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A few years ago I used to scan the English version of the Excel Saga manga and post it on /bun/, but due to some changes in life I had to stop for a while, so I only ever got to volume 11 (out of 27 volumes).
Today I've been thinking about finishing what I started. If I continue scanning Excel Saga, would anyone here be interested in reading it? I can post a few chapters every now and then in this thread, and hopefully this time I can complete all of it.
If you want to try getting into it, you can download the first 10 volumes here (and 3 chapters of volume 11):https://www.mediafire.com/?88s8x9uwbq1ki
It starts out as a comedy, but eventually the characters go through a lot of development, and the plot gets pretty complex. If you've only seen the Excel Saga anime, then you're in for a lot of surprises (the anime only loosely covered the first 6 volumes before heading into its own direction).
Downloaded! I've never seen ES before, so I guess this is a good opportunity to start.
I hope this doesn't sound like I want you out of /nen/, but why continue here when you could complete your scanlation where you first started?
In any case, I'm looking forward to it.
Are you going to scan Municipal Force Daitenzin as well? Although I doubt there's an English version of that… Anyway, looking forward to the remaining volumes!
Sure! I enjoyed watching the anime of it.
Two new chapters!http://www.mediafire.com/download/94n31qi18qi8eld/vol11ch074.ziphttp://www.mediafire.com/download/43jzw8yvyvnxw3p/vol11ch075.zip>>3036>>3133
I'm still going to post the manga there as well. I just thought it would be nice to have another small community to share it with.>>3053
You can find scans of that on sites like exhentai/e-hentai, but yeah, there is no English version.
A pretty cute
chapter, almost entirely about the girls sitting at home and talking about clothes.
Volume 11 almost finished…
Thanks for all your work! I'm reading through the first volumes right now but progress has been slow since I have to focus on a lot of other things. Hopefully you'll upload the whole manga eventually!
This series looks fun I'm gonna watch the anime
let me know if the anime is good. I'm never sure with series like this if I should watch it or read the manga so I usually end up doing neither…
It depends on your taste.
The manga was a social satire that slowly evolved into a sci-fi action comedy over the years.
The anime is more like a gag/parody comedy. It doesn't have much in common with the manga besides the main characters and a few brief moments. It's also very aware of the fact that it's an anime adaptation, and even has the anime director and author of the manga constantly breaking the 4th wall and getting into fights.
I just wanted to say thank you! I've been looking for this for awhile now.
waah, I completely forgot about this….
By the way, is this a scanlation or is it from the (official) english adaptation?
This is the official translation by Viz.
This is amazing!
I hope you continue this! =D
You're doing a great service!
This was the only place I could find any volumes beyond 8. Keep up the good work!
Oh my god, you're back!
You are a really good person.
Are you going to continue with the updates?
I really hope you don't give up on releasing these. You are pretty much the only person left on the planet with both the manga and the will to scan it for the masses - and thank you for that!
Hooray, there's more!
Did the scan project is dead?
I believe that the process takes a really, really long time shown by the large time gaps. I got here when the after the Side stories were finished.
I've been looking for scans of this mange for years!
Never understood why there were no scans of it!
I imagine a lot of people would be interested, including outside this website on manga hosting websites and torrent trackers like BakaBT!
I understand the time consuming process that is scanning these pages, but you would entertain (and have entertained) a lot of people, if you're willing to finish it over time.
Thank you, for your work.
This is currently the only place on the entire internet where I can get English excel saga. keep up the good work scanners. I will come back daily until this is done.
I actually got 26 volumes About ready to go. I found the old digital copies. Still needing an actual scan of 27 though. Was Never digitized and released as such.
If you could share those that would be awesome.
good god man, could you share?
Wips, please upload them if you can. I am a stranger, but you have no idea how much this would mean to me.
I'd love to read those as well!
Ah Sorry Guys. Been AWOL for a bit. Busy Busy Busy with work.
