I am back with the first volume of Season 2! In the end, I couldn’t resist continuing the adventures of my favourite characters, and seeing the encouragement from my readers to continue, I decided to just go for it! YBCB has received a lot of love and support, and I’m so happy to be able to share some of the amazing sequel series as well 🙂 As always, I encourage anyone that can read Chinese to purchase the actual books and read the original works to support the amazing author!
As I have mentioned before, there are a few things that I want my readers to know before reading this second season. The first is that, as with the first season, I do not have the official printed books. And because this season was released after copyright enforcement laws grew stricter, the raws are much more difficult to find online. I cannot guarantee my translations are completely accurate nor how far I can go. Most importantly, the raws I do have may not be complete. I’m judging as I go based on chapter length (a usual chapter is 8k~10k words) and flow, and on that basis, they seem to be correct at least. But I can’t verify as I do not have the physical books. I previously asked my readers if they would still be willing to read Season 2 despite the possibility that the last volume(s) may not get translated (it helps that each volume is episodic), and I was pleasantly surprised to find that many still had a positive response. However, I know that there are some people who dislike reading incomplete series, and this is my warning to you to read at your own discretion. Personally, I’m desperate to read about my favourite characters as much as possible, even if it’s fragmented and incomplete. If the other volumes are incomplete, I may end up doing detailed summary/spoilers of the volumes and select scenes instead, based on the content I do have.
The Index page has been updated accordingly. I will also be compiling the Novel Synopses for Season 2 after each volume translation is finished, just as I did for Season 1. Note that the series name for Season 2 actually changes to just Case Book “案簿錄”. While Yu Yin is still one of the main characters, a new main character is also introduced, and Xiao Yu becomes more of a supporting character. In addition, the second season also gives some spotlight to a few characters that were more supporting roles in the previous season. In fact, this volume stars Yan Si as the main character! He is one of my favourite characters in this series, so I’m glad he got some spotlight. 🙂
Tl;dr: As before, translations may be inaccurate due to unreliable raws source. In addition, I do not know how far this translation will be able to continue depending on if I can source the raws, so read at your own discretion considering that the series that may potentially be incomplete/dropped. Volumes are still episodic though, so that helps. Season 2 also explores some of the supporting characters from Season 1, but the Yu brothers are still the main focus for most of it. This volume stars Yan Si as the main character.
Translated by: TaffyGirl13