Never underestimate brute force!

Let no one ever say a Turtle goes back on their word… unless you happened to visit in the unfortunate period between now and November of last year, in which case I am so sorry and let’s pretend those months just slipped off into the same black hole as the pages you take joy in ripping from the daily calendar sitting on your desk and forget they ever happened. Have you forgotten? Good. Welcome to Mondays at Turtle Paradise.

If there’s one thing the three (!) releases coming to the table today have in common, it’s stuff blowing sky-high, and that’s… really about it. At least you’re not slogging through Wheel of Time and hoping for things to blow up, if only to advance the story. Humph.

Mebius Gear chapter 7:
“Bonds and Betrayals”

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FREAK OUT! Despite consistently, um… flagging interest in the series, I’ll hold on to this one to my dying breath, if only for Maria’s absolute ferocity. Fortunately, it seems we were cosmically blessed to hold off on this chapter before the hiatus (read: I forgot we had it done), so this chapter drops us right into a new arc instead of picking up the pieces from some… other one. Wonderful. Edited by the fabulous Sakana-san (whose reappearance in the chatbox actually motivated me enough to pull my head out of my ass long enough to start releases again! THANK HER), typeset and translated by yours truly, and scanned and QC’d by Melfra, as always. Go bust some buildings! (We’re also looking for interested typesetters for this series, so please drop us a line if you’d like to get in on this!)

Junketsu+Kareshi chapter 16:
“Phantom of the Pit”

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This right here was more or less the reason for my hiatus from translating. (Well, part of it.) I churned it out, submitted it for QC, started applying the changes, and… I hated it. I suffered so much embarrassment from the script that I had to put it away for months before I could stand even looking at it long enough to overhaul the translation, and overhaul I did. I hope the care is evident and y’all enjoy it. Edited! By the dashing Egotist! (join the fanclub; you’ll never regret it!) Translated and typeset! Yours truly! And scanned and QC’d by Melfra, who slogs through her general dislike of the series because she loves you all and she’s a trooper, omg.

And last, but certainly far from least… Drum-roll, please!

Slayers: Super Explosive Demon Story chapter 01:
“The Bomber Girl Appears!”

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Anyway! After much hemming and hawing on the subject, we’ve finally begun work on the definitive Slayers manga, Super Explosive Demon Story! “Gee,” you might think, “these guys sure love their Slayers. I wonder how I can get in on that?” THE ANSWER IS HERE, MY FRIENDS. RIGHT HERE. If you want to read the Slayers from a manga perspective, THIS is where you start. Right here! Chapter one! Ahhhh, STILL SPAZZING. GOD, I LOVE LINA. Y’all have no idea. But anyway! This chapter was edited by Tom the Mighty, typeset by ZippyZippy, translated by yours truly, and scanned and QC’d by Melfra! GIVE THANKS, FOR SLAYERS HAS RETURNED TO TURTLE PARADISE. The read online links will be up tomorrow! Also, in the interest of preserving our usual quality, I’ve taken down our previous translation work on volume 8. It’ll take us a while to get there, of course, but I’d like to redo that volume to meet our current standards.

And that’s all for this week! I know I said we would have some oneshots ready as well, but alas, that must wait until next Monday. Perhaps we’ll have some more Shouoto as well? Ho, ho, ho. We’ll have to wait and see. Until then, see you next Monday!


13 thoughts on “Never underestimate brute force!

  1. BengalCatGirl says:

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!! You can totally see how you took such a long careful time on Junketsu+Kareshi. It looks great, and makes sense!! I have to say I read a different translation somewhere else and it wasn’t so professional looking. Thank you so much!!

  2. stari says:

    I couldn’t agree any more with the comment above! ? Another group did a poor job on their translation, and to be able to see your translation is such a blessing~ I really appreciate all the effort you put into everything you guys do. You guys never fail to amuse me, not with just the fact that I am privileged to see your translations, but with the amazing quality and every ounce of refined detail you guys bleed your way through is something I am definitely grateful for. I hope you guys continue to enjoy what you guys love to do best, and thanks for your time! Nevertheless, take as much time as you need! Life isn’t always easy, and I’m pretty sure everyone knows that feeling, so let’s hope things go well for you guys from here onward! ?

  3. noctemleya says:

    Lots of love to the team, as always! Your work is really the best guys!

  4. Necrophagia says:

    Are you guys planning on doing the other 3 works from the Slayers universe that haven’t been scanlated yet also? I hope so :o
    Slayers Premium
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    Maburaho VS Slayers!? – Dragon All Stars Gekitouhen

    Thank you for the slayers release :o

  5. Bloody-Queen-ll says:

    oh my god oh my god OH MY GOD! I couldnt be happier!! I have wanted to read this mangas for YEARS but I couldnt find them anywhere!! Thank so so much!! I will be waiting anxiously for the nexts volumens? (I have read them on spanish until de 3th one, thats all I could find)

  6. litoxpinky says:

    AHHH THE RESURRECTION!! There’s nothing like except maybe the healing of a badly stubbed toe hmmmm.

    You guys always bequeath a beautifully done job to the fans and I aspire to be at your standards someday. Thanks for being great!

  7. GLMeadow says:


    Thank you so much for bringing us more Slayers! I’m not joking at all when I say that Lina Inverse is my favorite character of all time — and that I will love her ’til my dying day. (And probably quite a bit even after that.)


    And lest I forget: Thank you for the new chapters of Barajou no Kiss and Junketsu + Kareshi. Barajou is highly entertaining.

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