Nidome No Yuusha Volume 2 Chapter 9 Released

The chapter can be found here.

Hey guys, I’ve got a few things to say before you begin.

I’m going to be taking a bit of a different approach with Nidome no Yuusha. Unlike TSKD, which is actually fairly well written, NNY’s tenses and stuff are all over the place. This chapter used past tense about 95% of the time, and present tense for the remaining 5%. I altered it so that it was all in past tense, as leaving it in its former state would simply be bad practice in English, especially seeing as how the parts written in the present tense were embedded inside of parts written in the past tense.

Secondly, I’m going to refrain from translating the term “Goshujin-sama,” as I would normally end up translating as “Master,” seeing as how it is inaccurate to translate it in any other manner given that the individual using the term is a slave. There are multiple reasons for this. The first is that TSKD uses “Shishou,” which is most accurately translated to “Master,” I want to keep the two series as separate as possible in my mind.

As I am keeping this untranslated, NNY will also employ the use of honorifics and the like. This brings me to the second reason I’m choosing to keep this untranslated. The series feels like it could devolve into a harem, and rewriting each heroine’s speech quirks in English is difficult, tedious, and not something I’m willing to do given that these are “cardboard quality” translations as opposed to something official. Furthermore, each harem member typically has their own manner of addressing the protagonist.

There are a few other things as well, namely the characters feeling “more Japanese” than the TSKD ones. I’m too lazy to go over everything, but do feel free to comment and ask me to support my argument further if you disagree with the decision and would like to see it overturned.

tl;dr I’m lazy.

Now, without any further ado, have fun with NNY!

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7 thoughts on “Nidome No Yuusha Volume 2 Chapter 9 Released

  1. Another series I need to catch up with. XD Lots of chapters to read since I put it down a while ago because of the long delays.
    For now, I’ll just say ‘Thanks for working on the series!’ since I can’t jump into it yet. XD

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  2. I’ve never really understood the desire of some xlators to go the “Master” route over “Goshujin-sama” and “shishou” – yeah, sure, it’s a translation, I get it… But the loss of meaning from using Master over the original isn’t a very accurate translation, either. In terms of any confusion in the rare cases of someone being unfamiliar, I would think a simple footnote every once and awhile, along with the obvious use in context, would take care of it 99% of the time.

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  3. I like how you care about English practicing, and I agree with you about “Goshujin-sama” and “shishou” thing. Shishou is sound more like student and teacher. Please don’t be lazy, I really love this series, and thank a lot for picking this up.

    Looking forward to see more chapters ❤

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