For OreDungeon fans

I know many were sad at the abrupt discontinuation of OreDungeon (see previous news post for details), but for those wanting more, I have stumbled upon a couple English-written stories that were (obviously) inspired by it.

*Note, I have not read these in their entirety, just skimmed a bit, so I cannot assure quality. However, if you want a web serial that is about a guy BEING the ACTUAL dungeon, these certainly fit that criteria!

Mystery of the Dungeon (24 chapters as of this post)

Dungeon Without a Name (5 chapters as of this post)

If you guys have seen any others wherein the guy becomes a dungeon, or some similarly odd/absurd/hilarious premise, let me know and I’ll link it here ♥


Reader suggested:

Lair (39 short chapters as of this post)
I was Reincarnated as a Magic Academy (9 chapters as of this post)

Jashin Average (21 Chapter as of this post, + side stories)
Hisshou Dungeon Unei Houhou (5 chapters as of this post)
Maou no Hajimekata *18+ NSFW (5 Chapters as of this post)
Master of Dungeon (11 chapters as of this post)
Lazy Dungeon Master (4 chapters as of this post)

June (er July) Surprise Teasers! And General status of series

LONG UPDATE IS LONG

Well, it took a little longer than I thought to translate, but here’s 52 pages of translated goodness! (to skip to the releases and synopsis’ look for the #1!). Enjoy all these wonderful Female-oriented and (hopefully) Male-enjoyable stories! Although amount of chapters vary, they are all around the same length of 12-14 google doc pages. We have two LNs featuring girls reincarnated into fantasy worlds (cause why not!), and two WNs which are Female > reincarnated/changed-into > Male. Nearly all genderswap stories out there are Male -> Female (not just in Japan, but across all media), but I am particularly fond of the F -> M category. I will thus endeavor to get others interested!

Same rules apply to these stories as other teasers, feel free to take them over at any point! In fact, I beg you please do! (I don’t have time to TL them all!!!) If you’re interested in the LNs and need access to the raw, toss me a comment or email! Due to OreDungeon news (listed below) I may take on one of the 4 as another project, depending on feedback (so if you want to read more, definitely let me know so that I know people are interested! atm #1 The Lazy Sage and #4 Hitomishiri Onna are my personal favorites)

And now for a general update on all series!

OreDungeon news: Officially dropped. Not because I want to…the author’s account was deleted (something about a rule violation??) ;n; much sadface

Yuusha Party news: Translations will resume immediately now that my teasers are done. Look forward to it!

Jashin Tensei news: Maybe????????

+Alpha no Tachiichi manga: tbh I haven’t touched it much in the last few months, BUT it is still on my agenda!

Goblin no Oukoku news: I still haven’t really touched it all that much…someone should really take it over… *dangles it from a fishing pole*


In the realm of Soli’s work, there’s been another upheavel as our front desk gal has been let go. If this story sounds familiar it’s because our office just went through this a few months ago |D;; Only this time, I am taking on most of the workload of the front desk. So, I’m going to be super busy with work, during one of the busiest times of the year, and have to train someone new to do the job…again. Wish me luck 8A8


#1 (LN)
00-1
Monogusana Kenja
The Lazy Sage

Author: Kuroko
Illustrator: Shabon

Synopsis:
In a world where a variety of peoples live, Elves and Beastmen, even Fairies, there are those that are hated――Mixed Breeds. Acht, a girl with memories and knowledge of a past life on another world, is such a hated creature. Avoided where she walks, unable to stay at an Inn, and no potential places of employment in her future. A life with a mountain of problems, she tries to overcome it with the knowledge from her former life, but when she does… A research loving Royal Magician, a black-hearted Prince, even a Pirate Captain; a bunch of troublesome people begin to call her a “Sage” and follow her everywhere! A reincarnation fantasy about a pessimistic girl and her misfortunes.

Chapter 0 & 1 (part 1)


#2 (LN)
00-1
Tensei Shitanode Tsugi Koso wa Shiawasena Jinsei wo Tsukande Misemashou
I Reincarnated, so the Next Thing to do is Lead a Happy Life
(Happy Life)

Author: Saeki-san
Illustrator: Kasukabe Akira

Synopsis:
After being hit by a car, she suddenly found herself in the afterlife…or so she thought, but for some reason she reincarnated as a baby in another world?! Lizbeth was raised by incredibly doting and beautiful parents, and using the knowledge from her former life she makes a goal to “have a moderately successful life” in this world. However, her talent for magic is abnormal, and a prince, along with many other noble young men have either become infatuated with her, aim to kill her, or almost die…that isn’t “moderate” at all! But even so, she swears to obtain the happy life she envisioned, somehow!

