Translated Works

The following is a mostly comprehensive and up-to-date list of my translation work, with handy hyperlinks to purchasing options (please consider supporting local comic shops before resorting to amazon, if possible!). Unless stated otherwise, I am the lead/sole translator for each item listed.

Manga

big order
Big Order
Eiji “Main Character” Hoshimiya has a mysterious superpower that destroyed most of the world ten years ago by accident, and now he’s bumbling around Japan attempting to save his dying sister while thwarting a series of maniacal organizations, each with their own superpowered agents and cryptic agendas.
By Sakae Esuno
Published by Yen Press
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3
vol. 4
vol. 5 (2018 release)
(finished series)

 

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Corpse Princess
A Buddhist sect with an unrealistic amount of wealth and real estate has figured out how to revive deceased young women as scantily-clad, near-immortal combatants paired with warrior monks in a worldwide struggle against ghost zombies. Enter Makina- a so-called Corpse Princess who saw her entire family murdered by an infamous gang of seven superzombies before being ripped limb from limb herself. She’s out for revenge, and getting there is going to take wayyy too much fictionalized yet reality-based Buddhist terminology that I had to research.
By Yoshiichi Akihito
Published by Yen Press
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3
vol. 4
vol. 5
vol. 6
vol. 7
vol. 8
vol. 9
vol. 10
vol. 11
vol. 12
vol. 13
vol. 14
vol. 15
vol. 16
(finished series with vol. 17-23 scheduled as future releases)

 

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Dragon Ball Super
This manga sequel follows a little-known cult classic from the 90’s called “Dragon Ball.” Something about monkeys battling aliens, maybe? Not really sure.
By Akira Toriyama and Toyotaro
Published by VIZ Media
(my translations begin from chapter 33, on)
(free monthly simulpub on viz.com)
(ongoing series)

 

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Dragon’s Crown
By Atlus and yuztan
Published by Udon Entertainment
vol. 1
vol. 2 (2018 release)
(finished series)

 

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Dr. Stone

When a mysterious phenomenon turns all of humanity to stone, it’s up to teen brainiac Senku to will himself out of petrification 3,700 years later and restart civilization with nothing but sticks, rocks, and a little bit of help from his friends. With real science lessons in every chapter, Bill Nye would be proud!
By Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi
Published by VIZ Media
(weekly simulpub in Weekly Shonen Jump)
(free preview)
(print releases coming fall 2018!)

 

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Gabriel Dropout

Too much gaming and junk food has turned heaven’s top angel alum, Gab, into the laziest slob to ever attend human high school. Her angel and demon friends are along for all the mundanely wacky slice-of-life adventures that ensue, from dealing with broken air conditioners to working part-time at a coffeehouse.
By UKAMI
Published by Yen Press
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3
vol. 4 (2018 release)
(ongoing series)

 

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Grim Reaper and 4 Girlfriends
Kaoru’s the most generic lead character by design, and a reaper is about to kill him if he doesn’t get a little more interesting. Enter Kaoru’s plan to juggle four new girlfriends at once, where a single breakup means his life is, like, so totally over.
By Shin Suyama
Published by Yen Press
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3
(finished series)

 

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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Professional wimp Haruhiro is transported by unknown means to a gritty, realistic sword-and-board RPG world where the deaths are permanent and the points don’t matter. The struggle is real when it takes a party of five average kids several gore-filled chapters to brutally murder a single level 1 mud goblin and sell its entrails to afford room and board at the inn.
By Eiri Shirai and Ao Jyumonji
Published by Yen Press
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3
(finished series)

 

