Status Update: 01/01/11

Wishing a happy new year to everyone that actually reads this blog.

Common route is 79% complete (11.6% overall). The common route itself is pretty short, so I’m not sure if we’ll have a partial patch for that or not.

…I don’t really have anything else to say, so I guess it’s back to stalking C81 releases for me.

Blah edit: Still recruiting someone who can make word wrap work (and, if possible, italics would be nice, too).

Status Update: 18/12/11

Common route is 57% complete (8.34% done overall). As expected, progress slowed down these past 2 weeks due to everyone having exams. It’s likely to still be slow for the next week or so because we all have our own stuff to take care of over the holidays, but I imagine that after this the pace will pick up again.

We’re also looking for someone who can help reprogram the QLIE engine to work with word wrap. If you think you’re up to it, drop by or leave us an email at shinitan.scans [at] gmail [dot] com.

Status Update: 04/12/11

Biweekly update because we’re still alive.

Translation is going smoothly enough; we’re done 34% of the common route now (5% done overall). Unfortunately, exam time is coming around so progress will probably slow down a lot until late December. On the other hand, once the common route is done and the VN splits between Honoka/Shizuku’s routes, translation should go a lot faster because both Blah and I will be translating at the same time.

Shinigami no Kiss wa Wakare no Aji

Our first project as Kohaku Translations. Not sure if we intend to have future ones.
Relevant links: Homepage | VNDB | Getchu

I’ll just be skipping introductions because none of us are new to the translation scene, and there isn’t much to say anyway. We’ve only got a few active projects, and none of the monthly ones are much work (Kazumi is a joint, Orgel is easy), so for our 1-year anniversary, we ended up working on a VN to kill time. Scanlations should still remain our first priority, though.

We chose ShiniKiss as our first project because Blah is too lazy to translate long VNs (SK is pretty short). There’s only around 18k lines in total, so hopefully it won’t take us too long. The game has been successfully hacked (special thanks to EsperKnight for helping out with that), so all that’s left is to translate/edit. A progress page has been put up so you can see how far along we are.

We were going to have the subbed OP video ready for this post, but I learned within about a minute that k-timing with a touchpad was not meant to be done.

If you have any comments or inquiries, find us on IRC at, send us an email at shinitan.scans [at] gmail [dot] com, or just leave a comment on this blog somewhere. If you have any complaints, keep them to yourself because no one cares.