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Phenomeno

Postby ALVIBO » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:28 am

Is anyone interested in translating the Phenomeno novels? I have scans of the four volumes. I was planing on translating them myself, but that would be a couple of years in the future because I don't know japanese so good right now.
It's unlicensed, likely never to be licensed. I'd honestly be happy if someone else wanted to translate it. The novels are really interesting and illustrations by Yoshitoshi ABe are just beautiful. In interenet there is a translation of the first two chapters, but the project was frozen for over a year.
There is also free visual novel by Nitro+ which include only first chapter.

Synopsis:
Yamada Nagito, a university student living away from home, needing a cheap place to live he finds out about a mysterious “House that grants wishes” on the market for a ridiculously low rent; he snaps up the house and starts living there. Afew nights in he starts hearing strange creaking noises. Each and every night he’s assaulted by these torturous noises. The last straw is when he finds the number 7 carved into the wall, as if counting down to something. Yamada having an interest in the occult seeks help from a website he frequently visits: “Ikaigabuchi”, which specialises in occult topics.


English translation of the first two chapters can be found here: http://www.suiminchuudoku.net/tl/index. ... =Phenomeno

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Title: Phenomeno / フェノメノ
Author: Hajime Ninomae
Illustrator: Yoshitoshi ABe
Publisher: 星海社FICTIONS
Language: Japanese
Volumes: 5 Volumes
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Re: Phenomeno

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:49 pm

Looks good, I hope someone translates it.

BTW why can't we post links to legal raws. If its the website where you are supposed to view the raw, then why not? Linking isn't a crime, and neither is viewing a legal raw?
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Re: Phenomeno

Postby Misogi » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:53 pm

Guest wrote:BTW why can't we post links to legal raws. If its the website where you are supposed to view the raw, then why not? Linking isn't a crime, and neither is viewing a legal raw?


It is punished by the law, though. BT forbids that to avoid being quickly and massively targeted by the JP publishers.

BTW, it seems that a VN adapts the 1st volume of Phenomeno. The text seems to be the same as the LN's, and IIRC, an English translation exists for this VN (as a French one was posted some months ago).
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Re: Phenomeno

Postby ALVIBO » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:12 pm

BTW, it seems that a VN adapts the 1st volume of Phenomeno.

There are three stories in the first volume. VN adapts only first story.
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Re: Phenomeno

Postby bronx819 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:46 am

Played a bit of the VN and I love the feeling it gives, though I originally thought it was a VN, I'd be more than happy to see the LN volumes translated
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Re: Phenomeno

Postby Wimi_Bussard » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:03 pm

One of the few novels I would buy. Do it!
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Re: Phenomeno

Postby ASD1392 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:26 pm

ALVIBO wrote:Is anyone interested in translating the Phenomeno novels? I have scans of the four volumes. I was planing on translating them myself, but that would be a couple of years in the future because I don't know japanese so good right now.
It's unlicensed, likely never to be licensed. I'd honestly be happy if someone else wanted to translate it. The novels are really interesting and illustrations by Yoshitoshi ABe are just beautiful. In interenet there is a translation of the first two chapters, but the project was frozen for over a year.
There is also free visual novel by Nitro+ which include only first chapter.


Just read the VN and looked all over the internet to find a translation of the LN. It's by far the best LN/VN I have read in a long time.

I would really love to see it translated. I'm from South America and know dozens of people who would like to read it too, so I would like to translate it to spanish, but I don't know any japanese, so I need an english translation to do it.

I would deeply appreciate if you could please translate at least the remaining chapter from the 1st volume. I'm not sure how, but I would try to help you in any way I can.
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Re: Phenomeno

Postby Daniel789 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:57 am

I recently looked at the first volume of Phenomeno (there's apparently 6 volumes by now in Japanese) that was translated into English at the Suiminchuudoku website. Man, it's a really good light novel and I really want to see more translated. Unfortunately, the person at Suiminchuudoku who was working on it has become almost completely inactive (both Phenomeno and Zaregoto translations are inactive since 2014).

I created an English page for Phenomeno at Baka-Tsuki to encourage further translation by new translators (you can see I labeled the project "stalled", because it is): https://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/inde ... =Phenomeno

I realize it's not much, but I don't understand why some translators are wasting their time on uninteresting series when that time could be better spent on translating novels like Phenomeno. Yeah, I'm sure it has to do with taste, but surely somebody is willing to pick this up, right?
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Re: Phenomeno

Postby Renton Toshiki » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:31 am

Damn it , this novel's gotta be translated. I don't know why phenomeno is not getting translated.
Obviously, there ain't no problem with the novel , the problem is the small readership.
I think we guys ought to spread phenomenon's fame.
Unless we do something this brilliant novel would never be translated.
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