November 21, 2015

Free Talk: Blog Stuff regarding some series


Okay, from what I can understand from their post, according to Redfaces/红莲汉 [Chinese scanlator of Skip Beat, Akatsuki no Yona, Namaikizakari and Last Game], they had closed the registration to their forum. All their comics are prohibited from being reproduced, and I think they will release them one week after the sale date. But then, that might be only for the people in the forum since their recent updates are manga that has been sold in Japan a long time ago but it cannot be viewed publicly. Unless, they mean one week after they uploaded it in their forum. ^^;

Someone in baidu wondered if it is connected to the arrests of Chinese nationals who had uploaded scans on the internet. So I checked it out a bit. It is One Piece raws to Mangapanda on November 13. Then, The 7 Deadly sins for Red Hawk on November 18.

So, I’m not sure if the other Chinese scanlators will follow. For now, if no one/group scanlates in Chinese or it is already English scanlated/summarized, summaries for the mentioned series cannot/will no longer be worked on. Edit: I forgot that they are also working on Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru with another group so I'm not sure if that is affected. Sorry, but this is beyond my control and I had always been dependent on Chinese scanlations for the summaries. ^^;;

I guess because of this, Chinese scanlation’s releases had considerably been delayed than usual these few months except for Redfaces. It is either that or they are just busy with other things. ^^; Anyway, we’ll just see how this goes. 

I still have a few pending summaries to do so I'll work on that in the meantime. 

Update on November 23: Okay, checking the Redfaces/红莲汉 forum, they got Akatsuki no Yona 115 and Namaikizakari 36 up yesterday, November 22th. So, we’ll wait a week to see if they’ll release it publicly or not. If not, it will be only for them.

54 comments:

  1. Thank you for the update, Kat. I was keeping a look-out for Skip Beat 230, but now I hope nothing bad has happened to the people scanning them! And as you pointed out, they have their own lives as well as probably not being keen on being arrested for copyright violations.

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  2. Sniff. I am so sad. i can t live without Skip Beat!

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    1. Sindicato..I think it will still come out...just not as early as usual =(

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  3. Do you mean you will not summarize skip beat ? *crying*

    ~reemy

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    1. reemy, it depends..if there is no Chinese scanlation...and if someone already wrote them in English.

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  4. Does this mean no namaikizakari?!? :'( ~Shanny

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    1. If there is no Chinese scanlation, Shanny.

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  5. Thanks for the update Kat.
    I'm always looking forward for Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru, Namaikizakari and Last Game. I hope it won't be cut... but if they do, I know their is nothing you can do about it. Still hopeful - avismonte080

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    1. No problem, avismonte080 ^-^

      Hopefully. ^^

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  6. I'm a huge fan of Skip Beat, I would like to read its updated chapter. Maybe you can try it at mangafreak. Read Manga for free. Mangafreak got the most updated manga list and the fastest update everyday of your favorite manga and manhwa. read Skip Beat updated chapters.

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    1. Okay, Manga Update. If it's in Japanese, I cannot read it. The Chinese is currently not working on. The English is not yet out.

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  7. Raws here http://theyseemewhalin.tumblr.com/post/133642383021/skip-beat-230

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    1. Thanks..Tammy, saw it already.

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    2. It's in Japanese and kat can't use it and the owner of the blog has posted many times that she doesn't want people sharing her links

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  8. I don't mind having to wait the extra week, I hope those stories still comes out eventually!

    I also hope that if a Chinese scanlation is released, you would consider summarizing Skip Beat even if a quick English scanlation comes out first... honestly for me it's much nicer to read your summary and ponder your comments afterwards. I always look forward to reading your comments and everyone else's reactions, and your blog gives me a place to talk about it too, since I don't know anyone else that reads the story. I don't have time or energy to look for another place with a similar community. If that is too much work, perhaps you could just post your comment/reactions of the chapter in like a Free Talk and let us still comment about the chapter on that?

    But no matter what, thanks for all you do, Kat! :)

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    1. Hopefully, squeaker. Currently, I'm not sure...but then, somehow, since these series are popular, maybe someone else will do it but for now, I think they are laying low for a while.

