Exercise Silk Road

Dear Readers of Maoyuu,

I originally intended to finish translating Volume 5 Chapter 1 by the time I send this message, but work and planning got in the way of everything. I regret to say that I will not be able to translate anything at all for the next 7 months, until mid-July.

I will be embarking on an intense 169-day, 25-country backpacking adventure which will take me from Singapore to Moscow and back to Singapore entirely overland, going through the Silk Road first and then the Trans-Siberian on the way back. I won’t reveal too much on a Translation Blog, but you can click here if you’d like to know more about Exercise Silk Road.

Exercise Silk Road Map

It has been a pleasure to translate Maoyuu, and rest assured, I promise to complete the translation once I return. I’m also accepting suggestions for what I should translate next. For reference, I prefer political/economic themes over the standard romance/sci-fi/slice of life. In the meantime, I remain,

Faithfully yours,




Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everybody! It’s been a very slow year for Maoyuu, but I’m glad I managed to push out the Volume 4 translation by the end of last year. Unfortunately, next year is going to be an ever slower year for translation, so please bear with me. I’ll make a post explaining why at a more expedient time, but suffice to say it will be very exciting (for me at least).

One of the reasons why last year was so slow is because…

I’ve been writing analysis papers for a geopolitical journal based in Delhi. Bet that threw you off. But you can click here if you’d like to read about Infrastructure Geostrategy in Afghanistan.

Current Progress

Volume 5 Chapter 5: 0% (Last Updated 30/06/17)

Volume 3 ePub now available

And here it is! Thank you for your patience everyone.


– DevilHands

Delayed Updates

Hello, Chapter 4 is up! And I’m back from Brunei, all safe and sound. 🙂 Missing a few toes (just kidding). I’ll be in Taiwan next month, so uhhhhh… Don’t keep your hopes up. 😀

Volume 3 PDF now available

And here it is! With this volume we welcome another new typesetter Azuris to the team. And don’t fret, the Epub is also on the way. Thank you for your patience.


– DevilHands

Updates and Delays

So, by working around the clock, I’ve managed to churn out Chapter 3 for all you greedy readers out there. Grrrrr!!! It’s a beautiful Sunday morning, and by this time tomorrow, I’ll be in the jungles of Brunei getting tortured brutally. It will be long and terrible, and naturally, I won’t be able to translate. If you feel indignant and impatient, just be grateful you’re not an Officer Cadet. :<

Cheers! And happy reading.