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What a lovely, sunshiny day today!! Finally – no rain! no snow! no clouds! What a nice start to May 8th

May 8th…?

I feel like I’m forgetting something important…. what could it possibly be…?? *gets a coffee*

Hmmm, why does May 8th remind me of something… *sips coffee, sits down and peruses the Cave Forum on my computer…*

Gasp! Oh crap!!  *spluttering coffee all over the keyboard* It’s Cave Scan’s Anniversary…!! How on God’s green Earth could I forget that?!

 

On the other side of the world two weeks previous to this glorious day, the ever vigilant Demonlord, swamped in university work, illness and job applications,  noticed on his calendar that the Cave Scan’s Anniversary was fast approaching. So as to not let such an important date slip his mind again, he sets an alarm on his phone allowing just enough time to hobble something together. If we’re not mistaken, I think we hear soft, but distinctly evil chuckling in the background.

Yesterday, that same said innocuous little alarm dings, reminding the Demonlord of the plan he set in motion. May 7th, a mere 24 hours before the Cave’s anniversary, the Demonlord reminds his minions of the upcoming sacred day, and watches in gleeful delight as they scurry around in utter panic creating a miracle.

 

Back to the frantically typing, Skype-ing and panicking Tsuki ~~ Phew! The Demonlord has a plan… he has a good plan, an evil plan, but a good plan none-the-less… Rex has been diligently slaving away for weeks, while Tsuki has been doing what… drinking coffee?! I guess the least I can do is write an Anniversary post for the web…

So, without further ado dear readers, please be pleasantly surprised by the miracle the Demonlord orchestrated  in honour of our 3rd anniversary!! We will be posting a brand new chapter a day for at least the next 7 days from a number of different projects that you have been enjoying so far! Chapters that have been miraculously born from the seeds of panic and chaos sown by Esto.

Happy Birthday Cave!!

 

P.S. In Tsuki’s defence… she *did* just earn her fourth post-secondary certification while working full-time!!

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1st day:

Today we’ve Timeline ch 9 for you!

You can read online on Batoto or download here.

Support the artist by visiting the Naver page so Timeline will turn into an official webcomic~

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2nd day:

Todays chapter is an Under Prin chapter!

You can read online on Batoto or download from Mediafire.

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3rd day:

The last chapter of our joined project HAL! This ends the one shot collection (finally)~ We also added some links for you if you want to buy it. Please don’t forget to also thank Paradise Love Scanlations!

Read online on Batoto or download as zip or rar

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4th day:

Today we’ve another Under Prin chapter and the first summary of Automata season 3 (ch 41)!

You can read UP online on Batoto or download from Mediafire.

Automata season 3 ch 41 summary

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5th day:

Today we’ve another Weiß chapter for you, enjoy~

You can read Weiß online on Batoto or download here.

Support the artist by visiting their Naver page so that Weiß will turn into an official webcomic~

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6th day:

Today we’ve Under Prin ch 66 for you.

You can read UP online on Batoto or download from Mediafire.

Note: There are some account problems (maybe a bug) with Tsukikos and my Batoto accounts so the upload gets delayed. up now

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7th day:

Today we’ve a long awaited chapter of Satou-kun!

You can download it as an exe flash file here or read online on Batoto.

Note: There are some account problems (maybe a bug) with Tsukikos and my Batoto accounts so the upload gets delayed. Also up~ 

 

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Life is as crazily busy as always, and the surgeries have thrown the whole release schedule of track; the amount of tasks are growing by the minute, the mails and the website have to be taken care of and so on so forth… An endless pile of work to battle! Tsukiko is also very busy atm, so with both admins fighting rl stuff, we’ve  a lot to catch up on (Slower than planned as well because the next surgery appointment is on Monday, so I’ll get as much done as possible before that!) Huge thanks to Rexenik who made the previous update post whilst in college to keep you informed (And the existence of mobile phones so I could ask Rex to make said post…XD)! Automata won’t be affected from this though, and we’ll also get our regular releases of Timeline and Weiß out, but the Japanese and Chinese projects will suffer a lot from this.

