Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ingenuo Chp 78

Please don't post the chapter on manga-sharing sites until the 29th, as I do like to give my blog readers the first chance to read the new chapters. I will be posting on MF and MT.

You can also download the chapter.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I swear. I look like a schizophrenic freak while I'm reading VB Rose. I laugh spasmodically at every page haha. It's so good hahahha. I'm going to try to get the books from the library so I can scan a few chapters. It depends how much time I have hahaha. But anyways, just thought I'd made you guys laugh as well at the antics of Jo and Jiayu. Here's what you have to look forward to:

So... don't really have a chapter ready for tomorrow, but I'll work on it. I'm on the last updated chapter of V.B. Rose, so once I finish that, I will get back to Ingenuo. -workworkworkworkwork- See you guys later!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I love reading manga so much...

... that I probably look like an old pervert when I read because I'm smiling so creepily at fluffy parts and going "uhuhuhuhu."

Anyways, I'm reading VB Rose right now. What manga series are you all enjoying this holiday season?

Also, I might not get this chapter of Ingenuo done by Christmas. WAH. Forgive me ):

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The One Chp 72

Please don't repost anywhere until December 23rd! You can link back to this page, but don't post the chapter anywhere. I will be posting on MF and MT.

Downloads are available here.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The One Raws are out!!!!!


Here they are! I'll have to get back to my homework now, but I flipped through a few pages. It doesn't look too word dense, so that's lovely.

See you lovelies later!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


So, The One came out in China on the 5th, and still not a stir, until now! Here is a summary, not from "A Dreamer on Drugs" where we usually read it, but from a different one.

I wonder if there might be something wrong with the scanners? The scanners of the last two chapters were different, hence the lower quality. In any case, I am checking every day for the chapter. Thank you for your patience.

It looks like a good one, too! So hopefully it is very page-heavy, which is why it is taking so long. But yes, that is what is going on with The One. It DID come out, but we are still waiting for raws! Thanks everybody!

Ingenuo Chp 77

Please do not post anywhere else until the 15th. I will be posting on MT and MF.

You may also download.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Meditations on Ingenuo Chp 77 [SPOILER ALERT]

Since we are getting close to the close of this manhua, I thought I might finally put in my own two cents about the newest chapter (it will be coming out very soon! Thank you all for being patient through my rocky November!).

I actually really enjoyed this chapter. I think that everything is coming together very nicely, and the characters are just SUPERB. I think we see a great shift in everything.

- Though Aiwen is far from my favorite character, I can finally begin to accept him, as I think he is also beginning to accept Jiayu/Jo. I think that perhaps he may earn some pity points in the future. I really am glad that he has become less forceful. After all, he really is only a teenager, and his behavior is entirely understandable, to be honest.

- Gio begins to look pitiful, not to earn pity points, but his behavior merely makes him look childish, as Aiwen points out. He is like a pathetic puppy that doesn't warrant a pity dogbone. But I think his character is filled out a little more.

- Jo is beginning to look more human. I'm glad that he and Ms. Zhang finally had a heart to heart. I think that Jo is really very complicated. He is such a delightful mix of contradictions, with a painful past and family to boot. A lot of people complain about him, but I really like how Ryan develops his character. Everything has a motivation, everything has a reason, and I think Ryan really does a good job expressing the nature of Jiayu/Jo's relationship in this chapter.

- Jiayu is going back to her cute childish (not annoying immature) ways that I kind of missed. Though she is still a kid, we definitely see her mature.

- HOW COOL IS MS. ZHANG?!?!?!?! Okay, that's all I have to say for her. 8D

- Even the director is a little better, but I am a little uncertain and skeptical still. When he tells Jiayu that he likes her work, I think he is being genuine, though he could also be pointing it out in order to get her to stay with the project. I don't know. I think we should adopt the humanist opinion here, though.

Anyway, because the chapter had so much content (both pagewise, and plotwise), it was really a struggle for Grase and I to translate, but we finally did it! Some things we discovered were UTTERLY UNTRANSLATABLE, but we somehow struggled through it, and hope we conveyed Ryan's message properly.

I will be posting the chapter very, very soon, so remember to be filled with antici--


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Age differences and Chinese honorifics explained!

So I think I may have written another post explaining the culture of Ingenuo to clarify the relationship between Jiayu and Yung Jo. I would just like to note that she STILL calls him "big brother," even after they have had sex.

I would like to discuss what Yung Jo calls Jiayu's mom. So most people might call their significant other's mom by their first name, or perhaps by Mrs. ____, or even "mom." However, Yung Jo calls Ms. Zhang, "Zhang Jie," which means Older Sister Zhang. Now why is this?

"Jie" is a term referring to an older sister, though it is used with people who aren't necessarily your family either. Any older girl can be called a sister. A young lady on the street would be called "xiao jie," or "little older sister," literally. It refers to a young lady, which is sometimes flattering to refer to 30+ years women as "jie," especially if you are my tender teenage age. "Jie" should be used for any girl older than you are, up to 15 years older than you probably. Any older than that, "Aunt" is probably better, but it does depend on the situation.

