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Visual Novel translation status


Amagami - 1st day patch Released for PS2/PSP, "1522/2308 original edition scenario scripts translated (65.9%)"
Aokana - 1st pass TL done, 2nd pass in progress
>AstralAir - prologue patch released, 44,283 / 64,880 (68.25%) lines translated
Ayakashi Gohan - 49% complete
Black Wolves Saga: All scripts translated and edited 59/65 through TLC
Clover Day's - Common + 1 route done, other routes + 348/711 KB, 92/764, 338/846 and 74/722 KB translated
HaraKano - Ayana Seno's route patch released
Haruka Na Sora - Sora 11.29% translated, Kozue 23.73% translated
Harumade Kururu - 86.2% of the initial route translated
Hoka no Onna - 45.12% translated
Irotoridori no Sekai - 1747/50663 (3%) lines translated
Ken ga Kimi: 116/122 scripts translated, 108/122 scripts edited
Kiminozo - Common route translation complete, Haruka route 1st pass complete
>Koiken Otome - 98.15% translated, 88.90% edited, prologue patch released
Kurukuru Fanatic - 87.5% translated
Lovely Cation- 26% of lines completed
Majikoi A-1 - 64%
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru - Commie project actively in editing
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru - 2nd project with 2.2 scripts translated
Mahou Tsukai no Yoru - 3rd project released ch 1-5
Monster girl quest paradox - Being translated, another partial patch released
Muv Luv Total Eclipse - 25% translated
Nursery Rhyme - 12032/32977 lines translated
Oreimo Tsuzuku - All scripts translated, 202/268 through TLC+Editing, 136/268 scripts finalized
PersonA - 44% translated
Rewrite Harvest Festa - 22583/30040 (75.18%) lines translated
SakuSaku - 100% translated, 31858/49257 (65%) lines finalized
Sukimazakura to Uso no Machi - 7,717 / 30,513 Lines (25.3%) translated, partial patch released
Tasogaredoki no Kyoukaisen - 100% translated and edited, QC and technical work remains
Witch's Garden - 46251/67201 (68.82%) lines translated, 2496/67201 (3.71%) edited, prologue patch released
Yosuga no Sora - Translation status is Common route 100%, Sora route 100%, Nao 100%, Kazuha 100%, Akira 89.73%, Motoka 32.17%, Common and Kazuha fully edited
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Official work

MangaGamer
>Yurirei - 2/12 release, demo released
Beat Blades Haruka - 2/23 release
Higurashi Hou -Watanagashi released
Bokuten - 79% translated, 50% edited
>Da Capo 3 - 76.8% translated, 74.8% edited
>OZMAFIA - 97.5% translated, 56% edited
>House in Fata Morgana - 100% translated, 48% edited
Myth - 94% translated, 81% edited
My Boss Wife is My Ex - In testing
Kuroinu - Being released as 3 seperate chapters, 22.5% TL 18.13% edited
Supipara - Ch 1 near beta
Himawari - TL and editing finished, in scripting
Umineko - Picked up
Tokyo Babel - 100% translated, 100% edited
>Negai no Kakera - 20.82% translated
>Princess Evangile W Happiness - 19.8% translated, 10% edited


JAST
Sonicomi - Summer release
Flowers - 100% translated, 40% edited
Seinarukana- in preorder
Sweet Home - 45% translated
Sumaga- Fully translated, in editing
Trample on Schatten- Translation 83%
Django - Waiting on translation.
Sumeragi Ryoko - TL finalization


Sekai/Denpa
>Sacrament Sheep - released
>Root Double - Kickstarter succeeded, planned March release
Nekopara 2 - 2/20 release
Fault Milestone 2 - Side Above released, GE still to come
Grisaia trilogy - 2nd title 75% translated
Atom Grrrl - Q1 release
Narcissu 3rd - TL+Editing done
Narcissu 0 - in TLC
>WEE 3 - 14.57% translated
Nenokami - 37.79% translated
>Mayoi Hitsuji no Kajuen - 63.80% translated
>Darekoi - 7.08% translated
Kokonoe Kokoro - picked up
Memory's Dogma - Kickstarter reached goal
Chrono Clock - Picked up
Tenshin Ranman - Picked up
Witch Boy - Kickstarter failed
Wagamama High Spec - 2016 release



Other
Magical Eyes - Feb 29th release
Harmonia - Through Steam GL
Little Busters - Picked up
Tomoyo After - Picked up
Muv Luv Trilogy - Kickstarter succeeded
SubaHibi - Official release planned
Lucky Dog - Possible iOS released based on the ongoing text only fanTL
Work being done on a fanTL of Shin Koihime with hopes of getting it licensed
>Wish Tale of the Sixteenth Night - 5304/10293 (51.53%) lines translated
Kyuuketsu Hime no Libra - Kickstarter succeeded
Zero Time Dilemma - 2016 release
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>Stuff like this has been either added or updated since the last thread
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Immoral Little - Translation: 21%
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Tokeijikake no Ley Line - Are they dead?
http://kohaku.kouhi.me/status/ Apparently they were only left with QC, image editing and some technical stuff yet they failed...
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>>14725072
@shininyan
Feel free to ask.
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Bundle redemption appears to continue, though that is not entirely unexpected as it can take up to three weeks for it to finish up. Although one can see that at least ⁓1300 sales during the last three weeks have been genuine, and that number will increase in the future, as I do n't believe all possible bundle codes have been redeemed.

In other news, the chart is getting a bit unwieldy so I may start truncating some of the older numbers and dumping them in a pastebin soon.

Top 5 Ranking: http://pastebin.com/Ut1zzZPe
Popularity Sort: http://pastebin.com/pEpZtrRJ

As always, this tracker is powered by anonymous like you, so post order numbers if you got em'
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In the unlikely chance someone missed it, Mangagamer has another survey out like they did last year.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T2h8KPUsEvXlxYCDA_EdLOWTCu15b_P5LhL5FuF1LlM/viewform

This year you can get a chance to win a copy of Yurirei,
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>>14725117
Order Number - 163324
Order Date - 2016-02-04
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>>14725189
Went with some new partners like Otome ga Tsumugu Koi no Canvas (Ensemble), Kamikaze Explorer (Clochette) and 13-nin no Uruwashiki Kedamono (Mink).

Although I did add a request for more from the current partners in the other comments section.
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>>14725117
Wow, rude. I posted my order in the last thread and it's not here.
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53 days left.
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>>14724969
>Da Capo 3 - 76.8% translated, 74.8% edited

Only 2 more years to go.
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>>14725484
Until you fuck off?. Why wait?
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>>14724969
Wasn't Bokuten at only 78% last week? If so, that one was updated.
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>>14725425

Hiding it in an image on an imageboard. Very crafty.
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>>14725962
You gotta get used to the fact that you're not on reddit anymore.
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>>14726023

And you called me rude.
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Seinarukana demo's out.
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I'm sure Mahoyo will come out this year!
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I'm sure SubaHibi will come out this year!
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Friendly reminder, if you are playing visual novels and haven't taken the survey yet, please consider doing so to help a student with his master thesis out! Thanks :)

https://www.soscisurvey.de/visualnovels/
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>>14724967
What is this dyke trash doing on my VN thread OP?
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>>14726587
>oh hey our only 18+ game is pirated already, gee wonder why we don't do them
https://twitter.com/dobacco/status/695746437271846913
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>>14726672
>Well hopefully you won't mind moving to a new platform in a few months...
Is Steam finally getting an 18+ store?
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>>14726672
They should be happy that anyone even knows enough about the game to pirate it, it's not like SP has acknowledged its existence beyond like one tweet. But yeah, stealth release an unknown game onto a platform that no one goes to (because Denpa has sold what 2 games?) and be surprised when it doesn't sell!
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>>14726672
They seem to be lying, I just checked the biggest pirating sites for VNs and its not on them. Since its not on them I doubt that there is a pirated version out for it right now.
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>>14726672
It was their dumb decision to split their names into two, and never use the second one.

