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4420c824 No.2736[Last 50 Posts]

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.

61f230cb No.2749

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - Yes

fe02075d No.2750

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At last we know Azuma works on Chapter 100 because we can see it under the Nendo.

fe02075d No.2751

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17a45420 No.2752

I like this better than most of the others years'. How long until the chapter "Yotsuba & Firearms!"?

4b2fa883 No.2753

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I'm happy to know we'll see Miura next, because Miura is cute. CUTE!

ee4feecd No.2754


807aa9cd No.2755

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New Yotsuba&! Exhibition in Japan.

61f230cb No.2756

Kinda looks like Yotsie is about to do terrible things to Duralumin.

055eb757 No.2765

Sorry, I'm way behind on this and still haven't made an attempt to catch up on Azuma's tweets yet.

I'm downloading the latest IM right now, and hopefully I can translate it this weekend or this week.

I'm trying to further my Japanese ability by taking a class at the local college, but the homework has really taken up all my free time in the evenings. This week is spring break though, so I should have a little more time.

d5996553 No.2766

File: 1552812838559.jpeg (35.48 KB, 482x542)

Yay, thank you! Good luck with your studies and enjoy break.

4e01178a No.2771

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - Yes
IM - Yes

0029ad01 No.2772

9894a3c3 No.2773


bbdb492b No.2774


4e01178a No.2863

File: 1556253383622.jpg (740.44 KB, 1035x502)

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - Yes
IM - Yes

Yotsuba on the cover in a call back to 2 earlier ones.

4e01178a No.2864

File: 1556253465834.jpg (138.22 KB, 324x450)

and a preview page from the new chapter-

78b13b54 No.2865

Heck yes.
Also Yotsu in that spacesuit is cute.

8aef7325 No.2918

File: 1558409745766.jpg (70.7 KB, 429x700)

I had my Japanese final last week, so now maybe I can finally catch up on Azuma's tweets.
The first one is a retweet of Hidetaka Tenjin.

Art book collection sample
Kotobukiya Plastic Model Danbo
When I received the request to do that Danbo box art, I though, "I've finally entered the era of character drawings!" although I couldn't have been more wrong (lol). #Kotobukiya #Danbo #tenjinhidetaka #Yotsuba&

12:09 PM Oct 18

8aef7325 No.2919

File: 1558410065201.jpg (57.81 KB, 800x800)

Second is a retweet from Ami Hobby News.

【 #ワンホビG 2018 AUTUMN】
From the Good Smile Company: Nendoroid Yotsuba&! Koiwai Yotsuba
Nendoroid Danbo is currently in the works!
1:31 PM Nov 24

8aef7325 No.2920

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8aef7325 No.2921

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8aef7325 No.2922

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48f2c298 No.2923

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My Nendoroid Yotsuba arrived. Playing with it now. The release is still a ways off, and I was going to mention this once it got closer, but since figures are usually produced based on pre-orders, you'll probably have a hard time getting one if you don't pre-order, so it sounds like anyone who wants one had better pre-order. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07MV5DKH3/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_wLovCb86CS97J
9:57 AM Feb 2

48f2c298 No.2924

File: 1558411515960.jpg (219.15 KB, 2048x1152)

Nendoroid Yotsuba. Underneath her is the manuscript I'm currently working on. I'm aiming to have volume 15 out by the end of the year.
1:06 PM Feb 2

48f2c298 No.2925

File: 1558411897678.jpg (441.13 KB, 2048x1152)

Nendoroid Yotsuba. Next to the mini car I keep on my desk for reference. https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07MV5DKH3/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_G.zvCbDMB2Z31
10:49 PM Feb 2

"Mini car" might mean toy car or it might mean micro car, and since it's technically both, I left it as is.

2bc26194 No.2926

File: 1558412501190.jpg (348.36 KB, 1464x2048)

The Nendoroid Yotsuba I got is a rare and precious sample, so I took it home with me. I suspect there will be some adorning the Good Smile booth at Wonderfest on the 10th, so if you go, try to see if you can catch a glimpse. I'm also doing the banner art for Wonderfest.
3:05 PM Feb 4

48f2c298 No.2927

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Today is Wonderfest. Unfortunately, I can't make it this time, but I wonder if the banner is up. Last time the sign board ended up just showing the general concept.
7:29 AM Feb 10

Apparently the usual Wonder Festival banner wasn't displayed for the summer 2018 event due to a typhoon (picture related).

48f2c298 No.2928

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One of Azuma's followers responded with this showing the winter 2019 banner was up as usual.

