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760620aa No.1[Reply]

After the sudden closure of wakachan.org, I have volunteered to continue hosting the /azu/ board.

This board is running on vichan https://github.com/vichan-devel/vichan/, a fork of Tinyboard, itself a popular PHP-based replacement to aging imageboard software such as Wakaba. Tinyboard+vichan offers a host of usability features that Wakaba does not. Because no code is shared between these projects, it is not possible to import the old posts. However, I believe the advantages offered by vichan are an acceptable trade-off.

I am in contact with the former administration of wakachan.org to retrieve a backup of /azu/ from before its closure. Pending transfer of the old site data, I will attempt to create a read-only mirror archive of the old site and reinstate the random header images.

As a reminder, this is a work-safe board.

This post will be updated with further information as requested.
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11c7c5c5 No.3167

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maybe through this credit page that Yotsuba Scans used to add to chapters?

d0db9997 No.3168

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ah yes, Ralen may in fact have been the key word

67eec02e No.3188

Maybe, now that I think about it.

I think that if you type azu plus the letter R, Google autocompletes "Ralen"

151dfeae No.3190

I would check this, but, I'm already here- soooo

7e310868 No.3218

I assumed this board was gone for good until I tried to see if someone had archived Ralen's translations elsewhere. Google sent me here.

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26ce5cb2 No.3115[Reply]

I got to thinking about Azumanga Daioh tonight, and I realized it's made a bigger impression on me than I realized.

It was my first exposure to Japan outside of the things everyone knows, like Godzilla, Pokemon, and sushi. It's what inspired me to start learning Japanese, and to learn more about Japanese culture.

I've seen several anime over the years, but none of them have stuck with me like Azumanga Daioh has.

And then I got to thinking about Yotsuba&!. When it first started, people on this board tended to regard it as a pale predecessor to Azumanga Daioh. People liked it, but thought it didn't stand up to the previous series.

I was thinking to myself that I don't think that's the case anymore. I think Yotsuba&! surpassed Azumanga Daioh years ago and I never even realized it.
In it you can find all the same themes and storytelling and humor that you get in Azumanga Daioh, but there's so much more opportunity for storytelling. Azumanga was limited in scope because of its main characters being in high school, but Yotsuba&! could theoretically go on for ever at the rate time progresses.

Does anyone else feel like Yotsuba&! has surpassed Azumanga?
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50a588eb No.3189

It's not deviant, it's just a conversation about the characters from the show and how they're seen today.

The conversation about condoms was kinda deviant, but then again someone brought up Danbo condoms and that by itself is an abomination.

28265d86 No.3192

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we've received several reports of adult suggestions about Miura, this is an ongoing investigation. IPs have been logged, you'll be contacted further if the investigation has more questions. Miurra's safety is our concern here

2aa7dc9f No.3194

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>adult suggestions about Miura
Some adult suggestions about Miura have been made by Miura herself. Why does she wanna drink beer?

But still, Miura is pure-a. She's just a bit cheeky, but still just a child. Condom manufacters are not children and should know better.

Speaking of underage drinking, how come no one tried it in Azumanga? Tomo said she wanted, but she didn't really. She just watched her teacher drink and become erotic.
Those weren't normal teens.

1e049f73 No.3195

Lol. I do not recall her making any such suggestions.

I haven't finished Azu yet, but I think i've seen most of the clips. It's true- not to sound dirty or anything- but teenagers like to break the rules and do dirty things. Not that I'd really want to think about any of them doing that, that's relegated to private matters.

2aa7dc9f No.3197

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>I haven't finished Azu yet
Oh crap, did I spoil you?
Hope I didn't.
>teenagers like to break the rules
I guess that makes Tomo the most normal of the gang, huh? Scary thought.
And now you can be as normal as Tomo, with this whimsical, fun, normal mask.

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f3bc29a8 No.3075[Reply]


Doing the Inspirobot text last time was fun, so I'm going to do that again.
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e63557e1 No.3143

Looks like a penguin to me. Like a bit of a fucked up penguin.

