Miss Rain scanlation + More Nakayoshi

Hello Miss Dreamers! Welcome to this week’s edition of Miss Dream Monday!

Starting off today, now finally ready to be posted online is a scanlation of another one of Naoko Takeuchi, Miss Rain. This book is a compilation of five short stories that were originally published in Nakayoshi magazine. Now, almost 20 years after it’s release, this book can be finally enjoyed in English!

We’re also putting two more back issues of Nakayoshi magazine online. The first one is from July 1996. This issue is special in that it includes the Act 53 of Sailor Moon from the Stars arc. Shoujo fans will also enjoy chapters from Card Captor Sakura and Saint Tail also in this issue! As a bonus, January 1998 has also been posted online. While this issue does not have anything from Sailor Moon or Naoko Takeuchi, it does have another chapter of Card Captor Sakura, and many other series to enjoy.

That’s it for this week. Be sure to come back next week for more Nakayoshi issue postings. We have a few more in our backlog to go up, and a whole stack has just been scanned and will be processed for both your viewing as well as for scanlations of works only found in them. Enjoy!

Nakayoshi Scans + Kodansha Error Report

Welcome back to Miss Dream Monday – I hope you all had an awesome holiday!

Our entire staff has been hard at work finalizing some scanlation projects we’ve had in development for a few months, and we are *almost* ready to post – so this week is a bit light. However, our upcoming weeks are going to be overflowing with content, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, please enjoy some more Nakayoshi magazine downloads:

October 1994 feat. chapter 35 of Sailor Moon
October 2001 feat. Musume Monogatari
December 2001 feat. Musume Monogatari

I’ve been psychotic on Yahoo!Japan auctions lately, and am expecting a LARGE shipment of Nakayoshi featuring the works of Naoko Takeuchi. xD

Also check out Misty’s error report for Kodansha Comics USA’s Sailor Moon volume 8. Definitely worth a read for anybody who has recently purchased the book. :)

Have a great week! We’ll be spending ours finalizing our release of PGSM and correcting all of the errors our readers have submitted on this post. If you have corrections or comments, it’s not too late to post and let us know! We want to hear what you have to say!

PGSM Act Zero, Special Act, and Much More!

We’re back and hitting the ground running! This week we’ve got a lot of new content for you to enjoy, such as…

The finale of PGSM! Please enjoy downloads of:

Act Zero direct download | torrent
Special Act direct download | torrent

Which officially wraps up our PGSM project! We’ll be releasing omake videos from the DVD box set, as well as the Kirari * Super Live and Dance Special – but no real time line on those since they aren’t high on our priority list.

A big thank you to everyone who has been watching PGSM along with us! It took us roughly a year to finish this series so this is a big achievement for us as a group! Since we have wrapped up the main leg of this project, I want to open this post to comments so everyone can weigh in on their thoughts, comments, and corrections they have found.

I am particularly interested in people’s corrections for issues they’ve had with our past releases; over the next week or two we will be adding a giant bulk download and torrent of the entire series and I want to have corrected, updated episodes available in those packs that are absolutely perfect. I want to create an archival version of the series, if you will. So please let me know your thoughts, as they will be credited for directly improving our work!

Next up, I’d like to share a few more issues of Nakayoshi magazine from my growing collection:

August 1994 feat. chapter 32 of Sailor Moon & Magic Knights Rayearth
July 2001 feat. Musume Monogatari (about Morning Musume)
August 2001 feat. Musume Monogatari & Tokyo Mew Mew (chp. 12)

I’ll be adding more and more issues of Nakayoshi over the coming months; thanks to my very own Daddy Longlegs I’ve been able to obtain quite a few back issues of the magazine featuring the works of Naoko Takeuchi. There are many significant dialogue and artwork differences between what appears in Nakayoshi and what is printed in the comic book formats.

Lastly, today I would like to share a project that I’ve had in development for roughly six months.

As it turns out, I am not the only crazy person in the world trying to track down issues of old Japanese magazines to find Naoko Takeuchi’s original works.

download | mirror

Unfortunately, it is a very difficult task, no matter what your native language is. Most of the information one would need to figure out which issues you need is almost impossible to find. Making matters worse is the fact that it is very difficult to find anyone selling issues of the magazine – often times the issues you need are more than a decade old. Most Japanese book stores throw out their unsold copies of Nakayoshi every January to make shelf space. So they’re hard to come by and also super expensive.

My research on this topic isn’t complete yet, but I’d say it’s about 90% done. This database is bilingual so that you can copy and paste the correct Japanese titles into search engines when you try to buy something. I hope many of you out there will find it useful!

I’ll also be adding in a guide for North American publications over the coming months; look out for it!

That’s all for today. We’ll see you next week with more Nakayoshi downloads and more! :)

PGSM Acts 47 – finale + Nakayoshi October 2012

Miss Dream Monday is back! Today we are finishing off the main story line for Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon:

Act 47: direct download | torrent
Act 48: direct download | torrent
Final Act: direct download | torrent

Next week we will be posting Act Zero and the Special Act. After that, we intend on releasing the Kirari * Super Live event and the Super Dance Lesson, but when will be determined by demand. We’ll likely get them both online some time before the end of the year but we’re not sure when at this point. Ditto for the DVD omake videos. :)

Today I am pleased to announce that we finally have our lyrics database back online! You can access it via the “translations” drop down menu or by clicking here.

Also worth checking out is the Nakayoshi October 2012 issue, featuring an advertisement for the 2013 Sailor Moon anime, as well as DVD and manga box sets to be released this month.

I have a subscription to Nakayoshi magazine and there is no mention of Sailor Moon anywhere in the November or December issues of the magazine. However, since I now have a regular subscription I will be providing full scans of all the current issues of Nakayoshi magazine for the foreseeable future. If Sailor Moon makes a random appearance again (and I have a feeling it might) we’ll have copies of it here for your downloading pleasure.

That’s all for today! Check back next week as we wrap up the PGSM project and kick off a new one. <3

PGSM Acts 44-46 + Spa Magazine

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Miss Dream Monday!

Although a majority of our staff was affected by Hurricane Sandy, we’ve managed to pull through with some updates for today. Here are the next three episodes of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, for your viewing enjoyment:

Act 44: direct download | torrent
Act 45: direct download | torrent
Act 46: direct download | torrent

Next up, please enjoy a download of the ultra-rare SPA Magazine, featuring an exclusive photoshoot with Sailor Moon series creator Naoko Takeuchi. The images from this photo shoot are extremely difficult to find and were never released outside of this magazine – so having nice, 600 DPI scans is definitely handy for any die-hard fan! But please be aware, this magazine is intended for an adult audience. Definitely not safe to flip through the entire publication at work.
SPA magazine issue 5.25 download

We are a bit behind schedule in our scanlation releases, but this is due to the fact that several of our graphical designers have been left without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Please send your thoughts and/or prayers to our designer Rebecca of isshou-ni.net fame, as she and her family have been left without power for almost a week now.

If you can, please consider donating to the Red Cross in their effort to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

We’ll see you back next week with a massive haul of Nakayoshi magazine back issue raws. Until then, enjoy!