Reader’s Companions

I’m a big fan of some of the series I myself translate, and when I started using Twitter seriously in early 2018, I figured I might as well share my observations on the weekly chapters in the form of elaborate tweet threads, which aren’t at all a dumb, inconvenient way of sharing information that requires me to parse my long-winded thoughts into ridiculous bite-size chunks.

This page is an up-to-date archive of those threads (currently for My Hero Academia and Dr. Stone), for easy access. Sometimes there’s an overarching theme, sometimes it’s about translation elements, sometimes it’s just observations and ramblings. Parenthetical indicates the topic.

My Hero Academia:
Volume 1 Trivia
Volume 2 Trivia
Volume 3 Trivia
Volume 4 Trivia
Chapter 166 (Bakugo’s Humility)
Chapter 167 (Aoyama’s name)
Chapter 168 (Still Waters Run Deep)
Chapter 169 (School festival ideas)
Chapter 171 (various)
Chapter 171 Bonus (Destro’s army)
Chapter 172 (various)
Chapter 173 (various)
Chapter 174 (various, focus on Gentle + La Brava)
Chapter 175 (various)
Chapter 176 (various)
Chapter 177 (various)
Chapter 178 (La Brava’s age)
Chapter 179 (Gentle’s past)
Chapter 180 (various)
Chapter 181 (various)
Chapter 182 (festival antics)
Chapter 183 (festival antics continued)
Chapter 184 (billboard chart)
Chapter 185 (rankings + Nomu theory)
Vigilantes Chapter 31 (Fat Gum + Osaka)
Chapter 186 (Destro + Hawks)
Chapter 187 (everything Todoroki)
Chapter 188 (everything Nomu)
Chapter 189 (more Dabi)
Chapter 190 (various)
Chapter 191 (more more Dabi)
Chapter 192 (slurrrp)
Chapter 193 (avatars)
Chapter 194 (class B)
Chapter 195 (match 1, part 1)
Chapter 196 (match 1, part 2)
Chapter 197 (match 1, part 3)
Chapter 198 (match 2, part 1)
Chapter 199 (match 2, part 2)
Chapter 200 (match 2, part 3)
Chapter 201 (match 2, part 4)
Chapter 202 (match 2->3 intermission)
Chapter 203 (match 3, part 1)
Chapter 204 (match 3, part 2)
Chapter 205 (match 3, part 3)
Chapter 206 (match 3, part 4)
Chapter 207 (match 4, part 1)
Chapter 208 (match 4, part 2)
Chapter 209 (match 5, part 1)
Chapter 210 (match 5, part 2)
Chapter 211 (match 5, part 3)
Chapter 212 (match 5, part 4)
Chapter 213 (match 5, part 5)
Chapter 214 (match 5, part 6)
Chapter 215 (match 5, part 7)
Chapter 216 (post-battle)
Chapter 217 (that night, next day)
Chapter 218 (liberation army)
Chapter 219 (Slidin’ Go)
Chapter 220 (villains1)
Chapter 221 (villains2)
Chapter 223 (villains3)
Chapter 224 (villains4)
Chapter 225 (villains5)
Chapter 226 (villains6)
Chapter 227 (villains7)
Chapter 228 (villains8)
Chapter 229 (villains9)
Chapter 230 (villains10)
Chapter 231 (villains11)
Chapter 232 (villains12)
Chapter 233 (villains13)
Chapter 234 (villains14)
Chapter 235 (villains15)
Chapter 236 (villains16)
Chapter 237 (villains17)
Chapter 238 (villains18)
Chapter 239 (villains19)
Chapter 240 (villains20)
Chapter 241 (interviews)
Chapter 242 (xmas)
Chapter 243 (transition)
Chapter 244 (wizard and glass)
Chapter 245 (code)
Chapter 246 (work study 2 electric boogaloo)
Chapter 247 (work study 2 electric boogaloo 2)
Chapter 248 (work study 2 electric boogaloo 3)

Bonus:
“The U.A. Mole is Hagakure” Theory
Anime ep46: Road to Kamino
Bonus (Izuku/Deku Midoriya’s name)
Idaten: Origin
30-Day Challenge

Dr. Stone
Volume 1 (ch1-7)
Chapter 16 (pulley science)
Chapter 17 (Ishigami Village villager names)
Chapter 24 (muri-gee)
Chapter 42 (astronaut foreshadowing)
Chapter 43 (Soyuz, Baikonur, astronautery)
Chapter 44 (Hachijo Kojima)
Chapter 44 Bonus (Lillian’s tragic past)
Chapter 45 (various)
Chapter 46 (Before-time names)
Chapter 47 (village geography)
Chapter 48 (katana crafting + various)
Chapter 49 (various)
Chapter 50 (phones + various)
Chapter 51 (cotton candy + various)
Chapter 52 (various)
Chapter 53 (batteries + various)
Chapter 54 (vacuum tubes + tungsten)
Chapter 55 (siphon + various)
Chapter 56 (Senku’s birthday + various)
Chapter 57 (metals + various)
Chapter 58 (too much science)
Chapter 59 (various)
Chapter 60 (various)
Chapter 61 (various)
Chapter 62 (various)
Chapter 63 (black light)
Chapter 64 (Tsukasa people)
Chapter 65 (various)
Chapter 66 (Nikki)
Chapter 67 (various)
Chapter 68 (car)
Chapter 69 (car 2)
Chapter 70 (don’t boil bleach)
Chapter 71 (Yo)
Chapter 72 (botany)
Chapter 73 (various)
Chapter 74 (various)
Chapter 75 (20 seconds)
Chapter 76 (various)
Chapter 77 (dynamite plane)
Chapter 78 (more Nobel)
Chapter 79 (various)
Chapter 80+81 (various)
Chapter 82 (stun gun)
Chapter 83 (cold sleep + mushrooms)
Chapter 84 (boat)
Chapter 85 (captain)
Chapter 86 (money)
Chapter 87 (flight + fashion)
Chapter 88 (balloon)
Chapter 89 (cloud)
Chapter 90 (map)
Chapter 91 (wheat)
Chapter 92 (chef)
Chapter 93 (various)
Chapter 94 (truffles and oil)
Chapter 95 (GPS)
Chapter 96 (radar)
Chapter 97 (mine)
Chapter 98 (Ryusui)
Chapter 99 (pics)
Chapter 100 (set sail)
Chapter 101 (soyuz)
Chapter 102 (ship)
Chapter 103 (island)
Chapter 104 (island2)
Chapter 105 (island3)
Chapter 106 (island4)
Chapter 107 (island5)
Chapter 108 (island6)
Chapter 109 (poop)
Chapter 110 (beauty)
Chapter 111 (earpiece)
Chapter 112 (motor)
Chapter 113 (code)
Chapter 114 (silent bomb)
Chapter 115 (platinum)
Chapter 116 (nitric acid)
Chapter 117 (dive)
Chapter 118 (morse code)
Chapter 119 (poop hole)
Chapter 120 (seacret)
Chapter 121 (sacrifice)
Chapter 122 (puzzle pieces)
Chapter 123 (the gen show)
Chapter 124 (gun)
Chapter 125 (battle plan)
Chapter 126 (action)
Chapter 127 (abort mission)
Chapter 128 (chaos)

Bonus:
Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3+4
Chapter 5+6
Chapter 7+8
Chapter 9+10
Bonus:
Noah’s Notes JUMPSTART:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3