Just when you thought these faggots couldn't get worse. The upload is 16pgs -- 8 of them are actual pages, the other 8 are inserts. Oh, and their staff page brags of their site hits...
Amongst numerous other errors and shitty typesetting.
I see that Pixiv has Dengeki G's Comic magazine uploaded on the 8th of every month -- is that the earliest you can get these chapters? I want to snipe these shitheads, so if people can help me locate raws on release day I will totally do it.
Oh? I know a group that already has Chapter 7 uploaded on DropBox. I downloaded their Raws, if you want them.
I'll take those raws, good sir.
Actually, it's the same group KMS gets their raws from.
Give me a TL and raws and I'll edit it.
KMS doesn't even get their own raws, so I don't know why they need ads.
That would be awesome. Please do.
Ah, just realized they haven't edited/fixed this image, and the previous one yet.
Though, the rest looks to be done.
>the other 8 are inserts
I fucking hate this shit. Why do scanlators have the need to insert shitty fanart, and other crap into their releases?
Because they think they're good.
By the way, the scans are all by the Russian SAO wiki. (don't know what user exactly though)
That image is actually one of the preview ones on the G's site. Maybe it can be replaced.
Because nobody is going to look at them otherwise.
So what's the URL of where you find these if you don't mind me asking? And how long ago did Ch7 release?
Ah, they also haven't attached this image to the previous one.
Woops, forgot to add image.
It just released 6 days ago.
>They have actually uncleaned or resized pages
Get translating OP.
They also have the raw text files, which apparently are released (somewhere) before the chapter is actually released.
I will never understand how you can go to all the trouble of making a translation of something and fuck up the absolutely easiest part, the English grammar.
No idea why i'm still uploading, when I just gave the link to it...
Might actually pick this up if someone not Kiss does it, looking forward to it and all the autism that will come out of them being sniped.
Guess I don't feel like finishing early..?
Sooo... When (and where?) can we expect your translations to pop up, OP?
And here comes the distrust.
I know you faggots need something to rage against to forget your empty lives, but why is it that like 5 shitty groups = "all scanlators" to you. The vast majority of groups don't do this.
Don't think they're mad at "All scanlators".
Just the ones who do shit like this. like KM
The post was clearly directed at Kissmanga so why are you so mad if you know that there's great groups out there that release quality stuff and dont pull this kind of shit?
From dark-grey regular coat, to pitch black long-coat.
You know things are serious now!
what the fuck is this shit im looking at
fan made manga?
It's the Sword Art Online; Progressive Manga.
so is it fan made or not, the art looks more shit than SNK
Really? The art looks okay to me, I like it.
Seen worse stuff than that.
Not fan-made. None of the Mangas are actually drawn by abec (the novel illustrator) or Reki (the author)
They're all drawn by other people, and published through one of Dengeki's magazines.
Though, some scenes are probably non-canon.
So what is Kibaou's message to Kirito? (can't read Nihon)
Owait, THIS is Kibaou's message. (I think)
It's from the nigger not Kibaou.
What is KMS, why are they so terrible and what is that? A progressive manga or illustrations from the novel?
What did she apologize for? NEED TO KNOW!
KMS are the current translators for the Progressive Manga. That image is from the Progressive Manga, but a fan colored it in (not very well, either)
And here it gets... I don't know.
I wouldn't mind THIS image being colored. It looks pretty nice.
Doesn't look like they wanted to edit this one though.
I could do it here maybe? We'll see how hard it is to typeset, I might just shit it out myself, since it doesn't seem to take any redraws.
Fucking forgot to upload. I want to be shot.
On second thought, I can post it right here if you will typeset it right now as I TL. Want to get this out in a couple hours today.
Yeah there aren't any redraws other than the stitches.
Or I could setup a new dropbox folder real quick to upload the PSDs with rough typeset to. Most efficient way to translate IMHO.
I.. can try? Never tried typesetting, so yeah.
If anyone else wants to try it instead, that'd be great too.
If you can do that I can fix the typesetting. I'm gonna see if I can stitch the pages that weren't stitched together.
Just realized this was the last image, haha.
Anyways, that's that.
So then, we'll just do the whole scanlation on this thread?
>the art looks more shit than SNK
They actually licensed that, right?
The Aincrad manga.
Girls Ops seems pretty good though, in my opinion.
Where can you find the previous chapters?
Actually never mind, I just realized I haven't worked on my scanlation backlog, I'll let the other guy do it and give tips with the typesetting and exporting.
