Tuesday, May 1, 2012

April 31st

Hello to all 194 of our loyal readers!  It has come to our attention that our release of volume 39 had a few minor typos and grammatical errors, so we fixed it up with this v2 release.

http://www.mediafire.com/?r076hv3ox6xy3v3

Hopefully it will be in readable English this time!

As a reminder, we've been doing a few things with our releases lately.  One, we're using Japanese name order and modes of address (mostly).  While we've stopped short of leaving in the honorifics, we've kept people using family or given names as appropriate rather than switching them all to given, and when a name is listed in full it's in family-given order.  Two, since quotation marks are used as intensifiers in Japanese and Araki really loves his quotation marks, we're taking a page from American comics and using a lot of bold.  So when you see seemingly random words and phrases in bold, that's because they were in quotes in the original.  And three, we've decided to preserve the use of fonts in the original as much as possible, so Stands are being given their own fonts whenever they have unique fonts in the Japanese.  If it gets annoying, say something and we'll go back to only using one or two fonts rather than the six that ended up in this volume.

Next volume... I don't even know what's up with the next volume! I haven't even read it yet! I heard there was an alien or something? Whatever! We're taking a short break from our hectic schedule, so don't expect volume 40 before July at the earliest.  But we're definitely going to keep at it until all of part 4 is in good, readable condition! With only 7 volumes left, we'll probably even be done by 2014!  ...maybe!

13 comments:

  1. In this case, my friends, i'll see you in 2014 :)

    Thanks for this :)

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  2. Thanks and hope and hope you reach your ambitious target

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  3. Great! Patiently waiting for the day I can marathon Part 4 without suffering brain damage from being exposed to the DUWANG for too long.

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  4. Well, I'd only like to share my absolute admiration for your work. It seems like a mastodontic venture and I'm amazed by its final quality and your commitment to it. All my greetings from Madrid, keep up such a great job!

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  5. I've only just started reading Jojo and I'm on Part 2... I briefly looked at the quality for IV and nearly cried as Jojo turned into sextJo the hero that sexts all of his speech.

    Since I just bundled all your current releases up I've been reading your progress and I have to say I am very thankful that you have taken it upon yourself to do something that a lot of people could be doing right this second.

    Jojo is a Shonen Jump legend and whether people like it or not is a very respectable Manga. I think VIZ needs to show it a lot more love and a lot less edits.

    Thanks again, and sorry if reading this put you to sleep,

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK,

    WRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYY

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  6. some download links, such as chapter 36, are no longer working. you might want to replace them or remove the links to nonfunctioning services.

    Keep up the good work guys!

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    1. I'll contact Orthio about fixing the links. In the meantime, you can also download the volumes from Manga Traders.

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  7. Really stellar work, you guys. Can't wait till volume 40 is out.

    When do you reckon that will be, though?

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    1. Before the end of July. Script's about 90% done, cleaning's about 25% done. We're taking this one slow as a vacation, after that we'd like to try for 1-2 months between volumes.

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    2. Sounds great!

      Keep up the good work.

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  8. You might want to put the vol 39 v2 in the sidebar with the rest of the releases (v1 is there currently).

    Otherwise thank you for your hard work, it's appreciated.

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