The next release will be Kamitoki no Resist, HAL and Kaijidou should also follow soon, also Wizardry Zeo needs some translation checks before it’s ready for typesetting. We’ve also a bunch of Under Prin chapters prepared so as soon as the German typesets are done, these chapters will be released. Ixion Saga is still being proofed and is nearly done cleaning, the same goes for Satou-kun. Because of the delays we’ll be focusing on these projects first before we continue with our progress on Kill No More (no need to hurry ‘cuz EGS already released the first few chapters and our other projects are in dire need of updates after all!). We haven’t been able to get in touch with Aquarion Scans admin for a while, so if we don’t receive an e-mail from them soon we’ll pass the task of translating KnH onto one of our Japanese translators so that’ll also get an update (The joint then will take place starting with the next chapter provided that Aquarion Scans isn’t too busy. We checked their website and saw that their main project, Oresama Teacher, also hasn’t been updated in a while, so we don’t know what’s going on over there right now… >.<“). Bloodline’s translator is still on hiatus due to rl, but as soon as he’s back (or a Chinese translator volunteers) we’ll release the next chapter (At least half has been translated so far). Scratch!! also will resume with the help of our Russian friends from Yorokobi Team (previously known as Kinoko Translations) and has been sent to Paradise Love Scanlations for typesetting.

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Today we’ve another Weiß chapter for you, enjoy~

You can read Weiß online on Batoto or download here.

Support the artist by visiting their Naver page so that Weiß will turn into an official webcomic~

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We’re still recruiting:

– Japanese translators

– Chinese translator

– Chinese novel translator (for the Bloodline novel and Infinity Game vol 2; urgent)

– Novel proofreader

– Korean translators

– cleaner 

– colour page cleaner (with redrawing experience) for Under Prin

Have you ever wondered what the Demonlord is like when he’s at home in his own Dungeon deep in the bowels of his huge castle? How about discovering the sordid hobbies of Rex, our shovel loving, professional gender-bender and Grand Master of the Kim Dazzi Cult. Perhaps you’d like to get some tips on effective torturing… whups… I mean *experimentation* from our resident expert and evil scientist, Ich who regularly colloborates with Estoriel to create strange creatures. Maybe you want to know why Tsukiko is always surrounded by piranha? Come meet Sinros, trainer of Ninja-cats, Tima, the elite Ninja-stalker and Ri, the demon-glomper at the Cave’s Halloween RP event, being held on Thursday, October 31st at CET/GMT+1 at 1pm (13:00); all access data will be posted on Halloween in an extra post when it starts!
Just because we aren’t above bribery, the Cave Staffers will have Halloween treats to give away too! Illustrations and drawings, short project previews, links to some Automata drawings and more are all meant to entice you into our grasp (and lead you deeper and deeper into hell…ehm the cave from where you can’t escape… alive…)!
Who knows, if you let slip that you can translate Japanese, Korean or Chinese or that you have even the tiniest bit of interest in cleaning or typesetting, Tsuki’s pet piranhas may grab hold and never let you surface again! *rubbing her hands together!* Provided that you don’t enter a secret lab… or get buried alive by Rex…. or worse… end up as a sacrifice on the Demonlord’s dinner table.

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Tsukiko & Estoriel

Here’s a new chapter of HAL, one more and the whole volume is scanlated~

You can find the download links on the project page or read online on Batoto.

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite CS projects!

The plugin doesn’t work as it should so I added the direct link instead.

Vote here: http://www.opinionstage.com/debates/your_favourite_cs_projects_are

*sigh* The server is down right now so I post the download link for the Automata chapters from our huge release and also some of our other projects here!^^

Automata: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/0l2yv2c57f0jn/Automata
HAL: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/oi34mc687elqc/HAL
Kaijidou: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/u6x2j1fccduex/Kaijidou
KnH: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/rmc0lwmf77gic/Kirara_no_Hoshi
Satou-kun: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/0hb1usejm3cx4/Satou-kun
Scratch!!: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/3e8i5kemm035a/Scratch!!
Under Prin: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/x5dhfq7f1t8wv/Under_Prin
Wizardry Zeo: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/x3kkl09572ni5/Wizardry_Zeo

Yoiko no Kokoroe: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/d63go2007dgsb/Yoiko_no_Kokoroe

Infinity Game: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/pccbj735t7eb2/Infinity_Game

Most of our projects are also uploaded on Batoto.

