Thank you for your work, Ralen.
Looks like a feature from the November 2015 issues of Anime Style about Ichigo Mashimaro. I think the series was getting a rebroadcast recently.
I haven't forgotten about this series. I have the past 2 issues to translate still.
Looking at the later chapters, I realized a mistake on this page (probably lots of mistakes with these clues, actually). All of the puzzles rely so heavily on word play and spelling things, I don't know how I'm going to translate it.
thank you for the chapter
Has the series just become 'let's see how many ways we can push Mi-chan to double suicide'?
She's really the Meg Griffon of manga at this point.
Something interesting fans might like.http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=GOODS-00098287&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_originaltitle_id%3D996%24pagemax%3D40%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1
IM mugs. This is the first merch of the series I've seen in a while. Kind of random, but perhaps it's to pay for barasui's lung tank?
Looks like miracles do cum true, and what a clever design for a coffee mug too!
Makes me wish we had more official merch that parodied namebrand logos more often, somehow it doesn't feel as strong when fanmade merch goes that route.
I love when merch does that
I don't know what the chapter number ended up being, but it was from the issue released in the 2010-07 issue.
The one where Miu draws on the transparencies and then holds them up to make whatever's happening funnier (but only to her and the audience).
Anyone have link for all the chapters?
I will upload everything I got it all, and post the links here.
here is v05http://www.mediafire.com/download/3va0ogrlls7qs0h/Ichigo+mashimaro+-+2007+manga+vol+05+%5Btanko+Eng+61+mbs.rar
all the books Barasui did besides the Ichigo Mashimaro series.
contains: Off White, I care, Strawberry Babblebath, momento, RONDO ROBE Anime ka Shiryou, Strawberry Bubblebath, yorinuki mashimarom, SweetRose, ChosenRose, Art of ichigo Mashimarohttp://www.mediafire.com/download/9ss67r99s7e4gl4/Ichigo+mashimaro+short+off+manga+books.rar
the last IM from 2010 - to the MOST current from 2013-11.http://www.mediafire.com/download/qx3bg49jlqlo9zt/IM_2010-03_to_2013-11.rar
Thanks now I can enjoy this ride again
Wasn't there new IM and Yotsuba last month? Not on Share yet?
It is, and I've got them both, but I'm currently finishing up another, higher priority project, so it will be next week before I can get to either one.
I'm also several issues behind on Ichigo Mashimaro…
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT??? How can there be a higher priority project than Ichigo Mashimaro????
no ichigo yet? US Ichigo fans want Ighigo too!
I've finally been able to come back to this after about 6 months.
After reading ahead on this chapter, I realized I was going to have to change my translations of the clues in >>124
All of the puzzles in this chapter rely on things like word play and anagrams, so it's going to be impossible to translate. I'm too lazy to put in the effort to localize everything to English, so I'm just going to do it literally with notes.
It's interesting, in the time since this chapter started, these "locked room" experiences have started popping up all over the place where I live.
Now, picking up from where we left off…
The next three pages are from the 2016-03 issue.
I love you Ralen, thanks as always.
I love you more Ralen but only in a manly way
the 2 new chapters make no sense, are we missing previous installments? Barasui should retire, IM officially became not funny. What's "shoryoken"?
The previous chapters are earlier in this thread.
They're solving Miu's "locked room" puzzles. Except it's not really a locked room.
And do you seriously not know Street Fighter?
These next 3 pages are from the 2016-05 issue.
Aw, I wanted to see Chi-chan shoryuken Ana on the chin like in >>119
Barasui, you sick bastard, denying me my shit.
Now that you explain it, I know the name Street Fighter sand I know it's some type of a game or something but that's all know, so I didn't catch the reference. If I put in Métal Hurlant Druillet reference would you be able to catch it?
I kind of thought "shoryuken" and "hadouken" from Street Fighter were pretty much universally known.
Like if there was a line that said "Finish Him!" I wouldn't have expected to need to explain it was a Mortal Kombat reference.
