Monday, May 28, 2012

New Member! Stephen Love!

So been in talks with a friend of mine to help me with releasing the manga, and he's decided he wanted to help me out so I brought him aboard. His name is Stephen, and I'll let him introduce himself.


What’s up everybody? My name is Stephen Love, and I’m secondary editor of Kinch’s manga’s dialog text. What I do specifically is proof read the dialog in the manga and suggestions on what would be best write in terms of translating the character’s speech. I feel that I’m adequate for this secondary editor position due to the fact of my years on years of reading manga’s and even creating several of my own mangas, being the artist and editor at the same time. You can visit my gallery of some of my artwork here:

I’m also the team leader of LOUD –N PROUD that your very own Kinch is a member of. For further information about me, visit my Facebook page here:

I'm really excited to have him onboard with me, and his first edits will be appearing on this weeks chapter. Be sure to check back on Friday for ch. 598 of Initial D!

- Kinch

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

D1 East Division 2012 - Ebisu Minami

Some awesome footage fromt he guys at ShoutRogue. Gotta love the entries at Ebisu.

Check out their channel:

- Kinch

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


For anyone who loves automotive photography, especially Japanese cars, check out He's got some great photos is and is always bringing new content.

Some of his work:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Track Day

I love old school Hakosukas. Especially ripping around a track

Gundam Unicorn OVA - Episode 5

Gundam Unicorn episode 5 released yesterday on PSN and Xbox live. The Blu-Ray DVD will be out in the coming months. So if you don't want to wait, give it a rental. The first four episodes should be on there as well.

I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, but if the last four are any indications this episode won't disappoint!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Initial D: Vol. 42 - Chapter 596

Well here it is my first upload and translation. Comments are appreciated!

Download link:

First translation, coming tomorrow

So I have a few chapters translated and ready for upload, but instead of posting them all at once (or as they're done) I'm going to try and keep to a schedule of releasing one a week on Friday/Thursday night. This way I won't run out of chapters in the first week, and will be able to make regular updates. I will be posting them as images as well as links to download the chapter.

So check back tomorrow for chapter 596 of Initial D!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Breaking news! Toonami is coming back to Adult Swim!

May 26, get ready!

Keep Drifting Fun

In between chapter uploads, I want to keep this blog active so I'll be posting some other car and anime related content. The first is the Keep Drifting Fun film is finally out, and free to the public! Check it out!
For more of their work, check their Vimeo page or their website:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


So since this is a pretty big undertaking (and I'm on my own), I'm accepting donations via Paypal. Just click the little button on the right hand side. It'll keep me motivated to continue doing translations :D

Initial D Volume 42 Cover


Hi everyone I'm a third year student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, currently studying Photographic Technology. I'm also studying Japanese as my liberal arts concentration, and I've decided to start translating manga (or trying to). Since the big three (Naruto, Bleach and One Piece) are already being done, I've taken up Initial D since there has not been an update in quite a while. To read the past chapters look here:

I will be starting with volume 42, chapter 596. I have the RAW files  for this volume (forgot where I got them from) so it's only me on the staff. Anyone who is interested in proofing or helping send me an email at

I take no credit for the actual manga or any parts of it. Initial D is owned and written by Shuichi Shingo. Support the official release.