Tricky Translations #4: “I” & “Me” in Japanese
There are dozens of ways to say "I" and "me" in Japanese. Let's look at how they work and who uses each one!
Common Problems When Translating Games into Japanese
Terrible things can happen when you try to translate your game into Japanese - here's how to avoid disaster.
MOTHER 3’s Timeline of Hope
A cycle of hope, hype, and disappointment has surrounded one game translation for 23 years.
Games with Famous Bad Translations INTO Japanese
English-speaking gamers have "All Your Base", but what do Japanese gamers have?
Final Fantasy VI Translation Comparison
Let's look at the Japanese script and the SNES / GBA / Fan / Google translations all at once!
Squall’s “Whatever” Line in Japanese Final Fantasy VIII
The English version of Final Fantasy VIII is filled with the phrase "whatever". What was the Japanese version like?
People Used to Marry Pokémon All the Time
Get that honeymoon trip booked - it's time to get hitched to some Japanese critters!
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?
How Symphony of the Night’s “Miserable Pile of Secrets” Scene Works in Japanese
This game features one of the most famous video game quotes of all time. But what did it originally say in Japanese?
EarthBound / MOTHER 2 Translation Comparison
Let's explore this historic game localization in incredible detail!
Is This Character in Pokémon X/Y Transgender?
Pokémon localizations are filled with interesting changes concerning gender roles and cultural values.
The Pop Culture-Obsessed Monsters in Japanese Super Mario RPG
The Japanese version of Super Mario RPG is filled with references that were lost in translation.
Bad Game Translation Hall of Fame
Let's take a look at the best of the worst English game translations of all time!
What Do Japanese Fans Think of Banjo-Kazooie in Smash Bros.?
Banjo-Kazooie was announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Here's how some Japanese fans reacted.
The Final Fantasy VII “Retard” Line in Japanese
This is an infamous line in the English translation, but what did it say in the Japanese version?