OtWtaS: Case of Tifa Revised Translation

by April 28, 2009 83 comments

Thanks to our forum member, Danna, below is a translation of “On the Way to a Smile: Case of Tifa” that has been revised in the new On the Way to a Smile novella released concurrently with Advent Children Complete. The new changes have been put in bold so that readers will be able to easily see what has been amended to the novella. A big thanks to Danna for her hard work in doing this for fans! Also, since she used Xcomp’s translation as a base, a big thanks to him and his website for the hard work he’s done translating the original edition of this novella as well. Enjoy!

EDIT: As of 5/18, Danna has gone through the text and edited a few spots to clarify the translation and smooth out the readability. Just to clarify, so enjoy!

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  1. cloudsandzacks
    #1 cloudsandzacks 21 May, 2011, 00:02

    nice story, it tells me some things that that i was trying to find
    (ps…… cloud and tifa were never lover they never dated and this story makes it seem like they were going out, not to metion it sounded like tifa was tring to get with cloud even though she refused him… i find it nice though that cloud smiles)

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    • Vendel
      Vendel 27 July, 2011, 11:34

      Looks like someone missed the point. If the story makes it seem like C/T are a couple then just maybe that is exactly what it is trying to tell you.

  2. Tiffany
    #2 Tiffany 1 December, 2011, 09:23

    Thanks for the upload! It’s great, thank you thank you thank you!
    I really love Tifa, that being because her decisions on situations are very much like mine. Perhaps, my personality is slightly matched with hers.
    I have to give thanks to SquareEnix for doing this for us too!
    We got to see a side of Cloud we’d never saw in FF7 although we know it’s there.
    I love FF7, it was a pleasant fantasy I can easily base my life on if met with any fork roads.
    once again, thanks for this upload!

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  3. Gratuite vanzare
    #3 Gratuite vanzare 20 January, 2012, 12:28

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  4. flatlining
    #4 flatlining 8 April, 2012, 22:48

    hi, i just landed on your homepage all of the sudden, and as i sometimes do, i start reading whats in front of me, the article gets quite interesting after awhile. Thanks for posting, thanks and have a good day

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  5. Swaggahbee
    #5 Swaggahbee 11 July, 2012, 14:06

    This was really kawaii ^____^ thanks for the translation ! I find their relationship not the best but that’s what makes it really unique and adorable. I agree From CC to DoC they are a great couple , they dont need to be confirmed they already are 🙂

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  6. leografas
    #6 leografas 20 August, 2012, 14:27

    …..tifa’s pic has some big draw errors.

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  7. CG
    #7 CG 9 October, 2012, 01:16

    Cloud and Tifa have the more romantic relationship. It was mild childhood puppy love that later blossomed into mature love. Aerith and Cloud had a unique friendship. In fact, she had a unique friendship with every member of AVALANCHE. But I don’t see their relationship as romantic. She was interested in him that way, sure, but Cloud was “eh” for both girls until he finally found himself thanks to Tifa. That’s when Cloud and Tifa’s relationship really skyrocketed. Pre-ACC, the happier he was with Tifa and the kids, the more worried he got about losing that. Then that tied into thinking back at Zack and Aerith’s deaths. He began to get scared that he wouldn’t be able to protect Tifa and the kids this time. So he pushed them away. The solitude he forced himself into worsened his problem because he kept reinforcing the bad thoughts in his head. After constantly telling himself that he can’t help anyone and deserve happiness, he began to truly believe that he doesn’t deserve Tifa and the kids. And then ACC happened. That movie was centered solely on him letting go of his guilt, thanks to Zack and Aerith, and allowing himself to live in the present and be happy, thanks to Tifa and the others.

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