Chapters Completed in Recent Weeks (Updated 29/6/15)

Volume Completion: Sky World Volume 1

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ o(≧∇≦o)

It’s done!! The Epilogue and Afterword have been translated and that completes Volume 1 of Sky World!!

*Celebratory Dance*

Let’s give thanks to everyone who worked hard on the volume!! Without further ado, here it is!


Another friendly reminder that PDFs/ePubs will only be made once all edits are finalised!! That doesn’t mean you can’t start now though so what are you waiting for? Get to reading!

Volume Completion: Sasami-san @ Ganbaranai Volume 2

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ o(≧∇≦o)

*Cue intense applause and cheers*

It’s done!! Slave @ Ganbaranai has fully translated Sasami-san Volume 2!! A big thank you to everyone who worked hard on the volume. Well here it is!


As with all our projects, PDFs/ePubs will only be made once all edits are in and finalised! Why are you still reading this? Click on the picture and get to reading!!

Announcing NANODESU CHINESE! Leadership and editor recruitment.

Hi, folks!

tl;dr: JOIN THE NEW NANODESU CHINESE! This is a recruitment post for a **translation group leader** and an editor for NDCN! Group leader application emails are due June 14, 2015. Scroll down to the job descriptions for more details.

This is the tentative beginning of NanoDesu Chinese, a broadening of scope for us after four years and twenty-eight projects. The focus of the new NanoDesu Chinese, or NDCN, will be exciting and generally unexplored territory: CHINESE-ORIGINAL NOVELS. The goal is that NDCN will evolve into its own independent sister site translating a whole new world of stories. With luck, it’ll become good and great and it will fill our hearts with joy and it will stand for the quality and reliability of translations that NanoDesu has always stood for.

We also hope in the future to offer Japanese->Chinese->English translations with NDCN, but because of the higher complexity of ensuring quality in that case, we are going to build some of the necessary quality control infrastructure first before moving in that direction.

For right now, though, we’re at the tippy tippy top of this iceberg and the NDCN team is made up of only three people. So, we’re tapping into the motivated members of our reader base to help grow the new Nanodesu Chinese, or NDCN, into the kickass group it is meant to be.

The very, very first thing we need, before all other staff, is a motivated leader to work side-by-side with the NDCN translators and admins of the sister group NDTL. We also need another editor or two to help support victorrama, currently the only translator working with NDCN, and who will be launching NDCN’s first project, My Girlfriend is a Magical Girl (我的女友是魔法少女, We are not accepting translator applications yet; once this thing gets off the ground though, more translators will be welcome! Keep your eyes peeled.

Keep reading if you would like to join NDCN, especially if you’ve ever fancied yourself the leader of a translation group! This could be your chance to help shape a new, exciting group from the ground up. For everyone else, please be sure to cheer us on!


The NDCN leader is expected to be an integral part of deciding the direction that this new translation group will take. He/she should be well-organized, have good communication skills, and be motivated to give back to the LN community by bringing great stories to the English-speaking world. The responsibility of this position is vast, and tasks involve but are definitely not limited to:

  • Staff recruitment and motivating current staff.
  • Establishment of group policy (quality standards? group hierarchy? etc.)
  • Making sure translators and other staff are given an optimal work environment.
  • Working with members of the Japanese NDTL to coordinate efforts.
  • Much, much more!

If you’re interested and think you have what it takes, just send us a simple email at to express interest in being the NDCN leader, with a short paragraph on why you want this position. To make sure you are considered, be sure to send us this email by next weekend, June 14. More application details will be sent to all email applicants once the deadline has passed.

(A final note: Please don’t think that you have to be a Fortune 500 CEO to apply for this position. We all started somewhere, and there are plenty of NDTL admins who will be supporting you with help and advice. Passion plays an important role here, so as long as you’re excited about being a big part of a worthy endeavor and giving back to the LN community, you should definitely consider throwing your hat into the ring.)


There is no real difference between NDCN editors and NDTL editors. For now, you can just fill out a NDTL editor application HERE and just indicate somewhere that you want to be assigned to NDCN. For part 3 of the application, please use this segment: We are looking for editors who can really improve the text stylistically, so don’t hold back!

-NanoDesu and hikaslap, two of your friendly neighborhood NDTL Admins

(hikaslap: comment spam nano and tell him to update oreimo sometime >=T)

Episode Completion: Aldnoah.Zero Extra Episode 2 – Novel

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ o(≧∇≦o)

*Cue fireworks*

As the Aldnoah.Zero Extra project is a little special, I’ll be using Episode Completions for them as the other Episode 1 is the manga and Episode 3 is the drama CD. With that out of the way.. the Novel is completed!! Please direct all thanks to everyone who worked hard on it. Without further ado, here’s the Novel!

Aldnoah Zero Novel

As per the Standard Operating Procedure, the PDF will only be made when all edits are finalised! Well why are you still here? Get to reading!

OreGaIru moved into the completed/up-to-date column!

Hi all,

With the completion of the Oregairu Vol 4 PDF+ePub last week, and because the later volumes are not being handled by Frog-kun or our group, we are proud to announce that Oregairu is only the second project to be moved into our group’s Completed/Up-to-Date project column! Frog-kun is already off on his next great adventure with the Aldnoah Zero extra novel, so be sure to go check that one out! But all of us at ND wish Frog-kun the heartiest of congratulations on this series completion and his fantastic work.

Congrats, Frog-kun!

Revamped staff recruitment interface!

Hey all,

Thanks to the efforts of our staff manager DudeLong, we now have a much smoother, streamlined staff recruitment page. The actual application has moved to a Google Doc, and the recruitment site is now much less cluttered. Check it out:

Please remember that even if we’re not actively recruiting for new staff, you should always feel free to send an application if you would like to join our team. We’re always happy to welcome new motivated editors, translators, and other people who would like to give back to the LN community.

Thanks all!



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