With our fifth year anniversary coming to a close, we decided to take a moment to showcase some of the thoughts and feelings of the staff that have been a part of MangaGamer over the years. This one comes from one of our newest translators, Good Haro!
Hi, I’m Good Haro. I only joined MangaGamer last year as a translator for Ultimate Boob Wars, so this’ll be an especially short look back.
I guess my situation’s not too dissimilar to many of the other staff here. I’d been into anime and manga since as far back as I can remember and I started getting into visual novels in high school. I went to college, got a degree in Japanese (that wasn’t really the plan, but it just kinda happened that way) and then had no idea what to do with myself.
I’ve been involved in the fan community for a few years doing some fansubbing and unofficial visual novel projects, but that kind of thing doesn’t exactly pay the bills. So, last year when Doddler was asking around on IRC for translators I jumped at the opportunity to make some money doing something I enjoy. And that’s how I came to translate Boob Wars 2.
I was happy to be getting any kind of job at the time, so I told my little sister about it—apparently, her favorite ice-breaker with her coworkers is now, “Hey, did you know my sister translates Japanese porn games?” Maybe all her ‘advertising’ will get us some new customers? Anyway, I learned a lot in the process of working on Boob Wars 2 and I’ve been enjoying getting to know the rest of the staff here.
I’ve only just started working with MangaGamer, but with my next assignment underway I’m pretty excited about the future here. It hasn’t been announced yet, so, I can’t really say too much, but I’m really fond of it (I still kind of can’t believe I actually get to work on it). It’s pretty different from anything MangaGamer’s released before and I’m sure a lot of you will take one look at it and go ‘no thanks,’ but I hope you guys give it a chance!