Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Raising Project (DS) English Translation Progress Update and Full Release - 15/10/14

At last, this nightmare is at an end. Never before had I seen so much text in my life, this was literally insane. No wonder why people hate translating visual novels, they take so long, but it's always worth it in the end. I pulled 3+ plus daily since I began all those long months ago, and even 3-6 the past few weeks. I worked my ass off, even if it was machine translated because that on it's own require re-typing and focus. I doubt you guys want to hear more insane ramblings about her Asuka's endings so I'll just get to it, I just finished translating Asuka's endings today so that's more or less it. The only thing really left is for me to spot check the translation, which will require me to play through the game multiple times, that will take a while so I'm just gonna upload the rom now. There's no need to hold off for a few fixes here and there so go ahead and download it, you will find the link below so enjoy and have fun. Anyway I'll have that guide and such done by the next update, although the game is pretty much straightforward itself so you shouldn't have any problems getting the hang of it.


  • In-game graphics with Japanese characters aren't translated, they require me to access and edit them, something I don't know how to do, but the stats screen is in the guide so you'll all set there.
  • Some names of items aren't full, this will require me to extend the text, again, something I don't know how to do, yet that is.
  • The player name requires you to draw the characters, but it only accepts Japanese so I don't know what to do there. That would probably require skills far beyond what I possess, sadly that'll have to be left alone but I hope people won't be bothered by it.

List of Asuka Endings
  • The NERV republic
  • Dejiko Gamers Ending
  • Scientist
  • Astronaut
  • Studying abroad
  • Tennis championship
  • Swimming championship
  • PE Teacher
  • Pianist
  • Manga artist
  • Rock band
  • Nun
  • Shrine maiden
  • Class-rep
  • Idol
  • Gospel squad Evangelion (Sentai)
  • Anime voice actor
  • Cosplayer
  • Game master
  • Yatterman
  • Cromartie High
  • Waitress with fanclub
  • Convenience store
  • Wedding 1
  • Wedding 2
  • Wedding 3 Otaku
  • Wedding 4
  • Kaji ending
  • Shinji Ending (EP 26)
I added the patch file for those who prefer to do it that way, and the readme for the patch that I put on Romhacking. Now working links on mediafire.

Update - 10th September 2015
Wrote a guide on how to unlock Asuka. Check it out if you're interested. Also, I added it in the list at the top, too. Have fun!

Update - 15th December 2017
Main TL download reuploaded. Link was dead.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Raising Project (DS) English Translation Progress Update - 03/10/14

I have recently been trudging through the workload and the end is in sight, nearly all of the side events and misc texts are complete so I'll get around to the endings sooner or later. That said, below is a list of said events but I'll keep it short and only mention two of them. I know probably nobody will even read them but here they are, the beach boys and Aka Manto.

Progress (Side events)

  • Asuka feeds you food on the beach
  • The Beach boys
  • Suntan lotion rubbing
  • Who's the child now amusement park
  • Ice cream in amusement park
  • Small animals gather around Asuka
  • Asuka gets lost
  • Asuka cinema events
  • Asuka gets jealous
  • Trash in park
  • Asuka talks about her future
  • Asuka stares into shop window for trading cards and clothing
  • Meet Asuka window shopping
  • Asuka's bath breaks/go to public baths
  • Asuka gets scouted by idol office/meets a stranger
  • Love letter from Asuka
  • I heard at school
  • What kind of women do you like
  • All park events and encounters
  • Lots of misc texts like talk function and stuff

The Beach Boys
Ah yes, my glorious Dragon Ball Z reference. This is a random event when you visit the beach, Asuka asks for a drink and you head off the get her one, but meanwhile, a few beach boys or as the game calls them, pickup guy A (Renamed pickup to beach boy for extra awesomeness), they're all up over Asuka but she seems to like the attention, eww. Your gross Asuka, she probably enjoys it in all those doujinshi's, what, Anno would want us to interpret it that way, because that's how well written his characters are. Anyway, 2nd lieutenant comes back and can't find Asuka, only to turn around and see a few muscled freaks, I mean serious, did they discover the rocks secret muscle enhancing formula or what. You then bring Asuka away from them and say that she shouldn't go with those weirdos, which she replies like I'd be stupid enough to do that, and that how do you know they weirdos, plus they were only keeping her company until you came back. More like keeping her warm but whatever, ya darn wipers appears. Anyhow that's the end of that event, just random beach boys trying to pickup chicks to film some porn in the nearest bathroom. Happens in Japan all the time, that or they'll pee in your butt.
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Aka Manto
This next event is where Asuka mention girls in school were talking about a ghost, 2nd lieutenant then suggests various Japanese school ghost stories and one of them actually happened to be funny. He mentions Aka Manto and Asuka replies, "isn't that a pervert", a reference to the 1991 porn game where it revolves around someone using the ghost story as away to grope the shit out of anything that moves in a school, because bathrooms, get it, or at least id like to think that's what they're referencing. Anyhow, there's an odd looking Misato in that game, so all Evangelion character designs came from porn after all, that explains a lot.
I knew you were a whore, incoming fan hate in 3, 2, 1...
Anyhow, it shouldn't be long before I start translating the endings, so until then.