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.

Tamako Love Story Special: Director Yamada Interview translated

The Tamako Love Story official website posted the first part of an interview with the director of the film, Naoko Yamada, on 2014/03/07. This is a translation of that part. I’ll add the second part to this post whenever it is posted on the website. Thanks to violaxcore for editing assistance.

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Chuu2 Valentines

This is a translation of the comments from the seiyuu for Rikka/Shichimiya regarding their characters and valentines that was published in the February 2014 issue of Animedia. Image can be found at:
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Chu2Refresh & S2 Preview

With the second season of Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! coming up soon, I thought it would be a good idea to refresh our memories of the characters and recall where everyone is at the beginning of the second season. Thus, I’ve translated the character summaries on the official site.

Yuuta Togashi

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Voice: Jun Fukuyama
This story’s protagonist. 2nd year high schooler.

Still holding onto his dark history of being infected with evil eye type chuunibyou during his second year of middle school, Yuuta successfully moved on and made a fresh start in high school. Since he’s the kind of person who looks after others, he’s always revolving around Rikka.

Rikka Takanashi

rikka001Voice: Maaya Uchida
This story’s heroine. 2nd year high schooler.

Self-claimed wielder of the Wicked eye.  A small and fair-skinned cute girl. Numerical subjects are her weakness. Outside of sewing, her feminine charms are near level 0. An awfully pitiful girl.

Shinka Nibutani

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Voice: Chinatsu Akasaki
2nd year high schooler.

During her first year, she was the classmate of Rikka and Yuuta and was a member of the cheerleading team. She has the personality of a class leader. One of those new tall beautiful girls.

Kumin Tsuyuri

kumin001Voice:  Azumi Asakura
3rd year high schooler.

An easygoing girl who loves to nap. She’s lost a lot of items that fell off of her clothes, but she’s never forgotten a pillow.

Sanae Dekomori

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Voice: Sumire Uesaka
A new high school student who’s an underclassman to Rikka and Yuuta.

The (self-claimed) wielder of the Mjölnir Hammer, she serves as Rikka’s disciple. She has a bit of a complex regarding her height, but she dislikes to drink milk.

Satone Shichimiya

shichimiya01Voice: Juri Nagatsuma
A friend of Yuuta’s during middle school; she was the cause of him becoming chuuni.

Currently infected and titles herself “Dark Magical Girl Sophia Ring SP Saturn the 7th”. Known to talk about the “rule of the world – Everyone’s connected.”

Yuuta’s Mom

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Voice: Yuri Amano

An easy-going mother who enjoys playing with her children. As she’s very busy at work, she’s not around the house very often. Her husband is working in Jakarta now.

Kuzuha Togashi

kuzuha001Voice: Kaori Fukuhara
The older of Yuuta’s sisters. 2nd year middle schooler.

Reliable and good at cooking. She and Yuuta divvy up the chores since their parents are rarely there.

Yumeha Togashi

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Voice: Mami Shitara
The youngest child in the Togashi family. One of the oldest in Kindergarden.

A precocious child who wants to play a more realistic version of house.

Makoto Isshiki

isshiki001Voice:  Souichiro Hoshi
2nd year high schooler.

Yuuta’s friend since they met in their first year. Straight, not easily discouraged, and someone who wants to be cool. He’s always checking out girls and won’t stop at anything to become popular.

Nanase Tsukumo

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Voice: Kikuko Inoue
Yuuta and Rikka’s homeroom teacher.

A gentle airhead… or so she seems. She’s unexpectedly crafty. She tends to stretch out the end of her sentences.

Toka Takanashi

touka001Voice:  Eri Sendai
Rikka’s older sister.

Expressionless and doesn’t let her emotions show. However she’s a bit overwhelming in her requests despite sounding un-interested in them. Others can’t say anything against her wishes.

Preview

When we last left off in the TV-run, the series was occurring in November of Rikka/Yuuta’s first year in high school. The OVA takes place in late December while the movie occurs in March of their first year. The new season starts at the beginning of April in their second year, thus everyone’s moved up a grade. What waits us in their second year? We’ll find out in 1 week!

Megax’s favorite characters #1B: Not your typical chuuni

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but my anticipation levels keep rising for next month’s airing; thus I felt writing this would help get some of that energy out. In May 2012, I translated the first Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! light novel and thought it was a cute read, but nothing I would grow immensely attached to. After a little break, I finished translating the second novel in July of that year and something kept gnawing at me. I couldn’t get someone out of my head. Throughout the last year and a half, I’ve been involved in many other franchises, but my mind keeps coming back to one character from the novels, specifically the second novel. Her name: Satone Shichimiya. This post will delve further into exactly why I like her so much and why she’s on the same level as Itsuki Koizumi in my favorites. Of course, novel 2 spoilers await.

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CTFK 2013 KyoAni, Pony Canyon, and Lantis Producers’ Discussion Translated

This is the third in a series of posts translating transcriptions/summaries of the four stage panels at Kyoto Animation/Animation Do’s CTFK 2013 event held November 30, 2013. This post will be about the Producers’ Discussion panel detailing background information about the works featured at the event. The transcriptions/summaries for this panel come from these bloggers. Editing support comes from irrevilent. Continue reading

CTFK 2013 Futoshi Nishiya Panel Translated

This post is the second in a series of posts translating the talk events held at Kyoto Animation and Animation Do’s CTFK 2013 event. This time, I’ve translated the second panel of the day, Futoshi Nishiya’s Free! character design chat! The transcript for this panel is provided by this blogger. Editing support comes from irrevilent. Continue reading