Another iDOLM@STER Release!!

Just because I like iDOLM@STER... That and I don't actually have anything else to post on here but I also don't want this blog to die just yet. Or maybe I just want a platform to release stuff I've translated without needing to go through the trouble of making my own blog (lol).

Well in any case, today instead of the Million Live 5-koma comedy, we have some light HaruChiha fluff~ Yes, for once it's a yuri-ish release! It's a short set of images by the pixiv artist Kisaragiichiore. There's actually a lot of short manga by this artist that I really like cause it's all so fluffy. *-*

Download: MF

Note: I probably went overboard with the credits but oh well.

[By Yukase]

THE iDOLM@STER Million Comic Theater Chapters 6-10

Hm don't have a different picture this time and really not much to say as well. But anyway, I'll use this time to say thank you to Mocchan for helping me with some of these translations since without them, I won't be able to translate some of these panels at all.

Oh actually there might be something to say after all... Looking for a better way to upload these images and linking em~ Mainly because I don't even know how well MediaFire does for image hosting or the convenience of it and I'm not familiar with any nice places for image hosting.

But anyway the next 5 chapter:

Translated: Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10

Raws: Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8, Chapter 9, Chapter 10

[By Yukase]

THE iDOLM@STER Million Live Comic Theater Chapters 1-5

Hello... I don't even know how long it's been but it's probably a very long time. But anyway today, instead of something yuri (sorry to those that was expecting something like that) I'm presenting to you one of my hobbies~! I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with the iDOLM@STER game series (imas アイマス) but that's pretty much the one game/anime related things that I've been into lately... For about a year now. I completely adore the original series but I'm not here to go too into depth with it. Instead it's one of the four social games that I'm introducing (a bit) called Million Live. I've been playing it for the last year and there's a 5-koma manga on there that I've taken an interest in. I've translated and edited them and decided to share them here (I have Aka's permission!)

Big notice though, is that I DO NOT have experience with translations or editing of manga so if it looks horrible (It will look horrible), you are welcome to criticize me for it but if you're interested in the series enough, you can do the translation and editing yourself. Warning for the people that wants to criticize me for the editing though, please note that I don't plan to improve my Photoshop skills so it might fall into deaf ears but the translation might be a different story...

Anyway I've completed Chapters 1-5 so I hope you enjoy~!

Translated: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5

Raws: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5

[By Yukase]

Happy 10th Birthday IchigoYuri... About 7-8 Months Late!

Yup, out of boredom with nothing relatively yuri related to post on that I'm interested in, I went back to look at Akayuki's old blog posts... And realized that it's been 10 years since she made this blog single handed... out of boredom, if I remember correctly from our conversation months ago. Hah, even Aka is getting old too~ Yes I really love to rub that in.

Well for me, IchigoYuri pretty much gave me my first exposure to the world of yuri anyway. I remember I was reading the Negima manga... or maybe it was watching the anime, but anyway I probably was looking for some KonoSetsu doujin and stumbled upon this blog for the first time. It didn't really leave that much of an impression at first. However I did keep coming back for some of the KonoSetsu/Negima doujins Aka had translated(?)/uploaded. Then my attraction to yuri related works snowballed. Well that was almost 10 years ago too since I was still jailbait at the time, wait no, this is post is supposed to be about the blog... Hmmm.

Oh that's right, I made a contribution to this blog some 5 years ago too lol. Wow looking at the time/date stamp, that's pretty much how long I've known Aka... Wait, no... This post is about the blog! Well I doubt Aka remembers anyway and I wouldn't have know if I didn't look out of boredom.

A big maybe update of this blog's future:
Have to discuss with Aka first but maybe look for other anime/manga/doujin/video game related stuff to post as well and not just yuri though I don't think many people would be interested if it's not yuri related when it comes to this blog.

PS: Lol the pic is cause it's imas 10th anniversary too xD (Sorry I couldn't help but throw my hobby in due to timing.)

[By Yukase]

Quick Update: Citrus

Not sure how long ago this new was but it showed up on my twitter feed around 17hrs ago. Citrus is getting a drama cd release. Personally I find Citrus really cliche so I don't follow it but the thing that got me excited for it were the voices in it (So sexy *-*). Link (Japanese)

Release date is July 18th and would be coupled with the special edition of the 4th volume. The part that interests me the most is the cast so I'll list them here too.

