Introducing the iwakura.p webcomic (#1/?)

I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a LONG time, and I finally found a collaborator(Tauke), so without further ado:

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Written by yours truly and drawn by Taukeke.

Warhammer 40k fans should have an enjoy. Others, well, I think it’s kind of self-explanatory. How often these are produced depends on varying degrees of creative whims and how often time allows. (Anyone who knows me knows I’m into all kinds of crazy stuff, so the sky’s the variable limit.)

If you have a fandom or thing you want us to tackle, feel free to hit either of us up.

Sakura Wars Saturn translation joins the troupe! (and an EP update)

As you may have heard, another team began their own translation project for Sakura Wars… only the Saturn version.

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I thought it seemed silly to make them do double work when we had so much done, so we decided to join forces, Japan and Paris Troupe style.

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This is the result.

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The Saturn version is light years ahead of the PC one(re: actually playable), so it’s moving along very well, but we have no intention of giving up on the PC version, it’s just gonna take a bit longer.

And as the deluge of comments and tweets imply, no, CCC is not cancelled, it’s on the backburner so projects like this and Eternal Punishment(which are WORLDS easier) can see completion.

Which, as you can see, is also seeing forward momentum.

Ciao.

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Post-Mortem: Akiba’sTrip

 

Akiba’s Strip is a weird game. I should preface this by stating that if you’re expecting high octane fan service, look elsewhere. I’d liken this game more to Yakuza if it was set in Akibahara and involved stripping random people and taking their stuff.

Sure, there’s moments of cheesecake if you’re into that, I suppose,  but the real meat of the game is how painstakingly accurate the recreation of Akihabara is.

I was fortunate enough to visit the real deal in 2014, and I recognized several businesses’ actual location, right down to the layout of the staircases. It’s clear the devs did their homework.

Gameplay? Oh, right.

Akiba’sTrip is basically a simple beat’em’up. Use Triangle/Square/Circle as high/med/low attacks to take out a target’s garments one at a time until all three are gone, and they disappear. This is in between just wandering Akihabra, buying cool stuff, and taking in the sights.

With all the real world arcades, you’d think they’d let you actually play arcade games much like Yakuza did, but it likely wasn’t in Acquire’s budget or even possible since they aren’t owned by a company that has several arcade game rights just waiting in a dusty closet somewhere.

So what salvages this romp through Akihabara from mediocrity?

XSeed.

They gave what was clearly a run-of-the-mill plot utterly hilarious dialogue, and a high polished script. I enjoyed all the random interactions with NPCs and the not-twitter app just to see what random insanity would get said next.

Did I mention that Nana is awesome? I lost count of brother puns about halfway through the game, broseph.

So yeah, if you can get the game for ~$5(digital) like I did, it’s well worth the trip. Just don’t take it too seriously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Streaming: 428 Demo

Not a fan of moonspeak? Didn’t think so. You can go play it in English right now!

Go get it!

https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP4774-CUSA12263_00-428SHIBUYATRIAL0

Got it? Good.

I’ll wait.

 

 

If you didn’t, read on.

Yes, I played the whole thing for your enjoy, so go have some.

For the unfamiliar, 428 is a live action visual novel and is really great. I was considering fan translating it at one point, but thankfully Spike-Chunsoft saved me untold hours years of work, so go support them.

Did I mention you can PLAY AS A CAT MASCOT?

Ciao.

 

 

Minor updates and stuff

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A lot of commenters seem to think I’ve given up, abandoned the projects, moved to Tokyo, etc etc etc, so here’s the story so far.

Sakura Wars

Script is nearing completion, and editing is ramping up.

If you were to put a Masami Eiri plush to my head and ask me which project is closest to completion, this would be it.

Persona 2

The hacker is working on stuff. That’s all I got for now.

CCC

 

Same as last time nothing new to report, translation is still moving along.

 

See you next time.

 

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Yes, I know.

Fate/Extra CCC Status Update: 17%

Fresh from the Death Busters HQ.

I never did make one of these updates, did I?

 

 

So let’s make like Jeezy and get it.

 

Text insertion and graphic editing is underway in tandem with the translation. You can see the fruits of the labors above.

We also have two new helpers: Cargodin(@cargodin) and Kotcrab(@kotcrab), helping with graphics and editing, respectively.
That’s all for now, keep on shining. Or something.