Hi! We're aware that someone has started offering translations for Takeru's blog, however, there are several things we felt were wrong
in those translations so we've decided to skip ahead so you can see what Takeru is really saying. Please note, there is nothing wrong with translating liberally— all good translators do it, they just don't tell you about it. If any of you ever study Japanese in a formal setting, your teachers will probably tell you it's quite impossible to translate Japanese literally, especially into English. However, there is a BIG difference between translating liberally and completely changing the meaning of a sentence. These other translations have completely removed and then added words into Takeru's mouth completely changing the nuance of certain sentences. You are all free to read those translations if you wish, but personally I'd take care to not put your full faith in them as it's impossible to know how many inconsistencies and mistranslations may pop up in any one post.
That being said, due to Cherii's mental condition worsening due to stress, she has checked herself into the hospital and I will be bringing you Takeru's translations instead.( 2010-05-02 19:28:20Collapse )( 2010-05-03 08:20:23Collapse )( 2010-05-03 17:06:10Collapse )