This month our topic is all about translation quality with our guest, John Hooper (also known as GundamAce) of Lemnisca! Regrettably, technical issues irrecoverably destroyed a great talk we had about honorifics, and we were unable to reconstruct it in time, so if you notice that we don’t talk about those, we’re sad about it too!
0:00 - Host and Topic Introductions
0:37 - Guest Introduction and questions
8:36 - What makes a good English translation?
10:36 - Adapting jokes and puns
18:44 - Preserving intent and style
25:45 - Translators as writers
31:00 - Literal vs. Liberal
36:00 - Advice for the aspiring translator
43:00 - Official Translations vs. fan translations
52:40 - Japanese companies and the West
56:44 - VN News
1:03:18 - Shill segment feat. Zonijo
1:08:01 - Outro