We need your help! Tezuka Translators needed!

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Posted 4/12/09 , edited 5/1/09
Wonder Beat Scramble, one of the last productions overseen by Tezuka Osamu, is a classic sci-fi adventure inspired by "Fantastic Journey", and Mushi Productions has partnered with Crunchyroll to bring all 26 episodes to you, the fans, for free!

And not only that, we're giving you, the fans, the chance to be able to be part of bringing this classic anime to the world!

We're looking for a few talented translators that can help us create English subtitles for everyone to enjoy. But we also want to make sure that the translations are good quality, worthy of the original work, so we're gonna hold a little contest to see who qualifies!

Here's how it's gonna work.

We'll get you started by translating the first 2 episodes ourselves. That way everyone can preview the show and see how fun it is! Then, we're going to upload a special for the show, hosted by Tezuka Osamu himself, without any subtitles, and anyone (or group) who is interested can create a subtitle file and submit it to us! The top translations will win prizes, so try your best! Then, we'll contact the winners and work out how you can help subtitle the rest of the actual show. If you finish the entire show, we'll have a special prize for you direct from Mushi Production!


If this is a success, then there are other classic Tezuka series like Princess Knight or Ashita no Joe or Dororo that we might be able to bring to everyone as well! If you're a fan of classic anime, and happen to know how to translate from Japanese to English, or are a fansubbing group that wants to work WITH the Japanese producers in a partnership to spread classic shows to the world, please, enter!

Here are the great prizes that Mushi Production has graciously donated to us to give away.
Prizes for the top 4 translations of the 9 minute special:

Prizes for the completion of all 26 episodes of translation:

Although we cannot compensate you financially for your work, I think these prizes (especially the treasure trove for the grand prize) is something any Tezuka fan would really cherish. A part of me hopes I don't have to give them away :).
P.S. Anyone on earth is eligible to receive these prizes. If the winning entries are groups, you will have to decide among yourselves, a representative, to receive the prizes. Anime-Membership is not required.

We've made a handy glossary with translation conventions and names and other terms to help you as well:

If you have any questions or comments, please email [email protected] or post in this thread.
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Posted 2/27/12 , edited 2/27/12
so did no one win?

there are still only 2 episodes
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