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Visual Novel Translation Status (05/12/2015)

VNTS Header 12/05/2015
Written by Tay

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Welcome back! Today’s episode of VNTS was a true pill to put together. Why, you ask? Because HTML sucks. It sucks. It’s just the worst. But I’m getting close to standardizing columns in the table and making the weekly post flow better on some of your phones and tablets.

Let’s talk about the crap you need to know right away:

  • Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate Patch 1.0 is officially out this week! Get it here, and be sure to thank the team for their work! 
  • Euphoria launched last week. Decay wrote a great review of it over on the Reviews Hub. If you’re interested in the game, check it out over on MangaGamer’s site.
  • Our VNTS Feedback survey is coming out soon as part of the yearly statistical feedback drive. Please set aside a few minutes to fill it out. This is the best chance of the year to help us mold and improve the series.
  • We will be putting up VNTS posts for the next two weeks (Dec 12th, 19th), and then taking a two-week hiatus (December 26, Jan 02) to, yes, celebrate the holidays, but also to focus on other work around Fuwanovel. If releases or big news comes out, we’ll make a special exception, but it wont likely be the full-blown VNTS experience

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

  • (Aokana – Not exactly an update, but OriginalRen put up a subbed version of the upcoming anime’s PV. See his post here.)
  • AstralAir – Decent TL bump. Now up to 38,785 / 64,880 (59.78%)
  • Bunny Black 2 – Aroduc added some more information and context to his BB2 thread. Check it out here.
  • Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient – Release now planned for 2016, still working on the project, and the team is fielding questions about the project (Link)
  • Euphoria – Released! You can buy it here (NSFW).
  • Irotoridori no Sekai – Congrats to the team over at Koisaku for officially kicking this off! TL: 1747/50663 (3%). Please go give them love and support here.
  • JAST: Gave small updates about Shiny Days, Bitch na Ichinichi, Sweet Home and Starless, so go check out their section down below
  • Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Koichoco) – Patch 1.0 is officially out! Get it here. Congratulations to the team! Please give the team your thanks and support on that thread.
  • Koiken Otome – TL bump up to 97.18% (39,560 lines);
  • Libra of the Vampire Princess – Kickstarter will launchon 10 December 2015
  • MangaGamer’s blog and updates page is currently offline, so no updates this week for them : ( They posted updates on Twitter for Ozmafia, Kindred Spirits, Beat Blades Haruka, Fata Morgana, MYTH, Bokuten, and DCIII. I’ll be editing them in… -Zaka
  • Petit Novel Series – Harvest December (3DS ware) will be released in North America on December 10th. I have no idea if this is a visual novel, but it looks quite a bit like it. Anyone know more? (Link to Circle Ent.’s site, look at the news stream for it) shame on you, Tay; this thing is obviously a VN. I even wrote a post on the series a few years ago; we also have one confirming the localization. Also, it’s on our lists already… -Zaka
  • Rance Quest Magnum – Bump in TL to 52%
  • Sekai Project – Updates in Narcissu and WEE, so check out their section down below
  • Sukimazakura to Uso no Machi – TL is now up to 17.8%
  • Tsujidou-san no Jun’ai Road – If you didn’t see this last week, the project has been dropped (link). It will be removed from the list next week.
  • White Album 2 – TL is now 41.81%
  • Witch’s Garden – TL has been updated to be TL: 63.15%

 

