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Happenings Seven Seas entertainment in hot water over recent editorial "changes"

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NretsewThePerv

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Seven Seas entertainment recently is under fire for several what they are calling "editorial changes" made to several of the titles they have the licence to

these include

  • Classroom of the Elite
  • Mushoku Tensei
  • I'm in Love with the Villainess
the following will be some links to news sites talking more in-depth about this



if anyone as any other new sites covering this please be sure to post them in the comments

the major update to this story is after being called out on this. seven seas as issues the statement they intend to restore the removed content and reprint any affected books you can find an archive to there tweet about this as well as a ANN person talking about one of there statements below



as a supplemental, here is a link to the J-Novel fan club where some of there members are discussing the edits


update 1


thanks to translation Gundam for providing this list form a discord user detailing and summarising some of the changes, also includes some other well-known companies as well

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My opinion

personally, I find the fact that the OG author of one of the works states that they had no idea such edits took place deeply worrying, and I think it begs to question how many other edits were made to other books without the author's consent. this is defiantly a dark mark on seven seas and I think people will be more diligent with keeping an eye on their releases, as well as going back to check if there overworks have also been tampered with, I think only time will tell at this point.

be sure to let me know if I missed anything or if there is any new info regarding this news story. as well as your thoughts and comments
 
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Theanticrumpet

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It feels like once a week now we get a new article about a different novel or series that's been overzealously "localized" by Seven Seas, really makes you wonder just how much of their catalog is like this. I legit hope they get enough backlash from this to really tell the entire industry that people don't want this. I don't *want* the company to fail, but if that's what it takes to send the message then that's what it takes.
 

Hibiki

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Instead of posting just the archive links I would post a screnshoots or just copy the text, at least from the most important parts, and keep the archive link as a backup/proof
 

Diemeow24

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Damn I really looked up to Seven Seas. It could be that their outsourcing their translations but damn
 

Zurathetix

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Eh so reading the "official statements" of seven shits it looks like they want to "fix" everything else except mushoku tensei? it sounds like a whole lot of bullshit like “ “Localization is not a science; it is an art form. We will continue to refine our in-house editorial standards to ensure that our localizations remain faithful, yet artful." . Yeah no I just dont see a company who is responsible for censorship because "muh controversial topic" (mushoku tensei) somehow change their ways.
 

NretsewThePerv

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Instead of posting just the archive links I would post a screnshoots or just copy the text, at least from the most important parts, and keep the archive link as a backup/proof

ill keep that in mind for next time, maybe just one spoiler at the end with all the archives? since I feel it is good to have them for reference. I wiped this one up rather quickly as its getting late. if I make more of these posts ill put more work into them for everyone
 

translation gundam

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well, seven seas isn't a great company even for light novel companies, because the bar is so fucking low.
the shit I have heard from a few insiders is funny to say the at least basically TDR it's a wonder that can keep afloat.

but when it comes to the light novel translation industry I am going to be dropping a few bombshells
if anyone doesn't know a lot of translators and localizers who work for seven seas and other English translation/publishing company.
a lot of them are basically in what can be called a "cartel", and they gatekeep people they don't like from translation jobs, and that's why shit like this can pass through is because a lot of them are part of the click they have made over the years. another insidious thing these people do is anyone how shows an interest in translation who is young aka teenagers, they sink their claws into them and train them in there a way of translation, like translation theory aka "translating those guys to incels" and being proud of it.
even though anyone who specks basics levels of Japanese will find that choice of words interesting, to say the least, because A we are never given the context to see if it an accurate translation or not, and B incel wouldn't be a word the Japanese would use NEET or Herbivore men would be accurate depending on the context of the scene.
but we never get that info because of NDA and we have to take your word for it, and let's not mention the toxic environment these people create and wonder why people hate them, for being pretentious assholes, or them pushing their agendas into other people works, without the author knowledge or consent.

