A Personal Note From Rinny

Right now, as I type this, the credits of Summer Pockets roll by. It’s 3:30 in the morning. And it feels to me like a chapter has officially ended, and is ready to turn the page to the next one. It all started with Clannad, one of Key’s earlier works. To keep it brief, I had dismissed most anime and its related culture for a good portion of my life.… READ MORE

Summer Pockets Officially Released On Steam

Hey all! As you can probably tell from the title, to our surprise, VisualArts and Steam finally came through! Summer Pockets is at long last on Steam.

So what does this mean for the fanTL? Exactly what we said waaaaay back with the original announcement. We’ll be taking the download down. Those of you who have been reading along with our patches know firsthand this is a fantastic visual novel and is absolutely worthy of a purchase, and those of you who were waiting, take everyone’s word for it, it’s worth the buy.… READ MORE

Alka Translations Monthly Status Report: February 2020

Hello everyone! Happy early Valentine’s Day and Happy February! It definitely doesn’t feel like it’s been nearly a month since the last update post. What’s changed in a month, you ask? What’s new? Well, I’m here to tell you!

Regarding Angel Beats, we haven’t COMPLETELY put it on hiatus while we finish up Summer Pockets. Progress is still being made.… READ MORE

Alka Translations Monthly Status Report: January 2020

Hi all! A Happy New Year to everyone. This is intended to be the first entry of a monthly staff blog post I’ll be writing up for everybody sometime each month. The purpose of these is that we want to be as transparent as we can be with everyone. We want to make sure you guys are always aware of the positives and the negatives that we’re going through.… READ MORE

Announcing Our Next Project: Angel Beats! 1st Beat

Hey all! Awhile back, I mentioned that we wanted to be a pretty transparent group, as transparent as we could be. So I thought I’d give you all a bit of a progress update on the group, Summer Pockets and yes, the secret project which many of you guessed.

First, Summer Pockets. The Kamome route is around 3/4 translated, and we’re hoping the patch will be released for you all within 2 or 3 weeks.

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Ao Patch Released

Hey all! It’s time for Patch #3. Thanks for waiting. Sorakado Ao’s route is now ready for you all to read and indulge yourself in! If you’ve already got our patcher downloaded, just run it again with the “Translated Dialogue” and “Translated Images” boxes checked and your game should be all set to go!

As always, thanks for supporting us, let us know what you think and we’ll see you around when Kamome is ready!… READ MORE

Ao Patch Entering Testing & Editing

Hey all! Another update here. With just one more file to go, the translation patch for the Sorakado Ao route is ready to enter testing & editing, which means it should be out for the rest of you to read in the next week or two! After that, naturally, comes the Kamome route. Her route is already almost 1/4 of the way translated, from earlier work, as she was originally going to be the second route released, before we switched gears to Tsumugi.… READ MORE

Tsumugi Patch Released *UPDATED*

UPDATE: Translator’s notes are fixed. Run the patcher again with “Translated Dialogue” checked, if you ran the patcher before now.

It’s finally here! Testing, editing & QC are all done. With that, the Tsumugi route is now available to read. Head on over to the Downloads section of this site and download the new patcher. Your old one from when the Shiroha patch released MIGHT work, but I’d just play it safe and download the new one to be sure.… READ MORE