Starlight Wizards

Hey, everyone. So this one is an especially interesting one. I stumbled on this while looking for interesting Magic: The Gathering manga. I'm only a casual MTG player, but I always wondered if there are good manga about MTG. (Yes, I know about the Yokota Takuma manga that is running right now.) There were countless interesting amateur manga of varying quality about MTG on pixiv, but there was one every 2ch thread kept mentioning. It was a manga called "Starlight Manaburn" which used to be readable on the homepage of Hobby Japan Co. Ltd., the official Japanese seller of MTG until 2009, so nowadays it's pretty much impossible to find. After an extensive search in the depths of the Japanese side of the Internet, I did find one working link to a zip archive containing the latter half of "Starlight Manaburn" (chapters 15 to 38) and the shorter manga "Starlight Wizards" which is basically the prequel of "Starlight Manaburn". You'll need a certain level of MTG knowledge to fully enjoy this manga, but it should be a blast for anyone who has played MTG or knows a bit about trading card games. Oh, and if someone has the first 14 chapters of "Starlight Manaburn", please share them with me. I'd love to read and translate them.

Enjoy. Oh yeah, make sure to read from left to right.

UPDATE: Holy shit, I actually found scans of the first 14 chapters of Manaburn on a random tweet linking to a Google Drive. I will never figure the Internet out. This is going to be great. The scans look pretty good too.

Starlight Wizards (Complete):

Starlight Wizards (Complete)

(Or download it from HERE.)


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  2. Man I love how you turn up randomly with all these recommendations.

  3. Hey man, just wanted to say thank you so much for translating Molester Man original threads even now, it's such a good thing to read every night after work, I hope you're doing well, keep up the good work and don't be discouraged knowing that there's still someone following you.

    1. Thank you for following the threads. I only work on the threads when I'm too busy to translate a manga. That's why the updates are so infrequent and irregular. I assumed no one was reading it anyway, so I was just going to finish it quietly and then announce it when it's done (God knows when). I know for sure that I will finish it one day since I still have so much fun translating the threads, but it'll probably take many years until it's completely finished. I say completely, because this is just my first pass. Once I've translated all threads, I'll go over all of them again and fix all kinds of mistakes and awkward wordings etc.

  4. How much money per episode would it take for you to sub Game Center CX episodes
    I am willing to pay. Fan translations have almost died, and seems like show will never be fully subbed now.

    1. I'm sorry, but I have to decline.

      First of all, I've never taken money for translations and I don't intend to in the future. If I translate something, it's because I like it and want to share it with others.

      Secondly, until SA-GCCX makes an official announcement that they're quitting, I won't translate any of the main Game Center CX episodes. Their last release was October, 2019, so it doesn't seem like they've quit. But I will gladly translate the spin-offs when I find the time to, just like I did with the Minecraft ones.

      Thirdly, I'm not even the best person to translate Game Center CX since I'm not an expert on retro games. I played my share of SNES games, but I'm more knowledgeable when it comes to newer games. So if Arino plays any modern games I like, I'll gladly sub it.

    2. First thank you for the kind response.

      I would like to point out the SA team is more dead then you think.
      Their last release was April 2019, so getting close to a full year.
      All releases since including October have been from the new GooseCanyon team.
      And while I am happy SOMEONE is working on, their pace is very slow and focused more on special episodes as of late, then working through season by season.

      Still I understand you do this for fun not money. Much respect for that!

      But on that last note.
      There are some mincraft like spin offs you may consider.

      Yoiko's Minecraft Survival Life was followed up on in 2018 with
      Yoiko's Donkey Kong Banana Life
      It's just a two part series where both parts of Yoiko play the modern game
      Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on the switch.

      Would love if that be something might consider at least!

    3. I didn't know the last few releases were by a different team. I do feel for GCCX fans. It sucks being stuck with a group that is either dead or bad because the mere existence of a dedicated group keeps all other translators away. But talk is easy, people who know me know I'm not one to stick to long projects either. If I took over GCCX, I probably wouldn't last long either. I'm more known for short sprints.

      I did watch their other spin-offs and I would love to translate them when I get to them. I really enjoyed the indie ones (I wish they'd made a series out of Undertale), the Smash ones etc. If I wasn't busy translating a manga with 39 chapters right now, I'd be working on one of them, so yeah, I will surely keep translating the spin-offs.

      Thanks for your comments.

    4. Thanks again for taking time to respond.

      Look forward to hopefully seeing something new with Arino by you in the future :)


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