5/9 Update – College Semester Over

Hello everyone!

I’m happy to announce that I have finished with my college duties for this semester, and have now embarked upon summer break until late August. I will be working, but I work a job where translation is more than possible as I sit at my desk.

What does this mean? It means that my speed and consistency of my translations should reach the speeds that I had before I started my summer break. (Chapter 3, 4, and 5 of V9) The final part of Chapter 6 of V9 of Youkoso I’ve started this morning, and I plan on having finished by some time tomorrow.

Chapter 7 of the 9th volume should also be completed rather quickly, so do look forward to that, as the volume is reaching its conclusion. I will be throwing in chapters of Instant Death as I see fit, but the primary motivation for me at the moment is to complete the 9th volume before the end of May. This deadline should be more than possible for me to uphold, so do look forward to the conclusion of the 9th volume.

In other news, the next part of V10 is almost completed at this point as well, so do look forward to that being posted. I’ve gotten a good number of comments irked about why I’m doing some of the translation out of order, but if you don’t want to read the parts out of order, then don’t. I will continue to do things like this, as my doing so will not impact the speed at which I finish the 9th volume whatsoever. If you do not want to read it out of order, then you do not need to do so.

Thank you for all of your support for what I do! I’m looking forward to getting you guys a good amount of content to read over the next 3 months!

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4/26 Update

Short update today.

I currently have the next part of V9 of Youkoso at about 80% completion. I will be posting it either later tonight, or during the weekend at some point. It’s the longest thing I’ve worked on in a while and it had some tricky stuff in it, which was why the delay has been so long. (Minus the whole college thing.)

I have dead week for college next week, and two large projects due by then that I have to devote a good amount of attention to. I will attempt to do Part 9 of Chapter 6 by then, but I have no promises about the speed I’ll be working at. After I have finished my projects, I’ll be on summer break, and I think all of you will be happy to know that my translation speed should pick up dramatically, just as it had been for Chapters 3, 4, and 5 of this Volume. I hope to have V9 finished entirely within the month of May, if not sooner than that.

Please let me know if you have any questions via comment or Discord dm. I try to respond to them when I can. Thanks for reading and I hope you’re looking forward to what’s coming next.

3/29 Update

Hello Everyone,

Brief update today. I’ve already managed to finish both of the two chapters of Instant Death. They can be found here and here. At this time, I have already resumed work on the 6th part of Chapter 6 of Volume 9 of Youkoso. It is the longest part so far of the chapter, but part 8 is even longer than that, so it might take me a little bit to get it completed, especially with a few projects and obligations I have this week or so.

If you want detailed status updates on my progress with the translation, you are free to message me over Discord. I try to update my username on the Discord with my latest progress with what I’m currently translating, so if you’re ever curious, that’s where I suggest you go and take a look!

For those looking for an ETA for either series, please know that I can only give really rough estimates. I’m rather busy and I don’t want to rush myself with my work. This is especially true for Instant Death as it will now be on the backburner for a little bit as I work on Youkoso for a while.

Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any questions.

3/18 Update

Hello everyone, it’s been a while since my last update post.

Quite a large amount of stuff has taken place these last few weeks, so I’d like to take a moment to answer some questions and make a few announcements for all of you.

First up, I have finished Volume 9, Chapter 6, Part 5 of Youkoso. I have actually finished quite a few parts since the last post, but as this is the most recent, I figured I’d leave it with that. With this, I am very slightly under halfway finished with Chapter 6 of the 9th Volume. There is a Chapter 7 and an Epilogue after Chapter 6 is finished. I have also made the choice to edit and post the earlier parts of V9 that were translated by another translator. My goal is simply to keep the volume together as much as possible, and in no way do I claim that said translation is my own work. I have simply done some basic editing to the works. This encompasses Volume 9 Prologue through Volume 9 Chapter 2 Part 3. Anything past this portion of the Volume is my own work.

Secondly, I have gotten to meet quite a few people these last few weeks who have been willing to pitch a hand with the series doing what they can. I’ve now got Catalystic helping out with some proofreading and occasional editing work for the 9th Volume. He’s been pretty helpful so far, so I’m glad to have his help.

As many of  you have probably already seen, I have finished translating the first part of Volume 10 of the series. This was allowed to happen with the help of another person that I’ve gotten into contact with, Regular_Days, who had been interested in Machine Translating the 10th Volume. I got in touch with him and now I’m teaching him how to translate properly, as well as editing and working on the parts that he needs help with for the 10th Volume as well. I do not know what speed these parts will release, but I’ll definitely post them when the relevant parts are finished. Please know that Volume 9 will still be my priority above Volume 10.

Moving on to Instant Death, I feel rather bad for the extensively long break that’s taken place between my last chapter and today. As I said last month, I will now be changing tracks for a short while to get the next chapter of Instant Death translated. Given the extensive span of time that’s taken place between now and the last chapter, I have decided that I will be translating two chapters of Instant Death instead of one before resuming my work on Youkoso. The next chapter after that will be translated after I finish the remainder of Chapter 6 of Volume 9. I really am sorry for the extensive wait here.

