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Visual Novel Translation Status (18/07/2015)

Written by Tay

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Another doozy of an update! Prepare ye, prepare ye! This post was finalized at ~10:30PM yesterday (7/17) so if some news has come out since then you’ll need to catch it on VNTL-Moon, our fan translation updates aggregator. Zaka is still dead (probably), so the Zakabox is empty. I’ve got a few thoughts at the end of the post, tho. Oh, yeah — and Majikoi S patch is done! Released! : P

Anyway! Welcome to our weekly VNTS (Visual Novel Translation Status) series, in which we track visual novel translation updates in-house (we don’t rely on /jp/ posts on 4ch, for example) and post it for your enlightenment and enjoyment each Saturday. If you find any errors, or you think a project is missing from this list, please let me know in the comments. There is commentary by myself and Zaka at the end of the post. Any new updates are marked by orange text.

The Short Version:
Only the New Stuff

  • 12Riven (Lemnisca) was removed and replaced with their new project Root Double- Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition. Remember: As part of their new partnership, they have taken down all of their patches. “However, we cannot say anything at this point about what will become of our translations. We hope for your understanding during this transition.” Read the full post here.
  • Amairo Islenauts – Still alive, just dealing with website problems : )
  • AstralAir – TL: 19,264/63,940 (30.13%)
  • Clover Days – “Update: Found a new translator. She’s currently working on Anri’s route” (Link)
  • Haruko Maniax – Alternative Projects announced this back at the end of May
  • JAST/J-List – Added Flowers and SoniComi
  • Koiken Otome – TL: 96% (39,093 lines)
  • Koisuru Natsu no Last Resort – First-Pass Edit: 96.68%
  • Lilium x Triangle – Still alive.
  • Lovely x Cation – Overall: 18.7%.
  • MangaGamer has a ton of updates, so be sure to check out its section
  • Majikoi S – RELEASED! The Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! S patch is finally done! Check out the announcement and download here, and please congratulate the team!
  • (Muv-Luv Goodness) The folks over at Alternative Projects made a podcast with lots of good info in it. Take a look.
  • Nursery Rhyme – Needs a hacker! Otherwise progress will stall. Link.
  • Rance 5D – TL: 89%
  • Rance Quest Magnum – TL: 36%
  • ^ Regarding Rance Games: Now that MangaGamer has managed to strike up a partnership with Alicesoft, 2.0 Translations has decided to cancel the public release of their Rance 5D and Rance Quest Magnum patches and instead give them to (and hopefully work with) MangaGamer directly (link). AKA: The Rance TL projects will continue but they’ll do so with the intention to be given to MangaGamer, not released unofficially. Here’s a blurb from Tulip Goddess Maria at 2.0 Translations:

MangaGamer has licensed Alicesoft’s Beat Blades Haruka for an official English language release (it’s being translated by Arunaru)… The fan translations of Rance games currently in progress will not be released as fan translations anymore. We’d like them to be released officially! … P.S. I’m going to keep working on 5D and Quest! I won’t release them unofficially, but I’d basically like to present them to MangaGamer as finished products when they’re done so that they can be released as soon as Alicesoft wants them to be. And that’s what’s really important, right? (Source)

  • Sekai Project – Lots of updates! Check it out.
  • Storm Lover Kai (jjjewel) – Translation: 100%; Hacking: 100%; Graphic: 100%; **Patch coming very soon**
  • Sweet Sweat in Summer (MangaGamer) – Pre-orders up (NSFW): link.
  • Taimanin nukige series (Nukige/NSFW) – RELEASE! Decay pointed out that some fan translators worked on/released some patches for the Taimanin nukige series. VNDB. Translators’ site.
  • Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side: 3rd Story (PSP)RELEASE! jjjewel on gbatemp released Patch version 1.00 (Released June 20, 2015). DS patch also available. jjjewel has moved on to work on  Storm Lover Kai (added this week). Link to Tokimeki post/patch.
  • Witch’s Garden – TL: 34034 => 34638/67201 (50.65% => 51.54%)
Removed from the list this week:
  • 12Riven – Lemnisca dropped it and removed its other patches (read the drop/announcement here)
  • Free Friends (MangaGamer): Buy it here
  • (Prism Ark was removed from VNTL-Moon, was removed from this list last week)
  • The Fruit of the Grisaia: Released. Get it here.
Added to the list this week:
  • Atom Grrrl (Sekai Project)
  • Beat Blades Haruka (MangaGamer)
  • Chrono Clock (Sekai Project)
  • Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient
  • Flowers (JAST)
  • G-Senjou no Maou (Sekai Project)
  • Haruko Maniax
  • Himawari -a pebble in the sky-! (MangaGamer)
  • Kud Wafter
  • Narcissu Trilogy Remake (Sekai Project)
  • Root Double- Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition (Sekai Project & Lemnisca)
  • SoniComi (JAST)
  • Storm Lover Kai (PSP)
  • Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side: 3rd Story (PSP)
  • Umineko When They Cry (MangaGamer)
Recruiting
  • Nursery Rhyme – Needs a hacker! Otherwise progress will stall. Link.
  • Please note: I did add a bunch of entries to the “recruiting” section. I don’t always scour project websites for this info, though, so if you’re a project leader and are recruiting, please send me an email/PM/leave a comment!