The raws, or translations? Because I posted a link with all the raws here >>101585676 , except for Chapter two and three (though, it has Chinese version of the raws, and there's a text file with the Japanese text from the raw for them,)
Translations are done by KMS, but as this thread has said multiple times, KMS translations are... Crappy.
Crappy is being nice, the KMS releases are shit.
And yet another manga that's getting sniped form those faggots, first the Raildex General sniped Accel and then MTO sniped All you need is kill, and now this one which they love a lot.
I set up a dropbox folder, what name do I send the folder invite to?
You also have people working on the kancolle calm seas one because the Kissu releases suck.
Why are they getting sniped in the first place? That is, why haven't they been picked up and released beforehand? You'd think such popular series would have a bunch of people picking it up.
Well Raildex was already planning to work on Accel so that one wasn't really sniping but more of a later release. Kancolle scanlation has been going for a while on /a/. And as for the other one, it's because the leader of MTO didn't know the group that was going to work on it was going to be that shit.
He backed out.
Anyone else willing to step forward for typesetting then? I'm doing the rough typeset while I translate. Pretty much just need to blot out the bubbles, adjust font size, and make sure the bubbles are center-weighted for legibility.
Here's what I've got (I blotted these bubbles obviously just for an example)
That actually doesn't look half bad except for the flashback bubbles.
Ne, the word "Beater" doesn't exist by this point. He says "Beta Tester".
Ah okay, an easy fix.
For all of like 5mins or less effort as well. As I said I just put it out as a quick example, the flashback isnt polished.
I'll typeset or do merges if someone outlines what needs to be done quickly. No time for reading through the thread.
This, >>101584960 and >>101585023 needs to be merged.
Same for >>101585513 and >>101585676
And >>101586726 and >>101586753
If you really want to do merges, of course.
OP here. I've rough typeset through pg18 so far. The chapter is quite long, but luckily a lot of pages either have no dialogue, or very little dialogue.
Through pg20, gonna take a little break before finishing the rough TS. If nobody steps forward after that, I'll just bump PS over to my Cintiq then I guess and blot out bubbles and finish the TS.
>KMS translations are... Crappy.
Reading it really hurts my inner grammarnazi.
I can do them real quick. As for the first one though... It has a criminal amount of bleed through. Are these /a/ translations an hour job I should just merge and do quick work for or should I redo the textures completely?
Yeah, that bleed-through is terrible.
I may rescan it, when my copy of the Magazine arrives. (maybe...)
I decided to just use the whole page from the G's preview
>cloaks billowing in the wind
Will never get tired of this.
Doing god's work.
>You'd think such popular series would have a bunch of people picking it up.
It's a spinoff manga of a quasi-spinoff LN series. It's not that surprising to find a translator.
It's the part where he's dumbfounded that she's wondering how he knows her name. He's showing her where party member names are shown in the UI.
>to have difficulty finding a translator
Me in charge of writing what I actually wanted to say.
Yeah, I wasn't sure how to describe that scene.
Anyways, i'm guessing no one here intends to translate or something, huh?
I meant typeset. This is why happens when I try to multi-task.
I'd offer, though the prospect of fixing that one spread with the bleed is not appetizing. Using a smaller image isn't, either.
The smaller image is about the size of one normal page sideways, it's not that bad.
OK getting back to TL in a few mins now
I am shocked we can get this far with an SAO related thread, and not be flooded with Shit-posting.
Something like this? I need more fonts.
As I said here, >>101589425 the text says "Beat Tester" (ベータテスター) not "Beater, (ビーター)
Beta. I need to look at my text before posting.
I was using Wild words for dialogue. I translate into PSD text layers, so theres no need to replicate all of that.
If anyone steps forward to finish the typeset tonight here, ill share the dropbox folder with them.
Oops, missed that. I was just using his quasi-typeset image to see how it'd look because I don't actually have the translations to any other page.
Cool. May work on it later tonight.
Page 24 is a little challenging for me to translate. We have any other TL bros in the thread that could pitch in with thoughts on it?
You could try asking the Japanese thread, but I'm not sure if that's actually a place to ask.
Well, I dropped a message in the DJT. We'll see if anyone steps up to help.
Guess I iron man this then
Good luck with that.
Is it done?
Her breasts look quite large here.
I was thinking the same thing, they look pretty big in there.
I thought she was the small breast type instead of the huge boobs one.
Yeah, the Manga artist decided to give her a bit of an upgrade(?) in terms of breasts.
