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Visual Novel Translation Status (17/10/2015)

VNTS Header 10/17/2015
Written by Tay

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Well, somehow we survived the forums upgrade. Decay was a champ, last week, and did the VNTS post all on his own while I was wrestling with code demons and broken threads, so a big thanks to him. There are a lot of other people who deserve shout-outs for their heroism this week, though. Ryechu has been doing a killer job with the reviews team, and I’ve put a list of recent reviews at the bottom of this post for you to check out (a few highlights: Ryechu: fault -milestone two- Side:Above; Palas: Black Closet; Solidbatman: Over The Hills And Far Away). Nayleen has been a champ: it’s been a while since somebody tried to take us down with a DDoS attack, but we got one this week and Nay fought it off. He also helped me fix the forums yesterday after I broke them (in my defense, Nosebleed and Xions made me do it, and I made backups beforehand). OriginalRen and I had some great discussions this week, too, and he shared some thoughts on how to improve the site. Rose has done a great job planning the Player Mentors Program reboot (more on this tomorrow). Our global and board moderators have done a great job helping me parse out the forums damage, too. These and so many others deserve a huge ‘thank you’ for making our community better.

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. Any new updates are marked by orange text.

The Short Version:
Only the New Stuff

  • AstralAir – The steady march of progress continues : ) TL: 32,124 / 63,940 (50.24%)
  • Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient – the H4U team decided to continue TL project, despite the alternate release two weeks ago. Tough decision, but we respect your dedication!
  • Divine Slice of Life – Adult Version – is up for pre-order on MangaGamer. Link
  • Fate/Hollow Ataraxia Voice Porting ProjectAdded to the list and VNTL-Moon this week. Their site is down right now (and has been for a while…), but hopefully it’ll be back up, soon. (Note: if the team needs any help or a temporary home or something, drop me a line : ))
  • Go Go Nippon 2015 – Released! Buy it here (~$6). Buy the bundle version here (~$11). (Both come with Steam keys)
  • HaraKano – Added Twitter account to the list and, at long last, I’ve given in and will check it each week instead of relying on Loe’s blog (y’know, the way the VN gods intended things to work). With this change comes some good information: Overall: Considered ~halfway through + epilogue; Marina Route: we already know about (it’s complete and a patch was released); Ayana´s route – 9500 lines; Seno´s route – 6611 lines
  • Holy Breaker – Removed from the list and VNTL-Moon. Haven’t heard from Skyspear for a long time.
  • JAST – A few, small updates on progress. Shiny Days left the list this week (see below).
  • Kimi ga Nozomu Eien – All the common routes for KGNE have now been completed! (Link)
  • Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki (Koisaku) – Congrats for big progress milestones! TL: 49257/49257 (100%), and Edit: 35847/49257 (73%)! Woot!
  • Koiken Otome – TLC bump up to 91.85% (37,392 lines);
  • Koisuru Natsu no Last Resort – Took it off the list this week. Be sure to pick up the patch over on MDZ’s site! Link: Patch and News.
  • Lovely x Cation – Solid bump up to (overall) 26%
  • Lover Able – Temporarily stalled
  • MangaGamer – Tons of updates, Go Go Nippon 2015 launched, and they’ve got a ton of titles on sale.
    • MangaGamer Fall Sale titles and prices:
      • Cartagra – Affliction of the Soul ($24.47) (Link)
      • Kara no Shojo ($24.47) (Link)
      • Cartagra + Kara no Shojo Bundle ($41.97) (Link)
      • Kara no Shojo Regular Edition (Hardcopy) ($29.96) (Link)
      • ef – the first tale ($20.97) (Link)
      • ef – the latter tale ($24.47) (Link)
      • Cho Dengeki Stryker ($29.22) (Link)
      • Go! Go! Nippon! 2015 Bundle ($11.24) (Link)
      • Go! Go! Nippon! 2015 (DLC) ($5.99) (Link)
      • Guilty The Sin ($20.97) (Link)
      • Guilty The Sin (Hardcopy) ($26.21) (Link)
      • Harem Party ($17.47) (Link)
      • Harem Party (Hardcopy) ($26.21) (Link)
      • Koihime Musou ($34.97) (Link)
      • Suika A.S.+ ($20.97) (Link)
      • Valkyrie Svia (Hardcopy) ($18.71) (Link)
  • Mahoutsukai no Yoru – A third team has appeared for this title (VNDB project link) (project thread). Neither Decay nor I really know what to make of this quite yet. Partly because the forums over at nrvnqsrare still down.
  • Nursery Rhyme – Not dead! Good to see you, again : ) (Link)
  • Rance Quest Magnum – TL: 47%
  • Re:Birthday Song – TL bump to 35%; Still looking for translators! (Link)
  • Sekai Project – Not updated this week because their site is down! May add in the comments, later, when it’s back up
  • Shiny Days – Taken off the list this week. Buy it on J-List.
  • Witch’s Garden – TL up to 58.42% (39,257/67,201);
Added to the List & VNTL-Moon This Week
  • Fate/Hollow Ataraxia Voice Porting Project
Removed from the List & VNTL-Moon This Week

