Today, I received a very pleasant mail, Zathael telling me Kusanyagi had finished translating Golden Stage, by Takuma Harazaki, great news !
In this manga, we follow a young slender (OK : skinny) heroine, making her first steps in a new highschool, having a bit of sex, interacting with other individuals having their own sexual life… The scenario thickens in the following volumes, but at least, the sex is quite good, good positions, realistic hair, powerful sex.
This manga was translated by Kusanyagi and commissioned by Zathael (for the most of it) and me (a small part), I’m grateful to you two
For more works by this artist, please see My Takuma Harazaki Redirection Page
I remember the very old days when I first discovered Golden Stage, this was a time when English-translated manga was excessively rare, without established scanlators, and nearly all the hentai addicts, me included, were getting their stuff from the – still active ! – ABPEA newsgroup, haa, memories, memories~~~
In that time, the discovery of Golden Stage was like an electroshock to me, I was entranced by the drawings, their intensity, the hot girls, I fell in love with that manga. All that to say I was thrilled when Kusanyagi and Zathael started this manga as a donor project, I was glad to contribute
… However, to be frank, looking back, the passage of years has been devastating. In regards to today’s hentai releases, the pictures are of too small resolution, beyond salvation with the (my) usual easy retouching methods, I find it sad Just like when I first watched Disney’s Robin Hood for the first time in 24 years and thought “hey, it sucks”, this was a sad feeling (watching again The Jungle Book felt awesome, though, go figure).
I’m not trying to deter you from reading this manga, I think Golden Stage is worth it (and look at the preview pics from the following volumes, Jebus !), but, well, take it as a friendly warning, maybe :o
Here comes the zip link! Help yourselves! ^^
(49 MB, 172 pictures, English)
And, look, the following volumes are even better, with GREAT art !
Won’t anyone feel interested in commissioning their translation from a scanlator, perhaps ?
Golden Stage volumes 2-5, in Japanese :
Here are the covers and a few preview pictures from the Japanese volumes…