For some reason they felt like trying to make their company seem like a 18- or kids company?

Even though top selling titles are usually 18+???

Yurirei on steams proves that you can be known as a company that releases 18+ and still go on steam.
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>>14724969
>Root Double - Kickstarter succeeded, planned March release

>Kickstarter finishes in February
>Game comes out in March.
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>>14726819
Of course, Sekai only kickstart finished translated games and sell it. Fate Stay Night should be coming up soon.
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>>14726851
Even million dollars is too small sum for TM. Fate franchise is last thing I expect to ever come to western market.
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>>14725189
In an attempt to get you guys to vote for Futsuu no Fantasy I translated the opening scene that I saved off youtube.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/6kg76gqwh714466
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>>14726672
https://twitter.com/dobacco/status/695784916059975681
>Well hopefully you won't mind moving to a new platform in a few months...

https://twitter.com/dobacco/status/695785039003422721
>I try to be nice to fans but it just doesn't work.

https://twitter.com/dobacco/status/695784810241855488
>God seriously leave me the hell alone, whenever I talk about piracy I have to mute a bunch of people....

Dovac as usual
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>>14727028
>whenever I insult the people i pretend to call fans, i have to block them

>why is everyone so mean to me
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Which is it guys?
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>>14727094
You didn't pirate that, did you?
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>>14727110

Are you stupid or something?
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>>14727110
That's probably the demo.
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>>14727110
1. Game is not out yet.
2. There's fucking copyright print on the "screenshot"
3. Its clearly not native size screenshot
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>>14727110
>current year
>not pirating every single demo

>>14727094
bottom
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>>14727119
No I am making a joke about dovac and piracy. Get with the times.
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>>14727123
>2. There's fucking copyright print on the "screenshot"
Some games do that. For example, when you use the PS Vita screenshot feature on a GUST game, a copyright notice is added to your screenshot. It's not unthinkable that a game would have an in-built screenshot function with a notice like that, or that Steam would start supporting copyright print on screenshots.
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>>14725117
Order Number - 163963
Order Date - 2016-02-08 07:30:50

In other news, the bundle games are finally dropping out of the top five, and Rooftop Lesbians is in first place with no sign of Haruka.
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>>14726672
>is pirated already
Where exactly? If it's indeed available then I am sure people have shared it. But it can't be to any notable extent considering how hard it is to find.
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>>14727687
Someone probably let a friend share the download code, Dovac saw a download from two IPs, and threw a tantrum.
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>>14727678
Maybe Haruka will place when it's closer to release. I thought they both had their own sizeable audiences so I hope they sell decently.
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>>14727772
>>14727678

The ranking's having issues again. I wouldn't pay much attention to it right now.
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>>14727792
Does anything on MG's site not break all the time?
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>>14727804
Their spirit!
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So what exactly is the status of Umineko.
I see ep 1 translated but "Picked Up" doesnt tell me much about the other eps.
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>>14727893
Batora became a pachinko bitch.
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>>14727901
Oh goddamnit kill me
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>>14727094
Both, since you need to pick both for each choice to make sure you get all of the unlockable scenes at the end.
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>>14727893
Translation checking and editing
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>>14727772
I know Yuri has a solid fanbase but does nukige generally sell well?

I'd have thought that nukige would be among the most pirated things.
And there is probably some bitter faggot on /vg/ willing to upload a Haruka torrent within hours of release
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>>14727953
Nukige does sell the best. Plus it's gameplay and by Alicesoft. That's like a triple whammy.
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>>14727953

Aside from a few lucky hits, nothing mangagamer puts out sells "well". Nukige have traditionally been far more consistent with at least making back enough to recoup costs though. Of mangagamer's major failures, all have been story titles.
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>>14726940
Mistakes here and there, but okayish for something threw in quickly.
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>>14727893
fully translated years ago
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>>14728122
But the most important thing in the world is to have already released translations released on a new platform that lets you pay a third party to play what you already have.
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>>14727792
That's hilarious.
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>>14728130
If it's for Umiunko I don't mind paying for it although I wish we didn't have to deal with those sprites.
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>>14727772
Yuri Ghosts has a demo which would boost sales, and might have a bigger core demographic which would be pushing hard for it sell well, plus it comes out in like five days.

On the other hand, Haruka's in a bit of annoying spot. A decent number of people(mainly the hardcore Alicesoft fans) are still mad over what happened with that deal and the game lacks a good demo for screenshots on twitter. It will probably still do quite well, plus yeah its not out for two weeks. Still plenty of time to buy it.

Oh, and Ghosts is cheaper which might help it out.
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>>14728443
There was a mod for Steam Higurashi that uses the PS2 sprites so there will probably be a mod for Umiunko as well.
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>>14728443
Which sprites? I thought we were getting both the old ones and some new ones made just for steam? Do you dislike both of them?
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>>14728443
Isn't it a waste of resources that can be better spent translating shit that was not available years ago? It's not like they will use any of that money to fund other projects.
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>>14728535
No. It's very important that people be able to play it through a secondary interface like Steam instead of just being able to play it on its own.
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>>14728535
>translating shit that was not available years ago
That shit doesn't sell, so unless people like you start actually buying games, stuff like uminekos will have higher priority.
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>>14728668
But it does kickstart.
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>>14728668
I buy my games, just in Japanese.
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>>14728699
Then you still have no right to complain about localization priorities. Go read them in Japanese.
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>>14728712
>you can read in Japanese? fuck off
>you can't read Japanese? you have no right to complain about translations
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>>14728717
That's not what I'm saying.
I'm saying that you should put your money where your mouth is. Only then you can complain.
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>>14728721
Fuck off, Dovac.
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The things that sell the most are things that are cheap.

Thats why bundles and shitty 10 dollar EVNs are always topping the charts as well as that period of time where Higurashi was selling a lot since its under 10.

If umineko is also cheap it'll sell very well also.

Things like KNS and Gahkthun at 45 will only sell to people who are really looking forward to it and want to support MG.
They're not really things that you come across and be like, "hey this game looks cool and is only 45 dollars? Count me in!"

Yurirei has an english wikipedia page for some reason
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindred_Spirits_on_the_Roof
by for some reason, i mean advertising.
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Is Navel still associated with MangaGamer?
I remember something about the allages being owned by 5pb but MG normally does 18+ so that shouldn't be a problem?

I'm more excited about Anime Expo for the reveals than going for the expo itself now.
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>>14728758
Anime Expo is in June, right?
Why people are already talking about it and booking hotels?
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>>14728786
They are stupid.
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>>14728786

Waiting until the last minute to book a hotel for a big event that will draw a lot of people is usually a poor idea.
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>>14728786
I take it you don't travel much.
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>>14728786

If you don't book the moment the hotel block opens you won't get a room.
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So how many more months will Seinarukana be in preorder before it's taken down and we have to wait another half decade before we get another shot at it?
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>>14728939
AX.
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>>14728519
>Oh, and Ghosts is cheaper which might help it out.
They're both $34.95 at full price, with Kindred Spirits being just under $30 while discounted and Haruka just under $32.
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>>14728758
>Is Navel still associated with MangaGamer?
No idea, but some of their partners might no longer be with them due to various reasons.

