Like you would be that lucky…


You know, I have to say I’m glad no one was scanlating SLH while it was still being serialized in Sylph magazine, because I don’t know how some of you would have been able to deal with the two-month wait in between chapters.

Welcome to Tuesday releases… On Wednesday? Ah, hell. FUHGITTABOUT IT.

As you might have figured out already, Mel and I have decided we’re ditching Tuesday release days, if not permanently then at least temporarily while we take care of family issues. Hopefully this might actually mean an increase in release rate, since, well… Hell, I don’t know! Don’t come into my place expecting me to justify my wholly unfounded claims of supposed future grandeur! Farkin’ A, man. Kids these days. That said, we have three hopefully biatchin’ releases for you today.

The first of which is SLH, which continues to tick our staff off more and more with each chapter. Trust me, it only gets worse from here. Don’t get me wrong, though — we’re not dropping it. That ain’t the Turtle way. The highlight of this chapter is the first color page. Redrew that biatch by hand myself. That’s right, shower me with your praises. I DESERVE IT.
Download SLH Ch. 13 here
Read SLH ch. 13 online

Secondly, we have Birdcage, which our staff only loves more and more as the chapters go by. Speaking of which, I’m sure some of you out there wondering why it’s taken us so long to put out this chapter — there’s a reason behind it, and it was totally intentional. (Sorry folks!) See, volume 3 was supposed to go on sale waaaaaaay in the early part of last month, but due to circumstances beyond my comprehension, it was pushed back until the later part of this month. Now, this chapter has a pretty vicious cliffhanger, so rather than leaving you guys hanging for the two or three months it would take for vol.3 to finally land in our grubby mitts so we could pass it on to you, we decided to push it off for as long as possible. Now seemed like a good time to finally take it live.

And did I mention that cliffhanger is pretty vicious?

Download The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor ch. 11
Read The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor ch. 11 Online

And finally, we have a sweet-as-hell Barajou artbook for your enjoyment. A lot of these images were used as, say, color inserts for new chapters, Rosario card designs, merchandise designs, etc, but there’s also some brand-spankin’ new art to be beheld inside this collection of beautiful digital ink. We resized the pages to 1600px height, like we do with our usual manga releases, but you can find these images in GODLY RESOLUTIONS at Melly’s Minitokyo account. (We ask that you please don’t re-upload these to other such viewing sites. That’s kind of a dick move.) Also, the compatibility test (which some of you may have already taken =D) IS GENIUS.

Download Barajou no Kiss artbook: Jewel’s Rose
Read Barajou no Kiss artbook: Jewel’s Rose online

Also note that this artbook was only available for sale for a limited time via mail-order through Asuka Magazine, where Barajou is being serialized. (The promotion has long since ended.) Your only bet to grabbing a material copy now is hitting up Yahoo auctions… and that costs a pretty penny.

Phew! Well, how was that for wordy? INFORMATION OVERLOAD. Like I said, we are no longer sticking to the Tuesday-only release schedule. ANTICIPATE GREAT THINGS FROM THIS.

On that note, we’d like to thank everyone who’s applied for the typesetting position so far, but please, for the love of all that is good and right in this world, DON’T EXPECT TO HEAR BACK ON YOUR RESULTS FOR AT LEAST A COUPLE OF DAYS.

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Many thanks for the wonderful release!! All your hard work are much appreciated :D


Thank you for all these releases and your hard work ;___; I hope your issues are resolved soon. <3

In regards to SLH, I agree. Everytime I read a new chapter, I feel kinda miffed about it even after drooling over the pretty boys. I hope the story isn't going where I think it is… :<

Many thanks for your hard work! I love Barajou and Birdcage <3 (and argh, that cliffhanger; thanks once more for holding the release!) This is my first time commenting and I feel absolutely horrible about it. *slaps self* Moving on, I hope the best for your family issues. I can wait forever until they're settled out. I'm a really big fan of your scanlations, mainly for the fact of your personalities. And of course the quality is gorgeous; so much that you should be employed by an American company. (Because I would rather read them by you but also support… Read more »
Ummm…If you guyz don’t mind answering my question,can you guyz please tell me why you don’t like S.L.H so much? I just wanted to know,its not that you should like it compulsorily or something,I just wanted to have a different view at this manga.I’d love to have a new perspective and am welcome to new Ideas,but that’s not saying that I’d hate it after that,because in my view it rocks. Oh!and thanks you guyz for translating this for us even tough you guyz dont like it ^-^ ,I really, really appriciate it,thanks again and all the best dealing with your… Read more »

Oh!! Forgot to tell you,
Thank you for translating Barajou-no-kiss and BirdCage for us too!!
You guyz totally rock,thanks again.
Tia ^-^


Ummm…If you guyz don’t mind answering my question,can you guyz please tell me why you don’t like S.L.H so much?Tia

This should sums some things up for ya. ^.^


Thank You soo much Zippy ^-^,and I agree with you guyz totally.
Thank You again.
Take Care,
Tia ^-^


Oh guyz..Thank you soooo much!!! Love you guyz a lot….thankyou for all what you guyz have done,Thanks a LOT again!!!
I am soooooo happy and excited ^-^!!!!!
Take care,
Tia ^-^


Thank you so much Turtle Paradise! For the artbook and the new releases!


Thanks so much, you guys! You’re doing such an ace job with the translation for Birdcage. I picked it up today and finished all of it in one sitting. It reads reeeaaal nice. Looking forward to the next chapter.