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Parallel Parchment Review


littleshogun

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Sorry for being late in regard of VNTS Review here, and I like that we have Nekonyan finally tell us a lot in regard of their secret projects reveal along with updating their progress. At first I thought that I should write in regard of Nekonyan's update at next VNTS Review, but after some consideration I decided to write in regard of Nekonyan big announcements right now. So overall in regard of this week I can say that it's quite exciting thanks to Nekonyan's announcements, and I'll tell the meaning of the title at PS later. Let's see what I can write in regard of this week.

JAST decided to release their trap VN at April 9th later, and I can only say that good for JAST because they've being active by reducing yet another one of their backlog. Shiravune also released yet another Megasuki in that unlike last week it'll be focused on another girl with glass, and since apparently they already being decisive for using Denuvo on that short VN no much that I can say in regard of Megasuki there (Well Denuvo here is more or less double edge sword, although obviously it gather more con than pro). Other than those two news, we also have Bustafellow was planned to be released at this summer later. Lastly we have Fakku updated their Abaddon status after they released Perverse Incentives back at 24th, in which currently they do the testing on Abaddon and that they already released the trial of it for a while, so perhaps if you like to see on how the disturbing VN will goes you can try the trial.

Turned out that Sekai did indeed released Island Diary in three language (Japan, English, and Chinese) at the same day as Nine Episode 4 release, although apparently it's still not ideal because there's some bug in the VN from what I'd hear. Well it's just smaller release compared to Nine Episode 4, but still at least it can be a good VN if you want to read a short adventure where the MC need to survive in an island together with three girls that has some animal ears, so have fun if you want to read Island Diary there. Other than Island Diary release (In that apparently Sekai still do the QA for Steam version of it), we also have them planning the release for both of Nekogami and ReLord 2 so hopefully with that status it mean that Sekai finally find a good solution in regard of their problem with Nekogami. Lastly we have Kimagure was at one third (33%) edited, and that's all for Sekai's update at this week.

From fan translation, we have Eustia was at 85.73% TLC-ed with Licia's chapter was at 46.46% TLC-ed and side stories was at 72.79% TLC-ed, Hokejo was at 28.9% translated, Nursery Rhyme was at 70% edited (Note that this is new progress because the previous editor only edited up to 55% Nursery Rhyme lines), and Shin Koihime Musou was at 43% edited. That's all for fan translation at this week.

For Nekonyan's update, we have five secret projects reveal which turned out are very interesting. But before that let's talk about their updates in that we have Clover Days was fully edited and planned to be released at this year, Kirikoi was fully edited along with a quarter QC-ed (Congratulation on the successful KS in that it managed to gather almost 100,000 (99,432) euro), and Golden Time translation will started shortly. As for Hello Lady, unfortunately the developer themselves has some difficulty in regard of working on the engine so no much that we can do other than wait.

Since Golden Time was about to start the translation, may as well say that Makeover FD was also about to start the translation. By the way, I did forget to mention that Nekonyan also took Makeover FD license as well from way back at January 2019, and as for the contents it's more or less just after stories for each of the heroines with each of the stories are quite absurd to say it lightly. Speaking of Smee VN, turned out that one of Nekonyan's secret project is Sugar * Style in that it's formerly known as 3rd secret project. With this VN already got the approval from Valve, normally it mean that it's almost ready for the release and in this case we'll have this released at April 30th later. Like other Smee VNs, I can see that it'll full of comedy along with some light romance so if you like Smee moege take a note to the release date. I also look forward to Sugar * Style here, even though apparently it's underrated compared to either Fureraba or Makeover.

Turned out that Nekonyan was planned to release Dracu Riot HD version with the the features that were available in new Yuzusoft VNs, such as voice bookmark and flowchart (Most likely). Not that it will change my opinion that Dracu Riot is redundant announcement, but at least I understand that people like the features in newer Yuzusoft VN. Speaking of newer Yuzusoft VN, turned out their 2nd secret project was exactly that with the name Cafe Stella. Well it's pretty much what people already expected ever since there's English translation of Yuzusoft 4-koma video for each heroines. I still look forward to the release though, and nice to see that the uniform here is resemble Blend S uniform. Cafe Stella here already has some progress with the current progress was at halfway for both of translation and editing progress.

