Ake no Tobari Ch. 139, Isekai Seikishi Monogatari Vol. 2 Chapter 10, Shura no Toki Vol. 9 Ch. 3

Nanaten here wishing everyone a happy New Year. Instead of making a resolution, I should instead focus on achieving my goals. my goal Citrus Project this year is to at least finish one volume a month. It's both realistic and achievable.

Random stuff: so I began 2019 by getting a cold. It's pretty much healed by now, but I'm still having a mild cough. Luckily, my local pharmacist sells Pei Pa Koa for a cheap price. For those who doesn't know what that is, it's basically a super effective and tasty Chinese cough syrup. I heard that in the US it cost somewhere around $70, thirty times the price it's sell over here. I was so lucky it was available on a local store instead of having to go for an hour drive to a Chinese medicine store.

This week's videos: a holiday we made along with Melon-nin group:
I joined a group featuring amazing and talented singers called Melon-Nin to do holiday themed music. We decided to do a cover of Crystal Key's "Nandodemo" for the holiday. Please listen to it and leave a comment there saying "Nanaten sends his regards..."

Speaking of Melon-Nin, we're doing an event for Valentine's day. You can get to sing a duet with a random Melon-Nin. All you have to do is pick a song, and then submit your vocal files. Detail is in this link.

Second video is not mine. I just wanted to share this to everyone: an Ake no Tobari AMV by long time Ake no Tobari fan Robubead:
This AMV is amazing. The music really catch the series as a whole. I'm starting to think of making my own version. If you like the video, be sure to follow his twitter @robubead. He posts many Ake no Tobari arts on his twitter.

About this chapter of Shura no Toki: this is the last chapter of volume 9. After this I'll be translating Kaiouki volume 9 as promised. The translation for that has progressed smoothly. You can expect it to be released this month.

About this chapter of Isekai Seikishi Monogatari: this is where the manga plot differs from the original anime. After Dagmyer's defeat during the obstacle course, and his father's neglect towards him, he's reaching a breaking point much sooner compared to the anime. Now his motivation is more than to live freely as a mechamaster. He's now looking for acknowledgement for his effort without being overshadowed by Kenshi. I also enjoy going through different fonts for the text.

Speaking of which, this year is the 10th year anniversary of Isekai Seikishi Monogatari anime. The anime first came out in March 2009. I was planning on finishing this manga to coincide with Tenchi Muyo OVA 4. But now, with 10th anniversary in mind, I am motivated to finish this volume. I'm, also very excited about Tenchi Muyo OVA 5. According to the information I obtained, it will be 6 episode OVA with Kenshi and Tenchi's kids as the main characters. I guess that means Tenchi Muyo IF is canon.

About this chapter of Ake no Tobari: after the introduction of Rikugou last chapter, the imminent threat Tobari & co. will have to face in the future is much clearer. However that will have to take a backseat for a moment because Tobari's body is still pretty much destroyed. But can Reimei help? Find out next time on Ake no Tobari Z! Just kidding. But still, next chapter is my favorite part of this arc. And shout-out to Eva and Mayu from Mavi Manga for providing the cleaning and typesetting I needed so I can rest and procrastinate work on another series.

So here are the first update of the year. Next time will be a T&T update.

Ake no Tobari Chapter 139:
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Shura no Toki Volume 9 Chapter 3:
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Isekai Seikishi Monogatari Volume 2 Chapter 10:
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Shout out for this month's patrons:
Natalie Steffen
John Thor
Aja C.
Tobias Steinbach
Tracy Umeda
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