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littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (04/29/2017)

As for the title, since we finally had Rakuen release (Without 18+ content though) I decided to use the French for one of Rakuen opening song (Because Grisaia like using French), which was named Eden's Song. Of course the title here would be obviously my very loose translation for the title itself. I knew that Eden's Song was not Rakuen main opening, but I'd found that it was more appropriate that we had that as this week VNTS Review title imo (The main Rakuen opening song title was Fission by the way). With that done, welcome to this week VNTS Review and from the first look at image header this week was the busiest if we talk about the releases so far. Also we had two Grisaia releases to boot, which I must admit was quite popular out there. Let's see what we had this week, shall we.

For the first news here, we had both of the good and bad news JAST here. The good news is that they finally had released a new VN here (Yay), and the bad news is that the released VN in question wasn't something like Sumaga or even Flowers Summer episode part. It's the nukige called 'Nympho Sensei Ryoko' in which will tell the story of how pervert the female teacher in question was. Not in my looking forward list to be very blunt here, but if there's people who looking forward to it so much that looking at the update from JAST in regard of Ryoko go get that. Other than Ryoko release, no much news from JAST here.

While this week we didn't had the update from Mangagamer, we had one release from them and another announcement in regard of planned release. This week, or back at 28th Mangagamer release Meakashi which once again a part of Higurashi. As for the Meakashi itself, it should be no surprise that it'll be featuring some disturbing element (Higurashi and all), but actually Meakashi was one of most infamous even among of Higurashi arc. For more information, the most known creepy act from the anime was adapted from Meakashi. Other than Higurashi, Mangagamer also announced that they'll release the nukige that they announced in Boston (Sweet Young Bride) at May 19th. Speaking about May 19th, they'll have two announcements at Anime Centeal later although looking at their announcements in the past, let's just say I won't expect too much here. That's all for Mangagamer here.

For fan translation here, there's some usual updates. The updates goes like Loverable was at 61.98% translated and 33.75% TLC-ed, Majokoi was at 24%TLC-ed, Koiken Otome fandisc was had Shiho' route at 19% translated, and Eustia prologue was almost reach 90% mark translated (It was at 89.54% translated, and overall was at 8.24% translated). There's also ToHeart 2 matter of decensoring, which right now was fully decensored so if there's some people here who like to see HCG being uncensored so much (I don't pay attention to HCG in regard of censoring to be honest), be glad and look forward to ToHeart 2 eventual release which will take place after remaining proofread and quick QC finished. There's also some rather interesting news in regard of Clover Days, in which it was revealed that instead of almost halfway Anzu's route was only 15% translated by Astro. So of course Itraku decided to translate it and right now it's at one third translated (I mean Anzu's route).

As for HatsuKoi, once again they release Maya's patch back at Monday and right now they translated 35% of Yukino's route, so just usual works for them here (They'll probably had the update tomorrow). There's also the confirmation in regard of Dracu Riot, in which both of Decay and Clephas still working hard to polish Dracu Riot as much as they could, not to mention that apparently the TLC staff was dislike Dracu Riot so he gave up. Well, good luck to Dracu Riot project there and hope they could deliver the patch later. Before forget, there's another release of Higurashi although this time it's original arc from PS3 version. Yes, there's a PS3 to PC port for one of Higurashi arc (Someutsushi) although if I may say I'd quite content with original eight arcs from Higurashi though. Neverthless I believe that port would be quite interesting addition for Higurashi fans out there, especially the hardcore ones. Before closing fan translation section, once again actually other than updates and Maya's patch release Tsurezure was also announced their next project. It was Tsujidou which had same setting as Majikoi, although it'll be focused on delinquent girls though unlike Majikoi. As for the review, I'd heard that it's not at same level as Majikoi so perhaps it'll be a disappointment for some. Regardless of that, I'll keep my eyes on this and will report the weekly progress from them if they had one just like back at HatsuKoi.

At 25th, Fruitbat was started their Kickstarter for Chuusotsu, and at this time I must said that the Kickstarter itself was running quite nicely with 8,461 out of 20,000 was gathered. I would say good luck to the Kickstarter there, and hope it'll be successful. For other update, there's Psychopass which finally entering Steam (Not interested, especially with VNDB average score which was mediocre) and Period Cube (I admit that the MC girl was good looking, too bad it was for console though). Other than those releases, there's MoeNovel in which they already announced their next release with name 'Lovekami Useless Goddess'. My comment would be whatever ie didn't quite care about that for now, especially after MoeNovel using LoveKami as their answer to Winged Cloud's Sakura franchise (Although LoveKami was had better characters though, at least compare to Sakura franchise).

For the last news here, there's big news from Frontwing in regard of Grisaia which there's release for 2 volumes of Phantom Trigger and the finale for original trilogy Rakuen. As for the Rakuen, to be honest it's quite surprising that Sekai managed to barely release it before the month's end, but then again it's nothing new though I guess (Just like Root Double in the past). As for my opinion, guess like MoeNovel Frontwing was using Grisaia as their Cash Cow Franchise (Phantom Trigger case), although I admit that they bring characters with good backatories there. To tell the truth, the moment I'd read that Grisaia was gonna had two sequels I quite disagree with Frontwing for taking trilogy route, especially in regard of Kajitsu which was actually already good enough charage imo (Besides if Frontwing really need Yuuji backstory, they could make it akin Sharin fandisc instead of two sequels imo). Not to mention unseen 'route' which had Yuuji save five heroines off screen, and Frontwing managed to retconned one of important trait from one of main heroine. It's quite hard to write my feeling here to be honest, so guess it's just my uneasiness here. Although I may already said that, I'm sure that both of Rakuen and Phantom Trigger (Which apparently still need more volumes later, like Corona Blossom) would be good if someone was big fan of Grisaia like Decay. In the end, it's up to you to enjoy Grisaia or not.

Before I closing VNTS Review, there's Bokukotsu update from Sekai in which it was at 64.09% translated. That's all for this week, and see you next week.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (04/22/2017)

Since we had Nishikino Maki as one of the image header there, I decided to just make it like somehow Maki had reverse harem of ayakashi from Ayakashi Gohan lol (I knew that the ayakashi had one girl that they like though). Well sorry if it's quite cheesy there, and let me say welcome to this week VNTS Review. As for this week, compared to last week we had more updates from Mangagamer and some releases from both of Sekai and fan translation. Although if I may comment here, it's still not big enough to me though if we talk about the releases. For more detail here, let's see what kind of updates that we had at this week shall we.

If some people here waiting for Dies Irae release (I bet there's a lot here), be happy because Light was announced when they release the digital version for it. It's at May 31st, although keep in mind that it was because of the delay though which mean that Light was planned to release it by the middle of May. There's also the matter of physical edition in which it'll be delivered at June 30th. Keep in mind that it may change in the future, although for now I was content though now that we had a release date. There's also Lump of Sugar which planned to release another of their VN overseas (Magical Charming), and it was already Greenlighted at Steam which of course it'll be released at Steam. No idea of how much the cut at H content for now here seeing that Steam was forbid game with explicit sexual content for now, although the first impression that I got for now that it's quite average VN looking at VNDB score. Let's see it later in regard of Magical Charming. Oh, and by the way Fruitbat was announced that Kickstarter for Chuusotsu was begin at 25th (Good luck), and I'll report the progress of the Kickstarter here.

By the way, if there's people who look forward to Nekonin be glad because they finally release it. As for the VN itself, well it's quite interesting if one interested with catgirl and ninja I guess. From what I knew, looks like it was quite mediocre looking at both of of EGS and VNDB average score (Both was at around 68). But then again maybe some people here will find the good side of Nekonin though, so feel free to try it out. Oh, and other than Nekonin release this week Sekai was only had one update in which goes like Bokukotsu was at 57.27% which is quite a big jump from last week. Other than those two news, there's still no word from Sekai in regard of Rakuen yet so I guess it's probably would be going to delayed again.

As usual ie biweekly, this week go got another updates from Mangagamer which of course was good. As for the updates it goes like Sorcery Joker was at 87% translated, Hapymager was at 74% translated (69% edited), Trinoline was 11.5% translated (2% edited), Boukaku was fully edited, Naked Butler was at 63% retranslated, Hashihime was at 39% translated (3% edited), Fata Morgana fandisc was at 44% edited, and Dal Segno was in testing. There's also some secret projects update which goes like 1st was at 88% translated, 3rd was at 43.5% translated (43% edited), 4th was at 97% translated (64% edited), and 7th was at 54% translated. There's also some matter of Imouto Paradise 2 in which right now our Doddler was handling the porting for it, and he was also planned to working on Bokuten next. For one last remark here, I wonder if they about to prepare the release if Dal Segno in near future although looking at Mangagamer release pattern it's probably in this year (Hopefully).

For fan translation section, there's two nukige release. One of those releases was Maki Fes (Another was Black Lilith VN), in which it was tell the story of about how very bland MC was try to made some friendship with Maki in hope to be more intimate with her (Of course Maki will like the MC lol). To tell the truth, the story was just lemon (18+ fanfic) for Maki so for the VN itself it's nothing special. Although the staff whose worked on Maki Fes was quite interesting though (There's Zakamutt and Asonn), and by the way congratulations for Maki Fes release.

As for the updates, first of all we finally got Majokoi continuing the translation progress because Maki Fes was finished (The new translator was also work in Maki Fes), and for the update here we got Majokoi at 73.5% translated and 19% TLC-ed (Good luck with the translation there). For the rest of the updates we got Loverable finally reached 60% mark translated (Also with 33.45% TLC-ed and 18.5% edited); Koiken Otome fandisc was had Shiho route at 15% translated; Eustia was at 7.5% translated (For more detail the prologue was at 81.44% translated and halfway (50.26%) edited), and by the way they were planned to release a partial patch that cover up to Eris arc. As for HatsuKoi, maybe they'll release Maya's patch later or tomorrow but one thing for sure I'll waiting for the update here (Also report it here of course, along with their next project).

That's all for this week, and see you next week.

PS - Right now Tsurezure was released Maya's patch which of course translated Maya's route and all other heroines route except Yukino. As for the progress, Yukino's was at 35% translated and overall was already pass 90% mark translated (91.47% translated). As for their next project, it was Tsujidou-san no Jun'ai Road which was called as some sort of Majikoi successor iirc. It's also had the translation project here, but looks like it's already dead for years. Look forward if you fan of Tsujidou, and I'll definitely report the progress for Tsujidou here.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (04/15/2017)

I knew the title was very cheesy here, but at least it should be obvious what it meant lol. For the explanation, the image header was a hero from recently released otome games Nightshade Gekkamaru (Quite handsome to me lol), in which he was described as one of the ninja from Kouga's family. As for the Nightshade itself, I must admit that the graphic look good and the story was at the post Sengoku wars. Too bad that I didn't quite interested at otome games though, although if you interested with otome I would suggest you to get Nightshade. Anyway, sorry for being very late here once again to write my commentary here. As for this week, unless you fan of otome games there this week was to be honest was quite plain there with no notable updates yet, although there were some announcements though. Let's see what I could write here.

While a week ago I was interested with Sekai Project, turned out that their announcement from Sakuracon was not big one (Granted it may be less known convention, but still). As for the announcement, it's from less known company from the info that I could see at VNDB. The premise might be interesting though, but for now I won't quite interested (Maybe I will in the future). Anyway, back to updates we had Fatal Twelve was at 52% translated, KARAKARA 2 was at 60% translated, and Bokukotsu was past over halfway mark translated (53.52% translated). Oh, by the way Nekopara 3 release was delayed to May 26th because of the health problem from the illustrator (Sayori). That's all for Sekai project here.

There's also a matter of Overdrive last project thing, which is at least one of Mangagamer April Fools post in regard of Overdrive closing was at least partially true. Because by last project of course it mean that Overdrive was about to be close (Duh). Anyway, as for the project there's still no concrete info as of now (Other than there will be two crowdfunding, one for the initial funding and another for near release physical edition preorder), but at least there's some confirmation it'll be released in Japan and English at the same time. Well, looking forward to Overdrive swan song here then (Quite funny since the writer (Setoguchi Ren'ya) wrote Swan Song in the past).

For fan translation, actually other than Nightshade there's another otome VN released here. The VN in question was Ayakashi Gohan which apparently was already in translation for a while there, and had the female MC in three personality (Also had some supernatural thing with ayakashi). Congratulation for the release of Ayakashi Gohan complete patch by the way. As for the usual updates, we had:

  • Eustia was at reaching three quarter mark translated for the prologue (75.82% translated, and overall was at 6.98% translated). Oh, and it was also 37.27% TLC-ed (For the prologue, while the overall was at 3.43%)
  • Loverable was at 31.65% TLC-ed and 17.95% edited
  • HatsuKoi was at 84.97% translated (Maya's route was at 90.08% translated), and they hope that they could release Maya's patch by next weekend.
  • Tsui Yuri was at 86% QC-ed
  • Koiken Otome fandisc was at 3% (ie 709 lines from Shiho route) translated

For more progress, there's Konosora retranslation project in which right now Amane's route was at more or less three quarter retranslated (All of other routes were already finished). As for Majokoi, there's no update from the number of translated lines yet although for now we had TLC update though which right now was at 17% TLC-ed (FredtheBarber hope that after MakiFes release the new translator could had more time for Majokoi, or so I'd read in one of his posts). As for the Clover Days, Ittaku stated that he finally started the translation of the Anzu's route although unlike ToHeart 2 in the past, there'll be unedited complete patch though if the translation for Anzu's was complete (I assume it was to avoid similar situation like back at ToHeart 2). Oh, and there's also Nocturnal Illusion Renewal in which the editing was going slowly because the editor was addicted to Persona 5 right now (I understand that very well).

That's all for my very late VNTS Review here, and happy Easter there. See you next Sunday.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (04/08/2017)

Edit - Since we had our Decay trying to add VNTS weekly, I'll add VNTS link for this week as usual. I knew that the image header was not Kyou from HatsuKoi, but rather it was from Aiyoku no Eustia (Good thing that it's finally added to VNTS). Even so, I decided to keep my own VNTS Review title for this week because it's more fitting imo looking at HatsuKoi Kyou's patch release once again.

As for the review title, since this week we had Kyou's patch release from HatsuKoi translation project, I decided for the title we had something like Koichoco full title (Love, Election, and Chocolate) with some adjustment. First love was the direct translation from Hatsukoi, while pizza and basketball was what we could see from Kyou's route later, so we had 'First love, Basketball, and Pizza' as the title. With the title matter done here, let me said that other than Kyou's patch release, there's no major complete release for this week so I could say that this is a calm week after Boston convention. Speaking about convention, there's SakuraCon next week although this time apparently only Sekai that will had the announcement though. With that done, let's move on to the actual review.

This week there's a video from Visual Arts. I knew that sounds lame here because it's mean that I was like promoting a random video from Youtube lol. But actually it's important video in which it was Little Busters Complete Edition with English subtitle. Speaking about that, there's also a news that apparently Baba (Visual Arts CEO) was planning to release it on this spring. Which mean that it'll be at least early June for be the latest if we speaking about the spring (Unless we count Australia, in which case it would be early December lol). Although I kind of wonder a little bit whether Fruitbat Factory will be involved in the release or not (Probably is, considering that our Phlebas from Fruitbat involved with the translation of original version in the past). As for my comment, well at least we could read three more additional routes which should be satisfy any Little Busters fan there.

