What Does Japan Think of Little Mac in Smash Bros.?
Punch-Out was never quite a smash hit in Japan, so what was the response to Little Mac's Smash Bros. announcement?
Is This Character in Pokémon X/Y Transgender?
Pokémon localizations are filled with interesting changes concerning gender roles and cultural values.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Japanese) [Switch]
Over 13,000 screenshots from the Japanese Switch version of the game.
What’s the Deal with That Creepy Sonic CD Secret?
A hidden mode in Sonic CD features a spooky message written in Japanese. What does it say?
Did Natsume Misspell Its Own Name in Harvest Moon 64?
The Harvest Moon games are known for their poor translations, but surely they can't be *this* bad, right?
EarthBound (Japanese / English) [SFC/SNES]
Over 13,000 screenshots + 100 save-states from the Super Famicom and Super NES versions of MOTHER 2/EarthBound.
Why Is Yoshi Sometimes Called Yossy?
Yoshi's name often appears as "Yossy" in Japan. Have we been pronouncing his name wrong all this time?
How Did Japanese Fans React to the Greninja Smash Bros. Update?
The announcement of this ninja character had Smash Bros. fans curious about fans in other countries.
Super Metroid & English Games with Japanese Text Options
Super Metroid was ahead of the curve in many ways. What other games offered a Japanese language option?
Was Princess Daisy Originally Princess Toadstool/Peach?
Mario's first Game Boy release left players with many questions, including one about this damsel in distress.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Japanese / English) [SFC/SNES]
Over 1500 organized screenshots from the Japanese and English versions of the game.
Does Ocarina of Time Have Farting Cabbages?
French fans weigh in on the flatulent controversy.
Learning Japanese & Becoming a Translator
If you've ever considered studying Japanese or translation, this information will be useful to know.
Smell Ya Later, Pokémon!
What is the original Japanese version of this mainstay Pokemon catchphrase?
The Latest Zelda Game Is Such Doge
A recently localized Zelda game features an outdated Internet meme. What did the original Japanese line say?
Breath of the Wild’s Ganon in English & Japanese
This is a good example of how a single translation can significantly effect an entire story.
Let’s Confirm the Origin of Fire in Harvest Moon
The Harvest Moon series is known for its consistently awkward translations. This line marks the start of that legacy.
How Do You Save Lucca’s Mom in Chrono Trigger in Japanese?
This is a great example of how language differences can lead to unexpected gameplay changes.
Let’s Talk Aboot Those Dragon Quest IV Accents
Controversy surrounds the heavy English accents found in this Dragon Quest localization.
Let’s Take a Peek at Zero Wing’s “All Your Base” Translation
This infamous video game intro feels very different in Japanese and English.