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Sexy Randal 105
May 19, 2008, 11:29 AM
I was looking and I realized there wasn't a thread for this greatly overlooked Jump series. Samurai Usagi started last year in Jump. For some reason, no one has bothered to scanlate this series even though it is a fighting series which is very unique and has lasted through the year (Although I don't know if it will last a lot longer due to the strong newcomers). This is the story synopsis taken from Wikipedia:


A jidaigeki ("period drama") revolving around a fifteen-year-old low-level samurai and his wife.

The manga portrays the Edo period from a low-level samurai's perspective, and is skeptical of the Samurai Code used by high-level samurai to impose norms and reinforce their own authority. The values of people the hero meets are deeply examined, bringing hidden aspect to light, which are used to poke fun, as plot twists, or occasionally as the source of conflict. This structure is supported by the extensive use of contemporary Japanese youth slang in dialogue. Generally, the story advances through the hero's monologues. The hero's serious monologues do not use slang to make a contrast with the dialogue of other characters.

Although Edo period customs are occasionally explained, for a manga dealing with samurai the swordsmanship portrayed in Samurai Usagi varies from actual sword-fighting techniques. Also, some samurai characters do not wear their hair in a topknot. Although it lacks in authenticity and accuracy, the flavor of the Edo period is preserved.

The hero and heroine being married from the beginning of the story is highly unusual for youth-oriented manga.

As you can see below, it has a pretty unique art style. I personally am very interested in this series, but nobody has been interested in it enough to scanlate it sadly. Maybe this will change.



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And I apologize dor the large images. I don't know how to make them thumbnails.

added the spoiler tags for you. Spoiler tags [*spoiler]text/image/etc[*/spoiler] without the* ~koenosaki

Koen
May 19, 2008, 01:11 PM
Well I have been following the raws untill recently (though I quitted)

but I got to say if someone might scanlate this then I would certainly read this.

Sexy Randal 105
May 19, 2008, 03:11 PM
I wonder if we could find anyone interested. Thanks for the spoiler tags by the way. Good idea.

Koen
May 19, 2008, 03:18 PM
I wonder if we could find anyone interested. Thanks for the spoiler tags by the way. Good idea.

Well I knew bomber d rufi did the first chapter translation but no scanlators were intrested. But you can always try for the request section (trans as scan)

Sexy Randal 105
May 19, 2008, 08:38 PM
If I remember correctly, it wasn't the full chapter. I didn't have the raw of the first chapter to link to either. Maybe you could help me out. I did do a request....no one responded.

StrangerAtaru
May 20, 2008, 09:12 AM
I remember finding chp. 1 somewhere (its still on my HD) but couldn't find the time to translate it. (wish I could help but I'm finally on a roll doing Bo-bobo)

Sexy Randal 105
May 20, 2008, 02:55 PM
It's okay. I could understand if you never get around to it. It looks like it might die soon anyway. It's such a pity. I really wish someone picked this up. T_T

haya5h1
May 20, 2008, 11:49 PM
It's such an odd, quirky little series. I've been thinking that it doesn't really belong in Jump, but is more suited for a magazine like Morning. I've been reading the tankoubon, and it starts out going in one direction, but in the more recent ones I can almost see the manga-ka struggling to make it more Jump-like... but it doesn't really fit with the kind of story he's trying to tell in the beginning.

Sexy Randal 105
May 21, 2008, 09:14 PM
Have you read a lot of the raws? I really want to know what it's like if you could give an overview of plot and events. I don't really mind spoilers, because I'd doubting I will ever get to read it. T_T

Esc.
May 23, 2008, 01:57 AM
Please if anyone has any tanko raws that they're willing to share with us, please scan them so we can translate and scanlate the series.

I really am interested in this series, It's such a pity that is was overlooked and underrated.

Koen
May 23, 2008, 03:31 AM
I've been reading the tankoubon, and it starts out going in one direction, but in the more recent ones I can almost see the manga-ka struggling to make it more Jump-like... but it doesn't really fit with the kind of story he's trying to tell in the beginning.


Please if anyone has any tanko raws that they're willing to share with us, please scan them so we can translate and scanlate the series.

I really am interested in this series, It's such a pity that is was overlooked and underrated.

Maybe if haya5h1 had time, he would be nice to scan the tanks for us?

but of course we can't force him but I have given up reading (if you call it that way, let's say looking) the raws because no scans/trans came out

Sexy Randal 105
May 23, 2008, 01:02 PM
I can always only find recent chapters. It's a shame. This is like the only big newer Jump series not being scanlated.

caesarpk
May 26, 2008, 08:28 AM
so no one have scan/translated this series at all? I would be best if there were raws. Maybe you should surf 2ch for anyone who has the raws or buy the tankobon yourself and scan them. It looks pretty good, so if no one is interested in it I can trans for 1 ch. per week pace

Sexy Randal 105
May 27, 2008, 10:04 PM
I got the raw for chapter 1. Still interested in translating it, caesarpk?

