Hello everyone, it’s been a while since my last update post.
Quite a large amount of stuff has taken place these last few weeks, so I’d like to take a moment to answer some questions and make a few announcements for all of you.
First up, I have finished Volume 9, Chapter 6, Part 5 of Youkoso. I have actually finished quite a few parts since the last post, but as this is the most recent, I figured I’d leave it with that. With this, I am very slightly under halfway finished with Chapter 6 of the 9th Volume. There is a Chapter 7 and an Epilogue after Chapter 6 is finished. I have also made the choice to edit and post the earlier parts of V9 that were translated by another translator. My goal is simply to keep the volume together as much as possible, and in no way do I claim that said translation is my own work. I have simply done some basic editing to the works. This encompasses Volume 9 Prologue through Volume 9 Chapter 2 Part 3. Anything past this portion of the Volume is my own work.
Secondly, I have gotten to meet quite a few people these last few weeks who have been willing to pitch a hand with the series doing what they can. I’ve now got Catalystic helping out with some proofreading and occasional editing work for the 9th Volume. He’s been pretty helpful so far, so I’m glad to have his help.
As many of you have probably already seen, I have finished translating the first part of Volume 10 of the series. This was allowed to happen with the help of another person that I’ve gotten into contact with, Regular_Days, who had been interested in Machine Translating the 10th Volume. I got in touch with him and now I’m teaching him how to translate properly, as well as editing and working on the parts that he needs help with for the 10th Volume as well. I do not know what speed these parts will release, but I’ll definitely post them when the relevant parts are finished. Please know that Volume 9 will still be my priority above Volume 10.
Moving on to Instant Death, I feel rather bad for the extensively long break that’s taken place between my last chapter and today. As I said last month, I will now be changing tracks for a short while to get the next chapter of Instant Death translated. Given the extensive span of time that’s taken place between now and the last chapter, I have decided that I will be translating two chapters of Instant Death instead of one before resuming my work on Youkoso. The next chapter after that will be translated after I finish the remainder of Chapter 6 of Volume 9. I really am sorry for the extensive wait here.
In other news, I have finally succumbed to making some form of donation system. The number of people willing to offer their support for the work that I’m doing is much higher than I’ve ever expected, so I decided to finally just set something up. I’ve created a Ko.fi page and you can reach it via the link on the sidebar. Please feel free to donate if you wish, but please know that any donation will not guarantee that my translations will be done sooner. The most I can promise is that when a donation comes in, I will definitely put in more effort towards finishing what I’m working on, up to the point where I feel as though I have done the donation justice.
Anywho, this was a long post, but I had a lot of information to cover. I will be getting started on the next Instant Death chapter right after I post this, and I have no idea what my ETA is for said chapter’s completion. It’s quite the unpredictable series, after all.
Thank you for all of your overwhelming support these last couple of months. It really means a lot to me and gives me reason to keep improving. I hope all of you can see the improvement firsthand in the quality of my translations. c: