20 August 2012


Chapter 184 is is now out meaning... WE'RE HALFWAY DONE! WOOHOO! (ノ゚▽゚)ノ 

Although at the same time, that means there's still 30 volumes to go, I would like to take this time to pat myself on the back for at least coming this far by myself. Looking back, it's been sort of a bumpy ride, as there were some terms I stupidly mistranslated earlier on (ex. nation when I meant empire, or having a non-narration dialogue say China instead of Han or All Under Heaven), as well as the belated transition from jpg to png. Many thanks to people who pointed out numerous typos and mix-ups of names (Yuan Shao/Yuan Shu) I've made over the years. There is, however, one mistake that I'm not responsible for that I can now explain having translated v30. The mistake I'm talking about is from all the way back from the first volume, page 68.
The error comes not from whether or not the yellow turban rebels being funded by external nomadic tribes is plausible, but the fact that the strict definition of "Mongols" refer to an ethnic tribe that didn't exist until much later. For the few sticklers that were annoyed by this, Yokoyama is not using the term in a strict sense. By Mongols, he's (inaccurately/loosely) grouping together a whole bunch of ethnic tribes that lived in Northern China and Mongolia at one point. For the same reason, on page 170 of v30, the original Japanese text refers to the Qiang people as "Mongols." I, however, changed it back to Qiang so some of you will be less bothered by it.

In other news, although I said I'll finish up to v31 before the summer is up, I'm afraid I'll be temporarily stopping here due to time constraints. It's actually better this way since if I stopped at v31, it'd come right in the middle of the battle between Cao Cao and Ma Chao. I am aware that I should actually be releasing the 36th volume this October had I kept with the 1volume/month pace as part of the 5-year plan but hey, not all 5-year plans work as promised as Stalin and Mao would admit. At least my plan didn't involve the death of millions...

But going back on-topic, I will keep my promise about getting to the new volume of Zero as soon as there are scans online (came out in Japan on the 17th), but don't expect much releases after that for like, maybe 2 months(?). 

Download: (All links now have the missing p188 included. My bad)
Sangokushi c184:   Sendspace
Sangokushi v30:   Minus;   Sendspace


  1. Congrats, it's been great to follow your work all these years! Good luck with the IRL stuff too!!

  2. Thank you so much for all your work Hox! I started following the Sangokushi releases since volume 20 and I get so excited when a new volume is out!

  3. Oh wow, this is only the halfway point of sangokushi? Thanks so much for the translations thus far Hox. Hope you keep it up in the future as well.

  4. LOL, so 5 year plans are still made and followed by some... :)
    Many thanks for all your hard work so far!

  5. Thank you so much for your hard work!
    And don't worry about stopping temporarily, I'm sure everyone else will understand your situation.
    BTW, it missing page 188.

    1. How embarrassing. Welp, it's fixed now.

  6. That's an amazing achievement, congratulations Hox!

  7. hox, your effort so far is epic. literally. thanks!

  8. Erm, shouldn't it be Xiongnu and not Qiang?

  9. A great dedication you guys putting in here. Keep doing the awesome work :)