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We're past due for a new Azuma tweets thread.
The last one stopped bumping, and I've fallen behind on translating Azuma's tweets since he went quiet for such a long time.
Previous thread at >>146
Here's this year's Wonder Festival art.
Still nothing on Share from last month or this month, though…
Still nothing on Share for last month or this month.
I know Share doesn't work after Windows 7, and I know support for Windows 7 ended last month. I've been using an XP VM for years now.
Have the Japanese abandoned Share? What are they using for their file sharing now?
More importantly, how come they never adopted Bit Torrent like everyone else?
I've managed to find the latest chapter, just not in Japanese (or English), so the raws must exist somewhere.
At least the pictures are cute.
Maybe you could ask around to scanlators of other Dengeki Daioh series to see where they get there raws?
Yagakimi was scanlated by Kusoshop and 4s, which don't have websites listed on Mangadex.
Shinmai Shimai is being scanlated by Yuri-ism (yuri-ism.com).
I don't know any others offhand.
Thanks for the tips.
I used Yuri-ism's contact form to send them a message asking if they could let me know where they get their Dengeki Daioh raws.
>>3279>how come they never adopted Bit Torrent like everyone else?
It's just viewed as highly illegal there and policed way more, I think. Even DDL blogs don't stay up for long. No clue what they're using now, but it must be something new – never knew Share didn't work on anything above XP. Hoping something good will come of >>3282
and you can get pointed to some raws! If nothing comes of it, let me know and I can try asking some folks who I know have generally been pretty resourceful here in the past.
No wonder it takes so long to make new chapters, that first page alone must have taken a month.
I got a response that said they also use Share, so I'm trying to troubleshoot what the problem could be.
Share still works okay for me in general (I can find content from old issues of Dengeki Daioh, like the 2020-01 issue and earlier) But searching for the 2020-02 or 2020-03 issue returns no results.
Share works with at least Windows 7, but when I upgraded to Windows 8 a number of years ago, it stopped working. I had to get an XP VM to continue to run it.
I don't know whether it works with Windows 10 or not, but if it didn't with 8, I assume it wouldn't with 10 either.
Weird. Hope you're able to debug it and sort out the issue! Maybe you (or someone here) could ask for someone else to grab the raws for you this time around, for these couple ones, if it comes down to it… I do wonder why these also don't get re-uploaded on other DDL sites or dumped on 2ch (different culture there I guess) and such though, either by Western or Japanese fans, especially considering how big Yotsuba&! is.
Also maybe they could pass you the raws for this issue if need be…?
I just realized, when you said Yuri-ism translates Shinmai Shimai, I just assumed they had published a new issue from the 2020-02 or 2020-03 Dengeki Daioh. That's why, when I contacted them and they said they also get their raws from Share, I was confused.
I just checked Yuri-ism's website though, and I don't see any new issues of Shinmai Shimai since the 2019-12 issue.
There was a new chapter in the 2020-01 issue, chapter 44, which I can see on Share.
The last chapter I can find on Yuri-ism's website is chapter 43, though.https://www.yuri-ism.net/slide/series/shinmai_shimai_no_futari_gohan/
According to the Dengeki Daioh website, that series also appeared in the 2020-02 issue, (which is one of the Dengeki issues I can't find on Share at all).https://dengekidaioh.jp/blog/entry-10271.html
Do you know if Yuri-ism has posted a translation of the last 2 chapters? If not, they may be dealing with the same issue I am and just not realize it.
Well, still nothing on Share, so I've ended up partnering with Sense Scans for releases of IM and Yotsuba going forward. They'll provide the raws, and my releases will go out through them. I'll still be posting them here as soon as they're complete, the only difference will be that they'll be credited within the translation.
I've got the raws of the latest chapter of Yotsuba&! now, and the raws for last month's IM should be coming soon. I'm not sure when I'll be able to start on them, but I expect to have Yotsuba&! done this weekend at the latest.
>>3289>Do you know if Yuri-ism has posted a translation of the last 2 chapters?
Not according to Manga-Updates or MangaDex.>>3293
Seems like a lot of overhead, tbh. Do they really care that much
about being credited for simply giving you the raws? Are there no other sources? AFAIK you don't even put your name on the translations anywhere or have a credits page, but I guess that'll change now.
I always liked how simple it was just going through here – as opposed to all the drama that goes with some scanlation group's blog and website, a whole BBS forum set up to discuss chapters, a custom manga reader set up on their domain, etc… Sense-Scans also restricts uploading on MangaDex for 24hrs after release in effort to drive more traffic to their website. To be blunt, it just seems annoying and attention-seeking which is the opposite of pretty much everything I've liked about your great, lowkey, easy-going operation here going on who knows how many years now.
Well, the arrangement is that I can still post the chapters here first, so the only difference you should really see is the credits, which are just going to be a note in one of the margins, so that should hopefully be pretty unobtrusive.
They've told me the 24 hour Mangadex restriction is still in place, which is the main reason for putting the credits on my translations now.
