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The Niffer Thread

Discussion in 'Meet the Translators' started by Niffer, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Niffer

    Niffer Translator

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    Hi peoples! (And anything else that's no peoples)

    I'm Niffer... I guess I'll give a brief background on how I ended up here.

    I started learning Japanese in 2006 just as a hobby because the girl I had a major crush on was studying it. It actually turned out to be pretty fun and it was the one hobby I didn't drop! I was never that dedicated to it though and progressed at a painfully slow pace. So slow that I didn't think I was good enough to do it at university so I studied Anthropology with a year in Japan.

    Before I started uni though I went to Japan for 4 months with this girl. Love did not bloom for us, but my love of Japan and Japanese did! It was soooo cooool!!! I couldn't wait to go back!

    Skip forward a few years and I studied at Kansai Gaidai in Osaka for 9 months. Let me tell you, if you're interested in learning Japanese then study it in Japan, your level will SHOOT through the roof!

    I went back to Japan many times, studying/living/visiting it for a total of about 2 years over the span of 7 years. My degree in Anthropology waaaas useless, so I figured Japanese should get me a job! I did try to get a job in translation but that didn't work out very well for a number of reasons, although it did help me realise that I SUCKED at translation. So I just finished my MA in Japanese Translation.

    So how did I end up here? Well I want to translate manga, light novels and games, and the best way to do that is through experience! I found this site months ago but only got into it when I started working with Waterflame Scanlations (who are SUPER nice).

    I'm having great fun working on translation projects others have yet to attempt and am releasing the manga I translate here. Maybe linking to some other projects.

    I really, really love translating. I love how manga is a great way to look at Japanese perspectives and cultures and current trends of thought.


    If you have any questions please ask away!
    If there's anything you'd like me to translate please let me know!



    Projects currently working on:

    Youkai Ningen
    (Waterflame Scanlations)
    Houkago Saikoro Kurabu / After School Dice Club (Waterflame Scanlations)
    Kamakura Deco Kofu Life (Waterflame Scanlations)
    Orange Chocolate (if I can find the raws)
    Neko Shitsuji (Appreciation Scans)

    Abrah.jp

    *Not looking for anything new right now
     
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  2. waterflame

    waterflame Registered User

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    I heard you were talking shit about me :3 (kidding of course) Your very fun to work with on projects ^_^ :3 There is my useless two cents X3
     
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  3. Gala Lion

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    I heard that you were a hardcore tsun at waterflame scans. just kidding :p glad to have met you on here ^^
     
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  4. waterflame

    waterflame Registered User

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    Can confirm with this totally legit quote(and by no means made up on the spot):

    "It's not like I translated that chapter for you or anything... I just wanted to know what happens next... ばか!"
     
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  5. dark123

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    Hi. Fallen Angels is looking for Translator for Nanatsu no Taizai. I wonder why you have FA signature :D
     
  6. goldb

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    See these posts( 1, 2) for an explanation on the issue.
     
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  7. Niffer

    Niffer Translator

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    Hey! I'll check it out but I've got a number of things going on right now. I'll probably have some time in later this week and will have a look and contact FA if they're still looking for some help :)
     
  8. dark123

    dark123 Registered User

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    Good to know :D We still are looking for translator. There is no Red Hawk so we would like to release best version like they did.
     
  9. Niffer

    Niffer Translator

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    My Anime / Manga Related New Years Resolution!

    Well I see them as goals more than resolutions, but I suppose that's what resolutions are ^^;

    I want to finish translating all 5 volumes of After School Dice Club, I also want to finish a Japanese novel, and to translate one (not necessarily the same one).

    頑張っているよ!
     
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  10. Ellianna

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    Hi!:hiBlue Light Scans (new group) is looking for a translator. We're working on a shoujo manga (Peach Sisters) and I already have the raws with me.
     
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  11. waterflame

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    Um.. Niffer there are 6 volumes of School Dice Club :3
     
  12. Niffer

    Niffer Translator

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    I'm the one that told you there was a volume 6! :P Didn't realise there was one at the time of writing my resolution though ^^;
     
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    See here they are being a total tsun :3 and sure you did Niffer ~ :3 Sure you told me first X3
     
  14. Niffer

    Niffer Translator

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    [​IMG]
     
  15. waterflame

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    The toradora visual novel was pretty cool... It even has a English Patch(which came out in 2013.. DAMN IT'S BEEN THAT LONG?! X3) - https://vndb.org/v4137
     
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    Kitty Flame pls

    We all know your a tsun two a stubborn one at that U_U
     
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  17. tagomisugi

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    i'm looking for manga translator from japanese to english, willing to work for at least 6 months, someone that have read and translate manga before. I'm willing to pay ...$ per chapter depending on the number of pages and the amount of text on 1 page, i'll give you the chapter first and then we will discuss the price before you translate!
    contact gmail: tagomisugi2
     
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