Infinite Stratos

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Re: Project Plea: Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉)

Postby Mystes » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:49 am

Teh_ping wrote:Second update (Including first update):

Spoiler! :
"Everyone's here, right? Then let's start out SHR (student homeroom meeting)--"

Being the vice homeroom teacher, Yamada Maya-sensei (who introduced herself before) stood in front of the blackboard as she earnestly smiled to everyone.

She had a petite figure, and didn't look any different from a student. However, wearing the clothes that didn't match her body made her look even more petite, and it was even out of place with those large olive green hazy glasses.

How should I say it? Instead of saying that it was a disproportionate sense of 'a kid wearing adult clothes'...it was more like being forced into it. At least I wasn't the only one thinking this way.

"Then everyone, let's get along with each other for the next 1 year~"

"......"

However, the classroom was filled with an intense atmosphere, and nobody could react.

"Now, let's move on to self-introductions. Mm, starting by seating arrangements."

Even though I thought that the vice homeroom teacher was a little cute when she panicked, even though it didn't create an 'at least I got to do something' kind of mood, unfortunately, we didn't have the time.

If you want to know why,

The reason is simple, besides me, everyone in the class is a girl.


Today’s the high school entrance ceremony, and a new world opened up for the first day. It itself was good, it was something worth being happy about.

However, the only problem was that I’m the only boy.

(This…is a lot more serious than I thought…)

It wasn’t that I thought too much, but that I really felt it, all the stares from the girls in my class.

Besides, my seat wasn’t good. Why am I placed right in the middle front seat? This extremely obvious upper body continued to be seen even though it didn’t want to.

My eyes turned to the windows.

“…”

Though I sent a pleading look, the sad thing is that my childhood friend, Shinonono Houki turned her head away irritatedly, pretending to look outside. Such a cold person; is this the attitude a childhood friend should show after being separated for 6 years? …no, does she completely hate me now?

“…san, ORIMURA ICHIKA-SAN.”

“Ye, yes!?”

Suddenly having my name called out, I subconsciously responded. As expected, there were snickers, and I couldn’t keep calm.

Even though it’s not like I’m bad at handling girls, there has to be a limit. It’s like liking ramen and letting it be the main course, I’ll get sick of it in less than 3 days. Sigh, I don’t know. Besides, I never liked ramen to that extent…eh, I shouldn’t be talking about this now.

Anyway, I’m the only boy in the class, there are 29 other female students in this class, and the assistant homeroom teacher is a female as well. As for the homeroom teacher…I don’t, but it should be a female as well. It seems that she didn’t show herself yet. What is she doing now?

“We, well, I’m sorry for calling you out so loudly. Are, are you angry? Sorry, sorry! But, that, self-introductions, we started from ‘あ‘ (a) , and now we’re at ‘お (o)‘ for Orimura-san now. So, pl, please, can you introduce yourself? Can, can you?”


The vice homeroom teacher, Yamada Maya-sensei, bowed politely. However, bowing to such an extent caused her spectacles to slide off. And that attitude of ‘whatever goes’ really worried me. Speaking of which, is she really older than me? I can accept if it’s said that she’s as old as me.

“No, about that, there’s no need to continue apologizing…besides, it’s just a self-introduction, so please calm down, sensei.”

“Re, really? Really? Really? Ok, you, you said it, so you better do it!”

Yamada-sensei suddenly looked up and grabs my hand, holding it really tightly…well, it just attracted quite a bit of attention again.

However, since I said it, as a man, I can’t get out of it. And the most important thing is that once I form a crack here, I have to face this awkward environment again (TN: Most likely, human interaction)

I suddenly stood up and turn to look behind.

(Uu…)

At first, I thought it was just the stares on my back, but now I could feel it from the front. Anyway, even Houki, who abandoned me, glanced over at me. As expected, even for me, who self-admittedly is rather capable in handling girls, I’m fearful of it. Even if I like curry—no, we’ll stop talking about this.

“Hm—…well, I’m Orimura Ichika. I’ll be in your care.”

After I bowed courteously—wait a second? What’s with those ‘say something more’ looks and ‘can’t be just this, right?’ atmosphere?