48f2c298 No.2929

File: 1558477884473.jpg (132.22 KB, 620x877)

There's going to be an exhibition of original Yotsuba&! manuscripts!
It'll be at the Ikebukuro Parco Museum from April 5 (Friday) to 22 (Saturday).
The exhibit will mainly consist of the latest manuscripts from volumes 13 and 14, along with storyboards, reference photos, and making-of videos. Hope to see you there!
10:17 AM Feb 26

48f2c298 No.2930

Just a minute ago, all the writing implements on my desk, like the pen I was using, got taken away to be used in the exhibition coming up in April.
3:20 PM Mar 12

a5a9a41a No.2931

File: 1558479277725.jpg (252.04 KB, 2048x1152)

The Yotsuba& Manuscript Exhibit starts at the Ikebukuro PARCO today. Stop by if you get a chance. There are original manuscripts on display, plus they just tried taking the first video of me drawing the other day, so that's supposed to be playing on the monitors.
12:17 PM Apr 5

a5a9a41a No.2932

To commemorate the opening of the Yotsuba& Manuscript Exhibit I'm going to try posting a small selection of some old research photos on my utterly abandoned Instagram.
It's perfect timing, because there's a balloon festival in Watarase this weekend.
8:57 PM Apr 5

a5a9a41a No.2933

File: 1558480071150.jpg (68.33 KB, 640x640)

In commemoration of the opening of the Yotsuba& Manuscript Exhibit, I'm uploading some old reference photos.
9:27 PM Apr 5

8aef7325 No.2934

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9:27 PM Apr 5

8aef7325 No.2935

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The Yotsuba& Manuscript Exhibit is going on now.
http://bit.ly/2I5ToyC http://bit.ly/2WOjtpd
4:26 PM Apr 6

8aef7325 No.2936

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6:26 PM Apr 7

8aef7325 No.2937

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11:28 PM Apr 8

8aef7325 No.2938

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A generic campground in Tsumagoi. (The Manuscript Exhibition is going on at the Ikebukuro PARCO now♩) http://bit.ly/2U7XmIC
5:26 PM Apr 9

8aef7325 No.2939

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Harajuku, where I went first thing in the morning to take this picture, since normally there are too many people. (The Manuscript Exhibition is going on at the Ikebukuro PARCO now) http://bit.ly/2G5iCcV
6:26 PM Apr 11

8aef7325 No.2940

Yotsuba&! Latest Manuscript Exhibit
The exhibit-hall exclusive souvenir Danbos that come with a ticket purchase have run out due to popularity.
There are plans to restock before the exhibit closes. It will be announced on the PARCO Art homepage and Twitter when new stock arrives.
1:33 PM Apr 12

Kind of a somber note to end on, but that's the last of Azuma's tweets for now.

2bc26194 No.2941

This month's Dengeki:
IM - Yes
Yotsuba - No

df0c2717 No.2942

Yay! (Sad about no Yotsuba, of course, but oh well.)

a5a9a41a No.2946

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A little late on this one…

【5/24 Manufacturer's Order Cutoff①】
The cutoff for preorders for the planned September re-production run of Danbo: Mini is coming up!!
#Kotobukiya #Yotsuba& #Danbo
6:15 PM May 222:15 AM - 22 May 2019

a5a9a41a No.2947

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a5a9a41a No.2948

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bb01a28f No.2953

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41e80cb4 No.2964

This month's Dengeki:
IM - Yes
Yotsuba - No

733eb4f2 No.2966

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Crap, I just saw this.
When will we get back to a regular schedule of regular length chapters of regular daily life shenanigans?

b1648bd2 No.2972

Never. He'll die before Yotsuba's first day of school (the end of the series).

3d47a81e No.2975

This month's Dengeki:
IM - Yes
Yotsuba - Yes!

ee74389c No.2976

2533e94a No.2977

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fe02075d No.2978

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Azuma have made a new draw for the Wonder Festival'19 summer as usual.

c565018c No.2979

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ebc529ca No.2986

Are the raws out yet? any time frame for the translation? Sending my best Ralen

e7e8f011 No.2987

I'm traveling for the next 2 days, but there were no raws yet as of Saturday when I left.
I'll resume checking for them once I get back.

bffc14a0 No.2988

Have a good trip!

d8c729b7 No.2989

Raws used to get leaked WITHIN 24 HOURS of the Japanese release. The latest Dengeki Daioh was relaesed nearly 2 WEEKS ago and the raws are still not out yet?

