Raku-Gun Negima! Doujinshi Page 27,28,29,30

[Posted @ 7:00 PM]
Another 4 pages!?

Disclaimer:

I DO NOT TRANSLATE STUFF FROM JAPANESE TO ENGLISH.
only Mandarin to English.

I do however refer to the RAW [Japanese] version sometimes when translating to kind of double check and make it more 'Real' cos I like it lol.

I DO NOT DRAW doujinshis, so I don't claim ANY credits for it, I got the original doujinshi from Raku-Gun, so please refer there for the original version, I'm just translating for those non-Japanese readers =). So don't ban me for it =(.

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Page 27. Page 28.
Page 29. Page 30.

Here you go, the second kiss! Didn't know Konoka's so straight forward hahaha XD. 4 pages more to gooooo!~ I'm on fire =) =) =).

I'm almost finished with Doropanda Tours Mai Hime Doujinshi Volume 7 ... just 2 pages more to translate, the rest 8 pages were ready to go.

As for Kannazuki no Miko doujinshi, 'Broken Mirror', I've translated and edited 4 pages ... well 2 pages, cos one page's the cover while the other page had no words lol. There's only 9 pages for this doujinshi and the art's pretty decent, a little like Kaishaku's art. I don't know who the author is so ... if you know, please tell me so I could credit him/her/them.

Time to have dinner, cya.

[Signing off @ 7:25 PM]

Raku-Gun Negima! Doujinshi Page 23,24,25,26

[Posted @ 9:47 PM]
I changed the Song of the Month to Stefanie Sun Yan Zi's Guci Guci from 'Against the Light' album. I really really like it, so I want to share this cute and cheeky song to all.

Disclaimer:

I DO NOT TRANSLATE STUFF FROM JAPANESE TO ENGLISH.
only Mandarin to English.

I do however refer to the RAW [Japanese] version sometimes when translating to kind of double check and make it more 'Real' cos I like it lol.

I DO NOT DRAW doujinshis, so I don't claim ANY credits for it, I got the original doujinshi from Raku-Gun, so please refer there for the original version, I'm just translating for those non-Japanese readers =). So don't ban me for it =(.

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Please do not hotlink on forums, just paste my blog url and direct them to the Manga Page section, thanks.

Page 23. Page 24.
Page 25. Page 26.

Hope you enjoyed the 4 pages. It's amusing to see Tatsumiya Mana teasing Setsuna haha, they seemed quite good friends in the manga. Okay, 8 more pages to go, I've already finished translating the last 8 pages ... only left to edit and stuff ...

Oh yeah, I'm thinking of translating a Kannazuki no Miko doujinshi, titled, 'Broken Mirror', well it's the only non-18+ doujinshi I have hahaha. The rest were ... um like Kaishaku's 'Kaishaku Thirty' ... nice art but pretty kinky and ... weird haha.

But then I'm still stuck with Doropanda Tours Mai Hime Volume 7 ... I think everyone forgot about it already hahaha. Seriously, the many words made me wanna crawl inside a hole and never come out. I barely managed to finish translating two pages just now ... think I'll post them by this week or something since I've no interesting [rather shoujo-ai related] anime titles to blog this Summer.

WELL, there's Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, wow, ten years later, they're not loli anymore! Haha. So I'm quite interested.

FATE-CHANNNNNNNNN!!!~~~!

Scans in Megumi. WHOA. Just WHOA.

[Signing off @ 10:06 PM]

[CD] Stefanie Sun Yan Zi - Against The Light, 'Ni Guang'

[Posted @ 9:15 PM]
Ah, finally, YanZi's long awaited 10th album is here, the previous 'Stefanie Sun Yan Zi - My Story Your Song' album doesn't count cos it's just a compilation of the popular tracks from her previous albums and had only one new song, which was 'Yu Tian'.

As usual, I preordered with YanZiUnlimited club members, got the Taiwan version and Singapore pre-ordered version. EMI Capitol Singapore imports TW albums to SG, so the album packagings are the same for both sides.

Singapore Preorder Version :
Against The Light, Singapore Version.

Taiwan Preorder Version :
Against The Light, Taiwan Version.
Against The Light, Taiwan Version Foldable Poster.

1st Track - In The Beginning : The starting kinda reminded me of ... an Olympic theme hahaha, but then the sounds of flute seep in, makes me feel like getting up and start running with a torch in my hand LOL. Nevertheless, it's really a pleasant instrumental appetizer, besides, it's produced and played by YanZi herself! +100.