 

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: 61.1% (1410/2308)
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%
Anniversary no Kuni no Alice
(VNDB)
Märchen TL (Progress)
  • TL: 55%;
  • Edit: 39%;
  • Proofread: 28%
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm (Aokana)
(VNDB)
OriginalRen
(Progress)
  • Common Route – Complete! (TL/Edits)
  • Asuka’s Route – Complete! (TL/Edits)
  • Misaki’s Route – Complete! (TL/Edits)
  • Mashiro’s Route – Translating
  • Rika’s Route – TBA
  • Extra Material – TBA
AstralAir
(VNDB)
AstralAir TL
(Progress)
  • TL: 32,124 / 63,940 (50.24%)
Ayakashi Gohan!
(VNDB)
Hanataba TL
(Progress)
  • Ayakashi common route: 100%
  • Asagi’s route: 1846/5631 lines (33%)
  • Haginosuke’s route: 3798/4634 lines (82%)
  • Manatsu: 2041/4358 lines (47%)
  • Suou’s route: 2588/5246 lines (49%)
  • Uta: 100%!
  • Yomi: 1429/5349 lines (27%)
  • Trial is translated and patch is available! (link)
Black Wolves Saga -Bloody Nightmare-
(VNDB)
Golden Spirit
(Progress)
  • TL: 55/65 scripts
  • Edit: 51/65 scripts
  • TLC: 28/65 scripts
Brother Conflict PSP
(VNDB)
PassionAndBrilliance
(Progress)
  • Passion Pink: TL – 100%
  • Brilliant Blue: TL – : 5%
  • Note: Despite JP Vita release, the team is continuing the project (link)
Bunny Black 2
(VNDB)
Seiha TL
(Progress)
  • Aroduc put together the to-do list and project plan. (Update topic)
Clover Day’s
(VNDB)
Yakusoku TL
(Progress)
  • Common TL: 100%;
  • Anzu TL: 49%;
  • Anri TL: 16%;
  • Hekiru TL: 10.25%;
  • Tsubame TL: 40%;
  • Izumi: 12%;
Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient
(VNDB)
Hysteric 4 U
  • New Goal: Late ’15/ Early ’16
  • (Counter on site isn’t accurate)
  • Decided to continue TL project, despite the alternate release two weeks ago
DSP #3
(Denwatls’ Secret Project)
Denwatls
(Progress)
  • TL: 10% (Project began on 20 July 2015)
Fate/Hollow Ataraxia Voice Porting Project
Progress
  • TL: 10% (Project began on 20 July 2015)
Gore Screaming Show
(VNDB)
Crying TL
(Progress)
  • TL – 29%
  • TLC- 0%
  • Editing – 12% (Re-editing)
  • Image Editing – 11%
  • NEEDS TL HELP
HaraKano
(VNDB)
Loe Quality TL
(Progress) (Twitter)
  • Overall: Considered ~halfway through + epilogue
  • Marina Route: Complete, Patch released
  • Ayana´s route – 9500 lines
  • Seno´s route – 6611 lines
Haruka Na Sora
(VNDB)
trjr
(Progress)
  • The team is currently focusing on Yosuga no Sora before working on this one.
Hatsukoi 1/1
(VNDB)
Kousetsu Translations
(Progress)
  • TL: 11,409 lines
  • Edit: ~10,200 lines
Hiiro no Kakera
(VNDB)
Otome Game TL
(Progress)
Hoka no Onna no Ko to H wo Shiteiru Ore wo Mite Koufun Suru Kanojo
