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.
Did Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Just Suddenly Reference Alain?
Are these anime-exclusive characters referenced in the Japanese games too, or did the game localizers change things?
Did Professor Oak Forget His Own Grandson’s Name in Japanese?
Is this intelligent Pokemon professor as forgetful in Japanese as he is in English?
Does Japanese Pokémon Reference Stand By Me?
This classic American movie is mentioned in early Pokémon localizations. Was it in the Japanese games too?
Final Fantasy VI Translation Comparison (Part 4)
Learn about poison, waiters, ghosts, trains, and more in today info-packed translation comparison!
Game Localization and Nintendo of America’s Content Policies in the 1990s (NSFW)
Nintendo altered lots of games in the 1990s, but how did those changes affect Japanese games localized into English?
Game Translations with Amusing Religious Quotes
Bad translations and religious references often mix in amusing ways, as seen here.
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.
How Pokémon’s Famous “Smell Ya Later” Phrase Works in Japanese
What is the original Japanese version of this mainstay Pokemon catchphrase?
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?