Trekkies would know more about that, but I'm glad pushed to do it. Originally I had a translation guide for them, but it wouldn't have been the same.The HG101 article should cover this.
So I arrived at episode 7 tonight. Its great so far, especially playing on the og saturn. Didn’t run into any troubles besides the already known lipsync and frames problems. Only strange thing happening was getting an electric shock! from my retro bit sega saturn pad. Happened twice after saving the game and getting up to turn of the console. The saturn also rebooted after the shock and no, i didn’t pull any cables while doing that. Very strange, but it has nothing to do with the translation of course.
Besides i already read through the sakura wars translation forum which had some interesting tidbits. Are there any more storys about the translation or about hacking the game from the team? Would be especially be interested in how you managed to put the subtitles onto the video! Looks like they are “backed” into the videos or are they just an overlay?
Most of the changes that went into removing honorifics were my doing, so we had some fun discussing that(I loathe using them in localization).