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  1. Crunchyroll Expo

    Registration is now open for Crunchyroll Expo in Santa Clara, Aug 25-27. They also are accepting fan panel applications. I don't plan to be there, but maybe some West Coast fans could do a Muv-Luv panel for CR Expo? Since Crunchyroll streams the two big ML anime, Total Eclipse and Schwarzesmarken, it seems like they might appreciate a fan panel playing those up. EDIT: Actually, I might be able to schedule a business trip out there that week, but I can't count on it. So if anyone does get a Muv-Luv panel approved for CR Expo, I'd be happy to help if I end up being there.
  2. Anime Expo 2017

    The panel info page says they're doing programming on Day 0 (Friday) night from 6 to 10, so maybe that's a hint to put in for that time, though I think there's also supposed to be a concert that night, and I'd hate to miss out on the Anime Song Matsuri that brought over Minami and JAM Project last year. I really wish we could just say "any damn time" instead of getting fussy; maybe I'll put that in the extra info field.
  3. Anime Expo 2017

    Fan panel application for AX is now up. I'm going to put in for a Muv-Luv panel, even though they run so few panels at AX there's very little chance it will be approved (this is why you should all come to the Muv-Luv panel at Anime Central in Chicago instead). A couple thoughts I'll put out to the community: Rating? G, PG, or R? I've always tried to go PG to get more flexibility in scheduling, although I got in trouble at AWA for accidentally leaving a "f---ing" subtitle in one of my video clips. Preferred date and time? This is my first AX, so I don't know what the general flow is like… would it make more sense to do a late-night panel that stays out of the way of industry panels? Middle of Saturday so it's more convenient and people actually show up? Monday morning to increase our chances of actually getting approved? Minimum estimated attendance is 200. That's like 10 times what I've gotten before. No problem getting 200 people at a con of 100,000 to turn out for the Luv, right? I can have two co-panelists. I'll save @Aetherdeusa seat because I paneled with him last year at ACen and he's entertaining and knows his shit (DM me to coordinate if you're interested, dude). Who wants to be / should be the third seat? —invalidname
  4. Muv-Luv fan podcast

    @Discalibur: Which Discord channel should I be looking for? I've kind of avoided the Discord, because at first it seemed primarily a place for people to fight about stupid stuff (I mean, c'mon, "discord" is in the name of the product). Speaking of, I started a weekly livestream a few weeks back where I teach iOS development (my main gig), do Let's plays of iOS & Mac games, and then finish with a half-hour or so of annotated Muv-Luv read through. Over the first half-dozen episodes, I've been working through the second half of Unlimited, and just wrapped up the Volcano arc last week. Videos are on invalidstream, or my Vimeo channel. Of course, everyone here knows all about Unlimited… really this segment is part of my scheme to trick the normals into getting into Muv-Luv.
  5. 18+ Patch

    Are you sure? I'm running the director's cut, and I definitely got that scene (looking through my screenshots on OneDrive, it looks like I screenshotted the very next line after that)
  6. Anime Central 2017

    Provisional ACen schedule has usSaturday mid-evening, which would be the best time we've ever gotten. Last year, we were on at 11:30PM Friday (next door to a rowdy dubbed hentai panel room), year before was 10AM Sunday. I should probably start filling out theslide deck, and finalizingco-panelists. Also, looking at my message at the beginning of the thread, my optimism about the timing of backer rewards and the release date of Alternative may turn out to have been overly optimistic. Maybe BETA hoodie meetup will have to wait forACen 2018.
  7. Anime Central 2017

    Anime Central 2017 panel submissions open tomorrow. I'll be proposing another Muv-Luv panel, because THE STREAK MUST NOT BE BROKEN. Pre-Kickstarter, I would do this panel as an info-dump on the franchise, but for 2016, we figured enough people now knew about Muv-Luv from the Kickstarter that it would be good to kick around a panel discussion, so @Aetherdeusand @Dexomegajoined me (and we even got Theron Martin, who reviewed Schwarzesmarken for Anime News Network, to join for the last half). This went really well — you can download an MP3 of the panel from my little-used livestreaming site—and I am really psyched to do it again next year, if they'll have us. So, come join us in Chicago in May. By then, Alternative should be out, and we can all work through our PTSD together. But hey, we'll all have our Kickstartermerch by then, so y'all can show off your TSF pilot jackets and/or BETA hoodies. —invalidname
  8. Question