The first Nekonyan's secret project here is Ren'ai Karichaimashita  (I'll just call it as Karichaimashita) in that it's the title that people in the Discord already predict this. It's from same developer as Sukiren, so it should be normal if you expect the comedy in this. That said, apparently it's more well received compared to the Sukiren so I'll look forward on this. Like Cafe Stella, it also already has translation project with current progress was at 90% translated along with 69.69% edited and about to preparing QA. I also hear that Ren'ai Royale here (Same developer) is quite good, so I'll look forward to Nekonyan get the license of Royale if possible.

After their contract with Sol Press was over, turned out that Laplacian still not gave up in regard of localizing their VN, with their nukige was ended up in JAST hand and Mirai Radio here is ended up with Nekonyan as their 4th secret project. The premise is still the same in that there's a MC who was about to die only to find himself a strange girl who said that it's not his time to die yet, and that the MC live in a future where there's artificial pigeon ate electromagnetic wave so much that it made chaos in the whole world because it mean there'll be no internet signal that were necessary for modern life. Mirai Radio here already has some progress, with the current progress of this was fully translated along with 36% edited.

Last but not least we have Aoi Tori as the 5th secret project, which prove us that Purple Software really flexible when it come to contract. The premise here is we have a priest who help the female through sex, and one day he met a vampire who in turn start to make many encounter that in turn affected the priest's life. As for Aoi Tori here, currently it's been at 30% translated along with the editing progress unknown. Oh Nekonyan also do engine porting work on this as well, which to say quite a smart decision seeing that we have examples on what happen if the engine work was left to the companies themselves (Just look at Amatsutsumi or Hello Lady in that both of those need to wait the company finish the engine work before moving with the progress).

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

PS - For the title since we have Perverse Incentives, I decided to parodied Parallel Paradise manga (Beware that it has a lot of explicit sexual contents) because the premise is almost the same with both MC was thrown to another world that only has female as the population and that all of the female want to mate with the MC as the only male, although in Perverse Incentives it's the result of the MC attempted to do the suicide though. The parody is is that I changed 'Paradise' to 'Parchment' because Perverse Incentives here is somehow combined economy element in that the MC is very rich as the result of his sperm was as important as gold when it come to stabilized the economy in all female world, and the 'Parchment' part here is from Spice and Wolf (Another series that has economy element) sequel with the subtitle 'Wolf and Parchment'.

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Turns out that Sekai indeed did release Island Days in three languages (Japan, English, and Chinese) on the same day as Nine Episode 4...

I think you meant Island Diary.

 

Some exciting news this week I guess. Very excited to read Aiyoku no Eustia, which seems set to release maybe around the start of Summer (hopefully!). Nekonyan doing a great job as usual localizing some decently interesting VNs, although I wish they expand beyond Yuzusoft and Smee, but more VNs is always good. Also very excited about Hello Lady but its been stuck in developer hell for the better part of a year, so I'll keep expectations in check.

Thanks for the updates every week. 

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On 4/1/2021 at 12:16 PM, LAsuka said:

Turns out that Sekai indeed did release Island Days in three languages (Japan, English, and Chinese) on the same day as Nine Episode 4...

I think you meant Island Diary.

 

Some exciting news this week I guess. Very excited to read Aiyoku no Eustia, which seems set to release maybe around the start of Summer (hopefully!). Nekonyan doing a great job as usual localizing some decently interesting VNs, although I wish they expand beyond Yuzusoft and Smee, but more VNs is always good. Also very excited about Hello Lady but its been stuck in developer hell for the better part of a year, so I'll keep expectations in check.

Thanks for the updates every week. 

Yeah I meant Island Diary, and I already fixed it. So thanks for pointing out the mistake.

I won't exactly expect Eustia to be finished in start of Summer here, but if they want to do it then they can go ahead. What I know is that currently they need to sped their progress on Licia's chapter TLC, so it depend on whether the translator want to ask help in regard of Licia's chapter TLC or not if one want to sped up the progress and therefore Esutia's quick release. I agree that Nekonyan usually has interesting announcements, and as for expanding I believe that they tried that bit by bit although their main here is still Smee and Yuzusoft VNs (It would be nice to see Houkago Cinderella, and if possible expand their library to include FAVORITE VNs). For Hello Lady, well I have no comment other than the company (Akatsuki Works) need to up their game in regard of their engine work, although apparently there's some external factor that caused the delay.

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