Edit:

Progress overview (next releases of all projects):

Kaijidou ch 2: cleaned; proofing

KnH vol 2 ch 2: cleaned; proofing

YnK vol 2 ch 3: cleaned; proofing

WZ vol 2 ch 2: cleaned; proofing

Satou-kun ch 4: cleaned; proofing

Bloodline ch 4: cleaned; proofing

Under Prin ch 61+62: typesetting (eng nearly done, ger in progress)

Scratch!! ch 5: cleaned; proofing

HAL ch 3: cleaned; proofing

Kamitoki no Resist ch 4: cleaning+translating

Automata

ch 6+7: typesetting

ch 8+9: cleaned, proofing

ch 21+22: cleaned, proofing

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Manga we translate and provide RAWs of for the english scanlation group Paradise Love Scanlations:

Demian Shoukougun vol 7 part 1: typesetting

Demian Shoukougun vol 7 part 2: 2nd proofing

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Manga we translate and provide RAWs of for the spanish scanlation group SYFS (spanish release only, refrain from using our scans/trans for english releases; it’s already licenced in english, buy the volumes and support the artist and publisher!) :

Dokusai Grimoire ch 3: translated; proofreading

Yeah, we had only problems over the last weeks with the server, so now we move to a new website hoster. We don’t know how long it all takes so meanwhile we’ll use this old website in case we release something!^^

We won’t use the website on the hcpsgc servers any longer and the website will be gone in 24 hours so if you want to downlaod some chapters please hurry. Our new website can be found on www.cavescans.tk when we’re done. If we release anything new in that time we’ll make  a post here with download links.

Edit: Meanwhile we transfered the old posts+pages here, please note that all flash+PDF releases aren’t uploaded on this website (will be on the new one), but you’ve at least some of the downloads available!^^

Edit2: Server moved and up working! From now on please visit: cavescans.tk! We’ll work on the flash+PDF files next so they are readable again.

New release: Automata prologue in german (joint with YingYang Scans), will be uploaded on Batoto today and their website. Download links will be available on our website when more chapters are done as a bundle (on the new server).

A couple of days ago when the Demonlord should have been industriously studying for his final exams, he was happily skipping through the internet and found himself on one of the large manga aggregate sites. You can imagine his shock and fury to find one of our most recent releases splashed up on their website, all our credit pages, recruitment pages and art contest winner pages heartlessly stripped away. It’s taken Kinoko, Rexenik and Tsukiko days to clean the Cave up after the Demonlord’s rampage.

He has vowed that all releases, with the exception of Under Prin, will henceforth be released in flash format with a delayed release on Batoto.net.

What’s the Demonlord blowing a gasket about now? Flash releases? Is he crazy? Why should you care? Let me take a moment of your time and explain it to you. You should care.

Manga aggregate sites, particularly those owned by NOEZ make huge amounts of money off the mangakas, the publishers and the free labour of the scanlators through very unethical, unprofessional and dishonorable business practises. NOEZ uses bots to rip fresh manga releases that scores of people have spent weeks and months working on without regard for honouring delay periods, without abiding by scanlator requests to pull manga titles that publishers have purchased licenses for or even simply asking for scanlators’ permission for the releases first. The loving attention to detail and quality the mangkas and scanlators pour into their work is destroyed in mere moments when the manga aggregate sites start reducing image quality and slapping their watermarks willy-nilly all over the place as if they owned the work. NOEZ sites have even gone so far as to under-handedly promote themselves as the translators/scanlators in social media sites and engaging in DDoS with those who attempt to publicly express their discontent with NOEZ’s questionable ethics. Nice way to make a couple of bucks, right?

