Important Update!

Announcement

Well, my two-week break is over and I’ve started to translate the second volume of 〈Your and My Asylum〉, however, it’s been getting really busy lately at work so I’ve barely been able to write anything. I finished 〈Chapter 0〉, but that doesn’t really count since that’s barely 160 words long.
Anyway, I’m honestly having a bit of trouble with this volume since I don’t have any scans of the illustrations for volume 2 or any of the volumes that were released after that. I’m trying to make do by taking pictures with my phone, but that doesn’t really sit well with me. I’m fine with uploading it as is since 〈Your and My Asylum〉 doesn’t put that much emphasis on illustrations as much as 〈Dungeon Defense〉 does, but I do have to admit that it lowers motivation a tad bit.
So in conclusion, my translation speed is going to drop a fair amount since I’ve been very busy at work lately (and will continue to be busy until March) and trying to take a decent picture with my phone is an incredibly time-consuming task.

Regardless, that isn’t the main thing I wanted to talk about. The main thing is that I’ll be trying to get in contact with the author of 〈Your and My Asylum〉, Ryu Saerin. I want to ask them direct permission to continue translating their novel. Although I’ve already translated volume 1.
At this point, I feel as if I have a fair amount of credibility since I’ve been translating 〈Dungeon Defense〉 and I’ve already received permission to translate that series, so I feel like it would only be right to also receive permission to translate 〈Your and My Asylum〉.
Therefore, I’ll be putting off from uploading chapters until I receive a response from them. I don’t think the author will flat out deny me, so you all don’t have to be too concerned. This doesn’t mean that I’ll stop translating. I’ll continue to translate during this wait, so if I do get permission, everything I’ve gotten done up until that moment will come out all at once. So expect a batch release.
Albeit, this will also depend on my patience. If it takes an incredibly long time to receive a response, then I may end up just posting anyway. If possible, I’ll try to refrain from doing this since it’d be disrespectful, but if the wait goes for much too long, then I’m not really sure what future me will do. I’ll continue to put up the status of my translations in the #announcement channel of the discord server.

I’m aware that some people may be upset by the fact that I’m holding back translations, but this is an important matter to me since even back when I first started to translate 〈Dungeon Defense〉, I’ve always placed an emphasis on respecting the author. So I humbly request that you all be patient alongside me.

Additional news, I’ll probably be putting up a FAQ page on my site since people keep coming around to ask me the same questions over and over again, so hopefully, this will help settle some inquiries which you guys might have.

As an apology for this rather long wall of text, have a Paimon fanart.

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[Credit: vu l can (Source)(pixiv profile)]

Dungeon Defense: Volume 4 – Character Poll & Notice


Welcome to the third character popularity poll for Dungeon Defense!

The last poll ended up rather bad since someone resorted to using a bot to boost up Barbatos’ total votes. So the previous character poll is pretty much null and void. Hopefully, the same thing doesn’t end up happening this time as well. I’m trusting you guys.

Who is your favorite character? (Dead ones included)

Who is your favorite waifu?

Someone mentioned that it was unfair for Dantalian to be on the list, so here’s a poll for favorite character excluding Dantalian.

Who is your favorite character? (Excluding Dantalian)

Once more, some people may be unable to access the polls, so if you really want to vote, then I recommend using a VPN or something.

Notice

This is rather important to me and many other translators out there. Please read translations strictly on the sites of the translators. Especially if it’s a novel that you enjoy. There have been way too many sites popping up lately that flat out steal our translations and put it up on their sites. They throw in ads so they’re profiting from it, too. So please, do not read translations on a third party site unless the translators themselves tell you to.
Also, what’s with people translating my translation to their own language, without receiving my permission, and also putting it behind a pay wall? That isn’t right. I assume those people will know who I’m referring to.

Anyway, like I said in the intermission of volume 4. I’ll be taking a 1-2 week break before I start translating volume 2 of 〈Your and My Asylum〉. Thank you all for sticking with me until now and until next time!

〈Dungeon Defense: Volume 4〉 – UPDATE!

