Apologies for making folks stay tuned a bit longer than originally suggested.
The topic of public release has been heavily debated internally among our translators, fellow donors, and myself. This decision has been a long time in the making. Internally the idea has always been that once we finished translating the remainder of the main series that we would begin publicly releasing volumes. Since we’re getting ready to wrap translation through volume 12, we’re going to start publicly releasing volumes. We’ll be starting public releases with volume 9, volume 10 will follow after, and so forth.
If you aren’t a donor, I still encourage you to donate so that you don’t have to wait for public release. As in the past, you’ll get instant access to all of the volumes and other Shinmai related media that has been translated through the project. Volume 13 is the last volume in the main series that’s still in need of funding, So you’ll be getting access to that as it’s translated ahead of public release. You’ll also gain access and a say in other light novels that the group decides to have picked up for translation. There’s also other Shinmai related media projects that are currently in the pipeline that you’ll have access to as well.
I updated the sample translations for volume 10 chapter 2. The Nonaka’s finally get the opportunity to fight without any nerfs due to being in the human world. You really get an idea of how far the girls have come in terms of their combat capabilities since volume 7. I’m hoping S3 happens, because it would be a treat to see these battles animated.
I updated the sample translation for volume 10 chapter 3. If you ever wondered how Mio and company found out about Basara and Chisato’s relationship give it a read. Unfortunately the sample cuts off right before Basara’s nightmare, which is one of the most powerful scenes in the series, and puts his character in perspective. If Shinmai gets an S3, I would trade sex scenes and lewd BD specials, if the anime went with a nightmare scenario ending.
I originally intended to purchase the physical edition of “The Sneaker” back during the end of last month. However I started playing Red Dead Redemption 2 and forgot all about making my preorder. When I went to try and preorder they were sold out on Amazon Japan, and I felt terrible. The good news is that Sneaker Bunko decided to release it digitally on Bookwalker. This was a great move for people such as myself that missed out on the first wave of the physical edition.
Shinmai appears a few times in the magazine. The most interesting appearance being some of the editors talking about Sneaker Bunko’s Ero Light novels and their future with new writers. Uesu’s contribution to the Sneaker came at the end. It’s more or less a reflection on the success of Shinmai as well as his well wishes for Sneaker Bunko. The only thing of any real note is that he tells fans to look forward to Volume 13 of Shinmai which will release early next year.
Anyways I’m a big fan of the Sneaker Bunko 30th anniversary Illustration. I like how all of the top selling Sneaker Bunko series were placed next to each other. It was a nice seeing Mio next to Harui, Deedlit, and Aqua.
I’ve been fairly busy as of late, so apologies for not posting any updates on the site recently. The plan for this month has been to finish the remainder of volume 11. Nomi translated the prologue last year. Jhunius is planning on finishing up the remainder of the volume by the end of the month. With that, the translations for the main series through volume 12 will be finished in December. I have sample translations to update for the remainder of volume 10, as well as manga related things, and Shinmai stuff from The Sneaker to post later this week as well.