A Warm Welcome to Two New Members!

For those who missed it, we just released Mitsudomoe Ch. 203 here: Link

My, it’s certainly been a while since I’ve made a post like this! ๐Ÿ˜Š

As is tradition with all volunteers whoโ€™ve helped us with a significant portion of Mitsudomoe, Iโ€™m excited to announce that it is once again time to welcome not one, but two new members to the Sunfish Scans team! Let me introduce them!

Denton

Denton

He was gone for a while, but now he’s back in action, baby!

Our first new member is Denton who messaged me on January of last year and offered to help clean Volume 14. He managed to complete 13 of 19 chapters before I lost communication with him, and unfortunately, I still havenโ€™t heard from him to this day.

The last message I received from him was on April of 2020, so I hope heโ€™s still doing alright.

Wherever you are, Denton, the Mitsudomoe fanbase thanks you!

UPDATE: I just got a message from Denton yesterday (Feb. 23, 2021). Turns out his computer broke at the start of lockdown and he’s been trying to find a place that could fix it through delivery. He didn’t have his login info at the time which explains his long silence, but at least we know he’s still doing okay. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Faris Marchovsky

Faris Marchovsky

Certainly a hero we all needed right now.

Our second new member is Faris Marchovsky who messaged me on December of last year (weird how both emailed me near the start and end of last year, eh?) and offered anything they could to help work on Mitsudomoe.

After I assigned them on Cleaning and Redrawing, theyโ€™ve already finished three whole volumes and are currently working on a fourth, while also filling in the gaps left by previous volunteers.

Their enthusiasm, speed, and work quality have been superb, and Iโ€™m very glad to have met them in these trying times.

Closing Words

To the both of you, I canโ€™t think of a way to repay your kindness and dedication with helping us work on this awesome series other than to say thank you and to personally invite you as official members of our team.

The Mitsudomoe fanbase owes you guys a lot. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

I hope you guys stick with us to see that final chapter someday! ๐Ÿ˜Š

And once again, welcome to the team. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunfish Scans 5th Anniversary and Special Announcement!

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The gang’s all here!

Sunfish Scans turns 5 years old today! Woo-hoo!! ๐Ÿฅณ

Man, it’s been so long since I started this little blog that aimed to finish scanlating Mitsudomoe. ๐Ÿ˜Š

We want to thank each and every one of you who’ve been patient with us and gave us tons of encouragement and support over the years.

I’ve also met a lot of wonderful people while working on this awesome series, some even going above and beyond by actually joining me in the scanlation trenches.

Today’s post focuses on another such individual.


Everyone, I’d like you all to welcome our newest member, Daniel!


Daniel actually volunteered to clean and redraw the entirety of Volume 10 way back on July of 2019 and finished doing it in just four months.

To this day I’m still in awe at the quality, quantity, and speed of his work. You’re truly an inspiration to us scanlators everywhere!

And as with everyone who contributed a significant amount to helping scanlate Mitsudomoe, I granted him an honorary membership to our little group right there on the spot.

I really couldn’t wait to tell you guys, but at the time I thought it would be best to wait for our very first Volume 10 release so you guys could see his work for yourselves — Daniel graciously accepting to wait a potentially long time before being publicly credited for his work.

I never expected Volume 9 to take this long (real life is just full of surprises, isn’t it?), and with Volume 10 still a long way to go, coinciding it with our 5th Anniversary felt like the perfect time to make such an announcement.

Daniel, I have no words to say other than “Thank you, and welcome to the team!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

A Very Special Thank You

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And now for something that I should’ve done a long time ago. ๐Ÿ™‚

It has come to my attention that for quite some time now, SunfishScans has no longer been the one-man scanlation group that it started as.

You probably noticed that it’s no longer just me on the credits page that comes after every chapter:


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You guys still read that page… right?


It’s been roughly two and a half years since Azusa first started helping out with translating this wonderfully awesome series, and she not only did a great job at it, she selflessly gave me complete creative freedom with her translations so I could keep that authentic SunfishScans flavor that has been a part of this series since Volume 5.

That’s a pretty long time to collaborate with someone. So long in fact, that I am no longer going to claim that SunfishScans is a one-man scanlation group. I consider Azusa to be a major contributor to translating this awesome series just as much as I have at this point.


Which is why, as of this moment, I am officially making Azusa an honorary member of SunfishScans. You literally earned it! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Now, “How does this affect the way I’ll be helping out with Mitsudomoe?” you may ask.

It absolutely doesn’t! ๐Ÿ˜›

This group doesn’t have any perks or bragging rights to speak of aside from being the only group in existence right now that is interested in actually finishing Mitsudomoe. That’s pretty much it.

Not much of an improvement I know, but I sincerely hope that you will stick around to see that day when we finally reach that last chapter and eventually move on to bigger and better things.

Once again, from the bottom of all our hearts, thank you for everything that you’ve done for me and all Mitsudomoe fans around the world. Working on this series never would have been the same without you.

Welcome to the team. ๐Ÿ™‚