Quick Status Update: Just Got Hired!

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Hi, guys. Floating Sunfish here with some great news!

I just got a better job at a great company and am starting on Monday next week!

After things finally get settled, you can expect more releases in the coming weeks.

I’m going to focus more on things that actually matter so more important things get done.
Can’t wait to hang out with Mitsuba and the gang again after all these months! πŸ˜„

Please also look forward to the first release of Kodomo Gakkyuu soon(ish)!

Floating Sunfish, out!

Quick Status Update

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Let Futaba massage all those cares away while you wait…

Hi guys, Floating Sunfish here with a quick update on how things are going.

Scanlation is still ongoing behind the scenes, although at a slow pace due to IRL stuff and other commitments of all members including myself.

With MD (MangaDex) still looking like it won’t become stable any time soon, I would like to commit that we will be releasing whatever chapters we have ready this holiday seasonΒ regardless of MD’s status. This wait will be the longest I would be willing to go.

Below are my reasons for not wanting to release our chapters up to this point:

1. I want aggregate sites to properly leech off MD so our releases will reach as wide an audience as possible.

2. MD currently doesn’t have comments, which are something that I cherish for every one of our releases. This is because Mitsudomoe is a niche series, so I value all the comments and emails we get. Yes, your messages mean that much to me, and I assume the rest of the team as well.

If MD does become stable before the holiday season (not likely, but I’m still counting on it), then we will go back to the original plan and release all chapters that we have ready one week after they make the announcement.

As for the YouTube channel, you may have noticed that a lot of the Mitsudomoe Archive videos have been privated. This is because we got two copyright strikes early this year thanks to Sony going around and flagging everything they’ve been involved with on YouTube.

Rest assured that I’m slowly restoring the privated videos, and will go back to uploading new Mitsudomoe videos once everything has been unprivated.

Welp, that’s all I wanted to say for now. See you guys this December! πŸ˜‰

Floating Sunfish, out!

Small Status Update and /a/nonymous Releases!

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We meet again, Mr. Floor.

If you haven’t seen them already, please check out /a/nonymous’ Mitsudomoe Vol. 11 chapters below! We’ve been helping them out as well! πŸ˜„


Hi, guys! Just dropping by for another quick update. 😊

I hope you’re all staying safe and doing fine in these trying times. πŸ™‚

My apologies for the recent lack of updates, as things have once again been a bit busy lately. πŸ˜“

Though I do still try to work on our Scanlation Tutorials whenever I can in hopes that it will enable more people to able to help work on Mitsudomoe as we go forward.

Thankfully, the draft of the next part is almost done and I hope to upload it as soon as it gets finalized, so please look forward to it! 😊

As always, please take care and stay safe! πŸ˜‰

Floating Sunfish, out!

Quick Status Update!

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What did I tell you about getting a lot of use out of this pic? πŸ˜…

Hi guys, Floating Sunfish here again with a very quick status update! 😊

Things have been a bit crazy on my side lately, but thankfully, everything seems to be slowing down again these last few days. I certainly hope that they do so. πŸ˜…

I also just finished moving all my files from my seven-year-old laptop to a brand new, more powerful PC, which means that editing in Photoshop should now be smoother than ever! πŸ˜†

On the scanlation front, the only thing remaining is to edit and QC the next chapter, but I probably won’t be able to work on it just yet.

Perhaps in a few more weeks after I finish wrapping up some real-life stuff on my end. My apologies in advance. πŸ˜“

As always, we can’t thank you all enough for all the wonderful words of support and patience you’ve given us over the years.

Working on this awesome series has always been a tremendous joy for us despite the huge amount of work involved, and everyone cheering us on always helps to keep us motivated. We really owe you guys a lot for that. 😊

Much love from everyone on the team, and see you guys on the next post! πŸ˜‰

Floating Sunfish, out!

Status Update: Feeling Much Better πŸ˜Š

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Hi, guys! Just dropping by to make a quick update about my recent bout with chickenpox.

I am pleased to announce that I now feel much better and am on a steady road to recovery. πŸ€—

Many thanks to everyone who dropped by to check on me while I was sick! It really means a lot! 😊

Thankfully, the worst of it is now over and the only thing left is to let these itchy battle scars heal in the coming weeks. πŸ˜…

Now that I’m feeling better, I’ll be sure to get back to work on more Mitsudomoe as soon as I finish wrapping up some real-life stuff on my end, so please look forward to it in the next few weeks! πŸ˜‰

Once again, thank you all for the constant patience and support, and here’s to more Mitsudomoe in the future! πŸ˜†

Floating Sunfish, out!

Status Update: Very Sick πŸ˜·

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My apologies for the long delay between releases so far. I really wanted to work on a lot of chapters this holiday season, but unfortunately, I got sick with chickenpox so it looks like I’ll be spending the rest of the year recovering.