(VNDB)
Washi TL (Progress)
NSFW
  • TL: 5,882 lines
  • Edit: 2,024 lines
Iinazuke wa Imouto-sama!
(VNDB)
Imouto TL
(Progress)
Immoral Little
(VNDB)
Tiny Lily
(Progress)
  • TL: 500/11,626
  • Release Goal: February 30th
Irotoridori no Sekai
(VNDB)
SakuSaku TL
(Progress)
  • PICKED UP. Some progress already reported (link). Pretty sure the main project is still Koisaku atm, tho.
  • Needs 1 Editor (critical) and 1 translator.
Ken ga Kimi
(VNDB)
Golden Spirit
(Progress)
  • TL: 112/122 scripts
  • Edit: 93/122
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
(VNDB)
Alternative Projects
(Progress)
  • First chapter’s translation completed (link)
  • All the common routes for KGNE have now been completed! (Link)
Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki (Koisaku)
(VNDB)
SakuSaku TL
(Progress)
  • TL: 49257/49257 (100%)
  • Edit: 35847/49257 (73%)
  • QC: 31858/49257 (65%)
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Koichoco)
(VNDB)
Basic TL
(Progress)
  • TL: 100%
  • Edit: 100%
  • QC: 85.6%% (340/397)
Koiken Otome
(VNDB)
Flying Pantsu
(Progress)
  • TL: 96.55% (39,304 lines);
  • TLC: 91.85% (37,392 lines);
  • Edit: 83.93% (34,166 lines);
  • QC: 81.53% (33,192/ 40,710 lines); Prologue patch released.
KoiTate
(VNDB)
Magicflier
(Progress)
  • TL: 89% (34139/38001);
  • Edit: 58% (22248/38001)
  • Hope to get another update soon. Don’t want to drop this, but it’s been a long time. -Tay
Kono Oozora Retranslation Project
(VNDB)
(Progress in this thread)
  • “Common route, Kotori’s route and twins’ routes are 100% translated”. (link)
Kud Wafter
(VNDB)
Project Wafuu
(Progress)
  • TL: 39.12%
Kurukuru Fanatic
(VNDB)
Dark Eye
(Progress)
  • TL: 87.5%
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: 26%
Lover Able
(VNDB)
EvilObject
(Progress)
  • Temporarily stalled
  • TL: 6.84%
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru
(VNDB)
Commie Fansubs
(Progress – outdated)
  • Fully translated, undergoing editing.
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru
(VNDB)
Loe Quality
(Progress)
  • 2.2/200+ scripts translated
Majikoi A-1
(VNDB)
Maji TL
(Progress)
  • Overall: 11.4%
Monster Girl Quest Paradox
(VNDB)
DargothTL
(Blog) (MGQP-Related Posts)
  • “Progress: Not as much as I’d like”
  • MGQ Paradox English Patch v1.21a released (see this post).
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)
Noble Works
(VNDB)
Oxford Comma
(Progress)
  • TL: 92.9% (53,589/57,690)
Nursery Rhyme
(VNDB)
Kururu
(Progress)
  • TL: 25.9% (8543/32977)
  • Edit: 2% (805 / 32977)
  • Back! (Link)
Oreimo Tsuzuku (Disc 2)
(VNDB)
Rinjinbu
(Progress)
