(Isya) Rule of Zero Chapter 5

It’s finally here! If you’re unfamiliar with Isya and these releases we do, this is a project where we work directly with the artist to provide an official English translation. This is the fifth installment of her Rule of Zero series, you can check out the earlier chapters on FAKKU here and our blog posts about it under the “Isya” tag. Just like chapter 4, this one is fully colored and uncensored too. We hope you all have enjoyed the series so far. It’s been a lot of fun to work on! As always, you can say hi to Isya on her twitter. She loves receiving messages from her western fans.

Enjoy!

FAQ section:

Where can I buy it? Fakku

How much does this cost? All chapters will be $5.95

Will there be a printed book for this/other releases? Currently we are only able to provide digital releases. We would need a significant amount of interest in printed releases to warrant doing so.

Release 514: Earth Girls Returns

Lesbian! Cavegirl! Harem! Mammoth! Boobies! Peachpulsar! Need I say more? Mira is back with more revisionist prehistoric fantasy yuri. Get it while it’s fresh!

*Sorry, I lied. No mammoths, real or imagined, were hurt in the production of this story. However, there are some big beasts. Real big beasts.

If you haven’t read it yet or need a refresher, I made a new category for Earth Girls on the reader so you can easily read the original one Mira did years ago. The original is marked volume 1 and the new stuff is volume 2. Sorry there’s no chapter names for this one.

Enjoy!

[peachpulsar (Mira)] EARTH GIRLS TUMUGI [English] [Yuri-ism] [Digital]

Download: Mega | Yuri-ism
[Read Online]

Release 507: Tonight I’ll be on top

More Mira! Another sequel, this time it’s the fourth story of the office girl duo Aoi and Maika! Maika injures her right hand in an (un)lucky accident, so Aoi follows her home to help her out: cooking, cleaning, bathing, coughsexcough

[peachpulsar (Mira)] Tonight I’ll Be On Top [English] [Yuri-ism] [Digital]
Credit page source: Pixiv

Download: Mega | Yuri-ism
[Read Online]

(Isya) Rule of Zero Chapters 3 and 4

And now we finally have the next chapters available for purchase. If you’re just purchasing a single chapter in this series, I highly recommend you buy chapter 4. Chapter four is fully colored and fully uncensored, she worked really hard on making this one look good. If chapter four sells really well, Isya will do more uncensored/fully colored works. If you have any questions or comments you’d like to leave Isya, you can comment here and we’ll send them to her. Or you can tweet her yourself. She’s on vacation right now, but I’m sure she’d love to see some messages from her fans when she returns to Japan. I’ve decided to provide a more detailed FAQ section to this to answer some questions and respond to feedback.

Where can I buy it? Fakku

FAQ:

Questions regarding the price: Originally we were planning on making chapters 1-3 cheaper and making 4 more expensive due to it being fully colored/uncensored. But it was suggested that we standardize the price across all chapters instead. We will adjust chapter length and value to fit this better in the future. We are also considering doing a censored release of these chapters on DLSite at a lower price for those interested in supporting her there.

Why Fakku?: I don’t remember if I ever responded to this. If I did, it was probably on /u/ or Dynasty at some point. When we were first talking to Isya we considered other sites such as DLSite/Amazon but we ultimately chose to try Fakku for the following reasons:

  • Royalties: Fakku offered a far better artist/publisher cut than she could ever get on DLSite.
  • Exposure: This is something I think a lot of people don’t think about. But if we only used DLSite, she would get a fraction of the sales. Fakku has a ton of buyers that have never even heard of her, so she is able to reach a lot more potential buyers by using the site.
  • Credibility: We had talked to Isya in the past, but her knowledge of the scanlation industry was non existent. You need to consider that a lot of Japanese artists don’t understand scanlation outside of foreigners stealing their work and redistributing it without their permission. We had to gain her trust, and having a proven publisher on our side made this a lot easier.
  • Uncensored works: We cannot sell uncensored works on DLSite. We wanted to eventually move to doing uncensored works since that is usually one of the prime reasons to buy a western release of a doujinshi.
  • Sales: This goes back to exposure, but if we didn’t sell much of her works in the first stint. We probably would have stopped there. She was skeptical from the start at how profitable something like this is. It isn’t as simple as just uploading old scans we did of hers. Everything must come directly from her computer (not scanned) and be worked on and translated recently. It’s a lot more work than I ever originally imagined.
  • Final notes: Keep in mind, we are only a Publisher posting her works on Fakku. I do not work for them, I just use them as a site to distribute works on. So anything they do is beyond me. I don’t follow any of it.

How many have we sold?: When we first started with her Precure doujinshi, we kept our expectations low. With them being both censored and parody works, we figured they’d just sell a few copies. Both Isya and I were surprised when we sold 150+ of each doujinshi. A higher number than we had anticipated. Which is why for our next project, we decided doing originals would be even better.

What impact has it had?: Ever since selling her Precure works and starting to sell Rules of Zero. Isya has tossed around the idea of getting an office to work on yuri on a more full time basis. Currently she has to balance her job and drawing at the same time. With so many con deadlines for her to meet in Japan, she often ends up having to rush to get it done in time. With the help of English sales, she may be able to achieve her dream of being a full time artist.