A little oneshot to kick off the week: The Sorcerer’s Contract

Wussup, my homies! Sorry for the lack of release last week. (Of course it would be RIGHT AFTER I screamed our schedule from the rooftops!) It turns out nothing puts a wrench in plans like a kick-up in projects at work, a Love Live concert, and Mother’s Day to top it all off. (At least I can afford to eat this week, so that’s pretty cool!) But as nice as it is to see y’all again, I suppose you didn’t drop by to get a digest of last week’s schedule, did you? Without further ado, on to the goods!

We’ve got a quick, easy-to-digest one-shot for you this week about a girl, her “brother,” and his psychotic dad. (Kinda runs in the family, but hey, this is shoujo. Well-adjusted male leads are a rarity.)


A Sorcerer Entered into a Contract
Oneshot story by Midori Yata
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This chapter was SHOCKINGLY edited by our resident proofer/scanner Melfra and typeset by newbies JV and Ingrid. (Unfortunately it was their only project. ='( BUT WE APPRECIATE THEM ANYWAY, WHEREVER THEY ARE! <3) I have it on good authority that we may see some more Slayers this week, so keep an eye out! And as always, keep turtling! PS: We're looking for editors and typesetters. If you're interested in joining our slow and motley crew, please send me (Rebmastu) a message on our discord channel!

Vengeance is cuter than ever: The Vengeful White Cat Lounging on the Dragon King’s Lap, ch. 1


The Vengeful White Cat Lounging on the Dragon King’s lap
Chapter 1: Summoned and Exiled
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*Note: Read online link will temporarily link to MangaDex’s reader until we’re able to get our reader up. :)

What better way to commemorate the end of a lengthy hiatus with a brand-spanking new series?

This tasty little treat ticks all of my favorite boxes in a shoujo:
A sassy heroine
High-fantasy hijinks
~Magic Apprenticeships~
Cranky old ladies with hearts of gold

And did I mention a super sassy heroine?

Credit roll call!
On editing duty is Kaori! (You can tell she’s been working with a shoujo group because she annihilated the SFX, AHAHA)
Proofed jointly by Melfra and newcomer Shadow! (the aspring English major!)
And translated and typeset by yours truly. (I wanted something to ease me back into the scene. THIS WASN’T IT. OH GOD, THIS WASN’T IT.)

Aaaaand story time! When I first got it into my head that the Turtles should crawl out of retirement, I figured we’d focus on Slayers and leave it at that. But when I took a peek at my favorite online book vendor and saw the story of a girl who turns into a white cat and declares her need for VENGEANCE upon the world, it made my kokoro go doki doki. And did y’all know there’s a new ongoing Orphen manga? I mean…. Not promising anything, buuut…

Regardless, feedback’s important on this one! If you enjoyed reading it, drop us a line in the comments!

Edit: If you’re hungry for more and don’t want to wait for the next chapter, check out Froglation’s translation of the novel!

Mebius Gear ch. 8: Slicing and dicing in the name of love

Kirika is my queen.


Mebius Gear ch. 08:
“The Iron Rule”

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Mebius has always been something of a contentious series among us turtles. Half of the group loves it, the other half hates it with a burning passion. Personally, I appreciate it because it’s more adult (in language and content) than our other series, so it provides a nice bit of respite from the fluff, and it helps that I can go hog wild with the writing… That, and Maria is an ice queen, and Kirika is a badass. Helps that I enjoy watching Shizuma getting the business end of a stick time and again, too. =D)

And enough about that! This release was brought to you by Kaori on typesetting duty, Sakana-san at the editing helm, Melfra on scanning duty, and yours truly translating.

If you like this series, please leave us a comment below!

In other news, we’ve decided that new releases will be on Wednesdays and Sundays. Keep an eye out for a brand-spanking new series this Sunday! (Shoujo fans, rejoice!)

Mysterious tailors, precocious robot lolis, and a… botanist? What?

When I think about the time we spent on haitus, few things make me sadder than Tsukuroiya. It’s a charming as hell episodic story with precious hi-jinks and general feel-good moments in every chapter, one-off character that you can somehow CARE about and… Ugh, it deserved sooo much better than the treatment we gave it. It’s some kind of miracle that none of the series we’d been working on were ever picked up after we disappeared off the face of the earth (?!), but if any of them deserved to be, it’d be this one. (THAT’S NOT AN INVITATION, BY THE WAY; KUKURU IS MINE)


Tsukuroiya Series (Awai no Mori) ch. 03:
“The Rainbow Flower”

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This chapter was edited by Rainstride (wherever that glorious bastard may be), typeset by Kaori (who’s turning into a real powerhouse lately…), proofed by Melfra, and translated by yours truly.

With that said, enjoy the chapter! Thankfully we were only two chapters in during our previous run, so you have plenty of time to play catch up. (Also, please don’t begrudge the “Sound of Music”-as-hell cover page. It’s an excellent chapter, I promise.

Remember to join us on discord— and we’re also looking for QCs! If you’ve got proofreading chops and are willing to take a short (but trixy) test to prove it to us, we’d love to have you on board since Melbot’s a proper adult and has no time for us plebes, boohoo. Drop by the discord to chat us up about it!

Gonna Fire Ball our way straight into your hearts ♡

Our last release was in March of 2015. God. Jeeze. Uh. Thanks for keeping the faith, everyone. Excuses later: first, give the people what they’ve been waiting for!


Slayers SEDS ch. 06:
“Orichalcum Secrets”

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This chapter was edited by Tom the Mighty, typeset by Kaori, scanned and proofread by Melfra (also known as the Tanking Cleric(™)), and translated with gross neglect by yours truly.

2018 is barely a third of the way through, and it’s already shaping up to be a bang-up year for Slayers fans. With the new Lina Nendoroid on the horizon and a sequel to the honpen universe well underway, we figured there was no better time than the present for the Turtles to get back into action.

I won’t waste time giving excuses for the delay since I’m preeetty sure nothing I could possibly come up with, short of a nuclear apocalypse, would excuse a 3 year hiatus. (But suffice it to say: It’s 100% on me.) Instead, let’s take a minute to hear it for the OG Turtle crew, who re-assembled faster than you can say “Marvel Cinematic Universe” and got to work in record time to make this and future releases possible!

With that said, please join us on our Discord channel and feel free to share any comments or verbal abuses that we very rightly deserve! <3 We're also working on being more transparent and consistent with our releases, so we should have a schedule made up within the next month or so, once we get a feel for our current release potential. Alas, as working adults with 9 to 5's, the next couple of weeks will likely be instrumental in seeing how that plays out. But at least I can (pretty safely) say this: Look forward to a new chapter of SEDS every other week! See you soon, Turtles! PS: Somebody speed up that damn Gulf stream, I'm freezing over here. PPS: Sorry for the slowness of the site! We're looking at new servers, so stay tuned. <3