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Sword Art Online & Accel World Novels Licensed

Postby stellarroze » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:15 am

Yen Press have licensed the Sword Art Online & Accel World light novels.

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Re: Sword Art Online & Accel World Novels Licensed

Postby Nurin » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:11 pm

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Sword Art Online & Accel World are licensed.

Postby Teh_ping » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:50 pm

'NOTICE: The Sword Art Online and Accel World projects is currently licensed by Yen Press. Project will be deemed as 'Abandoned' within a month.
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Re: Sword Art Online & Accel World Novels Licensed

Postby Gohankuten » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:05 pm

Does this mean Tap won't be translating v13? How long am I going to have to wait for Yen Press to release it? I don't want this going the way of Shakugan and only getting a volume or 2 translated then dropped but still licensed.
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Re: Sword Art Online & Accel World Novels Licensed

Postby Teh_ping » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:22 pm

A quick amendment to the previous announcement. The series mentioned (Sword Art Online and Accel World) will be taken down by the release of the first volumes for the respective series latest.

Gohankuten wrote:Does this mean Tap won't be translating v13? How long am I going to have to wait for Yen Press to release it? I don't want this going the way of Shakugan and only getting a volume or 2 translated then dropped but still licensed.


Yen Press is pretty solid when it comes to LN releases, and they're finishing up the Bungaku Shoujo main series Jan 2014.

Regarding the issue of Progressive:

Not unless that is licenced (stated in the C & D) and/or has a release date by a western and English publisher.
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The Last Month

Postby MineRiko » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:43 pm

As seen in the previous post about the licensing of both novels, translator have been asked to clear out the completed TL works by September.

Which basically means, you have one month to finish the currently completed volumes.

Well, just a piece of advice if you don't want to rush (don't take my word for it, I'm not sure if it's banned), get the PDFs. This is practically your last chance. Anything after this...

You'll have to buy the official one.

Well, good luck! I haven't really been a fan of either LN, but I guess it's good to read a variety.
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Re: Sword Art Online & Accel World Novels Licensed

Postby Moe_Ronn » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:45 pm

I thought it would be a good idea to clarify in this main thread, what will happen to the side materials? Will they continue to be hosted on Baka-Tsuki?

Specifically: the doujinshi and all other non-volume side stories for Sword Art Online, and the BD specials for Accel World.

I might as well mention my thanks for all the translators and editors that have worked on these two projects here. Much thanks for all the work put into the projects for Sword Art Online and Accel World.
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Re: Sword Art Online & Accel World Novels Licensed

Postby royaloyalz » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:48 pm

Agreed.

I guess everything will be taken down in a month's time. Just look at it as the worst case scenario. It may or may not be taken down, depending on whether Yen Press managed to get the license for those as well. From what I have read thus far though, it seems unlikely that they will be getting the licensing rights to those as well, but you will never know the exact details till it is out.

Expect to have even lesser time than that. Just grab all the PDF/Mobi/Epub versions you can find and store them safely somewhere, because it will be likely that it will take at least 3 years for the official translations to get that far. Also grab all those side stories and what not while you're at it.

Alternatively, learn Chinese and read from Chinese websites, because they don't really care much for these licensing issues.

Or, you could learn Japanese and just read it as how it was supposed to be read.

Both methods will probably take you lots of time to implement though. There is no easy way for this, everything will take lots of time :lol:

Either way, this is a bittersweet piece of news for me. Glad that the series is getting the recognition that it deserves, sad that we will probably be waiting for quite a while before we will be able to enjoy the latest arc of the story.

Once again, I would like to thank all those that have put in the massive amounts of time and effort to translate these awesome LNs, especially Teh_ping, Taps and all the various other translators.
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Re: Sword Art Online & Accel World Novels Licensed

Postby shinikage » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:09 am

i guess i am going to have to look for another source for the translated novels no way in hell i am going to wait a a year or more until they catch up with vol5, hoping they don't drop it just because the first 2-3 vol didn't sell as well as they wanted, yen press is known for doing that, among other things
on another note, it means the translation will be removed on all the languages or only the English ones? as far as i know yen press doesn't own the publishing rights worldwide outside japan
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Re: Sword Art Online & Accel World Novels Licensed

Postby Cindynka » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:34 am

shinikage wrote:i guess i am going to have to look for another source for the translated novels no way in hell i am going to wait a a year or more until they catch up with vol5, hoping they don't drop it just because the first 2-3 vol didn't sell as well as they wanted, yen press is known for doing that, among other things
on another note, it means the translation will be removed on all the languages or only the English ones? as far as i know yen press doesn't own the publishing rights worldwide outside japan


This is what I want to know too, whether will be the other languages translations deleted too.
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Re: Sword Art Online & Accel World Novels Licensed

Postby arczyx » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:48 am

Cindynka wrote:This is what I want to know too, whether will be the other languages translations deleted too.

The alternative language projects for Haruhi didn't get axed, so I guess it's fine to keep them.
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Re: Sword Art Online & Accel World Novels Licensed

Postby Nurin » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:43 am

Yes, AT languages Won't be affected(you will only loss you Free material) as long as they aren't licensed on their respective country.(You can Always try saving the PDFs) :P
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Re: Sword Art Online & Accel World Novels Licensed

Postby Cindynka » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:54 am

Okay, thanks, that's what I wanted to hear :D
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Re: Sword Art Online & Accel World Novels Licensed

Postby shinikage » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:32 am

is sad to have to wait almost 2 years to read the official version of vol 5 (that if they faithfully stick to a 3 months release schedule) which to be honest is not one of yen press fortes so i guess we will not be seeing vol 14 until maybe early 2019 in the best case scenario...yay, i shrudder to think what would happen if they decide to license index..
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Re: Sword Art Online & Accel World Novels Licensed

Postby Rohan123 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:33 am

Well, I guess that it is time to say goodbye to SAO for like 3 years(assuming that Yen Press releases 4 volumes of SAO every year). I should probably grab all the PDFs/EPUBs/MOBIs I can of SAO, and while I'm at that, I should grab AW too since I was planning to read it sooner or later anyway. Or I can concentrate on learning Japanese and read the JP volumes(but that will take years too...) :|
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