Monday, October 10, 2011

In the Wall [Fuan no Tane+ #20]

Just to warn you, this chapter is slightly NSFW.

Also a note about the beginning: the call and response ("Ready!?" and "Not yet!!") is part of the game of hide and seek in Japanese. When the seeker finishes counting, they say 「もういいかい?」 ("Ready!?") and if one of the hiders hasn't found a hiding spot yet, they say 「まあだだよ!」 ("Not yet!!").
Original manga by Nakayama Masaaki

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Large-ish Update [Fuan no Tane+ #16-19]

Sorry for missing updates this week! Included in this post are the chapters that were planned for Wednesday (16 and 17), the chapter for Friday (18), and an extra chapter (19) since I missed so many. Enjoy!

Original manga by Nakayama Masaaki

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Poll

I'm curious to know what you think about the series so far so I set up a poll for the chapters I've posted up to #10 of Fuan no Tane+.

It'd be great to get some discussion going so feel free to leave a comment about your choice!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Snapshot [Fuan no Tane+ #12]

I found out that there are actually four chapters from Fuan no Tane+ that have already been translated floating around, this chapter being one of them. For the interest of completeness, and since those translations came from really bad scans, I'd still like to do my own translations of them. But, since they're already available I'll make sure to also include a new chapter in case you've already read these, so that means I'll be posting two chapters tonight.

The other ones are #16 "Grandpa's Ochonan", #32 "School Photo", and #33 "Prior Engagement?", so when I get to those I'll make sure to also include a new one.

So, here's chapter 12, Snapshot!
Original manga by Nakayama Masaaki

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Night of the Blackout [Fuan no Tane+ #10]

Sorry for getting to this kind of late today!

Click on the image for chapter 10
Original manga by Nakayama Masaaki

By the way, if you're curious, I think the blackout in this chapter is referencing this (news article in English here).

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Verdict? [Fuan no Tane+ #8]

Translating the 7th chapter has taken longer than I anticipated so I've decided to go ahead with the 8th chapter for today. I'll be sure to post the 7th as soon as I finish!

Click the image for chapter 8.
Original manga by Nakayama Masaaki

Also, from now on I'll post the first panel of the next chapter after the jump as a small preview of the next release.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Koukai no Naraku [Yuu Vol. 10]

This is another oneshot from Yuu volume 10. The title translates to something like "Hell of Regret". Let me know what you think!
Original manga by Oshikiri Rensuke

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ochonan [Fuan no Tane+ #5]

Click on the image for chapter 5!
Original manga by Nakayama Masaaki

Monday, September 12, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Way Home [Yuu Vol. 10]

So this is a oneshot from volume 10 of a horror magazine (or "ghostly magazine" as they call it) called Yuu (幽), website here. It contains short stories by various authors (some of which I'm working on translations of to post here), articles about things that are paranormal in some way (in this issue there was an article about the internet trend called ひとりかくれんぼ (or "one man hide and seek" as it's known in the west I think) and a collection of interviews about the dark side of maid cosplay, haha), photographs, "true" stories, and there's an annual literary prize, so in this issue there was a section written by people involved with the judging process with commentary about the entries and what makes a good horror story.

There's also a manga section. This issue had four 6-page stories and a 12-page story each by a different mangaka. The one that I chose to translate for today is kind of similar to Fuan no Tane in that it has that urban legend, real-ish feel to it, though slightly longer and with more dialog.

Click on the image for "The Way Home" (帰り道)
Original manga by Morohoshi Daijiro

Monday, September 5, 2011

Homesick [Fuan no Tane+ #2]

Here's chapter 2! Currently finishing up a one-shot from a horror magazine which will be posted on Wednesday and then chapter 3 will be posted on Friday.

[The image is the link]
Original manga by Masaaki Nakayama


Friday, September 2, 2011

Scheduling Update

I received an email that one chapter a week might be too slow for Fuan no Tane+ and I agree. I'm going to try to gradually increase the rate that I post the stories starting with two each week, once on Monday and again on Friday. If it's not too much work then I'll increase the frequency even more.

Keep in mind that I'll also be posting other translations in addition to Fuan no Tane+ starting next week (probably Wednesday).

Look forward to chapter 2 of Fuan no Tane+ on Monday!

Daily Routine [Fuan no Tane + #1]

Here is my first release, the first chapter of Fuan no Tane +! Enjoy!

Original manga by Masaaki Nakayama.

P.S. If you know anyone who might be interested in this kind of stuff, let them know about the site!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


I'll keep this quick and get right to it: as a fan of Japanese horror I decided to start this blog in order to introduce more works of the genre to the steadily growing pool available to English speakers. My current project is Fuan no Tane Plus, the sequel to the amazing Fuan no Tane, which I hope to post chapters from at a regular pace (I'm thinking every Friday).

On the horizon you can expect some previously unavailable (in English) works by a couple of well-known horror mangaka, and in between the regular Friday updates I have a good number of more obscure but equally interesting manga that you might enjoy.

So I'll start tomorrow with the first chapter of Fuan no Tane + and see where it goes from there!