Top 10 Type-Moon Items I Would Love to See Translated – 2017 Edition

hisui_icon_4040_round Back in 2012 and 2015, I did posts about the Type-Moon projects I would love to see translated. The years in between then and now have been pretty awesome. While there are still several titles from the previous lists that have gone untranslated there have also had some VERY notable graduates. The translations of two Fate/Complete Material art books and Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code getting on Steam are still a little shocking. The fact that we got a near simultaneous release of Fate/Extella is equally mind-blowing. I did not even have enough time to put that on a wish list before it was announced to get an English release. The crown jewel might be the English release of Fate/Grand Order. While its potential to be a very profitable cash cow is what supports its translation it is still an extremely ambitious project. In fact, the summer release of Grand Order is what prompted me to do this new list. (And the fact that Kate is on vacation.) This year I’m going I bumped the list up to 10 because I’m also going to have some returning champions. In return, I’m also going to combine some items so there will be 10 entries with a good mix of new and old material.

Also, I wishing a bit more for officially licensed material. Back in the day Type-Moon titles were so niche it was mostly the realm of dreamers to wish for anything other than anime getting an official release. Now while the original visual novels are still a bridge too far everything else is still on the table. I still appreciate the work fans do to translate material that might otherwise go untouched but I think the officially licensed material has a greater potential for exposure.

Everything on the list has to be a full on Type-Moon project. That means as much as I would love to see a translated Red Dragon it does not get a spot on the list. Also, there has to be some easily conceivable way of seeing a translation. While I am curious to read Ice Flowers I don’t know anyone who has a copy of it. This is hardly a definitive list. There are countless things I would love to add but ten is a good start.

They are just titles that as far as I know have not been fully translated into English. If you have evidence that is not the case please send it my way. I would love to be wrong.

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Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: I Have Learned

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter.

  • Won’t Get Fooled Again
    It seems that Saber has learned from the mistakes of the past.
    Once again it was April First so Type-Moon went all out. They did another Twitter event but the amount of surrounding material was far more complex. I have tried to get as many links to Type-Moon related events as I can here. If I missed any just let me know so I can add them in.

  • Feel The Magic: Manga Edition
    Heaven’s Feel is getting a manga adaptation in Young Ace magazine presumably as a tie in to the movies that are coming out. When I first saw this article I thought the first movie was coming out on May 5th which seemed a bit too soon.
  • Mask of the Phantasm
    The cover for the Carnival Phantasm Complete Edition box set has been revealed.
  • Number One with a Bullet
    The first Unlimited Blade Works Box Set is doing quite well.
  • Bravely Default
    As the first episode comes out today it only makes sense that the commercials for the second half of Unlimited Blade Works are pouring out.
  • The Fated Stream
    While I don’t think anyone was worried it is good to know that Crunchyroll will also be streaming the second half of Unlimited Blade Works.
  • Ace of the Compy
    Comp Ace celebrated its 10th anniversary with some art in the accompanying illustration book which included the Type-Moon titles currently running in the magazine.
  • This Space For Rent
    Some more Type-Moon related ads on the street.
  • The Power of Zettai Ryouiki
    Rin is now a card in Lord of Vermilion III. It seems that someone other than Saber can get some love from time to time.

Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Kimono Beauties

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter.