December 13th marked our sixth year as a scanlation group.
This year we’ve seen a lot of series pass through our hands.
Sadly, the year was busy, and we had to let a few of our favorites slip out of our hands. We’re glad to see Nana to Kaoru getting the attention it deserves, as well as the anime adaptation of Koe no Katachi and the conclusion of Aku no Hana.
While some series passed, other series fell into our hands. Reiroukan continues to charm us with every new chapter. Kounodori brought tears to our eyes. La Stravaganza was the right amount of silly and serious. Bird Café was just cute.
The only series that saw its end was Ano Ko no Ie, though most of us have forgotten about it already (save for one page threads).
We continued on with our ongoing manga. Ran and the Gray World went through its most exciting arc, and is now nearing its end. Immortal Hounds is heating up and proving to be one of our favorites. Centaur’s Worries is the same as ever, but it marks the first series of which we’ve translated over 50 chapters. Dr. Hitomi’s Infirmary always makes us smile (and a few of us drool). Gunjou Schooldays…is going slowly, but that’s to be expected.
We’ve seen old staff members leave and new ones hop aboard. A few of the OGs have popped back into IRC and regaled us with tales from beyond the veil of the internet. Anon Gray is happily married and living in Britain. Atomsk is doing well, too.
We’re doing well, too. Though we’re not as devoted to 24 hour releases as we used to be, our quality has improved. AnonBlack is getting her Master’s in Japanese Translation and hopes to go professional. Ashido’s cleaning expertise has helped all of us get better at cleaning. We’re a much tighter-knit group than we were before, and a lot more on the ball about getting things done.
Of course, it’s all thanks to you guys – without your support, we wouldn’t be where we were today. Scanlating is fun and all, but in the end, it’s all so one more person can read the series we know and love. We’d like to extend our thanks to everyone who read one of our releases, commented on a post, shared a series with a friend, or donated to us this year. You the real MVP.
Here’s to six years, and to many more years to come!