Jan. 9th, 2010 09:07 pm
sryibrokedit: (this is gonna be the best EVER)
HAPPY CAFE IS OUT IN ENGLISH and you can already preorder the second volume. Looks like they're going to be releasing them every three months, so assuming Tokyopop sticks with it, we'll get all 15 volumes in about three years, give or take.

Having read it myself, I can safely say that it is ... readable! To my surprise, but then I haven't read Tokyopop releases in a while. 8D; But while I think some of their phrasing is a bit outdated, their translation is pretty much spot on and maintains the essence of the original - in fact, it's so close to the original that I think some people might have trouble understanding some of the references. They're a bit inconsistent with translating sound effects (I have no idea why), but I don't know how much that would bother someone who doesn't read Japanese. In terms of quality, I still prefer the Aerandria/Intercross scanlations (which have stopped now due to licensing) but I can't deny that Tokyopop didn't do a good job this time. Plus they're waaaaay better than the casual scanlators who have picked it up, as grateful as I am for their efforts.

But my FAVOURITE THING about it, you're not going to believe this )

TL;DR I'm so very happy with the English version and will now insist that people read it. READ IT. I won't say it's not generic shoujo because it pretty much is but it's really cute. ;~; If it helps: the art gets better, I swear. And although it's under "romance comedy" and ignoring the words "find true love" in the English blurb, the goal of the story is not about Getting The Guy.
sryibrokedit: (will you do the caramelldansen with me?)
I'm under the impression that someone might be speed-scanlating chapters from Uru's canon because some have popped up at MangaFox. The quality is low, but it's better than nothing if you can't read the raws and can stomach slightly awkward English and missing dialogue. Enjoy!

(But stay away from the threads, because, uh, you know! People debating the mental stability of characters in a relatively light and fluffy shoujo manga.)

SK3C 16

Dec. 26th, 2008 03:57 am
sryibrokedit: (kyaaaaa~~!!)
Scanlation of Shiawase chapter 16 is ooout and it's the cute little lost boy chapter, yaaay~

(He appears again maaaaany chapters later; I swear I'll upload those raws eventually!)


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