MangaGamer, in an email from one of its staff, has confirmed rumors of plans to release OVERDRIVE’s Kira Kira, Edelweiss Eiden Fantasia and Kira Kira Curtain Call, but no date is set yet. Additionally, the email clarifies their new translation strategy.
There had been various reports of people asking MangaGamer about future games from OVERDRIVE and getting a positive response in the past few weeks. In response to an inquiry from encubed, the email clarifies that the above mentioned games “will be released for sure” and that the release schedule will be discussed in an upcoming shareholder meeting.
Additionally, the email states that MangaGamer’s new localization workflow will consist of a Japanese person, who currently resides in the United States, to do the translation, followed by a native speaker of English who can also understand Japanese to proofread the translation and then finally five to ten testers. From their description of the workflow and talking with one of the proofreaders, it seems that their proofreading position resembles more the rewriter position that is often used in localizations of Japanese print media.
MangaGamer had been recruiting proofreaders previously but they seem to have managed to fill their quota and are now looking for testers instead, according to their web site.