So why does Yung Jo call Ms. Zhang, "Older sister"? Let's assume Ms. Zhang had Jiayu when she was 25. This means that she is 13 years older him, which makes "older sister" appropriate. I think that by using this honorific, not only is this culturally correct, but Ryan also emphasizes the age difference between Jiayu and her lover, it is so great that Jiayu's mom is like a "sister" to Yung Jo.

I know there was a forum post about the age difference, so I am curious to know what you guys think. Let me know below! Also, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The One Coming Soon + The Holidays!

Thanks for everyone's nice comments :) I'm glad to be back. It's been hectic, and I hope things cool down pretty soon, but then again, this is the holiday season :S Which IS fun, but can get crazy. Anyways, "The One" is coming soon. I'm pretty pumped, as I always am, but I hope I won't be disappointed by a bad chapter. Nicky Lee, get it together!

I know that this month's Skip Beat! was a little better (encompassing more than 3 seconds of storyline!), so I hope that there will be improvements to both length and content of "The One."

"The One" is already out in China right now! I'm waiting for scans (hopefully better quality) to be released!

In real life news, I am spending way too much money. Boo hoo. I'll make saving money one of my New Year's resolutions haha, along with reading more, and wasting less time. Gosh darn. I've wasted so much time today.

What's new this holiday season for the rest of you? Doing all right, or is it too cold to move?

Much love from Kat!

PS I'd also like to wish a happy birthday to LP Lama! Happy birthday! I hope it was a good one :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Updates--I'm Back!

I really do apologize for being such an absentee scanslator this last month. But I've been so, so busy. Homework has been such a drag, plus traveling TWICE (once internationally) and writing a novel this month... November has been interesting and fun, yet challenging.

So the dozen new followers that I've picked up (wow! thank you so much!), please don't see this as a regular pattern of behavior. We will be back to the normal uploading schedule. The One on the 5th, Ingenuo on the 15th, and 25th (hopefully, sometimes earlier or later). New followers, if you would like to see the status of projects, please check the PROJECTS page.

In any case, let November be over, and let things get back to normal... except for the fact I am spending WAY too much money this holiday season >___>" Ah well. This always happens anyways. So I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, or not. Maybe you just had a good weekend for international readers. In ANY case, just wanted to say hello to all of you and let you know that I'm back, and I miss you so much. Leave me nice messages so I can talk to you guys :) <-- hope that didn't sound too vain hahahhaha.

The One Chp 71 [OLD CHP]

Chapter from earlier this month!

Download the file here.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Couple of heads-up

So, disappointed by Adsense, I have turned to Adbrite, in case you've noticed the ad way down there on the page. If it ever gets annoying, don't hesitate to let me know!

So that's the story.

Also, Ingenuo won't be released for a while, as The One is coming out soon. Please don't hate me for the wait, but I'm also starting NaNoWriMo officially tomorrow! I'm kinda scared that I won't finish this year, so if I disappear, I'm working on my novel :) That's advance notice, right?

Have a lovely Halloween, dearest readers!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

At least they got back to me quickly.

What a great way to end a not-so-pleasant day. I'm really disappointed in Google. I still don't understand what even happened. What do they mean invalid click activity? Couldn't they at least tell me what was wrong with the blog?

Seriously. All I got was a note telling me that their experts had rejected my appeal after "thorough reviewing." What did I even do wrong!?

Argh. So I'm going to wait a bit and appeal again, though the likelihood of that going through is like 0.

Thanks everyone for all your kind comments. I really appreciate it!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bad bad bad bad news.

I have received this message from Google:


After reviewing our records, we've determined that your AdSense account
poses a risk of generating invalid activity. Because we have a
responsibility to protect our AdWords advertisers from inflated costs due
to invalid activity, we've found it necessary to disable your AdSense
account. Your outstanding balance and Google's share of the revenue will
both be fully refunded back to the affected advertisers.

Please understand that we need to take such steps to maintain the
effectiveness of Google's advertising system, particularly the
advertiser-publisher relationship. We understand the inconvenience that
this may cause you, and we thank you in advance for your understanding and

I am so shocked! I have no idea why this even happened. It may have something to do with the chapter I just released. I suppose that caused a giant influx of views or something, so they thought it was suspicious! Honestly, I don't know why this even happened.

I sent an appeal out just now, but I just thought I'd let you guys know. We had made like $20 or so, so I was really happy! But if that was all for nothing, I would be very disappointed. If they don't accept my appeal, I think I may try to save up my own cash to compensate because it makes me sad that they would disable the adsense ):

Rawr. I'll be waiting in my cave, hoping for an answer soon!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ingenuo Chp 76

Hello my dearies! Another release for you guys! Make sure to tell all your friends to support breast cancer research! Please keep in mind that I am trying to raise money for the Susan Komen Foundation this month, so please don't post this on other manga-sharing sites yet! I will let you know when it is okay to do so, or you can check for when it's posted on MF (by k1tk4t) or MT (by fatedartist).

Chapter is also available for download here!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ingenuo Chp 75

Remember, please do not post this on manga-sharing sites yet! Wait for a few days; I will post on MF and MT. When they are up there, it is fine to post other places.

The chapter is also available for download here.

Remember the more you visit the blog/click interesting ads, the more money will get donated to breast cancer research! Do your part to support the cause!

Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) Review!

