Wednesday, November 14, 2012

About future projects

 Okay, people have been inquiring a lot about future projects, requesting suggesting series and stuff, so I figured I'd make a post to clear a few things up.

First of all, I can only pick up a series for translation if raw scans are already available. I don't scan the raws I use myself, I work with what I find on the Internet. I guess I'm pretty good at finding stuff, I can use Share and Perfect Dark which helped me find some kinda rare scans in the past, but there's a lot of manga out there that just don't get scanned at all. In which case, there's nothing I can do.
Second, I have to like the series. This is basically what it comes down to, I'll translate stuff I really like and want more people to read. I'm a one-man group, so it's entirely up to my own taste. You can get an idea of what kind of stuff I like from my projects so far, but I don't plan on being dedicated to any one author or genre.

At the moment, I have a few series I'm looking into as possible future projects, but I won't mention anything by name until I'm sure I'll do it. I still have to read them before I decide what I'll do, and I want to finish AGLS before I do anything else, so it'll be a little while before I make any announcements. Just stay tuned I guess.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mazinger Angels Z volume 2 (END)

Again, this is the sequel to Mazinger Angels. And it's already over. Yeah, this series is only two volumes long. And it ends abruptly, like the author had to finish it in a hurry. Maybe it got cancelled or something, I don't know. It's still pretty fun, though.

For some reason, the raws I found for this volume were much cleaner and sharper than the others, which made it a bit easier to edit, and also caused most pages to compress a little better as png, which is why they're in that format. Saved about a whopping 4mb total. True story.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mazinger Angels Z volume 1

This is the sequel to Mazinger Angels. I'm just releasing the entire first volume at once this time.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mazinger Angels SERIES COMPLETE (Ch.28 and vol.4 batch release)

If you're looking for just chapter 28, it's here.
I had to upload the volume 4 batch in two parts because it went a little over Mediafire's filesize limit. Also, I've replaced volumes 1 to 3 with new versions; several pages were re-edited to conform to the standards I've adopted while working on volume 4. But I've made no changes to the translation (other than changing "Silene Mode" to "Sirene Mode", which I decided makes more sense, and also seems to be the official spelling), so if you already have the old versions, there's really no need to replace them, unless you're about as OCD as I am.

This series is followed by Mazinger Angels Z, which I will do next.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mazinger Angels Ch.21

This opens volume 4. A little later than usual, but I managed to get it out today.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mazinger Angels Ch.19

Anaheim Girl's Love Story translation progress

I figured I'd post a little progress report on the AGLS translation, since I haven't really said anything about this since I first announced it on /m/ a couple of months ago. Today I finally managed to translate all the way to the end of one route (which took a little over five thousand lines, by the way). This doesn't exactly mean I'm close to finishing it though, since now I have to backtrack on the game's choices in order to translate the other two routes, one of which is a lot longer than the other two. Then I have to test every possible choice combination in the game to make sure I didn't miss anything and that my translation can follow any playthrough, and finally check the whole thing to fix whatever errors and typos and stuff I might have made. It's difficult to estimate how long all this will take, I guess a few more weeks? Dunno. Though at least I'm done with the largest part of it.

If there's anyone out there actually waiting for my translation, you might want to go ahead and get the game and make sure you can run it, I hear a lot of people have trouble getting it to work for some reason. I will not be providing a download to the game itself, just the translation, so don't ask me for it.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mazinger Angels Ch.17

I'll be out for the weekend, so expect the next release on monday.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mazinger Angels Ch.15 and 16

Special double release today. Don't get used to it though, tomorrow is one chapter again as usual.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mazinger Angels Ch.13 and volume 2 batch

 Well, here's volume 2, finished. This means I'm halfway done with the series already (or 1/3 done, counting the two volumes of Mazinger Angels Z).
Also, there's really no need to get the full batch if you already got the other chapters before. I only had to fix like, two or three typos total this time.

Volume 1 can be found here, by the way.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mazinger Angels Ch.07

Here's chapter 7, which opens volume 2.
It's a silly one.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mazinger Angels Ch.06 and volume 1 batch

I've finished chapter 6, which completes the first volume, so I'm releasing the complete volume 1 batch, which contains chapters 1 to 6 and some extra stuff at the end. Download below:

If you'd rather download just chapter 6 and the extras because you already have the other chapters, you can get them here. Though I recommend getting the volume batch anyway because all the previous chapters have little improvements like fixed typos and some better editing, and they're compressed better.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mazinger Angels Ch.03

By the way, consider these individual chapter releases like a preview or something. I'll fix all the typos and stuff that I find, and some of the crappy editing, when I release the volume batch.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mazinger Angels Ch.01

Anaheim Girl's Love Story

I am currently working on an English translation of this unofficial Gundam yuri visual novel (official website here, not safe for work). I plan on releasing it as a simple text translation, formatted as an HTML document that can be accommodated in a browser to the side or below the game window so it can be easily followed while playing, like in this picture (click for larger).

The reason for this being that I am a translator and not a programmer or hacker or anything, I don't know how to insert the translation into the game. I tried looking up how to do it, but it would take a pretty long time to learn it and I'd rather use my time translating more stuff, so I came up with this format instead.

If anyone else would like to try hacking the VN, feel free to use my translation once it's complete and released.