I’ve received my copy of <Dungeon Defense: Volume 4>, however, please do not expect any post of it yet. I’m going to wait until I obtain proper scans of the illustrations before I decide to post. I know I posted before with pictures from my phone, but as much as this novel has gain popularity, I feel that much more inclined to provide you guys with the same quality of the book itself.

So I do hope you guys can be patient for a while longer.

Although I won’t be posting until I get the scans, I will still be translating during that time. Translating will start next week(Since I need time to read the book properly and also because it’s Christmas soon), December 26th.

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New project!

As you can see from the title of the post, I’ll be picking up a new project.
I did previously say that I wouldn’t pick anything up until I finished translating volume 4 of 〈Dungeon Defense〉, but since this delay seems to be lasting longer than I expected, I figured why not?

I won’t start translating it immediately since I’ve been incredibly busy at work for the past month, and will probably continue being busy for a bit longer, but I’ll do what I can.

Anyway, now to the important information.
The title of the LN I’ll be translating is called 〈Your and My Asylum〉

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Here’s the synopsis for volume 1:

Our protagonist was one day summoned to another world.
The summoner who had summoned him was a slender young girl who could use magic.
However, the fate that awaited him there was not a heroic tale overflowing with hopes and dreams.

“Do I perhaps have the blood of a hero destined to save this world?”
“Bzzt! Nope. Wrong answer! You are a toy with the purpose of being tortured!!”

A story of a slightly dangerous 너(You)
and a slightly strange 나(I)
meeting in a slightly lonely place(Asylum).

I know this synopsis doesn’t really explain much, but this honestly isn’t a story where someone can give a short summary. It’s a rather twisted story that you’ll have to discover more about as you read. I made a ToC for this project already, so feel free to look at it.

Currently, only 4 volumes have been released and the length of each volume aren’t as long as 〈Dungeon Defense〉. If Volume 4 of 〈Dungeon Defense〉 is released while I’m in the middle of translating this, I will immediately put it on hold and start translating 〈Dungeon Defense〉.

⌈Also, please stop asking when volume 4 of 〈Dungeon Defense〉 is going to be released. I’m not the author or the publisher. When information on the exact release date comes out I will immediately make a post about it on my site. So please, if you don’t see the post, then that means no information has come out yet. Be patient! It’s like you guys think I’m not checking both their homepage and twitter two times a day!⌋

“Dungeon Defense: Volume 4” Delay Notice

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“The 2nd publications of October, <My Past Girlfriend Smiled to Me>, <Banwoldang’s Odd Story: Volume 5>, and <Dungeon Defense: Volume 4> is planned to be released on or after November due to internal affairs. An exact date will be announced on our homepage at a later date. Thank you for your constant interest.”

This notice came out on October 24th, I’m sorry that I was unable to announce this sooner. I didn’t realize they used Twitter to make these sort of announcements.
I’ve been going to only their homepage to check for the release until now.

This delay may be happening due to the fact that they’re planning to put out a DD-themed merchandise along with the book. Don’t take my word for it, this is just my assumption.

Anyway, please continue to be patient! For me, this just means I can rest a bit longer. I’ll be going to the bookstore today to pick up some new reading materials, and maybe I’ll stumble upon another gem. Who knows?

Dungeon Defense: Volume 3 – Character Poll & Donations(?)

Welcome to the second character popularity poll for Dungeon Defense!

I figured I should just do this after every volume is released to see what you guys think about the characters.

Who is your favorite character? (Dead ones included)

Who is your favorite waifu?

I apologize beforehand that some people may be unable to see the poll. There may be some regional issues, so all I can say is to use a VPN if that is the case.

GO TO HELL READLIGHTNOVEL.COM

Anyway, I’d like to also mention that I will most likely be adding a donation button very soon. One should be up before volume 4 of Dungeon Defense is released, so if you guys ever drop by my site during that time, feel free to leave a donation. The donation will be split between the author and myself, so I won’t be greedily hogging it all on my own.

But this is something that’s currently still being discussed, so until then! Thank you all for reading Dungeon Defense, and I hope you guys continue to do so once the next volume is released! You have my, and the author’s, gratitude.