So... I promised a review on Black Butler :) I'm going to follow up on that promise. Keep in mind that I am not completely caught up! I am only through Volume 5 or so.

Summary from MF
Within the noble families of England exists Phantomhive's butler: Sebastian Michaelis. He has unquestionably perfect knowledge, manners and martial arts as well as talents in every other area imaginable. Sebastian is so perfect, though he is forever destined to meet the needs of a 12 year old master (later 13). Wearing a black tailcoat whilst gracefully brewing the world's strongest red tea, how is it possible that such a perfect butler is able to cope with such a demanding master?

The secrets of Sebastian and his cunning young master Ciel slowly unfold as tragic and unexpected cases make their appearance.

Artwork: 10/10
I LOVE IT! I love that this series is shounen drawn by a female author. I actually really love shounen manga, but the one thing that bars me from reading it is the artwork, and this is gorgeous. I love that it is also historical fiction, so the costumes and setting and everything are just excellent! It's cute, yet has the typical action of shounen.
Plot: 9/10
Okay, besides it being about the Victorian age, which is excellent, I really am interested by the premise of this manga. I really enjoy the cases, and the mangaka does superb research on the subjects. It's amazing how in depth and detailed her work goes. I love how she combines fantasy, action, mystery, and historical fiction into one believable, excellently written story. Terrific work! However, sometimes the cases are a little disbelievable, which is not really a word, but you know what I mean, right?
Characters: 10/10
You can definitely tell this is shounen written by a woman. Sebastian is excellently hot all the time, and Ciel is so cute. I think the thing I like most about the characters is that they are complex. Though I am not very far (so I do not know so many secrets), I think that each and every character has a backstory that makes sense. Excellent there.
Overall Appeal: 9/10
I love this series a lot. I love how the mangaka is clever and witty, and her character's little idiosyncrasies are portrayed in such a hilarious way. Overall, love, love, love this series, would highly recommend it, and I can't wait to finish reading it. The story is constructed in such a brilliant fashion, and the characters are so endearing, and nice to look at as well. If you haven't already, check it out!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

As many of you may know, this month is breast cancer awareness month. Grase and I have decided to do a little something to help out the cause. So we are going to put ads on this blog until the end of the month, and donate all proceeds to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. We're not asking you to donate, but we do hope that you will visit this blog to help us raise money for cancer research.

I'm sure that many of you have been affected by cancer in some way or another. So let's do our best to make a difference!

We'll be trying to post chapters more often until the rest of the month so that you'll have something to come back to read. Please help support us and visit the blog, and tell your friends too!

Monday, October 11, 2010

The One ch 70

Remember, don't post on manga-sharing sites until the 15th! I will post on MF and MT on the 15th, but feel free to post on other sites AFTER the 15th. Thanks! (I want to give my blog readers an advantage :)) Enjoy!

The chapter is also available for download.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Updates on The One 70

Helloooo everybody! So I just wanted to give all of you a few updates on this month's issue of "The One." I am working on the chapter right now, and I have finished translating the entire chapter. The raws that I received are not very high quality, as they were photographs taken on a floor, not actual scans. But I have sent them to Angela, who will hopefully help me clean the pages again this month :) I hope that whitesunnie will be posting higher quality scans soon, but if she doesn't, I may just go along with these scans. But please keep in mind that they will definitely be lower quality. The coloring is not very great, as there are so many shadows in different areas of the photos, and many of the scans are very blurry. I will do my best with them, so I hope you will bear with the quality.

Thanks everybody!

In case anybody can't wait to read the chapter, here is the summary.

***SLIGHT SPOILER*** (more of a heads-up) Don't read if you really don't want to know! But it's not that bad... haha

Really, don't read if you don't want to be spoiled.

So Lele does not appear in this chapter poopoo ): I know that will disappoint a lot of you, but there IS something else that makes the chapter worth it.

I think that a lot of people are complaining about the lack of romance recently, and that frustrates me. First off, think about Lele and Eros's situation: in Lele's eyes, Eros just tried to rape her and use her, so she broke it off with him. He appeared to be cold, and even insulted her by asking if they could still be friends. There is not going to be romance after that!!! Also, I think it is also important to get backstories on characters. If that means drawing focus to other characters, I think that is okay. Because thinking about this realistically, I know that the author is going to bring Lele into the subplot. Why else would she be in Europe? (Besides expanding her career... but... yeah hahha)

I think that Nicky Lee is giving more substance to the actual story than simply writing a mushy fluff story. I think that is the part people should focus on: good story telling. Too many people focus on unimportant parts... which is maybe why people like Twilight, despite that fact is it is written poorly. But anyways, that's my opinion. If you want to bitch me out because you're a Twilight/fluff fan, write it below!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Upcoming Chapter--The One, and Translation Preferences

Man... I've been so busy that I haven't been able to legitly update the blog ): I apologize for that. I will write a review for this one manga I'm reading right now, Kuroshitsuji, "Black Butler."

So... The One comes out in China... actually today! China's more than 12 hrs ahead for me! It's exactly 12 hours ahead of EST. So yeah. It's like morning there right now. We should get the scans pretty soon, 5 days maybe?