For Sekai section, there's not much to say here other than at least there's still some updates from them (Bokukotsu was almost reach halfway translated (49%), while their first secret project was at 68%). Although this week they only had few updates here, actually this week Sekai releasing two demos for their coming soon VNs. The first demo was Nekonin which apparentlybgetting ready for April release and also already opened the Steam store, thile the 2nd demo was from Fatal Twelve which safe to said quite interesting because the Kickstarter wasn't ended yet. Go get those two from their Steam stores (Nekonin and Fatal Twelve) if you interested. Speaking about Steam store, there's also another one established for Rakuen which mean the release date was close (Good for Grisaia fan), and apparently according to Steam the release date was at April.

Other than Sekai, this week Mangagamer was also had some updates. For the updates it goes like Trinoline was at 6% translated (Very recent VN and all), Hapymaher was at 73% translated (66% edited), Sorcery Joker was at 85% translated, Boukaku was fully translated and 91% edited (Very fast update there), recently announced BL VN (I'll call it Hashihime) was at 31% translated (Same number with Maggot Bait), Fata Morgana fandisc was past halfway (52%) translated and 30% edited, Naked Butler was past halfway (53%) retranslated, and Kuroinu Chapter 2 was fully translated (Also 58% translated). For loli nukige (Sweet Young Bride), it was already completed (Fully edited and translated) since it was still announced as secret project. As for secret projects, turn out that there's still six unknown VNs instead of five because Mangagamer add 7th secret project. For the progress, 1st was at 83% translated (78% edited), 2nd was at 55% translated (44% edited), 3rd was at 39% for both of translation and editing process, 4th was at 88% translated (58% edited), and the 7th was at 43% translated (32% edited). That's all for Mangagamer this week.

For this week, first of all there's no Majokoi update at this week unfortunately (Hope there will be next week). Although of course there's still some update from other projects though (Duh). For the updates, this week we had Loverable which is at 59.54% translated right now, following with TLC progress at 29.94% and 17.26% edited (They also completed Satsuki's route, and they'll translate Nanako's route next). Other than Loverable, we had Witch Garden at 23% translated, Eustia finally reached 6% mark translated (Prologue was at 67.78% translated. For more elaboration it was at 45.98% edited and 25.44% TLC-ed for the prologue), ToHeart 2 was 70% proofread (Also Yuuki's route finished the proofreading), and Koiken Otome fandisc was at 2% translated (527 lines). For the last but definitely not the least update we had HatsuKoi project (Tsurezure) who released another patch (Obviously Kyou's patch once again), and of course there's some progress as well in which they tackle Maya's route right now just like they said (Maya's route was at 20.23% translated, while for overall was at 71.55% translated).

That's all for my VNTS review this week albeit early. See you next week.

PS - Today there's another HatsuKoi patch in which it goes like Maya's route was at 44.54% translated and overall translation progress was past three quarter mark (76.52%) translated. That's all for the additional update here.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (04/01/2017) 

The title for this week might be too simple here, but it really meant to said of how beautiful the alpaca is that lol. Okay, since we had alpaca here for image header while we had three other human heroines, I decided to make the title 'The Beautiful Alpaca' because I'm sure that behind it's appearance if it's normal human i'm sure that the alpaca will be beautiful human girl (There's other reason though). With the title matter done here, welcome to my VNTS Review for this week and happy April fools here beforehand.

If we could look at the image header, we could see that we had four different image in the header, which mean it's been awhile since we had four notable releases at one week (The last time was at December iirc when we had four release). Which of course this should be good, if only i'm interested with those releases (I'm not too interested by the way). Today we also had Anime Boston, and the announcements was quite letdown imo (At least one of those were the secret announcements from Mangagamer). Although if we talk about Mangagamer announcements, guess they'll probably save the big one for the announcements like AX or Otakon later here. Let's just see what Mangagamer had for us later (At both of AX and Otakon 2017 of course).

From Fruitbat Factory, this week they released Miniature Garden which is actually already delayed because back at February it was stated to be released at March 3rd. That's all in the past though, and at least we already get the release here so what's done it's done. Anyway, about Miniature Garden I would said that the VN was actually had some interesting production value if we looking at the seiyuu (I mean Sora Tokui who as we knew also voiced Yazawa Nico (Or Nico Nico Nii) back at Love Live, the art wasn't so bad ie good, and the opening song was quite interesting. Too bad though that's apparently the VN itself was had some problem so much that the average VNDB score was quite low. Either way, go get that from Steam if you interested, and maybe you could see the good part of Miniature Garden.

As for fan translation, this week they still give some usual updates here. As for updates goes, right now Loverable was at 58.32% translated, 29.87% TLC-ed, and 16.04% edited; Majokoi was at 69.6% edited and 16% TLC-ed (Still no translation update yet by the way); Eustia was at 5.6% translated and 3.78% edited (The prologue was at 60.77% translated and 41.06% edited for more detail); and we had Dergonu managed to translated more lines from Minato's route at Koiken Otome Revive (366 lines). Also for this week we had our Ittaku reporting that right now the proofread for ToHeart 2 was reaching 65% for the progress, or if you want more detail the route that was finished for the proofread was twins route. Other than those updates, there's no announcement from fan translation this week (Duh). For HatsuKoi, I'll add the update in here later but for now the progress was 42.13% of Kyou's route was translated, and overall it was at 58.79% translated.

Sekai Project

There's no much usual updates from Sekai this week, although to tell the truth most of their usual updates were already completed (Chrono Clock, Maitetsu). But of course if we mean 'no much usual updates', Sekai was still had some updates here only not as much as before. For this week usual updates, we got Bokukotsu at 42% translated and Kanonana was at 70% translated. Also this week they add some new updates. The new usual updates goes like we had KARAKARA 2 was at 48% translated and Fatal Twelve was at halfway translated. As for the speed of the translation, it's probably another VNs with short length (I still interested with KARAKARA 2 a little bit by the way) but it's just my guess for now. For the last updates, since this is already April I would said that obviously they had some technical problem at handling Rakuen of course it's inevitable that they delayed the release of it. Let's see if they could managed it in this month (I mean April).

Other than the updates, this week Sekai was had tow releases here. The first one was PacaPlus which to said had quite unique premise to say the least (I mean your childhood friend was alpaca or something like that, although granted there's more on thta once again). As for this VN, actually it's been a while that this VN was received the translation (Back at 2012) although with Sekai usual pattern guess it's nothing new there. As for Sekai other release, instead of Japanese VN we got Chinese VN, and looking from the premise I'm sure that was remind me of the eden if one want to talk about the premise. Anyway, as for Chinese VN itself (Companion) I must said that the art was quite nice to look at although I wasn't quite interesting with the VN though (Maybe I will in the future) for now. Other than those updates and release, this time Sekai didn't had announcement for Boston unlike last year (I guess I better waiting until Sakuracon later).

Mangagamer

For Boston, only Mangagamer who had the announcements here. But before going to the announcements here, let me state that this week Mangagamer also had one release and one planned release there. For the release, at 31st they released Kuroinu which safe to said not my taste. Although even if it's not my taste here, I knew that the VN was also had good writers whose their other works was quite infamous euphoria (I knew that euphoria was had some interesting story, but the sex was not my taste here). If you interested with Kuroinu, go get that from Mangagamer. Other than release, Mangagamer also already determined when next part of Higurashi (Meakashi) will be released. The release date was at 28th according to their blogpost. About Meakashi, to tell the truth I'd already guess that Meakashi was almost released from looking at Doddler's tweet, but I forgot to write about that here.

As for the announcements, what I could said is that quite a letdown there. Although at least we didn't need to blindly guess one of their secret project, because it's only quite a short nukige there (I wonder if all of their other secret projects would be short nukige as well by the way). As for BL VN, I admit that the setting was quite interesting just like Kuroinu, but too bad BL was not my interest in the first place. Nevertheless, I'll report the progress for the BL VN if there's one as usual there and coincidentally there's already some progress for it (It was at a quarter translated right now).

While I said that the announcements was quite a letdown, actually there's one interesting announcements. Namely that Mangagamer announce Trinoline (I'd always misspelled it as Trionline lol) which is another minori games. As for the announcements, while this is quite interesting on it's own, actually there's many people who already saw this coming since back at last year AX iirc. As for the premise, maybe I would said it's like sci-fi nakige because there's usual trope for nakige that we love there (Death and sick girl), and of course what's sci-fi without android in the first place (Or to be exact the android who exactly like MC dead little sister and had said little sister memories to boot). With that done, actually there's more that interest me. Namely that this is the first VN that minori attempted to localize after their failure at Supipara (So much that the opening for Trinoline (And any of minori VN) was not animated anymore), which to said at least minori saw some potential in overseas market. Also with what Decay said that Trinoline sales could help minori fundraising (189,436 as of now), and in turn will help Supipara Chapter 2 in English (Although it means that minori should release Trinoline first though if they want to use it as fund raising). What I could say for now here would be let's see it later.

That's all for this week VNTS Review, and sorry for being late here. See you next week.

PS - As for Grisaia Complete Box plan when the Kickstarter of Phantom Trigger reach 180,000 gathered, I would said whatever ie not that interested.

PPS - Kyou's route from HatsuKoi was fully translated, and overall translation progress was at 67.66% (Past two third mark) translated. Also the team will be reveal their next project later after Maya's patch. Oh, and they said that they hope by Wednesday the patch (Kyou's) could be released.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (03/26/2017)

Welcome to this week VNTS Review and let me try to do my best to report all of available update here. But before that, let me say this week we had some announcement from Sekai and usual progress from both of Mangagamer and fan translation, so overall I think this is quite nice week here albeit with no complete English translated language VN release (Other than quite strange NTR trap nukige here).

For Sekai Project, instead of usual weekly updates in the past (There's still some of that though) they had some announcement at this week. For the announcement, they planned for KARAKARA 2 which is sequel of KARAKARA with new heroines, Nekonin which is another catgirl game from their new partner Whirlpool, and Project Lux. As for the announcements, I interested little bit with KARAKARA 2 (Also with the new heroines) although I could say otherwise to Nekonin though (Not interested with that, and with 68 EGS score to boot). Not interested with Project Lux, although I admit that the girl was cute. Other than three announcement, Sekai also had Fatal Twelve Kickstarter which is already success as of now with the gathered fund at more than 35,000. As for the usual updates, this week we saw big jump at Kanonana which right now was at 60% translated, while for Daybreak it was at 72% translated (By the way, Kickstarter for Tokeijikake was finished), and finally we had Bokukotsu was at 39.46% translated. That's all for Sekai here.

For Other section, there's Dies Irae which right now it was in debugging process (For English version), and also the 18+ patch was apparently planned to be finished at March (Although it's almost end though). For other news, we had Chuusotsu which will be released by Fruitbat Factory and will be also had Kickstarter. It was already entering Prefundia and it was planned to be released at this year. As for the premise, looks like we'll be going to had all girl cast here, although I suspect there's more to that though especially with suspiciously high average scores at VNDB (7.94 average which safe to said was quite high for usual moege imo. Also Moogy vote this 8 again, although it's not say much though). For last news at this section, finally Fruitbat announced that release date for Miniature Garden will be at March 30th (There's also some progress from Seabed which is 30% translated right now). Before forgot here, actually there's also Zero Escape Nonary games release at Steam with the addition of voice acting. Not quite interested for now, but I'd heard many positive review about the duology itselves. Go get it from Steam if you interested.

Mangagamer

This week we also saw some updates from Mangagamer, and apparently they'll be the only company who will be had panel at Anime Boston later with three announcements (One of those announcements was from new partner). Anyway, we obviously won't know what Mangagamer had for us here until the day of the announcement here, so I'll make some roundup for the updates here. The updates from Mangagamer goes like we had Sorcery Joker was at 83% translated, Hapymaher was at 71% translated and 60% edited, Fata Morgana fandisc was at 48% translated and 20% edited, Imopara 2 was at 64% edited, Kuroinu Chapter 2 was at 80% translated and 42% edited, Boukaku was at 73% translated and 70% edited, Naked Butler was at 47% retranslated, and for Maggot Bait it was 29% translated right now.

Before forget here, we also had some secret projects update which goes like 1st was at 80% translated and 78% edited, 2nd secret project was at halfway translated and 31% edited, 3rd secret project was at 33% translated and 32% edited and 4th secret project was at 83% translated and 47% edited. For one more info, I think one of those secret project would be Kyonyuu Fantasy Gaiden looking back at Waffle tweet although I might be wrong here though (It's too obvious anyway).

Fan Translation 

As for fan translation, we had some updates like usual along with another new project here. For the detail, we had Majokoi was at 69.5% edited (Still no translation progress yet because of translator change), Loverable was at 57.44% translated and 28.94% TLC-ed, Sono Hanabira 11 translation was completed (Still uncertain about time if release though unfortunately), and for Eustia right now it was at 5.51% translated and 2.98% edited (The prologue was reaching 60% mark translated (60.04%), and also edited at 32.37%). There's also the matter of Clover Days which Ittaku state that he'll see if there's a time for him to translate the rest of Anzu's route (At least it's confirmed that he'll also try to tackle Anzu's route). Speaking about established project, it was Koiken Otome fandisc project which was established by our Dergonu. I'll keeping track of this project weekly from now on (Good luck with the project there), and for the progress few hundreds lines (206 lines) of Minato's route were translated. There's also Witch Garden at 22% translated (I didn't keep track of it for a long time).

For last news here, there's HatsuKoi Runa's patch release (Translated Runa's route obviously alongside common and Midori's routes), and they already had the translation plan which goes like they'll translated Kyou's route first, then Maya's and finally Yukino's. They also state the reason for taking Maya's route at 4th order was because it was the 2nd longest route after Runa's, and they afraid that if they tackle Maya route last it'll cause them the burnout. Oh, and by the way they already translated 13.53% of Kyou's route and the overall progress was at 54.41% translated (Also they'll had update later). That's all for fan translation section.

That's all for my VNTS Review, and see you next week.

PS - There's also HatsuKoi update today (3/27) in which right now the progress is 42.13% of Kyou's route translated, and overall progress was at 58.79% translated. That's all for additional HatsuKoi update.

PPS - For little trivia about the title, looking at how gorgeous the background one (It's from ef after all) I decided to just made the simple title 'The Refined Twilight' just because the current situation in the photo was at twilight, and the girl in VNTS header was Hayama Mizuki from ef (I don't care about Deluxe edition though). Another reason for the title would be I'd also search some girls using Mizuki's seiyuu (Gotou Mai) and found out that she was also voicing Ran from My Girlfriend is the President. Speaking about Ran, it was Japanese name for orchid and orchid in flower language was had the meaning of refinement. I think it's quite fitting for CG imo.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (03/18/2017)

The title for this week was very simple. It was meant to combine the otome game title (Funny enough, the title was 'Birthday Song') and new Narcissu character there (Sumire), so we got 'Happy Birthday Sumire' there which ironically the character in question was not in the mood to celebrate it (Sickness and all). Anyway, welcome to this week VNTS Review which is quite late at that and this is also the first time in 2017 I make the title from combining two VNTS image header. That aside, for this week I think the updates was had some interesting point there, especially with some Kickstarter project which I just noticed. Although from Sekai there's no much that I could write from their usual updates though, instead they prepared for some release of several VNs (Hope that they had some interesting announcement at Boston later). With that done, let's see what I could write for this week.

