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Visual Novel Translation Status (01/08/2015)

You may have noticed that there was no VNTS post last week. You can thank gravity for its absence. I found myself in a position where it was either me or an old lady falling down a small flight of stairs. The good news is that the old lady is fine. No old ladies were harmed in the making of this VNTS post.

There were a TON of updates and I know I didn’t get them all. Some officially licensed releases: Raidy III (JAST) here; Sweat Sweat in Summer (MangaGamer) – Link; WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.02 – Link. There are others further down in the list as well. Also of note: MangaGamer’s and Sekai Project’s Otakon announcements. Zaka wrote a ZakaBox entry, so check that out as well. As always, I’ve got some stuff down in my section.

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. Subscribe to email updates by signing up on this pageIf you find any errors, or you think a project is missing from this list, please let me know in the comments. There is commentary by myself and Zaka at the end of the post. Any new updates are marked by orange text.

The Short Version:
Only the New Stuff

  • Anniversary no Kuni no Alice – Added to the list.  TL: 51%; Edit: 31%; Proofread: 27%
  • Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm (Aokana) – Still alive! “The common route is now finished, in addition to Asuka and Misaki’s routes. This includes editing.” (Link)
  • AstralAir – Big bump up to TL: 22,543/63,940 (35.26%)
  • Clover Day’s – “Just a quick update that we found a new translator who’s working on the Izumi route” (Link)
  • Black Wolves Saga -Bloody Nightmare – 43/65 scripts translated
  • Gore Screaming Show – Re-editing
  • Imouto Paradise 2 – Added to list. TL: 63/298
  • MangaGamer – Tons of updates. See their section below. Some new pre-orders up as well.
  • Muv-Luv projects (Alternative Projects) – The team over at Alternative Projects put out their third podcast episode, and it’s about the Muv-Luv TL projects. Check it out here.
  • Kara no Shoujo 2 (MG) – Demo available here. Pre-order here.
  • Ken ga Kimi – TL: 92/122 scripts
  • Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki (Koisaku) – TL: 42598/49257 (87%);
  • Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Koichoco) – QC: 74%% (294/397) “With the addition of Jon to our team we’ve had good progress on QC in the latter part of June and the beginning of July. We’re now close to the final 100 files left to enter QC” (Link)
  • Koiken Otome – Big QC bump up to 81.53% (33192/ 40710 lines)
  • Koisuru Natsu no Last Resort – First-Pass Edit: dropped a bit down to 68.2%. Really good update on the project here.
  • Lamento – Still not out, but here’s the latest post on Aarin from Berugii (Link). Not much in it, but the project still lives and moves forward.
  • Noble Works – TL: 86.9% ( 50,142 / 57,690)
  • Rance 5D – TL: 91% (Remember: read Maria’s post about the project’s plans)
  • Rance Quest Magnum – TL: 37% (Remember: read Maria’s post about the project’s plans)
  • Rance VI – On hold (Arunaru’s working on MG’s new, official partnership with Alicesoft. More info in this post.)
  • Storm Lover Kai – Patch released on 7/25/15 (Link)
  • Tsujidou-san no Jun’ai Road – Translated: 4.02%
  • White Album 2 – Bump up to TL: 24.38%;
  • Witch’s Garden – Bump up to TL: 52.33% (35167/67201);
  • Raidy III (JAST) – Order it/check it out here
  • Sweet Sweat in Summer (MangaGamer) – Released! Link.
  • Storm Lover Kai – Patch released on 7/25/15 (Link)
  • Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side: 3rd Story – (VNDB) Released! jjjewel on gbatemp released Patch version 1.00 (Released June 20, 2015)
Added to the list this week
  • Anniversary no Kuni no Alice – (VNDB) Märchen TL (Progress) TL: 51%; Edit: 31%; Proofread: 27%
  • Imouto Paradise 2 – (VNDB) Regulator Software (Progress) NSFW. TL: 63/298
Removed from the list this week
  • Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side: 3rd Story – (VNDB) Released! jjjewel on gbatemp released Patch version 1.00 (Released June 20, 2015)
  • Golden Spirit (Black Wolves Saga, Ken ga Kimi, Starry☆Sky ~In Summer~) really needs TL and TLC help as well as image editors. Applications and more info here.
  • Nursery Rhyme – Needs a hacker! Otherwise progress will stall. Link.
  • To Heart 2 – “I could still use a TLC and more editors.” Link.
  • Please note: I did add a bunch of entries to the “recruiting” section. I don’t always scour project websites for this info, though, so if you’re a project leader and are recruiting, please send me an email/PM/leave a comment!

