Sunday, October 30, 2016

RESCANS MANIA!

Gakkyuu Houtei (School justice) v1


Maga tsuki v1

Shuriken and Pleats v1

-Gakkyuu Houtei (School justice) v1
-Maga tsuki v1
-Shuriken and Pleats v1

534 comments:

  1. Hi hi"
    Thanks for these awesome releases, especially for 'Uraboku'... yeah, kyaaaaaaaaa!, you're the best!! :-)
    I like the new site very much! Have a nice day! :-)

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  2. Thanks for all the releases...
    Does anybody knows where could I find this series?
    http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=4113

    It's says it's scanned but couldn't find it anywhere.

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  3. Here is the stuff.
    http://n-k-mangadld.blogspot.com/2011/08/revolutionary-girl-utena-adolescence-of.html

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  4. WOW, can't belive you found it.
    Thanks!

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  5. So they say "good things come to those who laze around"*. And so it seems, that Crowbar actualy completed his Alien Nine release - it is offered on BakaBT with ddls posted in uploaders forum.
    As it is, I see no point in duplicating his work, so I will bump Karin Airmail release from "two days after the end of the world" to "sometime this year".
    Afterwards, if one of my eeeeevil plans works out, I will look for some other series to mutila.. I mean release. Stay tuned.

    * Maybe not the exact workind here.

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  6. Heh. To be happy or sad? Hard to say. :)

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  7. Thanks so much for Afterschool Charisma Vol 1! I hope someone scans the remaining volumes!!!

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  8. @ KTK
    Yeah, hard choice there.
    On one hand, Alien Nine is ready.
    On the other hand, this means that Karin Airmail will be released as well.

    I guess Alien Nine outweights the Failmail, so we shall rejoice.

    ps: Blogspot does not have the "Reply to comment
    function. Fail.

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  9. I second the request for more Afterschool Charisma!

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  10. So, remember me declaring that Trigun will be done next year? Seems I made it, barely.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?jecw8tnid94uy

    There are couple issues here, but nothing major:
    1) I mislabeled the files as randomscans+nitecon instead of Kickthekitty+Nitecon, and noticed it after finishing the upload. Since my uplink sucks I don't feel like reuping just for that. I know I can rename the files, but not the name of packed folder inside the zip archive.
    2) I messed up the postprocessing batch, so later vols are not 2000px height, but rather 1986px.
    3) Earlier vols may be slightly overcropped, but again, nothing major. Even less of an issue, since everyone who care already read TriMax scanlation by Max7.

    There, another series (mostly) done. If you'll even get to scanning v2 and v14, I'll edit them for sake of completing the release.

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  11. Let me say few words.
    Amazing. Incredible. Remarkable.

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  12. Oh yes, and the archive names are no problem to me.

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  14. The links for Pokemon Adventure volume 2 doesn't work. Could you re-upload it please? Thank you for the scans. Much appreciated.

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    1. Didn't the DF link work either?

      (it was in the "scans by Random Scans: link" page)
      http://depositfiles.com/files/zqnjlbiqp

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  15. Could you re-upload Ai Yori Aoshi Evangeline releases of volumes 2,5-8,please?

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    1. Done! Do partage links work or do you need other file host?

      http://www.partage-facile.com/FL1P1QQK38/ai_yori_aoshi_v02__evangeline_.rar.html
      http://www.partage-facile.com/HKX3UE7R38/ai_yori_aoshi_v05__evangeline_.zip.html
      http://www.partage-facile.com/KRT3Q0WG0T/ai_yori_aoshi_v06__evangeline_.zip.html
      http://www.partage-facile.com/UIS9TMC42Y/ai_yori_aoshi_v07__evangeline_.zip.html
      http://www.partage-facile.com/JOVLUCOU4Z/ai_yori_aoshi_v08__evangeline_.zip.html

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    2. It's fine thank you.

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    3. Vol 5-8 seem to redirect to the home page. Removed?

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    4. Yeah. I reuploaded to BU this time.
      They should all be up now in the RELEASES page.

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  16. I see you uploaded further rescans of AYA. I am assuming you read the email I sent you about 3 weeks ago, and decided that the quality diff is worth the effort to scan the books again, or did the mail got lost?

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    1. Well. It might have been more like "AYA deserves rescanning!". A nice excuse to go through those books again.

      The mail didn't go lost. I just dislike to promise something until I can be sure. In this case, when the book is scanned.

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  17. The link for Ai Yori Aoshi v15 on "scans by Random Scans: link" is dead could you reupload it ?

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    1. Ah shit. I started before answer just hoping best so it ended up DF.

      http://depositfiles.com/files/49m49o64t

      But I will upload to BU too. It just takes a while since it's weekend. By the way, you probably noticed that this series is under rescanning. (As there are v11-v13 books rescanned in 600dpi in this post.) Books v14-v17 might get rescanned as well.

