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Visual Novel Translation Status (10/02/2016)

VNTS Header 10/02/2016
Written by Tay

This week’s header image comes from this week’s lone release: the unfortunately-titled Please Bang My Wife from MangaGamer (get it here; obviously NSFW).

Busy weekend. Delayed VNTS until Sunday so we could cover the Anime Weekend announcements, and then my power went out. So fun!

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016 Announcements:

  • DenpaSoft Press Release: “Announcing a new direction for the Denpasoft brand. Originally focused on helping Sekai Project with their core mission of bringing visual novels to a wider audience, DenpaSoft is striking forward to independently bring high quality eroge titles to fans in the West.” (Text taken from DrastikMeasure‘s re-pub)
  • DenpaSoft: Announced Girls in Glasses
  • DenpaSoft: Announced Her and Her and My 7 Days -Seven days with the Ghost
  • MangaGamer: Go Go Nippon 2016! An expansion pack which adds a wallet display, new CGs, and six more locations to explore
  • MangaGamer: A non-VN Fighting Game called Golden Fantasia CROSS (YouTube)
  • MangaGamer: The Stargazers, a Lupiesoft visual novel that will hit both Steam and MangaGamer’s site in November (YouTube)
  • MangaGamer: MangaGamer will also be releasing Lupiesoft’s upcoming DLC for The Menagerie. It will add two heroines and one new route to the game.
  • Sekai Project – Falsetto Memories announced
  • Sekai Project – Project Lux announced

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!

  • Please Bang My Wife (MangaGamer) RELEASED. Get it here. Obviously NSFW.
  • ChuSingura 46+1 (NextNinja) – Chapters 4-5 Released (Link); Thus, all of the game’s chapters have been released and are available on Steam

All the Game Updates:

Fan Translation Projects

Fan Translation Projects

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JAST USA Projects

JAST USA (Updates; Archive)

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MangaGamer Projects

MangaGamer (Updates)

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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 grue? Stay tuned to find out.」

Decay’s Musings

Sorry for the late VNTS everyone. We planned to delay the VNTS, as I discussed last week. Then the delayed VNTS got delayed again. Well, we still met our target day, so I guess it isn’t all bad.

ChuSinGura 46+1’s final two chapters came out the other day, and boy, they don’t look great from a translation standpoint. Such a shame, too. This is basically a legendary award-winning doujin that everyone seems to respect, everyone except the company who decided to translate it. When you release something that shoddy, you disrespect the work, its creators, and its fans all in one fell swoop. Maybe I’ll give it a try later at some point just to see how it really is like, but I’m kind of afraid, I don’t want my first experience with the game to be a negative one. But I also doubt a better translation will ever happen, so I should bite the bullet and check it out eventually.

Boy was I ever overly optimistic on my AWA MangaGamer predictions. That’s okay, I usually am, I expect it at this point. I should have also expected Go Go Nippon 2016 for sure. Well, now I know for next year’s AWA.

One thing of note from the Denpasoft panel is that they did talk a little bit about 18+ releases of current SP titles. The two they brought up specifically were Baldr Sky and Maitetsu. With Baldr Sky, they said they’re still in negotiation and it sounds uncertain. With Maitetsu however, it sounds like an 18+ release is going to happen, in some form. Denpasoft has claimed that they “think” they’ve “found a solution that will make everyone happy,” but they’re still working out the details so they don’t have anything to announce yet. Whatever that means is up to your own interpretation, but it’s apparent that some kind of adult release is in the works.

Personally, I don’t think everyone will be happy unless all of the content is available in english, one way or another. One of the more plausible speculations I’ve seen is that some of the h-scenes will only be available if you download an “unofficial” patch similar to what JAST does. They claim they’ll announce their plans in more detail by the end of the year. Oh, also, I think Tay missed this but there will be a Wagahigh kickstarter. This was also mentioned at the Denpasoft panel, so it can probably be assumed that will have an 18+ version but they didn’t come out and say it straight up.

Anyway, short commentary from me this week. See you all later.


TAYsteful™ Thoughts


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Have a good week, everybody!

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