To wrap things up, the Sharin no Kuni project team, also known as “Sunflower Devs”, have released a localization for one of the routes in Sharin no Kuni, Yuukyuu no Shounenshoujo, the original game’s fandisk, stating that it is probably the last they’ll be doing for this franchise. This particular route is not about a particular heroine, but rather about the main character’s mentor in the original game.
Perhaps encouraged by NNL’s stance on distributing standalone patches, the group released the localization as a standalone installer as well. However, other possible reasons may include
AKABEiSOFT2’s continuing ban of foreign IPs, or the idea that people shouldn’t need to buy a full fandisk to play a single route. There were some issues earlier with corrupt downloads, but this has been fixed, although the latest translation patch (1.01) should be applied on top of the standalone. The other issue for the standalone would be that attempting to view scenes from the non-translated portions will cause a crash due to obviously missing files. As with the case of the main game, the team also posted a link to HimeyaShop for people who feel that they should buy the fandisk.