as I told you in a previous post, I was contacted by a law attorney regarding the translation of Kuro no Shoukanshi and Yomigaeri no Maou.
As this law attorney represents the company Overlap, they asked me to heed their legal notice until August, 10th or in other words tomorrow.
I used last week to check on the legal situation concerning translation of publicly published web novels and on further examination (reading law text can really hurt your brain) I deemed the removal of the content unavoidable.
I tried contacting the author and the attorney in order to get some kind of statement or to overturn the situation but I got nil response. In order to not be dragged into some kind of lawsuit due to copyright infringement, I don’t see any other possibility as the one mentioned above.
I know many of you will be unhappy with this decision but I prefer preserving this blog and shield myself from having to pay money over continuing the translation of a web novel.
As for the extra chapter I owe you guys, I haven’t forgotten about it and will take care of that once things have calmed down a bit (although naturally it won’t be hosted on this blog).
The already existing content will be removed before the next release at 10 PM GMT. Of course I won’t discourage anyone to pick up either of those series as you are all free to do as you like. ^^
As for the future plans, I got an idea or two, but you will have to wait for another update until a final decision has been set. 😉
So today I wanted to get going translating my third series choice World Teacher which is another series being stalled for eternity by chapter releases in the 2-3 months range. But look there, the translator over there posted a week ago he is almost done with the next chapter. Unfortunately his PC froze a day ago though, taking part of his translation with it. But well .. he should be releasing soon … I think? … I hope?
Thus I gave up on that idea and checked out the alternative: Hachi-nan. Another great series struck by disappearing translators and/or slowpokes. And guess what … the translator over there announced a day or 2 ago he was working on the next chapter but his PC got blue screened and took his draft of the chapter with it.
Well, yea … right … I know … PCs do happen to freeze regularly. Even while typing this text I had about 3 reboots going … NOT!
Anyways, I was stuck between a rock and a hard place as I didn’t know what to do. Screw them and translate whatever I feel like? Wait and see what happens next? Or just pick a different series?
And then I was enlightened … if you can’t decide … JUST ASK YOUR READERS!
And so here we are. I offer thee four choices to pick from:
World Teacher: I would take it up from Chapter 16 as supposedly chapter 15 will be released soon. You can check the series here.
Hachi-nan: I would just translate away from Chapter 31 ignoring whatever the other Translator claims to have done or not. Have a lookie here.
Seiju no Kuni no Kinju Tsukai: That series is stalled currently as the translation team stopped all life signs. Furthermore the series itsself is finished at 101 chapters since May this year. Well check it out here.
Black Summoner: A series which has no translator at all yet. It seemed rather interesting and it was ranked highly on Sousetska so I just translated the Synopsis and Chapter 1 of the series so you can have a look. Check out Chapter 1 here.
After deciding, please cast your vote below. The poll will run for 1 day. Comments are welcome.
Oh another note I forgot to mention: Even if Black Summoner is chosen as series, I will still release Chapter 2 towards Sunday/Monday as promised for the next release date. Treat Chapter 1 as one off Teaser to help on the series selection. ^^