"You don't know what a robot is? Hahahaha! You're so dumb! Ahahahaha! Dumb."
I honestly don't think much in gaming is actually universally known, outside of Mario. I on the other hand fail at generally universally known TV and Music, because I tend to ignore them.
Even my mom knows what Street Fighter is, and she's a woman.
Wait, I think I get it.>>970
Are you a woman?
Also, unrelated to that, the IM girls=confirmed for silly. They're silly willies, because when you have the first 3 numbers of a combination of 4 digits, you're basically done. It's not a digital lock that will block you from attempting random combinations after you've failed 3 times, like ATM machines do. You have the first 3 digits, so you just give that last digit 10 tries from 0 to 9 and bingo, treasures and wealth. They didn't need the Harambe month.
You know what? Reading it again I realise you're right.
Apparently Ana thinks like I do. But not really because I'm more about breaking locks instead of figuring out the mystery.
Or just trying every combination from 0000 to 9999. I've open locks with that trick. Takes a long time though.
Why is Chi so pissed about having performed the shoryuken? It was cute. Nothing happened though.
What was she expecting to happen?
I deleted my comment in >>980 because I thought maybe I misunderstood you…
The joke is that the last digit being represented by the gorilla was just a gratuitous jab at Nobue (since her picture had no clues at all, just a drawing of her face).
I don't know if Chika was expecting anything in particular to happen, Nobue just pressured her into doing something embarrassing, because "consequences" if she didn't.
Given previous references to video game tropes in this series, it is reasonable to assume that the average reader of this title would be familiar with such classical titles as Street Fighter. With the broadcast of EVO 2016 on ESPN2 earlier this year featuring Street Fighter V, that likelihood is increased.>>972
I misinterpreted the arrows in the penultimate panel as fighting game motions and was reminded of Fatal Fury.
Man, what garbage game. Cool characters totally wasted on a game with inferior mechanics. Inferior I tells ya, INFEEERIOOOOR!
Now that I think about it, the lovely Ichigo Mashimaro ladies have been amusing us with their charming and joyful shenanigans for so long that the first reference to games was Mario Kart for the Super Famicom.
They've had the PS2, more than one version of the Nintendo DS, a Nintendo 3DS, and they don't seem to age. They're stuck in some sort of anomaly.
Even at the time, the multiple planes did seem gratuitous to me, though today I understand contemporary competitors to Street Fighter often experimented with mechanics. However, at no point did I approve of the complex motions for special moves that SNK often imposed, seemingly for their own sake. It was such that for the international Neo-Geo releases of Fatal Fury, several special move motions were simplified. In particular, moves that used ↓↙←↖ were changed to ↙↗, which looks similar to the arrows in the panel.>>990
I am more impressed with the other girls' willingness to act upon Chika this way even at this stage.
I can't imagine Ana and Matsuri tying up an unwilling person, so it was just Nobue.
Not that I care who did it, the important thing is we get to enjoy
we see Chi-chan tied up and gagged, which is someone's fetish, I bet.
Not that there's anything wrong with someone liking pictures of little girls tied up and gagged. Right? I'm right, right?
I want to disagree, but seeing how the spambots seem to target this board with that sort of content, eh…
So strong, indeed.
Also, I swear I didn't plan that page to end up on post 1000. Just a lucky coincidence.
That's all until next time!
Of all the mean things Miu and Nobue have done (specially to Chika), I think this is the meanest.
You don't humiliate people by reading their diaries in public. Not for a joke anyway. You don't make private things public unless you have a fucking good reason or you're plotting revenge, and Ichigo Mashimaro is not Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
I guess Chi-chan has a big heart because she can forgive them. Love the part where she breaks the ropes.
At least now we know what Chi-chan is truly determined she can't be tied up, so she's basically unrapeable.
