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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thank you so much for Birdcage!


Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy… *.*
Whoo! So many goodies *.*
Thanks so much for all these thing are you doing! <3
You're the best <3

God bless you :*


Waaah~ I feel so great after reading Birdcage ^^
Thanks for the other two as well! What an action packed release!
Keep up the great work!!


Oh, awsm~ Thanks.
But, but, I was trying to read these and I found out that two of them are not in the reader. Maybe later? I’ll try again tonite.
Anyway, thank you for ur hard work ?


I just want to say…

You've totally managed to make my day :D


Well, glad to hear birdcage vol 3 is finally coming out, took them long enough. And don’t despair about S.L.H guys, only two more volumes to go and you can put it behind you, and thanks from myself and those who share my sentiment of gratitude for finishing it, much as I might not like a lot of the changes I do still like the series as a whole :D


Thanks for the chapters. What a cliffhanger! Can’t wait to see the ending.


Thank you for your hard work <333


Love all these triple releases! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! :D


I love artbooks! So much fun to look at~ Thank you!


Wow!! Three at once, Yeah!! Thank you! Thank you!


Thank you so much for birdcage!
Who is that black-haired girl? How does she know Kizuna? Or was she mistaking her for Minako?
What’s up with Yuki? It’ll be an interesting twist if he really was in love w/ Yusei…lol…
Anyway…what a cliffie, but it won’t be too bad, right? Yuki can’t die right?
Thank again and I can’t wait for the next release


Thanks for all your hard work! >3<


I love you. <3


Thanks for the new chapter of Birdcage and for your hard work!!
btw, where do you order your japanese manga volumes from?


Thanks for the new chapter of Birdcage and for your hard work!!
btw, where do you order your japanese manga volumes from?

I usually order from (the site’s in Japanese, but they ship internationally)- alternatively you can do (they have an English option and also ship internationally, but it costs more).


Holy gooooood, thank you thank you THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!! I…. Birdcage. YUKIIIII -drools- is it terrible of me to not even care about the cliffhanger? >.> I just want more Yuki. Hahaha//kicked.

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