2nd Track - Ni Guang '逆光' : A song full of hope and optimistic, especially in the chorus part. It's like there's this person who was blinded by the light searching for his/her soulmate but he/she never gives up and goes against the light to find his/her soulmate. It's like rendering oneself vulnerable to the light, although fearing that you might get burnt or hurt by it. Kinda encourging in some way.

3rd Track - Meng You '夢游' : Sounds like a ... kiddy song from the start, like I'm in a circus or something, heavy usage of the flute here as well. The 'Dala Dala Dala, So So Ti So So Do' kinda brought me to compare it to Doremi song and Gone With The Wind. A relatively 'short' track, barely 3 minutes long.

4th Track - Guci Guci '咕嘰咕嘰' : I really like this, very catchy and the lyrics were so random and hilarious. Like 'Sleep, wake up, brisk walk, bath, knock off, sleep ...' LOL. 'Who's better than who, how much difference could we be? Sooner or later, one will need to report to God. Since one's bad, can't waste off the sins, use strength to reflect.' HAHAHAHA. 'We are all good, we are all birds, migrating away during winter' LOL. 'There's no good friend in the moon' LOL, E.T @_@!!!! The melody suddenly went in this haunting mode in the middle then suddenly switched back to the catchy chrous again, quite refreshing. I love the English rap the most, 'Let's wake up in the mornings, Let's go to bed at night, Let's make hay in the big sunshine, Yeah we'll make hay in the light, Let's bury all our hatchets, Let us get along, Let's hold our hands and save the world. Let's not.' LOL, very cheeky, YanZi's voice was in this cute squeaky tone haha. The tune was like it's from the I'm not sure of the song title but it goes like this 'I got big butt I cannot lie.' Hahahaha.

5th Track - Wo Huai Nian De '我懷念的' : Whoa, YanZi's signature slow ballet melody, the lyrics were really touching, about this girl who was betrayed by her boyfriend apparently, the third party smsed her about the affair. But the girl still loves her boyfriend and recalls the love and happy moments they spent together, but in the end, she lets him go, as she questioned him on the many things they did together and one betrayal took everything away. Wordlessly, without tears, she left him. Very very touching song, really like this alot, like Wo Bu Nan Guo.

6th Track - An Ning '安寧' : As the song title suggested, it's a pleasant, quiet, slow moving song, perfect song to listen when you're about to sleep haha.

7th Track - Piao Zhe '飄著' : Another emotional charged song, especially in the chrous parts, like as if I'm floating through this dimentional fantasy tale.

8th Track - Ai Qing De Hua Yang '愛情的花樣' : The starting mumblings YanZi muttered doesn't make sense lol and YanZi confirmed that those were just some utters. Kinda like a mixture of gibberish of korean-german haha. A catchy tune, mischievous rendition of a human relationship. I like this part, 'You're number 1, I'm number 2, it's always like this in the start', very true in a relationship hahaha, then in later parts, 'You say one, I say two', different opinions heh.

9th Track - Xuan Guo '漩過' : This is pretty pleasant to listen lor especially the chorus and the way YanZi dragged the last word of the sentences. The tune and melody's pretty catchy after listening to it a few times.

10th Track - Xu Yao Ni '需要你' : The lyrics for this song's pretty short, but I like it anyways, thoughtful composition and I like the chorus. Clearly accentuates YanZi's vocals in the chorus and her feelings in this song. Surprisingly, it's quite good and I like it.

11th Track - Guan Yu '關於' : This song kinda reminded me of the song 'Leave' with traces of country in the melody.

12th Track - Afterward : Another instrumental piece by YanZi, a finishing calming touch to end the album.

Recommended Tracks : In The Beginning, Ni Guang, Guci Guci, Wo Huai Nian De, Piao Zhe, Ai Qing De Hua Yang, Xuan Guo, Xu Yao Ni

Album Cover/Style Presentation : YEAH! 10/10 for the album cover, I totally dig YanZi's side view, clearly displayed her 'parrot hook' nose structure and and neck line XD, backed up with the majestic pyramids in the background. I wonder why they like to put YanZi's jumping at the back side of the album hahaha. The lyrics booklet was assigned pretty uniquely, the pictures were quite nicely shot, pyramids as the background catalyst for most of the shots.