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    2. http://www.bitupload.com/s4ob9ttvvwnc/Ai_Yori_Aoshi_v15.zip.html

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  19. can you upload Oh My Goddess volumes 23 and 38 because i couldn't find them in DF folder?
    btw there are two same volume 16

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    1. v23 is there with the name: vol.23 (dark horse)v2
      (not really worth downloading, just 300dpi and lq)

      But where could v38 have ended up? Oh well..
      http://www.partage-facile.com/U39FXHIDAI/oh_my_goddess_v38.zip.html

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    2. So these with (dark horse) in the name are lq ?

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  20. Wuohohooo... the second volume of 'Uraboku'!!! Thank you so much, you're the best!! :-)

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  21. Thank you for Maou and could you re-upload v02,v09 and v10-unedited scans of Blade of Heaven,please

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  22. Could you please re-upload volumes 1-6 of "Maou: Juvenile Remix"? The Jumbofile links I found on the 'Scans by Random Scans: link' page are all dead.
    And if possible, could you make the file size smaller (hopefully below 100 MB)? Any file host except Mediafire, Letitbit and Turbobit are fine by me.

    As always, thank you so much for all these scans!

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    1. Oops! Sorry, but volume 7 is down as well -- so that one too, please!

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    2. And if it's not too much trouble, a smaller-sized version of vol. 9.
      So sorry for triple-posting ~ I'm in a pretty absent-minded mood today >_<

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    3. They should be up now.
      As for resizing, it is too much of a trouble.
      While it might not seem much of a work, I am already giving as much of my freetime for this blog as I can. And well, the fact that there were dead links at the first place is a sign that it's barely enough.
      I can't do anything extra.

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    4. Oh, I see. Okey-dokey, then :)
      Thanks for the re-upload!

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  23. can u please upload the other code geass queen mangas

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  24. Could you upload Darker than Black elsewhere(jumbofiles or bitupload) b/c recently I have difficulties downloading from partage-facile if it is not big bother .

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    1. Reuploaded to both.
      http://www.bitupload.com/619515nde1fv
      http://jumbofiles.com/pdtpkdq5ejmo

      Sorry it took a while. I couldn't upload during weekend.
      If there's more problems with partage, then don't hesitate to ask mirrors.

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    2. OK I won't and thank you

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  25. Both links for Blue Exorcist v2 are broken (Jumbofiles and Partgage-facile). Could you please reupload it to Bitupload?

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  26. I know it's to much to ask but could you re-upload Rurouni Kenshin's volumes on bitupload or jumbofiles because fileserve links are dead and I can't download from partage

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    1. and Vampire game

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    2. Both series are now uploaded to bitupload.

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  27. Could you please upload all the volumes (if any) of "Loveless" you have? The filehost isn't an issue, but Russian websites are a bit troublesome for me.
    Thank you!

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    1. I have reuploaded to Loveless v1-v8 BU.
      Though personally I don't value that series much. Author's other series like "Gestalt" and "Satou-kun to Tanaka-san" are so much better.

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    2. Thank you very much!

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  28. hey, please scan and upload keroro gunsou (sgt. frog)...

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  29. Can reupload Akaten Hero?

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    1. Thank you. Also can you re-upload Last Fantasy - link is down

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  30. Hi there kickthekitty/randomscans.

    I have spent a few hours here and there over 3 months now and managed to get a proper release out for volume 34 of berserk. (A total of a few days, but anyways now most pages looks sparkling :D)

    Download link is here: http://jumbofiles.com/m4o5wvrqu37d
    Password is: bakabt

    I will remove the link in like 2 weeks so you could reupload it now or then if you feel like it.

    You are credited as the scanner in the zip-file (page 236) so you don't have to change anything in it.


    (Btw on your "RELEASES"-page there is an error. Vanity was not the one who did "Cat Paradise (aka Gakuen Sousei Nekoten!)". Atleast not the same Vanity who did Berserk, since he wont release anything else (not now, and not in the future))

    Also, thank you for your scans and keep putting work into your blog :)

    Cheers!

    illya_

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    1. (I spent some time with Vanity making that release and learned tons to use in this one)

      I would say it is as close to perfect as possible in as high quality as possible. Ofc the filesize is thereafter... 458 mb.

      There is a little bit of dust left (like in Ganishkas backflash, but I couldn't motivate myself to get the dust around the speechbubbles...) anyways really good stuff :D

      Enjoy!

