And these are it: the last of the Android Gakuen manga strips freely available online. I originally planned to close the curtains on this whole translation endeavor with the release of these last strips, but it turns out that a friendly neighbourhood reader Elaine Nguygen has volunteered to send me the raw strips in the first Android Gakuen manga volume, and so I now plan to work on those too, which means more Android Gakuen translated strips to come! Of course, those may not stay up as the raws aren’t freely available, so I may have to take them down if the authors/copyright holders complain, but at least for now the plan is to go on with that for as long as I am able.
While I’m at it I’d also like to apologize a little to anyone who may be actively following my translations for being so incredibly slow at the whole thing. Unfortunately this isn’t something I am able to fix, since necessarily this pet project must take lower priority to a lot of the other stuff I’m responsible to. These strips really should have been out two or so weeks ago, but stuff came up and I ended up swamped for quite a while and only managed to put everything together now.
Anyway, I’ll continue to do my best. If I can’t work fast I’ll at least try to ensure my translated strips are as high quality as my inexperienced self can make them :) In the meantime, enjoy Specials 3 and 4! Shoutout to JX for his help with the translation.
Look for translations of previous chapters in the category archives.
Notes: The shady figure in the first panel is basically “Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications-san” in the original, far too unwieldy, and so I’ve replaced it with a more natural “Sir” with the footnote. “Tsunagariyasusa” is something of a gimmick word that by sound means “ease of connectivity”, but in text is spelled out with a bunch of difficult and scary kanji.
World domination.. mmm~~
And dat Apple-kun-on-ice image… ohgodwhy.
Sources for Special 3 are here and for Special 4 are here.
These translations are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.