Qualia the Purple (Murasakiiro no Qualia) Complete!

It’s our pleasure to present to you our full translation of Murasakiiro no Qualia! You can start reading it here.


Qualia is split into three arcs: two main arcs and an epilogue arc. If the first few chapters seem to read like straight slice of life to you, they should; but rest assured that it’s only a matter of time before things will get insanely screwy and wtf-is-happening-i-dont-even. Qualia is also somewhat notorious in the fandom for presenting a lot of science and philosophy that is a bit too far on the technical side to be considered purely “pop science” – I worked hard to present these parts in as clear and engaging a way as possible, and I hope you have fun with them (and maybe learn a thing or two as well).

A huge thanks to the technical team, and especially swhp and Yarn, for getting the new site up to snuff enough for us to open a project. More features should pop up on these new sites as time goes on, and we will slowly be opening more projects there and making the transition over for existing projects. Also a big thanks to our editor for this project, fullsalvo.

This volume represents a lot of hard work by a lot of dedicated people. We all hope you enjoy this journey with us.

Qualia is here in less than 24 hours!

In less than 24 hours we will be posting the entirety of Qualia the Purple (the entire series, translated for your reading pleasure). Look forward to it!

Volume Completion: Sky World Volume 2

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ o(≧∇≦o)

With the completion of the last part of chapter 4, the Epilogue and the Afterword, here’s Volume 2 of Sky World! Proudly brought to you by Aulis and team so please send all thanks to them. Now then.. here it is!!



As usual, PDF/ePub will be made when all edits are complete!! But you can start right now so get to reading!!

Volume Completion: Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou Volume 2

(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ o(≧∇≦o)

It’s that time once again. A Volume completion! erebea and gang worked hard to complete this!! Please direct all thanks to them! Okay enough talk, here’s the volume!



You know what I’m gonna say next. PDFs/ePubs are only done after all edits are in and confirmed! AFTER. You can start right now though so what are you waiting for? Get to reading!

NanoDesu Translations 41st Project: Murasakiiro no Qualia

And here it is! NDTL is proud to announce our translation project for Murasakiiro no Qualia!


Murasakiiro no Qualia (Light Novel)
Link to Translation

Head Translator: NanoDesu

Novel Summary (Adapted from MAL):

Hatou Manabu has a very odd friend at school named Marii Yukari. Yukari has purple eyes and a bizarre way of looking at the world: she sees all living things as robots. This has not always worked out well for Yukari, even costing her a best friend when she was younger. However, Yukari insists that the things she says she sees is true, and her vision seems to give her insight into the abilities of others.

Manabu thinks she’s just weird, but she soon realizes that Yukari has unexpected talents. Her eyes allow her to view the world in a different way, and even the police come to hear her insights. Eventually, her eyes also get Manabu wrapped up in dangerous plots, and force Manabu to not only step up and take a much more proactive role in her own life, but also to question what being a human or a robot actually means.

Qualia is probably notorious for being one of the most mind-screwy series ever to come out of Japan. And I have to say from translating it that it quite lives up to its reputation. It starts off as a normal (?) school life comedy, but then quickly turns dark, into sci-fi, thriller, suspense, mecha, philosophical, with a splash of yuri on top. For those who’ve checked out the manga before, I highly recommend a read of the novel.

A teaser, consisting of the prologue, color illust, and first chapter have already been posted. The rest of the volume is actually already finished but we are giving it a good cleansing with some talented editors. Due to the suspenseful nature of the story, the rest of the volume will be posted entirely *IN ONE UPDATE*, currently scheduled for around a month from now. However, in an effort to promote awareness for this project and our light novel hijinks in general, we are offering to speed that up if people like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (go to the translation site for details). Think of it as a way of giving back to the community by helping us spread the word of light novels to the world!

As for the puzzle, take each food pictured in each row and put the letters across the squares. Pick out the letter corresponding to each food square. You will get Quailegg/mUffin/mArshmallow/guacamoLe/croIssant/plantAin, which spells out QUALIA. For people who thought the last one was a banana, you could’ve gotten to plantain by realizing you needed an 8 letter word for something similar to a banana.

PS: For those who noticed, yes we are moving off wordpress to a new site. Any feedback on that new site design too would also be welcome.

New project hint!

A new project will open this Sunday! As usual, here’s the hint.


Here’s also another fun tidbit about this project: the entire series is already finished being translated by us. It’s just going through editing. So all of it will be posted very fast. 🙂

Graphics Recruitment

Hello! Hope everyone is doing well. It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve made one of these. Anyways, we have a need for additional help with our graphical work right now (possibly related to some new projects ooh~).  Specifically, the work we’re looking for is the creation of the banners that you see at the top of all our sites. If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, either go fill out our application form on our Recruitment Page and upload some samples of your work to our mediafire or send an email with your work to nanodesuadmin@googlegroups.com