Welcome to the Fuwanovel VNTS, where we shamelessly copy the work of one illustrious 4chan /jp/ member in collating translation progress and add minor dabs of value through corrections and additions. Entries with updates this week in bold.
Another week, another VNTS is waiting for us. The last week was full of interesting developments, but what sticked out most was how familiar and friendly our discord server has become for everyone. We are bringing together different breeds of people and while there can be conflicts and crude humor, none of them feel unresolvable. Another big plus is that when you have a question about Fuwanovel or game development, you can expect an answer in no-time. Not many other places provide helpful feedback this readily. We have a proper dev space now. Next it has to look like one.
A big event happening this month is Spooktober VN DevJam, which boasts 210+ submissions of which we’re going to cover … ALL OF TH…*gets shot by Sirus*… A lot of them. This will probably be our main content in October, but we’ll see what other reviews we can get out. We’re nearing 4 months without a drop in daily content. I’m still impressed that this works so well.
Well, without further ado. Let’s get into VNTS. We’re looking forward to five releases today!
Aikano ~Yukizora no Triangle~ – Common Route translated
Aiyoku No Eustia – 100% Translated and edited and TLC
Akatsuki no Goei ~Principal-tachi no Kyuujitsu~ – 100% translated and edited, 57.47% through QA
Akatsuki no Goei ~Tsumibukaki Shuumatsuron~ – 32,530 lines translated (53.51%)
Amagami – 3rd public Beta patch released
Baku Ane 2 – Prologue, Ritsuka Fully translated, Wakana 8/8 Lessons, 5% route, Mashiro 5/8 lessions, Miran 2/5 events and Sayaka 1/3 events translated, Ritsuka patch released
CHAOS;HEAD Love Chu Chu! – 65.04% translated, 6.17% edited
CHAOS;CHILD Love Chu Chu – Being translated
Chicchakunai Mon – 100% translated and 39.5% edited
Chusingura 46+1 – 26105/82770 (31.54%) lines translated, Kuranosuke route partial patch released
Deatte 5-fun wa Ore no Mono! Jikan Teishi to Atropos – Common Route patch released
Dragon Knight 4 – 57% translated
Eiga Go-toubun no Hanayome ~Kimi to Sugoshita Itsutsu no Omoide~ – Common + Ichika + Nino + Yotsuba routes translated, Miku route day 1 of 5 translated
Fate/Extra CCC – 100% translated and edited, in testing
GinIro Haruka – Mizuha route released, Mizuha edits finished, “Yuzuki: Translation finished. Second pass finished. Yuzuki under QA.”
Haruka na Sora – Sora and Yahiro routes translated, Kozue 50% translated, overall TL 70% TLC 70% ED 26%
Honoo no Haramase Oppai Nyuu Doukyuusei ~Oppai mo Haramase! New Class Zen’in Harama-sensation!~ – Picked up
If My Heart Had Wings: Snow Presents – 23% translated
Jisatsu no Tame no 101 no Houhou – 17% translated
Junketsu Megami-Sama – 2nd Alpha patch released, Astarotte route finishing up
Kaseki no Uta – Translation: 15389/15389 (100%)
Koukan no Toriko-Tachi – Prologue, common, and Cuckold Play route translated, Swinging Route 35%, Yukari POV 40%
Kud Wafter – AA Version 23,835/31,579 (75.5%) Lines translated, 18+ Version 17,652 / 33,113 (53.3%) lines translated
Kusarihime ~Euthanasia~ – “Translation finished. Rest of the processes ongoing.”