Also, I did translate Madame Mode as Mandy in the chapter. Does this BOTHER you? I mean, most people are so used to Madame Mode right? But I think the name itself makes no sense at all! She's never called madame from what I've read, and her name is not "Mode"! She is called "Man-dai," or "Mandy" everywhere I've seen her mentioned (which is what confused me the very first time I read "The One" in Chinese). Yeah, it's weird. But still, should I just KEEP it as Madame Mode for habit's sake? I feel like it's really inaccurate though... Let me know in the poll ----->

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ingenuo Ch 74

Here's the new chapter! Remember that this should not be posted on manga-sharing sites for a few days. Please wait like... 2 days before posting. Thanks!

It is also available for download here.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

FAQ: When does The One come out?

I see this question so many times, so here is an answer for you.

The One comes out every month in the Young Flower Magazine in China on the 5th. It is usually scanned by WhiteSunnie for Billwang around the 9th or 10th. I have them translated soon after. When I am not busy, I get them down within a day, but it depends. Expect chapters around the 12-15th.

Releases are slow because that's how often they are written, not because I am lazy.

So what does this mean for chapter 70? Expect it around October 12-15th.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The One Chapter 69

Just a reminder, don't post on other manga-sharing sites yet! It'll be on my blog before other sites, and I will definitely upload them later. Thanks!

It is available for download also.

I would like to thank Angela for helping me clean all the pages! I really appreciate it because I have such a big homework load right now. Thank you so much!

Monday, September 13, 2010

News on The One 69


I've worked hard because there was a lull in homework today haha! I've finished it all, and thank you so much to Angela for helping me clean the pages. I really appreciate it!

I've translated/typeset all the pages. The chapter simply remains to be proofread, which I will do tomorrow. Also, there is a European last name that I cannot for the life of me figure out! It is phonetically "Ka-jia-den." I have no idea what it is! If anyone knows, please please please let me know.

Love you guys! I will be posting the chapter up here soon, possibly tomorrow! Please sit tight and wait!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ingenuo Chp 73

Whatup my friends. Enjoy the chapter, but expect a slight lull in the release of the next, even though it's shorter. Maybe we might get it done, but don't expect too much, please!

[Edit] P.S. Thank you Hakanai for pointing out the two missing pages! I've fixed them right now!

Here is the download.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Updates on Ingenuo!

WAH I MADE IT! Ok, so I didn't make my September 5th deadline, but whatever. I'm hyperventilating because of this chapter ahahah. Well, I did read it a while back, but I LOVE IT SO MUCH. We are nearing the good chappies... ahh. Good chappies.... *won't spoil* Okay, but I'll have it up soon. I'm proofing right now with Kuul Grace.

BUT I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I probably say this about every chapter, but really, LOVE THIS. And the next chapter is pretty good too. It is absolutely amazing. I must tell you an opinion on it, without spoilers. So the thing is, I disliked Aiwen throughout the series, but I think that maybe I'm a little too harsh on him. After all, he's just super naive, coz after all, he's still a kid. Anyway, my opinion of him definitely improved in this chapter :)

That does NOT by any means mean that I have converted to an Aiwen/Jiayu fan. NONONO. DO NOT WANT.

See you guys later!

Pagecount, The One, Labor Day Weekend

Where are rawsssss? I miss Lele and Eros. Especially Eros. Although I do miss Leo too :) Ahahaha. He's so awesome. I wish I had a best friend like him. The One should be out in China by now. I'm just waitin' on raws. Ho hum. I'm searching for them, don't despair. I think they're usually out by the 10th, so just a few more days, my pretties. Too bad I can't get them done labor day weekend. Anyway, here is a link, in case you want to keep an eye out for raws. Yes, it is in Chinese. Last time I posted this link, some girl asked, "Why is it all in Chinese?!?!??!??!?!?" I loled a lot at this. OF COURSE RAWS ARE IN CHINESE. Why else would we need translations? Ahahaha. But anyway, just look out for posts by cute_maggie. It should probably say something like this: "【转载】《THE ONE独领风骚》69话" The key is to look for the title, which is in the brackets, and 69 chapter. <-- should I comment on the number? Nah, that would be classless.

I recently scrolled down to my pagecount thing. WHOA WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?! I can't believe so many people visited this blog lol. I bet most of them were like. Oh hey, manhua updates. Oh. This is boring. *clicks the x*

Anyway, I AM SO HAPPY IT IS LABOR DAY. WHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAA! Also, lots of labor day sales. ahaha. Too bad I'm so broke. XD Also, I get an extra day to do homework. Yeah... I should really get to work... yeah..... yeah... okay. I'll go work NOW. ... NOW. Ok, really now... Talk to you guys later!

Monday, August 30, 2010

School Ick!

So today was the first day of school. It was kind of strange, but I like my teachers this year. The only problem is we got LOADED with homework... Right after I finished summer homework. Grawr rawr rawr. But I will definitely try to keep up with updates.

School pictures are tomorrow... ehehe. I'll try not to look like I had no sleep at all.

How was everyone else's first day? Or if you haven't started school yet, are you looking forward to school? No?

To those who are not in school: what's new with your life? :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ingenuo Chp 23

Again, please do not post this on any manga-sharing sites until the 25th! Thank you! :)

You can also download here.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Previews of Ingenuo Chp 72!

