State of Scanlation | Update Post

Not exactly sure on how to start this out, but I believe it’s safe to say this post should’ve been made a long time ago…
Although I rarely speak on our Discord server, I do like to converse. Soooo this’ll probably be a long post.
Ah… Make sure you at least read the last paragraph!!! (There’s a TL;DR at the bottom if you’re too lazy to read everything).

Starting off strong with releases!
As of now, we have not a single chapter to release. Want to know why? Because of life.
We’ve always lacked editors (Redrawers & Typesetters), it’s just unfortunate that this fact presents itself so aggressively at this moment in time. Our staff is either in school/college/university and/or work. We simply have very little time to put towards working on chapters right now. I believe it’s correct to say that we’re currently in a pretty bad cycle – and a vicious one at that. Some staff motivate themselves on constantly releasing chapters. But, as we haven’t been able to release anything due to lack of time, finding the motivation to work on chapters in our current state is proving difficult.

“Why don’t you employ your staff full-time?”
I’ve heard/received this question way too many times over the last few months, and now would be a good time to respond to it.
We do NOT make nearly enough money to be able to employ staff full-time, let alone pay for our needs every month. Since late August/early September, we’ve had a fall off of over $300 since then. Yes, we are extremely grateful for the support we receive every month no matter the amount in total at the end of it. And we’re also lucky to be in the position we are in how much money we receive a month. But nevertheless, this decline in donations does hurt us financially. On average, we spend around ~$220 – $250 a month. Although I don’t particularly have a problem with supplying the remainder of the funds we need each month, I think it’s safe to say that you understand where I’m coming from in that, “We don’t make nearly enough money to be able to employ staff full-time.” Worst case scenario, we put ads on the site (which I really don’t want to do unless absolutely necessary).
While on the topic of donations, I do understand why we’ve had such a decline over the months. The amount we receive depends entirely on the quantity of chapters we release that month, as well as which chapters of series we release. Even though we don’t release nearly as often as we did previously (reasons in the paragraph above), It would be much appreciated if people still considered becoming a patron! Be it $1 or $3, every patron helps!

Onto projects!
Right, I’m gonna state this here and now. NO WE HAVEN’T DROPPED TANAKA THE WIZARD!
The translator who previously worked on the series didn’t want to continue it after chapter 4. As I never pressure staff into doing anything they aren’t interested in, I happily accepted the translator’s wishes. Funnily enough, that same day the translator dropped off the project, a different translator stepped in! At least we thought… After months and months of waiting for translations to arrive, nothing ever came through. Since then, we’ve had four different translators all apply, say that they wanted to work on Tanaka The Wizard, [apparently] start translating and never send the translations!! All whilst this is going on, readers have constantly asked, no, not ask, some even beg for us to start releasing it again! This is driving us crazy!!!!!! Thankfully, we do have a translator working on Tanaka The Wizard – Chapter 5, and he has been around for a while now so we know for a fact that we’ll eventually receive the translation! Just that, his translations take quite a while to do… So until then, we’ll continue to wait – just like you – for the project to come back to life!

Now then, onto the other projects!
Yes, we are aware that we’re now a month behind on our usual monthly projects. As said many times previously, we do have a reason for it, and we are working on catching back up. Please know that some monthly projects have had the raws delayed a month or two, so it isn’t entirely our fault. (Exterminator was also delayed this month). Some readers – in an attempt to have their desired series released – have started going to other groups claiming that we’ve dropped the project. Nice try, but no. From what I know, i’ve had every group come to me for confirmation as to whether or not we’ve actually dropped the series. Unless we announce in a post that we’ve dropped a series, then we still have plans on continuing it. Just be patient like everyone else and wait.
Monthly projects (usually) contain 30 – 60 pages and consume a lot of time working on them. And with our current lack of such an important factor, time, these will release a lot slower than the other projects.

Whew… It took some time, but we’re finally at the end of it!
Our first year of scanlating anniversary is coming up!! In celebration, we plan on doing something special. Only thing is, it’ll take some time to do…
Thus, from now until the 21st of November, there won’t be any releases. We’re scrapped for time as it is, so with what little time we do have, we’d like to put it towards something special to us. Our first year as a group. Honestly speaking, there wasn’t going to be that many releases between now and then anyway as, you know… We’re all busy!! If any redrawers want to help us out, now would be the perfect time to join!

TL;DR, Lack of time has caused a chain reaction of unfortunate events. So, we’ll be taking a break in preparation for something amazing.
Thank you for your understanding.

Sir Champion | Champion Scans

34 Comments

  1. Hey just want to say that i appreciate all the work you guys do and totally understand that real life stuff comes first. Its all good, ill just be waiting patiently for new releases and be thankful for the hard work you guys put in. WIll try to donate next i get my student cash.

    Cheers

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  2. “TL;DR, Lack of time has caused a chain reaction of unfortunate events. So, we’ll be taking a break in prepartion for something amazing.
    Thank you for your understanding.”

    No problem XD!!
    ure really good guys 🙂

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  3. Thank you for the explanation regarding the long cause of the release of the chapters that are translating. I would like to thank you guys for your hard work it is not easy to do a lot of projects. I appreciate that group thank you very much

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  4. I’ve considered volunteering my time to edit/proofread, I just want to know exactly what you’d expect of me as an “editor,” since sometimes there seems to be a bit of confusion there. I’m also a bit hesitant to actually step forward since I’ve never done anything like this before, but if you need some help….

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    1. Ah, sorry. I should’ve explained it a bit more. What I meant by “editors”, was Redrawers and Typesetters. We currently have a training program thing going on. So even if you have no prior experience, we’ll gladly teach you near enough everything you need to know^^
      PM me on Discord if you’re interested!

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  5. Thanks for the notice, i know that you guys always try your best for the reader, i really appreciate all your hard work, and always patiently waiting your next release whenever it is 😀

    Ganbatte XD

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  6. I’m learning to be a redrawer so I want to apply when i’m feeling confident enough of my skills tho..
    I always love your hard work and how you put through these kinds of situations and hope I can support you guys in the future. I’ll wait patiently with everyone of your releases!

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  7. So hey, I’ve been a reader for a while but I stopped coming since I started reading the raws instead. If you need help with translation I’m excited to help. Tanaka’s chapters are short so if you tell me how to do it I might be able to give you chapter 6’s translations within a day… I guess? Hit me up.

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  8. I’m donating to u guys. But not that much due to conversion rate. I can barely make it through every month with my money. I’m interested to join the team, but zero experience with anything for a manga translation. Sorry about that.

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  9. I’m donating to u guys. But not that much due to conversion rate. I can barely make it through every month with my money. I’m interested to join the team, but zero experience with anything for a manga translation. Sorry about that.

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  10. Love all the work you have done thanks for the amazing read it helps exscape from minor problems so thanks again and i appreciate all the hard work you guys do.

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  11. I’m having my own hard time right now so I do fully understand. I think you guys should put some projects on-hold so that you can concentrate on the ones you prioritize if possible. Some series did not get an update in quite the while like RDB,Jinrou e no Tensei or Red Night Eve so you could put them as on-hold in the project list and readers going to other groups claiming (or confusing since the lack of information can cause that) that championscans dropped it should either become less or the other groups can check it themselves without even the need to contact you.

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  12. Why don’t you start a Patreon for the group? I know you guys take donations, but I’d love to pledge on a platform I already use like Patreon. Give it some thought, the projects you guys work on are some of my most anticipated.

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  13. Hi what’s your discord name? I tried joining the servers but it says that they expired :/ I have no prior experience but I am willing to learn and everything! I usually have free time after work so I’m definitely interested! 😀

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