It’s impossible for me to rattle on about myself. It’s not uninteresting, but I don’t want everyone to hear it. Besides, isn’t it more troublesome to take about interests right from the beginning? I’ll scare the girls if I’m to suddenly talk about ‘planting and grafting cactuses!’ right? On a side note, my interest isn’t in planting and grafting cactuses. I’ll say this as a precaution.

“…”

I’m all sweaty in the back down. What should I do? What should I say?

Speaking of which, why am I here?


Hmm, good job. It reminds me of your style. When I translate, I usually put a - for the unfinished words(Eg. Rea-really?) but you seem to like the ,(Rea, really?).

Well, good job translating so far. Do you want me to lend a hand? Though my translation differs, I can still PM you some parts so this can get finished quickly.
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Re: Project Plea: Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉)

Postby Teh_ping » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:02 am

Ah sure, maybe you can start after the part 'yes, yes, I'm an idiot'. I can't find any Japanese RAWs here, only Chinese. Guess I need to go to the bookshop next week.

If we can get 7k views for the first chapter, then I'll work on this full time.
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Re: Project Plea: Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉)

Postby Teh_ping » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:38 am

Update 3. This is harder to translate than Index when it's kind of vague to me here.

Spoiler! :
“Uu—so cold…”

In the middle of February, I, as a third-year, was heading towards the examination center.

“If I want to get into the nearest high school to my house, why must I go to a place that’s four stops away from my house…and today’s so cold…”

Due to a cheating case last year, the government would only divulge the location of each school’s entrance exams only 2 days before the actual thing. Though I feel that it’s completely redundant, as everyone could see, I was only a third-year. Besides, what could I say? Basically, I could only bear grudges as I headed towards the examination center.

My ideal school was Aoetsu Private School that was near my house, average standard in education, and has a school festival.

If there’s any special advantage that’s worth mentioning, it’s that a private school’s fees are extremely cheap, exceptionally cheap.

Why? That’s simple. This is because 90% of all the graduates of this school are employed in jobs related to this school corporation.

Even if it wasn’t like the employment freeze, it’s something worth being happy about when you can be taken care off after your graduation.

And there are too many wonderful jobs out there, and besides, it’s all localised. There’s no need to worry about flying to one rural place on one day. Really wonderful.

“And in the end, I still want to get away from Chifuyu nee-san’s care…”

As for my house, quite a few things happened. My parents are no longer around, and though my older sister, who’s a lot older than me, is taking care of me, for quite some time, I felt inferior for having no parents.

Well, even though Chifuyu nee-san won’t need to be that cautious when she married someone who’s well off, I do feel a bit bitter that she was forced to marry out.

At first, I thought of working immediately after I graduated from middle school, but due to nee-san’s overwhelming strength—and my sister-in-law’s power—I couldn’t overcome them, so until then, I was still an examinee.

However, getting into this Aoetsu Private School was like finding a job. At the same time, I can reduce Chifuyu nee-san’s burden—however, it doesn’t really have anything to do with reducing her burden, it was just that I wanted to do it.

“…Let’s just say that I accept what happened before.”

Thanks to a year of cramming, I was designated as a class A student. Like usual, I went about taking exams, and like usual, I was accepted as per normal, so I wasn’t nervous when I walked into the examinations area. Though I know the name of the examination, I didn’t exactly know the location, and such a normal public facility has many functions as an arena. Though it’s rare for a private firm to borrow from the public sector, those are all regional enterprises, and many obey it exclusively (TN: Not sure what they are talking about here, someone help me check this part, please? I’m guessing it is about how someone in charge of the public sector—a.k.a. the government will fall pressure to the private sector)

“Hm…Weird, how do I get to the second level now?”

Not good, I’m lost. Speaking of which, why must it be constructed in such a hard-to-understand manner? Seems like it was constructed by some designer with a rather good background. Also, that person should be born from some localized industry.

“But what’s with that ‘I’m too stylish to design this logically’ feeling…and where’s the stairs…”

Strictly speaking, getting lost was also a lie. It’s hard to hard why there weren’t any maps on the walls. The glass walls on that corridor will lower air conditioning efficiency, right? And wouldn’t it be dangerous to set up tiles on those meaningless walls if there’s an earthquake? Wouldn’t those lights that are packed closely together use quite a lot of electricity? Besides, wouldn’t changing them be too difficult? Why is that useless roof so high? Hm…

“…”

A third year already and yet I was lost—no, this is too embarrassing.

