Mysterious tailors, precocious robot lolis, and a… botanist? What?

When I think about the time we spent on haitus, few things make me sadder than Tsukuroiya. It’s a charming as hell episodic story with precious hi-jinks and general feel-good moments in every chapter, one-off character that you can somehow CARE about and… Ugh, it deserved sooo much better than the treatment we gave it. It’s some kind of miracle that none of the series we’d been working on were ever picked up after we disappeared off the face of the earth (?!), but if any of them deserved to be, it’d be this one. (THAT’S NOT AN INVITATION, BY THE WAY; KUKURU IS MINE)


Tsukuroiya Series (Awai no Mori) ch. 03:
“The Rainbow Flower”

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This chapter was edited by Rainstride (wherever that glorious bastard may be), typeset by Kaori (who’s turning into a real powerhouse lately…), proofed by Melfra, and translated by yours truly.

With that said, enjoy the chapter! Thankfully we were only two chapters in during our previous run, so you have plenty of time to play catch up. (Also, please don’t begrudge the “Sound of Music”-as-hell cover page. It’s an excellent chapter, I promise.

Remember to join us on discord— and we’re also looking for QCs! If you’ve got proofreading chops and are willing to take a short (but trixy) test to prove it to us, we’d love to have you on board since Melbot’s a proper adult and has no time for us plebes, boohoo. Drop by the discord to chat us up about it!

Wallowing in a puddle of video games and bad animu, but other than that…

Ah, excuses. I seem to be full of them, but none of them seem to be any good. For better or worse, I’m watching AnoHana, and I’ve heard… things about said series. Pretty good things, for the most part, but I’m expecting to be devastated by the end. (No spoilers, ladies and gents!)

Welcome to Monday’s releases! Well… Tuesday’s releases? Anyway, my schedule got changed at work recently, so it was hard finding the right timing to do releases, and by golly, I’m hell-bent and determined to keep it as close as possible. Now let’s get to it beforeI lose my nerve and decide to put this off until next week. Again. Hah.

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Tsukuroiya chapter 2:
“The Reflective Lake?

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First up, one we haven’t seen ’round here in a while! It’s business as usual for Rem and his new traveling companion. In this chapter, they visit a strange lake in a town where kids keep going missing under the strangest circumstances. Also, Kukuru is adorable, and Rem is a shit-stirrer as always. Anway! This chapter was translated and typeset by yours truly, edited by Rainstride, and QC’d/scanned by Melfra. If you’re not reading it yet, you should be!

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Junketsu+Kareshi chapter 17:
“Immoral?

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I said we were picking up the pace, didn’t I? Well, er, relatively speaking. Anyway, there’s a fabulous glossary of terms in the back of the book, so get your read on and edumacate yourselves, y’all. On a slightly related note, I love the hell out of Suzuran, and I desperately want her to become a recurring character. She’s a classy sass-master in the body of a wheelchair-bound loli. Not sure where I’m going with that one, but… Anyway.
This chapter closes out volume 4! CELEBRATE! Oh, and there’s been a super slight alteration with chapter 16, so there’s a v2 available. It’s nothing major, just rephrased a line on page 117.
That said! This chapter was edited by Egoist, typeset and translated by yours truly, and scanned and QC’d by Melfra.

That’s all for this week! Tune in next time for some more Slayers, and some other stuff if I get around to it. Also, we’ll probably be opening up a few positions in few days, so keep your eyes peeled for that. (For everyone who’s applied in the last week, I’m sorry! I’ll get back to you soon! Like I said, my new schedule is totally borking me up.)

Oh, and please don’t upload these to any online readers for at least 24 hours. ENJOY YOUR MANGA.

This is what happens when I don’t deliver on promises!

So, a while ago I said we’d start churning out our new line of projects “next week.” That was, as you can probably tell, a full month ago. What can I say? It’s all in a day’s work here at TPS.

If you’ve been with us since the beginning (and I know a few of you have– WE LOVE YOU GUYS), you might remember that we had a couple of “upcoming” series listed that we never really got to, much to the consternation of a few concerned followers, and we ended up taking down said series out of sheer shame before anyone else could call us (me) out on our (my) shameless procrastination (sorry guys). YOUR WAIT IS AT AN END.


The Tailor Series: The Pale Forest
(Tsukuroi-ya Series: Awai no Mori)
Chapter 01: “The Pale Forest?
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The Synopsis:

Within the boundary separating one world from the next, “rips? in the fabric of space will occasionally form. These tears allow the two worlds to bleed into each other, and, if left unattended, may threaten the everyday lives of the people living nearby. To find and repair these distortions, a tailor named Rem travels around the world along with his companion, a doll in the shape of a small girl.

This was published in the same magazine as The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor, Omamori no Kamisama, and S.L.H (WOW BLAST FROM THE PAST), so if you liked any of those, odds are you’re going to enjoy this, too. It’s got mystery, comedy, a good dose of drama, and… Oh, who the hell am I kidding, half of you stopped reading when you hit “RIPS IN THE FABRIC OF TIME.” I know, I know. I feel you. Doctor Who fans should love it too, just sayin’.

This chapter was edited by Rainstride, typeset by ZippyZippy, QC’d by both Melfra and Clov3r, and translated by yours truly. Tell us what you think in the comments! For what it’s worth, this has a reputation on Japanese blogs as “The Tsundere Tailor and the Keigo (polite) kid.” AND IT FITS.