Lover Able – 100% translated and edited, 16254/34467 lines approved (50.42%)
Lucky Star ~Ryouou Gakuen Outousai~ – episode 1 patch released
Manakashi no Yuri wa Akaku Somaru – 66% translated
Miagete Goran, Yozora no Hoshi o – 1 of 4 routes translation finished for the restoration patch, Houkiboshi Hika 2 of 4 H-scenes translated
Nursery Rhyme – 100% translated and edited, text insertion 100% complete, testing ongoing
Otogirisou – 100% translated
Pure Pure – 100% translated, needs proofreading, partial patch released, all routes have been inserted
Rabbit Heart! – Released
Sakura Wars 2 – Being translated, demo patch released
Sen no Hatou, Tsukisome no Kouki – Both original and fan disc 100% translated, in need of editing
Shangrlia 2 – Menu patch released, patch in development
Shin Hayarigami – 48% translated
Shirotsume Yubiwa – 100% translated, 50% beta patch released
Tenshi no Inai 12-gatsu – 100% translated, TLC and Editing upcoming
Tokimeki Memorial 2 – Being translated
Tsui no Sora Remake – 51% translated, 47% edited
Tsuma Netori – 70% translated, 65% edited, 35% proofread
Umi kara Kuru Mono – 91/138 scripts translated
Yuuwaku – Released
Yosuga no Sora – Translation finished, editing and TLC ongoing, Total: TL 100% TLC 71% ED 55%, Common/Kazuha/Motoka routes fully edited
Nightmare x Vampire – Inferno of Retribution – October 19th release
Hana Awase New Moon – October 26th release
Shiei no Sona-Nyl – In Beta
The Pillagers of Raillore – About to enter Beta
Ciconia – Phase 1 Released
Hadaka Shitsuji fandisc – Picked up
Rance 03 – 48% translated, 29% edited
Rance X – 56% translated, 5% edited
Luckydog1 – Translation nearly complete
Funbag Fantasy 4 – 51% translated, 49% edited
Eve of the 12th Month – 91% translated and 8% edited
DEAD DAYS – Picked up
Beat Valkyrie Ixseal – Picked up
Welcome to a Sexy, Open World – Picked up
Gears of Dragoon: Fragments of a New Era – October 20th release
Sumaga- Slow progress ongoing
Katahane – Progress being made again
Django – Not actively making progress
Tokyo Hero Project – Translation finished
Machine Child – Still being developed
Goblins on the March: Breed All Humans! – About to enter QA
Yomegami: My Sweet Goddess – 100% translated
Yamizome Liberator – Picked up
Mojika: Truth Rears Its Ugly Head – Picked up
Djibril – Being translated
Sisters: Last Day of Summer – In QA
Masquerade: Hell Academy – In QA
Paradise – In QA
UsoNatsu ~The Summer Romance Bloomed From A Lie~ – Demo released, 70% QA
Happy Saint Sheol – 25% edited, Demo in Q3, release in Q4
Harumade Kururu – Waiting on build
My Academy’s Special Place – 100% translated and edited, Waiting on build
Rewrite+ Harvest Festa – Finishing up translation, image editing ongoing
Subete no Koi ni, Hanabata o. – 50% translated
Sumire – Picked up
Sanarara R – 100% translated and edited, waiting on build
Glass – Picked up
New Glass – Picked up
Karakara 3 – 100% translated and edited, 70% engine work
Yume to Iro de Dekiteiru – 90% translated, 30% edited
Zutto Mae Kara Joshi Deshita – 100% translated, in editing
Chiisana Kanojo no Serenade – 60% translated, 30% edited
Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi 10% translated
Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi AA – Announced
Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka – 50% translated
Re;Lord 3 – In QA
Hamidashi Creative – Announced
Inupara – In Development
Nekopara After La Vraie Familie – In Development
Nie no Hakoniwa – 100% translated, 50% edited, 70% engine work
Parfait Remake – In translation
Raspberry Cube – Announced
Animal Trail Girlish Square 2 – 100% translated and edited, in QA
Animal Trail Girlish Square LOVE+PLUS – 100% translated and edited, 50% QA
NEKO-NIN exHeart SPIN – In Development
Secret Agent of the Knight Academy – Released
Dracu Riot – “Waiting on Warmsoft for a QA Build”
Melty Moment – 80% translated
Aoi Tori – “Porting work is still ongoing”
Fureraba Complete edition – Vita exclusive content to be added to Fureraba a couple months after the fandisc release
Floral Flowlove – 100% translated, 60% edited
Kakenuke Seishun Sparking – 15% translated, 5% edited
A Colorful World – 100% translated and edited “Image editing/integration of HD assets in progress”
Love, Elections, & Chocolate – 100% translated, 17% edited, “Unity port in-progress”
Love Love Love, Burning in my Heart! – 100% translated and 74% edited
Ready or Not: The Deadline is Coming! – 100% translated, 17% edited, “Image editing complete, Engine work in progress”
Mysteries of the Heart: The Psychic Detective Case Files – 100% translated and edited, “Image editing in progress” working with developer on engine work
Tenshi Souzou “Angelic Chaos” RE-BOOT – 10% translated
Secret Project 2 – 100% translated and edited, queued for Unity port
