I stated in my previous post that we would still be active, and that was the plan at the time, but it's become heavily apparent that as much as I love scanlation and wish to continue doing it, I no longer have the time to do so. Getting a job and better life does that, but I digress. So, largely due to a lack of time, Renzokusei and myself will be going on an indefinite hiatus from scanlation. It does sadden me that this is what it's come to, but it was inevitable and it happened at a convenient time, anyway.
If any other group wishes to get some releases, we have some scripts lying around that I don't mind sending out, and the raws are easily available.
Choi Hime Ch3: Translated quite a bit ago, and you can get HQ scans by contacting schthaxe.
Nogizaka Haruka Ch13-18: Also translated a bit ago, and the scans are publicly available on several sites.
Hagure Yuusha no Kichiku Bigaku Ch2+: Chapter 2 was translated for us a while ago, and Kurosagi agreed to continue translating it, so if any other group wants to continue the series with his translations so you don't have to settle with the other group's cringe worthy releases, I don't mind being the middle man.
Sora no Manimani Ch23: This was translated some time ago. Raws are publicly available.
Some more stuff after the jump:
Gonna respond to a few of the comments in the previous post before taking my indefinite leave.
1. "Yeah, that's why you were kicked out of Simple-scans and Japanzai. Because they like you."
Actually, quite a few members of both groups still consider me a friend, and I've talked to them frequently. Just because a few admin(s) from them didn't like what happened and kicked me does not mean everyone does.
2. "I told you that you are not allowed to use the translation of SnE 10,5 and Cock Robin 5.
Any release of Renzokusei will be considered a steal and won't make it up on mangaupdates.
SnE is in the hands of Death Toll now. They have permission from me to use c10.5."
Oh you and your entitlement problems. And I told you that I was going to end up releasing them, if I wanted to. The only reason they weren't, is because I didn't have the time to. And I honestly don't care if something released by us makes it onto MU. A release is a release, and people who read the series will find it regardless of something posted on there.
3. "Join another scanlation group (VIScans) but doing work improperly and
only active for recruiting people inside there. When iMangaScans people
know your bad attitude and kicking you, you launch attack for your anger
to VIScans by deleting all of their works and files. This is far worse
than a group steals another group's work without permission. SHAME ON
You have made some scanlation group include your ex-staff become your enemy by doing that."
Like I said before, I did no work improperly at VI. I was active quite regularly in VI, and I did not recruit anyone in that group. Purr-Nyan came to me about doing Haruwaka after I asked. That was the only person in that group that did any work for this group that was a member of VI. I did not "recruit" any single person from any group I was a member of that was not willing and had the time to do any work.
You can think whatever you want... but that last sentence is completely false. :)
4. "You misunderstand, VIS, Japanzai and Simple didn't "steal" projects.
It's simply because ex-staff from here brought the projects they were
working on to other groups.
Don't bother working on Sakurasou no Pet
na Kanojo and Oniichan dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne as they have
been brought over to VIS by your ex-members.
As a sidenote, ZeroDC stepped down as he had planned a long time ago."
You don't quite seem to get what stealing a project actually is. Renzokusei (at the time) was still considered an active group, and all projects at the time were still considered ongoing and work was continuing on them. So whether someone from my group went to another group about doing a project of ours is irrelevant. Especially considering that every member except 2 was something other than a translator. But again, I digress. As I said previously, I do not care why or if another group starts taking on a project we were doing. In fact I'm all for it. I want the manga we were doing to be continued, though it does sadden me slightly if it's going to be done poorly.
Oh, I'm well aware. It was no coincidence it was done when it was.
5. I'm sure you wont read this, but I might as well. It's one thing that
they're taking up the manga that you so started up again. However they
are not stealing projects from you, they would have not taken up the
project in the first place if it were not worth the time and effort to
do so. In that case, it's not really stealing.
On the other hand,
you have been making attempts to take members who are already crunched
on time and energy working on existing projects to help you do your own.
That in itself is stealing people from a group.
While it's not a
bad thing, and it really means less work for you to do, it's only bad
for people to take up a project and half ass them to the point where the
results are bad: the translating, the typesetting, the editing, etc.
the result is still this, while they have taken up projects from you,
that in itself is good. What's bad for you is that you probably didn't
get the work force you needed, and most of the people who were with
Renzokusei may have left, (looking at the status updates, it's obvious
that they have).
The result is this, you've been inactive for 3 weeks now, projects will
slow down significantly, you will significantly slow down projects where
you will barely squeeze out maybe a chapter per month (maybe faster,
maybe slower, too soon to tell), you're probably going to release in
bulk, which many fans are not impressed by (we're already irritated by
the 3 times it's happened), your team is going to slowly leave you
because IRL is always more important than working for manga (and even
harder to keep up for a leader that might backstab them all). You'll go
on "break" for a 6 month period, in which baka-updates will mark you as
an inactive group, and then you'll abandon these projects by shutting
down this group, making all that you wanted: "to bring manga projects
back from the dead", rot back into hell. For that, you have failed us
You clearly don't know what project stealing is.
As said before, I did not make any attempts to hire someone as staff who was not both willing and had the time to do any work I had asked of them.
No work for Renzokusei was ever "half-assed". It was done to the best of the ability of the person, at the time.
Assuming I was able to continue doing work, the only thing that would have hindered continuing some series as stated in the previous post was lack of translator and/or MQ/HQ scans.
I love how you're speaking as if you represent every single person who reads a manga we released. Pretty funny. Renzokusei is not ending as a group, while we are going on hiatus, we are not going to die. I will come back to scanlation when I have the time, and I will continue and recontinue series when I do.
6. "Will there be any more Sora no Manimani scans? Got all the raws if needed."
We have scans for all of the volumes too. Assuming that this is not picked up by another group whenever I come back, we will resume it again.
Some more series updates
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo: Dodge Stratus Cancerlations (oddly named after a random car...) released chapter 3 of this. It seems they might plan to continue it, and it also seems VIScans might be doing it, but I don't know for sure on its long term status.
Oniichan dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne: Seems VIScans is doing this too?
Omae o Otaku ni Shiteyaru kara, Ore o Riajuu ni Shitekure!: I find it hilarious now that IMS believe us to no longer be active that they have ignored this series. Chapter 3's been out for just over a month now, chapter 4 just came out, and yet chapter 3 still remains unreleased. I may release chapter 3 of this (as it was cleaned and redrawn a bit ago) just to get a 50th release for the group. After that though, you can enjoy their... subpar releases, I suppose.
Who Killed Cock Robin?: Chapter 5 was released solely by KISS. Don't know what's happening with it after that.
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Chapter 13 and 14 were released by Pinoymanga, so you can go there, sorry that it was picked up by such a D-Grade group, but can't do much about that.
Soukai no Eve: Chapter 10.5 was released by DT & PROzess. Don't know what's happening with it after that.