Chapter 0 & 1 (part 1)


#3 (WN)
Watashi, Dokidoki Renai Kakumei de Onii-chan Yattemasu
I, am Playing the Role of the Older Brother in Hearthrob Love Revolution
(LoveRevoBro)
(aka OMG HaruPARTY is translating a non-reincarnation novel!)

Author: Tachimori Asato
*Completed in country of origin

Synopsis:
I’m very ordinary girl who had no interest in Otome games, and was suddenly sucked into the world of a cliche Otome game, Heartthrob Love Revolution. That’s all well and good, I’m not exactly thrilled, but it’s fine. However, why am I the heroine’s older brother? I’m a girl! My character is named Makoto, and as him I hang out with the Heroine to help her get together with the princely character and make it to the end credits. All righty, I just need to support the Heroine while she does her best. If I do, I think I’ll be able to go back to my original world…but wait, why am I so popular? Hey, prince guy, don’t you blush at me!

Chapter 1-2


#4 (WN)
Hitomishiri Onna ga Isekai de Seitenka shita Kekka
The Result of a Debilitatingly Shy Woman’s Genderswap in Another World
(Hitomishiri Onna)

Author: Aichinohito

Synopsis:
Saitou Yoshiko was a boring 24-year old woman. She had always hated her job, but due to her debilitating shyness never spoke out, leading to a suffocating lifestyle. Then at home she suddenly reincarnated?! And into that no less! She had become a man!
Thus, Yoshiko, now named Altis, lives her life in this other world, her shyness causing a whole mess of misunderstandings, unable to rectify them…

Chapter 1-7


For those that made it down this far, I have come to find a strange happening on reddit threads when people mention my translations…they tend to reference me as a ‘he’ more often then not, so it made me wonder, do people really think I’m a guy? D8 Hopefully these teasers (and this official statement) will let those wondering know, if there was ever any question I am indeed of the female variety 8D

Moving (mostly) complete

So moving went smoothly, I got 11 people to help, and my roommate got 1. Got everything to the new place, cleaned out the old place, and spent time with my mom when she came up to visit for my birthday for a few days (although my actual birthday is tomorrow). There are still boxes to unpack, but it’s at least livable, the kitchen is usable, and I have a bed to sleep on (and thanks to my good buddy Bee, we decimated half the moving boxes just by unpacking all my books XD).

I’m now back in the translating groove. Just finishing up the June Teasers, so they should be posted by the end of the month! Then back to more Yuusha Party =D

…So long as this Riichi mahjong game doesn’t eat my soul! Damn you Saki for this addiction D:

Yuusha Party 13-14 | Moving iminent

Yuusha Party chapter 13 and 14 are live! Go read them!

We finally get to see Youki being totally OP, and his cheat is revealed! Chapter 13 is mildly rage inducing, but Youki comes back with a vengence in chapter 14 |D

And both chapters have illustrations!

Also, am I the only one here that imagined Mirror’s voice as Android 17 from DBZ Abridged? It just seems to fit so well.


Also I will be moving here in a few weeks (signing a new lease tomorrow). It may interrupt translations somewhat, but as always, you’ll be able to see my progress on the chart. If nothing has changed on the chart in a few days, I’m probably balls deep in packing and moving.

Also you may have noticed the “June Surprise” teasers mentioned on the progress chart. my birthday is in late June, so as a present to me, I am TLing some teasers 8D I hope you’ll all enjoy them when they’re revealed!

So I woke up this morning to an update from Komanchi, author of OreDungeon. I was excited…until I saw today’s date under all chapters but the first chapter…there also now seemed to be less chapters. Upon further investigation, Komanchi stated that they decided to rewrite their novel starting at chapter 2 (with revisions to chapter 1).

ლ(ಥ益ಥლ y u do dis to me????

This is probably one of the few downfalls of translating a novel so early in its development. So please be patient as I look through the revisions to chapter 1 and translate the new versions of the chapters /D;;;;

I’m just glad I was so caught up in TLing Yuusha Party that I hadn’t touched chapter 7 of OreDungeon yet….


Also if you’d like to see where I am in translating stuff, take a look at the side bar and click the link to the HaruPARTY Translation Progress Chart

I had no idea I had so many F5 fans, as I’ve seen plenty of anons looking at it without me actually posting an announcement for it (until now). Thank you devout F5ers, you made my day.

Yuusha Party 10 | OreDungeon 5-6 |Recruitment

Another Double update, though only half as many chapters this time.

Yuusha Party 10

OreDungeon 5-6

Also, are you a native English Speaker, or ESL who feels comfortably proficient at English? Do you really like Yuusha Party and want to help it be released faster?? Do you want to keep Solistia from shamelessly throwing herself at the feet of other, busier editors???

