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Well I'm back and I'm doing my translations again...for the moment. Somehow after seeing a friend doing it, I think it's time for me to take the scope regarding what the people really want to see from me serieswise so I can maybe adjust my works and do what I need to do alongside what I want. It may mean I may have to drop a series or two...it may also mean I may have to wait to get some arrangements to do something else...but I want to hear about what you have to say.

-What series that I translate do you actually read the translations for?
-Do you like anything that I translate?
-Of the following series, which do you think I should keep going with?
-Which should I just give up on?
-If I drop a series, would you want me to pick it back up if no one else does it?
-Should I mostly just stick with older shonen series or venture out into more recent stuff or even more seinen?

As for where I currently stand regarding said series, here are my opinions (which I don't want to sway yours):
-Kinnikuman is the only series that remains untouched regarding my current thought process. That's one that I know I have backing and support on and I will continue doing it regardless of what you say.
-I sort of want to continue with Sakigake!! Otoko Juku, but I think that may not be one of my best works translation wise. Add in that it really doesn't seem like there's much of a base for it and it feels like I'm just doing it for myself.
-Wingman feels the same way, only more lonely. The only advantage that series has is that it is really easy so far...but I just wonder if anyone is noticing I'm doing it or if I should go on. (luckily I'm on hiatus but who knows)
-I've been really lacking on Shinsetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo due to time manners and using only my own personal volumes...but someone may actually be helping me real soon to get a full version of the series online, which, if done, can easily be picked up by me and sped along accordingly!
-I did think I was starting to go somewhere with Desire as well, but that easily is one of those series that hasn't been translated too well by me (check the proofreadings)...let alone my original thrust forward with it feels like has gone away since the last chapter I did way before vacation.
-I've had too many ideas and requests for a bunch of other series that may or may not work out, from more old Jump that's known (Tottemo! Luckyman, Midori no Makibaou, even thinking KochiKame) to lesser known series in the same mag (thinking of maybe taking up the challenge put up a while back for Bonbonzakura High Drama Club, also found copies of Jinnai Ryūjujutsu Butōden Majima-kun Suttobasu!!, Ten de Showaru Cupid & Arabian Bouken Lamp-Lamp...even getting volumes of an early Jump series by the Desire author called Scandoll) to some other stuff that has nothing to do with Jump at all (read stuff about Gekkou Jorei/Moonlight Act that interests me even if not all of it is on here so far, also saw an interest in the new Young King Ours seinen Happy Negative Marriage...and who knows what else will tickle my fancy)

But as I said, I leave it in your hands. It may or may not influence my next decision but it may just help somehow.

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#1. by c_k (Global Moderator)
Posted on Jul 8, 2009
-What series that I translate do you actually read the translations for?
>> I only read your translations for Ai Kora. Of the manga that you currently TL, I don't read any of the stuff you translate. I checked out the first chapter of Desire, but that didn't seem to pique my interest, although I might give chapter 2 a shot.

-Do you like anything that I translate?
Currently, no since I'm not that big of a fan of gag manga... sorry... although I might check out the cyborg grandpa G one since I found out it's by Obata. ^^

-Of the following series, which do you think I should keep going with?
>> Whichever you like best and the manga that a group is scanlating so your work doesn't go to waste.

-Which should I just give up on?
>> Anything you don't feel like TLing any more.

-If I drop a series, would you want me to pick it back up if no one else does it?
>> Well, the stuff you are translating don't seem to be the popular manga so if you drop it, it's highly unlikely someone will pick it up. The only reason I would see you picking a manga back up is if somehow a group contacts you and says they are scanlating the series and would like you to continue since presumably you had a good reason for dropping it, e.g. lack of interest/time/etc.

-Should I mostly just stick with older shonen series or venture out into more recent stuff or even more seinen?
>> I say try out some more recent stuff (including seinen). ^^ This will give you some more fans and it might attract more attention to the older stuff you TL. I'm all for seeing you translate Happy Negative Marriage since you seem to be interested in that, and I'd be interested in reading that too. It's only monthly so you have plenty of time to do the series while leaving enough time for your older series while staying caught up~
#2. by Molanphy (Registered User)
Posted on Jul 9, 2009
Keep the good work Ataru

-What series that I translate do you actually read the translations for?
Kinnikuman ^^, and AI Kora, but you stopped translating it...and if you're gonna tranlaste Kochikame, i'll read it

-Do you like anything that I translate?
Kinnikuman ^^


-Of the following series, which do you think I should keep going with?
Shinsetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

-Should I mostly just stick with older shonen series or venture out into more recent stuff or even more seinen?
You should do both, or course if you want, like c_k sad recent stuff will bring new fans, and old stuff will bring nostalgic people^^

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