Otoyomegatari Chapter 12 -- "Soujourn" (54)

1 Name: whispers : 2010-06-20 15:08 ID:L9l532d0 [Del]

Work has begun.

5 Name: whispers : 2010-06-20 18:32 ID:L9l532d0 [Del]

As usual, you'll find regular progress reports at http://twitter.com/whispers_iitran

6 Name: Anonymous : 2010-06-20 19:50 ID:mir6Cr/2 [Del]

Thanks :)

7 Name: Anonymous : 2010-06-21 08:41 ID:uPoBnA9N [Del]

There's only one 'o' in 'sojourn'

8 Name: Naruleach : 2010-06-21 14:19 ID:Vr7ht7Ek [Del]

Thank you! I can't wait to read it :)
That twitter sure is useful to know the most up-to-date status!

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10 Name: gawaing : 2010-06-22 04:13 ID:3ylAKbCh [Del]

Somebody have the raws?

11 Name: gawaing : 2010-06-22 04:16 ID:3ylAKbCh [Del]

Ah !! i forgeto, thanks a lot for the chapter... :P

12 Name: whispers : 2010-06-23 19:34 ID:L9l532d0 [Del]


Chapter 12's down at the bottom.

13 Name: SBlossoms : 2010-06-23 19:46 ID:iI2JrCV3 [Del]

Thank you so, so, sooooo much for your hard work!! XD Keep it up!!XD

14 Name: daisuke : 2010-06-23 19:51 ID:Tnuukq5c [Del]

@ whisper
thank you for chapter 12. n i want to ask question.

in ch 12 p 16 column 6 "the horse had been been inherited by the eldest son, in the beginning"

there are 2 been- i wonder if that mistypo. correct me if i'm wrong

15 Name: whispers : 2010-06-23 20:02 ID:L9l532d0 [Del]

That's a typo. I'll fix it.

16 Name: gawaing : 2010-06-23 20:06 ID:AMix3TpN [Del]


17 Name: paul : 2010-06-23 20:19 ID:mir6Cr/2 [Del]

Thanks a lot :)

18 Name: Servidor : 2010-06-23 20:23 ID:otbOD4Cv [Del]

Thank you for all your hard work!

19 Name: Emma : 2010-06-23 20:29 ID:Synu5Tll [Del]

Thank you so much!!! Finally Chapter 12 is out..
Its been so long.. Thank you so so so so so so MUCH!!!

20 Name: Anonymous : 2010-06-23 20:51 ID:CGp/Ki53 [Del]

Thank you for the chapter!

21 Name: nittouryu : 2010-06-23 22:05 ID:Dlcc9cCY [Del]

thanks a lot for releases........!!
it maybe long time to wait, but it worthy enough to wait

22 Name: MangaFan : 2010-06-23 22:52 ID:n7ehP6SU [Del]

THANKS YOU...... >x< i just love this artist work... the way she draws her characters face and expression just blow's my mind I love her work.. wooooo ^_^......

23 Name: daisuke : 2010-06-23 23:02 ID:q/R4DQDi [Del]

do all of you think mr smith will accept to marry that girl? she is pretty enough

24 Name: gnen : 2010-06-23 23:54 ID:12TRwop/ [Del]

Thank you very much

25 Name: dark mage : 2010-06-24 00:14 ID:CjKCkIZf [Del]

Thanks alot for the chapter. However, to be honest, I didnt like it as much as the earlier chapters, because I dont care about Smith's journey. I miss Amira and Karluk already. Looks like the story will indeed be revolving around Smith's journeys. Then what was he meaning behind the name of Title? Young Bride's story? Does this mean Smith will keep meeting young brides? Or will it mean he will marry this girl and the story is about their journey together?

I wanted a story about Amira and Karluk not this! And I thought Pahriya suited Smith better. Well gotta admit though, the new girl is indeed very attractive

26 Name: daisuke : 2010-06-24 00:42 ID:q/R4DQDi [Del]

it's center character is Amira, not mr Smith. maybe author want to develop story from the smith's perspective

27 Name: dark mage : 2010-06-24 01:19 ID:CjKCkIZf [Del]

@daisuke, actually, it was said at the end of chapter 11, that the real story of Otoyomagatari is just about to start, it was called something like Smith;s travels along the silk road. So Smith is the center character. Its sad, but we probably won see Amira and Karluk again

28 Name: daisuke : 2010-06-24 01:32 ID:WY9BBX6n [Del]

oops, i guess i did not focus on that

29 Name: Sixthwind : 2010-06-24 02:12 ID:JvCRTudh [Del]

Been waiting a while for this! Thanks guys~

30 Name: Hunk : 2010-06-24 02:15 ID:DK09E0E2 [Del]

Thanks for your hard work, as usual =)

31 Name: kizku : 2010-06-24 03:45 ID:x9JCVotJ [Del]

thanks a lot for this chapter, the last page is golden haha. but wow, didn't see that coming, now following smith's journey. though in retrospective, the narrating boxes at the beginning of the first chapter could very well indicate smith as the narrator

@"the way she draws her characters face and expression just blow's my mind I love her work"

yeah, so true. she developed so much with this manga, even emma didn't have those fantastic expressions. i cannot remember any character in any manga where you could see how full of love they were. ch 11 pg 13+14. there's so much love. i really don't know any manga that can compare

32 Name: whispers : 2010-06-24 04:00 ID:L9l532d0 [Del]

I'm not convinced we've seen the last of Amira and Karluk.

