Trauma Button A Paradox Live Fansite

October 2023

10.29.2023 - Changelog
Got the GokuLuck backstage image added to the gallery, and knocked out two short menpas-- Ryoga's from the 13th, and cozmez's from the 25th! (Sorry, cozmez bias is hard to overcome, especially when their menpas take like five minutes to translate, haha.)
I will be getting to them, I promise! I'm just trying to make dents where I can, lol.
10.26.2023 - Changelog
General updates: Updated the Anime Episode listing page for PRIDE, and added the BAE and cozmez backstage illustrations. GokuLuck to be added when it's posted!

I am very behind on menpas right now, but I am trying to keep a list of which ones I still need to do. Please be patient. I have a day job and that day job takes a lot out of me when menpas are already probably my least favorite thing to translate, so they will be forthcoming, I just... there's so many this month. There's so many and so many tweets. There is so much to translate. Send help. (I'm kidding, probably.)

10.22.2023 - Changelog
Some general updates-- wrote up my summary for episode 3 of the anime, added the Rise Up LP art to the gallery, and am keeping a running tally of all of the mention parties I need to get to. I know they're getting backlogged, but there have been so many this month and I just... I'm one guy with a day job, lol. They will be coming, I promise!
10.20.2023 - Changelog
The REVOLUTION dramas are up.
I'm very tired. I will write more of an update later. Goodnight.
10.15.2023 - Changelog
Added the SWANK Home goods line to the SWANK page, and updated the anime episode listing with official screenshots from Episode 2. (I'm trying to only use screenshots either posted on the official Twitter account or via official press outlets!)
Also, created a more robust Reading Order page for new fans who are confused about what they need to get into the franchise! Please feel free to share it and the New To Paradox Live? page around for people who may be trying to dive in after getting interested in the first few episodes of the anime!

Counting down to the release of REVOLUTION and trying to get everything I can get sorted ahead of time sorted, haha. It's gonna be a long day for me but I'm very excited!!

10.14.2023 - Changelog
Got Kenta's menpa from the 8th, cozmez's "menpa" from the 9th, and Rokuta's menpa from the 11th up!
Also updated the gallery page with Rokuta's birthday art, and updated the anime episodes page with a belated summary of DESIRE! Screenshots to come, I just wanted to get it updated before too much more time had passed.
Planning to update the SWANK page with the new line of goods soon, just hold tight.
10.08.2023 - Changelog
Have updated the music page to reflect the MV releases for the REVOLUTION songs... and me being the cozmez oshi I am, I already put up a personal TL of Two Crowns! The other songs will follow, I promise.
Also got Shion's mention party from the 6th uploaded!
10.07.2023 - Changelog
Added two things: one, a translation of Murase Ayumu's BAE floorplan meltdown on Twitter, as requested! That's under 'other tl', since I didn't know where else to put it, lol.
Second, the 300k Official Bilibili followers illustration of Yuto has been added to the gallery!
10.06.2023 - Changelong
Allen's menpa from 10/04 is up! Shion's from earlier today will come ASAP. There are a lot of planned menpas so I'm just trying to not go insane, lol.
10.03.2023 - Changelog
Zen's menpa from late September is finally up, sorry about the delay!
Also, a bunch of anime-related news; I've revamped the anime page to redirect to both a "prerelease information" page and also an episode guide, with the ep1 summary based on my recollections of the pre-screening event. It will likely update with time!
Also-also, the anime release commemorative illustration has been added to the gallery.
Also-also-also, I've translated and mirrored the official oshi shindan (basically a quizlet)! You can find it on the anime index page, since it specifically deals with the anime.
10.01.2023 - Changelog
Uploaded the September Twitter archives, and updated the gallery with Allen's birthday art! Moved all of last month's changelogs to the old updates page linked below, and I'm sure I'll have plenty to update over the next few days, so sit tight!

