What

Posted by on Jun 22, 2009 in Retranslation log | 5 Comments

I’m not really sure what the translators were going for here, but it doesn’t have much to do with the original text. It was hard to write a short enough line that gets across the meaning, and I did have to take some editorial license. But at least mine resembles the original! Spoilers for Cloche’s […]

Editing

Posted by on Jun 18, 2009 in Retranslation log | 5 Comments

Here’s a case where the translation is fine, but the editing has caused harm. In Cloche’s Cosmosphere Level 6-R, there’s a flashback to Level 2. The official localization has different text between the flashback and the original scene, even though the Japanese text is identical in both. The two official localizations seem like they must […]