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Visual Novel Translation Status (09/17/2016)

VNTS Header 09/17/2016
Written by Decay

This week’s header image comes from Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness (NIS America) – Released on PS4/Vita! PC version coming early next year.

Hi everybody. This is Decay, addressing you. See? Don’t I totally sound like Decay? You’ll notice that I’m listed as the post author up above, so this is definitely me. Anyway! I just wanted to say that Tay is a brilliant and benevolent dictator and I never question anything he does because he is so smrt and handsome. I totally forgive him for falling asleep and making me do almost everything for this VNTS post. Once again, because he’s so smart and brilliant and handsome. I regret cheating on him with Zaka and going behind his back on surreptitious Hearthstone dates.

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.

The Short Version: Only the New Stuff

New Releases!

All the Game Updates:

Fan Translation Projects

Fan Translation Projects

  • Note: To be added next week: 
  • Kimi e Okuru, Sora no Hana – Project launched, will be added to the tables next week; TL: Prologue is 100%; Hacking is done, GUI partially edited. Project site here. Thread here.
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JAST USA Projects

JAST USA (Updates; Archive)

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  • Starless – Script check 10%, added new mosaic to fix list.
MangaGamer Projects

MangaGamer (Updates)

  • (9/10/2016) Note: I missed adding a game to the list this week. Officially I skipped it “on accident”. In reality, it was a brief, vengeful fugue state. If you’re interested in the game’s premise, ask Decay or Zaka for my summary sometime.
  • Title: Please Bang My Wife; VNDB: Link; Release Date: 09/30
  • (09/17/2016) Once again I “accidently” forgot to put this on the list. And by me, I mean Decay. And by “accidently” I mean that I specifically checked to see if he put it on the list and then declined to add it. Why? Because from all appearances the game (read: admittedly, its title) looks like a crime against humanity.
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Sekai Project Projects

Sekai Project (Update Page)

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

Misc. Projects

Other Projects

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— Commentary Section —

Zakabox™ Commentary

「… Will Zaka appear this week? Has be been eaten by a hungry neighbor? Stay tuned to find out.」

Decay’s Musings

Woop woop, short commentary week!

Wait what? I made this post? Really? Must have happened during one of my nightly fugue states, because I sure don’t remember posting this.

Psycho Pass is out. I heard it’s very short and kind of disappointing. But I’ve also only heard that from like two people, so who knows. I tried watching the anime once. I got three quarters of the way through the first season but got kinda bored.

In very slightly less dull news, it seems Lump of Sugar’s upcoming VN Tayutama 2 is getting a Chinese translation on Steam very close to release. Why is that interesting to us? Because the Chinese company responsible for that translation, Hikari Field, claimed that although they haven’t started on it yet, they wish to produce an English translation for release on Steam “ASAP.” We didn’t list this in the table because it feels more like a “we want to do this” and not “we are going to do this.”

And, well, I’m not sure what to think about that. To be frank, I can’t think of a single English translation produced by a Chinese company that has ever been good. I can’t help but feel nervous any time I hear of this kind of thing happening as a result. These uneasy feeling is exacerbated by how rushed they sound. I hope they prove me wrong. And you can absolutely never expect an 18+ release in any form, unless you want the poor chaps in charge of Hikari Field to end up in a Chinese labor camp. Chinese law forbids that kind of stuff outright.

Anywho not much else happened this week and I’m tired. Zài jiàn, motherfuckers.


TAYsteful™ Thoughts

Apologies to Decay — fell asleep at the wrong moment and he had to do almost everything without me this week! I’m a terrible person.

Have a good week, everybody!

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.


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