  • TL:: 96.6%;
  • TLC: 80.6%;
  • Edit: 71.6%
  • Needs more volunteers!
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: 100%,
  • Edit: 100%;
  • Now being revised
Rance Quest Magnum
(VNDB)
2.0 TL
(Progress)
  • TL: 47%
Rance VI
(VNDB)
Arunaru
(Progress)
Re:Birthday Song
(VNDB)
Otome Adventures
(Progress)
  • TL: 35%
  • Still looking for translators! (Link)
Rewrite Harvest Festa
(VNDB)
Amaterasu
(Progress)
  • Total Lines: 22,583/30,040 (75.18%)
  • Needs hackers
Sanarara R
(VNDB)
Gao Gao
(Progress)
  • TL: 14.5% (15/103 parts).
  • TL on hold, awaiting new tools.
Sayonara wo Oshiete
(VNDB)
TLWiki
(Progress)
  • TL: 29.8% (4269/14309);
  • Edit: 0%
Shin Koihime Musou
(VNDB)
SKM Team
(Progress)
  • Story: 100%
  • Character Events: 85.9%
  • H-Scenes: 17.2% (Everyone hates H-Scenes)
  • Battle: 34%
  • Comprehensive Total: 69.2% (Including Battles)
  • Non-weighted Total: 74.8% (Excluding Battles)
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: 177/177 scripts
  • Edit: 165/177 scripts
  • TLC: 90/177
Subarashiki Hibi (SubaHibi)
(VNDB)
TLWiki
(Progress)
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 98.4%;
Supreme Candy
(VNDB)
Habluka
(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 (95% done);
    • 2) Image Editing;
    • 2) QC
To Heart 2
(VNDB)
Ittaku Subs
(Progress)
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 15%;
  • Follow here for the latest. (9/12: some update info here)
  • Got enough editors, STILL NEEDS TLC
Tsujidou-san no Jun’ai Road
(VNDB)
(Progress) (Repository Link)
  • Translated: 4.02%
  • Quality Checked: 2.17%
  • Play Tested: 2.17%
Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete
(VNDB)
Sharin-Sub
(Progress)
  • TL: 15.7%. Looking for TLCers, and editors (link)
  • Opened a Rizon group #WareMete
Utawarerumono Portable
(VNDB)
BLACKlabel translations
(Progress)
  • Approximately 20000/37500 lines translated
  • “Basic is taking a small break from translating at the moment to work on other things, and im just poking at the already translated content at my own slow pace. Binary is being mostly idle since there’s nothing more to hack as far as that project goes. Don’t fret people! it will happen…. when it’s done™”
Wand of Fortune
(VNDB)
Otome Game TL
(Progress)
White Album 2
(VNDB)
Baka-Tsuki
(Updates: Page, Stats)
  • TL: 29.87%;
  • Rough patch released
  • Introductory Chapter has undergone editing.
Witch’s Garden
(VNDB)
WG TL
(Progress)
  • TL: 58.42% (39,257/67,201);
  • TLC: 4.63%; (3,113/67,201)
  • Edit: 3.31% (2,221/67,201);
  • QC: 3.11% (2,089/67,201);
Yosuga no Sora
(VNDB)
trjr
(Progress)
  • Overall TL: 84.07% (33109/39383)

