Volume 5 Chapter 8 (C2011-09)

Sounds like someone might want to invest in a MIDI keyboard soon…


Explaining the meaning of the music terminology used in this chapter goes well beyond the scope of a TL Note. Readers seeking deeper understanding of what was being discussed are advised to read some music theory textbooks. Or fight a bear. Whichever is easier.

27 comments for “Volume 5 Chapter 8 (C2011-09)

  1. Komorika Piko
    7 August 2011 at 19:57

    Is it sad that I understood everything Okuda said in that music theory chunk paragraph?

    • Komorika Piko
      7 August 2011 at 20:06

      Typo to be fixed later when you guys compile the whole thing into a manga download: Mixolydian <- Correct spelling

      • shinkage
        8 August 2011 at 4:05

        Nice catch, thank you! It will be corrected in the complete volume 5 release.

        It’s always a great help when someone familiar with the actual subject reads my TL and lets me know if something isn’t right.

  2. ichigo_daisuki
    6 August 2011 at 8:02

    I was wondering why your blog disappeared…
    It’s good that you restored the work done for the most part.

    As always, thank you for the releases too ^_^
    I wish you luck in repairing everything.

  3. alexroston
    5 August 2011 at 20:58

    thanks shinkage.
    I’m always surprised how much effort you put into every translation… even if it’s hese small details^^.
    I’m looking forward forward for the chapter.

  4. Adamar
    4 August 2011 at 12:40

    Thank you, good sir!

    Is there an RSS feed for the main site? I can see a feed for comments just below this box, but my searching avails nothing elsewhere.

    • shinkage
      5 August 2011 at 5:20

      Links are at the bottom of the sidebar.

      • Adamar
        5 August 2011 at 9:47

        I’m fukken blind. Thanks.

  5. Alex
    3 August 2011 at 1:02


  6. Kei-Rock
    2 August 2011 at 15:53

    thanks! like always, you’re Great!

  7. Andreas
    1 August 2011 at 2:53

    Thanks for the release!

    Where do i send the MIDI Keyboard?

  8. RPGamer
    31 July 2011 at 23:55

    I see Nao-san more and more as a theory version of Yui, being able to learn that huge amount of music theory in the short space between of two releases.
    Who knows, maybe she’ll turn out to be a good keyboardist later if she really went and invested in a midi keyboard, since it’s one of the easier instruments to apply and demonstrate musical theories.
    Btw, Sumire-san’s stress relief ftw!

  9. Okuda Nao
    31 July 2011 at 19:28

    Senpai doesn’t have a mouth and she must NYAN.

  10. Anonymous
    31 July 2011 at 17:48

    I’m surprised you haven’t gotten flooded with MOAR NAO comments…

    • 31 July 2011 at 22:05

      MOAR NAO

  11. carl
    31 July 2011 at 16:30

    DJ Nao!


  12. Anise_Punter
    31 July 2011 at 16:27

    Thanks for another great release. For some reason, I’m definitely enjoying the Azuchapters more than the college chapters, which is weird because I thought Yui would just carry the day all through that series. I think Sumire (and her “issues”) might have something to do with it.

  13. Nemo_N
    31 July 2011 at 15:58


    Okay, this is silly nitpicking on my behalf, but I was bothered by the lack of mouth and nose on Azu-nyan in the first page (and that pic at the top).

    I added them by overlaying a cellphone pic and some photoshop and here is the resulting page:


    I took the cellphone pic from here (NSFW):


    Again, thanks for your work!

  14. potte
    31 July 2011 at 15:12

    LOL for a second I imagine that Nao will make music using the vocaloid app. Thanks for this awsome release, really makes my day! 🙂

  15. asdf
    31 July 2011 at 14:30

    Thank you for the hard work, houkago!

  16. Piccolo
    31 July 2011 at 12:25

    Thanks a bunch)

  17. Steve Burstall
    31 July 2011 at 11:49


    The music theory Nao-san was going over was more background noise than actually teaching anything. So I wouldn’t worry about what was said or their meanings.

    • shinkage
      1 August 2011 at 3:52

      I don’t think I agree with that.

      What Nao was saying in that wall of text actually did make sense: you really can build a song around “3-chord progression” and some of the more exotic scales that she listed are used in traditional/church/folk music, so they could add “breadth to the melody” (although I am having a hard time imagining Fuwa-Fuwa Time with a choir of Gregorian monks singing in the background ;-).

      My point is: these things do make sense (Kakifly-sensei’s musical background?), they are not just random bits, which to me makes them worth researching and translating as correctly as possible.

  18. Hypernova
    31 July 2011 at 10:32

    Thank you!

  19. Torchic
    31 July 2011 at 10:07

    Yes!! Without the Piano and some mixing thrown in this Light Music Club seems to be more like an 80’s Music club. More hard core than the other girl club. Now they just need Nao-chan to write some rocking songs!

  20. o2gulo
    31 July 2011 at 8:18

    Finally It’s here! Thanks for another great release!

  21. Basti
    31 July 2011 at 8:02

    Thank you very much kind sir!! 🙂

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