Harlequin Romance Manga Adaptations
Published by Digital Manga Inc.
Love pulpy romance novels, but don’t have enough time in your life to read through an actual book’s worth of text-based softcore porn? Look no further than these manga offerings from Harlequin and Digital Manga Inc., the original stories of which were translated from English to Japanese, adapted from Japanese novel into Japanese comic, and translated back into English by me.
My repertoire includes the following titillating tales:harleq2
Bought for Revenge, Bedded for Pleasure
The Bridesmaid’s Reward
The Companion
Daring the Dynamic Sheikh
Daughter of the Sea
The Desert King’s Pregnant Bride
Desperado Part 1
Desperado Part 2
Forced Wife, Royal Love-Child
The Greek’s Convenient Mistressharleq3
The Greek’s Virgin
Hired by Mr. Right
In Her Boss’s Arms
Knight’s Lady Part 1
Knight’s Lady Part 2
Mendez’s Mistress
Nine-to-Five Bride
The Notorious Duke
Prince and Future…Dad?harleq1
The Prince’s Baby
The Prince’s Bride
The Prisoner Bride Part 1
The Prisoner Bride Part 2
The Sheikh’s English Bride
The Sicilian Duke’s Demand
Unmasking the Maverick Prince
The Venetian Playboy’s Bride

 

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High School DxD

Unabashed boob man Issei is remade as a devil by the devil princess who secretly runs his high school. We never see him go to class again, but he does get his own egregious harem and the chance to do battle against other devils, fallen angels, and the pantheons of multiple cultures/religions using the ancient dragon spirit fused to his arm.
By Ichiei Ishibumi, Hiroji Mishima, and Zero Miyama Published by Yen Press
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3
vol. 4
vol. 5
vol. 6
vol. 7
vol. 8
vol. 9
vol. 10
vol. 11 (2018 release)
Asia and Koneko’s Secret Contract!?
(finished series)

 

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Hybrid x Heart: Magias Academy Ataraxia
High school boy protagonist #374, Kizuna, literally has his hands full when he learns that he’s the only male member of a squad of mech-armor-wearing girls who need to fight off an otherworldly invasion but can only be powered-up by being groped and turned on mid-battle. Y’know. That old story!
By Masamune Kuji and Riku Ayakawa
Published by Yen Press
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3
vol. 4 (2018 release)
(finished series)

 

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Infini-T Force: Arc to the Future

Remember those great Tatsunoko heroes from the 1970s, like Gatchaman, Polimar, Casshan, and Tekkaman? You don’t? Well, it’s a blast from another demographic’s past when those exact heroes are summoned to modern day Earth by high school girl Emi and her magical pencil in a crossover tale for the ages.
By Ukyou Todachi and Tatsuma Eijiri
Published by Udon Entertainment
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3 (2018 release)
vol. 4 (2018 release)
(ongoing series)

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Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku
The feudal shogunate government has decided to send murderous ninja Gabimaru and nine other bloodthirsty criminals to a newly discovered paradise island in search of the elixir of life. The guy just wants to finish the mission and live in peace with his wife, but wouldn’t you know it?- the island turns out to be hell-on-earth.
By Yuji Kaku
Published by VIZ Media
(free weekly series on viz.com)
(ongoing series)

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Kuroko’s Basketball

Ever wondered what you’d get if you crossed Dragonball Z with high school club sports? Then get ready, because Kuroko and his colorfully-haired friends and rivals are here to launch a bevy of ultimate b-ball moves across the court while shouting attack names and emanating lightning auras. Note: I knew nothing about basketball before starting this series and still don’t.
By Tadatoshi Fujimaki
Published by VIZ Media
(free preview)
vol. 1+2
vol. 3+4
vol. 5+6
vol. 7+8
vol. 9+10
vol. 11+12
vol. 13+14
vol. 15+16
vol. 17+18
vol. 19+20
vol. 21+22
vol. 23+24
vol. 25+26 (2018 release)
(finished series with volumes 27-30 scheduled as future releases)

 

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Ludwig B

This is Osamu “God of Manga” Tezuka’s dramatized, quasi-biographical take on the early life of Ludwig von Beethoven, told as a series of quip-filled vignettes with a whole lot of charm and at least some historical basis…probably.
By Osamu Tezuka
Published by Digital Manga Inc.
vol. 1
vol. 2
(finished series)

