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Clover Day's Translation Project

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Game info:

Title: Clover Day's / クローバーデイズ

Publisher: ALcot

Official Site: http://www.alcot.biz/product/cld/index.html

VNDB: http://vndb.org/v13325

Project page: http://cloverdays.wordpress.com

Fuwa: http://fuwanovel.net/novels/clover-days

getchu: http://www.getchu.com/soft.phtml?id=783217

 

Progress:

 

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Staff:

Project Manager: astro

Executive Exemplary Deputy Chief Engineering Specialist and Lord Savior: binaryfail

Scripts: Messer

Translators: 

  • astro (Common, Anzu, Anri)
  • Sheckel (Kagami twins, Tsubame, Izumi)

TLC: astro

Editor: astro

 

Synopsis:

It was a buried memory.
It was an eternal oath.
It was a wish from the heart.
It was a regret kept for eternity.

And a childhood promise—

Yuuto was raised in an orphanage in England. He was taken to Japan after being adopted by Yoshiomi Takakura, an executive of his business.

Yuuto, who couldn’t speak Japanese, was supported by his twin sister-in-laws, the bright and shy Anzu, and the cool and reliable Anri, along with the innocent and gentle Tsubame, and the showy and devious Izumi.

The young boys and girls were unaware of love. They laughed and they cried, nurturing irreplaceable bonds.

And 10 years later—

The local scenery had changed so much, and so did Yuuto and the others.

–But there are also things that remained the same.

“Do you remember… the promise we made that day?”

Yuuto's other childhood friends, Hekiru and Hikaru, moved overseas ten years ago.
They are together with Yuuto again, and their memories from ten years ago return with them.

Clover Day's starts during those rich and fulfilling days.
—-

 

Character Profiles:

~ Yuuto Takakura ~

Our Protagonist of Clover Day's. He lived in an orphanage with his 'friend', Nodoka, before being adopted by Yoshiomi Takakura. A young man with an amicable personality, he's the type who puts action over words. When he uses some common sense, he becomes an unconventional thinker. He's concerned about the people around him, and they trust him. He's basically everyone's older brother.

I honestly cannot find a picture of this guy without his head being cut off or obstructed, so just imagine the generic male protag, except a bit greener. What I like about Yuuto is that he's not the generic dumb you've come to expect from our visual novel denizens. Rather than chaste and pure, he's quite the appreciator of the female body. Seriously, the first thing he does in the novel is enjoy some leg. Like, really enjoys it. At least it's a guy this time, not a piece of wood with limbs.

 

~ Anzu Takakura ~

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Anzu is half-English, as demonstrated by her having blonde hair. A very bright and emotive girl, she's engaged in volunteer work thanks to Yuuto's influence on her. She's not immune when it comes to adult things, so she tends to blush when it's brought up.

This girl's voice is just... Soft. You have to hear it to understand. She's a bit of a moe-blob, she's so cute it hurts. Anzu is the epitome of pure-spirited, the precious thing. She gets flustered when you bring up pervy stuff and panics when she doesn't know what's going on, easily given away by her repeated use of "Yayah!" She's very attached to Yuuto, almost unhealthily so, demanding hugs and head rubs whenever she can. An honest and free spirit, a true pillar of all things adorable, the kind of person who enjoys seeing others smile. Not my cup of tea, honestly, but I'm certain you'll all enjoy her.

 

~ Anri Takakura ~

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Anri is half-English, but her Japanese side is more dominant, revealing black hair rather than blonde. As the representative of her grade, she's calm and trustworthy, earning the admiration of her friends. She comes off as prickly with the way she talks and acts like a grown-up, but she's really a child at heart.

Anri is somewhat of a tsundere. If she wants something, she won't say so. Her need to be a grown-up is also ingrained in this, often wanting what's in front of her but resigning herself to the trials and tribulations of adult life. In the end, however, she always falters before the force of Anzu's hugs. And Yuuto's manly musk. And pretty much anyone who strokes her ego. She's the one who teaches Yuuto how to speak Japanese, since Yuuto used to live in England and couldn't 日本語 his way out of a paper bag. Tell her thank you, guys.

 

~ Tsubame Rindo ~

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Tsubame is a member of the drama club, and the younger twin of Torakichi. They were in the same class as Yuuto when he first moved to Japan. Thanks to her simple, caring smile and character, she's been glorified as the idol of her school. A bit of a coward, she doesn't have a lot of self-confidence, but she has not run out of love to give and plays to perform.

