Last updated: 10/26/08

History of this Page:

I realize many of you may look at certain sections of this mass of ramblings, translations, and images I call a "webpage", and think to yourselves that it was made recently. In some cases this is true, and in others, it's very false. So this page will describe the general order and time in which this page was created.

*For your convenience, starting July '03, I have been putting dates by files I've created and to note when a page was last updated (for my sake and yours). Some of my translations especially were done years ago and I have greatly improved since then, so naturally I don't want people to see those old translations and think that is how I translate now. Also, this way you'll know which pages have more current information. Anything that does not have a date on it was updated/created sometime before July 2003 ^^; Sorry, I can't get any more specific than that…


History

1998-ish

-I started my Ayashi no Ceres manga page. The shrines, the images, the comments, etc.
-Pictures of me dressed as anime characters at various conventions from this year might be scattered here and there…


1999-ish

-Finished most of my Ayashi no Ceres manga page.
-Translated the Nakago novel, Seiran Den (this was after having spent around 3 months in Japan and after having had only 2 years of high school Japanese… I then went back a couple years later and edited the translations a little.)


2000

-This was the year I started this actual "manga page". I was still in Japan and into several different manga series, so I decided to make a sort of manga-version of Hitoshi Doi's anime page (a page anime geeks of the late 90's loved), to increase interest in manga (and whether or not I had any influence, manga DOES seem to be much more popular these days in comparison, so that's nice ^-^v)
-This page started at geocities around May and featured the following manga: Ayashi no Ceres, Garasu no Kamen, Card Captor Sakura, Milk Crown, Go! Virginal Hanayuuki, Chou Kuse ni Narisou, Sensei, Binetsu Shoujo, Ringo Nikki, Imadoki!, Renai Catalogue, GTO, Appare Jipangu, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Marmalade Boy, Hime-chan's Ribbon, Mint na Bokura, Handsome na Kanojo, GALS, Shishinki-miman Okotowari, and others…
-Made a few pages about various Manga-ka
-I also made a mini T.M.Revolution page as part of this.
-While in Japan, I translated some episodes of Ayashi no Ceres (the anime) as they came out on TV.
-Also while in Japan, I made my Ayashi no Ceres anime page with all the articles, images, and other information.
-Around this time, I also summarized most of the Fushigi Yuugi novels
-After I came back from Japan in June, I translated quite a bit of manga by Watase Yuu and Mizuto Aqua including Oishii Study, the rest of Ayashi no Ceres, Go! Virginal Hanayuuki, Milk Crown, and other short stories by Watase Yuu and Mizuto Aqua and featured these on my page briefly.
-I also went through my various series pages and added better images.
-Later in the year, I was introduced to Hanazakari no Kimitachi e, and translated quite a bit of it for sale through snail-mail. Also made most of my HanaKimi page at this point.
-At some point, I started the page about my year in Japan
-Throughout the year, I translated quite a bit of anime songs here and there.
-Towards the end of the year, I translated a few episodes of the anime "Garasu no Kamen".


2001

-I think this was the year I moved to Angelfire…
-This year I began drawing manga (if one could call it that) and various drawings of Tetris no Miko and the HTML Fairy.
-This was also the year I began seriously translating anime. The general order was this (I'm probably leaving out a few series… I did so many it's hard to remember ^^;): Boogiepop Phantom, Yami no Matsuei, GTO, Neighborhood Stories, Mahoujin GuruGuru, Chou Kuse ni Narisou, AMG Movie, Kimen Gumi, Cyber Formula, GALS, Kindaichi…
-I was also given more various manga (a lot of the short stories in Flower comics I feature) and added a few more manga series pages (like Time Stranger Kyoko, Kodocha…)
-I think this was also the year I started doing some Scanlations (mainly, the crappy ones ^^;)
-Also translated quite a few more anime songs…


2002

-Started translating the following anime (and more): Sexy Commando, Chibi Maruko-chan, Cat's Eye, Doraemon, Mahou-tsukai Sally, Pokemon, Kaikan Phrase…
-Halfway through the year, I went to Japan and got LOTS of more manga. Newer pages include Aa! Megami-sama, Mahoujin GuruGuru, Fruits Basket, KareKano, Knighting Night, Alice 19th, Fullmoon o Sagashite…
-Summarized the newer Fushigi Yuugi novels (Tamahome, Mitsukake, and Chiriko)
-I sold a LOT of my manga, so many pages will no longer be updated (no more new images, mainly).
-Made some *better* scanlations
-Started translations of the Nuriko and Chichiri novels
-Translated a few volumes of Sensei


2003

-Got obsessed with Gackt >: )=
-Started translating the following anime (and more): Wedding Peach, Live-action movies, Garasu no Kamen live-action drama, Gatchaman…
-Finished translations of the Nuriko and Chichiri novels
-Finished my Japan page. It will probably remain static for a while…
-Translated even more anime songs (as if I hadn't done enough already ^^;)
-Started my poetry page
-Went through and backed up everything (it's about time ^^;) I also plan to update all my pages and tweak them and correct them. I also plan to delete some stuff...

2007-present

-at the beginning of the year, I decided to downgrade my subscription so I wouldn't have to pay to maintain this webpage anymore. I'm not that big a fan of anime/manga anymore (I now get into a series only if I think it's a good story; not just because it's manga ^^;)

-in order to downgrade, I had to delete lots of files, so I deleted all my scanlations (I'm not really in favor of them anymore anyway... especially now that English translated manga is so easy to find), pages of mediocre series, lots of images, and almost all my fanart.

-I also deleted most of my translations from the site.

-I also changed the way I handle my translation business through this page.

-I don't think I'll ever delete this page (it gets around 2000 hits per day and I get at least one email per day about it, so I know people enjoy it), but I won't update it anymore (maybe a little bit here and there, but nothing significant).