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Final Fantasy VII On the Way to a Smile Audiobook Project

I had a listen to the previews myself and the voice work, sound effects and music mastering are quite well done at this early stage. Not to mention it's collaborated over the internet which means more effort is needed to deal with the varying recording quality. I'm not part of the project but it's still exciting to hear my translations...


On the Way to a Smile Novel Translation Complete

And so, what is the moral of all those short stories or rather, what was the message Nojima was trying to get across...? It's probably along the lines of, "If you stay positive you will live a healthy life and be able to overcome anything - It will get you on the way to a smile." Actually, things are more easily said than done ^^; Hope you enjoy...


Case of Shinra, Reunion of the Turks Thoughts

Some thoughts about what I've translated so far of Case of Shinra. Spoilers ahead. Considering how much FFVII literature I've translated, I'm starting to think maybe I should also go ahead and translate Makoto Shinkai's 5cm novel as well instead of just having summaries for it but... We'll see. Anyway, thought we were going to get to...


Case of Shinra, Translation Project Resumed

Thought I'd resume the Case of Shinra, the final short story in the FFVII On the Way to a Smile series again now that fellow FFVII fan, Hitoshura over at Thelifestream.net seems to be MIA and a number of people have emailed to ask about my translation of it. I've already updated my main FFVII Novels site with some of the translation but this...


Case of Yuffie Translation Completed, Site Revamp and Thoughts

In "Case of Yuffie", Yuffie makes her way back to Wutai after separating with the others and was very excited about the welcoming party she was expecting to receive. However, things don't quite turn out that way as she learns the damage the Lifestream has caused around her home and is warned to keep what she has been involved in a secret...


Case of Nanaki Translation Completed, Thoughts

You can now read my translation of Case of Nanaki up on my other website FFVII Novels. Before anyone criticises my translations, I'd just like to point out that I'm simply sticking to as close to the original text as possible. Despite it's been almost 4 years since Kazushige Nojima wrote the last two stories of On the Way to a Smile, his...


A Peek Inside the FFVII On the Way to a Smile and Beast Player Erin Novels

Looks like I didn't have to wait long for my novels after all... Look what the postman dropped off this morning. EMS is expensive but you have to admit it really is quick - Quicker than air mail. Dispatched from HMV Japan and arrives in the UK the next day. I knew FFVII On the Way to a Smile is in hardback but, I didn't know the Beast Player Erin...


FFVII On the Way to a Smile Novel Out of Stock

Decided to put in an order for the Beast Player Erin and FFVII On the Way to a Smile novels since I couldn't get them while I was in HK but, it looks like I'm going to have to wait a while because Square-Enix is currently out of print so I will probably get a second batch copy like I did with Makoto Shinkai's 5cm novel. Oh well, at least HMV Japan...


FFVII On the Way to a Smile, Now in Hardback with New Stories

Never knew they released this on the same day as the Blu-ray release of FFVII Advent Children Complete until Amazon JP's automated service recommended it to me today... They just had to do it after I bought all the other books that contained the stories separately. They really know how to squeeze money out of their fans. Anyway, this 263...


FFVII On The Way to A Smile Denzel Animated

Some excellent news for Final Fantasy VII fans as according to Famitsu, the very first official short story from On The Way to a Smile, "Case of Denzel" will be available in animated form in the upcoming Blu-ray releases of Advent Children Complete! It will be animated by A-1 Pictures who produced shows such as Persona Trinity Soul. It...