As you might have noticed our releases have slowed down a bit lately. My Alien Days should have been a weekly release for example but we skipped the releases for the past 2 weeks. Other projects that we haven been working on are also a bit stalled.
This has a very simple explanation: Exams.
Right now Helvetica and the scanlation scene in general is in a bit of a lockdown until this blows over. We’ll try to release what we can release and of course Kyuu isn’t going anywhere but for some other things we’ve been working on you’ll need to wait a tiny bit. Rest assured that nothing is dropped, all projects are staffed better than ever and we are hopeful to release quite a few things more steadily in the future. In addition to that, we are planning on releasing 2 new projects once they are ready. Of course this won’t harm our other projects since the people working on them were free anyway.
Have a great day!
Yesterday we released the last chapter of Kumika no Mikaku. It was a fantastic journey and I want to again thank the whole team and the readers for being there for the ride.
Meanwhile we are already ready to jump on the next thing. The author of Kumika recently started a new series, “Looking up to Magical Girls”, of which we released the first chapter today.
Sadly the Japanese release schedule for it is really bad. It only comes out once every two months. So while this sucks for us the readers, it at least means that it won’t drain any resources from us.
In other news: Mousou is of course still on hiatus, Kyuu-chan volume extras should be coming up in the near future, Battle in 5 Seconds is taking a bit longer to release right now than we would like it to but we are trying to get back to a faster schedule again. On top of that, we are planning to start the webcomic chapters of My Alien Days on May 5th.
I think that should be all. Have a great day!
Well… judging from the upvotes the Kings Viking chapter got, people apparently didn’t agree with the path we chose so we’ll revert to what we did before.
Picking up niche daily 4-komas and sometimes releasing chapters or whatever.
Bentoki is fired again. Please direct your “When is Mousou coming back?” questions to me again. I will reply with an appropriate emoji.
+++ Announcement +++
After we dropped Grand Blue
Dreaming more than one year ago a lot of people on our public Discord were probably thinking “well shit, what else do they even work on?”. In the internet wide confusion that followed us listening to our hearts and being worried about big daddy Kodansha coming in to wreck our little makeshift website, a lot of people looked for a new Helvetica series to be excited about. After considering all possible options, manga readers only had one valid choice that could be considered Helvetica’s new flagship series.
Support for it grew explosively and every new chapter is gathering more fans worldwide, gasping while clicking the pages to see what comes next and shivering in excitement for the next chapter to release.
Sadly, due to certain staff members being thrown into jail for possession of underage pornography, lately progress on this masterpiece has come to a halt. Petitions have started to form, demanding a return of steady releases and an anime adaptation by Kyoto Animation, directed by Naoko Yamada. But to no avail.
Dear readers, fans and friends. I am happy to announce that Helvetica will cease work on all other projects in order to focus 100% of our raw procrastination power on one project. After minutes of consideration, the team unanimously decided that the leadership of both this project and Helvetica as a whole should be given to our dear friend, colleague and typesetting wizard, Bentoki.
From now this group shall be called
KINGS’ VIKING SCANS
I wholeheartedly want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support during this tumultuous time in our existence. I trust that our new Australian overlord will finally deliver what the people really want. Thank you.
Hey everyone! It’s been a while since the last update post and there are quite a few things to talk about, both good and bad.
Let’s start with the bad. A long time ago we started working on Souboutei Must Be Destroyed but due to various reasons we just weren’t able to make good progress on the scanlation of the series. Our translator for this series is very passionate about it and wants to work on it and release the series consistently. So if you are interested in taking over send us an email so that we can organize that. For us Souboutei is sadly dropped.
The other project that we’ll be saying goodbye to is our re-scanlation of Boku Girl. A few people in Helvetica were not happy with the existing scanlation of the end of this series and wanted to do it better. But similarly to Souboutei, we were also not able to keep up consistent progress and since the project has been on a standstill for so long for us, we decided to call it a day and discontinue the project.
In terms of our daily 4-koma things are also not looking fantastically. The Japanese release of Mousou Telepathy is still on hiatus and we don’t know a return date. Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan is also on hiatus but will probably return in early March.
Now to some good news. While we finally cleaned up and dropped the projects we had on a standstill, we were able to better organize and assign more people to other projects that were running but didn’t get the release consistency they deserved.
Kumika no Mikaku will now be released weekly and Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting will change to a 4-day release schedule.
My Alien Days is still being released weekly by us but is approaching the end of the series that’s released as volumes. After the volumes are done we will start working on the web-chapters of the series but we still have to decide on the release schedule for that.
