I am really sorry for the slow updates and this intermezzo. As I stated before, I am currently busy with my thesis so I can’t translate as much. It’s vexing, I know. I feel it too even though I’m the one translating~ T^T
Now, one night, I surfed through NU forums. To see, maybe, another potential novel that has been dropped by another translator. And, just for a fleeting moment (perhaps fate? IDK~) suddenly I got curious for AOAKT. Well, just, curious. So, I typed in the search box of NU forum, ‘Ai o Ataeru Kemonotachi’.
AND THEN, SUDDENLY, I FEEL LIKE AN ICE RAIN POURED ON ME, HARD AND COLD!
BECAUSE I FOUND THIS POST AT THE TOP OF THE LIST!
In case you want to read the whole post, here’s the link: Question – Ai wo Ataeru Kemonotachi | Novel Updates Forum
(Click. Click! Just click…)
Then, I went to the site, joined their discord too (because they posted it protected by password and you could find the password in their discord.)
I read through their TL. I’ll be honest, I just opened their chapter 41 vol 1. Looks good too, even though they admit that they used google translates. It got flow, coherence, grammar… Idk whether it strayed from the raws or not. The moment I saw coherence, I don’t care about anything anymore.
AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, THEY ALREADY TRANSLATED UNTIL… FAR.
Now, here’s the interesting fact.
When I wrote that sentence ‘AND THE MOST IMPORTANT…..”, I wanted to check again until which chapter they translated it, so, I went back to their site again. AAAANNNNDDD…. I REALIZED THAT THEY’RE TRANSLATING THE BOOK VERSION, WHILE I’M TRANSLATING THE WEB NOVEL VERSION.
BUT BRUH, WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
The web novel version that I’m translating has 81 chapters+1 epilogue+23 extras. So, a total of 105 chapters. And the book version has Vol. 1 which is 56 chapters, Vol. 2 which is 23 chapters, and Vol. 3 which is 18 chapters, but until this post was made, the translator-sama translated reached Vol.3 ch.17 YESTERDAY. They’re progressing. So, the book version has a total of 97 chapters (+ Vol. 4, but the translator said that they couldn’t find the raw to the Vol. 4).
Honestly, I lost my motivation to continue translating this version. HOWEVER, I’m BARELY hanging on to this very fine spider-web thread called ‘THE TOTAL CHAPTERS’.
So, my dear readers, tell me, should I continue, should I not? Should I stop this, should I not? Comment below. Or, if you prefer a private chat with me (and maybe cheer my broken heart T^T), I welcome discord DM at Kurokami Anko#0491.