^if i didn't know any better id think they were pushing her to suicide - which every other person in japan does apparently if you look at the statistics
So Chika can't wait to drink coffee, wants to learn a bunch of stuff, and created some bizarre romantic sounding sentence about soy beans?
Don't quite know of those secrets are either dull or rather strange.
Her little poem was kinda cringy and she was clearly experimenting with flowery language. That's embarrassing. Besides the content is silly.
I've seen this theme in Chinese cartoons more than once. In Maria†Holic the blonde trap reads the dreams the protagonist wrote in middle school and not even she knew what the hell her younger self was talking about.
In Hidamari Sketch Miyako began quoting a secret letter Yuno wrote to herself. "Dear Future Yuno, how are you?" and then a red-faced Yuno hit Miyako to make her stop. 'Cause cringe.
In Fireball Charming a tiny robot quoted a cringy poem written by Drossel so she killed it, and immediately denied having done so.
Those are the examples I remember. It happens in real life, I mean, find your notebooks and reports from school and read them. You'll laugh and cry.
There has to be a few Azunymous here that wrote a few stories on fanfiction.net
Remember Social Disaster? He wrote Azumanga fanfics.
Not sure how erotic they were. Apparently he deleted everything. I wouldn't know because I don't read fanfics, but that's what I heard.
I and lot of other posters weren't into it, either. That's when the RP orgy group were forced to migrate to the Shimamuu board, iirc.
That may be memory loss from the brain leakage rather than artistic merit.
Least, I hope so or that would mean 'ol man Barasui has deteriorated more than just his health. Bouncing around time is a convenient way to tell a story in a shitty way.
Barasui has a physical illness, not an illness of the mins.
I made a mistake in this page.
Apparently 海 in this context refers to the wrestler, and not the sea. I don't really understand how, but it's obvious from the context that's what Miu's talking about.
The closest association I can come up with is that numerous sumo wrestlers' stage names contain the character 海.
I've not noticed it until a third reading, but Matsuri's crown in the previous chapter stands out to me as a highly unusual accessory. Perhaps it comes off as more extravagant compared to previous fashions.
404 on vol 0, can you reupload?
Vol 05 is missing pages 4-8
Here I think this is it: https://fuwa.se/p/Fb7vG1.zip
Found it on the goddess.
Perfect, thank you!
This one came out when I was abroad in Japan, so someone else did the editing for me, and I apparently didn't save a copy.http://www.mediafire.com/file/hcu2c8bcckm6re0/2010_03-2016_11.rar
The conclusion of the paper sumo chapter.
Barasui seems to be in top form this month. 6 whole pages, decent gags, and a pantyshot.
Too many SFX this issue, so I skipped editing most of them.
The Danbo's influence has reached even here.
This is actually the first time in ages that I've found it hilarious rather than merely absurd. I love the expressions Miu makes when they do battle.
Did Chika invent some sort of fantastic cardboard centaur?
Also, why is she wearing the ugliest overall?
She's a big fan of Beetlejuice?
At first I thought you were serious, but now I wonder if you weren't just trying to get me to say his name 3 times.
That's exactly what I was trying to do, you clever bastard. I'll have to find another way.
And I will find it.
I carelessly used the name twice myself.
What kind of time delay is acceptable between utterances? If two are more than 24 hours apart, do they both still count, or does it reset?
At least it's not like Candlejack. You only have to say his name once for
Well, we definitely lost Ralen to an old meme, and that's too bad because he was just getting jiggy with it, which is as timely a reference as the Candlejack thing.
But I'll answer his question anyway. In Community they say Beetlejuice three times and takes 3 years for them to do so (they don't even say it twice in the same season) and he still sho
I was very confused until I realized you weren't talking about the comedian Beetlejuice. I haven't seen the movie characterhttps://youtu.be/AxQQ2RQdJeQ
>>1147>haven't seen the movie character
Next you're gonna say you haven't watched Star Wars. Go see Beetlejuice, you owe it to yourself.