As for Mangagamer secret project, to be honest I didn't track those at all. Since I already gave their belated updates at last blog post here, let me give the belated updates from their secret projects this week. The updates were goes like 1st secret project was at 74% translated, 2nd secret project was at 46% translated and 17% edited, 3rd secret project was at 27% translated and 26% edited, 4th secret project was at 72% translated and 43% edited, and 5th secret project was fully edited. As for what secret projects is, still don't know yet although maybe they'll announce it at Boston later (Only three announcements, with one from new partner iirc). That's all for Mangagamer belated updates at their secret project.

Sekai Project

For Sekai project, there's no usual update once again (The reason would be that Chrono Clock was finally released and Maitetsu fully translated) other than Bokukotsu which right now was at 39.2% translated. Although their usual updates was getting few, of course there's some release plan from them which I'll tell here later. But beforehand let me state that this week we also had Narcissu Sumire release once again, which was the part of Narcissu anthology or something like that. I would said if you really want to enjoy all Narcissu, get Sumire. As for the premise, it was once again sick girl which apparently the franchise was fond of. The other updates from Sekai was goes like that both of Paca Plus and Darekoi were finally entering Steam Greenlight, which mean that the release time for those two were almost close. Not quite interested with Darekoi for now, but at least I could comment that Paca Plus was quite interesting I guess that we had our childhood friend as alpaca there (I knew that the truth was more complicated).

For last news from Sekai, this week they also launched another Kickstarter. The Kickstarter goal was to realize the release of Fatal Twelve, which is the VN that had same developer as Sound of Drop. Earlier, there's some controversy in regard of Japanese seiyuu, and my answer to the controversy would be I think it's actually quite rational because the developer itself was also Japanese company. As for the seiyuu themselves, all of them was quite unknown (Had few roles in the anime) with one exception which is quite understandable if the company want to reduce the cost (Although they probably prioritizing the budget on the art though, because the art was good looking). For current situation, right now they managed to gather the fund at 26,697 out of 35,000 ie almost complete. That's all for Sekai Project news here.

Other

For this section, first of all there's some interesting OELVN Kickstarter. For the first Kickstarter, this week we had Episicava Kickstarter which was created by our dfbreezy out there. As for the funding, right now it was at 754 out of 5,500 which still far from ideal to say the least. If some of the reader here curious about the VN, just download the demo here. Of course there's one more Kickstarter, and this time it's Crystalline Kickstarter which I found out about that when I saw the LP for the demo. From what I knew after my little searching, it's from save developer as Ace Academy and I think it's quite interesting that it was voiced. As for my opinion, I think the VA was doing quite a good job there (Although to tell the truth I rarely heard VN with English voice though, so I couldn't say more here) and most importantly the art was quite good to look at. Here's the Kickstarter page for Crystalline, and if you interested just download the demo there (For the record right now it gathered CA$ 31,675 out of CA$ 65,000).

Other than those two Kickstarters, once again there's update. First update here would be that Whirlpool was about to releasing Nekonin at April later at Steam, which mean of course there will be no H Scenes there. Although with or with out H Scenes I wouldn't interested with Nekonin in the first place though, and so does for Hakuoki remake in which will be released at May for PS Vita (Otome game and for PSV at that). And for the last news here, this is the best one in regard of Libra release date in which finally they announced the exact date. The date was unfortunately not at March, but rather at May 16th which mean the release was obviously delayed once again (Duh). Apparently the reason was because they didn't want the release date was coincide with Phantom Trigger Kickstarter and release, although to be honest I prefer that they could just release it per schedule (March). Guess it's they policy though to respect another company, and therefore I'll just leave it at that. That's all for Other section.

Fan Translation

There's so many things happened this week, but first let me state that this week we didn't had the update for Majokoi (The first happened) because of some personal business from the editor FredtheBarber (Travelling and all). Hope we could see usual progress at the next week. With that done, this week we also had some Loverable update which right now it was at 56.92% translated and 28.76% TLC-ed. For Sono Hanabira 11, right now it's almost completed the translation with 117 out of 120 scripts were translated (Apparntly they also planned to bring the translation to Mangagamer, although it's still not clear for now though). This week we also finally had some word from Arcadeotic in which he stated that Bishoujo Mangekyou project still alive, only right now he was busy with real life matter (Exams at university iirc). As for HatsuKoi, once again good job to them now that they was past halfway for overall progress (51.53% translated), although they said that too bad they didn't managed to fully translated Runa route this week (It was at 96.25% translated for Runa route). As for they next plan, it should be obvious that they'll try to release Runa's patch next weekend or sooner.

Before closing this VNTS Review, there's another translation project established. It's Aiyoku no Eustia in which was another of August VN (By the way, right now Fortune Arterial was at 47% for the 3rd script of Erika's route). As for Eustia, it's one of quite famous VN in which back in the past Taka Jun was attempted to translate it through Yandere Translation. Which of course was stalled like Majikoi because he was to busy with work and all (12 or 13 hours of work iirc), although they still managed to release partial patch up to Fione's arc though. I'll keep my eyes on this, and the current progress right now it was at 5.18% translated, 2.01% edited, and 1.5% TLC-ed for overall (Or 56.24%, 21.81% edited, and 16.3% TLC-ed for prologue). The team was pick up from the scratch instead of using old translation which translate up to Fione's arc, and what I could say here would be good luck to the project there. Also hope we could enjoy Eustia translated (By the way, I like the opening song of Eustia).

That's all for my belated VNTS Review this week, and see you next week.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (03/11/2017)

The title was very bad for this week I knew, so I'm apologize in advance for that regarding the title. About the title here, I mentioned Ayaya because of the seiyuu factor ie seiyuu joke here (By the way Ayaya (Or Komichi Aya for the real name) was from Kiniro Mosaic, and of course I'm continuing Kiniro refrence here from last week). Oh, and speaking about the seiyuu it's Risa Taneda once again who also voiced one of the heroine from Japanese School Life VN. As for the girl in VN image header, of course she was voiced by Taneda (Duh) and her occupation was a doctor hence the title. With that done, welcome to this week VNTS Review which according to Tay was quite anemic ie lacking to be blunt. Although of course there's still some interesting progress though which I'll track those progress here.

Okay, about the girl in image header it's actually from Utawarerumono 2, which was announced will be released at May 23rd. Although once again I would said it'll be interesting release, too bad though I'd not quite interested with that mainly because I didn't own either PS4 or PSV here and buying those not my options for now to said it honestly (Also no PC release once again). But if you already own PS4 or about to buy it like Decay and Utawarerumono fans, I would say go get the game there. Other than Utawarerumono sequels duology, we also had Libra progress in which right now was had all routes was finally translated once again, and the last side episode (Iris's) was already at 80% edited according to them (I missed this back in February by the way) - which of course made the editing process for Aoi and Lycoris side episode was already finished. And in regard of Phantom Trigger Kickstarter, they already reach the goal (80,000) and apparently they'll add more side goal there. Almost forgot to said that Miniature Garden release was delayed to April 3rd according to Mangagamer site there.

As for Sekai, they was the most anemic if we looking at their progress (Bokukotsu was at 37.02% and Maitetsu was fully translated), although perhaps they'd getting ready for Anime Boston announcement later. If one could recall, at last Anime Boston they announced Maitetsu and Tokeijikake, which while it's not quite big title those two were still definitely quite well known. Speaking about Sekai, apparently there's some complain in regard of Chrono Clock translation which apparently was unedited at some section (I could give less care in term of slang and uncommon word). According to some source (Editor's tweet), Chrono Clock was only like 84% edited by the time of the rease so perhaps it could explain some unnatural reading there (Especially H Scenes). In regard of that, Sekai promised that they'll release the patch to fix that particular issue at Monday in case some of you interested with that.

For fan translation, it's still had some usual updates here but for this week the progress was directed toward TLC. As for the updates recap, we had 115 scripts translated for Sono Hanabira 11; Majokoi was at 68.7% edited and 15.6% TLC-ed (Still no translation progress because the new main translator was still trying catch up with the VN); and while we didn't had Loverable updates announced here, the team was still working if some of you wonder (For the current progress, right now it was at 55.86% translated, 27.43% TLC-ed, and 17.03% edited). And for HatsuKoi, still no progress as of now yet but maybe there will be later.

That's all for this week, and see you next week.

PS (3/12) - About Mangagamer, they just deliver the updates at this morning so let me list the updates here. For both of Hapymaher and Sorcery Joker, right now it was at 69% translated (54% edited) and 81% translated respectively. Fata Morgana fandisc was at 47% translated and 17% edited (Quite nice jump there), ehile Imopara 2 was at 59% edited. As for Kuroinu Chapter 2, right now it was at 62% translated and 18% edited. Speaking about high sexual context VN, there's also Maggot Bait which as of now Kouryuu managed to translated 22% of it. For last updates here, Naked Butler was at 42% retranslated and Evangile W was fully edited. That's all for Mangagamer late update, and I'll check if there's updates from their secret project later.

PPS - Right now HatsuKoi did some update. As for the update, they translated almost two third of Runa's route (65.64% translated) and for overall progress it was at 44.98% translated. For their next plan, they'll try to finishing Runa route this weekend and release Runa patch at next weekend. Keep in mind that the plan could be change though because of some circumstance (Also in regard the plan for release one patch for each month), but one thing that was sure for now would be the full patch for HatsuKoi wouldn't be come later than June. That's all for HatsuKoi update.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (03/04/2017)

First of all, sorry for my very delayed VNTS Review here. As for the title, I'd quite confused at first but since we had English girl as image header and blonde at that, I decided to use Kiniro Clock which is derived from Kiniro Mosaic anime (Of course the word Clock was from Chrono Clock duh, and Kiniro mean golden ie blonde as the anime state). With that said, welcome to my belated VNTS Review here.

As for this week (Well more likely last, but whatever), while Sekai was released one VN I'd more like the updates from fan translation if I may said it honestly here. Other than both of Sekai and fan translation segments, this week there's no exciting announcent from Mangagamer here (Duh). But actually this week JAST was had a news in regard of their VN, namely that one of their nukige (Nympho Ryoko Sensei) was entering Golden Master which mean the release time was almost close. My respons here would be whatever. Let's see what this week updates offer here.

Today, apparently Frontwing will be launching Phantom Trigger Kickstarter at 6th (6 PM PST to be exact) later. As for mine, well to be honest not one that I'm interested with, but I'll try to keep my eyes on the Kickstarter and doing usual here (Report of how much fund is gathering). Also there's another VN was planned to be release in English version ie Steam, wich to tell the truth it was quite unusual. The unusual thing about the VN (Shibuya Scramble) is that it'll be using real life art for the character instead of using hand drawn sprite. Other than that, apparently this VN got 40 out of 40 scores at Famitsu which is said a lot about the game (Perhaps). I'll try to search the info about this upcoming VN later, although I remember that I'd read about this back at Gamefaqs Ever17 board though.

As like I said before, this week we had some interesting yet usual updates from fan translation section. But before I write the updates let me say that apparently Aokana project was stalled there once again, and apparently they tried to reorganized the team or something like that (Hope the best for them then). Speaking about stalled project, congratulations to Majokoi translation project because they finally managed to find new lead translator there, and hopefully the translation progress could be resumed once again. As for the progress, no progress for the translation (Understandable though) while there's some slight update from edit and TLC (67.2% and 15.1% respectively).

Other than those two, there's once again some interesting updates. For more detail there Loverable was at 55.29% translated, 22.79% TLC-ed, and 16.85% edited; To Heart 2 was at about 55% proofread more or less (Also Yuma route finished proofread process there); Sono Hanabira 11 was at 113 out of 120 scripts translated; and for last but not the least we had HatsuKoi progeress which is quite significant if I may said. For more detail, they once again translating Runa route right now and surprisingly they translated 31.75% of it, because according to the translator themselves it was the longest route at HatsuKoi and they even state that if they did Yukino first the overall progress would be past halfway (51%, compared to current overall progress which at 37.72% translated).

As for Sekai, while there's a release once again, their updates were quite lacking to be very blunt here. For the updates right now Maitetsu was almost finished with the translation at 99.69% and Bokukotsu was at 35.01% translated. Finally, once again Sekai was had released VN there and it was Chrono Clock. As for the release, I admit that at forst I sort of didn't trust that because there's no release date back at both of Nutaku and Steam, and it turned out that the release date was real indeed. Well, as for the VN itself it's sort of heartwarming and light tale about love there, and we had time travel element as well so if people expect deep story, better not play this imo (I already played this a little bit). Also for last note here, the planning staff was also responsible back at minori and Supipara as well (mikage) for a little trivia.

That's all for my once again belated VNTS Review, and see you next week (Or maube next Sunday to be exact).

PS - Speaking about Supipara, I think the time we'll get the Peace Story will be very long time because from what I saw minori was still not gathered 200,000 yet from the sales. Just want to write about that here.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (02/25/2017) 

The title should be very obvious, especially if you're fan of Madoka. The gist of my title would be very obviously parodying very famous anime Madoka (Duh), only in the title I changed 'Madoka' to 'Mina' in the title because the girl in the image header was not Madoka of course, but rather our MC from recently released Shadows of Pygmalion Hajiro Mina. As for the Pygmalion, I played the demo already and saw some info on the internet, at Mangagamer blog post in which they said that Pygmalion here was quite comparable with Madoka there. In the end, it's just my opinion though that Pygmalion was quite parallel with Madoka, although perhaps the real reason I made the comparison between that was one segment from the demo and a scene from Madoka quite similar imo - also more interesting with one certain seiyuu (It was near the end of the demo, and the seiyuu in question was Kitamura Eri which also voiced Sayaka back in Madoka. Do the math). That's all for my writing about the title here, and welcome to this week VNTS Review in which I'll try to comment the progress for some updates here again.

Okay, as for this week it's the most interesting weeks if we looking at the announcements from some company and planned release (At least for this year, which admittedly was only going at 2 months for now). This week we had some usual updates from both of Sekai and fan translation, a release of Mangagamer in which I already attempt talked about, and the biggest one here would be the announcements from Frontwing. As for what order I should write here, perhaps I'll start to talk about Sekai Project first here.

Sekai Project

They apparently had planned an interesting release for next week, but there's no info from my attempted search there. But first before I writing my opinion about that, let me do some roundup for their usual progress here with the exception the planned release. Okay, the roundup goes like Maitetsu was at 95.92% translated, Tokeijikake 2 was 60% translated (I'll just called this update Daybreak for next week here), 1st sekrit project was fully translated, Bokukotsu was at 33.54% translated, and Kanonana was at 32% translated. As for Tokeijikake kickstarter, it's already success from the last week and it's already gather more than 90,000 so no comment here. Almost forget that right now Rakuen was fully translated and starting the editing process (They still on track to release it on March - at least the Steam version iirc). That's all for the updates here.

