The madness continues!

Any other picture would kind of be a spoiler. BUT HELL YEAH, YUKI!


The turtles are here to interrupt your regularly scheduled Tuesday activities for a special delivery of AWESOME. No Flower Thieves or Lost Universe today, sadly, but we’re still talking about as awesome as girly comics can get — and that’s BIRDCAGE. That’s right, we’re finally bringing you the follow-up to that BOY HOWDY horrible ending to volume 2. ENJOY, TURTLE-DUDES.
This chapter is brought to you by the stylish editing styles of Shinigami, typeset by the BLAZING FINGERS of ZippyZippy, and QC’d by the Clov3r and Melfra P-P-P-POWER COMBOOOO!

Download The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor ch. 12
Read The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor ch. 12 Online

Someone’s started translating the novels too, so go drop by sometime and check those out to get a different (rather, the original) perspective on the series. It’s good times, y’all.

In other news, we’re bringing you YET MORE SLH. Two chapters? In two days!? I THINK YOU KNOW WHERE I’M GOING WITH THIS, TURTLE-DUDES AND DUDETTES. Ren’s got his crazy sexy troll face on this chapter, and I couldn’t enjoy it more. GIVE IT TO HIM, BB. Hold on, I’ll go get my camera. =D (Also, IMAGE WRAP! Does that not look COOL AS SHIT!?) This chapter was brought to you by c0de_da1sy at the editing helm, typeset at the hands of Kaori, and Melfra and Clov3r did their best to make this look q-q-q-q-quality, and not QUALITY in the end. THERE’S ONLY ONE CHAPTER LEFT, YOU GAIS. GET PUMPED!

Download S.L.H – Stray Love Hearts! Room #19 here
Read S.L.H – Stray Love Hearts! Room #19 online

That does it for today’s releases! With all of our series starting to come to an end (Flower Thieves with only three chapters, SLH with one, and Birdcage with only a volume left), as you can guess, we’ve got some new projects in the works. But as for what they are, well…

That’s a secret.


Friends? I thought they were farkin’ married for how much they bicker… And tie each other up.

Edit: okay, so apparently the great, big “do not upload for twenty-four hours” text wasn’t big enough for mangareader. Seriously guys? What the fuck.



Second stage: Aw, forget it. It is Tuesday, and we are releasing. But at least our last release was on Thursday! See, guys? You DO get sped-up releases now! Can you feel the excitement in the air!? Oh… Wait, that’s just the humidity.

First off, is Barajou no Kiss, which we’ve woefully neglected as of late in favor of beating its redheaded step-cousin, SLH, out the door. Fear not, readers, for we are ready to push, instead, for more chapters of Barajou! HUZZAH~ FYI, this chapter takes place the day after the events that took place at Tenjoh’s house. Yes, all of it. I like the sense of continuity in this series. =D This chapter was touched by C0de_Da1sy’s nimble editing fingers, and beat over the head with Melfra’s QC hammer. GET TO IT.

Download Barajou no Kiss chapter 25: A Day in the Girl’s Life
Read Barajou no Kiss chapter 25: A Day in the Girl’s Life online

Also, that color page was a bitch to detext, and I’m kind of regretting not doing it at a larger size, just because it might be nice to have hanging around… As a poster on my wall. OH WELL. (Melly did Kaede’s trim. Looks friggin’ sweet, doesn’t it?) Also, this tropes entry describes pretty much everything I love about Barajou. (The last paragraph of the summary, at least.) HELL YEAH, SOMEONE GETS IT!

Second up, to help ease the pain of waiting for volume 3 (which won’t arrive at TP HQ until at least the beginning of June), here’s a special Birdcage Manor “Premium Book,” and premium it is… This prime piece of printing paradise ran us just over $80! But come on, it’s Birdcage. How can you expect us to resist? (Also, this is why I hate it when people refuse to support the industry – Melly and I spend around $50 in imports alone every month!) At any rate, included in this mini-book is a short comic, production sketches and notes from Takarai Rihito (Glee!) and a few pages of short four-panel gags. It’s awesome, and we hope you love it, too. Anywho, this one was edited (GASP!) by Melfra, typeset by Zippy, and QC’d by both Melfra and Clov3r.

Download The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor: Premium Book
Read The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor Premium Book online

Thanks for the support last time, guys! I didn’t see anyone upload before our time frame was up. =D Appreciated. And as always, feel free to hit that “donate” button up at the top-left of the site if you’ve got the time/cash. All donations go towards projects both current and upcoming (and boy do we have a lot of those in the works- but more on that later!) and server costs for the site.

Like you would be that lucky…


You know, I have to say I’m glad no one was scanlating SLH while it was still being serialized in Sylph magazine, because I don’t know how some of you would have been able to deal with the two-month wait in between chapters.

Welcome to Tuesday releases… On Wednesday? Ah, hell. FUHGITTABOUT IT.

As you might have figured out already, Mel and I have decided we’re ditching Tuesday release days, if not permanently then at least temporarily while we take care of family issues. Hopefully this might actually mean an increase in release rate, since, well… Hell, I don’t know! Don’t come into my place expecting me to justify my wholly unfounded claims of supposed future grandeur! Farkin’ A, man. Kids these days. That said, we have three hopefully biatchin’ releases for you today.

