Falcom Weekly Special – Week of 2/8/2015 – Sen no Kiseki and Sen no Kiseki II PS3 Set


The Legend of Heroes Sen no Kiseki (PlayStation 3 the Best) (Originally for 2800 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Sen no Kiseki II (Standard Edition) (Originally for 7200 yen)
The Legend of Heroes Sen no Kiseki Super Arrange Version (Originally for 2500 yen)
Original Stickers (Not for sale)
Special Community Information Sheet ‘Tachikawa Xanadu’ (Not for Sale)

The total retail cost of this set is 12,500 yen. The special price is –> 5,500 yen!

This order is good until 2/16, or until 30 orders have been made.

Order # 2806(973・977・M079)

[ Falcom Online Store – Special Sales ]

Falcom Q1 Report for 2016 – Total Sales Down 45.4% from 2015 Q1


Editor’s Note: This article looks bad. I was worried about writing it but glad I waited to let it process mentally before I actually wrote it, because there are some things from a bigger picture that are worth pointing out. I’ll do so at the end of the article to prevent confusion.

Today, Falcom revealed their Q1 financial information. This information runs from Oct 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. (Editor’s note: Falcom’s ‘End of Year’ is Sept 30th.) Please see the table below for the numbers:

  Total Sales Operating Profit Current Profit QTR Net Income
Q1 2016 ¥340,000,000
↓ 45.4% ¥151,000,000
↓ 64.7% ¥152,000,000
↓ 64.4% ¥106,000,000
↓ 61.9%
Q1 2015 ¥623,000,000
↑ 97.5% ¥428,000,000
↑ 224.5% ¥426,000,000
↑ 221.7% ¥280,000,000
↑ 221.4%

All conversions are approximations, and have been rounded accordingly.
Conversion rates valid as of 2/10/2016 @ 1:00am Central Time

2016 Quarter 2 Forecast

(In million yen increments.)

  Total Sales Operating Profit Current Profit Share Price
Q2 2016 460 ↓ 40.2% 100 ↓ 75.8% 100 ↓ 75.6% 67 ↓ 76.5%
EOY 2016 1700 ↑ 7.9% 700 ↑ 1.0% 700 ↑ 1.4% 469 ↑ 2.8%

Quantitative Data Regarding Current Quarter

Operational Details

This company is a content maker that strives to reach out to customers across the world with its game contents and services filled with personality and character over multiple platforms.

For this quarter, manufactured goods from the company itself include Tokyo Xanadu (released on 9/27/2015), a new title which received the Future Class Award from the Japan Game Awards at Tokyo Game Show, competing alongside 473 exhibiting companies and 2004 titles.

Currently, the company is eagerly working on the upcoming Ys VIII -Lacrimosa of DANA-. With its first game released in 1987, the Ys series is an action RPG that has seen many titles on multiple platforms and localized into North America, Europe, and Asia. It stands alongside the ‘Kiseki’ series as one of the company’s masterpieces.

Licenses include Trails in the Sky SC Evolution, which was released on 12/27/2015. There have also been collaborative projects for Phantasy Star Online 2 (from Sega Games), and Taiko Master V (Bandai Namco Games).

Furthermore, along with currently available downloadable titles, North America saw the release of The Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel for PS3 and PlayStation Vita, while Asia saw releases of Trails in the Sky FC Evolution and Ys Memories of Celceta. [Editor’s Note: European release of Cold Steel happens during Falcom’s Q2.]

Financially, licensing releases for this quarter reached 189 million yen (approx. $1,645,000), which is a 57.2% decrease from this quarter last year.

Detailed summaries and my observations can be found behind the cut….

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[Translation Tuesday] The Legend of Heroes Zero no Kiseki Pre-Story: The Ring of Judgment – Chapter 01


A few weeks ago, I did the prologue chapter of Ring of Judgment. As I needed some more time to get this planned video completed, I’ve decided to provide Chapter 1 of the manga this time around.

