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 4 February 2017 at 04:52

Sorry for the wait, for whoever is interested in this matter, i.e. the invisible drama from two days ago. I hope you enjoy reading it, it's quite long but I tried my best to be entertaining. I decided to move the post below up here since it's polluting my release and removed all the duplicated explanations. The other party did their best to annoy me, so I felt compelled to respond in some way. :> I did give them time to come forward, but they never showed up and talked to me directly.

Here is my response to their slandering, spreading false accusations, picking a fight with me by sending me a hate mail.

This will be my one and only response, I had been very patient. You can tell from the chatlogs.

**************[the post from two days ago]***************

(02.02.2017 near midnight +0GMT) Edit2: Right now there is a one-sided misunderstanding (from the raw provider of Chrima scans, aliasanonyme) going on. I don't use tumblr so I almost never check my messages there especially when I talk to no one at all. And there seem to be a communication issue here. If nothing is resolved within 12 hours, I will post all the communication logs with all parties for the sake of clarification. (→edit: 3.2.2017 busy with assignments, this will be followed up after I'm done dealing with the tasks in my real life) Because this is too dramatic for me and I'm not interested in drama, especially when the opposite party completely misunderstood and still hasn't figured out the truth. This announcement will can be deleted once the issues are resolved.

[duplicate explanation] Click the link above for the chat logs

All these facts can be confirmed by Chrima's leader. :> For whoever (maybe just one?) is so mad right now, please communicate properly first. Do not be rude. Manel is my friend.

I am self-operating and this group has been operating for nearly ten years on and off, not counting the collaboration prior to that with many others. I have quite extensive resources so being rude and threatening me who hasn't once done a thing to anyone with something that has zero leverage isn't quite a way to go. I'm still calm so please try to sort this out before I actually lose it. :> It's just a tiny matter but  huge misunderstanding. :>

Edit3: No, I haven't received a single hate mail from anyone, only people "informing me" about the invisible drama unknown to me and one seemingly hate message from the person involved. So I think Chrima is misunderstanding something about the 'hate messages' part. :> And thank you those who sent me messages and notified me about this.

Red Theatre: The Final Act

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 31 January 2017 at 07:49

Hello, hello, hellooow...*half dead* before you start leeching our chapter 4, please redownload chapter 3, our first release had two pages missing. A kind fan notified us and provided those missing pages. Thank you so much.

I have decided to forgive Adam (lol) for all the crap I had to endure while translating/typesetting in the previous chapters.

Thank you Pink Unicorn, Saorren, Rimbaud, MBK, Lapis, and Cathy for participating in the final chapter. You won't understand the pain we (or maybe just Rimbaud and I) went through. haha

Enjoy. If fate permits we shall meet each other again on her next work. :> (or if there's special chapter in the tankobon.)

Edit: This is slightly awkward for me since I usually don't bring up silly personal stuff here (aside from all those nonsensical photos). Dear Chrima, we still love you, you know that. lol The mess from all the miscommunications left me flabbergasted... I left you guys messages through M. :> Thank you for the good time.

Vampire Library Chapter 12 & Kasane Chapter 25

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 21 January 2017 at 12:43


I am here again. Many of our members have to take a break due to personal reasons, so I am recruiting for cleaners again. If you are up to cleaning Vampire Library, head to our Join Us page. We did enjoy ourselves during the holidays though. Above is the picture we took during the trip. :>

VL colour pages

The raws we use for all our VL chapters were originally published as you saw in our releases, but as you can see, the tankobon versions have some colour pages added in. So if you want them, buy them, support the author. (Like how I forced Emi to buy these for me...she spent lotsa time roaming around Seoul searching for them XD Thank you Emi!)

more colour page

That aside, enjoy the new chapter of Vampire Library and Kasane.

Vampire Library Chapter 11

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 6 January 2017 at 10:35

I have contemplated long and hard whether or not I should make the next release a batch of 11-15. But looking at all my weary members and their hangovers (if not, the emotional excitement they spent during the holiday period) from Xmas and New Year parties, I think it's best we continue from here at a regular pace. >.>

Right after my exams, I also had a trip with my members, so some (including the translator of VL) were pretty preoccupied with our trip rather than our group's activities. I'm sure you can wait. :> Ah, we might start recruiting for new cleaners for this project again. So if you are interested, look out for the recruiting ad in the next chapter.

Here, enjoy Carvel's annoying behaviour.

Red Theatre Chapter 3

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 29 December 2016 at 15:51

Well, I guess I have returned from the happy land where all those little gnomes reside. The truth is I finished this chapter right after my exam....but......too lazy to bother releasing it. lol Sorry for the wait.

Next is VL. :>

Zhen Chapter 1

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 2 December 2016 at 05:34

zhen cover

I know I said that I wouldn't release anything but still gave you Kasane and now this. Well for this, I cannot help it okay? It's so pretty so I wanted to translate it. It's one of my whimsical arbitrariness. Yes, I hear you, I haven't forgotten about Vampire Library and Red Theatre. It's quite demotivating seeing Yuri having sex with ugly men and look at all the SFXs in Vampire Library... Just wait a while more.

Special thanks to Saorren, our PR1 who helped clarifying all the Chinese terms. Without her, we won't even have the name 'Caihong'. lol Enjoy the beauty of this manga.

Kasane Chapter 24

posted by Kai
on 30 November 2016 at 16:39

"Bitches, here is our new Kasane." - TM

Chapter 24 of Kasane can be downloaded here.

We hope you enjoy it!

We're steadily working on our projects. With the end of the year quickly approaching, many of our members will be focusing on their studies and real life obligations. If you would like to join the team, check out the Join Us page for more details. If you would like to support us monetarily, please click the donate button above. 

We appreciate your continued patience and support! :)



Wait until after Christmas

posted by Tranquil Melancholy
on 17 November 2016 at 06:41

We are taking a break until after Christmas. For those who are experiencing withdrawal from Red Theatre and Vampire Library. You will have to continue waiting. *smiles beautifully and sadistically* Even though my members have finished cleaning several chapters, even if the translations are done, nothing can be finalised without my qc-ing and I'm not free. We have to uphold our quality and we will not release anything subpar to our standards. Wait patiently, and don't complain. It's free, remember? And maybe, if I am feeling very generous, I might release many chapters for you in Dec.

I dislike it when people are complaining that the chapters don't come out fast enough. So don't do that. It is not simply translating and pasting texts onto images. We do produce the quality-works for you. Our translations are quality-checked at least three times, SFXs hand-drawn, thorough cleans and meticulous typesetting quality. People are working on them for FREE at the quality that should be paid for. So don't ever complain.