Fan Translation

Fan TL Project Team Brief Status Summary
Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino
(VNDB)
AkaAka TL
(Updates)
  • 11/15/15 Update – Work still ongoing, but some of the team are unresponsive. You can see everything completed here.
Amagami
(VNDB)
Ni Shi Shi TL
(Progress)
  • TL: 64.7% (1495/2308 scripts)
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 – Complete! (TL/Edits)
  • Rika’s Route – Translating
  • Extra Material – TBA
AstralAir
(VNDB)
AstralAir TL
(Progress)
  • TL:38,785 / 64,880 (59.78%)
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: 65/65 scripts
  • Edit: 55/65 scripts
  • TLC: 47/65 scripts
Brother Conflict PSP
(VNDB)
PassionAndBrilliance
(Progress)
  • Passion Pink: TL – 100%; Still needs formatting and inserting (link)
  • Brilliant Blue: TL – : 5%
  • Note: Despite JP Vita release, the team is continuing the project (link)
Bunny Black 2
(VNDB)
Seiha TL
(Progress)
  • Preliminary work has begun, there’s plans for a partial patch. (Update topic)
  • Posted more detailed information
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
  • Update: Release now planned for 2016, still working on the project, and the team is fielding questions about the project (Link)
DSP #3
(Denwatls’ Secret Project)
Denwatls
(Progress)
Fate/Hollow Ataraxia Voice Porting Project
Progress
  • Ongoing (Tay: if you’re looking forward to this, I suggest following the thread)
Gore Screaming Show
(VNDB)
Crying TL
(Progress)
  • TL – 29%
  • TLC- 0%
  • Editing – 12% (Re-editing)
  • Image Editing – 11%
  • Temporarily on Hold: “*At this current time, I’m unable to get in-contact with the translators. So whether they are too busy at the moment is unknown. I will probably know more later. This project has stopped until I can find more or and get in-contact with the others.*” (Link)
HaraKano
(VNDB)
Loe Quality TL
(Progress) (Twitter)
  • Common Route – Done
  • Marina Route – Complete
  • Ayana´s route – Complete
  • Ren’s Route – (Next)
  • Patch Release (Link)
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: 7,843 lines
  • Edit: 2,334 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)
  • TL: 1747/50663 (3%)
  • Congrats to the team on getting started!
Ken ga Kimi
(VNDB)
Golden Spirit
(Progress)
  • TL: 116/122 scripts
  • Edit: 101/122
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: 41441/49257 (84%)
  • QC: 31858/49257 (65%)
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Koichoco)
(VNDB)
Basic TL
(Progress)
  • Patch 1.0 is officially out! Get it hereCongratulations to the team!
  • Please give the team your thanks and support on that thread.
Koiken Otome
(VNDB)
Flying Pantsu
(Progress)
  • TL: 97.18% (39,560 lines);
  • TLC: 91.85% (37,392 lines);
  • Edit: 88.90% (36,194 lines);
  • QC: 81.53% (33,192/ 40,710 lines); Prologue patch released.
KoiTate
(VNDB)
Magicflier
(Progress)
  • TL: 89% (34139/38001);
  • Edit: 58% (22248/38001)
  • Not dead (Link)
Kono Oozora Retranslation Project
(VNDB)
(Progress in this thread)
  • Amane’s and Ageha’s routes are partially translated, all other routes are 100% TL-ed and edited. Patch won’t be finished this year, but early~ish 2016 might be possible, unless we encounter some unexpected issues again. (link)
Kud Wafter
(VNDB)
Project Wafuu
(Progress)
  • TL: 39.12%
Kurukuru Fanatic
(VNDB)
Dark Eye
(Progress)
  • TL: 87.5%
Lovely x Cation
(VNDB)
Elevator TL
(Progress)
  • Overall: 26%
Lover Able
(VNDB)
EvilObject
(Progress)
  • Temporarily stalled
  • (12/05 – Site is down)
  • 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
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru
(VNDB)
nrvnqsr Team (Progress)
  • Ongoing
  • Partial Patch for Chapters 1-5 available here.
Majikoi A-1
(VNDB)
Maji TL
(Progress)
  • Overall: 64%
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: 93.9% (54,169/57,690)
Nursery Rhyme
(VNDB)
Kururu
(Progress)
  • TL: 25.9% (8543/32977)
  • Edit: 2% (805 / 32977)
  • Back! (Link)
Oreimo Tsuzuku (Disc 2)
(VNDB)
Rinjinbu
(Progress)
  • TL:: 99.3%;
  • TLC: 82.1%;
  • Edit: 73.1%
  • 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: 52%
Rance VI
(VNDB)
Arunaru
(Progress)
Re:Birthday Song
(VNDB)
Otome Adventures
(Progress)
  • TL: 65% (Update: 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: 177/177 scripts
  • TLC: 114/177
Subarashiki Hibi (SubaHibi)
(VNDB)
TLWiki
(Progress)
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 98.4%;
Sukimazakura to Uso no Machi onlyMyRailgun & Team
(Progress)
  • TL: 17.8%
  • Partial patch released (link)
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%
  • “We did finish the proofreading and translation for all the scripts and are in the middle of doing a final tidy up/check before it is beta-tested.” (Link)
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: 35%;
  • Follow here for the latest.
Tsujidou-san no Jun’ai Road
(VNDB)
(Progress) (Repository Link)
  • Project dropped. (link
  • Will be removed from the list next week.
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)
  • – Graphics: 99.9%
  • – Translation: [ 158 / 616 files* ] (updated 29.10.2015)
  • – Script Check: [ 93 / 616 files ] [ 10912 / ~37500** lines ] re)translated (updated 12.11.2015)
  • – Misc. hacking: 99%
    * all files (not all 616 contain text that need translation)
    ** estimated count of lines that need a translation.
Wand of Fortune
(VNDB)
Otome Game TL
(Progress)
White Album 2
(VNDB)
Baka-Tsuki
(Updates: Page, Stats)
  • TL: 41.81%;
  • Rough patch released
  • Introductory Chapter has undergone editing.
Witch’s Garden
(VNDB)
WG TL
(Progress)
  • TL: 63.15%
  • 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 Database Entry Summary of the Current Status
Bitch na Ichinichi VNDB
  • TL: 100%
  • Editing in Prog
  • Now: Mosaic removal, Interface translation
Django VNDB
  • Waiting on TL
Flowers VNDB
  • Translation finished!
  • In editing
  • Preparing for engine port.
  • Game site was updated
Seinarukana VNDB
  • Translation and coding finished
  • Waiting on LE materials
  • QA checking in progress
Sonicomi VNDB
  • TL is done
  • Editing in prog
  • Building launcher
  • Game site is up
Sumaga VNDB
  • TL is done
  • Editing in prog
Sweet Home VNDB
  • TL: 24%
  • DRM Removal
Trample on Schatten VNDB
  • TL: 83%
Other
  • Shiny Days (JAST) –Testing new patch, preparing roll-up patch
  • Starless – Script check 10%, added new mosaic to fix list.

