News for You, Retirement for Us

Hello SDS readers!

Clearly, there hasn’t been any activity here. SDS will retire by the end of my summer (End of September). Anything that the remaining staff and I get done is what’ll get done. After that, I might…

  1. give whatever materials are left to our staff members who want it
  2. post download links to them on this blog, so that whoever wants it can take it
  3. not do anything

DCMA have been copyrighting some of our releases. So far it’s Hirunaka ch.2 and 5 that have taken the hit. (in the past, it was Brave 10). I will not reupload those files or future files that get copyrighted. Fortunately, they’re joint projects, so you have other places to download those files.


Anyway, I’ll put a list of things that we have left that we may or may not finish.

  1. Hirunaka no Ryuusei volume 6
  2. Dreaming Cat Varim chapters 6-8
  3. Chotto Edo Made chapters 9-12
  4. Sukitte iwaseru Houhou chapters 9-10 (?) and maybe some of the rescanlations

Soukai Kessen will be officially dropped, since we have no translator.


VIZ 3 for 2 Manga Sale at Barnes&Nobles!!

Here’s a little promotion…

Just click on the picture and it’ll lead you to the Barnes&Noble page where you can see all the print titles that are on sale. VIZ has a huge collection of manga that every reader would probably be interested in! So support the authors you love and buy some tanks if you can! If you buy $25 or more in items at B&N, you get free shipping (US customers only, I believe)

VIZ Media is also having a huge digital manga sale for those of you who can’t afford the shipping costs or just prefer a digital copy for your tablets/phones/screens.


Enjoy and go manga shopping this season!!

If there are any other countries or areas that are having manga sales and you’d like to share the awareness with us, just drop a comment, links, and information about it in the comment section.



Dreaming Cat Varim Episode 6


Here you go!! The new arc for DCV. This and future releases are long overdue haha. Enjoy =]

(Download the PDF here)

I’m using a different laptop right now, so everything is going to be a little different from usual, until I get back to my old laptop.

P.S. More chapters of Hirunaka got copyrighted by DCMA. As I said before, I will not be reuploading any of them. There are plenty of files floating around the internet, so you can probably look around and find it.

Brave 10 Reflection and the Future

My personal first response to finally finishing the scanlations for Brave 10 was, “Yes!!! Freedom!” And then it was like, “Wow, that was a pretty long journey.” But even more so, “There’s no way we could have finished this series alone. Thank God for RanScans and all the SDS volunteers who spent their time to work on this series.”

This series is the longest one we’ve managed to put on our complete list. What an accomplishment…

Now… more about the actual series. I was kind of surprised by how it ended. But then again, there comes the realization that it wasn’t supposed to end there. Brave 10 was supposed to keep going, but a switch in magazines ended it and gave birth to the sequel. You see, I have the first three volumes of Brave 10 S among other Brave 10 goods. (There are also scanlations of it, but I haven’t read those.) I was thoroughly confused. So… there you go! I actually don’t have much to say about this series.

What I do need to say about it is that SDS is planning NOT to scanlate the sequel (even though we were originally.) It will be left to the Brave 10 staff from both SDS and RanScans who are in Easy Going Scans now to decide if they can and want to work on the sequel. [Keep reading below the image for the "Future" talk.]

If you don’t know already, Random Scanlations has decided to return to its roots with Easy Going Scans. Now I must share a bit of the future of SDS with you guys too =] First of all, we’re going to finish scanlating Hirunaka no Ryuusei volume 6 and stop there. As you all know, other fans have been scanlating it much faster than us and EF. For both of our groups, we have come to terms that HnR is saddenly becoming more of a burden for us than a joy (as it used to be.)

It might be a while before we release any of our other titles because of university in particular. So… don’t be surprised if you don’t see anything until maybe mid-June!


Celebrate Our 4th Anniversary!

It is amazing how far we have come! Come, celebrate our 4th Anniversary with us by reading our new releases and old releases from long ago!

Much thanks to Evil Flowers and Random Scans for jointing up with us over the years. You’ll see that they contributed to a bulk, perhaps a majority, of our releases. Without them, there would undoubtedly be less manga to share with you guys.

Of course there is the staff of SDS to thank for the shaping of this group. Without each member’s contribution, SDS would have nothing to offer. Please read the credits and acknowledge all the staff that had a part in making your manga reading experience lovely.

Finally, we must give all of props the mangakas who created the masterpieces that we found worthy of our time. Make sure the love you have for their manga translates back into a physical form by purchasing your own digital or print copy of the manga if you are able.

Thank you, readers for 4 fun years of scanlation and manga!

[April 15th/16th/18th] Brave 10 Volume 8
\\ act 44 \\ act 45 \\ act 46 \\ act 47 [END] \\

[April 16th] Hirunaka no Ryuusei Volume 5
// day 31 // day 32 // day 33 // day 34 // Cookie Girl Cream Boy //

*P.S. I’ll have a reflection on the ending of Brave 10 later if anyone is interested.