Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Kazuya-Hen Chapter 18

Heave ho, here's another chapter of Kazuya-Hen, to go! OK, that didn't make any sense, but the point is that there's another chapter of Kazuya-Hen! I'm also going to take the time here to apologize ahead of time for any future delays up until around mid-May. I have all my finals coming up, and unless you guys can help me with Biology, Biology Lab, Chemistry, Psychology, Music Theory, a final paper, and several  presentations, I'm going to need some time. I also believe that the other members have finals coming up soon as well.

A round of applause for the team here at FKMTkrazy for keeping up with the work. Js06 is always consistent with his scripts, Biggums is always ahead of pack with his cleans, and Sonickrazy is always excellent with his proofreading.

Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?b5ds9zjwo83mfos

Kaiji don't want none of that!

Akagi Chapter 169

What? A new Akagi in less than a week?! Yes, I know, it's amazing. We're working to get back up to speed here on Akagi, last volume took something crazy like 6 months, but this volume is almost guaranteed to be many times faster. Kaiji's still chugging along, there should be a release here soon. In this chapter of Akagi, Washizu very nearly plays his Xia!

Thanks to Doc for his relatively quick cleans, and to Kazuhiko for his very quick typesetting. Mahjong Day will be this Saturday at 22:00 GMT, or 3:00 PM PST, on the #fkmtkrazy IRC channel.

Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?04bzlnr3bfka3cl

"Once the enemy took notice of it. . . It would drag them in! Trap the enemy within the Forest Labyrinth of Confusion!"

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Akagi Chapter 168

At last, a new chapter of Akagi presents itself! In this chapter, Washizu nearly draws his winning tile! He is very close to it... but could drawing a tile close to the Haku be worse than drawing something unrelated...?!

Thanks to Doc for his quality cleans, and to Kazuhiko for his typesetting, despite various interruptions over the past few days. Mahjong Day is back on again for this week; it will be Saturday at 22:00 GMT.

In related news, I have bought Volume 4 and 5 of HERO, as per the request of the voters on the poll. I am currently scanning them and making them look nice and snazzy, and I'll put them up on rawscans when I'm done, which I expect I will be in about a week.

In unrelated news, yeah, there's ads on the sidebar now. I've tried to make them as unobtrusive as possible by putting exactly one ad in a place where there's already a lot of activity with the donations button and stuff. Hopefully it serves its purpose.

Chapter Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?vch3jcsc7xfq19s

Volume 19 Batch: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?z9zm2z9l1ci0bqd

"If Washizu draws his winning tile . . . I'll die! However. . . If he doesn't get it, then he'll be ensnared!"

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kazuya-Hen Chapter 17

Chapter 17 of Kaiji is here! And with it comes more plot, more details, but still not quite enough explanations! That's Fukumoto for you guys all right.

Thanks as usual to the gang up here at FKMTkrazy. Js06 is as reliable as ever with his scripts, Biggums with his cleans, and Sonickrazy for his proofreading. A special shoutout this week to Mokal, who generously donated $100 to us last month!

Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?436flbwd2a0cwqh

This is it.

What a simple game eh? Just have the savior press the button within 60 seconds, and the winnings double! Could it possibly be any easier? Well, it's only easy if you're on the top, as many of our astute readers have found out. But what it you're on the second or third row? Then what can you do? Well, there's no easy way out like looking back around. The steps solve that problem, so now we know. The easy solution is to use the process of elimination! If you're in the center, and the bottom doesn't light up, then just wait 40 seconds to make sure the top isn't the savior, and bam, everything makes sense. 

Of course it won't be that easy, it really never is, especially if money is involved.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Rude 39 Chapter 8

We have for you another chapter of Rude 39. Only 3 more to go! In this chapter, Katagiri's group runs into some trouble...! Thanks to Kazuhiko for the excellent typesetting job. Translated and cleaned by yours truly.

Chapter Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?m2hkn63b9em8a7b

And suddenly, Satomi is a prepubescent girl.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Kazuya-Hen Chapters 15 and 16

Well, it's been a while, but here's not one, but TWO new chapters of Kazuya-Hen! Hopefully that'll make up for my delay. Thanks to all of FKMTkrazy for keeping up the good work while I was fooling around with real life and all that. Js06 for his consistent scripts, Biggums for his reliable cleans, and Sonickrazy for his spot-on proofreads.

A special shout-out to all our readers as well, especially the ones who felt enough gratitude to donate to us. Don't worry, we're all much more grateful, and the money put aside for RAWs will be very worth it. Speaking of that, you guys should vote on what we should spend that money on! Just vote with the poll on the side.

Link 15: http://www.mediafire.com/?1mz5gm31a9g05ep
Link 16: http://www.mediafire.com/?85bm02d7spyy6lc

Discussion Link: http://fkmtkrazy.forumotion.com/t20-ess-kazuya-hen-chapters-15-16-discussion

No biggie, 100 million is pocket change for Kaiji at this point.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Akagi Chapter 167

A new Akagi chapter, at long last! In this chapter, everyone thinks Washizu has already won the whole game! He nearly has his Kokushi Musou Tenpai, all he needs to do is draw it! Everyone believes the game is decided, but...?!

Thanks to Doc for his high-quality cleans and to Kazuhiko for his equally high-quality typesetting. Mahjong Day will be in 2 days, at 22:00 GMT, which is 3:00 PM PDT.

EDIT: Oh, also, I should mention that we got $475.77 in donations last month! If you'd like to be recognized in the credits page of our next release for donating, send me a message at shinichiakiyama@hotmail.com with your real name, or do it on the forums at fkmtkrazy.forumotion.com/forum!

http://www.mediafire.com/?i26n358r8uddpag

"I'm going to give chase!"

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Anniversary Release: The Night the Stars Fall


Okay, this probably isn't the big release you were expecting for our second anniversary, but it does mark the first chapter we've done that was scanned by us. I got the Burai na Kaze Tetsu collection some time ago from Wright of HappyScans!, so I recently scanned it and wanted to do this One-Shot for our anniversary. I found it to be very moving, so much so that it nearly made me cry. If you're in the mood for a FKMT tragedy, you've come to the right place!

But before that, I'm also going to release our Forum as a bonus for this anniversary, where you can talk it up about this chapter and others without having your discussions lost to the public eye when we release new chapters, as happens with the blog comments. It's still something of a work in progress, so if you have anything you think would improve it, drop it in the Suggestions forum!

In other news, I went to Sakuracon with Crump Biggums last weekend, but I didn't meet anyone who reads our scanlations, which was a minor bummer. But I suppose it's just as well, since my Akagi cosplay malfunctioned and I ended up looking like a nearsighted mad scientist when I had my wig on. Biggums dressed as Yasuoka on the second day to much greater success. There's been talk of having another Mahjong Room next year, so if there is, you better believe we'll be showing up again!

Now, then, on to the Oneshot. This is gonna be a long blog post, but this chapter really made me think, so I have a lot to say about it. If you don't read the blog post, please read the last paragraph, as I have an addition to make to the content of the chapter.

Download Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?rjrr32jxn1a228p

"I was suddenly struck with the realization that my dad's face... was the face of a normal human being."

I've read this chapter a number of times now, first in japanese, again while translating, and again while quality checking, and now another time while rereading it, and every time it gets to me. I know it's not as devastating a tragedy as some of FKMT's other works (I won't say which ones in fear of spoilers, but those who've read them should know exactly what I'm referencing), but then we only had 28 pages to get to know the characters, so with that in mind it does a damn good job of presenting the tragedy. The last page is also particularly heartbreaking.