Since TZA has not yet reached its maximum number of series projects it could pick up, we are already thinking about what we’ll do next! As part of the last day of our anniversary special, we want to hear from you and help us decide!
There are a total of fifteen titles we’re already HIGHLY considering (this total is intentionally the same as the total number of letters in our group’s name). See the list below (click the image to view its details page at Manga Updates):
|Fantastic Post Office
Makoto lives an ordinary life with his father and little sister, after the death of his mother. He spends his days doing the same things– going to school, talking with his friends, hanging out with his girlfriend, and spending time with his family. One day, though, after he rescues a bird from an attacking crow, things take a very different turn. First, his girlfriend breaks up with him, and then, later that night, he’s in a terrible traffic accident while running an errand. He awakes in a strange place, with several people and the bird he saved earlier, which now appears to speak English. They explain that he is not yet quite dead, but not necessarily alive, either. The bird offers him a deal: If he works as their miracle deliveryman, he can earn back his life. As a miracle deliveryman, Makoto re-enters the world as a kind of ghost, providing people with letters or packages that give them just what they need in a difficult time.
Yukihito: I really enjoy this so far. It reminds me of Letter Bee somewhat, but with a more slice of life feel.
|A Destructive God Sits Next to Me PICKED by MoonFlower Scans!
Seri Koyuki is just trying to have a normal school life, but instead he ends up acting as the straight man to his odd classmate, Kabuto Hanadori. Kabuto is is a delusional high school student, whose fantasies range from believing he is a knight on a journey, to claiming that removing his eyepatch will release a darker alter-ego who he refers to as Michael Offenbarung Dunkelheit. Seri is determined not to let himself get pushed around by Kabuto, but it seems that this will be easier said than done!
Kaito: The eyepatch dude is AMAZING/AMUSING in everything he does. Not to mention amusing =P Besides, I liked Misoragumi and Nightmare was pretty good~
Aym is a slave who is descended from a a powerful witch. Because of this, his blood has the power to attract demons and he is used by his master to summon them. Aym accepts his cruel fate, but the sudden appearance of a group of magicians with the ability to defeat demons may just open up another path for him.
Yukihito: Aym is adorable. I also admire how he’s able to stay strong in a difficult situation.
|inGrid PICKED by Decadent Descent Scans!
It is the duty of the temple knights to fight demons for the sake of the holy maiden. The holy maiden is the only person in the country who is able to save the sufferers of a mysterious illness which appears around the time of a new moon and has because a pillar of support for many followers of the church. One of the temple knights, Murey was brought up alongside the holy maiden and supports her without question. Even when he learns of the church’s twisted teachings…
Kaito: Sakamaki Yukisato of Izayakaku doing a mangaka involving knights and demons… IT’S GOTTA BE AWESOME!
|JOKE:ЯR’S PICKED by Decadent Descent Scans!
Chiwa, a resident of the upper world, abandons his place on an elite course to become an officer in the underworld, despite the dreams which warn him to stay away from there. There he encounters his fellow special force members Nanairo and Juuya, who are both superhumans known as “Crows”. Crows are humans who have been modified by the crime syndicate “Joker”. Crows who escape the syndicate are taken in by the police and become members of the special force whose duty it is to defeat Joker. While sent out to observe the two Crows during one of their missions, Chiwa is saved from danger by a man who appears to know him…?!
Yukihito: Awesome so far! The dynamic between the Crows and officers in Jokers reminds me a little of the relationship between enforcers and inspectors in Psycho Pass. The art style is pretty cool too.
When a dog dies possessed by a strong will or emotion, its soul becomes a monster known as a “Grief Dog”. The grief dogs cannot be seen by most people, however, two young men who are employees of a dog training school are able to release them from their burden. By coming into contact with the grief dogs, the two of them learn the dogs’ stories…
Kaito: I don’t expect anything less from Kinashi Runamu (of Hinekure Shisho). And besides, I’m more of a dog person.
In a distant Island, people suffer from a strange disease called “Pinocchio”. This disease causes patient’s limbs to rot, and before long, leads to death. But disease can be cured by using artificial limbs or “exchanging” limbs of people with special antibodies. These people with the antibodies, who only exist one in ten-thousand, are called Donors, and their bodies considered national treasures. One day, Dorothy, a Donor, exchanges her precious right eye for a male Plastica (a robot servant) who was about to be thrown away. Their meeting sparks the beginning of a story of a strange mistress and her strange Plastica.
Yukihito: Ponkotsu (the plastica) is definitely my favourite here, and it’s great that the series has a strong heroine like Dorothy.
|Kaguu no Perelman
Touma has distanced himself from the people around him since he moved in with his aunt after his parents died in a car accident. One day, while Touma is out shopping with his classmate Miwa, his old friend Asato suddenly appears before him…
Kaito: This seems more interesting than the mangaka’s other work, Hanakisou (which I liked).
