Volume 5 finished, some light at the very end... not too bright though.

xxxzAll right, this marks the end of AA volume 5, it was long, it was dark. I believe it to be extremely interesting volume, probably the best so far, however the damage I took from its darkness is severe. The epilogue is here, and afterword is here. Make sure to read them both, reading afterword is basic courtesy one needs to pay to the author who brought the book to life.

Bah, even Alice took damage... yes, nekama's alice, look what happened to her. She's been brainwashed by the darkness. (rather, I spent around 15 minutes photoshopping her), but oh well. Alice has succumbed, muhahahaha. Wish I had more time to do a draw a completely new version of her, but sadly, can't do everything at once - so there's just the recolouring.

As for PDF, EPUB, KEPUB. Wait some time until I rest and re-read the entire book, editing it. It might take a few days, maybe a week, maybe 'lil more. But it's best to wait until I finish edits.

Okay, next stop on the road is Only Sense Online volume 3, I don't know yet when, I don't know how, there's nothing I can promise as to when releases will start or if it will be released at all until the public raws appear on the internets. Only thing I can promise is - I'm going to start translating asap, even if it won't result in releases. In other words - nothing is certain, once releases start - it'll be the usual pace... probably.

—— krytyk

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  1. Shiku

    Basing on the time on post and time here...
    I believe krytyk-sama is not at JP

    I live at PH so its only 1hr late here than in JP time

    BTW, the time here is 14:00/2:00pm

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    1. Shiku

      I also believe that krytyk-sama's bio timeline is +2 GMT
      Well... i just basing it from my time and the blog's time... I can be wrong though... just making the possible calculations ^^v

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      1. J0k3r

        it is now 02:20 in the US that's 2am the date just change so i guessed because timeline there is a day difference from US and JP

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    2. krytykkrytyk Post author

      I live in central europe, so I don't know why you bring Japanese time :p.

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      1. Shiku

        i was gonna reply at j0k3r's comment two blocks above ... but forgot to click the reply button ( =w=)a
        hmmm ... so my guess of the timeline is slightly incorrect then ... XD

        Seeing krytyk-sama OL, so the posting for mutiple chapters+prolouge is nearby then ...

        Let the refresh button streak begins !! nyahahah~

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      2. Shiku

        Oh... I forgot to ask ... What Happened to Kadi-san BTW?

        Not a single ounce of presence of him/her in the blog lately, I'm becoming worried to Kadi-san.
        And not worried 'bout the progress of the Nekama novel translation, it can come later. many can wait for it.
        Is Kadi-san's health okay ? or just busy in RL?

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        1. KadiKadi

          I live, I live, just a tiny bit busy. And frankly, when I wasn't busy, I didn't want to think about translating or the like. But I should be able to get some translating done tomorrow. Let's hope my phone stays silent...

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        1. kanel

          he said central europe didnt he?italy it consider south in europe..central europe ussualy is the countries around germany and austria like hungrary and ukraine

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          1. Bareus

            Baka-Tsuki says he lives in Poland which is in central europe. Don't know if its correct since you can write anything as location in BT.

  2. Nak

    Haha people have been reduced to deciphering what you meant by tomorrow(me included). Take your time, we can wait! Also, if you want I can offer to edit the illustrations. I was a manga cleaner/redrawer before and I can work on color pages. Anything for a faster release!!! ^^

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    1. All Night

      Krytyk is also a retired Manga Redrawer/Typesetter; formerly @Manga-Heaven; @Kono-Basho; @wangan-scans; & anonymous releases.

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      1. Nak

        Yup. I actually read about that somewhere in this blog. That's why I wanted to ask first if he wanted help because I remember he might have implied he doesn't need/want help with the editing. But I figured if he's too busy or tired he might need backup. I just wanted to help a little i guess ^^

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        1. krytykkrytyk Post author

          I wouldn't be satisfied unless I did it myself, moreover I have quite high standards :P.

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  3. Fenrir-Bandit

    hey Krytyk keep up with the awesome work! :D but don't over work yourself we can wait for updates. ;)

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  4. J0k3r

    what time zone are you in because in my time zone it is 23:11 right now lol and you last post was up all day

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    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      That would be horrible way to ruin your biological clock, I wake up and go sleep at different times every day, sometimes stay up at night, sometimes not... sleep through the days.. mornings... evenings...

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      1. Phalkor

        Umm, I don't know what you think I said but I just want to know both the time in your time zone that you post something and when it is in my time zone. The reason is because I always forget the hour difference and so I know what phrases like the next morning actually mean. I checked and it looks like the blog is on GMT.