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    2. Oh my! I won't actually have time to read it, as I'm gonna start vacation today. But hopefully I have enough time to upload this to the blog.
      Few pages I did checked looked absolutely perfect.
      :)

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    3. Didn't have time. Sorry. :(
      I will try to post it at sunday.

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    4. Np :)

      Enjoy your vacation!

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    5. Huh. Up at last.
      I hope I credited correctly in the post.

      Still going to take longer before I have chance to make BU link so only DF and PF links now.

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    6. looks perfect :)

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  31. RAPIGATOR has alimit for files bigger than 500MB " You can download files up to 500 MB in free mode" otherwise for smaller than 500MB is good

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  32. Thank you Kickthekitty! And yes, bitupload is working again :).

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  33. Can you reupoload Darkstalkers/Red Earth Maleficarum to bitupload

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  35. Can you please reupload Volume 6 of Blue Exorcist on jumbofile? thank you!

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    1. I have reupped it to BU
      http://www.bitupload.com/1blc4f9g4gvz

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  36. Can you upload to bitupload Croquis Pop ?

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    1. That was fast
      Thank you

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    2. With all my arrogance and insolence I will ask so please don't hate me much
      Is there any slightly chance you to scan the rest of the it and Jack Frost (same mangaka/Artist)

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  37. Can you please upload Volumes 7 and 8 of Sunadokei?? The jumbofile links expired and I can't seem the mirror links don't seem to be working for me either.

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    1. Bitupload to rescue

      v7 http://www.bitupload.com/d5p9is7bh81m
      v8 http://www.bitupload.com/8pwfqfc7d4ke

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  38. Thank you very much for scanning Kagetora! You can't think how gladness read favorite series in this excellent quality. Will you scan first and second volume? And can you upload to bitupload Kagetora? Thank you for attention)

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    1. v1 and v2 are up.
      But bitupload has server problems right now.
      Can you name some other filehost service? Otherwise I will reup to DF.

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    2. You can upload files on 4shared or uploadstation.

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    3. http://www.4shared.com/zip/DHY6X08X/Kagetora_v5.html?
      http://www.4shared.com/zip/sO6MLj4-/Kagetora_v6.html?
      http://www.4shared.com/zip/jEjhNFqF/Kagetora_v7.html?
      http://www.4shared.com/zip/7U3kVUrr/Kagetora_v8.html?
      http://www.4shared.com/zip/-jlXzR7B/Kagetora_v9.html?

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  39. thank you very much for the links...i have read half the stuff u give from here lol

    also...sorry to bother you....since i didnt find a requests section... can u also cover these two titles in ur rescans and linking?:
    Chevalier http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=3490
    Aka-chan to Boku http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=1110

    Thankyou for your time and consideration
    Especially for the links...(just finished pig bride and vision of escaflowne[kyaaa])

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  40. Does anyone know where i can find these 2 series

    Chevalier
    http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=3490

    Aka-chan to Boku
    http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=1110

    I would buy them...but sadly they arent available where i can buy them with ease...i still prefer them to be in my digital manga collection rather than paper.....(running outta room in my studio aprtment lol)

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  41. Can you re-upload Kyoukai no Rinne to bitupload or 4shared ?

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  42. Good to see the site back up again. Was wondering what happened last i checked when it went down o.O;

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    1. That's wordpress for you. Luckily blogspot has proven to be more stabile.

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  43. Thanks so much for finishing Maou - Juvenile Remix!

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  44. Can you re-upload Mahoromatic v4 and Dark Angel volumes ?

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    1. Reuploaded.
      Mahoromatic v4 is in DF and p-f.
      Dark Angel v1 v3 v4 v5 are in DF and p-f. v2HQ is in DF. Old v2 is i p-f.

      If you need more mirrors then don't hesitate to ask.

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  45. Thanks so much for the scans! I really appreciate all your hard work.

    I was just wondering, do you know of anywhere that has scans of Fruits Basket (TP)? Thanks

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  46. Thank you very much!

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  47. Taking Honey Darling, thanks a lot!!!

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  48. Can you reupload Sayonara, Zetsubou-sensei volumes to 4shared or bitupload?

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  49. Can you please upload Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle to bitupload or depositfiles ?

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    1. That one went up for some reason. Uploaded to BU.

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  50. Can you reupload Blade of the immortal v24 ?

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    1. rEUPLOADED
      http://depositfiles.com/files/3cnwxzsrh

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  51. Could you re-upload The All-New Tenchi Muyo (Shin Tenchi Muyo) to Mediafire, 4shared or depositfiles ?

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    1. Did you mean releases or unedited scans?
      Scans are now reuploaded to MF in the page "scans by Random Scans".
      Releases are up in "Releases" page.

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  52. Yes I meant unedited scans and thank you
    Again could you re-upload No Need For Tenchi unedited scans?

