Status of translations and other projects

Hello! Now that the translation tool is up and running at Otakumole, I am going to start translating there on a regular basis again… so this will affect the other projects that I’m working on concurrently. Here’s an updated status list of what’s going on:

Translations

  • Totsuzen desu ga: I plan to continue translating this series until the end. However, this series seems quite popular and other people have also jumped in and translated chapters, without bothering to check if someone was already working on them… so if that continues, I’ll drop Totsuzen and let them take it over. With so many other manga out there available for translating, I think it’s a waste of time for two translators to work on the same manga chapter at the same time. Almost no one is going to read two different English translations for the same chapter. If the same thing occurs with any of the other manga listed below, I’ll probably drop them as well.
  • Gozen 0-ji: I plan to continue translating this series until the end.
  • Himitsu no Juliet: I plan to continue translating this series for now, unless I get bored with it.
  • Koi ni Tsuite: There are only 3 more chapters to translate, so I’ll finish the series.
  • Mephistopheles wa Dare?: I plan to continue translating this series until the end.
  • Zettai Toudo: I plan to continue translating this series until the end.
  • Midara na Nettaigyo: I plan to continue translating this series until the end. I’m still catching up on the previous chapters, though. LittleGreen will be helping translate a couple of the chapters.🙂
  • Onegai, Sore o Yamenai de: I’ll work on this series when I have time. I’ve kind of lost interest in it, especially with the oresama main guy, lol
  • Mikazuki ni Nagareboshi: I’ll probably work on the series when I have time.
  • Otonari wa 1-ken: The series has ended. I already scanlated Chapter 7, so I’m not going to translate it on Otakumole. I may translate Chapter 7.5 later, if no one else does.
  • Koi Furu Colorful: I’m dropping this series.
  • Futsutsukamo desu ga: I initially said that I would work on this series, but then someone else started translating it at the same time, so I dropped it. I did translate one chapter on request, but I’m not planning to do more.
  • I’m helping three scanlation groups, dedicated for one wonderful group and freelance for two other groups. I’ve also started proofreading the scripts for one vn game and I’m finishing up the script translation for another game.

Scanlations

  • Asa Made Kimi to: I will start working on Chapter 3 (final chapter) soon!
  • Mikazuki to Nagareboshi: Dropped.

Summaries: I’m discontinuing all summaries for now, since it’s too much work to translate and summarize the same manga. If I stop translating a manga on Otakumole and I have my own copy of the raws, I may summarize it here though.

Otome Games: I really want to start playing games again! I have such a backlog of games to play and at this rate, I’ll be old and gray before I get through all of them, lol. I’m still playing UNending Bloody Call, which I started 1.5 years ago… how pathetic is that. I think I’ll put that game on hold and start fresh with a new game.🙂 Any suggestions?

 

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. PWC
    Sep 23, 2015 @ 13:03:12

    I still confirm that I support u to continue translating tatsuzen..
    According to prior translating, u had good ability and had regularity.

    Reply

    • dnjs
      Sep 23, 2015 @ 13:24:15

      Thanks! I love that manga, so I would like to continue translating it. But I see no good reason for two translators to continually work on the same chapters. I would rather spend my free time translating other manga series.🙂

      Reply

  2. Mangaappre
    Sep 23, 2015 @ 21:57:03

    Hi Dnjs,

    you have many translation works and schedules are so packed + working for 3 Scanalation, hope you don’t overwork.
    Support you in your decision and thanks for the status update.

    Reply

    • dnjs
      Sep 24, 2015 @ 06:09:22

      Thanks, I’m going to try and not overdo this time around.🙂 Although I haven’t had time to play on the piano over the last couple of weeks, so I need to start making an effort to do that. I enjoy playing and find it relaxing.

      Reply

      • Mangappre
        Oct 07, 2015 @ 08:45:36

        Sorry I was late in reply. Yeah, go with anything that will made u relax or relieve stress. For me, food is one of the key source to de-stress. ^^

      • dnjs
        Oct 07, 2015 @ 20:50:02

        Ohhh, usually something chocolate-y with coffee makes me happy.😀

      • Mangappre
        Oct 08, 2015 @ 06:17:17

        Chocolates…..hmm…..I have to watch my weight and definitely and yes same taste as u for coffee ^^

  3. PWC
    Sep 24, 2015 @ 02:09:18

    I agree with your reason and I think thant many translators have the same idea.
    Do you have any solution for this problem?

    Reply

    • dnjs
      Sep 24, 2015 @ 06:24:01

      Thanks for your support! I think a translation guideline would be somewhat helpful, but since there is no way to reserve a manga chapter that would allow only one translator to work on it at a time, ultimately it’s up to the individual person to be more attentive and courteous. It doesn’t take more than a minute or so to check and see if the manga series has a regular translator, and a lot of translators also post in the comments that they are working on a chapter. I know that people get busy and other translators are interested in working on the same series… so it would be nice if the other translators ask first, instead of assume that it will be okay to jump in and take over.

      Reply

  4. alhxv
    Sep 24, 2015 @ 02:51:37

    I love reading your translations of Totsuzen and Mephistopheles with those T/N!!

    Reply

  5. PWC
    Sep 27, 2015 @ 18:03:53

    You always do your best. I have seen many translating from you after recovering bubblur. Thank you very much.

    Reply

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