As for the bad points, I was expecting more shots of the 'normal', humane aspects of Egypt, like the people and their habits, food or their culture, I see nothing of this. Everything's focused on the pyramids and scenery, it's like so cold and distance. [EDIT: Even my mum thinks so.] Everyone can always see pyramids on national geographic magazines mah, maybe even take BETTER shots. So a little touch of some life would be nice ... animals, camels ... you know. Probably the production crew didn't had much time in Egypt cos of the you-know-what incident that they didn't take much photos? Well, I don't know and won't comment so much.

Freebies : Basically, there's two different kind of freebies when you order from different sources. EDIT: There's 7-Eleven, Mei Gui Da Zhong CD Store and Big 5 CD Store. Mei Gui and Big 5 give a foldable poster and a slot in picture postcard or something like that [See Photo Above]. While 7-Eleven gives 10 postcards which is the same freebie as the Singapore Version, however we get a redemption voucher for some events, which I assume it to be the upcoming April 8th 2007 autograph session. =) =).

Overall : I'm pretty impressed with this ablum, as seen above, I like most of the songs but it doesn't mean I dislike the rest, just that it's probably a little 'boring' than the rest of the tracks. Seriously, I like Guci Guci alot, lol.

English Purchases From Kino.

Mangas I purchased from Kinokuniya yesterday, The Day of Revolution #2 [English], [es] ~Eternal Sisters~ #1 [Mandarin] and Kashimashi Girl Meets Girl #2 [English]. I was really lucky to spot [es] #1 hiding in the corner of the book shelf hahaha =).

[Signing off @ 9:38 PM]

Raku-Gun Negima! Doujinshi Page 21,22

[Posted @ 9:15 PM]
To speak the truth I was ... kinda bored with KTS Ep11, probably that's why I had no motivation to blog it, BUT it's still not a good excuse ... I'll do it tomorrow ... must do ...

I also watched KTS Ep12 [End], surprisingly, it's kinda sad *sniff* ... and makes me wanna kick the creators anyways.

Disclaimer:

I DO NOT TRANSLATE STUFF FROM JAPANESE TO ENGLISH.
only Mandarin to English.

I do however refer to the RAW [Japanese] version sometimes when translating to kind of double check and make it more 'Real' cos I like it lol.

I DO NOT DRAW doujinshis, so I don't claim ANY credits for it, I got the original doujinshi from Raku-Gun, so please refer there for the original version, I'm just translating for those non-Japanese readers =). So don't ban me for it =(.

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Please do not hotlink on forums, just paste my blog url and direct them to the Manga Page section, thanks.

Page 21. Page 22.

!? Kono-chan forgotten about the kiss? What will Secchan do!?

... Went swimming this afternoon, drove to the country club ... lol and while turning in the multi-story carpark, I hit ... no, rather I MOUNTED the kerb LOL, it would had been an immediate fail if I'm in a test HAHAHAHA. But too bad, I'm not, sorry BBDC instructors and tester ... I'm such a failure haha. Besides, I'm driving an SUV, so it's okay la, I also just collected my photo driving license yesterday hahaha, bad omen.

Hmm, oh yeah, this afternoon went to Raffles City Starbucks and met up with the YanZiUnlimited people to collect YanZi's 'Ni Guang' Singapore Version album. After that, went to Kinokuniya and bought three mangas XD, S$50 outta my pocket ... *Chasing the blue note, screaming nooooooo~!* I'll upload the photos tomorrow cos the digtal cam cable's not with me ... it's in the office argh. I'll post a new subject with my review on YanZi's 'Ni Guang' album AND photos of my purchases today =).

A very happy girl today =) =).

[Signing off @ 9:29 PM]

YanZi's 10th Album, 'Ni Guang' Is OUT Today!!!

[Posted @ 8:21 PM]
No, I'm not dead, I just need a break ... ah, I've been procrastinating for the past few days ... seriously. I'll try to do KTS Ep11 tomorrow and some doujinshis done.

Ni Guang Album Cover.

I haven't got mine yet, cos I pre-ordered the Taiwan and Singapore version from YanZiUnlimited and I can't make it tonight to collect from them in Raffles City. Anyways, can't wait for the autograph session, tentatively on April 8th at Vivo City I think.

Kyaaaah, I'm looking forward to the day I will get my album ... hopefully, in a few days ... not next week, I might just rush out and purchase from any music store then and then haha. Thinking of watching Mr Bean's Holiday and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this saturday ... haha a bit childish I know but when I was a kid, I totally dig TMNT, COW-WA-BAN-GA DUDE! Used to watch it in 2D, now it's in 3D, how can I miss a memory from my childhood? Heh.