Fan Translation

Fan TL Project Team Brief Status Summary
Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino
(VNDB)
AkaAka TL
(Updates)
TL: 98%;
Editing: 15%; 2/3 of common proofread; Demo being tested
Amagami
(VNDB)
Ni Shi Shi TL
(Progress)
TL: 60.2% (1391/2308); latest updates will be found on the project’s IRC channel (#amagamitranslation@irc.rizon.net)
Amairo Islenauts
(VNDB)
Sakura Subs
(Progress)
Prologue TL: 100%; Edit: 100%
Common TL: 100%; Edit: 99%
Airi: TL: 0%; Edit: 0%
Masaki TL: 40%; TLC: 25%
Shirley TL: 20%; TLC: 10%
Yune TL: 0%; Edit: 0%
Konoka TL: 40%; TLC: 20%
Bonus TL: 20%; Edit: 0%
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm (Aokana)
(VNDB)
OriginalRen
(Progress)
Ep 1 TL: 23% (482/2085)
AstralAir
(VNDB)
AstralAir TL
(Progress)
TL: 19,264/63,940 (30.13%)
Ayakashi Gohan!
(VNDB)
Hanataba TL
(Progress)
Ayakashi common route: 100%
Haginosuke’s route: 3216/4634 lines (73%)
Manatsu’s route: 2017/4358 lines (46%)
Suou’s route: 2159/5246 lines (41%)
Uta’s route: 2961/8315 lines (36%)
Yomi’s route: 1429/5349 lines (27%)
Trial is translated and patch is available! (link)
Black Wolves Saga -Bloody Nightmare-
(VNDB)
Golden Spirit
(Progress)
35/65 scripts translated
Brother Conflict PSP
(VNDB)
PassionAndBrilliance
(Progress)
PASSION PINK: 84%
BRILLIANT BLUE: 5%
Bunny Black 2
(VNDB)
Seiha TL
(Progress)
Aroduc put together the to-do list and project plan. (Update topic)
Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient
(VNDB)
Unknown Fan Group 
(Site)
Countdown timer on their site (~90 days away)
Clover Day’s
(VNDB)
Yakusoku TL
(Progress)
Common TL: 100%;
Anzu TL: 49%;
Anri TL: 16%;
Hekiru TL: 10.25%;
Tsubame TL: 0%;
Izumi: 12%;
DSP #3
(Denwatls’ Secret Project)
Denwatls
(Progress)
Very surprising reveal: link.
Gore Screaming Show
(VNDB)
Crying TL
(Progress)
TL – 29%
TLC- 0%
Editing – 12%
Image Editing – 11% NEEDS TL HELP
HaraKano
(VNDB)
Loe Quality
(Progress)
Work continues (see here)
Haruka Na Sora
(VNDB)
trjr
(Progress)
The team is currently focusing on Yosuga no Sora before working on this one.
Haruko Maniax
(VNDB)
Alternative Projects
(Progress)
Announced (Link)
Hatsukoi 1/1
(VNDB)
Kousetsu Translations
(Progress)
TL: 11409 lines
Edit: ~10200 lines
Hiiro no Kakera
(VNDB)
Otome Game TL
(Progress)
Being translated, see site. Latest post: [HnK] Chapter 1 – Day 2 – Part 3
Holy Breaker
(VNDB)
Skyspear TL
(Website Coming Soon) (Thread)
Picked up. Looking for TLC.
Irotoridori no Sekai
(VNDB)
SakuSaku TL
(Progress)
PICKED UP.Some progress already reported (link). Needs 1 Editor (critical) and 1 translator.
Ken ga Kimi
(VNDB)
Golden Spirit
(Progress)
TL: 70/122 scripts
Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki (Koisaku)
(VNDB)
SakuSaku TL
(Progress)
TL: 40742/49257 (83%);
Edit: 28289/49257 (57%);
QC: 28289/49257 (57%);
“Most likely, I’ll be done with Ann by the next update as planned.”
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Koichoco)
(VNDB)
Basic TL
(Progress)
TL: 100%
Edit: 100% (397/397)
QC: 57.9% (230/397)
Koiken Otome
(VNDB)
Flying Pantsu
(Progress)
TL: 96% (39,093 lines);
TLC: 87.99% (35,819 lines);
Edit: 83% (33,824 lines);
QC: 75.81% (30,863lines); Prologue patch released.
Koisuru Natsu no Last Resort
(VNDB)
MDZ
(Updates: Page, Doc)
TL: 100%;
First-Pass Edit: 96.68% 
KoiTate
(VNDB)
Magicflier
(Progress)
TL: 89% (34139/38001);
Edit: 58% (22248/38001)
Kono Oozora H-Scenes Porting Project
(VNDB)
(Progress in this thread) Progress and waiting on QC catch-up
Kud Wafter
(VNDB)
Project Wafuu
(Progress)
Resumed (Link)
Kurukuru Fanatic
(VNDB)
Dark Eye
(Progress)
TL: 74.79%
Lamento
(VNDB)
Aarin Community
(Progress)
6/19/15 – We. Are. Close.
Lilium x Triangle
(VNDB)
Tiny Lily
(Progress)
