Sorry for the lack of updates, but I’ve been playing Diablo 3 like a madman ever since May 15th. I actually totally forgot about the translating and blogs until early this week. Going to try to get back on track now that I beat the game on Normal. I just started on the translation. The ETA for next chapter is next Friday.
Merry Christmas everyone! I will be going on vacation starting next week, and won’t be doing any scanlating until after New Years. I tried to get chapter 42 out by this week, but I lost the translations I did last week, so I pretty much had to start from scratch. Anyways, hope everyone will have a wonderful Christmas and New Years. See you guys next year!
I’m sure everyone has heard by now that OneManga is shutting down. MangaHelpers and MangaToshokan both took down Bartenders. I still want to continue scanlating this manga, although I don’t have as much passion for it as I had in the beginning. That’s the main reason why I have not released a chapter in a while. Been taking a break, and hoping I will get back into rhythm again, but with all these problems on those sites, it’s hard for me to get motivated again.
I’ll attempt to upload chapter 32 to MangaFox, and see if that works out. If not, then I may just stop all together.
If anyone know any other manga sites, please let me know.
I will be going on vacation from 3/6/2010 – 3/20/2010, so there won’t be any releases for a while. I know it seems that I take breaks a lot, but that’s what happens when work gets stressful. Anyways, will be back in two weeks.
Starting next week, I will begin to scanlate Bartender, a manga which talks about… well, bartenders and drinks. I know some people will be disappointed that I did not go with One Outs or Kurosagi, but I have my reasons.
One Outs is a great manga, I actually already read through the whole thing in Chinese, but compared to Liar Game, it really feels unpolished and honestly baseball isn’t my forte. Furthermore, I want to scanlate a manga that’s still on-going.
Kurosagi is also an interesting read, and it is also very psychological like Liar Game. However, it concentrates on laws and regulations which are extremely difficult to translate. I do not believe I have enough expertise in terms of language to do a good job.
Other considerations include Fist of the North Star (You’re already dead!) and GodHand Teru.
But in the end, I chose Bartender because it is a relaxing read. Though the story is sometimes dramatic, and the subject is quite serious, it doesn’t take too much brainpower to understand everything. I’ve heard comments that the author did not consult experts in the fields of bartending or alcohol, but most of the cocktails are real, and some are great to try (I tried Black Velvet and it taste pretty darn good). It is also an on-going manga, which is a plus for me.
And to those who worry that the original scanlator will be infuriated that I took their series, I’ve already did my homework. I went to DATS’s blog, and they are officially “dead, dead, dead”. So this is an abandoned project, which I will pick up.
I just noticed that Watercrown scanlated chapter 98 already. I’m not insistent on keeping this project, so if he continues to release new scans regularly, then I won’t compete.
In the meantime, I think I’ll look for another manga that interests me to scan.
My Liar Game scanlations are now available on mangahelpers.com and onemanga.com. Since it is much easier to view from there, I will stop posting the images on this blog. I will just provide links to those sites once it becomes available.
Here are the links for Chapter 86:
Here are the links for Chapter 87: