Hello all. Long time no see. This is Defan, and I have quite a few project updates on Kokoro Connect for you all.
- Editor Change: First of all, it is with a heavy heart that I must bid my now-former editor ZeHaffen goodbye as he heads for greener pastures. He will still be an admin of NanoDesu, but there is cause for celebration since he is now an official editor with new visual novel localization company Sol Press! We wish Adam all the best in his new job and hope he continues to read Kokoro Connect with us. Meanwhile, please give a warm welcome and round of applause to my new editor TodesBrot, who will be starting the series with Volume 6! He doesn't have a staff entry on the About page yet, but we will probably give him one soon. Maybe.
- Subpages Created: As you may have noticed, I have created subpages for Volumes 5-8.5, as an indicator of what's coming next. For now we will not be translating Volumes 1-4 because they are already covered by the anime, but if we have time we will be going back and doing those as well. No guarantees though.
- Blurbs and Biographies: Each volume will now include a translation of its blurb, which is basically a synopsis of the volume printed on its physical dust-jacket, as a cool bonus. Additionally, each volume will also end with a translation of the author and illustrator biographies. You can see an example in the Volume 5 pages.
- Upcoming Volume 4.5 Release: Edits are being made to Volume 4.5's manuscript to bring it up to NanoDesu's standards (translation credit to Ex.wife, thank you!), and the volume should be released in due course.
- Upcoming Volume 5 Re-Release: I've also made some incremental changes to Volume 5 (nothing story-changing) that are almost purely stylistic. We will be releasing a second version of Volume 5 in due course with an updated text, and the blurb and biographies.
- Volume 6 Started: Last but not least, you may have noticed, the first progress on Volume 6 has finally been published! The aim is to finish this volume as soon as possible and get the whole series really moving. Please leave any comments if you see anything wrong so that we may correct them.
And as always, thank you very much for your continued support and readership. I hope Kokoro Connect sees an even greater fanbase in 2018 as well!