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Hey everyone! I'm currently working on translating Rejet's Ken ga Kimi title. It is a VERY tentative project at this point however.
I successfully managed to extract and import scripts due to help I received, so no technical issues there.

What is needed are translators, as it's a really long game, with a ton of scripts. So if there's anyone who would be interested joining me, please let me know. :)

This is a fantasy-historical game, so fair warning: there's a lot of archaic expressions/speak patterns/historical words (I guarantee you'd be spending a lot of time on Wiki).
I'd say around N3 language level would be minimum for this. It's a plus if you're interested in history or watch/read a lot of historical drama. ^^



A little summary:

The story is set in 1633, the early stages of the Edo period, during the reign of the 3rd Tokugawa Shogun.
In this alternate universe Japan is inhabited by humans, oni and yokai with their own history and conflicts. But there lurks an other mysterious word parallel to the living word, which is home to the ominous god Marebito.

Our heroine (default name Kayo) lives in Edo with her father and works in their little restaurant and tea house.
One day her life changes when she meets Yagyu Mitsuyoshi, a samurai serving the Tokugawa family. She gets requested by the Shogunate to play the role of the Shogun's sister, Lady Hisahime. The princess is about to marry but due to reasons she can't participate in her bridal procession. As Kayo looks remarkably like her they ask her to play her body double during the procession, which is a long journey from Edo to Sunpu Domain.
Kayo ends up accepting and "becomes" Lady Hisahime for the duration of said journey.

She is protected by six highly-skilled bodyguards during the procession, all of them with their own unique stories. Kayo can get close to them, reveal their secrets and steer them to either a peaceful (kimi) or vengeful (ken) ending to their story arc.

There's also a ton of other interesting stuff (like the fabled miraculous swords Tenka-Goken, Human-Oni conflict, the mysterious cult of Marebito etc etc) I can't get into because this will get too long but hopefully I managed to convey the gist of it and caught your interest!

 

Thank you for considering, have a lovely day everyone!

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3 hours ago, whiskasgirl said:

This is a fantasy-historical game, so fair warning: there's a lot of archaic expressions/speak patterns/historical words (I guarantee you'd be spending a lot of time on Wiki).
I'd say around N3 language level would be minimum for this. It's a plus if you're interested in history or watch/read a lot of historical drama. ^^

More than an N3, what you really need here is a capable writer. At a mere glance, I can already see how a reader should feel like when they're reading this VN. Also, given the amount of lore and history (and etc.), you'd really need someone patient enough to go through immense effort of delivering all of these aspects of the VN properly.

In other words... don't expect to find proper help for this project, especially not for free. However, don't get me wrong. I respect your ambition. Who knows, maybe you do find someone interested. The odds are small, but not completely 0%.

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14 hours ago, Infernoplex said:

More than an N3, what you really need here is a capable writer. At a mere glance, I can already see how a reader should feel like when they're reading this VN. Also, given the amount of lore and history (and etc.), you'd really need someone patient enough to go through immense effort of delivering all of these aspects of the VN properly.

In other words... don't expect to find proper help for this project, especially not for free. However, don't get me wrong. I respect your ambition. Who knows, maybe you do find someone interested. The odds are small, but not completely 0%.

You're right on both accounts (the writing and the lore). I never said it was easy.
I'm still doing this, I just wanted to see if others would be interested too. I'm nothing if not ambitious. :)

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wasn't there a fan tl project for this by some group on tumblr? no idea what happened to it I feel like there was some drama but idk

edit: oh the drama was for a different tl (of starry sky in summer) by the same group due to getting C&D'd, but I guess you can probably count them out given that the tumblr is wiped and this is the latest progress report I can find:
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5 hours ago, Zakamutt said:

wasn't there a fan tl project for this by some group on tumblr? no idea what happened to it I feel like there was some drama but idk

edit: oh the drama was for a different tl (of starry sky in summer) by the same group due to getting C&D'd, but I guess you can probably count them out given that the tumblr is wiped and this is the latest progress report I can find:

You're right. Unfortunately they never finished the project, although they were really close to it.

1 hour ago, kokoro said:

Wish you luck bro

Thanks, it should be fun :P

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