Chocolat ~ Maid Cafe “Curio” chapter 1 – DECLASSIFIED!!!

May 27, 2014 at 3:05 pm 9 comments

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Yuki Daisuke is running their family owned maid cafe called “Curio”. It’s a European themed cafe with dedicated and rather odd staff. The business is originally owned by Daisuke’s father, but after his father remarried, he went away on a long honeymoon leaving Daisuke behind to manage the cafe. One day, a rather innocent girl named Misato, went to Maid Cafe Curio looking for a job, but when the manager asked for her resume she couldn’t produce one, and thus she was abruptly shown to the door. What will happen to the poor girl now? Is this cafe just another place of broken stuff (I’d say dream, but nah)? Take a ride and follow the life stories of the girls working for the Maid Cafe “Curio”

You can get the file HERE, or get it from the mirrors HERE, or read it HERE.

It’s been three years and nine months since we first announced the project, and it has taken us that long to finally get the very first chapter out. The first problem we encountered with this project was the raws we obtained were in bad quality, our translator got so annoyed with how bad the raws were that she quit the translation work. For two and a half years the project sat in the archives gathering dust, until Buttons contacted us and offered to help us with our little problem, he provided the raws and the full translations for the first two chapters, at that time we assigned MoonWind to do the cleaning. Though I believe at that time we still have at least three active proofers, not sure if the translations were proofed back then, since progress tracking was not our strong point (unfortunately). And during that time, we have our hands quite full, and so we decided to enlist the help of our new friends, a collaborating group who will do the final editing, typesetting and QC job. If I remember correctly a few days later, the other group notified us that there is something wrong with the raws we gave them. We kept contact with the other group and tried to resolve the little hitch they encountered with the raws. Afterwards, work progress has returned to normal, and we even have agreed with what credits page we will be using, see below:

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Days passed and updates for the production were rarely announced until it got to the point that we all forgot about it. A Full year has passed and it seems that progress for this project has died, but early this year, in March (2014) Buttons sent me a message reminding me of Maid Cafe “Curio” which had me thinking. Since he had already went out of his way to give us better raws and translation, the least we can do is see to it that all the time and effort we have all invested on this project finally come to fruition. And so, I went down the dark recesses of the archives digging for the forgotten files of the Maid Cafe Curio project. I found the cleaned raws that MoonWind worked on and to my horror, I discovered that the first page of chapter 1 is missing. After sifting through 8 external drives I found the original raws we used back in 2010, and thanks to the advances in image cleaning softwares (something we didn’t have 2 years ago) I was able to refurbish the missing pages that were originally in poor quality. Though I thought the worst was over, I encountered another problem; the pages 12 and 13 were switched. This threw me off quite a bit, suddenly the translation doesn’t match the pages.

From the time I decided to take on the duty of finishing the production for this chapter, all I encountered were irregularities and problems. Now as I type this little ranting report about how much misery we had to endure just to get this project launched properly, I am drifting in and out of consciousness because I slept extra late last night just trying to finalize this release. I’ll be closing my rants here and we hope you guys enjoy this release! (FINALLY!!)

Thanks to Black Light Scans and Kevorth for their effort on Maid Cafe Curio, and the AFS staff who helped work on this release.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. GaoTV  |  May 27, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Thanks for the release =)

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  • 2. Staniel Ronathan  |  May 27, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    It seemed like it would be amusing enough of a series. Thank you for the release.

    I am a bit confused after that whole comedy of misfortunes story though- is this just a release for the sake of actually putting out the one chapter completed and that’s it, it’s put to bed? Or is this going to be a normal project again with more releases in the future? I would hope for the latter because I would like to see where this series goes.

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    • 3. B-Werx  |  May 28, 2014 at 8:30 am

      Nah, We already have all the translations for the rest of the series. We’ll be finishing this project within a pan of two months if things go well.

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  • 4. vipo  |  May 27, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks a lot for the release!! 😀

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  • 5. nckeo  |  May 28, 2014 at 3:24 am

    Get.tt dl is bugged, wrong file size. Use the mirror ones.

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  • 6. scsijon  |  May 28, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Nice style, I hope it continues on. I think this is a different view of a Maid Cafe and can only think of one other Manga in this style so it should be appreciated by the English speaking world unless it gets a smutty style.

    There is unfortunately a small number of grammer faults in it, do you want me to list and email somewhere?
    Also I am quite willing to do the same in future if you want, you have my email.

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    • 7. B-Werx  |  May 28, 2014 at 8:34 am

      That would be nice. If you can check make a list of the grammar mistakes you can send it through the feedback page HERE
      Not sure if the email address you placed on your comment is working, but if it is, you can also confirm it on your feedback to us. We actually need a proofreader to check the translations for this project and if you are interested in Helping, you are very welcome to help.

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  • 8. featherleaves  |  June 3, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    It’s kinda ironic that, according to the comments at the end of the first chapter, “Pia Carrot” was once in competition with “Chocolat Maid Cafe Curio” but lost because it was based on an (adult) galgame since “Chocolat Maid Cafe Curio” is just the same, originally an (adult) PC galgame, that was then ported on console…

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    • 9. B-Werx  |  June 4, 2014 at 1:13 am

      I also had that argument, but the others agreed that since Pia Carrot is more famous being an all adult oriented title compared to Curio, the decision was unanimous. And Pia Carrot had more volumes too, and not to mention that it also has another spin-off with the one they call branch No. 5, a.k.a. Pia Carrot Go!

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