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translation gundam

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ill keep that in mind for next time, maybe just one spoiler at the end with all the archives? since I feel it is good to have them for reference. I wiped this one up rather quickly as its getting late. if I make more of these posts ill put more work into them for everyone
same here for next time i make a post
 

Zurathetix

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well, seven seas isn't a great company even for light novel companies, because the bar is so fucking low.
the shit I have heard from a few insiders is funny to say the at least basically TDR it's a wonder that can keep afloat.

but when it comes to the light novel translation industry I am going to be dropping a few bombshells
if anyone doesn't know a lot of translators and localizers who work for seven seas and other English translation/publishing company.
a lot of them are basically in what can be called a "cartel", and they gatekeep people they don't like from translation jobs, and that's why shit like this can pass through is because a lot of them are part of the click they have made over the years. another insidious thing these people do is anyone how shows an interest in translation who is young aka teenagers, they sink their claws into them and train them in there a way of translation, like translation theory aka "translating those guys to incels" and being proud of it.
even though anyone who specks basics levels of Japanese will find that choice of words interesting, to say the least, because A we are never given the context to see if it an accurate translation or not, and B incel wouldn't be a word the Japanese would use NEET or Herbivore men would be accurate depending on the context of the scene.
but we never get that info because of NDA and we have to take your word for it, and let's not mention the toxic environment these people create and wonder why people hate them, for being pretentious assholes, or them pushing their agendas into other people works, without the author knowledge or consent.
This is why I will always go with "dont pay westerners for your japanese manga/ln/anime" when you can pirate and buy originals if you want to support. "Anime" centered websites, podcasts, personalities, "critics" etc which complain about lolis and fanservice and push feminist agendas, localizers posting shit like that incel thing and vas openly calling people pedos are just some of the examples. Personally I think its more woketrash thing being the dominant ideology rather than the cartel thing.
 

Hibiki

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well, seven seas isn't a great company even for light novel companies, because the bar is so fucking low.
the shit I have heard from a few insiders is funny to say the at least basically TDR it's a wonder that can keep afloat.

but when it comes to the light novel translation industry I am going to be dropping a few bombshells
if anyone doesn't know a lot of translators and localizers who work for seven seas and other English translation/publishing company.
a lot of them are basically in what can be called a "cartel", and they gatekeep people they don't like from translation jobs, and that's why shit like this can pass through is because a lot of them are part of the click they have made over the years. another insidious thing these people do is anyone how shows an interest in translation who is young aka teenagers, they sink their claws into them and train them in there a way of translation, like translation theory aka "translating those guys to incels" and being proud of it.
even though anyone who specks basics levels of Japanese will find that choice of words interesting, to say the least, because A we are never given the context to see if it an accurate translation or not, and B incel wouldn't be a word the Japanese would use NEET or Herbivore men would be accurate depending on the context of the scene.
but we never get that info because of NDA and we have to take your word for it, and let's not mention the toxic environment these people create and wonder why people hate them, for being pretentious assholes, or them pushing their agendas into other people works, without the author knowledge or consent.
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translation gundam

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This is why I will always go with "dont pay westerners for your japanese manga/ln/anime" when you can pirate and buy originals if you want to support. "Anime" centered websites, podcasts, personalities, "critics" etc which complain about lolis and fanservice and push feminist agendas, localizers posting shit like that incel thing and vas openly calling people pedos are just some of the examples. Personally I think its more woketrash thing being the dominant ideology rather than the cartel thing.
your right about the woke trash shit, that the "cartel" kinda just happened, due to a lot of them knowing one another and being part of the same left-wing click, the whole thing is very incestuous. but yah what pisses me off even more than them pushing this woke bullshit. is there fucking attitude that they think they're untouchable and they can change and do whatever the fuck they want just because they know a little Japanese and work for a company.
this seven seas shit is only one of the Skeleton that they have in there closest, and I am quite happy that people are calling them out on it, but it's not going to fix the issue when you got a system in place to make more of these people, and it doesn't help that a lot of fan translators are being crushed by these people. even though a lot of them where fan translators themselves.
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Zurathetix

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your right about the woke trash shit, that the "cartel" kinda just happened, due to a lot of them knowing one another and being part of the same left-wing click, the whole thing is very incestuous. but yah what pisses me off even more than them pushing this woke bullshit. is there fucking attitude that they think they're untouchable and they can change and do whatever the fuck they want just because they know a little Japanese and work for a company.
this seven seas shit is only one of the Skeleton that they have in there closest, and I am quite happy that people are calling them out on it, but it's not going to fix the issue when you got a system in place to make more of these people, and it doesn't help that a lot of fan translators are being crushed by these people. even though a lot of them where fan translators themselves.

