Horizon Volume 01 Full Download

Mediafire link here.

In other news:

  • Koneko Pancake is now officially discontinued due to a complete lack of raws or tankoubon published. It is presumed that the series has been cut. However, any new raws that surface will still be translated and such.
  • Horizon chapter 07 will be out soon; the character introduction page is taking quite some time. After it’s released, I’ll be taking a break from working on the manga for a while to work on other commitments.
  • Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate volume 2 onwards’ raws are still in the works.

That is all.

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Release: Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon Animedia 4koma [Commission]

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First commissioned work of HimaHimaSeijun by Anonymous person.

I aporogize for Horizon chapter 07 scanration deray.

Prease take offering of 4koma to appease honorabre ancestors and famiry.

I commit Segundo.

Release: Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon v01 Side Story

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This was a totally, totally different experience

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Translating the written word, compared to a graphic novel, is much harder. Ambiguous wordings, constantly switching viewpoints without any clear indication, loads of overly descriptive narrative and above all, the absolute lack of the concept of a “paragraph” in the Japanese light novel.

Of course, there were also some difficulties that stayed the same, such as Kawakami’s love of wordplay – this manifests itself in this side story in the use of the term allowance, which I’d like to take a little time to talk about for whoever would like to hear about me prattle about localization.

The original text used the Japanese word, 余裕 (yoyuu) which has a plethora of meanings, all of which play a different role. It means a lot of things – “surplus”, a “margin (for error)”, “time”, “flexibility”, and so on. Essentially, it’s an “extra-ness”. She refers to this essentially as flexibility in how one lives one’s life, such as effort one puts into other pursuits, time devoted to building other skills and knowledge, resources allocated for various purposes, and so on. The main difficulty was essentially finding a good word that could capture the different meanings in different contexts to keep the wordplay going.

Other weirdness going on is how the viewpoint changes back and forth between Masazumi’s perspective, and a third-person perspective. Normally this would still be alright, but combined with the lack of paragraph breaks – every new sentence is essentially on a new line. You kind of have to figure out which sentences go together into a paragraph. The numerous amounts of dialogue help to break stuff up a little easier though.

By the way, the volume release will be coming in a little while, with all inconsistencies (naming, etc.) fixed. Volume 2 is in the works, but I’ll be working on Eustia before that.

Release: Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon 06

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Oh my god, we are on a roll.

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And with this chapter, Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon volume 1 comes to a close.

…Or does it?

By the way, we now officially take commissions.

I’m gonna busy as hell for the next year (ironically) or so working on my master’s thesis and other commitments so I won’t be able to do any freebie jobs like before; hence, commissions.
Of course we’ll still be doing the stuff we’ve always been doing.

Release: Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon 03 + Personal Things

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This time, only a 3-week delay between releases!

So here’s what’s in the pipeline:

  1. Madoka x Nanoha Episode 03
  2. Koi Koi Seitokai Chapter 06 (probably the last under this group unless someone wants to handle the edits)
  3. Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon Chapter 04

I can’t guarantee any release dates on these, mostly because I also need to start picking up the slack for Aiyoku no Eustia’s translation. And there’s still the Horizon Infodump that needs constant maintenance. Hopefully I can devote a little more time to all this stuff since I’m graduating from my undergrad course next month (hooray) and I’m kind of just not doing anything for now.

On the other hand, I will be taking my master’s degree right after graduation, and while I managed to get a government scholarship that comes with a stipend of about 350 USD a month, that’s really not too much (around the minimum wage here), so any donations would be much appreciated. Partly because I am considering importing a few books for raws (KoiChoco especially) since some books just don’t seem to be getting any uploaded at all, and partly because I need to start not-mooching off my parents’ money so much, now that they are at retirement-age.

Release: Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon 02

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Finally.

Many thanks to Merun for doing a fantastic job on editing page 47’s panel of hell.

Chapter 3 is translated, still awaiting edits.
Chapter 4 is still in the middle of translation.

PS: My school seems to prevent uploading to Batoto so a release there will have to wait for quite a while, ’til I get back home. On Batoto now.

PPS: It seems that there was a typo on page 50: I’m planning to visit my mother’s grave before departing for Mikawa. This has been fixed in the download.