Category Archives: Koichoco

Updates concerning our translation project for Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate (Koichoco), a visual novel by Sprite.

Let’s keep this trend going, shall we?

Here’s another end of the month update for you. Though I’ll keep it short this time. Most of this month’s progress has come from the days at the start of the month and because of that we’ll probably end up with slightly less files done at the end of September. So don’t expect a release just yet, but we’re getting closer for sure.

Common/Chisato: 18398/18398
Satsuki: 8334/8334
Michiru: 6547/6547
Isara: 5919/5919
Mifuyu: 5425/5425

Translation: 397/397 files
Editing: 397/397 files
QC: 340/397 files

It’s still July

The 31st of July still counts as July right? If so then I’m in time for the July update on Koichoco progress. With the addition of Jon to our team we’ve had good progress on QC in the latter part of June and the beginning of July. We’re now close to the final 100 files left to enter QC

As for myself, I just returned from a short vacation and with editing done it’s now up to me to check if the final text still matches with the intended translation. After that it’ll be time to dust off that installer and get it compatible with the new files and different editions of the game. (Hopefully without too many bugs, don’t want to be the cause of save data disappearance for example -_-)

Anyway, in short. I’m happy with the progress we’ve seen this month. Though I can’t promise I’ll have the August update ready for you in time …

Status

Common/Chisato: 18398/18398
Satsuki: 8334/8334
Michiru: 6547/6547
Isara: 5919/5919
Mifuyu: 5425/5425

Translation: 397/397 files
Editing: 397/397 files
QC: 294/397 files

P.S. People have been asking if our release will be compatible with the “The Best” edition release of Koichoco. Unfortunately I can’t provide a clear answer to that, the edition I personally own is a different one and I don’t want to buy a new one just to test the patch with it. Our patch will at least be made compatible with the First Press- and Regular editions, as well as the TV Anime edition. That’s all I can say for now.

June update for Koichoco

Here’s our update post for June. Since we didn’t post an update last month we’ve been getting a few questions whether the project is still alive. And yes, it is, I don’t plan on abandoning it now that it’s at this stage. Nor do any of the other current team members.

Also, you might be wondering what’s taking so long since it’s mainly stuck in the “QC stage” right now. We do not intent to release a half-assed translation so it’s taking some time to polish the routes. Making the story read well as a whole takes time and we’re looking at each scene to see if they read right and fit properly in the context.

So to perhaps speed that up a little we’ve added Jon to our team. He’ll be helping us with this final stage of the process. So welcome Jon!

As for myself, I’m in charge of taking care of TLC requests I get from the editors/QCs, as well as reading the routes once they’re “finished”. In which I must admit, have been slacking a bit.

Motivation can be an issue if you’re already occupied with a full-time job during the week. It doesn’t leave much time to work on VN-related “hobby” things (Or play them). But as I said, we’ll get the translation out for sure.

It’s a bit hard to give an exact status update of where we so don’t hold too much value to the exact progress numbers down below. At least 2 out of the 4 remaining routes are fairly far into the process while the other 2 still need quite some work.

Oh and one last thing, a missed update post is not the end of the project.

Status

Common/Chisato: 18398/18398
Satsuki: 8334/8334
Michiru: 6547/6547
Isara: 5919/5919
Mifuyu: 5425/5425

Translation: 397/397 files
Editing: 397/397 files
QC: 230/397 files

April update

It’s time for the April update on our Koichoco translation. This month Agent Lee nearly finished the last of the remaining files that were waiting for an editing pass. And with the end of editing in sight we can focus on QC, polishing up lines where we messed up. Mind you, there’s still plenty of work but we’ll try to actually wrap things up instead of doing too many passes.

Still can’t give you an ETA but hopefully we can keep up the pace.

Status:

Common/Chisato: 18398/18398
Satsuki: 8334/8334
Michiru: 6547/6547
Isara: 5919/5919
Mifuyu: 5425/5425

Translation: 397/397 files
Editing: 390/397 files
QC: 217/397 files

March update

It’s time for a March update, with some room for a few small staff role changes this time. Agent Lee has picked up and completed editing for the last portion of Michiru’s route, taking over from eltony who in turn will assist with TLC/QC for the files in question.

Apart from that there are no other changes to report. Editing has moved roughly 25 files ahead this month while QC finished 1 route and now moved on to the next. You can find the complete list below.

Status:
Common/Chisato: 18398/18398
Satsuki: 8334/8334
Michiru: 6547/6547
Isara: 5919/5919
Mifuyu: 5425/5425

Translation: 397/397 files
Editing: 369/397 files
QC: 217/397 files

January & February progress

A few weeks late but here’s another combined Koichoco update for January & February. Good progress has been made on the editing side. There’s still plenty of work left so you’ll have to bear with us for some time longer.

In the meantime you can enjoy the Tumblr page at http://basicvntls.tumblr.com/, which will be maintained by Agent Lee.

Status:
Common/Chisato: 18398/18398
Satsuki: 8334/8334
Michiru: 6547/6547
Isara: 5919/5919
Mifuyu: 5425/5425

Translation: 397/397 files
Editing: 344/397 files
QC: 209/397 files

Are we there yet?

Short answer: no. This is the last update of 2014, and it seems a lot of people seemed to believe in a possible Christmas release. I don’t think we ever said anything about that or even hinted at such a possibility. The Koichoco translation is progressing, but still at a fairly slow pace. We’ll get there, just not as fast as many of you would like.

Just hold on to our “projected date” from the October post and you might be pleasantly surprised in 2015 (or not). I think I talked about it before, but maybe it was not the best decision to release our partial patch so early, especially with the knowledge we now have. But what’s done is done. We’ll do our best to bring you the full patch as soon as possible.

Here’s the translation progress for this month:

Common/Chisato: 18398/18398
Satsuki: 8334/8334
Michiru: 6547/6547
Isara: 5919/5919
Mifuyu: 5425/5425

Translation: 397/397 files
Editing: 317/397 files
QC: 207/397 files

Best wishes for 2015 and may it become a good year for visual novel enthusiasts!