As for the planned release for next week, it should be very obvious enough. But just in case someone didn't get that, it's Chrono Clock in which apparently will be released at 28th. While the news here was of course very good if I may admit here, the info in regard of the release was still quite vague at that (Whether it's real or not, and I wouldn't count ANN as reliable source for release date). What I want to said is that one again there's still no indication when Chrono Clock is released as of now (Both of Steam and Nutaku page still said that the release date was 'Soon'). Therefore it's possible that Chrono Clock will be not released at 28th, but maybe at March it could be possible if I said here (Especially with this game was currently at 97.28% translated right now, which is slightly less ideal if one want 28th release). Despite what all I'd saying here earlier, of course I still interested with this VN and I would be happy if the release date was indeed right at 28th. For now in regard of Chrono Clock, I'll just wait and see here like usual.

Other

This week we had some interesting surprise from Frontwing. But first let me state that Phantom Trigger was already prepared their prefundia and the goal was at 80,000. Not the VN that I had interest with in the first place, so I'll pass. Though if some of you here want more Grisaia, go ahead and feel free to look at their Kickstarter later though (I'll report weekly fund gathering if possible here later). As for interesting surprise, there's two this week but first let me state the first interesting news. The first one was in regard of Island translation, which announced back at AX 2016 and right now it was in translation progress. For more info it was at halfway translated, and they planned to release it this year. Let's just see it later here.

As for the second surprise here, it was Subahibi in which definitely had some history with VN Translation scene. This VN was quite (in)famous for apparently quite hard to translate prose, had some controversial sex scene even to me (I'm quite with with yuri in the first place and I could handle bestiality here slightly, but maybe I'll need to tolerate yaoi here), and apparently had some philosophical thing. As for more info, the translation was already there since back at 2012 around time when Kajitsu translation was announced (Both of those projects were at TL Wiki by the way). Of course, looking at current situation here Kajitsu was already finished as fan patch and officially released (Including became popular and discussed to the death), while there's still no complete Subahibi translation here. With this announced by Frontwing, hopefully we got this VN with complete translation here and many more people became aware of this great (Perhaps) - with side effects including there will be more Subahibi fanatic out there later lol. Oh, and Frontwing was also planned to release Subahibi this year as well.

Other than Frontwing interesting surprise, there's Whirlpool with their new VN was apparently about entering Steam but it's not my interest there so I'll just pass on that (It's still quite unconfirmed by the way). Oh, and there's also two more Sakura games release at this month (Valentine Days and Magical Girl) which is awesome that Winged Cloud managed to released two VNs in one month (Although the story and production value from them was another question though).

Fan Translation 

First of all, there's usual Majokoi update for this week (73.3% translated and 67% edited). While the updates was usual for this week, there's some worryingly news namely that apparently the lead translation for Majokoi was already missing for some times and therefore the project will see some obstacle before finally they got the lead translator again. Hope the best for Majokoi team there. Oh, and speaking about Majokoi there's bigger news in regard of the team behind it - namely that apparently Luna Translation was dissolved and becoming inactive there. Quite sad to hear that, but nothing I could do here to be honest (Although if one interested to the projects, I think they'll just go independent again. Shin Koihime Musou already said that, while perhaps for Tsui Yuri there will be confirmation later). By the way, the Luna Translation drama wasn't affected Majokoi translation effort there (Just coincidence iirc). And speaking about Luna Translation, there's two updates from their projects at this week in which they had Ushieta was at 35% translated and Tsui Yuri was at 67% QC-ed. That's all for Luna Translation final update here (Probably).

As for other updates from fan translation, there's only some usual updates there (Although there's one nukige release which I forgotten from last week). The updates were from both of Loverable and Konosora restoration. For more detail, Loverable was at 54.46% translated, 21.27% TLCed, 16.81% edited, and 78 out of 142 mail was image edited (Overall image editing was at 76.98%); while for Konosora right now Amane's route was at 55% retranslated and apparently there's release plan in April later. For the last update from fan translation here (I knew there's some, but both of the other updates was BL and more nukige in which I'm not quite interested with that), it was came from Fortune Arterial project and right now the translation for 3rd script for Erika's route still continuing at 38% translated.

Mangagamer 

Once again this week we had Pygmalion, although other than Pygmalion Mangagamer also bring some other updates here which while not as juicy as expected it's still interesting (At least to me, although admittedly I only interested in both of Hapymaher and Sorcery Joker for now). I'll list all of the updates here first of all.

  • Hapymaher was 67% translated and 52% edited
  • Sorcery Joker was 76% translated and 65% edited
  • Naked Butler was reaching 40% mark re-translated
  • Fata Morgana fandisc was at 46% translated and 11% edited
  • Kuroinu 1 will be released at March 31st (Not the one that I interested, but apparently it got some interesting story there)
  • Kuroinu 2 was 43% translated and 11% edited
  • Boukaku was both at 69% (Interesting number I think) for both of translation and editing progress
  • Maggot Bait was 16% translated
  • Imouto Paradise 2 was 56% edited
  • 1st secret project was at 72% for both of translation and editing progress
  • 2nd secret project was at 41% translated and 11% edited
  • 3rd secret project was at 21% translated and 20% edited
  • 4th secret project was at 63% translated and 37% edited
  • 5th secret project was at 56% edited

Other than my earlier nitpicking, overall Mangagamer bring some nice updates for their secret project there That's all I could said in regard of the updates from Mangagamer here.

As for Mangagamer release at this week, it was once again Pygmalion in which I'd already describe enough parallel with Madoka. As for my story about Pygmalion, I remember that when I'm in vacation I checked Otakon 2015 announcement and of course there's announcement for both of Tokyo Babel and Pygmalion. Back there, I was interested with both because I think those two was had the most nice looking graphic compared to all announcements from Mangagamer (Except Supipara, but that's chapter based and unfinished to boot so it wouldn't count), and I also thinking that Jessica looking nice in that gothic outfit. Enough nostalgia there, and while I knew the review was quite mixed in Pygmalion I still interested with that here. And to close this section I would said better not expecting something like Tokyo Babel though ie many action - I mean don't expect too much from Pygmalion here otherwise there'll be many disappointment like our Clephas there (It's still good once again - at least from the demo imo).

That's all for this week VNTS Review, and see you next week.

PS - There's more updates, and today HatsuKoi partial patch for Midori's route was released (Which of course made Midori's route obviously fully translated (Duh), although it's already is from few days ago though). Also HatsuKoi translation team was already planned their next route to be translated, which is Runa's route so I'll report each update for Runa's route if they had updates there from next weeks. For closing additional update here, right now overall translation for HatsuKoi was reaching 30% mark translated or to be exact at 30.93% translated. That's all for HatsuKoi update.

PPS - Almost forget there's also an update from Denwalts new secret project, in which right now it was at 10.44% translated. No line count indication there, so I don't knew if the VN was long or not for now.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (02/18/2017)

Very belated happy valentine first of all from me here, though I don't celebrate it too much here though. The title for this week was very simple, just combined the character name from KaraKara 2 (Rebecca) with the valentine. And here's we got 'Rebecca's Valentine' - although if someone asked who is it, then I'll said that he was KaraKara MC Leon. With that matter done, welcome to this week VNTS Review from mine as usual. As for this week, well it's very calm and plain from the updates although Sekai was quite active though. Let's move to the updates then.

The progress for Majokoi was 72.3% translated and 66.3% edited, and for more information Fred said that 8 out of 13 routes was finished for both of translating and editing process (There's also the matter about retranslating and reediting 3% of the VN). As for HatsuKoi, the team were planned to release the partial patch covered both of common and Midori's routes at either February end or early March, although I would just wait and see about that for now (They also do some image editing and fine-tuning the script this week). There's also Sono Hanabira 11 translation project in which they translated 111 out of 120 scripts there. For more progress, there's Witch Garden in which was at one fifth (20%) translated right now, and Tsui Yuri which is at 63% QC right now. Other than those updates about, there's Gakuen Heaven (BL VN) demo and Mahotsukai no Yoru chapter 7 translation release, although it's not interest me though. That's all for fan translation.

Sekai Project

Sekai was quite active at this week unusually once again, although I said that only in term of the Kickstarter though. But before going to Sekai's Kickstarter of course they had some updates from some of their projects. For the projects, this week we had Chrono Clock was at 95.8% translated, Bokukotsu was reaching 30% translated mark (31.61% translated), Kanonana was at 26% translated, and Maitetsu was at 94.6% translated. Oh, Sekai also had their 6th sekrit project was fully translated, and looking at the translation pace I think it's just another short VN there although I might be wrong here though. That's all for usual updates from Sekai there.

As for Sekai activity, actually it's more to the announcement though. Their first announcemt was the sequel of KaraKara in which they introduced anpther heroine (Rebecca), and her role was she was trying to plant some seed in KaraKara world. Which is quite interesting a little bit if we considered the setting of KaraKara (The world was barren because some sort of calamity). Other than Rebecca sketch, not much in regard of KaraKara sequel for now.

The biggest announcement from Sekai at this week was Tokeijikake trilogy, in which they launch the Kickstarter for hardcopy and as expected it was very successful (Managed to gather 60,000 in less than one week, which still quite hard to do for some Kickstarter). As for Tokeijikake, I heard it was quite good VN trilogy in which it'll be involving some mystery of the two world. As for the trilogy, it was had some history in which there's already the translation project for the first game long time (After Shinikiss translation was finished, and it's from the same translation group). The progress back there was quite sparse, although before Sekai was announced Tokeijikake it was already finished according to the team. And the rest is history, although now to think of that it's almost one year though because Sekai was announced this back at Anime Boston 2016. For my opinion, I'm not quite interested to this right now but the opening for the first game was quite nice if I may say here. That's all for Tokeijikake here, and for more update it was at 40% translated right now (I mean the 2nd game).

That's all for this week VNTS Review from mine (Sorry if it's short there). See you next week.

PS - There's additional update from Loverable this week. For more detail, it was at 54.14% translated, 20.99% (Or perhaps I should said 21%) TLC-ed, 16.7% edited, and 16.13% QC-ed. Also apparently 4 out of 7 scripts from Satsuki's route were translated and TLC process for Tsugumi's route was going good. There's also the matter of image editing in which it was at 46 out of 142 image edited for mails, and overall the image editing was at 65.47% done. That's all for Loverable update here.

PPS - There's also additional update from HatsuKoi and Frontwing today, bit I'll save Frontwing for my next VNTS Review. Anyway, this week HatsuKoi made another good progress with Midori route was almost completed the translation with 90.38% translated (The translator said that they couldn't reach the goal for this update though, which is fully translated Midori route. Real life matter), and overall it was at almost reaching 30% translated (29.66% translated). Oh, they also doing many image editing near the end of Midori's route. As for their next plan, they aimed the release of Midori's route patch at thos weekend (Saturday or Sunday I didn't know). Look forward to the release then, and that's all for HatsuKoi belated update.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (02/11/2017)

Welcome to my VNTS Review this week, and sorry for being late here again. The title should be very obvious what I want to said, it was because there's two girl couple who hug under the surface of the sea (Duh), and since we could interpret girl hugging girl as yuri (To most of the people anyway) I made the title as 'Yuri Under the Sea'. That said, I was that the title combining of the anime title Yuri on Ice (The main character was handsome by the way (It's a man, because in Russia Yuri was man name)) and the song titled 'Under the Sea' which was famous as Little Mermaid theme song.

Anyway, the image in VNTS header was from recently announced Seabed in which will be localized by Fruitbat Factory and released at late 2017. Looks like it'll be some calming VN, now that I'd been looking at some review for Seabed (I mean it probably could bore some people though), but apparently there's some interesting multiple point of view aspect in which there will be three POV. Also the casts was mostly adult (At least around 28's) so if some people bored of high school yuri that factor could be the draw. Regardless of all of that, once again I'll be looking forward to Seabed eventual release. One more thing, it's interesting that the team (ie Conjueror and Garejel) was quite highly regarded in their translation back at Tokyo Babel generally.

Other than Seabed announcement, there's no major release for this week if you ask my opinion. Although in spite of that, Mangagamer just recently released Pygmalion demo in which they'll released the full version of that at 24th (Just for reminder). But while once again there's no major release, there's many interesting progress so at least it's okay to me here (Especially Fan Translation one). with that said, let me try to write all of the updates here for last week. Oh, and there's also two additional progresses from Other section. First was for Miniature Garden it was already finished the editing process and starting the testing; and for the second update Dies Irae translation was finished 100% ie completed except for 18+ content which was still in translation progress.

Sekai Project for this week was still their usual way, and by the way Tenshin Ranman was still stuck at 99.25% translated (Although maybe once again there's some cleaning up in term of engine before finishing the translation though). Tenshin Ranman aside, this week we saw some jump from Maitetsu in which right now it was over 90% translated mark (92.55% translated). Other than Maitetsu, both of secret projects were also see some nice progress (1st was 63% translated, 2nd was fully translated, and 6th was at 60% translated) which of course good, although I wonder if those secrets projects were short VNs there though. For more progress, there's also Bokukotsu which right now was at 29.12% translated and Kanonana (Another yuri VN) in which they finally was had some translation progress (20% translated). For last progress, Chrono Clock was at 94.64% translated and apparently they gave the beta version to all of the backers out there. That's all for Sekai Project here.

Last week Mangagamer was released the demo for Pygmalion. It was quite big in term of size, although it was not as big as Tokyo Babel demo though. Other than Pygmalion demo release, Mangagamer was also had some update. This week we had Hapymaher 65% translated and halfway edited, Naked Butler 37% retranslated, Boukaku was 65% translated, Fata Morgana fandisc was at 44% translated, Imopara 2 was past halfway edited (52% edited), Evangile W was completely translated and 87% edited, and Sorcery Joker was three quarter translated and seeing the big jump in editing if we speak about number (64% edited). Mangagamer was also gave some updates from their secret projects, in which 1st project was 67% edited, 2nd project was 35% translated, 3rd project was 15% translated and 13% edited, 4th project was at 32% edited, and 5th project was fully translated and halfway edited. That's all for Mangagamer section for this week, and for reminder Pygmalion will be released on 24th.

As for fan translation, other than usual one we had some other updates. As for other updates here (Not usual), we had Sono Hanabira 11 was had 109 out of 120 scripts translated, and there's also Fortune Arterial translation in which the 3rd script for Erika's route was 10% translated. For usual updates, we had Majokoi was at 72.5% translated and 64% edited, and for Loverable the current progress were 52.27% translated and 19.31% TLC-ed. Also for To Heart 2 there's some decensoring work in which it was at three quarter decensored. For last usual update, there's HatsuKoi in which they bring another significant progress yet (Comon route was fully translated, Midori's route was past halfway translated (55.05% translated), and for overall of HatsuKoi the current progress was at a quarter (25.01%) translated). For more HatsuKoi news, they planned to bring partial patch which cover common and Midori routes later. That's all for fan translation section here.

That's all for this week, and sorry for being very late here. See you next week.

PS - It's quite funny that this week all of the sections (Except JAST though lol) were had at least one yuri VN update there. To elaborate, from Other section we had Fruitbat announced Seabed, Mangagamer released the demo for Pygmalion, while for both of Sekai and Fan Translation segment were had Kanonana and Sono Hanabira 11 updates respectively which ironically made the title more fitting there. Not that I mind that though.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (02/04/2017)

It should be very obvious what parody that the title tried to deliver here (It's Love Live duh). But for more twist here, two of three people in header image were men. Yes men, although they definitely looking good though in their disguise (Hence the title trap). With that said, welcome to this week VNTS Review and sorry for being late here. Let's see what update that VNTS had for this week, but first let me comment on the VN at header image beforehand.