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        1. Phalkor

          Oh, I see you meant that reading as soon as you post would be bad for my clock. Well, my bio. clock is pretty terrible anyways. I run on like a 26 hour day so I'm constantly waking up slightly later than before.

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  5. Sai

    Yeaps. Lots of Raws popping up here n there. Quite the nice quality too, imho.
    It said something like, "digital special edition" on the front cover.

    Welp, good luck with the trans Kry.

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    1. kanel

      refresing ~refresing~ i keeeeeeeeep on refresing~

      everyone who knows the feeling sing with me!!!

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      1. krytykkrytyk Post author

        No, it'll probably come tomorrow. 27/39 on chapter 2, and illustration edits to do.

        Then the release will come.

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          1. krytykkrytyk Post author

            Let me rest, I'm tired~. I already slowed down with OSO.

      1. kanel

        well then we may have good news soon...

        RELEASE THE HOSTAGES KRYTYK:p (just kidding of course)

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        1. Coma

          krytyk have said on animesuki that he will post prologue+ch1+ch2 of OSO as soon as he complete traslating ch2 (that is already underway)... so we can hope for our 1st justice service to come within 1 or 2 day (considering krytyk speed... ) and it will be a large service ^^

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          1. Searox

            Yay, when it comes out I don't need to be scared of Alice's 'transformation' :) no but seriously thanks Krytyk for the fast translation speed.

  6. J0k3r

    I know your holding the chapters hostage you know you enjoy having us beg but I"m begging you please stop the wait I cant wait any longer please release them

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    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      I do have some translations, but I do not hold anything hostage. I adhere to my rules and precautions, and when I can, I will release them.

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  7. kanel

    did something happened to kadi?havent see him in a while not even when dark alive popped up..

    also krytyk because i dont know about that how late are the public raws ussually?

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    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      I think Kadi's busy working now? Last time I've seen him on irc he was dead tired.

      As for public raws... varies, from few days to a month for more popular series, the niche might take several months.

      I consider OSO one of the popular series so hopefully it won't take long. Also, you lose nothing since I'm already translating stuff.

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      1. Shiku

        So... after the public raws releases, multiple releases from krytyk-sama awaits us?
        oooooOOOOOoooohh!!!!

        Leaving the war cry aside, my humble self thanks you for the kana drill you gave out. That was really really reeeally helpful, I'm making a lot of progress because of that. Once again thanks for the drill you gave out, I think will learn the japanese dictionary afterwards.

        Again with the topic, so krytyk-sama will post the illustrations after the public raw appears?

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        1. krytykkrytyk Post author

          That's a bit... ugh too fanatic for me

          yeah, I there will be multiple releases when public raws appear, how many - that depends on how much itll take for raws to appear. And yes, I will post illustrations when public raws start circling around the net.

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        2. Mampi

          I'm getting this Zanoba vibe from you.

          5 Red Bull and all the Morning Rescue that can fit should work.
          Fighto, Kadi!

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      2. Bareus

        Are there any reasons why you're waiting for the public raws? Or is it just a personal thing?

        Poor Kadi, hope he doesn't overwork himself... maybe he needs a portion of justice/fluffiness xD?

        Oh yeah and thanks for the translation of AA and the link for the kanji flashcards. Hopefully I can finally motivate myself to lern these kanjis

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        1. krytykkrytyk Post author

          A precaution, I do not want to be hunted down as the one who ripped stuff and released it into internets, nor I want the hosting provider who was generous enough to his this blog for me for free to have problems.

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  8. Zerlestes

    interesting i always wantet to learn japanese but didnt know how to start
    well most of my english is the result of watching massive amounts of anime
    with subtitles

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  9. Phalkor

    Back in college I was memorizing the syllabary and it took me like 3 months... Then I forgot it all. I'm so bad at memorization and that's like the only way to learn Kanji. There is a way to cheat though. Rikaichan can give you most of the translations for any typed kana or kanji. Then you just pick the right one.

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    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      Nope. If you believe that a machine can translate for you, you're disqualified.

      Why? Because you don't know if what machine shows you is the right translation, or which translation out of all translations presented are right. Moreover, the kanji meanings change depending on the accompaniment of hiragana. To go further, translation can differ depending on the... depending blindly on a tool disqualifies anyone trying that because of their lack of dedication to pursue accuracy and obediently accepting the stuff that's spouted out.

      etcetcetc.