thank you, its been a while since I have used a form like this.
Yeah it definitely does not fix the issue at all especially when you have the majority of the same type of "fans" supporting this kind of shit. I definitely dont know how one would actually solve the core problem.
 

translation gundam

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Yeah it definitely does not fix the issue at all especially when you have the majority of the same type of "fans" supporting this kind of shit. I definitely dont know how one would actually solve the core problem.
a lot of those "fans" are tourists or casuals, there not going to stick around long enough to see the effects of what they done or dive deep enough to understand what exactly they are supporting. most of it I don't view their support of these people as malicious intent, but rather a choice made out of ignorance.
because let's be honest most of us were at that stage somewhere in life.
but the core issue is that the people who are in the know don't have enough reach to tell these "fan" what is going on and that assuming these people would listen when the "cartel" has spread so much bullshit, and people would rather listen to that. but these seven seas does give me a little hope that some of these "fans" will wake up and see what is actually happening. all you need is monuments like this to have these people question shit. but only time will tell if this has any lasting effects.
 

Fennec_fox

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Nretsew is here. I thought you wouldn't go to forums and comment here. Anyway, one of the things that always make me wonder are people apologizing for showing that they don't like the changes because that could upset lgbt community (related to that I'm in Love with the Villainess series). And you start thinking why companies change things and think that it's ok or even necessary.:senko-disgust:
Also, props for Gundam for translating and giving us some info. That's a godsend(y)
 

translation gundam

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That list basically covers all LN translators.
Again, there's no ray of sunshine anywhere around us, back to learning Japanese.
if you or anyone wants to start learning Japanese I got some links that can help as far as resources go, but you got to keep up with practice practice practice.
and one of the things I do for practice is transcribing hentai manga because this teaches me A pattern recognition, but also B gives you a pretty good vocabulary to work with and learn.
an example below for what I am working on at the monument. also the sause on what I am working on. "Caster Natsume Reiko no Yuuwaku Vol. 2" or
19303 for those people of culture.
helpful link 1 helpful link 2 helpful link 3

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if you or anyone wants to start learning Japanese I got some links that can help as far as resources go, but you got to keep up with practice practice practice.
and one of the things I do for practice is transcribing hentai manga because this teaches me A pattern recognition, but also B gives you a pretty good vocabulary to work with and learn.
an example below for what I am working on at the monument. also the sause on what I am working on. "Caster Natsume Reiko no Yuuwaku Vol. 2" or
19303 for those people of culture.
helpful link 1 helpful link 2 helpful link 3

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Thanks bruv, I've already saved some of your links if not mistaken.
 

translation gundam

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Thanks bruv, I've already saved some of your links if not mistaken.

happy to help, because the only way to combat these people is to take away the "power" and "authority" they think they have.
because while what they do is important, because a lot of people in the community don't know Japanese.
the fact is that they act like they're so special and untouchable, and they act like they will suffer no consequences for there shitty behaviour, just because they know Japanese & corporate backing TM. what people should do is just translate shit for themselves and try and build up fan translations groups again, because this will send a message to these people saying "you are not so important after all". that is all that's needs to be said to these people, nothing more nothing less.
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Fennec_fox

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happy to help, because the only way to combat these people is to take away the "power" and "authority" they think they have.
because while what they do is important, because a lot of people in the community don't know Japanese.
the fact is that they act like they're so special and untouchable, and they act like they will suffer no consequences for there shitty behaviour, just because they know Japanese & corporate backing TM. what people should do is just translate shit for themselves and try and build up fan translations groups again, because this will send a message to these people saying "you are not so important after all". that is all that's needs to be said to these people, nothing more nothing less.
Man, after the last three months everything goes down the shitter and the companies that are supposed to provide us easy access to the entertainment (case here light novels). All I wanted is to read the original source (LN) of Mushoku Tensei:hinata-acid: and I still can't find an english fan translation after that controversy. I just... I just wanted to read damn it
 
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