5764eb4d No.3144

Fuuka is so kind and pure. Maybe she is actually a Buddha.

9b37d08f No.3151

Fuuka may very well be my favorite character in manga.
Ena is just as kind but less dorky. Fuuka wins because of that.

9d6a2601 No.3170


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ee42fe9f No.1666[Reply][Last 50 Posts]

Old thread is here:

Last month's issue was the end of that chapter, and the old thread is almost full, so this seemed like a good time to start a new chapter.
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dc948dc8 No.3043

Okay, I looked back at the raws for these two chapters, and they're actually referring to different things.

In chapter 3, Miu says that whenever Matsuri looks behind her, she looks over her right shoulder too often.
The most common reference I can find to this is a belief that says if a person looks over their right shoulder when you call their name, they see you in a sexual/romantic way.
If they look over their left shoulder, they just see you as a regular person.

I'm not sure how this is applicable to white hair, though. The closest I can figure is that it's just a mild general insult to say someone looks over their right shoulder too much when they look back.

In chapter 51, the sign on her back literally says, "Turning (as around a corner) to the right."

I don't know if it has any cultural significance, but it looks like this is just similar to a generic "Kick me" sign.
Like a car that forgets to turn its blinker off, Matsuri is perpetually walking around with a sign on her back that says, "I'm about to turn right."
It's funny because then she actually does turn right.

6bf61f60 No.3044

Wow, thanks for looking into that.

Another bit of context that I missed on the first reading was when Nobue assures Miu and Matsuri that it's ok to drive because she got her license on her 16th birthday. I looked it up, and while she might have a license to drive her moped, you have to be 18 to drive a car in Japan. That explains the later frame where she's staring down the toll booth attendant.

I guess Nobue just has no respect for age restrictions.

6bf61f60 No.3046


It's kind of sweet to see Nobue and Miu working together to get on Chika's nerves (in a loving way of course) instead of getting on each other's nerves.

I would have loved to see that shopping trip, though. Would Miu be on her best behavior because she's getting the one-on-one attention she craves, or would shenanigans spiral out of control without the other girls around to absorb some of the chaos?

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b4bb90b5 No.3163

I love Miu. Happy Halloween!

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fd178460 No.3109[Reply]

How often does Yotsubato& come out? How frequently are chapters released? Do you know when the next chapter will come out? Thanks.
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1b801637 No.3112

Forgot to mention- not every issue of the magazine contains Yotsuba&. The series to be included are announced ahead of time earlier in the month.

c2de9458 No.3113

Also, at the last page of each chapter, it says when is the next chapter going to be published.
We learned not to pay attention to it because most of the time it's plainly wrong.

2f48582e No.3123

I was unaware that it was published in a monthly magazine, but seeing how yeah that fits the trend of the way they release other things it seems to fit.

Ha. That's too bad really. Seems like I casually read though a few chapters a day for month what took over 10 years to make. I thought mangaka worked like crazy?

6e2259ac No.3124

Some artists take longer than others. There's weekly and monthly manga publications & Azuma Kiyohiko works for the latter.
He also does the merchandise and will often revise and expand chapters after they've been published in the magazine Dengeki Daioh for the collected editions.

As for why Yotsubato chapters come out sporadically, here's some guesses-
-He's been doing manga for more than 20 years and is in his 50's.
-He's a perfectionist and doing gentle, humorous, slice of life stories with detailed backgrounds takes a while to do.
If it takes him 2 days to do a page, plus art for merchandise, outside commissions (like the Wonderfest posters he does), revising chapters for the collected editions plus painting covers for them and the time he puts into the Yotuba merchandising company Yotuba Sutaizo, you can see why he might not be able to put out chapters regularly (even with the help of background art assistants)

Currently he's over half way done with Yotsuba& vol. 15 and he started the series 16 years ago, so it's averaged out to almost 1 volume a year.

I do think he went through a few periods where he took time off from the series.

429ec16d No.3127

If you think Yotsuba is published slowly, be glad you don't follow Ichigo Mashimaro, lol. The author was dealing with some health issues for awhile, and there would be long gaps (IIRC there were some over a year) followed by three-page chapters at times.