 

MangaGamer (Updates)

** 12/05/2015 – MangaGamer’s blog and progress tracker is currently down. Good thing they have a Twitter.**

Mangagamer Database Entry Brief Status Summary
Beat Blades Haruka  VNDB
  • TL: 100%
  • Edit: 100%
  • Interface localization complete
  • In Scripting
Bokuten  VNDB
  • TL: 71%
  • Edit: 35%
Da Capo 3  VNDB
  • TL: 68%
  • Edit: 50%
Euphoria VNDB
Free Friends 2  VNDB
  • TL and Editing Complete
Gahkthun  VNDB
  • Pre-Order here
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 100%
  • In Scripting
  • Release Date: December 23
Higurashi (Retranslation) VNDB
  • First two chapters are released.
  • Chapter 3: Tatarigoroshi – No progress reported
Himawari -a pebble in the sky-! VNDB
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 100%;
  • Side Stories: done!
  • In scripting
The House in Fata Morgana VNDB
  • TL: 94%;
  • Edit: 4%
Kindred Spirits On The Roof VNDB
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 95%
Kuroinu VNDB
  • TL: 18.13%;
  • Edit: 18.13%
MYTH VNDB
  • TL: 81%
  • Edit: 72%
My Boss’ Wife is My Ex! VNDB
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 100%
OZMAFIA!! VNDB
  • TL: 91%
  • Edit: 11.5%
Princess Evangile W Happiness VNDB
  • Announced at Otakon
The Shadows of Pygmalion VNDB
  • Announced at Otakon
Supipara (Ch 1) VNDB
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 100%
Tokyo Babel VNDB
  • TL: 87%
  • Edit: 19%
Umineko When They Cry VNDB
  • Announced

Other orders on MangaGamer:

  • No One But You – Link
  • Sakura Swim Club – MG Edition – Link (18+ version with edited and QAed script)

 

 

Sekai Project (Update Page)

Game Database Entry Release Date / Status
Atom Grrrl VNDB
  • TL: 100%
CLANNAD VNDB
  • Released!
  • Steam page is up: Link
  • Will be removed from the list on the 19th.
Chrono Clock VNDB
  • TBD
Dizzy Hearts VNDB
  • TBD
Human Reignition Project VNDB
  • TBD
Koenchu! VNDB
  • TBD
Kokonoe Kokoro VNDB
  • Engine Integration/QA
Labyrinth of Grisaia VNDB
  •  In Translation
Memory’s Dogma VNDB
  • TBD
Moonshot VNDB
  • TBD
Narcissu Trilogy Remake VNDB
  • Narcissu 0 TL: 59.48%
  • Narcissu 3rd TL: 88.54%
Ne no Kami: The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto VNDB
  • TL: 37.79%
No One But You VNDB
  • Steam Page (Link);
  • Pre-order on MangaGamer (Link)
November Boy VNDB
  • TBD
PacaPlus VNDB
  • TBD
Planet Ruler ?
  • Engine debug + QA
RaidersSphere4th ?
  • Steam Early Access: Link
Ressette’s Prescription ?
  • TL: 100%
Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition VNDB
  • Prefundia up. (Link)
Rising Angels: Fates VNDB
  • TBD
Sacrament Sheep VNDB
  • Engine debug and QA
Sierra Ops VNDB
Starlight Vega VNDB
  • TBD
Sunrider: Liberation Day VNDB
  • AX PV released
WAS -The Hourglass of Lepidoptera- VNDB
  • Backers have access to private alpha
Witch boy Magical piece VNDB
  • Kickstarter Failed to be funded (Link)
WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.03 VNDB
  • TL: 8.26%

