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The Legends of Localization series takes a detailed look at video game translation and how games change during the translation process. See here for more details.
How the Famous “Comfy Shorts” Quote Worked in Japanese Pokémon
There's a famous kid in Pokemon who likes really, really likes shorts. But what does he say in Japanese?
Final Fantasy VI Translation Comparison (Part 9)
Lots of strange translation issues pop up as major story events unfold. Also, Mog.
How Persona 4 Golden’s “Sub-Buttle” Joke Works in Japanese
This joke about butts had to get reworked a bit in translation. Here's how it was changed and why.
This Be Bad Translation #12, Breath of Fire II!
Breath of Fire II has a reputation for having a bad translation... but it's so bad it's almost miraculous.See more articles, reviews, and updates
Legends of Localization IRL
press start to translate (Free Preview PDF)
This is what happens when you let a computer translate a game!
Book 1: The Legend of Zelda (Free Preview PDF)
"This book is beautifully nostalgic, thoroughly researched, and a lot of fun."