Very Soon™. So soon™. Seriously. Soon™.Soon™?
Little Busters EX/ME
(VNDB)
Doki & Fuzzy
(Updates: Page, Doc)
Total TL: 98.5% (29712);
Total Edit: 58.27% (17576)
Total QC: 0%
Lovely x Cation
(VNDB)
Elevator TL
(Progress)
Overall: 18.7%. New website is up! (Link)
Magical Marriage Lunatics!!
(VNDB)
(Progress) Common: TL 74.4%, TLC 8.99%, Edit 8.99%All Routes: TL 18.51%Note: Decay reports the project is at 13,534 lines. I’m going by their website, here, however so that’s why my numbers are lower.
Majikoi A-1
(VNDB)
Skyspear TL
(Progress)
Overall: 54.82%
Majikoi S
(VNDB)
Maji TL
(Progress)
DONE. RELEASED! Get it here.
Monster Girl Quest Paradox
(VNDB)
DargothTL
(Progress)
“Temporarily on hold: No, it’s definitely not dead!”
Muv-Luv Altered Fable
(VNDB)
Jutsuki Sen
(Progress)
3rd patch released in 2014: with Sumika, Meiya, Kashiwagi routes
Muv-Luv Alternative – Total Eclipse
(VNDB)
Alternative Projects
(Progress)
Picked Up
Noble Works
(VNDB)
Oxford Comma
(Progress)
TL: 83.5% (48,169 / 57,690)
Nursery Rhyme
(VNDB)
Kururu
(Progress)
Needs a hacker!TL: 25.9% (8543/32977)
Edit: 2% (805 / 32977)
Oreimo Tsuzuku (Disc 2)
(VNDB)
Rinjinbu
(Progress)
TL:: 91.8%;
TLC: 78.4%;
Edit: 67.5%
PersonA
(VNDB)
(Progress) TL: 43%Edit: 33%NOT DEAD! Dealing with lots of errors. “So far I have all of Raoul’s and Fantome’s routes translated. I am working on Philip sand would say I’m about half done with them.”
Princess Maker 5
(VNDB)
(Updates: Page, Doc) TL (100 – unTLd): 86.06%;
Finalized TL: 32.91%
Rance 5D
(VNDB)
2.0 TL
(Progress)
TL: 89%, Edit: 80%
Rance Quest Magnum
(VNDB)
2.0 TL
(Progress)
TL: 36%
Rance VI
(VNDB)
Arunaru
(Progress)
TL: 88.4% (on hold)
Re:Birthday Song
(VNDB)
Otome Adventures
(Progress)
TL: 16%
Rewrite Harvest Festa
(VNDB)
Amaterasu
(Progress)
Total progress: 18647/30040 (62.07%)  lines. Needs hackers (link)!
Sanarara R
(VNDB)
Gao Gao
(Progress)
TL: 14.5% (15/103 parts)
Sayonara wo Oshiete
(VNDB)
TLWiki
(Progress)
TL: 29.8% (4269/14309);
Edit: 0%
SonoHana 10
(VNDB)
Yuri Project
(Progress)
Some TL , some editing and QC done
SonoHana 11
(VNDB)
Yuri Project
(Progress)
Some TL done
Starry Sky ~in Summer~
(VNDB)
Golden Spirit
(Progress)
TL: 120/177 scripts;
Storm Lover Kai
(VNDB)
jjjewel
(Progress)
Translation: 100%
Hacking: 100%
Graphic: 100%**Patch coming very soon**
Subarashiki Hibi (SubaHibi)
(VNDB)
TLWiki
(Progress)
TL: 100%;
Edit: 98.4%;
Supreme Candy
(VNDB)
(Progress) TL: ~33.7% (~14573/43261)
Sweet Pool
(VNDB)
Aarin Community
(Progress)
Translation: 100%
Translation checking: 100%
Editing: 100%
Proofreading: 96%
Insertion: 96%
Tasogaredoki no Kyoukaisen
(VNDB)
Kohaku
(Progress)
TL, Edit & TLC : 100%;To do:
1) Fix technical stuff;
2) QC
To Heart 2
(VNDB)
(Progress) ETA for full patch: Beta done. Follow here for the latest.
Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side: 3rd Story
(VNDB)
jjjewel on gbatemp (Progress) RELEASE! jjjewel on gbatemp released Patch version 1.00 (Released June 20, 2015)
Tsujidou-san no Jun’ai Road
(VNDB)
(Progress) (Repository Link) Translated: 11/323 (3.4%)
Quality Checked: 7/323 (2.2%)
Play Tested: 7/323 (2.2%)
Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete
(VNDB)
Sharin-Sub
(Progress)
TL: 15.7%. Looking for TLCers, and editors (link).  Opened a Rizon group #WareMete
Wand of Fortune
(VNDB)
Otome Game TL
(Progress)
Being translated; see site.Latest post: Week 1 – Day 1 {Part 9}
White Album 2
(VNDB)
Baka-Tsuki
(Updates: Page, Stats)
TL: 22.32% (15684/70253); Rough patch released
Witch’s Garden
(VNDB)
WG TL
(Progress)
TL: 51.54% (34638/67201);
TLC: 4.35%; (2926/67201)
Edit: 3.11% (2089/67201);
QC: 3.11% (2089/67201);
Yosuga no Sora
(VNDB)
trjr
(Progress)
Overall TL: 82.92% (32655/39383)

