September 4, 2022 (10:59am)
Translated four more pages of the Suikoden I Soul Eater novel
. Getting chapter 17 started! It's all about Soniere prison. Really ... exciting stuff. About hallways. ... ALSO! I discovered I have some more completed scanslation files I apparently never sorted out. So I've got to remember to do that, to better back them up for when the download links inevitably die. I wanted to upload things to mangadex for safekeeping, but have gotten errors the last few times I tried.
August 4, 2022 (6:56pm)
Bringing you part one of the cute (and tear-jerking) Final Fantasy VII doujinshi "Ryuusei no Hito"
! I started this translation in uh... 2015. Staying home sick, so! What better to do than pick it back up?! This is a 55 page doujinshi that's divided into short stories, so I decided I'd release it in parts. If you liked it and want to read more, come cheer me on by signing the Ramsus-kun guestbook! Straight from the 90s! Maybe I'll release part 2 before another seven years are up. lol. Enjoy!
July 10, 2022 (5:18pm)
Finished chapter 16 of the Suikoden I Soul Eater novel
!! Woohoooo~! Haven't kicked the bucket just yet!
June 20, 2022 (11:25am)
Another page up! Suikoden Soul Eater novel
June 13, 2022 (8:59am)
wooh~ another page of the Suikoden I Suikoden Soul Eater novel
up! Think I can get through volume 2 this year? (Ha, ha.)
May 30, 2022 (5:06pm)
HaHAH! Did it! Here's chapter 13 of the Suikoden V anthology manga!! Sticking to one release a year, not bad... ;D
May 29, 2022 (9:49pm)
Woah! Uhh... a whole year later, I knocked together the rest of the translation for chapter 13 of the Suikoden V Anthology Manga! :O What a shocker! Just in case anybody's out there who wants to do the typesetting part... feel free to email me at email@example.com. All you really need is photoshop and a bit of time on your hands! (I actually love typesetting, it just takes a million years.) Otherwise, umm, maybe the chapter will see the light of day before another year passes! ha ha. Wish me luck!!
May 29, 2022 (2:04pm)
Still not dead yet! ;D Taking a quick break from real life to pop out pages 120-121 of the Suikoden Soul Eater novel
. Getting to sit and listen to the rain fall outside and just work on my own projects and think (a little bit) about all the Japanese grammar I've been studying recently feels like quite a treat. Ukemi, Shieki, and Shieki-ukemi! I'll get these three down one of these days... lots of examples of "ukemi" (passive) forms of verbs in these two pages, for anyone also studying who might want to puzzle through them with me. Anyhow, stay golden!
January 23, 2022 (5:04pm)
And here's chapters 14 and 15 in all their glory! Head over to tumblr to check 'em out! https://soul-eater-novel.tumblr.com/
January 22, 2022 (4:45pm)
I've kept up the hard work, and just now zoomed through four pages to finish chapter 15 of the Suikoden I Soul Eater novel! WHOO!! I'll have to do some editing and cleaning up before I can post the full chapter in English on tumblr--something to look forward to! (As always, if anyone wants to help me check the translation quality of this project, I'm always happy for feedback. Dreaming of Kickstarting an actual official license and limited print run for this novel translation project one day... if you're interested in helping organize something like that, just let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org )
January 1, 2022 (4:45pm)
HAPPY 2022! Happy new year! To ring in the new year, here's one page of the Suikoden I Soul Eater novel. Exciting, huh? Check it ouuut --> https://soul-eater-novel.tumblr.com/ That's page 105 of 234, volume 2 of three!
December 5, 2021 (6:55pm)
Still alive! Think I could scanslate something before the end of the year for fun? Something very short? Sent me your genkidamas of support! Thanks to those who signed the guestbook lately ;) brings a smile to me face and puts a spring in me step~
May 22, 2021 (10:58pm)
Dreaming of having time to translate for fun, so I snuck in translating and typesetting a single page
of the Suikoden V Anthology manga (v3, chapter 13). Maybe I'll manage another page in six months! Ha ha ... wanted to pop in the next two pages of the Suikoden Soul Eater novel, but, well... there's other work to be done!
