Software Studio minori, Fan Translation Group in Talks
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The software studio Minori posted a July 12 cease-and-desist letter that it sent to No Name Losers (NNL), a fan group that worked on an unauthorized translation of Minori's ef adult interactive novel software. However, Minori added a postscript to the letter to express its willingness to discuss with NNL an official license for the English-speaking market.
The software studio then posted an announcement that it started "preliminary discussions" with NNL on July 14. While Minori acknowledged that it does not know what will result from the discussions, it anticipates that it can report on the results soon. About that same time, NNL replaced its website with a notice that it has "begun preliminary discussions with the CEO of minori, nbkz Sakai."
The software studio has since announced that it sent its proposal to NNL on Saturday, July 17. The proposal set a July 21 deadline (Japan Time) for NNL's first response to the proposal, but Minori reports that NNL has already sent its first response ahead of the deadline.
The ef software inspired the Ef - a tale of memories television anime series (pictured above) and its sequel Ef - a tale of melodies. The studio's other software have also inspired the Haru no Ashioto The Movie: Ourin Dakkan video anime project and the Wind: A Breath of Heart anime franchise.
Source: Silicon Era