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
You read that right! On April 1st, we posted a cheeky image of a Kud Wafter-ized Alka Translations logo to our Twitter account. Little did you wafools know, this was no prank.
Kud Wafter is going to be our 4th project! After the translations of Angel Beats and Reflection Blue, there will only be one single Key visual novel that hasn’t been brought to English by fans or official translators: Kud Wafter, the spin-off of Little Busters starring route heroine Noumi Kudryavka.… 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
Hello hello! It has been some time. We’ve had quite the month of February, haven’t we? As the title suggests, it’s time for another Monthly Status Report, so let’s get right to it, shall we?
So, for the final time for at least a few months, let’s talk Summer Pockets. As most, if not all of you know, Summer Pockets got its official release on Steam in February.… READ MORE
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
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
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
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