Sunday, June 10, 2012

Kabu no Isaki chapter 14

Well, it's time to kick off volume 3. A big thanks to dosetsu and fireside for scanning and editing, respectively. I know this chapter still took me a while but it sure felt a lot easier to get through.

I elected not to put a note for Hayashi Rice this time, because it's evidently something mysterious and relatively exotic to our protagonists. I've never had it, but in my mind it's something like stroganoff over rice. Also, sorry to any ornithologists, but I replaced a mention of the Black Kite with just "hawk", which becomes wrong if you go far enough down the Kingdom/Phylum/etc classifications. Japanese has a bunch of colloquial names for rather specific species, for example all those darned beetles in Sketchbook, and it's hard to preserve the tone if you stick exactly to the script. In this case Isaki seems to free-associate from Kites (tonbi) to dragonflies (tonbo). Finally, the title of the chapter is an archaic term for dragonflies, akitsu.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

the_frickerman said...

Thanks one more time, man!!

Anonymous said...

About time... :) nahh just kidding , thanks a lot :=)

the_frickerman said...

Hey man, as I´ve seen the last releases had a few fuzzy pages it has made me wonder about the quality of the raw. I just wanted to share with you the ones I use for the spanish version. I think is the least I can do to thank you for bringing this manga to us :)

http://www.4shared.com/zip/mm4MXXgg/Raw_Kabu_no_Isaki_v3.html

A Devil with Unity said...

Thank you!

rrtideman said...

Thank very much for translating this.
I really appreciate it.

rrtideman

Robin Ottens said...

New chapter! Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

I can't thank you enough! Thank you very much for bringing us another chapter of this wonderful manga! Just hope the next wait won't be so long. ^^

mako said...

@the_frickerman, sorry but I have to disagree: those raws have been filtered, and I don't like them. The sharpness is entirely artificial. Let the original printed page be your guide.

the_frickerman said...

Hey man, I see your point. The thing is that I was referring to something that in the end turned out to be that was completely fine. My CDisplay showed some scans with artifacts and that´s why I said what I said in my prior comment. With a further checking unzipping the thing I saw that everything was completely fine, so just forget about what I said.

mako said...

OK, no worries.

Hurin said...

Awesome man, thanks an awful lot!

Anonymous said...

Thanks again!