Coming soon….


Let’s do a quick recap to get everyone up to speed!

Welcome, one and all, to Turtle Paradise Scanlations! I’m your negligent fearless leader, Rebmastu. We’ve been in business for longer than I’d care to admit, and on hiatus for roughly a quarter of the time. Oops. Let’s not discuss the specifics of such, but suffice it to say none of us are dead (that I know of), but real life has a way of derailing the things we love to do, etc, etc.

The nature of scanlation has changed quite a lot in the time since we went on hiatus nearly two years ago. These days, if there’s a series in Japan with a decent amount of traction it’s more likely than NOT for a series not to be available in English. My, how the times have changed! With that said, we intend to shift our focus to series that are less likely to see an official English release: One-shots, out-of-print series, and things of that nature.

Here are the series that we, of course, plan to continue!
Slayers: Super Explosive Demon Stories (LIKE THERE WAS ANY OTHER QUESTION LOL), Tsukuroiya, Mebius Gear, etc. We have a handful of other series that we hope to announce sooner rather than later as well!

Junketsu Kareshi/He’s my Only Boyfriend (lol) by Aya Shouoto is being published with an absolutely SPLENDID translation in English Markets by Yen Press! You can purchase it easily at Amazon or any other retailer near you. They’re doing a much better job than we ever did, I assure you. =3

And that will do for our updates! A disclaimer, first: We’re all working adults. We’ll continue doing this out of love, but our release rate will likely be much slower than it used to be, alas (any Slayers fans remember a new chapter of Aqua Lord almost every day? lollll), but we’re still, as always, turtling on.

We’ll see you soon!

The Turtles

PS: I will never NOT be verbose. Lol

Okie dokie, bring out the mo…chi?

I would normally insert some kind of excuse for our hiatus here, but at this point I feel like no one would believe anything I had to say… And for good reason! But hey, at least it hasn’t been a FULL year since our last release! That’s something, right?

Anywho, let’s ease ourselves back into the routine (???) with something light: Here’s a one-shot about a girl who finds herself the unwilling participant in a centuries-old grudge-match between two of the greatest swordsmen the world has ever seen. Well… At least ONE of them was. And yes, it’s a shoujo. (Sorry, Tom!)

Download “Samurai Komachi” by Watari

This one was brought to you largely by Kaori who helmed the editing and typesetting effort, Melfra, our residence scanner-slash-QC’er, and yours truly, responsible as usual for bottlenecking the translation and the post-QC because I wasn’t satisifed with my own writing. Woops! Sorry about that! (IS SORRY THE ONLY THING I HAVE TO SAY? AFTER A YEAR????)

Stay tuned for more news! I know it’s going to take a while to win back everyone’s trust after that unannounced hiatus, but let’s give it a shot. SEE YOU NEXT TIME, TURTLES.

Who needs momentum?! (Apparently we do…)

Slayers SEDS ch. 05:
“Over Mountains, Over Streams: The Dragon’s Vale?

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I’d say we’re on a roll, but two releases in two weeks isn’t really that impressive, is it? Oh, well. If you know us, you know it won’t last. OTL (No! Stay positive! We’ll keep the release rate up, GO US! Keep Slayers Sunday going, even if it has to be in doujinshi form!)

This chapter was edited by the FEARLESS AND PEERLESS Tom the Might (lol sorry Tom), typeset AND ACTUALLY MADE POSSIBLE by Kaori (she like pulled an all nighter for it THATS MY GIIIIIRL), and scanned & QC’d by Melfra. Now go get it while it’s lukewarm!

ALSO, if Slayers isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry! We’ve got plenty of other releases on the horizon– so if there’s something you want to see, drop us a line! We don’t have a lot of active series right now (mostly because nothing’s catching my eye…. siiiiigh), but we’re open for suggestions.


I hope…

Slayers Sunday? Don’t mind if I do!

Slayers SEDS ch. 04:
“The Heretics’ Plot?

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The Slayers fandom on Tumblr recently (ish? within the last couple of months anyway) started this thing called Slayers Sunday where people go hog-wild with Slayers stuff, and we thought it’d be neat (or NEET AHAHAHA) to join in the fun! So here, we break our (unofficial) hiatus with the next chapter of Slayers: Super Explosive Demon Story! OH GOD I LOVE THIS CHAPTER. Not going to spoil too much about it, but I love how Shouko’s Gourry is based on the novels more than the anime. He may be a little dense, but he knows what’s up. For the most part, anyway.

This chapter was brought to you by Tom the Mighty on editing duty (AS USUAL), Kaori-chan at the typesetting helm, scanned and QC’d by Melfra, and translated by yours truly! Enjoy!

And with that, we… tentatively end our hiatus. HI GUYS WHAT’S UP YOU MISS US HUH? We’re taking applicants for new members, so if you’ve replied even within the last weeks and I haven’t gotten back to you, PLEASE DON’T THINK I’M IGNORING YOU! I’ve just been terribly busy and I’m working through the backlog! Thanks for your patience, and see you all later this week. Probably. If I don’t fail at this again. Hah….


Barajou no Kiss has been licensed
for English release by Viz!

Buy it November 2014!

If anyone knows us here at Turtle Paradise, you’ll know that little, if anything, gives us as much joy as when a series is licensed for English release. So all of our congratulations to Viz media and Ms. Aya Shouoto for (legally) bringing yet another excellent series to North American shores!

I hope you all will join us in purchasing the series when it becomes available on bookshelves. (And if you’re not sure where to buy it, we’ll help you find links when they’re available!) Of course, please support the author when the official release is available. We will be removing the links to our downloads as the new volumes are released.

Now, to close the curtain on this lovely series. (Appropriate, or ironic? You be the judge.)

Barajou no Kiss Punishment 40:

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Barajou no Kiss vol. 9 Side chapters:
“Going Rosy!” and “A Certain Girl’s Rose Extravaganza”
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We hope you enjoy the final, super-sized chapter of Barajou! It’s been a fun few years, everyone. Again, we urge you all to delete these chapters once they’re out for English release (if only to spare me the humiliation of airing out my translation errors HAH) and purchase them once they’re available in your area. We hope you enjoyed the series.

(Fair warning: Don’t come in here with excuses as to why you can’t afford it or why you’re pissed about the series being licensed in general, okay? Those comments are not welcome here. Don’t make me feel any guiltier about posting this chapter.)