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Shinzou Translations brings The Saddest Smile in the World to English!

On September 16th 2023, Spanish-led translation group Shinzou Translations released their latest project, Sekai de Ichiban Kanashii Egao (The Saddest Smile in the World.) This visual novel is →Quantize_‘s debut work, released in Japan in March 2017 . The translation patch is available in both Spanish and English on Shinzou Translations’ website. This is Shinzou Translations’ first project with with →Quantize_.

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Sekai de Ichiban Kanashii Egao, developed in LiveMaker Engine, was first released in March 2017 to free game platforms such as Freem!. After their debut, →Quantize_ published four more works, the most recent being Operation‡Nova, released in May 2023 in Japan.

Sekai de Ichiban Kanashii Egao‘s scenario was written by Kuon Kuon.

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The protagonist, Gaku Serizawa, is a pachinko addict who goes to a pachinko parlor every day. One day, he happens to stop by a park on his way home from pachinko and meets a mysterious girl who wants sweets. His world starts to change little by little as he comes to know her.

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  • 4 hours of playtime
  • A linear story (no branches or paths) articulated in four chapters.
  • Music composed by tai_ (4 tracks)
  • Character design by Minamiya Mia
  • Vocaloid-produced Credit theme

A Translation Notes & Thoughts post can be found on Shinzou Translations’ website.

UI/Images: Alexeir
Proofreading: Alexeir/ RainbowCatcherBM
Tech stuff: Alexeir / Kimichi Tea

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Once a writer for German site VNinfo, now the guy running the show (we're trying to save him from Hell okay). His energy is infectious, his passions strong, and his attachment to Nanahira manifestly unhealthy. He likes Sayonara wo Oshiete, long walks on the Internet, and excels at koolaidmanning.

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