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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I just read birdcage and you’re so right it was a vicious cliff hanger and right now I’m pulling my hair out and dying of anticipation for the next chapter >_<

Thank you so much for doing intentionally delaying the release :3
And the staff who work so hard on this chapter, I really appreciate it! ^-^

And I'm sorry for saying this (believe me I don't usually ask this because I know how hard it is to scanlate a manga) but I hope you guys can release the next chapter soon and more power to the staff!


;A; Thanks so much for the releases! But damn, vicious cliffhanger is vicious. And it was being such an awesomely funny chapter up until then too…


Thanks so much for the releases I love SLH and Birdcage you guys are the greatest. Although the double cliffhangers are a drag, I’m glad you made us wait, now I can easily wait a month until your next release rather than two.


I love you guys thank you for translating Birdcage ;_;
I was extremely tempted to type all of this in caps but you know I respect your virtual eardrums


Omg. SLH and Birdcage were AMAZING. Thank you guys so much!!


Thank you so much!! <33
These triple releases are awesome.
Birdcage's cliffhanger was indeed very vicious. I wonder what's wrong with the black haired girl and if they'll even go into it.
SLH was cute, like always.
And that test was super accurate. I got my favorite Knight–the black one. xD

I absolutly adored the BnK rose book! Those were amazing images and I thank you so much for sharing that!!! ^_^ I took the quiz that was in it and got.. Mitsuki.. heh, heh. Did NOT see that Oh, well. >_>’ As for SLH, at least there is only one more volume to translate now that you reached the 4th! There is some good news for you. I like the series, don’t get me wrong. But, I don’t like it more than BnK or J+K. So.. yeah. Kinda pointless train of thought there. I’m not even sure where I… Read more »

The ART this time is GORGEOUS in every of these releases!

BTW, I got Yakoh on the quiz, but only cuz I was an idiot and forgot that I HAVE an accessory with a rose on it (it’s blue rose ^_^), otherwise I would get my -beloved- Mutsuki… ?_?


I read all three, but today I only care about Birdcage. It was fantastically heartbreakingly cliffhangerly wonderful. I thank you so much for your work on this manga, especially your continued work that will answer this cliffhanger with a NO ONE DEAD outcome. That hole in the windshield in front of the driver’s side was NOT anyone flying out of a window and dying. And ya’ll in all your combined glory will prove this!

(Loved SLH and the artbook too… especially the Mitsuki/Anis almost porn.)


‘Dont get me wrong, though were not dropping it. That aint the Turtle way. ‘

ILU so much for saying that <3 Thanks so much for the new chapters!


Pardon me while I squeal like a 7-year-old girl.

Artbook! Shiny, pretty, colorful artbook! WOW!


Thank you very much for this, Turtle Paradise. You all are awesome. For purchasing it, for scanning it, for sharing it… It’s amazing, and I’m so happy to see it. Thank you so much!


is all i have to say…

Yeah, SLH is disappointing me. It was the first of your manga that I read and the reason why I started barajou and sleepy residents, but, now, it’s the one I like the least.

But, you know, we’ve got Kaede and Asai-san to make up for it, so who cares?


Thank you for the new release!!


You just made my day. You are awesome. Thank you.


………….I am here officially declaring my love for all things turtle.

You guys rock our socks. Even if we’re not wearing any, you rock our socks all the way over in the sock drawer. Because you are just that awesome. Many thanks~


Thank you so much! This chapter of Birdcage was awesome! This series keep getting better. And the Barajou artbook was gorgeous. I did the test and got Tenjou. :D I love this guy~


aaah, was hoping for a Barajou chapter but lovin’ the art book. Thanks! I have all but a few of the manga chapters from the original Asuka mags since it started (despite not reading Japanese-figure that one out) so I can’t wait for some of the most recent ones.


Three chapters at once?? Man, you guys are the most hardworking biatches I know! I really hope everything works out at home..
I havn’t got time to read the chapters, but this is going to be one of the things keeping me alive this week! Geez, thank you so much!

(and I apologize for any spelling mistakes, this was written on an xperia-10, and the text IS SO FREAKING SMALL!! Yeah..)


i <3 turtle paradaaaiiiiisuuuu… :)

Nessy Elle
I am actually quite gutted that I’ll most probably never get to own the artbook but thank you sooooo much for the lovely high resolution beautiful images <3 And thankyou sooooo much for the birdcage chapter. HOW DID THIS SERIES END WITH ONLY 3 VOLUMES! It's sooo amazingly good, when crappy series go on for ****ing ages _ ahhh SLH is okay but it is quite boring in some respects, I was hopin for a plot twist but I won't hold out much hope in it getting better. ANYWAY, keep up the hardwork you guys, your all soooo amazing, I… Read more »