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Visual Novel Translation Status (19/12/2015)

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Good day, friends. We’ve got two new releases, several impending releases, and oodles of progress! Tay seems be experiencing a litany of internet issues, so I’m here to hold down the fort. This week, we’re even on time! I’ll also probably be doing the posts the next two weeks. I will look to do full-featured updates but with the holidays coming up I may have to resort to truncated updates. I’m enough of a loser that this doesn’t seem very likely, though.

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. If you find any errors, or you think a project is missing from this list, please let me know in the comments. Any new updates are marked by orange text.

The Short Version:
Only the New Stuff

  • Ayakashi Gohan! – A couple routes received modest boosts, Asagi (46%) and Suou (55%)
  • Black Wolves Saga – Now fully edited and TLC is at 59/65 scripts.
  • Dorei to no Seikatsu -Teaching Feeling- – From the creator of Love at First Sight comes this new game, this time 18+, about raising a rescued former slave girl. Full translation is released, QA is being done and a revised patch is seemingly planned. Credit goes to the peeps in the following links, and also Quof for doing the main story translation. (Text translation) (Interface translation) (DLSite English NSFW)
  • Harumade, Kururu – 65.5% on the first route.
  • Ken ga Kimi – Editing moved up to 108/122 and translation checking to 52/122.
  • Koisaku – 2nd pass editing is complete! One more editing pass is required. It appears that the progress chart on their site is no longer updated.
  • Koiken Otome – A little bit of a TLC bump this week, up to 93.91%
  • Noble Works – Total TL progress now 96.5%. Told you guys! New ground is being tread on the final route.
  • Rance Quest Magnum – Another percent bump, 54%.
  • Starry Sky ~In Summer~ – TLC is up to 137/177.
  • Sukimazakura to Uso no Machi -19.8%.
  • Utawarerumono 2? – BLACKlabel translations has been poking and prodding the PS3/PS4/PSV sequel to Utawarerumono. They’ve managed to extract all of the scripts and images, but so far no actual translation is planned so don’t get too excited. Even if they were to do so, they’ll have to finish Utawarerumono Portable first. (link)
  • Witch’s Garden – Another boost to 63.88%.
  • SoniComi – JAST is asking for input on the LE editions of the game (Link). Also revealed some more information, it will contain some of the new content from the PS3 version.
  • Beat Blades Haruka – Now in beta testing. We may have missed this and a couple other MG updates in the last week or two, apologies for that. We should be caught up now.
  • Bokuten – 73% TL.
  • Da Capo 3 – Crawling to 70.3% TL, 57.6% editing.
  • House in Fata Morgana – 95% TL, 9% editing.
  • Kindred Spirits – Now fully edited and in scripting.
  • MYTH – 87% TL and 81% edited
  • OZMAFIA!! – 92% TL and 14.33% edited.
  • Supipara Chapter 1 – In scripting.
  • Tokyo Babel – 91% TL and 23% edited.
  • Atom Grrrl – Now on Steam Greenlight: Link.
  • WAS -The Hourglass of Lepidoptera- – Released! Steam page: Link