This chapter develops a lot of things, but definitely not one of my favorite chapters out there. DON'T DESPAIR, KIDDIES, THOUGH, I'VE READ AHEAD AND IT'S TOTALLY AWESOME.

Ohohoho. Next chapter's out on the 25th! Check back on my blog. I will post the chapter ASAP!

Still alive & Hana Yori Dango Vs. Boys Before Flowers

Haha I know I haven't spammed you guys in a while :D, as Maliha points out. Sorry! I hope you didn't miss me too much. I've been pretty busy, and have neglected my online friends ): Too bad, eh? But at least I've been working, eh? There will be another Ingenuo release soon!

So uh... uh... I finished watching Boys Before Flowers (Korean Drama) a week or two ago, and I would just like to the Japanese version of the drama. I didn't even bother watching the Chinese version... It looked... eh. And didn't have very good reviews. Chinese dramas aren't usually that good to begin with. I'm sorry, Motherland, but it's true!

Anyway, both were good, and unique in their own ways, but DEFINITELY DEFINITELY JAPANESE VERSION IS BETTER. It was truer to the plot of Hana Yori Dango (the manga). I did, however, like Boys Before Flowers' changes because they were unique and cute. However, the drama itself dragged on for SOOOO long, and became so mushy that I was having trouble watching it. Tsukushi stops being super buff and cries all the time in BBF. I like her a lot better in HYD.

HOWEVER, Domyoji is a lot better looking in the Korean one ^-^. Just sayin'... It's kind of important...

But definitely, I would recommend HYD. BBF is okay if you like the manga, and already watched HYD, but if you're actually looking for a good drama to watch, watch HYD!

And also, I LOVE HANA YORI DANGO 8D. It was one of the very first mangas I read, and I loved it, all 36 volumes of it. And the manga is much better than the dramas. I'm not going to write a review of it, because I think most of you have read HYD before, or at least heard of it, right? It's such a popular series, it's hard to imagine that you haven't at least HEARD of it... yeah? Or maybe I'm crazy, and it's not that popular...

So have you guys read HYD, or watched the Japanese, Korean, or Chinese drama? What did you think of them?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


You'll know why I post this later! :) I'll leave it my own little secret for now.

Anyways, a few of my manhua translating songs on my Asian playlist! I like listening to Asian songs while translating ahaha.

Hope you like them!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Manga Reading Habits

So people get their manga fix (haha) different ways. Some people like manga hosting sites that allow them to view the pages. Some like to get the books when they come out in the US. And some people like to download them.

I myself fall under the latter category. First of all, you don't need internet to read the manga, so you can stock up :) Also, clicking through the pictures are SO much easier, and you don't need to scroll down!

Yeh? I suppose most of you like viewing manga w/o downloading (MF), and that's fine too. What do you think are the pros/cons of reading manga like that?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ingenuo Chp 71

Oooh. Maybe something interesting will happen :O Be sure to let me know how I'm doing on cleanliness of the releases. If you have any complaints, do not hesitate to leave a comment, but again, please phrase them constructively! Thank you!

You can also download the chapter.

The One Chp 68

Wargh my friends, am I not awesome? *EGO EXPANDS* Ingenuo will go up later! I'll have a space between postings. Please keep in mind that my chapters should not be posted elsewhere until the 10th! I'm not putting a formal waiting time, but please respect my wishes. I'd like to get a little more traffic to this blog :)

Anyways, an awesome chapter awaits! (Now I can finally sit down to read Skip Beat :D)

It is also available for download, if you prefer.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The One and Ingenuo cued for posting

Wow you guys are a bit spoiled, eh? We will be releasing INGENUO early this week, on the 10th, and THE ONE slightly late, on the 10th as well. Remember, they will always be posted HERE first! So come over here to read the chapters first, and let me know how I am doing on quality!

By the way, sorry for posting twice today XD Tell me how I'm doing on spamming XD

The One Teasers *SPOILERS*

Enjoy these while you wait for me to finish! Special for the blog readers :) Come back later, and I may have the chapter finished! Thanks for your patience and support.

Overall, I am very pleased with this new chapter, thank you so much Nicky Lee! This chapter answers a lot of the things people have been asking ("Is Angus in love with Eros?"), which I thought was a ridiculous question, because it was so clear in my mind that he is not, but has a complex because of their separation and his protective attitude towards him. And hello there Lele! Gosh, I hope I don't see people complaining about "omg this arc is so boring. angus and eros and gustav i want to see lele!" Because this arc is actually really well-constructed and a great insight into the past, and the relationship between Angus/Eros. Really, really nice job, Nicky Lee!

By the way, first five people to comment on this post with their email, name, a suggestion/constructive criticism to me, and what they like most about The One will get emailed the new chapter as soon as I complete it!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Updates on Ingenuo and The One

Ho hum, still waiting for raws to show up for The One. Hmm. I saw a thread on baidu, and it seems that they are out on the 9th, but not sure about that.

In any case, we (Kuul Grase and I) are DONE translating the next chapter of Ingenuo! Exciting, neh? Now all that remains is type-setting... ah. How lovely. We may have an early release! So cross your fingers, and check back. Suscribe or follow to get the next chapter as soon as I post it!

