ringlat (ringlat) wrote in cyborg009,

vs Devilman Translation

Hi guys, if anyone's still alive!

I've started on translating the 3 Cyborg 009 vs Devilman OVAs, the first one is around 70% complete right now. It's mostly me doing all the work, I'm not fluent in Japanese and I don't work every day so it doesn't go super fast. That means, if anyone wants to help out in any way it's all good! The possible jobs are:

1. Timer (take the video file, create empty lines the spans of sentences)
2. Transcriber (write down the Japanese sounds you hear)
3. Translator
4. Proof-reader (watches it all at the very end and sees if the English is really messed up and confusing)

Otherwise I'll just keep plugging along (mostly) by myself. We can also chat over at go_nagai if you want! The subs will be released in English, hiragana and Esperanto.

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I don't know enough Japanese to be anything more than a hindrance, but I just want to say THANK YOU FOR THIS!!!


January 17 2016, 19:37:36 UTC 1 year ago Edited:  January 17 2016, 19:37:55 UTC

Haha I'm glad you're happy! This is the first translation I've done for any language, that's gotten anywhere near this amount of feedback/comments/love! I was planning on subbing an episode of Demon Beast Battlefront next (because it seems ten times easier, someone else already started a subtitle file AND it actually mostly follows the manga), then returning to sub the second 009 vs Devilman OVA. I need a little break from crying over all these difficult lines!!

Yeah, it seems like there's very few people who know Japanese out of either fandom. I'm not exactly fluent myself but if you've got the grammar down, not knowing the individual words isn't as much of a problem... My wife is better at Japanese than me so she helps out a little, but as she doesn't care for either series I'm just forcing her in very small doses.


April 13 2016, 22:40:02 UTC 10 months ago

It is on Netflix now...


April 14 2016, 05:39:06 UTC 10 months ago Edited:  April 14 2016, 05:40:38 UTC

Oops, no idea why your comment was automatically screened, I'll have to fix the comm settings. Double oops, didn't realize this was on the 009 comm and not my own!

Yeah, I know, but I can't really access Netflix ;_; I also posted the finished subs to the Go Nagai comm but totally forgot to post them here, oops. Guess it's too late now!