藍原柚子:竹達彩奈 --> Aihara Yuzu (CV: Taketatsu Ayana) [K-on, Yuru Yuri, OreImo, Tamayura etc.]
藍原芽衣:津田美波 --> Aihara Mei (CV: Tsuda Minami) [Fractale, Yuru Yuri, Fantasista Dolls, etc.]
水沢まつり:堀野紗也加 --> Mizuzawa Matsuri (CV: Horino Sayaka) [Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san, etc.]
桃木野姫子:久保ユリカ --> Momokino Himeko (CV: Kubo Yurika) [Love Live, etc.]
谷口はるみ:藤井ゆきよ --> Taniguchi Harumi (CV: Fujii Yukiyo) [Idolmaster Million Live, etc.]

I wonder if any of you recognize any of the names lol.

[By Yukase]

Lilycle ~LIly LYric cyCLE~ Vol. 3

I totally put off this post so much longer than I thought I would. But hey at least I remembered and didn't delete the audio files from my (now) second hard drive after making the switch from a laptop to a desktop... Have I gotten bored of this series? You bet I am, rather there's new materials out (like the extra summer and winter parts and new volumes but I haven't been too interested in it.) However I have decided to finish this mini review-ish kind of thing whether anyone reads it or not just cause my boredom and minor OCD is acting up again.

Anyway, volume 3 is titled “Motto, Zutto, Gyutto,” (もっと、ずっと、ぎゅっと). Our main characters this time is, put simply, an Ojou-sama and her maid. A longer explanation is that the Ojou-sama, Kugayama Arisu (玖雅山アリス) [CV: Uchida Aya (内田彩)] and her maid Oribe Ibuki (織部伊吹) [CV: Ootsubo Yuka (大坪由佳)] are childhood friends. Ibuki has recently started working part time in the Kugayama household and living there as well. Arisu, in terms of personality is a tsundere. She's proud but can't really do anything by herself (or so I've understand from the character intro page on the Particle website.)

1. Okitekudasai Ojou-sama! (起きてくださいお嬢様!) [06:09]
2. Tsundere desu ne Ojou-sama! (ツンデレですねお嬢様!) [13:19]
3. Ibu ha acchi itte te! (イブはあっち行ってて! ) [05:04]
4. Watashi datte ochikomu desu! (私だって落ち込むです! ) [18:09]
5. Chanto wakatteru kara... (ちゃんとわかってるから...) [08:23]
6. Zutto soba ni inasai yo ne/// (ずっと傍にいなさいよねっ///) [11:41]
7. Free Talk (フリートーク) [07:40]

[Spoiler Alert]
I'll be honest, the first time I heard this volume, I had no idea what exactly the plot is. However from the beginning of the first track, we can see that Ibuki, or Ibu as Arisu calls her, is very attached/attracted to her. In a way we can say she's rather ossan in personality (basically a middle-aged man, but rude form) and Arisu is already full blown in tsundere mode first thing in the morning. It's fairly interesting to listen to and pretty much hilarious in my point of view and these scenes happens very often. There is a few times, if you're familiar with the seiyuu, that makes you wonder if Ibuki's personality is hers or her seiyuu's (lol). However in the beginning you can hear that Arisu doesn't always want to be treated like a kid (they are in high school) and wants to be able to do things by herself or don't want to bother Ibuki too much.

I think this volume is probably the only one with every previous character as a supporting character. Considering Arisu is a first year (same as the main characters from vol 1 and Mai) and Ibuki is a 3rd year (same as Mayu from vol 2.) Somewhere along the way in their day at school, Arisu has come to terms with how she wants to be independent and has told Ibuki to "stay away" in her tsundere way, probably meaning she feels like she's holding Ibuki back from her friends. However pretty much without spoiling too much (and I'm getting too lazy to type too much) it's clear they both would get depressed and spend their day separated from each other. Through a lot of chatting with their friends, they'll realize that they don't want to be separated after all even if it'll happen (with Ibuki graduating school first). But hey just like Ibuki said, they don't have to think too much about being separated too fast, they should just try to enjoy the time they have at the moment more (but they do actually brainstorm some plans of what they can do in the future to stay together.).

This volume in the end, feels more like a comedic volume (with Ibuki's personality) with points where I can laugh aloud pretty often but other than that I don't really think there are many points I can point out that made this volume too interesting (The comedic parts is good enough imo). Yuri-wise, this volume do have more than the other two, however way you put it anyway (lol) Anyway, buy to support, ne~

Now I don't know what else to write about so I'll probably go back into hibernating until I find something interesting to write about~

[By Yukase]