Apparently Mangagamer decided to do surprise release like JAST. But unlike JAST, Mangagamer just launching nukige which is quite short according to VNDB. To tell the truth, the premise was riduculuous and ironically mimicking Love Live series further. Best not question that I suppose. Although it's quite interestimg that apparently Mangagamer was partnering with Umesoft though, and I think this was quite sudden because there's no announcement from Mangagamer in regard of partnership with Umesoft (Or I just missng the news). For Mangagamer other releases, not care too much here so that's all for Mangagamer at this week.

Sekai Project

About Chrono Clock delay here, while I sort of predicted it gonna happen, I couldn't help but feel a little down there. But while there's delay there, at least they prepared Chrono Clock Steam Store which hopefully means it shouldn't take long time to release it - I still slightly wary though looking at 'Soon' at release time which mean that they're not certain in regard of release time (And we knew of how JAST love word 'soon' here). Now for Chrono Clock update, right now it was at 93.29% translated and apparently Sekai was preparing the launching of beta version there. At least there's notable progress though if we talk about the translation process only.

For the other update we had Maitetsu which finally had resume the updates after two weeks absence (88.45% translated). For more updates, there are bunch of progress from secret projects, but let me state two more updates from non-secret project here - Hoshimemo was fully retranslated, Rakuen was at 90% translated and Bokukotsu was at 28.07% translated. As for the secret projects, 1st was at 37% translates, 2nd was at 73% translated, 4th was at 63% translated, and somehow they add another project which right now was at 24% translated (Maybe they following Mangagamer which had 6 secret projects?). That's all for Sekai at this week.

Fan Translation

While there's no notable release from fan translated VN as of now yet, overall I'm quite satisfied with the updates from all of the project that I interested here. Let's see what the updates had here, shall we?

For usual updates, there's both of Majokoi and Loverable which as expected always deliver the update in time. For more detail, Majokoi was 72.1% translated and 62% edited for the most obvious one, and the less obvious one would be they finished the translation for another route here (Kozue). Also Fred said that the translator will be finishing the translation for the ending soon. As for Loverable, right now it was at 51.58% translated, 18.85% TLC-ed, and the image editing was touching three quarter mark (75.16%). Also right now Satsuki's route was being in work ie translating process, and there's some work on the interface as well. That's all for the weekly usual progress here.

For more updates here, we had ToHeart 2 was finished all of the editing work which mean it was 100% edited for now and for additional info the proofreading progressing at 45% (There's some graphic editing left as well). Also there's Sukiuso in which the translation progressing at 42.3% and Tsui Yuri was at 52% QC-ed. That's all for the unusual updates here.

Before I closing my VNTS Review, there's HatsuKoi in which they had some nice progress. Personally the reason I interested in HatsuKoi was because the production factor. I mean the graphic was nice to look at, there's ton of image song, and there's also famous eroge seiyuu there who voicing heroines. Although too bad though that the review that I found (At least in English) said that the MC was stupid and useless. But still, I'll plan to keep my eyes on this project for now once again. As for the update, they planned to translated Midori's route once again in which right now was at 21.8% translated. For more info, they almost finish translating common route in which it was at 95.78% translated, and for overall translation progress it was touching 20% mark (20.01%) which is quite impressive that they started this back at December 20th.

That's all for this week VNTS Review, and sorry for being late here. See you next week.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (01/28/2017)

First of all, before I state my review for this week VNTS let me said Happy Chinese New Year for anyone else who celebrate that (Actually me too). And for the title here, let's just settle for simple title this week in which the meaning should be very obvious. It's from Corona Blossom, and it's depicted the romance between Shino and her childhood friend Keiji (Who is also MC in Corona Blossom) which expressed through kissing. As for Corona Blossom itself, since it was promoted as trilogy perhaps it's the last chapter so hopefully we could get the full story from the VN itself. The release should be good for anyone else who like Corona Blossom, and that's all that I could said for now in regard of Corona Blossom.

This week we also get Seinarukana Steam release, in which JAST did another of their new pattern ie release without the announcement beforehand (Announced the exact date). Oh well, guess they had the reason for that. And in regard of Seinarukana Steam version, I'm quite interested with the extra missions which said was carried from PSP version according to Sanahtlig. Other than extra mission, there's replacement scene for H-Scenes in which I'm sure still had some degree of intimate between the heroines of said route and our MC Nozomu (Eiyuu Senki was had same change if I remember correctly). Right now I'm not interested with Steam version as I'd already content with original version there, but it may change in the future.

Other than those two release which admittedly were quite interesting, there's actually another release from Winged Cloud. Yes this time Winged Cloud was release another Sakura games and this time apparently they tried to portray the life of secret agent and they named the game Sakura Agent. Oh, and by the way there's already Steam release for this game. Get it if you interested, although maybe not much user here interested with that though.

That's all for the releases for this week, and to be honest the releases not as big as Da Capo 3 from last week. But in exchange of that, actually there's so many juicy updates compared to last week especially from Mangagamer in which they finally give the update after one month they didn't give the update (Or perhaps one year seeing that the last time Mangagamer gave the update was at 2016 lol). Let's see what usual update that we had for this week here, but first let me stated that after finished both of Libra side stories translation right now they begin the editing according to their update (For recall, they already finished all of the translation process for the main games).

While back at last week I said that Tenshin Ranman could be completed as long as they doing their usual pace, unfortunately this week Sekai didn't had their usual pace and as the result the Tenshin Ranman progress still stuck at 99.25% instead of completed (Although maybe there's some behind screen work like editing or QC though). Chrono Clock progress was updated slightly with almost touching 90% mark translated (89.67% translated), and they'll delivered the update at January end here (I'll be looking forward to the update then). Other than Chrono Clock, there's Bokukotsu in which they translated 27.25% of the script. That's all for Sekai, and it's quite lacking if we looking at update number here compared to last weeks but perhaps there will be time when Sekai will had many usual updates again.

For fan translation, the updates here were good enough enough so I'm quite satisfied for now. For Majokoi, this week they resumed the translation work after one week holiday in which the progress was touching 70% mark (70.5% translated) and 61.3% edited. Quite good progress if I may say here, especially from the editing front there. For more additional information, the editing for two routes (Alice and Rei) were finished and they started to translating Mii's route. Oh, and they almost finished translating the ending. That's all for Majokoi progress, and there's also update from Loverable in which they finally managed to reach halfway mark translated (50.09% translated. Congratulations again there). For more additional progress beside translation, right now it was at 16.92% TLC-ed, 15.9% edited, and 15.5% QC-ed. Also there's additional information from Loverable, in which Tsugumi route was finished for the translation. That's all for fan translation segment.

Mangagamer

Finally after one month there's no update, this week Mangagamer deliver bunch of juicy updates along with one good announcements and several secret projects announcements as well. Let's see what I could gather from the update there.

For secret projects, well I still couldn't speculate here of course although it could be quite fun though to speculate imo. They'd announce that back at December 10th or to be exact after Himawari release that they had five secret projects there, and turn out there's six secret projects instead of five. For the progress, 1st secret project was 71% translated and 44% edited, 2nd secret project was at 33% translated, 3rd secret project was at 10% translated and 9% edited, 4th secret project was at 51% translated and 13% edited, 5th secret project was at 93% translated and 23% edited, and the last secret project was already complete for both of translation and editing. While I said that I couldn't speculate much here, I think the 6th project will be released in near future seeing that the progress was already complete (Only testing left). That's all for the secret project there, which I will take my eyes on those projects.

Other than secret projects, once again Mangagamer also offer some juicy updates here. For the updates, this week we had Hapymaher at 64% translated and 49% edited (Perhaps they face the same problem as Sekai right now in regard of text display), Sorcery Joker was at 72% translated and 54% edited, Kuroinu was finishing beta testing, Boukaku was 64% translated and 62% edited (Quite major jump there), Naked Butler was at 35% retranslated, and Evangile W was at 95% translated (Almost finished) and 80% edited. Oh, and for more updates both of Suki Suki and Dal Segno were already preparing for the testing, which mean if all going smoothly it'll be released at this year looking from past experiences (At the very least). That's all for the updates.

For last news, Mangagamer announced that there will be another VN Release at February. It was Shadow of Pygmalion which announced back at Otakon 2015 and they said that it'll be released at February 24th. Apparently they'll had yuri tone and this is also chuunige, but perhaps it'll be like Aoishiro (Or Akai Ito) if we want to compare past released there (Female MC, had actions, and had heroines instead of heroes). The graphic to be honest was take my interest the moment it was announced. Also apparently Mangagamer managed to made several modification to the engine (More on that later). That's all that I could said in regard of Pygmalion for now.

That's all for this week VNTS Review, and see you next week.

PS - Just realize that there's update from HatsuKoi back at 28th (It's 31st right now), but late is better than never though. The updates were common route was passing three quarter translated (76.65% translated), and overall progress was at 14.34% translated. Oh, they planned to translate Midori's route first and right now it's been in the translating process. If some of reader here want to follow the progress, look at their Twitter here.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (01/21/2017)

As for this week, the biggest news was obviously Da Capo 3 release which once again had some history with Fuwanovel like I stated several times here. And of course there's some controversy behind that. By the way, while back at 2012 I'm still not member yet, but I'd remember that I'd like to browse Visual Novel Aer (Fuwanovel old name) to see some VN news, and back there translated VN was not as much as nowadays. Also back there it was thanks to fans that we could keep getting good VN translated, because Mangagamer was still not as aggressive as of now if we talk about licensing and Sekai Project was still not become official company yet (Still categorized as fan translation). Anyway, I'll try to talk about that later and looking back at 2012 archive there's definitely many improvement there right now if we talk about translated VN number.

Welcome to my VNTS Review here, and sorry for being late here. As for the title, let me explain about it later but it was sort of derivative from Love Live song just in case you interested. Other than Da Capo 3 release and some usual update, there's not much what I could write at this week to be honest if we speaking strictly from the updates. But let me see what I could write here.

Other

Before both of Sekai and Fan Translation section, let me said that ATLUS will localized Utawarerumono duology sequel (Or just in case you need some Grisaia joke just said Utawarerumono no Meikyuu for the 2nd game and Utawarerumono no Rakuen for the 3rd game lol). Actually I'd already saw this news from last week back at Erogegames forum and thought it'll be nice addiction to VNTS Review, but after it turned out it'll be localized for the consoles I decided to just ignore that. Although I said that I didn't interested in that, I believe both of sequels were good addition to any of Utawarerumono fans and should be played if one want to knew more about Utawarerumono (Not me though since there's so much to considering other than buying console here to be honest).

Okay, Utwarerumono localization issue aside (Not for PC), there's good news from Libra translation namely that they finished all translation process for main game exactly one year after their successful Kickstarter (Congratulation to the team) and for additional update right now they finished translated both of new mini episode (Aoi and Lycoris story, also Iris story), although it's still halfway though for the progress bar itself. Look forward to March then when they'll be ready for the release. That's all for Other section here.

Sekai Project

This week apparently Sekai was add another secret project (Or sekrit project as they wrote) and right now it was at 20%. Apparently they decided to made the former first secret project as the 5th secret project, and also they remove the tracker for the 3rd secret project there. Don't ask me the reason why because I definitely didn't knew there (Duh), although once again I could only guess that the 3rd project was short one and perhaps if they removed it from the tracker it mean that they almost ready for the release. 

As for their other project which is Chrono Clock, there's another update there which stated that they'll had beta version ready for the backer after they sorted out the technical issues out there. Although this is good news, I predict that perhaps they couldn't make it to late January release as the progress was still not complete yet looking from the tracker (88.35% translated) and they said that they'll deliver it in few weeks. They'll deliver the good news though which is that the game will be 100% playable and can be completed without crash, and also they'll had another update at January end. My opinion here would be that I'm willing to be waiting as long as they didn't take the long time there, and looking at the announcement perhaps it'll be not too long if they talk about delay. That's all for my opinion about Chrono Clock.

Other than Chrono Clock, of course Sekai also had some usual updates with their project. Tensin Ranman was almost completed looking at the progress and as long as Sekai keep their usual work it'll be definitely completed at next week (The progress for Tenshin Ranman was at 99.25% translated). Bokukotsu was also had update here with current progress right now was at 27.02& translated, and unfortunately for this week there's no update from Maitetsu but perhaps there'll be some update at next week. For last update here we had their 2nd secret project was at 57% translated. That's all for Sekai Project.

Fan Translation

There's no much in fan translation segment other than update here, although actually there's release though which is Black Wolf Saga which is VNR based (Quite divisive method at that). Although unfortunately it's otome though which to said it not my taste here, but if you could operate VNR and like otome game might as well give a try there. For this week there's no update in term of translation from Majokoi because of some real life business, but at least there's progress if we talk about editing which right now was at 59% editing. Speaking about Luna Translation, actually there's one update that I missed from last week namely Ushieta editing which right now was at 15% edited there. For more update from Luna Translation, right now Tsui Yuri was at 51% QC progress.

For more update, right now Loverable was at 47.62% translated and 13.56% edited for one more usual progress. By the way there's little problem though ie I couldn't see Loverable update from my laptop, and I could only see the update from my android (Phone) here. It's just probably some bug out there on my internet though, so it's no big deal in the end anyway (Sorry). There's another unusual update here namely Sono Hanabira 11 which right now was that they translated 106 out of 120 scripts. And if some people who read this curious where's the update came from, just click this link. For last update from fan translation, there's Fortune Arterial in which they got another translator there apparently and right now for the progress the new translator managed to complete 2 out of 10 scripts for Erika's route. That's all for the update.

While earlier here I said that there's not much here, turn out there's another interesting project which I'm surprised that I missed it for several weeks here (Facepalm to me). Anyway, the project was Hatsukoi 1/1 (I'll call it Hatsukoi from now on) which is one of Tone Work VN and it was their shortest VN. And by shortest I mean the shortest by Tone Work's standard because both of their later VNs (Gin'iro Haruka and Hoshi Ori) was gotten quite (in)famous for being very long and describe the romance quite nicely (The VNDB state that Hatsukoi 1/1 was long by the way, as expected from Tone Work's). Well, look forward to this game and right now for the progress they completely was at almost halfway for common route (47.39% translated) and overall was at 10.06% translated. I'll definitely will keep my eyes on Hatsukoi project here, although perhaps I need to keep cautious of several aspect though now that I'd tried to do some quick research (MC was very stupid according to all available review, so much that the company posted an apology video to angry fans).

That's all for fan translation section.

Mangagamer

Once again they had biggest news here in regard of Da Capo 3 release both of censored and uncensored version. Although too bad that there's no regular update from Mangagamer though as of now yet. Hopefully they could give it at near future though because the updates were quite interesting to someone who look forward to it, and to be honest I'm one of the people who look forward to the updates.

Back to Da Capo 3, which is had some history for this community. Looking at around 2012, our founder Aaeru was trying to translating Da Capo 3 using some divisive method like I mentioned above (VNR) at least according to some people. It was caused too much commotion in Erogegames forum back at 2012 which back then made me quite annoyed seeing the thread explode from one member there (Keep in mind that back then I'm still not joining any forum yet). After much commotion happened, there's another controversy happened in which the project was getting C&D by Mangagamer and causing Aaeru write some of her rage into Fuwanovel blog post. Back then I also think that Mangagamer take down her project was because Da Capo was licensed by them, although looking at current situation perhaps I was wrong back then. Oh well, all that in the past though and let us enjoy Da Capo 3 now which serves as the final story for Da Capo story. For last info about Da Capo 3, I think the setting was at 2072 looking from the February which had 29 days (And it's quite fitting after checking the date).

