We here at KAJITANI-EIZAN’s Patch Site: Reimagination are always on the lookout for projects to begin
and then abandon. So of course, we put on our thinking caps and pondered – what is the untranslated Tales game that speaks the most to today’s issues? This is a time of division, when people can’t see heart to heart, and need to come together to achieve our true destiny as a united peoples of Earth.
You guessed it, it’s Tales of Rebirth!
Originally released in 2004, Tales of Rebirth is the tale of Vague Lungeberg, a young man with amnesia who suddenly witnesses starlight that unlocks his hidden superpowers. When his powers go out of control, he accidentally locks his childhood friend, Clear Bennet (whose power is super regeneration), in a frigid coffin. Thus unfolds a tale of friendship, antagonism, love, hate, racism, unity, going EMO, and keeping your cool. I would tell you more but I started this project literally four days ago, so I’m not really sure what the plot is about other than that it’s the prequel to Tales of the Tempest, explaining how Caius contracted his condition.
Naturally, I have heard that there is an existing project in the works. But they have gotten nothing accomplished over the last 10 years, so I turned to a much more reliable and knowledgeable member of the Tales community who knows how to sit down and get it done all the way without sacrificing quality. Please welcome the newest member of the team, Duskbong! Of course, we also need a translator, and I happen know of one with a staggering amount of experience in translating Japanese to English – I think it’s fair to say, more than anyone alive. Please welcome our other newest member of the team, FukaiEru!
With our dream team thus assembled, as you can see, we already have incredible progress to show, unlike those other guys. These screenshots are almost perfect and basically 100% complete so I thought I would share them as they reflect our team’s unyielding commitment to quality. Above is the Item menu.
And this is the Eres menu. There are a couple spots where the binary codes don’t fit in the provided bandwidths, but that’s the hex editor’s fault, It Can’t Be Helped. No one else could do a better job, so stop whining.
Finally, battle subtitles! This needed a lot of hard work to get done but we did it. I had to insert a lot of PNGs into the ISO in Microsoft Word.
The patch download stuff is below. Menus are all done and quite a bit of the story and NPC text too.
Translator’s Cut v2.30 [Patch Download][Readme]
Translator’s Cut v1.11 [Patch Download][Readme]
Everyone, please thank Duskbong and FukaiEru for their deep efforts. They are sure to get this done without sacrificing quality in like, a couple weeks, tops.
Keep checking back for more great Tales fantranslation updates!
10 responses to “In AD 2021, War Was Beginning”
March 31, 2021 at 11:18 pm | Permalink
Arigathanks for allowing me on the team, Kaji-sensei-sama!
I’m currently mastering the art of my trademark copy-paste FukaiEru translation, with some addendums from グーグル先生(Guuguru-sensei) here and there.
I hope minasan will have much tanoshii with the geemu of my favorites, known as Teiruzu Obu Ribaasu in Nipponganese!!
I am thank to mina san who are waiting for project to finish. I daisuki minasan so much.
March 31, 2021 at 11:22 pm | Permalink
Can’t wait to insert the script with the help of my nice hex editor, I’m thrilled to see FukaiEru’s wonderful translation! Long Live the StrawB!
April 1, 2021 at 12:45 am | Permalink
Please tell me the joke is that the joke is actually just throwing us off the scent of the real release, an actual completed Tales of Rebirth!
April 2, 2021 at 2:29 am | Permalink
Well, good luck for the team in this new era for Kajitani-Eizan Productions! Hopefully we’ll be getting amazing news from you guys, in the form of new and complete “Tales of” games finally translated!
April 8, 2021 at 9:27 am | Permalink
I was really hoping for the patch, got fooled xD
April 16, 2021 at 8:26 pm | Permalink
Ah so glad to come here, keep up the good work guys
May 11, 2021 at 2:47 pm | Permalink
Still waiting on that Vesperia review.
May 26, 2021 at 3:19 pm | Permalink
this was a little cruel…. funny but cruel 🙁
January 15, 2022 at 5:50 pm | Permalink
Can’t tell if you are close to them and this falls under banter, of if you are seriously taking the piss on the only group who bothered to put a translation people actually wanted on the table in the last decade
April 1, 2022 at 2:11 am | Permalink
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