Updates?!

So, finally, we have some new updates, and also a bit of a favor to ask everyone.

Well, first, here’s what all … maybe … some … a few?  of you?  have been waiting for.

Special thanks to Trish to always encouraging me ^^  And Sprinkles for always bringing me LD news, and Debono for always ribbing me about VN news, and Scoots for always reminding me about how much she loves the VAs.  And thanks to all the readers who have left comments during the hiatus and who still love this project who haven’t returned but hopefully will return.  Sorry for the long delay, and hopefully you enjoy the post!

Now, for the favor 😛

For those familiar with visual novels, or particularly, BL visual novels, there’s a magazine called Cool-B that holds a poll every year for BL games.  It’s been many years since Lucky Dog 1’s release, but despite that, Gian has almost always been listed as one of the favorite BL game protagonists for the past years (that I’ve checked).  tennenouji hope to continue keeping LD relevant, and winning the poll for top BL game would be a great boost.  (They also hope to release bad egg+ this year in time, but … no, I must stay positive ^^; )

The poll can be found here.  It’s all in Japanese, of course, so I’ll put down the categories and how to use the poll.

The categories, in the order they appear, are as follows:

  • BLゲーム大賞 – BL game grand prize
  • 主人公部門 – Protagonist (the character you play as)
  • キャラクター部門 – Character (includes romance options and side characters. Does not include protagonist)
  • シナリオ部門 – Story
  • ビジュアル部門 – Visuals (take into account illustrations and CG)
  • 音楽部門 – Music

Here are the fields to enter, in the order they appear (left to right, top to down).

  • お名前(ペンネーム可) – Name (Pseudonym accepted) (Note that this is obligatory)
  • メールアドレス – Email address
  • 作品番号 – Product number
  • リスト – List
  • 選考理由 – Reason for choosing this game/character

For the categories for characters, there’s an extra field.

  • 主人公名 – Protagonist name
  • キャラクター名 – Character name

So, the process goes like this

  • Open the list under リスト field.  (It will open in a new window).  This list has the name of every BL game published, its creator, the date of release, the system, and its rating.
  • Enter the number on the very left (under 番号) into the field labeled 作品番号 or Product Number.
  • For categories for characters, enter the name of the character you want to vote for.
  • Enter the reason you picked your option in the 選考理由 field.  (English should be fine.)

Note that all of these categories, other than your name, are optional, so if you don’t want to vote in a category or if you don’t want to type a reason, don’t.  (But it would be helpful if you did vote for everything 🙂 )

Here are the relevant information for Lucky Dog 1.

  • ラッキードッグ1 – Lucky Dog 1 (Number: 205)
  • Gian・carlo’s LUCKY HAPPY LIFE – (Number: 92)
  • ジャンのためなら世界を壊す – If for Gian (Number: 93)
  • ジャン – Gian
  • ベルナルド – Bernardo
  • ルキーノ – Luchino
  • ジュリオ – Giulio
  • イヴァン – Ivan
  • バクシ – Bakshi
  • ロイド – Lloyd
  • ジョシュア – Joshua

Also, I know that maybe you want to vote for some of the many other games out there.  I respect your choice, so here are some other possible results, too.  (Just the games, though.  I don’t know some of these games well enough to know the names of the characters, though I can look it up if you ask).

  •  Silver Chaos and its sequel: 81 and 1
  • Enzai: 21
  • Omerta: 30
  • Kamisama School, Alley: 42, 43
  • Gakuen Heaven: 49
  • Kichiku Megane, R: 58, 59
  • Si-Nis-Kanto: 78
  • Shingakkou: 87
  • sweet pool: 95
  • Sukisyo 1, 2, 3, 4: 97, 98, 99, 101
  • Taishou Mebiusline: 122
  • Togainu no Chi: 136
  • DRAMAtical Murder, re:connect: 141, 142
  • NO, THANK YOU!!: 150
  • Miracle Not-on, expansion: 189, 190
  • Messiah: 195
  • Lamento: 209
  • Daylight: 138
  • Absolute Obedience: 112

If you don’t see your game on here, you can ask me in the comments.  Note, though, that some games aren’t on this list.  (For example, I looked, but cage simply isn’t on there.)

Here is the link again, and with all that said, thank you for reading, and thank you for voting, and hope to see you guys soon in another update!

