“Say a word that’s quiet, not half the way there
Somedays our future, it seems to hang on so tight
Come quickly now, the air hangs heavily today
Oh no, what is that crimson in the shade?”
First Published: 2002
Original Language: Japanese
Buy here: Passing Fancy
prettyprophet: Oh, lala, okama. “OKAMAX”.
Lavie Rhap: An artbook.
prettyprophet: Finally getting back to our Rabbit roots. Can you believe the last artbook we did was Brute Love? Scratch that, yeah, I can.
Lavie Rhap: The Rabbits never truly intended to continue “OKAMAX” after filtered but initial intentions of the Rabbits are easily…warped.
prettyprophet: Basically every so often, ak’d get hit up with one of the oneshot stories in this. Next thing you know, we’ve done every single one of them. Well, here’s the full thing, with everything worth translating translated.
nde: Into English.
prettyprophet: Yes, obviously. We’re Rabbits. We scanlate into English.
Lavie Rhap: The newly translated material by ak is primarily okama’s commentary on the artwork inside, much like Range Murata’s “futuregraph” chapter.
prettyprophet: Same deal in okama’s own “Useless Beauty”. Only this time it was a pain in the ass to typeset thanks to okama putting the commentary in those fucking boxes. Funny and me spent like, an entire day adjusting that shit.
funny_bunny: THE POSTER! DON’T FORGET THE POSTER!
prettyprophet: Fuck you, that was your own fault. This idiot here spent a damn night just picking fonts for it.
Lavie Rhap: It is what makes one a leader of Rabbits.
funny_bunny: I FINALLY GOT TO USE CAELDERA!
prettyprophet: I don’t like the font for the staff/credit thing.
funny_bunny: It must be SIMPLE.
prettyprophet: Seems too cheap. Like some ghetto speedscan group’s font.
funny_bunny: YOU MAKE ME VOMIT IN SADNESS.
Lavie Rhap: Funny, I stand by your typesetting wisdom.
prettyprophet: Oh quit jerking him off, he needs the criticism. Hell, we all do; this ain’t a perfect release. All that gutter…….
funny_bunny: So! Buying us OKAMAX HARDCOPY then?
prettyprophet: Heh, yeah, fuck it. DPG provided the scans, Rabbits did the scanlation.
nde: Resized to 1500 width.
funny_bunny: For FILESIZE purposes!
prettyprophet: If you want the original res…..just get the raws. Anyways, enjoy the release, kids.
funny_bunny: TRUE REBIRTH OF THE RABBIT!
Lavie Rhap: Think of beauty and decadence.