Update: Wow! That was fast. The goal is already met. Thank you to all who donated! The project page should be up tomorrow! Please note there is no longer any need to donate. Any donations now are purely just general donations rather than toward this work.
Today I’m starting a donation drive for my Valentia Accordion project. The project this time is to mainly scan artworks and translate relevant portions of interest (such as concept art or new information).
The book is an art/design book for Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia that will feature Hidari’s official character art, profiles, and design work never before seen, among other things. A lot of Fire Emblem fans (myself included) are looking forward to seeing what we can find, and especially getting access to higher resolution art!
A skeleton of the contents are as follows:
1 Visual Gallery – Character art gallery by Hidari. I plan to scan all of these for sure as it will likely contain the unseen official artworks too!
2 World & Story – Story Summary. Likely will go untranslated, though some things such as timelines and other lore building things will probably be looked at by VincentASM.
3 Character Archive – Ingame portraits & intros to characters. This will likely not provide any new information to the characters, so will be low priority.
4 Concept Art – 150+ concept art from Hidari & IS staff. This is the main section I am interested in translating of course!
5 Extra – Animation gallery, support archive, etc. There are sometimes fun things to be found in here so will also be of priority for me.
One thing to note. Unlike last time for my Tellius Recollection project, I am not sure if I will be translating every single profile this time. However, I will still be translating relevant portions of the text and concept art with fellow translators who want to take a shot at helping out. Images will be the priority this time, such as character artworks.
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A translation of Page 16 of the official Fire Emblem Heroes comic. See all the chapters thus far on the compilation post here!
Page 16 (3/06) “The Envious Half”
Please see last week’s comic involving the “other half” joke first if this one doesn’t make much sense.
As the original comic played to the same wording, I tried to keep the innuendo consistent between the comics. While in this particular case Sharena may have been simply referring to the lower half (aka “butt end” or inferior half), to play to the last comic, I added the “bending” reference to add to how things may have been taken the wrong way. If you see a more literal translation, the joke may not come off as well (as indeed the last comic delved into what half Alfonse would be part of, and the punchline here is simply that Sharena automatically assumes the lower half. But this isolates it from the previous punchline that also involved the suggestive meanings of such).
The talk between Alfonse and Kiran was likely just referring to a battle and how much synergy they have with each other, referring to Robin’s quote in the previous comic too –so it makes sense that she being unaware of the context would lead to such a reaction too. As such, I had to write the dialogue in a way where it could’ve been taken the wrong way. I hope that came across well enough. Literally, it would read “Way to go, other half!” and “Hahaha you too, other half!” But you can see how that just reads rather awkwardly in the end.
I do these all on my free time, so if you like what you see and want to help support me, feel free to donate!