I'm not getting the blank textbox either, which is strange. Are you using the standard title screen or the Project II one? I will have those text errors corrected soon though. Let me know if you guys find anything else.
I'm using the standard one, I'm just a sucker for the Japanese title screen.
Don't remember exactly where my rom's from but it was basically the first one that didn't freeze after the title screen (fade to black, then nothing) so I assumed it was good, there's a chance there was some funky stuff still.
My emulator is BSNES, wanted to use the hi-res mode7 from the newest build.