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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. britches
    May 20, 2016 @ 16:18:28

    whee

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  2. BunBun (@DunHeartDun)
    May 20, 2016 @ 23:23:46

    I voted c:
    Welcome back from the hiatus!
    Thank you for translating the routes in Lucky Dog like always ❤
    I am grateful to be able to play this game and be able to understand it :3

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  3. o0oIKUTO0o0
    May 21, 2016 @ 21:19:30

    Thank you, like REALLY REALLY ReAllY Thank You!! OHMYGOWDIMSOHAPPYHaPPY I SquEalEd so weirdly(?) and hard xDD I read that you went on hiatus for a looong time (because of school matters) so im really happy that you didnt stop translating this game, because is such an awesome game (I luv Gian so much he’s my favorite of all the boys from the game 😉 and is my second fav BL game ❤
    I Hope you will continue translating this masterpiece of BLNV ❤
    Im going to vote for LD1 ❤
    GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR STUDIES!! (this year im entering the college… so soon i will know what it feels like to have almost not free time to spend with hobbies xD)
    Anyway: Thank you again for taking your time in translating this and I apologise for my bad english 'cause my mother language is spanish n3n/

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  4. Mina
    May 22, 2016 @ 11:59:49

    I’m glad you’re back in business. 😀 I can’t wait to read the rest of Bernard route and in the near future finally getting my hands on the Luchino route which I’m expecting so desperately. Thank you for your hard work!

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  5. nicedragon
    May 23, 2016 @ 15:16:09

    I voted! I’m still here =D
    Thank you for the translations! I really enjoy them! I know what I’ll be doing today.

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  6. Titi
    May 24, 2016 @ 20:22:39

    Thanks for the translations! I missed much These little monsters :’D. By the way, They Will Also continue translating Lucky Dog BLAST?

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  7. Tsu
    May 25, 2016 @ 23:25:52

    Really, really, really, thank you for the update. I was playing Bernardo’s route a few weeks ago, and now my life is complete ❤

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  8. Adaz-rip
    May 27, 2016 @ 17:30:39

    my heart stopped when i saw this post, thank you so much you made my day

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  9. Butt
    May 30, 2016 @ 19:54:00

    Thank you SO much for continuing!!! I’m EAGERLY anticipating the completion of this project and every update is ridiculously exciting 😀

    I don’t check every day, but I do come back every so often just to see the progress.

    Thank you again! I know life can be stressful, and probably even more so with this hanging over your head 🙂

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  10. Olivia
    May 31, 2016 @ 23:55:59

    So glad to see you are back and translating. Keep up the good work 🙂

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  11. Jeanie
    Jun 01, 2016 @ 00:30:45

    I’m so happy.
    I had a long stressful semester.
    I’m so happy to be able to read this after all that crap, lol.

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  12. Pengaana
    Jun 01, 2016 @ 15:03:34

    Welcome back again!!
    It’s crazy how life gets us busy

    Oh my goodness I think I stopped breathing for a second there when I checked and saw and update. I think I’ve completed 3 new BL games within the time the last update was but LD1 will always have that special place in my heart so I’m so happy to have new material to read along with now ;__; Though I might have to do a little back reading to get myself immersed again.

    I think as far as main characters go I still haven’t met one as fun as Gian (though Haru from NTY does come close) so it would be an honor to vote for him. I’m sorry though LD1 side characters but I’m going to have to give Clear from Dmmd my vote in that category. Thanks for giving some some know-how about the voting, I wouldn’t have known otherwise.

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  13. Kurono
    Jun 09, 2016 @ 20:23:59

    You played CAGE??? Cool! Another game that needs moar love ❤

    Hmm, I don't know whether I should wish for BL games to get more popular. But I afraid that once it gets popular, no more quality writing and likable protags like Gian ;( It could've turned into cash-cow franchise like most otome and ecchi games nowadays…

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    • terracannon876
      Jun 09, 2016 @ 20:41:42

      It does indeed need more love, but I have to confess … I haven’t played Cage 😄 I’ve just heard that it’s good.

      Look at it this way. The more popular things get, the lower the price tends to get 😛 The reason the merch is all so expensive is because they’re part of a niche industry. Everything has to be so expensive because there are the few ppl willing to pay those exorbitant prices, but there aren’t enough to justify lowering the prices. To be fair, it’s not the case with LD so much as many other series (just look at figurines)…

      They ARE getting more of an audience now, though, if only because of No Thank You and that Mangagamer release.

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  14. heyheyyy
    Jun 10, 2016 @ 19:45:05

    I checked Cool-B magz and found LD1 all over the place xD Does that means it’s the most popular BL game in Japan?

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  15. maayndudkovMaayn
    Aug 06, 2016 @ 08:16:49

    Hello! Thank you for translating parts of the game, I just finished Ivan’s best route and I want to start Giulio’s best route. I plan on doing all of the routes and doing my favorite last and so I wanted to ask are you going to translate Luchino’s route as well? (he is my best)

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  16. C
    Sep 22, 2016 @ 20:41:19

    Should you really be encouraging people who don’t know Japanese to hijack a poll about things they haven’t read? It’s not really fair to the rest of the games when these people can’t adequately judge them against each other and only vote for the few that are in English.

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