Fan Translation


Fan TL Project Team Brief Status Summary
Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino
AkaAka TL
  • 11/15/15 Update – Work still ongoing, but some of the team are unresponsive. You can see everything completed here.
Ni Shi Shi TL
  • TL: 64.7% (1495/2308 scripts)
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: 55%;
  • Edit: 39%;
  • Proofread: 28%
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm (Aokana)
  • Common Route – Complete! (TL/Edits)
  • Asuka’s Route – Complete! (TL/Edits)
  • Misaki’s Route – Complete! (TL/Edits)
  • Mashiro’s Route – Complete! (TL/Edits)
  • Rika’s Route – Translating
  • Extra Material – TBA
AstralAir TL
  • TL:39,482 / 64,880 (60.85%)
Ayakashi Gohan!
Hanataba TL
  • Ayakashi common route: 100%
  • Asagi’s route: 2568/5631 lines (46%)
  • Haginosuke’s route: 3798/4634 lines (82%)
  • Manatsu: 2041/4358 lines (47%)
  • Suou’s route: 2905/5246 lines (55%)
  • Uta: 100%!
  • Yomi: 1429/5349 lines (27%)
  • Trial is translated and patch is available! (link)
Black Wolves Saga -Bloody Nightmare-
Golden Spirit
  • TL: 65/65 scripts
  • Edit: 65/65 scripts
  • TLC: 59/65 scripts
Brother Conflict PSP
  • Passion Pink: TL – 100%; Still needs formatting and inserting (link)
  • Brilliant Blue: TL – : 5%
  • Note: Despite JP Vita release, the team is continuing the project (link)
Bunny Black 2
Seiha TL
  • Preliminary work has begun, there’s plans for a partial patch. (Update topic)
  • Posted more detailed information
Clover Day’s
Yakusoku TL
  • Common TL: 100%;
  • Anzu TL: 49%;
  • Anri TL: 100%;
  • Hekiru TL: 10.25%;
  • Tsubame TL: 40%;
  • Izumi: 12%;
Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient
Hysteric 4 U
  • Update: Release now planned for 2016, still working on the project, and the team is fielding questions about the project (Link)
Dorei to no Seikatsu -Teaching Feeling-
Quof & spacegodzilla & jellypubes
  • Complete text translation released (Link)
  • Interface translation released separately (Link)
  • Undergoing QA/playtesting
DSP #3
(Denwatls’ Secret Project)
Fate/Hollow Ataraxia Voice Porting Project
  • Ongoing (Tay: if you’re looking forward to this, I suggest following the thread)
Gore Screaming Show
Crying TL
  • TL – 29%
  • TLC- 0%
  • Editing – 12% (Re-editing)
  • Image Editing – 11%
  • Temporarily on Hold: “*At this current time, I’m unable to get in-contact with the translators. So whether they are too busy at the moment is unknown. I will probably know more later. This project has stopped until I can find more or and get in-contact with the others.*” (Link)
Loe Quality TL
(Progress) (Twitter)
  • Common Route – Done
  • Marina Route – Complete
  • Ayana´s route – Complete
  • Ren’s Route – (Next)
  • Patch Release (Link)
Harumade, Kururu.
Silent Summer Translations
  • Harem Route: 65.5%
  • Common Route: 0%
  • Akio Route: 0%
  • Shizuka Route: 0%
  • Fuyune Route: 0%
  • Harumi Route: 0%
  • True Route: 0%
Hatsukoi 1/1
Kousetsu Translations
  • TL: 11,409 lines
  • Edit: ~10,200 lines
Hiiro no Kakera
Otome Game TL
Hoka no Onna no Ko to H wo Shiteiru Ore wo Mite Koufun Suru Kanojo
Washi TL (Progress)
  • TL: 7,843 lines
  • Edit: 2,334 lines
Iinazuke wa Imouto-sama!
Imouto TL
Immoral Little
Tiny Lily
  • TL: 500/11,626
  • Release Goal: February 30th
Irotoridori no Sekai
SakuSaku TL
  • TL: 1747/50663 (3%)
  • Congrats to the team on getting started!
Ken ga Kimi
Golden Spirit
  • TL: 116/122 scripts
  • Edit: 108/122
  • TLC: 52/122
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
Alternative Projects
  • First chapter’s translation completed (link)
  • All the common routes for KGNE have now been completed! (Link)
Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki (Koisaku)
SakuSaku TL
  • TL: 49257/49257 (100%)
  • 2nd editing pass complete, awaiting final pass and script finalization (Link)
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Koichoco)
Basic TL
  • Patch 1.0 is officially out! Get it here. Congratulations to the team!
  • Please give the team your thanks and support on that thread.
  • Hotfix for DMM and “The Best” versions released. (link)
Koiken Otome
Flying Pantsu
  • TL: 97.90% (39,856 lines);
