From AE admins’ side of the world, May signifies awesome provincial festivals (translation: tons of food and booze) and Santacruzans. It boggled my mind, upon surfing the net I often view this phrase: “Cinco de Mayo”. I’ve been an active online individual for years and yet, this is the first time I’ve taken notice of this phrase. So I did some Google research and was directed to this:
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16.
~ Source: Wikipedia
Aaah, so it is an important day of freedom, similar to Independence Day. It is a special day of commemmoration on human’s sacrifices from history, to regain a sense of balance to live together in this crazy world. A special day indeed, to celebrate the past, and for current and future generations to remember.
It is a festive month and what better way to commemorate happiness but with some manga releases to uplift any down spirits! Be happy people! Life is short!
Before anything else, here are a few shoutouts for everyone:
- Looking for Japanese to English translators for some of our shoujo romance series and also our shounen ai series. Apply~
- Looking for Editors: experienced and even those willing to be trained~ Apply~
- Looking for Manga and magazine scanners~ Suggestions on new titles are welcome~ Please let us know~
- We currently need donations to buy and scan the latest volumes of our titles. Please consider helping out. Every little bit helps~ Thank you~
Before you donning your festive hats, you can view what releases we have here:
- Ludwig Gensoukyoku – A one-shot and extra from one of our all-time favorite series, Ludwig Kakumei! Rejoice is the Prince Lui love and sadism!
- Shounen Dolls chapter 14 – Meiji era bishies!
- Akuma no Puzzle chapter 4 – And we have another completed series! *stamps it*
- Yumemiru Koto chapter 4 – This is such a sexy series… XD
- Sora Log chapter 14 – Bishie wars!!!
- Xia Ke Xing chapter 4 – Is it just me, or are there a lot of “fours” on this week’s chapters…?
- Kaizoku to Ningyo chapter 5 – YES! We broke the curse of the “four” chapters on cinco de mayo! XD The link to chapter 5 has now been fixed~
- Meiji Hiiro Kitan Volume 01 – New cute series joint with Evil Flowers! Happy 3rd anniversary to them!
- Momoyama Kyoudai chapter 1-3 – New Fujitsuka Yuki!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!