I'll make enough English mistakes on here as time goes on that I'll lose my qualifications to be considered a native. Until then, though, I'll keep on keeping on as head translator at Tanpenshuu Translations. Feel free to check out my work through the link below! Those interested in hiring me for translation work may contact me via the address in my about page! 母語話者ほど流暢な日本語で話せないまでも、たまに通訳者として働くことがあるので、日本人のユーザー達は何か質問があったら、どうぞ遠慮しないで送ってください！その上、フリーランスの仕事に関する問い合わせがあれば、「About Me」という以下のページでメールアドレスが書いてあります。よろしくお願いします!
Anime is the only thing that is real.
Aw man, I bet I’d be really good at learning rudimentary English. At least it wouldn’t take me as long as Yakuza 2’s Shogi and Mahjong (the latter of which I’m competent enough at - the CPU just cheated a lot).
Oh my god, that mahjong segment was the worst! I don’t think you could even pay your way out of that part like you could the shogi one later, right? I remember banging my head against the table for hours on end because of how much of an asshole the AI is.
Man, as much as I love cheaper games I really hate The Best version covers. Why would we want a thick white border with blinding yellow, good grief.
I normally don’t buy budget version games either when they’re like that either for that very reason, but for Yakuza 5 specifically, it was either put up with this cover and pay a relatively cheap price new or pay twice that for the original cover new, maybe slightly less if I try my luck with eBay, but very likely only end up with a used copy that’s still more expensive. Places like Play-Asia stubbornly never lower the price of the original edition for cases like this because why do something that makes sense and while I could maybe swindle a new copy of the original cover at the budget price if I dug into Amazon or something, then it becomes a nightmare of shipping logistics since you can’t import directly from Japan on there most of the time. Ultimately you could just call this a case of me being impatient, but I figured I’d just swallow my pride as a fan since Sega isn’t otherwise going to localize it and I just wanna play it one way or the other at this point. With any luck, I’ll be staring at the game a whole lot more than I ever will that cover and I’ll come out a winner!
You’ll inevitably get a lot of attention like that if you tag a post on Tumblr under any of the NSFW family of tags, even facetiously. I posted a pretty innocuous photo from a Japanese TV show as “ass” or something without thinking because that was what the show was talking about and then the only attention it ever got was from porn blogs, despite my caption being otherwise very facetious and not at all intentionally asking for that sort of attention. I suspect some of these are likely robots or something along these lines because I doubt someone legitimate would actually start following if they looked at the rest of the blog’s content more closely unless they just like games and whatnot too, but yeah.