That's all for my late VNTS Review, and see you next week.

PS - Turn out there's another VN with the name of Hatsukoi and also had translation as well (The VN itself was old and the translation project was dead though). So I'll just called it HatsuKoi to differentiate it. Forgot another progress here earlier, and the project was To Heart 2. For the progress the decensoring was almost finished and the editing process was almost completed for Manaka's route which mean that it was almost completed for overall of editing process. From there it was only proofreading left, and after all of those process were finished hopefully the final version of ToHeart 2 patch was ready to be released. That's all for additional update.

PPS - For the title, since we had Nanjou Yoshino singing another opening for Da Capo 3 (Or to be exact fripside) and when I searched for Love Live song I'd found 'Fuyu ga Kureta Yokan' which had Eli as the center for three girl group (Eli, Maki, and Nico). Since Eli's voice was Nanjou and we had sakura flower for Da Capo 3, I thought perhaps 'Sakura ga Kureta Yokan' would be fitting title looking at the translation. For more explanation 'Fuyu ga Kureta Yokan' mean 'Premonition that Winter Give to me', and my title was could be translated as 'Premonition that Sakura Give to Me', which is quite fitting that the girls (And our MC Kiyotaka as well) felt something wrong with Everlasting Sakura bloomed again after withered around 20 years ago. That's all for the title.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (01/14/2017)

Welcome to my VNTS Review for this week then, and for the title I'll say it in PPS below but let me said that I knew the image header was from Meikyuu. As for the big release, it's obviously Meikyuu unrated which Sekai was delayed the release from the promised time (December). And for Grisaia fan, have fun for enjoying full version of Meikyuu then which also had the missing H content there (Duh).

Meikyuu unrated aside, this week we also had Dies Irae managed to successfully gathered the fund, and quite surprising at that. Personally I just think that hopefully they could AT LEAST gather the base goal (Quite possible) if we looking from how chaotic the Kickstarter was. There's stuff like troll pledge which managed to drop 10,000 funds when KA was almost end and there's another drop at 9,000 iirc. Not to mention it was quite slow at the gathering compared to Root Double from the last year. But there's a surprise in which not only they managed to gather exceeding the base cost, they managed to gather 220,000 in two last days which obviously quite sharp jump looking from daily funds. Once again congratulations for successful Kickstsrter after I'm worry looking at that every day. Let's look forward to the release then.

Other than those two big news (Meikyu unrated and Dies Irae KS success), there's not much if we look at the update although there's some exception though of course. Speaking about exception, I was talking about Chrono Clock in which this week they managed to translated 83.79% of it which to be said it's quite nice jump after seeing it was progressing quite slow for two weeks. Although it's still not quite enough if they want to release it at late January though, so hopefully they could improve more for next week (Also hoping that they managed to overcome the technical problem). Other than Chrono Clock, they had Maitetsu was at 84.53% translated, Tensin Ranman was reaching 95% translated mark (95.15%), and Bokukotsu at 24.63% translated. Also there's progress from two of their secret projects (2nd project was at 55% translated and 4th project was at 41% translated). For last update, Akerou managed to reach 90% mark of Hoshimemo retranslation for real (Last update said that he almost retranslated 90% of Hoshimemo).

For fan translation, there's a sad news namely that Kimisora was stalled because the translator was apparently had some sort of real life issue and the team said that they'll try to search another way to continuing the project. Well, hope the best for the team. Although with that came anohger project though, which unfortunately not the one that I interested (Gakuen Heaven, and it was BL VN). And this week there's also an update from Luna Translation. The most significant one would be Witch Garden common route translation was finished and right now it was in editing. Although there's some progress from other projects though, such as for SKM they try to convert the game file to be inserted in translation tool (And translating H Scenes in meantime). Also there's some effort in regard of restarting Kanobito progress and hoping that they could release it in current state according to the Tweet. For last update right now, there's Majokoi which is right now was at 68.5% translated and 56.5% edited.

That's all for this week VNTS, and maybe I'll add dome update here later. See you next week.

PS - There's update from Loverable in which right now it was at 46.4% translated, 14.17% QC-ed, 14.55% edited, and 15.58% TLC-ed.

PPS (3/8) - For the title, maybe the the ending song title for Meikyuu would be appropriate here seeing that it was final release for Meikyuu (With restored H Scenes) instead of the opening title. So for the title, since once again Grisaia like using French in their title I decided to use the French for the ending song title. Which in this case it would be 'Sousei no Thanatos', also could be translated as 'The birth of Thanatos' as true ending song title. Of corse my title would be the French translation for the ending song, albeit loosely.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (01/07/2017)

The title was very simple for this week, and it's exactly as I describe what the girl did at VNTS Image Header. For more explanation, the girl was looks like running and the name of the girl was Kazuha Shizuka from Harumade Kukuru which apparently will had English release later. Anyway, welcome to this week VNTS Review and this week was had very few update if I may said it honestly. But let's see what I could write from the information that I could get for now.

For the first roundup here, let's see what Sekai offer for this week. The updates from them goes like Tenshin Ranman was at 92.29% translated, Maitetsu was at 83.23% translated, Bokukotsu was at 23.68% translated. About Chrono Clock, right now it was at 75.43% translated which is far from ideal progress if we expect that Sekai will release this at this month so maybe just expect delay in regard of it perhaps. Although the progress was quite worrying, they gave the update in regard of that, namely that they managed to translate four out of five route (I knew that there's six heroines, but one of the heroine was focused in the prologue for more detail and reminder). Also apparently there's still some technical issue in regard of engine which obviously need to worked on before the release, and I predicted that Mangagamer will need to deal with this in regard of Hapymaher. Well, let's just see it for now.

This week from fan translation segment there's less update than usual, and I think I'll just write that right now Majokoi was at 66.8% translated and 55.1% edited. Also there's Tsui Yuri which apparently preparing for the release of full patch translation out there and will stop giving the updates. That's all for usual update this week, although if some people follow Amagami and Ayakashi Gohan translation (Not me) there's good news that those two was already touching 90% mark with Amagami was at 90.5% translated and Ayakashi Gohan was at 91% translated. That's all for fan translation segment.

About Dies Irae, once again that's one of chaotic Kickstarter with some days was having some loss from funding looking at how some days did have very little rise and even some loss according to Dies Irae Kicktraq (Root Double was fared better by the way). But maybe since this is about to end with 5 days left, hopefully there will be some raise if we looking from old pattern which always had big rush if the Kickstarter was almost end. Oh, for the funding progress right now it was at 144,665 gathered. And for next update there's Miniature Garden which right now was at halfway updated. Oh, and if some people wonder what happened with Lucid9, there's update from the Fallen Snow Studio if you looking for that, although the most obvious one would be that they hope that they could finish the first act by the first quarter of yhis year.

For the last announcement, there's Harumade Kukuru official release plan, which apparently was from last week. For my story, I'd attempted to search from the clue at last week after looking from Eroge Games News forum, but no luck because turn out that the news was in Japanese. Anyway, I could only said that it could be good if Japanese company want to bring their VN overseas, although I think I'll just wait and see about this. But if I may speculate perhaps Mangagamer will be the one who will release Harumade if it's not the company itself who will release it overseas. As for the premise, well it's just nukige which featured that MC will have orgies (Sex party) with four girls everydays just like Imopara (Imopara had 5 imouto though).

That's all for the first week of 2017 VNTS Review, and see you next week.

PS - Forgot one update since last week, and it was Flower - Summer. For reminder there's plan that Flower will had four games based on seasons, and the spring edition was translated. According to JAST on their twitter, they'll release it at 2017 although obviously it was very vague though ie no indication when. Let's just hope that there's no delay, although it might be quite hard to became true.

PPS - There's an update from Loverable which came after I finished my VNTS Review, and for the progress it was at 44.35% translated, 13.73% edited, 10.87% QC-ed, and 14.76% TLC-ed. That's all for additional progress here.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Transation Status (12/31/2016)

First of all very sorry for being late here to write my first VNTS Review at 2017. And second, even though I might already said it several times in the forum let me said happy new year 2017 again to all of the reader here. For the title, since we had Charles from Da Capo 3 touching everlasting sakura tree, I'd just use everlasting and hanakatoba for the sakura as the title (Hanakatoba for sakura was kind and gentle by the way). As for Da Capo 3, I'd play the demo and let's just said that MC was quite dense just like the anime and I'm laughing at him (I still look forward to the release of full version though).

As for last week in 2016, there's no other release for full translation VN (There's Loverable 1st trial release though). Maybe this is what we call a breather though after we had many crazy releases from last month. To recap we had Himawari, Rance 5D and VI, and World End Economica last episode which all of them were quite well known title and interesting at that (I'd playing Rance VI at this moment and it's quite addictive to me for now). Not to mention there's surprise release from Denwalts which turn out to be 11eyes which quite popular in the past. And there's also not much update from last week either make it quite plain overall, although there's some interesting news from Dies Irae kickstarter though. With that done, let's do some roundup here for usual progress.

From Sekai Project, in regard of Meikyuu 18+ it was delayed because of the holidays looking from their recent announcement (Of course employee need to rest after all duh). Well, nothing we could do in regard of delay other than waiting for a while there, although Sekai promised that there's will be getting Meikyuu 18+ release after holiday though. Other than the matter of Meikyuu 18+ delay, there's only usual update from them once again. For the list of update, Chrono Clock was at three quarter translated (75.01%, which mean that Sekai will need to hasten the translation if they still want to release it at late January), Maitetsu was at 82.75% translated, Tensin Ranman was reaching 90% translated mark (90.27% translated), and Bokukotsu was at 22.02% translated. And there's another news from Sekai which should take interest from any of Neko Para lover which is the release of Neko Para 3 was scheduled for April 28th (I'm not quite interested though). That's all from Sekai.

For fan translation, other than Loverable first trial was released (Translated of course), there's some usual progress. For Aokana, it was at least around half of common route was translated and apparently there's some problem in regard of the translation ie shaky. Hope the best for the team then, if only to find out the good solution that could satisfy either the team or people who want good translation for Aokana. For usual translation one, there's Loverable which once again just recently released the translation for demo (The progress was 42.74% translated, 13.39% edited, and some significant QC progress at 10.66% QC-ed), and I'll definitely read that. The other usual update there were Tsui Yuri was completed retranslation and will focusing on edit and QC; and Majokoi was at 65.3% translated. There's other updates from some other projects too, and for elaboration the projects were Sukiuso and Mahou Shoujo (Sukiuso was at 41.5% translated, while for Mahou Shoujo the translation for Chapter 9 was completed (The progress in lines would be 4,450 out of 20,000 lines were translated)). That's all fro fan translation.

For last news, right now Dies Irae was managed to gather 122,510 funds which is quite worrying now that it's only 10 days left to do fund rising. There's also loss matter few days ago in regard of the disappointment for stretch goal. Looking at stretch goal for Dies Irae, compared to campaign who also had same situations (Root Double and Libra) it was quite lacking if just looking it comparatively (Libra offered new mini episodes, while Root Double offer the translation for Drama CD). Especially when one user asking whether Rusalka could had a route in English first, which mean that fans expected that they'll get Rusalka route for stretch goal and they got fan books as stretch goal instead. That's all that I could think of.

That's all for this first VNTS Review at 2017, and sorry for very late here. See you at either Saturday or Sunday later.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (12/24/2016)

Okay, first of all merry Christmas to any reader who read this post here. The title for this week was akin of anime Spice and Wolf, except that for this week releases we have VN which had stock market premise and there's one with devil (With Rance) so I figured that I just make it stock and devil. If I may explain the comparison here, spice was quite valuable at Europe in the past and wolf was sometimes associate with devil. Coincidentally, the writer for stock market VN was also the writer for Spice and Wolf (Isuna Hasekura). And with that done, welcome to my VNTS Review which I wrote at Christmas Eve here (Duh).

This week, there's good release from Mangagamer and Sekai (Rance VI and World End Economica Episode 3). Maybe I'll try to talk about those two later, but as for other two releases I didn't knew about Apathy to be honest here (Nor did I pay attention to it to be more blunt here) other than apparently we'll had horror setting there. Also it was apparently some collection to compilation of three stories (Horror obviously). Another release was Creampie Festival, which from the title it was nukige and it was for android instead of usual PC (Good for anyone who like nukige and like to play game using phone as well I guess).

Oh, and by the way there's another release. It's Sakura Christmas Party which created by Winged Cloud that we love and knew to fill your Christmas with their 'quality' VN. As for the score, it was plummeted very badly in VNDB just as expected. By the way, about this game I'd remember that I made my AX 2017 commentary using title 'Sakura Christmas' back at July. Guess Winged Cloud was take the inspiration from my post lol (Although it was very easy to came up though if you speak about the title idea). I'm not played this by the way yet (And maybe never) and just knew it was already released from 4 days ago today.

For the updates, this week while both of Sekai and Fan Translation deliver usual, Mangagamer deliver batch of updates at this week other than usual release (Just treat those as Christmas prize from Mangagamer, okay?). As for other section, this week we had Libra progress which if I may said subjectively it was good. For more detail, right now Mikandi translated 85% of Aoi's route, 90% of Lycoris's route, and they already translated 30% of Aoi and Lycoris mini episode. And for Dies Irae Kickstarter, they managed to gather past 100,000 or to be exact was at 103,407 funds gathered.

While for Other section was at least had Libra and Dies Irae progressing, unfortunately I couldn't say the same for JAST. For more elaboration, I edited both of JAST this year released plan to TBA back at VNDB because apparently JAST still not had their activity in regard of those two yet or any news to be exact (Although I may missed something at JAST forum though). For more info, I edited both of Seinarukana Steam and Ryko to TBA and they planned to released it at this year (2016) which is almost end. In conclusion, there's no update from JAST at this week as usual, although I may praise their consistency for delay though lol.

Fan Translation

As for fan translation, first of all I don't watch closely in regard of progress for both of Ayakashi Gohan and Bad Medicine although I knew that both of those were otome though which I could care less here (Good luck to the translators though). Anyway, this week for the progress Ayakashi was at 89% translated and Bad Medicine was they managed to had 2 scipts translated since last week and planning to releasing partial patch for one route there (That's all I could tell for Bad Medicine).

For the rest here, let's do some round up here for the progress. This week we had Aokana's common route was at 44.23% translated; Tsui Yuri was at 80% retranslated, Majokoi was at 62.1% translated; Nocturnal Illusion was at 6.5% 2nd editing pass, and for Ushieta they translated 32% of it and for editing progress it was at 14% (The translator also state that they'll need to retranslated Airi's route). For last update but not the least, we had Loverable which had some significant progress (41.35% translated, 10.56% edited, 14.4% TLC-ed, and 72.88% image edited). That's all for usual roundup there, and if some people here interested with the Sono Hanabira 11 in English, there's a project out there and right now 101 out of 120 scripts was translated.

