Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone!

First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you have been enjoying the holiday season.

Now for the serious business. Thanks for holding on and sticking around! Really appreciate all the support! There have been detours but we are still committed to seeing this through so as a treat here is that really nice 2008 special! This particular chapter is a joint release with the wonderful folks over at Null so please enjoy!

Gokusen 2008 Special
1100 height format release: Via Megaupload Via Mediafire
1500 height format release: Via Megaupload Via Mediafire

Or go download the chapter from NULL: NULL Gokusen Project Page.

Then to be upfront with our progress, here is the status of the different chapters:

Volume 15 - All chapters have been scanned. Translation is up to chapter 6. Proofreading up to chapter 4. Looking to completely translate the whole volume early January.

2009 specials - All chapters scanned. All chapters completely translated. Currently being edited.

I hope you guys can wait just a little bit more. Again, Thanks and all the very best for 2010!

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This is V2 correct?

Can't wait to read the rest of V15 + the extras. (^_^)/

Kai said...

Yay! I'm glad you still pulled it through! (or at least you still do XD)

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! Looking forward for the rest of the chapters. Take care <3

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for still doing Gokusen! Hope all the staff have a great 2010!

X_X said...

FUCK YEAH! Thank you guys!

lintakwah said...

And happy new year to you too! The extra looked good in the raws, and now that we know what they're saying... wow!

Tokazard said...

Yay !!
You're still alive !!
Thank you ! And happy new Year to you !

Virina said...

cool \o/ thank you

Tepiestar said...

thanks for the special!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks guys!! Have an awesome new year...

Anh said...

thanks so much as always guys (and gals)Happy New Year to you all

Anonymous said...

YAY! you guys pulled through! good to see you alive ;) and thanks for the scans!

Anonymous said...

finaly, long wait. thank dude

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!
And a Happy New Year to you!

Anonymous said...

SOO excited!! Thanks so much!! Just knowing you're working on it all, I can wait and wait and wait and wait!!

Fabler said...

Thank you very much! Hope to read the rest very soon! Good luck!

A Devil with Unity said...

yay! Thank You

Tepiestar said...

page 41, so hot. page 46 hot too. just thought i'd share. haha.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh... Im so happy *o* I almost though that no one is scanlating Gokusen anymore T_T And when proofreading is already up to ch 4 that means ch 3 is ready, right?
Im really looking forward to it~~~And, Happy new year~! A bit late but better late than never ^^

Kamirenchu said...

Thanks for hanging there and still working to achieve this manga !!! You're my heroes!!

Waller said...

I'M SOOOO HAPPY!!!!ah there's nothing better than a cup of tea and gokusen :) thanx for keeping up with the scanlations!

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Anonymous said...

Hope you guys can still pull it through, good luck! Gokusen is easily amongst the best manga out there - thanks for all your hard work! :)

Anonymous said...

Ahh I can't wait for Gokusen to be finished! Thanks for all the work so far.

Sireeka said...

thanks for scanlating so much of this manga! JUST A FEW MORE CHAPTERS! YOU CAN DO IT! I BELIEVE IN YOUUU!!!

Anonymous said...

looking forward for gokusen! I hope it come out soon :)

Anonymous said...

i don't mean to pry, but is there any schedule for the next release for Gokusen?
still- thank you for all the work you have done so far

Anonymous said...

almost finished with translating gokusen?
*wiggles with anticipation*

Komichi said...

You guys are such teases. :P I greatly appreciate what you all do, but this is beginning to be a bit much!

Seriously though, I hope everything is alright on your end.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your hard work! Can't wait to read the next chapter!

Anonymous said...

I hope everything is alright! A progress report would be awesome guys, but seriously, no pressure - we love you for scanlating gokusen for us and working so hard! Thanks for sticking with the project for so long!

Anonymous said...

Hajimemashite!

I'm a new reader of yours that has just found your site today (shame on me) & I just wanted to say that I REALLY love and appreciate your hardwork in translating this manga.

