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  1. It is done. The translation is officially 100% done Progress will now move on to post-translation, where there's TLC and QC to be done. I'm hoping to finish everything else and release the patch by end 2020 (unlikely, but hey, you never know). If not, then at least get the TLC done by end 2020. So do refer to the TLC tab of the sheet for progress on the TLC. I will save my translation remarks for after the patch is fully released. For now though, rejoice that the translation is done! Yay!
    14 points
  2. Good morning everybody, Tonight I'm planning on finishing the update process for the forums (including all themes) as well as finalizing some back-end sharing necessary for Emi to take over my admin duties. I'm still alive and around, paying for the site (etc.), but enough is enough and this is what needs to happen. I'll post later today with more definite hours/timezones for the update, and will hop on Discord closer to the appointed FuwApocalypse hour. Much < 3, Tay
    11 points
  3. Hi everybody. My name is Tay. I’m the site admin, and I’m writing this post to share a few thoughts and to apologize for what has been a very difficult period for the site (and many of us in the real world, myself included). Please note that I am actively working on the site today (01:26 update: currently waiting on Nayleen’s help on a mysql issue that I don’t know how to solve) and will be available in this thread and on Discord throughout the day. Why did you disappear? I was overwhelmed by real-world responsibilities and the real-world issues affecting the site. I feel deep
    11 points
  4. Hey all, I just wanted to drop by to let you know that a VN I translated has just been released~ You can buy it at the following sites: JAST USA Mangagamer DLsite Enjoy! And let me know if you have any questions :3
    9 points
  5. I personally think that VNs right now are in a sense stuck in a cursed loop. VNs as a medium just really lack variety and as a result appeal to a small number of people. Even most all-ages titles follow the same story structure: even in non-adult titles a male protagonist always has to be surrounded by a lot of female love interests; it almost always has to take place in high-school; even in plot-focused stories there are a lot of slice-of-life scenes, which aren't even well written, and mostly just serve as a way to stall the story for some time rather than developing the characters; finally,
    9 points
  6. Darbury presents Darbury’s Old Visual Novels for Old People Named Darbury Will anybody care about this TL other than me? Probably not. So let’s just agree to call it a micro-niche release, okay? Anyway, there’s this doujin VN called Hitokata. It’s old. Came out 20 years ago, in fact. A one-person labor of love released at the turn of the century. It’s also well-regarded in the Japanese freeware VN community. Start poking around people’s top 10 lists of free VNs and you’ll be surprised how often it turns up. I mean, not Narcissu often… but enough. Why? Nostalgia maybe. Back in the d
    8 points
  7. Marionette Presents: Maidens' Kaleidoscope -Forget-me-nots and the Everlasting Rosebud- https://vndb.org/v11071 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- General Information Original Title: 美少女万華鏡 -忘れな草と永遠の少女- (Bishoujo Mangekyou -Wasurenagusa to Eien no Shoujo-) Developer & Publisher: ωstar Official Page: http://www.omega-star.jp/biman2html/ Artist: 八宝備 仁 (Happoubi Jin) Scenarist: 吉祥寺 ドロレス (Kichijouji Dolores) Director: 六道 輪廻 (Rokudou Rinne) Release Date: 27th July, 2012 ----------------
    8 points
  8. Status update Overall progress: Translation: 18473/43896 Editing: 9475/43896 Will start translating Arisa route
    8 points
  9. I took my first steps onto the road of the otaku in 1992, when I watched the poorly dubbed (all dubs were godawful back then) Record of Lodoss War Volume 1 OVA VCR tape. Now, I was already a heavy fantasy addict, having been introduced to the Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance in 1990, and my obsession was at its peak at the time. When I watched Record of Lodoss War, I saw the typical 'elven maiden with human hero' romance in a new way (incidentally, this is a pretty typical romantic theme in those days, less so nowadays). I also saw oddities that stood out as odd to me precisely because of t
    8 points
  10. Todokanai Translations Presents White Album 2 https://vndb.org/v2920 & https://vndb.org/v7771 Description Howdy The upcoming patch will include translations for the entirety of White Album 2. That includes Introductory Chapter, Closing Chapter & Coda. Beyond that, the patch will also revise the contents of the questionable partial patch we released before, including retranslations of whole parts that were beyond saving. Further beyond that, our lovely programmers have managed to fiddle around with the script to include 14 new PS3 exclusive CGs
    7 points
  11. Small Update - I have reached up to hika14 at my relaxed pace (there was a point where 3 months I did not do anything) Thanks for the support, you guys are great Although I am having second thoughts about completing it, I will stick to it Also I plan to make the secret route available in the debug version so it can be easily accessed. Should be doable
    7 points
  12. Yesterday NekoNyan went ahead and did a bunch of announcements, as can be found here: https://nekonyansoft.com/blog/time-to-reveal-the-sekrit-projects-and-other-news-part-1 And in a nice bit of a prank, they immediately followed up with an unexpected(?) part two! And indeed, unexpected announcements were found within: https://nekonyansoft.com/blog/time-to-reveal-the-sekrit-projects-and-other-news-part-2 I have to say, NekoNyan has successfully established itself as consistently producing excellent titles. One looks at their translation teams and we get translators like Blick Winkel a
    7 points
  13. Status update Overall progress: Translation: 21886/43896 Editing: 13441/43896
    7 points
  14. Hi everyone, I'm yumi from pantsudev and we're working on a translation of the 2019 adult visual novel True Love's Lily Dyes Red 真愛の百合は赤く染まる Manakashi no Yuri wa Akaku Somaru https://vndb.org/v26232 Team Team: pantsudev - Discord - Homepage - Twitter Lead: @yumi Translators: yumi, BlackBane91, @LuckyDaikon Editors: yumi, @aho Programmer: yumi Contributors: @Zakamutt, @Funnerific Background The work started sometime in the spring of 2020, mostly due to happenstance. I was bored and started hacking around this nifty new VN I'd found. I developed my own t
    7 points
  15. Ah, fuck it. I was just going to bed and I realized I want to complete this now. I'm going to start working on it again. Next up is Hikari's route. As grueling as it is translating this as a non-native speaker, I can't ignore the skills I have gained over the years or letting the progress I have go to waste.
    7 points
  16. HMN

