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September 19th, 2009, by zalas
Posted in Release, Translation

An English translation for the PC version of SUCCESS’s Aoi Shiro has now been released. The translation comes in the form of several files that update the original files in the game. Further details can be found on the project site.

Aoi Shiro is the second in a series of yuri-themed visual novels from game maker SUCCESS, the first being Akai Ito. While Akai Ito was only released on the Playstation2, Aoi Shiro received a port to the PC half a year after its PS2 release in 2008. Aoi Shiro takes place in the same world as Akai Ito and borrows most of the gameplay system from its predecessor as well, including a scenario chart to show current progress in the game. In the game, the kendo club leader and the story’s protagonist, Shouko Osanai, encounters a girl collapsed on the beach during a kendo club retreat. After Shouko helps the girl, Nami, the cogs of fate start turning. There are a total of 56 endings, divided into ones where Shouko dies and ones where Shouko lives, with or without the company of a heroine in the story.

The main translation effort on this project started in the beginning of 2009, and a total of over thirty-thousand lines were translated. The patch comes in the form of translated executables and some data files, which the user would then copy into the game directory, overwriting the original files. On the project website, known issues are listed for the translation, including untranslated menu items and encyclopedia as well as punctuation problems and required paraphrasing due to lack of space.


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  1. frankie machine Says:
    September 20th, 2009 at 6:23 am

    what the fuck i thought this was about tsukihime. damn you, zalas!

  2. Kanao Says:
    September 20th, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I think news about another visual novel translation project being finished is better than anything we could possibly hear about Tsukihime… The best you could even hope for is something like ‘Tsukihime remake finally dated; Satsuki route confirmed!’.

  3. Ronald Says:
    September 20th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    This VN has 54 endings…and I was like “wow” :P
    Oh and btw, I heard that there is no H-scenes on this game

  4. the_paper Says:
    September 21st, 2009 at 9:35 am

    @Ronald, no, no H-scenes. No detailed nudity, either. That said, I found a lot of the blood-drinking scenes to be surprisingly ecchi, enough to call them “shorthand” for H-scenes, maybe, yet still tastefully done. There are a LOT in Yasumi’s route, which surprised me ._.

  5. Kouji Says:
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:54 am

    I never tried to play shoujo ai before and hardly change it
    but if Aoishiro that interesting maybe I’ll give it a try

    for Tsukihime no comment, the news about itself never published at it own page

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