New Year’s Greetings

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Saijou Touji (西条 凍時)
CV: 三楽章

Happy New Year’s to everyone! Dusk decided to give us a greeting from Touji and so I’ve translated it below.

Touji: Uwah, that startled me.

T: Ahaha… I was secretly making preparations but you discovered me, I see.

T: Huh? This wooden mallet?

T: Eheh, it’s obviously for eliminating bugs who get close to you…

T: Not. For this year though.

T: Yes, I thought I’d personally cut the New Year’s rice cake this year and have you eat a delicious sweet red-bean soup with mochi.

T: Hm? That’s right, I made it.

T: I heard from mother-in-law that you love red-bean soup with mochi, so I’ve practiced in advance.

T: You’ll e-eat it… right?

T: I see… W-well, it’s true you might gain weight if you eat at night. Mm, I understand.

T: I’ll have one of the servants make the rest of everything then.

T: Hm? Why are you sitting down? Are you going to watch the New Year’s broadcast?

T: Huh!? You’ll e-eat it!?

T: Haha, I see. It’ll be a shame to waste ingredients, right.

T: When the new year comes then, I’ll make the best sweet red-bean soup with mochi, so look forward to that.

T: Ah, that reminds me, before the date changes…

T: Thank you for being by my side this year too. Even if you have no choice, I’m really… really happy.

T: Let’s be together next year too. I’ll protect you from any kind of disaster.

T: *kisses* So long as you are alive, and just breathing, I love you… to the point of tears.

Thank you very much for your enjoyment of these works.

Until next time in 2021.


23 thoughts on “New Year’s Greetings

    nyan (@vaniamnll) said:
    January 26, 2021 at 18:43

    kankinkon games?????¿¿¿¿

    im still trying to find a service help to get me the drama cd and now there’s a game?? hecc i needddddddddddd but probably gonna take a whole year just to play and translate on my own. sad

    but touji as cute as ever :(((((((((((((( i wanna marry touji for real

      Ilinox responded:
      January 26, 2021 at 22:59

      If you’re not talking about the physical tokutens that come with things, you can grab all of the drama CDs on DLsite! I’m pretty sure there’s ENG landing pages for all of them.

        nyan (@vaniamnll) said:
        January 27, 2021 at 07:40

        ah yes, but I can’t go to DLsite because it’s blocked on my country:( I want to get the digital version for efficiency purposed though and I won’t give up to find those services! also if I’m not being rude, can I like buy the drama CD from you? I mean it’s like you’re the third party helper and ill pay you fee + the cd prices. i know its kind of rude but at least I want to ask first hehe

        and if I may ask again, I click towards the game homepage and I saw there is 2version: 0 yen and 2200 yen? why is that? do I need to have some membership? can I buy it too even if I’m outside japan? thank you and sorry for the barrage of question

        Ilinox responded:
        January 27, 2021 at 23:29

        Oh no ;;;; I just tried looking around to see if they might have joined another service too but it doesn’t look like the Kankinkon series is on PokeDora. I’m afraid that, because I’ve already bought all their works, there’d be no way to get your money to them (I wouldn’t want to accept any of it for myself).

        If you can access the Animate Games website, then you should be able to play the game since they’re the ones hosting it. You’ll need to make an account with them but it’s free. The 0 yen one is the trial version of the game while the actual game is 2200 yen. I don’t know if they accept foreign credit cards though, because I’m purchasing the physical DL code versions for tokutens.

    minbento said:
    January 6, 2021 at 20:34

    *internal crying and anguish* as much as I love their drama and intensity throughout the relationship, these sweet moments get to me the most! Aaaahh now I’m debating whether or not to get the game or to wait and see for a better deal to be available _(:3」∠)_

    Anyways, hope you’ve had a good holiday and start to the new year!!! I’m looking forward to playing all the otome games and listening to new drama cds. Any releases you got your eye on or a wishlist made? Stay safe and healthy!! :)

      Ilinox responded:
      January 8, 2021 at 16:58

      IIRC sometimes Animate Games comes out with deals so you might be able to get a discount with a coupon or something! I don’t know if there’ll be any other ones apart from that.

