Mitsudomoe Fail-safe Announcement

Hi, guys. Floating Sunfish here with a very important message.

I have recently come to terms with my own mortality, and the fact that I seem to be the only one currently spearheading work on scanlating Mitsudomoe has come to my attention.

I live in a depressingly dangerous country right now where every moment spent outside has a constant element of danger to it. There’s also the fact that I don’t know what’s going to happen to me even 1 second from now, so there’s literally no telling how things will go for me going forward.

What I’m saying is, in case I suddenly disappear from the internet for a very long time, say about 3-6 months or so with no status updates or replies from my email, then know that Mitsudomoe is now in your hands.

And no, I am not terminally ill, nor have I angered some mega-powerful organization that can erase all traces of me at any time — everything is perfectly normal. It’s just that no one can predict how long that’s going to last for anybody, and I don’t want this series to be abandoned just because something happened to me. It’s too precious for that.

I make it a habit to check the site and my inbox every single day, so if anybody ever wishes to check on me, I’m always available for a friendly chat at sunfishscans@gmail.com. I’ve never missed a single email in the 4 and a half years that I’ve been working on this awesome series, and I don’t plan to start now. 😉

But in case I do suddenly disappear, please don’t wait for another Floating Sunfish to come by. I would like to ask each and every one of you to step in and be better than I ever was, and to finish this awesome series with all the love and care that I’ve shown it over the years with everyone’s help.

That would make me very happy. 😌

Alright, that’s enough getting sappy for one day! Time to work on that next chapter!

Floating Sunfish, out! 😉

Kodomo Gakkyuu RAWs Wanted!

For those of you who don’t know, before Norio-sensei worked on her runaway hit, Mitsudomoe, there was Kodomo Gakkyuu (子供学級).

A 4-volume manga of what can be considered the prototype of Mitsudomoe, as the art style is very reminiscent of Mitsudomoe Vol. 01 and its characters even share some similarities with the ones that will later be created for Mitsudomoe.

I managed to find Kodomo Gakkyuu Volume 1 somewhere online (you can get it in the RAWs Section of the site), but am unfortunately missing Volumes 2-4.

I know for a fact that Volumes 1-4 were once available on http://mangazips.blog.jp (WARNING: NSFW!) earlier this year, but unfortunately all links have been taken down.

I feel that this short-lived manga is a very important piece of Mitsudomoe history, and would very much appreciate it if you, or anyone you know can share RAWs of Volumes 2-4 if you have them, or know where I can get them.

Since it’s a relatively short series, I’d love to translate it and let the world know what ultimately led to Mitsudomoe.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Floating Sunfish out!

Holy Cow! Ge.tt is Down!

I just noticed this morning that ge.tt is down. I apologize for only uploading to ge.tt as I figured it’s the most convenient uploader that won’t be too strict with copyrighted material, particularly fan scanlations, because it’s what TDX is using at the time as well.

If any of you know a better uploader that’s just as good or better than ge.tt that won’t kill links for copyright issues, please tell me at the comments below. In the mean time I’ll upload all my previous releases at mega.co.nz as well. If you know a better alternative, please tell me below!

That’s all from me for now, and I hope ge.tt gets back up soon.

Floating Sunfish out!

[RAW] Chapters I’m Looking For

Hi guys, I’ll be keeping this list of things I need some help with at the top of the site. All my releases can be found below this post. Currently, I’m looking for:

  1. Mitsudomoe (みつどもえ) Vol. 14 [RAW]
  2. Mitsudomoe (みつどもえ) Vol. 15 [RAW]
  3. Almost Weekly Mitsudomoe (ほぼ週刊みつどもえ) [RAW] (see here, and here) – a spin-off series featuring chapters that could not be published with the original series. Seeing how crazy Mitsudomoe already is, one wonders what even crazier stuff happens in the ‘director’s cut’ version of Mitsudomoe…
  4. (OptionalKodomo Gakkyuu / The Violence School Gag (子供学級) Vol. 1-4 [RAW] (link) – this can be considered the ‘prototype’ of Mitsudomoe. In fact, the art style resembles Mitsudomoe Vol. 1 a lot. Also since it’s pretty short, I think it’s worth a while to translate — if you guys want me to.

You can send me your links at: sunfishscans@gmail.com

Alright, that’s all from me for now, time to work on the next chapter! Floating Sunfish out!