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.

Happy World Turtle Day!

EDIT: OKAY STOP THE PRESSES! CHECK OUT WHAT OUR BRO KOBRO MADE IN CELEBRATION OF THIS GLORIOUS OCCASION. OH GOD KOBRO IT’S AMAZING I’M SOBBING.

It came to my attention earlier this fine day that it’s World Turtle Day. Now, seeing as we’re fine, Turtle-Lovin’ Folks (TM), it seems a celebration is in order, don’t you think? And it just so happened that we had a oneshot on the backburner waiting for release. Turtle-related it ain’t, but hey, a gift’s a gift, amirite?

Download “Heart Stealer” by Rikachi

And before you get started, I’m going to warn you that the main guy is a total, unapologetic dork. To summarize:

Nanahei spends most nights gaming away with his best bud Rei’ichi on the hit virtual MMORPG “Stealer” under the team alias of “Glider,” hoping to climb the ranks and earn their bid to be challenged by the “Noob-killer,” Lily Gaga. So far, all he’s got to show for his hard work is a perpetual propensity for sleep-deprivation and a solid position at the bottom of the social ladder. Little does he know his hard work’s about to pay off as he makes the strangest acquaintance ever…

Editing this time around was by c0de_da1sy (BABY COME BACK ;_;), typeset and translated by yours truly (?!), and QC’d by Melfra and clov3r. Now read the story… And cringe. I should also mention this has some of the coolest building designs I’ve ever seen.

HAH! And you said we were dead

The heroines of the story. You want to take them home, too. Don't deny. I have a confession to make. I LOVE THIS STORY. No, I mean it. I want to take the two main characters home, wrap them in cellophane and ribbons, put them on my bookshelf and laugh at them when they try to gnaw their way out, because they are freakin’ dolls and I want to hug and pet them forever and ever and ever and I will never let them leave.

Shio's faces can MELT BRICKS. HOPE THAT CREEPED YOU OUT. Seriously though, IT’S TIME FOR A ONE-SHOT. This is the story about two fox deities (original: Inari) who, true to the fox spirit, get up to no good all the time. Punking each other, watching anime, junking out, etc, and generally pissing off their foul-mouthed master, Shio. Then they meet a cameraman who’s all HEY GUYS YOUR SHRINE IS PRETTY RUN DOWN HUH and they’re like YEAH WE SHOULD PROBABLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT wait I mean THOU HAVE A POINT and… Well, that’s the setup, so read the rest to figure out what the hell happens. It’s cute as shit, I love the art, and I can’t wait for this guy to put out more stuff, because I will follow him to the ends of the earth for those eyelashes. And I mean, seriously, look at those faces.

Download Addolorato by Hajime Shinjo

And I know we keep saying we’re going to do more one-shots, but those buggers are hard to find, so drop us a line if you catch a whiff of anything interesting. THAT SAID! Editing for this release is brought to you buy Sakana-san (who seems to be dominating my posts lately lol LET’S GET MARRIED BB, I SWEAR I’LL BE THE BEST HUSBAND EVER. Also, AMAZING job on the cover detext bb, I forgot to say OTL), ZippyZippy who’s ALL OVER THE PLACE with her mad skillz in typesetting (I’M NOT CHEATING ON YOU, I SWEAR), and Melfra and Clov3r for making me not sound stupid in a digital form, which I am more than happy to rectify with my blog posts. (NOW WHERE’S MY DINNER) Enjoy, and don’t forget to check out the store, if that floats your boat. (We only ship stuff out on Fridays and Saturdays, so here’s your last shot at getting your stuff in a semi-timely fashion!)

ALSO! New layout on the forum! It’s super sexy. If you haven’t been around in a while, check it out and get your mind blown.

Disney’s got nothin’ on this!


CINDERELLA’S GOT HER TROLL FACE ON

PLEASE WAIT AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE UPLOADING OUR RELEASES TO ONLINE READER SITES!

Here’s a new change of pace for us at TP – ONESHOTS! See, I have a subscription to this new magazine called “Aria”. It’s pretty ace for a light read every now and again, but nothing’s really caught my eye like “12 O’Clock Bell Rings”, (official Engrish) a farked-up version of Cinderella drawn by a manly shounen author by the name of Seishi Kishimoto (yes, related to THAT Kishimoto) for shoujo audiences, resulting in a horrific piece of work that bleeds irony from every orifice. That said, this oneshot can appeal to both shoujo and shounen fans alike. We had boat-loads of fun on this digestible (lol) piece of work, and we hope you enjoy it too. Edited, scanned, and QC’d by Melfra, typesetting and translation by yours truly, and a special shout-out to Rainstride for making that last two page spread look faabulous. Oh, and don’t ask me where my romanizations for those made-up names in this story came from, ’cause I don’t know.

Download Twelve O’Clock Bell Rings (oneshot) by Seishi Kishimoto here

No “read online” feature is available at this point, since the reader wasn’t designed with one-shots in mind. But hey, there’s always another day.

Share your thoughts in the comments! How would you feel about seeing more one-shots from the Turtle brigade?