On hiatus, for the most part. I still do some freelance translation for other groups during my weekends however. 3 Level Combination is my only semi-active project at this point.

Aku no Meshitsukai released

Based on the hit program Vocaloid - enjoy!

Read Aphorism!

Aphorism's been transferred over to Vendetta Scans. Go over there to read (or even better, if you're interested in joining up to help out)!

3 Level Combination

3 Level Combination, now working on finishing it with Supreme Cream Scans!

Water Cube coming up

Water Cube's got the least priority of my projects, but I'll keep releasing till I'm done with volume 1, never fear.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Extended Hiatus/Quitting

Well, anyone who still bothers to check my blog for updates probably saw this coming, but yes, I'm quitting the blog - or at least going on an extensive hiatus. I'm extremely busy with studies and applying for medical school. I might translate on the side for friends or maybe at other groups occasionally, but I'm done scanlating for now.

This means all my projects are up for grabs (Aphorism, Water Cube, 3 Level Combination, Aku no Meshitsukai).

I'm still interested in translating for Water Cube and Aku no Meshitsukai however, just not scanlating them by myself. If you are a group interested in picking it up, email me if you need a translator. (However Aku no Meshitsukai volume 2 has been put on hold by the author, so that may take a while).

It's been a fun journey.
read more "Extended Hiatus/Quitting"

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

3 Level Combination ch 17

"Three People"

Interesting segue chapter.

In other news, I am joining up with my good friend Youni, who runs MangaPirate, to make my life easier, because I am back in college and busier than ever. He does stuff for me and in return, tentatively, I will no longer provide download links, but redirect to MangaPirate's reader. Sorry.

Enjoy the read.
read more "3 Level Combination ch 17"

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Aphorism ch 35


Whoo, another Aphorism chapter!!!!1111111111 All that dying enthusiasm man.

Enjoy the read.
read more "Aphorism ch 35"

Friday, August 31, 2012

Water Cube ch 04

"Her Fragrance"

Long time no release. The raws for Water Cube are closer to "bad" than to "good" so, sorry about the quality. Aphorism ch 35 and 3LC ch 17 coming up next.

Also, I have classes starting soon so expect releases to dramatically die down. Even more than it already has I mean.

read more "Water Cube ch 04"

Monday, August 13, 2012

3 Level Combination ch 16

"The Memories of a Robot"

Here is a new 3LC chapter, brought a little faster because some people seemed enthusiastic about chapter 15. Plus a snazzy new Noctis Op.92 page at the end (heh).

Thanks for all the comments, and enjoy the read. Next...will be Water Cube.
read more "3 Level Combination ch 16"

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Aphorism ch 34


Good morning. Here's an Aphorism release, brought to you with Vendetta Scans.

Finally, Aphorism...! To everyone who's been getting bored, I think I can say the action is finally starting to pick up. Also we're starting to catch up to the raw (which is at ch 42 at the moment).

Enjoy the read.
read more "Aphorism ch 34"

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

3 Level Combination ch 15


SO *claps hands* It's been a while since I released 3LC. Enjoy the read! I'll try and work on Aphorism, but I've gotten bored by it so it's hard to translate.

//edit: Oh sh*t...I forgot to watermark. Oh well.
read more "3 Level Combination ch 15"

Monday, August 6, 2012

Aku no Meshitsukai ch 06

Final chapter in volume 1, and volume 2 is (unfortunately) not out in Japan. If you find news of when (or if) volume 2 is released, inform me thanks.

Redraws and the denoising are kind of bad because I did some of them, but oh well.

Enjoy the read.

Aphorism ch 34 is coming, I swear...and so is 3LC. Once I stop being lazy.
read more "Aku no Meshitsukai ch 06"

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hiatus for 2 weeks

I'm going to Ghana / Togo, working as a translator at a medical camp, for around two weeks...meaning no Aku no Meshitsukai, Water Cube, 3 Level Combination, or Aphorism releases.