I'm in the middle of scanning Vol. 27. New to this so I'm learning as I go. I plan to release it all soon. With a bit of luck by the end of the week.
Just do your best, everyone understands.
Wisps, I can't thank you enough. You are a real Hero by doing this. Thanks you from the bottom of my heart, take your time with it my man <3
OP here. Sorry I disappeared for so long without a word again.>>13034
Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you need any help! The least I can do is finish up scanning or editing the last volume.
I'm speechless. Thanks so freaking much, OP and Wisp! With you both working together, I'm sure it'll be faster and easier to both. All 27 will be done, I believe in you guys! You're amazing persons.
I actually finished scanning the images a bit ago. Need to clean them up now.
Wips, are the others volumes already scanned? Then you'll only have to upload'em? Sorry for so many questions, I'm just super excited!
They're the official Digital Release Viz did. I found em online. Issue was that they were DRM encrypted, so i had to crack that. Thankfully Calibre was able to do it. Destroyed the EPUBS in the process though. So Then I extracted the images. Then I organized and renamed em. Sadly 27 was never released digitally. But I was willing to sacrifice my Hard copy ( I did order a new one off amazon last night though).
So after a bit of leveling I'm going to call it good. I can hand the images over to OP if he wants to do a better Job. I'll still release mine though. That way you can read it in slightly inferior Glory!
Thanks so much again! Do post the digital release (1-26 I believe) as soon as possible,but no need to rush, take your time. I've waited 10 years, some days are easy to wait haha
Sad thing is looking through Viv's Release I notice Mine are about the same Quality….
Oh, yeah… This sounds a bit sad
Or maybe Mine are that good :p
I'm sure yours looks gorgeous!
They're okay. Good enough
How did you find those official digital files? Did you buy them at the time? I've been looking everywhere for those babies.
Barnes and Noble has (or had) them for sale on nook. I bought em and broke the DRM on them.
Had to jump through quite a few hoops to even get access to those files though….
Tell us more. Sounds like a good story.
I'm super jealous btw. I missed my chance to get those digital copies.
It's not terrably exciting. I basically to to go around the Nook apps tendency to store the E-books under the root partition. Basically i had to get around ROOT. Two ways of doing that. Rooting my tablet ( not happening! ) or i could use an alder version of the app that stored the books in a user accessible area. I dint find out that till after bricking my tablet. Thankfully it was only a soft brick and not a hard brick. Factory restore FTW. Then I had to figure out how to break the DRM encyption. Calibre did that just fine. Then from there it was extract the images from the E-book and organized em. I had to do a lot of reading and poking around the net to figure it out. Heck even Finding out they were available for nook was only cuz I ran across a post somewhere mentioning it.
It's exciting to me. I'm used to finding work arounds for certain things. And I want you to know that I appreciate your efforts.
Well I uploaded The 26 Digital Volume to nyaa.si
would have had the files up last night, but I had to move em over to my seedbox. https://nyaa.si/view/932081
It's proving to quite the popular torrent…
Good job! Will download and seed it tonight.
Downloading it right now! Man it's like a dream come true. And yeah, it looks kinda popular actually. I guess a lot of people are still looking for it (I searched for ten years!)
OP and Wisp, again I must say my thanks. It's honorable the work you're doing.
Yeah If either of you Can seed it that would be handy. Uploading off my seedbox ATM it's a 5.5 mb/s up….
I'll seed as soon as possible, just need my brother to stop playing League haha
I downloaded it last night. Thank you. I've been waiting for years for something like this. I never thought I'd see the day when it was online like this.
Thanks to you, and for the OP for getting the ball rolling.
Downloading RIGHT NOW!
Thanks a bunch for this!
Almost 100 completed downloads! Wisp-sama, your hard work is tottaly paying off! And like the gentleman said above, OP as well! The absolute madmen <3
Small Update. OP and I have been Tag teaming Vol 27. Mostly Fixing MY mistakes with it. I'll releasing an updated torrent later with all 27 Volumes. OP is doing his thing with the files.