“Never mind, I’ll open the next door I see. That should be the correct answer.”

Ah, just nice to have a door here. Shall I open it?

“Ah—you, should be an examinee, right? Alright, head over to the opposite side and change. We’re in a rush here. Here, we can only loan it up till 4 o’clock, and we can’t extend it any further. Really, I don’t know what the government is thinking here…”

The moment I walked in, a 30-something somewhat psychotic looking female teacher continues to rattle on. However, she really looked busy, or maybe because she was busy because she lacked judgement —or both—, she gave me step-by-step instructions without looking at me before leaving.

(Change clothes? Hm, do we have to change clothes during an exam nowadays? Ahh, the number of ways they can think of to handle cheating, no matter which school it is.)

Once I pulled aside the curtain, I found something mysterious in it.

How should I put it? It was something like a ‘medieval armor that’s placed inside a castle’. Also, it’s kneeled down on one leg, as if it’s swearing an oath of allegiance to its master.

In contrast to the armor with minor parts that were tightly wrapped, probably no one will find such armor acceptable. Anyway, putting that thing over there, one will wonder ‘what the heck is this’.

It has the outline of a human, silently waiting for its user to arrive.

—I know what it is, it is ‘IS’.

The actual name is ‘Infinite Stratos’. It was originally created as a multi-purpose power suit for space operations.

However, its development did not go as what the creator originally intended for it to be, but modified by the other mechanic specialists involved into a ‘war machine’. However, all the other countries designate it as a ‘Sport’—a so-called high-performance flying device.

The fatal flaw of this ‘IS’ is that this machine will only react to females.

Thus, right now, the thing in front of me was like a dummy in a windowed cupboard. It didn’t do anything, nor will it do anything. It’s just an object.

—Thinking about this, I touched it.

“Hm!?”

Ting! A sound of metal echoes in my mind.

Next, all sorts of signals appeared in my consciousness. All the things that one wants to know yet is unable to know for only several seconds ago appear in front of me. The basic movements of the ‘IS’, operation method, capabilities, characteristics, existing equipment, active time limit, movement range, sensitivity, radar search, armor residue, output gauge, and so on…

As if I had used it for years, as if it was a technique that I refined, I understood everything about it, mastered everything.

The vision was also linked to the sensors, the numbers directly appear in my mind. I could also feel the surrounding situation through numbers.

“What, what’s going on…?”

It moved. ‘IS’. Like my own hands and feet.

I felt something expanding on my skin—mucosal armor extended…over

My body suddenly felt light, I felt that I lost weight—jets operation normal…confirm.

While my right hand felt the weight, the weapon started to form through light—a close-range combat knife… extend.

I felt chilly about this sudden increase in knowledge of the world—ultra-aware components in most comfortable mode…complete.

I understood everything about what it does. I definitely wanted to know but couldn’t understand it before, I definitely didn’t learn anything about it before, but I still understood it now.


And the world that I saw through the data of the ‘IS’ was like—
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Re: Project Plea: Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉)

Postby Mystes » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:22 am

Teh_ping wrote:Update 3. This is harder to translate than Index when it's kind of vague to me here.


seems that you haven't tried to translate Bakemonogatari or GOSICK. I kinda knew how it was hard translating after trying :D .
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Re: Project Plea: Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉)

Postby Mystes » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:54 am

Here's what I started translating:

Spoiler! :
“Aahh-…”

I can’t bear it. It’s too much trouble. I can’t. I’m desperate.

“………………”

The first theory class for IS is finally finished, and it’s the break now. But, I don’t know how to respond to the abnormal atmosphere in the classroom.

Incidentally, while IS institute is a profit-earning business, there is also education about IS, and made the daily schedule of the courses. The structure of the school? You can look at the map by yourself.

(But, I cannot to not think of a solution…)

Apart me, everyone here is a girl. This isn’t only limited to my class, but also to the entire school.

Incidentally, the news that ‘I’m the only man piloting an IS’ has also spread everywhere in the world, from the concerned people by the school to the students all know about me.