  • TLC: 93.91% (38,230 lines);
  • Edit: 88.90% (36,194 lines);
  • QC: 81.53% (33,192/ 40,710 lines); Prologue patch released.
  • TL: 89% (34139/38001);
  • Edit: 58% (22248/38001)
  • Not dead (Link)
Kono Oozora Retranslation Project
(Progress in this thread)
  • Amane’s and Ageha’s routes are partially translated, all other routes are 100% TL-ed and edited. Patch won’t be finished this year, but early~ish 2016 might be possible, unless we encounter some unexpected issues again. (link)
Kud Wafter
Project Wafuu
  • TL: 39.12%
Kurukuru Fanatic
Dark Eye
  • TL: 87.5%
Lovely x Cation
Elevator TL
  • Overall: 26%
Lover Able
  • Temporarily stalled
  • (12/05 – Site is down)
  • TL: 6.84%
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru
Commie Fansubs
(Progress – outdated)
  • Fully translated, undergoing editing.
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru
Loe Quality
  • 2.2/200+ scripts translated
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru
nrvnqsr Team (Progress)
  • Ongoing
  • Partial Patch for Chapters 1-5 available here.
Majikoi A-1
Maji TL
  • Overall: 64%
Monster Girl Quest Paradox
(Blog) (MGQP-Related Posts)
  • “Progress: Not as much as I’d like”
  • MGQ Paradox English Patch v1.21b released (see this post).
Muv-Luv Altered Fable
Jutsuki Sen
  • 3rd patch released in 2014: with Sumika, Meiya, Kashiwagi routes
Muv-Luv Alternative – Total Eclipse
Alternative Projects
Noble Works
Oxford Comma
  • TL: 96.5% (55,567/57,690)
Nursery Rhyme
  • TL: 36.5% (12032/32977)
  • Edit: 2% (805 / 32977)
Oreimo Tsuzuku (Disc 2)
  • TL:: 99.3%;
  • TLC: 82.1%;
  • Edit: 73.1%
  • Needs more volunteers!
  • 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: 100%,
  • Edit: 100%;
  • Now being revised
Rance Quest Magnum
2.0 TL
  • TL: 54%
Rance VI
Re:Birthday Song
Otome Adventures
  • TL: 65% (Update: link)
Rewrite Harvest Festa
  • Total Lines: 22,583/30,040 (75.18%)
  • Needs hackers
Sanarara R
Gao Gao
  • TL: 14.5% (15/103 parts).
  • TL on hold, awaiting new tools.
Sayonara wo Oshiete
  • TL: 29.8% (4269/14309);
  • Edit: 0%
Shin Koihime Musou
SKM Team
  • Story: 100%
  • Character Events: 85.9%
  • H-Scenes: 17.2% (Everyone hates H-Scenes)
  • Battle: 34%
  • Comprehensive Total: 69.2% (Including Battles)
  • Non-weighted Total: 74.8% (Excluding Battles)
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: 177/177 scripts
  • Edit: 177/177 scripts
  • TLC: 137/177
Subarashiki Hibi (SubaHibi)
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 98.4% (number may not be accurate, parts are being re-edited);
  • Currently being edited by Deoto.
Sukimazakura to Uso no Machi
onlyMyRailgun & Team
  • TL: 19.8%
  • Partial patch released (link)
Supreme Candy
  • TL: ~33.7% (~14573/43261)
Sweet Pool
Aarin Community
  • Translation: 100%
  • Translation checking: 100%
  • Editing: 100%
  • Proofreading: 96%
  • Insertion: 96%
  • “We did finish the proofreading and translation for all the scripts and are in the middle of doing a final tidy up/check before it is beta-tested.” (Link)
Tasogaredoki no Kyoukaisen
  • TL, Edit & TLC : 100%;
  • To do:
    • 1) Fix technical stuff (95% done);
    • 2) Image Editing;
    • 2) QC
To Heart 2
Ittaku Subs
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 35%;
  • Follow here for the latest.
Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete
  • TL: 15.7%. Looking for TLCers, and editors (link)
  • Opened a Rizon group #WareMete
Utawarerumono Portable
BLACKlabel translations
  • – Graphics: 99.9%
  • – Translation: [ 158 / 616 files* ] (updated 29.10.2015)
  • – Script Check: [ 93 / 616 files ] [ 10912 / ~37500** lines ] re)translated (updated 12.11.2015)
  • – Misc. hacking: 99%
    * all files (not all 616 contain text that need translation)
    ** estimated count of lines that need a translation.
Wand of Fortune
Otome Game TL
White Album 2
(Updates: Page, Stats)
  • TL: 41.81%;
  • Rough patch released
  • Introductory Chapter has undergone editing.
Witch’s Garden
  • TL: 63.88% (42930/67201)
  • TLC: 4.63%; (3,113/67,201)
  • Edit: 3.31% (2,221/67,201);
  • QC: 3.11% (2,089/67,201);
Yosuga no Sora
  • Overall TL: 84.07% (33109/39383)