I bet they add a page every time a certain number of people complain. I'd be tempted to as well but I'm too lazy to rewrite and create pages.
Are you going to upload the chapter on batoto after you're done?
Quick question, what font you useing for these?
Some do it for more ad revenue when the chapter is read online.
Others are just retarded.
Wild Words is the dialogue font
Kirito sure feels like a shoujo character here.
He definitely called her a princess.
Don't ask me. He calls her Hime-sama. I thought it was kinda odd too.
Calling her "a princess" makes me doubletake less than calling her "[his] princess". He's not quite spaghetti-tier at this point, but he's definitely in no state of mind to be laying claims on beautiful girls.
I think the manga author is just trying to spice up this battle with his own personal (non-canon) version.
He definitely said "My princess" there
No, I know. I'm not in disbelief at the translator but at the mangaka.
What about this page?
>Kibaou not being a dick
It's pretty weird.
Forgive my lack of japanese training but I feel "our" princess would be more in line with his level of Gary Stu at this stage of the game. I don't know if the whole lack of plurals thing applies in this situation, I just thought I'd throw that out there
Probably a safe change to make. Makes him sound less crazy. I'll fix it for Batoto
>wanting to be handheld
>that font choice for "Beater"
Edgy/10, I like it.
Through 31 is finished, then I need to get some food before I starve. Then I'll finish the rest.
>use the software we provided
They want money so much, that every move they make is for the purpose of making money.
Ironically, this tactic drives people away, when they need said people to make said money.
I want to believe they're trolling. And this is all to see just how horrible a group they can be and still get viewers/downloads. Please.
Fuck Batoto, and it's TvTropes tier staff.
Yeah, Kibaou isn't pure evil or anything. He's just a bit single minded some-times.
Of course, it seems he kinda broke after the 25th floor, when he merged with the "MMO Today" Guild on the first floor, and then later tried to have their leader killed/imprisoned forever.
Don't worry. I'm sure the Mangafox bot will have it up in no time.
They've been around for long enough that it's obvious they're not trolling.
It's a bot that does that? No wonder I often find manga on their site, where half-way through, they completely change to a different series.
Yeah, all the Chinese aggregator sites have bots that scrape the releases off Batoto or group sites. They seem to monitor MangaUpdates as well. As I remember one time I noticed my series update hadn't been scraped for several days, then as soon as I added it to MangaUpdates (forgot), it got scraped within the hour.
There was a point where I wondered if all these sites just shared a database, and pretended to be different sites. Some of them look like perfect mirrors of each other, and the only difference between picking one over another is the color scheme of the site, and maybe sometimes the ads.
That is also somewhat true. There is a Chinese company called NOEZ that does maintain many different domains. Everyone knows they own MangaFox, but I believe they also own MangaHere. MF got too much heat, so now MangaHere hosts everything MF doesn't have afaik. And either they don't share the same bot algorithm for aggregating, or some of them are owned by different companies. Because a number of them that I thought were all NOEZ, all seem to get their releases at different times.
I don't understand. Why is a Chinese company scraping English scanlations? Fan scanlations, at that.
After I nap I have finally begun on working on the merges. Since we're using the lower res one for the first one I'll have these two out as soon as I can.
Geez, the Chinese businessman is nuts.
This reminds me of all these stories I hear about the companies in China.
>Threatening to sue people on the internet, for accusing them of stealing fan-translations.
Curious about where the Manga goes after this. Can't have "Reason for the Whiskers," cause the manga so far follows Asuna. So it'll probably be something Asuna was doing while Kirito was punching a rock for 3 days (I think it was 3)
Can't wait for the manga to get to Rondo of the Transient Sword.
Shopping for underwear?
>Shopping for underwear, for 3 days.
I don't really care where this manga goes as long as Argo is involved.
Also, here's the first merge.
Whoops, I've apparently never used 4chan before. Here's the actual merge.
Next one for you'se all.
AH! That's perfect!
Is translator still eating? Or perhaps he's currently translating...?
And SAO Volume 14 was announced... Can't wait for that.
Eugeo confirmed for dead.
But I thought that got retconned last volume.
"retcon" is the wrong word, when we're talking about a complete reboot.
Though, the only thing that was changed, that we know of, was Eugeo being changed.
Don't know if he'll die yet.
He has to die or the NTR of Alice loses it's NTRness
Reki loves his NTR.
He's probably going to make up for NOT raping Ronye and Teise, by making Eugeo's death more gruesome.