>I remember something about the allages being owned by 5pb but MG normally does 18+ so that shouldn't be a problem?
The problem would be if the game would need Steam sales in order to be profitable. Otherwise, given how story games tend to sell for MG, the company likely wouldn't risk it.
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>>14729235
but OreTsuba is a REAL DEAL KAMIGE
It'll probably sell better than anything MG has ever liscenced.
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>>14729337
Navel is probably looking at Gahkthun and Kara no Shoujo 2's sales numbers and going, "Hell no!".
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>>14728943
July? Welp.
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>>14729337
If it needed say 6k full price copies to break even, and none of MG's titles have ever done that, then it would make perfect sense for them not to want to license it. They might not be willing to wait years to recoup their investment.
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>>14729373
> If it needed say 6k full price copies to break even, and none of MG's titles have ever done that, then it would make perfect sense for them not to want to license it. They might not be willing to wait years to recoup their investment.

Didn't PE do better than that, Steam release and all?

Too risky though, even though I think it'd sell more than that, the potential margins are too low to justify the high cost of licensing.

I still want to see Hatsuyuki Sakura translated. Some day, surely. Probably will know moon to an acceptable level by then, though.
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>>14729373>>14729400
There's no evidence that licensing costs are actually a problem. Only thing that was ever disclosed is that there's problematic IP rights status of oretsuba.
After all, MG had no problem licensing propeller and frontwing games with top anime seyuu, why would suddenly game from one of MG founders be more expensive?
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>>14729400
Princess Evangile's Steamspy numbers, and people who bought on MG's site got free keys.
>3,154 ± 1,284

Here's Sekai Project's probably impossible titles for them to license, since I'm not sure they're still posted after their forum revamp. These titles may be beyond MG's reach as well.
>Baldr Sky dualogy
>Ever17
>OreTsuba
>Majikoi series
>White Album 2
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>>14729422
> >3,154 ± 1,284

That's ONLY on Steam though. I'm guessing at least 1/4th purchased via Mangagamer on top of that.

>>14729422
> Baldr Sky dualogy

To be honest, if they actually licensed that I'd throw money at it if it has a decent translator, purely because I've been waiting for it for soooooooo long.
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>>14729422
probably impossible due to costs.
That is from long ago.

Sales are better now and will continue to grow as the VN scene grows and as greater titles that will garner even more sales begin to be released.
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>>14729412
>why would suddenly game from one of MG founders be more expensive?
>Very long (> 50 hours)
And depending on the cast size, it could cost similarly to Shin Koihime Musou, which MG has stated to be too expensive to license.
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>>14729444
The Steam numbers count keys given for free to people who bought on MG's site.
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>>14729446
No, the problem with Ever17 is once again who owns the all-ages rights. The other games have no defined reason.
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>>14729458
Nobody even cares about ever17.

Seeing how root double barely made it by nobody would want to even license it.
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>>14729464
Root Double barely made it because of Sekai being the one handling the kickstarter. It doesn't mean the game itself wasn't desired.
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>>14729488
The game not being particularly desired sure as fuck was a large part of it too.
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>>14729507
People refused to back because Sekai owed them outstanding kickstarter rewards, the reward tiers were a joke at launch, and the game was set to launch in March regardless, so people didn't feel like backing it. I've seen plenty of people hyped for it though.
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>>14729507
http://rockmandash12.kinja.com/the-root-double-kickstarter-and-the-problem-with-sekai-1757025873?rev=1454627662784
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>>14729512
And a fuckload more people didn't back because they had never heard of the game before and had little to no interest in it.
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>>14729526
Hi dovac or Sekai PR. I'm sure all your future kickstarters will have similar problems.
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>>14729534
I have a lower opinion of Dovac than you do, I'm sure, but I don't see how you can even begin to argue that these "real deal" games with no title recognition among the general audience have any demand after KnS2, Cartagra, and Gahkthun bombed dismally. Look at what people request and are hyped for. It's all moege and anime adaptation shit. Gahkthun's razor, asshat.
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>>14729548

All the "real deal" titles that do well have at least one of the following, but usually both: 1) a TV anime and 2) waifus.

Steins;Gate? TV anime and waifus.
Clannad? TV anime and waifus.
Grisaia? TV anime and waifus.

Gotta appeal to those anime only plebs.
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>>14729548
Most lower to mid tier story vns can make a profit if they're on Steam. All-ages titles always sold like crap on MG's site, but they still licensed Himawari, Tokyo Babel, and Shadows of Pygmalion.
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>>14729548
But moogy says oretsuba is good so thats a guaranteed 1000 sales.
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>>14729633
I don't about what moogy says, since he hyped up Himawari despite it being a no-name lolige, and the art looks as expected.
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Visual novels in particular are always flooded with joke reviews on Steam. Why do you suppose that is?
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>>14729659
Because it's a joke of a medium, especially what Sekai Project releases.
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>>14729673
Then why are you wasting your time in this thread? Go back to your oh so superior elitist hobbies.
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>>14729659
Clicking `No` literally gave me a cancer, go back to /a/ or something, you don't belong here.
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>>14729659
Various indie games are too.
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>>14729566
This guy knows. EOPs won't buy anything they don't know already.
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>>14729566
Which is why Aokana will most definitely get a kickstarter.
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>>14729792
Is Aokana okay to be released in the West? I mean, Mashiro is rather loli-ous.

Or I guess they could just release a non-H Steam version.
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>>14729866
So? Both MangaGamer and Jast have released games with sexable lolis before. Hell, some of them are nukige.
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>>14729875
And one time some game journalism website makes it blow up and there you go.
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Hello, EOP faggot here, I have two questions:

1) Whose dick do I have to suck to get "Sei Yariman Sisters Pakopako Nikki" translated?
and
2) Barring that, how hard is the Japanese in the ORCSOFT eroge, and at what level would you recommend trying to get myself started reading VN/eroge, or should I start with easier things?
I'm mainly asking because I'm interested in the gyaru ero but nobody translate that shit.
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>>14729928
You would need to suck a large quantity of dicks, and then use that money to commission a professional translator to do it.
As for learning, it's obvious from your single post that you will never learn Japanese, so don't bother.
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>>14729931
Aight.

>As for learning, it's obvious from your single post that you will never learn Japanese, so don't bother.
Wow relax there, Mr. Holier-Than-Thou. I wasn't askin' for your hand in marriage there's no need to be snippy. Now I'm gonna learn just so I can bitch at you in moonrunes years from now.
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A bit of topic but is there a alternative to VNDB ?
I would like something more reliable since they keep deleting stuff they don't like.
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>>14730366
They are deleting stuff which is clearly not VNs. If you want to discuss non-VN video games, you can do it at appropriate board.
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>>14729887
They could always use some free advertising
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>>14729875
But Sekai Project wants the mainstream audience. There could be a patch that is totally not from them released though.
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>>14729566
WA2 confirmed.
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>>14730835
I'd be okay with Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete.

No, its fuwalation doesn't count.
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Sekai's/Denpa's yuri game isn't even featured on their own site. How do they expect to sell their game when you can't even find it on their store? I'm sure they'll complain that no one buys r18 games too and use it as an excuse to not do them in the future.
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>>14730950
The game was sent to die, the biggest promotion the game will get is when it gets put on the front page of erogedownload.
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>>14729422
Ever17 was already licensed in English and had a typo-filled release.
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>>14731252
When the rights were owned by completely different people. It doesn't mean anything for the present situation.
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>>14730950
Yea they don't want to sell things. It is a Steam sale again, all-ages Fruit of Grisaia is 50% off again, probably the 4th time since it was added to Steam.

