Sunday, August 6, 2017

Toki ch14: Nostalgia & Biyori ch68

The Izumi story arc arrives at its climax! At 48 pages, this is the longest chapter in the series so far.
Toki ch14 (Mega)
Toki ch14 (Mediafire)

Senriyama's Story 4. Mainly about Sera being self-conscious.
Biyori ch68 (Mega)
Biyori ch68 (Mediafire)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Shinohayu ch47: Back and Front

Prefectural final, sergeant match. Kanna's match. Not much to say without spoiling it so here it is:
Shinohayu ch47 (Mega) v2
Shinohayu ch47 (Mediafire) v2

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saki ch178: Link, Biyori ch67 & Ritz's blog update

There's been two new updates on Ritz's blog recently. The first thing she does is to apologize for Saki's incomplete chapter (she calls it the most "rough draft" chapter ever) and also for the long break until the next chapter but she needs time to work on the tankobon corrections and all the special promotional drawings that go with it.

More on that later, but first here are the Saki and Saki Biyori chapters.
Saki Biyori: Miyamori's Story 5.

By the way, in this chapter Saya styles herself "Donkatsu Girl". "Donkatsu" is not a real word in Japanese. It comes from the Japanese version of the video game PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS. In the original English version, there's a victory message that reads: WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!, but in the Japanese translation "chicken" was changed into "donkatsu". It seems the translator considered a dish like tonkatsu (pork cutlet) or katsudon would be more appropriate for the Japanese audience, given that these dishes are generally associated with "winning" since the word katsu also means "to win". But instead of putting the proper name for the dish, they made up the word "donkatsu" (just for fun apparently). In any case, it has recently become a popular buzzword among players of that game. This was too long to put as a TL note so I wrote it here.

Now finally let's get back to Ritz's blog updates.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Toki ch13: Having A Dream

I did Toki before Biyori this time. Biyori might be up next week if everything goes well.
And now, once again, into the depths of time...
Toki ch13 (Mega)
Toki ch13 (Mediafire)

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shinohayu ch46: A Young Hawk Learns To Hunt

Not the longest chapter but intense. I wonder if we'll see Kanna's match in detail next. It's been forever since we saw Kanna play.
Shinohayu ch46 (Mega)
Shinohayu ch46 (Mediafire)

Take a look at the post before this one for a translation of Ritz's latest blog post if you haven't. :)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ritz-sensei's blog post 17.06.22

Ritz has made a new blog post answering a few more fan's questions. Nothing radically important but some answers can be interesting or a little funny. Here's a translation if you are curious.

Comments and clarifications have been added in italics when necessary. Chihiro's color drawing and the trio of profile pictures are reproduced from Ritz's blog only to help illustrate the text. I hope that's alright. I also added a few pictures from the manga to illustrate some of the other answers.

Questions and Answers

- Shiraitodai's Yamada
I find it curious that people ask me about Yamada but not about the other four ex-members of Shiraitodai. But she has a nasty look in her eyes with that forehead. 
Yamada is the girl with the headband who was a regular at Shiraitodai before Teru arrived.
Yamada is not amused.

- Youko's birthday is September 19. Her blood type is A.

- The character designs of Terado and Ishihara are mine. 
Two of Shino's current opponents at the Shimane tournament.
Ritz previously revealed that some character's designs in Shinohayu are not hers but Aguri's. Most notably, Kyouka. Also, Rena. All characters in Saki and Achiga-hen were designed by Ritz (except Nanpo Kazue who was created by the anime staff).

- Breasts getting bigger → Preference or done unconsciously out of habit.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saki ch177: Endgame & Toki ch12: Aim and Shoot

Saki ch177: the lieutenant battle comes to an end we move a little closer to the final stages of the "Match for 5th".

Toki ch12: I found this to be a very exciting chapter. An emotional rollercoaster for all the parties involved.
Toki ch12 (Mega)
Toki ch12 (Mediafire)