    To say nothing of the fact that the first game has already been delivered via Steam.
  9. Anime Central 2017

    And we are… approved!
  10. Story arc names

    HSST is before Mock Battles (which I've been calling "Paintball"). And I'm considering the events around Christmas and to the end of the gameto be their own arc, post-Volcano.
  11. Story arc names

    I've started streaming some Muv-Luv Unlimited, and I've been referring to the current story arc (Takeru trying to get Sakaki and Ayamine to work together for their mock battle with Meiya, Miki, and Mikoto) as the "paintball arc". It made me wonder if there are agreed-upon fan names for all the various arcs. Some are obvious ("Lacrosse Arc", "Comprehensive Combat Skills Evaluation"), but others aren't. For example ,what do we call the arcs after paintball: Volcano and Christmas arcs? So, I thought about listing and naming Extra and Unlimited's arcs for myself, but then decided it might be better to hash it out here in the forums. Anyone got some suggestions?
  12. Kickstarter Updates

    OP never said otherwise. They said they were posting it b/c there are community members who came in after the Kickstarter, and therefore can't see the KS posts. Old news to us, maybe, but it's probably useful to some of the new folks here.
  13. Alternative getting "retranslated"?

    +1 to everything that Marx-93 said, with the addition that we already can see what an upgrade the script is, from the very positive reaction to Extra and Unlimited's new translation. With Extra in particular, it at times feelslike reading a new VN — the old translation totally fumbled the humor, and really buried the distinctiveness in the characters' voices, whereas the new one is genuinely fun and funny. (which of course, sets you up for the shock and horror of the later installments) As for Alternative, there are places where the fan translation is clearly wrong and begs for rewrites. For example, the last line of the Valkyries' motto "Achieve your mission with all your might! Despair not until your final breath! …" ends with the rather weak "Don't die in vain!" in the Ixrec translation, but even in âge's own promotional materials, before there was any thought of a complete English translation, it ends with the much stronger"Make your death count!" The fan translation also misses or mangles a number of callbacks to Kimi ga Nozomu Eien / Rumbling Hearts, which precedes it in-universe (in one notorious example in Extra, Mitsuki is misgendered in a reference).Since the ML translation lead is also working on KGNE on the side, it's a safe bet all those references will be corrected.
  14. Anime Expo 2017

    I just noticed the AX hotel room blocks page, which says it opens to premiere attendeeson Feb 1, and general attendees on Feb 15. Are you saying everything will be gone to premiere before it even opens to general? A while back, I grabbed a reservation at a nearby Holiday Inn Express as a backup.Maybe I'll end up needing it.
  15. Anime Central 2017

    OK, I'm hearing absolute silence on the cosplay front for Anime Central, so I'm not going to reserve a spot.
  16. Muv-Luv on Android/iOS

    I bought a piece of crap $100 Windows tablet solely to play Muv-Luv and a few other VNs (ef, Clannad, Kindred Spirits on the Roof) that had been gathering dust because I couldn't be bothered to spin up Parallels to play them on my Mac often enough. At that price, you may find it preferable to remote screensharing. Mostly I was inspired by an episode of the âge livestream where they used a Windows tablet to give the Japanese audience their first look at the English translation (e.g., making Rienee read the "Buhooooobs?" line out loud)
  17. Anime Central 2017

    Hey, I'll be at AX too! But that's another thread.
  18. Anime Central 2017

    So, Anime Central just opened sign-ups for cosplay gatherings. We had a small one last year, but it was basically just me and@Aetherdeus, so if he's not coming, I can't really reserve a spot, since we need a back-up contact at a minimum. So, if you know you're cosplaying Muv-Luv at Anime Central (the big one in Chicago in May), please follow-up here or DM me and we'll put in for a spot. Otherwise, just look for me —either in the UN uniform from my avatar, or crossplaying Mitsuki in Hakuryo summer uni —and say hi.
  19. J-Novel Club