It is so hard to sell games for 400% the price of all-ages games. 18+ market is evil.
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I forgot to check. seems like root double made it, and march release date too, cant wait.
Also so when's Tokyo Babel, I hear its one of the good ones coming up too. How is that vn compared too all the big vns? you know baldr sky ,murmasa,ire,subhibi.
Also any fucking news about SubaHibi.
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Is Mangagamer going to announce any new games at Anime Boston?
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>>14732531
A few minor ones most likely. They save their good announcements for AX and Otakon.
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>>14732531
Last year they announced titles at: Anime Boston, Fanime, A-Kon, Anime Expo, and Otakon.

http://mangagamer.org/announcements/
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>>14732531
Probably some short nukige or maybe some random doujin game they got. Anime Boston never really gets big announcements.
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>>14727850
Don't know about that.
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>>14724967
Where's Bishoujo Mangekyou? It's at 25% already.
Is this discrimination of finns?
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>>14733329
It's hard to call it a translation. I mean, Japanese -> Finnish - > English. I presume even Google Translate would be more accurate.
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>>14734228
And this is assuming that the Finnish is even vaguely accurate.

Or that the guy going from Finnish to English is vaguely accurate.
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What takes JAST so long to edit Sumaga?
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>>14734439
No deadline. Don't need to make any money.

No care for customers.

No staff.
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>>14734228
But J->C->E is common as well, and I don't see anyone bitching about that.
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on steam for yurirei/kindred spirits, it says Full voice - Japanese even though its only partially voiced.

That should be fixed before the actual release or everybody is going to throw a tantrum.
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>>14734566
Hello Fuwanovel
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I've seen that Chaos;Child will be getting a PC release soon , is it also likely to get an english translation then?
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>>14734890
An official translation isn't likely to even get started for years. Jast have to release sonicomi, django and sumaga before nitro will even think of giving them something else to work on
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>>14734939
Chaos;Child has nothing to do with nitro tho.
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>>14734939
JAST isn't doing Science Adventure games ever again. 5pb will work with PQube again or self-publish it like they're apparently doing with Steins;Gate Steam.
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>>14729792
After Koichoco i don't know if i really want to read another sprite visual novel. Their artist is great but damn it's fucking boring.
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>>14732566
I hope MG is going to surprise us this year, except for the partnership with AliceSoft 2015 was pretty bad in terms of announcements.
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>>14735101
Are you actually saying that Himawari and Tokyo Babel aren't a big deal?
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>>14735286
Tokyo Babel definitely isn't. It's a mediocre, unremarkable chuunige with a low EGS score.
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>>14735101
> propeller and frontwing are pretty bad
Moebuta, pls.
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>>14734838
No need to go that far. Our friend Insem does it that way.
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>>14735313
>two of the worst propeller's games
>big deal
EOP, pls.
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>>14734646
Does Steam even have a partially voiced option?
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>>14735291
>It's a mediocre, unremarkable chuunige with a low EGS score.
Have you played it? And EGS scores aren't that useful for all-ages games most of the time.
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>>14726940
You convinced me.
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>>14735629
>EGS scores aren't that useful for all-ages games
This. I played both Tokyo Babel and Ayakashibito and I wouldn't say there was any substantial difference in quality between them. Negai no Kakera is worse, but still worth checking.
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>>14735871
What about Sougeki no Jaeger? I saw people really shitting on that one.
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>>14735888
It was written by multiple writers who didn't coordinate well. That one is atrocious and I think its score actually reflects its quality. It's not enough to look at numbers, you need to see why people rated it the way they did.
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>>14735895
>if i agree with it, it's accurate
>if i don't, you can't trust it

okay
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>>14735903
Sougeki no Yeager is 18+. And if someone votes a game as being a 50 because "all ages into the trash", then that's not a good reason. If someone says they didn't think the story was coherent, and the plot and characters were all over the place so they rated it 30, then that makes sense.
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>>14735903
> 73/100 and 40/100 are totally same thing!11
okay
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>>14735928
Grrr. You wrestle that straw man! You can take him!
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>>14735928
>And if someone votes a game as being a 50 because "all ages into the trash", then that's not a good reason
But it is.
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>>14735957
In my experience, H-scenes in story vns where sex isn't a focus of the story mess up the pacing and usually suck. They can feel really out of place too, especially during battles and time sensitive storylines.
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>>14735291
> unremarkable chuunige with a low EGS score
Funny fact: Tokyo Babel has higher EGS score than Crono Clock, which moebutas like you and ChaosRaven hyped so much.
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>>14735979
But ChronoClock is new, has shiny art, H-scenes, and waifus, so even though the story is complete shit and the heroine routes are shallow, it must be game of the year!
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>>14735976
I read VNs for connection with characters. Sex is part of romance, so I want it to be there.
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>>14736031
Too bad 18+ story games usually sell like shit. Unless it has an all-ages version to be put on Steam, it's much less likely to be localized now. Cartagra, KnS2, and Gahkthun just exemplify that those games don't sell.
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>>14736055
I would say it is two different markets. The very small one that Cartagra covers is the market for people who want story with visuals. The other market is for people who want visuals with a story.

I guess in simple words it is ear candy vs eye candy.
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>>14734542
What is wrong with fucking jast, why are they the worst company now. they have fucking IP's but they don't do fucking shit. everyone else is making money but them. they didnt even put steins gate on steam.
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>>14734646

It says full audio, not full voice (which is technically true, it has music throughout). Steam doesn't have any partial options unfortunately.
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>>14736743
See this http://follow.jastusa.com/post/138524073341/im-a-big-fan-of-nitroplus-games-especially-their
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>>14736807
So is jast completely fucked? Why the fuck aren't they translating their only good IP muramasa and the other nitroplus games?
What are they waiting for?
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>>14736819
Jast has been sitting on Sumaga for half a decade, why would NitroPlus give them more long titles?
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>>14736807
Talk about a dick move.
>Thanks for translating guys. Now we'll put Steins;Gate on the most widely used PC distribution platform and rake in the big bucks while you're stuck selling it on your own site. -5pb/Kadokawa
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>>14736888
Well jast is a shitty company so I wouldnt be surprised if people wanted to stop working with them.
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>>14736888
It makes sense for 5pb to self publish it and cut out the middleman on Steam, I can't blame them. Just like it makes sense to work with partners that can get their games on consoles in the West instead of JAST.
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Apparently Aroduc's translating Beat Blades Haruka.
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>>14737000
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>>14737000
no it's Kami no Rhapsody
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JAST is no longer as bad as everyone thinks, i m sure that they will release things faster from now on. For those that don't believe you can just wait and be surprised.
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>>14737063
>my dad works for JAST
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>>14737063
We've never heard that one before. No never. Remember just last year when they were promising to release 5 titles that all got delayed and none of them other than Shiny Days have still not come out?
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Last year was only 2 months ago. This is an improvement for JAST
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>>14737082
Last year they released more titles than ever before, sure some titles got delayed but it is still a improvement. Change doesn't happen overnight and that is why I said from now on, you dont have to believe it but you will see as time goes they will keep improving.
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>>14737116
It was actually one month ago.
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Seinarukana finished 2 years ago.
Spent 2 years to try to come up with Limited Edition materials

Failed to come up with limited edition materials.
Seinarukana still has no release date.

Flowers planned to released november 2015.
Now is at 40% editing february 2016.


Muramasa started in 2009 or 2010
Put on hold and it is now 2016.

