Monday, October 30, 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Regarding how to get the previous volumes I translated, while bakabt is still around, it's a private tracker so I do think an alternative is needed. To be honest, I don't want to create a seedbox for my own torrent, and even if I do upload the volumes up to sites like mega or mediafire, I've no doubt that they'll be reported and deleted. So if anyone has any better idea or wants to take initiative and do something about it, please tell me or go right ahead. You can always email me as a last-ditch way to get the scans.
One Piece v37: Sendspace
Friday, June 23, 2017
Also, v40 seems to be when Null resumed using tankoban scans for the Water 7 arc. Are there any suggestions on what part in the One Piece manga I should take a look at after I wrap up v39, presumably in the winter? Or is all of One Piece translated well enough that my work is no longer needed?
*Update: Estimated release date pushed back to early September.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Monday, November 28, 2016
*UPDATE: Sorry folks, but release will be delayed just one week. It'll be out by January 7th at the latest.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
On another note, I recently noticed that bakabt also has a torrent of the digital Viz editions so I decided to take a look at their translations for v33 and 34. I honestly gotta say I'm pretty disappointed. My translations are nowhere near perfect or anything, but for supposedly professional translations, I expected a lot more from Viz. It's not even an issue of localization choices like Zolo, names of fruits, or use of profanity which I'm perfectly fine with. There are a few, but noticeable parts in v33 and 34 that the translators either failed to translate a dialogue's full meaning for no good reason or simply mistranslated.
Two egregious examples are in v33 p77, where Robin makes a characteristically macabre joke about Foxy choosing Chopper because he likes (wearing) fur, which gets translated in the Viz version to him liking furry things, which can carry a completely different meaning such as when a person likes furry creatures. And in v34 p224, Kalifa clearly states that Water Seven's shipbuilding industry was "already" advanced even in the past, hence there once being seven competing companies. But in the Viz version, it gets mistranslated to Water Seven's shipbuilding industry was "just beginning."
I certainly hope the later Viz volumes contain less mistakes. I know Stephen Paul is doing the translations for the current weekly Viz releases of One Piece, so those are probably much, much better.
One Piece v33: Sendspace
One Piece v34: Sendspace
These links aren't meant to be permanent! For older volumes, use the torrent at bakabt instead (the non-Viz torrent)!