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Visual Novel Translation Status (06/18/2016)

This week’s header image comes from Kyoto Colorful Days, which released just this week and is available on Steam here. As usual with me, I suck at photoshop, so excuse the lack of fanciness.

Remember the days when four releases in a week was some crazy rare event that we celebrated and Tay went crazy making special banners for? Now I’m thinking “huh, just four?” Boy, how I’ve been spoiled. Anywho, I’m filling in for Tay this week who is unavailable due to some real life circumstances. It’s been a while since I’ve soloed an entire one of these anyway, it’s about time Tay gets a break.

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.

The Short Version: Only the New Stuff

  • 2236 A.D. (Sekai Project) – TL: 57.66% > 62.77%
  • AstralAir – TL and Edit: 84.95% > 88.83%. Amazing progress. You’re almost done, keep it up!
  • Bishoujo Mangekyou – TL: Final script is 81% completed, overall editing 9.9% > 18%.
  • Chrono Clock (Sekai Project) – TL: 17.22% > 19.19%
  • Darekoi (Sekai Project) – TL: 79% > 90.01%
  • Hoshizora no Memoria (Sekai Project) – TL: 11.76% > 13.86%
  • Japanese School Life (Sekai Project) – TL: 40.42% > 56.57%
  • Koiken Otome – QC: 90.2% > 92.38%
  • Labyrinth of Grisaia (Sekai Project) – Steam release planned for next week! (link) 18+ version is still expected to trail a month or longer
  • Love, Guitars, and the Nashville Skyline (Sekai Project) – TL: 62.37% > 77.7%
  • Maitetsu (Sekai Project) – TL: 15.68% > 12.9%. Err, yeah, that’s backwards progress. We’re not entirely sure what happened, but it seems like there was some kind of error with SP’s tracker.
  • Majo Koi Nikki – TL: 7% > 12% (5014/40394)
  • Musumaker – Team merged with the Majo Koi Nikki team, TL on hold until MKN’s release.
  • Muv-Luv – Muv-Luv Extra and Unlimited releasing in July 14th! Pre-order here.
  • Nurse Love Addiction (Degica) – Delayed until July 7th due to quality concerns.
  • Nursery Rhyme – TL: 36.5% > 56% (18120/32977)
  • Nympho Sensei Ryoko (JAST) – “Nypho sensei is having some problems in QA, no eta yet. Looks like it may take a while (late fall)” (link)
  • Rewrite+ (VisualArts USA) – Added to the list this week. Whoops, this was actually announced a few weeks ago. But due to miscommunication, we forgot to add it to the list. My bad. Anyway, for those who don’t know, Rewrite+ is a compilation of Rewrite and Harvest Festa with bonus content including a new route and is being translated officially.
  • Still, I Missed Her (Sekai Project) – TL: 2.29% > 2.54%
  • Tenshin Ranman (Sekai Project) – TL: 25.38% > 29.99%
  • The Orchard of Stray Sheep (Sekai Project) – Steam page is up here.
  • To Heart 2 – Finished proofreading Tamaki route, now proofreading Karin route.
  • Trample on Schatten (JAST) – Translation supposedly complete, standing by for more details. (link)
  • Tsui Yuri – Edit: 8% > 29%
  • Wish Tale of the Sixteenth Night (Culture Select) – Editing done, in QA.
  • WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.03 (Sekai Project) – 94.67% > 97.15%

New Releases

Removed This Week

  • Homeless School Girl – Released. Get the patch here.
  • Muv-Luv Altered Fable – This is actually a part of Photonflowers, a fandisc that is being officially brought over by Degica with the rest of the Muv Luv stuff. So I guess that means we’ve had it on the Fan TL list for a solid nine months after the plans for a fan patch have been canned, oops.
  • Muv-Luv Alternative – Total Eclipse – I’m actually not 100% sure what’s happening with this. But there has been no signs of activity for a very long time and I suspect if it comes out, it will again be by Degica’s hands.
  • The House in Fata Morgana – Released. Buy it on MangaGamer here. This is what happens when you take a week off, Tay. :^)
  • Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete – The TL is just dead. No sign of activity for a very long time.

All the Game Updates:

Fan Translation Projects

Fan Translation Projects

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JAST USA Projects

JAST USA (Updates; Archive)

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Other
  • Starless – Script check 10%, added new mosaic to fix list.
MangaGamer Projects

MangaGamer (Updates)

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Other
  • Rance 5D, Rance VI, and Rance Quest fan translations on hold in anticipation of potential official release by MangaGamer.
Sekai Project Projects

Sekai Project (Update Page)

These percentages should be seen as vague indicators of progress, and are not entirely accurate due to a variety of reasons.

