This is something we’ve been working on for awhile, and I’m finally glad we can show our first official project with you guys. This will be a paid release that will allow everyone to show their love and support to Isya directly. A long time ago we got in a discussion with the artist Isya (434notfound) about helping her with doing an English release. We had talked to her years ago when we first started translating her work, and we wanted to see how we could help give back. This is a whole new experience for us, and we certainly still have a lot to learn, but it has been an enjoyable journey working with Isya.
The typesetting, sfx and even the initial translation was all done by her. She endured hundreds of corrections over the course of a few months as she learned English typesetting from scratch. She came a long way from her initial drafts, so while this may not be what you’d expect from something we’d typeset, she put her heart and soul into doing every last change, even down to drawing all the English sfx herself. I can appreciate an artist that takes so much time to talk to her English fans and the amount of effort she put into this project with us.
I would also like to provide a quick FAQ checklist for you all.
How much does this release cost: $6 on Fakku, $7 on DLSite. The higher price on DLSite is due to yen conversion/credit card fees.
How much goes to the artist/how much does yuri-ism make from this: Yuri-ism and everyone involved are not taking any cut from the sales. We did this for free to help an artist we have a lot of respect for.
Will there be a printed book for this: No, there will be no books for her precure doujins, only her original Zero story if there is enough interest.
Is it uncensored: No, it is still censored at the same level the Japanese release is. Future English releases may have lighter censorship solely at Isya’s discretion.
Can I just download it directly instead of reading it online: Absolutely. The link for that will be here.
Will isya be doing the translating and typesetting in future works: We’ll be slowly taking over the reigns with each coming release.
Is Yuri-ism going to be paid doujins only now: No, we have already begun work on the next several doujins for Isya, so everything for her will be paid now. All of our other work will be done just the same, with our recent recruitment, we don’t expect any change in our release rate. We may work with new artists in the future, but my goal is to work FOR the artists, and not as a job myself. We enjoy this as a hobby and nothing else. So tl;dr not becoming a paid site only, we’ll just help artists that want paid English releases out if it so happens that way.
Final notes: If you’d like to leave us any feedback just comment on Fakku, send us an e-mail or tweet at us. You can send your support to isya on twitter @434notfound