As was announced on Twitter, fan translation patches for both of KimiNozo’s fandisks have been released. The first of these fan translation patches is for KimiNozo Another Episode: Sorrow Flows Like the Wind. This fandisk is a short story on the origins of Hakuryo Academy and the iconic Hakuryo Hiiragi tree. It’s sure to offer plenty of lore value for âgeverse fans!
The second of the two releases is a partial fan translation patch for the KimiNozo Special FanDisk. This partial patch includes a translation for every story in the “Another Episode Collections” as well as the EXTRA story that unlocks upon completion of the “What-if” routes. This release is based off of Evan Ward’s and Zero’s prior video translations of the “Another Episode Collections” stories.
Note: Evan Ward was not involved in the making of this patch.
These fan translations’ releases coincide with the continued movement of the KimiNozo crowdfunding campaign for the release of a new Windows 10/11 all-ages port of the original game. It is the first of the many planned KimiNozo Reboot projects. Yoshimune Kouki hopes that the success of this campaign can lead to the launch of an eventual KimiNozo 2024 remake and a KimiNozo 2040 sequel. Moreover, he would like to release a live-action adaptation, a new anime based on the 2040 reboot project, as well as a social game. As of the time of the writing of this article, the crowdfunding campaign has reached 95% of its target. Crowdfunding staff are considering potential stretch tier goals, including a new side story following how Haruka and Mitsuki first met.
Released in October 2001, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (KimiNozo for short) is a romance visual novel developed and published by âge. The story follows protagonist Narumi Takayuki, a high school boy who enters a relationship with a girl named Suzumiya Haruka. Soon after, however, tragedy strikes when Haruka gets into a traffic accident and falls into a coma. Following this, Takayuki cannot forgive himself and seems determined to follow Haruka into a coma himself.
KimiNozo remains one of the most influential visual novels of all time. To date, it has sold over 100,000 copies, making it âge’s second most popular IP behind the Muv-Luv series. KimiNozo inspired a 14-episode anime adaptation in 2004 as well as a 4-episode OVA series from 2007-2008. Some of the characters in KimiNozo returned later on in the Muv-Luv series. It has received numerous spin-offs in various mediums, including the two fandisks recently fan translated.