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13 Nov 2017 Site downtime November 17-19

Site maintenance is planned for November 17-19. The site is likely to be either read-only or fully inaccessible during the maintenance window.

28 Aug 2017 Executive Council selected

The Baka-Tsuki Executive Council members for 2017-2018 are hobogunner, KLSymph, Lunar Vitae, R~S, and zzhk.

25 May 2017 Site downtime May 28th, 22:30 CET

Site maintenance is planned for May 28th, 22:30 to 23:30 CET. The site (wiki and forums) will be inaccessible during the maintenance.

17 May 2017 '17-'18 BT executive council nominations open

We have started the annual process of looking for volunteers among regular BT contributors to join this year's executive council and help resolve/decide policy on the site.

Nominations run until June 3rd, after which voting, if necessary, will occur until June 18th. See this page for details.

1 April 2017 Baka-Tsuki Hijacked by Kittens.

In an unprecedented zombie wave that struck Baka-Tsuki, Baka-Tsuki shall go semi baka and be overrun by cats for the day.

Even though we don't host Mayoi Neko Overrun on the site...

Whelps--Teh Ping (talk) 17:01, 31 March 2017 (CEST)

11 November 2016 Server reboot planned

The server will need to perform a reboot at at 20:00 CET on Sunday the 13th November in order to perform critical updates, please note that the wiki will go in read-only mode 1 hour before the update to prevent you from loosing your work in case you are working online. Keep in mind that we advise translators and editors to always work offline on a local copy, to avoid data loss if the website has a problem. The reboot shouldn't take long and everything is expected to be back to normal before 21:00 CET. (We'll perform some cold backup too, since we have the occasion.) A downtime of approx. 15 minutes is to be expected. Both the wiki and the forum are concerned.

10 October 2016 Baka-Tsuki server died

The server is dead, long live the new server! We had to migrate in a rush, some things may still be broken, please report any issue you may find in the Discord channel #support or in the admin contact page.

19 September 2016 Emails and forum registration fixed

Everything should be fixed now. If you registered a forum account recently, you should have received an reminder email about activating your account. If you did not receive this, check your spam folder. If you're still having trouble, feel free to contact me or drop by the discord channel.

17 September 2016 BT Discord added

BT now has a Discord channel, and you can find the link on the sidebar under network. Stop by to chat with other BT users. And thanks to R~S for setting it up.

16 September 2016 Forum Registration is down

Unfortunately, email services on Baka-Tsuki are down. As a result, currently it is not possible to register in the forums (though Wiki registration should be unaffected), and users will not get email notifications for anything they have subscribed to. We are working on the issue, so thank you for your patience. --Cloudii (talk) 16:12, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

22 May 2016 Maintenance completed

The May 20-22 site downtime should now be over. If you notice any new errors, please report them through the admin contact page. For the BakaReader android app, update to latest version.

17 May 2016 Site downtime May 20-22, and volunteering for BT executive council open

  • The site (wiki, forums, blog) will likely be down for maintenance for periods of time between May 20th and May 22nd, 2016.
The site will be completely unavailable for at least some of this time, and may have limited access (read only) for other periods, in addition to being fully available at other times. Exactly how much time the maintenance will take is unknown, but we will try to post updates to the announcement on the wiki as progress becomes more definite during those days. Forum announcement.

  • Additionally, we have started the annual process of looking for volunteers among regular BT contributors to join this year's executive council and help resolve/decide policy on the site. Nominations run until May 29, after which voting, if necessary, will occur until June 12. See this page for details.

21 April 2016 April 2016 Town Hall Meeting & Election Announcements

Hello all!

This is just a notice that Baka-Tsuki's Town Hall (open to all BT members) will be held on Saturday April 23rd. It will be held on IRC (#Baka-Tsuki channel). The session information is as follows:

  • Session 1: Saturday 14:00 UTC (10AM EST)
  • Session 2: Sunday 02:00 UTC (10PM EST)

Please see this wiki page for more information.

In other news, 2016 Executive Council elections will occur in May. Nominations will open on May 1st and run for a week, and the voting will open on May 8th and run for a week. If you are interested in becoming part of Baka-Tsuki's administrative team, it may be a good idea to attend the town hall or review the meeting minutes.

--Cloudii (talk) 16:24, 21 April 2016 (UTC)

10th Anniversary for Baka-Tsuki~!

10 years.

10 whole years.

That is how long Baka-Tsuki has been in existence.

