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: King, Hero, and Conquerer

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.

Mysterious Heroine X Assassination Note: How Many Sabers Are There? (Update #4)

hisui_icon_4040 I decided to finally do it. I would try to catalog all the various Saber variants there are. The fact that there are more and more variants of Artoria Pendragon has gone from a few different versions of the main heroine to a running joke that has had an official term for characters who look like Artoria: Saberface. In Fate/Grand Order there are units whose whole gimmick revolves around doing more damage to Saberfaced characters, certain characters will target Saberfaced characters, and there was even a whole event centered around Saberfaces.

All of this attention is clearly because Saber is a popular character but it has also engendered an equal amount of resentment for all the focus the Saberfaces have gotten. As a major aficionado of Saber, I decided to catalog how many Sabers there are. I went to all the different version of Sabers as well as the different costumes those characters have.

As always a few caveats on any list I make:

1. I am pretty much purposely invoking Cunningham’s Law here. I am almost surely missing an official iteration or two. I plan to update this list whenever I get the chance so new additions are always welcome.

2. I realize some of these are the same character in different outfits. The main thing is that over time some iterations of Saber in costume have become characters in their own right. Lily Saber and Saber Bride are 100% this case in action. Therefore I have just decided to make all different versions their own thing but readily admit that this list could easily be condensed.

Let’s see how bad this really is.

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