By the way, a BIG BIG BIG thank you to Grase for all that she's done to help. I'm so glad that we are working together now! It definitely is a load off my back, especially considering she is Taiwanese, so she's more familiar with traditional. Hugs and cookies for Grase!

Also, Kuul Grase should now be demoted to Loser Grase, because she finished Ingenuo. All of it. Loser. I only read slowly coz I choose to SAVOR the FLAVOR of the story. Yeah. That's it. Not at all because it takes me a long time to read. OF COURSE NOT, RIGHT?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Layout + Asian Stuff?

Do you like the blog's layout?
Yes: 28
No: 5

*GASP* THERE ARE 5 DISSENTERS. WHERE ARE THEY? WHERE ARE THEY? I'LL... jk. I'd appreciate if you guys let me know what you don't like about the layout! I'd be happy to fix stuff.

In other news, I've been thinking recently. About what? You ask. Well, my mom and I have been discussing starting a small business. Now what will we sell? Depends, really. But most of what we've been thinking about has been along the lines of female merchandise (purses, makeup, clothes, jewelry, or other such things). Her idea with purses was to manufacture them ourselves (handmade and slow... but hey, there's a whole site for that!). My idea is to get stuff from CHINAA~ and sell them here. That way, people in the US can get stuff cheaper WITHOUT paying enormous amounts for shipping.

My dad's going to China in... 2 weeks or so, so he'll have a chance to go shopping for me (I hope). So, my question to YOU GUYS is what products would you be most interested in from Asia (specifically China). That way, I can decide what exactly I want to do with a business. I'd really appreciate your input here.

Also, THE ONE TOMORROW! I really hope it actually releases, and the raws are put up quickly, although there's nothing I have to complain about, really. Check over here for earlier releases!

[EDIT:] Yeah, I know this is super off-topic, and I probably shouldn't be posting here, but I need input from people. If you really are opposed to me posting these posts here, let me know.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Oooooh The One on the 5th! (no pun in 10 did...)

YAHHH ARE YOU GUYS ALL EXCITED?! YAHHHH. Yeah, okay. This is probably a spam post. Heehee. Just so you guys know, I will most likely be posting pages HERE first. So check here on the 5th/6th for any tidbits of early releases you can get :)

What's your favorite thing about "The One"?

I love the drawings for one. They're so beautiful (especially Lele's mom :O). Also, I really like some of the earlier chapters where Eros dresses as a hobo. haha. :D I had almost forgotten about it, but then I was reminded by some people. I will probably reread the series sometime haha.

Yehhh. Okay :) See you guys soon!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Reviews on Parfait Tic and C-Blossom

So, just thought I'd share my thoughts on two series. C-Blossom is a series I recently read, and Parfait Tic is a series I recently reread.

C-Blossom Case 729
Artwork: 7/10
Some of the action scenes were a little confusing for me. Maybe it's just because I don't read action a lot :D. All in all, it wasn't that bad, to be honest, it just didn't appeal to me, because I am a shoujo manga reader haha. I think the style can be likened to Death Note? Hair is definitely similar, eyes are kind of.
Plot: 8/10
I liked the premise, and it was really interesting. The situation kept me really on-edge, so it definitely is exciting, and I liked certain surprises. However, I take off points for the ending. First off, I would have liked to see the series filled out more. I realize that it is a spinoff, but still, two volumes is a little short for the content. Secondly, the ending was very open, which in the case left me rather wanting.
Characters: 9/10
I really thought the characters were portrayed very realistically, and I think each character was very dear to me as I read.
Overall Appeal: 8.5/10
I really enjoyed this series. It is a very short (2-volume) series, and it starts off immediately. I really enjoyed the story itself, if not the artwork. I would definitely recommend this to people who enjoy reading action mangas, but not so much to big fans of romance.

Note: it's marked as shoujo on mangafox, but I disagree. It's kind of shounen as well. So boys, don't be scared. :)

Summary (From Condensation)
Matsumiya Kana’s world is turned upside down when her father is arrested on charges of embezzling from the Ministry of Defense. She decides to escape the trauma by transferring to a private boarding school, but trouble follows…

Megane bishounen Kisaragi Kou gets Kana to open up to him, but what’s this?! He isn’t really who he says he is? And who’s the dude in the trucker’s cap lurking outside her window? Welcome to C-blossom -case729- a series with action, intrigue, and well…a plot.

Parfait Tic
Artwork: 9/10
It's very cutesy, typical shoujo. I LOVE the facial expressions though, especially chibi versions. Overall, the artwork is visually appealing, but I enjoy it most for its comedy.
Plot: 6/10
There's a lot of repetition, and back and forth, which is typical for shoujo. Fortunately, I don't think it's *too* repetitive, but it is rather redundant. I don't really enjoy this manga for the plot, though. There are other things to recommend it.
Characters: 8/10
I take of points for the female lead D< (This is inevitable whenever I read shoujo lmao). She cries like EVERY panel! I think sometimes she's cute and quirky, but other times it's just annoying. I give full points to Ichi though (ICHIIII~~ MY LOVEEE~~~ jk). Daiya as a character is well-constructed (no personal preference though XD). No, but seriously, the guys are complicated, and I like that. Fuuko is too simplistic. (This would offend her haha).
Overall appeal: 8.5/10
I've taken points of mostly for plot and Fuuko's annoyingness, but if you ask me, I'm not going to stop reading this manga. I love it for so many other things (ICHIIIII~~~~), like (ICHIII~~~) its comedy. It really cracks me up all the time, and the author has a very good sense of humor. Fuuko sometimes really amuses me when she's not being annoying. Ichi/Daiya are really cute and funny. I think that the plot gets better in the future, though...

