Can you give me a brief introduction to SH.com?
SH was set up by me and a fellow admin basically for our friends to get together. But as time went by we started growing real fast and eventually we ended up becoming a fully fledged anime/manga forum.
and please tell me who is Hidoi?
Hidoi started with me doing a manga translation for a friend. Basically, i had just finished playing Tick Tack (Shuffle) and a friend of mine said there was a manga for the game too. He had bought the copy off amazon and asked if i could TL it for him. As it sounded kinda interesting i decided to give it a try. I finished the volume and we eventually released it to public too, the response was good and hence Hidoi came into scanlation world.
What kind of place is sakurahana.com?
Sh is a forum where we discuss recent anime/manga with fans. We take our discussions here seriously and we forbid users to make replies like “i like this manga….ilove this” etc. Basically anything which is not constructive is not allowed. This may seem harsh to a lot of users and we did hear a lot of complains about it. But it resulted in topics actually having lengthy meaningful discussions. we also Linguistic sections on our forums to help and guide people in learning various languages like Japanese,Korean etc.
Did others join up shortly after or are you still working alone?
I did get 2 translators which joined to help, but after a few files they just went mia *shrugs* Lately i got busy with RL, but am free now so i hope to get the translation process back on. Oh and yeah some of my friends in japan help me out usually when i got stuck on some local terms etc etc.
If there are others, who are they and what are their roles?
Well leaving translators, we have a hacker how helped in extracting and replacing the text and a gfx artist how helps us in image editing. We been looking for a dedicated Editor though, people usually join and disappear when you give them work. If i did get someone dedicated to this job, we may have released a trial patch long ago.
Why do you like Akatsuki no Goei?
The games decent, has good artwork with nice storyline to cover it. I personally dislike H games with no storyline. (And) story has a nice plot plus tsundere = win
Thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedule.
All the best with your project!