Ake no Tobari Ch. 142-144


 Nanaten here. my baby cousin finally returned home to his family this morning. It's way past holiday season, and we had to send him back to school. My parents usually had this habit of taking in relative to live with them ever since me and my siblings moved out. However, my baby cousin has this fear of strangers, he didn't want to change school and meet so many unfamiliar people. So we decided to send him back to his parents (again, pointing out how we're the ones who baited him to stay over and almost made it a permanent thing in the first place). I'm probably going to miss the little guy, for about a week or so.

This week's stream, I tried to play Jump King:


I heard on Trash Taste podcast of how they spent months on playing this and I thought I would be a good game to play on stream. By minute 20 or so, I realized that the low framerate I had from my low spec computer was a massive handicap, as I couldn't judge how long did I press the jump button and I keep lagging. But it was a surprisingly addicting game. I spent the whole stream only to reach as far as the entrance of the sever area only to miscalculate my jump because of the low frame rate and fall back into the forest area. And all that while my baby cousin was watching.

About these chapters: I actually worked on these before I moved back with my parents on February. I had just recovered from my self quarantine and had to move in a couple of days. So I cleaned and redraw basically two months worth of chapters. I was in such a hurry, I didn't noticed that I messed up with the stitching of chapter 142 until when I typeset it a couple of weeks ago. So I apologize for that. But the other chapters should be fine, I think.

Here are the chapters. Let me know in the comments if you find any mistake or error. I'm taking a break next week so I can typeset some chapters and editing a couple of videos.

Ake no Tobari 142:
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Ashura Vol. 12 Ch. 44

Nanaten here coming from Eid Mubarak vacation only to be send for an anti-drug-youth-organization cadre training for a week. During that time, my baby cousin is staying-over-slash-got-left-behind-at-our-house. He's been using my computer playing games and watching minecraft videos. He was so absorbed the entire time, I practically couldn't find time to translate at all. I had to take a 6 hour road trip to the city away from my family, just so I can get to my brother's computer just to write this post.

Watching my baby cousin watching minecraft videos made me realize how cringe most minecraft youtubers are. I kept thinking "Is this why people don't watch my minecraft videos? Because I didn't act this cringe enough?" I do appreciate it from the editing and storytelling point, but the way the delivery just doesn't sit well with me.

So recently I've been trying to get him watch anything else. First it was Boboboi, because he was born and raised in Malaysia. But I think because of that, he's seen most of the episodes and he got bored (On the sidenote: I'm starting to see the appeal of the show after watching the opening theme.) Then I tried to get him to watch some Tokusatsu show. He then mentioned about the Upin Ipin Ultraman crossover, so I had the idea to watch Ultraman Tiga together. Then I realized, I've never seen the first episode of any Ultraman shows. As a child, I've always wondered where the Ultramen came from and why it kept choosing these fighter jet pilot guys (are the recent Ultraman MCs still pilots? idk.) Basically all I'm saying is that I was more absorbed on the show than he is.

During my cadre training, I bought a stylus for my phone to use as drawing practice. Needless to say, I spent my entire training period drawing instead of listening to the training materials. I drew a fanart of my favorite Japanese Vtuber, Cobablue, who by the way is one of my major influence in making Vtuber content.


I drew the fanart as a practice for the stylus. It was originally going to be a self portrait, but I've always wanted to make a Cobablue fanart to show my appreciation and also for inspiring me as a Vtuber. You can go to the twitter thread to see his reaction and a timelapse video of the art.

About this chapter: there's a page of celebrity cameos in this chapter that initially drew me off from this arc when I first read it years ago. My reaction was, "Really? Out of all 80's Hollywood celebrities you can choose and you picked these two? Nothing against them, but do they even watch boxing matches?"

So anyway, here's the chapter. You know the rules: drop a comment on if you find any error or mistake (actually, just comment in general.)  Next week is Tobari update.

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Ake no Tobari Ch. 240-241



Happy Eidl Fitr, everybody. As per Muslim tradition, I ask people for forgiveness and blessings. And I suppose in spirit of Eidl Fitr, I should forgive the person who DMCA's me this past month. Despite all that DMCA stuff, I still want to continue with Tsukumo and his merry fights. Just saying.


