FINALLY here we are at the end of this complete mess of a road. Firstly, of course, we’re incredibly sorry for how long this has taken and how many expectations we doused. But we promised it would come, so it has come. And in the time it took for that, I’ve somehow grown to the point where I look back at this with much scrutiny and doubt as to whether my early translation decisions deserve to see the light of day.… READ MORE
We come with some sudden, but unfortunately necessary, news. To cut to the chase: The Fine Days patch will be delayed. AdvHD is a fickle mistress and we’ve encountered a patch-breaking bug that will require thorough addressing to set straight. A majority of our issues have centered around Hinami and the strange nature of her files.… READ MORE
An overview and The Nickname Thing
Hello! Translator the Saitou here! You might know me from my work on Angel Beats: 1st Beat, and oh goodness am I still traumatized from the experience. This will be the first installment in a four(?) part series in which I’ll be going over the precise details of how and why Angel Beats drove us all absolutely up the wall over the course of our time working on it.… READ MORE
Hello everyone, Kitaro here again!
One of the big questions that will probably be asked is “When will Fine Days come out?” We’ve never really touted a firm release date nor rather discussed the patch development itself. So this post will be here to explain the plan with the project going forward.
This project has been quite the roller coaster in the technical department!… READ MORE
Hey all! Just reporting with a big milestone, we’ve at last finished translating Fine Days, the fandisc for Miagete Goran, Yozora No Hoshi O, or known by its localized name, A Sky Full Of Stars! For those who don’t know or are otherwise curious about it, A Sky Full Of Stars, henceforth referred to as Miazora, is a plot-based moege romance VN centered around astronomy, nostalgia and the passage of time.… READ MORE
The day is finally here. After months and months of hard work, we at Alka Translations are proud to bring you our completed English translation of Angel Beats! 1st Beat. A lot of fun, love, and definitely some frustration has gone into this project for us. And it’s a momentous occasion for all involved! For us, technically, this is our first actual completed project!… READ MORE
The words you’ve all been longing to hear since 2015 are at last in front of your eyes. With the wrapping up of the Matsushita route, our translation of Angel Beats is 100% completed. An enormous round of applause for Translator the Saitou and Log. I’ll save the sappy stuff for the release post. Now all that’s left is to continue testing & editing.… READ MORE
Hey all! Let me just get this out of the way right away: there will be absolutely no April Fools stuff in this blog. That’s actually why I’m posting this on March 31st instead of the first day of the month like usual. I don’t want you guys to go into this thinking there’s any possibility of me laying down a sick prank on you.… READ MORE
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
Hey all! I know it’s a bit late at night (at least for those of us in the United States) but I figure you guys won’t mind waking up to this news if you’re already asleep as I post this! But good news! Testing & Editing is done, and the Kamome route is good to go!… READ MORE