I am calling for a total and complete shutdown of Japanese raws entering the Western hemisphere until our representatives can figure out what the hell is going on!

a5a9a41a No.2990

I'm back now, and still no raws that I can see on Share.

a5a9a41a No.2992

Just an update, I'm still not seeing anything from the latest issue of Dengeki on Share yet.

e2afc423 No.2993

Okay, I've got both sets of raws now. I should be able to have them translated this week.
Yotsuba is relatively short this time around at 15 pages.

903a0bb8 No.2997

Thanks a lot Ralen!
>15 pages

1367bd7c No.2999


2fd3eb7a No.3021

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The Yotsuba& Manuscript Exhibit is heading to Nagoya. It's starting the 17th. https://art.parco.jp/nagoya/detail/?id=252
1:25 PM Aug 12

Image: "So stay close and come with us…"

fb781ae3 No.3047

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - Yes
IM - No

903a0bb8 No.3048


df0c2717 No.3049

e2afc423 No.3050

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In honor of The Yotsuba& Manuscript Exhibit now going on in Nagoya, here's a story about manuscripts. If you're wondering how the manuscripts differ from the final paperback compilations, the first thing is that they're huge. Like, unnecessarily huge. In the case of Yotsuba&! the total page area is about 3.3 times larger for the manuscripts. https://art.parco.jp/nagoya/detail/?id=252

9:50 PM Aug 24

e2afc423 No.3051

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In honor of The Yotsuba& Manuscript Exhibit in Nagoya, here's something else about manuscripts. In Yotsuba&!, every page has been trimmed, but the artwork goes right up to the edges. That means I have to actually draw a little past those lines in the manuscripts. It's a pain. https://art.parco.jp/nagoya/detail/?id=252

20:27 AM Aug 25

0b3ad2b5 No.3052


Wow! Look at the handwritten speech bubbles.

fa11f894 No.3053

so why do they have to crop out so much art?

a530e895 No.3054

File: 1566879261324.jpg (131.56 KB, 565x409)

When they print a physical book or magazine, they trim them to size after they're glued or stapled.
But there's always slight movement not only with the cutting, but also with the actual printing. So the inner border is the safe zone where all your words and closed panels should be.
The outer border is the maximum variance for the trimming. If you want your art to extend right to the edge of the page, you should draw up to or beyond this line in what's called the "bleed".
Here's an example-
and a site explaining it all- https://www.clipstudio.net/en/howto/manga_02

c89ae774 No.3055

But those cannot be manuscripts?

I mean, shouldn't backgrounds, foreground figures, and text bubbles be drawn separately?

eea3b7fd No.3056

File: 1566923643675.jpg (40.26 KB, 700x467)

The manuscript is the final version ready for print except the publisher will replace the mangaka's text on a computer with the print font.

In the Name (rough draft stage) you plan out everything including speech bubbles and then once it's approved by the editor you work on a final version.

eea3b7fd No.3057

File: 1566923720790.jpg (536.35 KB, 1574x1200)

Azuma has assistant's to help with background's, they work off his guidelines and reference photo's. I don't believe he does much digitally except for maybe screen tone's.

c89ae774 No.3058

I just know that it in the tankobon versions some backgrounds are replaced with more elaborate ones, so I thought that they are kept separately.

58c5eff9 No.3059

Yeah I don't know. Kiyohiko revises his art a lot, he added 8 pages to chapter 72 after it was in Dengeki Daioh and revised the hell out of his Azumanga art for the new editions.

a26fbdf7 No.3060

Are you the same as >>3054?
You seem to know an awful lot about this. Are you a comic artist?

82893636 No.3061

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Amateur. I got into it years ago buying the pens, professional paper, ink, screen tones and the like. I've also read a lot of interviews over the years.

I'm also the person who used to buy Dengeki Daioh every month just in case it didn't pop up on Share. I scanned a few things for here and the old board. I have a big Yotsubato collection and I did the type setting and image editing for your translation for this Ichigo M. chapter (I think you were in Japan or on vacation?)

278f18a7 No.3062

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Still have your text saved-

I've been around since Veers was doing the translations - @ Ch. 33

bb608771 No.3063

Oh, awesome. You're an old institution and no one can even tell.

ebd539bf No.3070

I got the raws for the new Yotsuba chapter last night. I should be able to have it translated this weekend, if not sooner.

