Friday, 31 December 2010

Last Post of 2010

Wow. 2010 really has gone by quickly. It's been another funny old year but on 4dawgz, it's been a year where there's been an absolute flood of releases. Most of them were a result of me sending emails to groups asking if they needed an editor to help out. I haven't kept track of how many stuff got released but I'm sure it's double than what got released last year. So to all the new groups and translators I'm working with, thank you very much for making this a busy year for me and I'll try and keep up the same pace for 2011.

Not too keen on going out to celebrate. An hour to drive into the city with all the traffic jam, do the countdown, bars overcrowded and followed by another hour to get home isn't my idea of ringing in the new year so I'm just going to sit in my warm room with a glass filled with drinks from the last Christmas party. Hope your celebrations go off without a hitch and from all at 4dawgz and everyone else, have a happy new year!

By the way, 2011 is the year of the rabbit which happens to be the year I'm born under. I EXPECT TO SEE MORE OF THIS. VIVA LA PLAYBOY OUTFITS.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

#3 My Favorite Things from 2010: Anime

Don't really have much steam anymore to write up more lists so I'm just going to make this the last one and call it a day. This time, it's all about anime. I didn't have much time to watch a ton of series so this is another slim list. I can imagine 2011 being the "catchup" year. It's hard to believe that it's been 5 years since I stumbled upon fansubs by accident as I was trying to find old Ghibli movies. As you can imagine, all my evenings at the time was spent watching stuff like Mai Hime, School Rumble, Azumanga Daioh and *ahem* Grenadier. The only limit was my 80gb HDD at the time so I had to convert them to VCD (DVD rewriters are expensive back then) and then I ended up giving them all away to a friend after I bought a 120gb external HDD so I can store anime properly.

Enough nostalgia talk. Here's a small list of anime that I watched this year and what I thought of them.

Monday, 27 December 2010

#2 My Favorite Things from 2010: Video Games

Second part of the ever exciting list of things I liked in 2010. This time, I'll be focusing on video games. While I managed to play more games than what I played in 2009, the list is still slim and it doesn't include any games that had massive hype like Call of Duty, Starcraft 2, GT5 etc etc. In fact, most of the games I played are Wii games. Xbox360 in the meantime just sits in the corner wishing to be played while the PS3 is still nowhere on my list to buy in the future. Also the PC got upgraded with components that were top of the range... in 2008. I'm sure there must be a category for gamers like me that aren't casual but aren't hardcore as well. Harsual?

Sunday, 26 December 2010

#1 My Favorite Things from 2010: Movies

Well Christmas is over, the turkey's thrown in the fridge, the family and friends have been visited and for the first time, I'm not pissed off like I used to be when I received boxer shorts and chocolate (it's Ferroro Rocher but in my opinion, Lindt is God tier) for presents. So with the period between now and New Years Day being "that period where nothing much happens" I thought it's time to bring back last year's feature where I make filler posts of my favorite stuff from 2010. For my first list, it's time for that good old fashioned past-time of visiting the cinema.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas Eve Rhapsody

It's Christmas Day here and it's time for the inevitable Christmas release. This oneshot is by Ichirou Kure and Santa is depicted as a delicious brown woman who decides to drop in on one lucky kid to deliver his "present". I really, REALLY like this artist so I'm kinda praying to the hentai Santa that I'll find someone to translate their other works in the new year. That would be a wicked awesome present... actually an iPhone would be better but this would be a close second.

This chapter is now available in the oneshots/others section here.

Have a Merry Christmas and here's hoping you get all that you asked for. Since the translators are all on their break, I guess I'll do the same thing as last year and make some "my favorite stuff from 2010" list as filler.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Solatorobo 4koma 16-20 & extras

Continuing with moar dogbottan 4koma strips courtesy of Nameless Translator. We're almost close to catching up with the releases on the Japanese site. Also, the page with all the previous 4koma strips is now up in the "Project Pages" section.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

GAME OF THE YEAR

Too busy playing blow joban gaems. It's fucking awesome. I highly recommend this game.

GET IT HERE. NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Mai No Heya chapter 13 & Solatorobo 4koma 11-15

Here's chapter 13 of Mai No Heya as part of a joint project with Nameless Translator from Anonymous Scanner. Ushi wants to be rich... but unfortunately her get rich scheme gets her into a little trouble.

