this chapter marks the end and beginnings of some things.
First off, it is the end of the arc “Something like an introductory part” which the author calls as “chapter 1.” The following arc is called “Something like the compilation of activity” and it has 44 chapters (including interludes).
Next it marks the end of my translation of Nidoume no Jinsei wo Isekai de. Some may ask why. But, I can ascertain you that it’s not because I dislike this series at all. Although slow, this story advances at a steady rate and presents the reader with a collected, shrewd MC who manages to adapt to his own situation in a proficient way. There are some discrepancies in the story but it’s a web novel after all, so blaming the author for it is kind of disrespectful in my eyes.
So why am I dropping this? The major point lies in its slowness and my slowness. As of now the author has released 323 chapters (including interludes). Going by my current pace, I might catch up to the novel in about 10 years. Although I could at best increase the release rate to once a week, I am not inclined to do so because it is fairly difficult to preserve through all those filler chapters without getting discouraged if you are translating at a slow pace. If my RL allowed me to, I’d love to release 2-3 chapters per week, but that ain’t happening. Also, I am not an egoistical prick, who thinks it is fine to keep hogging a series, I can’t deliver at a decent rate, to myself. Thus, after considering it myself and seeing some people complaining about the slow release pace, I decided to let a different translator pick up this series in the hope that they will be able to go at a faster pace than I am capable of.
I would be glad if future translators could drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to at least avoid various translators picking up the same novel. 🙂
Well, an end usually always means a beginning, thus I will announce here that I will be translating Kakei Senki wo Kakageyo! on a weekly basis starting with 9th July. That series is finished at something around 140 chapters with a light novel adaptation, though I will translate the web novel. I am yet not certain if I can keep up that pace considering my RL, so it is merely a temporary announcement as of yet.
Oh yea, I am still looking for editors, thus don’t be shy and apply you candidacy!