4e01178a No.3071


df0c2717 No.3072


342ca9a8 No.3073

Great! How long is it this time?

ebd539bf No.3074

22 pages, continuing the chapter from the last issue.

ebd539bf No.3106

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In honor of The Yotsuba& Manuscript Exhibit in Nagoya, here's a third thing about manuscripts. Our manuscripts occasionally contain shorthand codes in the margins. One of the most common is "SK." This means "Replacement" (sashi kae). It indicates something I wasn't satisfied with that I'm going to replace later. Writing these codes makes me feel almost like a professional, and they look cool, so that's why I started using them. When I looked at the manuscripts for the exhibit, I found some codes even I don't know the meaning of.
7:24 PM Aug 28

ebd539bf No.3132

It looks like they overhauled the Dengeki Daioh website.

This month:
IM - No
Yotsuba - No

source: https://dengekidaioh.jp/blog/entry-10212.html

d1dd4faa No.3133

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8eede70f No.3149

This month:
IM - No
Yotsuba - No


f2b5ee8d No.3150

He’ll be dead before he finishes the series.

87d10867 No.3152

4d30e947 No.3153


So, he's going all Robert Jordan on us then.

64b6d98c No.3154

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What exactly is his illness? Maybe it's not lethal, just debilitating.

48f2c298 No.3157

Lolicon is rarely fatal.

c12a6363 No.3158

If that was the disease everyone mentions Barasui having, wouldn't he be drawing more instead of less?
>rarely fatal
Wait… you mean some times it is?
Oh my gah!

487fcbad No.3219

The only thing I recognize there is that series about the stepsisters who cook gourmet food and blush at each other while their parents aren't home.

be136bce No.3220

>blush at each other while their parents aren't home
I don't need to hear more, I'm reading that manga.

487fcbad No.3226


The food is kind of the focus, though. Each chapter includes a recipe, but you'll have to find your own cute stepsister to feed it to.

6039d562 No.3230

File: 1574120863364.jpg (56.18 KB, 354x512)

Apparently the one on the left is a distant cousin of Sideshow Bob.

1783e7d5 No.3231

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>Each chapter includes a recipe
Sweet Baby Jesus, that's awesome! I wanna cook those, I love cooking. I'm reading that manga, I'm cooking the food.

>a distant cousin of Sideshow Bob
Those are wine-making feet, highly appreciated in Europe. Also, "hello Bart" is an anagram of "herbal lot", which is the term tea makers use when they buy in bulk. The author knows about cooking and has hidden those easter eggs, I haven't started reading the manga and I'm already having fun with it.

01107a3c No.3233

This month's Dengeki:
IM - Yes
Yotsuba - No

Source: https://dengekidaioh.jp/blog/entry-10252.html

d6c03447 No.3234

>I love cooking. I'm reading that manga, I'm cooking the food.
You should read Shinya Shokudo.

6039d562 No.3236

Just an update, I've had the IM raws (4 pages, new chapter) for a few days now, and I'm planning to translate them Thursday.

a26fbdf7 No.3259

This month's Dengeki:
IM - Yes
Yotsuba - No

Source: https://dengekidaioh.jp/blog/entry-10271.html

ea5f8cbf No.3261

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8e11ca2b No.3269

Still nothing on Share.

ebd539bf No.3270

This month's Dengeki:
IM - No
Yotsuba - Yes


Still nothing on Share from last month, though.

82c95c7d No.3271


df0c2717 No.3273

Yay!!! And wow, that's surprising.

5589ccce No.3274

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e73b075d No.3275

My smile… is back!!

27e5d1eb No.3276


a26fbdf7 No.3277

Still nothing on Share from last month or this month, though…

e0e804bb No.3278

File: 1581209985422.jpg (103.15 KB, 623x800)

Azuma once again drew the WonFes mascots for Winter 2020.

fc22cd29 No.3279

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?

972c582b No.3280

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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.

Korean: https://imgur.com/a/igTStgH
Chinese: https://imgur.com/a/vR2smBv

cbfa953d No.3281

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.

019bb182 No.3282

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.

df0c2717 No.3283

>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.

feb5136f No.3284

No wonder it takes so long to make new chapters, that first page alone must have taken a month.

055eb757 No.3285

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.

df0c2717 No.3286

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.

df0c2717 No.3287

Also maybe they could pass you the raws for this issue if need be…?

fc22cd29 No.3289

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.

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).

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.

fc22cd29 No.3293

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.

df0c2717 No.3294

>Do you know if Yuri-ism has posted a translation of the last 2 chapters?
Not according to Manga-Updates or MangaDex.

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.

853f4cc8 No.3295

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.

13e0886b No.3297

I can provide you with raws each month, do you have a Discord account I can contact you on?

