Since On no longer has the stress of E3 deadlines, he’s back to working on Shinmai. He’s planning on having parts 4 and 5 of volume 9 chapter 1 finished by the end of the month (this will complete volume 9 chapter 1). He’s also planning to work on the parts 1-7 of chapter 2 and the epilogue from early to mid July. If everything holds up the translation for the remainder of volume 10 might be starting at the end of the month.
Nomi is still grinding away at volume 12 chapter 1. Crowdfund donors that read the daily updates, might want to refrain from doing so from part 5 onwards unless you want to blueball yourself everyday. I would recommend waiting until parts 5-9 are fully translated (which will complete the chapter).
Shinmai was one of the more successful titles for IMS outside of Haifuri and DAL. It’s terrible news for people that enjoy shameless ecchi series that IMS is gone. The titles they worked on weren’t the greatest in terms of animation quality, but the series that they animated almost always had tons of heart. I feel bad for the people that haven’t been paid, and hope that they eventually get what’s owed to them.
An S3 for Shinmai has always been a high hurdle due to the H-content being directly tied to the plot of the remaining novels. Thankfully IMS isn’t part of the production committee for Shinmai. In the event the production committee wants to continue the anime, they could just move it to a different studio.
I spoke with Yoshihiro Watanabe last night, and he said that there won’t be another season of Shinmai from IMS, but he believes that it’s possible if Shinmai gets moved to another studio. So those that are still hoping for an S3, hope is still alive.
On’s translations for E3 through off my original schedule quiet a bit, but last night On sent me the remaining parts of chapter 2 of volume 8 which completed the translation for the volume. As I told other crowdfund donors via email, I won’t have the epub of volume 8 available until the end of this week at the earliest. I’m still waiting for Apple to send me back my computer.
In other news, I updated the translation progress page with the current progress of everything. On will begin finishing up the remainder of volume 9 after E3 is over. Nomi is still grinding away at volume 12 chapter 1. Those patiently awaiting Chisato’s vow scene we’re almost there.
I’ll be updating the volume 8 chapter 2 sample translations later today as well.