20 November 2013

Ekrano (Oneshot)

So this is a short Kitou Mohiro oneshot called Ekrano (published in May 2012) that someone requested me to translate long ago and my lazy ass finally got around to translating. At first, I thought it was some odd spin-off of Bokurano purely because of the title similarity, but as the author's note reveals on the final page, the title comes from the Soviet Ekranoplanes, which are extremely low-altitude planes that almost skims the water in flight. In any case, the oneshot is nothing spectacular, but I have to say I did like the mech designs and the setting. Seems like a waste to use on such a short oneshot. It'd be nice if he could do at least a 1-volume story using it. Oh well.

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  1. so is this one shot soul crushingly depressing or what

  2. Thank you so much! I thought you forgot about it!
    -The one that requested it

  3. Gotta say I agree with you on this. I can only imagine what this could have been like if it had been expanded into a full series. . . maybe something like an aquatic "Attack on Titan"?