So to make a long story short: My trial day at the potential workplace went well and thus I am starting from tomorrow onwards as full-time employee in sales.
Now what does that mean for my translations? I had considered the possibility of this happening beforehand already and thus my decision is actually set in stone. Basically I had two options, either decrease the release pace or drop one series to free up time. I opted for latter.
Thus, as of today, Yomigaeri no Maou is abandoned for the time being unless I find myself with plenty time again (in other words unemployed, which I’d like to avoid). Any translator who wishes to take up this series, is free to do so and can continue from where I left off.
Now, some will ask why it is Yomigaeri no Maou and not some other series. There are a few reasons, which I shall list here:
- The pace of the story is too slow for my liking. Just to give you a rough idea: The Fighting Tournament starts at chapter 36 and continues for over 20 chapters. In other words, it would take further 8 weeks to reach the Tournament arc filled with trivial boring chapters about useless chit-chat. I don’t doubt that Yomigaeri no Maou is an interesting story, but it needs a dedicated translator who can release chapters every 1,2,3 days to actually really get on with the story. Considering that Yomigaeri no Maou only released 1 Light Novel volume even though it already has 235+ web chapters, speaks for me not being the only one sharing this opinion about the story.
- The writing style of the author is uselessly complicated and annoying. Translating that series really takes more effort than another series of the same length just because the author loves to construct stupidly long and complicated sentence structures. Not even mentioning the fact, that his writing style appears rather plain to me as in richness of vocabulary and expressions which also means that I am forced to beef up the content myself to not make it an enjoyable read. (Of course this might also be due to the lack of my skill as translator though).
- The MC is too plain. Well he is an ex-Maou but gets pushed around by his surroundings like a plush toy. Not even sure what I should say about such a MC except that he has no real character in my opinion and if he has, it is a softie character which I dislike as MCs.
There are a few other points I am unhappy about with this series’ but unlike my other series’ these are they key points why my choice fell onto Yomigaeri no Maou.
Now as for the other series: Hachinan tte, sore wa nai deshou! will stay on the Sunday slot (the only time I have to translate such frigging long chapters is over the weekend), Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de will move up to Thursday/Friday (depending on my time after work in the week) and Kuro no Shoukanshi will move to Tuesday.
As my days at work are fairly long, I have only little time after work to translate. Today I came back home late and have been translating Hachinan tte, sore wa nai deshou! Chapter 30 for 4 hours straight (still not done with it though *sobs*). Thus there might be some adjustments to the schedule depending on how my daily routine pans out in the end.
Still, don’t be worried. I don’t plan on dropping the other 3 series as I like them too much to leave them sink in the quagmire of oblivion!
Well, I hope the readers of Yomigaeri no Maou can understand my decision, even if it may be hard for them to accept it.
As for Hachinan tte, sore wa nai deshou! Chapter 30, I will try to finish the last 20% tomorrow. Sorry for that delay but nothing I can do about it. My brain actually hurts from all the translation for that chapter! xD
That’s all of my ramblings,