All right, here it is. One or the other thing might still need a little polishing, but personally, I think it’s pretty nice. Should you guys have any suggestions, we’d appreciate it if you let us in on those.
Before I get into the nitty-gritty, a short disclaimer first. From now on – as in contrast to before – you’ll get more detailed, but instead monthly updates that will cover all of our projects at once. Another important notice in this connection is, that’ll be also hosting the AstralAir project on this website, which is managed by one of our team members, Chuee.
And now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to our first item on the agenda: SakuSaku. Click here to see the chart.
As you can see, I’m done with Mio and started to work on Konami. I’m slightly behind on schedule, but this is because I decided to start to concurrently work on IroSeka again. Working 10h+ a day on SakuSaku seriously made my brain get mushy. IroSeka is giving me a nice change of pace, so I’m currently putting roughly 4 hours into each project every day and I’m doing really good. I still believe that I’ll be done with my TLC pass by the end of March since I expect Ann’s and Yuri’s route to go a lot faster. Finalizing Mio’s route was honestly a real pain in the ass since there were lots and lots of stylistic changes I had to apply.
Next up is IroSeka. Click here to see the chart.
The progress you can see in the table amounts to another Chapter, namely Chapter 2, having been translated by me. It’s hard to describe without ending up sounding like some fanboy (which I am. All hail Shinku!), but boy, it’s so much more fun to work on IroSeka than on SakuSaku. I had days where I was literally laughing my ass off nonstop because of how hilarious certain parts were, which lead to equally great English lines. Personally, I even think that we managed to highlight some nuances even better than the original script did. My goal for March is to get Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 done, which are roughly 3000 lines together.
Also… Like I already said a month ago or something, I’m also going to post reviews and other posts in the future. For the time being, you can expect a detailed IroSekai review from me some time this month. I know there are some reviews out there already, but there aren’t many English IroHikari reviews out there, which I’m also going to cover. I don’t know whether I’ll split it up in two reviews or not just yet. I can also already tell you that said IroSeka review is going to be pretty long since I’ll be going pretty in-depth; spoilers will be appropriately hidden and accessible for those who have either read the game, or don’t mind spoilers. IroSeka is a very complex work and to be honest, I’m a little salty about the fact that some people talk about the game without even comprehending the multitude of intertwined sub-layers the game harbors.
Last but not least, we have AstralAir. Chuee is going to write those himself, so he’s going to get his own section in our update posts for that.
Oha, everyone. So basically, all progress and stuff from AstralAir will be moving from the old site to here. Click here to see the chart.
Even though things will be monthly on here, I’ll still update weekly through tweeter. Translation-wise, things’ll be going a bit slowly for the next month or two as the translator, SupremeTentacle, is busy with school. After that though, things should pick back up and the translation should complete sometime during the summer.
As for editing, uh, the progress doesn’t list it (yet) but it’s at the same percentage as translation. Besides that, I’ve also started another pass on the entire game to smooth everything out and finalize terminology. I’m currently about 1/4th of the way through Ochiba’s route. FAVORITE is apparently hoping to get the fandisk for this game out sometime this year (which will be called AstralAir no Aoki Towa, you can quote me on this), so I’m most likely going to hold off on finishing the final pass of the true route until I complete the fandisk. That’s all for this month. Also as a courtesy, I’ve included a rare Albireo for your viewing pleasure.