e99angel's translation texts

Currently we have translations for Vampire Knight c4-6 and scanlations for MeruPuri v4c18-19. Please vote on our next project below, and feel free to comment with feedback or email me here.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

If you're still here...

The new website is here.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

MAX Lovely! v2c3 released!!!

If you're still looking at the blogspot website, go to:

http://translationtexts.cjb.net/


Downloads, projects lists, and such are there. ^__^

Please enjoy. =)

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

on the lookout for future projects.

While I'm working on v2c3 and finishing the website content, I'm also looking for new projects. I've found a few that I like, so I'm checking now that no one has it on their future projects list as well...if I were good at organizing websites and such, I would try to organize a future projects online database, but I'm not good enough at this to attempt it. For anyone who is good at such things and has the time, though, I think it's a great suggestion. Of course it can't cover everything, but it would be nice, I guess. Makes it easier for scanlators. XD

Anyhow, if you see anything worth looking at, email me and I'll take a look. No licensed projects, and preferrably not something that someone else is already doing (I'm not fast enough for competition; I'd rather start a series to get other scanlators' attention so that other people can do the project faster because I'm so slow).

Also, I'm starting a list down there of what I've found so far that I like. If you see these projects on someone else's future projects page (or if they're on your own future projects page), please inform me so that I can take it down. Otherwise, please don't take them without telling me...I don't have time to do them all, but that way I can at least know which ones I can work on.

For some of the titles, I don't know what the correct Japanese title is (I'm looking at Chinese scans, some of which don't have the Japanese in them at all), or perhaps the author translation is incorrect (I usually google...and whichever one comes up most...^^; ). So if you have suggestions, please tell me.

That's it for now. Thank you for your patience! ^^;

Monday, May 29, 2006

so i was kind of right.

well, this is my finals week, so I don't have time to finish the chapter by the end of the month. V__V;; I'll try to get it out early June, but I really couldn't do it by the end of May because I'm only a few pages in and I have to study/work. >_<;; but i'm still working on it, it'll just be delayed. sorry ^^;

Sunday, May 21, 2006

status quo and other.

For the person who commented, Fangli at Sacred Tear scanlated v2c1 of Max Lovely, and I think there's a link for it there. It's well done, and I figured I wouldn't redo it since I'm so slow at this anyway. XD I'm trying to finish the chapter by the end of the month, but we'll see how long that works...^^;

I also just realized that I accidentally named the pages wrong (a month later, yes, I know...this is because I'm trying to match the pages with the ones in the manga, and I just found out). I skip from 64 to 66, or something. You're not missing a page...I'm missing a few brain cells. XD So you can rename them if you want, though it's not a big deal.

Monday, May 01, 2006

quick update!

You can now read v2c2 of Max Lovely, as well as any chapters before, at Animanga Network. It's a great website that hosts manga as well as anime and drama. Drop a thank-you at their tagboard if you visit. ^_^

I'm hoping to set up a website in place of blogspot eventually. I'm not much of a web person, but it would be slightly more organized that way.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

a word (or more) on projects and other things.

First of all, as Argentsylph said in her comment (and as written in the projects section), Sacred Tear has done v2c1 of Max Lovely. And thank you for the suggestion on font size. ^_^

As for projects...I realized that I did not change the projects list to how it really should be. I've pretty much decided what I'll even consider working on anyhow, so if anyone didn't like the fact that there were licensed possible projects there, they aren't there anymore. I've been contacted about licensed manga and such, and it has prompted me to do things that I was going to do anyway.

