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Jin


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Author: MURAKAMI Motoka
Artist: MURAKAMI Motoka
Genres: Adventure AdventureAward Winning Award WinningDrama DramaFantasy FantasyHistorical HistoricalMedical MedicalRomance RomanceSeinen SeinenSlice of Life Slice of LifeSupernatural Supernatural
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: As a result of a strange encounter with a mysterious carcinogenic fetus he found inside a patient’s skull, brain surgeon MINAKATA Jin has slipped back through time. Equipped with modern medical knowledge, he faces various fatal diseases and injuries. Then, he meets the ordinary people of Edo as well as illustrious figures, and his surgical knife carves out a new history and story of life.

Won the 15th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award Grand Prize.
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.9 Ch.51: Chapters of “The Groan” (7) – God and Buddha
Easy Going Scans KidCongo A week ago
Vol.9 Ch.50: Chapters of “The Groan” (6) – The Life of a Vine
Easy Going Scans KidCongo 2 weeks ago
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229 Comments

I must say, while I ordinarily don't go for historical manga because I find it boring, this one is damn good. I saw very little unrealistic ridiculousness, save for the time travel bit and all the convenient sicknesses that let the doc show his prowess.

 

This is competence porn at its finest, plus a nice dose of nuanced, satisfying drama that details the unforgiving life in the time period.

I don't want tropes, I am just curious about that whole situation with poisoning. As of today we are left with cliffhanger and waiting about year or more to see ending of this arc.

Not much of a spoiler, but here:

Spoiler

The author has hired a scanlator, and they are publishing to Patreon.  They are currently up to chapter 14, and chapters are being posted weekly.

My question was more along the lines of “Has anyone started uploading them elsewhere yet?” considering that you have to shill out $5 a month(?) to read ’em on his Patreon.

The author has hired a scanlator, and they are publishing to Patreon.  They are currently up to chapter 14, and chapters are being posted weekly.  At that pace, it will take most of a year to catch up.

If you really want spoilers, check out this page.

I don't want tropes, I am just curious about that whole situation with poisoning. As of today we are left with cliffhanger and waiting about year or more to see ending of this arc.

I actually enjoy more having the physical copy.

I can understand that, though I've largely moved to Kindle for my off-line reading.  There's too much clutter in my house as it is (though the majority is my wife's).

 

Well, we can live in hope.  This is a good series, and it meets most of the criteria publishers want for books to be published in English.

Maybe, maybe not. This is a very long series.  I don't suppose you've tried translating or scanlating for yourself?  It is time consuming, and far from easy.

 

Isn't Patreon accessible worldwide (excepting perhaps certain countries like China, with its Great Firewall)?

 

This isn't your typical corporate licensing arrangement, where the translation is only available within certain countries.

I actually enjoy more having the physical copy.

We wouldn't be having this issue if the people who were originally translating this manga had actually published at least 1 chapter per month.

Maybe, maybe not. This is a very long series.  I don't suppose you've tried translating or scanlating for yourself?  It is time consuming, and far from easy.

 

Also, does it mean that the author will only post his stuff on patreon and not release it as a official manga to other countries? Bummer. I

Isn't Patreon accessible worldwide (excepting perhaps certain countries like China, with its Great Firewall)?

 

This isn't your typical corporate licensing arrangement, where the translation is only available within certain countries.

We wouldn't be having this issue if the people who were originally transliting this manga had actually published at least 1 chapter per month.

Also, does it mean that the author will only post his stuff on patreon and not release it as a official manga to other countries? Bummer. I

So, did another group pick it up yet / release the original translation?

The author has hired a scanlator, and they are publishing to Patreon.  They are currently up to chapter 14, and chapters are being posted weekly.  At that pace, it will take most of a year to catch up.

Well, in that situation can someone post the spoiler

Spoiler

If you really want spoilers, check out this page.

So, did another group pick it up yet / release the original translation?

EGscans dropped it as of ch 51.

 

"As the author has started to release Jin chapters in English himself, we have decide to drop the series.
You can support the author and read his work on his patreon page.

The author’s patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/motokamurakami"
Taken from their website

I'm one of his patreons but.... boy are we behind >.> we just got up to the Yoshiwara chapters

Thank you EGScans for the hard work you did until now.

Well, in that situation can someone post the spoiler

Spoiler

EGscans dropped it as of ch 51.

 

"As the author has started to release Jin chapters in English himself, we have decide to drop the series.
You can support the author and read his work on his patreon page.

The author’s patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/motokamurakami"
Taken from their website

well, shit. i'll back the guy anyway because he deserves it, but it's sure gonna take a while to get to 52. thanks for your hard work up till now, egscans.

EGscans dropped it as of ch 51.

 

"As the author has started to release Jin chapters in English himself, we have decide to drop the series.
You can support the author and read his work on his patreon page.

The author’s patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/motokamurakami"
Taken from their website

I was just making a joke ;3

 

I have no doubt that this series is more difficult to translate than your average action manga, on account of the specialized vocabulary you mentioned.

Yeah, not translating the currency as a modern day one sure is difficult.

I'm not disagreeing with you on that count, but this is a series with a whole mess of medical terms to deal with, and such things are not often found in detail in the dictionaries us gaijin normally have available to us.
 
FWIW, I was approached by two different people who don't know each other about taking up this series for scanlation.  Both were concerned about the rate of scanlation of this series.  One of them is a doctor who felt he could contribute to the quality of the scanlation as well.  I said no, for now at least, at first because Easy Going Scans does a good job and I wanted to give them more time, and because I had and have a full plate already, but then later also because the mangaka now has an official release from which he is actually earning money.  Though it is not being done through the normal "publisher license" model, I still respect the mangaka and wish to support him.  See earlier postings for details about that.

Have mercy on the scanlators. By all accounts, this is a particularly difficult series to translate properly.

Yeah, not translating the currency as a modern day one sure is difficult.

should've used norwegian krone lol... anyway, thank you for the release!

why is the currency translated as "dollars" ?

I dug up volume 9 from my basement.  The results:
 
The unit was 両 (ryou).  From Wikipedia:
 

Imperial Japan (1871–present)

Following 1868, a new currency system based on the Japanese yen was progressively established along Western lines, which has remained Japan's currency system to this day.

Immediately after the Meiji Restoration in 1868, previous gold, silver and copper coins, as well as feudal notes were allowed continued circulation, leading to great confusion. In 1868, the government also issued coins and gold-convertible paper money, called Daijōkansatsu (太政官札), denominated in Ryō, an old unit from the Yedo period, and private banks called Kawase Kaisha were allowed to issue their own currency as well. Complexity, widespread counterfeiting of gold coins and feudal notes led to widespread confusion.


As for why it was translated as "dollar", I can only speculate that the translator was from the USA, Canada or Australia.

why is the currency translated as "dollars" ?

For info, the author is making a patreon page so that Jin can have an official translation in English

https://www.patreon.com/motokamurakami

So far, six chapters have been posted there, with a new one being posted every week.  The web site claims there are some 67 readers paying to read beyond chapter 3 now (the first two chapters are free).  At US$5.00 per month, and 4-5 chapters per month, it is only a hair more expensive than buying the tankobons would be in Japan.  

For info, the author is making a patreon page so that Jin can have an official translation in English

https://www.patreon.com/motokamurakami

For a complete story, the updates are slooooow

Have mercy on the scanlators. By all accounts, this is a particularly difficult series to translate properly.

Spoiler


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