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Other
  • Here’s a handy link to sort Sekai Project’s Steam releases by release date: link
Misc. Projects

Other Projects

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The Zakabox

— Commentary Section —

Zakabox™ Commentary

「 … 」[Zaka will probably edit this space to include his commentary later. Come back later for some Swedish deliciousness. – Decay]

Decay’s Musings

Whew, doing this on your own is kinda exhausting! I have been helping out every week, usually completing a few tables to speed things along, but it’s been a while since I’ve done the whole thing by myself. I feel like I lost my groove. Hopefully I didn’t screw anything up too badly. Oh, the header image? You try opening the PSD Tay gave me. I still have nightmares from what I witnessed that day.

On to the news of the week, I’m not gonna lie, I’m pumped for Labyrinth/Meikyuu. Yeah, I know it ends on a total cliffhanger. I know it’s very different from Fruit/Kajitsu. But I’m way too big of a Grisaia fan to not play this ASAP. I really hope they’re able to release it next week like they’re aiming to. I’m a little disappointed that I never was able to finish the Kajitsu replay I started earlier in the year but shit just kept getting in the way. I think to this day, Kajitsu stands as my second favorite VN of all time. I know it’s the mainstream choice and all, but hey, sometimes things are popular for good reason. So yeah, bring on the next game, finally.

I’m pretty excited for the AstralAir translation. It seems like the translator is really busting their ass to whip out the last parts of the script. And props to Chuee for keeping up on the editing. Granted, the translation won’t be immediately released as soon as the TL and editing are done. It will go through a QC process that could take quite a while. Hopefully not as long as Koisaku’s QC process, but you never know. That team seems dedicated to getting their releases just right, which is a good thing in my book.

If you’re just now reading the Higurashi series as the retranslations release, you’re in for a treat with this one. Chapter 3 is one of my favorite chapters, and also one of the most frustrating, in a way. But the way they utilize that frustration and then vindicate it later on in the series is actually kind of smart. And also, this one may not be one of the goriest or violent chapters, but it’s still one of the most brutal, for its own reasons. Basically, it’s good, read it! It’s the point in the series where Higurashi really started grabbing me.

Highway Blossoms comes out next week and SolidBatman is reviewing that one. He seems to like it so far. I dunno, I’m not super into the premise, I’m more interested in Alienworks’ Human Reignition Project. But perhaps Highway Blossoms will be a good test of their EVN chops. I have high hopes for that team and HRP.

Well, that’s it for me this week. Have a good one, everyone!

TAYsteful™ Thoughts

[Tay has to deal with some personal stuff so he won’t make it. Hopefully he’ll be here next week! – Decay]

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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NeoAnkara
NeoAnkara
8 years ago

At this rate AstralAir will be finished before KoiSaku.

Kud
Kud
Reply to  NeoAnkara
8 years ago

AstralAir needs to go through 2nd pass/QC so unless the Koisaku team sleeps on the task or pull off some other “official” release it’s impossible.
By the way I kinda remember you saying something like Subahibi coming out before Koichoco so keep for yourself those predictions of yours…they bring bad luck

Kud
Kud
Reply to  Kud
8 years ago

Ah no it was Aokana

NeoAnkara
NeoAnkara
Reply to  Kud
8 years ago

I blame it to OriRen for being unreliable. Still waiting for the promised May update but still got nothing at this point.

VirginSmasher
VirginSmasher
Reply to  NeoAnkara
8 years ago

I’ve seen on the forums that he’s left them completely. I don’t know if he’s actually continuing the translation, but it doesn’t seem likely.

littleshogun
littleshogun
8 years ago
pioshfd
pioshfd
8 years ago

I apologize, but isn’t Highway Blossoms already out?

Tzu
Tzu
Reply to  pioshfd
8 years ago

Yeah, I’m pretty sure it’s out already since I own the game. It’s 15% off until the 24th so perhaps it was a misreading?

pioshfd
pioshfd
Reply to  Decay
8 years ago

It seems like a lot of work to find it all. Thank you for compiling this.

nos
nos
8 years ago

Really hype for da capo 3 hope it coming soon

and koi saku will it done this year? i really hype for this game actually but my train already crash once last year but i keep cheking every month until it only qc left and i get my hope up again then i thought proofreading was just reading story once more so i thought it would be released after 2-3 weeks but 2 month still no

Anonymousposter
Anonymousposter
8 years ago

Does anyone know if Rewrite+ is getting a physical release? Or is it going straight to steam?

And what is the release date for the English version of this and Planetarian HD?

Michael
Michael
8 years ago

Great to see The Labyrinth of Grisaia is finally coming out! Been waiting so long. I saw the anime of it (which was only a special).

Been playing Kyoto Colorful Days. Its not bad. Quite average in my book, but, the art is nice and I’m glad its voiced.

TrickZZter
TrickZZter
8 years ago

One more release:
War of the Human Tanks – Limited Operations
http://store.steampowered.com/app/301930
https://vndb.org/v18563

TR
TR
8 years ago

There are 3 Mahoyo TL projects in your list. Which of them are alive?

zaidk
zaidk
7 years ago

what about soukoku no arterial translation ?