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Happy Easter and Patch update!

Happy Easter! We’re ready to celebrate the day with 3 completely new routes (these weren’t available in the poorly translated phone app)- Elliot non-stay route, Peter non-stay route and Julius non-stay route!

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The current list of the characters who are included in the patch is:

  1. Blood Dupre (stay route)
  2. Elliot (stay and non-stay routes) -NEW Non-stay route!
  3. Boris Airay (stay and non-stay routes)
  4. Peter (stay and non-stay routes) -NEW Non-stay route!
  5. Ace (stay route)
  6. Julius (stay and non-stay routes) -NEW Non-stay route!
  7. Nightmare

The download link for the patch is below~! Download links for the game can be found here (source: fyeah hnkna tumblr). Once again, I’m not bothering to link sites where you can purchase the game since it seems like you can’t activate the game license now that Quinrose is no longer active.

Google Drive /  Mega / Mediafire

The usual warnings:

  1. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.TXT!
  2. The walkthough has been updated with information for the new routes and for better readability. It’s gotten pretty long, so use the bookmarks!
  3. As mentioned in the walkthrough, Julius route has to be unlocked by playing Ace route and Nightmare route has to be unlocked by playing Julius’s. If you want to play them first no matter what, use the 100% savedata file, although I don’t recommend it since those routes are pretty spoilery.

Once again my unending love goes to the currently active members who have been working so hard even when I have been kinda MIA! Hugs and kisses to our translators Aubrey, Kaylin, Ellis and Editors/Proofreaders Sonic-nancy-fan, Hattingmad, Eldiatricc (also a tester!) ❤

As for the overall progress: Gowland, Vivaldi and Twins still need to have both their stay and non-stay routes translated, while Blood and Ace only need their non-stay ones. The current total status percentage of the project is:

  • Translation: 85%
  • Editing: 84%
  • Proofreading: 84%

 

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Happy new year and Patch update!

Happy new year everyone! What better way to celebrate than a patch update containing 3 more routes? 😀

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That’s right, we present to you a patch update for Anniversary no Kuni no Alice, containing stay routes for 3 more characters- Ace, Julius and Elliot! The current list of the characters who are included in the patch is:

  1. Blood Dupre (stay route)
  2. Elliot (stay route) -NEW!
  3. Boris Airay (stay and non-stay routes)
  4. Peter (stay route)
  5. Ace (stay route) -NEW!
  6. Julius (stay route) -NEW!
  7. Nightmare

The download link for the patch is below~! Download links for the game can be found here (source: fyeah hnkna tumblr). I’m not bothering to link sites where you can purchase the game since it seems like you can’t activate the game license now that Quinrose is no longer active.

Google Drive /  Mega / Mediafire

A couple things that I should mention:

  1. PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.TXT!
  2. The walkthough has been updated with information for the new routes and for better readability. It’s gotten pretty long, so use the bookmarks!
  3. As mentioned in the walkthrough, Julius route has to be unlocked by playing Ace route and Nightmare route has to be unlocked by playing Julius’s. If you want to play them first no matter what, use the 100% savedata file, although I don’t recommend it since those routes are pretty spoilery.

Many thanks to the currently active members who made it possible to finish 3 more routes in just 3 months! Our translators Aubrey, Kaylin, Ellis and Editors/Proofreaders Hattingmad, Eldiatricc (also a tester!), Sonic-nancy-fan are just the best, I’m so grateful for their hard work ❤

(Just to keep track of things, the current total status percentage of the project is:

  • Translation: 78%
  • Editing: 77%
  • Proofreading: 72%

Only Gowland, Vivaldi and Twins left among the stay routes, but non-stay ones are still a work in progress as only Boris non-stay route and Nightmare route are done.)

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Anniversary no Kuni no Alice First Partial Patch release!

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We finally bring you the first partial patch of Anniversary no Kuni no Alice, containing routes for 4 characters out of 11! I can’t believe it’s been 4 long years since this project was first proposed in a baka-tsuki forums thread…Before I get lost in nostalgia let me announce the characters who are included in the patch!

  1. Blood Dupre (stay route)
  2. Boris Airay (stay and non-stay routes)
  3. Peter (stay route)
  4. Nightmare!

Yup, you read that right, we translated the route of the ever so elusive Nightmare! So those of you who played the android/iphone app before Quinrose went bankrupt and were saddened by the lack of a Nightmare route, you finally get to love him 😀

Here’s the download link for the patch~! You can buy the game from amazon I believe, but Quinrose no longer exists so you won’t be able to support them T_T Download links for the game can be found easily by googling the name.

Google Drive /  Mega / Mediafire

A couple tips to make your gaming experience better:

  1. Use the flag monitor to keep track of the affection points. This is a feature I added with the patch since I remember how painful it was to keep track of everything when I played the game in Japanese;;; It can be found under the debug option.
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  2. The release includes walkthough for the routes in the patch (it’s basically a translated version of the Japanese walkthrough from here.)
  3. Change the font to “Sans Serif“. It looks better (above pic) than the default Serif, and Serif also tends to overflow the text box from time to time.
  4. EDIT: Use the 100% save file before you start a new game if you’re going for Nightmare’s route! This is because a good portion of scenes in Nightmare’s route require having finished Julius’s route beforehand, and Julius’s route is unlocked by playing Ace’s. I only discovered this when I translated the walkthrough, sorry.