>trying to defend jast
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>>14737172
You made it all the way without greentexting and then you fucked it up.
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>>14737172
Muramasa is literally untranslatable so that one isn't a surprise
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Jast has been doing this since the very beginning, it's not a new thing. Hell, I remember that under their Peach Princess label they managed to miss the 'little my maid' release by over 3 years, and that came out in 2004. They never have and never will give accurate release dates. I imagine they are either completely incapable of properly estimating projects, or perhaps just completely incompetent at managing them.
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Seems like twitter doesn't check if DMCA sent to them are valid, good way to shutdown sekai's twitter for a few days for shits and giggles.
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>>14737401
epic /b/ro
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>>14737212
Why not both?
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This doesn't put much confidence in the tl quality for atom grrrl, remember he quit working on wee because it was 'too difficult'. https://twitter.com/Blizzaxe/status/694676469201522690
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>>14737535
After working on it for four months and only managing 2%.
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>>14737063

jast is fucked management-wise right now and even seems to be having trouble finding people willing to do contracts for them. Speed is not something that I foresee in their future.
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>>14737589

They're also throwing most of their energy into games that can go on Steam. All the non-Steam stuff is going to get shafted extra hard for a while.
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>>14737535
The guy also translated Love At First Sight, so that should be the level of quality you expect.
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>>14729453
It only counts redeemed keys, and I never redeemed mine and I would be willing to bet that a few others didn't as well. I would add around a hundred, maybe two hundred, to steamspy numbers to account for non redeedmed keys.

But yeah, the only games to break 6,000 are Higurashi 1, Go Go Japan, Clannad and other 10 or less games. Even G-Senjou which is often half off hasn't reached 6,000 yet.
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>>14737535
> I love good writing
> drops WEE because cannot understand
Where does SP even find these clowns?
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>>14737798
Fuwanovel.
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>>14737836
Fuwanovel doesn't drop stuff just because they couldn't understand it. They would just invent some random pile of nonsense like "taking the opportunity of marriage, she became pregnant" and call it a day.
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>>14737857
That's still where they keep finding them.
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>>14737798
Fom the list of people who failed the tests for the other two companies.
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So I just glnaced at the Yurirei steam page and it says if you buy it you get VAC banned? Does that just mean you can't stream it?
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>>14737924
Dovac please
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>>14737857
So like ixrec then.
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>>14737980
I'm not Dovac dude, and now its gone, should've taken a screenshot, damn it.

I guess it was just a server issue, but right under available February 12 was a "you'll get VAC banned for buying this" message both when I was online and when I wasn't.
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>>14738001
Of course there was.
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>>14738001
Sure thing, not-Dovac.
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>>14737994
ixrec never did anything wrong but being too literal. All his translations are fine but for cross channel. even though rewrite is shit, his translation was very good for his last vn.
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>>14738001
I saw it too. I still had the window up.
I'm glad its gone.
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>>14738010
>his translation was very good for his last vn.
If you mean comyu, then I guess it wasn't so bad.
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>>14738010
> ixrec never did anything wrong
> ガンくれる => "giving cancer"
Autist, we showed you thousands of blatant and inexcusable mistakes ixwreck did many, many times. Do you have amnesia like ludo too?
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>>14738016
https://twitter.com/Qt3/status/697225076383436800
Seems like some steam screwup.
How the fuck you would cheat in VN anyway?
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>>14738017
I still have to read that actually, but yeah rewrite was translated as good as a fan translation can get for a super long shitty game. It wasn't even complex anyway, all the lines were voiced too.
Its too bad he stopped, he mastered his speed with his translations.
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>>14738010
Tired of no drama to stir up in this thread so soon?
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>>14738037
Last time you tried defending this piece of shit, you ran away crying and promising to never come back here ever again. Seems like you need new dose of shaming.
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>>14738039
No i'm not even respond anymore. playing digimon anyway.
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>>14738037
>translated as good as a fan translation can get for a super long shitty game
Do we really need to post Ixrec's greatest hits again? Or do I need to redownload his scripts so I can open a random one and find a few new ones?
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>>14738037
I'm not saying the comyu writing is not shit; I'm just saying it's not ixrec's fault.
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>>14738040
What?
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>>14738043
Ixrec didn't help either. This is someone who believes that good writing boils down to the uniqueness of it, the number of twists, and after that, literally measurable metrics.
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>>14738053
Nothing can help the fedora MC.
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>>14738053
So generic vns are good?
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>>14738061
If they meet Ixrec's golden ratio of exposition to description, they're objectively well written!
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Time to remember best of ixwreck rewrite.
My personal favorites:
//<0386> ネタ『31歳人妻です。浮気相手を探しています』を削除した!
<0386> You deleted Info: "I'm a 31 year-old housewife and my spouse is cheating on me"!

//<0880> ゴルフとかのスポーツで、若いやつが活躍するとお茶の間の人気者になる、あの感じだ。
<0880> It's kinda like how a young guy playing golf is automatically popular when everyone has tea afterwards.
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>>14738075
There's the slight problem with this. No one in this thread knows Japanese, so we can't tell what's the problem here.
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I decided to crack open the Rewrite scripts for shits while my dinner cooks.

>//<0011> 無駄にテンションを上げてくことにした。
><0011> I decide to act high-strung all day for no reason.
Besides being Engrishy, there's no decide to, nor all day in there.

>//<0031> ネタ『Tレックスは二世紀まで生きていた!』
><0031> "The T-Rex Survived into the 20th Century!"
Dear Ixrec, 二 means 2. Not 20.

>//<0136> 決断主義は嫌いなのだ、多分。
><0136> I don't want to be the kind of person who can make those decisions.
Oh come the fuck on, Ixrec.
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>>14738104
Sadly, he never posted Comyu's scripts. That'd be fun.
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>there's no decide to
B-b-but muh EDICT! Translating == copypasting first EDICT definition, you must be wrong!
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>>14738017
So I'm not crazy, thanks.
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>>14738121
Now do the others.
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>>14738121
Learn your tenses.
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>>14738075

Ouch, holy shit that hurts. can really only feel sympathy as I recall other horrendous mistakes I've made in the past.
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>>14738381
It's one thing to make dumb, embarrassing mistakes. It happens to everyone.

It's another to make so many in something you've been doing for years that you can throw a dart at your work and have a good chance of finding one nearby.
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He's the translator of muv-luv. ┐( ̄ヮ ̄)┌
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>>14738397
> It's another to make so many in something you've been doing for years that you can throw a dart at your work and have a good chance of finding one nearby.

To be fair, Ixrec is a speed-translator and he happily releases stuff without a QC go-through. You get what you'd expect in sacrificing translation quality/accuracy for sheer speed.
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>>14738686
You lose a lot more translation quality and accuracy than accounts for that.
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>>14738715
The dumb EOPS will know nothing and blindly believe whatever is translated is correct.
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>>14738723
I know. That's what's so depressing about it. Even worse, the last few months have seen a bunch of Fuawnovel releases even worse than Ixrec, and they've been happily gobbled up.
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https://twitter.com/dobacco/status/697253593758326785

So what company did he bribe next?
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>>14738737
Aokana announcement
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>>14738739
It'd be more suprising if its not aokana.

Fully translated, juicy ripe for Kickstarter

Translated by a Fuwanoveler who works fpr SP

Anime currently airing.

At this point, we're basically paying for a fan TL since the quality isn't going to magically increase because its official.
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>>14738746
A Fuwalation at that.
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>>14738750
Then it should fit in with all SP translations not done by koestl or lemnisca.
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>>14738042
>Do we really need to post Ixrec's greatest hits again? Or do I need to redownload his scripts so I can open a random one and find a few new ones?
Please do the latter. It's getting very tiring to see the same lines posted over and over again. It's almost convincing me of the opposite, like you guys can't find any other flaws beyond the usually posted mistakes in his work.