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  53. Could you please reupload Sunadokei(aka Sand Chronicles) to other filehost ? It seems I can't download from partage-facile.

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    1. Obvious question follows: Will DF work? (Because v9 and v10 are still up in there.) If not then please name a filehost of your choice.

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  54. What about Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei Volume 12? Will it be scanned later or is the volume unavailable?

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  55. Could you please let me know if you plan on scanning more volumes of "The House of Five Leaves"? I have no intention of bothering you about it, of course; I just want to know.

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  56. Sir, thank you for uploading and rescan these release. I have a question for you, do you have any plan to continue uploading Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei?

    Thanks in advance

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    1. If it comes across then yes, we scan. But we don't exactly plan it in anyway.

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    2. Thanks you for replying.

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  57. I edited Ai Yori Aoshi v09-17 using the 600dpi scans where available. I think that the end result looks pretty good.

    http://depositfiles.com/folders/K774LXH4M

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    1. Urgh. That old scan of v10.
      I will scan a proper cover and inner covers to v10 at monday.

      In fact if you feel like it, I could rescan entire v10 in 600dpi. (Were all the rest 600dpi?)

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    2. All the other scans where at 600dpi. I am a bit burnt out on editing after editing more then 1500 pages. Personally speaking I don't think v10 looks bad at all in comparison to the other scans.

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    3. Less work for me, works for me anytime!
      As I said I shall scan (hopefully) better cover and colored inner covers tomorrow.
      I will post those here as reply.

      Or, as that's just few images, I could replace cover and add new inners to your v10 release myself, if you wish so.

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    4. Eh, it's just a few pages so I will edit them myself. You are already spending your time scanning these pages, I may as well do my part. I post a link to the updated volume when I'm done.

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    5. Here come the covers. Sadly the new front cover is rather scratched.
      http://www.mediafire.com/?dkr8vhy2063rcn2

      Here's explanation of images:
      -cover, is original old scan edited a little. No real need for this.
      -cover1f, is new cover which I cleaned little to remove scratches.
      -cover2-5, are unedited scans of new cover
      -coverb1-4, are unedited scans of new back cover.
      -coverin1-2, are scans of first colored inner cover.
      -coverinb1-2, are scans of second colored inner cover.

      So pick the best ones to your release!

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    6. I''m done with the edit.
      http://depositfiles.com/files/bgfb0yaeh

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  58. Arrgghhh! I can't believe it!! Kiss Ariki!!! And you scanned too the two first volumes of Uraboku!! You're the best ones, thank you so much!!!
    And, if you let me a suggestion, scan a little more yaoi please, hehe! Thanks again for all your hard work^!!! ♥

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  59. Thank you very much for the 2nd volume of Kiss Ariki^^

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  60. Could you upload Code Geass - Nightmare of Nunnally v1 and v2 to mega.co ?

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  61. Thanks for Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu v3 and Sakuran. I wish you scan Flowers of Evil (Aku no Hana) from Vertical.

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  62. Thanks for loveless volume 9, hope you plan to scan later volumes aswell :)

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  63. Do you find Junai Tokkou Taichou! for interesting manga ?
    http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=1776

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  64. Thanks for scanning loveless volume 10 as well :D

    kisses and hugs!

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  65. Thank you for Spice & Wolf

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    1. I asked a stupid question before immediately finding the answer, but I'd like to say thanks for your work!

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    2. With that, I'll ask - are there any plans to scan missing Tezuka stuff (Black Jack, Phoenix, etc.)? I was thinking of buying the cheaper missing Phoenix volumes to scan.

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    3. We have no plans. And as far as I know neither does Version4 (Guy who scanned Black Jack v1-v11).
      Hope you share your scans! :)

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  67. Hi,

    are you planning on releasing Black jack scans volume 13? As i saw that you released v11,12,14,15,16. How many volumes are there in total? Thanks :)

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  68. Thank's a lot for Angel Sanctuary, guys!!!

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  69. What about Eyeshield 21, do you plan to upload it?)

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  70. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and especially for Aitsu no Daihonmei!

    It would be great if you would possibly be able to scan and share more Yaoi (BL)! ^_^

    Thank you and enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Existing scanlations of it seem to be HQ. And art style is such that 600dpi wont give it any extra.
      And that seems to be the case with most of yaoi manga I come across.
      Scanlators just have been too good for us to add anything.

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  71. Thanks for doing your stuff :) Btw, any plans for Kaguya Hime?
    ( http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=526 )

    (there is a gap in the scanlation so volume 5-13 doesnt exist on the web)

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    1. Heh. I appreciate your faith on us but we just scan. We don't scanlate. That series ain't published in english.

