Visual Novel Translation Status (15/08/2015)

Written by Decay

Greetings, friends. It’s me, your favorite VNTS updater, Decay. Why is this Decay bloke writing the VNTS this time? Well, Tay was unable to this week. More in the commentary section -Zaka.

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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. Any new updates are marked by orange text.

The Short Version:
Only the New Stuff

  • AstralAir – Progress is steadily trucking along. TL: 23,477/63,940 (36.72%).
  • Ayakashi Gohan! – Pretty good progress here, advancing several routes.
  • Grisaia – 18+ version of The Fruit of Grisaia is pending its final check with Frontwing, which should be processed as soon as they’re back from Comiket.
  • Koisuru Natsu no Last Resort – Solid progress over the last week! First-Pass Edit: 84.65% (two routes are being re-edited).
  • Lilium x Triangle: “Lilium x Triangle QC Pass appears to be completed. Awaiting confirmation. Just have to fix one minor problem, and that’s that.” – project editor Ryechu.
  • MangaGamer – Loads of exciting updates! The Sonohana game has finished TL and editing, and Higurashi is making lots of progress.
  • Nekopara vol.0 – Coming 17 August.
  • Noble Works – The boys over at The Oxford Comma is Superior Subs continue to deliver the goods. TL: 89.6% ( 51,701 / 57,690).
  • Sanarara R – TL on hold awaiting new tools.
  • Shiny Days – May be delayed a bit due to unexpected bugs. The bugs are already fixed so it shouldn’t be that big of a delay.
  • Tasogaredoki no Kyoukaisen – Technical stuff fixing now “95% done”.
  • Trample on Schatten – I decided to add this to JAST’s list. It’s not JAST’s project status page but their translator gave another update. (link)
  • Witch’s Garden – Progress is steady, now at 53.48%.
Removed from the List This Week
  • Storm Lover Kai (VNDB) – Patch by jjjewel (Link)
  • Raidy III (VNDB) – Released by JAST (Link)
  • WEE ep. 2 (VNDB) – Released by Sekai Project (Link)
  • Golden Spirit (Black Wolves Saga, Ken ga Kimi, Starry☆Sky ~In Summer~) really needs TLC help. Applications and more info here.
  • Nursery Rhyme – Needs a hacker! Otherwise progress will stall. Link.
  • To Heart 2 – “I could still use a TLC and more editors.” 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 ProjectTeamBrief Status Summary
Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino
AkaAka TL
TL: 98%;
Editing: 15%; 2/3 of common proofread; Demo being tested
Ni Shi Shi TL
TL: 60.2% (1391/2308); latest updates will be found on the project’s IRC channel (#[email protected])
Amairo Islenauts
Sakura Subs
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%
Anniversary no Kuni no Alice
Märchen TL (Progress)TL: 51%; Edit: 31%; Proofread: 27%
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm (Aokana)
“The common route is now finished, in addition to Asuka and Misaki’s routes. This includes editing.”
AstralAir TL
TL: 23,477/63,940 (36.72%)
Ayakashi Gohan!
Hanataba TL
Ayakashi common route: 100%
Asagi: 1146/5631 lines (20%)
Haginosuke: 3597/4634 lines (77%)
Manatsu: 2041/4358 lines (47%)
Suou: 2221/5246 lines (42%)
Uta: 3914/5661 lines (69%)
Yomi: 1429/5349 lines (27%)
Trial is translated and patch is available! (link)
Black Wolves Saga -Bloody Nightmare-
Golden Spirit
48/65 scripts translated
Brother Conflict PSP
Bunny Black 2
Seiha TL
Aroduc put together the to-do list and project plan. (Update topic)
Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient
Unknown Fan Group
Countdown timer on their site (~59 days away)
Clover Day’s
Yakusoku TL
Common TL: 100%;
Anzu TL: 49%;
Anri TL: 16%;
Hekiru TL: 10.25%;
Tsubame TL: 0%;
Izumi: 12%;
DSP #3
(Denwatls’ Secret Project)
Very surprising reveal: link.
Gore Screaming Show
Crying TL
TL – 29%
TLC- 0%
Editing – 12% (Re-editing)
Image Editing – 11% NEEDS TL HELP
Loe Quality
Patch Released: “Common route, Marina’s route, and Marina’s epilogue 100% in English, and has been read and revised for better flow of English.” (link)