Note that Anniversary isn’t a pure visual novel, and since this is a partial patch, we only translated the scenes that you would encounter while going for any of the above character routes. As for the short basic events, we translated all the basic scripts for the related characters and also the first 30-50% basic scripts for the other characters.You shouldn’t see any Japanese text unless you spam the characters who are not included in the patch so much that you end up triggering their non-stay route. All characters have their first non-stay event translated, however we have translated some more non-stay events accordingly so that people don’t have problems completing the subevents for the characters in the partial patch (for example, Blood’s and Boris’s jealousy scenes at the ball require you see the first 3 non-stay events for Peter, so we translated them).

I’m grateful to everyone who have contributed in this project over the years. I’d like to especially thank the few current members who gave me a lot of last minute help in releasing this patch: Eldiatricc for having god level patience and testing around 2k scripts while also juggling Editor duties, Aubrey for contributing a good amount of accurate and fast translations (also translation checking) even though she joined us recently,  Kaylin for translating a good number of scripts especially the Nightmare route, Sonic-nancy-fan for being the fastest and most active proofreader we could ask for, Spicy-Diamond and Straydog12 for a huge amount of picture edits, Hattingmad for her numerous excellent edits, particularly for the more important and plot heavy scripts, and Falaina for creating the means for distributing the patch and helping in troubleshooting. I’d also like to thank vocaotome aka myself (lol), although I’m not sure what to classify myself as since I juggled several duties like translating/recruiting people/testing the game and fixing issues.

We should also definitely thank the retired previous admin Stellaroze for starting this project in the first palce. Though they aren’t around much these days, Yukihime and Finalaccount helped translate a large amount of scripts and Ayame, Mimi and Kyatana did the same in editing/ proofreading. Our translators Ellis, Spinster, Chirigirl13, Alice, Ciara, Hakaieve, Nuitnoire, Noriri and Editors/Proofreaders Liza, Maisa, Grimm, Melissa, Marie, Lucy, Rebecca, Daeyamati, Pandora, Mio all worked together to make this release possible,and I love you all. ❤ My apologies to everyone whom I didn’t mention by name because of lack of space (or because they left before I became admin), rest assured that we appreciate all of you regardless.

That’s all~ Enjoy the patch, and report any crashes/share your excitement either by commenting in this post or contacting me on tumblr. (I’m thinking of setting up a forum to report small issues like spelling mistakes, odd translations, basic events not booting up etc., but for now only report if your game is literally crashing.)

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Progress update and announcement of new admin!

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WE STILL LIVE!!!

Hello all! This is vocaotome, new leader for the Anniversary no Kuni no Alice translation project. I’m mainly active on my tumblr blog which is pretty much a shrine to the Alice series, but I plan to keep this blog updated with monthly status reports so no worries! I also work directly for the project as the translator for Blood’s route.

Sorry about the long period of inactivity. The problem we had the last couple of years was that we didn’t have a proper way to report our progress and recruit new people despite having low manpower. The Anniversary no Kuni no Alice project started way back in 2012, but only a few remain of the people who joined initially. There used to be a thread at baka-tsuki, this wordpress blog and a forum, but ever since the previous project leader got busy with RL there hasn’t been any activity at any of these. Which means no new people could be recruited, even though the old ones left one by one.

However! We still had some people, and a good number of editors/proofreaders and 3 translators joined us after our recent recruitment post on tumblr. With our current manpower, we’re trying to release a partial patch that will contain 3 routes out of the total 10. Hopefully it will make more people take notice of the project and join us, enabling us to complete the rest of the routes. I’m thinking about making another blog on tumblr alongside this blog which in my opinion is useful for spreading news of the project. The patch link will be posted on both blogs and also on the englishotomegames blog.

At this moment we’re looking for only translators; editor and proofreader applications will be opened after we find more translators. In the past one specific person used to be assigned for each route, but it put too much pressure on people considering the huge amount of scripts (about 3350!), so everyone is now welcome to work on anything as long as they are qualified. For translators that means having good English and basic Japanese knowledge (not simply the ability to google translate, mind you), and editors/proofreaders only need a good grasp of English grammar and spelling. People interested in helping out can either contact me on my gmail address (aurora6290@gmail.com) or on tumblr (fanmails are encouraged since sometimes tumblr eats normal asks), mentioning your qualifications for the position applied. Currently accepting translator applications only.

The current total status is:

  • Translation: 51%
  • Editing: 31%
  • Proofreading: 27%

People might be curious why only 3 routes will be included when we have finished almost half the number of scripts. That’s because not all scripts are of the same length- in some routes almost all of the translated events are super short basic events of 2-4 lines and the big events containing the actual stories are still not translated. (Also additional workload is added due to the fact that in order to play a route, the common route events also need to be translated so that people don’t encounter untranslated parts mid-route.) In truth the only routes that have significant progress in terms of total content are:

-Boris (all basic events translated, all stay route love events translated, a few non stay route love events remain)

-Peter (all basic events translated, all stay route love events translated, non stay route love events not done)

-Blood (all stay route basic events translated, all stay route love events translated except endings, non stay route not done)

In the past one specific person used to be assigned for each route, but it put too much pressure on people considering the huge amount of scripts (about 3350!), so everyone is welcome to work on anything as long as they are qualified. For translators that means having good English and basic Japanese knowledge (not simply the ability to google translate, mind you), and editors/proofreaders only need a good grasp of English grammar and spelling. People interested in helping out can either contact me on my gmail address (aurora6290@gmail.com) or on tumblr (fanmails are encouraged since sometimes tumblr eats normal asks), mentioning your qualifications for the position applied. Currently accepting translator applications only.

And that will be all. Wish us luck! (And once we release the patch definitely show your support for quinrose by purchasing either the original Japanese game for Anniversary or the English phone app, bad translations and all)

P.S. A few previews of the patch for the curious minds.

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