Well, unless Aziz can find another translator for Aphorism while I'm gone. Then there might be some releases of Aphorism at Vendetta.

Anyways, peace.
read more "Hiatus for 2 weeks"

Monday, July 16, 2012

Aphorism ch 33

"Younger Sister"

Zzzz. I'm going to Africa (Ghana, Togo) as a medical camp volunteer (translator work) for two weeks, and my airplane leaves this Friday.

As always, looking for typesetters.

By the way, if anyone wants to donate and help buy raws, my paypal is down at the moment - so if you're feeling generous, please go to Vendetta Scans and donate however much you want (include memo that says "for Noctis Op.92"). Thanks a bunch.

read more "Aphorism ch 33"

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Water Cube ch 03

"No Longer Flowing"

I'm being strangely prolific today.

Water Cube, for those of you who don't know, is the Japanese reboot of the popular Korean webtoon "My Heart is Beating." It's exactly the same story, just different names, and in manga format instead of webtoon format. I enjoy this version, so I hope you do too.

Enjoy the read.
read more "Water Cube ch 03"

Aphorism ch 32


Aphorism from now on will no longer be joint with LivelyScans but rather with Vendetta Scans. Any projects of mine associated with Vendetta will have those adfly links.

By the way, if anyone wants to donate and help buy raws, my paypal is down at the moment - so if you're feeling generous, please go to Vendetta Scans and donate however much you want (include memo that says "for Noctis Op.92"). Thanks a bunch.

Coming up next will be Water Cube ch 3.

Enjoy the read.
read more "Aphorism ch 32"

Aku no Meshitsukai ch 04 + 05

It's been a while since the last AnM release, so now you get two chapters!

Huge kudos go to the cleaners Zilver, Zilvere, and Oana Popescu - this manga is really annoying to clean, with all the transparent bubbles.

There's only one more chapter and then we're done with volume 1. Only one volume's out in Japan so far, so there won't be any more until there's more.

By the way, if anyone wants to donate and help buy raws, my paypal is down at the moment - so if you're feeling generous, please go to Vendetta Scans and donate however much you want (include memo that says "for Noctis Op.92"). Thanks a bunch.

Coming up next is Aphorism ch 32 (completely ready for release, it'll be up today)!

Anyways, enjoy the read.
read more "Aku no Meshitsukai ch 04 + 05"

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Juuhime - Phantom Pain ch 01

You get a picture of pandas because I don't want to make a image for this.

Here's a brief joint with Twisted Mist Scans, I'll just be doing this one and chapter 2 with them. It seems like an interesting fantasy shounen, so check it out.

Enjoy the read.
read more "Juuhime - Phantom Pain ch 01"

3 Level Combination ch 14

"I'm Sorry"

So I said I was gonna pass this on to VendettaScans, but they refuse to actually work on it, so I just did the next chapter on my own, with these great cleans from Chys (thanks Chys!). I might just continue to do the rest of the series on my own as well ... if I can stop being lazy.

Enjoy the read, Aku no Meshitsukai ch 4+5, Water Cube ch 3, Aphorism ch 32 coming your way soon.
read more "3 Level Combination ch 14"

Friday, June 29, 2012

Aphorism ch 31


Long time no release. Ehehehe. I got lazy, no two ways about it.

Aku no Meshitsukai ch 4 should be coming up once I get the cleans... And also I found Water Cube volume 1 raws woohoo so I'll start work on that.

3 Level Combination hasn't been updated in a while because the group that's taken over it (I'm in it) is busy with other projects, and 3LC isn't a high priority. Sorry to any of its readers.

Enjoy the read. I'll be translating Aphorism again (took a break the past 2 chapters), so hopefully the releases should be faster.
read more "Aphorism ch 31"

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Aphorism ch 30


It's been a while. I've been busy with Vendetta Scans and...other stuff. Check out Vendetta for interesting other projects (my fave is the zombie one).

