Another Kaoru Mori interview translation
Let’s Talk Translation: Spirit Circle on Crunchyroll
Chapters 20 and 21 are still forthcoming from me, but Crunchyroll, the official distributors of Spirit Circle, now have the first volume of back issues (1-7) available to read for subscribers. This takes us right to Vann’s death, for reference.
I thought it would be a good time to take a look at a few differences in our versions, and why they might have turned out that way.
If you’re interested in the thought process behind how/why I translate things one way or another, then you might enjoy this. If not, or you don’t want to read a whole bunch of goddamn words, I promise you won’t miss anything important to the story, so keep on truckin, cowboy.
"Karluk Eihon: Mayu
Amir Halgal: Aki
Here’s a pic of us debuting our Otoyomegatari costumes together! (WinterFest 2011)”
We’re entering a new arc in A Bride’s Story with chapter 36, featuring a new lovely young heroine (pictured)
Read it here
today’s episode: “shit this is gonna hurt”
Spirit Circle 19: Read Online (Batoto) / DDL
So now we’re up to current, between me and Crunchyroll. As I said before, the plan is to keep releasing for at least a few more chapters. Comparing the raws to CR’s translations will also give me some idea as to the quality of their staff on this project.. CR has had some ups and downs when it comes to TL quality, and I can already tell there’s a few points of style I disagree with from the first chapter, but they’re mostly personal nitpicks. If I think they are doing the series justice, I’ll probably drop this project or at least put in on the back burner since they will be faster than me too.
Do you plan on continuing Spirit Circle despite CrunchyRoll's announcement that they'll be translating it?
Good question! (And good news for Mizukami fans!)
The short answer is: if I disagree with the standards of quality or style that CR demonstrates, (aka i think they are bad,) I will continue.
The long answer will come when my chapter and their chapter are both out (they will probably start with the newest and fill in backlog later, like most of their recent acquisitions). Expect a side-by-side play-by-play and a pedantry a-plenty!
Yo dude where's the new Spirit Circle chapter?
Late! That’s where it is. ☆〜（ゝ。∂）sowwy~
But really, it’s coming
Here comes the camel-ry! A Bride’s Story: Chapter 35
I’m kind of glad it’s over and hopefully we can get back to the mushy stuff next time. This arc got kind of lame at the end! Still fun but sheesh, what a waste of potential.