We were also able to release a new chapter for Curiosity Killed the Schoolgirl. This project was on hiatus for us due to our translator for it vanishing. Quothen translated a chapter for it in his free time but that still means that we’ll need a new translator for it if we want to keep working on it. If you are a translator or if you know anyone who would be interested, hit us up.
Kalyx is sadly still on hiatus for us since we don’t have the team to work on it at the current moment. But we would still like to continue and finish the series in the future.
That should be it in terms of series updates. Overall I’d draw a very positive conclusion for the status of Helvetica. We finally decided to cut series that just weren’t working out for us and focusing more on series that just needed a little push in order to release steadily. In 2019 we are finally looking forward to finishing some projects and continuing this process of consolidating work effort on projects that need it and then of course also pick up new project depending on the free staff that we have.
Have a great day!
Yesterday was New Year’s Eve and we also released the last Mousou chapter we still had saved up. The Japanese release will be on hiatus until the 9th of January, so not too long.
In other news: we started a new Project!
In the Sengoku Period (1579), there is a young woman who has lost everything, and dedicated herself to seeking strength and a death on the battlefield. Reiri once lived happily with her family, until the day soldiers came by after a battle. Her father, mother and brother sacrificed themselves in order for her to survive. She was only saved with the intervention of Okabe Tanpa no Kami, who had been sheltering in the village. In his service, she grew and learned to fight well, chasing her goal of a death in battle. However, her path to death may not be as short and straight as she hopes…
I think that’s all for now. Sorry about being rather short on words but last night drained me.
Again, Happy New Year!
Since two days the Japanese publication of Mousou Telepathy has resumed and we are back to releasing it at the usual release time.
Until now we have been releasing the chapter on the same day it came out in Japan but in order to work on Mousou without losing our minds we’ll need to built up a bit of buffer. We’ll do this by not releasing chapters on the next two weekends. On all other days you should expect a new Mousou chapters at 6pm CET. (Whatever that is in your time zone.)
This post is just called “November Update” since there is no specific reason for it besides it being a few general updates on what’s happening in the Helvetica manga mines.
First and foremost, yes, Mousou Telepathy is still on hiatus. We haven’t dropped it but there simply haven’t been any new Japanese chapters for a few months now. All we can do is hope and wait.
But besides Mousou, we are doing really well again.
Kings’ Viking and Ten Thousand Kinds of Love are finally back from the dead and releasing again, My Alien Days and Battle in 5 Seconds are both being done fully weekly now. Sadly we are not able to make Kumika no Mikaku bi-weekly but we are doing our best to release chapters as fast as we can. The series has been pretty cursed in terms of staff availability but we are of course planning on finishing the series with consistent releases.
That should be everything for now.
Maybe a small reminder that there is a link to our Discord server on the right side of this page. We are always happy to see new people to talk with there. Also you can yell at us why your favorite series isn’t releasing/releasing so slowly.
Have a great day!
As you might have already heard, we are dropping Talentless Nana since it has been licensed in English by Crunchyroll.
Due to work for chapter 19 already being underway when we got the news we now have redrawn files for chapter 19 that we won’t need anymore. If anyone wants to continue the scanlation of this series then hit us up.
The other series that we sadly need to let go is Kusanagi-Sensei is Being Tested. We have been struggling for a while now to keep releases coming but with recent changes in the availability of the team working on it, we decided to let it go. Moe Panda Scans has agreed to pick up the series in our stead and should be the ones that you can look to for updates from now on.
That should be every update in terms of dropping series. A few series are still stuck in a never ending loop of bottlenecks and other minor problems that keep us from getting any progress done on them. Most notably Curiosity Killed the Schoolgirl which is on hiatus for now since our translator for it vanished.
If you are a Japanese to English translator and want to help out, then send us an application. Any help would be greatly appreciated since this is where most of our problems lie right now.
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Today, 6 months after the release of chapter 6, we finally managed to get our shit together and finish another chapter of Nobel’s first work My Alien Days. Of course we are very sorry for the hiatus we went on but things happened and the team was kind of dead for a long time but we never lost hope and here we are.
With Alien Days back as a running project the only series that’s still on hiatus is Kalyx. Of course we also want to get this back, especially since the series is only 20 chapters in total which means we are already almost halfway done but there is still some planning to be done before we are ready for that.
In other news, we just got word that Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan is going to be starting it’s serialization again tomorrow and we will of course follow suit. Furthermore, the first volume of that series is going to be released on August 10th which means that we are in for some bonus material that we’ll release some time after that.
We have finally entered our summer break and while things are still in process of changing back to normal I think you can see that, judging from the amount of projects we are bringing back, we are doing better again.
Since people are asking a lot about Kusanagi-Sensei is Being Tested, yes, we are on it. Shouldn’t take too long at this point.
I think that’s all for today. Take care!