Chapter 1 is finished. According to Bookwalker, this puts me at 13% completion for the whole volume. All in all, given that I’ve had other things taking time away from translating, I’m fairly pleased with the amount of progress I’ve made. I will try to pick up the pace a bit but as always I can’t make any promises.
In regards to the current chapter, I’ve been experimenting with some format improvements. In short, I’ve mastered a way to have reference links for translation notes instead of having them inline. I’ve also experimented with placing furigana readings as ruby’s over the translated Kanji (like this: Kanji). I am slightly concerned that the furigana text might be too small so let me know if it’s a problem.
Well, we’re off to a bit of a cold start, but the prologue is finished and uploaded. And by cold start, I mean quite literally. You’ll understand after you’ve read it.
I won’t be giving any time tables for when to expect updates. For starters, as I only read as far as I’ve translated, I have no idea how long the chapters are. I can say that this volume is a good 10% shorter in total page count compared to the previous one, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll be finishing it that much quicker.
Additionally, I’ll almost certainly aim to complete Vandread Extra Stage before devoting myself fully to Slashdog. There’s also Railgun PSP to consider, but I’m leaving that on the back burner for the moment.
I’ll also be uploading the color illustrations shortly, so look forward to it.