Hey, at least it sounds better than Shounen Sunday!

See those tears? Those are MANLY tears.


So with all the bleeding-heart shoujo we’ve been releasing lately, we turtles got together and figured we’d take some time off just to focus on the manlier side of the Turtle repertoire. We were originally going to release this all on Sunday, but it didn’t work out because… Well, we got held up by Mebius.

Shit always gets held up by Mebius.

Welcome to MANLY MONDAY.

First up, we have the second of three parts of chapter eight of Wild Arms: Flower Thieves. Maxi is moe, but his tears are MANLY. Edited by c0de_da1sy, typeset by DAPPER ZIPPY, and QC’d by Melfra and Clov3r.

Download Wild Arms, Flower Thieves chapter 8.2: Frame of Mind (part two)
Read Wild Arms, Flower Thieves chapter 8.2: Frame of Mind (part two) online

And speaking of moe, who doesn’t love manipulative maids? No, I’m not talking about Kohaku, but it’s been a long time since I was able to drop a Tsukihime joke, so just roll with it. That’s right, I’m talking about lost universe! And not just one, but TWO chapters! Jack, the main side-character featured in these two chapters, is a swell dude, don’t get me wrong… I JUST CAN’T STAND HIS SONG. This one goes out to our favorite Frenchie Gruic over at Tout sur Slayers, who just recently celebrated his birthday. Happy (REALLY REALLY REALLY) belated birthday, Gru! It’s not much, but this is for you. ♥♥♥ Chapters six and seven were edited by c0de_da1sy and QC’d by Melfra. Chapter six’s typesetting is brought to you by Zippy, and working on chapter 7’s typesetting is newcomer Kaori. FRESH MEAAAAT.

Download Lost Universe chapter 6 and 7: [PIANO MAN] (parts one and two)
Read Lost Universe chapter 6 and 7: [PIANO MAN] (parts one and two) online

Speaking, once again, of maids, here. Mebius Gear meets Maria, the maid! =D Releasing a chapter of Mebius is such a rarity at this point, half of me wants to call today “Mebius Monday” in honor of the series… Or maybe “Massacre Monday.” Either way, it’s been forever! The main holdup with this series is that I am literally the only person on staff who wants to work on it. Now, I’m fine with continuing it on my own, but ONLY if other people enjoy the series, too — so if you’re a fan of Mebius Gear, drop us a comment or two! We need to know you guys are still into the series, otherwise we might end up dropping it. QC’d by Melfra, and translated, typeset and edited by, uh… yours truly. This wraps up volume one, by the way, so you can find the full volume download by clicking the link below. Beware, though, that filesize is MASSIVE. (I think we’ll be sizing Mebius down to 1200 px instead of 1600px next volume… Too beaucoup! TOO BEAUCOUP!

Download Mebius Gear chapter 5: Another Power
Read Mebius Gear chapter 5: Another Power online

Phew. That concludes this installment of MANLY MONDAY. We may continue this in the future, and we might not. Kind of up in the air. Thoughts? Comments? Why, how convenient! There’s a comment button right down there… HO HO HO HO HO.

Only douchebags use the word ostentatious

Anis would never use the word “Ostentatious.” I highly doubt she even knows what it means.


Okay! GIANT WARNING TEXT OUT OF THE WAY, welcome to release day! We’ve got two new chapters of this and that for you to enjoy today, plus an announcement of a new (and probably unexpected, considering how much we’ve ragged on it lately) project we’ll be starting soon, so open those peepers and start paying attention, ’cause we’ve got a lot of ground to cover.

First off, following up last week’s announcement that we’d be putting a little more emphasis on catching up with the series, a new chapter of Barajou no Kiss! Anis only continues to demonstrate how much of a loveable idiot she is, with a dash of gar here and there. Plus, dare I say it… Character development for one of the Knights!? (Well, it’s leading into it.) This chapter was brought to you by the strong-yet-yielding editing fingers of c0de_da1sy, typeset and translamacated by yours truly, and scanned and QC’d by everyone’s favorite banhammer-wielding megalomaniac, Melfra.

Download Barajou no Kiss ch. 26: I can do it myself!
Read Barajou no Kiss ch. 26: I can do it myself! Online

Second-up, we (FINALLY, OH GOD) have a new chapter of Wild Arms: Flower Thieves! Looking back on it, I guess we haven’t released a new chapter since late January… Ugghhhh, WHY HAVEN’T YOU PEOPLE BEEN PUTTING MORE PRESSURE ON US FOR THIS? D= I had no idea! Well, moving on, in this chapter Maxi and Guy’s fantastic adventures across Filgaia(TM) continue, and Maxi bitches and moans his way into one heaping mess of trouble after another. Well, maybe not quite, but ’tweren’t bad for a spur-of-the-moment tagline, was it? Editing brought to you in part by Shinigami (from creation to expiration, DEATH IS ALWAYS WATCHING), with typesetting miracles wrought by Zippy’s magical keystrokes, and now you see it–now you don’t! Slight of hand QC and scannitation tricks performed by Melfra the Magestic.

Download Wild Arms:Flower Thieves chapter 8.1: Frame of Mind
Read Wild Arms: Flower Thieves chapter 8.1 – Frame of Mind (part one) Online

And as for our new announcement…

See that art? IT’S SEXY AS HELL!

