About: March Comes in Like a Lion is an on-going manga series by Chica Umino. The plot is focused around the game of shogi, also known as Japanese chess. There are a total of 9 books in the series as of this writing.
Challenges: The primary difficulty in translating this work is the technical vocabulary associated with shogi. As in European chess, shogi has a number of plays and moves that require the reader to be well-versed in the game play to understand the matches the characters in this series become involved in with each other. A famous Japanese shogi champion, Manabu Senzaki, wrote a series of essays about the game for this manga series which are translated into English as part of this project.
Results: This project was commissioned with an aggressive completion schedule in mind. The translator assigned to this project had to learn about the complexities of shogi, as well as translate the various moves and strategies faithfully in a very short period of time. Our customer has been satisfied and impressed with our work!