Haruka Na Sora
The team is currently focusing on Yosuga no Sora before working on this one.
Haruko Maniax
Alternative Projects
Announced (Link)
Hatsukoi 1/1
Kousetsu Translations
TL: 11409 lines
Edit: ~10200 lines
Hiiro no Kakera
Otome Game TL
Being translated, see site. Latest post: [HnK] Chapter 1 – Day 2 – Part 3
Holy Breaker
Skyspear TL
(Website Coming Soon) (Thread)
Picked up. Looking for TLC.
Imouto Paradise 2
Regulator Software
Added to the list. NSFW. 63/298
Irotoridori no Sekai
SakuSaku TL
PICKED UP.Some progress already reported (link). Needs 1 Editor (critical) and 1 translator.
Ken ga Kimi
Golden Spirit
TL: 100/122 scripts
Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki (Koisaku)
SakuSaku TL
TL: 44157/49257 (90%);
Edit:31858/49257 (65%);
QC: 31858/49257 (65%);
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Koichoco)
Basic TL
TL: 100%
Edit: 100% (397/397)
QC: 74%% (294/397)
Koiken Otome
Flying Pantsu
TL: 96% (39,093 lines);
TLC: 87.99% (35,819 lines);
Edit: 83% (33,824 lines);
QC: 81.53% (33192/ 40710 lines); Prologue patch released.
Koisuru Natsu no Last Resort
(Updates: Page, Doc)
TL: 100%;
First-Pass Edit:84.65%
TL: 89% (34139/38001);
Edit: 58% (22248/38001)
Kono Oozora H-Scenes Porting Project
(Progress in this thread)Progress and waiting on QC catch-up
Kud Wafter
Project Wafuu
TL: 39.18%
Kurukuru Fanatic
Dark Eye
TL: 74.79%
Aarin Community
8/1/15 – Still close.
Lilium x Triangle
Tiny Lily
“Lilium x Triangle QC Pass appears to be completed. Awaiting confirmation. Just have to fix one minor problem, and that’s that.”project editor Ryechu.
Little Busters EX/ME
Doki & Fuzzy
(Updates: Page, Doc)
Total TL: 98.5% (29712);
Total Edit: 58.27% (17576)
Total QC: 0%
Lovely x Cation
Elevator TL
Overall: 18.7%. New website is up! (Link)
Magical Marriage Lunatics!!
(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
Skyspear TL
Overall: 54.82%
Monster Girl Quest Paradox
“Temporarily on hold: No, it’s definitely not dead!”
Muv-Luv Altered Fable
Jutsuki Sen
3rd patch released in 2014: with Sumika, Meiya, Kashiwagi routes
Muv-Luv Alternative – Total Eclipse
Alternative Projects
Picked Up
Noble Works
Oxford Comma
TL: 89.6% ( 51,701 / 57,690)
Nursery Rhyme
Needs a hacker! TL: 25.9% (8543/32977)
Edit: 2% (805 / 32977)
Oreimo Tsuzuku (Disc 2)
TL:: 91.8%;
TLC: 78.4%;
Edit: 67.5%
(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
(Updates: Page, Doc)TL (100 – unTLd): 86.06%;
Finalized TL: 32.91%
Rance 5D
2.0 TL
TL: 95%, Edit: 80%
Rance Quest Magnum
2.0 TL
TL: 37%
Rance VI
TL: 88.4% (on hold. See this post)
Re:Birthday Song
Otome Adventures
TL: 16%
Rewrite Harvest Festa
Total progress: 18647/30040 (62.07%) lines. Needs hackers (link)!
Sanarara R
Gao Gao
TL: 14.5% (15/103 parts). TL on hold awaiting new tools.
Sayonara wo Oshiete
TL: 29.8% (4269/14309);
Edit: 0%
SonoHana 10
Yuri Project
Some TL , some editing and QC done
SonoHana 11
Yuri Project
Some TL done
Starry Sky ~in Summer~
Golden Spirit
TL: 172/177 scripts
Subarashiki Hibi (SubaHibi)
TL: 100%;
Edit: 98.4%;
Supreme Candy
(Progress)TL: ~33.7% (~14573/43261)
Sweet Pool
Aarin Community
Translation: 100%
Translation checking: 100%
Editing: 100%
Proofreading: 96%
Insertion: 96%
Tasogaredoki no Kyoukaisen
TL, Edit & TLC : 100%;To do:
1) Fix technical stuff (95% done);
2) Image Editing;
2) QC
To Heart 2
(Progress)TL: 100%; Edit: 15%; Follow here for the latest.
Tsujidou-san no Jun’ai Road
(Progress) (Repository Link)Translated: 4.02%
Quality Checked: 2.17%
Play Tested: 2.17%
Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete
TL: 15.7%. Looking for TLCers, and editors (link). Opened a Rizon group #WareMete
Wand of Fortune
Otome Game TL
Being translated; see site.Latest post: Week 1 – Day 1 {Part 9}
White Album 2
(Updates: Page, Stats)
TL: 24.85%; Rough patch released
Witch’s Garden
TL: 53.48% (35939/67201);
TLC: 4.63%; (3113/67201)
Edit: 3.31% (2221/67201);
QC: 3.11% (2089/67201);
Yosuga no Sora
Overall TL: 82.92% (32655/39383)