Watching it grow from a mere shrine for Haruhi-sama into THE hub for light novel translations is something no one would have envisioned back then. But here we are.

Many have come, many have read, and many have contributed. At the same time, many have fallen, many have despaired, and many were devastated. Truly, this is a mixed bag of emotions, but is that not what encompasses life?

All are united under the passion to read, to translate, to discover a whole new world.

A whole new world~

And with that experience, many have decided to take their experiences, to share them, and to replicate the experience for others to experience.

Some of the experiences are truly grandiose, marvellous, stories that would be classics to many for the rest of their lives.

Some of the experiences, bluntly put, are gaudy, stories that makes you wonder what you just wasted your time for.

But each experience, no matter the outcome, is a fragment of a memory that lingers within each of us, and also, shared by many like you.

We have been through the good, the bad, and the ugly (most of the ugly is caused by me...)

We have been through turbulent times, peaks, downtimes, and our phases are more erratic than an economic cycle.

Well, pardon my rudeness, but we're pretty much trying to stay alive.

Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive~

But we didn't die this year so I guess that's good enough.

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Dear...

To be honest, this is the time where we have to migrate from Earth to the colonies and then starting a war in UC 0078.

But no matter the outcome, because to you readers, translators, editors, all the contributors out there, there is always that wonderful thing that enamored you with this community. For that, we at Baka Tsuki are eternally grateful for.

And here's a toast, to a prolonged existence, one that will be as lively as before.

--Teh Ping (talk) 03:45, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Regarding the Deletion of Lots and lots of projects (December 18, 2015)

Alright guys, this one's a doozy:

Baka-Tsuki just got hit by a DMCA from Kadokawa. And this time, it's crippling,

Series affected by this are (all languages):

DAL, Itsuten, Haganai, DYD, Index, LH, Mondaiji. Nobuna, Arisu, Nareru SE, Kuusen, Sakurasou, Shana, Slayers, Chaika, Ero-manga, Spice & Wolf, Baccano, Black Bullet, Accel World, Index, Oreimo and Papakiki

Also, a note from Big Boss (tlg):

"Hey guys,

Looks like this time it's Kadokawa's turn to send DMCA, and it's a doozy. There are so many series listed that I think the jig is pretty much up. The server will need to be move from US if B-T wants to survive.

If this is the case I don't think I can continue to pay for the server anymore (as outright copyright infringement conflicts with my job). We will need to find a person to take over the operation. The server requirement shouldn't be that expensive. $20/month would suffice, I believe.


This message reached us at 0104 GMT on December 18, 2015

As of 0300 GMT, December 18, 2015, offending pages were deleted.

Currently, the BT council is looking for ways to salvage the situation. I can assure you that furious discussion is currently underway.

For all translators involved, they can head to the BT forums to request for their translations back. Follow this link:

Merry Christmas everyone

--Teh Ping (talk) 02:37, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Regarding the Deletion of Campione and its Alternate Languages (October 22, 2015)

Shueisha's DMCA was for all languages, English included. If you're an alternate language translator and you want your work back, kindly contact an admin on the forums or leave a message on their talk page.--Hayashi s (talk) 14:13, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

For official announcement, please visit here: --Teh Ping (talk) 16:42, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

A moment of silence for all the campiones that fell before us. (October 22, 2015)

Shueisha has claimed Campione! Hobo holds his Erica dakimakura tight.

Emails should be working again (September 21, 2015)

Emails and the associated features (verification, password resets, notifications) should be working again on both the wiki and the forums.

Emails not working at the moment (September 19, 2015)

There is currently a problem that prevents emails from working on both the wiki and the forums. Unfortunately, this means account features that use emails as well as general notifications are not functioning. Hopefully it can be fixed soon, but it requires getting in touch with the absent big boss, so it will depend on how soon he can be reached.

Certificate Update

Baka Tsuki has updated it's SSL/TLS Certificate. The SHA256 fingerprint is: F2:42:3C:AC:B4:35:E9:68:C3:33:C7:96:0C:8C:C1:C3:5E:DD:15:25:D4:B7:07:13:0E:B0:48:EB:E1:C3:41:B8

-- SysadmSimon

Updated MTL policy and new WN policy

Baka Tsuki has updated and clarified its Machine Translation (MTL) policy, and introduced a new policy on Web Novels (WNs). In short, the MTL policy has been clarified that MTL should not be added to the wiki without prior approval, and this applies to external links as well; in addition, the "Preview" tag and template will be retired and replaced with an "MTL" tag and template. For WNs, they will be moved to a new category, and only projects from translators wishing to host text will be permitted in the future. See the forum announcement post and individual policy pages for more details.