If you’re like me, you’re beginning to think: “Yeah, this is a crappy way to do business. But how are they getting away with it?” This where the uninformed, manga-hungry readers come in. There are millions of us – using their sites, purchasing their stuff and clicking through on their advertising. It all generates income into their pockets – not the mangakas, not the publishers and definitely not the scanlators. If manga aggregate sites are allowed to continue this way, the future of online, translated manga looks pretty grim. If you, the reader, don’t know about what NOEZ is doing, then you won’t know to make a change will you?

Hey! I’m not being melodramatic here – think about it a sec. If manga aggregate sites continue to treat the scanlators callously by ignoring tiny delay periods or ripping out our credit pages and recruitment page, scanlators will feel as if their work isn’t being appreciated and will cease operation. Already, scanlation teams have been having difficulty recruiting fresh team members and you have been noticing (and commenting) that the time between chapter releases is getting longer and longer. Which means you will have to wait until the publishers purchase licenses to distribute them in your country, and with the volume of manga I read that becomes an exceedingly expensive hobby.  I’d likely not make as many purchases which will, in turn, impact the mangakas too. Not to mention, you can kiss your less-than-mainstream titles good bye in foreign markets.

Let’s not forget the scanlators are playing in a grey zone here legally too. If the manga aggregate sites piss off the publishers by refusing to remove legally licensed titles, there may be legal repercussions to the scanlators that would likely involve the dissolution of the team. Not cool.

Okay, so you want to help but, like me, you’re lazy and you don’t want to put a whole lot of time or effort into your show of support. It’s okay – I get it and completely understand. Start off by never going back to the manga aggregate websites – please! I could send you all over the internet in search of your favourite titles at different scanlating websites, but I remember that you are lazy like me. You can find all of your favourite titles available for easy reading at the scanlator-friendly site batoto.net. Tell all your other manga-addicted junkies about NOEZ and batoto. Why do I like batoto.net so much that I promote it over Cave Scans online reader? Because they have just about every manga title all in one, handy-dandy location, they display the manga as the scanlator uploaded it without adding or removing anything and has a stellar reputation of respecting the scanlator’s wishes. By all means, when you have a moment, visit your favourite scanlators’ web pages and say “Thanks” or even “Hi!” – that’ll give them the moral boost they need to keep going. Lastly, I know it’ll be hard, but try not to complain when the scanlator’s have to resort to releasing their titles in alternative formats. They aren’t doing it to piss their loyal readers off, but to save their work from the hell of NOEZ and maybe even the future of online manga!!

Thanks!

*climbing off the soap box now*

Wanna read more?  Check out:

http://japanzai.com/index.php?topic=1619.0

http://foolrulez.org/blog/2011/06/mangafox-sucks-readers-say-scanlators-are-greedy/

http://www.mangaupdates.com/showtopic.php?page=1&tid=40846

http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Love-Anime-And-Manga/2166469

http://omaris-sister.blogspot.de/2011/09/please-boycott-mangafox.html

http://cavescans.hcpsgc.info/blog/?p=399

http://cavescans.hcpsgc.info/blog/?p=1003

http://www.batoto.net/forums/topic/5527-mangafox-co-how-noez-does-business/

Today we release HAL ch 02 and Yoiko no Kokoroe vol 02 ch 02, the next release will be a new Kirara no Hoshi.

Enjoy!

HAL ch 02: rar & zip

YnK

Because only a few people know about it, I thought it was time to spread the word about this dire situation more.

Right now inside the EU is a new law being discussed which allows the privatisation of water (the basis of life itself), which we as human beings shouldn’t accept and stand up to! Water should be a common good for everyone and not monopolised by huge company which could then set up the prices for (clear) water as high as they want. A good example for what can happen if water gets privatized is Portugal. This concerns all human beings, your family, friends and yourself! After all we all live by drinking water!

More information1

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If you don’t want this to happen and want to stand up against it, please sign this petition: http://www.right2water.eu/

And some  more depressing stuff, a new attempt of a law similar to SOPA/PIPA/ACTA: Indect! (yep, this time it has 5 letters instead of 4…)