Aku ch 4 should be coming up, as soon as I get my cleans.

read more "Aphorism ch 30"

Monday, June 11, 2012

3 Level Combination ch 13


Another depressing chapter it is!

Some news are in order-

1. Mediafile may no longer be a reliable file host. I'll continue to upload there, but I'll be uploading mirrors as well from now on (or at least dafortminor will be).
2. Me and dafortminor (my buddy from LivelyScans) made a new scanlation team (because he hates the name Noctis Op.92) called "Vendetta Scans" and 3 Level Combination will now be deemed as being under that group. I'll still continue to update 3LC releases on this blog as well though so no worries.
3. That's about it!

Next is Aphorism and Aku, but my new group Vendetta Scans will be doing some new projects as well (interesting ones, I promise you).

Oh - Noctis Op.92 is mainly a one-man team, and I scanlate whatever I want whenever I want. Vendetta Scans will be more of a legit group, where I'll be forced into translating things and stuff.

Anyways, enjoy the read.
read more "3 Level Combination ch 13"

Friday, June 8, 2012

Aphorism ch 29


Yeah not my best translation, but I hope it's readable. 3LC ch 13 next (probably).

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to comment on any of my posts!

Like always, recruiting cleaners, typesetters, and maybe proofreaders for my translations lol.

read more "Aphorism ch 29"

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Aku no Meshitsukai ch 03

This chapter was really hard to clean so kudos go to Furvus and Zilver for the great job.

Aphorism ch 29 coming up next.

read more "Aku no Meshitsukai ch 03"

Monday, June 4, 2012

Aphorism ch 28


Special thanks go to Oana for cleaning this chapter, Zinion for translating (LivelyScans), Apocalyptichist for typesetting and none for dafortminor (LivelyScans) for being a lazy little...

It's been a while since our last Aphorism release, sorry about that. Aku no Meshitsukai ch 3 and Aphorism ch 29 coming up next.

read more "Aphorism ch 28"

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

3 Level Combination ch 12


Right, it's been a while. I got really lazy, but I managed to get this chapter done.

Also, I'm finally about to run out of 3LC cleans, so I'm looking for more webtoon cleaners (if any of my previous webtoon cleaners besides chys are reading this and wanna resume work, message me).

Enjoy the read. Aphorism ch 28 and Aku no Meshitsukai ch 3 are coming up next.
read more "3 Level Combination ch 12"

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Aku no Meshitsukai ch 02

I think I forgot something but oh well. Thanks to sumi for typesetting, and thanks to zilver for cleans...and me for translations while we're at it.

Enjoy the read.
read more "Aku no Meshitsukai ch 02"

Aphorism ch 27 + ch 27.5


Brought to you with my joint partner LivelyScans.

Chapter 27.5 comes in both JPG and PNG. Can you notice a difference between the two? If so, comment and tell me your preference.

Yes, Aphorism chapters ARE this short. We are looking for experienced cleaners to help us release (even) faster.

Aphorism ch 28 might take a while because I can only find Chinese raws for it and I can't translate Chinese (I wish I could). Next will hopefully be Aku no Meshitsukai ch 2 and 3 Level Combination ch 12.

Enjoy the read.
read more "Aphorism ch 27 + ch 27.5"

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Aphorism ch 26


This is a short chapter, brought to you with the help of my joint LivelyScans. We are looking for cleaners btw.

read more "Aphorism ch 26"

Monday, May 21, 2012

Aku no Meshitsukai ch 01

Aku no Meshitsukai ch 01 has already been released, but I didn't like some of the inaccuracies so I figured we might as well do this as well.

Speaking of which, Neive Scans (the group I did this with) disappeared after chapter 01, so I'm looking for another group to do the rest of volume 1 with. I already have chapter 02 translated, and I can finish the rest of the volume quickly.

read more "Aku no Meshitsukai ch 01"

Aphorism ch 25


Once again, arbitrarily putting volume as volume 7. This was made possible in cooperation with my partner LivelyScans.

