Hey guys! Sleepchaser here. This is a welcome and informative post to future lurkers.
Q. Do you speak Japanese?
A. I don’t claim to know Japanese fluently. I can read hiragana, katakana, and simple kanji, and only know how to conjugate verbs in the “masu” form…
Q. How do you translate?
A. I run each line through a text-to-speech feature and read the romaji that are displayed. I search each individual “word” I don’t know in a Japanese dictionary. Then, I rely on my beginner’s Japanese to type out the sentences. Finally, I edit to improve flow.
Q. Can my team pick one of your novels up/ translate one of your novels in a different language?
A. Most likely yes. Shoot me an email first, though.
Q. How often are chapters released?
A. Chapters are released once a week alternating per project. But lately, I’ve been really busy—sorry guys!
Q. Are you recruiting? Who else is on your team?
A. I don’t have an active recruitment, though I appreciate translation checkers. And, it’s only me baby.
Q. Can you take on (insert novel here)?
A. I will not be taking on another project until the current projects are finished. However, I do welcome recommendations.
Listed below are this blog’s current project(s).
◊ Nurturing the Hero to Avoid Death by Yomogino
Title in Country of Origin: 死にたくないので英雄様を育てる事にします
Genre: Comedy, Supernatural, Shounen Ai, Yaoi, Slice of Life
Tags: Transmigration, Swords and Magic
“Please, I implore you to save the world.” This is what a goddess in white says to me in a pure-white space. Such is the standard line that suggests the game is about to begin. Please say this stirring line to boys and girls with sparkling eyes! It’s wrong to direct it to someone like me, who’s exhausted from job hunting! When I declined her politely, she flew into a fit of tears; when I agreed to assist her on small tasks out of reflex, she proclaimed: “it’ll be fine if you just help in the starting-village arc. Please guide the Hero!” Then she tossed me into another world. No, this is a world modeled after a game that this gamer goddess likes…
◊ Violant of the Silver by Yoruno Sutera
Title in Country of Origin: 白銀のヴィオラント
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen Ai, Drama, Yaoi, Supernatural
Tags: Swords and Magic, Knights, Politics, Nobles, Transmigration, Slow Romance
Violant Lesserhain. That’s the name of the villain who appears in the comic “Princess Dances with the Night.” After the protagonist’s accidental death, for some reason he wakes up as Vio, and decides to walk in his shoes. Then it strikes him: before the “Hero” slays him, he must not walk a villain’s path…
◊ Villain Days (悪役 Days) by Nakata Mitsuru
Title in Country of Origin: 悪役Days
Genre: Action, Comedy, Harem, Romance, School life, Yaoi
Tags: Amnesia, Possessive Characters, Bullying, Unreliable Narrator, Transmigration
It’s a common villain substitution. When I woke up in a hospital I became the villain of a BL novel.
Doted on by the main character, and the side characters as well …? I just want to spend my days in peace …!
After transmigrating into the body of Amano Yuu, the villain of the boys’ love novel Shinjin Gakuen – Beloved by Maou, the new Yuu attempts to live peacefully in hopes of not triggering any death flags. This is difficult, since the Hero’s main love interest, along with all the handsome side characters, just won’t leave Yuu alone! Bit by bit, Yuu unravels the secrets of his predecessor’s past…and things aren’t as simple as they seem.