Sekai Project

In regard of JAST delay, while back at some time Akerou was sort of promised that there'll be 2016 release for Saku Saku, I think for now it would be delayed there although to be fair Sekai was never announced that they'll releasing Saku Saku at 2016 though, so there's that. Oh, and looking at Chrono Clock progress I heavily doubt that it'll be released at late January, more so if we looking at the progress per week there (It was translated at 71.42% translated at this week). Well, nothing we could do if Chrono Clock will be delayed in the future I guess once again. For the rest of Sekai's progress, there's Maitetsu was at 80.84% translated, Tensin Ranman was at 85.62% translated, and they had their 2nd secret project was at 41%. Also they add one more secret project there (4th one) which right now it was at 16% translated.

This week, Sekai was also released World End Economica episode 3. The premise was there's a world which apparently there's MC who attempted to do some stock trading. For more info the setting was at the moon which faced some rapid development after the first citizens was came from the Earth at 16 years ago. For more information, it was released in episodic release just like When They Cry series, only instead of 8 episode we got only 3 episode. The premise looks interesting there, although I'm not play this yet though to be honest (I might play this the future now that there's complete version). Once again the writer for this VN was also Spice and Wolf writer (Isuna Hasekura), and the particular anime was also had economy motif from what I'd understand.

That's all for Sekai Project section.

Mangagamer 

This week one of their highlight was Rance VI in English was released along with 5D. It was had some history with me at least, because back at 2015 I was one of the people who disappointed with the delay there so much that I was did some inappropriate action when I'd edited VNDB entry Back there Arunaru was already translated 88% of it). That's all in the past though, and at least they could play Rance VI in English after one year delay there. Oh, and they released it along with 5D by the way. For the gameplay there, 5D was some sort of luck based while Rance VI was some sort of dungeon crawler RPG like Etrian Oddysey. According to Moogy, this is one of best Rance games alongside with Kichikuou and Sengoku. Oh, and if some of you wonder whether if you need to play the prequels or not, I would said just look older Rance games LP because the graphic was quite out dated to understand the story. And if I may say may opinion in regard of older Rance games, 3 was had the most epic story while 4 was had improved gameplay. For last note, if you didn't like pervert and selfish MC just don't play Rance there.

Other than Rance, this week Mangagamer also announced that they'll released Da Capo 3 at January 20th. If some of older member from this community read this, surely some of them could recall of how Aaeru was attempted to translated Da Capo 3 using some divisive method to said it lightly. That's all I could said for now, and for the premise once again it's only usual Da Capo with same setting if we look at VNDB, although there's some wrap up from 2 though at the end according to some review that I'd read (It's still mostly charage though fro anyone else who wonder if the story will be take a different turn). As for now, I'm still attempted to play the demo although I think it's pretty much like the anime if the demo was covered the prologue arc only (The anime was only cover prologue arc to be exact with some mix up).

Other than one big release and one planned big release, this week once again Mangagamer also gave some updates as their gift. For the roundup, here goes

  • Boukaku was at 46% translated
  • Hapymaher was at 62% translated and 45% edited
  • Sorcery Joker was at 66% translated
  • Fata Morgana fandisc was at 405 translated
  • Maggot Bait was at 13% translated (I still don't know if Kouryuu using his bucket or not yet by the way)
  • Pygmalion was finishing beta testing
  • Kuroinu was starting work at Chapter 2
  • Evangile W was at 82% translated and 64% edited

That's all for Mangagamer's updates there. And if some people wonder about Sona-Nyl, Mangagamer stated that they still working at it in their Curious Cat. Hopefully we could see the progress from Sona-Nyl later at Mangagamer progress page.

That's all for this week, and merry Christmas. See you again next week, or perhaps to be more appropriate next year.

littleshogun

Persona 11 Review

Visual Novel Translation Status (12/17/2016)

This is definitely not the review from Persona 11, because ATLUS just recently released Persona 5 in Japan. To be exact, this title was reflected to 11eyes and I think I'd found many similarities to Persona series (At least to 3 and 4) after playing this for a while. With that, let's get to the main business there (VNTS Review duh).

Okay, this week there's definitely surprise from fan translation segment. Namely the release of 11eyes Complete translation patch and turn out that 11eyes was Denwalts secret project. To tell the truth, I kind of doubt his project earlier because his portfolio was only Koi Iro and cancelled AliveZ which both of those were quite mediocre according to VNDB. But this time he manage to surprised us with the release of 11eyes once again, although he was try to slip some hint though back at Eroge Games forum (The project was one of 'cursed' project). Anyway, I think I'll try to tell the story about 11 eyes later.

As for my comment for other three releases, first of all let me state that once again I'd didn't find that both of Grisaia and Majikoi side story was the one that I'd looking forward the most (Feel free to get that though if you was either of Grisaia or Majikoi fan (And perhaps both as well). Although for Majikoi I'd find out that the robot girl was quite good looking though. For Melody (Grisaia side story), the premise looks like Yuuji will do some sort of escort mission to some important man daughter. And for another release, the premise was quite ridiculous once again, but then again it could be interest some people who interested in kyonyuu Japanese god forming an idol group. Keep in mind that's only my current impression in regard of MoeNovel's release so it could be change in the future. Oh, by the way there's some post from ANN which mistakenly said that MoeNovel created If My Heart Had Wings (MoeNovel's role was only as publisher, while the mentioned game was created by the main company Pulltop).

This week for Sekai was mostly from their usual update, although back at their tracker apparently there's some error in regard of Bokukotsu which for the progress it was back at 0% (The real progress for Bokukotsu was at 21.71% translated according to VNTS). For the usual updates here, Chrono Clock was at 71.25% translated, Maitetsu was at 78.8% translated, and Tensin Ranman was at 82.07% translated. For one more news, Wagahigh was attempted to get the Greenlight at Steam and Sekai was planning to release this at early 2017. That's all for Sekai Project roundup here.

For Other section here, there's some big Kickstarter happening but first of all let's do some roundup here from few updates. There's two releases from this section (LoveKami and Melody) and I'd already commented on those two. As for other update, if you interested to get Miniature Garden officially, you could also try Mangagamer there because they also add pre-order for that according to their blog post (It'll be released at March 2nd by the way). Here's Mangagamer page in case some of you want proof. Oh, and also Frontwing confirmed that they also working for Island translation right now (By the way, the writer for Island was also the writer for Himawari).

The big news for this section was obviously Dies Irae Kickstarter was begin. Just like Prefundia said, the goal was indeed at 160,000. And right now they managed to gathering the fund at almost 72,000 (71,987 for more detail currently) with 26 days left before the Kickstarter end. For now I could only said that this is definitely more succesful compared to Root Double kickstarter of course at least if we compared it from the first day (Root Double was only managed gather around 20,000 iirc while Dies Irae managed to gather more than 50,000 at the first day). Let's just wait and see here, and I think this Kickstarter could be successful although there's could be something unexpected happen at the future.

In Fan Translation segment, it had definitely very surprising release. But first let me to do some roundup here. For the roundup of this week, we had Majokoi at 60.7% translated and 52% edited; Aokana Common Route was at 38% translated; Tsui Yuri was at halfway retranslated and fully edited for the first pass; Loverable was at 38.57% translated, 9.86% edited, and 69.61% image edited; and Sukiuso was at 40.4% translated. Outside of the usual progress, there's also sad news in regard of Tsuki Yori translation in which the project was put on hold because of the translator real life issue. Hope the best for the translator there in real life.

For the last but DEFINITELY not the least, there's 11eyes release. For a little history there's old translation project back at around 2011 with the goal to translate 11eyes. Also according to some old post this is one of most requested VN to Amaterasu Translation to be translated (It was some kind of poll). Of course now that Denwalts released 11eyes it means that the old group translator was to busy to translate so much that the project was stalled (And tgat's after the group lost previous translator). Well, what I knew for now is that we could finally play 11eyes in English. Have fun for playing 11eyes for reader out there.

Thst's all for this week, and see you next week.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (12/10/2016)

This is definitely not my commentary on Umineko EP 8, because the correct title there would be 'Twilight of the Golden Witch' of course. I chose the title because the picture was in twilight situation (Sunset), and as for 'Miracle Witch' it was the title for Bernkastel who is one of the witch back at Umineko. Of course the character in VNTS header was not her, but Aqua from recently released Himawari although both of Aqua and Bernkastel were had same seiyuu though (Yukari Tamura). Anyway, welcome to this week VNTS Review from mine and as for this week I think there was some juicy updates there because aside Himawari release, this week Mangagamer also had batch of updates after almost one month from their last update. Fan translation was also had some nice progress there.

For more detail here, first of all for this week Sekai was didn't had much to said to be honest ie they only had some of usual progress there. The roundup here were Chrono Clock was still unmoving at 71% translated (Oh well, nothing could we do here) and presumably edited at around same number or less according to the update at their Kickstarter once again (The VNTS state it was at 71.14% translated); Maitetsu was at 77.63% translated; Tensin Ranman was at 77.44% translated; and Bokukotsu was at 19.28% translated. Oh, and their 2nd secret project was 22% translated. Once again there's nothing special from Sekai at this week.

Fan Translation

This week there's some interesting news from this segment. But first let me do some roundup first. For the roundup here; Majokoi was at 60.3% translated, halfway edited (50.2%), and 18.1% TLC-ed according to Fred's update; Loverable was at 35.28% translated, 9.34% edited, 13.93% TLC-ed, and 5.29% QC-ed; and for Tsui Yuri right now it was at 38% re-translated. That's all for usual roundup here. For more updates here, this week there's also Sukiuso which finally reached 40% mark translated (40.3% to be exact); and there's three routes back at ToHeart 2 were finishing proofread there (Sasara, Konomi, and Tamaki). And this week there's an update from Ushieta as well, in which they had 30% translated and 11% edited for the progress (Airi's route was at 48% edited for this week). That's all for the roundup, both for usual and unusual.

For interesting news, this week there was a translated trial released for Loverable or to be exact the translated 2nd trial (The translation team state that they'll released translated 1st trial later). As far as translation concerning, I think I had no problem with that ie fine with it. Although it was quite short, I think Loverable once again was quite light looking from the graphic imo (Just saying here).

Other than Loverable trial release, there's also update post from Luna Translation there and I'll try to summarize it. Okay, from the updates there's two information that quite interesting and let me state those two. As for the updates, for Ushieta they're already found the translator who want to translated H-Scenes and of course that's mean they'll translated the H-Scenes. Other update here was from Witch Garden, which apparently the first translation was quite a mess so much that the team decided to translated it from the very beginning (The progress were prologue was fully translated and 86% translated for common route). Good luck to translating Witch Garden then if I may said here, and I'll keep my eyes on this (Don't worry too much if the team couldn't release it at 2017, because the team was expecting that they'll release it at 2017).

That's all for fan translation segment.

Mangagamer

This week obviously the most interesting news from them was Himawari's release. And I think it's been quite a long time looking back from when it was announced at one year ago (AX 2015). Back there I only interested with it because of eufonius voice iirc (I was still think like that though). And I decided to search about it and found out that this is one of highly acclaimed VN back at Japan with EGS score was quite high (85 from 700 votes) and the average score at VNDB was around 8.29 (Bayesian was at 7.77 currently (Lucky number), mainly because it was quite less popular at VNDB). Oh, and also according to the review that I'd read at least there's some sci-fi if some of user here like that. One more note here, Himawari was started as doujin before it was took Frontwing attention and remake it (And we could at least 'thank' Frontwing for quite late release, especially when Himawari was planned to be released along with Tokyo Babel). For last note here, there's too much the character with letter A for the first letter by the way (Just saying).

Other than their big release Himawari, this week Mangagamer also had some interesting updates. For starter, right now Evangile W was at 76% translated and halfway edited . Maggot Bait was 10% translated (Kouryuu still not using the bucket yet, although hopefully he didn't translated it before eat because otherwise his appetite will plummet), and for Fata Morgana fandisc it was at 38% translated (Also starting the editing at 5% for the progress). Boukaku was at 44% translated and 43% edited, while for some people who keep their eyes for Naked Butler this week was probably was quite unfavorable for them (33% translated).

For more progress here, Dal Segno was currently finished for both of translation and editing, while Suki Suki was about to do the testing (It was already completed for both of translating and editing for quite a while). And speaking about the testing, this week we also had Pygmalion finished the testing, so maybe it'll be released soon although it was still uncertain though. And for the last but certainly not the least updates there, we had Hapymaher at 60% translated (And 42% edited) and Sorcery Joker was at 62% translated. Other than those updates, Mangagamer teased us with 5 or so secret projects at their tweet (What's with both of Mangagamer and Sekai had secret projects there). Let's just see it later.

That's all for this week VNTS Review from mine, and see you next week.

PS - Aokana was had the update after I posted this. For the progress, it was at 34% translated for the common route.

PPS - Just realized that there's also Denwalts Secret Project release plan. According to his post, it'll be released at 17th. Once again I'm quite interested t that project.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (12/03/2016)

Sorry for late posting here. As for the title, I'd just read about Steins Gate 0 a little and found out that there was an AI with Kurisu memory, and since our MC from Steins Gate Okabe declared himself as mad scientist, I decided to make it the love story between those two for the title because Kurisu was main heroine for original Steins Gate (Now that I think about the title, it sound like Plankton and Karen in Spongebob). As for 0, well maybe I'll try later although just in case there's some people who said that they didn't had console to play it, there's Japanese PC version available with the translation lifted from PSV version according to VNDB (I'm not try that yet by the way).For this week VNTS, there's no major release though if we looking at both of VNDB and VNTS, although perhaps this time it's what we call calm before the storm, considering that we'll got Himawari in 5 days later and also both of Rance 5D and VI at 23rd. And speaking about Rance, there's already in pre-order so for anyone else who want to order those, go ahead. Other than that, there's no update from Mangagamer this week. But speaking about Rance VI, I'd remember that I was kind of disappointed to knew that Arunaru was stalled Rance VI for some unknown project (It was turned out to be Beat Blade Haruka) and there's some rumor that he was involved in Mangagamer. Once again that's all in the past though, and I'll just look forward for those releases now.

There's some interesting news this week, and it was Dies Irae prefundia. Looking from the prefundia, it turned out that the project was the collaboration work between Conjueror, Garejel, Reading Steiner, and Gundam Ace back when they conduct the countdown at the Twitter, therefore proved that they serious when they did the countdown (Although the man with toy gun was annoyed me though). As for the Kickstarter, compared back when ChuSingura KS was announced this is definitely better if we just looking at their offer in regard of physical copy (ChuSingura didn't offer any of physical copy). The goal, well if I may said it was quite a lot compared to Root Double meaning that they also need to cover the localization cost as well. Well, good luck for the Kickstarter later then and looking forward to this. As for the VN, once again I knew that Clephas like this VN and apparently it was quite hard to translate if we talk about the battle scene. Oh, and if the Kickstarter was begin I'll report of how much they gathered weekly if possible here.

Sekai Project was had their update as usual, although since last week they changed the interface for their status update for not including decimal number anymore. And as for the usual progress right now they had Maitetsu at 73% translated, Tensin Ranman at three quarter translated, Bokukotsu at 18%, Kanonana at 11% and the 2nd secret project was at 17% translated. For 3rd secret project, it was already finished and looking from how past the translation progressed (Around 28% for a week) I could speculate that it was probably a short VN there, although I'm not certain though. 