Scheduled maintenance coming in the next three days (June 4-6)

Site maintenance will be occurring over the next three days (June 4-6), starting at 12:00 UTC on each day and lasting a few hours. The site should only be inaccessible for part of that time, but will likely be read-only for the rest of those few hours.

--Cthaeh (talk) 17:45, 3 June 2015 (CDT)

BakaReader EX Update: Should our BakaReader EX drop support for older versions?

Vote for change!

[Poll should BakaReader EX drop support for Android < 4.0I]

Baka-Tsuki Forum: Comment! feedback!

--Onizuka-GTO 20:55, 20 April 2015 (CDT)


Nine years!!! Can you believe it?! Almost a decade!

I would like to say more, but i'll save that for the blog post... (HERE!)

But the short of it is....

Thank you. I have watched Baka-Tsuki for nine years. I've seen it grown from a single website for one Light Novel to dozens. maybe hundreds of light novel fan sites and blogs.

We have come a long way and we would not be here without you. Our readers, our contributors, our translators and our critics.

It was something worth fighting for, i know our fallen brethren, virtual and in real life, who are't with us today will be smiling on us.

Let us welcome the future, no matter where the path may lead us, let us enjoy the journey together, but if you don't mind, would you let this old man ramble beside you, if only for today? haha.

Baka-Tsuki Banzai.

--Onizuka-GTO 01:10, 15 April 2015 (CDT)

Policy Clarification (External Translation Groups)

NOTICE: Baka-Tsuki Administration has updated a rule pertaining to External Translation Groups linked to or hosted on Baka-Tsuki.

The amended portion of the rule reads as follows:

External Fan Translation groups engaging in commercial activity cannot be affiliated with Baka-Tsuki (hosted/linked).
External Fan Translation groups with licensed projects on their website cannot be affiliated with Baka-Tsuki (hosted/linked).

Linked or hosted projects currently in violation of these amended rules have one week after being notified by Baka-Tsuki staff to remove their content and links from Baka-Tsuki. --Cloudii (talk) 12:07, 4 April 2015 (CDT)

29 March 2015 Temporary Wiki Registration Returns! (again)

Due to the excessive spam, registration through normal channels will be disabled until 4 April, 2015. Until then, please register here:

Temporary Wiki Registration We apologize for the inconvenience! We'll get back to everyone with an update within a week. --Cloudii (talk) 05:57, 29 March 2015 (CDT)

UPDATE: A new CAPTCHA has been installed and registration has been re-enabled! --Cloudii (talk) 22:26, 1 April 2015 (CDT)

23 January 2015 'Forum issues. All site tracks returns positive, forum login issues'

Raise your hands. We need the spirit bomb.

To keep this issue short, the two most important figures of Baka-Tsuki have gone AWOL, one to Destiny, and another to a world beyond tomorrow.

The site tracker returns positive for every single email address, including gmail. Thus, changing of passwords and surfing the forums is a non-option at this point.

Unfortunately, TLG hasn't been around, and we're still trying to contact him.

--Teh Ping (talk) 19:12, 22 January 2015 (CST)

In short: Domain blacklisting is broken. So, every email domain is being flagged as blacklisted, preventing password changes. So, the periodic forced password change is now restricting users from the forum. This is probably a server admin thing, so TLG is needed to resolve this issue.

Regards --KuroiHikari (talk) 07:04, 25 January 2015 (CST)

Update: The broken domain blacklist has been disabled, so everyone should now be able to change their password without being identified as a spammer.

Bicube (talk) 23:27, 30 January 2015 (CST)

4 November 2014 Registration Problems. A feature. Not A bug. You're doing it wrong.

Stay Calm & Return to your gulag dormitories

As any anonymous user have noticed, there has been a persistent error in the wiki registration process. If you already have an account on the Wiki, you will have no problems registering, however brand new users will be stuck on the first page.

Unfortunately, this is not a problem we can solve without the guiding light of our glorious Big Boss & magnificent Founder.

Rest assured, since the discovery of this error, we have already dispatched 3 crack elite recon and special forces from people's Baka-Tsuki Oppression Army out into the wildness to find our Dear Leader. Unfortunately, we have never heard from them again.

