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.)

Punctuality is overrated

Apologies first and foremost to any Barajou fans who happen to follow our twitter/tumblr– we announced that we’d have a new release the day before yesterday, but things have a way of not panning out when you announce them in advance because Nature is a troll and takes joy in our sorrow. Screw you, Nature. Asshole.

So let’s talk about TODAY’S release! This one is a little different from the norm, in that it’s not actually an official release. It’s confusing. Let me explain.

First, it’s Barajou-related! Awesome! With only one chapter of the main story plus two little side-stories left to go, we’re nearing the conclusion of what I feel no shame in admitting is one of my favorite series. That said, there’s a TON of bonus material available that has never surfaced on the internet — extra comics from the magazines, exclusive promotional material from Asuka magazine’s partner shops, etc, mostly because they were very strictly goods that you could only get in Japan. It’s lucky for you guys that Melly and I are the biggest Barajou fans who ever lived, because we’ve got most of it, AND HERE WE ARE TO SHARE. It’s not very long, and certainly not all-inclusive (VERY close, though!), but this was the best way we could think of to (preemptively) send off the series, so have an early parting gift from us to every Turtle that’s stuck with us from the beginning. Thank you all for putting up with our crap attitudes (or mine, at least lol), our hiatuses, and our shameless fangirling. I think it goes without saying that this is not a normal release, so please do not upload it to any of the manga reader sites. I know it will inevitably find its way up there for whatever reason (likely within seconds of my posting it), but do us a solid and stoke a tiny ember of rage inside your hearts on our behalf once it does, and know that a fiery furnace blazes inside ours in turn.

Barajou no Kiss Drama Reports & Others
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Massive thanks to Melly for putting up with my crap last night when I kept saying, “Hey, let’s scan in THIS!” over and over again. Because of her hard work, this is an 18-page release instead of the original 4. <3 All pages were edited and scanned by Melfra, and yours truly handled the typesetting and translations, where needed. Enjoy! Oh, and you'll find some oversized notebook scans in there as well-- just in case you'd like to print out your own Barajou-themed stationery! That said, there's a more pathetic side to this story. We'd love to have released an actual chapter of... Something or other for this release, but alas. We have no editors. The last chapter of Barajou plus her side stories are just sitting there... Untouched. Because no one will take the editor tests! We're certainly in need of the help-- between completing some of our longer-running series and others being licensed (Looking at you, JunKare! Don't forget to get your preorders in!), we're in a position where we could potentially take on more projects, but our limited staff is making that difficult. So if you're interested and have the skillz, hop by the forum and take a stab at the test! Also, we pay for all of our costs out of pocket-- books to scan, extra materials to procure, and site hosting, of course, so please consider donating if you enjoy our translations/series. ^^ Five bucks could buy a good-sized drink at Starbuck's, so skip out on one this year and float that fiver our way, eh? =D (And even if this is one of our smallest releases, it's also one of the most expensive! All of the individual components, the booklets, and the mini-fliers all had to be ordered through Yahoo Auctions with a deputy service. That comes out to over $25 a page! Let no one question our dedication to The Cause.)

Hello, and Goodbye!

Before we get started, I’d just like to say…

Congratulations to Yen Press for Licensing Junketsu Kareshi (hereafter He’s My Only Vampire”) for English Release!

How exciting is that? Now, since it’s being licensed for English release and I have approximately ZERO interest in competing with the English market, Turtle Paradise will be dropping the series effective immediately. (Boy… Now I don’t feel so bad for not getting started on volume 5! WHAT A CLIFFHANGER THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN.) We’ll be removing our downloads very shortly here as well. In the meantime, thank you all for the support in the very short (lol) tenure since we took over. Now get your wallets ready, and get to preordering!

Now that we have that out of the way, it’s release day! Just one for now, but hey, one is better than none, right?

Barajou no Kiss Punishment 39:
“Engaged in Himmelreich?

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That’s it. That image is the chapter. Tenjoh does things, Anis gets ROYALLY pissed– well, given where the last chapter left off, is that really any surprise? Here’s where the big reveal comes in, but it’s not until the next chapter (THE END ;_;) where we find out exactly how broken Tenjoh really is. BARAJOU, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY ONE TRUE LOVE. (Maybe Melly and I will take a picture of all of our swag to commemorate the final release, lol) THAT SAID, this chapter! Was edited by Egotist, typeset and translated by yours truly, scanned by Melfra, and QC’d both by Melfra and newcomer ToxicStream! Enjoy!

To close us off, here’s where I introduce our new staff! Please welcome ToxicStream, our newest (and coolest! SORRY MEL) QC, and JV, who just took (and passed!) the typesetting test last night. So now we’ve got two QCs, two typesetters, and… NO EDITORS? Yes, that’s right! We’re still in dire need of editors for our latest and greatest series (many of which we haven’t even announced!), including the last chapter of Barajou… So if you’ve got the time and feel up to helping out, please drop by the forum and take the editing test.