How Bionic Commando’s Infamous “Nerd” Insult Works in Japanese
Why does this enemy soldier talk like a high school jock? What does he say in Japanese?
Movies in Japanese #02: Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters is full of American cultural references, New York references, and more. How were these translated into Japanese?
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?
The Japanese Word “Okama” in Video Game Translations
This controversial word appears often in Japanese games - here's how it's been handled in translation since the 1990s.
The Shenmue Girl Who Looks Like a Cat
This girl gets angry when she's compared to a cat. But why does she get *this* upset?
What the Weird “Googly-Goo Zombie” Line in Suikoden Was Supposed to Say
A great example of why context is vital to translators, and why insults don't always translate well.