The first of which is SLH, which continues to tick our staff off more and more with each chapter. Trust me, it only gets worse from here. Don’t get me wrong, though — we’re not dropping it. That ain’t the Turtle way. The highlight of this chapter is the first color page. Redrew that biatch by hand myself. That’s right, shower me with your praises. I DESERVE IT.
Download SLH Ch. 13 here
Read SLH ch. 13 online

Secondly, we have Birdcage, which our staff only loves more and more as the chapters go by. Speaking of which, I’m sure some of you out there wondering why it’s taken us so long to put out this chapter — there’s a reason behind it, and it was totally intentional. (Sorry folks!) See, volume 3 was supposed to go on sale waaaaaaay in the early part of last month, but due to circumstances beyond my comprehension, it was pushed back until the later part of this month. Now, this chapter has a pretty vicious cliffhanger, so rather than leaving you guys hanging for the two or three months it would take for vol.3 to finally land in our grubby mitts so we could pass it on to you, we decided to push it off for as long as possible. Now seemed like a good time to finally take it live.

And did I mention that cliffhanger is pretty vicious?

Download The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor ch. 11
Read The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor ch. 11 Online

And finally, we have a sweet-as-hell Barajou artbook for your enjoyment. A lot of these images were used as, say, color inserts for new chapters, Rosario card designs, merchandise designs, etc, but there’s also some brand-spankin’ new art to be beheld inside this collection of beautiful digital ink. We resized the pages to 1600px height, like we do with our usual manga releases, but you can find these images in GODLY RESOLUTIONS at Melly’s Minitokyo account. (We ask that you please don’t re-upload these to other such viewing sites. That’s kind of a dick move.) Also, the compatibility test (which some of you may have already taken =D) IS GENIUS.

Download Barajou no Kiss artbook: Jewel’s Rose
Read Barajou no Kiss artbook: Jewel’s Rose online

Also note that this artbook was only available for sale for a limited time via mail-order through Asuka Magazine, where Barajou is being serialized. (The promotion has long since ended.) Your only bet to grabbing a material copy now is hitting up Yahoo auctions… and that costs a pretty penny.

Phew! Well, how was that for wordy? INFORMATION OVERLOAD. Like I said, we are no longer sticking to the Tuesday-only release schedule. ANTICIPATE GREAT THINGS FROM THIS.

On that note, we’d like to thank everyone who’s applied for the typesetting position so far, but please, for the love of all that is good and right in this world, DON’T EXPECT TO HEAR BACK ON YOUR RESULTS FOR AT LEAST A COUPLE OF DAYS.

Welcome to Red Lobster!


We spoil you people. Really, we do. But hey! That’s okay! Because if there’s any group of shoujo fanatics I’d prefer to cater to, it’s Birdcage fans, since, y’know, Birdcage is AWESOME.

Which reminds me. Slayers and Lost Universe fans have been getting the shaft lately too, huh. But that’s okay! Because it won’t be long before we rectify that…. OH HO HO HO HO HO~

Hot damn, WELCOME TO TUESDAY. And I happen to have a sinus thing going on, so I’m having a hard time staying coherent. That said, on to the release!

Today we have not only chapter 10 of Birdcage for your reading pleasure, but a second version of chapter 9, with, uh, no typos. WOOPS. This is what I get for being impatient. Har har.

A quick translation note on chapter 10, by the way – “Ebi” is Japanese for all types of crayfish (pretty much); shrimp, lobsters, etc. So when a few middle-aged hags are talking about chowing down on lobster and Kizuna suddenly makes the jump to lusting after fried shrimp, now you’ll know why.

Download The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor ch. 10 & chapter 9 ver. 2

Edited by Shinigami (Don’t look directly at her – YOU’LL DIE THE DEATH), typeset by Zippy (whose speedy fingers fear NO MAN), and QC’d by Melfra and Clov3r (The new Bonnie and Clyde! Which is to say, they robbed a bank after proofing this ch). And I don’t think I need to say “enjoy”…. IT’S BIRDCAGE. YOU’LL ALREADY ENJOY IT.

Who needs chocolate when you have GIANT ROLLS OF CAKE

But for those of you who aren’t reading Birdcage (In which case, srsly, what are you waiting for?) have some skeevy Kitoh being skeevy.

Unfortunately, I have neither the time nor the ambition to be either witty or DERPY DERR this release post, because I have to get my arse off to work post-haste. Instead, all I say to you is: Enjoy these new chapters of Birdcage and SLH because, well… Hell, I don’t know. Just take ’em and go.

Download The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor chapter 9: “His and Her Awkward Sunday, Her and Her (?) Unexpected Saturday (Part I)

Download SLH chapter 12: Asukai and Kitoh confess their undying love for one another and live happily ever after (end vol. 3)

Birdcage has been brought to you by the magic editing fingers of Rainstride, typeset by the speedy Zippy Zippy, scanned and QC’d by Melfra, and translated by yours truly. SLH was edited by the FEARLESS Shinigami (death fears no man!), scanned and QC’d by (ol’ trusty!) Melfra, and typeset and translated by yours truly. Thanks for tuning in, folks, and see you next week!