JAST USA (Updates)

GameBrief Status Summary
Trample on SchattenMain scenario 100% translated and edited. Extra content 33% done.
FlowersIn progress. Fall release planned.
SeinarukanaTranslation is done. Game’s engine is being localized and tested.
Shiny DaysRelease Date: August 25, 2015. (note: could be delayed!)  Preorders up on J-List.
SonicomiStatus: In progress. Winter release planned.



MangaGamer (Updates)

MangagamerBrief Status Summary
A Kiss for the Petals – Remembering How We MetTL: 100%; Edit: 100%
Asuka Final ChapterPreorders open! August 28th release. (VNDB)
Beat Blades HarukaTL: 25.1%
BokutenTL: 66.5% Edit: 30.05%
Da Capo 3TL: 52.9%
EuphoriaIn Beta. Pre-Order here!
Free Friends 2TL and Editing Complete
GahkthunTL: 100%;
Edit: 36%
Go Go Nippon 2015TL and Editing Complete
Higurashi (Retranslation)TL: 85%; Edit: 57%
Himawari -a pebble in the sky-!TL: 100%; Edit: 35%; Side Stories: In-progress
House in Fata MorganaTL: 68.59%;
Edit: 1.3%
Kara no Shoujo 2Pre-order here. Demo is up (link).
Kindred Spirits On The RoofTL: 32%; Edit: 17%;
KuroinuTL: 18.13%;Edit: 18.13%
MythTL: 8%
My Boss’ Wife is My Ex!TL: 42.47%; Edit: 30.9%
OZMAFIA!!TL: 58.76%
Princess Evangile W HappinessAnnounced at Otakon
The Shadows of PygmalionAnnounced at Otakon
Supipara (Ch 1)TL: 69.64%;
Edit: 54.45%
Sweet Sweat in SummerReleased! Link
Tokyo BabelTL: ~15%
Umineko When They Cry.Announced

Other pre-orders on MangaGamer:

  • The Menagerie (Lupiesoft) – Link
  • No One But You – Link
  • Sekaiju – Yggdrasil – Link
  • Warrior Princess Asuka: The Final Chapter – Link



Sekai Project (Release Cal)

GameRelease Date / Status
AsphyxiaReleased (Buy here)
Atom GrrrlPicked up (VNDB)
CLANNADQ4 2015 (TL is done, First edit almost done). Side stories fully translated.
Chrono ClockTBD
Dizzy HeartsTBD
fault -milestone two- side:aboveDemo released, full version slated for Q4 2015
G-Senjou no MaouPicked up! Coming this summer!
Human Reignition ProjectTBD
Kokonoe KokoroEngine Integration/QA
Memory’s DogmaTBD
Narcissu Trilogy RemakeTBD
Nekopara vol.0August 17 release. (Link)
No One But YouSteam Page (Link); Pre-order on MangaGamer (Link)
November BoyTBD
Planet RulerEngine debug + QA
RaidersSphere4thSteam Early Access Link
Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend EditionTBD
Rising Angels: FatesTBD
Sacrament SheepEngine debug and QA
Sakura BeachTBD
Shizuku no OtoTL: 25% + Edit: 20%; Demo Released
Sierra OpsReleased – Link
Starlight VegaTBD
Sunrider: Liberation DayAX PV released
WAS -The Hourglass of Lepidoptera-Backers have access to private alpha




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).
  • Norn9: Var Commons Coming to PS Vita This Fall (link).
  • Wish Tale of the Sixteenth Night – Kickstarter successfully funded.

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)
  • Harvest December – 3DS ports being released
  • Amnesia – August release planned


The Zakabox

Zakabox™ Commentary

「 Double yuri this week… I hoped I was going to be able to say, but Lilium x Triangle seems to be taking its time. That said, all things point to it being very close to release at this point. MG does tend to space releases, so 100% TL/Edit doesn’t necessarily mean the Sono Hanabira VN is coming out that soon. Still though, niiiice. Speaking of SonoHana, Petals’ Garden [Occasionally NSFW] is a dedicated fansite with reams of miscellaneous translated materials such as short stories, LNs and what have you plus news on the series.

