Welcome to Afro Scans!: First Post (Sort of) and Some News

Hello, everyone (tl:dr post incoming. you’ve been warned). This is your friendly, neighborhood Afro Thunda speaking. Welcome to my own little piece of the web, Afro Scans (Afro Thunda Scans is the full name; AfTh Scans is the abbreviation). Some of you may be thinking “If this is the same ‘Afro Thunda’ that I’ve seen credited on work done by Biribiri, Little White Butterflies, Team Vanilla, and Nemui Scans, then this isn’t your first ever post.” And you would be absolutely correct as I had been actively posting on Nemui Scans until recently. But cut me some slack, it’s the first post on MY OWN personal blog. Feels good, man. But I digress, if you were familiar with Nemui Scans, you may be wondering “So you were working with Nemui, huh? Whatever happened to him?” Well, my (present and future) friends, that I do not know. Maybe I’ll figure that out someday because I would like to know as well. Which brings us to the reason I decided to go ahead and make my own little blog.

tl:dr part, but it’s important ยป

Since Nemui Scans shows no signs of resurrecting, this blog will be its “backup”, so to speak. If you check out the Completed Manga section and Completed Doujin/One-Shots section under the Projects menu at the top, you’ll see that I’ve recovered every link that had been available on the former Nemui Scans (it was my first priority). You can also check the Ongoing Manga section to collect what was started on Nemui’s site. With that said, it is my intention to continue all the projects that were started over there. But as many may know, I am but an editor. So naturally, those projects will sit until I can rope in a translator that’s willing to help me get any one of them completed. So if you just so happen to be a translator passing by and see something on the list you’d like to do, shoot me an email. Or if you have something you’d like to translate, but lack an editor, I’d be happy to edit for you. I’m flexible like that. In any case, I’ll have to ask anyone that was waiting on a particular project to please continue being patient.

So with all that said above, you now might be wondering “Well, Mr. Afro Thunda sir, if you have no translator to help with your projects, what can you do?” That’s a good question. Well, I do have my joint with Yoroshii on Nikuyoku Analyze still going on and I’m still with LWB/Team Vanilla, so I’m not completely without anything to do. But aside from that, I’ve decided to make work for myself. That is, namely, to do Magazine Scan to Tank Scan re-edits. Though that means you’d only be seeing stuff you’ve probably read already, it wouldn’t hurt to give something a reread if bumped up to Tank Scan quality, right? And there’s certainly plenty out there that could use that treatment, so why not? Wouldn’t be the first time I’ve re-edited anything.

Well, if you read all the way through that wall of text lacking an image of any kind, I thank you for your time. I must also thank psyburn21 for offering to host me. For any more Info, check out the FAQ. It’s probably missing much relevant info, but if you have questions, just leave a comment here or on said FAQ page and I’ll address it. In the meantime, there’s still much I need to do bring this site up to speed. I’ll be going back and restoring posts from Nemui’s site, so those will be the first “new” things to show up in the following days, but I am working on things behind the scenes. So I have to ask for everyone’s patience while I get things sorted out. Anyway, I hope to be able to continue on where Nemui left off.

(P.S. To a few of those guys on Faytear’s site, I finally made a site ^_^)

    • Micah
    • Sep 19th. 2011 3:39pm

    Hah! I knew it! You tried denying it, but I knew you were planning this all along.

    • Well, I really had no intentions of setting up a blog of my own. Was just kinda planning to ride the coattails of my translator overlords. But alas, that didn’t work out, so now I’m here. I gotta admit though, it is kinda nice to have a place I can call “Home” *nod nod*.

    • Zathael
    • Sep 20th. 2011 5:32am

    So you finally have your own blog! Congratulations, and I’m sorry to hear that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Good luck with everything. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Conan
    • Sep 20th. 2011 7:36am

    Congrats on setting up your own home to call your own! I wish you the best of luck and hope your editing services will help groups churn out more high quality releases now that you have your own blog.

  1. Yep, as Conan and the others said, I wish you the best, especially to have lots of fun with your own blog. It’s nice, to have one’s own place ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Damn if i’m happy that you did your own blog…congratulations Afro, and thanks for all your projects.

    • JukanX
    • Nov 8th. 2011 2:04pm

    Belated congratulations for opening your own blog.

    May I put forward a modest suggestion? For tankoubon re-edits, IMO the best candidates are the stories appeared on Comic Hotmilk; in that magazine โ€“ since it’s for general readership โ€“ the naughty bits are whited out (the dreaded lightsaber effect), but when collected in volumes the censoring is stepped down considerably and is much more bearable. This search on E-H galleries returns a few likely candidates. Or you can run a search for Comic Hotmilk on Yoroshii’s old blog, for some reason he seems to like working on scans from that magazine even though a better raw is quite likely to appear in a few months.

    • Yea, I would likely be looking to do re-edits of Comic Hotmilk stuff when the respective tanks come out. For some reason, I don’t remember Comic Hotmilk being as censored as it is now or maybe I’m just imagining that it was less censored in previous years. It makes my eyes bleed lol. So I’ll be on the lookout. Thanks.

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