Mediafire (http://www.mediafire.com/?temjebwmibv)

Alan Smithee
May 28, 2008, 11:47 AM
It's at the stage now where someone would do well to just buy the volumes online and scan them in themselves. I was thinking of doing that at any rate, just still not so sure if this series is worth it!

caesarpk
May 28, 2008, 05:02 PM
just see if the first chapter is worth it or not, I guess. and yep, I am gonna start translate this prolly tomorrow or sometime, when I get done with my current trans. Depending on the first chapter, I might do it for the whole series if you have all the raws, but it actually depends because I might have to drop one of my project that I'm not that interested in (I am gonna compare which one worth more, if you know what I mean).
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the first chapter is really funny, but I found out this manga is quite difficult to translate because it's really wordy, and uses real old dialect, and so the trans will probably take more than a day to finish (I even wonder if I can get it done by friday...

Sexy Randal 105
May 29, 2008, 11:23 AM
Caesarpk, are you already part of a scanlation group? I was thinking about this, since we seem to be interested in a bunch of the same projects. I thought maybe we could try making TumorHorse a legit scanlation group. The only thing I'd like it to get more people, because I am not sure how dedicated I am to doing whole series. This was kind of just a temporary thing, because I was impatient waiting for toriko. XD

But maybe more people would be interested. I really would like to see Toriko and Usagi done all the way. I just hope Usagi survives.

Alan Smithee
May 29, 2008, 11:53 AM
I've been toying with the idea of buying the tanks for these to scan them in and work on them. The current raws for it are so damn crappy, if I get them I probably won't make them available to the public though.

It'd be cool if you could work on Usagi but I would advise reading a couple of tutorials first and doing some test pages and stuff.

Sexy Randal 105
May 29, 2008, 12:06 PM
Chapter 3 (http://www.mediafire.com/?k5btlyiexms) (Couldn't find 2)

Well, like I said. I just do scans really quick and sloppily. I never intended for my scans to be on par with other bigger groups. I didn't did it, because I was impatient. But I still would like to see this series scanlated. I am sure there are people willing to do a better job. I just want to do what I can. It'd be awesome if you bought the tanks. I think this series still deserves to be done regardless if it dies soon. It still is a year old.

Alan Smithee
May 29, 2008, 12:17 PM
I think in the long run, knowing how to do things to a MQ level saves you a surprising amount of time.

I will probably start of by buying only the first 3 volumes just to see what the response is like I know tht Zoro on here and Koenosaki were interested in doing this, you should try and pm them!

Sexy Randal 105
May 29, 2008, 12:26 PM
I sent Zoro the raws I have.

Koen
May 29, 2008, 01:03 PM
http://www.megaupload.com/nl/?d=2KOA73EE

this was in usagi 2 RTS thread

maybe it's the cleaned raw of usagi 1 and 2

Sexy Randal 105
May 30, 2008, 05:59 AM
Oh, when I tried downloading that it said it had been deleted.

Koen
May 30, 2008, 06:10 AM
Oh, when I tried downloading that it said it had been deleted.

Well it doesn't for me

so go dling that cleaned raw - that's an order :D

caesarpk
May 30, 2008, 11:00 AM
Did anyone else tried to tl the first chapter? I can't find it myself

Koen
May 30, 2008, 11:19 AM
Did anyone else tried to tl the first chapter? I can't find it myself

Your wish is my command

usagi01 (http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14234)

this is the only thing I have found

Sexy Randal 105
May 30, 2008, 11:25 AM
Oh, I thought I posted chapter one already. Well, Koeno beat me to it.

caesarpk
May 30, 2008, 12:19 PM
Thanks koenosaki!
Oh yeah, randal, I noticed when I saw your toriko scans, you misplaced some bubbles. When there's two bubbles connected together, I usually put [//] marks to separate them but I keep them in the same paragraph. Sorry for not having the japanese cript, but pm me or post a reply under trans thread when you are confused
Anyways, I agree there should be a cleaner and a few other people to take care of this series since we are not aiming for speed releases. So as high quality as possible......(sorry for asking too much

Sexy Randal 105
May 30, 2008, 03:52 PM
I usually just combine them, because I am too lazy to do it in two. I just work for speed releases. =P

But on an unrelated note, I want to remake my Usagi banner below. Does anyone have a better idea for what the text should say? I did it in flash bit I wanna do a better one in photoshop. I just want better taglines. Any ideas? =P

caesarpk
June 03, 2008, 10:23 PM
Oh, by the way I will have completed chapter 1 trans thursday. Sorry for being this late, but I was moving this weekend so I couldn't do any trans and tommorow I can't access to internet either.

