The Return of My Alien Days, Kyuu-Chan and Our Free Time

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!

Mousou Telepathy, Erinna and Exams

Time for some updates on some of our series!

First of all, as of today we finally caught up to the Mousou Telepathy raws which means that our version is now also on hiatus. We don’t know when the Japanese version will start releasing again but we do know that the next volume is supposed to come out on August 10th. So for now expect this to be around the time when the manga is starting up again.

Secondly, Saturday we finished scanlating “Sing, Erinna!”. It was a really great experience and I hope you had as much fun reading as we had working on it.

To close this off I thought I should give an explanation for releases being even slower than usual right now. The simple answer is: it’s exam season for multiple members which made us put our focus on that instead of scanaltion for a little bit. Good news is that we are almost through so we’ll hopefully be able to batch release all the things that have been on hold until now.

In addition to that we are finally able to revive a dead project. If everything goes according to plan we’ll start working on My Alien Days again. It’s still take a bit but translation for the whole next volume and some chapters on top of that is done so we should be able to get it going in the near future.
Kalyx could also be a candidate for a future revival but we aren’t quite there yet for that series.

As always, if you have any questions feel free to comment bellow. Sorry again about the delayed chapters. We’ll be doing our best o7

Project and Staff Updates

Heyo!

In order for people to have an official place where they can get updates on series and other changes we’ll start a series of posts here on the website homepage. We aren’t exactly sure yet how often we’ll write them. Might be something like bi-weekly or just when there has been any change.

Let’s start off with staff updates:

Some time ago we made a r/manga post saying that we are recruiting for redrawers and we are happy to report that a ton of people applied and now the redrawing team is looking very strong again! Namely our new fresh meat for the Redrawing meatgrinder are:
Mistral (Mousou Telepathy, Talentless Nana)
– Hazari (Kumika no Mikaku)
Tacizewik (Souboutei must be Redrawn)
Of course there aren’t only new Redrawers. As of yesterday poii joined us as a translator for a new series we are starting. More on that later.
Thanks to all of you for your applications. It’s really great to see how many people are willing to help out. Of course also a big welcome to all the new people! I hope you have as much fun with scanlation as we are having.

Sadly we also have to announce a few people leaving Helvetica due to real life getting busier. Of course, this is a rather normal thing in scanlation and most of these people are constantly on the verge of joining back up with us again once things settle down but especially the loss of our great and illustrious leader Stephen and our fantastic Webmaster PaleLebouf.
Of course Helvetica doesn’t exactly need leading but all official matters that need to be taken care of are now handled by milnivek, iZN and myself, Newspage.
We thank them and all the others who left us in the last few months for all their hard work and we hope they’ll stay with us for much longer on our public Discord. Scanlations isn’t just about losing staff members but also about losing friends.

Let’s continue with project updates:

As of right now Helvetica has 10 running projects:
– Battle in 5 Seconds After Meeting
– Curiosity Killed the Schoolgirl
– Kings’ Viking
– Kumika no Mikaku
– Mousou Telepathy
– Please Take My Brother Away
– Souboutei Must Be Destroyed
– Talentless Nana
– Ten Thousand Kinds of Love
– And various One-Shots

All of these series are doing fine and are on a semi-regular release schedule. Of course we apologize for our inconsistency. Quite a few staff members have pretty busy lives which leads to some tasks being done later than any of us wants them to but that’s just how things go sometimes.

The following projects are halted, be it just temporarily or for a longer amount of time:
– Boku Girl
– Kalyx
– My Alien Days

A special status among halted projects have Kusanagi-Sensei is Being Tested and Wonder Cat Kyuu-chan. Both series were on a trial run by the publisher twi4. While we know that Kyuu-chan is confirmed to be continued sometime this April, we have no information on the status of Kusanagi-Sensei. So for now assume that this series is not being continued by twi4.

Last but not least let’s talk about a new project:

As I mentioned above poii joined to help us translate a very special series that I personally wanted to do for a long time now.

Sing, Erinna!

This series is also a daily 4koma published on twi4. It has already been completed with 116 chapters. The physical volume comes out this month so we’ll start working on it once we get the raws in.
It’s about an all-girl poet school in ancient Greece, heavily embedded in history, a lot of ancient Greek lore and an adorable plot that might or might not also be a bit yuri. The Mangaka is a professional Lyre player and did this series on the side because she wanted to share her fascination with ancient Greece. Look forward to it!

That should be all for today. If you have any more questions feel free to leave a comment and I’ll try to answer as soon as possible.

Have a great day!