Dec 27, 2019

Regarding Last Embryo and Future Projects

Hey everyone. Frozen-sama here. First things first, Merry Christmas and happy upcoming new year. It's been a hectic year for me in various ways.
So, as you might have guessed from the post title, I've got an announcement to make about LE. As some of you may remember, I first started this blog to post summaries of Last Embryo. But later on, Magref, the previous Mondaiji translator, decided to drop it for good and the project was left to gather dust. Being a huge fan of it, I felt bad seeing the Light Novel I loved stalled, with no TL willing to take over. And so, I decided to test the waters, gathered a team and tackled with it.

After we were done with Mondaiji, we moved on to LE and have been releasing chapters every month or two...until this year. After we reached V3, everyone suddenly got busy, and we started falling more and more behind, and it took us until now to finish it even though the TL has been done for a long time now.

But over the two years, I've gradually found myself not enjoying LE as much I used to, and in the end, it even reached the point where I was half forcing myself to translate it because people (even my team members) seemed to enjoy it. From a fan for the fans - that has been the main motto for this blog, but now that I'm not enjoying the novel as I used to, and after much thought, I've come to the decision to drop Last Embryo.

Hopefully, someone who enjoys it more decides to take over and do a good job. Or better yet, it gets licensed and finally receives a professional translation. Probably never, but hey, a man can dream. One day, I might decide to go back to it if no one else does, but only the future can tell that.


So with that, thanks for reading it so far.

Now... Now that my hands are free from LE, there are a couple of LNs that I've been thinking of picking up, and I narrowed down the list to three:
  1. Vanquish Overlord
  2. Digital Eden Attracts Humanity
  3. Musaigen no Phantom World 
I will add a poll to the sidebar (or bottom on mobile view) soon, and another poll on my Discord and decide which of the three to pick up based on the results.

I've already released a teaser for Vanquish before, and I'll release one for Digital Eden in a bit. For Musaigen... HERE is some teaser a certain pig that can fly did before.

I'll keep the polls going until the holidays and stuff calm down, so maybe a month.

So, until then!

14 comments:

  1. Thats a sad conclusion of things I suppose. Still, it cant be helped. Translations are fueled by passion not by obligation to others. If you no longer have the passion it would kill you on the inside. Still, please finish the last volume and release everything else.

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    1. I already released the remaining parts of volume 3 a few days ago.

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  2. Oh Well, hope that you enjoy the next project that you pick up, until then good luck! Thanks for picking up Mondaiji! <3

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  3. Thank you very much for translating Last Embryo I will support your decision and read other LN that you bring to the blog to read :D

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  4. This feels terrible after reading all mondaiji novels again to understand more about last embryo I was in the middle of re-reading the second volume of last embryo when I saw this :v. But translating is a thing that should be fun to translators and readers. If you are tired of last embryo it can't be helped. I think that the problem is that homura isn't as entertainig as izayoi is. But after reading again mondaiji I think I can appreciate homura a little more. Thanks for translating all this time.

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    1. I don't dislike Homura as a character, or any of the new trio, but I enjoyed Mondaiji a lot more than Last Embryo, perhaps because I liked the mythological side of it more instead of this nanomachine stuff.

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    2. Oh yeah, I totally know the feeling, specially when the genome tree got involed. But again, after re-reading monddaiji and last embryo it started to make sense and start liking me. And I ended up realizing things like the homura's gift is the same of azi dahaka 'thousand magics(proto-idea)'. But I still don’t like the doble protagonist. I also liked mondaiji-tachi more. I didn't like how izayoi start worring so much about the outside world after he choose to leave it, and other thing...what happened with izayoi's hair ? It changed because of the time-skip or because of the new illustrator?

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  5. Ive actually been putting mondaiji and LE on hold, because I didnt have the guts to finish them and feel empty afterwards. Anyway, i can play the waiting game and thx for the good work!

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  6. checked MAL and vanquisher has the highest rating among the 3. premise look good too. haha. tho musaigen would probably get most votes cause anime and its well known depite a low score on MAL

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  7. ... can someone tell me how to download those 3 volumes they did, usually it clearely showed but this time i didn't see anything.

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  8. I actually liked how the Little Garden and ths Outer World was interdependent on each other and how the remnants of the original trio remained. I would personally like LE to be revived although I don't want to put any pressure on you because of the precious work you have already given to us fans

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  9. Is the poll still up? I want to vote for musaigen but will you also translate all the way to vol2 that was like a spinoff?

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