Sexy Randal 105
June 03, 2008, 11:23 PM
Hey no problem. I will do a quick scanlation if no one else is interested.

caesarpk
June 04, 2008, 03:19 PM
trans (http://mangahelpers.com/forums/showthread.php?p=892764#post892764)'s up

Sexy Randal 105
June 04, 2008, 10:49 PM
Awesome! Now maybe we can get somewhere.

Koen
June 05, 2008, 10:50 AM
randal sit down very well on your chair

but for 90% sure: usagi and to love are to be cancelled

caesarpk
June 05, 2008, 11:12 AM
when, though?

Sexy Randal 105
June 05, 2008, 08:57 PM
Yeah..I heard that. It is probably going to happen, but the same thing as last time could happen and they could cancel something else like last time. Remember, Usagi was said to be canceled, but they canceled Mx0 instead. Maybe Sket or Yusha will get the boot this time. I think it is criminal personally that Yusha lives longer than Usagi...

But I hear it's for a new Sawaii and Obata series. I love you Obata-sensei. =]

alexlw92
June 08, 2008, 08:37 PM
OOH OOH new obata series?

umm...im confused about which raw and trans is where

but im willing to do lq/mq speedscans of this
if someone can send me links to the raws and trans to the chapters they want scanlated

(im not capable or willing to do hq scans though)
and my redrawing sucks
and im kinda slow...

but i can do it?

Sexy Randal 105
June 08, 2008, 11:29 PM
We are actually having trouble locating raws. We have Chapter1 and 3. We can't find 2. If only someone would buy the tanks. @_@

haya5h1
June 09, 2008, 12:50 AM
Hey, this thread is active!:)

If someone can point me to a tutorial for nondestructively scanning tankoubon, I might be able to help out. repeat, NONDESTRUCTIVELY. these books aren't cheap in my country...:sweat

barbapapa
June 09, 2008, 06:27 AM
"nondestructively" scanning only results in poor scans

caesarpk
June 09, 2008, 10:56 AM
Hi, havent uploaded it yet but i can do that quickly for you...

here you go!
http://www.mediafire.com/?ays0v1rycmv

do you happen to have chapter 23? it's the only raw chapter i'm missing

Apparently he has magazine scans for all chapters except 23. I will use his for my translation, but if anyone wanted to do HQ scans then tanks destructive scans are...most likely the best way to do it.
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By the way the link above is chaper 2

Sexy Randal 105
June 10, 2008, 12:31 PM
Chapter 1 was hilarious. I can't wait to read more. Now I'll be even more sad if this is canceled. I like it a lot so far. :(

Tarou
June 11, 2008, 07:38 AM
This looks like a very promising series, will be following for sure.

Sexy Randal 105
June 11, 2008, 11:01 PM
As long as it's not over soon. =P

nihonto
April 14, 2009, 10:20 PM
Is this manga cancelled? I can't find chapter 11+.
I see that the raw is at 59 or more, but no scanlations. Are any groups going to pick this up?

Jaoma
August 19, 2009, 05:59 AM
There was a group who was willing to continue this, but they lack staff (and probably time)...

I really hope someone is going to pick this up soon. I just love this manga. Does anyone here at least have some raws? I want to take a little peek and spoil myself :D

Breezy-E
October 02, 2009, 03:08 AM
I just found the series today, read through chapter ten, and then... I can't find chapter eleven. Please, someone translate this; I really like it.

Bakunetsu
December 08, 2009, 08:42 PM
can anyone post the raws?

ElricKeyblade
May 20, 2010, 12:35 AM
Does anyone know where I can buy the tankobons online?

Esc.
May 20, 2010, 06:39 PM
Samurai Usagi Amazon - Volume 2 (http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%B5%E3%83%A0%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%81%86%E3%81%95%E3%81%8E-2-%E3%82%B8%E3%83%A3%E3%83%B3%E3%83%97%E3%82%B3%E3%83%9F%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B9-%E7%A6%8F%E5%B3%B6-%E9%89%84%E5%B9%B3/dp/4088744543/ref=pd_sim_b_6)

Couldn't find the link to volume 1 though. Strange.

Akiyama
May 20, 2010, 09:21 PM
All of them are there. Just go to amazon.jp (http://www.amazon.co.jp/) copy and paste this サムライうさぎand volumes 1~8 will appear. You can see all the covers too except for vol 1, but you can still buy it.