P.S. Apparently there's nothing like other work to encourage goofing off! Here's p104 of the Suikoden I Soul Eater Novel v2
just because. ;D
April 3, 2021 (11:16am)
Happy April, everybody! Even though these translations of Colette Decides to Die aren't a joint project with Ramsus-kun, I've decided to list at least this chapter in the Ramsus-kun release list because I'm really proud and happy to be working on this series. (I really hope it can get an official English release one day and get the recognition it deserves!) I also just want to show something for 2021 haha~ The link might die later, but with MangaDex down, the scanslations are now up on Baoto, I believe. I want a way to easily back up all the English scanslations of Colette. :x Hmm. Apparently over the past year, I translated chapters 47~67! That's pretty amazing for Ramsus-kun!!
March 21, 2021 (12:17am)
And there we go! I think I've safely migrated over to Neocities. Thanks for having us! I'm not expecting to have much time for scanslating this year, but it'll always remain near and dear to my heart. Stay safe and well, everybody!
March 8, 2021 (12:54pm)
Here's my first try at finding a new home with Neocities! My heart is very warmed by the sight of all these sites that look like they came straight out of the 90s or early 2000s. I get the feeling Ramsus-kun will be right at home here... thank you so much to Atti for the recommendation! Now down to work! Wish me luck~
February 7, 2021 (9:15ampm)
Woah! Happy new year folks! No translations today - just an update that after 15+ years of hosting Ramsus-kun, Freewebs has announced they're merging with another website and stopping their hosting services for free websites (lol). So I'm going to... attempt... to migrate elsewhere. Thank you for all the good years, Webs!
December 7, 2020 (12:58pm)
Whoo! Finished and posted the rough translation of chapter 14 of the Suikoden I Soul Eater novel
! Träumerei Scans has also released up to chapter 61 of my translation of the lovely shojo manga "Colette Decides to Die"! It's super heartwarming (if you're into that kinda fluff!), perfect for the winter. Stay golden!
November 11, 2020 (9:09pm)
Wow, when was the last time Ramsus-kun released multiple scanslations in a single month?! In honor of pure escapism, I threw myself into translating this doujinshi! It's a Suikoden I doujinshi by Miggy and Irie Ari (aka Irie Aki!!!) two of the coolest artists out there. Any stories with the McDohl family and/or Odessa just get me every time. This was drawn back in 2001 (and I picked it up in Japan in 2013 for maybe $10). That means... it's been nearly 20 years since they drew this. How crazy is that? Well, it's a good kinda crazy. (Also, was 2016 really the last time I released a Suikoden doujinshi scanslation? Time flies way too fast, my friends.) I hope you all love this book as much as I do, and please go support Aki Irie by purchasing her manga available in English! I also threw another two pages of the Suikoden I Soul Eater novel
translation up. Stay safe, warm, and well~
November 7, 2020 (11:28pm)
To celebrate this auspicious day--chapters 11 and 12 of the Suikoden V anthology manga v3! You wouldn't know it from looking at how short the chapters are, but cleaning, translating and typesetting these pretty much takes a day! It was fun, though. Meeting these characters again always feels like coming home. Email me at email@example.com if you're interested in cleaning and typesetting future chapters~ (Just randomly noticed that volume 1 has 2007 downloads... and has also been up since 2011. O: Ramsus-kun, you're old!) Also have more pages up of the Suikoden I Soul Eater novel
October 18, 2020 (11:08pm)
Haha! Never let being slow as a snail stop ya! (The rough translation of) CHAPTER 13 of the Suikoden 1 Soul Eater novel is COMPLETE!!! \(>w<)/ Wheee~! Check it out
! Man. I'm pretty proud of that. Thanks to everyone who's been reading it all this time! Volume 2 contains chapters 10-21, so approaching the halfway point... ish. In other news, Träumerei Scans has released up to chapter 56 of Colette Decides to Die, which I translated. ...I want to translate more chapters of the Suikoden V anthology manga but I'm too busy to typeset these days. (Same with Dragon Quest.) Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have experience typesetting and want to work on either project with me. (I also still want to translate some Georg x Prince doujinshi and random sweet FFVII doujinshi, if that's more your cup of tea!) Just daydreamin', really. Anyhow. Stay safe and well, everybody!
