This week’s header image comes from The Witch’s Love Diary, which was released just a couple days ago!
VNTS (Visual Novel Translation Status Updates Series) is published each weekend 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 below.
From The Team: Hey, only missing one week is pretty good. Something went screwy during a recent software update and the table plugin got deactivated for a few days. Apologies to anyone who tried viewing the tables in any of our posts recently. The plugin has been reactivated and things are back to our only semi-busted usual.
The Short Version: Only the New Stuff
- Aiyoku no Eustia (FanTL) – Total TL: 72.69% > 73.28%; Total TLC: 46.78% > 47.35%
- Farther than the Blue Sky (MangaGamer) – Releasing August 15th.
- Higurashi PS3 Arcs to Steam (FanTL) – Miotsukushi Omote TL: 1%
- Kami no Rhapsody (FanTL) – Story translation: 100%; Overall translation: approximately 85%. Details: link
- Lover Able (FanTL) – Edit: 67.07% > 68.83%
- Magic & Slash (MangaGamer) – Announced at Otakon 2019!
- Nursery Rhyme ( FanTL) – Old editor went MIA. New editor has been recruited and is starting over from the start.
- Pure x Connect (FanTL) – Edit: 10.03% > 11.22%
- Sakuranomori Dreamers (MangaGamer) – Announced at Otakon 2019!
- Sengoku Rance (MangaGamer) – Releasing September 12th!
- Taimanin Asagi ZERO (FanTL) – TL: 85% > 100%
- Uchikano: Living With My Girlfriend (MangaGamer) – Announced at Otakon 2019!
- Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation (Idea Factory) – Released! You can buy it on Steam here. Also available for PS4 wherever PS4 games are sold.
- Higurashi Retranslation (MangaGamer) – Chapter 7 released! Buy it on Steam here. Note: MangaGamer’s payment processor is down. The game will be available for sale there once the issue is resolved.
- A Kiss for the Petals: Lovers of the Atelier (FanTL) – Download the patch from their site here. You can purchase the game on DLsite here, or Getchu here.
- LOVE³ -Love Cube- (NekoWorks) – Released! Get the all-ages version on Steam here, with the 18+ patch available as paid DLC on Steam itself. Or get the 18+ version directly from Fakku here.
- Witch’s Love Diary (Sekai Project) – Released! Buy the all-ages version on Steam here, or the 18+version on Denpasoft here.
All the Game Updates:
Fan Translation Projects
JAST USA (Blog)
MangaGamer (Project Status)
Sekai Project (Project Status)
Decay’s MusingsWell, I’ll be damned. We have a Sengoku Rance release date! I’m not gonna lie, I’m not a very big Rance fan. I especially dislike Sengoku Rance with its focus on trial and error, despite it being the game that got so many others to fall in love with the series. But even I’m happy that MG is finally starting to put out more Rance games after stalling for so long after 5+6. Hopefully whatever pipeline issues they had have been ironed out and they’ll be able to release the rest in a somewhat timely manner. The main issue is that they have, what, four fully translated unreleased Rance games? Or 5? Something like that. Finding the right pacing for release will be tricky. I do want to give X a shot since I’ve heard such good things about it (and maybe the others, too). Here’s hoping it won’t take us many more years to get there.
Anyway, time to sit back and crack open a cold one with the boys… of the Garegg Mach Monastery in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. #TeamBlackEagles