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ef0e90ec No.2189[Reply]

I'll just leave this here.
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1531cbb9 No.3065

It's one of those god bois, what's not to like?

0d55d8ed No.3066

I don't like that image being used for that advertisement.

5db18220 No.3067

You'd think they'd at least use the amazon branded one.
Doing a google image search for "amazon box" brings up Danbo in the third image, so I think the association is here to stay, unfortunately.

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24f0adb8 No.3004[Reply]

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ef2e4a41 No.3036

>If you mean she's losing weight, maybe
I must of had a brain aneurysm when typing that cause I meant to say out of shape. but yeah it could of just been the baggy shirt.

34968c0f No.3037

I don't think she's particularly athletic in general, but she's not weak either. In this chapter she may look out of shape because she's dumpy.

e7348b19 No.3038

The way everyone's eyes are drawn, and the emphasis on them in certain panels makes me really happy.

It makes seeing them again all the more sweeter.

bd0e60c4 No.3039

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These eyes?

61140650 No.3041

>>3039 well those expressions too, but I was mostly referring to how their default eyes seem to be drawn wider than usual.

Especially with Fuuka's eyes, in nearly all her panels you can get a good look at all the extra work that was thrown into drawing them. Particularly with how the lashes arc and the amount of pen strokes used to chisel them.

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f5629f0b No.2991[Reply]

Hey /azu/, there's a chance I'll be making an AzuDai pilgrimage to Okinawa next year, so I'm trying to plan out the trip.

I know pic related is Cape Manzamo, and the girls also visited the gate of Shuri Castle and Iriomote Island, I was wondering if anyone here has done it themselves, or knows of anyone that has, and knows of the other locations they visited.

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0ca989c3 No.2444[Reply]

speaking of ichigo, here is the full cover for v8
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1e057d77 No.2446

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>Matrimony is a process by which a grocer acquired an account the florist had
Awfully cynical but I think I see why some would find it funny.
So what I get from the cover is that Miu was about to marry Nobue for some fucking reason but then Nobue grabbed Ana instead and ran.
And Ana was also wearing a wedding dress, so she was getting married to someone else, maybe. Dunno, is IM gonna be Melrose Place now? Is this The Graduate? Is same-sex marriage legal in Japan now? Is Nobue a man? It's OK to marry twelve year old girls? Why is Ana wearing white? At least her right glove should be anything but.
This cover presents many questions.

I like it, though. Cool art.

6ad3a7c7 No.2449

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Has someone done volume 7 yet?

cf33bad2 No.2450

I translated each issue of volume 7 individually as they were serialized, but didn't go back to re-do the finished paperback.

I have a file of the individually translated issues from 2010-03 through 2016-11 here

Some of these issues and all the subsequent ones can be found in these threads

dc12fb77 No.2454

>didn't go back to re-do the finished paperback
Some group seems to be/have been working on that per past conversations here.

756b7a54 No.2985


Miu's face is the best part of it for me.

I've often thought that Miu might have a bit of a crush on Nobue. In that case, this cover could be Miu having one of those dreams that segues into a nightmare.

Even if you ignore the romantic implications of the wedding imagery, Nobue rejecting Miu in favor of Ana is classic IM.

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1282e292 No.2796[Reply]

Thanks for the patience everyone.

I feel like it's been ages since I translated one of these.
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85da44cd No.2980

I was driving a couple of days ago and got behind a pickup truck with the license plate "482 AND."

So close…

90b0c1dd No.2981

Don't just bump a Yotsuba thread like that when we're waiting for a new chapter!
My day is ruined now, thanks anon…

85da44cd No.2982

How dare you…

In so seriousness though, sorry about that.
The thought occurred to me shortly after posting that it might be mistaken for a new chapter, but then I thought, "Nah, this place is too dead."

eb9e582d No.2983

Haha, we have some dedicated people here though at least!

90b0c1dd No.2984

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Oh sorry, I didn't even notice it was you, Ralen.

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