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Posting the original text because I saw a bunch of tags on that Jotaro Kujo profile post asking about it:

The original text doesn’t exactly say this, it says this:

★ 好き な 色 … 透明感のある色ならぜんぶ

“Favorite color: Any color as long as there’s a sense of clarity/translucence to it.”

Basically Jotaro likes colors with clarity, ie, the color of the ocean:

It’s actually a nice detail and like the rest of his profile, shows a thoughtful and reflective side to his character.

Tokyo Ghoul Re: Chapter 39 "Shinsen" Raw text translations

Ui and Kijima talking at the CCG headquarters.

Ui: Kijima Associate Special Class - just what on earth are you trying to achieve by this? Civillians can see this video as well you know…

Kijima: Yes, and thanks to that it’s had lots of hits.

Ui: Tormenting Roze’s friends to lure out Roze… and the bait is your body! Didn’t you consider how risky this is?

Kijima: If I had enough of a body left to be a beautiful Special Class investigator I might be worried, but I don’t care about losing this ugly mess.

Ui: I will assist with your plan.

Kijima: I have to leave the team, so later.

Ui: … you crazy fucker.

Out in the city, Urie and Mutsuki see some students talking.

“Did you see that thing on the CCG site?”

“I saw it! I saw it!”

“It was super gruesome…”

“I couldn’t watch it all the way to the end…”

“Those ghoul investigators are fucking crazy!”

Urie: (Those lazy fucking internet gawkers! They must live their lives like human garbage.)

Mutsuki is looking uneasy.

Urie: Don’t worry about what those morons say. (Enjoy your unproductive lives you human shit-stains!)


In the Chateau.

Shirazu: Sassan, did you see that video?

Sasaki’s expression is very upset. He thinks that this is so wrong.

Sasaki: There must have been another way to do this…

Shirazu: … but…. we’re just gonna kill them in the end anyway.

Sasaki: Wh- ?

Shirazu: … nothing, don’t worry.

At the Tsukiyama home.

Tsukiyama: …it’s my fault that Yuuma was captured. That movie…. and now Eliza is greatly be-grieved.

Eliza is shown to be haggard and in shock.

Tsukiyama: For sake of my meals, you were excessively hunting, were you not?

?????: Those are you words Shuu-sama, but we undertook that action of our own accord.

Matsumae: Yuuma’s capture was also a result of our clumsiness. I do not wish for Shuu-sama to feel any responsibility for this.

Tsukiyama: … Matsumae Miiro. I merely wish to be able to return Eliza’s smile to her.

We can see that Tsukiyama is looking a lot healthier than before.

Tsukiyama: Going along with that Ghoul Investigator Kijima’s invitation is no good. We need to try something else.

Tsukiyama: I have a plan to save Yuuma. I alone will action this plan.

Outside in the garden of his house, Tsukiyama and Kanae talk.

Tsukiyama: Kanae, please don’t tell anyone else this. My key man is Kaneki-kun. Right now, he is working at the CCG as Mister Sasaki.

He goes on to explain that having Kaneki working inside the CCG as a mole will help them save Yuuma.

Kanae: But Shuu-sama, will Sasaki listen to your words if he knows you are a ghoul?

Tsukiyama: … certainly it’s hard when you think about it from his position. (But if he’s “Kaneki-kun” then it’s NO PROBLEM!)

Tsukiyama: Of course he will co-operate with me! I just have to return his memories to him!“

Tsukiyama: Kanae, certainly when I first heard it I couldn’t believe my ears. That Kaneki-kun was alive… that

Kaneki-kun had lost his memories. That he was captured by the damn CCG and was forced into being a Ghoul Investigator…

Tsukiyama: But he is alive! And that’s so wonderful! Tu vas bien! (Everything will work out!)

Tsukiyama: I intend to use every method at my disposal to bring back Kaneki-kun’s memories! (… there is no way that Kaneki-kun wants to be a Ghoul Investigator…)

Kanae: (I am happy that Shuu-sama as become proactive, however…. will it really go that smoothly?)

Kanae looks troubled.

Kanae and Hori Chie on the phone.

Hori: I see. That’s how it’s ended up. Okay, thanks for calling me Kanae-kun. Now please give him the Photo No. 2. ….. oh shit, oh shit, I’m busy gotta go bye.”

Kanae tilts his head in confusion at her sudden ending of the call.

Kanae: What is she making a fuss about? Oh whatever… No matter what I have to put Shuu-sama’s wishes first. Even with that that Little Mouse telling me that, that is my Gebot (rule).

