Train_Man

Train_Man :: This was my first opportunity to be involved with adapting the visuals and typography of a manga as well as the story. Graphic not representative of actual book.

PROJECT: Translate Hidenori Hara's three-volume manga series Train_Man (Densha Otoko) into English for well-known anime and manga publisher VIZ Media. The manga is based on the story by Hitori Nakano.

SOFTWARE: Microsoft Word, Photoshop.

SCOPE: My role was to perform the English rewrite based on the literal translation done by Region Free's Cindy Yamauchi. The script was then turned over to VIZ for final editing. My other task was to to art direct and tweak the graphics retouch and typography work being performed by James Tonjes and Jack Blazkiewicz of RJP-PRO. I also selected some of the fonts and handled inputting the complex Japanese emoticons.

NOTES: Job perfomed as an employee of Region Free. All work completed at my home office.