Otakumole is alive

So, Otakumole is back… read Raff’s announcement here: Otakumole is up. The great news is that people can now view the scans with the translations again, yay! The bubble interface is somewhat cute as well. It seems to be hit or miss on whether the Bubbler interface works though, so if you have trouble with your computer or browser, try a different browser or your laptop/phone/tablet instead. I’m still concerned about the possibility that the scans will get deleted again one day. Nothing was ever confirmed about the real reason why the scans were deleted in the first place.

It sounds like the translators will be able to start translating on Otakumole again next week, so I’m going to put my summaries on hold for now. Even though writing summaries takes less time than translations for me, they still take around 1.5 – 2 hours per summary on average, so I rather not spend time writing summaries for the same manga series that I will be translating. I hope to continue translating the following series on Otakumole (unless other people work on chapters before I can finish them): Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu; Zettai Toudo; Midara na Nettaigyo; Koi ni Tsuite Hanasou ka; Mephistopheles wa Dare; and Gozen 0-ji ni Kiss Shi ni Kite yo. Yeah… pretty much all the Petit Comic manga that I’ve been summarizing, lol, with the exception of Onegai, Sore o Yamenai de… I’m kind of bored with that manga.

I haven’t decided whether I’ll keep buying Petit Comic magazine going forward. I’m waiting to see how the revamped Otakumole and Raffmanga sites will pan out.

Petit Comic October issue and summary updates

Hello! My Amazon Japan order arrived today with the October issue of Petit Comic magazine, yay! The magazine was just released on September 8th in Japan, so Amazon Japan shipping is very quick. 🙂 I posted a few pics of Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu – Chapter 18 to go along with the summary that trans provided.

Petit Comic October 2015

Cute cover of Nana Ryuu and Asuka

I’ll work on the summaries for the other manga series soon, starting with Zettai Toudo. Please check the Recent Summary Updates section on the right side of the page to see the most current updates. I’m also going to start summarizing two manga from Ane Kei Petit Comic… Mephistopheles wa Dare? and Futsutsukamono Desu ga. Ane Kei Petit Comic is released every other month, so I won’t be posting summaries for them as frequently.

Monthly summaries of Petit Comic magazine

It’s here! 🙂 My order that included the September issue of Petit Comic arrived today, yay! I placed the order last Friday on Amazon Japan and it arrived in three business days… that is so fast. 🙂 I love Petit Comic and follow a lot of the current series in the magazine.

Petit Comic magazine - September 2015

Petit Comic magazine – September 2015

Before Mangalator went down, I was translating five series from Petit Comic: Totsuzen Desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu; Zettai Toudo, Koi ni Tsuite Hanasou ka; Midara na Nettaigyo; and Onegai, Sore o Yamenai de. I decided to post monthly summaries of the five series, along with a few pictures, for anyone who is interested in keeping up with them.

Please go to the Summaries page to find information on the current list of manga summaries. The main Summaries page will be the launching point for all the individual series. Since I’ll be adding chapter summaries randomly throughout the month, I won’t post every time a new summary is loaded… so please stop by occasionally to check on any updates.

Edited: I added a section on the right to show recent summary updates at a glance with links to the appropriate summary page. 🙂

Manga summaries

I decided to add a summary section for some of my favorite manga. 🙂 I plan to write detailed summaries chapter by chapter, so they will be much longer than the spoilers I post. I won’t summarize manga that is readily available via scanlations, summaries, or licensed in English though. I also have no regular schedule for posting the summaries… there’s not enough time in the day to get everything done between work, daily life (you know, the fun stuff like cooking, cleaning, etc.), helping out with two manga groups, and playing otome games. I hope to try and summarize whatever manga I’m reading at the current time. Right now, I’m reading Kiss Yori mo Hayaku (vol 7), Love So Life (vol 5), and L-DK (vol 2). All of these manga are either being translated or summarized, so I started on Asa Made Kimi to by Yamada Komomo. Since there currently is no translation or summary for this manga based on the info from Manga Updates, I’ll add it here. In order not to bog down this blog with chapter release updates, I’ll just post when I’m done with the entire volume, but feel free to check for chapter releases as you like. Asa Made Kimi to only has one volume, so I will post about it when the summary for the entire volume is finished. As for pictures from the manga, I can’t scan the pages without taking the book apart and I don’t know if taking pictures on my iPhone will be good enough. But if I can figure something out, I will try to include at least a few images from each chapter.