yakusoku

Bishoujo-game-based English manga scanlations

Signs of Life

November 8th, 2010 Filed under: Da Capo II Imaginary Future, General News by relentlessflame

For those who have been waiting for years for the next chapter, I can’t apologize enough.  Life happens, and as you may have surmised, we’re only a tiny group.  Suffice it to say, we’ve had chapter 2 in the pipeline for some time (and we’ll still finish it).  Going forward we are hoping to work with another group to take over the editing/Photoshop side of the project while we still provide the scans and edited script.  This way there may be hope to see the rest of the manga released before D.C. III takes over.

So anyway, more to come…

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Chapter 1: You were thinking something dirty, weren’t you…

November 26th, 2008 Filed under: Da Capo II Imaginary Future by relentlessflame

Yes, we’re back…

 Da Capo II Imaginary Future Chapter 1 Sample #2 Da Capo II Imaginary Future Chapter 1 Sample #3 

Yes, it’s been many, many months since we released the Prelude, but here we are finally getting things going.  It’s not that we intended things to work out this way, but life happens…  Thanks to everyone for their extreme patience.  I hope we’ll get the releases out on a much more regular basis moving forward.

Anyway, Chapter 1 gets the story in full swing, presenting the alternate opening to the D.C. II story (as seen in the game and D.C. II S.S. anime).  For those with time to spare and inclined to read moderately-interesting commentary and trivia, two pages of End-Notes await you at the end of the chapter.

And now, the links.  Enjoy!

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Chapter 0: Prelude

March 3rd, 2008 Filed under: Da Capo II Imaginary Future by relentlessflame

yakusoku’s first project begins!

Da Capo II Imaginary Future Chapter 0 Sample Page #2  Da Capo II Imaginary Future Chapter 0 Sample Page #1

Da Capo II Imaginary Future is a side-story spin-off manga based on Circus’s top-selling 18+ (adults-only) game, D.C. II ~Da Capo II~ (link contains suggestive content on sub-pages).  It’s been serialized in MediaWorks’ monthly Dengeki G’s Magazine since the 2007-03 issue (released in January 2007).  This chapter, the Prelude, originally appeared in a book that accompanied the 2007-02 issue.  The story for the manga is being written and produced by the staff at Circus, and in particular the game’s director and lead scenario writer, Chihare Ameno.  The art and manga adaptation is being produced by the relatively new artist Tsukasa Unohana (that’s her homepage).

This is actually the second manga based on Da Capo II in active serialization.  The other manga, running in Kadokawa’s Comptiq magazine, is considered to be the “canon” adaptation of the story (i.e. it’s based directly on the game).  As the title “Imaginary Future” suggests, this manga proposes an alternate deviation from the game’s premise, where fan-favourite Nanaka Shirakawa (speculated to be a descendant of the famous Kotori Shirakawa) is the story’s main heroine.

Without further ado, here’s the chapter itself.  Enjoy!

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Welcome to yakusoku!

March 3rd, 2008 Filed under: General News by relentlessflame

Welcome to the website for the new English manga scanlation group, yakusoku.  We’re dedicated to providing high-quality English translations of unlicensed Japanese manga based on bishoujo games.  Our inaugural project is Da Capo II Imaginary Future, the side-story spin-off of Circus’s top-selling game.  We’re hoping to work on more projects as time (and possible additional help?) become available.

If you’d like to be notified whenever new chapters are being released, please feel free to subscribe to our RSS Feed.  Or course, you may also join us on IRC at #yakusoku@irc.rizon.net where we’ll be serving up the latest fare.

We hope you enjoy D.C. II IF, and we look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions!

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