This is my new blog for the purpose of releasing the Freetime scanlations of Nana to Kaoru YA as well as the Arashi spin off. This is in no way an attempt to replace ecks, but since he is MIA for the time being, we needed somewhere to do releases for those of you who don’t do the chatroom thing. Hope this helps and play nice!
OK, here it is. Merry Christmas. As sad as it is to see it come to end, it’s a better ending than most manga.
I’ve decided that this is it for me personally, I’m retiring from scanlating. If Log and Anon want to pursue other projects, I’ll be willing to give them a place for releases.
I want to than Ecks for introducing me to this wonderful story, Terra for teaching me how to typeset it, and all the translators that have worked on it over the years. We’d have no idea about this without all of you. Enjoy, and…
Once more into the breach, dear friends. Only one more to go. Get this one here.
One step closer. Get it here.
Here it is. Enjoy.
Okay, get it here. 153 to follow in a few days.
We are in need of better raws for chapters 155 and 156 if anyone can provide them for us. Thanks.
Since I’m away because I’m taking a vacation in Japan, I figured I’d buy the latest Young Animal when it came out to see what was up. I’m a bit surprised to see it’s coming to an end, just because it feels really sudden.
Anyway, there isn’t exactly a “press release” or anything like that. There’s Chapter 155 itself (whose contents I will leave you to see), which states on the first and last page that the following chapter will be the final one. In the back of the book, the ad for YA 16 (August 12) prominently promotes the final chapter of Nana to Kaoru on one of its pages, promising a color cover page along with its teaser of events promised at the end of 155. I’d be surprised to see any sort of more detailed statement, unless the author’s going to use it to promote a different new project. For now, the Anime News Network article is basically all the info that’s out there.
I personally can’t know what’s going on with the publisher/editor or anything like that, but I’d be surprised if he suddenly pulled the plug due to pressure. More probable to me would be that he was given a certain number of months to wrap the series up, and saw this style of arc as the fastest way to induce the character developments required to reach a satisfactory conclusion. But that’s a wild guess.
Here we go. Enjoy, if you can. 😦