Furthermore, it's October now, so the B's Log interview from the October 2023 issue is no longer password locked, as promised!

September 2023

09.29.2023 - Changelog
Updated the anime page with new information from the past couple days! Also added details about the birthday merch items for Shogo, Yohei, and Haruomi to the "Merch" page, since those were revealed as well.
09.24.2023 - Changelog
Added cozmez's trivia shorts to the pre-REVOLUTION trivia page!
09.23.2023 - Changelog
Added Toma's menpa from a few days ago, as well as an ongoing page for the YouTube shorts sharing trivia about the members of the teams advancing to REVOLUTION! cozmez will be added tomorrow when their videos come out. These are in the SNS and Other Translations pages, respectively.
Also-also translated an old magazine mini-interview from the June 2021 issue of Animedia!

Also, those with access to it (and in the case that Twitter finally eats shit for real), Phanto.MOE is now on BlueSky at! At the moment I will just be crossposting announcements about site updates (I am not insane enough to try and crosspost all tweet translations), but that is now a place where you can find updates and information about my translations.

09.17.2023 - Changelog
The gallery has been updated to include Saimon's birthday art, and the Anime page has been updated to reflect recent announcements and news!
09.17.2023 - Changelog
Both cozmez and GokuLuck's pre-REVOLUTION recap trailers are up! Same page as the BAE ones, since they're short enough that I didn't want to bloat the page count. Enjoy!
09.15.2023 - Changelog
Added a translation of BAE's pre-REVOLUTION recap trailer! It's over on the Other Translations page (look for "pre-REVOLUTION recaps"), and it will be joined by the other teams' trailers once they release.
09.12.2023 - Changelog
Created a new page for Paradox Tribe Premium to better reflect the knowledge we have now, and since I had the liberty of more space on a separate page, I added my speculation about the character ID numbers as well!
09.09.2023 - Changelog
Added a bit about Paradox Tribe Premium to the Paratora page and updated the gallery to include Haruomi's birthday art!
09.02.2023 - Changelog
This is just a quick note about site functionality!
I've been (gradually) working on adding belated alt text to a lot of images on the site, which should help in the case of a loading spinout. This is mostly invisible, but I wanted to note it.

I've been debating switching hosting services to something a little more robust (and, more importantly, a service that supports server-end includes...), especially as the anime draws nearer, but that's a matter that's -- again -- entirely on my end. Just a heads up!

09.01.2023 - Changelog
Moved all of last month's updates to a new page so that things don't get super unwieldy; also, updated the SNS page so that the Twitter archives for August are now up!

August 2023

08.31.2023 - Changelog
Have added information about REVOLUTION to the CDs and music page to reflect the release of the cover and song titles/info, and added the art to the gallery! At the moment, the full art is only in really small resolution, so expect that to be updated with something a little bigger when I can get my paws on it.

Also added a note about the October 2023 issue of Animedia, which is featuring Paradox Live: The Animation, and a note about the new character profiles that have been added to the anime's site on the page about the anime!

