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Jul 18 2014, 10am

Looks like you're picking up some of my favorite series. ^-^ I'm so happy! Thank you so much!

Awwww~ We’re glad you’re enjoying them as much as us!


Jul 15 2014, 10am

By any chance, is Mad Hatter Scans considering on picking up Junk Box as a project? I've seen bits and pieces of RAW scans and all of the stories and the art looks incredible. I'm kind of doubtful it will get localized in the US. :( I'd really like to read all of the the stories included in Junk Box!!

I going to asume you mean this. Sadly, no. I’m pretty much considering the entire franchise of the HNKNA series to be licensed. Thus, no more scanning from us. We don’t want to hurt a series chanced of getting picked up. We still owe QuinRose our support. We’ve done our part of sharing the series with new fans, now it’s time for us to move on to something new.  

Also, to me at least, it has a pretty high chance of getting picked up. Most, if not all of Fujimaru Mamenosuke’s series are licensed. It’s brand new in the series, if it was an older anothology I would consider it. We already know Yen Press is picking up the Diya anthology, so it is possible. Let Yen Press and Seven Seas know you guys want anthologies, it’s super risky to try something new. Make sure to buy the Diya one when it comes out, keep suporting the main series from Seven Seas, grab that new Alice novel. SS has it’s flaws but they will listen to the fans if we are loud enough. ^_^ 


Jun 25 2014, 10am

Concerning Doujinshi Drama

I’m gone for a couple weeks and everything goes to hell. 0.0 Oh well~

Thought I would throw in my two cents about the doujinshi drama and what it means for our group. I have mentioned before at the last blow up in the DJ community that we are not going to be purchasing more doujinshi and just completing our current collection. I am making some changes to that, we will release what we have worked on. I have a couple things in my backlog that are almost done. Everything else is being dropped. It’s pretty obvious now that most DJ artists do not want their stuff scanlated. We will respect that. 

The purpose of scanlation was to share new series so a larger fanbase would go out and support the mangakas. We have no rights to any of these scans, none. Not to read or translate. When it comes down to the nitty gritty we are thieves. And if we are told to stop or to take something down, there should be no argument of what we should do. Doesn’t matter how much work, time, and money we put into something or if we don’t like the official translations or whatever else people make excuses about. Your ego should not be prioritized over the original creators requests.

That should cover most of it, we’ll still be scanning series and the occasional official anthologies. But fan-work doujinshi are off the table. Thanks for reading all my bitter rambling. Stay cool, peeps!