      Thanks for the comment ^-^ Summary, probably not..but I will write comments if there is a full English translation/scanlation. Yup, those are fun..reading other people's comments and talking about the series ^^

      I will ^^

      Thank you ^-^

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  9. OH. I thought my heart was going to stop. Well, I would not mind later summary releases as long as it's not dropped entirely XD that last game last chapter is an asdfghjkl cliff-hanger!

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    1. Thanks always Kat! <3 Though I'll miss that moment of excitement in every morning of 26th (sometimes it's 25th)

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    2. Eru, summary will indeed depend on the Chinese scanlation..and if there is already a full English summary/scanlation. If there is, I'll probably just write a comment on it.

      Indeed...

      Thank you ^^

      True...sigh..hopefully, it's temporary or something.

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  10. since 20 i was waiting for skip beat raws too...and also the other raws...Although i read someone'S spoiler on web about the raws of 230...(she didn't get raped,..thank god... starts to suspect min later )....THANKS FOR UR HARD WORK KAT!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. True...it turns out to be work related.

      Thanks ^-^

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  11. Kay, won't you consider posting reading lists? Like "top tsundere romance" etc.

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    1. Hehe, that would be tedious and I'm not that good in categorizing series.

      I only have a list of what I read here: http://tatsukida.blogspot.com/p/lists.html

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  12. Thanks for telling this kat.. *sigh it may be kinda bad but i hope they will still continue their scans.. Skip Beat is already a part of my life. T.T manga is already a part of my life T.T

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    1. No problem, Vei ^-^

      I think it will continue but at the moment, they are laying low for a while. If not them, I think other people/groups will pick it up. Skip Beat is very popular so it will just be a matter of time.

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  13. Hope they release Namaiki and the other series as well. Though I have an account on otakumole, I find it reading your summaries much more enjoyable and easier.

    I don't/wouldn't mind having to wait a week or two to read it.

    And thanks for the updates Kat, I was totally lost about what was going on.

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    1. Thanks, Fê ^-^ Anyway, hopefully...I think they are laying low for a while due to the arrests. I guess they are affected because they are release those series almost on the same day of publication.

      =)

      No problem ^^ I'm actually somewhat confused too with this group..they 'shut down' everything including non-recent chapters, and limited it into their forum only. Strange..when the others aren't.

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    2. Well, there still is otakumole and their fan translations that are not bad at all, specially if one can't read kanjis like me, my knowledge of the kanjis can't even be compared to a 3 years old kid, so... But it's too much click here and there and we're no able to see the pics and the text at the same time. Not that I'm complaining, it's just I'm too lazy and stupid to learn all of that, lol.

      And yea, I'been seeing lots of groups/scantrads closing their sites 'cause of this incident with the chinese raws provider, but I didn't know it was that bad.

      Hope you're right, Last Game is one of the series that I read the first chapters and it seemed nice, but I don't have too much time right now to follow a large amount of stories, so I decided to read once I'm done with some others, but Namaiki is really one of my favs, that's why I'm affraid it turns bad and even more afraid that we won't see your summaries, since the english scans are way behind.

      Well, we do have some spanish scans, I can read well enough, but I don't know, english is easier for me, lol.

      Thank you for the attention Kat, god bless you.

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    3. Hehe...^^

      Hm..I only know two. Redhawks and Imperial. Are there more? I tried googling but I couldn't find more about it.

      Hehe...Last Game is good...though it slightly went to the territory that you dislike before going back on track again...just recently in a few chapters. It is somewhat like Namai...but then, the aim seems to be more on gag with the clueless romance thing as the core. ^^

      Well, it's good to learn a lot of languages for in this case, it has its advantages ^^

      No problem and thanks ^-^

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    4. I've expressed myself in the wrong way. I know lot's of series that groups are dropping 'cause of dmca and what happened with these chinese guys. I myself are a random part of a group that decided to close down, than decided to reopen but with only a few series and that's because here we don't have those issues with piracy yet. The owner was freaking out, lol.

      Well, good to know, so I'll just whatever the time it needs to end so I can read everything a went through this phase like it was nothing and pretend that I didn't see anything, lol. Thanks for the heads up, really!

      Not that I know a lot of languages, but I do some though most of them are reaaaaaaly rusted and the only thing I can do to train it is try to read.