Please join HaruPARTY as an editor! I am in dire need of some editors (the last few chapters have been edited with me begging and pleading free ReT staffers to help 8A8), so I need to add more people to the team! Just shoot me an email at theluminaria [at] gmail [dot] com if you’re interested in being an active editor! Someone with really good syntax skills would also be a nice bonus! Thank you ♥


Also a big thanks to those of you that donated to the tip jar! The chocolate is delicious |D

chocolatehaul
om nom nom

I may also have bought a couple new LNs with that money, so hopefully more stories in the future ;D

Next update should include another chapter of Goblin no Oukoku (for those dying for another release)

Yuusha Party WN20-22/LN 8-9 | OreDungeon 1-4

Here it is! Finally more Yuusha Party! Also, as of this post, we will officially be switching over to the LN version (now that I have masted the art of text hooking the digital novels to be able to copy+paste =D). LN chapter 8 starts at WN chapter 20. I’ll go back and refigure the older chapters (labeling them as Chapter 1 (part 1/2/etc) as they tie to the LN.

Does this mean I’ll be going back and retranslating the earlier LN chapters? No. Why? They are not significantly different enough to call for it.
Let me explain. Just to double check the difference between the WN and LN, I took them through a text comparison tool. The two are virtually identical as in, a word here and there was changed to fit better, maybe a couple words added, every now and then a new sentence was added or an old one reworked. While there were a couple scene reconfigurations, they were, for the most part, the same. Why bother with translating the LN rather than the WN then?

The reason words and sentences in the LN were reworked was so they made more sense. It’s easier for me to translate when the author doesn’t use weird sentence configurations or odd words. Also the couple scene configurations flow better, and are A) funnier, and B) more adorable.  So yes. We shall be sticking with the LN. As a bonus, that means we’ll also be able to translate the bonus stories in the LNs. Yay, celebration.

So WN chapter 20-22, LN chapter 8-9 is ready for reading on Google Docs or On the Blog
(How many of you just got a new waifu? ;D)


More reason to celebrate! HaruPARTY is adding on a new project. (But wait, you say, don’t you have enough projects already? I retort with, you mean projects I care about and actually want to do? silence fills the room. Do go on, you say).

So, this project was meant to be a teaser…but then I fell in love with it, so yeah, new official project. A relatively new Narou web novel (only 8 chapters as of today), whose title translates to:

Ore ga Isekai Danjonda! ~Tensei shitara karada ga danjonto kashiteita~
I’m another world’s dungeon! ~After reincarnating, my body became that of a dungeon~

I lovingly refer to it as OreDungeon. I just about died laughing from the title and told myself, this needs a TL, like now.  So yes, the guy is, in fact, a DUNGEON. Elf girl slave? Check. Harem tag? Check. Shenanigans?! Double check.
Go forth and read chapters 1-4!

Also, watch out for trucks in Japan. They kill so many people. So. Many.

Teasers, PDFs & coming Blog-hosted chapters, and Tip Jar!

In between translating Yuusha Party chapters, I often come across intriguing titles on reddit or batoto or somewhere else that talks about untranslated Web and Light Novels. If I find it intriguing, I may TL a chapter or two, with no intention to finish, just to generate interest. In effect, a Teaser.  These will be hosted on the blog and not GDocs (yay?). Just click that fancy new menu section, Teaser, to the left.

The first teaser I have is Goblin no Oukoku (The Goblin Kingdom). Although there’s a real summary on the page, it’s basically what if in Re:Monster, Rou wasn’t super OP, stayed a little ugly goblin, and actually used strategic knowledge to take over the world. Fun. Found by a reddit user and I found it interesting. If you’d like to take over the project, just let me know! If you have the next chapter posted, I’ll link you on the Teaser page!


Also for those that have visited the Yuusha Party project page recently, I have a PDF version of chapter 1-19 available for download! It will next be updated when volume 1 is finished (we’re basically half way through right now). I will also be (slowly) adding Yuusha Party to blog pages for those that vehemently dislike GDocs. (Rejoice!). 20 is pretty much complete, just working on TLing 21.


Also you may have noticed on the side a little tip jar. If you like what I do, and would like to say thanks in a monetary kind of way, you can now do so! Unfortunately I cannot promise more or faster chapter releases as my full time job prevents me from doing such. But I CAN promise it will be used to buy chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. It will make me say ‘Yum’.

You can also continue to give verbal thanks the normal way by replying to the blog posts! 8D

Thanks as always everyone!

Translations resume!

Those that have been paying attention to the progress spreadsheet in the google docs folder may have noticed translation has indeed resumed!

After my writing flow got interrupted with the visit of my father, and a series of accidents (one of which resulted in a minor case of whiplash that I’m getting a few weeks of physical therapy for, the other which made my car undriveable until it got repaired), I have been getting back into translating. I’m still doing writing, but it’s not nearly as all-encompassing as it was when I first started.

So while translations will be slower than when I first started releasing, as I’ll still be writing a bit, you can expect regular releases again (I’m almost done with chapter 20!). Look forward to it!