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Visual Novel Translation Status (10/15/2016)

This week’s header image comes from our two releases: Kisaragi no Hougyoku (Infinitemangastudios) (get it here.); and the unfortunately-titled Busty Maid: Creampie Heaven! (MangaGamer) (Get it here.).

Just wanted to thank everybody for their feedback and comments last week detailing your VNTS reading habits. Don’t fret if you missed it — our year-end surveys are coming up, so look forward to your annual chance to yell at us and whip us into shape!

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

New Releases!

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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MangaGamer Projects

MangaGamer (Updates)

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Sekai Project Projects

Sekai Project (Update Page)

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

Misc. Projects

Other Projects

10/14 Note: I missed two updates in the below table! I’ll put them up here for now, and fix them in the table next week! Also, just want to send a shoutout and much < 3 to Phlebas for the update comments! : )

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— Commentary Section —

Zakabox™ Commentary


Decay’s Musings

Uguu, Decay here. I’m all clogged up this week with a sore throat and a nose like a leaky faucet. Thankfully, the illness isn’t that bad. For as many ways my body went bad on me almost as soon as I breached the age of 30, the one part that holds strong is my extremely resilient immune system. Even a mild cold such as this happens only once every few years. Maybe in another 10 years that will go, too. Yay, aging.

Anyway, I’m tired and should get some sleep, so extra short commentary this week. Thankfully Tay made up for it with everyone’s favorite, chat logs! I know with that tantalizing nugget of information you’re now all chomping at the bits to witness the hilarity below, but before you furiously scroll past this, I have this week’s Track of the Week for you all! Geofront by Carpainter. A catchy, upbeat synth sound that’s fun to listen to. Enjoy your weekend, everyone.


TAYsteful™ Thoughts

Deep cuts from VNTS Fridays: Decay and Zaka can be cruel. This comes as no surprise to our long-standing readers, but for those of you who are new and assume that these VNTS posts spring fully-grown and armored from my mind (or Decay’s mind, depending on the table and/or week), please allow me to rain on your parade.

I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s step back. You need to understand: I’m not a fan of porn in visual novels, but it’s a fact of life that it’s there, and I manage. Yet, every now and then, the absurdity of VN porn reaches some as-yet-unquantified threshold and triggers TayIncredulity™. I usually deal with this stupid-porn-overload by doing what any good Western-US-native does: passive aggressively refusing to add it to VNTS until Decay forces me to. Failing that, I just conveniently “forget” about the game until Decay or Zaka makes it impossible to feign ignorance anymore.

Today’s a decent example of this: our scene begins late Friday evening when I (Tay) skip into the computer room, fresh from a field of daisies and wildflowers, sit down at the desk to work, and am greeted by the following (paraphrased) line in the VNTS Skype Command HQ chat: “Hi Tay. Guess what? Your favorite game — ever — was released this weekBusty Maid: Creampie Heaven! (MangaGamer page: here). Don’t forget about it, again. OR ELSE.”

These guys take an alarming amount of joy in reminding me that games like BM: CH! or — even worse — “Please Bang My Wife” (Mangagamer page: here) exist. Facts I’d rather leave in the darker recesses of my mind. Like I said, my typical defense mechanism is to conveniently forget (or passive aggressively “forget”) about them and leave them off the tables. Failing that, and if Decay pushes me, bad things can happen.

I’ve got more examples. So. many. more. The following is a real exchange between the three of us. Please take a benzodiazepine or a tall drink before reading the following transcript. Failing to do so may irreparably damage your psyche.

“Skype Log from 9/9/2016 – In Which Tay Loses His Mind And Guesses PBMW’s Plot”

Decay: K.

Decay: For SP keep in mind they announced a new game today

Decay: Since you liked “Funbag Fantasy” so much, you’re going to love this new one’s title

Decay: “Please bang my wife.”

Tay: Good Lord

Tay: the hate is very strong

Decay: Please Bang My Wife is about a couple where the wife is discovered to be cheating. When the husband confronts her, she says it’s because the other guy can last for hours at a time in bed. The husband suddenly thinks that this is hot and asks to watch

Decay: a lovely little story

Tay: Then we find out the only reason why the wife enjoys frequent, hours-long sex is because cancer has thrown off her pain receptors, and she’s actually been progressively internally bleeding with each episode of intercourse.

Tay: gah

Tay: I hate that

Tay: I hate that so much

Tay: I’m going back to VNTS, now

Decay: hahaha

Zaka: spoilers : (

Zaka: not that im ever going to read it

Tay: spoilers: she dies

Zaka: nice!

