Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Project page: Eisen Flugel

Eisen Flugel (ja.wikipedia) is a light novel series by Urobuchi Gen. Its title is in German and is popularly translated as “Wings of Steel”.

It is known as a “lighter” work that reflects the new direction that Urobuchi is taking. Readers have responded in ways ranging from disappointment at the lack of the usual depressing plot and twisted characters to appreciation of the heartwarming events and cheers for how Urobuchi has finally cleaned his reputation of darkness. As far as his works go, this is fairly divisive.

It is comprised of two volumes.

Synopsis:

In a world where dragons rule the skies, mankind still dreams of flight, of someday dominating the heavens in their stead. Even in times of war, the passionate young pilot Karl Schuniz continues to chase his dreams, taking up his wings of steel - the revolutionary new aircraft, the Blitz Vogel - to challenge the Kaiser Drache, the fastest dragon that can fly at supersonic speeds.

Contents:

Volume 1

Prologue
Chapter 1:
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4
- Part 5
- Part 6
- Part 7
Chapter 2:
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4
- Part 5
Chapter 3:
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4

Volume 2

Chapter 4:
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4
Chapter 5:
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4
- Part 5
- Part 6
- Part 7
- Part 8
- Part 9 

TL comments:

This was translated from the Chinese version found at www.wenku8.cn.

Most of the names are in German. I did my best to stick to what made sense - the narration uses the word “dragon” in general, but when a specific variety is referred to, it is called an “X Drache”, or “Drachen” in plural. I don’t actually speak German, so I can’t be certain of how accurate this is.

Also, I couldn’t find the original name for the first aircraft and a few other names, so I translated them directly from Chinese into English - hence, “Sea Parrot”, “Jade Base” etc. If anyone knows what they were in the original text, please inform me.

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