JAST USA (Updates)

Game Brief Status Summary
Flowers In progress.
Raidy III Printing (aka: went gold, being printed). Pre-Order on J-List.
Seinarukana Translation is done. Game’s engine is being localized and tested.
Shiny Days Release Date: August 25, 2015. Preorders up on J-List.
Sonicomi Status: In progress.

MangaGamer

Mangagamer Brief Status Summary
A Kiss for the Petals – Remember How We Met Announced at AX
Asuka Final Chapter TL & Edit: 100%. In scripting. (VNDB)
Beat Blades Haruka Announced at AX
Bokuten TL: 66.5% Edit: 30.05%
Da Capo 3 TL: 50.6%
Euphoria In Scripting. Pre-Order here!
Free Friends 2 TL and Editing Complete
Gahkthun TL: 100%;
Edit: 21.5%
Go Go Nippon 2015 TL and Editing Complete
Higurashi (Retranslation) TL: 35.8%; Edit: 18%
Himawari -a pebble in the sky-! Announced at AX
House in Fata Morgana TL: 64.42%;
Edit: 1.3%
Kara no Shoujo 2 TL and Editing Complete; demo tested
Kuroinu Announced & TL is starting
Myth TL: 1.1%
My Boss’ Wife is My Ex! TL: 47.47%; Edit: 30.9%
OZMAFIA!! TL: 41.9%
Supipara Intend to fund through Eden’s sales; see http://www.mangagamer.org/minori/
Sweet Sweat in Summer Pre-orders up! (NSFW) Link
Umineko When They Cry. Announced

Other pre-orders on MangaGamer:

  • The Menagerie (Lupiesoft) – Link
  • No One But You – Link
  • Sekaiju – Yggdrasil – Link

