Ok, so since there are groups with people who can’t keep their cool nowdays, I’ll show what we’re thinking when we take up mangas. Seems we can’t keep our hands off others’ projects, right?
This is about Snoopy’s comment in his last volume of Lucu Lucu of course, but not only.
Hayate no Gotoku
Musashi Quality sure had a nice quality but nobody will care anymore if at their rate they’ll reach 120 in 2012. We consider their project as stalled, and we’ve taken this manga up. Not to mention, we love this manga more than any other. Any fan will agree with our decision of taking it like this.
TEA-scans wasn’t releasing this from april.
Taken up because the anime was out, started releasing before any else but Nagi-scans, who stopped releasing two releases or so later. Dynasty is coming up, but in fact it’s them adding themselves to “competition”. I don’t think it matters if TEA is in any way related to Dynasty, still three quarters of a year in the middle.
Last chapter that isn’t ours was released back in April by Fusion scans. This mean it’s a dead project for them. Hence, we took it up.
Zero no Tsukaima
Last release in may by AquaStar. Dead project, we took it up.
Wasn’t released for two months and we wanted to translate it already since a while. Then when we started even though a whole volume was released we couldn’t drop the idea (do we have to wait again?) and went on with volume 5. Interesting that even volume 5 was released, so we’ll put out our chapter 39 and not end editing 40 and 41 to not waste more time.
Basically, in the end, we never took up projects that are completely new. These are also projects with tons of people waiting for the next chapters of course, who won’t get a thing if we don’t intervene. If we just started new projects, we’d leave these people without their mangas ended, and by following that ridiculous logic of always starting a new manga, there would be lots of incomplete scanlations.
What’s more, we don’t shit over other groups. Nor we call ourselves better…
Let me add, this is no free storage website, this is a whole VPS server, I pay with my pocket and the ads aren’t enough to cover the costs. This same website is coded in a big part by us, in fact it took many unsleepy nights to create it at our needs. And it’s the same for releasing our mangas frequently enough. Or to fix problems coming up a minute before release, and so on. We’re a very active busy group, as many others.
It’s lovely how people who has problems with us label us as lower level. People should just live up to competition. And expect such things to happen.
Should we keep up translating Lucu Lucu? Hell no, if the translator is fast enough we’ll just go reading his version, we actually don’t care as long as we can read it. Pretty much the philosophy we have.
“We translate it so we can read it”.
…and next time mail me if you’re going to mass release so I cut it asap. For fucks sake. It’s not like we don’t have enough work to deal with already.
additional note by guorbatschow: it’s not like any of us has the rights on any of the scanlated mangas, so stop being possessive. We are as much “legitimate” scanlation group as any other. If you can keep up the pace, great. If not, we are going to keep it up for the sake of the readers.