Tonight I'm bringing you a shit translation of the first chapter of a certain otherwise fun Kirara manga, "New Game!". I hope some actual scanlation group will pick this up so I don't have to.
Please bear with me and today, too, がんばるぞい。
I know I suck at adapting puns but I have no other ideas.
Only a few colored pages so don't get your hopes up, they do look really nice though.
I'm sorry to rain on your parade right from the get-go but I don't think I have what it takes to TL this, I just hope to make someone else notice it.
And I also never do any proper cleaning/redrawing so there's that too, I'm bad at that sort of thing and frankly too lazy.
*character designer in a gamedev company
But yeah, twintail power is unrivaled as ever.
I don't even know who this slut is but I like her character design
The target of most of the goggle-tastic material in this series so far.
And this is the actual artstyle, no more fancy colors and grayscales. Mind you, I still find it really cute and I'm now interested in Komorebi no Kuni.
No, it's about a legal loli trying to fit in the working society, about Kirara-style hijinks and just a little bit about gamedev, RPG-style though, not visual novel kusoge.
That's one thing I had hoped to avoid, I spent a goddamn hour thinking of a decent translation and I have nothing. In the tiniest chance I get that far (I won't) I'll have to consult my moon language expert friend who actually showed me this title in the first place.
And that's it, unfortunately, as usual I talked more than I dumped, so sorry for that.
Hopefully now a few more people will be aware of this and a decent translator finds some time to do this. The first volume is out, the second volume is supposed to be released this winter.
I consider Hifumi best girl, but Kou is definitely the sexiest.
Hifumi's semi social awkwardness is absolutely adorable. And then you get to the hedgehog pages which is a whole special matter...
Definitely read Komorebi no Kuni. It's at least just as cute (if not cuter) than New Game!, and the manga is drawn entirely in color. The artist is also very good at scenery porn, which you don't get to see much in New Game! because it's a 4-Koma. Highly recommended.
I wouldn't really say it's all that funny compared to some other Kirara titles, say Yuyushiki, but it's definitely fun in a comfy, cute sort of way.
Volume 1 raw:
Chapter 1 TL:
It's not even about the games industry so far aside from some character design discussions. The first volume is pretty much about the girls getting to know each other, the volumes here are just 120 pages. Kirara SoL set in a game dev company instead of a school.