[Nurse Angel Ririka SOS]
About: Nurse Angel Ririka is a Japanese manga series written by Yasushi Akimoto. The plot follows 4th grader Ririka Moriya’s transformation into a magical girl. The series was so popular that it was later adapted as an animated series.
Challenges: This project presented two challenges. The first was that the work is full of idiomatic Japanese from the 1990s. Much care was taken so that a modern audience could understand it. The second challenge was that this series contains medical terminology. We worked to make the translation simple enough for anyone to understand.
Results: We completed this project over the course of 18 months as a long-term contract. We translated, cleaned, and typeset approximately 800 pages of text. Our staff worked diligently to make the translation reading experience straightforward and enjoyable, while retaining all of the cultural references that appeared in the original Japanese.