As I said before:
The Ring of Judgment expands on the incident involving the Bracers Guild in the first Translation Tuesday but it also brings in Estelle and Joshua, and you can see part of their journey that begins at the end of Second Chapter.

Please note, this manga does take place after Trails in the Sky Second Chapter, and the main story for Ring of Judgment does have some focus on an event from SC. Though this chapter in particular does not spoil major events (but it does allude to a major one), it will contain major SC spoilers by its conclusion.

As I said before, I was part of Eidenyaku when I originally worked on Ring of Judgment. However, on looking back at it, I found it pretty bad. So I decided to take a step forward and fix this mess of a scanslation with a better font, cleaner typography, and slightly re-edited dialogue to make it flow a little cleaner. As I’m making this the finalized version of it, I will also be pulling the version from Eidenyaku down from that site, and pointing any downloading links back to this article for those interested. I will also continue with these re-edits, and finally get to the epilogue chapter and the bonus pages, both of which hadn’t been translated via Eidenyaku.

You may also notice some interesting ‘issues’ with the pages as they were scanned. That is because these scans came from the run of the manga while it was in the magazine Dengeki Maoh. Though it is printed on lower quality quality paper, the pages are also larger in size than the published book, which allows for higher quality scans in the end.

Due to the chapter being 20+ pages, I will not include the pages in the post, since that would be a bit overkill. However, the zip file will be made available through the link at the bottom.

Translation: Shram
Editing / Scans / Cleanup: omgfloofy
Proofreading: Gu4n, Yotaka

Though it may be straightforward for most, please remember that this is a Japanese manga and it hasn’t been flipped. As a result, remember to read from right to left!


The Legend of Heroes Zero no Kiseki Prestory Ring of Judgment - Chp 1 (107 downloads)

‘Seize the Day’ Available for Free for Taiko Master V until 4/6 – Trails SC and Gurumin Music Forthcoming

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Falcom has announced the top three tracks from their user poll regarding popular songs to come up in Taiko Master V for the PSVita.

The first song is Seize the Day, the main theme from Tokyo Xanadu. It will be available as free DLC from 2/4 to 4/6.

The next song will be Silver Will from Trails in the Sky SC and the third ranked song to be released will be Soaring Through the Sad Blue Skies from Gurumin. These will both become available sometime in March.

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Taiko Master V was already released with two Falcom songs included: TO MAKE THE END OF BATTLE from Ys II and Pulse to Tomorrow from Trails of Cold Steel.

[ Falcom Hot Information Page ]
[ Taiko Master Event Website ]

Sen no Kiseki Manga vol 2 Available for Preorder from Falcom’s Online Store


*Note: the image above is the cover for vol 1. The cover for vol 2 has yet to be unveiled.

Falcom has made vol 2 of the Sen no Kiseki / Trails of Cold Steel manga available for pre-order on their online shop. This is the manga series that has been running in Falcom Magazine of late.

Item Number: B127
Pages: 152 pages, A5 size
ISBN: 978-4802130172
Original Work: Nihon Falcom
Written By:: Mao Emura
Art By: Sagarariri
Publishing / Sales: Field-Y / Media Pal
Release Date: 3/10/2016
Price: 926 yen

[ Falcom Online Store Product Page ]

Falcom Weekly Special – Week of 2/1/2016 – Tokyo Xanadu Game + CD Set


Tokyo Xanadu (Standard Edition) (Originally for 5880 yen)
Tokyo Xanadu Original Soundtrack (Originally for 2980 yen)
Tokyo Xanadu Original Screen Cleaner (Not for Sale)
Original Stickers (Not for Sale)
Special Community Information Sheet ‘Tachikawa Xanadu’ (Not for Sale)

The total retail cost of this set is 8860 yen. The special price is –> 4,600 yen!

This order is good until 2/9, or until 30 orders have been made.

Order # 2805 (979・M085)

[ Falcom Online Store – Special Sales ]

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