Sekai Project

Sekai Project Release Date / Status
Atom Grrrl Picked up (VNDB)
Ame no Marginal Released! Buy it here.
CLANNAD Q4 2015 (I’m told we’re at >75% TL)
Chrono Clock TBD
Dizzy Hearts TBD
fault -milestone two- Demo released, full version slated for Q4 2015
G-Senjou no Maou Picked up! Coming this summer!
Human Reignition Project TBD
Koenchu! TBD
Kokonoe Kokoro Engine Integration/QA
Memory’s Dogma TBD
MMD TBD
Moonshot TBD
Narcissu Trilogy Remake TBD
No One But You Steam Page (Link); Pre-order on MangaGamer (Link)
November Boy TBD
PacaPlus TBD
Planet Ruler Engine debug + QA
RaidersSphere4th Steam Early Access Link
Resette TBD
Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition TBD
Rising Angels: Fates TBD
Sacrament Sheep Engine debug and QA
Sakura Beach TBD
Shizuku no Oto TL: 25% + Edit: 20%; Demo Released
Sierra Ops Store Page Up (Link)
Starlight Vega TBD
Sunrider: Liberation Day AX PV released
WAS -The Hourglass of Lepidoptera- Backers have access to private alpha
WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.02 Alpha is out for Backers only

Other

Stuff from me/Decay/Zaka/helpful friends:

  • Angel Beats! visual novel has released in Japan (VNDB). If you’re playing this and want to write something for the blog, let me know!
  • Many of you don’t know about the project to add to the Miu-path of “Dracu-Riot!” going on here.
  • Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Hits PS Vita This Fall (link)
  • Nekopara Vol. 0 will be releasing at the next Comiket in Japanese, but it seems like an english translation will come later
  • Norn9: Var Commons Coming to PS Vita This Fall (link)

Stuff from /jp/ poster VNTS (thank her/him, not me, if you find this helpful!):

  • Eiyuu Senki – Summer release
  • Moenovel is working on another title
  • Lucky Dog – Possible iOS released based on the ongoing text only fanTL
  • Work being done on a fanTL of Shin Koihime with hopes of getting it licensed (Note: Update posted here)
  • Wish Tale of the Sixteenth Night – Kickstarter planned
  • Harvest December – 3DS ports being released
  • Amnesia – August release planned

 

The Zakabox

Zakabox™ Commentary

「…」Zaka is out of town. The Zakabox is DEAD.

 

TAYsteful™ Thoughts

Well, I’m wiped. This took quite a while to compile because of all the updates. I’m mostly caught up, but I’m sure there are things I missed and I don’t really have the time or energy to go back through the boards to find out what that might be. If I missed something, please tell me in the comments (and for you readers, please read the comments for the latest info!).

All Hail Decay: Next, I’d like to give a huge shoutout to Decay who always corrects my mistakes and is always willing to help out. You may even see us trade off VNTS posts from time to time, so that’s pretty cool. Much thanks and much love, Decay — today we recognize you as a hero of VNTS!

Random otome thoughts: I often rely on our amazing otome fan readers to help me find the projects we’re missing, but I’m very pleased to see how many we’re consistently picking up. Just a few years ago there was a pretty wide divide between otome games and male-protagonist “traditional visual novels” — you can still see it in the old site design — and the gradual change we’re seeing towards better integration makes me happy.

Opinion Blurb: When you read this week’s and last week’s VNTS posts, the writing seems to be on the wall: fan translation still has a place in the Western VN world, but that role is rapidly changing. The new model appears to be fan translation groups partnering with publishers and producing official, licensed games. Our hobby is moving towards legitimacy at an increasing rate, and that’s both exciting and concerning. My stance on piracy is pretty clear, but the further we go down this path, the more my personal concerns begin to change. At this junction my major concern is that these translation groups get fairly compensated for their efforts, and that they’re treated well by the bigger publishers. The experience varies widely between groups (even within the context of a common publisher), and inexperience or naivete has led to very sad terms for some groups. One day I hope that maybe I (meaning Fuwanovel) can provide some help to these groups or provide contacts to help them make fair deals, but until that day comes, all I can say is, “be smart.”

This week’s header image comes from Majikoi S (VNDB) which was completed just today and is ready for you to go and grab!  1) Patch/Announcement. 2) Bug Fix.

Have a nice week, everybody : )

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Tay

I'm the Fuwanovel community admin and a big fan of Visual Novels. The easiest way to get a hold of me is via a PM on the Fuwanovel Forums, by twitter (@ArchmageTay), or by email.

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