And ooohhh boy does she have a lot of love to give. If they're not being given, they're restrained by whatever poor fabric that has the misfortune of attempting to hold them. She enjoys performing odd plays with Yuuto, which earns him the ire of Anri, who is not too keen on seeing her beloved brother be seduced by a woman with a larger "personality" than her. She's the motherly kind, doting on Yuuto and Izumi from even a young age, and I enjoy how she breaks out in fits of Kansai dialect, much to her dismay.

 

~ Hekiru & Hikaru Kagami ~

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Because of how their route works, I think it's easier to just drop them both into the same profile. Hekiru and Hikaru met Yuuto after both their fathers met over business. It was a short-lived friendship, as their father was a frequent traveller. After 10 years, they finally return, with Hekiru giving Yuuto a bit more of a surprise than planned.

Hekiru is a girl who speaks at her own pace, and seems to be caught up in her own mysterious world. She made a promise 10 years ago, and so she returned to Japan to fulfill that promise. Which happens to revolve around Yuuto's chastity. Hekiru tends to go for what she wants, despite her calm and cool demeanour. I mean for shit's sake, her line on her character page might as well say "Let's fuck."

Hikaru doesn't care for how she's viewed gender-wise. When she was younger, she would just copy how Hekiru looked down to the hairstyle. Hikaru operates a bit differently. She speaks more normally than her counterpart, but the authors didn't like her being so normal, so they made her a siscon. She's a smartass fast-talker, always speaking in a dry tone no matter the topic. Hikaru has a firm dislike of men, but because her love for Hekiru goes beyond the realm of normal sisterly attachment, she tolerates Yuuto as much as she would a fly in her face. You can't have one without the other, and they complement each other nicely.

 

~ Izumi Yuibashi ~

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Izumi's character page is actually a bit depressing. She spends most of her time working her part-time job to support her family because the father's out of the picture. She's cute on the outside, but there's more than meets the eye. She's a good-for-nothing by nature, and she has a habit of clinging onto others when she loses heart. She's the self-proclaimed rival and childhood friend of Yuuto, and often curses his very existence, but you would hear nothing more than two lovers playing around from an outsider's perspective.

Izumi is the typical tsundere. You know which one I mean this time. I'm a sucker for a sob story, which is why I'm reading this I guess. She's a hard worker, and I respect those who work hard to earn their keep, but she has the misfortune of having a crazy boss. She's indirectly sincere, a coward, and seems to throw herself at life with the force of a thousand suns. But like her description earlier, there seems to be more at work, and I'm keen to find out what.

 

Contact:

IRC: #yakusoku @ Rizon

Twitter: https://twitter.com/YakusokuTL

 

FAQ:

Q: Where are the patches?

A: You can find all and any available patches on the 'Downloads' page on the Wordpress

 

Q: Can I beta test?

A: No.

 

Q: I want to donate to you!

A: No, but feel free to donate to ALcot!

 

Q: Will you be translating [this game] in the future?

A: No.

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I fully endorse this project given the amazing ブラック弁 translation I was given the privilege of perusing the other day. 

I speak all 24 dialects of ブラック弁 and 12 of the 13 dialects of 萌え弁.

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I am much impressed. If I see that in the final product, I will be jumping for joy.

Lol. Maybe in an April Fools patch or something.

 

Even with the fixed kb count, that's pretty big. This game can't possibly be longer than Rewrite... can it? I mean, it's such an ordinary looking moege.

Admittedly, I'm not the one who did the KB counts, but I am pretty confident that they are accurate. Don't judge a moege by its cover!

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The moe is strong in this one. I can hardly wait for it to be finished. :P

 

I'm actually wanting to read things because of the moe. Is this a sign of me turning to the dark side?

No, it means that you're a man. Only real men can counteract the moe with their wellspring of manliness.

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I'd go for the Ni translations, they seem like a brilliant combo between literal and liberal translations. Genuinely, a masterwork!!

 

Also good luck with the project. Moe moe moeeee.

Much obliged.

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This VN seems to be a moeblob so large that it will give the translation team diabetes...

 

Also, did you write the character descriptions you gave here, or did you find them somewhere?

The character descriptions were written by one of my staff members.

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