The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – Live Japanese Script Viewer
This custom tool displays the Japanese script live as you play the English game. You can try it for yourself!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Japanese) [Switch]
Over 13,000 screenshots from the Japanese Switch version of the game.
The Many Translations of the “Lost Woods”
Zelda, Mario, Pokémon, and many other games have the same forest name in Japanese, but not in English. Here's why.
The Phrase “Game Set” in Japanese Video Games
This peculiar phrase appears in many of Masahiro Sakurai's video games. Is it his signature text, or something else?
Tricky Translations #1: Maou & Daimaou
These two simple words are tricky to translate. Here's why, and how they've been translated since the 1980s!
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!
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.
Viral and Memorable Mistranslations of Japanese Game News
There are plenty of games with bad translations, but game *news* can get poorly translated too. Here are some examples.
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?