Translations master list

Since most of the front page was taken up by translation projects, I figured it would be best to make a master list sticky post instead of having each of the translation posts be a sticky. Here’s the projects I’ve worked on and their status:

The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya:
Taken down due to licensing. Yen Press has released some very good translations and they should be supported. Post

The Untold Story of Haruhi Suzumiya (includes Rainy Day):
Finished
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The Observation of Haruhi Suzumiya: Official Fanbook (Novel fanbook):
Finished
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Someday in the Rain (Original script published in 2006):
Finished
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The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Official Guidebook:
Finished (as much as I’m willing to do)  Post

Hanairo Notebooks:
Taken down due to licensing from NISA. Two very good releases out and they should be supported.

Nagaru Tanigawa interview from the June 2003  The Sneaker
Finished Post

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! (volumes 1 & 2)
Finished (?) Novel 1 – Finished/ Novel 2 – Finished

Nagaru Tanigawa/Noizi Itou discussion from the February 2006 The Sneaker
Finished Post

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Episode comments
Completed! Posts: Pre-air/1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/Final Cast Comments

Tamako Market Preview Interview:
Finished Post

Hyouka Episode comments
Finished! Posts: 1-2/3-4/5-6/7-8/9-10/11-12/13-14/15-16/17-18/19-20/21-22

Haruhi Suzumiya short story Random Numbers
Finished Post

2011 Japan Cultural Affairs Department Kyoto Art Festival – KyoAni roundtable
Finished Post

Free! Director Hiroko Utsumi x Character Designer Futoshi Nishiya interview
Finished! Post 1/Post 2

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Movie/S2 Director Tatsuya Ishihara interviews
Finished! Non-Spoilers/Spoilers Cloud G

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! S2 magazine translations
Finished! Animage 12/13Animedia 01/14

CTFK Stage Event Panels translations
Complete! Directors Dialogue/Futoshi Nishiya (Free!)/Producers Discussion

Free! Official Fanbook Interviews
Abandoned! Director Utsumi

I’ll be adding more as more projects come along. I’ve got some ideas, but I’ll rule out Haruhi Theater as there’s already good translations available for it.

I’m done translating things at this point in time (April 1, 2014). No requests will be honored at this point. This stance is unlikely to change. Thank you to everyone who read and supported me, but I’m done. Later.

Sound! Euphonium primer

One of the items I purchased while in Japan was the first Sound! Euphonium (Hibike! Euphonium) novel while I was in Kyoto.  Over the past two weeks, I’ve taken the time to read through the novel and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed reading through it. There was a finely executed story that looked into the drama of a wind music club leading up to a performance.  As I looked around at the impressions thus far from people looking towards the anime, I saw some people who would go into the series with some misconceptions about what it would be and wanted to counter that with a post talking about the setting. Thus, here’s a primer on Sound! Euphonium. Continue reading

Tamako Love Story/Director Naoko Yamada interview: Media Arts Festival ver

The Cultural Media Arts Festival aims to display pieces of art from canvas art, entertainment, animation, and manga categories. In each category, works are chosen to win “grand prize”, “superior prize”, and “newcomer prize” awards with an eye towards the current cultural trends. In the 18th Cultural Media Arts Festival, the popular anime film Tamako Love Story and its director, Naoko Yamada, won a ”newcomer prize” in the animation category. The film, a sequel to the TV series Tamako Market, is an orthodox adolescent love story that won acclaim from viewers. With the work/director winning this prize, we ask director Naoko Yamada about the film’s highlights and how she felt upon winning the award.

Interviewer/Writer: Shigeyoshi Okimoto Continue reading

K-On! Movie interview: Director Naoko Yamada and Scriptwriter Reiko Yoshida

HTT Airlines, Flight JL401:

Boarding seat 1-2:

Director Naoko Yamada and Scriptwriter Reiko Yoshida

K-On! The Movie opened on December 3rd, 2011 and grew to be seen by over 1 million viewers in theatres. However, all Director Yamada had planned when she first heard it was being made into a movie were fragments of ideas. How was the movie created from stage zero? Continue reading

K-On! Movie interview: Producer Yoshihisa Nakayama

HTT Airlines, Flight JL401:

Boarding seat 8:

Producer Yoshihisa Nakayama

Nakayama-san, as a producer, watched K-On! The Movie with a serene glance as the other production staff moved forward. We talked with him on how he thought of ways to make the movie a success through promotion and marketing. Continue reading