 

 

JAST USA (Updates; Archive)

Game Brief Status Summary
Bitch na Ichinichi
  • TL: 100%
  • Editing in Prog
  • Waiting on new test build
Django
  • Waiting on TL
Flowers
  • Translation finished!
  • In editing
  • Preparing for engine port.
  • Game site was updated
Seinarukana
  • Translation and coding finished
  • Waiting on LE materials
  • QA checking in progress
Sonicomi
  • TL is done
  • Editing in prog
  • Building launcher
  • Game site is up
Sumaga
  • TL is done
  • Editing in prog
Sweet Home
  • TL: 10%
Trample on Schatten
  • Main scenario 100% translated and edited
  • Extra content 33% done.

 

 

MangaGamer (Updates)

Mangagamer Brief Status Summary
Beat Blades Haruka
  • TL: 66%
  • Edit: 55%
Bokuten
  • TL: 66.5%
  • Edit: 30.05%
Da Capo 3
  • Translation: 60.6%
  • Editing: 16.1%
Euphoria
Free Friends 2
  • TL and Editing Complete
Gahkthun
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 90%
Go Go Nippon 2015
  • Released!
  • Buy it here (~$6)
  • Buy the bundle version here (~$11)
  • (Both come with Steam keys)
Higurashi (Retranslation)
  • Second chapter – TL + Edit are done
  • In Scripting
Himawari -a pebble in the sky-!
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 100%;
  • Side Stories: done!
House in Fata Morgana
  • TL: 84.04%;
  • Edit: 1.3%
Kara no Shoujo 2
  • Releases October 30th.
  • Pre-order here
  • Demo is up (link)
Kindred Spirits On The Roof
  • TL: 70%;
  • Edit: 60%
Kuroinu
  • TL: 18.13%;
  • Edit: 18.13%
Myth
  • TL: 52%
  • Edit: 45.8%
My Boss’ Wife is My Ex!
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 100%
OZMAFIA!!
  • TL: 87%
Princess Evangile W Happiness
  • Announced at Otakon
The Shadows of Pygmalion
  • Announced at Otakon
Supipara (Ch 1)
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 100%
Tokyo Babel
  • TL: 48%
Umineko When They Cry.
  • Announced

Other pre-orders on MangaGamer:

  • Divine Slice of Life – Adult Version – Link
  • No One But You – Link
  • Sekaiju – Yggdrasil – Link

 

 

Sekai Project (Release Call, Update Page)

10/17 – Not Updated This Week: Site Is Down

Game Release Date / Status
Atom Grrrl
  • TL: 100%
CLANNAD
  • Q4 2015
  • Translation, Editing, and two QA passes complete.
Chrono Clock
  • TBD
Dizzy Hearts
  • TBD
G-Senjou no Maou
Human Reignition Project
  • TBD
Koenchu!
  • TBD
Kokonoe Kokoro
  • Engine Integration/QA
Memory’s Dogma
  • TBD
MMD
  • TBD
Moonshot
  • TBD
Narcissu Trilogy Remake
  • Narcissu 0 TL: 3.80%
  • Narcissu 3rd TL: 25.50%
Ne no Kami: The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto
  • TL: 31.40%
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
Shizuku no Oto
Sierra Ops
Starlight Vega
  • TBD
Sunrider: Liberation Day
  • AX PV released
WAS -The Hourglass of Lepidoptera-
  • Backers have access to private alpha
Witch boy Magical piece
  • Kickstarter launched! (Link)
WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.03
  • TL: 7.39%

Here’s a handy link to sort Sekai Project’s Steam releases by release date: link

 

Other

Stuff from me/Decay/Zaka/helpful friends:

  • Muv-Luv kickstarter is live! (Link)
  • Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish (vndb) to be released on Steam this winter.
  • 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 – Delayed until…. later this year?
  • Moenovel is working on another title
  • Lucky Dog – Possible iOS released based on the ongoing text only fanTL
  • Harvest December – 3DS ports being released

 

The Zakabox

Zakabox™ Commentary

「」Is Zaka dead, again? Is it possible that Hearthstone finally did him in? Find out next week (… probably) on our weekly VNTS Post Series! – Tay

 

Decay’s Musings

It’s three in the morning right now and I’ve been listening to Neon Indian’s new album on repeat for hours on end, guess that means it’s time to write another Decay’s Musings! Before I go any further, I had the privilege of interviewing Akerou, translator for SakuSaku. Please do check that out, he’s a good guy and he provides some insightful commentary on the process and difficulties of translation. Also congratulations to him and his team for reaching 100% translation!