Secret Project 3 – 100% translated and edited, image editing complete, waiting on QA build
Stella of The End – Released
LUNARiA -Virtualized Moonchild- – 2023 release
Summer Pockets Reflection Blue – 2024 release
Ginka – October 26th release
Sharin no Kuni – Hoping to resolve issues with the distribution platform by the end of September
Everlasting Flowers – English release planned
Virche Evermore: Error Salvation – November 9th release
Spirit Hunter: Death Mark II – Fall 2023 release
Tengoku Struggle -Strayside- – 2024 release
Kiminozo – Kickstarter for English release planned pending success of JP Crowdfunding
Two Beasts Or Not To Beast!! – Upcoming release
Nope Nope Nope Nope Nurses – October 12th release
Taimanin Asagi – October 27th release
Tenioha! Mami’s Little Sub – October 30th release
Criminal Border 1st Offence – November 14th release
ONE. – December 22nd release
Kuroinu 2 Redux- Q4 2023 release
Destiny Star Girlfriend – Q4 2023 release
Amazing Grace -What color is your attribute?- Q4 2023 release
Succubus Sessions: Mami Mamiya’s Sweet Slice of Hell – Upcoming release
Kara no Shoujo II – Announced
Kara no Shoujo III – Announced
Sacrifice Villains – Announced
Nukitashi 2 – Announced
Forsaken Quartet – Upcoming release
Archetype Arcadia – October 24th release
KONOSUBA – God’s Blessing on this Wonderful World! Love For These Clothes Of Desire! – Picked up
Hira Hira Hihiru – Demo released, 2023 release
Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon- – 2024 release
Friendly lab – unlock(); – Upcoming release
Club Suicide – Picked up
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Pirates of the Disturbance – November 28th release
Sympathy Kiss – Early 2024 release
MAMIYA -DoomsDay Dreams – November 21st release
Geminism – November 24th release
Monkeys! – English release planned
Haunted Obachestra Vol.1 Awaking – Upcoming release
Alice In Dissonance
Fault Milestone 2 – Side Below – Upcoming release
even if TEMPEST Dawning Connections – October 26th release
Aquarium. – October 26th release
Tenshi no Takarabako – December release
Our Little Secret! Heart-Pounding Idol Sex! Forbidden Lessons with the Manager – Announced
Libra of the Vampire Princess – New translation in testing, Halloween release planned
ANGEL WHISPER – The Suspense Visual Novel Left Behind by a Game Creator. – Released
Zarie: The Story of Sin – Released
「Back on the grind, eh… I’ve been writing these consistently for a shocking amount of time, I have to say. Some are better than others, but they’re all there on Tuesday. Except the one time I missed it, but that one did come out on like, Thursday! So here I am, slaving away in front of the white screen, forced to acquire opinions on all I see. Some of them might even be good.
Fate/Extra CCC is in testing. That felt quick. I guess they had their insertion properly organized. Nice if so.
Rabbit Heart is another Shinzou Translations es/en translation of a Quantize VN. After quite a few doujin vns like Rabbit Heart, they’re now looking to translate the substantially longer Sousaku Kanojo no Ren’ai Koushiki as their next title. I wish them luck on the grind. We have a dedicated post for Rabbit Heart as well.
Yuuwaku is yet another boomerge, this time on the FM Towns platform. Someone made a launch trailer for the patch. Crazy. You know, the old porn art in these often seems to be better constructed than more recent moe art, maybe because the higher proximity to realism making anatomical oddities more obvious even with the clothes on. Unfortunately, most of it is just unfappable for me when looking through the imagesets, as it does not depict the gushing cum I have come to love in more recent ero depictions. Often there’s not really any variations to speak of, just one CG. I wish we could get the best of both worlds at some point. I’ve seen enough comically swollen labia to last a lifetime…
Both of JAST’s upcoming BLge from PIL/SLASH are in QA. /jp/ VNTS tends to be a bit late on updates to JAST Blue projects, so I’m not sure how long this state has already continued, but eh. Looking at PIL/SLASH VNs on gaijin-locked (I have to turn on my free VPN to browse it ree) Japanese Eroge database Erogamescape, Paradise is tied for 3rd highest rated at 75 (but with 6 votes total) while Masquerade is the 2nd highest at 80 with 18 votes. The highest is of course the holy grail, Shingakkou, at 85. You can understand why the brand would want to offer the less notable titles first, and they’re not exactly just found on the ground outside — they’re some of the highest rated titles (on EGS, admittedly; not the most BL-centric site). But we all want to see the cool one done. I’ve heard it might be worth reading for a general audience, even. Maybe it’ll be sales dependent… Girls do seem to buy things a lot, so that might help here.
