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Progress Updates

Figured it was time for a new ‘progress updates’ post instead of just editing the old one =P

If the links to stuff don’t work, please let me know~! I just updated the one to the rest of the translations so it should be fine… here. These are the rough drafts, in various states of editing. All I ask is that you don’t take credit for my translations… I’m done with 342 and now I can’t find 343 (Champion 2015 issue 15) and forward anywhere. The most recent one is 21+22 so I’m a bit behind, but I can’t bring myself to skip a chapter…Weekly raws from here (or randomly googled for) and volume raws from here. 

Since mediafire is being annoying, just in case, I’ve made a folder on mega with all the volumes and spare bike chapters. Passwords are either the same as in the original post or non-existent. Files are unchanged though.

I’ve added a place to discuss spoilers and stuff!

-155 – complete
-156 – complete
-157 – complete
-158 – complete
-159 – complete
-160 – complete
-161 – complete
-162 – complete
-163 – translated


Finished: v09  –   v10   –   v11   – v12   –   v13   –   v14   –   v15   –   v16   –   v17   –   v18 
Extras: OVA   –   Spare Bike 01   –   03-04

Yowamushi Pedal v19

Yeah, still here…slow and steady, ok? XD

In case you haven’t checked yet, I’ve got translations up to c338 up, and am searching desperately for c339 =P At this point, it will probably be faster to just wait for the next volume (v40!!)

No password because laziness: http://www.mediafire.com/download/5lb5rzbcb4a8amc/Yowamushi_Pedal_v19.rar

Notes included in the volume and linked here


Yowamushi Pedal v18

Whoooo! It’s done! I like this volume. I’m sure most (if not all) of you have read it by now, but this volume (well, a specific chapter in this volume) makes me cry. T.T (Akiraaaaaaa)

No password because I forgot and I was too lazy to re-do it. XD


Notes: HERE (or at LJ) and also included in the release

So, I’ve also taken the chance to test something. A lot of you want me to release just the translations (I might). But first, I wanted to ask if this is a good idea or not (see the pdf included with the volume). I’ve got a list of pros and cons in my head so I thought I’d ask instead. The other option is just releasing the straight up text. That is, IF I decide to release the translations, which is not yet decided. Please let me know! m(_ _)m

Yowamushi Pedal v17

And after an unusually long wait…it’s finally done!! XD Sorry for the wait~ m(_ _)m I’m sure many of you have already read ahead, but as I’ve said before, I’m gonna keep going anyway (I like this series too much to stop now…)

In (sort of) unrelated news, I’ve finally gotten my copies of Yowa v1-10 and 33, 34 (I’ll be working on collecting the rest of that ^o^) and the Maki-Toudou novel Futari no Yakusoku (which makes me realize how reliant on furi I’ve become XD)



notes here or here

Not a lot of notes this time so it sort of devolved into random commentary >_> (with real notes mixed in…). Still a file included in the vol tho!

password: zombies

Yowamushi Pedal v16

And here’s the next volume! I normally don’t do the volume extras other than brief summaries in my notes (it’s just so hard to read his handwriting sometimes! >_<) but I did this time! You’ll see why when you get there…

Enjoy, everyone! ^o^


pw: origins

Notes: here or LJ (I’ve also included a doc with the release thanks to someone’s suggestion)

Yowamushi Pedal v15

Thanks for waiting guys~

I have news! ^o^ I am no longer working alone!! XD Well, I did have help with v14 but now there are even more people helping! ^0^ I also want to thank everyone who offered to help (and I was really surprised at how many people offered!!) m(_ _)m

Anyway~ enjoy! This is the first volume we’ve done as a group =D. Now that I don’t have to worry about the difficult stuff, I can focus on translating XD

I feel like I’ve said this for the past however many volumes, but this one has some of my favorite parts as well! (ok, tbh, my “favorite part”? Yeah, all of it. And by “it” I mean the manga, not the volume *fail*)

NEW LINK: https://www.mediafire.com/?ui3ki5xdy75iaz4

no password, but it would have been demonbunny =P

Notes: here and LJ

Yowamushi Pedal v14

This volume always makes me laugh (hysterically. Especially 117 and 118. Sorry for the random commentary and crazy babbling in the notes >_>). Also, it totally proves that Onoda’s eyes have some sort of magical power that makes it impossible for anyone to say no to him >_>

I was going to say I’d release it by midnight (for my time zone). But then I remembered it’s DST. So would that make it 1 am? ………anyway, enjoy~


password: himenanoda

Notes: here and at LJ

Yowamushi Pedal v13

I consider this a milestone cause it’s the 5th vol I’ve worked on =D

And it has some of my favorite scenes (again. I think I’ve got favorite parts in all the volumes)


Password: surprisevisitor

Notes: at LJ or on notes page


Extra 03!