JAST USA (Updates; Archive)

Game Database Entry Summary of the Current Status
Bitch na Ichinichi VNDB
  • TL: 100%
  • Editing in Prog
  • Now: Mosaic removal, Interface translation
Django VNDB
  • Waiting on TL
Flowers VNDB
  • Translation finished!
  • In editing
  • Preparing for engine port.
  • Game site was updated
Seinarukana VNDB
  • Translation and coding finished
  • Waiting on LE materials
  • QA checking in progress
Sonicomi VNDB
  • TL is done
  • Editing in prog
  • Building launcher
  • Game site is up
  • JAST is asking for input on what you’d like to see in LE versions (Link)
Sumaga VNDB
  • TL is done
  • Editing in prog
Sweet Home VNDB
  • TL: 24%
  • DRM Removal
Trample on Schatten VNDB
  • TL: 83%
  • Shiny Days (JAST) –Testing new patch, preparing roll-up patch
  • Starless – Script check 10%, added new mosaic to fix list.

MangaGamer (Updates)

Mangagamer Database Entry Brief Status Summary
Beat Blades Haruka VNDB
  • TL: 100%
  • Edit: 100%
  • In beta testing
Bokuten VNDB
  • TL: 73%
  • Edit: 35%
Da Capo 3 VNDB
  • TL: 70.3%
  • Edit: 57.6%
Free Friends 2 VNDB
  • TL and Editing Complete
Gahkthun VNDB
  • Pre-Order here!
  • Demo available here!
  • Release Date: December 23
Higurashi (Retranslation) VNDB
  • First two chapters are released.
  • Chapter 3: Tatarigoroshi – No progress reported
Himawari -a pebble in the sky-! VNDB
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 100%;
  • Side Stories: done!
  • In scripting
The House in Fata Morgana VNDB
  • TL: 95%;
  • Edit: 9%
Kindred Spirits On The Roof VNDB
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 100%;
  • In Scripting
Kuroinu VNDB
  • TL: 18.13%;
  • Edit: 18.13%
  • TL: 87%
  • Edit: 81%
My Boss’ Wife is My Ex! VNDB
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 100%
  • TL: 92%
  • Edit: 14.33%
Princess Evangile W Happiness VNDB
  • Announced at Otakon
The Shadows of Pygmalion VNDB
  • Announced at Otakon
Supipara (Ch 1) VNDB
  • TL: 100%;
  • Edit: 100%
  • In scripting
Tokyo Babel VNDB
  • TL: 91%
  • Edit: 23%
Umineko When They Cry VNDB
  • Announced

Other orders on MangaGamer:

  • No One But You – Link
  • Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish – Link

Sekai Project (Update Page)

Game Database Entry Release Date / Status
Atom Grrrl VNDB
  • TL: 100%
  • On Steam Greenlight: Link
Chrono Clock VNDB
  • TBD
Dizzy Hearts VNDB
  • TBD
Human Reignition Project VNDB
  • TBD
Koenchu! VNDB
  • TBD
Kokonoe Kokoro VNDB
  • Engine Integration/QA
Labyrinth of Grisaia VNDB
  • In Translation
Memory’s Dogma VNDB
  • TBD
Moonshot VNDB
  • TBD
Narcissu Trilogy Remake VNDB
  • Narcissu 0 TL: 89.23%
  • Narcissu 3rd TL: 88.54%
Ne no Kami: The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto VNDB
  • TL: 37.79%
No One But You VNDB
  • Steam Page (Link);
  • Pre-order on MangaGamer (Link)
November Boy VNDB
  • TBD
PacaPlus VNDB
  • TBD
Planet Ruler ?
  • Engine debug + QA
Ressette’s Prescription ?
  • TL: 100%
Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition VNDB
  • Prefundia up. (Link)
Rising Angels: Fates VNDB
  • TBD
Sacrament Sheep VNDB
  • Engine debug and QA
Sierra Ops VNDB
Starlight Vega VNDB
  • TBD
Sunrider: Liberation Day VNDB
  • AX PV released
WAS -The Hourglass of Lepidoptera- VNDB
  • Released! Buy it here.
  • No voices at first, will be added as they’re made available.
  • TL: 8.26%