October 10, 2020 (12:03pm)
Cranked out another page of the Suikoden I Soul Eater novel
! Whoo! Only four more pages (so two more posts / weeks, in theory) until volume 2, chapter 13 is complete! Exciting. I think we've been stuck on this battle with Kwanda for a year, so it'll be good to finally defeat the dude. (Spoilers!)
September 13, 2020 (8:44pm)
Another few chapters of Colette Decides to Die that I've translated have been released by Träumerei Scans. Nice! Also, after about a year of gathering dust while I busted my brains pursuing my MA, here's two more pages of the Suikoden I Soul Eater novel
, risen from the grave! (Where it will likely lay back down to sleep for the next 11 months.) Let me know if there are any good sites for posting lightnovel translations on as they come out, since Tumblr is dead as a doornail. <3 Thanks to everyone who's signed the guestbook saying nice things about my life's work translating Suikoden stuff! ;D I appreciate you guys, too.
June 30, 2020 (9:58am)
Not listed as an official joint project with Ramsus-kun or anything, but I'm doing some translations of the manga Colette Decides to Die (コレットは死ぬことにした) by Yukimura Alto, a shojo manga I've fallen completely head over heels for. Chapter 47 is out now from Träumerei Scans, with more to come! <3 Please give it a read if you like heartwarming, silly, charming, slow romances. I'll probably be concentrating on that and other non-scanslation translation projects for awhile. Thanks to everyone who's said kind words about the Suikoden translations and the like! I would also like to pick back up the Soul Eater novel translations this summer... but am also trying not to have too many things on my plate at once. (Hah.) We'll see how that goes!
March 29, 2020 (5:25pm)
Whew... now I think all the doujinshi sections are up to date with images and links. Got the Breath of Fire doujinshi section back online and added back to the "projects" section. Also finally located the scans for the old Harry Potter doujinshi "A Map in Pocket" and got those uploaded, and reuploaded the Lord of the Rings doujinshi "Huntsman Chapter 3". Reuploaded all Naruto doujinshi. Xenogears good to go. ...How have I only done three Xenogears doujinshi?! ...I guess it's because they tend to be much more complicated and challenging than, say, Suikoden... ;-D
March 29, 2020
WOOHOO! Got the Suikoden doujinshi section all updated, so all images and links should work now. Pretty weird, but the Suikoden I doujinshi "Jyokan" by 2D Corps was missing from the list of completed Suikoden doujinshi, so I got that added back in and the download is working too. Man. Some of these artists I just love too much! If anyone has work they want to scan by Migi, 酒と肴 Sake to Sakana / Hayashi (who did that Roy x Lyon doujin I've got up), Wind*Space (who did Ara Rangi)... drop me a line at RinUzuki@gmail.com ! Not that I need any more projects, but, y'know. Dreams are fun to have! You know how many Suikoden doujinshi ramsus-kun has translated (as in finished and released, not just started)? 21! That calls for some kinda celebration, I think. Maybe a medal! Nobel prize?
March 28, 2020
DUDES! Got the whole Final Fantasy doujinshi section updated, so now all the images and links should work, except for the Final Fantasy VII doujinshi "Vanish Emerald", which I haven't located in my own files. If somebody still has that, feel free to send it my way, haha. Shall I tackle the Suikoden section next?
