TAIHEN News!! 「タイヘンニュース！！」Ep 05 “Rut Land”
You are all aware that we were having an influx of projects releases last month, because some of our staff (mainly me) is not being lazy and is actually motivated to chuck out new chapters and make updates. But that’s not the case for this month. After the rush to release projects the motivation died down and laziness kicked in again in full gear, so basically we’re in a rut. After a full month of free time a lot of unexpected RL stuff began happening simultaneously and I’m at my wits end trying to cope up with it.
Back to the task at hand. If you guys were following the SnO PICO project, many of you were treated to a surprise release of chapter 3. And the good news is chapter 4 is on its way for release soon! Why the sudden releases for a long dormant project? It’s because we now have a resident translator working on it. Plus another uprising group is threatening to steal it without our knowledge. The least they could do is tell us they’re interested in it so at least we could work something out, suddenly taking another group’s project without confirming that it’s dropped or not is not cool, NOT COOL AT ALL!! We have been putting up ads and announcements for our dormant projects, instead they responded by stealing it. How would you like it if we steal your projects, huh?!
We fully admit that we really do get short on our releases due to our dwindling number of staff, but that doesn’t mean we have dropped a project, that is unless we officially announce it and post it in our DROPPED PROJECTS PAGE.
Last time, I posted a poll for which one of our projects you guys would like us to prioritize, and the top contender is Maou na Ore to Fushihime no Yubiwa taking the top spot with 22.45% votes, leaving gou-dere in the dust with only 13.06%, followed by Haru to Natsu with a 12.24% vote. To respond to your feedback, I’m dedicating a portion of my day working on Maou. To be honest, I’m not doing so hot with it at the moment, the other admin working on it with me is not available, so I’m working as a one-man-army on this single project release. Hopefully I’ll get it done pretty soon.
One of the things I hate is when I slack off for a while and then suddenly, new people comes out to grab one of our projects. SnO PICO had been hijacked because it has been on hiatus for more than two years. You want to know why? Because our resident translator who worked on it retired. And one glaring fact is that SnO PICO got little to no attention because, let’s face it. It’s not as popular as you people think! Sure, the real Sora no Otoshimono series did got mainstream, but the spin-off is not doing so well. Out of our project poll it only garnered 1.22% votes. Meaning, it’s not that popular so we decided to put it in hiatus for a while which lasted for several years, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love it anymore. We are just prioritizing what most of you people want to read, and in the popularity poll, Imouto LoveRu isn’t doing all that well either. “To Love– WHAT?!” Is what you’re probably saying, and yeah, during its first release we did find a lot of haters bashing on how tasteless the title was, I’m talking about Imouto LoveRu, indeed it sounds pretty much like the other more popular manga many of us know, and no, it’s not a total rip-off. But since its not doing bad at the polls and the danger of it being snatched away is imminent, I’m being forced to work over time with FIVE projects simultaneously!! Anyway, I’ll try to chuck out chapter 3 of Imouto LoveRu after we’re done with Maou.
Work progress has stopped for Haru to Natsu for the mean time because I’m up to my neck with RL stuff. Plus, I’m having a bit of trouble with the raws, hopefully I’ll get around to fixing this little problem when I start to get motivated
I still got a lot of stuff to report about the other projects, but I’m really not feeling under the weather right now to dig through the messy archives for work updates. Anyway, bottom line is, this month is going to be a slow one. July is already half finished and we only managed to make one release so far. That’s about it for now. Till we meet again on the next ranting news. Also, my staff member al245 the cleaner need your help to donate because, he was paying translation for OkaZu Bekarasu!! Junketsu Tokku! IT COST HIM A FORTUNE!! Donate