As for other things that anonymous said he/she hates, i.e. "release a project that another group has listed on their future projects page or is currently doing," I've taken down all projects that are currently being done by other groups to my knowledge. The only reason I would do a project done by another group is because the manga has not been released for several months. It's completely understandable, because as a scanlator myself, I cannot work up to desirable speed, but I simply want to take into consideration working on a project that I like. I absolutely respect these groups and if I am told to stop by these groups, I probably will (unless they're going to release one chapter every three years or something unfair to fans like that, which probably won't happen). As for projects on other groups' future projects page, I stopped considering It's Love as soon as I realized that it was on another group's future projects page and that someone else was translating it. If any other projects are on other groups' future projects page, I do not know and the group members should contact me. I don't think I should be obligated to check the future projects page of every group that I know in order to put it in my own section. (I could disagree with myself, but then I'm a contradictory person.) If I do find out, or I am told by people of that group, then I will back down or see if a joint works (probably the former, according to my current schedule). Otherwise, if I am not informed, I won't have the knowledge to act upon it.

To be honest, my opinion on the ethics of scanlation itself and scanlation after licensing is very complex (sometimes it heavily depends on the situation...most of the time it doesn't). I was emailed this forum topic which I think covers the many different opinions (some I agree with, some I don't, but all in all it's good to read through opinions of different people). I hope that at least I'm not stupid enough to think that licensing companies don't keep a watch on the scanlation world. I'm not trying to make a statement with what I've done, if it seems like that. I'm just another fan that wants to share manga with other people. My work on MeruPuri is another issue, I know, but I've tried to stay out of the world of licensed manga, and I'll do my best to continue to do so. I know that I'm not the only person that is doing licensed manga (many respectable groups are, though ethically it shouldn't make a difference), and that's why most people continue doing it. According to multiple psychology tests, however, authority wins over ethics. (Usually authority tries to be on the side of ethics.)

I want to apologize for having to write in this way. It's difficult to explain my opinion (on the whole I've tried to avoid it). I think this is why I did translations rather than scanlations in the first place. XD Well, the final verdict? Translation Texts will not continue doing any more licensed projects. That's all I have to say, for now.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Max Lovely v2c2: Released!

Yeah! Max Lovely v2c2 is out. The link is on the side and in the projects section below. The password for Savefile is the same as always, but you can find it in the projects section. The main one is from Savefile and the two mirrors are from Sendspace and Rapidshare (as I said). I'll probably do it this way from now on (unless you can think of a method that is ultimately better; please tell me if so).

I also uploaded it on Yousendit - the link will last for 7 days only, but you can get it here.

I don't think I'll get to work on v2c3 for at least another month. Well.

MeruPuri has 4 volumes total, for the person who asked. ^_^

I've been ignoring the polls for awhile now...I've pretty much decided that I'll be doing Toraware no Minoue and/or Visionary the Other Side (if I can get permission) if I have time, and I've basically set up how I'm going to share files (if it's not enough, I can add more).

On a random note...in this manga, people insult others by calling them "pig heads" (literally). If anyone knows of a more fitting translation, I'd be happy to use it. I have no problem with it at all...it's a tad amusing though. XD

Questions, Comments, Suggestions? Please tell me. I'm trying to improve as much as possible. Thank you. =)

Project List

Current Project

MAX Lovely! (マックス ラブリー, Makkusu Raburii)
by KURAHASHI, Erika (倉橋えりか)
v2c2-v5 [end]
Summary Coming Soon
Shimi (site down) hasn't released in a long time, so I don't know if they're continuing. Sacred Tear did v2c1.
File: Max Lovely v2c2 (Mirror 1, Mirror 2)
Contents: 32 .png files (6.17 MB)
Type: .zip
Uploader: Savefile (Sendspace, Rapidshare)
Password for Savefile: translationtexts