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

 

Other Licensed Translations

Game Company, Progress Notes
Eiyuu Senki
(VNDB)
  • Fruitbat Factory (Site)
  • Game Site (Link)
  • Now Available in Europe, AU, NZ, and the US
  • PlayStation Page (Link)
Libra of the Vampire Princess
(VNDB)
  • MiKandi Japan
  • Prefundia page (Link)
  •  Kickstarter will launch on 10 December 2015
Little Busters Perfect Edition
(VNDB)
  • Fruitbat Factory (Site)
  • Licensed by Fruitbat Factory
  • Working with Doki Fansubs to finish TL
Harvest December
(VNDB)
  • Circle Entertainment (Site)
  • To be released in NA on 10 December
Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish
(VNDB)
  • Fruitbat Factory (Site)
  • Game Site (Link)
  • Game page is up on Steam (Link)
  • Steam Page: Link
  • Release goal: Winter 2015
Tomoyo After
(VNDB)
  • Waku Productions
  •  Read Doki’s post about the project here.
Wish Tale of the Sixteenth Night
(VNDB)
  •  Total Progress: 26.53%

 

 

The Zakabox

— Commentary Section —

Zakabox™ Commentary

Zaka is gone, RIP Zaka

[Zaka was a proud and fierce viking warrior. After his early conquests he retired to his castle and was never seen again. It’s possible that he’s still alive, but nobody can speak authoritatively on the subject. Today we give him a funeral rite worthy of a Viking Lord, and release his spirit back to the Hearth and Stone of Valhalla. – Tay]

「I have returned from the depths of Hel to tell you this: I’m not dead as of current, and I’ve finally managed to twist my sleep cycle enough to work slightly better with you Americans. I must admit I probably deserved my stay in the depths, as I mostly play Aggro Freeze these days and that’s pretty frustrating to go up against.

I’m suffering from the same bug that Decay was stricken by a while ago; WordPress keeps lagging while I edit the post, to the point where I can write an entire sentence and not have it show before like 10 seconds have passed. Updating the MG section was pretty painful, but what must be done must be done, and anything mocking any aspect of Tay’s conduct in any manner is mandatory.

My main hype point today would be that Kindred Spirits is fully translated! Now, I realize that even when editing (currently at 90%) finishes, there will be lots of revision to be done. Still, the end’s in sight at this point – the end, and the beginning of a #yuritopia. I wonder if it’ll get extra press because of the whole uncensored sex scenes on Steam thing. There were some tragic attempts at journalism back when the Steam release was announced; we can always hope something decent happens at actual release, though I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Well, we can always hope for some amusing comments ranting about Big Eroge and terrible, degrading, irredeemable Chinese porn powerpoints.

Root Double being on Prefundia means we’re likely to see the actual Kickstarter soon. 120k, eh? should be doable. Hard to get hyped on something that’ll probably take a year or more to come out, though.

…well then, adios – I may or may not have something for you next week. Oh, and hopefully we’ll have something interesting up on Wednesday too. Maybe even something two weeks after that, too! …I may be hyping this too much.」

Decay’s Musings

Decay-Moneh-maker

[After writing a life-changing review of Euphoria and basking in the adoration of his fans, Decay decided to take his millionz and retire to a small island in the Caymans. He found a new passion in playing and composing classical music with traditional local instruments, and used some of his FuwaDollars to start an all-steel-drum easy listening radio station. As with all ventures he began in his lifetime, the station was a major success and eventually resolved most world conflicts. He is survived by his adoring goldfish and legions of fans, who will forever cherish the time they had together. – Tay]

TAYsteful™ Thoughts

To the Fuwa Crowd: For those of you who are regular Fuwanovel users and have been wondering where I’ve been, here’s a brief explanation and some notes about the rest of the month. Earlier this year I was on a small Caribbean island when it was struck by Tropical Storm Erika. It really damaged the island and hurt a lot of people, and while that kind of damage is far more important and pressing, it also kind of threw my school/research/life plan off the rails a bit. I’ve spent the last 6 weeks trying to compensate for that lost time, and haven’t had a lot of free time to work on the site. What’s more, I’m moving across the country again, and if you know what that’s like you have my pity.

