Sorry for the delay. In case I didn’t make it clear already, I will keep up the monthly updates. It just happened to let it drag on because I was busy…
Let’s get the most important thing out of the way first. As things played out, we’ve taken over the Hoshimemo translation for Sekai Project. I was always silently crying whenever I thought of the existing fan translation, so it’s pretty awesome to have the chance to deliver a localized Hoshimemo version that doesn’t devalue the source material. I honestly don’t know what the prevailing view regarding the fan translation quality is among the community, but either way, let me tell those who asked themselves “Why Hoshimemo?” when SP announced it: it’s worth it. If you don’t believe it, you’ll be able to convince yourself of that once the game is officially released in the not-so-distant future.
Besides that, this also means we’re basically handling all Favorite titles starting with Hoshimemo, which allows us to also get some of the hidden “Easter eggs” right (e.g. back-references, or set phrases that cross-occur) resulting in a even more consistent experience when it comes to Favorite titles.
I’ve settled into a comfortable pace of ~300 lines a day, so as things stand, our current plan is to be done by the end of the year.
Alright, so let’s talk about IroSeka next; there has been some progress as well actually. I did around 3k lines before I started to work on Hoshimemo, and I’ll update the progress chart accordingly later. For the time being, I honestly don’t know whether I’ll get around to working on IroSeka. Hoshimemo work is full time (~8h a day) and at the moment, my brain is in no state to translate afterwards. Maybe things will change once I get more used to my current schedule. Either way, once our main focus shifts to IroSeka, you can expect us to get done with the whole thing in
Lastly, SakuSaku. Unfortunately, I don’t have any news to share with you since neither we nor SP have any right now. I know some probably anticipated some concrete new information regarding SakuSaku, and I’ll make sure to provide you with that information as soon as I can, so I’d like to ask for some more patience.
Anyway, I guess that’s it for this month; until next time.
p.s. Maybe it’s partly because of Fukuen Misato, but man, Tanaka is just 可愛いすぎる <3