 

MHA
My Hero Academia
 

Jump on the bandwagon now, because Shonen Jump’s newest, biggest hit is already being called “the next coming of Naruto, but better,” by at least a handful of people. 80% of the population has superpowers called “Quirks,” and Quirkless Izuku’s life is changed forever when the greatest superhero of all time decides to grant the spirited weakling a super duper superpower, enabling him to mangle his body every time he uses it and allowing him to attend a vocational high school for future heroes where fighting dastardly, professional villains is par for the course. This one’s already made the NYT bestseller list multiple times, so seriously – get with the program and start reading.
By Kohei Horikoshi
Published by VIZ Media
(weekly simulpub in Weekly Shonen Jump)
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3
vol. 4
vol. 5
vol. 6
vol. 7
vol. 8
vol. 9
vol. 10
vol. 11
vol. 12
vol. 13 (2018 release)
vol. 14 (2018 release)
(ongoing series)

 

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My Hero Academia: Vigilantes

This spinoff to My Hero Academia follows not-so-ordinary college boy Koichi as he dons a flu mask and hoodie and becomes “The Crawler” – a vigilante who’s more of a boy scout than a crimefighter. Batman-parallel “Knuckleduster” and guerilla idol “Pop Step” join the fun in a series of misadventures that add a nice amount of thoughtful world-building to the MHA universe.
By Hideyuki Furuhashi and Betten Court
Published by VIZ Media
(free biweekly simulpub on viz.com)
vol. 1 (2018 print release)
(ongoing series)

 

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Ninja Soccer
Carlos sucks at soccer, but his world’s about to change when he stumbles across dueling ninja clans deep in the jungles of Brazil, because it just so happens they settle their feuds by kicking around the old black ‘n’ white (did I mention I don’t know sports?). Watch him abandon his family and entire life to be trained in the ancient arts of…wait for it…Ninja Soccer!!
By LOTUS
Published by Yen Press
vol. 1
vol. 2
(finished series)

 

Nisekoi: False Love 
(no quirky summary here, since this was never really a series of mine)
By Naoshi Komi
Published by VIZ Media
(substitute translator on chapters 158, 159, 210)

 

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Otherworldly Izakaya: Nobu 

The medieval Germanic fantasy city of Eiteriach doesn’t have wizards and dragons, but strangely enough, it does have a modern-day Japanese izakaya. And like hipsters to the newest gastropub in Bed-Stuy, the olde-timey citizens are flocking to Nobu to experience the newest, trending cuisines. Mouthwatering descriptions and tantalizing illustrations of the Japanese bar food will have readers as hungry as the characters for some fresh sashimi, piping hot kara-age, and much, much more.
By Natsuya Semikawa and Virginia Nitouhei
Published by Udon Entertainment
vol. 1 (2018 release)
(ongoing series)

 

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Rose Guns Days Season 1
What if Japan had lost WWII? Wait. I mean, what if Japan had lost WWII even worse? That’s the premise of the entire RGD saga, which sees Japanese culture eroded by the occupying Americans and Chinese in the immediate post-war era, giving rise to a new sort of Tokyo full of cross-cultural rival factions competing for economic opportunities surrounding the reconstruction and shifting infrastructure. …It’s a lot more exciting than it sounds, thanks to colorful characters like the smooth-talking, pasta-loving vet, Leo, peacenik mob boss Rose, and the sociopath gangster with good intentions, Father Caleb.
By Ryukishi07 and Soichiro
Published by Yen Press
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3
vol. 4
(finished series)

 

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Rose Guns Days Season 2
Season 2 of this alt-history epic zooms in on the escapades of the Japanese gangsters’ errand runners. You’ll root for the lovable, scrappy trio of Oliver, Charles, and Nina as they befriend a runaway prostitute and aim to take down the Chinese mafia with nothing more than a slingshot and good, old-fashioned pluck. …All while the adults in the background weave their neverending socioeconomicpolitcal webs, setting up the horrors of Season 3.
By Ryukishi07 and Soichiro
Published by Yen Press
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3
(finished series)