In other news, I have finally succumbed to making some form of donation system. The number of people willing to offer their support for the work that I’m doing is much higher than I’ve ever expected, so I decided to finally just set something up. I’ve created a Ko.fi page and you can reach it via the link on the sidebar. Please feel free to donate if you wish, but please know that any donation will not guarantee that my translations will be done sooner. The most I can promise is that when a donation comes in, I will definitely put in more effort towards finishing what I’m working on, up to the point where I feel as though I have done the donation justice.

Anywho, this was a long post, but I had a lot of information to cover. I will be getting started on the next Instant Death chapter right after I post this, and I have no idea what my ETA is for said chapter’s completion. It’s quite the unpredictable series, after all.

Thank you for all of your overwhelming support these last couple of months. It really means a lot to me and gives me reason to keep improving. I hope all of you can see the improvement firsthand in the quality of my translations. c:

ID Illustrations and Youkoso Small Update

Hello everyone, Graze here. I finished up Part 1 of Chapter 6 of Youkoso the other day. If you haven’t read that yet, you can find it here.

Part 2 has been started. It shouldn’t take long to get completed. I’m not too sure about an exact timing for it though.

Moving on to Instant Death, I have been flipping through the first few books of the ID LN the past few days and comparing the differences between the LN and WN as I do so. The storyline is overall, mostly similar so I will be including illustrations that I get from it in my translations moving forward. (There was one in Chapter 3 of Volume 4 and another one in Chapter 2 of Volume 4. Go and check those posts and you’ll find I’ve already included the illustrations.) I have some intentions of making the earlier illustrations available to you all as well, but I’ve got to figure that out as I move forward. I’ll make another update post if and when that happens.

There are also some side stories and additional information in the LN that isn’t found in the WN, and I’m thinking about potentially going back to translate those when I can as well, but I’d need to make sure that the story is similar enough that there isn’t any completely new information mixed into the story that would make the side stories hard to understand or anything. In general, getting these LN’s has been a blessing. The author has fixed a relatively moderate amount of their garbage writing, so translating might become a bit easier moving forward, so that’s something to look forward to.

Regardless, the main point here was to illustrate to you all that I haven’t forgotten about ID yet. I’ll do my best to get around to giving the series content as soon as I can do so! The next chapter will come sooner than I indicated it would last update, so please look forward to it.

Please let me know in the comments should you have any questions or the like. Thanks!

 

Youkoso and ID Update

2/17 Edit: Introduction has been posted. Find it here. Part 1 is on its way.

Hello everyone!

My blog has been silent for a bit now, so I thought it’d be good for me to get an update out there to show I’m alive.

Youkoso Chapter 6 Introduction is on its way. I’m about 25% done with it, and I will definitely find time to do the rest after this Friday. I have 4 CS projects due this week, and they’ve utterly swallowed up all of my free time, so please, just wait a bit longer and I’ll do my damnedest to get you all a part to read by this Sunday. (My fingers are crossed)

For ID readers, you might have to wait a bit longer to read the next Chapter, but I promise I haven’t forgotten the series. I’m moving as fast as I can, so please look forward to the next Chapter of this as well.

Thank you everyone for your continued support.

Youkoso V9C5 Done and Update

Hello everyone! I finished the final part of Chapter 5 of Volume 9 of Youkoso. You can read it here if you haven’t already.

Anyways, Chapter 6 is the next thing to work on and it’s huge. It’s about 35% of the entire volume, or about 5.5 times bigger than chapter 5 was, and there’s still Chapter 7 to come after that, so V9 is only a bit over half translated at this point. Here’s a breakdown of Chapter 6:

Intro: 5605 Characters
P1: 2815 Characters
P2: 2445 Characters
P3: 5031 Characters
P4: 1748 Characters
P5: 865 Characters
P6: 6553 Characters
P7: 959 Characters
P8: 8671 Characters
P9: 2839 Characters

I’ll start up on this as soon as I can since I spent a few hours getting everything into google docs and formatting the pages and taking out the furigana. I have some projects to do for school before I get any serious work done, and the first part is one of the longer ones so it will take me a few days to finish with the pace I’m going at. After these projects, I will have some easy time and a lot of free time to simply get stuff translated. This is assuming that I actually get around to translating, which we all know how that works out.

For ID, I will be translating Chapter 4 after I finish Part 5 of Chapter 6 of Youkoso. I said 3.5 weeks in my last update, but it will end up being whenever I get this part of Youkoso done. Sorry if this turns out being later than that.

Hope this keeps you all up-to-date on what’s coming in the future. Thanks for sticking with me! Expect something soon and feel free to ask questions here and on Discord. I’m generally pretty quick with a response unless you catch me when I’m asleep. Thanks for your time.