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  • Go Go Nippon gets pricing, release date

    August 30th, 2011, by zalas in Translation

    MangaGamer has announced that their all-ages title Go Go Nippon! will be available for purchase on September 30, 2011 for 9.95 EUR. As has been covered before, this game is an educational product aimed at teaching the player about what it would be like to live in Japan. The game itself is produced by OVERDRIVE specifically for the English-speaking market and more details can be found on MangaGamer’s announcement post.

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  • Full translation for Katahane released

    August 30th, 2011, by dan88 in Release, Translation

    A group on TLWiki has released two versions of the complete English fan translation for Tarte’s Katahane. Similar to the earlier partial release, they made a natural patch that omits honorifics and alters a few conversations that were difficult to translate into English, along with a literal patch that includes honorifics and does not contain these minor alterations. Looking back to the partial patch, roughly 60% of the downloads were for the literal version, leaving 40% for the natural version. On the TLWiki page, the group notes that the editor believes the natural version “provides a smoother reading experience.” The translator, “Yeah321” has also translated two of the five translated Sono Hanabira titles by the doujin group Fuguriya, is waiting for editing to finish on her completed translation of Heterodoxy’s The Second Reproduction, and is 39% through her translation of Propeller’s Ayakashibito.

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  • MangaGamer announces games, anime, manga at Otakon

    August 2nd, 2011, by zalas in Conventions, Release

    At their panel during Otakon 2011, MangaGamer has announced that they will be releasing the games Harem Party from game brand Tactics, Conquering the Queen(formally known as The Queen and Princess as your rewards, which had been pulled from MangaGamer’s catalog previously) from game brand Liquid and We Love Master from game brand Score. We Love Master is currently available as a digital download and no dates are set for the latter two games yet. In addition to game announcements, MangaGamer has also revealed that they are working with DISCOVERY, a production company focused mainly on 18+ anime, with an “uncensored and uncut” Night Shift Nurses as a launch title. Lastly, MangaGamer will also be working on digital distribution and localization of 18+ manga from publisher Akane Shinsha.

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  • MangaGamer partners with J-List for hardcopy distribution

    July 20th, 2011, by zalas in Translation

    Bishoujo game localization company MangaGamer and online retailer J-List have announced a deal whereby J-List becomes the primary North American distributor for MangaGamer’s hardcopy titles Da Capo II LE, Guilty ~The SiN~, Higurashi When They Cry, Higurashi When They Cry Kai and Kira Kira (all ages version). J-List will also work with MangaGamer on bringing out future package titles. Primary distribution rights to the first Da Capo LE still resides with Hendane!, which has slashed prices on the game and has had the other MangaGamer marked as “out of stock” since Anime Expo. MangaGamer’s hardcopy games will also be available for purchase at Otakon, and they will soon be on their European store as well. Currently, only Da Capo LE and Da Capo II LE are available. The European store will also ship outside of Europe for a fee.

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  • LA Area Anime Activity Convention Cluster Recollection

    July 9th, 2011, by zalas in Conventions

    Anime Expo 2011, like previous years, did not disappoint, and we managed to attend interesting panels, visit interesting booths and talk to interesting people. While VOCALOID seemed to be a big component of this year’s Anime Expo, our coverage spans the MangaGamer entourage, JAST USA, Shira Oka, ZERO ZIGEN and Nitro+. For those of you who simply want the big headlines, JAST USA announced that they were looking into the Starry Sky series of otome games, MangaGamer announced that they were in talks about Kimi ga Nozomu Eien.

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