But never fear! We have found 6 loyal and patriotic teenagers who have volunteered to search for the Big Boss, (someone gag that crying ones, its annoying), when they return with the Great Leader, they will be reunited with their love ones, who have been placed into our care in an happy and joyful recreational facilities deep in the Ahou Mountain Range inaccessible to the public for their protection against foreign forces. So, until we can find the 7 dragonballs to summon TLG, please head to our forum and register your grievances if you have also experienced this problem. The Big Boss will be presented this beautiful list as a gift of sacrifices. Your duty to the Motherland is appreciated.

Temporary Wiki Registration

Onizuka-GTO 09:30, 04 November 2014 (8+GMT)

UPDATE : as of 16 November 2014, it seems like TLG was satisfied with the sacrifices and corrected the problem.

12 June 2014 Baka-Tsuki Sidebar Revamp

Well, now for a series of controversial changes

Currently, I have removed most of the series on the sidebar to avoid overstacking on the 114 main series we have on the wiki. All of the top 30 are based on my personal opinion, and the list may be updated according to the shown popularity of the series
For all the remaining series on the sidebar, click on the 'Main Projects' function and search accordingly
Note that there are some series in the completed section, series like Oreimo and ToraDora.
We also added a random English project function, so any bored soul who has no idea on what to read can click on the random tag under the 'network' tab to randomly choose a series.
Keep calm and keep reading.

Teh Ping (talk) 22:25, 11 June 2014 (CDT)

28 April 2014 Baka-Tsuki Youtube Channel

That's right, we have a Youtube channel!

The Baka-Tsuki youtube channel is a way to provide audio readings of our translations, featuring so far is Hitagi Crab from Bakamonogatari Series: Chapters 001 & 002.
We welcome further contribution from other series in English or any of our alternative languages. To apply, head to our forum topic here for more details:
B-T Youtube - LN audio Recording

Onizuka-GTO 00:27, 28 April 2014 (CDT)

27 April 2014 Promotion

Rejoice and celebrate!
As of today, our glorious Wiki-Communist state has evolved even further and brought us two powerful beings. They started as Translators, assimilated the supervisor powers and now they arrived at the peak of power. Welcome Teh Ping and KuroiHikari as our new Custodians. Bow before them, pray to them, worship them.

15 April 2014 HAPPY 8/10TH* ANNIVERSARY!!!

Celebrating 8 years of wonderful Light Novels! As you can see, this year we have updated the Server, the Forum and even the Wiki!

We have had a wonderful 8th of a decade, so come down to the forums to tell us, how you found Baka-Tsuki, what was your best Baka-Tsuki moment and most importantly, what is your all time favourite Baka-Tsuki project? HAPPY 8th ANNIVERSARY!! A 8th of a Decade of Translated Light Novels!

  • Because a Baka-moment is always need on Baka-Tsuki anniversary (2006 + 2014 = 10! )
Onizuka-GTO 21:37, 14 April 2014 (CDT)

1 April 2014 Commencing deletion of entire SAO project.

(Note, despite the date, this is not a joke.)
The first SAO English volume by Yen Press will be released this month, so the deletion for the project will commence within 24 hours. First 6 volumes have been neutralized, so all remaining content (including Progressive) will be taken off this wiki.

31 March 2014 1st Patriotic National Baka-Tsuki Elite Oligarchy Comrade Congress of the Common People (PNB-TEOCCCP) was held on the 30th of March, 2014!

To arrest, execute and promote fellow Party Members and perhaps resolve issues with dissidents and bugs on the wiki and forum for the improvement of our glorious wiki-communist state.

You may read the transcript of OUR BIG BOSS, THE DEAR LEADER, Thelastguardian and insignificant attending comrade B-T elite members on the current topics and issues discussed:

1st Patriotic National Baka-Tsuki Elite Oligarchy Comrade Congress of the Common People

16 September 2013 Hidan no Aria has been officially released as a digital Light Novel by DMG, therefore HnA Project has been officially abandoned.

I wish to thank all the B-T staff and contributors for helping to bringing this fantastic light novel series to the English speaking, western hemisphere! Alternative Language Projects of HnA will continue to be supported until an official release of HnA within their alternative language specific countries or region.

Other News

Contributors who wish to translate a new (English) project please refer to the New Project Petition Guideline.
Contributors who wish to translate one of our existing projects into an alternative language on the Wiki please read Alternative Language Start-Up Guidelines (English) on our forum.