Manga and Doujinshis
In my spare time, I translate Japanese manga, doujinshi,
and fanfic. My tastes run to the obscure.
Trip - a silly shounen-ai about Kurama's deep and
abiding love for... Inari-zushi.
Spirit boy and spirit girl fall in love. Spirit girl dies.
Spirit girl is reborn as a shoujo novelist in 20th-century
Tokyo. Spirit boy attempts to woo novelist back to the ethereal
plane. Novelist--who doesn't remember a thing about being
a spirit girl--pitches a fit and sends spirit boy packing.
Spirit boy yells at God for a while, then rolls up his kimono
sleeves, turns corporeal, and moves in with novelist... as
her houseboy. Spirit boy spends much of the next 10 tankoubon
doing housework in leather pants.
Novelist develops a crush on anyone who isn't spirit boy.
Maiden loves unicorn. Druid doesn't love maiden, really,
honestly, he swears. Unicorn hates druid. Evil nasty tries
to kill them all.
This well-drawn little one-shot manga isn't available in
America and is out of print in Japan, so I'm translating it
chapter by chapter.
A truly bizarre ten-volume manga about Japanese schoolchildren
who let themselves be possessed by Buddhist deities so the
deities can kick evil-spirit ass. It's not very clear why
the Healing Buddha carries a double-ended spear, talks like
a teenage Yakuza wanna-be, and pitches woo at schoolgirls,
but such are the mysteries of the modern world. Coming as
soon as I get the rest of the translation sections in order.