Geez. Has it been 60 days since my last post here?
I've run into some frustrations with the space constraints. Any time I try to reword something for added clarity or more accurate translation, it ends up consuming too many characters. As bad as this may sound, I'm honestly thinking about a copy / paste of the existing English script with a few revisions to grammar, censorship, differences in character names and references, and whatever clarity I can manage to cram in there.
At the very least, this is a desperate placeholder so I can go ahead with a full release, as opposed to sticking everyone with a half-translated ROM. I may come back in the future and try to redo the dialog again. If not, then at least the entire game will be in a playable state, with some minor improvements.