    Why is this a thing?

    but how mad are you
    7 points
  17. Zalor

    The Function of Ellipses in VNs

    VNs sometimes get criticized for their overuse of the ellipse (…). And I suppose I'll start my defense of the use of ellipses in VNs, by extending an olive branch. VNs do misuse the ellipse to an astounding degree, and I have an interesting little anecdote demonstrating this point. In college, me and some friends decided to spend a Friday night getting drunk and reading the worst VNs we could find. We stumbled upon Gender Bender DNA Twister Extreme. There is a LOT wrong with this VN, but a glaringly consistent detail of bad writing we all noticed was the excessive use of ellipses. After we all
    7 points
  18. Good morning good people of Fuwa! As the person that is keeping the main site slightly less dead than it could've been, I decided I could use a space to post about new content without making new threads every time. Here I (or possibly other authors) will post updates whenever something goes up on Fuwa's frontpage – feel free to comment & discuss. This weekend I published a review of ebi hime's The Mermaid of Zennor, a very interesting and very angsty psychological drama VN. Consider checking it out and leaving your impressions here or in the comments under the article!
    6 points
  19. Status update Overall progress: Translation: 21886/43896 Editing: 14267/43896 Still proofreading.
    6 points
  20. Eclipsed

    What are you playing?

    Ok. So, I started reading VNs in 2014. That's like what, 7 years? And my VNDB lists 76 finished, which makes 10-12 per year average. You could say I'm a seasoned veteran now (not really, still a flippin' casual tbh). My first five VNs were If My Heart Had Wings, Little Busters!, Rewrite, Steins;Gate, Grisaia no Kajitsu. Y'know, all the common classic starter packs, so I rated all of them 9+/10 And what am I reading now? CLANNAD. This monster has so many 9+/10 ratings I have to wonder if it was all because it was one of the starter packs that everyone starts their VN career
    6 points
  21. Well, since Marko is MIA, it's up to me to do the updates. And get back on the project I guess. Anyway... As you might have noticed, someone uploaded a restoration patch for the Vita version of the game. Initially we were planning on cooperating with him to port said patch to the PC version. However it came to light that this patch used machine translation, thus we will not use it on this project. It was too good to be true, I guess. Regarding the project itself: Yuuki's H-scenes are 100% translated and edited, and the patch was supposed to drop this month. However, we found a bug pr
    6 points
  22. I'm about to make the thread here. Oh well. Anyway, here's the project in case you didn't want to browse Nekonyan's site. Also note that I add the 'Secret Project' here, and the reason is because all of Nekonyan's announcements are their secret projects. Secret Project 1 - Ren'ai Karichaimasta Because of his family's unique circumstances, the only thing Yuki put his faith in was that "Money will make my little sister happy." To this end, he regularly worked a part-time job until late at night. His goals were to graduate as soon as possible and get a full-time job. But, one da
    6 points
  23. Status update Overall progress: Translation: 20062/43896 Editing: 12443/43896 @d1nte joins as an editor.
    6 points
  24. Status update Overall progress: Translation: 19232/43896 Editing: 10482/43896
    6 points
  25. I QC'd this together with Infernoplex, casual_scrub and someone called Jack. It was an arduous, monumental task but we probably did well enough. Should you find some problems feel free to post screenshots in the #majikoi-discussion chat on the JAST Discord or here! (*´∀`*) Happy Majikoi-mas
    6 points
