Hi there and welcome to my blog for things on the pop-culture side of things! What started out as a game review blog slowly evolved into a translation blog, which essentially is all I do now. This is a place for my pet projects and announcements about official translations I’ve worked on (of the few that I am allowed to share).
You can find me on Twitter on my fandom account when I’m active. My old handle is now my work account. I do have a tendency to just disappear because of deadlines, but feel free to strike up a conversation!
Current obsessions: 恋与制作人, 未定事件簿, 食物语, Detective Conan
Read on if you want to know more about the person behind this blog!
Who: Doropyan (Emong)
A Japanese-English translator & interpreter doing the occasional fan-translation in my spare time. I work in Information Security (yay for IT) so it’s a nice break from technical documents. Head over to my Portfolio for a list of titles I’ve worked on.
What: A Translating Fangirl
The sure way to get me into something is to tell me how good the voice acting is. I’m a sucker for attractive voices and have recently deviated from the Japanese seiyuu industry to the Chinese voice acting industry. It’s bad. I’m deep in this swamp.
I used to live-tweet as I go through whatever I’m reading, watching or playing but it got distracting after a while. These days I tend to binge-read/game/watch/listen to works then just dump it all in a thread with a tag after the chapter or arc.
I bake and make frozen desserts to destress, and I hoard tea. I. LOVE. MY. TEA. Don’t get me wrong, I love my coffee too but I feel so bloated after and disrupts my sleeping pattern badly. I have a slight obsession with getting to know all the types of whiskeys/whiskies out there especially Bourbon (read: Detective Conan) despite the fact I can’t drink.
Other than watching anime, reading novels/manga/light-novels/web-novels, listening to dramaCDs, I generally only play otome games and mystery games like Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright. I am horrible at RPG games but I will play every Kiseki series game there is out there. And maybe Fire Emblem if the characters interest me.
I love games and stories which have a complicated plot and a heroine with common sense. A bit of a backbone is a bonus. I’m a sap so I will cry at the smallest things and they usually end up leaving a deep impression on me. Not screaming about my favourite characters all the time doesn’t mean I don’t like them anymore. They’re just now an integrated part of my life, so if you poke me with something I’ll start gushing.
All posts published here will be biased in one way or another, though I try to stay neutral. They are my thoughts. Feel free to comment!
Where: Online and in real life
I’m active on Twitter. LiveJournal is abandoned but I have a few old otome game reviews there so it still exists as an archive. I cringe when I read them.
Favourites (Current Top 5 only)
Difficult choices to make so my criteria: I keep coming back.
Too many are stuck in the Top 20 range. They’re the ones I may need a break after a few months.
Voice Actors (JP & CN)
- Kimura Ryouhei (Kimu-nii)
- Tamaru Atsushi (Tamarun)
- Zhang Jie (A Jie)
- Mitsuhashi Wataru
- Kobayashi Yuusuke (Denka/殿下)
Otome Games (Console)
- Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly
- Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Series
- Hana Awase Series
- Sweet Clown
- Eikoku Tantei MYSTERIA
Non-Otome Games (Console)
- Ace Attorney Series
- Falcom’s Kiseki Series
- Kingdom Hearts Series
- Professor Layton Series
- The World Ends With You
- Card Fight!! Vanguard
- Detective Conan
- Hori-san and Miyamura-kun
- Kuroko no Basket
- Natsume Yuujinchou
- Joker Game
- Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (Psychic Detective Yakumo)
- Sherlock Holmes
- Psy-Changling Series
- Yuukoku no Moriarty (Moriarty the Patriot)
Last Updated: 04/10/2020