His name is confirmed as "Agil". (Just saying)
You smooth motherfucker, Kirito
But then he has to turn around and be a dumbass the very next moment
Ne.. is she coming onto him already..?
Next page talks about what Kirito taught Asuna about food. I don't remember that scene, can anyone fill me in?
Something about cream pie (no pun intended) and "ofu-"
don't remember what you're talking about, but the Manga sort of shifts some things out of order, at the whim of the artist.
Asuna refuses to eat tasty food because it's a game so she doesn't want to enjoy herself. Kirito makes her put a really tasty cream (creme?) from the farm he's staying at on her bread and she loves it and it's most likely the reason she focuses so much on her cooking skill from then on. Chapter 2 around page 15 of the manga.
>put a really tasty cream (creme?) from the farm he's staying at on her bread
The cream is his jizz, right?
The cream is actually from a quest. Though, he does get free milk.
Well he did do a quest for it so I'm guessing he milked cow/ churned the butter (pick your euphemism)
In all seriousness it's some sort of yogurt like cream. If I had to take a guess it would probably be this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsoni but who knows.
What about cream cheese?
If I recall, most food in SAO is unique to SAO, and doesn't exist in the real world. I recall many players tried to recreate food from the real world, like Asuna and her Soy Sauce, or that random loser, trying to recreate Ramen.
You guys are doing some excellent work.
Are you going to upload it to Batoto?
Lots of valid points.
Cream like the original novel/ anime, or yogurt cream like the progressive novel or anything like that works. People are gonna understand if they care and if they don't then just blame it on KMS.
TL anon already said yes. Hopefully he uploads it to mediafire, too.
Decided to check the DeviantArt page of the person who did that. Turns out KMS commissioned him to do it.
So it's not even like they picked a random fan's art to go in. They paid someone to make the image, and just slapped it into the chapter.
I'll never know why, but yeah...
>Turns out KMS commissioned him to do it.
What a complete waste of donation and ad money.
On the guy's page, it says "Comission done for a scalation group"
The guy does paid commissions, so KMS basically paid this guy to color that image, and put that image into their release, for extra ad revenue.
Oh, no. I got that part, it's just.. I'm still baffled by how utterly retarded the whole thing is.
Well, by the looks of it, KMS also commissioned him to do some color for "All you need is kill".
But I just checked his page, and it seems he does commissions for "10 Points". which equates to... 13 cents.
So really this guy is a cheap whore.
So I just noticed we're using Diavel because of the Argo saying his name is from Devil and all that but there's an official romanization now...
Which is Diabel. Thanks based chapter 6.5.
Honestly it might even be Diabell since it has that line at the end. The novel says the Monument of Life should show cause of death so it might be Diabel|Murdered by Illfang but considering it's the same wall design as the anime it's unlikely there's enough room for cause of death. Ahh... Maybe I'll stop.
Reki's word is law, in this regard. Chapter 6.5 made a mistake.
Oh sweet. That's so much more reliable.
I'm glad we can all have similar levels of autism.
Haha, yeah. A couple SAO wiki members have been blasting the author with a bunch of questions recently.
70% of them have to do with Official translations/Spellings for ALO spells, while 30% are for official names. So far he doesn't seem to mind too much.
I just noticed you see her lips pronouncing the kana that make up "Kirito".
Oh, so THAT'S what that is. I've been staring at that page for awhile now wondering why she had such a strange look on her face.
I've had access to these raws for the last 3 days, and I would look at this page, and not figure it out, wondering what the hell those last three panels were.
I only just NOW figured it out...
Of course he's a shy 14 year old. Awkward around girls, and scared of cooties.
I sure wish this artist I love wasnt stuck doing sao.
on the other im happy they have work at least.
dat UPPER BACK
Please no, this makes me sad. He's not typing.
At least until the two years of glop...
And that's about it then.
This was a ton of work, so it may just be a one-off, as spending about 6-8hrs in one evening is a bit rough on me. I await the delicious drama of it tomorrow though.
For now, it's time to go pass out for a few hours before work.
On a sidenote: You know you're reviled when even Prozess is calling them out on their bullshit in the comments.
That surely helps
Really appreciated dude
>This was a ton of work, so it may just be a one-off
That's surely disappointing, but non-the-less, appreciated!
Ummm, were you going to upload it to Batoto or something? (or does Batoto normally just delay stuff?)
It's uploaded. Just awaiting moderation. Didn't want to use my normal account for it.
Ah, Alrighty then.
Good luck with your nap!