Inevitable Localization Problems

April 11, 2010 at 2:02 am 18 comments

There’s only one new game announced this week: Qualiaffordance by Shelf. Release dates have been set for the following games:

Tasogare no Sinsemilla – July 22nd
Gothic Delusion – July 23rd
Green Strawberry – July 23rd
Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai AfterStory – July 30th
Rui wa Tomo o Yobu Fan Disc – September 23rd

PARA-SOL has been delayed to some time in June, while DEARDROPS has been pushed back to June 18th.

Galge.com is closing down after 7 years of providing eroge news, summaries and PVs. I haven’t used them much since Getchu offers the same information, but it’s still sad to see a well-known site go.

The chara poll for You∽Gaku finished with Sekka edging Misha. I personally think Misha is better… or Iroha, who finished a distant 7th. Ria won the Mercuria chara poll by 3 votes over Ai. New chara polls started up for Hime to Majin to Koisuru Tamashii and Can☆Fes.

Meteor has started up a Twitter account, if anyone is interested in following them.

Among the new light novels this month is Yuurei Nanka Mienai! (ゆうれいなんか見えない!) by Murasaki Yukiya (むらさきゆきや) with illustrations by Munyuu (むにゅう), who drew the art for Ladies versus Butlers!. I think the appeal should be for lolicons as the main girl is a 3rd grader who helps get rid of spirits.

April 9th is Erika’s birthday. As a celebration, PangYa Japan is hosting a birthday event until April 22nd. Clear a bunch of missions, get a bunch of rewards. エリカちゃん最高!

Pokémon Black and White are coming out this fall in Japan. I wonder if they’ll get title changes during localization.

Griffon’s 1/8 scale figure of Touhou‘s Tewi comes out this July. Price is 6800 yen. Looks quite cute.

A wake-up call from a ‘goddess’ is expensive.

I never knew slots could be so captivating. Then again, Higurashi makes everything better.

Aya dakimakura!!!

There’s going to be a real life ‘Otakukko Atsumare‘ event on June 20th. For those aren’t familiar with Oreimo, this is the name of the initial gathering where Kirino first met Kuroneko and Saori. This event is an Oreimo doujin event and cosplay is encouraged. I wonder if it’s limited to girls, or are crossdressers allowed too…

Speaking of Oreimo, I just finished up volume 5 and it’s been pretty captivating so far. Kirino and Kuroneko are pretty much tied as my favorite characters. Can’t wait until May for vol 6! ^o^


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I just noticed Zen’s avatar is now Kayako. The expression is much different than the Sayukahime one. by Amoirsp
Very observant of you. He changed it again though.
I wanted to see how that one would look without shopping but I didn’t like it much. So I have since changed it to a different Kayoko and have shopped the old one to look better. I will revert it to the better version sometime later after I get bored of kayozilla.

Hmm o.O by Ignis
What’s the matter, oh ponderous one?

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  • 1. Amoirsp  |  April 11, 2010 at 3:05 am

    My eyes widened from the ruitomo fandisc, and then I remembered there was a blocking ip thing.

    The tewi figure design looks cute indeed.

    I’m wondering if the kayakozilla suits zen’s facial expression more. It matches the Sayukahime one previously used … kind of. The changes were noticeable since the expressions were vastly different.

    The Aya dakimakura looks good.

    Reply
    • 2. Zen  |  April 11, 2010 at 3:39 am

      Well despite the change in expression the non Kayozilla Kayoko pic had an angry expression which given the impression my rants leave on people I felt was fitting. There are maybe 3-5 images of Kayoko I was / am thinking of using for an avatar that I found while selecting CGs to use for the KoiSora review. In fact I even made an animated avatar I would have liked to use if they allowed animated .gifs for avatars.

