As an addendum to this previous post, we would like to say that using the scans for graphics is fine, but don’t ever repost the scans by themselves. Not just on Tumblr, but also on various manga reader sites around the place. This previous announcement here does a good job of explaining our stance on the issue, which mostly relates to watermarks and the difficulty of quality control with regard to scan distribution.
We are a small scanlation group, initially composed of two people, and now getting help from three other part-timers. We do not make any money from scanlating (Do you see any ads on the website? Do you see any donation links?), and in fact spend what little free time we have on the scanlation process, for love of the series and as a service to the community.
All we ask in return is for people not to repost our things without permission. With or without credit is not the issue here—we explicitly said not to repost our scans, yet people still keep on doing it. “It’s the internet” is a disgusting excuse and heck, does not even qualify as an excuse. There’s something called respecting other people’s wishes, and once disregarded it can have serious consequences.
It is mighty discouraging to see our work reposted over and over again, and makes us wonder what kind of audience we are catering to, if it is the type that does this and tolerates this kind of action. Now, we are asking ourselves if we want to continue serving this type of audience or not.
Rant as this is, we just want to reiterate our wishes for our content not to be reposted anywhere. We already opened the doors for permission-asking sometime back, but since no one chose to enter that door, we might as well close it, ne? You could try our luck by dropping us a line on Tumblr or through email (email@example.com), but with the recent attitude of our beloved reposters, we wish you the best of luck in changing our minds.
We are not quitting the scanlation business—yet—but it is a likely possibility if these reposters persist.
answered 2 weeks ago / reblog
Hi! I want aks the permission for rescan in italian P4 and in the future P3 and their doujinshi.
Sure, but remember to leave the credit intact!
Persona 3 Doujinshi - Futarigoto
Circle: Black Wide Show
Raw Provider/Cleaner: ebil_trio
Pairing: Shinjiro Aragaki x Akihiko Sanada
Warnings: Hints of BL, rated PG
Page Count: 33 (26 if you only count the actual panels)
DO NOT REHOST OR REPOST THESE SCANS.
This is our long overdue project in collaboration with ebil_trio! As such, we are making an exception for this release and will be providing a download link instead of an online reader link. Enjoy!
answered 2 months ago / reblog
Are you guys still working on P3P Dengeki Anthology?
We have decided to drop the P3P Dengeki Anthology as we are currently concentrating our efforts on scanlating official content such as the Persona 3 and Persona 4 manga. P3’s four-year blank left us around 10 chapters behind, and P4’s two-year hiatus gave us more than 25 chapters left to translate. Given the size of our scanlation group, this proves to be quite a handful. Seeing that translating official material is more beneficial to the fandom as a whole, we’ve decided to prioritize these first—as such, as of now, we won’t be working on the anthologies.
answered 2 months ago / reblog
Just thought I'd start off by saying thanks! Your scans & translation for Persona 3; from what I've seen are very professionally done! I look forward to reading the future chapters. Although, I was wondering if you guys have a dl link to all the chapters together. I've found chapter 22, but that seems to be the only one I can find. :P
You’re welcome—the pleasure is ours in putting up quality work to share with the readers. However, as unfortunate as it is, due to some…undesirable elements hiding amongst our visitors, we’ve ceased to provide download links for the scans starting from P3 Chapter 22b. It’s a measure to stop making us look like sitting ducks to our numerous unauthorized reposters, and we are greatly sorry to have to inconvenience our more honest audience in trying to counter their activities.
We’ve been pressing on this issue time and again, so to all others who may be wondering where the previously-present download links went, I’m repeating the announcement—they will no longer be available.
On a side note, I would suggest that newcomers—or even revisitors, actually—to run a quick check on the group before coming up with questions. At least the latest posts, since we tend to be pretty vocal with any changes. Chances are you’ll already find the answer to your question if you look around for a bit—the well-updated group FAQ is a good place to start.
We are pleased to announce that the translator and cleaner positions have been filled!
In addition to K2 (SharkGears) scanning in and cleaning some Persona 4 manga chapters, we would like to welcome nenilein, our additional translator and Revya (of Fallen Syndicate), our additional cleaner, into the fold!
Persona 3 Chapter 22b - CROSSROADS
Artist: Shuji Sogabe
Translator/Quality Checker: EirlysTylluan
Raw Provider: anonymous
Special Thanks: nova_crystal, for compiling the raws
Page Count: 23
Read Online: Reader #1 | Reader #2
DO NOT REHOST OR REPOST THESE SCANS WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION.
Continuation of the October 4 event. What awaits Ken and Shinjiro after Takaya’s arrival? Will Akihiko arrive in time?
Though you probably already know what happens if you’ve played the game.
As people have saw it fit to disregard our statement not to rehost or repost our scans without permission, we have decided not to include downloadable versions of the scans from hereforth. You may reblog our release post or link to the release post outside of Tumblr, but any other methods of reproducing the scans are strictly prohibited and should be raised with us.
Also, we’d like to know which of the two versions is more user-friendly and if there are any existing bugs we have overlooked. Feedback on the readers would be greatly appreciated, and you may place your vote via ask, submit, or reblog (you may place your votes in the tags if you wish—just state if you like Reader #1 or Reader #2 better).
Thank you for your support, and we hope you enjoy this release!
The most disturbing set of panels we had to work on.
Updated page 21 of P4 Chapter 16. Apologies for the oversight.
To those who reposted our scans on various manga reader sites (again, without asking permission), we would like to advise you to re-download the scans lest people start asking where the bubbles went.
In line with that, if any of you have suggestions as to where to rehost the scans, please do inform us, and we shall take those into consideration the next time we release something. In fact, we’ll do the uploading work ourselves if that would ensure quality control with regards to the scanlations, as discussed in this post here, as we’d rather not have the distribution of these scans flying out of control wherever.
So… are there any suggestions?