There's also something I'd like to make clear to everyone. Most people just skip by the credits page, but if anyone does take a look, you'll notice that sometimes I am not listed as the translator(s) (I'm "pknoctis" if you didn't know). This is the case for chapter 25, and this means that the chapter was in Chinese. I cannot speak or read Chinese unfortunately, and I couldn't find any Japanese raws for this chapter, so we used a Chinese translator for this chapter (Zinion).

Thus I cannot vouch for the accuracy of these translations (translated from Japanese to Chinese to English is rarely completely accurate). MOST of the time however, I have Japanese raws.

Anyways Aphorism ch 26 coming up next.

Enjoy the read.
read more "Aphorism ch 25"

Sunday, May 20, 2012

3 Level Combination ch 11

"Dreams and Reality"

This took longer than I expected...You can blame Guilty Crown for that. I watched the entire series in one sitting, ignoring all texts, phone calls, duties...haha.

Aphorism ch 25 is coming up next.

Thanks for all the comments, and enjoy.
read more "3 Level Combination ch 11"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Aphorism ch 24


That's right another release on the same day! Unless it's already the next day (like it is for me).

Someone please tell me which chapters are in which volumes.

Enjoy, thanks for commenting. Coming up next is 3 Level Combination, and I'm still waiting for the joint on Aku to work out...
read more "Aphorism ch 24"

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Aphorism ch 23


I forgot to mention in the chapter - the title page says "the red and white colors of fear," this is referring to Sekia and Hakua. You write Sekia's name with the character for "red" and Hakua with the character for "white."

Enjoy. Aphorism ch 24 coming up next.
read more "Aphorism ch 23"

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Aphorism ch 22


I have no idea what volume we are in at this point. I'll arbitrarily put vol 6 from now on, but if anyone knows, please tell me.

This is a short one but ch 23 will be longer. Also the quality is kind of crappy in this one because I think I accidentally gave the cleaner the chinese raws for this. But it shouldn't be too noticeable.

Enjoy the read.
read more "Aphorism ch 22"

Friday, May 11, 2012

3 Level Combination ch 10


Whew, done with all my finals (I did reasonably well).

Got this done this morning, Aphorism ch 22 is coming next, either tonight or tomorrow morning/afternoon. Then, Aku no Meshitsukai if my joints work out.

Enjoy the read.

read more "3 Level Combination ch 10"

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Looking for Raw Providers

Here's a profoundly irrelevant image and a random update post.

Unfortunately, I'm still only halfway through finals.

I am also finally looking for raw manga providers. I want raws for Water Cube or Luck Stealer but I will work on any manga series that I find interesting - on the conditions that they provide HQ scans that aren't available online for public use. No shoujo or josei will ever be accepted.

Anyways, Aphorism ch 22 coming up next (around Thursday/Friday), followed by 3LC ch 10, Aku no Meshitsukai, random Limit chapters, etc.
read more "Looking for Raw Providers"

Monday, April 30, 2012

Limit ch 04 + 05

In cooperation with my lovely partners, LivelyScans; you can read it online there.

read more "Limit ch 04 + 05"

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Aphorism ch 21


 This took a lot of effort...haha...Some thanks go to icarusbride for helping me out with a tricky translation.

Go to LivelyScans to read it online.

3 Level Combination ch 10 will be coming up next.

read more "Aphorism ch 21"

Thursday, April 19, 2012

3 Level Combination ch 09


So much work. Finals suck.

read more "3 Level Combination ch 09"

Friday, April 13, 2012

Limit ch 03

New joint project, released in joint with LivelyScans (read it online there).

read more "Limit ch 03"

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Aphorism ch 20 (and 18.5 omake)


Read it online on the joint website: LivelyScans

That took a while, but I'm really busy with Finals season beginning (I have a full course load!) 3 Level Combination ch 09 will be coming up next.