That is why, in the middle of the corridor there are girls from other classes, as well as 2nd and 3rd year sempeis. Even though I’m used to see girls, however, almost no one finds me to talk. It seems that the schoolgirls of the same year are also thinking ‘Come talk to me’, the air is full of ‘Hey, are you running away in front of difficulties’ tension.

By the way, even though IS Academy is the world’s only specialized IS school, but a lot of schools with the intention of sending students, entering the IS studying program, so they can enter advanced studies.

And these kinds of school are 100% all-girl schools. In the end, these kinds of schools’ girls almost doesn’t have any immunity against males, and as the boys in a normal society, there’s a dilemma about their position.

The current weapons are wasted metal in front of an IS, that’s why the balance of the world’s military has been broken. And because IS was been invented by the Japanese people, they have the monopole of the IS technology. The other countries that became more aware of the threat signed an IS Application Protocol— called commonly as the ‘Alaska Treaty’ and had convened the IS’s disclosure and it’s information share, established the foundation of world research institutions, and prohibited the military usage as well as others.

That’s why, the number of IS pilots of a country has, a very close relationship with its military force (a credible defence force). The pilots are only girl… the countries all implanted a female protection system priority.

That’s why, because of the ‘woman=great’ image is imprinted in everyone’s heart, in ten short years, women became superior to men in the hierarchy.

When suddenly an equal ‘man’ has appeared, it was obvious that there’s curiosity first.

(After, it became like this situation.)

By chance I looked at the girl on the nearby table, and while she was staring me before, she immediately looked a way in panic. Also, it created a ‘I’m being approached’ atmosphere.

Also, becoming the representative of the entire country’s girls’ veneration, being titled as Orimura Chifuyu’s little brother made things very complicated.

(Who could lend me a hand in this kind of situation…)


It's just an example. When I'll finish the schoolworks due to next Friday, I might translate a bit more.
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Re: Project Plea: Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉)

Postby Darklor » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:05 pm

So will one of you create the teaser project page?
Please don't mind my bad english since I'm german.

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Re: Project Plea: Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉)

Postby Mystes » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:04 pm

Darklor wrote:So will one of you create the teaser project page?


Well, I don't know about how to submit a teaser, neither do I know if I could, so I'll let Teh Ping or some others do it.
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Re: Project Plea: Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉)

Postby Teh_ping » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:43 pm

kira0802 wrote:
Teh_ping wrote:Update 3. This is harder to translate than Index when it's kind of vague to me here.


seems that you haven't tried to translate Bakemonogatari or GOSICK. I kinda knew how it was hard translating after trying :D .


Trust me, I do (for Bakemono anyway), I had a rating system here.

Spoiler! :
Well, if we're going by this, I'll post my LN translation difficulty rating (among those that I read):

3/10: Baka Test (Straightforward text, and since Akihisa's an idiot, the vocabulary's rather simple)
5/10: Zero no Tsukaima (Okay, ecchi is not my cup of tea, but the plot here is still rather straightforward)
6/10: DRRR!!, Seitokai no Ichizon. (Not your conventional styles of novels here, but still workable.)
7/10: TAMnI. (Terminologies, terminologies and terminologies. What can I say?)
10/10: SnS (Terminologies, terminologies and even more indirect text. There's a reason why only 3 translators managed to last through more than 1 chapter...), __gatari series (word puns are heavily spammed here, as one would expect of Nishio Ishin). It's the least literal work I've ever seen, ever.

By the way, anything above 7/10 should be shunned at all costs if you're inexperienced (even though I want to patch up on the ___gatari series, my Japanese isn't as strong as I would like), so 7/10 is the maximum I would recommend for intermediates.


So many series I want to work on, so little time to do it.

EDIT: Ah, and I created the page. Will someone (maybe Darklor) please upload the illustrations?

http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Infinite_Stratos
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Re: Project Plea: Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉)

Postby Darklor » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:53 am

Ah, thats great! - But for pictures upload would be Vaelis the better partner.

Btw. I did add here a poll too.


And now would it be interesting to know what you have already translated here, so that it can be added at the right places in the wiki too. (Or you do add it yourself there ;) )

I mean is every translated part till now from the prologue or first chapter or both or from a later chapter?
Please don't mind my bad english since I'm german.