Fan Translation

Fan TL Project Team Brief Status Summary
Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino
AkaAka TL
TL: 98%;
Editing: 15%; 2/3 of common proofread; Demo being tested
Ni Shi Shi TL
TL: 60.2% (1391/2308); latest updates will be found on the project’s IRC channel (#[email protected])
Amairo Islenauts
Sakura Subs
Prologue TL: 100%; Edit: 100%
Common TL: 100%; Edit: 99%
Airi: TL: 0%; Edit: 0%
Masaki TL: 40%; TLC: 25%
Shirley TL: 20%; TLC: 10%
Yune TL: 0%; Edit: 0%
Konoka TL: 40%; TLC: 20%
Bonus TL: 20%; Edit: 0%
Anniversary no Kuni no Alice
Märchen TL (Progress) TL: 51%; Edit: 31%; Proofread: 27%
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm (Aokana)
 “The common route is now finished, in addition to Asuka and Misaki’s routes. This includes editing.”
AstralAir TL
TL: 22,543/63,940 (35.26%)
Ayakashi Gohan!
Hanataba TL
Ayakashi common route: 100%
Haginosuke’s route: 3216/4634 lines (73%)
Manatsu’s route: 2017/4358 lines (46%)
Suou’s route: 2159/5246 lines (41%)
Uta’s route: 2961/8315 lines (36%)
Yomi’s route: 1429/5349 lines (27%)
Trial is translated and patch is available! (link)
Black Wolves Saga -Bloody Nightmare-
Golden Spirit
43/65 scripts translated
Brother Conflict PSP
Bunny Black 2
Seiha TL
Aroduc put together the to-do list and project plan. (Update topic)
Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient
Unknown Fan Group
Countdown timer on their site (~72 days away)
Clover Day’s
Yakusoku TL
Common TL: 100%;
Anzu TL: 49%;
Anri TL: 16%;
Hekiru TL: 10.25%;
Tsubame TL: 0%;
Izumi: 12%;
DSP #3
(Denwatls’ Secret Project)
Very surprising reveal: link.
Gore Screaming Show
Crying TL
TL – 29%
TLC- 0%
Editing – 0% (Re-editing)
Image Editing – 11% NEEDS TL HELP
Loe Quality
Work continues (see here)
Haruka Na Sora
The team is currently focusing on Yosuga no Sora before working on this one.
Haruko Maniax
Alternative Projects
Announced (Link)
Hatsukoi 1/1
Kousetsu Translations
TL: 11409 lines
Edit: ~10200 lines
Hiiro no Kakera
Otome Game TL
Being translated, see site. Latest post: [HnK] Chapter 1 – Day 2 – Part 3
Holy Breaker
Skyspear TL
(Website Coming Soon) (Thread)
Picked up. Looking for TLC.
Imouto Paradise 2
Regulator Software
Added to the list. NSFW. 63/298
Irotoridori no Sekai
SakuSaku TL
PICKED UP.Some progress already reported (link). Needs 1 Editor (critical) and 1 translator.
Ken ga Kimi
Golden Spirit
TL: 92/122 scripts
Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki (Koisaku)
SakuSaku TL
TL: 42598/49257 (87%);
Edit: 28289/49257 (57%);
QC: 28289/49257 (57%);
“Most likely, I’ll be done with Ann by the next update as planned.”
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Koichoco)
Basic TL
TL: 100%
Edit: 100% (397/397)
QC: 74%% (294/397)
Koiken Otome
Flying Pantsu
TL: 96% (39,093 lines);
TLC: 87.99% (35,819 lines);
Edit: 83% (33,824 lines);
QC: 81.53% (33192/ 40710 lines); Prologue patch released.
Koisuru Natsu no Last Resort
(Updates: Page, Doc)
TL: 100%;
First-Pass Edit: 68.2%
TL: 89% (34139/38001);
Edit: 58% (22248/38001)
