Yo weebs, it’s me Matt. I’m the nerd who translated like 5% of Angel Beats 1st Beat (The Noda, Hinata, Fujimaki, and Ooyama map meetings, plus the Hisako mini-arc to be specific), as well as aaaaallll of Miazora Fine Days. So what that means is I have little authority on this subject, but I’m going to talk about it anyway because I love it.… READ MORE
An overview and The Nickname Thing
Hello! Ojive here! You might know me as the guy who translated most of 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
Hello everyone, Kitaro here!
As you will probably notice in the coming days/weeks. There was a massive change that recently happened to Alka Translations internally and it needs to be addressed. Due to a difference in the vision of the group between the staff and leadership in the long-term, a member has left. While this may come as a shock to many, believe me and the rest of the group when we say this was better in the long run.… READ MORE
Hello everyone! Rinny here. Summer is finally upon us. I don’t know about you guys but where I’m at, the sun’s shining and the temperature has risen to unacceptable levels. The heat sucks! However, with the coming of Summer, comes the next Key visual novel, Summer Pockets Reflection Blue. Many of you already know we plan on doing something with that, but before we get into that, I’m gonna catch you guys up on our other projects!… READ MORE
Hey all! I’m early again! I figured, despite having reasons behind it, the last two came out at the end of prior months instead of the beginning of respective months, that I’d just continue that as the trend! Makes it sort of a preview-for-next-month type of thing. So that’s what I’m gonna do from now on, expect Status Reports at the end of the previous month!… READ MORE
Hey all, just a small post since I know some of you tend to exclusively keep up with us through this here site. We’re looking for a bit of feedback, so if you’d like to fill out this short survey, it’d be greatly appreciated! Hope you’re enjoying Angel Beats!
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
Hello everyone! A very happy May to you, though I suppose it’s still April right now, isn’t it? So why, then, am I posting the May Status Report early? Well, I’m probably gonna be a bit busy during the final days of April, so typing this up closer to May just isn’t practical. Why not May 1st?… 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 Ojive and Matt. I’ll save the sappy stuff for the release post. Now all that’s left is to continue testing & editing.… READ MORE