79db9fe5 No.3298

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.

79db9fe5 No.3299

Hah, wow, this isn't the person I know, so just incredibly weird timing. Anyway, sounds like there's two more potential sources now.

13e0886b No.3300

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.

cf59e52e No.3301

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.

99f7ac76 No.3302


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.

df0c2717 No.3303

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.

6d2605a8 No.3413

I remember seeing this post, but didn't realize it was from Azuma's twitter.

Today is WonFest. I drew the billboard.
11:10 AM Feb 9

bb608771 No.3419

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - No

source: https://dengekidaioh.jp/blog/entry-10325.html

084b2cff No.3421

File: 1585239210562.jpg (40.07 KB, 750x725)

90ad2739 No.3422

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.

64b6d98c No.3423

I know the feeling, but we must be strong.

df0c2717 No.3424

dc5345f0 No.3446

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - Yes

source: https://dengekidaioh.jp/blog/entry-10339.html

92f6c76d No.3447

>Yotsuba - No
This month I won't complain and I won't cry, at least not publicly.

4abbf71c No.3468


Now WonFes is cancelled too, so that's one less thing holding back Yotsuba.

20b08a55 No.3469

I miss the delightful adventures of Yakisoba or whatever her name was

88f0f570 No.3470

Her name is Yotusba.

89db3bb9 No.3471

It's actually Yatusabe

dc5345f0 No.3472

It was like a flower or something. Tanpopo?

88f0f570 No.3473

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.

7d1ee41f No.3487


Don't forget their neighbors, Asahi, Fuuma, and Uno.

dc5345f0 No.3491

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - No

source: https://dengekidaioh.jp/blog/entry-10348.html

7d1ee41f No.3492


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?

64b6d98c No.3494

File: 1590544495889.jpg (67.6 KB, 1280x720)

Yet another month without Yotsuba, but to complain about it feels selfish and petty considering the circumstances.
And also, remember when we spent like half a year, or more, without a new chapter?
I think it was during the time when they were developing Nyanbo, or maybe it was when Azuma decided to pull a George Lucas with Azumanga and gave us the special edition.

Heck, it may have happened both times. The point is, we were able to wait then, and we should be able to wait now.

Let's just hope both Barasui and Azuma are healthy and taking care of themselves.

5f77a905 No.3495

File: 1590591220907.jpg (291.93 KB, 1090x1600)

>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.

df0c2717 No.3509

dc5345f0 No.3515

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.

9fe4dac3 No.3516

(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)

fcea5d61 No.3517

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.

880fc9bc No.3585

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - No

source: https://dengekidaioh.jp/blog/entry-10362.html

e2d175fe No.3586

File: 1593039030030.jpg (29.18 KB, 344x252)

df0c2717 No.3587


e2cbb9f3 No.3588

File: 1593121875568.jpg (11.71 KB, 480x360)

5f2bda2b No.3604

Barasui is still alive? I could swear been almost as quiet as Yotsuba has been.

184f722e No.3658

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - No

source: https://dengekidaioh.jp/blog/entry-10378.html

13036b16 No.3659

File: 1595878595206.png (358.81 KB, 875x1000)

eb3227c8 No.3661

File: 1595899453462.png (328.13 KB, 719x525)

Azuma is the code! Save us Azuma! Azuma save us!

5356f15e No.3662


Welp. We've moved into G.R. Martin territory now, with the possibility that Azuma might kick the bucket before the story continues.

Or the board disappears first.

bf32940f No.3663

don't be so pessimistic

68690ccd No.3664

Except he’s right.

35268a71 No.3669

do you think he actually wants to give yotsuba an ending?

68690ccd No.3680

I maintain what I’ve said for years: the last chapter of Yotsuba&! will end as she waves goodbye to Koiwai on her first day of school. We’re just now entering her last winter before school starts in the spring, we’ll have four years of winter chapters, then an early spring chapter or three, then two or three of them buying school supplies, and then boom, that’s it.

My only concern is that he won’t live long enough to get the characters from November to April of a single year…

df0c2717 No.3682

I like this.

78346937 No.3711

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - Yes!
IM - Yes!

source: https://dengekidaioh.jp/blog/entry-10391.html

20b42fe4 No.3712

File: 1598457998698.gif (371.33 KB, 1201x1096)

YES!!! Yes!

15abc964 No.3713

File: 1598458045698.gif (48.75 KB, 220x257)


2020 may be un-cursing itself! My dude, those are the best news I've seen today. Thank you.

