TAIHEN News!! 「タイヘンニュース！！」Ep 14 “FIXIT”
Wow…It’s been a while since the last Taihen News post came out. Well, here I am again to rant about some stuff that has happened in between my ranting posts. As you guys know I’m the only current active admin posting stuff here, and the other supporting admins are either too busy with RL stuff, or the ones who are more engaged in moderating and running the team had gone missing. It’s hard to find dedicated active co-admins these days. So, let me take this moment of opportunity to blatantly advertise that we are in need of dedicated admins who are willing to help with the group activities. Be forewarned though, we don’t get paid in this sort of job, it’s just a hobby so…yeah…
For those who has a dream of world domination through scanlation, this might just be the break you’re looking for. There was once a proposal to merge AFS with another smaller scan group, but other admins vetoed the idea. Not to brag, AFS has already built a name for itself and we had become a sort of household name, that it would be really sad to re-brand the group. Come to think of it, AFS is more than 5 years old already! From its early years in the now mainly deserted MangaHelpers forum community, to its current home. Taking that into consideration, we really have gone through a lot. We have received requests for certain projects and some have generously donated funds for translations, but due to the ever changing of members, the original people who were assigned to finish the requested project left things unfinished. For that, we deeply apologize, we never meant to scam anybody, it’s just that we really are desperately understaffed. The good news is that we have new volunteer staff and some older members are getting free time to work on pending projects. The titles that were on hiatus that will be receiving a lot of TLC are namely, Haru to Natsu, Maou na Ore to Fushihime no Yubiwa. We already have enough material to finish the remaining HtN volume 5 that we currently have, so you guys will get to enjoy the ecchi Kasahara twins until March! Also, we will finally be able to conclude the long pending Maou series. You guys may also see new releases of long hiatus titles like Urasai, SnO PICO, Maji Bura and Hanaukyo Maid Tai. I cannot guarantee that those will come out this February, but they are already in the works.
Some groups have hijacked projects like the Tenchi series, during the time we started working it we have estimated that we will be able to complete it within a month, but the main translator who was working on it suddenly disappeared after going on a trip to China. It’s sad, until now we haven’t heard from him.
Another thing I want to report about are the leaked junketsu chapters in Batoto. Because of my current employment situation, I don’t have as much time to work on scanlations as I used to, and the Junketsu chapters that were being done by third party individuals had piled up. During the late October of last year, 2016 till mid November, they had already produced four chapters. Feeling the pressure that the chapters must go out without delay, the translator uploaded them in Batoto. The Leaked Junketsu chapters naming 12, 13, 14 and 15 are rough productions not intended for public release, at least not yet at that time. That event caused some commotion, but we eventually had to fix the mess, now I’m in the current task of cleaning up. To prevent another untimely release, I was forced to finalize chapter 16 before I even finished the leaked chapters. To make the long story short, it messed up the AFS release chronology. If you’ll look at the AFS front page you will see that right after the release of Junketsu chapter 12, the series had skipped three chapters and it was followed by chapter 16, then 17, 13, 14, 18 and then 15. Well, I’m glad to announce that the last of the leaked chapters are finalized for public consumption and the releases in Batoto will also soon be rectified and replaced with the proper versions. One thing to note is that I had to re-do chapter 12 and 16, because of some editing goof-ups I did with them. I forgot to run certain filters on it to make the quality uniform with the rest of the of the Junketsu chapters that came out. Also, the second Junketsu Tankoubon will be out within February.
I wish to put more junk in this raving report of sorts, but I’m already too sleepy to continue. Do you guys still want to see the rest of Gou-dere? Let us know, if the demand is high enough, we might pull out a miracle for you guys.