March 22, 2020
Who's excited for the FFVII remake release? (And those low-poly figures! Be still my heart...) I managed to steal some free time, so please enjoy this Final Fantasy VII doujinshi from 1997 with lovely old-school art I can't get enough of, "LIMIT BREAK"! I spent time yesterday scanning, cleaning and translating this, and I spent maybe way too long typesetting it today. Just to show I've still got it! (And also that it's easier to do all that than it is to go through and try to fix all the images and links on Ramsus-kun, haha... hmm.) Anyhow, enjoy! <3 P.S. Does the link on the sidebar give others trouble? My decade-old HTMLL may be finally biting the dust... I think the direct link should work, though, so here it is for now: https://ramsus-kun.webs.com/FFdoujinshi.html
February 15, 2020
Happy Valentine's day, folks! Bought myself a Japanese copy of the old Playstation 1 videogame "Azure Dreams" and scanned in the Japanese booklet for everyone to enjoy. If that's your jam, you can download the PDF here
! I'd like to sit down and actually translate it all someday. Does anyone know if that's already been done?
December 25th, 2019
Here's the final 70 pages of volume 2 of the official Suikoden I manga, making this volume complete! It says "to be continued in volume 3", but as far as I can tell, a third volume was never published. So that's a wrap! Merry Xmas, and happy 15th birthday, Ramsus-kun! Have a good new year, everybody!
December 14th, 2019 (8:09pm)
Wow! That was a rough quarter. To celebrate turning in my 57 page essay yesterday, here's a small chunk of the official Suikoden 1 manga! (There's about 70 pages left in this volume.) Photobucket's really kicked the... bucket, huh? Guess I outta do something about that...
September 1st, 2019 (7:40am)
And here's chapters 10 and 11
of the official Suikoden I: Soul Eater novel compiled for your reading pleasure! It's super satisfying to get these posted after so long. We're finally a bit further through the Great Forest!
August 15th, 2019 (8:15pm)
I've been having some fun relaxing and kicking back with volume two of the official Suikoden I: Soul Eater novel! Catch the new pages on my translation tumblr
page, with more on the way! ;)
May 12th, 2019 (5:39pm)
Hey! Sometimes you wait six years, sometimes you wait six days! Never know what'll come outta old Ramsus-kun. Ta-daah! Here's chapters 9 and 10 of the Suikoden V anthology manga, by Sakuraguni and Takasato Michi! (Did you know Suikoden V is thirteen this year?)
May 6th, 2019 (11:20pm)
I LIVE!! To celebrate, please enjoy this short chapter of the Suikoden V anthology manga. I did. Also! Witch Hat Atelier is totally out in English now!!! Please go buy it and support this awesome series! (Anybody notice how the official translation also spells a certain character's name with a "Q"? Heheheh...)
February 2nd, 2019 (8:12pm)
Heyo! Happily bringing you the next section of the D'arc manga! Badly in need of more proofreading for consistency, but at this point I figure it's better to get something out there then nothing! This project will be on hold, awaiting more scans, before translation can continue. Another huge thanks to Samara for taking on this typesetting project, too! As well as to Mat and Laika for all their assistance, and to Mars for scanning it in the first place. Attempted to upload the chapter to MangaDex but site's having bandwidth issues. Feel free to upload it there if anyone gets the chance. Thanks to those who signed the guestbook to let me know links are down or chapters are missing in older projects. Currently juggling a lot (including no longer having a disc drive, which makes accessing files burnt to DVD a bit more troublesome...) so may not get those links updated anytime soon, but I appreciate the notice. Take care, everybody, and have a good 2019!
December 30th, 2018 (2:41pm)
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here's the final chapter of Yumi Tamura's Wangan Jungle
, "Jungle Box"! Thanks a million billion to Samara for volunteering to typeset this four year old translation that was just collecting dust on my shelf, and for doing a bang up job of it, too. A great way to wrap up 2018! (With a murder mystery!)