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      1. Coma

        just try pasting the japanese version of any AA chapter in a machine and than make a comparison with krytyk works (that can be said for many other translator too but we have someone with a really good quality standard here so just let's make use of him :P ) ... I think that is the best way to get a little hold of the difference between MTL and actual translation...

        even if you use parallel translation from different machines... add editing on top of that in order ot make it more fluent... the best you get is a text where you get the "meaning" of what is written... but you completely loose all the stylistic feature and often part of the character personality that is expressed trough peculiar way of speacking (that are rarely trasmitted trough MTL)... is just like going trough a detailed summary instead of the full text... you may get a comprensive understaning of the book but still you can't apreciate the book for what it really is...

        or you want to make a different parallelism... is like having the same film realized by 2 different studios... they both use the same script but one use good actors, background and musics while the other take people off the streat chose random location and use some low level commerical music... the quality dosnìt only come from the "story" but also from "how it is told"

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        1. krytykkrytyk Post author

          Well, even aside stylistic aspect, I know many, really many people who think they can or try translating with various machine translators from google to rikai and such, every one of them says the same thing - it's accurate because there's many sources blablabla. In the end, when I try reading through them there's a ridiculous amount of mistakes and it reads horrible.

          It's like that every single time, no matter how 'competent' the person trying to translate with these tools is, and some of them seem extremely competent, they always end up writing something out of this world. That's enough for me to serve as a basis to recommend proper learning route.

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          1. Coma

            To add a little to this... just today while roaming trough animetsuki (yeah.... I know how low the level of that forum can get but I still find some enjoiment in reading some silly discussion from time to time ^^) came out a discussion where a user was discussing a passage of a newly released chapter of a LN basing all his arguments on the MTL translation of that passage... just to be denied sometime later by someone that pointed out that the MTL gave the complete opposite meaning of the actual passage since the construction of the prase if correctly translated turned out to be the exact opposite (the sentence was something like "it will not hurt..." based on the MTL while the actual translation was "not only it will hurt..." )

            end of the line... if you want to read japanese... either study it or have SOMEONE that know it translate it for you... MTL can help with short sentence and are usefull if used to convey/understand simple concept... they are not at the point where they can take the place of an actual translator ^^

      2. Phalkor

        Well Of course I never said cheating is better. Even when you use translating tools you have to pick and choose what you think the right word is. It is basically just referencing a database for every symbol or group of symbols to help you read it. Also, I don't plan on translating anything myself but it is fun to play with. For memory impaired people like me learning Kanji is next to impossible anyways. I have like 0.01% chance of ever picking up a 2nd language. Having kanji entirely change its meaning based on circumstance is just too much to handle for me. Type at me with a straight face and say you've never looked in a dictionary. :P3

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  10. Searox

    I went up and finished Antimagic this week (1-5) It was a interesting read. The novel was something new in my reading list in where its all goody goody (Can't find the word, the word ... Light) yet this one is surprisingly really dark (Although I've seen darker :)). Thanks for Translating Krytyk

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    1. kanel

      we call it fluffiness!!!read oso and nekama...they are full of it!!

      meanwhile waiting for public raws while killing orcs

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      1. Searox

        The original reason why I came to the site was to read OSO :)
        Nekama was something that interested me so I picked it up also
        Antimagic was a Huh, might aswell
        Darkness will always prevail !

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  11. Dooom0117

    Need to cleanse the system of Darkness by re-reading volumes 1-2 of Justice in order to welcome the sacred texts of volume 3 :)

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  12. Rambo95

    thank for all of your translation so far

    also can you help me learn how to read japanese because i have found light novel series that i would like to read but there is no translation for them

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      1. Kildar

        Thanks for the links
        I just hope i get further than my name this time around.... learning another language is hard :-\

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        1. Kaiflame

          Learning Japanese is easier if you know some form of chinese, because 90% of the time the words have similar meanings and just sound different. You still have to memorize the Katakana and Hiragana though. But that's just like the alphabet.

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          1. krytykkrytyk Post author

            I know quite a few people who say it's not exactly right, and knowledge of Chinese can cause you to make tons of mistakes instead.

          2. victorrama

            Nein, Chinese and Japanese are very different. I can TL from Chinese (which I do). But not from Japan even though I have been in 'contact' with it for almost....20 years. Or maybe I'm just dumb at learning language.

          3. Kaiflame

            Really? I'm finding it easier to learn Japanese than when I was learning Chinese. Might just be me though, and I'm still in the middle of learning it anyways.

      2. Nak

        Cool kana drill!
        I was trying myself with it and it taught me that "uke" is the more passive or feminine partner in yaoi ^^
        Actually I knew that already from Genshiken but I was a little surprised it showed up in the drill xD

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  13. Kaiflame

    Hey, Krytyk, I want to ask, do you think Antimagic or Black Bullet is darker? Not to start a flame war, just wanted to know your opinion, unless you don't read Black Bullet.

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    1. krytykkrytyk Post author

      Honestly, I didn't read the entire black bullet. Skimmed through.

      However, I have the rough idea.

