In this brand new weekly column, translator Frog-kun explores how our favorite anime, manga, and light novels are translated into English. What is lost in translation? More importantly, what is found in translation? This week, Frog-kun looks at the first Re:ZERO novel, published in English by Yen Press! Hit the jump to read more!
Anime watchers will have undoubtedly encountered hikikomori who have withdrawn from society, but before it was a well established character trait, hikikomori was a social phenomenon, described and named by psychologist and critic Tamaki Saitō. The controversial work that popularized it has now been translated into English with Hikikomori: Adolescence without End set to be released in March. More after the jump.