September 9th, 2018 (11:42am)
And here's chapter 8 of Dragon Quest! Also, for those interseted, Kurodahan Press is holding a translation contest (deadline is October 15, Japan time) for a short story: https://www.kurodahan.com/mt/e/khpprize/ Check 'em out if you're a budding translator! It's a lot of fun.
July 29th, 2018 (12:21pm)
Thanks to cp2's help typesetting, here's chapter 7 of Dragon Quest V: Tale of Heaven! It's been awhile, huh? I'm also working through D'arc, slowly but surely, and hope to release something for it before school starts up again in the fall. Fingers crossed!
July 7th, 2018 (10:08pm)
WOOHOO!! Kodansha has announced an official release of Witch Hat at last! So chapter 15 will be our last scanslation of this marvelous series. Please support Witch Hat and Shirahama-sensei both by buying the books when they come out in English! I've included PNGs of the rough translated script for chapters 16 and 17 in the direct download, too, for anyone who would like to read them. Chapter 17 is an especially good one. I'll be removing all links and downloads for Witch Hat mid-July, and ask that all other sites hosting these scanslations do the same, out of respect for the English-language publishers.
July 1st, 2018 (11:07am)
Happy July 1st! Here's another chunk of the official Suikoden I manga. ;)
June 17th, 2018 (6:57am)
Happy dubious Father's Day, Qifrey! Have a Witch Hat chapter 14 to celebrate. Thank you again to everyone who's signed the guestbook, and to Laika, Meterion, and Corvid for their tireless work keeping this project rolling! I've also uploaded all of volume one (chapters 01-05) as its own download link. Just leave a message or email me at Rinuzuki@gmail.com if you'd like access to individual chapter download links. They'll probably stay active for awhile.
May 27th, 2018 (6:57am)
And.... *drumroll* Witch Hat chapter 13! This is the desperation of a looming final presentation that I just can't bear to write up yet, presented to you in the form of a quick release of another chapter! <3
May 23rd, 2018 (8:30pm)
Witch Hat chapter 12, for your reading pleasure. Thanks for all your support!
April 21st, 2018 (11:11am)
Woohoo! And heeeere's Witch Hat chapter 11, the exciting conclusion to volume 2! A big thanks to the team for working so hard to make this a quality translation. Thank you, me, Laika, Meterion, and Corvid! You guys rock! <3
March 19th, 2018 (12:50pm)
Everybody please give Corvid a huge round of thanks for typesetting Witch Hat chapters 9 and 10! Here they are, for your reading pleasure!
March 11th, 2018 (12:20pm)
Done with exams, so here's a charming one-shot manga to celebrate: My Papa is an Alien
by Shimojyou Sachiko. Go give it a read! The art alone is a lot of fun. Typesets of Witch Hat have slowed down due to real life, but we're going to keep at it and will aim to release a chapter as soon as we're able to. I've translated up through chapter 11, and am working on chapter 12. ;)
January 7th, 2018 (7:43am)
Witch Hat chapter 8! Chapter 9 is ready to be typeset, and I'm working through the initial translation of chapter 10.
October 18th, 2017 (5:55pm)
Here's Chapter 7 of Witch Hat. Chapter 8 is being proofread, and typesetting will begin shortly. Big thanks to Meterion and Dood of Ronin, as well as Laika! It's good to be working with ya.
October 10th, 2017 (12:55pm)
Yep, we're still working on Witch Hat! Chapter 7 is halfway typeset, and Chapter 8 is pretty much translated, just gotta revise it and review. ;)
August 27th, 2017 (9:58am)
Whew, busy busy busy month. Chapter 6 of Witch Hat Atelier is out, and chapters 7 and 8 are in the works. Who's up for some Dragon Quest, or maybe Suikoden V? My brain's ready for something easy...
July 28th, 2017 (1:34pm)
And here's Witch Hat chapter 5! That concludes volume one. Look forward to volume 2!
