Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saki 189: Succession

Someone uploaded the translated Saki chapters to MangaDex. Thank you~ I've been wanting to do that for weeks but always kept leaving it for later. Too many chapters. The other series too.

Saki ch189 (Mega)
Saki ch189 (Mediafire)

It's like the cover from a future Shinohayu chapter
many years from now or something, not that I know though.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Saki Biyori 75-76 End

The last two chapters of Saki Biyori, the second one in color!
It was fun but now it's over 😢. Saki Biyori lasted for roughly 100 chapters (counting the ones from YG) and was published for almost 7 years, quite a long time for a spin-off gag manga. 

I can think of quite a few totally hilarious chapters but one of the most memorable things that came out of this manga (at least for me) is Koromo's birthday song (short version) ~Koro tan yay~. I will always remember that. 

Biyori 75-76 (Mega)
Biyori 75-76 (Mediafire)

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Saki 188: Resolution

I wrote something below but it contains spoilers so don't read it before reading the chapter!
Saki ch188 (Mega)
Saki ch188 (Mediafire)
By the way, I'm working on the last two chapters of Saki Biyori but didn't have time to finish them. They'll be done in a week or so I hope. Sorry for the wait.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Toki ch20: Test

As in previous chapters, there are times it seems "Malefic Star" is used to refer to a group and other times it's just one person. The text is a little ambiguous on that part. I'd say "Malefic Star" might be a group after all, but it seems a member of that group can also be called/call herself "Malefic Star".
In any case, it's a nice chapter:
Toki ch20 (Mega)
Toki ch20 (Mediafire)

Monday, March 19, 2018

Saki ch187: Imitation

This is one of those chapters where if you take the time to look at the player's tiles and each of their moves, you can understand a lot more than what transpires by reading the text. I love chapters like that. Of course, a certain knowledge of the rules of riichi mahjong really helps. Sometimes I wish that the characters would explain more, it's usually up to the reader to figure most things out. But it's also great when you notice such things on your own.

Also, I wonder if we'll see Limitless Heaven in the Toki manga at some point.
Saki ch187 (Mega)
Saki ch187 (Mediafire)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Saki ch186: No-self

This chapter's title is a bit complicated to understand. The original term is 無我 muga, which means "no-self". It can be used to mean a "state of complete self-effacement, free from obstructive thoughts". Even "trance" or "spiritual awakening" aren't too far off. It can also be used to refer to the Buddhist concept of Anattā (non-self). The chapter also contains a reference to Maitreya (a future Buddha). I suggest you look up pictures of sitting statues of the bodhisattva Maitreya to have a clear picture of Kasumi's words in the chapter.

Saki ch186 (Mega)
Saki ch186 (Mediafire)