GGN2015 released this week, huh? Is that thing even good? From how they talked about the new content, it sounded like they actually attempted to make the romance more substantial and doubled the amount of content. They’ve even mentioned “night scenes” with the girls as a new addition, whatever that could mean for an all-ages game. But I’m not interested in a virtual tour guide. But then again I’m not a fan of typical touristy stuff in general, I’ve always found the idea to be a little condescending. I don’t expect it to be good, but my curiosity is going to get the better of me one of these days. Probably soon, during this doldrum before some of the big releases hit.

It is now four in the morning and I’ve been watching a man undergo some bizarre form of torture known as a Dan Ryckert Mario Maker level for the last hour. I haven’t really been playing anything for the last week. It was one of those weeks where you’re not really sure where the time went. Not because so much happened, but because literally nothing happened. Well, I have been playing a VN, but I’m not allowed to talk about it yet. It’s really great though, which you’ll all be able to see for yourselves soon enough. I’m reminded that I abandoned Air a few months ago 75% of the way through the final route. I have a bad habit of doing this (RIP Dual Savior forever now that I upgraded to Win10), it’s kind of inexplicable. I also just casually stopped playing FFX thirteen years ago like an hour before the final boss. Not because I was frustrated or disappointed. I just didn’t feel like it was necessary to continue and see the ending. I still have never seen it. Oh well. I think I’ll force myself through Air’s finale so I can get at least one more checked off from my VNDB VN list.

Oh yeah, and good AstralAir progress this week, and I’m excited to see Irotoridori no Sekai resume translation soon. You know, I was kind of cold on Hoshizora no Memoria. It wasn’t bad, but I also didn’t think it was great. I sort of scratched my head wondering why so it was so beloved. But for whatever reason, I’ve become infected with Favorite Fever, and I feel like IroSeka might be more up my alley. AstralAir doesn’t look too bad, either. Here’s hoping they can produce a game where I don’t hate half of the cast.

It’s four thirty in the morning and I need to end this stupid stream of consciousness nightmare. So I can watch more Mario Maker horribleness. Final thought for the week:

Same. Excuse me as I lie down for a while. (the great meal was frosted flakes, fyi)

TAYsteful™ Thoughts

A lot has happened over the last week for our community. Here’s a little breakdown for you to keep you up to date on our goings-on:

  • Forums: we made a colossal jump in forums software (IPB 3.x > 4.x) which broke stuff and caused thousands to riot in the streets.
  • Fuwazette Blog: Decay has been doing a phenomenal job revitalizing the blog. Not only is he my partner in crime with these VNTS posts, but he’s also been writing and interviewing to bring you great content throughout the week. Be sure to check out his Interview with “SakuSaku” Translator Akerou, and his other articles. He’s articulate and always manages to offer meaningful critiques and constructive feedback.
  • Reviews: our reviews team has been doing a phenomenal job. Ryechu has really gone the extra mile to help me get game keys and establish relationships with devs, and all the reviewers have written some fantastic stuff. I want to highlight a few of the recent reviews in case you’d like to read them:

I want to, again, thank the good folks over at JAST for their project progress page. They’re doing a great job of keeping it up to date. Sanah helped spark it — for which I’m endlessly grateful — but the JAST team have maintained it well. So thanks : ).

This week’s header image comes from Fate/Hollow Ataraxia. We finally added the Fate/HA Voice Porting project to this list and the VNTL-Moon updates aggregator. Here’s a link to their project thread — note, however, that the site is down over there at the time of writing and it’s been down (for me, at least) for most of the week. If anyone on the team reads this, I’m happy to help out and give you a temporary home if you need one (just drop me a line on Skype, email, or a PM on Fuwa’s forums).

Have a good 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.

22 Comments

    • They’ve also got to do the coding. Since the coding is being done by ClockUp it’s self, MG has no control over how long it takes.

  • Big cheers to Alternative Projectsif holy breaker was removed for that kind of reason,then what’s the take for lb ex/me stalled for 11 months?even if the project is actually still in place that 98% is really questionable.
    I’m actually hoping for sekai to pick this up after clannad.

