Thursday, 20 October 2011

Kino's Journey Volume 4 - Prologue+Epilogue

I just found a bunch of old Kino's Journey translations on my hard drive. Most of them are incomplete, but here's one I managed to finish! It's a short piece from volume 4.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Kino's Journey Volume 8 - Epilogue

In keeping with the ship-related updates, here's the story of the Land of Ships Ship Country from Kino's Journey 8. Gakuen Kino's Chako-sensei might make a lot more sense after this story.

Remember to read the Prologue first!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Kino's Journey Volume 8 - Prologue

Not-so-brief explanation: The Kino's Journey light novels are structured in such a way that the book generally opens with the second half of a story, told out-of-context. The first part of the story, which reveals the context, is at the very end of the book, after all the other chapters. This is one such story, but I'm skipping over the rest of volume 8 and just focusing on this one. Expect the second half to be up soon.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Gakuen Kino - Side Story

I'll be out of town all week, so Gakuen Kino is a little early this time.

This is also the last regular update of Gakuen Kino. It's been a long journey since I first started the weekly updates in May, but I had a lot of fun along the way.

I might start working on volume three during the school year, but don't count on it too much.

Regular updates may resume in May of 2012! Until then, stay sharp and remember that Samoyed Mask is always there... watching your every move.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Gakuen Kino Chapter Six

Gakuen Kino I: The Cell Phone Menace

The origins of the Galactic Overlord's childhood as a young slave who was freed by Samoyed Mask!


Anyway, it's a prequel story. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Gakuen Kino Chapter Four Part Two

In this chapter: the conclusion of a story arc: Little Girls With Grenades, Not-so-Elite Military Forces, and Mysterious Nonhumans from Another World!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Gakuen Kino Chapter Four Part One

In this chapter: Pretty Teachers, Elite Military Forces, Mysterious Girls from Another World, and much more! Welcome back to Gakuen Kino.

(Hint: Read this story and the continuation if you don't want to be too lost on the references.)

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Gakuen Kino Volume Two Colour Pages+Prologue

Welcome to Volume Two of Gakuen Kino! This week's update contains the opening colour pages and the prologue. Enjoy!


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Gakuen Kino Chapter Three Part Two

Chapter 3 is complete! This also marks the end of Volume 1. I still haven't translated the author's notes (an extremely daunting task), but I think I'll leave those to when I have some extra time. Next week's update will hopefully start Volume 2.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Gakuen Kino Chapter Three Part One

The start of a new chapter! This time, we take a break from high school and get a taste of Kino's hometown.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Gakuen Kino Interlude - Colour Pages

These are two short stories that take place after chapter two. They're on the full-colour centre fold pages.

It's a short update this time due to real-life reasons. Next week's update may also be on the shorter side, depending on how things turn out.


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Gakuen Kino Chapter Two Part Three

Chapter two completed. I'll be busy in a couple of weeks, so next week's update will consist of the two-page short stories on the colour pages.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Gakuen Kino Chapter Two Part One

Starting chapter two. It's the longest chapter in the book, so this one's probably the first of three parts. Say hello to Riku!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Gakuen Kino Chapter One Part Two

The second part and end of chapter one. After this should be a long-winded author's note from Sigsawa and Amesawa Megumihajime, but I'll be skipping over those for now.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Gakuen Kino Chapter One Part One

Translator's note:
I'm translating from the official Korean version of Gakuen Kino. I don't have the Japanese version for reference (my Japanese isn't that great either), so please bear in mind that there may be inconsistencies throughout. As Gakuen Kino is a series rife with puns and reference, expect some things to be lost in translation.