08.26.2023 - Changelog
Yohei's birthday art is up in the gallery, and his birthday mention party is up in the social media section!
08.26.2023 - Changelog
Yesterday the post-SHOWDOWN AMPRULE mini-drama translation went up, and today I managed to smack the 1Nm8 one up too! They're both on the dramas index!
08.24.2023 - Changelog
Two big updates: Shogo's post-birthday mention party has been added to the Social Media translations, and the VISTY post-SHOWDOWN mini-drama has been added to the Dramas! For the sake of simplicity I'm choosing to number these as full dramas and place them in release order.
I will be tackling the AMPRULE and 1Nm8 dramas tomorrow and the next day, as they come out!
08.22.2023 - Changelog
Updated the gallery with Shogo's birthday art from the other day, and also updated the magazines page with a translation of the seiyuu interviews of the October 2023 issue of B's Log!
Also: preemptively added a section to the audio dramas section for the After-SHOWDOWN mini-dramas that are set to be released via YouTube in a couple days. I will be translating these (even if there ends up being an official translation), so stay tuned for that!
08.18.2023 - Changelog
Put up Yuto's mention party (featuring a special guest) from yesterday evening! It, as with all menpas, under the Social Media translations.
08.13.2023 - Changelog
Guess what? Update time. This time it's the post-RTL-round-2 "magazine" interviews for the TCW and AKYR interviews posted on Twitter earlier tonight. These are under Other Translations!
08.12.2023 - Changelog
Some updaaates.
  • Yuto's birthday art added to the gallery page!
  • The Road to Legend Winning Manifestos have been added! Translations for these short videos can be found under Other Translations!
08.09.2023 - Changelog
A handful of updates:
  • Shiki's birthday art and the new anime team visuals have been added to the gallery page!
  • A note about said new visuals has been added to the anime page.
  • I added a quick note about the two recurring named cats, Luna and Kurobuchi Maou DX, to the "Glossary" page, under 'People & Entities'! I figured I should add them because I have seen some confusion about which cat is which.
  • And, the biggest one: the character schedules have been added! They are under Other Translations! These include both the original schedules posted in 2020 for the original four teams, and the updated schedules posted in 2022 for all main eight groups.
08.06.2023 - Changelog
CD page updated to reflect results of WILL and TRUST!

Still working on some other stuff (the character schedules are about ~30% done).

08.04.2023 - Changelog
A few new minor resources; character lists (which lists characters by birthday, height, and age, so you can have all of that information in one place instead of having to compare profiles) and a timeline of canon events have both been added to the Other Stuff page!

I will be working on new translations of extra material soon, but right now this stuff is a lot less work, so bear with me! My current to-do list, in no particular order, is to continue working on the Merch page; to expand the manga page with full chapter summaries; and to translate the character schedules from both the Fan Book and social media.

08.02.2023 - Changelog
Some minor changes; there was a missing line of code in some page headers, such that song translations weren't displaying correctly on mobile, which should now be fixed, plus a handful of small typographical errors have been rectified.

Also: new illustration added to the official art gallery, under follower milestones; this one is for 10k followers on the official English Facebook page!

Also-also: I've added the Favorite Character Sorter and Favorite Song Picker, since I figure these are resources that people generally like having on-hand. These are both located on the Other Stuff page under the 'Other' heading, since they're not translations but they may be useful or entertaining!

08.01.2023 - Phanto.Moe Launch
Trauma Button at Phanto.MOE is live! Don't worry, updates to my translations will still go up on Twitter (as long as it lasts) and DreamWidth (for the forseeable future), but I just really wanted a place that was truly mine and truly customizable to host my work. The goal is to not just be a resource for people who are already into Paradox Live and want to catch up, but to be an approachable, comprehensible way for a total newbie to figure out what's going on and where to start.

Some pages (merch, magazines, other translations) are a little bit empty now, but they should hopefully provide at least some useful information, even if that information is "I plan to write more about this as it becomes feasible".

Some pages are relatively straightforward in terms of information, but for some -- especially the anime and mobile game pages -- they will, in future, become far more robust mini-directories as more about these respective adaptations comes to be known.
From the jump, though, some notes:

  • All of my drama and novel translations, and all of my and Carp's song translations, are live! All of our social media translations (Twitter and Paratora) are mirrored, as well.
  • Every character profile is complete and features extra information where that information is canonically available, and the character index includes the short blurbs about the units as presented on the official site.
  • The official art gallery, while not complete, is fully functional. Do take a minute to let the thumbnails load, though!
  • The CDs page lists a brief summary of the drama tracks (where relevant) and includes full track listings and the results of the CDs that had voting rounds.
  • The Glossary page defines not just terms, but useful lists of locations and characters and entities who do not have full profiles!
  • The Music page provides an overview of every song, its composers, and the release date of its MV (where applicable)!
  • And more!