Kanae: Together through thick and thin… “Glorreich”(Glorious = Shuu-sama).


In a park, Sasaki is sitting under a tree, reading a book.

Tsukiyama: Hey.

Sasaki: Ah, it’s you from the other day.

Tsukiyama: Thank-you for back then. (Oh, Kaneki-kun…)

Sasaki: Today you aren’t in your wheelchair and your colour is looking better.

Tsukiyama: Is it okay if I sit next to you? (His hair has nearly gone back to black. Just like when I first met him…)

Sasaki: Yes, please do.

Tsukiyama: (Kaneki-kun) Do you like books?

Sasaki: Ah, yes.

Tsukiyama: (Do you really not remember me? Not remember those vivid days….?)

Sasaki: Whenever I have free time I read. I’m afraid of having nothing to do.

Tsukiyama: Haha, I understand. The truth is, I also love reading. *smile* (…indeed)

Tsukiyama: I have an uncanny ability to guess what kind of books people like. I guess that you like Takatsuki Sen’s books, right? (Right now I know Kaneki-kun better than he knows himself!)

Sasaki says that even though he’s reading her books, he actually doesn’t like them that much lately.

Tsukiyama “…Hey?” (in English)

Sasaki: With the exception of her short stories, in all her books, the main character loses someone precious to them or even dies themselves. It’s hard to read. No matter how skillfully expressed or refined the words are, behind it is an unidentifiable sadness, anger, emptiness…a dark expression shows through. Succumbing to despair, not being able to rely on anyone for help… and therefore ending up just wanting to destroy everything.

The picture is of Eto/Takatsuki sitting unmasked on a pile of books.

Tsukiyama: Th… that is a unique point of view. That is of great interest to me! That’s the first time I have heard someone analyse the author so well!

Tsukiyama (Hey… hey… why? Be cool, me…)

His inner turmoil is starting to show.

Tsukiyama: The truth is, as you have seen, I have a very weak constitution. I don’t have very many friends close to my age. Would it be okay if I could talk about books with you some time… (it’s no problem…)

Saiko: Mamaaaaan!

Saiko and Mutsuki show up.

Sasaki: Fufu, Mutsuki, Saiko-chan, you sure made your boss wait long enough.

Saiko and Mutsuki blame each other for taking too long in the arcade.

Tsukiyama: (Kid Goul Investigators? They’re in my way…)

Sasaki tells Tsukiyama that he has to go back to work.

Sasaki: Please take care.

Tsukiyama: (Nuuaaa!!!) - sound of pain, frustration

Tsukiyama: Ka…….

Kanae comes back.

Kanae: Shuu-sama.

Tsukiyama: Kanae….. what…. (there are still more chances)

The next page(?) shows Tsukiyama stalking Sasaki and trying to find another chance, but Sasaki is too busy looking after the Quinx Squad.

Sitting on a bench in his garden.

Tsukiyama: Those little kids have become an obstacle to me… I can’t get Sasaki alone…

Tsukiyama hides under a pedestrian bridge and peeks through looking for a chance but can’t find one. His shoulders droop.

Tsukiyama: I need time to talk to him unhindered by interruptions…

Kanae: (worried) The Doves tend to mobilize themselves in groups..

Tsukiyama: …! Kaneki-ken… just when will I…“

Kanae hands over Photo No. 2 from Hori. It’s a photo of Kaneki’s missing person’s poster.

Tsukiyama: Is this from Hori?

Kanae nods.

Tsukiyama: Good grief! My little friend. She honestly understands me so well. (This just this, I can bring back Kaneki-kun’s memories!) Hori….

Flashback to the scene on the rooftop where Tsukiyama asks "What is gourmet food?”. The rest of the conversation is finally shown.

Hori: …. I dunno, figure it out for yourself.

Tsukiyama: …..

Hori: Hey, Tsukiyama-kun. Can you really die just for some “ingredients”?

Flashback ends.

Tsukiyama: Fufufu… I want to joke around with Little Mouse again. I wonder what the others are up to? The

Anteiku staff, Little Hinami and the others… I wonder if they know that Kanaki-kun is alive? (I bet they want to see him too.)

Finally, Tsukiyama smiles a little, and he looks up to the dusk sky.

A scene of someone (Ghoul Investigators?) chasing someone but not catching them.

Narration: Hori Chie. She has taken pictures of Ghoul predation scenes, and other anti-social things. She has also assisted in helping ghouls hunt, and has hacked into the CCG servers. The amount of crimes that she has committed are too many to be counted. We must work on catching her immediately.

Hori: Well, if I keep doing this stuff, of course my social standing will go down.