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

Other Licensed Translations

Game Company, Progress Notes
Libra of the Vampire Princess
  • MiKandi Japan
  • Prefundia page (Link)
  • Kickstarter launched (Link)
Little Busters Perfect Edition
  • Fruitbat Factory (Site)
  • Licensed by Fruitbat Factory
  • Working with Doki Fansubs to finish TL
Harvest December
  • Circle Entertainment (Site)
  • Released! Available on NA and EU 3DS eShops.
Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish
  • Fruitbat Factory (Site)
  • Game Site (Link)
  • Release Date: February 29th, 2016
  • Available on both MangaGamer and Steam.
Tomoyo After
  • Waku Productions
  • Read Doki’s post about the project here.
Wish Tale of the Sixteenth Night
  • Total Progress: 28.62%

The Zakabox

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Zakabox™ Commentary

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[Zaka status – unknown]

Decay’s Musings

This week was a pretty decent one! Plenty of updates, including a load of MangaGamer updates. The Koisaku news is exciting, although in the update post Akerou disclosed that this third editing pass will take two weeks per route. Perhaps my christmas hopes were a bit unfounded. Noble Works, though, that’s a translation that is finishing up rather rapidly. I’m glad we can finally post another concrete update on translation progress. As I said last week, a release this year is still in the cards. I also wonder what’s happening with Tasogaredoki no Kyoukaisen. Nothing has happened in months, yet it’s so close to the end. If there’s some major obstacle in the way of release, I wish they’d post about it. I’m sure there’s someone in the community who could help.

There’s something else exciting happening, largely unrelated to the VN scene, a Playstation 3 emulator by the name of  RPCS3 has been making a surprising amount of progress over the last year or so. Several (graphically simple) games are playable, and even run at full speed! I predict that by the time any Utawarerumono 2 translation comes out, it will be fully playable in emulators. Check out some videos of games running in it here. The next obstacle: My aging CPU is probably going to be inadequate for the emulator.

In personal news, I have turned 30 years old a couple days ago. It’s a complicated feeling being involved in a hobby so many view as childish at my age. Should I have moved on by now? Am I “too old” to be excited by romantic visual novels and to be writing about them? Should I really be liking Noble Works this much, or be looking forward to Da Capo 3 or Gahkthun? How much longer should or will I even be doing this for? Many of you may scoff at my worries, but it’s not something you really understand until you actually get to this position in life.

Even the most stalwart wizards out there have their moments of doubt. After my own period of self-reflection, all I can say is that I like what I like and I don’t see any reason to fight it. Whether it’s a year from now or ten, there will probably be a point where I no longer get excited by anything in this hobby. But until then, I’ll just embrace the feelings I have, regardless of what society thinks of it. This part of my early-mid-life-crisis: conquered.

This week’s header image is from Witch’s Garden, selected almost at random because the two releases this week don’t have applicable CGs uploaded anywhere. Not salty.

TAYsteful™ Thoughts

[Tay is still engaged in his ongoing struggle with his troublesome internet providers – Decay]


Hello, I'm Decay, an avid fan of visual novels and a regular poster on Fuwanovel. Also, I now review and write about VNs officially for Fuwanovel? Yeah, that started happening at some point. You may also see me on VNDB as dk382.

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8 years ago

From which VN is tihs picture on the very top?

Reply to  Decay
8 years ago


8 years ago

i thought koitate was hinatarte….


8 years ago

Bruh. I’m a 25 years old girl and I love videogames in general. I kinda know how you feel.

“I’ll just embrace the feelings I have, regardless of what society thinks of it”. That’s beautiful. Makes me love this gamer world even more 🙂

Reply to  Lizeth
8 years ago

Well Said! I’m turning 25 in a few days, and I have no plans to decrease the amount of anime, manga and VN’s I turn to on a daily basics. I where my fandom on my sleeve at home and at work. Don’t let anyone speak down to something you love 😀

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Some Guy
8 years ago

Being in my late 30’s, I don’t feel you have anything to worry about. As long as you are taking care of yourself and understand how to play nice with others irl, just enjoy the things you enjoy without being selfconcious; you only live once in this life – might as well enjoy it.

8 years ago

Da Capo 3, Bokuten… LB Perfect Edition…. Irotoridori no Sekai. I give my full support

8 years ago

New update on Kimi ga Nozomu Eien that I hope you can fit in to next week’s update! Happy holidays!