Yes, the time that eventually comes to every scanlator group has finally come to Endless Abyss as well -- it's the time to bid farewell to our fans, at least those that are still left. As old staff retired, new staff were never able to take on a meaningful leadership role, so it's only charitable to put the rudderless group to rest. As the last person standing, I get to turn off the lights.
But it's not all doom and gloom. Endless Abyss has been active for nearly FIVE years. Trust me, in scanlation, it's a very very long time. In that time we released approximately 1200 chapters of about 60 series or oneshots. The past five years consisted mostly of good times, and even now, it's not sadness that I feel, but a tremendous sense of accomplishment when I look through our old releases.
This post should be much longer, but since I managed to catch a cold, I can't quite muster the right amount of pathos. So, let's go to the really important question: What is going to happen to the current E-A projects?
Let's start with the good news: Last Inning and Kimi no Knife will be picked up by iMangaScans, and you shouldn't notice any interruption. Capeta has been a joint, and from now on it will be fully owned by our joint partner, Deadbeat Scans. As our final hurrah, we're also releasing a chapter from each of these three series (you can find the usual links at the bottom of this post).
Our other projects that we still considered to be active are up for grabs. They are: One Outs, Tough, Zipang, War Front on Spike Hill, 17-sai. If you wish to pick them up, I will provide to you any artifacts we may have left over (e.g. translations, cleans and/or raws) and maybe even hook you up with additional staff who might be interested in working on it. Of course, the more time passes, the less likely it is that anything will be available (i.e. links will die and people will disappear). If you're interested in any of these, contact me, cmertb, through our forum PM, through MangaHelpers PM, or on our IRC channel.
Oh, and here are the goodies I promised:
|Kimi no Knife ch 60||Direct Download||Online Reader||IRC Trigger: !knife60|
|Last Inning ch 137||Direct Download||Online Reader||IRC Trigger: !lastinning137|
|Capeta ch 16.2||Direct Download||Online Reader||IRC Trigger: !CAPV16_2|
And here's Kimi no Knife, even if a bit late. Chapter 60 + v8 omake will be out very soon, and volume 9 has already been ordered. Also, I'd like to thank crazy_horse1989 and Kajii who stepped in to make this release happen.
Edit: I messed up with the name of the archive. Even if it's named "57" it's still the good one. Sorry about that.
A bit later than planned, but still here's more Knife. Things are getting messier and messier.
IRC trigger: !knife57
Finally, we start volume 8. Maybe it's just me, but I have a feeling that the series is now headed toward its conclusion. Which is not a bad thing.
Important Message: We are in desperate need of a new One Outs translator. Right now we pretty much have no one working on it. It would suck if we're forced to drop it. Please apply on the forum or talk to staff on IRC (#E-A channel on irc.irchighway.net).
IRC trigger: !knife56