Transfer student Rin Habikino has always been troubled by the rumours that he causes the deaths of people who become close to him, so he decides that he won’t make friends with his new classmates. While he is on his way home one day, a strange man covered in bandages approaches him with a warning. The man claims Rin is a death god and that he is about to become involved in battles against the Dark Arcana’s opposing force, the White Arcana. In order to defend himself, Rin must use his ability to control the dead…
Yukihito: I’m interested to know how Rin will handle his ability. Seems like it could be an intriguing series!
|Kari no Tsukai
It has been eighty years since the declining population of women began to rule the land. Men and women live separately, with the women residing in a great palace high above the men’s quarters. In this divided land, Nao, a resident of the area outside the palace, is the bearer of a great secret…
Kaito: The dark haired dude (Itsuki?) is just so adorable.
|Ore Alice LICENSED by Seven Seas!
One afternoon, while Makoto is at a library reading a picture book with his younger sister, he is transported into the picture book. When he wakes up, he finds himself inside the world of Alice in Wonderland and that he has become Alice! In order to return home, Makoto learns that he has to defeat the King of Hearts, and so begins a journey to the King of Hearts’ castle.
Yukihito: Alice in Wonderland inspired stories have become pretty popular recently, but I think this one has a different enough take on AiW to still be interesting. I love all the colourful character designs too!
Shirota Mahiru is the kind of guy who likes to keep things simple and hates dealing with complicated issues. But then he picks up a stray cat he found starving on the street, little thinking that his life from there on out would become very complicated indeed…
Kaito: Omari’s Sister has decided to drop this, unfortunately. But it’s sad to see a Comic Gene series discontinued… and there should be more Kuro love.
|Light Novel Prince Seiya
Bunko G, the light novel department of Gene Factory is led by the charismatic and passionate editor-in-chief Seiya Sakuma. Light novel fan and high school student Souji Ibuki is starting his first day as a part-timer at Bunko G. How will he cope with the unusual personalities of the Bunko G employees…?
Yukihito: It’s always fun to see the ways in which Seiya shows his passion for light novels. The rest of the cast are really amusing as well.
Protagonist Alto has always been followed by misfortune and his problems show no sign of coming to an end when he is suddenly kidnapped by pirates. He learns from them that the clover shaped mark on his body proves that he is the descendant of a legendary pirate. Finding the individuals who possess the spade, diamond, club and heart marks is said to lead the way to valuable pirate treasure. What adventures await Alto on his new journey…?
Kaito: TZA has released this in Filipino version…. it’s sad that there still hadn’t been an English version by other groups since that time. Perhaps it’s about time for TZA to go ahead and have this available in English too ^^
Minato Kujou is cynical and sharp tongued young man who has no spiritual abilities at all. He is looked down upon by others in the spiritual profession and referred to as the “Zero Ability Individual”. Despite his reputation, he has a surprising way of defeating the monsters known as “spectres”.
Yukihito: Minato looks really cool and I’m curious to know more about his ability. The mangaka has a beautiful art style too.
Vote for the title/s you want TZA to pick up at the poll on the sidebar.
You can vote AS MANY AS YOU WANT.
- The list only contains titles that are not licensed and we think no other group is working on (or is picking up). But if there are any, please inform us and we will no longer be considering it… unless you would be proposing a joint project. Just email us either way. The crossed mangas are the ones that were picked up by other groups after we posted this (or that came to our attention after we posted the list) and are no longer available in the polls.
- These fifteen titles are the ones which are most probable for us to be able to pick up. It’s because the admins and some group members are certain about liking them. It’s also because of several confirmed resources (like we have the raws, possible staff to work on it, etc.)
- The title with the highest votes doesn’t assure that it will become the next TZA project. Aside from the votes, there are other things we would need to consider: total manpower (number of members that can work on it for each scanlation stage).
- If you are interested and would be able to help TZA with the scans, or in translating, or in editing (cleaning, typesetting, or redrawing) these titles, that will definitely increase the chances of TZA picking it up. Collaboration Partners (rescanlators that assist us) would be helpful too. Please post comments if you are interested and tell us what you can contribute. But we don’t want broken promises, okay?
OTHER MANGA TITLES WE’RE CONSIDERING:
Aside from the list above, we are also considering MANY other titles (all are suggestions from our allies). Not all of the titles below are really possible for us to do (like those with more than 10 volumes ^^;) but if we manage to get more active members, even long running projects would be possible =3
Please vote on those as well.
You may see the poll for each group by clicking the list header, or the link buttons on the sidebar.
If you want to know more about the title, just click it and it will lead you to its information page at Manga Updates.
* The title doesn’t have its own page at Manga Updates yet so we’ll be linking you to the mangaka’s page instead
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