Secret Agent of the Knight Academy is just Secret Agent on all the store pages, so I wonder where VNTS got the title from. It’s certainly more descriptive of what happens in it. This is one of few ensemble games where the protagonist isn’t crossdressing, but of course he still has something to hide — he’s a ninja
pirate zombie robot secret agent. Honestly, I think I prefer the crossdressing. It’s so pog when the protagonist is voiced, and they kind of have to whenever he’s got the girl clothes on. That said, idk if anyone thinks this one is very interesting. Likely the premise is mostly whatever. Moege moment.
Tsui no Stella‘s official translation is out. I saw someone say this might be the first time we get a proper translation of a romeoge, but god knows if they actually did a proper comparison. I hope they’re right though. God knows we’re overdue after the 3 Cross Channel fails. Though Cross Channel might be significantly harder than this, given all the damned now-boomer otaku references.
You know, “Hamefura” might not be what you call… uhh let me copy this over… My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, but I rarely hear localized titles in my circles. Even when I actually scrolled twitter to see anime takes some years ago, I knew of bokumachi but not Erased, leading to a funny moment on this one podcast where I realize the one is actually the other. I probably just exist in the perfect intersection to not see the localized titles, since I don’t actually watch anime I just see opinions on it. Though for Hamefura, I mostly just know it because a woman I know from a Japanese learning server was reading the LNs… Anyway, there’s a Hamefura spinoff VN loc coming out on November 28th. I hear the original LNs aren’t very romantically focused, but maybe this spinoff aims to change that.
MAMIYA -DoomsDay Dreams-, to be the second and final part of the MAMIYA series, is set to release simultaneously in English and Japanese on November 21st. Fruitbat Factory is handling this one, which always gives me pause since I don’t know if they have a single loc with actually good English writing in it (I’m mostly annoyed by the Seabed loc’s turgid prose, though), but I guess any loc company gives me pause so shrug. The first in the series is a rare No Romance Plot tag on vndb, with a post-apocalyptic setting. Watch them ruin it for the romancehaters when they all hook up in part 2. Honestly they’re a pretty underserved demographic though, so good luck to them.
What is ANGEL WHISPER? The localized title adds The Suspense Visual Novel Left Behind by a Game Creator. It looks like it’s been picked up and reworked by a different writer since then, and now they’ve released it on the Switch. So the vndb page for this is interesting because it also lists a planned PC version, but only in JP. However, the only real evidence is the promo video saying the planned targets are “Switch, Steam” — the official homepage only lists the Switch as platforms. I don’t know what to trust, but it would be weird to not get the translation into the Steam version as well, so if it is coming there, it’ll probably be in English too. We’ll see. It looks like this is a title with meta elements, where you’re investigating a game your parent left behind many years ago… the original ANGEL WHISPER was released in 1999, so that would be the innermost layer to the metafictional cake. Good luck solving the “mystery they left behind” if you try it.
Finally, Zarie: The Story of Sin is the first release by doujin group MOON USAGI, which seems to be a Japanese native that also produced the VN’s English localization. Both languages have released simultaneously on Steam. The English in the Steam screenshots doesn’t look perfect, but it’s also not MTL tier. I guess it’s better than average in this kind of situation. One textbox I see has significantly less information than its Japanese counterpart, though maybe they split it into two? Or it’s just the author deciding to cut some fat so the Americans in the audience don’t get even more spherical. Brevity is the soul of wit, after all… Sorry, I’m european and we have to make these semi-jokes every so often or we literally disintegrate into our constituent atoms. Anyway, I have a lovely Fazer Salty Toffee Crunch1 chocolate bar to get to… See you soon.」
1. I swear watching too many FutureCanoe videos has ruined me. What kind of madman thinks crunch is an erotic adjective? And yet the salty in there is enough to make me mentally replay that clip he uses of Bieber giggling, over and over. It’s over boys… good videos tho.
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「Ok, so if I take a look at the above recipe for how my cortex works according to Zaka, I have to concede it might be quite accurate. My strategic thinking is usually replaced by the pretense of strategic thinking and planning, then throwing the plan aboard once it looks like the results would show too slowly. That’s why I’m often instantly engaging with an idea I just cooked up. My failure rate is non-zero, so those might be some avoidable blunders caused by such concoction of brain fluids. Also Zaka actually dared to conflate my love for the osu! with my love for Nanahira and this deeply offends me since I love Nanahira (not gonna post the copypasta now.)
