Manga in America: How English Editions are Born

Manga in America: How English Editions are Born

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 PM

Attack on Titan © Hajime Isayama/Kodansha, Ltd. All rights reserved; Black Butler © Yana Toboso/SQUARE ENIX; The Ghost in the Shell © Shirow Masamune/Kodansha, Ltd. All rights reserved; Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun © Izumi Tsubaki/SQUARE ENIX.

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 PM

The transformation of a manga from Japanese original to English edition is an art that goes far beyond translation alone. At this panel discussion, editors from top manga publishers Kodansha Comics (The Ghost in the Shell, Sailor Moon) and Yen Press (Black Butler, Akame ga Kill!) illuminate the creative process of localizing Japanese content for the American reader. Panelists include Tania Biswas, Editor at Yen Press and Ben Applegate, Director of Publishing at Penguin Random House for Kodansha Comics. Moderated by literary translator, editor and publishing consultant Allison Markin Powell.

The talk will include a live demonstration of the translation, editing and lettering process by Deron Bennett, Letterer at AndWorld Design and Ajani Oloye, Manga Editor and Translator at Penguin Random House for Kodansha Comics.

Followed by a reception.

We regret to anounce that Vertical Inc. will no longer be participating in this panel.

$13/$10 Japan Society members, seniors & students
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