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Re: Rakudai Kishi no Chivalry

Postby AP24 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:51 pm

KLSymph wrote:
What I'm saying is it clearly states that Kurono got promoted while in school. So I don't see what's wrong with not saying it cause that's what it says.


I do not wish to include that translation in the text because even if it is a completely accurate translation, that completely accurate translation undermines the theme and the drama of the sidestory it's in, which are more important to me as a storyteller.


That part is important for the entire series because it tells us that before Stella enrolled, Hagun only ever had one A-rank student which was Kurono and even she wasn't A-rank yet by the time she first enrolled. LN fans like knowing some details in the series they read. I remember Kurono promoted to A-rank while still a student at Hagun was talked about several times at 5ch.
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Re: Rakudai Kishi no Chivalry

Postby KLSymph » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:11 pm

That part is important for the entire series because it tells us that before Stella enrolled, Hagun only ever had one A-rank student which was Kurono and even she wasn't A-rank yet by the time she first enrolled.


What is important about this? Which aspect of the story is affected by the knowledge that before Stella enrolled, Hagun only ever had one A-rank student who was not even an A-rank during some part of her enrollment, over the currently available information about Hagun's enrollment?

LN fans like knowing some details in the series they read.


This sounds like an facetious statement. Are you suggesting that I do not provide some details in the series?

I remember Kurono promoted to A-rank while still a student at Hagun was talked about several times at 5ch.


If you consider that fact important, please describe the rational basis for its relevance.
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Re: Rakudai Kishi no Chivalry

Postby AP24 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:48 pm

KLSymph wrote:
That part is important for the entire series because it tells us that before Stella enrolled, Hagun only ever had one A-rank student which was Kurono and even she wasn't A-rank yet by the time she first enrolled.


What is important about this? Which aspect of the story is affected by the knowledge that before Stella enrolled, Hagun only ever had one A-rank student who was not even an A-rank during some part of her enrollment, over the currently available information about Hagun's enrollment?

LN fans like knowing some details in the series they read.


This sounds like an facetious statement. Are you suggesting that I do not provide some details in the series?


It tells us more about the rarity of A-rank

I mean they like knowing as much details as possible.
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Re: Rakudai Kishi no Chivalry

Postby KLSymph » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:12 am

It tells us more about the rarity of A-rank


What is important about this? Which aspect of the story is affected by the knowledge that Hagun only ever had one A-Rank student who was not even an A-Rank during some part of her enrollment, over the currently available information about the rarity of that Blazer rank?

I mean they like knowing as much details as possible.


This also sounds like a facetious statement. Are you suggesting that this project should not be structured as a story but instead as an encyclopedia treatise on Rakudai Kishi's world-building, since that would be more effective at listing as many details as possible?
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Re: Rakudai Kishi no Chivalry

Postby LittleLune » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:16 am

Hi, I've been re-reading the Rakudai translation and I had a question. Alice is pretty obviously defined as a trans woman (born in a body that doesn't match the mind), but the translation consistently calls them "he." Since i know standards and common knowledge on this stuff are different in Japan, I was wondering if this is reflected in the Japanese text, or if it's a quirk of the translation due to the English language requiring much more frequent use of pronouns?
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Re: Rakudai Kishi no Chivalry

Postby KLSymph » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:03 pm

The original source explicitly refers to Arisuin as male in text using the omniscient third-party perspective. For a time in volume one chapter three, I attempted to embrace Arisuin's transgender character concept by editing the text to use the female pronoun, but the sheer consistency with which the Japanese text uses male terms forced me to revert it. In Japanese dialogue, gendered pronouns are rarely used, and I believe I've also tried to use the female for Arisuin in at least Shizuku's perspective, but looking back on old chapters I see that I have not done this consistently, so I may still be balancing the merits of using that conceit over the demerits of losing consistency with the source.
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