10/04/2015: Re:Zero Volume 1, Chapter 1 Part 6B Updated
10/03/2015: Amagi Brilliant Park Volume 3, Prologue
09/13/2015: Grimgal Level 2, Chapter 10 Part 3 Updated (Chapter Completed)
Shocking truth! NanoDesu Translations has launched its 32nd project: Hitsugi no Chaika!
Hitsugi no Chaika (Light Novel)
Link to Translation
Head Translators: shiroi
Novel Summary (taken from Wikipedia): 5 years ago, the 300-year-long war between the alliance of six nations and the Gaz Empire came to an end when Emperor Arthur Gaz, the Immortal Emperor of the Gaz Empire, was finally killed by eight warriors known as the Eight Heroes. After the war, the Empire’s lands were divided amongst the alliance, who later formed the Council of Six Nations to bring peace and order to the land.
Fast forward to the present, where Tohru Acura is a former Saboteur who lives with his sister Akari. He is unable to settle down in this peaceful era where there is no demand for his Saboteur skills, and he sees no meaning in his life. While out foraging in the forest, Tohru encounters Chaika Trabant, a white-haired girl with a white headband carrying a huge coffin who claims to be a Wizard. Taking note of their skills as Saboteurs, Chaika hires Toru and Akari for an important task; she is trying to gather the scattered remains of Arthur Gaz, and together they set off on an adventure of grand proportions that will leave the entire fate of the world hanging in the balance.
We’re happy to welcome shiroi, the newest addition in our esteemed translator corps, with his first project: Hitsugi no Chaika! For once, I’ll shut up myself and let the translator’s words speak for the project:
If you’ve seen the Chaika anime and you think you’ve seen it all, think again. The light novel is chock full of extra scenes, bonus content, and even whole arcs that were cut out. To give you an idea, almost all of volume 1 was covered in the first episode. It goes without saying, then, that this 12-volume journey that you and I are about to go on is the definitive Chaika experience. And I have every intention of eventually translating all of it.
Chaika is, at its core, a story about an unmotivated yet talented freeloader, a psychotic, yet well-meaning (?) sister, and a naive girl wizard barely able to communicate. It is the story of them being forced to live in peace in a world previously ravaged with war, thrown into what has to be one of the world’s most dangerous and involved fetch quests, and accompanied by many different colorful (literally) characters along the way. There are, naturally, plenty of twists, turns, and political intrigue. The story begins where most JRPGs end…and in doing so it manages to subvert expectations, turning standard JRPG tropes on their head whenever it can. Tohru, Akari, Chaika and Frederica are all one big happy dysfunctional JRPG family, and I sincerely hope you all enjoy reading their adventures as much as I have fun translating them.
With that, I leave you all at the mercies of this amazing, tumultuous story.
Also, for those who are interested, here is the solution to the puzzle for this project that was given out a few days ago: http://pastebin.com/wtspxt1m. The key was to put the holidays in order by YEAR, not by MONTH.
A huge round of applause ladies and gentlemen to Zero Ender and his team for they have completed Volume 4 of Rokka no Yuusha!! *cue applause* All that’s left is the Afterword but if you were waiting for the volume to be complete before reading, you might as well start now!
When the afterword is done, work will begin on the PDFs/ePubs! Well what are you waiting for? Get to reading!!
NDTL will be opening another project this week. Hooray! As usual, for those who want to get a jump on this, we’ve written a cute little puzzle for you to solve. For those of you who rather wait, we’ll be unveiling this project on Saturday!
Here is the hint:
You can also download a copy here. As usual, if you solve this puzzle early, don’t post the solution in the comments!
Having a good weekend? Well, it’s about to get better! We’re happy to announce Eternal Dreamer’s next project, Fire Girl!
Fire Girl (Light Novel)
Link to Translation
Head Translator: Eternal Dreamer
Novel Summary (From MAL): I think you’ve lost if you fall in love.
—Hinooka Homura. Seiran High School 1st year.
She likes to talk with friends. What she doesn’t like are essays. By the way, she’s the type that gets sleepy after thinking for ten seconds. Basically she had the air of someone who had failed her high school debut.
When Homura received the invitation “Why don’t you try becoming a mage?”, she joined the exploration club which had ties with the United Nations. The club activities consisted of conducting research on an unknown planet.
Along with the Kendo boy Touya Takumi, Misasagi Mayo-senpai who was efficient both in her studies and in martial arts, as well as the golem Ameno, Homura parties with her friends and heads to the other world of Nutella, a huge scale planet that is several times the size of Jupiter.
Fire Girl is a light novel from Type Moon, written by Hoshizora Meteo and illustrated by BUNBUN. Type Moon fans should already know what to expect, but for everyone else get ready to follow a cast of interesting characters off on a tale of adventure, exploration, and magic~~.
As always, please be sure to thank Eternal Dreamer for the Herculean efforts he’s putting into this work and his other projects. But for now, enough talking – get off your lazy bums and go read!
PS: The hint solution – the “answer” is /0b396dscrn5hyxf/, and if you look at the URL for the page, you will see the string /0w396vbylf5qnsx/. Ignore the numbers and apply the Vigenere cipher (as hinted by the name provided on the puzzle) to arrive at the key FIREGIRLFI. Get rid of the last two repeating letters to find FIREGIRL as the solution :).
Woohooo!! We’ll be opening a new project this weekend! This will be veteran translator Eternal Dreamer’s newest series, to be worked on alongside Fate/Apocrypha, and we will make the official project announcement in just a few days.
As usual, for those who would like to find out the project title early, all you need to do is solve this puzzle: http://www.mediafire.com/view/0w396vbylf5qnsx/ND_Puzzle.docx
Oh, and if you solve the puzzle, don’t spoil it for others by posting the answer in the comments~~
Get excited everyone!
With the ePub released today, we now declare our Aldnoah.Zero project complete! Both the manga and the novel for the series can be enjoyed over at the Aldnoah project site.
This is Frog-kun’s second project he has taken all the way with us, and we salute and congratulate him on his amazing work up until this point. Thank you, Frog-kun!