Good news! We have two, actually.
First, I’d just like to tell everyone that we’re doing the Sensei! side story that was left behind by another group. The title is “Chocolate Wars” from Vol.4, but as Kumapan clarified, it was actually from Vol.5 according to Kawahara-sensei’s blurbs. Translation is already completed but we won’t be releasing this September. It has around 70pages (that’s like 2chapters O_O) so good luck with the cleaning, me! XD
And oh yeah, thanks to zwetschgi-san for suggesting we do this one.
Second, I suggested to Kumapan that we do the extra story from the series Eden no Hana by Suetsugu Yuki (Chihayafuru) and she agreed! Yay! I’ve been in love with this series, and like Sensei!, I’ve read it almost 10 times or more already. LOL. This series has been long completed by NOIR, but for some reason the extra story was left out. Anyways, the story is about Tokio’s stepbrother, Masamune, and their childhood together. It has also the real ending to Tokio-Midori love story.
So please look forward to these! Ganbarimasu!!
Hello~ Midori and I put together the bonus chapter that goes along with the final volume of Sensei! Apparently, there should be a short story included, as well, that has nothing to do with the Sensei! plotline or characters, but we can’t find any raws for that. So, if you haven’t gotten tired of seeing Itou in all of his lanky coolness yet here’s your chance to see him… young and not glasses-wearing!! Ha ha. I wonder how many people actually read the bonus chapters that accompany long manga serials like this one? The theme for this bonus is unsurprisingly – teaching; though this chapter is kind of short, I think that it sheds light on Itou’s aloof teaching style, showing how his high school experiences shaped his teaching philosophy. Enjoy. ^-~
Thank you for the wait!
We have come to the final chapter of this final volume…. BUT WAIT, there’s more! (copying TV Shopping lines LOL) There will be a bonus story about the young Itou. So please look forward to that.
Kumapan and I haven’t talked about what to do next because we are both terribly busy recently. We will announce whichever plans we decide on the next release.
Please leave us your comments and enjoy this lovely chapter.
My family just moved to a new apartment last week and that kept me busy. It sure was a lot of work but I’m happy with the new place. The only problem is the internet connection. Ugh. Anyhow, I’m doing this at my workplace and I’m sneaking while my boss is away. LOLOL (Don’t imitate me, okay?)
The release page is now updated. So please enjoy this chapter. The next chapter is actually the finale but there’s an extra story about the young Itou. He’s so cute! X3 So, look forward to that!!!
P.S. Thank you all for the birthday greetings! >3<
It’s June 1st, so this is a special birthday shout-out to my wonderful Midori. ;3 This manga project wouldn’t have been possible without her. Her clean typesetting and editing always inspire me to work harder to be an accurate translator. She’s also a very kind, sincere and optimistic person who looks out for other people. Translating this manga itself has been a fun process, but I’ve been able to enjoy it as much as I have thanks to the conversations we’ve shared over the years. Midori, I’m glad I got to know you. I hope you eat lots of delicious food and enjoy your special time amongst friends and family members today.
Wishing you all the very best,
Hey, hey lovelies! How’s the weather where you are? In Manila, it’s burning 38degC every single day since March. And in the evening it’s like an oven in my room since I don’t have aircon, so it’s really hard to sleep. Geh. Kumapan said it’s also hot from where she is in the U.S. I guess any country that’s near the Pacific Ocean gets this kind of weather.
Anyways, let’s get to the good news. I found nice covers of bunko version of “Sensei!” on YesAsia.com. I just wished they’re bigger! ><
The art are pretty far from what we’ve seen so I wonder if the contents are drawn differently, too.
Midori says that it’s been 2 years since we’ve picked up this manga. That’s such a long time. O_O It feels like almost no time has passed. Maybe that’s because collaborating, translating this manga has turned into a natural part of my lifestyle. Here we are on the last volume of Sensei! (yay? or sadness? ha ha not sure which one). Kawahara’s characters are graduating, maturing, moving forward in their lives. I’m preparing to graduate from college, as well. We probably won’t finish the whole volume exactly by the time I get my diploma, but nonetheless, we’ll be close to finishing it. In that light, it’s kind of funny how this manga has intersected with my own life. I don’t mean that my life is as exciting as Hibiki’s romantically perilous life (xP); only that, the end of this manga project happens to intersect with the end of one phase of my life. Well, the manga hasn’t ended quite yet, so I’ll still enjoy translating and re-reading what’s left of volume 20. And what’s left of my final academic quarter.
By the way, Midori has found an amazingly drawn picture of Itou done by a user named “JohnYume.” Take a look when you have the chance. ;3 That’s all for now. Download away.