Tay: the lover is convicted for manslaughter

Zaka: that seems fun

Tay: the husband kills himself

Decay: Tay must be a big fan to have already read this

Tay: the children spend their lives in foster care

Tay: the eldest falls into bad company, spends time in jail, works security for the rest of his life

Tay: the middle child, a girl, turns out alright

Tay: the youngest gets a girl pregnant in middle school and is dead from drug OD in his freshman year of high school

Tay: the dog dies from eating drugs left out on the counter

Tay: the woman’s mother spends her golden years crying quietly in a retirement home

Tay: the woman’s father breaks under stress and has his own affair. Thus causing the separation with his wife/her mom.

Tay: He regrets it and drinks himself to oblivion. By the time he comes out of it, he’s paper-thin from a lung cancer he didn’t know he had.

Tay: The cancer was benign, but he’s left with emphysema and wastes away before our very eyes

Tay: he dies after his body literally eats itself trying to force his chest to breathe

Tay: He was in pain the entire time

Tay: It lasted twelve hours

Decay: this is a pretty deep story

Tay: Oh the horror

Tay: fin.

Decay: maybe i should pre order it

Tay: I’m going back to VNTS now

So, yeah. These two are meanies. That’s all! Have a good week, everybod— wait! One more thing! A quick update about some site work I did this week:

  • Fixed, uploaded, tested, and launched FuwaFabulous v2 forums theme
  • Added several VNs to the site to test a new VN uploader system
  • Went through and categorized external VN reviews, all of which are now integrated into the site properly

Have a good 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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7 years ago

What wonderful commentary from Tay this week.

Now for something special. I am very proud to preemptively announce our upcoming MangaGamer staff pick: Funbag Fantasy!

(I’m serious)
(Look at the sidebar on the top of the page if you don’t know what the staff picks are)

7 years ago
7 years ago

Heads up: the VNDB link for Busty Maid is broken.

7 years ago

I am barely reading any +18 vn beyond vanilla/pure love scenes so I can understand why Tay finds “Please Bang My Wife” really disturbing. But “Busty Maid: Creampie Heaven!” doesn’t seems to be that disturbing. I mean its seems like a nukige with lots of “normal” H scenes (I didn’t read it though just checked out a bit).

In that case I wonder what’s Tay impression of vns like Starless or euphoria?

Reply to  You-kun
7 years ago

“Written by the gods themselves.” -Tay (possibly)

7 years ago

I just hate netorare and those violent hardcore sm where you have to hit and hurt the girls, of course scat too…. Aside from that ,everything is good

7 years ago

Tay, your levels of snark are truly inspiring. I, too, roll my eyes at such obvious porn titles. I do find it amusing how bad porn/bad porn titles exist across all the mediums, though.

Reply to  Katie
7 years ago

Meh, bad porn exist because in reality of modern social life, it did happen too at some point…… it’s just like reading a newspaper article, that’s why it’s meh….

7 years ago

This week VNTS Review from mine, and once again you forgot Grisaia update there.

7 years ago

I want a skype log section every week.

7 years ago


Asking again if it’s possible to fix the RSS feeds. As it is, the content of the posts is not being displayed on feed managers / RSS readers, and we’re forced to visit the website to read the posts. This used to work well prior to the site redesign, and I’ve been sorely missing it. :<

Takashi rei
Takashi rei
7 years ago

From SP tracker: “Wagamama High Spec is 100% translated. Editing and Engine work in progress.”
Still thanks for your work
P.S. NOOOOOO! YOU SPOILERED ME ALL THE PLOT OF PBMW. I wanted to read it because I like NTR…

Reply to  Takashi rei
7 years ago

wondering how many translators have been tasked with translating wagahigh in the end, as the progress seems to be rather of unnatural speed. guess it´s good bye consistency, not sure if that´s something one should feel that happy about…

Reply to  shambala-zero
7 years ago

Consistency can be maintained across multiple translators with good editing and coordination. Tokyo Babel felt wholly consistent for instance, and that was two translators.

Wagahigh had a similar jump to 100% soon after we posted this week’s update. My guess? There are maybe three translators, one of them used SP’s proprietary translation system that also tracks progress, the other two did things on their own and only submitted their translations once they were done. Or something along those lines, in any case. Two or three translators would not be difficult to maintain consistency with, especially if they handled different routes.

Also keep in mind that for a lot of games, maybe even most multi-route games, the Japanese versions actually have multiple writers. When you assign translators to different routes, with good editing to smooth some differences over, you’re basically going to be as consistent as the original game was. What’s important is that there are no notable seems scene to scene. If you make sure you’re good on that, you’re all peachy.