Also, because I thought this was going to be another 200 page manga, I thought I was only halfway through completing this... until I was informed that chapter 13 marks the end of volume one. So have a compiled volume. This contains various tweaks and changes but nothing major. There's two more volume of Mai No Heya and yes, me and Nameless Translator have plans to work on those as well.

The volume can now be downloaded from here.

Nameless Translator also sent script for the 4koma strips of Solatorobo, the DS game that's a spiritual sequel to the PS game Tails Concerto. I did have plans on compiling the 4koma strips into a downloadable file but since these 4koma are still ongoing on the Japanese site, I'm going to have to create a separate page to store these strips. Expect that sometime soon. Enough talk, have some 4komas.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Otaku No Musume-san Chapter 55 & Suck Of The Dead

Two releases today. One is a new release and the other is something that someone else already worked on and released a couple of days ago. Hopefully this'll balance things out by releasing both of them.
 
Here's chapter 55 of Otaku No Musume-san as part of an ongoing joint project with RaikenTB from Nicchi Scans. Kanau is excited about the prospect of her dad becoming a pro manga author but he has second thoughts about going pro...

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Now for the second release. It's a Highschool Of The Dead doujin by Kashiwaya (aka Hiyo Hiyo). Since we already worked on the earlier HSOTD doujin, RaikenTB translated this along with OnM ch55. Well, we may not be the first to release this but what the heck, it's a short doujin so this was finished within hours of me getting the script. Anyways, it's a doujin... that sucks... in a good way of course.

This doujin is now available in the doujin section here.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Hitomi's Great Adventure

Continuing with more "girl accidently getting naked" theme, here's a spin-off of sorts from the Nanako series by Nouzui Majutsu & NO-NO'S (aka Kanesada Keishi and Kawara Keisuke) about Nanako's friend, Hitomi. This contains three stories about one unlucky girl and how her terrible luck always seems to result in her getting naked. You know the drill by now. There's NO sex scenes at all so consider this a very ecchi manga.

This chapter is now available in the oneshots/others section here.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Espresso

And now, normal services will resume... for now.  So here's a very, VERY short colored manga starring the ever naked Nanako. This time, she tries to play with a balance ball but all of a sudden, SOMETHING comes along to put her off. Kanesada Keishi, also know as the guy who drew Lewd Roses, contributes to this manga with some lovely pictures. 

This chapter is now available in the oneshots/others section here.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Monday, 6 December 2010

IT'S CHRIIIIIIISTMAS SOON.

That is all. Go watch Elf.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Elsie is mai waifu

Prove me wrong. Anyways, no scripts to edit so on the recommendation of some people I marathoned The World God Only Knows anime. It's awesome. I'd give Elsie a F_ _ _ _ _ UCK if you know what I mean. 

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Koi Wo Suru No Ga Shigoto Desu Chapter 23-24 & Completed Volume

A double release to bring an end to Koi wo Suru no ga Shigoto Desu. In typical Harumi Chihiro fashion, the story ends on a sugary sweet high where EVERYONE gets a happy ending..... blergh. LD from Soba-Scans should get a medal for providing the translations on a fast regular basis. So Ryou does a Captain Falcon impression by showing us his moves and then something happens in the last chapter which means Ryou and Minoru... well, you're just gonna have to read it. Personally, I liked the Souma/Todoroki storyline but there was a LOT of times when I thought it could've ended with Minori/Saiga as an NTR type story.

BUT WAIT. THAT MEANS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD VOLUME 3 WITH ALL THE COMPILED CHAPTERS.


The volume can now be downloaded from here.

Volume 1: Available to download from here.
Volume 2: Available to download from here. (Only the last 2 chapter was done by me and Soba-Scans).

The previous single chapters will be deleted within a couple of days. No point having them when the compiled chapter is ready to be downloaded.

Solaris-SVU and Shogo did most of the chapters before we were given the go ahead by Shogo to complete the series. Me and LD have a new future project planned and no, I'm not editing another Harumi Chihiro although Soba-Scans are working on Velvet Kiss so for Harumi fans, there's still more happy sex in store for you.