As for more update here from Sekai Project, we had WEE 3 was already in planning to be released at late December, and we also fhad updates for Grisaia. The update is that we had Meikyuu 18+ will be released at December and Rakuen will be released at next year, and for more detail they will release Steam version first at March 2017 following the release of 18+ Rakuen at early summer (Don't just assume that it'll be at June, because if we following Australia it could be at December 2017 for example). For last progress, right now Chrono Clock was at 71% translated and the editing progress was following close behind (They also state that if they need to delay the release from late January they'll announce it). That's all for Sekai here.

For fan translation here, about Bishoujo Mangekyou duology project there's no update this week from Arcadeotic according to his tweet here because of his health problem. No other word here other than get well soon there. For more update from fan translation here, we got Loverable was at one third (33.31%) translated, 9.1% edited, and 13.85% TLC-ed. For more usual progress here we had Majokoi which right now was at 59.7% translated, 48.4% edited, and 17.5% TLC-ed. And for Tsui Yuri, right now the re-translation progress was at a quarter there. Other than usual three, there's also Ushieta which right now was at 41% edited for Airi's route and they state that maybe there'll be the regression in regard of the translation progress to 10% translated in the future because there's a chance that the translator want to redo Airi's route translation. For last project, finally Aokana 2nd translation project were had solid team according to this thread and for the progress right now it was at 4,520 out of 14,891 translated and 2,085 lines were edited and TLC-ed (By the way, just in case some of you wonder it's just for common route only). Since Ren personally support the project according to his post here, I may as well do that and good luck to the team then. That's all for fan translation.

And for the last but certainly not the least, this week Conjueror also managed to fully translated one VN out there. It was no Dies Irae though, but Miniature Garden according to Phlebas back at last previous VNTS comment. Also right now for Libra there's some progress for both of Aoi's and Lycoris's route (70% and halfway respectively).

That's all for this week VNTS Review, and see you next week.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (11/26/2016)

I knew that the title for this week was quite confusing at that, and sorry for being very late here. I'll just explained the title on PS later, and let me try to talk about this week VNTS.

This week, there were seven releases like VNTS state, although for Shuffle to be honest I'm not following close enough here except at least I knew it was like Dracu Riot patch situation ie released and then deleted from the Steam (I might be wrong here though). As for Steins Gate, no comment other than Nitroplus started to milking Steins Gate it seems and since it was for console I could care less here (But then again it might be good for anyone else who want more Steins Gate). As for Harakano, good for pregnancy fetish I suppose (Congratulations for the release of full patch though). While for Muv Luv 18+ I could care less here, at least Japanese School Life take my interest a little bit, if only because of Risa Taneda there as seiyuu once again (The premise was just like Go Go Nippon).

Other than those above, this week there were two releases for yuri fan. Nashville looks like Highway Blossom I think, only with blue instead of orange color although both of those were yuri on journey though. And for Sono Hanabira, once again instead of one couple we had like three couple there and we could explore each couple, so I think it was quite interesting. As for mine, I played the demo and apparently the demo were had some limitation compared to full version. But overall I think it was good enouh although the soundtrack was recycled from older Sono Hanabira (It was inevitable I guess). To anyone else who already owned that, have fun for playing that.

Sekai Project this week was only doing their usual mostly if we ONLY talk about the update here. For the roundup here we had Chrono Clock at 65.22%, Maitetsu was at 66%, Bokukotsu was at 17% translated, and Princess Knight Chapter 2 was at 98.27% translated (I admit that this week once again Maitetsu saw some crazy jump). Oh, and of course there's unusual one here. For the first unusual one, we had Kanonana which just recently announced back at Atlanta starting the translation and right now it was at 10% translated (Another yuri VN by the way). And even though both of Sekai and VNTS didn't mention this, apparently according to one comment at Akerou's site Hoshimemo retranslation progress was almost reaching 90% mark back at 16th. Anyway, other than update here actually this week Sekai also had some secret update (They wrote it as sekrit) and apparently they had three unannounced project. As for the progress, the first secret project was already fully translated and already entering QA work, the 2nd secret project was at 14% translated, and the 3rd secret project was at 72% translated. I'll keep my eyes on those three secret projects and for speculation it could be either only doujin VN or some well known VN. That's all I could say for now.

For fan translation, this week there was no progress from Tsui Yuri because of some real life issue (I understand it very well) although Dergonu promised there will be progress for next week though. Anyway, this mean that there will be two regular updates here, and for the first update we got Majokoi was at 59.5% translated (Almost reach 60% mark) and 46.7% edited. While for the second update here we had Loverable was at 32.62% translated, 9.02% edited, and this week they managed to upped image editing to 67.65% (Also apparently there was some inflation for Loverable script to around 34,000 lines for more information). As for more progress, there was also Aokana another project which right now they managed to translated Chapter 1 and they about to finishing Chapter 2 translation. Also they had the goal to fully translated Chapter 3 at December. What I could say for this project would be once again good luck, although if Ren want to announce his progress there go ahead.

Other than that, this week there's another project established with the goal of translating Chaos Head Noah. I couldn't comment much for this week, but hopefully I could give more info at next VNTS Review. For last progress here, Denwalts announced that he finished the editing as his current progress, and tell us that we'll need to looking forward for next few weeks. While Denwalts portfolio was kind of questionable, since he state that he just using Koi Iro for test run and he also state that his next project would be significant one, guess I'll also take my interest into it. Oh, and for more info the progress was had at least 49,000 lines (49,339 lines to be exact) so I could expect something along medium or long VN (Koi Iro was only had around 26,000 lines). And back at Eroge Games forum he also gave some important hint like the VN was one of cursed VN which had some failed attempt. Let's see it later.

That's all for this week, and sorry for being late here. See you next week.

PS - For the title, any fan of Souma should recognize Shokugeki word and I made that because there is a character in one of header that was voiced by Risa Taneda (Which as we knew voicing Erina from particular series), and because we had Brian as MC in Japanese School Life, of course following Souma I'll add Brian there (Obviously he will not doing any cooking duel though). For spring election, in Nyuu Jene there was some sort of election and the season was probably in spring (Probably) so I just use Spring Election (St. Michael was obviously setting for Sonohana). Oh, and it was parallel with Autumn Election (AE) from Souma (By the way, because there were 8 characters at header and there's also 8 people at AE I find those were quite coincide).

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (11/19/2016)

Welcome to my VNTS Review for this week, and as for the title since we had Enigma as the image header I thought that I'll just using the setting from Enigma (Carlyle) to made the word akin to the welcome at When They Cry series (They had 'Welcome to Hinamizawa' for Higurashi and 'Welcome to Rokkenjima' for Umineko). As for the VN, congratulations to Fruitbat Factory and PhleBuster as the employee of Fruitbat Factory (Or should I said Phlebas who was quite known as Dakkodango Translation staff back at 2010, although I guess it was quite obvious) for the release of Enigma, and of course thanks to Conjueror too as the translator. In regard of Enigma, I think it was quite positive looking from Kaguya enjoying this and gave 5 stars here for the review. Also for now the VNDB score was at 8.17 although to be honest it's still not enough though because it was only had 9 votes (Much less than Fata Morgana when back there was only had 62 votes). For me, well perhaps I will take this game in the future.

Other than Enigma release, this week we also had Shuffle released on Steam which was only PS2 port according to some people, so obviously there will be no sex scene there duh (Nevermind, it's just like Dracu Riot patch release ie slip up release. But I'd decided to still gave my comment). As for my response, well I'm already completed this so I think I'll not that interested with Steam port, and I'd already knew some VN that was better than Shuffle. But it's still one of my first serious eroge, and nothing could change that. Oh, since we had Shuffle release on Steam might as well say rest in peace to the writer, Argobarrier who passed away back at March. As for MoeNovel, still not clear whether it's new release or just one of already released VN go translated. Let's just wait and see, although I said that there's a chance that MoeNovel will using crowdfund and chapter based release if they developed new VN according to the current trend.

As for the roundup for the translation progress, first of all once again Mangagamer made surprise update and I'd already listed it at last VNTS Review. So here's the progress below and I'd already commented about it at my last VNTS Review too.

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  • Maggot Bait was 5% translated
  • Kuroinu was at 62% edited
  • Fata Morgana Fandisc was at 36% translated
  • Pygmalion entering the testing
  • Dal Segno was at 87% translated and 86% edited
  • Sorcery Joker was at 57% translated
  • Hapymaher was at 56% translated and 37% edited
  • Boukaku was at 42% for both of translation and editing progress
  • Rance VI was finished the testing, and they try to trimming some bug from it along with Rance 5D
  • Evangile W was at 70% translated
  • Naked Butler was at 32% retranslated

That's all for relisting of Mangagamer updates here.

This week Sekai also at their usual, although it was still good though so noting much to comment here. For roundup Chrono Clock was at 64.66% translated (At least it was sped up from last week progress), Maitetsu was at 59.69% translated, Tenshin Ranman was at 68.654% translated, Bokukotsu was at 15.93% translated, and Princess Knight Chapter 2 was at 98.27% translated. For the info of releases, we had both of Nashvile and Japanese School Life which will be released at three days later (November 23rd). From the first look, Nashvile was some kind of yuri VN which apparently something alike Highway Blossom, while Japanese one sounds like Go Go Nippon only with also transferring school although looks like the description was spoiling all of the story though. That's all for Sekai

For fan translation, this week we had Tsui Yuri managed to had 16.5% retranslated; Loverable was at 32.04% translated, 12.97% TLC-ed, 8.89% edited, and 5.21% QC-ed (Very nice progress there, and by the way the translation team was preparing trial patch for Loverable); Majokoi was at 58.1% translated and 43.8% edited (Fred said that there's some nice progress from both of Cinderella and Kozue's routes translation); and finally this week we had Sayooshi finally reaching 40% translated mark (Or to be exact at 40.2% translated). Oh, and this week we also had Ushieta was already pass a quarter mark translated here (27.5% translated), although too bad though that they plan for releasing partial patch was cancelled because of some technicality difficulty according to this post (Good luck). For last update here, finally ToHeart 2 getting a proofreader and hopefully from now it'll be smooth sailing to the finishing touch.

That's all for this week VNTS, and see you next week.

PS - Today finally Arcadeotic gave his long awaited update here. So let me write the updates for both of Bishoujo Mangekyou progress. For Bishoujo Mangekyou 1 we got the progress at 96% edited, 91% QC-ed, and 48% TLC-ed; and as for 2.5 we got 49% translated there (Almost halfway) and 45% TLC-ed. That's all for the update, and thanks.

littleshogun

Visual Novel Translation Status (11/12/2016)

This week title should be obviously that I just combine 'Nippon' from 'Go Go Nippon' and Letter from 'Root Letter'. Besides I think there's some writing that using 'Letter from ....' in some newspaper at least iirc. Well, here's this week VNTS Review and to tell the truth I kind of expected that Mangagamer will bring many updates this week, but apparently not so it's slightly letdown. Lack of batch of update aside, at least there's some up from Mangagamer there if you ask me. The upside there was obviously not 'Go Go Nippon 2016' release which became the image header of VNTS, but the announcement of Himawari release date which Mangagamer just announced yesterday and looking from their announcement we'll get this in at least 27 days later. As for now, I could only comment that eufonious singing was very nice to listen. I'll add more comment about Himawari on my thread later, and I don't interested in Root Letter.

Speaking about Himawari, today apparently there's another Himawari which right now entering Steam Greenlight. As for the VN in question, no info that I could find about the VN for now other than apparently the premise was like some kind of slice of life in summer at near mountain looking from the cover (And of course full of sunflower duh). I think I don't care about translation here too much if I may honest (There's some worry about the translation), but it was on Steam was quite interesting. Since Steam was not accepted any explicit content in regard of sex and there's also saying that there will be new CG, perhaps Japanese company treat Steam like console in the past  in order to release all age version imo (Forgot to comment that the graphic was quite good). For Sharin another Kickstarter attempt, couldn't comment much for now but maybe later (Another sunflower by the way).

And for the progress this week, Sekai was still as usual for them while Mangagamer was like I'd already said above. No update from them once again (I'll wait for next week), but so does JAST although it's usual for them though (I'd just check their Tumblr and the last update was from a month ago, while their Twitter was had last tweet at November 3rd). Back to Sekai, if I may give comment here, after very crazy update from Chrono Clock at last week, this week it was slowed down significantly (They probably focusing more on some technical work according to this post at this week) with 60.21% translated for the progress this week. Both of Maitetsu and Princess Knight bring some significant update with Princess Knight Chapter 2 was almost fully translated (Maitetsu was at 55.19% translated and Princess Knight Chapter 2 was at 96.89% translated). For last updates here, we had Bokukotsu at 14.59% translated and WEE Chapter 2 did 14% of translation checking. That's all for Sekai.

For fan translation, let me state that once again that this week Ittaku managed to finished twins route translation and he still not clear yet whether if he'll finishing half of Anzu's route translation or not in the future (51% left by the way, and probably it'll be toward finishing the translation). And speaking about Ittaku, his another project (ToHeart 2) was in need of some proofreader. I knew that Tay already said this, but in case of some user read this and interested to take the role, give Ittaku the message in regard of proof read. As for Tsui Yuri, apparently Dergonu decided to redo some translation from the scratch and right now it was at 12% or so for the retranslation progress. For the usual updates here, we had Loverable at 26.12 translated, 7.62% TLC-ed, 5% (Or to be exact 4.99%) edited, and 1.69% TLC-ed; and for Majokoi right now it was at 56% edited, 42% edited, and the TLC was regressing to at 16% because of some fixing in regard of calculating according to Fred here. Oh, and for last progress Nocturnal Illusion was at 4.7% for second editing.

Oh, by the way Decay also had something to said in regard of Dracu Riot patch leak from September 30th. To be honest I didn't interested with that, but maybe there are some fans who really want to wait until it was finished and so I could only said good luck to the fans waiting then (Also be patient as well). And speaking about Moenovel, today they reveal the picture of Akihabara at their Facebook (Thanks for the picture, Toshibe-Senpai). Is that mean that their new VN will had setting in Akihabara or it's just their teasing ie trolling? Let's just see it later.

I think that's all for this week, and see you next week.

PS - Today Mangagamer deliver batch of updates like usual, which to be honest it was very late (Obviously after I finished this post). Well let's add those updates from Mangagamer's tweets here right now, and obviously the updates here were other than Himawari and Go Go Nippon if some people want to be more nitpicking here.

  • Maggot Bait was 5% translated
  • Kuroinu was at 62% edited
  • Fata Morgana Fandisc was at 36% translated
  • Pygmalion entering the testing
  • Dal Segno was at 87% translated and 86% edited
  • Sorcery Joker was at 57% translated
  • Hapymaher was at 56% translated and 37% edited
  • Boukaku was at 42% for both of translation and editing progress
  • Rance VI was finished the testing, and they try to trimming some bug from it along with Rance 5D
  • Evangile W was at 70% translated
  • Naked Butler was at 32% retranslated

I think for now I could only comment that like Chrono Clock, Hapymaher progress here was slowed down although not as significant as Chrono Clock though. But then again perhaps Mangagamer was also facing the same problem as Sekai with Chrono Clock if we talk about technical work in regard of Hapymaher to be fair (For trivia, Hapymaher and Chrono Clock was had same engine ie had two methods of displaying text). Well, that's all for sudden update in regard of Mangagamer.