You can now purchase Love on the Job Volume 1! You might know it better under its original Japanese title, “Koi wo Suru…” If you haven’t heard of it, it’s the series Harumi Chihiro made before Velvet Kiss.
Believe it or not, I’m actually more excited about this coming out than Velvet Kiss. The old scanlated version was a patchwork of different groups and was pretty compromised as a result. But now that it’s time for the official release, we can make sure that it’s all unified and consistent throughout the whole series. Being able to set the dialog from page 1 has given me a lot more comfort and control over the tone of the work and I’m very happy with how it’s turned out.
The series has more of a comedic aspect to it than Velvet Kiss does, which largely comes from two of the important side characters, Todoroki and Souma. They both didn’t get much of a fair shake in the scanlated version, but knowing their characters in advance let me play up their dialog a little more for the commercial adaptation. Souma was especially fun to write, what with her hammy grand designs and boundless persistence.
It’s my hope that works like this could help bring Harumi Chihiro to a wider audience, since I think a lot more people besides traditional manga fans would enjoy this series. Hopefully digital distribution will help in that regard. I’d encourage you to tell a friend if you’ve enjoyed it. Here’s where you can pick the first volume up:
Side note from Ziggy:
Hey everyone, I haven’t been around much lately on Soba-Scans and have been wanting to do a video or give you guys an idea of what I do with Project-H books. Working on a professional quality scan and preparing it for the printer is a bit different than your typical scanlation and didn’t know if anyone would be interested in seeing what I do~ If you are just let me know! My classes are finishing up in the week or so, so I’ll have time to prepare something nice for you all. I had a lot of fun working on this series, and I wanted to mention as well that Conan from 4dawgz actually was going to be the original typesetter for this series since he was the one who worked on it with us previously, however I ended up assisting him with a collaboration. I’m very pleased with the turn out, and know you all will enjoy it very much.
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