This is a lot to take in, so we recommend to make some time out of your schedule to read this “announcement” (If you have more free time, I recommend reading other scanlation group’s statements too). Before you begin reading, please note:
() = Small talk
CS = Café Scanlations
WT = Winter Translations
Hello fellow tea/coffee lovers and scanlators. If you remember from our most recent release post, I mentioned that we, CS, were going to post an “announcement” sometime soon ( and here it is!). We try to keep a low profile on anything that doesn’t specifically concern us, so we don’t cause any potential problems to any of the parties. However, this situation has gone too far and it can no longer be cast aside and swept away from our attention. For those of you wondering who have no idea what we are talking about, then you, my dear reader, have a lot to read…
In a very short explanation, WT’s admin, “A” has been doing many shady activities around the shoujo community. “A” infiltrates many scanlation groups for ulterior reasons, hijacks her suppliers’ raws, and uses multiple identities to conceal her crime, hence the reason why it’s “A”. EDIT: If you wish to know more about this person’s villainous actions, click here to see the masterpost of all the other statements, as I won’t do you any justice (lol).
What does it have to do with us?
Let’s say a lot of things. Out of our speculation, we believe that we have been infiltrated by this little devil. It may have happened a while ago, but as many other statements are coming to light; it is something that we can not overlook. When we will release part B of this “announcement” depends on how Miss “A” plays her cards, as she has copious amount of statements to prove/defend. I am sorry to say, but the image of the email you displayed is not considered complete solid proof, as we have yet to see the email address. Anyone can create an email and fake an identity, which has been shown through your multiple personas so far.
The main objective of this post is to spread awareness, so whether or not you reblog this is completely up to you. We can’t force you or anything, as it all come down to one less person knowing what is going on. We do not spout lies as it will do us nothing, but harm and a complete waste of our time, since we have a life to live and manga to scanlate. Once again, reblogging this “announcement” or any other statements are completely up to you.
To the innocent staff in WT:
We can’t really apologize for actions that your admin has caused, but we do hope that you come to your sense soon if you haven’t realized that what “A” is doing is completely wrong. We don’t want you to beat yourself up for being part of that little devil’s unacceptable deeds. Everyone make mistakes and as long as you recognize what you did wrong, you are forgiven. Don’t be afraid to stand up and say your experiences with WT as it can be extremely hopeful towards putting an end to this.
To other scanlation groups:
I’ll just directly quote Freewheeling Scanlations, because they could not have said it better than I ever can. “Be cautious as an elephant stepping on thin ice when accepting applicants. Don’t leak any essential resources/info with members you don’t know well. Azusa has so many faces my hand ain’t enough to count her fake identities. Feel free to contact us or the other involved groups if you’re suspecting your group has been screwed up as well.” (I will help you to the best of my abilities, but frankly speaking, I don’t have as much info as the other groups…)
To our tea/coffee lovers:
If you ever donated to WT, then we are sorry to say this, but you may have gotten [badly] ripped. If you were going to donate or planned to, think hard before you do. The fact that WT couldn’t provide receipts to any transactions is extremely sketchy as everyone are not only demanding for the receipts from Kinokuniya, but also their paypal transaction history. Whether you believe us is completely up to you, but we do hope we shed some kind of new enlightenment.
To our little devil “A”~
Words are not enough to prove your innocence right now, so pull out those pictures you claim to have. Whether or not you feel sorry for what you have done or the lessons you have learned, it is all completely up to you, BUT you picked the wrong people to play games with. We are not just people who solely scanlate manga as a hobby and just in case you didn’t know, we have a life to live. So you can spend your free time thinking up more lies to cover up your current ones, but in the end you’re digging yourself a very deep grave. To end this, I have a phrase for you that you may or may not have heard of before, but get wrecked.
One last thing to our dear, Miss “A”: I don’t whether or not if we should thank you or not for dropping GB, but frankly speaking your quality in releases needs dire improvement. So, please get on the level of “quality” from every scanlations’ projects you stole before you hijack another series.
Katsu & Café Employees.
P.S. Even if you may not have any receipts from online, there should still be a price label on the books as they are all orders shipped from Kinokuniya Japan warehouse.