Who GA here?
GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class is somewhat of a niche title, overshadowed often by Hidamari and such, but it has an even less known PSP visual novel spin-off, Slapstick Wonderland, about Mari, a french exchange student briefly appearing in volume 4 of the manga, likely to promote the game.
Long story short, we're translating that visual novel and we need help, mostly translators, to release it in a reasonable time frame. To show that it's not vaporware yet we've also made a demo with the first two chapters of the common route, available here:
If you're interested in helping out or stalking us, we're located at #ga on Rizon. We're also planning to mux subs into the available BD rips and make a 720p version as well, so there's that.
I know there's just been a thread, but anything that's not in the OP post gets largely ignored, so forgive me for making another one so soon. Anything GA, Kuro and Yggdra related is welcome.
For whoever wants to blast through the Japanese version, here's a little guide on how to get the different routes (the Japanese one recently died with the blog it was hosted on, also spoiler warning of course):
Imagine the amount of people there who care about GA. Might as well forget about ever translating it, though if that's what you suggest...
Also, this is for the most part just another GA thread, even if, likely, a very short one.
>we're translating that visual novel and we need help, mostly translators, to release it in a reasonable time frame.
How many do you have on board? What is a reasonable time frame - do you have a deadline?
As much as I'd like to help I have no translation skills and it's projects and games like these which remind me that I really need to get to studying.
We'd like to release it before the end of the year if at all possible. There's no exact deadline, but in my relatively small experience such projects tend to lose most of their momentum after a year.
We have a few translators, but most of us don't have a whole lot of free time so we're trudging through it at a fairly slow pace for now. Practicing Japanese is a great idea, what little I know is due to another /a/-related PSP VN, Sora no Woto (even though I ended up not taking part in its translation project). But we'll need editors and QC too, so do keep us in mind regardless of your level of Japanese. Editing will be paramount due to the amount of Japanese misunderstandings that don't really translate well into English.
I'd kill for that Showa spin-off, and with younger Koshino, too.
Poor previous thread. I'm gonna do a little messing around with muxing/encoding so if I have good results, I'll send the word for approval and finish it all.
Because the manga is being translated by Yen Press, six volumes of GA and four volumes of Kuro, last one not having been scanned yet though, apparently.
Thanks for still having interest in GA!
Well, we'll try to manage somehow even if we don't find anyone, just not sure at all how long it'll take then.
Awesome, it'd be great since personally I have no experience encoding anything, ever.
>GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class OVA Radio CD [flac+scans]
Tell me more about this.
So the subs from the DVD batch (I'd assume they're still [Ayako]) sync up with the BDs perfectly. If you've seen the karaoke, [Polished]'s release, they're the same on the BD as well. They're nice and simple for the OPs/EDs.
Now to play with settings to get reasonable 720p sizes without FLAC I'd assume because that's what the BD batch came with. If I give up encoding, I'll say so.
Thanks for doing this, it'll be really great to have those HD releases.
If you're dealing with handbrake, these are fairly good starter settings for anything, based on my experience. Basically all bells and whistles turned on.
Anime should do better with a higher "motion est. range".
But it's just a stopgap until an avisynth expert shows up with BDMVs.
It is, but then we did have the last one in September or something. I'm glad Yen still hasn't dropped this, although I'm still sad they don't want to reprint the missing Kuro volume and such.
Since this is a GA thread, here is a something I bought from YAJ last year.
Still need to obtain the other ones.
Hey, I remember you from that thread last summer
Really? I never posted those last time, but posted this instead.
Keep up the good work.
That's magnificent. What chapter was this?
Not sure, but it starts on p.79 of v.6.
Thanks. It's like the GA manga never gets old.
>TFW no one on /c/ watched GA
There's a fair few Hidamari x G.A images out there, but where are all the G.A x Sketchbook images?
I'm sure I've seen/have more, I'll go looking in a bit