It's just so AWESOME!!!

I've been a big fan of Gokusen & Shinkumi for a few years already so am really looking forward to your updates.

again, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACTUALLY READ THE MANGA. I've had to bear with the live-action drama and anime and I was always deprived for Shinkumi so the manga is the only source that will provide me that. XD

-bellenomura-

Not Applicable said...

A good thing to do is have monthly updates on how everything is going; so, we can know that at least a few of you are alive and that the group is still around.

Though, I really don't expect another post for at least 4 more months.

Anonymous said...

Good luck guys - we're still rooting for y'all :)

Anonymous said...

Are you guys okay? It's understandable if there is no time to translate what is left of the Gokusen, but it's been a while since we've heard from you. I'm getting very worried that something is wrong. I hope you all are in good health.

Anonymous said...

hey thanks for translating gokusen thus far. i've been waiting patiently for a hint that the group is still actively scanning the project, but to no avail. does anyone know if/when another release is slated to come out? i'm not trying to be annoying, i promise, but i just want to know that the project isn't dead so i don't have to check on it all the time...

professional dreamer nagi said...

Hey, guys!

This is Nagi here from BP.

Sorry for not being able to update you the past months. (>_<)

Anyway, here's some status reports:
- Translation is finished for the whole of volume 15! (woohoo!)
- Proofreading is up to chapter 10.
- Editing is a bit tied up since our editors are a bit busy.

I know waiting sucks. But we here at BP really hope you guys can stick with us until the end. Just a little more, guys. :D

Anonymous said...

Thanks for bringing us up to speed! I'm so glad to know you're still committed to seeing this through, thank you!!!
Wow, that's a lot of progress... must you wait until the whole volume is complete before releasing any of the chapters?? :) Am i being too greedy, hehe :D Thank you soooo much!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for responding and updating us on gokusen's status! i'm so glad to know that this awesome project will finally be finished! :) thanks so much for everything you've done to feed fans' addictions! XD

Quinn said...

PDNagi-

Thanks for the update!

Chelsea said...

OMG OMG OMG!! Keep it up! thank-you so much for working hard to get this done for us! We can't wait! I am so excited you are almost done!! I can't waitttttttt!!
<3 <3
Thank-you Thank-you!!!!

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Anonymous said...

I just read all of the chapters of Gokusen that have been released so far this weekend. Thanks for all the hard work, and of course, I'm eagerly waiting for the finale!

Anonymous said...

To Nagi:

That's great to hear!!!
Love you guys! XDDDD
We'll be waiting like good girls. ^^


-bellenomura-

yaya said...

Ooooh that's great! I'll wait for the new chapters!! =D

Anonymous said...

Waiting really DOES suck. How much longer can it possibly take? I think I'm dying here with want for the end.

Although I think it'll be sad too, because it'll actually be OVER for good.

Anonymous said...

True, but at least we finally got this far... thanks to the BP bunch!

It would be nice though to have some kind of idea of how soon we can expect an update.

Kudos to everyone at BP for still trying to get us Gokusen despite their obviously busy schedules. Thanks guys :)

matthias said...

Thanks for the update. I'm eagerly awaiting the yankumi-shin conclusion.

Anonymous said...

oh come on please.
can't you release the rest of it already?
it's almost a year that you are dragging on with vol 15.
you released 2 chapters, then you took a 5 months pause from it. you released a special and then another pause longer than 6 months (until now).

it's the last volume. come on.
wouldn't be better just to put some extra effort and get over with it?

Anonymous said...

^ To the anonymous person above me @May 9, 2010 3:37 PM:

Why don't YOU do it then? =P

Really now, it's rare for me to come across annoying people like you.

I'm anticipating the final volume just as much as you are, but seriously, this is ridiculous.

@Nagi:

I hope you guys are doing well in your life!
Thanx for all the effort you've been putting and I thank you in advance to the future efforts you guys will be doing! ^_^

Anonymous said...