>>14738016
>>14737924
What the message means is that you've been caught cheating before and can therefore not play this game online, which can be a consideration for buying certain games.
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>>14738746
> Fuwanovel official release.
> Paying for a fuwanovel (machine) translation.
> Giving money to SP.

Oh god, no thanks. My jewgolds are going toward yuritopia instead.
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>>14738727
KoiChoco and Nobleworks are some of the worst offenders of completed projects. Holy fuck, what disasters.
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not visual novel related but does anyone know if the 7th dragon 2020 translation currently in progress is quality or a cudder tier hack job?

>>14738451
sadly ixwreck is probably better than the new translators for muv luv.
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>>14739630
> ixwreck better than koestl
You forgot to take your daily aminazin.
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>>14739502
Who are you greening?
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Is this dovac?
>>>/vg/131501504
The rage he's expecting for his upcoming announcement might be interesting if it is.
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>>14741351
I dont think that even dovac would be that stupid
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Looks like maria did an interview with some no name site about yurirei

http://www.thedrastikmeasure.com/2016/02/10/we-touch-games-kindly-interviewed-on-the-internet/

Not much of note there besides maria's real name being revealed to the world.
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>>14739687
oh do they have a real translator? last I heard it was the people responsible for messing up that 6 minutes line and claiming it was because the translator wasn't a native speaker.
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Huh, Tokyo Babel is the next title going up for preorder. I really expected supipara.
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>>14742937
March release incoming.
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>>14742937

lol haro http://blog.mangagamer.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/
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>>14742937
>>14742946
Root Double vs Tokyo Babel, who will win? Of course I wouldn't be surprised if Root Double gets delayed for some reason, like programming work taking longer than expected.
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>>14743168
Fuck that scared me.
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Otomate wants 150k in their Kickstarter? Well that's going to fail.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/688648305/beastmaster-and-prince-flower-and-snow
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>>14743213

No whaling tiers either
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>>14743213
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/688648305/unlight-lost-plot
These guys failed to raise 20k for their previous KS. Totally going to get 150k this time.
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>>14743238
Even Root Double barely made 150k. Name recognition is important for visual novel kickstarters, and if it's a game no ones heard of, it needs to have good tiers and a lower goal.
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>>14743238
>These guys failed to raise 20k for their previous KS.
They tried to kickstart a VN for iOS and Android in the West. Does anyone even read VNs on a phone/tablet here?

This time it's iOS, Android and Steam. While it isn't as stillborn and their previous KS, I'm not sure that it will be funded.
More power to girls if they want it, but I'm not interested in dating guys and I don't really care about the heroine either.
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>>14743334
>Does anyone even read VNs on a phone/tablet here?

Lots of people actually. Especially in the otome world. They're far too casual to kickstart anything though.
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>>14743305

Without the extra 20 grand from whale tiers, they'll actually need more backers than root double.
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>>14743177
How is this even a question? Literally no-name chuuni garbage for autists vs well known story game everyone can enjoy without being mentally challenged manchild?
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>>14743392

I think he's talking purely in terms of release dates.
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>>14743392
>Literally no-name chuuni garbage for autists
Hi ChaosRaven
>well known story game everyone can enjoy without being mentally challenged manchild
The creators are well-known, but the actual game isn't very well-known.

You have to take into account all of the Fate/stay night fans who would more than likely love another chuunige, and the writer of Tokyo Babel worked on the Fate series. I think it also has more lets play potential, which can help drive interest as well.
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>>14743377
Really? It's either I'm visiting wrong places or VNDB just hates otomege then.
https://vndb.org/v/all?q=;fil=olang-ja.plat-mac~ios~and.tag_inc-542.tagspoil-0.lang-en;rfil=freeware-0.plat-mac~ios~and.lang-en.doujin-0.released-1;o=d;s=rating
There's around 80 J->E VNs on iOS and Android combined out of which I've ever heard of top 5 at most (sorted by rating).
Amnesia standing at #2 with ~35K owners on Steam and two sales at -90% off in the track record.
The more I'm digging into it the less viable the KS looks.
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>>14743521

They're really popular on iOS. Voltage clearly has huge wads of cash to throw around if you've ever seen their convention presence before. These aren't people who usually interact with the VN scene though. They're more casual than casual.
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>>14743392
Root Double is an alright release of Ever17, but nothing people haven't seen before.
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>>14743334
>Does anyone even read VNs on a phone/tablet here?
I'm pretty sure that the main reason it's not very popular among the 'core' fanbase is that barely anything decent is ported to mobile platforms. The only official releases are fujoshi crap, low-quality made-for-mobile VNs, some poorly translated stuff, and Higurashi ep1.

The only way to read anything decent on your phone is via fanmade ports, which are sorta hard to find properly (you need to run the VNDS converter, stuff like that) and are generally pretty poor ports.

I wish there was more stuff on mobile. I'm currently halfway into Inganock, but everything else on the VNDS list is stuff I've already read, so I'd be forced to read subpar stuff again to have anything to read at all.
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https://groupees.com/jast2

30 bucks for S;G and 6 kusoge
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>>14743587
Princess Waltz and Snow Sakura are neato.
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>>14743516
Nasu worked on Tokyo Babel ? What the fuck are you talking about anon.
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>>14743612
He's talking about Higashide, the guy who made Fate/Apocrypha
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>>14743587

Nice stolen fanart banner http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=21361461
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>>14743645
sasuga peter. you should dmca them.
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>>14743645
>>14743682

Art theft is a pretty serious crime, but even assuming something actually happened, what kind of retribution could the artist legally pursue besides a polite takedown and apology?
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>>14743645
Are you really surprised? Peter would sell fan patches if it weren't so easy to catch.
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>>14743723
>Peter would sell fan patches
not until after sitting on it for a year for no reason
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>>14743645
Nothing new for JAST. Even their logo is stolen.
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>>14743932
All their ads are all stolen images too.
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>>14743964
How the fuck is he still in business?
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>>14744033

Suing people for making 4chan meme-banners is not high on the average person's priority list.
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>Subahibi never

Being an EOP is suffering.
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>>14739341
All right. Enjoy.

>これぞ真のゆとり教育。
>This is the pinnacle of inefficient education.

>「明日辺りはヤマダかサトウの煮込みでも出て来そうだぜ」
>「At this rate they'll be serving a stew of kimchi mackerel.」

>「と言いたいところだけど、最初ってこともあるし調査しよう」
>「Yeah...」

I really like this one, even though it's clear he did understand the Japanese. He tried to jazz up this line by making shit up, one of them being a Biblical reference that he clearly does not understand when there are so many more obvious and easier things to use there, like what was written in the first place.
>//<0238> 「テメェとオレは白と黒、表と裏、光と闇」
><0238> 「You and I are like Abel and Cain, water and fire, darkness and light.」
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>>14742395
It's them and koestl. Probably mostly them, which is to say they will rewrite it from stilted ixwreck gibberish into their strange brand of autism speak without changing anything of consequence.

I'll never understand these people that think Muv-Luv is supposed to have the tone of a cheesy Hollywood action movie just because there is half a dozen silly Engrish lines and the only version of Starship Troopers they know is the movie.
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>>14744749
I'd assume it's the same as Clannad. They'll fix the most egregious of errors, and otherwise, just rewrite the rest to be more florid for no reason.