I've been thinking about creating a discord server, where I would just share my releases there. And as per usual, I keep forgetting to act upon it. What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments.


About these chapters: I actually planned this release to be three chapters. But once I started working on the third chapter, I came down with a cold. And my body just refused to work because of the medication.

So here are the chapters. As usual let me know is the comments if you find any error or mistake. Next week will be a Shura update.


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CnR-KM Vol. 4 Ch. 27

Nanaten here. I have mentioned this in my Patreon post, but I can't help but to notice how I have different openings for each platform, except for patreon. Like for blog post, I would say "Nanaten here", or during stream I would say "Helloooo aaand welcome to the stream." I tried to say "Nanaten here" for a video or a stream before but it just didn't sit well with me.

I am currently having a mild cold because of the changing temperature and humidity. Like during the day, it would be a scorching 31 degrees and at night it would be raining at 26 degrees. My cold symptom wasn't that bad, so I only took half dosage of cold medicine. It got me through the day, but I still got the runs, on both ends. I remember soiling myself while taking a morning leak because of that.

To pass the time while at work, I would play Trash Taste podcast. One of my former co-workers would sometimes played their clips at the office/my living room. I was a Connor fan when another friend recommended his voice acting audition process video, so I was already familiar with one third of the members. I started to get into trash taste after I moved and worked at my parents cornfield. I just put my (brother's) headset and played the podcast as I farm corn.

I also spending the week accessorizing my Vtuber avatar. I just grab a couple of MMD accessories and put it on my model. They're only light accessories, but they give my model a little bit of texture, for the lack of better term.


This week's video is a stream archive from last week. I did another Pokemon Smash or Pass, this time on Gen 3 Pokemons. Unfortunately, Amewa Takahashi couldn't join this time, so I had to ask another friend, ThePseudoIntellectual. Another unfortunate event, I was messing around with my OBS setting before the stream, which resulted in an absolute mess of a stream. The whole stream was compromised and deemed unusable. Luckily, ThePseudoIntellectual was also streaming, and he gave me his VOD to use for this video.


About this chapter: there was supposed to be a color opening pages courtesy of the magazine raws. Sadly, I didn't have time to procure them.

Anyway, here is the chapter. Let me know in the comments if you find any errors or mistakes. Next week will be Tobari update.

Corseltel no Ryujutsushi Koryumonogatari Chapter 27:
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Ashura Vol. 12 Chapter 43b

 
Nanaten here trying to catch up with this season's anime. My biggest surprise so far is Ya Boy Kongming. The opening just encapsulates the 80's-90's nightlife and I love it. And the guitar scene in episode 1 really gave me Carole & Tuesday vibe with its smooth animation. I highly recommend it.

Last week my twitter account got suspended for copyright violations. All of my posts that features Shura no Mon and Shura no Toki got DMCA'd, even the ones that remotely mentioned the series. It took me days to get my account back and delete the tweets. So anyway, to avoid getting this blog to have the same treatment, I shall refer to this series as "Tsukumo Mutsu and His Merry Fights" from now on.

This week's video: I did a Pokemon Smash or Pass with my friend Amewa Takahashi. We only managed to get through Gen 1 and 2 pokemans due to time constrain.


I am planning on going through the entire pokedex. I actually did streamed my Gen 3 smash or pass last night. But I screwed up with my encoder settings and it practically scuffed the entire stream. Luckily, my friend ThePseudoIntellectual streamed the whole thing and was kind enough to give me his VOD, so I will upload that in the future.

Second video is this month's MMD video. I wanted to do something special, So I decided to record a cover of the song and put it on the video.

This video has been a long time coming. It all started last year when I had an argument with a fellow Youtaite about using MMD videos for a cover. He disagreed with me, so I decided to make this video to prove a point. I worked on this video just before I moved. I only managed to record the song last month.

