My apologies for the lack of updates and responses, trust me I’ve seen all the messages and comments about dead links and other problems but I was mostly waiting for an update on the next volume of the manga and we got it. It was revealed that the Infinite Stratos manga was put on hiatus until 2019 along with Volume 7. (Source)
With this news the group and I talked it over and we decided that the wait was too long and it was time to close the doors on Rapid Switch. I’ve taken a step back over the years with Oslight and Akatsubaki doing most of the work, biggest thanks to them, and we don’t feel it’s right to just sit around for a year waiting for the next volume because we don’t know where we will be in our lives at that time. Perhaps when Volume 7 finally does hit the bookshelves someone else will carry on the torch. But with English versions of the Light Novel being published, perhaps the manga isn’t far behind.
I’d like to thank everyone for sticking by us over the years, through the ups and down, the shake ups and the close calls. Scanlating isn’t an easy job but it was enjoyable and I have fond memories and skills I’ll carry with me and I hope you all will as well.
Below I’ll put up collections of Volumes 1-6, as well as the CDs. Please spread them, but please be sure to give credit where it is due. A lot of hard work went into these and I can’t guarantee that these links will last forever. These are the final releases and this is my last update.
Thanks again for all the love and support.
Volume 1: Megas | MediaFire
Volume 2: Megas | MediaFire
Volume 3: Megas | MediaFire
Volume 4: Megas | MediaFire
Volume 5: Megas | MediaFire
Volume 6: Megas | MediaFire
Drama CDs: Megas | MediaFire
Character Songs: Megas | MediaFire
As you may have noticed the gaps between releases have been growing especially with the main manga. This is because we currently don’t have a translator for either manga, Abs had to leave to deal with real life and his work and although we had Craig briefly over the summer to help with the spin off, he had to return back to college. So that leaves us in a tough spot, I can either go through the painstaking task of finding, vetting, and employing a new translator by going to the sites and asking for days or weeks. Or we close up shop and go on hiatus and maybe Abs comes back. So if any of you are able to or know anyone able to help us with the main IS manga that would be tremendous help. If not, I’m afraid there’s nowhere else to go.
Thank you for your understanding and if this is the end, thank you for your support over the years.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the RapidSwitch Team. This will be the final release for 2014 but we’ll be back next year with more IS work. I plan to start releasing the manga regularly now that Volume 3 is out. We also have a few more doujins to release. So stay tune for another year of IS.
I also like to point out a new site Rapid Switch Extra. Extra will be our Non-IS site. You may have seen our names on Non-IS work and a few might remember Blue Pierce that we attempted awhile back, I thought we should update with new name and look. So RS Extra will have everything not IS, both SFW and NSFW and perhaps a surprise in the near future. I’ve already uploaded some work that we’ve done in the past, but we have more on the way. Gundam, KanColle, Nisekoi, I also want to do some Amagi Brilliant Park, so that’ll be a lot of fun and I’m really excited for it. Don’t worry, this site will always come first but I wanted to expand our horizon.
Enjoy this new doujin, there’s a little bit for everyone in it and have a great holiday. Cheers.
Read Online: eHentai | Fakku
Download: Sendspace | Megas
It was brought to my attention that translation for Volume 9 has begun by daupao. Please head over there and give them your support.
When we order things like doujins, manga, and other merchandise we often get a lot of bonus stuff, mostly art. Sometimes we just sit on it and others we put it online on sites like 4chan and gelbooru but it never really seems to go further than that. So we decided to make a separate page for the art so that you, the fans, can share it with other fans. I’ll update the page every now and then so be sure to check it out.
Mediafire has suspended a bunch of my downloads from their site. This has been a long time coming and I’m surprised I made it this far. We’ll be staying with Megas and switching to Sendspace for the alternative download. I’m still taking stock of what was suspended but if there is something you need that is unavailable, just leave a comment on the release page and I’ll fix it as soon as I can. This mostly affects older works such as doujins, manga, and CDs. Online readers still work so you can read them off Batoto, eHentai, or Fakku. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
More Rin love.
We’re knocking out some of our backlog of doujins before our C86 order arrives, so expect a lot more doujins over the coming weeks from Abs, Oslight, and me.
The manga is still being worked on. Our other translator, Button, is busy with RL things so he doesn’t have as much time as he use to, which is why it’s been taking so long, but we’re still working on it. Our raw provider has closed down so we’ll be switching to tanks with Volume 3 after 2 more chapters. Volume 2 ends on Chapter 11 with the introduction of Charlotte and Laura.
Online Reader: Fakku
Download: Mediafire | Megas