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    2. Oh my bad :)

      I thought it was english but turns out it was french/german (one of them atleast).

      Oh well, as I said thanks ^^

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    3. Is there any chance you'd be willing to do Black Jack Volume 13? Because, if so, then Black Jack would be available completely until Volume 16;; 13 is the missing one in the list, not to mention 17, which completes it, iirc

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  72. According to Mangatraders, it looks like you scanned The Box Man a while back. That seems rather curious though since I can't seem to find it anywhere on the site. I got it anyways, but I just thought it was kind of strange.

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  73. Domo arigatou for Angel Sanctuary and Blade of the Immortal! Both are the masterpieces in their own genres.

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  74. Blade of the Immortal v20 and 21 edited.

    v20: https://mega.co.nz/#!1QkQVLLK!aKiLxj4sqctmAdCCs6jJd14xy5YudgtydnqMq8aMoJI

    v21: https://mega.co.nz/#!xM0RmYRR!FcYyenuvWFeixifYKJ0nen_r9rkpUy7R_SchkkXIcCo

    I haven't split the pages, kept them as double spreads. Figured it was better that way.. The remaining volumes will come soon..

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  75. Blade of the Immortal v22 edited

    https://mega.co.nz/#!IE8WwaRa!D00LGGC8Q6XY39nRdTl8Bg-Cd6QueYH-pUq9DlbYXio

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  76. Trigun Maximum v02:
    https://mega.co.nz/#!M4s0GIzI!GDchSTIl4sFWBFKMu5iBEkT7Zzh5TMR9QIU5DqAgC1I

    ...back to being gone.

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  77. Hello! I wasn't sure if requests were open or not, but I decided it
    wouldn't hurt to ask. Would it be possible to scan any of the
    following titles?
    Konoyo Ibun
    Senobi no Hosoku/Rule of Standing on Tiptoe
    Kaori no Keishou/Inheritance of Aroma
    Samejima-kun to Sasahara-kun
    Caramel
    Devil's Honey
    Itsumo Arashi no You ni Plus/Love is Like a Hurricane Plus
    Yellow 2
    Voice or Noise
    Ze
    Kanpeki na Shiiku/Perfect Training
    Mr. Convenience/A Convenient Man
    Aoi Hitsuji no Yume/(Not sure what its English release title is)
    Chuchun ga Chun/Tweeting Love Birds
    Black Sun Doreiou
    Deadlock
    Konna Nekomimi Suki desu ka/Do you like cat ears like these?
    Nobara/Wild Rose (Kumota Haruko)
    Itoshi no Nekokke/My Darling Kitten Hair
    Organic Sons
    Cafe Kichijoji de
    Sky Link
    Usagi Otoko, Tora Otoko/Rabbit Man, Tiger Man
    Oooku: The Inner Chambers
    Yume no Akichi/A Patch of Dreams
    Gekiga Hyouryuu/A Drifting Life,
    Hikari to Tomo ni.../With the Light
    AX
    Akai Yuki/Red Snow
    Fancy Gigolo Pelu/Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu
    Paranoia Star
    Saraiya Gorou/House of Five Leaves v3-8
    Sumomomo Momomo v11-12
    Saint Seiya v28
    Tekken Chinmi
    Golgo 13
    Hadashi no Gen/Barefoot Gen
    Dangu
    Dosei Mansion/Saturn Apartments
    Panorama Toukitan/The Strange Tale of Panorama Island
    Kamigami no Itadaki/Summit of the Gods
    Ikigami/Death Paper/Death Notice
    Matantei Loki Ragnarok

    Thanks for your time and consideration!

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    1. Since there's been no reply, should I assume that none of these are possible, then? It's fine if not, I'd just like to know so I know whether or not I should ask elsewhere. Sorry for bothering you!

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  78. Hi, I have done some work on Ah! My Goddess scans available on internet. As far as I know no one else has done any work on them. These were scanned by GMT (again AFAIK). I have cropped and deskewed them as well as combined some double pages to single page. The Volumes that I have done work on are v04-v08, v10 and v11. I have not desampled these, but because of cropping image size is reduced.

    Here is link to mega folder:

    https://mega.co.nz/#F!IFZVCD4J!CLc-8kFTRO0nkCN5P49CcA

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  79. Request: Alice in the Country of Clover - Bloody Twins.

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    1. We already did that! :)
      http://kickthekitty.blogspot.fi/2013/05/random-scans-clover-no-kuni-no-alice.html

      Next I think will be Joker.

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    2. Oh, I didn't know. It's not listed with the Cheshire Cat.

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  80. Mate,

    Any link for Spice and Wolf Manga 2? This post is awesome!