Kono Oozora H-Scenes Porting Project
(Progress in this thread) Progress and waiting on QC catch-up
Kud Wafter
Project Wafuu
Resumed (Link)
Kurukuru Fanatic
Dark Eye
TL: 74.79%
Aarin Community
8/1/15 – Still close.
Lilium x Triangle
Tiny Lily
Very Soon™. So soon™. Seriously. Soon™.Soon™?
Little Busters EX/ME
Doki & Fuzzy
(Updates: Page, Doc)
Total TL: 98.5% (29712);
Total Edit: 58.27% (17576)
Total QC: 0%
Lovely x Cation
Elevator TL
Overall: 18.7%. New website is up! (Link)
Magical Marriage Lunatics!!
(Progress) Common: TL 74.4%, TLC 8.99%, Edit 8.99%All Routes: TL 18.51%Note: Decay reports the project is at 13,534 lines. I’m going by their website, here, however so that’s why my numbers are lower.
Majikoi A-1
Skyspear TL
Overall: 54.82%
Majikoi S
Maji TL
DONE. RELEASED! Get it here. Will be removed from the list next week.
Monster Girl Quest Paradox
“Temporarily on hold: No, it’s definitely not dead!”
Muv-Luv Altered Fable
Jutsuki Sen
3rd patch released in 2014: with Sumika, Meiya, Kashiwagi routes
Muv-Luv Alternative – Total Eclipse
Alternative Projects
Picked Up
Noble Works
Oxford Comma
TL: 86.9% ( 50,142 / 57,690)
Nursery Rhyme
Needs a hacker! TL: 25.9% (8543/32977)
Edit: 2% (805 / 32977)
Oreimo Tsuzuku (Disc 2)
TL:: 91.8%;
TLC: 78.4%;
Edit: 67.5%
(Progress) TL: 43%Edit: 33%NOT DEAD! Dealing with lots of errors. “So far I have all of Raoul’s and Fantome’s routes translated. I am working on Philip sand would say I’m about half done with them.”
Princess Maker 5
(Updates: Page, Doc) TL (100 – unTLd): 86.06%;
Finalized TL: 32.91%
Rance 5D
2.0 TL
TL: 91%, Edit: 80%
Rance Quest Magnum
2.0 TL
TL: 37%
Rance VI
TL: 88.4% (on hold. See this post)
Re:Birthday Song
Otome Adventures
TL: 16%
Rewrite Harvest Festa
Total progress: 18647/30040 (62.07%) lines. Needs hackers (link)!
Sanarara R
Gao Gao
TL: 14.5% (15/103 parts)
Sayonara wo Oshiete
TL: 29.8% (4269/14309);
Edit: 0%
SonoHana 10
Yuri Project
Some TL , some editing and QC done
SonoHana 11
Yuri Project
Some TL done
Starry Sky ~in Summer~
Golden Spirit
TL: 166/177 scripts
Storm Lover Kai
Patch released on 7/25/15 (Link)
Subarashiki Hibi (SubaHibi)
TL: 100%;
Edit: 98.4%;
Supreme Candy
(Progress) TL: ~33.7% (~14573/43261)
Sweet Pool
Aarin Community
Translation: 100%
Translation checking: 100%
Editing: 100%
Proofreading: 96%
Insertion: 96%
Tasogaredoki no Kyoukaisen
TL, Edit & TLC : 100%;To do:
1) Fix technical stuff;
2) QC
To Heart 2
(Progress) TL: 100%; Edit: 15%; Follow here for the latest.
Tsujidou-san no Jun’ai Road
(Progress) (Repository Link) Translated: 4.02%
Quality Checked: 2.17%
Play Tested: 2.17%
Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete
TL: 15.7%. Looking for TLCers, and editors (link). Opened a Rizon group #WareMete
Wand of Fortune
Otome Game TL
Being translated; see site.Latest post: Week 1 – Day 1 {Part 9}
White Album 2
(Updates: Page, Stats)
TL: 24.38%; Rough patch released
Witch’s Garden
TL: 52.33% (35167/67201);
TLC: 4.35%; (2926/67201)
Edit: 3.11% (2089/67201);
QC: 3.11% (2089/67201);
Yosuga no Sora
Overall TL: 82.92% (32655/39383)