03c0faed No.3714

File: 1598458966996.gif (1.36 MB, 320x213)

Best news of the month !

0e0afdd5 No.3715

File: 1598463456144.jpeg (8.79 KB, 340x230)

Finally! I wonder if we'll get a chapter about "Yotsuba & confinement"

16a06035 No.3716

File: 1598465946863.png (178.32 KB, 414x423)

your despair prediction is wrong!

315d03b0 No.3741

File: 1598736329917.jpg (201.23 KB, 1024x1028)

We may have an explanation for why Azuma hasn't been as productive lately.

By the way, the Yotsuba& Manuscript Exhibit is currently on display at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka in Hyogo prefecture. In addition to original artwork, they've also taken tools and materials that I use to draw, which has been causing me a lot of trouble. I had to re-purchase several items, like pens and things.
7:36 PM Aug 21

Here's an illustration I drew for the current Manuscript Exhibit. A lot of my illustrations have been digital lately.  Videos of those digital illustrations are also on display, and people are shocked to see that they're digital. This one is in water colors, but I'm hard-pressed to tell the difference.
7:43 PM Aug 21

4e01178a No.3826

This month's Dengeki Daioh:
Yotsubato - Yes!
IM - Yes


eec99c37 No.3827

And there was much rejoicing

d6cdd3b7 No.3830

happiness acquired

70357bc6 No.3831

df0c2717 No.3833

d26b2a4e No.3842

eagerly awaiting!

738a0f42 No.3845

Here's the raws for the new chapter:


Several posters are asking about Ralen.

cc1c027f No.3846

File: 1601680897442.png (196.25 KB, 504x379)

bbef2ccf No.3847

File: 1601715783540.jpg (85.16 KB, 505x458)

What the heck is Yousuke reading? a real estate catalog? does he want to move out? will he have the audacity to separate Yotsuba from the Ayases??

78346937 No.3848

Sorry for the delay, guys. I've had the raws since Sunday night, but it's been a crazy week.

I'm planning to translate and post the new chapter today.

fbb8b86d No.3849

File: 1601749720220.png (232.55 KB, 512x512)

No problem, take your time Ralen.

93327d7f No.3873

Thanks, Ralen.
Will you be translating IM also?

9da158ea No.3876

File: 1601774708345.png (359.43 KB, 505x458)

bbef2ccf No.3879

That's it, I'm calling the police.

78346937 No.3882

Yes, I'm planning to translate that today. There are 5 pages this time.

4e01178a No.3927

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - No

65f68146 No.3930


Damn. Back to sleep.

Ralen: do we have a backup meeting site if we lose this one?

315d03b0 No.3933

No, but I've been thinking of looking into Discord as a possible option.
AXYPB still generously hosts this place for us.

1f7942e5 No.3934

Normally this would make me very sad, but the last chapters have been so good, I have the feeling the next chapter is gonna be so brillant we're all gonna think "that was worth waiting for".

4e01178a No.3972

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - No

cc1c027f No.3980

This is what I wake up to…

949f6072 No.3981

File: 1606345159224.png (381.59 KB, 1002x756)

32dd9b7a No.3986

17e5575b No.3987

There goes Christmas…

4e01178a No.4086

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - Yes!
IM - No

c59b5d0a No.4087

File: 1608832121565.png (24.16 KB, 720x544)


c742d234 No.4088

File: 1608836624388.jpg (724.71 KB, 800x1186)

a christmas miracle!

4e01178a No.4204

This month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - No

a4e12023 No.4205

File: 1611607772916.png (52.06 KB, 300x249)

dc5345f0 No.4206

I hate to say it, but thank god, I need a break.

Work hours have been ridiculous the last 2 weeks, but I'm hoping I'll have this weekend off.

0e461136 No.4208

File: 1611708803330.png (44.22 KB, 855x587)

Take it easy and do your best!

17e5575b No.4209

Don't feel bad, man. If you need a break, take a break and enjoy it.

4ee15414 No.4210

4ee15414 No.4211

Take care & stay well.

315d03b0 No.4257

This is a bit late, but it looks like no IM or Yotsuba again this month.


c22f5382 No.4264

oh no

cc1c027f No.4266

Eh, I can wait another month. Not like getting depressed or angry about it will make Yotsuba arrive any faster.

315d03b0 No.4300

Yikes, Azuma has been tweeting up a storm since February.
I'd better get back to translating…

This first one is an animated gif, which I'm not sure how to download, so I'll post a link instead.

