Monday, January 30, 2017

Rockman X Novel English Fan Translation Project Begins


Rockman Corner reader and local cool person _skycompass has begun translating the recently published Rockman X novelization into English. You can follow the project's progress at this Google Doc here. At present, only the character bios and prologue chapter have been translated. Plenty of work lies ahead, so don't expect this to be finished any time soon.

_skycompass has asked me to put the word out for collaborators, too. Anyone willing to help translate, edit or polish the book should get in touch with her via Twitter. With a few more heads maybe we can get this out the door sooner than later! Either way it's great to see someone jumping on this so soon.

Look forward to it!

10 comments:

  1. This is beyond cool, I hope someone helps him/her, a full novel translated by only one person is a big ordeal.

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  2. It's a fun read so far, and I'm all for seeing something with a little more effort in depth and exposition than we could ever get from Cappy in the games. Curious what 'cruel ideas and thoughts' are told, and how graphic in detail it might get. Makes it sound like it keeps a darker, mature tone, at least.

    I know of one other person who was thinking of translating as well, so hopefully perhaps he can help her out, and they can work together to speed up the process!

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    1. Oh, if you could, please hook me up with them! I would love the help!

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  3. That's amazing. Love fan projects like this!

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  4. YES! Please more people work on this! I want to read this!

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  5. I appreciate the effort, but it seems very first-draftish. I might put out an effort to polish it and make it less literal.

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    1. I tried my best to make it less literal, but admittedly I'm not good at writing in English either so I would appreciate help with this!

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    2. Are the names given to the Mavericks based on their Japanese name? I'm not super-familiar with the X series.

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  6. Finally, and couldnt we also get more megaman manga?, like those from Koji Itzuki at least?

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  7. Just an addendum: Skycompass is female :)

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