33 Name: Anonymous : 2010-06-24 05:48 ID:d3RMwBz6 [Del]

With all the stuff that's happened with Amira's family so far, it would be like an unfired Chekhov's gun to not have them appear again.

34 Name: heehee : 2010-06-24 05:55 ID:yMUDPGvZ [Del]

Wheeee! Thanks a bunch!

35 Name: Dom : 2010-06-24 06:08 ID:BWP66A76 [Del]

Thank you for the chapter. I hope there's no more 20 page chapters though, it's a real slap to the face in a bi monthly release. Hope we see more Amira and Karluk as well, my sense of humor is not strong enough to withstand this seeming shift of focus in the story.

36 Name: No Comment : 2010-06-24 07:27 ID:EtQkpgm4 [Del]

It was a good chapter. Thanks.

37 Name: Bob : 2010-06-24 07:44 ID:zd0YaAlr [Del]

Another great chapter. Thank you all very much for making this available to English readers!

38 Name: Anonymous : 2010-06-24 09:10 ID:hAWmJXfU [Del]

This has to be one of my favorite manga out there. Thank you so much for making this available.

39 Name: Arkan : 2010-06-24 09:23 ID:VdoZLUZA [Del]

I seriuosly thank you guys for this chap and all others, lov this series so just thought to come by and say: " hey, your awesome" cause you know a small thanks always makes a scanalator feel better.

40 Name: Sirius : 2010-06-24 11:22 ID:LyY3Jqb3 [Del]

Thanks for the scanlation

well i expect to see karluk et amira soon but the art is just too great to not follow this story ;)

41 Name: Anonymous : 2010-06-24 15:51 ID:dcu+/dBa [Del]

Thank you for the translation!

Enjoying it very very much.

42 Name: Kasei : 2010-06-24 17:28 ID:AfjEDVpR [Del]

Thanks for the release! Found this series just a minute ago, and 2 pages into it I'm already fascinated. :3 Thanks again!

43 Name: Anonymous : 2010-06-25 07:02 ID:sLxKBDhr [Del]

Another new Otoyomegatari chapter! Yessss!

Thanks so much for your hard work over the years. <3 Always high quality.

44 Name: Snow White : 2010-06-25 12:57 ID:m3/1WN2C [Del]

thank you for your great work.

Unfortunately it seems that i doesn't understand the last sentence on page 21 correctly. =(

What does she mean with "Where did you put the stuff you moved?"

What kind of stuff is it all about, anyway?

45 Name: Hunk : 2010-06-25 15:07 ID:DK09E0E2 [Del]


My guess would be that she's talking about what Talas was supposed to buy at the market, so I don't think it's anything relevant for the story =)

46 Name: whispers : 2010-06-26 15:02 ID:ThEInyFD [Del]

Cue/Mogura and I guessed that she'd just returned from moving a bunch of stuff out of a room they were preparing for Smith to stay in, and so her Mother-in-law was asking where she'd moved it to. It's just some small talk so that Smith can do a o_O face without being noticed. :)

We were puzzled by "Everything has its price." What DOES that mean in that context. But that's what it literally says, so we left it alone even though we didn't understand it.

47 Name: daisuke : 2010-06-26 18:09 ID:8522+lM2 [Del]

^ maybe it's say everything has its place?

48 Name: daisuke : 2010-06-26 23:29 ID:p6ZLsBr8 [Del]

right side text in the last page (from raw), what it's mean?

49 Name: whispers : 2010-06-27 16:57 ID:L9l532d0 [Del]

"Will Smith become husband number 6? Will this be the end of his journey?"

50 Name: Anonymous : 2010-06-27 18:04 ID:9M9g/KKl [Del]

^ thank you

51 Name: Pétalo : 2010-06-28 02:45 ID:P49t6UjJ [Del]

Many thanks for the chapter.

@"the way she draws her characters face and expression just blow's my mind I love her work"

(some extractions ahead from an online review [hxxp://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2007/02/22/manga-review-emma-a-victorian-romance-by-kaoru-mori] only to help with words).

I love how the author, IMHO, masters the "quiet reflective moments" very well -- panels overflowing with emotions, very little dialogue but they say plenty! I think that she knows well when to use them. She started with a few in "Emma"; e.g., the lovely but sad first five pages of ch.10 where Emma goes through the motions of cleaning her mistress / teacher’s house after the older woman dies. The author found / created more occasions in Otoyomegatari where such panels fit naturally, starting at the very first pages of the first chapter, followed by many others scattered through the rest of the same chapter and all along thus far.

52 Name: Anonymous : 2010-07-06 18:39 ID:+hzB0H9Z [Del]


"We were puzzled by "Everything has its price.""

I took that to mean "Nothing is free for the taking in the market" (hence, no thievery, i.e. taking things without paying, in my market).

But then I didn't really get the next line - "You can take them." Who is he speaking to about what? Is it supposed to be a continuation of what he was saying about stealing? Or is he saying Smith can take his stuff? (But... of course the market manager wouldn't make them pay for returning their things?) Or something about hauling the thief away?

53 Name: whispers : 2010-07-11 10:54 ID:L9l532d0 [Del]

He meant, "You can have your stuff back that was stolen."

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