Manz, now I feel like eating a pizza.

[Signing off @ 8:30 PM]

Kyoushiro to Towa no Sora Ep10

[Posted @ 3:50 PM]
Lazy, lazy ...

Kazuya's Bullying Tarurotte.Soujirou's Pissed.Iya~! I Want Soujirou!

Summary to be updated later.

What Am I Doing? ...Grrr.I'm Going To Save Them.
Ouji-sama ...Chibi Jin And Soujirou.!?
LOL, I Just HAD To Put This In XD.Goodbye Glasses.Himiko's Serious This Time!
To The Rescue!Come, My Darlings.Weird But Effective Combi.
Attack Of The AA AIs.Kyoushiro's Back To Normal, Without His Glasses.Soujirou ...
Gomen, Himiko ...=O.Kuu And Setsuna In Wedding Dresses!
Kazuya's Into S&M Too.Setsuna's Still Pinning For Kyoushiro....
Setsuna.Tarurotte.Kaon.
Welcome To My Wedding!Who Called Me?Power Rangers Combine!

Summary to be updated later.

Kyoushiro's Eyes Look Weird.Kuu Look Weird.Oh My, Here Comes POWER RANGERS MECHA!

Seriously, they're seriously trying to do the Power Ranger Combination thingy, except they're in wedding costumes lol. Oh my god, I just remembered something, Kazuya with his 'poetic' metaphors reminded me of ... Kaname from Strawberry Panic! LOL. The spring, autumn, summer references to the respective Absolute Angels, Kaon, Setsuna and Tarurotte. So I assume either Kuu/Waruteishia are winter, together, they become the four seasons hahaha. Alright, some highlights in this episode, surprise, Jin's not a baddie! Whoa, maybe his skeptical expressions made me to believe he's a baddie but he's not. Anyways, I can safely assume that Mika's injured eye was caused by the July Melting Snow but I doubt they will clear this up la, since there's like only two left to kick Kazuya's can. Kyoushiro really pulled his socks fast, just halfway through the episode, he's throwing his specs, a 'fond' fragment of his Nii-san's memories away, oh well. I really like this 'new' and determined Himiko who actually stood up and insisted to Soujirou that she go save Kaon herself rather than wait like some weako heroine. Battle partners, Soujirou and Himiko was an unexpected pleasant change, however it's still weird to see that mana blasting cello.

I can sense some shounen-ai fanfics of Kyoushiro x Jin popping up after this episode haha, other than that, nothing much about them. Setsuna's such a wonderful girl, even when in the hands of the enemy, she's still trying to help blocko Kuu get back her memories of Kyoushiro by picking up the White Horse Brooch back in episode 5 when Kazuya threw it away. Somehow, Kuu seemed to recall some flashes of Kyoushiro. Can't wait for the next episode, will Kuu remember Kyoushiro which I doubt so, cos from the previews, she had somehow managed to merge with the other Absolute Angels and become the mighty power AA mecha.

PS: Kazuya's still rocks lol.

Art: 7.5/10 [Dipping.]
Story: 8.5/10 [Lots of development ... can't wait for the next episode ...]
Characters: 8.5/10 [Great battle combis there, Soujirou and Himiko, Kyoushiro and Jin.]
Overall: 8.5/10 [I really enjoyed this episode, except for the dipping animation in some scenes.]

PPS: Kyoushiro looked better with his specs on.

[Signing off @ 4:30 PM]

Kyoushiro to Towa no Sora Ep9

[Posted @ 5:35 PM]
=), happy weekend.

A Younger Kazuya.Kuu With Wings.Reminds Me Of How The Kid And ET Met LoL.

Summary to be updated later.

Setsuna Tries To Protect Kuu From Kazuya.It Doesn't Look Like What It Seems.Come With Me, Setsuna. *Kyahhh~*
Setsuna Attacks Kazuya.I'm You, You're Me.Kuu's Actually Waruteishia's Mecha AA!!!!!
Kyoushiro ...A Beautiful Present From Nice Nii-san Again.Kazuya's SOOOO Hot.
Heh, Save You? You're Just A Bother.Kuu ... Don't Go ...Mika VS Kazuya.
Mika SCORES By Striking Kazuya With Her Blasting Cello LoL.Kazuya SCORES By Hooking Up With Chibi Mika's Crush.Himiko To The Rescue.
Stay Away From Me.My Cursed Kiss Could Only Cause You Pain.Kaon-chan ...
I'm Giving Everything Back To You ... Himiko ...*Huggies!*Dakara, Heikidayo.
*Touched* Himiko ...Awww, Daisuki.Omg, Kazuya And Poison Ivy Vines!
Mika Pwned By Kazuya.Mika's Jealous Of The Happy Times Kaon And Himiko Shared.Kyoushiro In Model Angst Pose LOL.

