Sorcerer Weekly’s Translators: Lino49 + Myst

MEET OUR TRANSLATORS

We have been active for a little over 4 months, in that time we have had 2 long running translators both of which I conducted a small question and answer conversation. This was done so you can all know a little bit more about the people who do the great work for the scanlation team and you all the readers. Eventually I will do one for the other staff members, including myself potentially.  Below is the small set of questions and answers that I did with the 2 of them, now they were formatted properly but rest assured these are their responses.

Lino49

What’s the meaning behind your username/alias?

My username comes from Link (the Legend of Zelda character) where I just changed k to an o, followed by 49 which is a department where I live.

Where you from?

France

How old are you?

20

Do you have any hobbies?

Yeah, I play video games, listen to music, and of course watch anime/read manga.

What games do you play?

I mostly play Nintendo Games (my favorite being Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, Kirby, Fire Emblem, as well as others. Other games I enjoy are Mega Man, Phoenix Wright, Portal, and some Indie Titles.

What music do you listen to?

I listen to electronic music (like monstercat and infected mushroom), some “epic” instrumental music like two steps from hell or hiroyuki sawano, and of course the Japanese Music. Mostly from Anime Series like nano, man with a mission, egoist, flow, aimer, the list goes on.

What is your favorite series to read?

My enjoyment varies and is very broad, for instance, my favorite style would be Fantasy Action, Magic, in the same vain as Nanatsu no Taizai. Yet I also enjoy the School Life, Romance, emotional stuff or Mystery action in the same vain as Mirai Nikki or Kings Game. Ultimately, overall stories that have a well-developed and organized scenario that can make me hyped or emotional are the most interesting and appealing to me.

What’s your favorite anime? 

My favorite anime varies in genre, they are the following in no order:

  • Nanatsu no Taizai
  • Magi
  • Noragami
  • Yu-Gi-Oh (all the arcs)
  • Code Geass
  • Guilty Crown

What’s your favorite series of all time? Why?

I have a lot of favorite series, but if I had to pick 1, Nanatsu no Taizai. Everything about it is amazing, the art style is beautiful, the story is very well structured. The way the story progresses and has the revelations it does, showing little by little of the different revelations. I love how the story is hugely dependent on the events of the series that transpired before so the events of the “now” are later explained by what happened “before.” I just feel that it’s very interesting, plus it is one of my favorite genre’s the fantasy magic so that’s always great.

Favorite Character from the Series?

Gowther

Do you read/watch the Fairy Tail Series?

For Fairy Tail, well I didn’t read it before, I just knew stuff here and there that was posted on the internet.

Is there any series you’re currently reading? Why those series?

I am currently reading Seishun Buta Yarou (Light Novel), Darwin’s Game (Manga), I am also currently holding out on Noragami and Medaka Box (Manga), as well as I am up to date with Nanatsu no Taizai. Reason I am reading these series is because I enjoy them.

What got you into the translating business?

I learned Japanese as a hobby as I felt interested in another language and most of the fandoms I am interested in come from Japan. Not only that but I also like to help the communities if I can do something that others can’t do.

Why translate for Sorcerer Weekly?

Oh, well that’s because you were searching for someone who could translate, without required background of the series, I happened to be here (NNT Server), and I appreciated to make my skills useful for others. As I said above, I like to help communities if I can, so I did.

Myst

What’s the meaning behind your username/alias?

Funnily enough I chose my name because of Mystogan in FT when I was binge watching the show. I thought the name and character were really cool, but I didn’t want it to use the exact same one, so I shortened it to Myst. That’s also why a lot of people think it is a reference to the classic game series Myst.

Where you from?

Finland.

How old are you?

24.

Do you have any hobbies?

Yeah, I play video games, am into Badminton, and learning Japanese.

What games do you play?

I play a lot of games but the 2 games I play the most easily are Rocket league on PC and Fate/Grand Order in mobile.

What is your favorite series to read?

My favorite manga series, well I don’t really read much at all but Berserk and Evangelion

What’s your favorite anime?

My favorite anime is Fullmetal Alchemist, Evangelion, Ghost in the shell, Gundam, 3-gatsu.

What’s your favorite series of all time? Why?

Well I have a list of my favorites, let’s start off with:

  • I like FMA, because it was my first proper entry into anime and brotherhood is still my favorite anime of all time.
  • Evangelion because it really resonates with me on a personal level, it’s hard to explain but I just love it so much. You should check it out!
  • Ghost in the shell, especially the series is amazing with its politics, action and philosophical stuff which I love.
  • Gundam is massive and I really like the mobile suits, but most importantly the politics and the great conflicts.
  • 3-gatsu is the best character drama I have seen, it’s truly a masterpiece.

That’s just a few of the reasons why I love these series! Check them out if you haven’t already.

Favorite Character from the Series? Why?

My favorite character is probably Char Aznable from various UC gundam titles.

Do you read/watch the Fairy Tail Series?

No, I havent read FT. I read very little in general. But favorite characters are probably Mystogan/Jellal and Gajeel.

Is there any series you’re currently reading? Why those series?

I am currently not really reading anything besides the work that I translate, this includes the Happy’s Great Adventure Spin Off.

What got you into the translating business?

Not going to lie, I wanted to learn Japanese, so I could read doujins and translating stuff is good practice.

Why translate for Sorcerer Weekly?

Well a user, dabrothergoose suggested it and even though I kind of lost interest in the Fairy Tail series shortly after Series 2 started airing, I was still interested, and like I mentioned above it is good practice.

WRAPPING IT UP

You can catch both on the Discord Server. Hope you all enjoyed this little q and a we did. Look out for more in the future! Link to our Discord Server. More information on this later!

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