Saturday, September 2, 2017

"Tom"

Small change of plans. My schedule is less free than anticipated so while I'm about a third-way done for volume 38, it'll be out in October.  Here's volume 37 to tide you over until then. Meanwhile, volume 39 will come out in late December. Also, thanks to all those who responded to my question of what I should do after volume 39. I'm not personally going to re-do the colour volumes, but if anyone wants to use my translations for them, go right ahead. I'm also going to take a closer look at the groups who do tankoban scans for the recent volumes before making a final decision, but I am leaning towards thinking that my part in the One Piece fan-translation scene is nearing its end for the time being.

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.

Download:
One Piece v37:    Sendspace

Friday, June 23, 2017

News on v37-38

Since a couple people have been asking when the next update is, I'm here to give a status update. Unfortunately, June and July will be very busy months for me, so v37 and 38 will be a late August release.

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

"Captain" and "9th Justice"

And here are volumes 35 and 36 to kick off 2017. Only 3 more volumes to go. Once again, if you need the older volumes, use the big One Piece manga torrent at bakabt.me

Download:
One Piece v35:   Sendspace
One Piece v36:   Sendspace

Monday, November 28, 2016

News on v35-36

Since I've settled into a biannual schedule, I'm planning on getting v35 and 36 out before end of 2016. It would be nice if I can make it in time for Christmas but I can't make any certain promises on that. Happy holidays in the meanwhile, folks.

*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

"Davy Back Fight" and "The City of Water, Water Seven"


And here are volumes 33 and 34! Unfortunately no volume 35, that would've been too much work for me. The Davy Back Fight is one of those arcs I think is severely underrated in the One Piece fanbase. If you're one of the older fans like me who actually was up-to-date with the series when Skypiea ended, which was then the longest arc, Davy Back Fight was a refreshing break that offered silly fun without any heavy drama. And judged on those terms, I think Davy Back Fight was quite successful, so I hope you guys enjoy it.

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.

Download:
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)!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Status Update

Nepece here to give an update. Hopefully the wait didn't kill you. I'm planning on releasing v33 and 34 this July, probably towards the end of the month. Might even squeeze in v35 as well if things go well, but I can't say for certain. Enjoy the summer, folks.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Love Song

v32 is out. I know the cover page (above pic) is rather low quality with lots of artifacts, but I couldn't find any better public raws. If someone can find me better scans for the cover page or the Straw Hat Theatre, I'll gladly redo them with new translations.

*Update: Fixed the Straw Hat Theatre with high-res scans. Thanks a lot for emailing them to me. 

*PS. If you're a skilled cleaner that wants to help out. do give me an email. Workload isn't all that taxing since my current pace is only ~3 volumes per year.

Download:
One Piece v32 (fixed version):   Sendspace