Not counting all the extra shit which is total machine translated. That'll just stay as it is, most likely.
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The JAST groupees bundle is slow as fuck. Almost as slow as MG's first bundle.
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>>14744607
> 主な取引先は先進国政府やその進出企業など。
> Our clients are mainly the governments of developed countries, as well as companies who want to protect their foreign branches.

> 要人警護、戦闘、兵站。仕事内容は軍事全般にわたる。
> Guarding important people, fighting certain factions, and maintaining supply lines.

I'm remembering now why I stopped.
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Friendly reminder, if you are playing visual novels and haven't taken the survey yet, please consider doing so to help a student with his master thesis out! Thanks :)

https://www.soscisurvey.de/visualnovels/
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>>14747153
Reminder to vote in MG's licensing survey as well.
https://twitter.com/MangaGamer/status/697150954114846724
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>>14744607
When translating things, it is easy to forget that you're just doing that: Translating, not writing your own story. When you feel that the text is lacking in quality, you might feel the need to improve it.

I one was given a speech for a marriage ceremony for translation, and it was bad, so bad. I tweaked it here and there so that it wouldn't sound so cheap to the people who didn't understand the original language, so I can completely understand that others would do the same when translating cheap porn.
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>>14747292
That's only a defense if you're not totally fucking it up and writing things that are worse or make no sense.
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Yuri strap-on dildo blade shall pierce the heavens!
Sekai Project have outdone themselves with this masterpiece.
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>>14747308
To be honest, the game just looks fun. I look forward to buying it anyway.
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>months
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>>14748583
Holy shit JAST, what the fuck are you doing?

It's like they wait until every single iota of hype has dried up before actually releasing things.
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>>14749130
I'm pretty convinced they are actively scared of hype, and any time any excitement for one of their titles appears they have to delay it to deal with the stress.
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>>14748583
So why didn't he do it until now, dont want to blame anyone but could it actually be his fault ?
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I'm convinced JAST just waits until everyone involved with a project forgets about being involved and owed money for services rendered, instead of actually paying employees or subcontractors.

>>14749178
How many years until it'll be released? My money is on Q1 2017.

>>14749201
I thought they already printed everything? Unless they're such massive fuckups they spent two years getting LE prototypes, wound up with nothing, and didn't even get the damn game printed.

Heck, Doddler not having fixed Seinarukana bugs this fucking late in the game is just retarded.
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>>14743168
What is this?
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>>14749201
I imagine that either its a new set of bugs found during the laziest testing ever done, or he was sitting on the fixes and waiting to hear that he actually needed to do anything.

Doddler usually only finishes his projects like a week before they release anyway.
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>>14749201
Sorry, I guess that tweet could be misunderstood. Other than helping Makoto build the demo version last year, I haven't been involved with Seinarukana since the project team handed it off nearly two years back. A week ago I was asked to make changes to prepare it for the steam release version (removal of sex scene replay, adding new cg to gallery), so I decided to do those changes immediately so that should the project experience any further delays, it wouldn't because it sat on my desk for any length of time..
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>>14749344
I see, thanks for clarifying
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>>14749344
Thanks for clarifying. Do you know how far along release is? Like, a few months, half a year, or a decade at the current pace?

Doesn't need to be official, just your personal idea of how far along things are.
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>>14749411
15 minutes.
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>>14749411
My understanding, mostly from public statements and such, was they are currently finalizing the game manual and adding in the all ages content for the steam release. I'm not really involved now though so I couldn't tell you how long that might take, but given how long a single playthrough is, if they're holding off the release for the all ages content then it could still be a while.
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>>14748395

Holy shit, that's cheap.
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>>14749493
You linked to a post containing nothing but a link.

Are you retarded?
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>>14749466
Alrighty, so see 'ya next year then.
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And Haruka is still not in the ranking.
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>>14749506
>You linked to a post containing nothing but a link.
And he expressed opinion about piece sold at that link. I'm amazed you couldn't figure this yourself.
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>>14749806
Everybody loves yuri.
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>>14750062
*blush*
S-Senpai...
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Also, fug you, Megami!
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>>14749806
RIP Rance.
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>>14750141
The translation is like 95% done. There's no reason not to release it regardless of haruka sales
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>>14750155
There's huge reason: its illegal and now both alicesoft and mangagamer have name, address, SSN and all other kinds of information about Arunaru. Signing contract with firm and then publicly committing crime against them is not wise.
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>>14750172
Alicesoft has no reason not to let mangagamer release it.
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>>14750172
Ixrec didn't care lol
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>>14750193
ixrec didn't sign anything at that point, it was still in early negotiations phase.
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>>14750208
Everyone knows his name and SSN though, it's common knowledged.
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>>14750236
"Common knowledge" is not something you could bring to the court.
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>>14749806
Most of the ranking is still bundle games, so it might just be right behind them? I hope it picks up or the rankings really are broken and Haruka is doing well, I want a lot of Alicesoft games.
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>>14750250
Ranking is definitely borked, popularity sort shows that Forbidden Love is far down in the list, with 6 games above it, but somehow its 3rd on ranking panel
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>Kindred Spirits on the Roof is now on sale!
>*Note: Our payment gateway is unexpectedly down for maintenance at this time, so unfortunately we currently cannot accept purchases.

Oh MG.
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>>14750477

What can I say, we have incredibly shitty luck!
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>>14750258
Do we know that the popularity sort is actually based on sales and not page visits or something? I wouldn't be surprised if the popularity sort was just as broken as the ranking system.
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>>14750512
Should've delayed it then, game will be fucked if it get pirated before people can actually buy it.
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>>14750572
If people don't want to buy it, they won't buy it.

Piracy has no impact
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>>14750572
Game will be out on Steam soon.
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>>14750599
It was proven many times that share of opportunistic sales in eroge market is very high.
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>>14749276

haro didn't have permissions set on the mangagamer blog so you could see images that have been uploaded. since each blogpost has a banner associated with it, this meant you basically got to see news a few weeks early.

>>14750477

I guess in the end girls can't love girls, unless gaben's watching.
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>>14750572

It's done pretty well during preorders, so doing that would kind of screw over the 400ish people that were waiting. It's got steam too, so I doubt it'll suffer terribly.
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>>14749975
>>14749506
>>14749493
It's only a no-name lolige.
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>>14751075
Wrong game
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>>14751128
No, that's correct Himawari.
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>>14750155
>>14750181
You mean Maria was lying to get some people to buy a game they didn't want to buy?

Who would have guessed?
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>>14751420
Get over it
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>>14751476
Don't see why I should
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>>14751420

/haniho/ is a hell of a drug
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>>14751583
Her words not mine

And that post was based on
>>14750155
>>14750181
being true

Do people have comprehension issues?
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>>14751642
Anonymous posts on 4chan are very credible source, right. Almost as credible as voices in your head.
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>>14750599
Then why do console only visual novels out sell visual novels on PC?
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>>14751678
Because they are the targeted audience, you wont buy a Sony console if you dont like Japanese games. Also you can pirate on consoles as easy as on PC.
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>>14751657
Just go for google translations because it won't impact your comprehension at all
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>>14751642

I'm just amazed you /haniho/ autists still manage to stay buttblasted from shit that happened a year ago.

Sure, maria "lied" to you in so much as she wasn't intending to release a game she claimed to be working on, but in the grand scheme of visual novel drama that's a drop in the ocean. Shit, even the subahibi faggots aren't as bad as you.
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>>14751729
Are you incapable of reading the flow of a conversation?
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>>14751749

I'm going to give you a hint here anonymous: You're talking to multiple people. Ergo, there is no flow of a conversation.
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>>14749493

moogy claims to put up the five bucks.