It's second best Michael Keaton (would be best if not for Birdman) and a reminder that Tim Burton used to be good.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuyNP-XyFHs
I …haven't seen the original Star Wars films, either. Only watched Episode 1-3 ;_;
To be fair, I watched them with the Rifftrax commentary.
I remember candlejack, man that was a long ti
>>1206>>1207>Is there an Adult Swim bump writer on this board?
Maybe it's a coincidence.
anyone noticed how Miu always has a piece of clothing that's boyish and clashes with the rest of her clothes? A subtle hint to her sexuality, perhaps?
Her outfits almost always include a necktie.
Miu-chan ain't no dyke.
Normally I would suggest not contemplating the sexuality of people who haven't gone through puberty, but this is Ichigo Mashimaro, so.
Also, these are not actual children, but the creations of a middle-aged man
Another option is that new Micchan is just passive aggressively annoying rather than bombastically annoying.
No, your wrong! They're real!
no, she is a lesbian
Or she just does it for the lulz, because she knows trying to kiss Chika gets on her nerves.
There are kids like that, too.
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I didn't read the previous chapter, so I thought Miu was going through some born again Christian thing
The tie does make her look kind of Jehovah's Witnessy.
Thanks for the new chapter, it wasn't as funny as I think it could have been, but then again replacing Michan was never an option, so maybe the wriggle room wasn't there.
Maybe in the next issue goody two-shoes Miu-san get pissed Chika booted her into a lake, and becomes angry and belligerent as a result, before traveling back in time and moving in next door to her.
I'm hoping Chika wakes up again because that was also a dream.
In any case there's something wrong here, because in the story if you're honest and you tell the spirit you dropped the thing you really dropped in the water the spirit gives you both things.
If Chi-chan told the truth she'd have gone home with two Mius. May still happen if it's an Inception thing.
I kind of want to see Good Miu with that expression Chika has in the third page.
It's supposed to be if you're caught lying you're denied of everything including the original, so Miu would have I guess died. Ana-Hermes fucked up.
Also, for some reason, Japan uses a goddess and not Hermes. Not that I'm complaining.
Assuming Chika was fully familiar with the legend, the prospect of living with two Mius, even if one of them was good-natured, may have been too much for her to even consider.
The inverse of that is if she'd lied, she should have lost both.
I'm wondering if Ana will pop up again now that she's kicked the polite Miu into the lake and give her a choice between two different personality traits.
This is not the kind of plot development I expected after all these years.
You're probably right about Sasazuka's lean in the last panel, the perspective is very wonky.
Thanks for the new chapter.
I wonder if this counts as good luck for the poor bastard. Not that Chika noticed him for very long.
12 year olds? 5th graders? wtf?!
I thought they were barely in elementry school
Ana and Matsuri are in 5th grade (about age 11) and Chika and Miu are in 6th grade (about age 12).
Nobue is 16, so presumably about 10th grade (Fuuka's age).
What chapter are we on at the moment?
I'm not sure in terms of chapter numbers. I'd have to look up the previous volumes to see what chapter number the series is up to.
There's a new issue this month, but it'll be a week or so until I have a chance to translate it.
Why is Ana-chan so interested in getting Chi-chan laid?
hm, for some reason long IM doesn't work and isn't funny.
I dunno, I thought this one was better than average.
I liked it much more than most chapters we had in the past few years.
Listening to a girl's advice to pick up girls is this kid's first mistake.
Once he wises up, he'll have game for sure. Or turn out like Jeffery Dahmer.
Ralen, do you have a compilation file for all chapters after volume 7?
has everything from volume 7 up to the date when it was posted. And then everything after that has been posted in this thread.
Why is this boy trying to get it on with Chi-chan?
Next time looks like it'll be a new chapter.
Is it time to start a new thread? This one's over a year old, and starting to get kind of full.
The current post limit before bumping ceases is the default setting of 250 posts. If you wish, you can begin a new thread for continued translations if there would be no room for further discussion.
Miu's expressions in these chapters were precious.