Also here's the chapter 18.5 omake that I was too lazy to do earlier:

read more "Aphorism ch 20 (and 18.5 omake)"

Sunday, April 8, 2012

3 Level Combination ch 08


Happy Easter (for those of you who celebrate it).

read more "3 Level Combination ch 08"

Friday, April 6, 2012

Aphorism ch 19


Joint with LiVelY sCaNs, you can read through their online manga reader!

So I lied, 3 Level Combination ch 8 is not today. Aphorism ch 19 was released ahead of schedule, since we already had it ready for release and we figured we might as well. NEXT will be 3LC ch 8 I promise.

Our scans are not the greatest quality, since we found them online (jcafe) but hopefully these releases are readable.

It's also funny but I notice that unlike a seinen manga/manhwa such as My Heart is Beating the responses tend to be agreeable but with shounen like Aphorism there are a lot more readers who bitch about things. Just found it interesting haha

Anyways, enjoy. Chapter 20 will take a while since I haven't even started work on that yet.
read more "Aphorism ch 19"

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Aphorism ch 18

Aphorism ch 18


HOLY SH*T it's finally here. Whew. That took a really long time to settle.

Aphorism is our next new project, in joint with LiVelY sCaNs. We're happy to be able to bring the next updates to this awesome manga.

Aphorism chapter 19 is already ready for release, but we'll be holding that back for now...next will be 3 Level Combination chapter 8!

Happy reading.
read more "Aphorism ch 18"

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

3 Level Combination Ch 07

 "I Am Here"

So...I took my week-long break, and here I am with our next project "3 Level Combination" (picked up from Webtoon Live) My girlfriend also made me this new logo thing + credits page...what do you think?

I'm also STRUGGLING to bring Aphorism releases, but there's a problem with the Chinese raws. Recruiting Chinese translators anyways...!!


read more "3 Level Combination Ch 07"

Monday, March 26, 2012

My Heart is Beating Ch 30 [Final]

"Cascading Flowers"

I had some trouble translating the chapter name. Originally it says "꽃가루 눈" which literally means "flower pollen snow." Yeah it sounds better in Korean. It means falling (like snow) flowers. I was considering "Flower Rain" but that sounded too fruity.

SO this is the final chapter for My Heart is Beating. I hope everyone enjoyed my translations.

Enjoy the read. There is an author's afterword, with sketches of characters and such. If you've been frequently posting on my blog, you just might find your name on there somewhere...!
read more "My Heart is Beating Ch 30 [Final]"

Friday, March 23, 2012

My Heart is Beating ch 29

"Echoes of the Past"

The penultimate chapter is here.

This came out a little earlier in the day since I got too sick to go watch the Hunger Games. I heard it sucks anyways.

As always, thanks to those who continuously visit my blog and comment (or bookmark) and I hope you keep doing so. I'll be probably picking up some other webtoons and the occasional manga (only short ones though). I don't generally take suggestions but if you've got a really good one, feel free (ONLY if you've got good quality raws, and they have to be Japanese or Korean. I don't know Chinese or Vietnamese unfortunately).

Enjoy the read!
read more "My Heart is Beating ch 29"

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Heart is Beating ch 28

My Heart is Beating ch 28
"Rain, Tears"

We are almost at the end...! Two more to go. Thanks for the tons of comments I got for chapter 27! I wasn't gonna release this chapter for a while because I wanted to make you all wait (just kidding, but I've got people to meet and entertain during this spring break) but reading the comments, I just had to get to work.

As always, thanks to Chys and Claz and the original webcomic author Ha il-kwon. If you spot any mistakes or awkward phrasings please tell me.

Enjoy the read!
read more "My Heart is Beating ch 28"

Sunday, March 18, 2012

My Heart is Beating ch 27

"Because of That"

This is the climax of this series, everyone. I hope you all enjoy these releases, made possible by my awesome helpers Claz and ChYs AlslE.