 

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Rose Guns Days Season 3
Sniper duo Keith and Alan are back from a stint in a Siberian gulag, but this isn’t the Tokyo they remember! Manipulation and betrayal are the name of the game as the machinations of sadistic American military man Gabriel turn the lives of every RGD character so far into a massive, interwoven Shakespearean tragedy.
By Ryukishi07 and Soichiro
Published by Yen Press
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3
(finished series)

 

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Sekirei

Unemployed loser Minato isn’t thinking about the college he failed to get into anymore. Not when a well-endowed airhead in a miniskirt drops from the sky! Because it turns out Musubi is one of 108 “Sekirei”- big-boobed battle babes with kiss-powered supernatural abilities, meant to “bond” (*wink wink*) with certain humans and fight until the only the strongest alien-god-Pokémon-woman is left standing.
By Sakurako Gokurakuin
Published by Yen Press
vol. 1+2
vol. 3+4
vol. 5+6
vol. 7+8
vol. 9+10 (2018 print release)
vol. 10
vol. 11
vol. 12
vol. 13
vol. 14
vol. 15
vol. 16
(finished series with volumes 17-19 scheduled as future releases)

 

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Steins;Gate
Mad scientist wannabe Okabe accidentally invents a microwave that can send text messages across the very fabric of time. What follows is a madcap scramble to fix the seemingly doomed timeline with some darkly philosophical musings on life, memory, and obligation.
By 5pb, Nitroplus, and Yomi Sarachi
Published by Udon Entertainment
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3
(finished series)

 

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Today’s Cerberus

Chiaki, a dull Japanese boy who’s literally missing his soul and forgot how to smile, is about to get an up-close-and-personal lesson in Greek mythology when the hell-hound of legend shows up on his doorstep in the form of a humanoid dog-girl with three interchangeable heads who inexplicably fall for him. You’ve never read a morally questionable harem story with more adorable, innocent, Disney-esque charm than this one.
By Ato Sakurai
Published by Yen Press
(monthly simulpub on yenpress.com)
vol. 1
vol. 2
vol. 3
vol. 4
vol. 5
vol. 6
vol. 7
vol. 8
vol. 9 (2018 release)
(finished series with volumes 10-12 scheduled as future releases)

 

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Übel Blatt
Prodigy swordsboy Ascheriit was murdered by his allies 20 years ago, but now he’s back as a half-fairy named Köinzell and ready for gory revenge. Join him and a revolving door’s worth of misfits as they spill buckets of blood and fight the corrupt, magic-enhanced powers-that-be throughout the war-torn, grimdark, nightmare world they unfortunately inhabit.
By Etorouji Shiono
Published by Yen Press
vol. 0+1
vol. 2+3
vol. 4+5
vol. 6+7
vol. 8+9
vol. 10+11
vol. 12+13
vol. 14+15
vol. 16+17
vol. 18+19
vol. 20+21 (2018 release)
(ongoing series)

 

VIZ’s Shonen Jump JUMPSTARTS
JUMPSTARTS are the first three chapters of new series, presented to the public for approval. The majority don’t make it, though breakout hit “Dr. Stone” was originally one of these!
E-Robot
El Dlive 
El Golazo
-Golem Hearts
Judos
Kimetsu no Yaiba
Mononofu
-Noah’s Notes
-Takuan and Batsu’s Daily Demon Diary

 

We Never Learn
(no quirky summary here, since this was never really a series of mine)
By Taishi Tsuitsui
Published by VIZ Media
(substitute translator on chapter 22)

 

