Japanese to English translations

Marginal Operation

Synopsis:

Not wanting to remain a NEET, 30 years old Arata decided to join a private military and security company. While having fun during the training and getting good scores, soon he has to face a real war.

1Volume I
pdf (by D.Jigen)
Prologue
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Afterword

2Volume II
Characters
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Epilogue
Afterword

v3Volume III
Characters
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Epilogue
Afterword


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57 responses

  1. Hello, I say thank you for taking the project scanlation Marginal operation but why you have to wait chapter out? !!
    The 3 volumes are already on sale in Japan and you can DOWNLOADS the volumes on this site: http://raw-zip.com/
    マージナル・オペレーション 第01-03巻 [Marginal Operation Vol 01-03] Raw-Zip

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    March 17, 2015 at 11:39 am

    • We already have them (4 of 5 volumes which has been released in Japan) but translating takes time and we are too lazy to make it faster, but to be nice you are always informed when you can expect our next translations (at least by month) . Besides your link contains manga, not light novel, which you can read at our site.

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      March 17, 2015 at 11:52 pm

      • What do you mean “next translations at least by month”? Also, English doesn’t seem to be your first language but you’ve translated so much! I find your English really cute and easy to understand though 🙂 Could you tell me which country you’re from?

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        October 5, 2016 at 6:05 am

      • @Lincoln Nguyen – Can’t really reply to your comment due to how comment levels work here so I’m doing it here. Well at the start we tried to keep the schedule and announced it like (July) or something. But now honestly we aren’t doing it anymore because it simply didn’t work and keeping a deadline is a nightmare for a NEET. While where we are from isn’t really a secret, I don’t know if I want to publicize it. Well let’s say Central Europe?

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        October 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm

  2. demonic die

    aa…. can you add synopsis :v please

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    June 4, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    • There is one on the project page, didn’t feel right to copy it here too… but I guess it might be worth consideration.

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      June 5, 2015 at 9:29 am

  3. Andrew Chong

    Thank you very much! Been waiting for Chapter 4 for days!

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    June 13, 2015 at 8:05 am

  4. demonic die

    thanks

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    June 16, 2015 at 1:48 pm

  5. thanks when will chapter 5 will be released?

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    June 28, 2015 at 11:13 am

  6. This novel use some similar component from the Ender’s Game novel.

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    July 1, 2015 at 11:52 am

  7. Someone

    When will chapter 6 be released?

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    August 1, 2015 at 7:59 am

    • Well I shouldn’t spoil the surprise and all, but who cares. Actually it’s more or less done. Will post it today or tomorrow when I finish the minor edit, well within few days really. But you know, now that you know this, how big of a disappointment it will be if I will be late 🙂

      Y.S.

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      August 1, 2015 at 11:42 am

      • Someone

        Yay thnx. xD

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        August 1, 2015 at 8:04 pm

  8. Thanks a lot for finishing volume 1! Though the climax… wasn’t.

    When are you starting the next volume?

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    August 2, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    • Thing is the other guy betrayed ideals and is no longer neet (but not for long!), so it can take a while to “heal” him. Something will probably show up before 2nd volume and then… maybe before winter. From my part I can say that translation has just already started, so if you guys put some pressure on editor a miracle can happen. I’ll also try to make more fluid translation next time (I hope new project will be prelude to it), but if I encounter hardcore fragments again shit can happen anytime.

      Thank you for your feedback.
      I.M.

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      August 3, 2015 at 10:43 am

  9. japz321

    D-does anyone have pdf of this?

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    August 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm

  10. japz321

    D-does anyone have pdf version of this?

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    August 6, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    • I did entertain a thought about making pdf or epub, or both of this later, but then again I never really did something like that, so I doubt it would go well… Well it would have to wait after I recheck the whole volume anyway. No promises though, so if anyone want to do it go ahead.

      Y.S.

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      August 6, 2015 at 8:02 pm

  11. This is phenomenal! I was iffy about it cuz i don’t ussually read war things, but this guy… He gets a 9.5 out of 10. I cant wait for more.

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    August 19, 2015 at 4:31 pm

  12. thanx for the hard work. loved the first volume. cant wait for the second, plz dont stop translating

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    August 31, 2015 at 6:12 am

  13. Thank a lot for the hard work, the story is quite interesting so I hope you’ll see this through the end. It would be sad to see an awesome work getting dropped so keep up the good work and just do things at your own leisure

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    September 3, 2015 at 5:44 am

  14. Please please hurry up and translate volume 2 before I die already its been 42days now I can’t wait any longer :, (

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    September 14, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    • Well those chapters aren’t that short so it takes time… well let’s say that chapter 1 will be ready in a week or two – no promises though.

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      September 14, 2015 at 10:14 pm

  15. ArKain

    When I saw volume 2 chapter 1 clickable I got so excited… then I clicked it and there was nothing on the page. You’ve raised my hopes and dashed them quite excellently, sir.

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    September 27, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    • haha, well yeah sorry about that, actually I am kinda in a middle of uploading it. Well it should be done in a hour or two.

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      September 27, 2015 at 5:21 pm

  16. D. Jigen

    You guys want .pdf of Volume 1? I just made it for personal use, but I don’t mind sharing it if my messy work is acceptable.

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    October 6, 2015 at 9:49 am

    • Feel free to post it. Well if you send me the file/link then I can post it in project page, since I doubt I will find enough time to get down to making a pdf/epub this year. Not to mention constantly growing backlog of things to do -YS.

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      October 6, 2015 at 10:22 pm

  17. D. Jigen

    https://mega.nz/#!8QpSSbSA!rLXw16TlKAzmb1ESg-4mJuOSbK6NmjE366M1hYOMD5Y
    Here it is. Please tell me if there’s any mistake.