It'll be an update on vol 27 only or others volumes as well?
I'll just be uploading a new torrent including vol 27 as well as the other 26 viz ones. 27 needed Abit of work and I knew it. It's why it wasn't uploaded on nyaa with the others yet
That last one was me. Gotgot my name -_-
Okay fellas on last time for me on this one for a bit.
All 27 including the TLC done by OP in the last onehttps://nyaa.si/view/932733
Amazing stuff. Thank you.
I've been having a kinda hard time with the dialogue… To you native english speakers, is it hard or "heavy" as well? Maybe I'm just not that good at english haha but sometimes it's really hard to understand.
Could you give an example?
Not gunna lie sometimes it is a bit difficult to follow whats going on. The way Excel talks doesn't help.
I don't really have an example, it's just overall hard to keep up haha. The language used is really unusual, so I guess I just need to get used to it.
You guys enjoying the insanity? Once you all get to Vol 27 I want to hear you opinions of WTF just happened. I've read it several times and understood it a bit better each time.
I was actually thinking about creating a chat like Telegram or Discord so we could keep in touch and talk about the series. Which chat APP you guys prefer?
I'm mostly on Discord. Creating a channel wouldn't be hard. I ran one for a few months. I disbanded it after my group and another similar group merged. Minecraft for those wondering.
kakshi-nenpo dot com slash jp slash my frens are here
Um so do you want me to make a discord then?
No thank you, you might find people more willing on the Anime & Manga board on 4chan though.
no frens online…
If there are people who would rather talk in discord or whatever it may be rather than here, then so it will be. You can't force people to do something.
All that chat link did was send me to a youtube vid when i hit send.
does toki post on nen
The ending makes a little bit more sense if you know about Rikudou's other manga called Holy Brownie (which never got an English release). It was a dark comedy about two supernatural beings, Piola and Fio, who were able to travel between different worlds and change their own appearance (Piola usually had red hair, while Fio's hair was usually dark purple), and in Excel Saga they basically went mad due to their immortality and boredom. Kabapu and Shiouji referred to them as "cores".
The two cores wanted to create something new, they wanted to create a child that would bring "unknown results", so they made many imitations of themselves most of which turned out to be failures. Fio eventually became the "evil core" and was sealed away, while Piola completely lost her memories and became Il Palazzo
. Excel was one of their many creations, and in Vol 27 during her fight with Fio all of Excel's personalities merged into one and gave birth to a brand new core which gave Excel her God-like powers. Then Fio had a change of heart, Across took over the world, Excel turned Hyatt and Elgala into normal girls, Umi turned into a loli and adopted Menchi, and everyone lived happily ever after.
I knew of that actually. I really do wish it would get one, but doubtful.
Oh crap I was supposed to read this but I forgot…
This thread must never die. Our gratefulness must be eternal.
I will literally be unable to express my gratitude ever, so big that it is. I was, in the strongest sense of the word, heart-broken before. I was SURE I would never be able to read my favorite series manga. That DESTROYED me real bad. You guys are not only angels, you're fucking Messiah. Eternal love.
Thank you! This is the only place I can find it available
omg… i can't believe this exists now…
so sad no seeders :-(((((((((
Looks like it still has seeders to me. Did you check the right torrent?https://nyaa.si/view/932733
Can I ask you guys some help? Does Excel have some kind of accent? I have this feeling about it but I'm not from the U.S. It seems to be kind of southern I guess? Or is it just a very informal way of talking?
In the English anime dub? It mostly sounds like General American accent to me, though sometimes it's hard to tell because of the constant screaming and the way she randomly extends her vowels in some words.
Sorry for not being clear, I mean in the manga actually. I see that "accent" may not be the more correct way to say it but you get the ideia.