I don't really understand all the fuss myself (in my opinion, the more distribution, the better) but it's not much additional burden on me, and hopefully you guys won't mind too much either.
I can provide you with raws each month, do you have a Discord account I can contact you on?
OK, that sounds decent at least. The delay on other sites just to drive more traffic somewhere else I guess is a philosophy that irks me, analogous to something like serving ads on sites that host scanlation content as well.
Just to offer, know someone who has access to pretty much anything you can find on an online store, e.g. eBookJapan, and reached out, and he says he should be able to simply provide Dengeki Daioh raws whenever needed as soon as they pop up for digital download/purchase on those sites (which I think is immediately at the time of release, right?) Let me know if you'd want to look into this way of getting raws and I can send you an email (or whatever contact method, let me know) with his contact info.
Hah, wow, this isn't the person I know, so just incredibly weird timing. Anyway, sounds like there's two more potential sources now.
Haha yep, I'm sometimes able to get the raws a little earlier than they're officially released, so I thought I could offer my help when I saw the chapter wasn't released yet.
I appreciate the offers, I just wish I would have known about them sooner.
I've already agreed to partner with Sense Scans, and they've already given me the raws for this month's Yotsuba&!. I feel like it would be bad etiquette for me to back out now after I've committed, especially since they've asked me multiple times over the past few years to partner up and I've always been resistant.
Damn, sorry I sent you on a wild goose chase. I thought they released one recently, but I'm a new parent so my sense of time has been wonky for months. Maybe it was longer ago than I thought, and the raw from even earlier.
Thank you for all your efforts in bringing us these series. I hope it goes more smoothly for you in the future.
I think people made sort of hand-wavey offers previously but should've been more concrete; I should have at least, or taken some more initiative to help out and say, hey, there are very viable, better alternatives here (and to be fair, there still are).
I do have to read some malintent into this (not on your part) of them repeatedly asking you to partner over the years – your resistance seems to have been a good natural instinct, and I'd ask you to reconsider, even if it is a bit rude on your part (good on you) – in my guess, because they know Yotsuba&! is a popular series, it will get their name even farther out there and credited, drive traffic to their website, etc. It just seems like an attention ploy, and it's sort of ridiculous to want to be credited (& restricted access for 24 hrs on other sites) for providing you some JPGs that can be purchased on Amazon for, like, $5 or less anyway.
I guess this is a pretty negative take on it all, which is actually pretty rare for me to have, and such a strong opinion at that – and I know I'm being a bit harsh – but I'm really not too happy to see this. I've seen it demonstrated for years that you do this for the joy of it all, and your (and everyone else's) love for the series, which is what Yotsuba&! is all about in the end… not directing people to some shitty personal site that gets off on restricting access and boosting their personal brand and name.
I remember seeing this post, but didn't realize it was from Azuma's twitter.
@azumakiyohikoToday is WonFest. I drew the billboard.
11:10 AM Feb 9
This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - No
I'm not going to accept this. Not this month.
If someone doesn't bust out their crayons and give me new Yotsuba, I'll be EXTREMELY perturbed.
I know the feeling, but we must be strong.
This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - Yes
>>3446>Yotsuba - No
This month I won't complain and I won't cry, at least not publicly.
Now WonFes is cancelled too, so that's one less thing holding back Yotsuba.
I miss the delightful adventures of Yakisoba or whatever her name was
Her name is Yotusba.
It's actually Yatusabe
It was like a flower or something. Tanpopo?
Sounds about right. And her last name is Kawaii? Her dad is mister Kawaii, I think.
Her friend is Ana, who invented the robot Rambo.
Don't forget their neighbors, Asahi, Fuuma, and Uno.
This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - No
3 minutes ago.
Damn, that's fast.
Also, I'm betting that nobody wants to nag barasui about the pages while the outbreak is on, even if the lockdown is over.
And whither Yotsuba?
>>3494>And also, remember when we spent like half a year, or more, without a new chapter?
I was going to say in one of the other threads, people complaining about the break now must not remember when Azuma stopped releasing Yotsuba&! when he was working on the 10th anniversary Azumanga revised editions.
I actually thought that break was over a year long, but when I check the dates of those chapters, it looks like the gap was from February to August 2009.
Sorry for all the spam lately, guys. I've been lax in my duties as a moderator, since I forgot I'm the only one who watches this place.
I'll start making it a habit to check the report queue regularly, since reporting doesn't do any good if no one sees it.
(not sure if I should ask, but any idea what happened to AXYPB? The latest tweets on his personal twitter don't seem very optimistic to say the least)
I'm honestly not sure how he's doing currently, and I do kind of worry.
I know last year around May he was going through some hardships (as alluded to on his Twitter account) but then I spoke to him in June/July, and it seemed like things might be starting to look up, or at least stabilize. That was the last I heard from him, though.
This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - No
Barasui is still alive? I could swear been almost as quiet as Yotsuba has been.