    Wasn’t KGNE called the cursed one?I’m still thinking it is gonna take a long while but that was really fast considering how infamous that is.

    A storm is coming?I’m really hoping a lot of Fan TL are part of that storm…

    • RE: Holy Breaker — It’s not so much a matter of slowed/stalled progress as it is lack of communication. I haven’t heard anything from the Skyspear team in a long time, and despite sending them messages, I haven’t heard back from them.

      I’ve got their data saved, though, so if they pop up again one day I can easily add them back to the list.

      • They’re dead, not coming back. Though Skyspear was only the news bringer, the one working on the game wasn’t apart of them.

    • Really, whats hapenning with Little Busters EX? I been waiting for it like a year because i heard there content from all other versions. But right now i dont know whether i should read other versions or continuing wait for EX.

      • Every once in a while we get a sign of life from Doki. Someone says something, or a route gets TLCed, stuff like that. They claimed something would happen this summer and nothing did. The following is 100% pure speculation: I get the feeling that they had an understanding with Sekai Project that LB would get licensed, but then Key refused any additional licenses until Clannad was released. This caused any planned announcements or releases to be put on hold, and everyone is now just waiting to see what happens next.

      • if you really can’t wait try the ex partial patch or normal version
        and well there are only two main version:
        normal one and ex/me (they’re the same,only difference is the ex having adult content)

        or you can also try out all they’re other translated games (moon,one,kanon,air,planetarian,clannad,tomoyo after and rewrite)

        • I have read Planetarian and Rewrite. Right now i read Kara no Shoujo and i probably gonna read Kara no Shoujo 2 when it come out. Also, SubaHibi translation probably will be completed(at least i hope), so i think i can wait for EX. And i still have my “Need To Read” list, which contains 40+ titles…

  • by the way what difference have rewrite and rewrite harvest festa?
    it’s like lb and lb ex/me with added content for the main story or like majikoi and majikoi s with after stories of the previous routes?

    • It’s like Majikoi S. It’s a fandisc that is nothing but extra content. It has side stories for each of the heroines (not all/maybe none(?) take place after the route endings) including Kagari, and there’s a dungeon crawling RPG minigame called Rewrite Quest with its own story. All pretty much non-canon.

  • Code Realize actually has a very specific release date at this point – October 20th in NA, at least. Norn9 is November 3rd. It’s just too bad they’re both only on the Vita. ;.;

    (…Excited for Mahoutsukai no yoru actually maybe happening, too…. maybe….)

    • Also! For otome fans The Men of Yoshiwara appeared recently on Steam! The release date says Oct 19th… And it’s at a 40% discount right now. Apparently the English/translation is a little rough, but the art looks good… It’s a direct port of the Smartphone version that’s out though, instead of the apparently-superior PS Vita one. http://store.steampowered.com/app/381100/

  • Why keep groups like the ones that are supposed to translate amairo and clover in the list, if they will not finish anyway?
    No updates in months and those are still there.. the website is not even available anymore…

    • There has been updates for both of these projects, though. With Amairo Islenauts, some team members have posted on the fuwanovel forums and while there are no concrete numbers, but they’re assuring us that work is happening. Who are we to determine that it will never finish in light of that? Me and Tay actually talked about that project specifically and we decided to keep it on the list for now.

      With Clover Days, there has been recent updates, and that has even been reflected in the numbers. They recently got a new translator to work on the Tsubame route and that has noticeably advanced quite a bit in the last few months.

      • Alright!
        Thank you very much for that fast insight!
        Maybe I was being too pessimestic. Really nice, love your work, keep it going!

  • I actually have a question for Tay:

    When do you take the time to read your pm in the forum? I sent you a question some months ago but never got an answer.

    • I usually try to work through my PMs once every two days (I get a lot of PMs and emails). If I missed a message from you, I am extremely sorry! If you want to bump it (just make a reply inside it) or re-send it to me, I’ll be sure to get back to you tonight.

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