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The Witch’s House: The Diary of Ellen
Peasant girl Ellen is fed up with being a bedridden invalid, so naturally, she descends into madness and murders her parents in cold blood. An appreciative cat demon admires her gusto and transforms her into an immortal, man-eating witch bound to a spooky mansion forever. Fun times ensue in this horror-filled romp.
By Yuna Kagesaki and Fummy
Published by Yen Press
(monthly digital simulpub)
(finished series)

 

Art/Tribute Books

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Cat Ninden Teyandee: Official Fanbook
This ain’t the “Samurai Pizza Cats” you remember! …It was actually a fairly cookie-cutter 80s anime set in a futuristic Japan populated by robo-animals and filled with period-specific references to Japanese pop culture. You know, one of those.
Published by Udon Entertainment
(2018 Release)

 

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Dark Souls II: Design Works

Don’t tell Udon, but I’d work for free if it meant stamping my name on anything Dark Souls-related. Even if DS2 was by far the worst game.
Published by Udon Entertainment

 

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Dark Souls III: Design Works
…But DS3! That was a proper sendoff! Like the DS2 book, this one contains art from the DLC as well.
Published by Udon Entertainment
(2018 Release)

 

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Devil May Cry: 3142 Graphic Arts

This series is popular, right? The book is so jam-packed with art, commentary, and trivia that I don’t feel the need to play any of the games at this point.
Published by Udon Entertainment

 

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Duel Art: Kazuki Takahashi Yu-Gi-Oh! Illustrations

It’s time to b-b-b-bbb-buy an art book! Gorgeous spreads of everything you love from Yu-Gi-Oh!, from Joey “Jonouchi” Wheeler to Blue-Eyes White Dragon!
Published by Udon Entertainment

 

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Osamu Tezuka: Anime Character Illustrations

Rare, never-before-released art from the sketchbooks of the granddaddy himself.
Published by Udon Entertainment

 

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Osamu Tezuka: Anime & Manga Character Sketchbook

Who doesn’t want more Tezuka sketches?
Published by Udon Entertainment

 

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Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth – Official Visual Materials
Another game I never played, but it sure felt like I did after translating this comprehensive tome.
Published by Udon Entertainment
(2018 Release)

 

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The Art of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

Objection!!!…is what I’d say to anyone claiming Ace Attorney doesn’t have some of the most beautiful art you’ll see in the point-and-click text adventure courtroom drama genre.
Published by Udon Entertainment

 

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Record of Agarest War 2: Heroines Visual Book

For the fans of pinup anime girl “art.” You know who you are.
Published by Udon Entertainment

 

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Senran Kagura: Official Design Works

More anime girl pinups, but this time they’re also ninjas!
Published by Udon Entertainment

 

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Official Artworks

Take a break from anime girls and delve into the sci-fi/fantasy/horror/crypto-religious aesthetic of SMT’s fourth installment.
Published by Udon Entertainment

 

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Shining Blade and Ark: Collection of Visual Materials

…There really must be a market for all this anime girl pinup stuff!
Published by Udon Entertainment

Novels

streetfighterStreet Fighter: The Novel: Where Strength Lies
Ever imagined what it would be like to describe a series of eight Street Fighter matches to a blind person? Imagine no longer, because this is your script in 256 hardcover-bound pages.
By Takashi Yano and Yusuke Murata
Published by Udon Entertainment

 

Video Games

lamulana
La-Mulana EX
 on PS Vita
(Beastiary Text Copyediting)
What are the odds I’d be randomly assigned to the PS Vita port of my favorite indie game of all time? Pretty good, apparently.

 

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Mega Man Legacy Collection
 on PS4, Xbox One, and 3DS
(Beastiary Text Translation)
Wait, they asked me to do Mega Man too? Am I being watched? Is this like the Truman Show?

 

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Sayonara Umihara Kawase
on PS Vita
(Game Manual Translation)
So I’d never actually heard of this one before, but apparently you play as a sushi chef grapple-hooking around a surreal world catching giant fish. …Fits in well enough with a lot of the other stuff I’ve done.

Other

Zuiganji Temple Museum
(Selected Exhibit Plaques)