To the anonymous person above me


i quite agree with what the other anonymous person said before.

We've been waiting for months now. No releases when we were told il would be. We don't know what's happening with the group (no editors for 5 months??).
I think it's natural that some people are beginning to get impatient. Actually i'm surprised there's only one or two comments like this one out of the 50.
But well, still hope ther'll be a release one day or another...
take care <3

Anonymous said...

P.S. Maybe even if you just release one chapter for now, guys? I'd be willing to wait another YEAR if you kept dropping us wee surprises along the way a bit at a time as you used to ;)
Much love anyway :)

Anonymous said...

It's true, and didn't they say that translation was done? Even if they're not cleaned up perfectly, crappy scans so we can just read it already would be better than none, and BP can finish the fully cleaned and edited scans and update them on top of the cruddy ones.

SERIOUSLY PLEASE BP AT LEAST GIVE US A DATE TO GO BY

Anonymous said...

Good job on everything you guys have done so far. I really hope Gokusen gets finished because it really is one of my favorite mangas.Have you guys seen the new special chapters after the series ends? I read about it on a forum and I would really love to see those too. I hope you guys get around to that! Otherwise, thanks for everything so far.

skysenshi said...

I love you!!!!!! Please update. T.T

Shirley said...

I love your translations. I hope you're still alive. Let us know!

Anonymous said...

hey i'm the may 9 anonymous.
i'm back.

of course i'm grateful for the work null and BP did scanlating this manga so far.
goes without saying.

it's not a matter of anticipation that i cannot bear.

i enjoyed gokusen so far but i'm not really dying to read the end.

that i can bear.

i'm reading "a song of ice and fire" and if you can bear george martin's eternal delays you can bear almost everything.

it's just that i don't think it's serious get stuck for a year on the last volume of a manga.

i know that scanlators don't owe anything to the readers. but they should actually not fucking with them either.

if the volume is fully translated and you still cannot manage to release it after so much time why don't you publish the translations on mangahelpers so that someone willing may be able to finish the job?

maybe even me, who knows.

the raws are out there.

Not Applicable said...

They just said they'd try to have the volume completely translated... does not mean they have it translated.


Please just an update on how everything is going... just that... I can wait for the release. I just want to know how everything is going.

Anonymous said...

it does:

Translation is finished for the whole of volume 15! (woohoo!)

LikaLaruku said...

It's May. Are you guys continuing in the Sumer or calling it quits?

LikaLaruku said...

I think I vaguely remember reading that all the translators are school-goers, Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

but it's already translated
I think the problem is editing

professional dreamer nagi said...

Hi guys! Nagi here again.

I know saying sorry for the lack of updates won't suffice, but I hope that what I'll say will make you all happy.

As I said, Vol. 15 and the 2009 specials (the epilogue special) are already translated. We're already done typesetting Vol. 15, and they're currently going through QC. After that, we'll start working on the 2009 specials.

Just a little longer, guys! Fight!

Quinn said...

@PDN

Thank you for the update! I am looking forward to the upcoming release.^_^

Anonymous said...

Lol, 65 comments!

Thanks for putting up with us Nagi :) And thanks for all your hard work guys, we really REALLY appreciate it. CanNOT wait, since it surely won't be long now!^^ THANK YOU! :)

Anonymous said...

This is exciting news, but I'll save my enthusiasm 'til I see the finished product.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your work! I read the whole of Gokusen 2 months ago and sometimes I get impatient and come here to see what you´re up to and end up disappointed.
So today I´m really happy after reading Nagi´s update and I feel like I can wait a little longer.

Anonymous said...

Hey Nagi,

Thanks for the update! Gokusen is one of my favorite manga, so I'm glad it is still being worked on. It's definitely easier to wait when you pop up from time to time with a quick progress report. Thanks so much for your hard work! I can't wait to see the end!