      Reply
  • 3. Algester  |  April 11, 2010 at 4:22 am

    OMG POKEMON @_@ just when we were discussing how hectic is it to be in the pokemon creative department

    Reply
  • 4. Wrathkal  |  April 11, 2010 at 7:36 am

    How so, Algester?

    Pokemon… Red/Blue, Gold/Silver, Ruby/Emerald, Diamond/Pearl, now White&Black? What comes afterwards?

    Reply
    • 5. Zen  |  April 11, 2010 at 8:27 am

      Rainbow / Purple?

      Reply
      • 6. Algester  |  April 11, 2010 at 9:44 am

        see…. plus the pokemons they add is also one i mean they have a god already…

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        • 7. m3rryweather  |  April 12, 2010 at 10:27 pm

          PINK / Purple! Rainbow will complete the trio’s generation! And there better be a legendary unicorn!

        • 8. Zen  |  April 13, 2010 at 3:33 am

          Well was mostly a joke about who they could offend next as idiots are making such a retardedly big deal about the racial implications regarding the choice of black and white as colors. Rainbow for gay and I recall someone telling me purple was the lesbian color? Though I don’t know anything about it and I could.. and probably am wrong about the purple thing… oh well!

    • 9. Algester  |  April 11, 2010 at 9:46 am

      do take note there’s heartgold and soulsilver soon one day all our colors will come from pokemon version colors

      Reply
  • 10. dawningblue  |  April 11, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Have you seen this at niconico yet?

    http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm10326384

    It seems that Floating Material is heavily plagiarising some other titles. You should give this a watch, it’s unbelievable!

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    • 11. Algester  |  April 11, 2010 at 9:49 am

      i see what you did there its either 2ch too inquisitive eyes or this is an eroge conspiracy

      Reply
      • 12. Algester  |  April 11, 2010 at 9:54 am

        cue in NHK phenomenon EVERYTHING IN LIFE IS JUST A CONSPIRACY

        Reply
        • 13. Zen  |  April 11, 2010 at 10:09 am

          Speaking of which I will stop your conspiricy to flood the comments here.

        • 14. warum  |  April 11, 2010 at 4:42 pm

          YES CONSPIRACY

    • 15. Kresnik  |  April 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm

      My tummy hurts and my eyes water from so much laughing from the video.
      Eroge market is starting to reach the point of saturation that an inch of originality apparently is too hard to maintain. But they still could use some effort to try not to plagiarize that the denizens of 2ch might caught wind of.

      Reply
      • 16. Algester  |  April 12, 2010 at 10:05 am

        and soon the time for the eroge moe bubble will burst i should presume like what is happening to the anime market today

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  • 17. Micchi  |  April 13, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    @m3rry: Zen is really into the rainbows!

    @dawningblue: Wow, thanks for the link. Great vid. That is quite damning, reminds me of that Aurora Blade MMO with all the copying. I’ve had so much problem just accessing the site, as it loads extremely slow and goes down a lot.

    While I definitely think the copy/pasting and blatant ripping of character art is disgraceful, I don’t think the backgrounds issue nor awful anatomy matter. Often real life backgrounds are used as a basis, so that isn’t a problem (even if they use Google images) so long as they’re not stealing other people’s lineart. Bad anatomy just means the artist isn’t skilled. It’s doujin quality, and really shouldn’t make it to the stores, but sometimes it happens (and people rightfully don’t end up buying it). Now, I definitely think the artist is question is plagiarising and rightfully should be shamed.

    I don’t really see it as a sign of saturation in eroge, but just someone deciding to copy others and thinking they can get away with it. It’s like writing a book. I’m pretty sure every single topic one can think of has been done somewhere sometime. But there are still well-written books coming out.

    I do agree though that just like in any market, there does seem to be a lot more ‘average’ (or ‘less than average’) eroge nowadays.

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  • 18. Reltair  |  April 16, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Why is Griffon the only one making Touhou scaled figures? :(

    I guess I’m just biased against them, although those figures do look okay in the photos…

    Reply

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