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Despair Works

For what is life BUT despair?

New Month, New Series

Hey all. I know it’s been a while, and we’ve been pretty busy lately, since it’s June… bad shit happens in June. Especially for poor students like us.

We are aware that KdO 13 is out; I’m currently working on it. More than that, though, we’ve decided to pick up a new series:


As you can probably tell, this series is completely different from everything else we’ve put out. This is mostly a (really bad) attempt to establish ourselves as a legitimate scanlation group that does more than borderline illegal serialized manga!

In all seriousness though, Bungaku Shoujo (aka Literature Girl) is one of my favourite series, ever. I absolutely love it, and the series holds a pretty special place in my heart. It’s rare to come across a work that’s as thoughtful and as entertaining, so I was really thrilled when I heard it was going to be adapted into a manga. (It was originally a light novel.)

The atmosphere is a lot darker than the other series that we do, and may bore those who are looking for a quick laugh. Just a little word of caution.

Since this series features many rather difficult edits, updates will be a lot less frequent. We apologize to any readers who may wish to follow this series in the future.

And now, a (very major) translation note:

Sandaibanashi: a form of short story revolving around three (usually completely unrelated) nouns. For example, the three nouns could be “washing machine” “Honda Integra Type-R” and “The Bombing of Hiroshima” and the writer must find a way to link all three of these concepts together. These are the stories that Konoha writes for Tooko every day.

Those of you waiting for KdO: It’ll be out soon, I promise. I know we’ve gotten slower over the months, and I feel pretty guilty for that, but I’m really trying my best here, as are all my editors. Thanks for sticking with us, and we hope you’ll enjoy this new series!


Posted 8 June 2009, 14:33 by Akira · Comment [19]

Koe de Oshigoto! Chapter 12

Koe de Oshigoto! Chapter 12:

So here it is. As promised (?) before the start of June! We’re still caught up to syndication… although just barely.

Back by popular demand (from no one in particular), here’s a little poem to express how I feel.

Springtime visits my fair abode, bringing
With it all the joys and thrills of freedom;
Yet here I sit, ‘twixt chair and screen, typing,
Attempting to create my own Kingdom.
Curséd sloth! You impede me on my quest.
Were I less lazy I would have finished.
Yet, every three minutes I wish for rest,
And my will to work starts to diminish.
How can one as slovenly as I hope
To ever become known, famous or great?
Quietly I sit, attempting to cope,
Peradventure, lots of work is my fate.
This poem is emo, I am sure of it;
Back to KdO, and fapping to it.


PS: Two things.
One: That poem isn’t indicative of anything. I’m just really bored. In actuality, I’ve been busy playing Fallout.
Two: Some more observant people may notice that our contact info has changed. Forget IRC, we’ll just use this website! If you need to find us, just leave a comment. I check this website daily anyways.

Posted 16 May 2009, 15:51 by Akira · Comment [32]

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