      Thank you so much! My wish list has mostly been fulfilled already from December releases LOL but I guess one I do have my eye on still is Mikado’s new military work, Kiss of Death, in March because I want it to be an amazing series like what RN turned out to be. Other than that, I also hope to try and claw my way back into otome games instead of drama CDs and otome mobages, oops. Please stay safe and healthy over there too!

    Chaotictapestry said:
    January 4, 2021 at 11:03

    I love Touji more every time there’s anything new about him posted. ;A;

      Ilinox responded:
      January 4, 2021 at 18:00

      I swear!! I’m going to fill up the Kankinkon master list one day!! Hahaha. He’s such a good character and I like him a bunch too ;w; I just love how you’re constantly in a state of conflict with this guy.

        waterinegirl said:
        January 5, 2021 at 07:53

        I would like to ask. Is there a drama cd in which touiji’s heroine has amnesia?

        Ilinox responded:
        January 5, 2021 at 10:07

        Yup. It was a tokuten that came with the Kankinkon short stories book, I believe.

        waterinegirl said:
        January 7, 2021 at 07:48

        Do you have it? If the commission is open, how much is it?

        Ilinox responded:
        January 8, 2021 at 17:00

        I do and it’d just be a flat $50 CDN as a standalone track. If you’re interested, please let me know so I can mark you down, haha. I’m trying to keep track of everyone who’s interested in commissions outside my waiting list so I can contact everyone in order.

    Chaotictapestry said:
    January 4, 2021 at 11:02

    So I know you don’t love translating VNs, but hypothetically… if it was for Touji specifically… A very special case here…and I managed to get you a copy… Could we negotiate commission fees someday… :eyes:

    I fully understand not being up for that if you aren’t, but I figured it’s worth asking about Touji. ;^)

      Ilinox responded:
      January 4, 2021 at 18:04

      :eyes: you back. I already have a copy actually, haha. I’m a hoarder of Dusk things and just not having enough time to appreciate them all… oops. I do plan on writing posts about Dusk’s games one day, just… one day… CRIES. I really wouldn’t know how to price it at all and how it’d be done (full translation, so counting characters? or just summaries but then how to price it?) so that’s why I don’t do them.

      It’s nice to know you’re interested though ;3;/ At present, I don’t have any plans on playing the VN yet because, um, I may have made a bad New Years decision already to pick up a novel translation on top of everything I’m currently doing so LOL.

    waterinegirl said:
    January 4, 2021 at 08:10

    He looks adorable in the video. Mkes you forget what he has done. But the heroine seems soft. I meam she ate the cake

      Ilinox responded:
      January 4, 2021 at 17:58

      LOL it’s always like this. Touji looks so pitiful and miserable that you want to forgive him, but then you see heroine’s reactions and you can’t fault her for that either and it’s like “Oh right, we shouldn’t be forgiving him” and then it’s just an ugly complicated mess. OOF.

    Oak said:
    January 1, 2021 at 20:39

    I love seeing Touji’s sweet side. And I’m happy that the heroine didn’t outright reject the food. She has every right to hate him but it makes me happy when she throws him a bone.

      Ilinox responded:
      January 3, 2021 at 15:30

      Same same! My heart leapt to my throat when she refused at first and he looked like a kicked puppy. Like, I totally understand her but LMAO the sheer sympathy I feel for Touji too… oof. The phrase “it’s complicated” always floats across my mind whenever I read Touji stuff, haha. I love it when she throws him bone, but at the same time also like it when he reaps what he sows.

    Kell said:
    January 1, 2021 at 15:52

    I wonder if Dusk would make an otome game for this series I mean, the template is already there!

      Ilinox responded:
      January 1, 2021 at 16:25

      You don’t need to wonder because they have LOL. Dusk is putting out three games for the Kankinkon universe. Touji-hen, the students (Hikaru, Kazuma, and Yamato), and then Makoto-hen.

        Kell said:
        January 1, 2021 at 19:23

        Really?? Is there any news on an English release?

        Ilinox responded:
        January 1, 2021 at 19:33

        For an extremely doujin circle like this? Very unlikely. I can’t remember their exact words but Dusk has no plans on localizing anything although they’re appreciative of their overseas fans.

        Touji-hen is already out btw. The students were supposed to release in December but got delayed to… I think March this year?

        Kell said:
        January 1, 2021 at 20:13

        That really sucks, but I understand. I hope they will change their mind in the future!

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