Effective with the next issue of Aria magazine, we’ll be picking up Junketsu+Kareshi. Yeah, you heard me. The fine folks at Omari’s Sister approached us a couple of days ago asking if we’d take over the series once they formally dropped it, and Melly and I, being the complete and utter Shouoto whores that we are, figured, hell, why not– even if we didn’t like it, that’s some SEXY AS HELL art. Now, now; I hear some of you in the dark recesses of the interbutts whining, “Aw, dammit, now that Turtle Paradise has it, we’ll have to wait MONTHS before they get caught up!” FEAR NOT, LURKERS! Aria Magazine has such kick-ass quality that we’ll be working from the magazine instead of the volume releases, starting with chapter 10 and releasing once a month right on schedule with the Japanese releases. It’s been a while since we at TP did anything like that, so personally, I’m looking forward to that “real-time” feel.


Let’s ring in the new year three weeks late!

His smile hides a MURDEROUS INTENT.

I can’t count how many ways of awesome this week is. OH WAIT, YES I CAN. IT’S THREE. THREE WAYS OF AWESOME. That’s right. So awesome I had to use capslock.

But first, I’m gonna take a minute to soapbox and get a little sappy in the hizzouse, ’cause I never ever ever get to do that, and by god, you can afford me the luxury. Here’s a huge round of applause to the glorious staff of TP, specifically Tom the Mighty, Rainstride, Moonshayde, Shinigami and newbie editor Babycat, plus typesetters ZippyZippy and Ellzee, and Clover at QC helm, PLUS Melfra for being so ACE about scanning in millions and millions of doujinshi and editing some and QCing a shit-ton. Thanks for hauling ass on Twelve Days to make it our first-ever success, guys. If I could give out Christmas bonuses, I totally would, ’cause you all deserve it.

MOVING ON, LEST WE FORGET IT’S RELEASE DAY, we have prepared a fine course of two shounen titles, plus a shoujo that wishes it were a shounen. How’s that for a catch?

Download Barajou no Kiss chapter 22 AKA Mutsuki lusts over Anis HARD and makes up for his lack of screentime lately by being a big, fat, murderous slut. Also, that wraps up volume 5. Oh boy! IT’S TIME FOR TENJOH TO GET FABULOUS. Edited by Shinigami, and QC’d by Melfra. (ILU bb.)

Download Lost Universe chapter 2, AKA AAAHAHAHAA You ALMOST got trolled, but in the meantime sneaky people do sneaky things. Thanks to Tom for his sexy editing skillz, plus ZippyZippy for her fancy typesetting footwork, and Melfra who’s pretty much ace at making my scripts not suck on the QC front.

Download Flower Thieves ch. 7 AKA oh god that’s the end of volume 1, why does it have to end so soon, why, why, whyyyyy. OOH, EXPLOSIONS. Hi, Maxi. You’re ridiculously adorkable. At least, that’s what Melly thinks. Edited by Shinigami (Again!), typeset by Zippyzippy (AGAIN!), and QC’d by Melfra (AGAAAAAIN!) I’m detecting a pattern here…

Join us next week for EVEN MORE VULGARITY. Also, we have more doujinshi coming soon. STAY TUNED FOR SLAYERS, DAMMIT, IT WILL HAPPEN EVEN IF IT KILLS ME.

A new project! And some good ol’ fashioned gun-slinging action

Remember how I said we wouldn’t be doing it? Yeaaahhh, about thaaaat…

I always seem to be in a rush on Tuesdays! I DON’T KNOW WHY, BUT I DON’T LIKE IT. You know what else I don’t like? NOT READING LOST UNIVERSE! That’s right, we’ve got a new swash-buckling SPACE ADVENTURE for you here at TP, brought to you by fantasy great Hajime Kanzaka, author of such series as, oh, I don’t know, SLAYERS. I kid you not, I am absolutely giddy about this series, and I hope you guys enjoy it, too.

Download Lost Universe, Ch. 1: [START]

To round off our week, we have yet another chapter of Wild Arms: Flower Thieves for your reading pleasure! Maxi is as much of a dork as ever, and Jechika, well… Jechika’s just angry. Always. But at least she kicks ass! And of course, Guy’s on the cover yet again, but I’ll bet that’s just so we don’t forget who he is. (How could we!? Hohohoho.) Enjoy!

Download Flower Thieves, ch. 6: Mon Ange, ne M’Oubliez Pas

Read up! These will be added to the reader later tonight. For now, enjoy, and see you next week!

Omamori no Kamisama ch. 10 (end), Flower Thieves ch. 5

There. You have your heartbreaking ending. Now can we quit with the obnoxious comments, please?

First on our list of weekly releases, we bring to you the conclusion to Omamori no Kamisama, and boy, what a troll that turned out to be– but we hope you enjoy it anway! Typeset by the legendary Epikwonder, edited by the gruesome Shinigami, and QC’d by Melfra.
Download Omamori no Kamisama ch. 10 (End)

And for a staff favorite (I’m giddy just typing about it!), have chapter five of Wild Arms: Flower Thieves! And now we’re starting to get an idea of what might be happening behind the scenes here… Typeset by the super-speedy Zippy, featuring return editing appearances by Shinigami, and QC’d by fan-favorite Melfra!
Download Wild Arms – Flower Thieves: Ch. 5

See you next week!