Well, what can I say... ONE is a great writer. His art may be not be everyone's cup of tea, but he has all these great ideas. Granted, some of them may be childish and random, but they don't seem out of place at all in the crazy little (under-)world he creates in Makai no Ossan. It was a great ride and I've come to love all the characters as I was translating it. I hope more people will read it now that it's finished.
As for OPM, the dreaded time I announced in this post exactly 10 months ago has arrived at last. Viz' Shonen Jump Alpha has long caught up with OPM and they've already translated the special chapters while I haven't even started. I realize that many of you don't have any legal access to SJA, but considering how busy I've been and I will surely be in the future, I simply don't have the time to translate what is already getting translated, only better, faster and more professionally. Another problem is the weekly/bi-weekly release of OPM. I can't guarantee that I'll have time to translate on Thursdays anymore. It's just not feasible anymore and I'd hate to make the fans of OPM wait. I hope you'll understand my decision.
I still remember how I stumbled on OPM 13 months ago and couldn't believe that it wasn't getting translated. No one seemed to know about it except for the few fans who read Japanese web manga. I just had to pick it up and show it to you all. OPM is now possibly the most popular web manga in the Internet and I'm sure I've done my part in it. Because of OPM's popularity, I'm 100% positive someone else will take my place and continue translating OPM and I've also seen Viz' versions getting uploaded regularly. In any case, I'm not worried about OPM not getting translated in the future, in fact, I think I know some guys who'd love to replace me. I'll keep the OPM chapters in my mediafire for as long as they're needed, so please don't worry about that. Thank you very much for reading my OPM translations all this time.
Now that Makai no Ossan is finished, I don't think I'll get to translate a manga again anytime soon, but if it's a short manga that's already complete like Ketchup Ninja, I might do it in what little spare time I have and upload it as a whole (or at least in big chunks). I guess I'll be focussing on translating the threads a few posts a day.
|Old Man of the Underworld (Makai no Ossan)|
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