Joint Project

MeruPuri: The Märchen Prince (めるぷり: メルヘン プリンス, MeruPuri: Meruhen Purinsu)
by HINO, Matsuri (樋野 まつり)
v4c18-19
Summary Coming Soon
I will be doing a joint with a few people for this project in high quality after c18-19. (Scanlation)
File: MeruPuri v04c018 (Mirror 1, Mirror 2)
Contents: 32 .png files (13.6 MB)
Type: .zip
Uploader: Savefile (Sendspace, Rapidshare)
Password for Savefile: translationtexts
File: MeruPuri v04c18 credits page
Contents: 1 .png file (131 KB)
Type: .png
Uploader: Rapidshare
File: MeruPuri v04c19 (Mirror 1, Mirror 2), Mirror 3
Contents: 31 .png files (14.7 MB)
Type: .zip
Uploader: Savefile (Sendspace, Rapidshare, Filelodge (uploaded by Lacus))
Password for Savefile: translationtexts

Possible Project

When the time comes for me to choose/take a future project, I will try to put up a poll and a few sample pages.

Genyou no Meizu (Huan Yao Hui Juan)
by HASUMI, Toui [1v]
To my knowledge, this project is open; currently checking Future Projects pages of other groups.

Nishi no Tsuki Higashi no Taiyou (Western Moon Northern Sun, Xi Yue Dong Yang)
KUWABARA, Yuuko [v3]
To my knowledge, this project is open; currently checking Future Projects pages of other groups.

Tsumikuibito (Sin Eater, Dai Zui Zhe)
by KAWAZOE, Mariko [1v]
To my knowledge, this project is open; currently checking Future Projects pages of other groups.

Xu Huan Bi Fang (Visionary the Other Side)
Currently asking CShoujo for possible permission to use their scans. However, the author has "stopped this series due to publisher contract issue" (according to the CShoujo project database) so I am unsure whether to begin the project.

Discontinued Projects

Vampire Knight (ヴァンパイア 騎士, Vanpaia Naito/Kishi)
by HINO, Matsuri (樋野 まつり)
v1c4-6
This project will be continued by Evenstar1389 (Chinese) and kilo (Japanese) in the Vampire Knight Forums (registration required; links also posted in the Stop Tazmo Forums, registration also required). Scanlations also by Storm in Heaven.
File: Vampire Knight c4-6 Translations (Mirror 1)
Contents: 4 .txt files (c4, c5, c6, disclaimer)
Type: .zip
Uploader: Savefile (Megashares)
Password: translationtexts (kaname)

Out of Consideration Projects

It's Love (Shi Rang I Ya?) by BAEK, Sang-Eun
Eden (site down) doesn't look like it's going to complete this project, but Maboroshi Scanlations has it as a future project. Strawberry Vanilla Forums (requires registration) has the rest of the raws and zincgus89 is translating there.

Vampire Girl (Omae ga Sekai wo Kowashitai Nara, Xi Xue Shao Nü) by FUJIWARA, Kaoru
Bisquettes (site down) seems to have discontinued the project, but Storm in Heaven lists it as a Future Project under the title "Omae ga Sekai wo Kowashitai Nara." Please support their scanlations. Thank you to sweetcake for the project suggestion.

***I'm open to project suggestions. Please email me and make sure that you can show me a few chapters/volumes of Chinese raws from which I may work.***

Thursday, April 20, 2006

back again.

I'm back. Tired, jet-lagged, but back, I guess...a few days ago, but I'm under a lot of pressure from other stuff so it took some time to, well, get some time.

Status Quo: I have about half of Max Lovely v2c2 finished, and if I am not able to finish the rest of it relatively soon, I'll put it up on photobucket temporarily and release the whole chapter.

About MeruPuri, I've said in an earlier post that I won't be doing it on my own anymore, but I'll be working with a team on higher-quality scanlations. I've been asked not to give any names, but be on the lookout for a release...hopefully it will be soon. =) I think I'll be able to redirect you once it has been released. I'm glad that you all like it, though. Rest assured, it will be completed. ^_^

As for Visionary the Other Side, I tried emailing CShoujo to ask for permission but I haven't heard back from them yet. It would probably be better to ask them on IRC, but since I don't have access, I don't know how. I don't have a lot of time right now anyhow, but when I do, I'll be sure to try asking them again.