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This site’s only purpose is to complete the English translation of Mitsudomoe. If you’re not familiar with the series, let me be the first to warn you that it isn’t for everyone. It’s basically got the antics of Crayon Shin-chan turned all the way Up to Eleven, but the art style is less-cartoony and more animesque — which generally makes it seem more “M-rated” than it actually is.
While fanservice is not the focus of the show, I still have to warn you that this isn’t the sort of series you want your mother to walk-in on and catch you reading, as it’s kind of a guilty pleasure, so to speak — I’d even go so far as to call it the Cards Against Humanity of manga (in that it’s something that’ll probably shock and/or disgust half of the world while simultaneously cracking the other half up) — In fact, I strongly advise against reading it in public (I am not responsible for the amount of stares you’ll get from the people around you! You have been warned!).
I actually enjoy it more for the outrageous humor and less for the lolicon artstyle — and if you can handle that sort of thing, then welcome to the club!
Also, translation will begin with Volume 5 since Volumes 1-4, 12, and a little bit of 11 and 13 have already been fully translated by other Scanlation Groups, particularly KS Scanlation, You-Don’t-Want-These-Translations, Vexed Scans, and most of all, TDX. I won’t be redoing these chapters since the other groups did a very good job already, plus I wouldn’t be adding anything to it anyway – let’s give the fans what they want! Time to close the huge gap in releases, one chapter at a time!
Happy reading, everyone!
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Just wanna say thank you SOOOO freakin much for all this work.
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You’re welcome! Although the fanbase isn’t what it used to be, I take pride in helping keep this series alive despite the manga having ended a couple of years ago.
Please look forward to (hopefully) more frequent releases in the future! 😉
Wow, thanks so much for what you’re doing!
I remember checking up on the manga over the years constantly wondering what in the nine loli-hells was up with the order the manga was getting translated in. Beloved series getting picked up and suddenly dropped years later out of the blue is WAY too common, so I figured Mitsudomoe was just going to go in the trash bin with the rest of the fandom’s abandoned projects. Mitsudomoe’s situation always bewildered me- usually communities or individuals surrounding a loli-centric piece of work tend to stick through till the end, so I could never make heads or tails of what was happening with this series. Especially since it was so prolific at the time. Basically like what happened to Lucky Star. How in the world does the translations for one of the series responsible for the manga and anime boom in the west die?
At the end of the day I’m incredibly happy with what you’re doing. Even if it’s just saving a single great series from the void, well, that’s one more series saved. It’s a shame that the community isn’t as vocal as it used to be so you can see and feel the results of your labor, and I really wish there were something my monolingual self could do to help. Either way, thanks and keep up the mighty fine work, Sir Fish.
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Thank you so much for all your kind words! With the fanbase as quiet as it is, trust me when I say that we cherish each and every comment that we get. It really means a lot. 🙂
>I was wondering what was up with the order the manga was getting translated in
I have no idea why TDX decided to jump from Volume 4 to 11 either. We can only speculate as they don’t seem to be interested in this series anymore. My guess is that as interest in the series was fading after the anime finished airing, they wanted to work on other series and decided to scanlate the later chapters just to see what the series would lead up to.
>Mitsudomoe’s situation always bewildered me- usually communities or individuals surrounding a loli-centric piece of work tend to stick through till the end, so I could never make heads or tails of what was happening with this series. Especially since it was so prolific at the time.
I know, it bewilders me as well. The series is just as beloved in the west, probably even more so than in Japan. My guess is that even though a lot of people enjoy it, the scanlation groups decided it wasn’t worth the effort to work on given the lackluster view counts it gets when compared to more popular series.
That, and the material can sometimes prove too hard to handle for some scanlation groups (as in, some members of the group actually find it off-putting). Which is a darn shame, because this series is more wholesome than it looks.
>It’s a shame that the community isn’t as vocal as it used to be so you can see and feel the results of your labor
Indeed, I actually came across this series in 2013, a few years after the fandom died down (it actually started dying down in 2011 right after the anime aired). I, too, wish I could’ve seen what the fanbase was like while it was thriving back in 2010. All the missed comfy threads and friends I would’ve made along the way will forever be a missed opportunity. Sadly, I was busy with college at the time so I probably wouldn’t have been very active anyway, but I still wish I could’ve been a part of it back then.
>I really wish there were something my monolingual self could do to help
As it is, even just comments from fellow fans like you are enough to help keep us motivated to keep going. It might sound cheesy, but all the nice and funny comments we get really do make a difference over the years.
And hey, if you’re confident in your Photoshop skills, we’re always looking for more cleaners who could work on future volumes. That would really save us a lot of time. 🙂
>Either way, thanks and keep up the mighty fine work, Sir Fish.
You’re welcome! And we hope to keep hearing from you as well! 😉
Hello Sunfish Scans!
I hope you are feeling better.
I was wondering if you knew about these two works here which I have heard are about the making of Mitsudomoe. Have you ever seen them? I’d love to see them translated into English!
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Feel free to make a patreon, BTW!
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Hi, Dave! 🙂
Yes, I’m feeling much better, thank you for asking! 😊
Also, we have heard about these two official art books before and have plans to translate them as well, but that’s for the fairly distant future. 😅
There’s still quite a lot of the manga to go through, and we feel that that takes top priority, at least for now.
Many thanks for bringing these up, as I only discovered the art books just last year myself! 😅
As for making a Patreon, I gave this one a long, hard think a couple years back and have decided against any form of monetization, even if it’s just an online tip jar.
Scanlation is already on the wrong side of the law and making money off of our works, even if it’s completely voluntary, is just going to make things even shadier in my opinion.
Mitsudomoe has always been a passion project of sorts for us and I feel that monetization is just going to taint the whole experience, at least for me. 😅
Perhaps I’m a bit too old-fashioned, but I feel that scanlation should just be for the joy and love of the series you’re working on and nothing else.
But thank you just the same for suggesting it! It’s a thing that’s always been on my mind since the very beginning, and it’s always nice to talk to fellow fans about our favorite series!
Many thanks as always for dropping by, and thanks again for all the wonderful comments and support!
We really appreciate it! 😉
Floating Sunfish, out!