Not really the best shoujo out there, but really good if you like a laugh; I really like it!

Summary (from MangaFox):
Fuuko is a happy and cheerful girl. One day, two cousins, Daiya and Ichi, move into the apartment upstairs. Cold Ichi and mischievous Daiya gave a very bad first impression! All three are going to the same school as well! How will Fuuko's high school life turn out?

If you're interested, be sure to read these series and let me know what you think!

Note on Names [Spoiler-ish if you're not up to date]

Important note about names:

Yung Jo is actually "Yang Zhao"; it just bothered me to see inaccuracies, because it's important that his name is "Zhao" because that is the verb in "to take (photos)." but I've retained original translation for consistency, as well as replacing "Yang da-ge"(Yang big brother) with Jo.

This really doesn't give the feel for the relationship between Jiayu and Jo. Da Ge means big brother, and is usually a term of respect that you would give to someone you look up to. It is definitely not a name you would call your lover. I think the translation given in one of the previous chapters was the most accurate, "Yang Sempai" (though it is a Japanese term). Hmm, now that I think of it, Japanese terms are really main stream, where as no one ever wants to translate Chinese honorifics, hm? Maybe I should translate it simply as "Dage." I mean, you all pretty much know what it means, right?

Also, while we're on Japanese terms, my friend (whose name shall remain secret for now because I'm not sure if she wants her name publically used, or whether she wants to adopt a pseudonym. Let's call her... Jane; she's the same friend who will be translating with me) Jane pointed out to me that when Jiayu uses the terms "Oji-san" in earlier volumes, those are not really "Japanese" terms she is using; they're Taiwanese slang. (Jane as Taiwanese and very touchy, especially when I point out Taiwan is simply one of China's islands. :D... but that's politics).

Okay, so back to J/J. Jiayu obviously likes Jo, and he kisses her, but she actually does NOT know if he loves her. After all, she thinks he has a girlfriend in New York, which is actually her >___>" so stupid, JIayu, really? So, this is basically an explanation of why they're not together, because she still doesn't regard him as her boyfriend, or lover, because HE doesn't give any indications he wants her to just call him Jo, and not Yang Da-ge.

Just thought you guys would like to know this :) Have a lovely day, and happy reading!

Don't forget to vote in the poll -->

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ingenuo Chapter 70

Okay guys, here is chapter 70 as a reward for reading our (Kat and Grase's) blog. Please don't post it anywhere yet! Kat will be posting it on mangafox/mangatraders later!

(I've turned autoplay off, so you can just scroll through the pages on your own)

Also available for download.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Previews of Ingenuo Chapter 70 (Spoiler, I guess?)

So... I'm done translating! I'm just waiting to post, because I want to be consistent with release dates. I'm looking at the 15th and the 25th as release dates (because The One releases on the 5th). I'll try to keep up, so I won't post any chapters early, unless I've really got ahead. Anyway, I'll take these two days to finish up the work I've been procrastinating on. Hmmm... (I'm behind 6000 words on my novel :D). So here's a few previews of the next chp to keep you occupied for two days :) (and also to get people to visit the blog haha)

I'll be posting LINKS here, so you don't get angry for spoiling, haha.

... and that's all you get, but those are pretty effin good pictures! Happy reading!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Poll results are IN! And other news and announcements!

Ingenuo: 36
Full House: 6
Paradise City: 7
Youth Gone Wild: 2

Haha, it looks like Ingenuo wins :D. I will definitely keep working on it. After Ingenuo, I will be working on Paradise City! I have nice raws for that, so it should go rather smoothly. Also, if anyone has good quality raws for Ingenuo, I would be ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED to have them. The little words are really hard to read, especially if I don't recognize the characters. It would help to have larger, better files.

Someone PMed me on Mangafox, asking me to help her translate Perfect Girl Evolution (Wallflower), and at this point I don't have much time to do so, but I think that if she doesn't do it on her own (I'm assuming she... didn't bother checking. Most people who read shoujo are shes, right?), I might pick up the project at a later date, because I did at one point translate a chapter of it (though admittedly, it was badly done... Cireus later replaced my chp haha :D). I won't ask for your opinions on this at this point, because everything is still rather uncertain.

Moving on, I have updated the "About" page, in case you want to read it. Also, I will be updating the project page rather frequently, so check back in case you want to check out what page I'm on, and what I'm working on.

And uh, that's all I have to say! Also, please suscribe for notifications and news on my projects. Once I get this blog more settled down, I will be writing about other manga series that I like :) And please vote on the poll to the right. I just want to get a headcount of my readers :) Thanks! Have a great day, guys, and happy reading!