It's been a while.
10:33 AM Feb 13

a8e0ffde No.4301

File: 1615447148278.png (341.12 KB, 693x692)

Nice to know Azuma is fun posting with the new LINE app.

df0c2717 No.4303

File: 1615462002078.gif (879.82 KB, 1000x1000)

315d03b0 No.4304

Thanks, how'd you manage to save that?

9fe391c0 No.4305

Not him but what I did gave me a file with the same hash (so the same file):
>youtube-dl https://twitter.com/i/status/1360416796331831297
>ffmpeg -i "あずまきよひこ - ひさしぶりに来るよ-1360416796331831297.mp4" out.gif
Twitter uses their TwImg CDN to deliver media, and for some time now all "GIFs" on Twitter have actually been AVC MP4s, so you have to turn it back into a GIF, if it ever was a gif in the first place.
Binaries used for reproducible results:
>video 4C1164D2DE589FC3301A07F6BCCBC79B323599F20A54BB0298C27DB5437D626C
>gif 5B4A16A88B871546A2187592DABFCC92B28958C5FF34B35F6FE64D3082C3431F
>youtube-dl 5108AF80531C400E209CC34009B7C70F973134A335F6FF7E6FD6E18A293D0ABF
>ffmpeg 0A8271CD4A335EB48DF2E74431C2BA996C97FCB0129A137C757B95926302885F
Interestingly, I remember muxing in the opening of Take on Me by Ah-ha when he first tweeted this, but I seem to have lost the webm. Try to imagine it.

72373e25 No.4306

Wow, codes are complicated. All this time I was just looking up "twitter gif downloader"

9fe391c0 No.4307

Those are actually SHA2 hashes, not MD5s. Oops. Anyway, found the webm: https://files.catbox.moe/yksb2w.webm

315d03b0 No.4308

File: 1615503404677.jpg (216.58 KB, 1200x752)

It's coming!
7:32 PM Feb 13

Yotsuba: "It's coming!"
Fuuka: !?

Yotsuba: "Here's Yotsuba&! volume 15!"

315d03b0 No.4309

File: 1615503469813.jpg (106.92 KB, 1200x438)

Yotsuba: "It took me 3 years to draw this. What do you think?!"
Fuuka: "That's so slow."

315d03b0 No.4310

File: 1615503526339.jpg (160.57 KB, 1200x533)

Yotsuba: "Aww!! I think it was a little too slow!!"

315d03b0 No.4311

File: 1615503670871.jpg (163.27 KB, 1200x555)

It's coming.
12:39 PM Feb 14

Yanda: "The new volume of Yotsuba& is coming! It's been such a long time!"

Yotsuba: "I think… it should have come out faster!"

Yanda: "What?! Then next time I'll get it out faster!"

315d03b0 No.4312

File: 1615503974442.jpg (92.36 KB, 1200x343)

Yanda: "How many years?!"

Yotsuba: "Any number is fine?! Even 1 year?!"

Yanda: "Ohh! Excellent choice!"

315d03b0 No.4313

File: 1615504030299.jpg (290.07 KB, 1200x888)

Yanda: "Next time I'll get it out in 1 year!"

315d03b0 No.4314

File: 1615504109691.jpg (177.41 KB, 1200x680)

Yotsuba: "I think that's impossible."

Yanda: "What?!"

315d03b0 No.4315

File: 1615504624359.jpg (110.48 KB, 1200x454)

Yotsuba& volume 15 comes out on 2/27. The digital version is in progress, so I'm hoping to get it out around the same time as the paperback.
7:11 PM Feb 20

Koharuko: "Huh?"

Yotsuba: "She said she's not gonna buy Yotsuba&… 'cause there's no digital version!"

Koharuko: "Is that true?"

315d03b0 No.4316

File: 1615504673159.jpg (198.77 KB, 1200x699)

Alien: "Yes. It's just as she said."

Yotsuba: "Eee!"

315d03b0 No.4317

File: 1615504837529.jpg (260.02 KB, 964x1008)

Volume 15 comes out the day after tomorrow. There's a new LINE stamp to commemorate the release.
2:06 PM Feb 25

315d03b0 No.4318

File: 1615505051552.jpg (214.77 KB, 1170x878)

I just discovered how much fun it is to use LINE's photo editor to put Yotsuba stamps in pictures.
2:07 PM Feb 25

Is that Uzumaki? The eyes definitely remind me of Junji Ito's work.

315d03b0 No.4319

Oh, the Yotsuba stamp I just posted wasn't one of the new ones, but from the set that came out with the last paperback release, which is here.