I'm not reading this manga but usually when translators do this it's because the character speaks in some non-Tokyo dialect. Personally I think this is kind of stupid, especially since there are dozens of Japanese dialects and they all get translated to the same American hick-talk.
Well guys This manga has at least 400 downloads. I got 406 to 1 share ratio on it.
Dunno if I'm a Messiah, but I'm glad you're happy sir. I wanted this just add bad ad anyone. That's why I put in the effort to get it done. So other wouldn't have to suffer as we did.
Wisps I can't use another word other than hero to describe you. A hero saves people, and you saved me from a despair abyss of never reading my favorite manga. It's just so magical man. A true Hero to all of us!
Marry christmas and a happy new year to you as well.
I love how this thread occasionally pops up from the botyom
I just wanted to say thank you for uploading the entire series! Its been torturous searching for it online and buying the whole series would have cost an incredible ~270$.
Just wanted to thanks you senpai you've done god's work
Hail il Palazzo!!
I know this is a hard one but… Does anybody know if Excel Saga as indeed finished the way Rikudou wanted it to end, or it was like canceled or something and an ending had to be rushed on?
Thank you for your work, I would also like to know if it ended the way it should have. I'm going to download it and once its done I'll probably seed for about a week or so.
Could somebody seed or upload their files to mediafire?
there's someone seeding but they're up speed is only 6b/s
Thank you very much, I was barely at 30mbs after letting it go the entire night. This manga is pretty damn good, I was watching a bit of the anime, and fell in love with the opening.
Really love to meet all the new nenfrens this thread attracts!
Rarely this kind of thing happens. It's something you only truly experience as the years begin to stack, which is why I've come to term with aging quickly.
You remember something from way back then, something you've wanted, something you've looked out for years.
All pessimistic, without any real hope and thinking it to be something lost in time, never to be attained forever you start one final search…to kill your hope and give up.
But instead of nothingness you find IT, all laid out in front of you, easy to grab, with nothing but the goodwill of the people who made it possible between.
Sorry for making this sound so super dramatic, but I'm just experiencing one of those rare, true real life EPIC events.
This is akin to marriage, first love, birth of a new life or fulfilling a big dream.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for making this happen!
I'll read this so hard that my eye color will change to black & white.
Today…toweek…tomonth..toyear is a good year!
You're not being dramatic at all, friend! When I first searched and couldn't find anything, I got really, really depressed. It's my favorite series and I won't be able to read it? Bullshit! I got really bad with the world'n all. But I refused to give up Every few years, I'd have a panic attack and start searching like crazy again. That's how I got here. And all thanks to OP and Wisp fren that made it happen. To quote Ace Attorney: "The miracle really happened."
Been waiting for this to happen for years.
Thanks to everyone will be seeding this.
HAHA PING EVERYONE AT ONCE!
Been a long time FOlks! But I'm still alive. Got a bit curious about how this old thread was doing. Not surprised to see it's still popular as ever :)
Sorry about those Download speeds on my torrent. My seedbox crashed and had to be wiped some time back and I simply forgot to move the files back over to it. Once That's done I can guarantee a fairly reliable uprate. My seed box maxes out at 100mbps up so ya. not blazin but good enough.
To the guy who pointed out the north of $270 USD.... Yeah you're right. And i bought it twice. About 2 years apart mind you, but still. Had a lot of extra cash at the time. Hard copy and then the Digital files a ripped.
Ya know how old I was when Excel saga started? I was 4. I didn't discover the anime till some time after I got into anime. That was around 5 years ago. I was 20 then. I naturally looked up the manga and was saddened by its lack of availability. Took me three years to get the time and money for it but I got it done. I'm now 26. And reading what you all said legit got me teary eyed a bit. Strange how I'm able to relate and connect to strangers on the net over a silly Asian comic book series. But it's fine. I'm happy knowing how many poeples days I've made with my somewhat rash act of (to my family) crazyness. Also did it for a bit of e-pern too :p