  26. Hey there all! I will start with saying that I really treasure my time spent writing this blog and interacting with various people involved in the EVN community. You guys were awesome company in this journey and despite the obscurity of this project, I feel like it benefited me personally in many ways and maybe even helped people appreciate the value within the non-JP visual novel scene. I'm really thankful to all the people that read my blog, the devs that offered me their time and gave me their games for review – they all made these 2+ years into something special. When I s
    6 points
  27. We're happy to announce that the Kickstarter for VenusBlood HOLLOW International is now online! Give it a look if you enjoyed the previous title or Strategy RPG games! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ninetail/venusblood-hollow-english-localization-project
    6 points
  28. Easily the best Venus Blood game, story-wise and gameplay-wise. Not to mention the protagonist and main heroine have an insanely strong personal bond that makes you really root for them, though they are evil.
    6 points
  29. As I was one of the members that burned out a while back (too many VNs played for the sake of my blog on the site), I know something of where you are coming from. I was spending something like 50 hours a week playing VNs, many of them I didn't like or whose concept I found boring and pedestrian, to be able to be fair when doing my VN of the Month column. I was using a tiny scoop to try to get through the piles of hot steaming brown stuff to get to the stuff that shone regardless of genre, and my satisfaction levels kept falling until I just fell apart. I was even working on one screen while
    6 points
  30. My issue is that my IQ isn't high enough to keep up with them. What you must understand is that Reddit is not just a forum; it is the de facto successor to the Roman Forum, where only the greatest minds in all the land can handle the high-level ideas being discussed. Perhaps one day you and I will be graced with holy fedoras and be permitted to enter the intellectual arena that is Reddit, but we can only hope.
    6 points
  31. Nagisa Furukawa ^Miss little CLANNAD poster heroine in her prime right here, making everybody proudz :') I've been slogging through CLANNAD for several weeks now, and it's only during Nagisa's route that they finally officially dump the OP on you, so saving her route for last I was like l0l really?? Her route though was... surprisingly average; not much to say. Nothing special or out of this world happens. But at least Nagisa in general finally grew on me. I disliked her meek softspoken personality at first but she becomes less reserved and speaks her mind more often la
    5 points
  32. Kotomi Ichinose I'll be honest. Of all heroines in the history of heroines for me, I think Kotomi gave me the worst first impression ever. But she grew on me fast, and her route's GOOD! Here we have this enigmatic girl who you'll only happen to meet if you decide to skip class and wander into the library. Btw, someone at Key must've had a foot fetish, because the writing absolutely had to point out all the damn time whenever Kotomi would take off her socks and go barefoot whenever she sets up camp in the library l0l. For some reason this gal reads through books at lightni
    5 points
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  34. I'm enjoying Island a lot more than I thought it would. I think that's the particular VN formula I enjoy the most- charamoeges with beautiful scenery that more importantly ultimately builds up to a greater plot. Probably why Rewrite is one of my top VNs. Island really keeps you guessing though. Is all the scientific hypothesis jargon really true, or is it all just some grand delusions from a bunch of wishful islander kids? The heroines are all great. Going off of my 5yearold Grisaia memories, Frontwing was always good at making heroines with top-notch-common-route-banteri
    5 points
  35. NowItsAngeTime