July 16th, 2017 (1:34pm)
By popular request, here's the PDF of the Suikoden I Soul Eater novel in its full 175 page glory! Check out the translation Tumblr
page for weekly-ish updates. The translation for Chapter 6 of Witch Hat is complete as well, and we'll update with the scanslated version when it's ready to go. Life is good! ;)
June 30th, 2017 (10:26pm)
Alllll right, kiddos! Here's chapter 4 of Witch Hat Atelier. Chapter 5's translation is complete, and will kindly be typeset and edited by two new volunteers. Thank you guys for joining in!
June 23rd, 2017 (6:35pm)
Finished translating chapter 5 of Witch Hat Atelier a little while back, too. <3
June 11th, 2017 (9:22am)
Woohoo! 7 Seeds chapter 152, which I helped to translate last year, is available to read at long last! Check it out: [ http://rp-fans.livejournal.com/1376.htmll ] Chapter 153 is also translated, and the group may be looking for a typesetter if anyone is interested. Chapter 154... is on its way. Hooray!
June 7th, 2017 (4:51pm)
I've been home sick all week! But translating chapters 6 & 7 of the Suikoden V Anthology manga made me smile... and hopefully they'll do the same for you.
May 29th, 2017 (5:43pm)
Thanks for all of your support! Chapter 4 of Witch Hat is translated and just waiting for review and then typesetting, and I've started translating chapter 5, which is the final chapter in volume one.
May 14th, 2017 (2:25pm)
Chapter 3 of Witch hat is here!
April 28th, 2017 (10:52am)
Here's chapter 6 of the Dragon Quest Tale of Heaven manga - which means volume one is complete! :) Enjoy! I do miss translating those silly Suikoden V manga, the Suikoden I novel, and low-key Suikoden I and V doujinshi... if anybody's got scans of regular Suikoden I or V doujinshi they want to sent my way, feel free! ( RinUzuki@gmail.com )
April 22nd, 2017 (6:21pm)
Happy to announce I just finished translating chapter 3 of Witch Hat. So, as usual, look forward to Tsundere Service Scans
's beautiful typeseting work, coming soon to a Ramsus-kun near you!!
March 26th, 2017 (1:58pm)
Thanks to Reuke's dedicated work cleaning and typesetting, we proudly present part 2 of volume 2 of the official Suikoden I manga!
March 21st, 2017 (6:50am)
And here's chapter 2 of Witch Hat! :)
March 5th, 2017 (9:58pm)
Just wrapped up the translation for chapter 2 of Witch Hat
! This is such a well-drawn and fun manga to work on. <3 Look forward to Tsundere Service Scans
's beautiful typeset work, coming soon!
February 26th, 2017 (6:07pm)
Part 1 of volume 2 of the Suikoden I manga is here for your reading pleasure. Thank you to Waka for buying it, and to Reuke for all their help editing and typesetting it! Wouldn't have been able to do it without you. Glad to hear folks are enjoying Witch Hat, too, I'm looking forward to translating chapter 2! :3
February 12th, 2017 (10:00pm)
Woho! And here it is, Witch Hat Atelier chapter 01, thanks to Tsundere Service Scans
February 12th, 2017 (3:38pm)
Completed the translation of the first chapter of とんがり帽子のアトリエ / Tongariboshi Atelier, and the typesetting is underway! Super excited to share this beautiful comic with you all.
January 29th, 2017 (11:15am)
As promised, chapter 5 of the Dragon Quest manga is here for your reading pleasure, thanks to Reuke!
January 22nd, 2017 (3:55pm)
Want to typeset volume 2 of the official Suikoden I manga? The first 70 pages are scanned and translated, so drop me a line at RinUzuki @ gmail.com (no spaces) if you're interested. Reuke also kindly typeset the next chapter of the Dragon Quest manga, so that'll be up after some review, too. Thanks for all your support!
December 30th, 2016 (8:17pm)
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let's ring in 2017 with this lovely scanslation by Reuke of the 1998 Breath of Fire III doujinshi, To the Fire