Bad News (Sorry guys)

Hi there guys. Major announcement (obviously).

Firstly, I’m really sorry, I was out of commission for about a week or so. It’s my bad, and I feel absolutely terrible about it. Let me explain what happened.

I’ll start by reiterating that I really do love spreading the joy of lightening up someone’s day with a new chapter from an awesome series.

But due to a certain situation on my side (I’m not sure if I’m allowed to reveal it yet or not), I am going to have to give up this site, because I can no longer do anything that might become a legal liability. This past week was me trying really hard to make it work, and then me being depressed when nothing worked. The only way I would be able to continue is if the authors gave me permission, but upon contacting them, all of them said their contracts with their Japanese publishers included all the rights for foreign translations (even Secret Org, whose publication isn’t even publicly announced yet), so they couldn’t say yes.

Rejection after rejection after rejection. Boy was I depressed.

It makes it worse that I’d only just recently started the new series, started looking into the Twitch, started Discord, started Patreon. It kinda felt like this is where things are going to take off or something, and then BAM.

I kept thinking that I’ll tell you guys tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, until somewhere along the way it became that I have to apologize for being MIA, and the guilt just made me more and more fearful. I couldn’t even bring myself to read those @’s that you guys were awesome enough to send me on Discord (I am really touched for them, but I’m so sorry). But you wonderful people have a right to closure, and I really don’t want to ghost on you guys (again), so I’ve gathered myself back together, and here we are.

So, this is what’s going to happen from here on.

I’m going to do 1 more chapter of OreMegane and MotoKimama, just to get them to a nice, round 10 chapters total. I’ll also do just 1 more chapter of Secret Org to finish off the prologue.

Releases will be today, tomorrow, then day after. 10am GMT+8, as usual.

After that, I welcome anyone to pick up any of the projects I was working on. That includes Shadows. (Though hold off on that until I confirm that I’m dropping it first. I’ll update y’all when I know for sure. Send me an email if you want to pick any of them up.)

Of course, I will also be shutting down my Patreon (gotta make sure to do it before the next billing). Send me an email if you want a refund, I’ll understand.

Thank you guys for being on this wonderful ride together. We might see each other again at a later date, depending on how the situation on my side turns out. Until then, stay in the shadows. All hail!

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126 thoughts on “Bad News (Sorry guys)

  1. I am so sorry to hear this,

    I suggest you to try to counsel with other translators who had gone through the same experience and ask for their advice, and if I am not wrong the copyright strike can only be aimed at published project so maybe if it for the better I think you should drop your new project. Maybe I am not very active to post comments but I am an active reader on your site, so this news hurt me aswell.

    Cheer up, maybe there is a silver lining behind all of this. I pray for the best for you.

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  2. I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.

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  3. maybe i’m just bulglar(who visit to read and leave no coment) but i feel sorry for you.

    please stay healty tenshi-dono and maybe we will meet you again someday.you may feel down but know this that we will always waiting for your return.

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  4. Ugu….Thank for the news even if it a really sad one T_T

    well, it can’t be helped, isn’t it? the author(or publishers) have all the legal right after all…

    Thank for all the hard work, Tenshi-sama

    Uuuu…I….Uwaaaaaaaaaaaa ˚‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥᷄⌓˂̣̣̥᷅ )‧º·˚

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  5. If I remember correctly, web novel has no copyright right. They are just like amateur novel. You translating and spreading is a nice thing, that make the WN famous and will get actual public in LN.

    But anyway. Thank you for a blessing period of time. I really like your translation. I hope you will come back someday. I’ve read a ton of novel, but the one I like the most must be To be power of shadow, and now Secret org.

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  6. So this is the thing they called bad news early in the morning.
    Tenshi has took a piece of my soul away.

    But that piece of soul was the only piece I got from you. Now I’m empty again.
    Thanks for letting me live a soulful life. I will never forget those days.

    Ok, seriously, please don’t leave.

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  7. I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I’m afraid I can’t read the new chapter anymore.

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  8. I have no word since literally its mostly happen time to time, same things happen to Akuyaku Reijo Ni Koi Wo Shite but the authors give them greenlight with some procedur/rules that TL must follow if they want to continue translate. (Hell yea riddle every new release)

    Hope others author can also give greenlight since this site really awesome and all of the released i put into my daily check.

    Once again, thank you for ur hardwork.

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  9. a lurker here (again)
    dont worry about it there was nothing you could do.
    I wish you the best of the blessing i can give (I HOPE I CAN GIVE SOMETHING GOOD) and well i hope you can feel better about it in any way.
    I love that you told us about it, at least i feel like you care about us a lot and i am gratefull about it. so i hope you dont feel down afther what just happened well at least not too bad
    whit best regards a lil lurker

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  10. Do drop a post on here if you happen to make your way onto one of the commercial translation sites. Your stuff has been high quality with consistent, fast releases. Really high quality stuff, you should be proud of yourself. I’ve read pretty much everything you’ve posted even though a couple aren’t my thing just because the quality is there.

    Thanks for everything, hope to see more from you in the future.

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  11. Some days are just bad days, that’s all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that’s just the way it is!

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  12. Well, don’t be.

    I’m just glad you aren’t sick or smth. Like, you were so active in the past months and suddenly poof after all. Guess I worried over nothing then.

    What can’t be helped, can’t be helped.

    PS: I notice you emphasized “This site”, so I hope we can meet again.

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