Ehh, now that I’m finally writing this, I’m not quite sure how to start. You see, the oneshot we’re releasing is by Ando Yuki, who is an absolutely wonderful author, and we adore her and her works to bits. However…this particular oneshot, well, I’ll just say that she has better stuff out there! Like Machida-kun! (More TL;DR below.) °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°
Anyway, regardless of how we liked the oneshot, that doesn’t mean we’ll skimp on the quality of the release. Everyone would love to have the opportunity to release one of her stories if they could, and it would be an absolute disservice on our part if we didn’t deliver something worthy of her name. Which is why the title of this post is what it is, LoL, because it was really, really, really hard to get back into scanlating. I’m still not sure if I’m even back yet. Compare it to getting back into exercising after months of bumming around.
Let’s get to the release first, so that those who aren’t interested in our additional news can just get on to their downloading and online reading.
Ai no Sanka (L’hymne à l’Amour) by Ando Yuki
For you, I would do anything.
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BIG NEWS! If you’ve read any of our other releases, maybe you’ll have noticed a little shortie by the name of Kyou no Machida-kun by Ando Yuki back in 2013. If I could all-caps that number, I totally would. As we mentioned when we first released it, it was one of six stories that had been pitched to readers, who had the chance to vote for their favorites. The most popular one would get a serialization, and that honor went to Hatsukoi Lollipop by Matsumoto Kaori. (Such a shame, too! Machida was so unique. :'<)
We never gave up hope of one day seeing Machida serialized, but we weren’t holding our breaths either. As it happened, after almost two years, Shueisha decided to surprise us all, and we’re finally getting a series for Machida-kun.
。ﾟ(ﾟﾉД｀ﾟ)ﾟ｡ You guys don’t know how happy we are! Of course, we totally intend to work on it. However, for personal reasons, I’ve (being Li) realized that I need to get my priorities straight, and to stop buying so much manga. This really saddens me, especially when Machida-kun is just right around the corner of serialization. I’ll be missing out on all of the color pages! (´；ω；`) asd;flkj!!!
TL;DR—Kyou no Machida-kun (originally released 2013) by Ando Yuki is getting a series, henceforth known as Machida-kun no Sekai. Serialization starts in the 4th issue of Betsuma, 13 March 2015. Li needs to get her priorities straight, which means not buying so much manga every month and therefore a lack of raws, unless a high quality source is found elsewhere. It is likely that other groups will pick it up. However, we welcome other interpretations, and will work on and release Machida-kun at our own pace.