It took me a couple of weeks to learn Reaper in order to mix the audio. Needless to say, I wasn't very good at it. I didn't have any decent plug-ins and had to rely on a bunch of ReaPlugs and pirated VSTs. I even had to consult with the Youtaite fellow who started the argument to begin with. Until finally I just gave up and just crank everything up in Adobe Audition. But at the end of the day, I had a great experience working on this video, and I hope I can make more.

About this chapter: really, I have nothing else to say because of that whole twitter thing. But one particular thing. So in the manga, it says Chapter 43, without the B part. It almost got me confused in the chapter numbering when making the script. So I'll just referring this chapter as 43b.

Anyway, here is the chapter. Next week will be a Corseltel update.

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Ake no Tobari Chapter 239

 Nanaten here wishing everyone a happy Ramadhan. I said happy but I'm not really feeling it. I find myself in constant state of irritation lately. It's probably from being a 27 year old man who still living with his parents thing. I can't handle my parents constantly breathing on my neck.

Anyway, time for this week's videos. First one is a quick video I did for April fools day.

I actually shot this in my lab just before I clocked out for the week. I had to rely on my phone and my cousin's ring light, so the lighting wasn't the best thing. I wanted the video to have this high tech company reveal video vibe, but I would like to try for a Nintendo Direct style next time.


Second video is a lyric video of my buddy's, Sagashi Shitsuyo's, new track (I have nothing to do with this video, I just wanna give my buddy a shout-out):


I was translating Shura no Mon when this came out, so it was a perfect timing. No idea why the visual is that of a boxing match, but it's perfect regardless. I was really exhausted from real life stuff, so I was kinda vent out my frustration on this video, by coming up with Boxing puns in his comment section. So if you have time to listen to the track, give it a go. And comment a bunch of boxing puns.

I've pretty much set up my pc and a makeshift desk. It's a tv cabinet with a bracket for keyboard and mouse. All I need now is to get the wifi installed, which my dad has been postponing for quite a while now. I'm writing this post using my family data plan, which is draining absurdly quickly. So, yeah.

Anyway, I better wrap this up quick. Here is the chapter. Let me know if you find an error or mistake in the comments below. Next week is Shura no Mon update because I can't work on Ake no Tobari using my family data plan


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Ake no Tobari Ch. 238

Nanaten here. I managed to have my PC delivered last week, but it'll still going to take at least till next month for me to get a stable internet set up.

Other news: my facebook page has recently gotten a bunch of Copyright strikes, thus resulting in my page to become inaccessible. I was out of town, without my PC. with poor reception when I got the notifications. I couldn't do anything to get any details about this predicament. Heck, even as of writing this post, I still have trouble accessing the support page. I'm just shaking my head in exasperation at the moment.

Other important news: Momochi Dori-sensei had recently announced that Ake no Tobari is entering its final arc.

And to prepare, Momochi Dori-sensei's taking a two-month break from the series.
I've been having this lingering feeling that Ake no Tobari is ending. The series has been running for more than 7 years now. That's almost just as long as the actual Comico's manga service itself. Many Comico series doesn't last that long. Heck, even Re-Life ended 3 years ago. The only other series that run that long is Mummy in my Home. I'd always thought that Ake no Tobari would last for another 7 years. But after reading the latest Japanese raw, it felt like there's only one last story to tell and it has always been walking towards that natural conclusion.

A lot has happened in that seven years. Momochi Dori got hospitalized TWICE while writing this series. The series was translated into so many languages, both officially and unofficially. Ake no Tobari has always been the firstly announced title whenever Comico announces new translation service. Even if some of the official translations didn't even make it past chapter 200 before they were canceled. Heck, even this translation project wouldn't have survived if it weren't for the support of many readers worldwide. All I'm trying to say is, Ake no Tobari has been a significant part of Comico, that it's almost criminal that it didn't get the attention it deserves. Even Momochi Dori-sensei themselves lamented over the fact that it never got a printed release.

So while Momochi Dori-sensei is taking their well deserve break, I encourage you to tweet them a thank you message and tell them how much you love the epic adventures of Tobari and Reimei.

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