This was totally unplanned btw

I found out that what I thought was 01-02 was really 03-04 >_> and went on a long search…and did not find 02 (yet) but was pointed towards 01, so of course I had to read it. And well…here it is?

password: makichan


Spare Bike 02 is in Weekly Shounen Champion Issue 39 from 2012 (release date 09/06/2012) and is ridiculously difficult to find (searched for the magazine itself as well as just “spare bike o2” >_< Even amazon.jp says it’s currently unavailable…(I thought I’d found it twice, but no luck yet). So if anyone finds it………



  • P02:
    Yellow “W”: Double
    Red text: Serialization Commences
    Black text: One more “Yowamushi Pedal”!
  • P05: I really want these cases (and I don’t even have an iPhone)
    Pink text (not the one that says iPhone): “Yowamushi Pedal” Super Gorgeous Original Image Reprint
    Black text below: Makishima – Toudou, a two-shot of these handsome men will be reproduced in a special 10-color ink (the normal print is 4 colors)! It’s a reprint of this super gorgeous image that is as close as possible to the original!
    Handwritten signature included!!
    >>>I’d love to win this lol XD
  • P12: Maki-chan is singing: “Haru no urara no sumidagawa”
    How glorious, spring has come to the Sumida river (rough translation)
    (this is a famous song apparently… listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAVMvFIVqeY)
    Also, where Maki-chan says “singing”, he really says “鼻歌” (hanauta) – humming
  • P13: BEST FACE EVER. XD AHAHAHAHAHA (also, oblivious Maki=great)
  • P16: Where Maki-chan says “I will change your world” “世界を変えてやる” (sekai wo kaete yaru), he doesn’t specifically say “you” but it’s sort of implied in the “yaru”
  • P17: “オレをとりまく世界の全てを” (ore wo torimaku sekai no subete wo) Everything about the world that surrounds me (particle for object). >> continuation of this change the world thing, “(I will change) everything about the world that surrounds me” >> “I’ll change everything around me
  • P20: I’ve been trying to work out what happened to his shoe. I thought he’d stepped in/on something at first, but I think the sole of his shoe came off
  • P22: Tadokoro-cchi looks so small!! =D
  • P23: Captain enters and says “ういース” (uii-su), a general, casual greeting
    Good work is “otsukaresamadesu”
    The guys in the back say “ちゃース” (chaa-su), another general, causal greeting (took me years to realize it’s a shortened form of konnichiwa with a “ssu” sound tacked on the end), but I went with “good afternoon” because it’s sliiiighly more formal (esp in sports clubs)
    Then captain says “ウイス” (uisu), shorter form of above
    These greetings are so hard to capture properly in English lol

Don’t worry, I’m still working away at v13…
This is just a little side-story =) “Spare Bike”

It was released in the magazine back in 2012 and isn’t in any of the volume compilations so I was trying to figure out when to post it (the volumes are my main concern after all lol), but since it’s Maki-chan-centric, I figured right after the climbing part was best (I have a funny Toudou (and Manami and Onoda) story too, but yeah, spoilers, and I’m hoping it makes it into v33 or something, but maybe not, cause they’re in color lol)

There are actually more Spare Bike stories (this one is 03-04 so sorry for the mislabeling >_>. Am still searching for 02. 01-02 are like the first part of this story, but you can read 03-04 without really missing anything–I didn’t even realize it was 03-04 at first >_>) but I won’t do the other one (which is not the Toudou story) until much later (spoilers lol). If you’re watching the anime (I hope you are >_>), then this is the (much) longer version of the little story about the club wall in ep10. If you’re only reading the manga (go watch the anime), then this is a new story pre-everything.

>>Also, as this is just an extra, I didn’t spend a lot of time on it to make it look pretty (I didn’t do any re-drawing, at all, so it still looks horrible, but thank you kind soul who mentioned I could just grayscale it! It never even crossed my mind…can you tell I’m new at this? XD)


Password: makichan
(if no one can tell, I’m a Maki-chan fan, though in all honesty, I’m an everyone-except-Midousuji-most-of-the-time fan XD)
raw from here (it’s somewhere on the 2nd page. This is also where I’ve been dl-ing the weekly chapters; v32 ends with 278, weekly chapters are at 291, so I’m hoping v33 comes out soon =D)

Notes below:

  • General note: I left all ショオ as “sho” and there are a bunch of “haa”s that I didn’t bother with
  • p01: “all just excuses” – 「けど」ばっか (“kedo” bakka”) – all just “but” s
  • p03: Ahahahaha 1st year Kinjou ahahahaha XD (he looks really different, or is it just me?)
  • p06: the kanji “sei” (正) is often used as a tally. It has exactly 5 lines and is written as top horizontal line, vertical line, small horizontal line, small vertical line, and bottom horzontal line
  • p10: Maki-chan has some awful senpais (but Kanzaki-san is cool)
  • p11: “thanks”  – あざす (azasu) – a very shortened form of “arigatou gozaimasu”
  • p14: the tally wasn’t actually there, I just was really curious
  • p18: “thanks” – あざます (azamasu) – a different shortened form of “arigatou gozaimasu”
  • p26: Am I the only one that thinks Maki-chan’s awkward smile is adorable? (they all say “kimoi” which is “gross” but I associate that too much with Midousuji and I don’t think it’s gross at all >_< so it ends up as “creepy” which it’s totally not)