      Antimagic is dark, it has dark feels, tragic pasts. People die, but that's life. No major harm happens to main characters and it's rare to see side characters die, actually only 2 side characters died (1 is semi-alive and the other died in the same volume she appeared, moreover was an antagonist) in 5 volumes.

      As for Black Bullet... its dark, but the darkness is a bit more artificial. People die, but it's more forced, author kills off characters of importance in order to make it feel 'dark'.

      In other words, antimagic doesn't pull off shit that makes you worried if your favourite character is going to die on the next page and the 'dark' feeling comes from the atmosphere of the book, inquisition, witches, dark magic, disaster and apocalyptic world.

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  14. nyancat

    welp this series is trying to blur the line between good and bad. really intrigued on how it all plays in the end.

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    1. Vanril

      Somehow I'm getting the feeling that after getting dragged around by both sides, he'll have a nice lil' refreshing mental breakdown and after that both factions will need to chip in to stop him...

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      1. All Night

        At current I don't believe it would take both sides to stop Takeru if he did snap. As he isn't the only Twlight-type out their and Hayato would put up a pretty decent fight if not totally overpower him. Orochi was probably in the right ballpark when he chose to be wary of Hayato :P.

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        1. Vanril

          I still wouldn't cross it out. The Darkest Hour, Heroic BSOD, Safe Mode and Adaptive Armor tend to include some sort of power tweak. There's nothing pointing to it happening in future, but there's nothing pointing to it not happening either.

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  15. moevora

    krytyk-sama, who is the girl in your avatar?
    from omae wo, I presume?

    for the dark alice, it looks good..
    maybe better if you erase/replacing that white background >.<

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  16. umbro

    Thanks a lot for your hard work with this volume. Your translations are incredibly quick. You started translating this just a while back and it's done already. Sorry, if my english is bad, that's not my native language.

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    1. Kensei Seraph

      I think your English is probably better than my English and I'm a native English speaker, in fact your English is so good that I suspect you are lying and are in fact laying in wait so as to ambush the fluffiness and justice when they emerge.
      THE DARKNESS SHALL NEVER TRIUMPH SO LONG AS WE HAVE SHADOW!!!

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      1. umbro

        I'm from central europe so it's for 100 % that i'm not native english speaker. Well, translating from english is quite easy, but the other way ( to english ) is incomparable harder.

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  17. FluffinessNOOOOOO

    Oh dear nothing is safe to the darkness, The fluffiness has been tainted. Whats next a corrupted version of justice? I believe that this is just a cruel joke by hallows' eve. or maybe it isn't either way. Thank you for your hard work.

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  18. Anon7

    Ah, thank you for your hard work & sharing this.

    And once again if you'll allow it, for those people who can't wait, here's a the "Unofficial" PDF version of Anti Magic Academy v5 (Black version, since it suits the theme)

    >>DDL Link: https://www.mediafire.com/?f2zgazq7k3bqfz3

    Just did some minor fixing but with disclaimers of course. Can't wait for some more OSO.

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  19. bladerain

    After the translation of Volume 3 of Only Sense Online, the next step is Volume 6 of Antimagic... Krytyk seems to intend to finish the volume currently worked on, then proceed to the next volume. It's meticulous and admirable work. So if OSO Volume 4 appears but Krytyk has already translated Prologue of Antimagic Volume 7, we'd have to wait till Volume 7 of Antimagic is complete, till we read the next work... I wonder what new series would be picked up after Antimagic and Only Sense Online is finished.

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  20. GGFBank

    Your translating speed is crazy fast, so I think I can wait.
    The dark Alice is quite good, can I take her home?

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  21. Kaiflame

    Krytyk, did you really need to make a dark version of Alice? On second thought don't answer that.

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  22. Kensei Seraph

    Am I the only one who finds that smile creepy?
    Or is it the red motif and flashbacks to Alma?

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    1. bladerain

      A girl with those eyes most likely lost all sense of ethics and humanity, and will kill with a smile as easily as picking flowers. Reminds me a bit about Madfather and Witch's House.

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      1. Kensei Seraph

        Having read Dungeon I'm not bothered by people with red eyes and white hair.

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  23. Oddmoonlight

    It was just a matter of time till Alice became like that. Thanks for translating volume 05 including the afterword. It makes it possible for the readers to understand the writer behind the story better. XD You should post a link for the red version if possible. *Melds into the shadows before Kadi sees this...*

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  24. lesstea

    To tell you the truth, I kinda like this version of Alice....

    ....no, wait. I musn't cross to the other side! Uguu.....

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  25. Nic

    NOOOO ALICE~!!
    It's okay.
    We still have the other goddess, Yun.
    She will once again be the light in the darkness

    Thanks alot for the translations krytyk!

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