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06 April 2012 @ 05:40 pm
Greetings!  This is the official community for the When They Translate, a group currently working on translating the Higurashi visual novels into English, starting with Watanagashi-hen and picking up where the previous group left off.  I help maintain this community and work as a beta-tester/editor for the group.  The patches provided here will be for the Japanese versions of the games, so you will need to have imported at least Himatsubushi-hen and Matsuriyabashi-hen in order to apply them.  A lot of us had already purchased the games before MangaGamer's releases, only for the original translation project to grind to a halt.  The "official" translation provided by MangaGamer had many problems, including switched sprites and music, poor translation, and the removal of all extras.  Rest assured these patches will not have these same issues and will be more accurate to the original works.  Also, please be aware that this is a small group, so the patches may take some time.  We will do our best to keep you updated.

NOTE:  I came up with the "When They Translate" name.: P


sum422(Also known as "BaratoMaya")-
SyberiaWinx-Editing/Beta-Tester/Community Maintainer
27 September 2013 @ 09:08 pm
Apologies for taking so long, but here it is. This patch of Onikakushi-hen has Sonozaki Futago-tachi's translation on it, but When They Translate's edits made to it. Said changes are:

. Angel Mort is now referred to as a diner instead of a restaurant. .
. Rika says desu rather than yes, and nano desu is left in.
. Rena says adorable rather than keeyute.

You have a choice of two versions. One is the PC patch, which has the original graphics and music, the other is PS2 patch which has PS2 graphics, music and voices. I'd credit whoever made the latter, but I don't know who did, so I'll say it was some anom.

I hope you enjoy reading this and it holds you up while I try to finish Watanagashi-hen. :) If you notice anything in the patches, just message me and I can help as best as I can!

Onikakushi-hen PC Patch:
Onikakushi-hen PS2 Patch:

Edit: Upon feedback that there was something wrong with the patches, I've gone back and edited them some more. They be fine now. :)
11 May 2013 @ 03:36 pm
Hello there! Just popping in to tell you all that the project is going great! Translating is good as ever and I've even managed to get some of the alternative choices for the PS2-only arcs in Higurashi Matsuri done too! ^^

My goal is to have Watanagashi-hen finished and ready for you all to read by at least the end of June! And soon as it's done I'll be getting started on Tatarigoroshi-hen!

I want to thank you all for been so patient for me. I'm the only one translating now but I will see this whole project through to the end! ^^
24 February 2013 @ 01:26 am
Just wanted to update and let everyone know that the translation is still on-going and doing fine. I'm looking very forward to the day I get Watanagashi-hen finished so I can let everyone see our patch! ^^

Day 1-5 and their TIPS are now 100% complete! Day 6 is under way and we've just finished editing Day 3!

I'll be sure to keep you up to date on how it's all going. Next time, I'll post up some previews! :)
23 December 2012 @ 09:08 pm
Hello to all!

I'm Sum422/BaraToMaya, the one who is translating the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novels!

Firstly, a a happy holidays to you all! I hope you enjoy everyone reading this has a very happy Christmas! ^^

Right, onto the update!

First the bad news: I'm saddened to say that I won't be able to finish Watanagashi-hen by the end of the year like I had hoped. I suppose I was far too optimistic, given how busy I normally am and how the arcs are huge in themselves! It can't be helped, but I'm now officially making it my New Year's resolution to finish Watanagashi-hen and get started on Tatarigoroshi-hen! That and to update more! :)

Now, onto the good news! I'm far better at translating then I was at the beginning of the year, and the translation for Watanagashi-hen is coming along nicely. As well as this, the group's joined with TheGuraGuraMan at, who are currently making a complete PS2-patch of the games. I am helping translate the PS2-Extra arcs and will also be lending them my translation for the Higurashi main arcs to use so fans can play the game how it was intended to be! ^^

Here are some photos of the project to give you an example! Most are currently in French, but I've also included the PS2-Extra arc I've started on:

My aim now is to get Watanagashi-hen done and also do the PS2-extra arcs in my spare time. I'll update soon with some pics and a video of my progress and thank you all for being so patient and understanding- especially to my friend and partner in this project, SyberiaWinx. :)
06 August 2012 @ 07:44 pm
Hello to all!

I'm Sum422/BaraToMaya, the one who is translating the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novels!
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06 April 2012 @ 07:20 pm
Watanagashi-hen(Cotton Drifting Arc)

Last Update-April 12th, 2012:

Day 1-Translation=100%/Editing=100%
Day 2-Translation=100%/Editing=100%
Day 3-Translation=90%/Editing=5%
Day 4-Translation=30%/Editing=0%
Day 5-Translation=25%/Editing=0%
Day 6-Translation=0%/Editing=0%
Day 7-Translation=0%/Editing=0%
Day 8-Translation=0%/Editing=0%
Day 9-Translation=0%/Editing=0%
Day 10-Translation=0%/Editing=0%
Day 11-Translation=0%/Editing=0%
Day 12-Translation=0%/Editing=0%
Epilogue 1-Translation=0%/Editing=0%
Epilogue 2-Translation=0%/Editing=0%