When the men chasing her have left, she sneaks out of where she was hiding and runs off quickly.

Hori: Kanae-kun, I hope that you will do it right…

Kanae: (Shuu-sama).

After hearing Tsukiyama say that he can’t get time alone with Kaneki, he’s been worrying about what to do. He is now talking to what looks like some Aogiri grunts.

Grunt: So you will really bring that “Transaction Partner”?

Grunt: Well… we don’t have a choice. We are lacking funds after most of the Madams were annihilated.

Kanae: Are you the members of the Aogiri Tree?

He flashes a fat stack of bank notes.

Kanae: I have a job for you. (I will get you the time you need Shuu-sama)

*Permission was granted by the artist to translate and reproduce their work!*

This comic can be originally found on u-kumakichi ‘s tumblr! Please go like and reblog their works and consider following! They have a ton of gorgeous artwork!! (*´▽`*)(Especially if you happen to be a Ryouma or Marx fan consider their tumblr a jackpot (•‾⌣‾•)و ̑̑♡ )

MADE series ‘E’ Countdown Live translations!

So I’ve had a change of plans, checking the date of the broadcast it’ll be on a Tuesday (KST) And I won’t be at school the day after because of concert ticket presales. So I’ll be providing live translations for the last of the MADE series! 

Here’s how to tune into the broadcast on the day!

  • On August 4th, 11PM (KST) the countdown will go live on the Naver ‘V’ app. It’s an easy to use, smooth livestream host made by Naver, and the connection speeds are surprisingly okay for those who live internationally. The downside is that as of now it’s only available to Android phone users, as it is still a Beta. More information can be seen here. Everything is in English so don’t worry!
  • Once you have installed the app, you are able to sign in with Facebook or LINE. You can also log in as a guest but I’d recommend you sign in with the two options as Big Bang will be doing other varieties of broadcasting in the near future.
  • Join in the livestream 5-10 minutes prior to 11PM KST. They start playing music videos 30 minutes beforehand.

And here’s how to join in on the live translation chat: 

  • Last time we used mixlr to provide translations, and that was run much smoother than google hangouts. Here is where the translations will take place, and I recommend joining in 30 minutes prior to the livestream. You can mingle with VIPs and make new friends!
  • You can sign up by filling in basic details (it only takes around 2 minutes) or you can sign in with Facebook. 

And some rules in regards to chat!

  • PLEASE DO NOT SPAM: I will be translating in caps if this does happen. If we have multiple people smashing their keyboards in joy (as much as I understand how ecstatic you feel from these boys, trust me - I profusely sweat and shake during translations LMAO.) it’ll be easier for both me and the people in the chat if spamming was kept on a low.
  • Don’t post malicious comments!: I’ve never had this happen, but it’s better safe than sorry. 

And that’s it! I hope we have as much fun as we can as this is the last countdown in the MADE series. (Unless they do another one for the final MADE album, but that’s another story for another time.) We want this to be the most memorable and joyous time as who knows when the hell these boys will come back! Hope to see you there!!

White Day 2014 illustrations part 1/2

(Toboso Yana blog post translation March 14th, 2014)

English translation:

This is the collection of the illustrations I posted on twitter as a present in return for this year’s Valentine’s Day. On this year’s Valentine’s Day, I received many presents. Among them were chocolates and tea, handicrafts such as a handmade doll (to my surprise, it was Sullivan! lol) or miniature sweets. I’ll show them to you with pictures anytime soon!

I also received many letters which gave me a lot of strength and motivation! Thank you so much. Apparently, there are many people who have been reading [the manga] for a long time but have never sent fan letters. However, the [recently held] exhibitions and [published] artbooks seem to have motivated them to send me letters for the first time this year.

Anyway, I didn’t finish posting these gifts until late night. This year, I didn’t announce the ranking [as to which character got the most chocolates] as I usually do, but drew [the illustrations] in random order instead. […]

Sebastian. Out of all the characters, he got the most presents; mainly tea, “adult-like” dark chocolates or chocolates in the shape of a kitty and a cute wrapping. What a gap. (lol)

Ciel received much more presents than last year. If he had got one more present, he would have surpassed Sebastian. He received many cute chocolates, such as silk hats and rabbits. I received a letter from a girl who’s about Ciel’s age and she wrote “Ciel is my first love and my main boyfriend!”, and somehow this made me feel shy. ^^; It’s so sweet!

