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Will be tidied up later. Considering Azumanga wikia, I assume posting Ja Ja Uma Grooming Up within this wikia should be acceptable - since both series share the same author.
This manga is scanlated to promote awareness, in the hope that some publishers would be interested to make official publication.

Release StatusEdit

Volume 1
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1 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
2 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
3 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
4 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
5 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
6 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
7 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
8 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
9 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
10 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
Volume 2
Chapter Cleaning Translation TypeSetting Redrawing Status
11 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
12 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
13 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
14 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
15 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
16 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
17 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
18 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
19 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
Side Step Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
Volume 3
Chapter Cleaning Translation TypeSetting Redrawing Status
20 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
21 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
22 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
23 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
24 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
25 Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Manga! Inc. Released
26 Done Done Done Done Released
27 Done Done Done Done Released
28 Done 14/16 by Yaneura 13/16 Done For Revision
29 Done Done Done Done Released
30 Done Done Done Done Released
Volume 4
Chapter Cleaning Translation TypeSetting Redrawing Status
31 Done Done Done Done Released
32 Done Done Done Done Released
33 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
34 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
35 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
36 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
37 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
38 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
39 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
40 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
41 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
Volume 5
Chapter Cleaning Translation TypeSetting Redrawing Status
42 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
43 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
44 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
45 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
46 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
47 Done by Jzar Done Done by Jzar Done by Jzar Released
48 Done Done Done Done Released
49 Done Done Done Done Released
50 Done Done Done Done Released
51 Done Done Done Done Released
52 Done Done Done Done Released
Volume 6
Chapter Cleaning Translation TypeSetting Redrawing Status
53 Done Done Done Done Released
54 Done Done Done Done Released
55 Done Done Done Done Released
56 Done Done Done Done Released
57 Done Done Done Done Released
58 - Done - - -
59 - - - - -
60 - - - - -
61 - - - - -
62 - - - - -
63 - - - - -

Plan for RevisionEdit

Jzar has given valuable lessons to greatly reduce images size without sacrificing quality. Using the method, I'm planning to revise everything that I've uploaded thus far (chapter 26 to 32). Revision goals are:

  1. Smaller image sizes = faster load = better reading experience.
  2. Better quality of translation.
  3. Consistency in storytelling.

For now my target is to fix chapter 28. For the rest, I'll let a more competent translator(s) to drive revision direction.


Storytelling ConsistencyEdit

Inconsistency in storytelling would hinder reader's enjoyment since inconsistency would force reader to pause and think "what the heck is he talking about?"


Pronouns and HonorificEdit

Japanese (and other asian countries) has several layers of politeness that is absent in English; hence they are often lost in translation.
I feel that we should retain this information, because it helps us to (roughly) know more about the speaker:

  • Is one a polite / rude individual
  • Where does one see one's self in relation to the 2nd party. Ex: if A uses watashi to B and uses Ore to C, we can safely assume that A has certain respect to B, but not to C.

That wraps the discussion on pronouns; for honorific, there is no dispute - we'll keep them.


HindsightEdit

When reading a chapter we may give general meaning to a general term.
After reading further in, on hindsight we might know that for those involved in the conversation, that general term actually has specific meaning.
If we feel the ambiguity is writer's intention, we should keep the ambiguity. Otherwise we should clarify it from the beginning.
Take fall race / fall races as an example. I initially assumes they are talking in plural. But while doing page 43 of volume 4, I realized that they are talking about one major race in fall - the Kiku race.


Faithfulness to the OriginalEdit

When I started this project, I wanted to stay as faithful as possible to the original text. However, along the way we've been changing some lines to make the story flows better. The following are partial list of changes that we've done:

  1. Step 56, page 62, 4th panel: Shunpei's line didn't mention about toilet paper at all.
  2. Step 57, page 81, Ume's lyrics spanning 4 panels:

あなたかざりはないですか
すごとまぐさにまみれます
つけてもらえぬぅイヤリング
涙こらえて買うてます
男ごころのぉ。。。未練でしょぉ。。。

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