Remember like two months ago when I put out a call for a translator for hire to decode a batch of Japanese tweets for me? Well, David took on the job, and thanks to his hard work, I now have some exclusive content to share with y’all. I normally don’t post manga stuff, but I make exceptions for things that are especially interesting to me, and this certainly falls in that category!
For those of you who don’t know, both the writer (Hidenori Kusaka) and the artist (Satoshi Yamamoto) of Pokémon Adventures have active Twitter accounts (@k_hidenori_ and @satoshi_swalot, respectively). At one point, Yamamoto released a series of tweets that looked back on the creation of Adventures, reminiscing about the origins of character designs, plot points, and other behind-the-scenes info. In honor of VIZ Media finally getting around to releasing the Ruby & Sapphire arc in the United States (TEN YEARS!) I’ve gotten translated all the tweets I could find where Yamamoto revealed unique tidbits about the villains of that particular storyline.
“In my brain, racked by sleep deprivation and thoughts of deadlines: ‘Huh? I don’t want to use the word ‘bad guy.’ I really hate that old duality of ‘good and bad.’ Can you define Team Aqua and Team Magma as ‘bad’ to begin with?’ I got stuck in this loop of thoughts and became unable to set dialog in the speech bubbles.”
Click “Read More” to see all the info, but be warned—there’s spoilers if you haven’t read the story!
Note that the segments properly called “rounds” are referred to here as “chapters” instead, and that the human characters’ names are left in Japanese, for flavor. I also included pictures~!
maybe i’ll sleep instead
i glanced this morning at what was thawing out and it was pork chops and i don’t like em
so if i missed dinner it wouldn’t be too bad
#problems or s/t
I find Gatsby great but not for his actions. I find him great for his intentions. His love for Daisy is pure all through the end.
how can you even type that with a straight face?
also obviously i am home for the moment
i say “for the moment” because we might get called back in a while
i’m on the fence about name changes but as long as i can tell which characters are which i’ll be okay