Anonymous asked: do you need donation to keep this project running faster or you just happy for translating and releasing this gin to kin manga freely?
Thank you for asking, but donations wouldn’t help in this particular situation. I already get free hosting from tumblr, and I have both physical copies and scans of the series.
Translating takes a lot of mental effort on my part, and, as I said in a previous ask, summer is the time when my workplace becomes incredibly stressful and hectic to the point where pretty much everything that isn’t mindless fun gets pushed to the back burners. Things should slow down by the end of July/beginning of August, so my plans are to resume then.
Anonymous asked: Are you okay? I'm not in any rush to see the next chapter, but I was just wondering about your condition as it's been quite some time..
Since I’ve been getting a few asks about this, I thought I’d just go ahead and answer so that people don’t get too concerned.
The pace I was going at, coupled with entering the busy season at my workplace, has led to a pretty bad burn out. I haven’t dropped the project, but I do need some time to recharge, so to speak. I was in denial for a bit, but I don’t think it’s fair to just keep people hanging, especially when it might be another month before I really have time to work on it again.
Thank you all for your concern.
Anonymous asked: Do whatever you find most convenient for yourself, love.
Thank you, but I don’t really have a strong preference! I’d rather avoid releasing too often or not often enough to please most of my readers. I know someone that messaged me evidenced a preference for the larger batch releases, so I was just curious if more shared their feelings.
Anonymous asked: I really hope more people would know this series, it's as good as Kaiji but more about how the economy and politic works together, and how Loan Sharks declares King in the world of materialistic.
It’s interesting you would mention that, because when I started reading the first volume of Gin to Kin, I’m pretty sure I thought to myself, “Oh, it’s about those assholes that keep on stealing Kaiji’s money.” The scope widens considerably as the series goes on to encompass, as you said, politics and the economy and how money in general can be wielded as a weapon to gain influence in both those spheres.
Anonymous asked: ty so much for translating this series!
You’re welcome! Thank you for reading it!
Anonymous asked: Keep up the good work!
Thank you! When I get discouraged, sometimes I think, “Well, I took a huge chunk out of it for the next translator…” but then I think, “That’s bullshit, finish what you’ve started!” So I’m in this for the long haul.