Thanks for all the comments all, as always. Feel free to keep leaving them :)
read more "My Heart is Beating ch 27"

Friday, March 16, 2012

My Heart is Beating Ch 26

My Heart is Beating Ch 26
My Heart is Beating ch 26

Crap, forgot the credits. Re-uploaded.
The end is almost here...Look forward to it.

So I translated/typeset this while watching this random Korean drama that was on TV, called "The Moon Embracing the Sun." It was so bad...yet so good.

Comments are appreciated by the way. Special thanks go out to those few individuals who always take the time to comment. I'm talking about this person:

Enjoy the read.

PS: Go check out my last post if you're interested in the Korean language v
read more "My Heart is Beating Ch 26"

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Colloquial Korean

Kim Tae-hee, my first wife.
Hey all.

No MHIB release today unfortunately, but you get a short thing I'm writing up on interesting Korean words you may not have known (and a picture of the best Korean actress ever).

While I translate Korean manhwa, I've encountered some interesting phrases or words that don't tend to show up in dictionaries. Here's a few:

1. 대박 (dae-bak)
Meat dae-bak!!
It has the meaning of "awesome." This is often used by Koreans whenever they encounter something that's a bit more extraordinary than usual. It's used as a reaction word, or indication of something that will promise to be amazing/great. I've heard it used both positively and negatively.

Person 1: 야,나 오디션 통과했다!! (Ya, na odee-shun tong-gwa-hett-da!!)
Hey, I passed the audition!!
Person 2: 오!!! 대박!!!!! (Oh!!! dae-bak!!!!!)
Oh, dae-bak!!!!

Just spam it in response to anything exciting, and you'll fit right in.

2. 얼짱 (ulzzang / uhl-jjang)
Who can say no to this face?
You might have seen photos around of these "ulzzang" which I've seen translated as "best face." That's its literal meaning - it basically means someone who looks very very pretty (both male and female). It's combined two words: 얼굴 (uhl-goohl) which means "face" and 짱 (jjang) which means "best."

In Korea, there's a lot of emphasis on your physical features and people look down on you if you don't look good...so yeah. But "ulzzang" are the best of the best, the cream of the crop - those people who look so damn pretty they make money for posing in front of their cameras.

If you haven't heard of the term before, you might recognize the Japanese version - イケメン (ikemen)

Person 1:누나, 내 새로운 여자친구 사진 봤어? 여기, 봐봐.. (nuna, nae seh-roh-oon yuhja chingu sajin bwassuh? yuh-gee, bwa-bwa...)
Hey, have you seen a photo of my new girlfriend? Here check it out...
Person 2: 완전 얼짱이잖아!!야, 거짓말하지마!! (wan-jun ulzzang ee-jana!! ya, guhjit-mahl hajima!!)
Hey, she's a total ulzzang!! Don't lie to me!!
Person 1: 진짜라고!! 내일 대려올께. (jinjja ragoh!! nae-il dae-ryuh-ohl-ggeh)
I'm serious!! I'll bring her over tomorrow.
Person 2: 헐... (huhl...)

3. 초고수 (cho-goh-su)
Every Korean male has played this
So I actually had to ask on chiebukuro what this meant once. And it turns out, it means someone who's pro as hell (in anything). I think it can be used with a lot of things, but I've seen it used a lot in martial arts/sports/games.

Person 1: 야, 나랑 스타크래프트 좀 놀아줘! (ya, narang starcraft jjom nohl-ah-jwuh!)
Hey, play some starcraft with me!
Person 2: 싫어요...형 너무 잘해요! 완전 초고수잖아요...(shil-uh-yo...hyung nuh-moo jahl-hae-yo! wan-jun cho-goh-su janayo...)
I don't want to...you're too good! You're a total cho-goh-su.
Person 3: 그르니까 실력을 좀 키워라고 (geuh-reuh-nikka shil-lyuk eul jjom kiwuh-rahgo...)
That's why I'm saying you should work on your skills

That's about it. Hope you found it interesting.
read more "Colloquial Korean"