    Sekai Project

    38 unreleased visual novels, with a million more well on the way
    5 points
  36. Seems like a good way to keep track of VN playtime and .exes if VNs aren't on Steam or something: Download: https://micah686.github.io/VnManager/ Report Issues: https://github.com/micah686/VnManager/issues Ask for features: https://github.com/micah686/VnManager/discussions
    5 points
  37. For the past few months, I've been tinkering with the idea of translating one of my favourite games, Axanael. While you may have heard of it if you were looking to learn Japanese through Visual Novels, it's considered a relatively more obscure title from Nitroplus' catalogue. It's not a particularly highly praised game, and it didn't even sell well as far as I know. Nitroplus themselves seem to prefer forgetting it, not bothering to give it any sort of digital release. It's a niche game for a niche crowd, one that I suspect doesn't totally overlap with a fair bit of people expecting a ce
    5 points
  38. Plk_Lesiak

    Happy New Year!

    Well, 2020 was utter shit, but it's over now (at least here in Europe) and the new year has a real chance to be better. So, congrats everyone on surviving this madness and I wish you all a wonderful 2021, one that will make us all forget the crap we went through!
    5 points
  39. Status update Overall progress: Translation: 18610/43896 Editing: 9973/43896
    5 points
  40. Linux port comment here: https://forums.fuwanovel.net/topic/23163-ao-no-kanata-no-four-rythm-linux-port-18-patch-for-nintendo-switch/?tab=comments#comment-522629 Aokana - EXTRA1 Linux Port: https://forums.fuwanovel.net/topic/23163-linux-port-now-released-ao-no-kanata-no-four-rythm-linux-port-18-patch-for-nintendo-switch/page/2/?tab=comments#comment-523833 Switch patch: Hello, I made this patch some days ago out of pure boredom just to see if my hacked switch with Aokana installed on it would be able to handle R18 assets and I thought about releasing for other people who still ha
    5 points
  41. Status update Overall progress: Translation: 18473/43896 Editing: 9324/43896 Moemi route translated.
    5 points
  42. Publisher ShiraVN and developer DMM Games will release an international edition of supernatural horror visual novel Iwaihime for PC via Steam and Johren on October 23. It will support English, Japanese, and Chinese (Simplified and Chinese) language options. A demo is available now via Steam. Written by Ryukishi07, the creator of the When They Cry series, Iwaihime first launched for PC in January 2016 in Japan. An updated version, which was partially rewritten and contained additional scenario and CG images, was released as Iwaihime: Matsuri for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in July 2017 in Ja
    5 points
  43. Hey all, thanks for the replies and encouragement! I realize that if one only uses this forum as their information source, the progress on this will probably have seemed rather scarce And I admit, I haven't updated the thread at all to create any additional hype or expectations, but that's kind of been on purpose - I'm the sort of the person to typically walk the walk before talking about it. That way I can't let anyone down, heh. Actually nothing in particular prodded me to post this update either, and I don't have a grand announcement to make right now, I just thought I'd pop in to sa
    5 points
  44. Status update Overall progress: Translation: 16661/43896 Editing: 9324/43896
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  45. 5 points
  46. ... 3 hours later.... The current patch is intended to be used for the current Steam version of Noratoto. Please support HARUKAZE! https://store.steampowered.com/app/1010600/The_Princess_the_Stray_Cat_and_Matters_of_the_Heart/ Google Drive: https://bit.ly/3aVH6oc GDrive Mirror: https://bit.ly/3gifJWt Mirror MEGA: https://bit.ly/3l9ysXP Usage: Unzip the archive and copy the two folders and the files inside the folder you've installed Noratoto. This is how your installation folder should look like: https://imgur.com/Ahe2YEf To uninstall the patch, just delete said files/folders o
    5 points
  47. Although I find it hard to see how or why one would vote based on something other than how they perceive the game (it's their list, after all -- and this also applies to you, Clephas), this is the golden advice right here here. Finding people who like what you like and see what you can share is a good idea. EDIT: NTR as it is sucks because it always comes out of the blue just for a shock effect that negates whatever character development there was before, if there was any. It's just a trump card the story likes to throw of "girls (or sometimes boys) are all actually sex-crazed even if the
    5 points
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