Release Post #4 2018

Ladies and gentlemen…

Do you like anime? I will assume it’s a “yes” since you are reading this post right now, you probably like manga & anime, or either of both or a little bit of both. right?

Have you watched Shingeki no Kyoujin (Attack of the Titans) or heard of it before? It is really famous, right? What about the anime, Black Bullet? Gargantia on The Verdurous Planet? The animated movie, Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko-Everything Flows- (She and her Cat)? Arslan Senki? 

I can go on and on… 

This is the animator, illustrator and the occasional mangaka, Umishima Senbon (also goes by the name Kaijima Senbon) that had contributed to various animes as key animator / Chief animaor or animation design.

She is well known for illustrating human body movements beautifully and expressing sentimentality in her drawings without the needs for words. 

I was ignorant to her existence though some of the animes I have listed are my favorites. But, I guess Manga deity decided to have mercy on me and one day, while I was perusing GOGO Bunch (last volume too, sadness…Volume 21-the manga is now defunct) for Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori (I LOVE IT), I saw this captivating one shot that is so beautiful and with the exception of the cover, have no dialogues or narration. 

Needless to say, I’m in love……

I tried searching for this artist on MANGAUPDATES and OMG?! What? No records… Wow… I tried applying to enable me to add titles to the site, but was sadly rejected… Oh well, not a big deal. When I publish the translated one shots, (which is what this post is about, UwU) someone will add the records anyhow…

So, with diligent sleuthing…(well, mostly from her twitter…) I discover that Umishima sensei have published a few others one shots. I was in luck! I had access to Gogo Bunch digital comics, and thanks to piracy, I was able to find a back issue of Bessatsu Shonen Champion that features one of her one shots! I’m so on a roll…

I have worked hard translating her one shots, but I’m impatient to share them, so here they are… 4 out 5…

I’m working on the last one, needed more editing than I care to admit, and I’m torn between just ignoring a lot of the sfx or not. (I got to admit I been getting lazy about SFXs…) 

So, I compiled these one shots under a single “title” and that’s Umishima Senbon on my reader so it is easier to navigate. 
One of it will be Shounen while the rest are Seinen one shots. Josei? I can’t decide… but it was published in a Seinen manga? Josei?! I don’t know what Gogo Bunch categorize itself as… haha…….

Please have a read and let me know which of these one shots you like best. Their topics and story telling are so varied, from normal to sentimental and I have two favorites… (I can’t decide on one) 

I’m not a popular translator, but I still would like to remind the kind people that actually visit here, if you don’t see my translations appearing on public aggregators site, they will appear!! I just set a 3 days delay so I can generate some much needed traffic to my own site (this one). Onegaishimasu! 

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