(Continued) The craziness is starting to abate, and I’ll be officially moved-in and stable by Christmas eve. I’ll probably take a day or two to celebrate the holiday with my family and relax, and then I’ve set aside a few hours a day to work on Fuwanovel. The first thing I have to do is finalize the statistical models/launch the year-end feedback drive. I’m also finalizing a report for the community following the Loligate survey, so if you’ve been waiting on that, know it’s almost ready. I’ve put a lot of work into it, so as a gesture of good faith I want to confirm that I try and really listen to you guys. I’m also getting ready to add several hundred games to the front site, and I’m making steady progress on getting a functional launch of the redesigned front site up ASAP. I apologize for the flakiness, and I want to reconfirm my dedication to keeping the site alive and perpetually evolving.

Other stuff: 

Song of the Week: “A Lovely Sunny Day”

Now. Before you go send me nasty emails about my taste in music, I will refer you to the movie “Easy A” and its masterful depiction of how tunes can infect the soul with or without our conscious approval.

Some levity: I mentioned up above that AstralAir saw a nice little TL bump (up to 59.78%). What I DIDN’T tell you is that the AstralAir team has mastered the secrets of time travel — see exhibit A below. I look forward to hearing what the future’s like… I mean, part of me realizes that it’s probably just like this week but colder and snowier, but another part of me hopes there are, like, teleporters, Batman is a United States senator, Ren is a millionaire, and Decay has ascended to godhood.

AstralAir-Time-Travel

Exhibit A. Taken from here.

Joking aside, I do want to give a special shout out to the AstralAir team for their steady stream of work, and the excellent manner in which they keep their fans (and VNTS stalkers) in the loop. I know Chuee works hard to get updates up and out to us each week, and I want to recognize that effort.

This week’s header image comes from Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Koichoco) to celebrate its Patch 1.0 release! Get the patch here. 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.

16 Comments

    • the team is currently asking to donate to release the patch “sooner”.
      personally i don’t like the way things are looking…
      i wouldn’t be surprised if they do the same thing doki did with LB Ex…(hope i’m wrong of course)

      well rejoice koichoco came out last week (thanks to the team for early xmas present)
      and hopefully koisaku and noble works will make it this month
      aokana on january/february i suppose…

  • Tay, the link to the info about corpse party 2’s project in “The Short Version” segment doesn’t work.

    Good work, like always.

  • Commentary added, reports of my death were not exaggerated (I just learnt that this isn’t an actual Mark Twain quote and died inside a bit, too) but I made it back to the world of the living yet again. As usual Key miracles were involved.

    Also added MG updates and various other corrections. And mocked Tay. That was the most important part <3

  • > HTML sucks

    No, CSS SUCKS MASSIVE BALLS. And XHTML. And JavaScript. And HTML5.

    But good ol’ HTML4? Nah, that one was actually USEABLE.

    Signed: a guy that does web development (boring intranet systems, not the fancy WordPress shit everybody likes) for a living :/

    • I salute you, sir, and the valuable service you provide to the universe.

      The frustrating thing is that I put in a lot of formatting (like specifying column widths, in percentages, after the

      tag, and other similar things) but if any content is changed in the table afterwards, wordpress loses all the customizations :

      I’m looking into a different way to put the tables on the posts, because wordpress does weird things despite my best efforts.

    • There’s a long story behind that. The short version is that before the end of the year, there should be about 200 new games added to it, and we’ll add them much more frequently going forward.

    • You can consider that project dead. There hasn’t been a solid update in over a year.

      Any project we aren’t tracking either 1) We don’t know about, 2) Is new and isn’t offering anything to track and hasn’t proven itself yet, 3) Is dead, or 4) There are serious questions surrounding the quality of the project (we don’t want to track machine translation efforts). Case #4 only happens very rarely.

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