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Next Project?

April 26, 2018 5 comments

Thanks for all the feedback!  I loved reading everyone’s personal stories and I’m very glad to hear that this manga has reached so many people.  It definitely made it all worthwhile.

In the past few years (and especially in the latest comments), many have asked if I will translate the other Bartender titles.  I did some research, but it seems I don’t have any way to do it.  I’ve mention this a few times before but my Japanese is very limited.  I translated Bartender by reading the Chinese translated volumes.  I couldn’t find the Chinese translation for Bartender Paris or Tokyo online.  I might be able to find it at a bookstore, but chances are pretty slim.  I also can’t find the raws for either title.  If I can find those two things, then I might consider actually scanlating it.

Some also asked if I can scanlate Drops of God, and the quick answer is no.  I read 10 or so volumes of it, and it felt “meh” to me.  The vivid descriptions for each wine is too abstract for me to relate to.  I think there’s a character in the manga that basically rates wine based on whether it tasted good or not (she was given a scale of 1-10, and I think she only gave the extremes).  That’s kind of my take on wine.  I won’t consider scanlating a manga that I don’t have any interest in.

For the time being, I will be working on a game.  I’m giving myself a 6 month time limit to produce something playable.  If by then, the game is still in infant state, then I’m just going to move on.  I will return to scanlating after that.  In the meantime, I will think about which manga to work on when the time comes.

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Update: Translation mostly finished, but …

September 19, 2017 3 comments

I will be out traveling next week for work, so it is unlikely for me to release the next chapter before October.

Sorry for the lack of updates as well.  I would blame work, kids, etc. but it’s mostly on me.  Persona 5 is too addictive and I’ve really spent more time on that than I should.  I finally beat the game though so things should start moving more quickly now.

And thanks for being so patient about this!

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Next Release Will Be Delayed

July 26, 2017 8 comments

Since there’s only about 10 chapters left, I’m going to power through with translating them first before I work on the rest of the scanlating process.  The next release will be delayed by a few weeks, but the chapters after should come rolling out faster than before.  Stay tuned!

Categories: Bartender, News

Hiatus Again

May 25, 2016 9 comments

I will most likely be losing my job in the next few months.  I need to focus my time and energy on finding a new job, so I won’t be releasing any new chapters until then.

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Going on another hiatus

December 9, 2015 8 comments

Sorry for the lack of updates lately.  My baby daughter just started walking a few weeks ago, and it’s been crazy.  I was able to keep her in a play pen while I worked, and I can scanlate when I have some free time.  Now I can’t even do my day job without distraction.  I won’t be able to continue until she can walk more steadily and can entertain herself without my supervision.  Best case scenario, it’ll be a month or so.  Worse case, might be a year.

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Need Help Finding Raws Again

September 24, 2015 7 comments

I didn’t realize the raws I downloaded previously for Bartender Vol. 18 is very… poorly done.  I tried to find better versions of it, but that was the only scanned raw I can find (multiple sites are hosting the same one).  I can continue to translate and release with these raws, but I would rather not.  Here’s an example:

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I’m not skilled enough to properly fix the images.

Categories: Bartender, News

Can’t Find Bartender Volume 17-21 Chinese Translation online

March 25, 2015 4 comments

Have some bad news. I’ve been translating this manga from Chinese to English, and the Chinese version for volumes 1-16 can be easily found online.  However, it seems nobody uploaded the rest of this series.  I did find the raws in pretty good quality, so at least that’s half the battle.  I do have the physical copies of volumes 17-21 in Chinese, but they are kept at my parents’ house.  The earliest I can get it is probably a month from now.  If someone can somehow find the Chinese version online, then I can start sooner.

Sorry about that.

Update (4/14/15): I will be getting volumes 17-21 on 4/25/14.  I should have a chapter ready a week from then.

Update (4/25/15): I just received volumes 17-21. I will start translating again sometime next week.

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