JAST USA (Updates)

Game Brief Status Summary
Flowers In progress.
Raidy III Released! Order on J-List.
Seinarukana Translation is done. Game’s engine is being localized and tested.
Shiny Days Release Date: August 25, 2015. Preorders up on J-List.
Sonicomi Status: In progress.



MangaGamer (Updates)

Mangagamer Brief Status Summary
A Kiss for the Petals – Remember How We Met Announced at AX
Asuka Final Chapter TL & Edit: 100%. In scripting. (VNDB)
Beat Blades Haruka Announced at AX
Bokuten TL: 66.5% Edit: 30.05%
Da Capo 3 TL: 50.6%
Euphoria In Scripting. Pre-Order here!
Free Friends 2 TL and Editing Complete
Gahkthun TL: 100%;
Edit: 32%
Go Go Nippon 2015 TL and Editing Complete
Higurashi (Retranslation) TL: 35.8%; Edit: 18%
Himawari -a pebble in the sky-! Announced at AX
House in Fata Morgana TL: 66.67%;
Edit: 1.3%
Kara no Shoujo 2 Pre-order here. Demo is up (link).
Kindred Spirits On The Roof Announced at OtakonTL: 26.5%; Edit: 10%;
Kuroinu TL: 18.13%;Edit: 7.32%
Myth TL: 1.1%
My Boss’ Wife is My Ex! TL: 42.47%; Edit: 30.9%
OZMAFIA!! TL: 46.65%
Princess Evangile W Happiness Announced at Otakon
The Shadows of Pygmalion Announced at Otakon
Supipara (Ch 1) TL: 59.62%; Edit: 44.49%
Sweet Sweat in Summer Released! Link
Tokyo Babel Announced at Otakon
Umineko When They Cry. Announced

Other pre-orders on MangaGamer:

  • The Menagerie (Lupiesoft) – Link
  • No One But You – Link
  • Sekaiju – Yggdrasil – Link
  • Warrior Princess Asuka: The Final Chapter – Link



Sekai Project (Release Cal)

Sekai Project Release Date / Status
Atom Grrrl Picked up (VNDB)
Ame no Marginal Released! Buy it here. Will be removed from the list next week.
CLANNAD Q4 2015 (I’m told we’re at >75% TL)
Chrono Clock TBD
Dizzy Hearts TBD
fault -milestone two- Demo released, full version slated for Q4 2015
G-Senjou no Maou Picked up! Coming this summer!
Human Reignition Project TBD
Koenchu! TBD
Kokonoe Kokoro Engine Integration/QA
Memory’s Dogma TBD
Moonshot TBD
Narcissu Trilogy Remake TBD
No One But You Steam Page (Link); Pre-order on MangaGamer (Link)
November Boy TBD
PacaPlus TBD
Planet Ruler Engine debug + QA
RaidersSphere4th Steam Early Access Link
Resette TBD
Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition TBD
Rising Angels: Fates TBD
Sacrament Sheep Engine debug and QA
Sakura Beach TBD
Shizuku no Oto TL: 25% + Edit: 20%; Demo Released
Sierra Ops Store Page Up (Link)
Starlight Vega TBD
Sunrider: Liberation Day AX PV released
WAS -The Hourglass of Lepidoptera- Backers have access to private alpha
WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.02 Released! Get ithere.