      Any news about Ore Monogatari? I'm trying to not read at otakumole, sometimes it takes just too much of my almost none free time to get it to read. Are Takeo in 'peril' because of this situation with chinese scans?

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    5. Is that so. I think a lot are freaking out but for now, it seems that only those whose chapters are very up to date -> comes out a few days after the release.

      Anyway, I found a site that had uploaded the latest Namai so I'll work on it soon ^^

      True. I think some readers 'rested' from the series when 'the one you detest' came out and waited for that part to end. ^^;;

      Indeed ^^ In my case, I forced myself to read Chinese just to read manga. lol Hehe, was desperate before =P

      I think things are just delayed than usual. I haven't read the very latest chapter. It seems that they had gone to summer camp. Takeo is stopping his urges and Yamato is expecting it. That's the current premise. I did plan to summarize it as I told you before but I couldn't find the right timing to 'get in' the series and my summary/schedule load is still not quite 'fixed'. Sorry about that. m(_ _)m

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    6. Wow, I really messed my grammar didn't I? My lack of sleep is getting to me, lol.

      It seems things are going back to normal now, though a bit 'delayed'. I've read your updates and others free talk, thanks for your hardwork. Really, it's not everybody that would do and went out their way to do what you do. Gotta thank and admire you, really.

      I tried to lern japanese, but like I said, my level of reading is less than a four year old kid, lol. Though I kind of understand when listening.

      Now worries, I only asked 'cause I didn't want to keep reading on otakumole. It takes too much time with all that process, though it's really easy once you get used to it. Obviously, if you find time and want to do it, I'll be forever grateful, wait, I already am, lol.

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    7. Hehe, don't mind. This isn't graded =P

      True..it seems so. =)

      Same with me. I can understand it more when listening like watching anime. I cannot read it since they seem to look all the same. ^^;;

      =)

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  14. :(
    I usually avoid spanish translations, because I am more used to reading them in English, but I managed to find the chapter with a Spanish translation, and I feel so bad fr Saena.
    I hope everything works out so that you can keep working on the Skip Beat summaries, because I love your summaries.

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    1. Is that so, Karen.

      Well, cannot compete with people who can read Japanese especially with raws available. ^^;

      Hopefully so and thank you for the comment =)

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  15. is it actually true about those arrests? like how can Japanese ppl arrest Chinese national??? anyway i really hope they are ok and get out soon. and i think waiting is the best option for now.:( we will be waiting.

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    1. Yup, Iffat. I think the Chinese nationals are in Japan. It seems that the delivery man 'sells' them the magazine fresh from the publication before it hits the bookstores then, they scanned and uploaded it to their scanlators who then release it before the official release date.

      True. I get the impression that they'll 'lay low' for a while and we just don't know until when.




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  16. Thanks for update Kat :')
    But.............. Last Game TT___________TT

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  17. Anyone who have a link for the latest chapter of Last Game?

    Thank you.

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  18. something new? i need read Last Game T.T

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    1. good news yesterday i see the new chapter , but
      but it has copyrigth....

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    2. Is that so..well, at least you already saw it.

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  19. Hi..I am new to this blog. In fact,i just found this blog yesterday when i desperately want to read kanojo wa uso wo aishugiteru (sorry i have problem renembering the exact japanese name). I am really thanksfull that you provide the summary of my curent favorite manga. Regarding the issue you mentioned, is kanojo wa uso wo aishugiteru's sumnary gonna be updated for the next chapter?

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    1. It's fine, Unknown ^^

      Thanks for reading ^-^

      Currently, there is still no Chinese scanlation for it. I don't know if they dropped it or it is just delayed due to what happened or it is already the holidays. A lot of other series are delayed, too so I cannot say for sure.

      Anyway, if it is out, I'll work on it ^^

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    2. Thank you. I will anticipate it. ♥ your blog ^^
      I also love that you give your opinion for each chapter. Happy hollyday for you ^^

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    3. Side note: oh my profile name apoear now?why it did not in the comment?

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    4. You're welcome ^-^

      Thanks and happy holiday to you, too ^^

      Sorry, I don't know. Actually, there are many 'Unknown's here that I thought you used that as your profile name to be anonymous. ^^;

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