Before I begin, I want to introduce myself. I've been a fan of MGS since 2005, with MGS2 being my first and having to play all of the canonical games plus Portable Ops. Around last year, I've beaten both Snatcher and Policenauts, and I liked them even more. Some of you guys at TheSnakeSoup know me as DeadSoldier, though you probably don't care.
Now, there are reasons why I wanted to post this.
First, since you guys know about the little comic that was on the 1992 issue of Monthly Magazine PC Engine, "Snatcher Da!", or as you may want to call it, "It's Snatcher!" (if not, then go to this link: http://blog.hardcoregaming101.net/2011/ ... comic.html
), there's an already English version of it on this site, but the translation didn't seem right, even though I never studied Japanese, and it didn't look very professional (sorry if I'm offending the original translator), so I decided to retranslate it by photoshopping the original comic (removing Japanese letters), various web translators, online OCRs (they only did a little bit of help) and some text editors of my choice (xPad for Mac, Notepad ++ for Windows) in Shift-JIS.
You can download it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?kjojuliwrfu6nbe
(Edit: The download link is outdated; I'll upload the original later)
But here's the thing: Another reason why I've posted this is because of two things:
1) I want someone to proofread the txt file (there's an rtf file if you guys don't have Notepad ++). Since I'm not a pro at translation (hell, even my grammar sucks) and there's only one panel that hasn't been translated yet (Stage 4), there has to someone here that's a pro at Japanese translation or localisation. I also want to know what font the title used and what font do most comic book writers or manga translators use.
2) I have a PSD file for anyone who isn't English native that wants to translate. Having to blank out every single Japanese word was time-consuming, so you better know how to use Photoshop or any software that can edit PSD files.
Here's a comparison between the original Japanese comic and the retranslated version:
So what do you think, guys?