Hello everyone! Excited to release Hakoiri no Musume by Iketani Rikako! The lovely ladies at Stiletto Heels agreed to work with us on this series. I feel so thrilled and honored to be working with them. To be honest, they were the group that made me and my co-admin want to become scanlators. We are absolutely smitten with every project they’ve done and are currently working on. They have amazing Josei series, make sure to check their website out. And their reader for all their amazing projects. I have too many favorites by them but if you’re a fan of Iketani, check out Futago ( I typeset chapter 22 and 23 lol–you can tell I’m a Iketani fangirl.) Anyways, enough fangasming– let’s talk about Musume.
Hakoiri no Musume is Iketani Rikako’s latest series. It’s currently being published in Cookie magazine and I was so excited to start working on it. The story intrigued me as the female protagonist is raised in a very strict, protective household. Reading the first chapter, I found Tamako extremely relatable. I thought she had this adorable, innocent and naive personality that I don’t think I’ve seen in Iketani’s works before. Usually her characters tend to be spunky and super sassy. Which I thought was a sort of Iketani trademark LOL. So it was quite refreshing to read this type of character. I’m very intrigued and expecting great things. So far Iketani hasn’t disappointed me. I’m smitten with her other series Bitou Lollipop (completed series), Futago and especially Six Half. I think her stories tend to be very dramatic but because I’m so invested with the characters, it makes a really compelling narrative. I would say that’s her strength: making compelling and relatable characters. Although the situations they’re put in can be a little too dramatic or crazy for some people, I think it doesn’t matter as long as you’re invested with the character.
There can’t be an Iketani series without some bishounen. Noriyuki looks like a mix between Kai and Akio from Six Half LOL. Although his personality is nothing like them. Noriyuki seems like the typical brooding rude male lead, I’m curious how he’ll develop. Noriyuki and Tamako’s life together seems like it’ll be an interesting combination. With his realistic outlook on life and Tamako’s naive outlook–I wonder what kind of situations they’ll face and how much they will grow. Anyways, without further ado–please enjoy Hakoiri no Musume!
Hakoiri no Musume Chapter 1:
Click here to read and download the chapter.
Now, updates on our other series, I am currently QCing a few chapters of our other series, please expect a release sometime this week. I also want to welcome a few new staff members such as: Summercell, Imogenyourgirl and Hunny. Their help is going to help release faster chapters, welcome to the family! If you’re interested in joining our family, please read this post where I outlined what each role does and an estimate of how much time it will consume. To apply you can post on this thread or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support the mangaka!
If you want to support the mangaka, you can buy volume 1 to 4 on amazon jp for your reading pleasure.
What I’m working on:
Since I know a lot of you are impatient for more releases (I see your comments, e-mails and facebook private messages–I’m sorry we’re taking so long), here is what I’ll be slaving away at, please send food T_T
Thank you so much for your love and support, I am so happy to read your comments. I hope you enjoy this series and our other series!