I’ve been fairly busy as of late, so apologies for not posting any updates on the site recently. The plan for this month has been to finish the remainder of volume 11. Nomi translated the prologue last year. Jhunius and On are planning on finishing up the remainder of the volume by the end of the month. With that, the translations for the main series through volume 12 will be finished in December. I have sample translations to update for the remainder of volume 10, as well as manga related things, and Shinmai stuff from The Sneaker to post later this week as well.
For those of you that are into the Shinmai manga, You should pick up volume 4 of Storm which released this week. Volume 4 does a really good job adapting the first 2 chapters of volume 8 of the light novel. In my opinion, it’s pretty close to almost being a 1:1 adaptation. It would have been interesting to see the way Fumi would have adapted it, Either way, volume 4 is pretty funny for all of the crazy Maria reaction faces.
You can purchase Storm volume 4 from Bookwalker or wherever else you prefer to purchase Manga.
As some of you might be aware, a draft version of volume 9 leaked out. This version is incomplete. Some parts were translated 2 years ago back when we first started the translation project. They never went through the final editing process.
A good friend of mine that purchased the physical version of Overdone Devil Exterminator, sent me this advertisement that wasn’t included in the electronic version. As Uesu said in the volume 12 afterword, this volume should serve as the final volume of Shinmai for real this time.
Possible content: Once the page count for volume 13 comes out, I’ll be able to provide a much more accurate idea as to possible content, but based upon what Uesu has said in the volume 11 and 12 afterwords. This volume might possibly include the three EX volumes and the Jin story featuring the Divine Realm that got too big to be included with volume 12.
I posted the sample translation on the site earlier today. On will be starting the translation for chapter 2 soon, while Jhunius is currently working on chapter 3. We’re still on pace to have the volume finished by the end of this month. I’ll be adding the illustrations into the PDF for donors later tonight.
Uesu’s new novel “Overdone Devil Exterminator” released last week. I’ve read about 75% of the novel, but haven’t been able to finish it yet due to work. It’s taken the best of Shinmai and Rogue Hero, and put them into one series. So far I’m enjoying Sirou (the mc) he’s like a hybrid of Basara and Akatsuki which is works out well. If you are fans of Basara or Akatsuki you’ll enjoy Sirou. I don’t have much of an opinion of Yui yet, and I’m hoping that changes when I finish the novel. Mika is the most interesting character so far, because of how closely she resembles a certain “all too beautiful school nurse/goddess”. Maybe at some point when I get some free time, I’ll write a summary for the volume.
Until then some of you might want to follow the manga. It releases every month and so far it’s shaping up to be a 1:1 adaptation of the LN. In terms of pacing, it looks like each month is going to cover a chapter of the LN. This month covered the prologue. The art is kinda rough, but it does a better job of capturing the characters mannerisms and personality than Gohands art at least for me.
In order to view the manga, you have to make a niconico account. In the event you can’t make a niconico account, you can view it on any manga aggregator. However the really screwed up the title.
I posted the sample translation for the volume 10 prologue a couple of days ago. On should be sending me chapter 1 of volume 10 at some point today. He’s been busy with disaster relief coordination. I’ll know more tomorrow whether or not he’ll be able to finish the remaining two chapters by the end of the month.
In unrelated news, Uesu’s new novel Overdone Devil Exterminator’s Seven Deadly Sins Game (New Game) 1 “The Seven Deadly Sins Master Ruthlessly Shatters Taboos” releases on the 2nd of October. I’ll be checking this novel out, because I generally enjoy Uesu’s writing style. Hopefully we get some information on the final Shinmai volume though.
Volumes 1-3 are available digitally on Bookwalker. Volumes 4 and 5 should be released later this year or early next year. If you enjoy the Arashi manga then you should pick up the licensed version. In other news, Tuesday will be a big day since On and Jhunius will be sending me the finished volume 10 prologue and chapter 1.
Nomi finished translating the first chapter of volume 12 earlier today. She’ll be doing some minor edits over the next few days before starting work on chapter 2. One more really long chapter to go before volume 12 is finished. In other news, volume 10 chapter 1 should be finished this weekend.
Just a quick heads up. The translation for the remainder of volume 10 starts today. Nomi already finished the epilogue last year. On will be working on the prologue through chapter 3. If everything goes according to plan. The translation should be finished by October at the latest.