Unusual English in Japanese Video Game Credits
Japanese game credits often use English in interesting ways. Let's examine some common patterns and why they happen.
Video Games and Japan’s Three Main Writing Systems
Japanese game text has transformed in a unique way since the 1970s. Here's a look at how and why.
What Do Japanese Fans Think of the CD-i Zelda Games?
These two Zelda games were never released in Japan. So do Japanese fans consider them holy grails?
What Do Japanese Zelda Fans Think of Linkle?
A surprising new Zelda character was unveiled recently. How did Japanese fans respond to the announcement?
What the Famous “Link, Zelda Is Your…” Line Means in A Link to the Past
What was Link's uncle trying to say at the start of A Link to the Past?
What the Hidden Japanese Text Says in Link’s Awakening
There's a set of silly, hidden lines in this classic game. But what did they originally say in Japanese?
What Those 2 Untranslated Posters Say in Link’s Awakening
Nintendo forgot to localize a couple shop signs in this classic game. What do they say?
Why Did Link’s “Cane of Somaria” Get a New Name in Japan?
Some items in A Link to the Past have unusual names - and one even got quietly renamed in Japan.
Why Japanese Games Have Small Text on Top of Normal Text
Japanese writing sometimes has smaller writing on top of it. This explains what it is, and why it exists.
Why That One Guy in Zelda II Says “I Am Error”
Zelda II features one of the most famous game quotes of all time. But was it a mistranslation? What was it in Japanese?