Fuwanovel is going super smooth lately and while I’m definitely avoiding the sun in favor of chatting on our discord server far too much, I don’t feel bad about it in the slightest. However, due to our dedication to get 2-3 articles out of the door per day, my personal work day at Fuwa exceeds acceptable Geneva rights standards. I will be so glad when things smoothen up soon with the new website and database. Wait? New website? More on that in another post soon.
Other than the new website plan, we also have seven VTubers on staff now with three already being revealed. Honestly, it is maybe time to finally close the applications because we have easily three full offices full of highly skilled people now at Fuwa. It’s mind-boggling how running such a volunteer force is even feasible when other websites already had to close down because they couldn’t consistently handle three employees. Hypersocialism is key to make this work.
Now, let’s get into the VNTS content:
After we praised the progress with Fate/Extra CCC last week, the group made another leap forward and finished the whole editing process now. I remember that I was searching on Twitter’s awful search system (which George Hotz was supposed to fix) but couldn’t find the posted announcement for about two hours. Extremely wasted time and I still feel mad about it. The game Fate/Extra CCC will be releasing soonish. TYPE-MOON fan translators are usually not the ones to let things slack once they picked up momentum.
To make the perfect transition, some French TYPE-MOON fans have ported ye olde Tsukihime into the Web browser and gave it so many features that it could replace the old work with a new definitive edition. This is the epitome of overdelivering and there’s now another thing the French can be proud of. Did you know that some parts of the SciADV group Committee of Zero are French as well? Now you do!
Rabbit Heart is another game by ->Quantize_ semi-legally localized through Shinzou Translations. We reported about it, but I’m absolutely sceptical whether they can transition from short and sweet doujinshi games without big stakes into the translation process required for a hugely important title like Sousaku Kanojo no Ren’Ai Koushiki. I think I read they’re going for a Spanish translation only? If Alexeir is more proficient in Spanish translation then this could be a good decision, actually.
We have some oldge (or as Zaka would say Boomerge) on our hands. And this time it is not only Yuuwaku for the FM-Towns System, but also the coveted Dragon Knight II for the PC98. I actually have not touched the Dragon Knight games before, but my friend and business partner Tyrosyn held panels at Dokomi where those games found mention. In particular, there is the funny trivia that there is a German Dub of Dragon Knight III (Knights of Xentar) that sounds as great and soulful as you expect it. In any way, the DKII translation here is MTL but the creator says they checked every line. This is usually a red flag, but let’s be real… The amount of people who are even willing to engage with PC98 fan translation projects is so limited, that you can’t be picky. After all, they are doing highly historically important things here. It’s eroge archeology if that makes sense.
MangaGamer started pre-orders for their Nightmare x Vampire – Inferno of Retribution game and that’s all I know about it. It’s a game from eroge company Guilty and part of a series they started localizing a couple years ago. I’m not sure if I will get it, but maybe our boy Cava will review it. We should definitely cover it, I literally forgot about that.
Zaka already talked enough about JAST BLUE and their shenanigans about Masquerade: Hell Academy and Paradise, so we can leave it at that. However, I would like to emphasize that our denpa_archivist has posted a painfully hilarious blog about his experience acquiring the Slow Damage physical the proper way. It took a year.
Nekonyan released Secret Agent or “Secret Agent of the Knight Academy“. If I’m honest, I’m not stoked for this title because our boy Nook came out with a review that rates it with 5. 5, in words “five” is actually much worse than anything I would give to a title looking like this. I don’t know if I’m just a bad rater, but if a game can already present great artwork it already fills the 5 rating for me.
(But, let me go on a tangent here, rating systems are actually so bad and people use them terribly. On MAL there is usually a word attached to a rating and 9 would require the media to be GREAT. I don’t know many anime I would rate as GREAT but I definitely have to retract my opinion on some of the titles I have rated GREAT so far. If you guys ever want to see my heavily outdated My Anime List you can do it here. Please don’t leave me a hate comment over Madoka. I will rewatch it and retract my terrible ass opinion one day. I feel ashamed for most of the nonsense I posted there.)
Okay, let’s get to the end with ANGEL WHISPER. This game, I know not much about, except that someone had contacted us on Twitter/X to write about this game since it went under the radar for everyone. Well, the news for this game is only in Japanese and as long we don’t get one of our Japanese capable staff to have a free time frame, it will be something left with me or Zaka. Mamekujira is still quite the new publisher, but they’re not unknown at this point since they launched with a remake of Ningyou no Kizuato, a pretty vintage title with some following.
Zarie: The Story of Sin looks pretty amazing. Got not much more to say about that. Sirus will love it.
Okay, time for another week of awesomeness! Stay awesome y’all!」