His pose is inspired by the Fran tv commercial. I could imagine him dancing like that… “who is the fake star〜♪” [*lyrics of the song used in the commercial]

Master, alias Alois, still has a lot of passionate fans. He received many butterfly and spider accessories. As Alois and Claude are anime original characters, I thought it would be better to hand their chocolates over to the anime staff (and unlike last year, I have the opportunity to meet them due to the new anime airing this year). But then I thought it wouldn’t be nice if I just handed them over, so I bought new chocolates myself and gave them to the staff as well.

This is Charles Grey. My assistants and I were like “Huh!? Could it be that he’s actually popular?” When he first showed up in the manga, he was totally fine using violence even towards a woman, so I thought he’s quite disliked…
Moreover, a lot of people who watched the anime and like Alois seem to like Grey as well. (lol)

Tailoress Nina unexpectedly received several presents and I was surprised!
I mean, she hasn’t appeared in the manga lately, so why [is she popular]…!? (lol) Anyway, she’s one of my favourite characters so I’m glad that people like her. The chocolates she received were typically feminine and came, for example, in the shape of heels and measuring tapes.

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♡Proofread by lovely minacchin

Part 2 will be posted tomorrow =D

Mafumafu Birthday Video Project!

Translators bokekkomi, destination-of-fate, & I have decided create a celebratory video for Mafumafu’s upcoming birthday (10/18)! Since Mafumafu has given us so many emotions through his songs & tweets up until now, we hope to send him lots of love from the overseas community with this project (⁎⚈᷀᷁ᴗ⚈᷀᷁⁎)  Although it is a little early, please consider joining us in making this a wonderful video!!

We will be open to fanart, photography, instrumental covers, & typed messages for this project. If you are interested, please read the “Rules” & section corresponding to your planned submission (^O^):

Rules

  • To register, please send an email to mafumafubdaypro15@gmail.com, drop an ask in my Tumblr inbox (matchakame​), or message me on Twitter (@matchakame) with the following information:
    • Name, Type of Submission, Email (For contact & updates), & Country of Origin
  • We will be opening initial registration to estimate the amount of interested participants for the project. As we will only proceed if there are over 30 submissions (of which 10 are fanart/photography), please try to register in the 1st~2nd week!
  • Registration will close on 9/6, & while we have yet to set a concrete submissions deadline, it will most likely be around 10/4! Submissions can come in anytime until the October deadline.
  • Profane & obscene material will be rejected & the user will be reported/blocked. 
  • If you do not receive a reply to your message after 3 days, please send it again as we may not have gotten it (esp. for Tumblr asks)!

For Fanart

  • For digital art, we would prefer submissions in 1920*1080 size, but will accept anything above 720*480.
  • For traditional art, we would like submissions to be scanned & in A4 size. If you don’t have access to a scanner, photographs are fine as well, but please make sure the image is high quality & devoid of shadows.
  • The theme is recommended to be Mafumafu’s birthday, but can be anything so long as it is centered around Mafumafu or Mafuteru. 

For Photography

  • Please have your submissions in A4 size & high quality.
  • The photographed content can be anything, such as birthday cakes, homemade crafts, and fan merchandise displays. Feel free to dabble into your imagination!

For Instrumental Covers

  • As we can only have a limited amount of instrumental covers as for the video’s BGM, please register as soon as possible! After gauging the number of interested people, we will message you a specific time limit for the cover length. 
    • Although unlikely, please be warned that we may not be able to accommodate all registrants if we receive too many offers.
  • The instrumental can be any song that Mafumafu has composed or covered in the past.
  • Please have your cover in a MP3 or similar audio file, and make sure it does not have any static or outside noise.
  • Unfortunately, we will not be accepting vocal covers ><

For Typed Messages

  • Please try to limit messages to being at most 150-200 words (3~5 sentences).
  • We are accepting messages in Japanese, English, Chinese, & Spanish. However, if possible, please try to have them in Japanese or English for our efficiency.
    • Although we will try our best to translate non-Japanese submissions, please keep in mind that we may have to alter some wording to fit into Japanese nuances.
    • For Japanese messages, we usually make corrections to grammatical errors, so please specify if you’d like for us to message you instead for spotted errors.

Staff

Thank you for reading, and we’re looking forward to everyone’s responses!!
“:♡.•♬✧⁽⁽ଘ( ˊᵕˋ )ଓ⁾⁾*+:•*∴

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The bouquet of the rain and kiss (USUK)

Here is a collaboration between me and my sister that we translated! my sister translated and I did cleaning and typesetting. The Doujinshi was translated to Chinese, and my sister fell for my trap and agreed to translate! Enjoy~ (my first Doujinshi translation, yay!)

Two different stories that take place in the gauken hetalia school! 

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