Manga Translations. (12)

1 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-07-23 03:45 ID:rgEkAoIH

I was just curious if anyone has any opinions on which companies in the U.S. usually do the best job translating manga into English.

2 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-07-24 23:46 ID:bp1w0pNb

Studio Proteus, without any doubt whatsoever.

Although I hear Toren Smith left and they've been slipping up a bit. Still, their old translations of Shirow's work are some of the best manga translation work I've ever seen.

3 Name: 愛子 : 2006-05-30 06:03 ID:CPBm5+TX

Shirow Miwa? The mangaka for Dogs?

Which title did they do?

4 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-05-30 13:03 ID:Heaven


Masamune Shirow.

5 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-05-30 18:48 ID:Heaven

>>3 you're pretty hardcore, in a way.

6 Name: 愛子 : 2006-05-31 08:04 ID:CPBm5+TX

because i read Miwa's works?

7 Name: puzzled : 2006-06-01 04:06 ID:RlBVfCFK

dark horse still insists on printing the manga in the WORNG order -- and thus constantly creating confusing translations (imo)
buy translated manga in america is like voting in a presidential election within the last decade ie no "none of the above" on the ballot...

8 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-06-01 05:38 ID:Pbt25skl

don't they only do that for blade of the immortal? in that case, they rearrange the panels in left-to-right order by the request of the author himself.

9 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-06-01 12:04 ID:Heaven


Western text is written left-to-right, and thus our comics are written left-to-right. It makes things easier to read. Printing manga right-to-left is mainly a cost-cutting measure, dressed up as being "more authentic".

10 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-06-01 14:49 ID:Heaven

It is more authentic because flipping the art reverses all the left and right-ness of objects like hands and driving positions in cars.

To its credit, Dark Horse has started doing some unflipped releases like the AMG reissues.

11 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-06-01 17:28 ID:6xXSGS5f

Vertical Inc. is definitely the best.

12 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-06-02 12:27 ID:Heaven


Doesn't mean it's not a blatant cost-cutting measure above and beyond anything else.

I shudder to think how Dark Horse is going to butcher the excellent editing work in AMG with the reissues.

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