Thursday, February 14, 2013

Desert Punk

So here's a 31st chapter of one of my favourite manga of all time (mainly thanks to Ikkyusan's translation from GWR group but also HappyScans) - Desert Punk - that I've typeset.

Chapter 31

And here are previous volumes scanlated by GWR group:

Reasons why you should check it out:

- There are not many manga that depict reality so well, even though the setting is almost completely unknown to us
- Characters are made from flesh and blood and not ink and paper. It's very rare to find characters such as the ones in Desert Punk. Here motto "survival of the fittest" is a fact and not just an empty slogan, characters behave very logically in such conditions (something I loved Claymore for but now see less and less).
- The main (anti-)hero and most of other characters that have at least half a brain are pragmatists and/or opportunists. If there is a chance to screw someone over they don't miss it, if the opponent has an advantage they don't think twice about withdrawing. The latter action is something that most mangaka do not consider (again, one of the reasons I loved Claymore, recall the fight with Ophelia). Main hero would run?! That's ridiculous. He can't. He must stand firmly and fight with his foes and surely he will defeat them because of sheer fighting spirit... Well, not in Desert Punk.
- There is no honour here, no pardon, what matters are results and effectiveness. It reminds me of Fallout game and maybe that's why I've loved it so much. It also reminds me of Firefly (the best tv show ever) and I haven't found any cartoon/anime or other tv series that would get even close to it.

So if you're looking for a non-schematic, action manga, something that would allow you to relax and something you won't forget then this manga is for you. Manga and anime are unfortunately very under-appreciated. This title has disappeared in tons of sh*t that floats around and are considered as masterpieces when they can't even compare to Desert Punk.I highly recommend it.

Also if you would like to help with the typesetting/translation/proofreading/editing please let me know :).

Monday, February 4, 2013

Chapter 135 
Translator: Gernot
Cleaner: SuppaiNoRingo (AKA RingoCygnus)
Typesetter: Goral 

We would have released it earlier but we needed to wait 12 hours after MS.