Sunday, January 8, 2017

Saki ch168: Beginning & Biyori 62

Teru: Origins. A nearly fully drawn chapter, new character and all.
Links:
Saki ch168 (Mega)
Saki ch168 (Mediafire)

and a Biyori chapter about Katsudon-san and Ikedaaaa!!:
Biyori ch62_v2 (Mega)
Biyori ch62_v2 (Mediafire)
v2: fixed a typo in last page.
 



Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ritz-sensei's Blog Post 16.12.27

Ritz recently made a very long blog post where she talks a bit about the Saki live-action and answers a ton of readers' questions. This is a summary (it has nearly all the questions though). Any text in italics is mine, usually to clarify something. Everything else is a summarized translation of what Ritz says. It's quite long so most of it will go after the break.

Ritz's blog post 16.12.27

Apologies
I've been busy lately. The volume corrections, additional pages, promo materials and the manuscript deadline all piled up. I had to give priority to the volume corrections and additional materials, so the serialized chapters suffered... I'm paying for my mistakes.

For the first time in a while, the next chapter will have the full number of pages and the screentone is there too but there's a part that could not be inked. Once again I'm sorry.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Shinohayu ch40: Individual Tournament

The Matsue City Individual Tournament and a hint about Sakane-sensei's true intentions. More on that on the chapter notes after the picture. Enjoy:
Shinohayu ch40 (Mega)
Shinohayu ch40 (Mediafire)
P.S: Ritz just made a huge blog post after several months of silence. I'll write a summary soon if someone is interested.
 

Chapter Notes
  • You might remember that in chapter 29 (page 29), Sakane-sensei mentioned Ondo Girls' in Hiroshima as the only middle school in the region to have a decent coach (an externally hired coach instead of just one of the school teachers). The bridge on the first panel of page 12 is the Ondo Bridge in the city of Kure in the prefecture of Hiroshima. Take a guess to which school Sakane-sensei went during her "vacation".
  • At the bottom of page 6, Wakana sort of apologizes after Kokoro says her future middle school (she's still in elementary school now) has a strict ban on cell phones. This is probably a hint that Kokoro will be going to the same middle school as Wakana. So what Wakana means is probably "well, excuse me for going to such a strict school".

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Toki ch06: Friends

This is a long chapter of 42 pages where Toki's fantasies reach a new level!
High quality scans as with previous chapters provided by a kind anon.
Enjoy:
Toki ch06 (Mega)
Toki ch06 (Mediafire)



Friday, December 2, 2016

Saki ch167: Encounter

In a blog post of September 2014, Ritz wrote that she wanted to draw about the "Teru of two years before" at some point. Well, it seems now is the time. This is a short chapter unfortunately but I guess Ritz was busy with the release of Saki volume 16 coming up soon. At least the color pages at the beginning are nice.
Enjoy:
 
 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Shinohayu ch39: Umbrella for Early-Summer Rain

Longest chapter in a while. 42 pages. It begins as a slightly silly slice of life but it turns more serious later on. Enjoy:
Shinohayu ch39 (Mega) v2
Shinohayu ch39 (Mediafire) v2
EDIT v2: To avoid any misunderstandings, I changed Shino's lines at the top of page 11. The original japanese version carried a double entendre that is now lost in translation but this is closer to what Shino really meant. Sorry for the confusion.