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Infinite Stratos (IS)

Postby Darklor » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:01 am

This is the feed back thread for Infinite Stratos at http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index ... te_Stratos

Please tell us what you think of it.
Please don't mind my bad english since I'm german.

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Re: Project Plea: Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉)

Postby Mystes » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:58 pm

Darklor wrote:Ah, thats great! - But for pictures upload would be Vaelis the better partner.

Btw. I did add here a poll too.


And now would it be interesting to know what you have already translated here, so that it can be added at the right places in the wiki too. (Or you do add it yourself there ;) )

I mean is every translated part till now from the prologue or first chapter or both or from a later chapter?


Well, I updated the characters' names till Volume 2 and Volume 2 itself (btw the titles that don't start with a capital letter is orginally english).

As for ch1, well someone of you two will have to do it one day.

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Re: Infinite Stratos (IS)

Postby Mystes » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:23 pm

Well, just that evryone gets the right idea, this is not a novel without a plot. In the 4 novels in the beginning, you get the idea that there isn't one. In fact, the author was making a love comedy/soft start to a bit more serious thing in the end of novels 1-3, the fourth being a bunch of short stories. But I think that in the 5th and the 6th, things start to get a bit more deeper. For example
Spoiler! :
Ichika gets a hole on his body by a crazy girl (I had the intention to write "yandere" but I see nothing of "dere" here.


Anyways, I read the novels and I think that it is a LN superior to Strike Witches, which I dropped after one chapter. This is a LN that got a bit popular after the series were getting animated. I can compare it too the same kind of plot as Hidan no Aria (though the author lacks creativity too design the girls'reactions).

I don't think you should take the anime as an example. There are way too much things that the anime didn't put that don't make sense while watching it. I hope that the teaser by Teh Ping could get released a bit sooner with some help. Well, it was a very long comment, but in my mind, all projects should get a chance to get a teaser and to be judged by the B-T viewers.
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Re: Project Plea: Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉)

Postby Teh_ping » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:02 am

Update 4:

Spoiler! :
“…”

—Hm~

Let’s confirm the situation again. Today’s the first day that I’m officially in High School, and I’m currently doing a self-introduction. In front of me are 29 girls, and behind me, it seems like Yamada-sensei’s about to cry…oh yeah, Yamada-sensei’s name is easy to remember. From up to down, it can be read as ‘Ya Ma Da Ma Ya’ (ヤマダマヤ). Hm, nice name, it’s easy to remember. Anyway, enough small talk.

In the end, my self-introduction hasn’t ended yet. Anyway, the girls were giving me looks of ‘tell me more about you!’.

Oi, Houki, aren’t you going to lend me support as a childhood friend?—Ah, she’s ignoring me again? You heartless person. How about that touching reunion scene again? Even though it never occurred.

(Not good. This is bad. If I remain silent like this, I’ll end up being tagged as a ‘sinister person’.)

I held my breath before taking a deep breath, determined as I say this,

“That's all.”

DANG~! Several girls collapsed onto the floor. What were they expecting from me? Stop spouting nonsense.

“That, that…”

Behind me, I could hear a voice. The crying has doubled. Eh? This won’t do? Is this strange?

PANG! I got knocked on the back of my head.

“OW—!?”

It hurt, but compared to this, something even more important flashes through my head.

This way of knocking—suitable force, perfect angle, suitable speed, someone—though it’s extremely similar to someone else’s method that I’m familiar with, but…

“…”

I gingerly turned back. Black tightfitting skirt, tall and skinny, the bodyline of someone who doesn’t look muscular even after lots of training. Her hands folded in front of her chest, her sharp slim phoenix eyes would remind anyone of wolves.

“Eh, Guan Yu!?”

PANG! Here goes another hit. As the impact was too big, well, look, all the girls are staring here.

“Who’s a hero in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms? Idiot?”

A deep voice. Though I have heard the sound effect of a gong, but, eh?
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Re: Project Plea: Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉)

Postby Vaelis » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:05 am

I've uploaded the illustrations for volume 1.
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Re: Project Plea: Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉)

Postby larethian » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:42 am

eeto, Aleister-san, Ma Ya --> Ya Ma. :wink:
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