Stuff from me/Decay/Zaka/helpful friends:

  • Angel Beats! visual novel has released in Japan (VNDB). If you’re playing this and want to write something for the blog, let me know!
  • Many of you don’t know about the project to add to the Miu-path of “Dracu-Riot!” going on here.
  • Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Hits PS Vita This Fall (link)
  • Nekopara Vol. 0 will be releasing at the next Comiket in Japanese, but it seems like an english translation will come later
  • Norn9: Var Commons Coming to PS Vita This Fall (link)

Stuff from /jp/ poster VNTS (thank her/him, not me, if you find this helpful!):

  • Eiyuu Senki – Summer release
  • Moenovel is working on another title
  • Lucky Dog – Possible iOS released based on the ongoing text only fanTL
  • Work being done on a fanTL of Shin Koihime with hopes of getting it licensed (Note: Update posted here)
  • Wish Tale of the Sixteenth Night – Kickstarter planned
  • Harvest December – 3DS ports being released
  • Amnesia – August release planned


The Zakabox

Zakabox™ Commentary

「Please note that while I (and thus the box) did die, I was resurrected through various means, Tay’s misguided assertions aside.

Having been struck with a combination of industriousness and boredom, I’ve somehow written a pre-post box for this week – so I won’t be talking about progress or releases this time. I can’t promise anything in the following weeks of my vacation, but hey, wifi does occasionally happen. Anyway, let’s get onto the actual, sometimes regrettably outdated, commentary…

New localization contender Culture Select, who have at long last started their Kickstarter for Type-Moon inspired VN WISH, did an AMA on Reddit recently. There aren’t that many answers, but they are long and of high quality.

This was a while ago, but I’m not sure if anyone caught it: MG’s Himawari release will be all-ages only, as Front Wing does not intend to make an 18+ version of their remake.

VN studio Dischan is now dead for good, and has shut down its store. As of current you can still log into Dischan’s web shopif you’ve got an account, but this is to be disabled in a bit over two weeks (*future note: even less time now). Dischan previously bled most of its members after its director Jeremy officially declared the end of the Kickstarted Dysfunctional Systems ep 2 and 3 project due to lack of funds and general disillusionment with how things were turning out. Jeremy didn’t actually kill Dischan itself back then, but did end its sojourn as an explicitly commercial company. Do note that Kickstarter refunds will still be paid out as money becomes available.

Being on the road makes using my laptop to read VNs a bit tough at times, which is why, apart from some amusement at the concept, I read Get Dumped. I can recommend it somewhat – it’s not too bad for a free phone VN, but use a walkthrough after you get three ends if you can’t get the fashion disaster one. It’s not originally for phones only, so if you’re feeling adventurous you could just read it on your PC – I’d only recommend it for those with a fetish for the unusual in that case, though.

A lot of VN studios have set up Patreon pages recently. One of those is Alice in Dissonance, creators of the fault series. Off the top of my head, Love in Space (Sunrider) and Lupiesoft (The Reject Demon: Toko) have also done so. More humorously, so did Sekai Project’s CEO, though he explicitly tells you not to give him money. He seems to use it to post some blog-y stuff, including this anecdote about how SP managed to land CLANNAD through the magic of Google Glass.

Texty-game-related: Translator vgperson released a free English version of the somewhat odd 1bitheart, which features friend-making through giving presents, a very sci-fi setting, discussion battles somewhat similar to the Phoenix Wright model, gorgeous artwork, p. cool music, is fairly story-focused, and, uhh, it’s quite nice aight? You can download it here.

Personally? I’m alive and well in France, though the heat can be a huge pain sometimes. I’ve been reading VNs quite a lot, and have actually reached the second chapter of Amairo Islenauts, reading it in Japanese with the help of a text hooker. These things happen surprisingly often when you have no Internet connection. If you’re using a wireless connection, one productivity tip would be to just disconnect and keep it that way for a while.

