[Rainbow over the Moon- Silver Bell] (Sailor Moon doujinshi)
About: Sailor Moon is a Japanese comic book and animated series, written by Naoko Takeuchi. Hundreds, if not thousands of doujinshi (fan comics) have been published in Japan about Sailor Moon. Doujinshi are usually circulated at anime and manga conventions, and are rarely translated into English.
Challenges: The doujinshi written by the group “Blue Lynx” usually operate within a non-canon universe, and so the translator must be deeply familiar with the Sailor Moon meta-series in order to accurately translate the plot. The authors involved each include handwritten prologues, epilogues, and notes throughout their volumes, which are very difficult to decipher.
Results: The translator assigned to this project is a long-time Sailor Moon fan, so navigating the universe set up by Blue Lynx was manageable. Special care was taken to decipher the handwriting of the various authors included. Our customer was so pleased with our work that we were commissioned to translate every doujinshi they owned by Blue Lynx!