It truly has been an ordeal, so much so that I wouldn’t wish it upon the worst people on the planet. The constant chills, fevers, aching, and itching have been maddening.

Anyways, I just wanted to let you guys know that there probably won’t be any new releases until mid to late January while I let my illness run its course (give or take a few weeks).

As always, please stay safe, and happy holidays, everyone!

Floating Sunfish, out! *cough* *cough*

Small Status Update!

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I’ve got a feeling I’ll be getting a LOT of mileage out of this pic…

Hi guys, Floating Sunfish here again making a short status report to assure you guys that I’m still alive and working on this awesome series as hard as ever. πŸ˜€

On the Scanlation Tutorials front, all example panels from all remaining scanlation groups have already been collected, and all that remains is the actual writing part.

Meanwhile, on the Translation front, all pages for the next 4 chapters have already been cleaned.

More things would have been done, but real life stuff came up, so once again my apologies for all the constant delays. ^^’

I would, however, want to clarify that although I have taken an indefinite rotating hiatus from scanlating Mitsudomoe, I have not taken a hiatus from Mitsudomoe itself — in fact, I’m always doing something Mitsudomoe-related at least once a day (which is more awesome than it sounds, trust me).

Right now I’m neck-deep in old Nico Nico Douga videos looking for hidden gems that time forgot, and I must say I’ve made a pretty decent haul already — and I’m not even past the 2010 mark yet! Truly fans of this series have some of the most creative and hilarious minds on the planet. πŸ˜†

Once again I would like to thank all of you for all the constant patience and support. You guys really make working on this awesome series all the more worthwhile. πŸ˜‰

See you guys on the next post!

Floating Sunfish, out!

Update: What I’ve Been Up To and Future Plans

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Hi guys, just dropping by to let everyone know what I’ve been up to so nobody thinks I’m dead… Again. πŸ˜›

Lots and Lots of Studying

I’ve been pretty busy this last month and a half doing nothing but research on how to better myself as a programmer, devouring several books and watching loads and loads of tutorials in the process — the reason being that I suddenly realized how little I actually knew about writing good programs in general.

I won’t bore you guys with the details, but needless to say that I managed to find out everything I wanted to know and more — and that, more importantly, this little trip to Programming Tibet is about to come to a close — possibly in 1 or 2 weeks from now (I hope).

All this training isn’t just to improve my programming skills, mind you — I assure you that there’ll be a HUGE Mitsudomoe-related payoff for this if I actually get to pull it off, but not for a very, VERY long time. Let’s just say I’ve got big plans for this series that goes WAY beyond just working on the manga. πŸ˜‰

Plans Going Forward

I’m sure some of you noticed the new “Chapters Left to Close Gap” and “Chapters Left to Go” counters on the top of this site.

These numbers made me realize how little Mitsudomoe we have left — 157 chapters really isn’t much when you think about it — all the more reason to cherish what little time we have left with this series while we still can.

I’ll still be on hiatus while I finish writing “Translating the SunfishScans Way”, but I’ve resolved to work on at least 1 new chapter every 3 months to keep from falling even moreΒ behind schedule than I already am. Hopefully this hiatus won’t last much longer because I am very excited to continue working on this awesome series myself. πŸ™‚

For those who were wondering, the goal of said tutorial series is twofold:

1. To help train aspiring scanlators on what I think are scanlation best practices.

2. To rally up volunteers to help work on Mitsudomoe.

Now, I know asking for help with this series right after I said we should cherish the time we have left with it sounds contradictory, but I would rather get this series done sooner than not at all. I don’t know how long I have left in this crazy world, and I don’t feel like taking any chances. I just really, reallyΒ want to see this series through to the end, and here’s hoping I actually get to see that day with you guys.

Welp, that’s all I wanted to say for now. Again, my sincerest apologies for the lack of updates these last few weeks. I can’t make any promises, but just know that I’m just as excited about the next chapter as you guys are — maybe even more.

See you guys on the next post!

Floating Sunfish, out!

Just a Quick Update

Hi guys, just dropping by to tell you what I’ve been up to so nobody thinks I’m dead. πŸ˜›

I’ve been busy lately with job hunting and other real life stuff lately, but thankfully things are looking pretty stable so far, so work on this awesome series and the translation tutorials to follow will most likely continue as planned. πŸ™‚

As for my progress on Volume 8, I only have 2 more chapters to go before I actually start any image editing. I decided to go this route because translating each chapter takes even longer to do than applying them to the actual manga pages.

Welp, that’s all I wanted to say so far.Β As always, thank you all for your continued patience and support. You guys rock! πŸ˜‰

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