It's been two and a half years since the day I was asked, by a translator, if I had any eroge in mind that I wanted to see translated. Usually, it's the other way around. But after our mildly successful collaboration on Canvas 2, the first visual novel translation project I worked on, Edger was feeling motivated to translate something else, only with a few things to consider:
- It had to be nothing too difficult in terms of translation
- He'd rather work on something that didn't have a project up already
- He'd prefer something that was made within this decade
- I had to handle all the technical jobs
It was a good deal, so I took it. But all I could think of was some anime adaptations I'd watched so far: Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Myself;Yourself, Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de, Lamune, Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro na... After giving it some thought and doing a little bit of research, we settled with the last one. And we were content; while it was no masterpiece, it turned out to be much better than the anime. There were no quality cabbages, at least.
The translation was finished in a mere seven months, but it took us over a year to find a proper editor. Several people had volunteered, but either bid farewell soon after or just vanished without a trace. Then came Sheeta, saved the world, and everyone lived happily ever after.
But that's not the whole story. linktriforce007 and Zoom909 made remarkable contributions, cue the applause. In the meantime, I was busy hacking the engine, building tools, checking the scripts, editing images and organizing people. This required a lot time. We had all the time in the world, but it all seemed pointless every now and then. But then again, pretty much everything is pointless unless you're saving mankind et al. or in the process of understanding the universe, right?
Then let us savor this rather dull moment in history, when our little project have grown so much that it's almost finished. Let me share this with you, this product of effort and love, this partial translation patch.
More details and the download link can be found here. Everyone, enjoy!