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  • Twitter chatter on Key matters

    September 15th, 2010, by zalas in Translation

    The president of Visual Art’s, parent company to game brand Key, appears to have been saying some interesting things on his Twitter account. What started as a discussion on the feasibility of porting games to portable devices like the Nintendo DS and smartphones ended up revealing some interesting information about Visual Art’s thoughts on expanding overseas.

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  • Visual Art’s fires off a couple C&D notices

    July 30th, 2010, by dan88 in Translation

    Visual Art’s, a company best known for their Key brand of visual novels, has sent out two cease and desist notices at fan translation groups that were translating their games. The first of these was Dote up a cat that was released under VisualArt’s 13cm brand and was being fan translated by Tengu Translations. The second cease and desist notice was supposedly for the well known visual novel AIR that was released under Visual Art’s Key brand and was being translated by the fan translation group Enter the Wired. A lookup of the IP address found in the header of these cease and desist notices indicates that the address belongs to Visual Art’s. While these two titles were being translated by two different translation groups, the same individual manages both of these fan translation groups and was the recipient of both cease and desist notices.

    UPDATE: Tengu Translations claims that they have now received a response to their negotiations inquiry with Visual Art’s quoting millions of yen for translation rights.

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  • Visual Art’s versus English: Round 1

    June 2nd, 2009, by zalas in Translation

    According to a post on the visualstyle Editor’s Diary, there has been talk of releasing a version of Itaru Hinoue’s (illustrator for Key’s Kanon, AIR, CLANNAD, Little Busters! and Rewrite) artbook overseas, which requires an English translation of the text in the artbook. visualstyle is a free monthly magazine released in both print and electronic form that features interviews and coverage of games released by Visual Art’s.

    UPDATE: A recent post on June 5 indicates that they have currently received at least 500 orders for the artbook. There was no indication in the post of where the orders were coming from.

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