You know what's sad? Licensed Mangas

I looked up all the mangas on my watch list on mangatraders. They're pretty much all licensed. hahaha. EVIL LICENSING COMPANIES )< jk. They're cool, but a pain when you can't read them online. Ah well, books are okay, too? I just have to wait for them at the library *itchy feet* None of them have been updated online haha, so I feel kinda stuck. I don't want to go the the library )< LIBRARIES ARE FOR BOOKS NOT MANGAS. <-- I am a real snob ;) Anyway, basically the only manga I follow is Skip Beat, which I thought was licensed as well... OH WELL 8D I get to read it, no complaints! Anyway... got to get started on reading more manga that got licensed... urk.

Which of your favorite mangas/manhuas/manhwas are licensed? How do you read them?

Monday, July 19, 2010

The One Chapter 67

Let me know if you want me to post all pics, but I think the slideshow is more visually appealing, and less scrolling :)

Ingenuo Chapter 69

I realize that I do not post pictures up for you to read, so here you go! Eventually, when I'm ready for a domain, I will probably put ads on this blog, and a wait time on posting, so that I can get enough views to buy a domain name. But that will come later. For now, no ads!

Do you guys like this better than mangafox? Also, do you like the slideshow or the pictures in a row?

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Wow. Really wow. (Not World of Warcraft, mind you). I really, really appreciate that so many people have showed their support for me. Not only since I have picked up Ingenuo, but also with The One. There are always going to be people who complain releases are too slow, translations and editing not good enough. But you people who give me your support and encouragement make the complainers insignificant.

I really just want to thank you all so much for your encouragement and support. (It does give me an ego boost as well xD). It really means a lot to me that so many people appreciate my work, and I really enjoy reading manhua too, so it's pretty awesome to get thanked for doing something I like to do!

I am really astounded by the turnout in the poll haha. So thank you all for visiting my blog, I hope you'll continue to read it, as well as my releases. I'll be working hard on Ingenuo, and try to keep the waiting period short! We only have about 360 pages left!

Anyway, until next time!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

ANNOYING! && News on Ingenuo Chp 69

It annoys me so much that manhua don't have "chapter ending" places, so I dunno where I should stop. Here? There? Where is a good place to stop? :< This is usually my biggest frustration in translating manhua that is already released in full volumes. It's so ambiguous... Ah well. I hope readers won't mind too much.

Anyway, I have translated Ingenuo Chp 69, or Volume 14, Part 1. I think parts are a better way to call chapters. I mean, they are parts, and it can refer to parts that the scanslator determined...

So yeah. I will be posting on mangatraders, mangafox, and probably onemanga later. Feel free to post on other sites, but refer to the rules of distribution.

Have a nice day :) and happy reading!

[Edit:] Chp 69 is available for download.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Reading Ingenuo (No Spoilers)

Ingenuo, for a while, was one of the top poll choices. It is now tied with Paradise City. If it really comes down to a tie, I will likely go with Ingenuo first (I hope you understand; there are only 2 volumes left and it has already been started!).

Anyways, INGENUO IS PRETTY AWESOME :) I don't really feel like it's that repetitive (okay, a few places here and there, but manhuas/mangas always do that, yes?). But I really love the characters, especially after reading some of Steel Rose. I love Leting even more! :) And Louis is better than in Steel Rose, in my opinion. But yeah. I'm still on volume 7, so I have a few more to read through before I'm caught up, but I'm really excited about it! :)

I might start getting super addicted to manga again >___>"

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The One Chp 65-67

These are available on mangatraders, mangafox, and megaupload. Download them on mangatraders or megaupload!

Chapter 65
Chapter 66
Chapter 67

Chapter 68 is supposed to be released August 5th!


Hello, everyone! I'd just first like to thank you for stopping by and reading. Please, feel free to give me suggestions and comments on what you would like to see on this blog, and in my translations.

You know what I just realize? I don't actually scan anything. (I'm sure you all have noticed I get the scans from Billwang--I just didn't bother crediting since their logo seems so obvious :D). I really only translate and edit. That would make me KatTrans, eh? That's a bit strange... might give people the wrong idea haha.

In any case, welcome, welcome. Also, please remember a few rules regarding my translations and blog:

1. Please do not redistribute my translations without my permission. I hereby give you permission to post my translations on manga sharing sites, as long as you do not alter any of the files, or remove credits, or claim you translated them. Honestly, I put a lot of time and effort into my work, and I do it for free. I'd at least want my name to stay on them.

2. My releases are FREE. Don't you dare sell them to anyone else. They are not yours to sell. Also, if you see someone selling my releases, please notify me immediately. If I ever ask you guys for money, it will be a donation (because I'm poar and can't get a legit domain yet haha). I will never require you to pay me for translating.

3. Don't badmouth me. If you have something to say to me, politely send me an email( or PM on mangafox (k1tk4t) or mangatraders (fatedartist) or leave a comment. Also, please try to spell things correctly. I don't care if your English is not that good, but I don't really want to read things that say "omggg ur lyk the wrst trnslaotr evr!" Insults go better when they're properly written.

I am always welcome to talk to people, so don't be afraid of sending me messages and stuff!

Well, I think that's all I have to say. YAH. I'M EXCITED :D