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    1. Sorry for late response.
      You can find all links to that series from our Mega linkfolder for S
      https://mega.co.nz/#F!XRcGgSDC!AdW3o0Z39MBOf_llI2WdpQ

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    2. Arigato Gozaimasu!!

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  81. any news for berserk v37? :)

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    1. okay.. http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4rrd0U3NS1r05tymo1_250.jpg

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  82. Mahoromatic vol 04 (KickTheKitty+Nitecon).zip
    https://mega.co.nz/#!BkNmXIJD!bAFCx2FS4oIJ4qexdIU6syHJ6HYyxChLBtbAcFP5s5M

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  83. may i request clover by clamp? http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=3129

    thank you :)

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    1. Isn't it fully scanlated?
      Well there's that DH v1-v4 omnibus I have been meaning to check out. If it looks good, I will scan it.

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    2. err, yes it is, but the scan looks not very satisfied :(
      (or maybe it was just old)
      btw, thanks (y)

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  84. Suddenly, a wild release appears!

    Hikaru no Go 1-12.
    https://mega.co.nz/#F!VxN02LII!IfvDt0MszSYcpTZODoUsnA

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  85. Durarara

    v1 https://mega.co.nz/#!kVNyjBLA!G_bHuxLjVHUkfsCQpAylaBtM6Z9LwmvCfVCd8qreg-I

    v2 https://mega.co.nz/#!8JMEUCgZ!fNSy3S9OgqI5eU7fHJ3GrE95kRhdHOLxE5CwqC0x03k

    v3
    https://mega.co.nz/#!9EdlSSTL!EjtHfW5RgUFCmp5Kt4YsC0N3TN5qYRcyclyF6cTaXiM

    v4 https://mega.co.nz/#!VQNhEZrT!PBv4wDRudiB1B6938ub2GEA7ULRE4DD9e4Dp_ZTW57A

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    1. I made a post for these. Also tried tell a little bit about series there but had to give up. As I have no idea about what it was about.
      Some stories are special I guess.
      :)

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  86. I'm kinda noobie here but I dl'ed photoshop and tried my hand at cleaning. I did the cropping, leveling with the blacks and whites. However, I'm stuck on how to clean the gray "dust" spots.

    I've looked at Nitecon releases and noticed that his pages are dust-free. Perhaps there are more steps or plugins that remove this? 'Cause it's a real pain to rid the dust spots manually with the eraser for every page. Any advice? Thanks bunch!

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    1. What scans are you editing? It's possible that scans themselves just are very dirty.
      Did use:
      http://kickthekitty.blogspot.fi/p/editing-by-ghiblike.html
      or some other way of editing?
      Of course if you could upload (to mediafire for example) one of the pages as before and after editing, I could better identify the problem.

      But anyway. Usually it's all about leveling in these cases. As the old saying goes: "Level the **** out of it and don't look back."

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    2. I was also trying to scan some GTO pages by myself. I think my scanner just sucks but I'm going to try a better scanner later. In the meantime, you're right, I'll just have to level the **** out of it. Sampling the gray spots in the white eyedropper worked. That'll make the gray spots disappear. Thanks for the advice!

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    3. Nice to hear. But using leveling arrows instead of eyedropper would probably give better result.
      http://www.kickthekitty.ucoz.com/levels/levels9.jpg
      I mean those little arrows right under "Input Levels" image.

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    4. I have watched a youtube tutorial on using the arrows but I find it confusing with eyeballing the quality of the black/whites. I still have much to learn and thanks for the advice.

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    5. No worries as there's an extremely easy way to do this.
      http://kickthekitty.blogspot.fi/2010/08/levels.html


      It's a bit of text about it from my ucoz site
      If the image links on the post wont work for some reason, same text is also on ucoz.
      http://kickthekitty.ucoz.com/
      (About everything else there is out of date but leveling is still leveling.)


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    6. I should probably also mention that the reason the example image I used requires such a high values for black and white arrows (90 and 245) is because the image was scanned with extra brightness for archive purposes.
      Yours will likely require far lower values for both.

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    7. That's a great guide. I didn't know it existed. Thanks!

      Quick note, what is the difference between "Save as" and "Save for web"? Is save for web lower quality?

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    8. "Save as" simply saves current image in selected format. "Save for web" allows you to fine tune the saving options, like setting dither mode, exact number of colours and so on. As a result, you can export the image as 16 colour no-dither png, reducing the file size by about 50%.

      Generaly, you can get the same results by manually switching picture to proper mode, and setting save format options, but 'for web' is easier for working with manga scans.

      Also, one step you did not mention in your original post is running a denoise filter on the scan. I run Noise Ninja before leveling image.

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    9. I hope you didn't speak about ucoz stuff when you said: "That's a great guide."
      As it's seriously out of date.