    There's a new site called J-Novel Club that's publishing light novels in English, online only, in a Crunchyroll-style all-you-can-eat model. They have a forum for suggestions for titles they could pick up. Y'know, like Total Eclipse and Schwarzesmarken? Anyone want to back me up here?
  20. J-Novel Club

    Speaking of light novels, Vertical has their annual reader survey up for one more day (ie, ends Dec 9), and the last question is for suggestions for light novels, limited to 6 volumes or less. Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse is 6 volumes. Off you go! Survey.
  21. Favorite Minami Kuribayashi song

    It's probably impossible to come up with a complete list, but here are a bunch of the top OP and ED themes as poll choices. EDIT: I guess if you're going to pick "other", maybe post a comment about which song you'd pick instead?
  22. Anime Expo 2017

    Is it still a 4-6-hour wait in the sun to pick up badges? Is it best to do that on Day 0?
  23. Anime Expo 2017

    I'm thinking of coming out for AX, although the hotel prices out there are scary. I'll be bummed if Kouki and Rienee aren't back for a third year, but riding on the back of Alternative's release -- Alternative will be out by then, right, guys?-- maybe it would be a good time for them to come back and promote it. Plus, whatever's next, whether that's the photons or Schwarzesmarken, or if there's any news on the Kiminozo "remake" (if that's really what it is?), or Duty - Lost Arcadia, orwhatever. Plus, maybe some of the Pacific Northwest folks from Alternative Projects will come down for AX (@evan? @sachibelle?). At any rate, I'll still definitely be going to Anime Central in May, and have a Muv-Luv panel proposal in for that one. This year's panel with @Aetherdeusand @Dexomega was so good…
  24. Anime Central 2017

    Well, the ACenpanel submission form is borked at the moment (they require you to submit an outline, and it keeps rejecting mine because of its file extension… I guess that ".txt" is a bad thing now). While we're waiting for that to get fixed, here's the outline I'm going to send them: Muv-Luv 2017 outline, v. 1 1. Intro - Short summary of the main story and its spinoffs 2. Franchise update Extra/Unlimited released on Steam, July 2016 Alternative should be out Q1 2017 Photonmelodies / Photonflowers due sometime in 2017 Kickstarter merch should ship in Q1 2017 Schwarzesmarken VN greenlit on Steam, any news? Scharzesmarken anime - any English licensee yet? Kimi ga Nozomu Eien / Rumbling Hearts news? (all of Muv-Luv is technically a spinoff of KGNE. A fan translation is underway at, and a remake was announced at AX 2016) 3. Muv-Luv English fandom Now that the VNs are out in English, what's the reaction? Are there new fans of the series? Are there haters? 4. Muv-Luv themes Now that we can expect ACen attendees to have actually played the VNs, what do we think? What's it about? Love? War? PTSD? 5. Muv-Luv future Where is this franchise going? Will there ever be an anime of the main story? Why were the Total Eclipse and Schwarzesmarken anime critcial and commercial flops, respectively? (Were they?) What's next? (Will anything from Duty -Lost Arcadia- be out by ACen?) 6. Muv-Luv community Wikia,, blogs, Twitter personalities, etc. How to go beyond the VNs and dig deeper into the franchise Alternative Projects' fan translations, Japanese-only resources (age website, weekly NicoNico livestream, etc.), unlicensed anime, music
  25. Anime Central 2017

    Death slot? No, no, no, 11:30PM on Friday night is not a death slot. 10AM on Sunday --where we were scheduled in 2015 --is a death slot. Hopefully, Muv-Luv is selling itself better, now that people can actually get the darn thing off Steam and play it. And that should lead to better spots on the schedule and better turnout. I might try to go to AX too, but with ACen just three hours away, there's no way I'm not going to go to ACen. And as the second biggest con in the US now (given the downturn at Otakon), it's a pretty good place to set up camp for a Muv-Luv panel, especially since fan panels are practically non-existent at AX.