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Translation is Hard: 5 Obstacles to a Good Translation

There seems to be a lot of discourse on anime subtitle translation these days. The louder voices on Twitter tend to defend localized, less literal translations. I've been wanting to write a post on some of my own experiences with translation, but I've also been going through a bit of a burnout. Here it is… Continue reading Translation is Hard: 5 Obstacles to a Good Translation

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The Promised Neverland: A Series in One Soundtrack

It's been a while since I finished the anime and I still can't get over how good the music was. Takahiro Obata's soundtracks were largely responsible for getting me hooked on the series since Episode 1. In particular, I want to offer my interpretation of "Main Theme 1," which encapsulates the series wonderfully: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEu9A9yNgXs ***This… Continue reading The Promised Neverland: A Series in One Soundtrack

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Jon’s Creator Showcase: March Post Submissions Open

Hi everyone, welcome to April! Just in case you haven't made your vacation plans, here's some inspiration: Well, that aside, post submissions are open for the next Jon's Creator Showcase, hosted by me! For those of you who don't know, the JCS was established by Jon Spencer, and you can find all the information you… Continue reading Jon’s Creator Showcase: March Post Submissions Open

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2 Songs 1 Myth: Lady Meng Jiang and the Destruction of the Great Wall of China

Digging through my drafts led me to this half-finished post on a Chinese myth, started around the same time I translated the original Ballad of Mulan. I'd like to share two wonderful songs here based on the myth of Lady Meng Jiang (孟姜女) - one of four great Chinese romantic tragedies that are more-or-less canon.… Continue reading 2 Songs 1 Myth: Lady Meng Jiang and the Destruction of the Great Wall of China

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Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 22 – 23 – Nezuko Resists and Zenitsu Screams — The Animanga Spellbook

Two slower Kimetsu no Yaiba episodes before we enter into the finale (I do remember to reblog collabs on occasion). https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/23DbzwNJSLo7nkSWjODMvY?si=GEK5MDx6S0mFj9MP1bknZg Ply’s caught a big ol’ cold and so we keep on keeping on without him. via Demon Sayer Corps: Kimetsu no Yaiba 22 – 23 – Nezuko Resists and Zenitsu Screams — The Animanga Spellbook

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Jon’s Creator Showcase: August Edition

Welcome, everyone, to the month of September and to Jon's Creator Showcase: August 2019! This month features an extensive selection of current, classic, and underrated anime content, as well as analytical and creative works from other fields that may surprise you. It's a true honour to be a part of this initiative, and thanks again… Continue reading Jon’s Creator Showcase: August Edition

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Anime Food Shiritori – Meal #1: Takoyaki from Mob Psycho 100 — The Zodiac Room

Collabs seem to be the only thing motivating me to blog in such a busy season, but this one is certainly a treat! Astral and I are doing an anime food collab where we take turns cooking/baking something anime-inspired. Check out his first post for exciting takoyaki photos and tips! Sheesh...he set the bar high...!… Continue reading Anime Food Shiritori – Meal #1: Takoyaki from Mob Psycho 100 — The Zodiac Room