Anyway, I have to finish this and get it to Tay before the world explodes. Thus, this commentary will now end.」


TAYsteful™ Thoughts

Well. I’m sure I missed stuff, so please speak up in the comments and tell me what I got wrong/new projects I missed. We’re in the “con season”, meaning tons of announcements are coming all the time, and it’s pretty difficult to stay on top of them all without spending a crazy amount of time on this. Thus I really appreciate everyone’s help : ) I’d also like to thank Decay, specifically, for his patience, too — I promised him a guide and getting him going with tag-teaming these VNTS posts. Ah, well. Soon™.

Again, in case you missed them, the Otakon 2015 announcements:

  • MangaGamer (Link): Supipara Chapter 1, Tokyo Babel, The Shadows of Pygmalion, Kindred Spirits On the Roof, Princess Evangile W Happiness
  • Sekai Project (Link): Manga initiative, Tenshin Ranman: Luck or Unlucky!?, Ne No Kami: The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto, Witch Boy Magical Piece, fault -milestone two- side:above, NEKOPARA: Vol 0

It’s pretty fun to have Zaka back(ish). It’s funny how weird it is to write these posts without him. True, he may be a Viking Warlord, but he’s also pretty fun and I look forward to checking in with each other (probably) (maybe) each week.

This week’s header image comes from … me! I successfully upgraded my PC to Windows 10 and to celebrate I made everyone a little surprise. I really like Windows 10, by the way. It’s pretty darn fab. Here’s the full version of the header image if you want it for your wallpaper (2560 x 1600 px):



Have a nice week, everybody : )


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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8 years ago

You forgot to mention “Idol Magical Girl Chiru Chiru Michiru” Part 1 and Part 2 that was released on Steam by Sekai Project about three days ago.

8 years ago

omg, Tay, I didn’t even know that kind of thing could happen in real life. You’re a hero, sacrificing your body for the sake of old ladies everywhere.

8 years ago

Tay has an Ability to attract misfortune like this, lol.

8 years ago

Wow, what a great news to see that Princess Evangile W will be done !!
By the way, does anyone knows anything about the release date of Eiyuu Senki “Summer release” ?
Well, there is still time in this summer, but not much now ^^

8 years ago

i heard mangagamer is trying to get the license of angel beats (or is it sekai? i forget) i don’t remember where i see this though

Zakamutt (not logging in on public wifi)
Zakamutt (not logging in on public wifi)
Reply to  syilphion
8 years ago

They may certainly be trying, but that doesn’t mean they will succeed. Key might actually even do it themselves, like they did with Planetarian on iOS.

…cleantalk, please don’t do this to me and block my message again

8 years ago

Waaaah~ More English-translated visual novels incoming. <3

8 years ago

Windows 10 VN’s

Okay here’s the stuff that works so far (on my end):
Hoshizora no Memoria
Majikoi + Majikoi S
Higurashi (steam ver)
Fruit of Grisaia
fault milestone one
Free Freinds
Princess Evangile

Works but needs display scaling on high DPI settings disabled to use fullscreen mode:
Liar-soft games
Sharin no Kuni
Littlewitch games
Da Capo 1/2
Kara no Shojo
(-It appears most kirikiri based VN’s fall in this category-)
Ever 17 (Needs Windows8.1 patched exe)
Never 7
WEE 1 + 2
Fate Stay / HA
ef (different problem, fixed same way)
MGQ (probably all, but only tested part 1)
Boob Wars 2 (likely 1 as well, but untested)
Edelweiss (Windows 10 fixed a problem I had that stretched the resolution of this game, huh)
Edelweiss Eiden Fantasia
Harem Party
Sweet Sweat in Summer

Feel free to take and post elsewhere and add to it.

8 years ago

I betatested Warrior Princess Asuka! Definitely looking forward to see people’s reactions to the finale of the trilogy!

8 years ago

Yosuga no sora don’t work since i am on W10 64 Pro, i tryed nearly everything … but the game just don’t launch. i was so close to the end of the game, i am just … so sad ! TwT