      For example saving to png doesn't matter as much as before since there's no longer need to keep filesizes small.
      It used to be a question of whether you wished to have continuous smooth tone (jpg) or sharp textures (png), but nowadays people are boldly putting out manga volumes at 200mb filesizes or more if needed.

      So as for saving just add image quality until result looks pleasing.
      As for whether to use jpg or png, when I compared results of png and projpeg at larger filesizes, they seemed complete equal. While difference of smooth and sharp was still there, it was only visible in very small details.

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    10. As it might be a bit hard to swallow that PNG is equal to JPG, here's few example images
      https://mega.co.nz/#F!0tIHHICK!HQszg2rgwrwUvclUB1Z3xg
      Can you spot the difference? Any difference?

      (Well in 2000px images you probably can since I screwed up leveling black there.)

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    11. Hey, may I ask a few questions regarding the scanning process? I want to start scanning the GTO shonan series.

      1. How do you scan the books so bright and why?
      2. I noticed that you did not unbind the books (neither do I bc I don't want to destroy it). So, how do you do spread the book so neatly that even the middle crease is so small?
      3. Do you use special equipments?

      Thanks in advance.

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    12. Huh, lot of hard questions. I shall answer one at the time.

      3. Most noticeable special equipment at the moment is A3 scanner.(Though it looks like we will soon need to switch to A4 instead, blaah.) Reason being that when book is placed to that, the lamp moves along the spine instead of moving across it thus giving minimal shadow.
      Of course some of the modern A4 scanners do that too nowadays. But usually you would have to scan single page at the time to have same effect with A4.

      Another important tool is the cleaning rag. Don't underestimate your need for those.
      Microfiber cloth is the best choice, but also a higher quality napkin works. As long as cloth doesn't produce any fluff when in heavy use.
      As a partner to rag you also need cleaning fluid. I recommend eyeglass cleaning liquid. It's cheap if you buy it in larger spray bottle, spray is fast for spreading liquid to glass, and liquid evaporates instantly from glass after wipe. Has as far worked to grease and glue without problem.
      Just a 2dl bottle should last for months.

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    13. What scanner brand do you use?

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    14. 1. Usually when a page is scanned, the white areas on it end up looking like light gray instead. (Though some books are better quality then others.) In theory the use of extra brightness should reduce filesize since pure white needs less bits then gray noise. So what I do is to increase brightness until that gray noise is white.
      In practice, looking pages with white is simply more pleasing to eye.

      Brightness can be added in scanner's settings. Usually through scanning program in PC.

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    15. Thanks for the tips. So, I suppose I'll have to forcefully flatten the book as much as possible and scan the book with the light running along the spine to decrease gutter shadow? With your pixel size, it seems you're also scanning at 400 dpi? Or is it 600 dpi?

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    16. 2. Now this will be hard to explain. Basically I bend the spine. This is harder then it sounds.
      It's in fact so hard that I advice to reconsider to unbind.
      Guides exist:
      http://forums.mangafox.me/archive/index.php/t-259081.html?s=558392004ccb642a3b605aeb1f37ad5b
      http://tgmangas.xeraweb.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1735
      http://www.insidescanlation.com/etc/Fimbulvetrs-Rebind-Manga/rebinding.html

      But it's not like I have tried any of those myself so here's attempt to explain the bending method.
      Usually book's spine stiff and brittle. Bending it by force would break it. Sometimes literally crack it in the middle.
      Solution is obvious. To bend the spine very little from several places multiple times.
      The way I do this rather hard to explain.
      I place the book to my hands so that my thumbs are on the spine pressing it, and the spine is facing me. Then I use rest of the fingers to open the book or press just the middle finger to spine to wedge it more open. Then repeat that process on that book hundreds of times.
      I usually make one bend in 5-10 seconds and making book's spine bendy takes from me from 15 minutes to hour. So we are indeed speaking about hundreds of bends here. The way this is possible is by keeping my hands relaxed and doing it from muscle memory.
      Hardest part is to keep spine from breaking. If you use too much force at once, spine breaks and makes further bending far more difficult. But if you don't use enough force, you just waste your time without really effecting spine.

      I look if I find good way to take pictures of me doing this.

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    17. 400dpi works. But 600dpi is wonderful.

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  87. Even though your blog is outdated, it's very detailed and I like it. :)

    About the file formats, yea, I can't tell the difference. However, I used to hate jpeg a lot back in the 56k dial-up days because jpeg files back then always had these compression artifacts. I'm more inclined to using png, especially for black/white, because manga art hardly have gradients.

    I'm still trying out and understanding the cleaning process. It's very interesting but also time consuming.

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    1. Here we go.

