As the tide of spring breathes fresh new life into the world…so, too, do a pair of intrepid young scanlators crawl out from the deepest, darkest depths of
procrastination hell the unknown. With them they bring great treasures, some that have lay hidden for five hundred years…
Okay, random nonsensical introduction aside, hey guys! It’s been so long that you probably don’t even remember us and that’s A-OKAY. School, life, things. It all ate at us. Over the past three years, Ohkami finished Jintori Game and actually started on a sequel to Dragon Knights. Titled Dragon Knights II: Heavenly Black and Evil White, it’s set 500 years after the end of the original. It follows a new main character, Natasu, and his adventures, but, as expected of a sequel set in a fantasy world where all of the original cast live for centuries, almost everyone from the original main cast has made a cameo with a few playing newer and larger roles. Do you remember Silk from the first series? She’s back and with Natasu!
DK2 does reference a few events back from the original, but you can still read it without any real knowledge of the first series. It’s also fun to see everyone’s style change…again. Anyway, it looks pretty fun and if the DK cameos weren’t enough, she’s bringing in characters from her other series! This includes Densetsu no Koukou wo Sagase!!, which was already said to be related to the Dragon Knights storyline. So we have Secret, our second translator, working on that. I tried to get it in for this release, but just didn’t have the time.
Does that mean we’re back? Yeessss….. assuming something doesn’t slam us again. Can’t really say how our “release schedule” will be like, but we’re hoping for at least something once a month. We have Jintori Game to finish off now along with DK2 and Densetsu. So that’s at least two big projects and one minor one to keep us busy. Of course, this is still very much a small team, so if anyone would like to help, even with simple cleaning or editing…. :D /points to the Recruit page.
Speaking of that navigation bar, you might notice something new! We now have an online reader that you can use! We still have links to download releases as well, and we don’t mind if people upload our releases onto various manga aggregators (we want more people to read Ohkami’s works!), but if you ever feel lazy or just want an easy place to read releases, use our reader!
And finally, one more link to point. We have also created a Tumblr account. This is mostly just to post quick release updates and will link to the site, but if you’re a Tumblr user, go ahead and follow us! You can even send us Asks for comments and question as well as reblog our announcements. Even if you’re not a Tumblr user, you can still send Anonymous asks. It might help encourage and motivate us, too 8D
/breathes. Phew, that’s a lot. So now, for what everyone is probably really waiting for: the releases. And boy do we have a lot.
Along with the first two chapters of DK2, we also finished off the Dragon Knights gaidens. Included is an extra download for all the volume extras, including an alternate ending page for the gaiden “Crossing of Stars.” And then you see Volume 1 of Jintori Game again. But didn’t we already release this? Yes…but Relle looked over those chapters and went, “Oh God those are horrible.” So they were re-translated and redone to be much nicer and cleaner. There’s not too much of a difference (and unfortunately we weren’t able to get Chapter 7 done in time), but if you want to re-read them just because, there you go! (Really, those chapters are much nicer now. And if anyone wants to reupload the new versions to the various online readers, feel free to do so…or wait until the new chapter that works, too.)
And that’s it! No April Fool’s prank, this is a legitimate release :P Enjoy!