Things are happening in my life that are making it a bit difficult to keep regularly updating here, namely having to change jobs again and getting married. I HAVE NO PLANS TO SHUT ARCHIVE DOWN, though I do plan on going on hiatus for a few months.
I will continue to scrape books for the site (and please continue to send leads for them, thanks everyone!) but I have no idea how often updates will be made.
All content will stay online. Right now the Magnet Links and the Amazon Cloud repository for torrents are what are working, and the Amazon batch is the best source. Torcache is dead and I'll replace the links at some point.
I have a few books now that are next for the scanner:
Phantasy Star Online 2 - Episode 1&2 Materials Collection [scan 40% complete]
25th Anniversary - Phantasy Star Visual Collection
Variable Fighter Master File - VF-0 Phoenix
Analoghack - open-resource project [redjuice]
Redbox - redjuice artbook 2007-2013 works
Future plans: As I have stated, I'm still thinking of working on getting the last few books of Five Star Stories translated maybe early next year. I'm also thinking of holding a book sale, my shelves are getting rather packed. This might be in the fall.
I'm also planning to go on a trip to Japan in a few months, likely I'll be able to find a nice batch of books there to add to the queue.
I'm sorry that Archive Scans hasn't been as active in the last few years as it was in the beginning, I want to continue working on the site but don't have as much time as I used to have. I'll post when I can with updates but I don't think a lot will happen until I can better focus my attention in late November. It'll be about the 8th anniversary of Archive Scans and, goddamn, that's a long time for me.
Feel free to comment or email me.
I'll see you when I see you.
I've started the scan of my copy of 'Phantasy Star Online 2 - Episode 1&2 Materials Collection' but it's some 380 pages long so it's going to take some time. I also have a copy of '25th Anniversary Phantasy Star Visual Chronicle' on it's way via slow shipping. These will be the next two books to get scanned and posted, aside from the various things I find online.
I've also been thinking on starting a project this winter. I'm considering getting vols 11 through 13 of The Five Star Stories translated, more on that as I figure things out.
Also, for general information: The server is currently housing 225gb of artbooks for the site. I'd guess that there's more than 350 individual volumes up now, quite a change from the early days of the site.
As always, thank you to everyone that's helped out with the site. Weather that's sending books, links, leaving comments or helping seed, I thank you.
From Macrossworld: "Showcasing Mikimoto's work he did for Macross & Orguss related magazine covers/articles, books, videos, posters, cards, and LP's. Also has some pictures of his original characters. Character sketches finish this wonderful book."
I love watercolor art like this, I wish it was still done as much as it used to be.
Haruhiko Mikimoto Roman Album Special
Neon Genesis Evangelion - 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Storyboards A+B
Neon Genesis Evangelion - 2015 The Last Year of Ryoji Kaji
Neon Genesis Evangelion - Chronicle [Volumes 01-30]
Neon Genesis Evangelion - Nerv White Papers RPG
Neon Genesis Evangelion Book Pack - 7-1-2016
Thanks to Boinger again for allowing me to share these wonderful books of theirs!
From Macrossworld.com's description page: "Art book featuring the work of Yoshiyuki Takani, famed for his box art on the original Arii, Imai and Nichimo Macross model kits from the '80s. Includes 13 pages of full-color Macross art. Also features full-color artwork from Gundam, Xabungle, Dunbine, L-Gaim, Orguss, Zoids, Nausica and also military box art. Highly recommended!"
Wonder Art - Takani Style
F.S.S. Designs 5 - LITTER.pict
Dengeki Super Robot Wars Spirits - 2013 Autumn
Dengeki Super Robot Wars Spirits - 2013 Spring
Dengeki Super Robot Wars Spirits - 2015 Spring
Super Robot Operation 01
Super Robot Wars Original Generation Artbook
Super Robot Wars Pack - 4-30-2016
Another of the wonderful books from Boinger!
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross - Bokutachi no Sukina
XenobladeX The Secret File - Art of MIRA
Kanetake Ebikawa - Design Works
Infinite-Emission #02 - Chocolate Shop
(WARNING- Contains some nudity)
Misc Book Pack - 4-11-2016
Reconpedia in G - Gundam Reconguista in G Special Booklet
Master File Mobile Suit - RX-0 Unicorn Gundam
Gundam Reconguista in G - Official Guidebook
Great Mechanics G - Autumn 2015
Great Mechanics - Transformable Type MS & MA
[Kuramochi Zukan] Nostalgic Fiction Gundam Beast - Collection
Gundam Pack 3-26-2016
WARNING- This torrent is 31gb
The Gundam Perfect File - Complete (1-180, extras)