Summary to be updated later.

Kuu Only Had Eyes For Kazuya.Kyoushiro Continued In Ep10 In His Model Angst Pose All Through.!? Soujirou Saved Himiko?

Oh my, I don't know where to start, okay let's confirm something, Ayanokouji Kazuya IS the Kazuya we see now, who looks hotter with the new haircut after staying among the skys for ten years. Kuu IS an Absolute Angel well, an artifical one I might say, probably a product of Kazuya's thirst for power. Next, it's really confusing to see Setsuna trying to stop Kazuya from taking Kuu away just because Kuu's Kyoushiro's. Manz, Setsuna's such a nice, sweet girl and Kyoushiro's a darn fool to leave her and settle to an 'empty' girl who later uttered that she doesn't know Kyoushiro at all. HA, I laughed at Kyoushiro's stunned expression! EAT UR DIRT! Anyways, in this episode, probably the most shocking was that, yes Kuu's an AA we all knew and guessed from like Episode 2? BUT. BUT. I never expect her to be Waruteishia's OTHER half and the scene she transformed to Waruteishia's mecha AA left my jaws hanging for an hour or so.

I was pretty puzzled when Waruteishia told Kuu that she's her and her's she and all those crap till I saw the transformation scene. Hm so Waruteishia don't have a natural mecha AA of her own then? But then, who is that mecha AA in the OP Kuu and Kyoushiro were sitting on? Another mystery for another episode haha. Anyways, love the scene where Kazuya busted Kyoushiro's gut again, took off with lightning speed and slammed his head against the floor. Woo, that was satisfying, loved that sadistic comments Kazuya made too lol and Kyoushiro's realization that his precious, brave Nii-san never thought of saving the world at all. The reason that his Nii-san 'saved' him was cos he's a burden hahahaha. The final blow was when Kazuya lead Kuu away, Kyoushiro desperately whimpered out Kuu's name. Know what? The two-faced backstabbing bitch actually asked who's he! HAHAHAHA. Kazuya's reply was totally funny, 'Who knows.' HAHAHAHAHAHA. Okay, enough the fun.

The exchange between Mika and Kazuya in the next half was hilarious, partly because of Kazuya's drama queen moves lol. Mika's choice of weapon, a mana blasting cello was equally funny. Never expected the reason why Mika would hate Kazuya was because he seduced a crush of hers LOL. That was a great twist, still wondering how Mika injured her eye though, apparently, both her eyes were still purple when she was young. I really like how Himiko leaped in in attempt to save Kaon from the mana blast she was caught in with Kazuya. Suddenly, the whole scene changed, it's like watching KnM all over again, and the background music didn't help either grrr. Kaon's confession of hurting Himiko too much by absorbing her life force and probably the only way to 'return' Himiko the favour was through death was totally touching. The distance Kaon placed in attempt failed as Himiko lunged for Kaon in a hug, awww, the way Himiko said, 'Dakara, Heikidayo' really reminded me of Himeko's exact lines from KnM. Our fave couple were finally together ... when Kazuya used his evil Poison Ivy vines to separate them grrr. Other than this, everything's good.

Last but not least, Kazuya pwned Mika, just like that. I thought she'll live longer, but nevertheless, Mika's desperation of Kaon's love were touching and Mika even willingly entrusted Kaon to Himiko shows that she's not that heartless after all. At least she knew when to back off and not go like, 'IF I CAN'T GET KAON, SO CAN'T YOU, MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA.' Peace to Mika, you have my respect in the end.

Art: 8.5/10 [Constant.]
Story: 8/10 [Manz, the Mika scene was touching as well as Kazuya lol funny model poses ...]
Characters: 8.5/10 [Seriously, Kazuya and his evil smirks makes me tingle lol]
Overall: 8/10 [I like touching scenes as well as shocking moments!]

Looks like Himiko's off to the Maboroshi no Jyou Tou Gakuen [Illusory Castle Academy] to save Kaon from Kazuya's evil clutches. It's a nice development.

[Signing off @ 5:58 PM]