This week’s image header comes from Kindred Spirits, also known as Yuri Ghosts, Lesbooans, Poltergays and various other puns to match the original title, which is in fact a combination of “ghost” and “yuri” – yuurei versus yurirei. This is a title I’ve been pushing for in survey recommendations, etc. Who knows, I may even have made a difference!

…Wait, that kind of makes it double yuri anyway. Technically.

I wonder what happened to the Sanarara R project. I know I spoke to cowteats about Gao Gao’s AIR patch quite some time after progress updates stopped. Hmm, maybe I should make Tay check this out… or even do it myself. Edit: it’s on hold awaiting the creation of new tools. No ETA on that. Considering it’s been a while, it taking quite more of a while is to be expected.

Do thank Decay for his hard work this week. You may remember my miserable attempt at an update when Tay was gone some time ago, or otherwise have suppressed the memory. I recommend the latter.」


Decay’s Musings

It’s okay guys, Tay is fine. He was just busy this week and called upon yours truly to carry the torch. I now have a newfound respect for what he does. You may notice a disappointing lack of orange this week. Despite this, it took me ages to compose this post. Who knew this job was so hard? I’m not daunted, however, and if Tay allows it, I’d like to continue doing this whenever he is indisposed.

This WAS a pretty slow week, though, huh? That’s alright, because I believe things are about to heat up real soon. Shiny Days’ delay was a disappointment, but I doubt it will be for more than a week or two, so expect that very soon. Grisaia’s adult version will come out of QA purgatory very soon, which will hopefully silence a lot of the naysayers. KoiRizo’s unexpected additional edit pass looks to be making very steady progress and mdz remains optimistic for a summer release. I don’t want to jinx anything, but Koichoco also looks like it’s on pace for releasing in just one or two months. Also SubaHibi feels like it could drop at basically any moment. Beyond that Kara no Shoujo 2, Euphoria, Clannad, Flowers, and Noble Works are all probables for autumn releases, and Leyline part one could be coming out really soon as well. So stymie your disappointment and look forward to what should be a very active last quarter of 2015!

Peace out.



A few minutes after publishing, dash it: Added Nekopara vol.0 info.
Not long after this, I hear from Sanarara R’s translator.

About the author


Hello, I'm Decay, an avid fan of visual novels and a regular poster on Fuwanovel. Also, I now review and write about VNs officially for Fuwanovel? Yeah, that started happening at some point. You may also see me on VNDB as dk382.


    • I should’ve mentioned Lilium x Triangle in my commentary section when talking about all the imminent translation releases. My apologies. I am genuinely excited by all the stuff that will be coming out in the next few months. I wish it was spread out throughout the whole year instead, but what are you gonna do. It’s gonna be hard to find the time for all this stuff.

  • I wonder how long we’ll have to wait on Subahibi. In the mean time, I might as well read all of Lovecraft’s works. If it doesn’t come out by then, I’m ending it.

  • this has become a bi-weekly status report now.
    i’ll have my fingers crossed for something major to come out this month.

    • Actually there was an update last week as well, but it was lost to the ether after some kind of database corruption occurred and fuwanovel was forced to roll back the database. Unfortunately some blog posts and a lot of forum posts vanished.

  • Sakura Beach has been released and the first chapter of Sunrider: Liberation Day has been made available to backers.

  • From my inbox: “Decay is literally the best. Never come back. We don’t need you. But we love you. Don’t leave. But seriously Decay did a great job.”

    ^ Amen!

    PS: I back up all my VNTS posts, so I’ll re-post last week’s for history’s sake and back-date it appropriately. That’ll go up sometime at the end of this week, tho, and you won’t get an email notification.

  • I don’t know if you missed this but Tenshin Ranman the 18+ edition not the SP happy go lucky edition got 2 new translators on July 5th and has finished translation of the common route as of August 4th.

    • I knew about that but then forgot about it again. To be honest, I’m not really sure what to make of it all. Part of me thinks they’re going to be served with a C&D if they look to be finishing before SP, but CraneAnime is also the kind of community to not give a crap.

      For what it’s worth, Sekai Project actually will release the 18+ version via Denpasoft. Probably. They’re putting work into making a better storefront at Denpasoft for a reason, they do intend to sell as much of their stuff through it as they can.

      • There’s also the question of our role in this. If this unauthorized translation competing with SP’s translation doesn’t get permission or in fact is told to stop, does Fuwanovel still promote that? That’s up to Tay.

  • Umm I hope I am wrong about this but I just checked Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm translation site. Isn’t the part says “The common route is now finished, in addition to Asuka and Misaki’s routes. This includes editing.” a joke? Since this vn long common route, translating and editing that much close to completely finishing it. Progress page isn’t shows anything either. Can anybody confirm this?

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