      Book bending explained with images.
      http://kickthekitty.ucoz.com/blog/bending/2013-08-11-27

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  88. So glad you just scanned volume 8 and 9 of Blue Exorcist. Many thanks!

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  89. Hi again!

    Just finished up v35 of berserk and ofc you get first link :)
    https://mega.co.nz/#!xtpSEDwa!RD53awlHs2PFBEIwXxbgBG8_SS5wNceU1lGHyVBq-bs

    As usual,
    - The 2nd last page is a credit page which have your name in it.
    - I will remove the above download link in a few days, Would love if you could upload it somewhere else before you make a post.

    Because of stuff I wont start editing another Berserk volume for at least 6 month. I will post a message here when I decide to start so we have a way of making sure two people doesn't spend time on the same volume.

    (While I wont start a new volume for 6 months I might fix up v33 and 34 since I missed a lot of dirt/burning dark areas/and so on... Ill post links here once that is done)


    And I cant state this enough: Thank you for scanning all the series you do!

    /illya_

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    1. Woah. Thanks for the cleaning. I just noticed that the file size is 420 mb. Did you leave all these pages in original dimension?? ^^

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    2. I left all the spread pages in the original dimension (except for half a spread page).

      All single pages have been resized to 4200px in height and 2830px in width.

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    3. (that half a spread page needed to be resized, else the joined spread page would look bad)

      Ofc all Proportions are kept and so on.

      But now Im randomly ranting... zzz time. :)

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    4. Also kickthekitty; I used both your v35 scans for this release:
      37 pages combined both scans
      8 pages used the first scans
      the rest used the 2nd scans

      (so you know it was totally worth it that you scanned it twice :) )

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    5. Dear GOD. Were there really so many double pages?!
      And where these those cursed scans with those damn holes in them?

      I think you can declare yourself to be professional cleaner even by the highest standards.

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    6. I believe someone doesnt remember v34, I do, it still haunts me in my sleep. ^^

      (While v35 was no slouch with 34 double pages it has nothing on v34 which had 63 double pages....)

      Now that u mention the holes I have a nagging feeling I didnt remove all of them... I think I thought 'Ill take that one later' on one and then forgot about it... oh well I will probably find it once I re-check v33-35.

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  90. Kickthekitty, would you mind reuploading Soul Eater v1 and senfgurke2's Sumomomo Momomo v03 to mega or depositfile? Soul Eater v1 is corrupted (can't open any files). I've tried redownloading it 3 times to make sure. Also, mega won't let me download Sumomomo Momomo v03. Thanks a lot!

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    1. I have reuploaded Soul Eater v1 (this time without compression)
      But sadly I can't access the back up of SG2's releases right now. And I do not know when I will.

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  91. I'm not sure if perhaps my comment was missed, since it's been a couple months without a reply, so I'm going to repost it. ^^;

    Would it be possible to scan any of the following titles?
    Konoyo Ibun
    Senobi no Hosoku/Rule of Standing on Tiptoe
    Kaori no Keishou/Inheritance of Aroma
    Samejima-kun to Sasahara-kun
    Caramel
    Devil's Honey
    Itsumo Arashi no You ni Plus/Love is Like a Hurricane Plus
    Yellow 2
    Voice or Noise
    Ze
    Kanpeki na Shiiku/Perfect Training
    Mr. Convenience/A Convenient Man
    Aoi Hitsuji no Yume/(Not sure what its English release title is)
    Chuchun ga Chun/Tweeting Love Birds
    Black Sun Doreiou
    Deadlock
    Konna Nekomimi Suki desu ka/Do you like cat ears like these?
    Nobara/Wild Rose (Kumota Haruko)
    Itoshi no Nekokke/My Darling Kitten Hair
    Organic Sons
    Cafe Kichijoji de
    Sky Link
    Usagi Otoko, Tora Otoko/Rabbit Man, Tiger Man
    Oooku: The Inner Chambers
    Yume no Akichi/A Patch of Dreams
    Gekiga Hyouryuu/A Drifting Life,
    Hikari to Tomo ni.../With the Light
    AX
    Akai Yuki/Red Snow
    Fancy Gigolo Pelu/Little Fluffy Gigolo Pelu
    Paranoia Star
    Saraiya Gorou/House of Five Leaves v3-8
    Sumomomo Momomo v11-12
    Saint Seiya v28
    Tekken Chinmi
    Golgo 13
    Hadashi no Gen/Barefoot Gen
    Dangu
    Dosei Mansion/Saturn Apartments
    Panorama Toukitan/The Strange Tale of Panorama Island
    Kamigami no Itadaki/Summit of the Gods
    Ikigami/Death Paper/Death Notice
    Matantei Loki Ragnarok

    Thanks for your time and consideration!

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