Yotsuba&! 2 - LINE Stamps | LINE STORE
Yotsuba&! Stamps collection #2. Nothing but Yotsuba.

4:14 PM Feb 25

315d03b0 No.4320

Volume 15 comes out tomorrow.
Last time the price went up a little, and I had heard from some that it was too high, but if you want to know the reason for the increase, it's simply because the page count was 240 - up from the usual 224. It was my goal for this time to get the price back down with the usual 224 pages. Now volume 15 is a whopping 256 pages.

Yotsuba&! (15) (Dengeki Comics)

7:09 PM Feb 26

315d03b0 No.4321

File: 1615506429778.jpg (199.04 KB, 1200x580)

The new volume of Yotsuba& is out today.
10:21 AM Feb 27

Yotusba: The new volume of Yotsuba& is out today."

315d03b0 No.4322

File: 1615506619516.jpg (161.32 KB, 1200x568)

Yotsuba: "Actually, even though it comes out today, it won't be in the remote areas yet. If they're selling it, you're in the city. If they're not selling it, you're in a remote area."

Thanks for the explanation, Yotsuba!

315d03b0 No.4323

File: 1615506851609.jpg (199.46 KB, 1200x616)

The new volume should be arriving in remote areas any time now.
1:21 PM Mar 2

Koiwai: "Let's see…"

Yotsuba: "I'll buy the comic for you."

Yotsuba: "Now, just give me some money."

315d03b0 No.4324

File: 1615507164765.jpg (170.07 KB, 1200x615)


Yotsuba: "Pop quiz! Which comic am I going to buy?!"

Koiwai: "Volume 15."
Koiwai: "Not Demon Slayer, Yotsuba&."

907dff2a No.4325

Hey, that's very neat!
Is it rotoscope animation?

c9f80fa3 No.4326

I think it's Kaneda from Akira. The background looks like the ruined Neo-Tokyo, anyway.

df0c2717 No.4327

Twitter actually saves its "gifs" as mp4 videos, so I just downloaded the video file then converted it to a GIF with an online tool (generally better results than trying it myself with ffmpeg).

df0c2717 No.4328

Not sure what the source would be unless he traced a video of some actual little kid walking, but it doesn't look particularly rotoscoped to me. But I like it, and it's well-done.

492ea132 No.4334

>I think it's Kaneda from Akira.
I cannot tell if you're serious or not, but it's Tetsuo.

011241f0 No.4336


cc1c027f No.4342

File: 1616454101946.jpg (195.82 KB, 1070x1070)

I've created a 3rd collection of Yotsuba& stamps. Still pending approval. Please be patient until they go on sale.
This here is Yotsuba and my car.*
5:00 PM Mar 7

315d03b0 No.4343

Yotsuba& Stamp Collection #3 is out now.
Yotsuba&! 3 - LINE Stamps | LINE STORE
Yotsuba&! Stamps collection #3. Dripping with Yotsuba.
5:23 PM Mar 8

I made a 3rd collection of LINE stamps to commemorate the release of volume 15, but some have been saying there aren't enough stamps of Daddy or the male characters. Is there really a demand for stamps of those guys?
Yotsuba&! 3 - LINE Stamps | LINE STORE
Yotsuba&! Stamps collection #3. Dripping with Yotsuba.
6:51 PM Mar 9

Looks like I'm caught up on tweets now.

4e01178a No.4348

File: 1616689640004.png (402.81 KB, 599x672)

Azuma Kiyohiko did an interview-

4e01178a No.4352

This month's Dengeki Daioh:
Yotsuba = No
IM = Yes

2c5a7386 No.4354

Might just be shopped, not sure if custom plates are even a thing in Japan, but if thats the actual plate that's pretty cool.

ec4119ec No.4357

You can request specific numbers, and they will give them to you if they are not already taken. So it might just be real

78346937 No.4358

File: 1617200618547.png (835.25 KB, 1426x2048)

I just got the raws. I'll try to translate this weekend.

12 pages this time! Here's a taste.

7f99f7d1 No.4404

I was checking the Dengeki blog for this month's releases and it caught my attention how it's labeled as the June Issue instead of May, anyone know what's up with that? https://dengekidaioh.jp/blog/entry-10523.html

this month's Dengeki:
Yotsuba - No
IM - Yes

cc1c027f No.4406

This thread doesn't bump anymore. I made a new one here >>4361

My understanding of the significance of the month is that's when it's supposed to be removed from store shelves. So the issue released in April will be available until/through (not sure which) the month of June.

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