Saturday, February 21, 2015

Desert Punk 76 & 77v2 (vol. 12 complete)

1 page was missing in chapter 77. Thanks hakis22

Chapter 76
Batoto | 2shared

Chapter 77v2
Batoto | 2shared

So as I've written before, we have translation up to volume 13. After that there will be a hiatus and most likely you'll never know what happens next. I've been trying to find a translator for years but to no avail (BDR was interested but Desert Punk is very hard to translate). This manga is too obscure, too anti-mainstream (no moe, no naked boobs, etc.) and hard to translate since it's a seinen (in shounens they have furigana which makes translating much easier).

I've posted recruitment posts on Mangafox (it has 1 view - mine), at Mangahelpers - 54 views (and even topics where money is offered aren't much more popular, although it might be that everything is handled silently), at Batoto you can see for yourself and at Baka Updates 38. The problem here is that translators rarely frequent such places and if they do, they usually have a specific manga in mind so it's a tie-in transaction. And with such an obscure manga as Desert Punk it's even more difficult.

I've tried to pitch this manga to 3 translators already (those that I know a bit, well and very well) but none of them seemed interested because they didn't find this manga appealing and they don't have that much free time.So I have no idea how to convince anyone to pick this manga up and translate it short of hiring someone to do it (but that would require a budget which we don't have).

So if you have any ideas on how to resolve this situation I'm all ears. Also, if you can spread the word and try to pitch this project to some groups I would be most grateful.. Maybe there would be one willing to continue our work. As a self-proclaimed biggest DP fan I wouldn't mind to hand over the reins as long as I would get my fill of Desert Punk :P.


  1. Thank you for the new chapters.

  2. Goral, contact me via klaster1 at gmail, I have something to discuss.

    1. I've contacted you using email mibscanaltions(_at_)gmail. I assume you have a translator or you are one?

  3. One page is missing from ch 77. Thanks for the release anyway.

  4. What a lousy chapter to be left hanging -_-'
    Thank you for all of your dedication =)