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Visual Novel Translation Status (11/04/2017)

Header for our Visual Novel Translation Status post on 11/04/2017
Written by Tay

This week’s header image comes from two of our three releases: JAST’s Princess X — My Fiancee is a Monster Girl; and the Little Busters English Edition by VisualArts.

VNTS (Visual Novel Translation Status Updates Series) is published each Saturday and brings the latest updates from VN translation projects — both licensed and by fans — from around the net. If you find any errors, or you think a project is missing from this list, please let us know in the comments.

From The Team:  Special thanks goes out to Decay and Nayleen this week. Due to RL technical difficulties, Decay handled almost the entire VNTS post last week. Nayleen rushed to help me out with some technical issues related to the Reviews Team email server. I have no idea what I’d do without these guys. Much <3, fellas. – Tay

The Short Version: Only the New Stuff

  • Aiyoku no Eustia – Total TL: 23.47% > 24.38%
  • Gakuen Heaven 2 – Last Update: October 22, 2017 > November 1, 2017 (Link)
  • Girls in Glasses (Sekai Project) – In QA
  • Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish upon a Shooting Star- (Sekai Project) – Kickstarter beta version releasing November 17th. Full release happening January 2018.
  • Little Busters English Edition (VisualArts) – Released! Get it on Steam here. Is based on the “Perfect Edition,” containing three new, never before translated routes. Based on the fan translation, being finished by the original fan TLers at Fruitbat Factory, in cooperation with Doki Fansubs.
  • Lovely x Cation 2 – Added to the list this week. Common route TL is finished. “Current plan is Hime -> Hinata -> Seine -> Wakoto, and yes, I’ll be releasing a partial patch after I finish each heroine, with the 100% patch coming after I finish Wakoto’s route. I wouldn’t expect a Hime partial patch within the next two months, though, as her route’s pretty sizable and I’m moving around a lot IRL at the current moment. Note that this is all subject to change over time…”  Lots more detail and info in the announcement post (Link).
  • Lover Able – TL: 93.17% > 93.58%; TLC: 61.12% > 61.36%
  • Musumaker – Total TL: 42.4% > 43.0% (Link)
  • Neko-nin exHeart +Plus (Sekai Project) – +Plus Nachi DLC released! Get the all-ages version on Steam here, and the 18+ version on Denpasoft here. A fandisc/DLC set for the original game focusing on the heroines Nachi and Saiha.
  • Oreimo Tsuzuku (Disc 2) – Manami: 21.9% > 31.25% (now 10/32 scripts)
  • Princess X – My Fiancee is a Monster Girl (JAST) – Released! Get it over on J-ListWill remain on the list until 12/2
  • Sansha Mendan (18+) – Planned Release date: December 01, 2017 at the latest (Link)
  • Tsujidou-san no Jun’ai Road – Total: 57.05% > 59.51%
  • Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahou – TL: 20.4% > 21.6%; Edit: 10.3% > 11%

New Releases!

  • Little Busters English Edition (VisualArts) – Released! Get it on Steam here. Is based on the “Perfect Edition,” containing three new, never before translated routes. Based on the fan translation, being finished by the original fan TLers at Fruitbat Factory, in cooperation with Doki Fansubs.
  • Princess X – My Fiancee is a Monster Girl (JAST) – Released! Get it over on J-List.
  • Neko-nin exHeart +Plus (Sekai Project) – +Plus Nachi DLC released! Get the all-ages version on Steam here, and the 18+ version on Denpasoft here. A fandisc/DLC set for the original game focusing on the heroines Nachi and Saiha.

All the Game Updates:

Fan Translation Projects

Fan Translation Projects


JAST USA Projects

JAST USA (Blog)


MangaGamer Projects

MangaGamer (Updates)


Sekai Project Projects

Sekai Project (Update Page)

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

Misc. Projects

Other Projects


VNTS Commentary Section

Zakabox™ 「This is the place where Zaka occasionally shares his wisdom. Will he show up this week? Will he have anything to say? Only time will tell.」

Decay’s MusingsHey everyone. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a commentary, so I figure I should check in. There’s been a lot of great VNs translated in the last few months, and so I’ve been playing a lot of, uh… Breath of the Wild. Oops. I’ve been at it for the past several days. That game is so massive, so impressive, and so… dangerous. I should probably force myself to stop playing it soon, otherwise who knows when I’ll stop.

I was going to try Chaos Child, but to be honest, I’ve seen some concerning things about its localization that kind of bums me out. It’s a massive game whose translation was rushed out by a single translator and it doesn’t seem very well edited; it’s littered with typos and grammatical errors. Maybe PQube will fix it in a patch. I don’t know if I want to play it before it is.

Little Busters is finally out this week, and it’s probably my favorite Key game. I loved all the characters and how off-the-wall it was. Its translation doesn’t seem too different from the many-years-old fan translation, which is honestly a little disappointing. I still managed to fall in love with the game through that translation, but I would’ve liked to have seen a bigger upgrade. LB deserves it.

The Lovely x Cation 2 news is pretty surprising. Not gonna lie, I really didn’t expect that turn of events. I feel bad about what happened with the LxC1 translation, but that series isn’t being buried for good. By all accounts I’ve read, LxC2 is a much better game than the first. Both games are pretty porn-heavy and borderline nukige, but 2 has actual substantial drama as well, especially when compared to 1. I wish Quof the best with that translation.

And for a little behind-the-scenes talk, man, today’s update was a thing. Specifically, the table plugin for wordpress we’re using has been making things really difficult when importing the tables from google sheets. Tonight’s fun surprise was when it converted all percent signs into really long hexadecimal strings, which I had to manually fix.  If things carry on like this, we are going to have to find a new way to deliver to you all your weekly updates. I’m gonna see if we can experiment a little next week and hopefully find a better way to work with this plugin and keep things as they are for you all.

About the author

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.

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