If it's really 960x540 that's kind of shit. I suppose atleast it'll be the proper aspect ratio. Still, probably gonna be some steam bitching as a result,

Although of note is that, if I recall, that front wing "international" facebook was asking people about a possible localized island release a couple months back. It'd be pretty funny if the ad stayed
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>>14750512
Any chance the discount will still be there when the payment is back up?
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>>14752235
Try support. I managed to get a discount that had finished earlier than the website claimed it would end, after it ended.
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>>14749201
>but could it actually be his fault ?
Aroduc said the other week he declined to do the extra stuff for the steam version. So I guess they had to get someone else in for that and that caused more delays.
http://tenka.seiha.org/2016/01/its-good-to-be-the-overlord/
> but I believe that they got the rights to the replacement content used in the Special Edition coming from the PSP version. Those CGs aren't exactly pretty in comparison to the originals, but it's better than replacing the sex with nothing at all. There's also quite a large chunk of extra text for the replacement scenes and I think maybe some extra stuff, which I got the offer to work on, but declined, so any further delays are totally all my fault.
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How long is Seinarukana anyway?
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>>14753048
Based on how long it took JAST to localize it, 3,000 hrs.
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>>14753178
MC does
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How long is Kindred Spirits?
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>>14753620
15 minutes.
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>>14753637
Thanks.
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I don't understand Japanese toilets.
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>>14753620
20 hour main story roughly, and unlockable side stories after you complete the main story that add a few extra hours. You need to do the side stories to unlock some of the CG.
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What a shocker. Look forward to the fuwalation Kickstarter.
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>>14754978
Would anyone even want to pirate Aokana?
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>>14751420
I already bought it, so whatever.
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>>14754978
Why the fuck is every single Japanese company wanting to work with this piece of shit company.
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>>14756445
free money
they dont know how bad SP is.
They probably don't care.
Sekai project makes a shitload of sales.

Unless you want to go with mangagamer for pennies and broken dreams and 2 meals of rice and soy sauce a day.

Also, i remember seeing dovac saying theres an announcement on saturday.
Very likely we see aokana announcement within next 24 hours
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>>14756445
They don't understand English so they think SP's localization is good. Too bad not enough people know Japanese to tell them that SP is shit. Let's not forget SP also gives out "loans" willy-nilly.
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>Aokana TL updated
So this bastard is holding out a release because he's banking on being taken by SP?
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>>14756445
Unfortunately if you compiled a list of localization companies that have made unreasonably huge, highly visible kickstarter bucks, sekai project is pretty much the only one on the list that is taking on new projects. Jast is... jast, and Mangagamer does well but isn't as instantly recognizable from the Japanese side.

The sad truth is that even if sekai project is terrible quality and ethics, if your goal is to rake in kickstarter bucks, they're the go-to guys.
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>>14756572
What did you expect?. He already worked with them on other stuff.
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>>14756572
Its like SubaHibi but worse.
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>>14756586
They also seem to be the biggest SJWs that will cut content for our sake. At least Jast has reached the point where they offer patches to restore their meaningless censorship.
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I've seen that Chaos;Child will be getting a PC release this year, does that mean that it's likely that the game will be getting an English translation as well?
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>>14757297
Yes, it will be be a worldwide release in Japanese and English at the same time.
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>>14757304
Of course it will, and it will probably be bundled with Spice and Wolf S3, KanColle Kai, and the completion of the BER Berlin Airport.
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>>14757297
Yes.
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https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/karakara-a-new-visual-novel-by-industry-veterans#/
Can't stop laughing.
KS doesn't raise money like it did before, and have to invest own money so it wouldn't fail? Switch to indiegogo with "flexible funding"!
Also
>industry veterans
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>>14758297
I expect its more because they are funding an 18+ version through it
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>>14758297
>Flexible Funding: this campaign will receive all funds raised even if it does not reach its goal.

Aha.
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>>14758297
So silly to ask 10 dollars for a patch. That is indirectly admitting the game sold at steam is trash and they can't charge as much for it.
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>>14758525
This VN must be like 2 hours long.
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> Game translated and edited.
> To give you an idea, I want to (at the earliest, if not earlier) release this patch at the end of October 2016.
> 2nd pass probably mostly done at this point.
> October 2016.

Just waiting to be gobbled up.
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>>14758652
It takes a lot of work to edit a machine translation into readable english, don't be so rude.

>at the earliest, if not earlier

English savant detected
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Man you guys get mad when someone wants to get paid for translating, it's not like even half of you guys are going to pay for the vns.
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>>14758797
The hell are you talking about? I'll pay for things that I like, delivered by companies that aren't SP.
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>>14758797
I wish people got paid for translations. But since all-ages VNs sell for about 75% less than 18+ VNs it doesn't seem like it is the translator that get paid, but the ero artists.
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>>14758856
>But since all-ages VNs sell for about 75% less than 18+

It depends on the vn really, I do think that the western market has a weird taste for shitty nukige for some reason. All ages vn do fine in japan.
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>>14758874
Not really. There are very, very few that have had any success that weren't either from one of the top 1% megacompanies or accompanied by a fucking onslaught of marketing.
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>>14758897
And usually, it's both.
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>>14758874
>>14758897
I assume the actual working all-ages VNs in Japan are of mainstream anime. I for one would buy every single Hayate DS VN if I had any skill in reading it.
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>>14758897
It's only so few because few companies attempt it. Also if you look at all ages release of erotic novels they tend to do fine from a re-release with less content standpoint. The only major non erotic flop I can think of was Mahoutsukai no yoru, and that had more problems than just no porn.

>>14758909
This is very true, but they are visual novels none the less. Oregairu, Date A Live, Saekano, and Amagami all have decent visual novels with respectable sales, and the Memories Off series is good as well. Especially compared to western sales numbers. Sadly in the west vns are just seen as a porn media and not a story telling one.
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>>14758947
>It's only so few because few companies attempt it.
This here is complete bullshit. Browse a Comiket catalog sometime.
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Sekai Project licensed Hoshimemo. Insem going legit.
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>>14759227
What is the point? Hasn't everyone and their mother read Hoshimemo already?
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Time to start learning Japanese.
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>>14759251
I honestly like the top translation.
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>>14759244
That didn't stop Grisaia and Clannad from making $$$$
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>>14759269
Those are popular franchises with anime adaptations, Hoshimemo is not. It's just another cheap project where they can reuse existing translations like with G-Senjou.
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>>14759244
No. Not really.

But whether SP is capable of fixing it is the real question.
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>>14759465
Don't you mean whether they're even going to bother trying?
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>>14759478
I'm sure they will do a comb over for english mistakes at the very least right? Right?
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>>14759478
That's the second question, yes.

Also, Hoshimemo has no all-ages release, so get ready to see it hacked up for Steam.
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>>14759507
Nah.
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>>14759507
Only if kickstarted.
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>>14759507
They can't even find typos in their releases. All of their games other than Grisaia have suffered from poor editing.
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>>14759667
And that was how the fan translation they poached started.
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>>14759674
>poached

I thought they paid for them? Even if you translate something that is copy righted you still own that translation.
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>>14759747
They paid for it. But then their official release had mistakes not even present in the fan patch.
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>>14759765
So they got a fan translation and some how made it worse? Wow, why do people put up with it?
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This can't be the first Japanese to Chinese to English official release.
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>>14758786
> English savant detected

That was precisely the way he worded it on the blog. His words, not mine.
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>>14759244
I haven't, because I heard the translation was terrible. I really hope Sekai won't release it with the original, horrible translation. I'd probably buy it if they retranslated it.
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