R.I.P Yoraikun (translations-wise)

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  1. Sami11

    Sami11 [Level 99 Duck]

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    It still feels like the last chapter of Sevens was released only yesterday. I remember patiently waiting every other day, or even daily, for a new Sevens chapter. Back then, daily uploads were still kind of a new thing in the community. And every single time, at least someone would call him a translation monster. He'd then always tell us that they were stacked chapters he had translated before :blobjoy:. Even before Sevens, Yoraikun had a bustling community (shieldbro era).

    But alas, as the overused saying says: "All good things must come to an end." After Sevens, none of Yoraikun's novels managed to gain much popularity. I remember him periodically complaining about the extreme lack of comments, even going as far as asking Reddit for novel recommendations. Gradually fading out of existence, all of this culminated into the last three texts he would write on his blog.

    Last post: "Probably not continuing. Comment section is going to break me at this rate." :blobsob:
    Penultimate comment: https://imgur.com/a/xwsjeCt
    Final comment: "You have to buy the books" It's kinda funny that his probable final comment is something he has had to say a thousand times in the past.

    Of course, he might just be taking a break, but I don't think taking this long of a break (since May) without informing his fans is something he would do.

    If you're reading this, Thank you Yoraikun. Reading your novels had helped me with my depression and kept me occupied. An amazing translator who would always engage with his community, R.I.P. You were one of the OGs.

    Am I the only one that's sad about this?

    Edit: As otaku31 says, Yoraikun has an amazing amount of translated one shots. If you won't read any of his series, then please at least try these oneshots:https://yoraikun.wordpress.com/misc/
     
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  2. otaku31

    otaku31 Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't interested in Sevens or any other (long) novels on that site. I only visited for the amazing one shots/shorts. Yoraikun had the uncanny ability 4 picking out the best of them, and it's incredibly sad to see the man who gave us so many memorable short stories leave the TL scene.
     
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  3. Sami11

    Sami11 [Level 99 Duck]

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    Yeah, my favorite one was You Said There Would Be Candy (I think that's the name)
     
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    GonZ555 [Offline]

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    Aww..
     
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    Djoty Well-Known Member

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    Mine was The Lazy King, I remember waiting and refreshing for a new chapter like a junkie, always be harsh on myself for missing a chapter release for more than five hours
     
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    ZachB 《(( JAYCE MAIN))》

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    I wont ever forget The Lazy King
     
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  7. UnGrave

    UnGrave 「Patchouli」「アングレブ」

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    The little macho girl was always a hit at family story telling events. I hope we see some more weird works one of these days...
     
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    Yeah, Yorai is one my favorit novel site. From age shield bro that site really awesome. Some meme comment like "rafuu, tali~!, lia!" Or about mr. Lyle

    I like oneshot in that site to like candy or about kill your husd/wife
     
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  9. youseiki

    youseiki 『Loves Glasses』

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    Well he was translating what he wants, he could have garnered some popularity if he picked the popular works or enjoyable novels like Shield hero. He stick to his preference without trying to understand what people wants, it feels like he was axed but in a different way.
     
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    TheDefend Public Dental Support

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    The final chapters of shieldbro
     
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    Sami11 [Level 99 Duck]

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    That's a tough situation. Would you rather continue on, translating novels you don't even like for the sake of remaining relevant? Or do you continue translating the novels you enjoy for the sake of sanity even though you'll gradually fade out of existence?
     
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    DocB *Climbing the tower to kill the Mad King *

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    Rise of shield king was probably the novel that got me hook on WN and in a pre-NU era all novels that i found was through reccomendation of novels and translators that i already followed and @yoraikun was probably a bigger infuence on my reading list than even WuxiaWorld.
    the last few novels haven't really suited my taste but i still check every new one cause i might just get a new mr. lyle
     
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    Kurotsubaki Reincarnation of the Seven Deadly Sins

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    Because people are more toward CN novel now...
    @yoraikun Translation is super good and once it reach some popularity, it always translated till the end.
    Not many translation reach those completion/latest raw.
     
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    Reading about shield bro years back was what got me on his website Yoraikun and Skythewood were my OG's
     
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    ;-; this is sad but just shows how much time has passed - regardless of what is to come I hope life treats him well. definitely big thanks to his efforts!! very appreciative of him and he provided a lot of nice experience in the shieldbro days. and yes lazy king is so good.
     
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    Sad...
     
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    Rip my boi, he'll always have a place in my heart. Whenever I saw a novel posted by him id jump on it as he typically had good taste, in my opinion. Guess I shouldve been commenting as well.
     
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    THAT one really had me laughing. Human canibalism anyone?
     
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    Man, I read a lot of one-shots translated by Yoraikun that brought me to the edge of tears/laughter. The Lazy King was one of the first novels that I actually followed and finished. Hate to see it go, I really do
     
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