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ACen 2007 Translating Manga Panel

After attending this panel,  I can't believe that anybody would actually want to translate manga for a living.  The pay sucks and there's no job stability.  Worse yet, you're a freelancer, so you don't qualify for company sponsored benefits, you know, like that all important, but increasingly unaffordable, health insurance.  Here is a summary of the translating manga panel:


This was an interesting, rather lively panel.  I found the realities of translating, especially the pay, a little sobering.  With pay rates like these, you would really have to hustle to make a decent living - or just live in the basement of your parents' home like a true otaku!  I guess I'm glad I stuck with my accounting degree.  And if you read this far, you qualify as a true otaku!

This panel report was written by Julie for the MangaCast.

X-posted to Manga Maniac Cafe.

Tags: 2007, anime central, conventions
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