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    October 7, 2015 at 12:56 am

    • And uploaded. A minor inconvenience that links in footnotes are not working, but then again it’s only a minor detail. Well thanks for your work (which I won’t have to do now anytime soon, maybe after I finish final edits on volume I, but dunno if we will finish volume II first anyway :/). Personally I don’t think I could do better anyway (since I never made any such pdfs). -YS

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      October 7, 2015 at 5:06 pm

  18. D. Jigen

    Oh. It was my first time dealing with those links. Sorry I guess I’ll just put the url next time.

    You’re welcome.

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    October 8, 2015 at 8:13 am

  19. Thank you for all the hard work! I look forward to further translations in the future ^^

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    October 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm

  20. Eleden

    Thank you for your work , amazing project ! 🙂 will check regulary your site for further translations ! aniway thanks again !

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    November 18, 2015 at 5:34 pm

  21. Thanks for the translation!!! Unexpectedly, this is a hidden gem. I’m hooked on it. Awaiting for further chapter. Really glad reading it.

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    February 6, 2016 at 11:52 am

  22. he is slowly losing of his reasoning. well as well as he could remember the cant yes lolita no touch it’s okay i guess.

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    February 8, 2016 at 12:31 pm

  23. I’ve just found this gem recently. I just love how they train their OO with blue button thing.

    Though I really wonder how other OO (Especially Sophia) handle the job.

    We parted with the company really soon though.

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    February 22, 2016 at 2:34 am

  24. If nobody’s done it yet, I’ll eventually make an EPUB for this.

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    March 10, 2016 at 3:56 am

  25. I’d just like to say thanks to you guys for picking this up. I’m just a filthy secondary who started from the manga but I wish you can continue even if its a chapter each month or 2. Kudos m8s!

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    April 6, 2016 at 5:26 am

  26. so i read it’s a chapter each or every two month? damn this is gonna be hard on my heart ~~ i wish i’d could read japaness and trad just only for this one pearl, i love the global story, i just hope it will goes for a long time and have good battles and developpement, i hope omar will stay t’ill the end ~~ more lanson appearence would be nice too, i like this guy~~

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    June 3, 2016 at 9:16 pm

  27. sukanime

    Thanks for your hard work. ^_^

    if anyone want Epub for Volume 2, here Marginal Operation – v02.epub
    I give proper credits in the epub, this epub not as good from Nephery.

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    August 10, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    • God Ginrai

      Hey, you used to make epubs for Bocchi Tenseiki. Any chance you can continue doing that?

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      August 22, 2016 at 5:02 am

      • sukanime

        sory for late reply, i still do it, but there is not much chapter, so i dont post it yet.
        You can find it my epubs in here MediaFire LightNovel”

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        December 14, 2016 at 10:18 am

  28. BitoGx

    Can i Ask something ? is this translation Dropped or something else ( sick , etc ) and thanks for translating 😀
    i really want to read the next volume and i love this LN so much 😄

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    August 14, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    • No, not really, but I guess you can say we have a in-between volume summer break or something…

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      August 14, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      • BitoGx

        Sorry for the late reply and thanks for the info and fast response 😀

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        August 22, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    • God Ginrai

      They just finished volume 2 fairly recently. I think it’s fairly rude to suggest they’ve dropped the series when it hasn’t even been a month since their last update…

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      August 22, 2016 at 4:57 am

      • BitoGx

        Sorry for my comment , sorry because i am not checking the date first ( my reason why i am asking its dropped or something happen ) and my lack of language ( because i am from indonesia )

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        August 22, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      • I see there’s still no news, so I’ll announce it here: although translation of next chapter is almost done, due to renovation in(or “at”, see that’s why you need him :D) the editor’s house, there could be a longer break before the new release. Maybe the next chapter after that one will be faster then, but I don’t know. Depends on my mood, games around and another factors, which keep me being a proud NEET. We also wanted to do another project, but I don’t have any ideas. MO was the lucky guess in the first place anyway. There is also a certain short, but quite interesting manga I’ve translated, but there’s no one to do editing part, so it has been stalled forever.
        I.M.

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        August 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm

  29. BitoGx

    I will stay here until the Update and Ganbatte ( i want to be a NEET to although i am a YD “Denpa Kyoushi)

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    August 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm

  30. coubioko

    thank you for your works guys I liked it, I have tried the manga and after the chapter 15, I wanted to read what happen next so here I’m!

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    September 20, 2016 at 10:24 am

  31. Do you guys need an editor? I’m fine with simply assisting Mikuya sometimes. My Japanese is still at quite a low level though but I can read the simplest of sentences. How did you guys learn English and Japanese? Why are you translating, is it really that fun? I hope some of my questions weren’t too personal . . . thank you for replying to me.

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    October 6, 2016 at 4:44 am

  32. madhero

    Thank you for your work! 😀 I really like this novel

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    November 16, 2016 at 5:57 am

  33. Toni ab

    Are you gonna upload the next chapter any time soon, Sir?
    Really liked this novel, and your work is appreciated for sure.

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    May 14, 2017 at 3:39 pm

  34. .. Soon … though it’s a really subjective term. Well i guess sometime this week. I’m sorry for the delays though.

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    May 14, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    • toni ab

      That’s great. I’ve just found this yesterday, and so far your work is amazing.

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      May 15, 2017 at 3:38 am

    • oh, and here i was checking about some news~~ good to know! the last two manga chapter the added oil on my flame of passion for this story….also as the pics of the novel that seems to goes on to a 5th volume >..> are they going to fight all over the world? 😄

      anyway, don’t worry! it’s ok, just take your time guys! it’s not like i already sent a dozens of killer childs to your home to threaten you…gotta call them back >..>

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      May 19, 2017 at 3:44 pm

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