Trekking on the World of Fire Emblem – FE6-8 Ch. Header Picture Compilation

Hello! Been awhile!

Yesterday, twitter user CyanYoh posted a compilation of silly pictures that are from Trekking on the World of Fire Emblem: Blazing Blade.

These come from a strategy guide written by Enix (the same that would become Square Enix). They wrote guides for all three GBA FE games. They are guides written in a fun fashion that certainly keep the reader entertained throughout while also being informative. They have amusing little drawings at the start of each section which is what CyanYoh posted in their thread.

Fans on the thread wished to see the artworks from the Binding Blade and Sacred Stones as well. So I decided to scan those ones as I happened to own the books and make a full compilation post for the fandom’s reference.

These are all also in an imgur gallery for your convenience as WordPress isn’t the most intuitive place to read these. Please enjoy whichever is easier for you to read!

Please note that all scans of the FE7 book are from CyanYoh and have been uploaded with their permission! (Which saves me a ton of trouble of scanning those images myself, so thank you!)

Lastly, I provided translations as captions below the picture where they are needed. I did not typeset as I usually do due to time constraints. Likewise, I did not translate the chapter names. The picture often has to do with the chapter itself, so there may be some lost context. I hope I can revisit and translate all titles for you all too in the future… but hope you all can enjoy the silliness without the context for now, regardless.

Enjoy!

Binding Blade

“Galle! Don’t wait for me any longer!!”
SFX: Whoosh Gah!
SFX: Swipe swipe!
“Become a sage… now?!”
“Become a sage… at level 20?!
(Background) If sold, [I’d get] 5000G
(Item description) Guiding Ring
(Right) First time (Left) Second time
SFX: A sound of flexing muscle! A sound of being content with flab!

“The Ranking!”
(From left to right)
Boots, Maltet, Talisman, Secret Book, Energy Ring
(Left) “Prepare yourself…”
(Right) “Who even are you?”
(Bottom right) “Well…”
“Oh hey, it’s 10G!”
“My sword arm is yet again wasted on the unworthy…”
SFX: Kyaah!
“Hnph! Hnph!”
“You can do it!”
SFX: UUUWOOOGHH
“Hex…hex…hex…”
SFX: Eeeep!
(Right) “What the hell are ya doin?!”
(Left) “Ah, hello father-in-law!”
SFX: Nudge nudge
THE THUNDERING UNCLES
“Get back here! You’re to be paired with me!”
SFX: Run awayyy
SFX: The sound of awkwardness.
SFX: Gettting alongggg
Pegasus Trio: “Triangle Atta–“
“–CK!” – Barth
SFX: stomp stomp stomp
SFX: The sound of silence
“Welcome!”
Sign: “Quality Assurance”
“Using ‘Rescue'”
SFX: Snore
“Hm hm!” (the kind of nod that is followed by “I see!”)
BOW SQUAD
(Left): Torch
(Right): Body Ring
Sign: “Please do not feed.”
Kid: “Gorillas!”
SFX: Fwooosh
“Was that…the finishing blow?!”
SFX: Stomp stomp stomp
(Top right): “Stooopp!”
SFX (Left): “Hiyaaahh!”
SFX (Right): “Ooooh”
Box: “Sword Master Lv. 20 equipped with a Silver Sword”
SFX (Right) “EEEEYAHH”
(Left) Life
SFX: Clang!
“Oh Marrrcussss~”
SFX (Marcus) “Sniffle…”
“Hey hey, let’s all get along huh?”
“Ohhh noooo Royyyy is deaddddd… or something!”
SFX: Swish swish
SFX (right) “EEP”
(Right): Big and Little Sister : “You’re an idiot, sis!”
(Left): Big brother and little sister : SFX pet pet
“Which are you…?”
(Red book): “Enemy list”
(Blue blook): “Ally list”
SFX: “Heya”
(Bottom left) Percival
(Top right) ”Hi darling!”
(Right) “Hears this all the time”*
From the phrase: “耳にタコができる” (lit: Ears can become octopi) – to be told or made to hear something so often that you (metaphorically) get calluses on your ears​
“Regarding the culture of the Sacae region”
“Don’t give up! You’ll definitely hit him on the next shot!”
SFX: Snore…
Right: “Iron Bow”
Bottom: “Iron Sword”

Blazing Blade

(Scans are courtesy of CyanYoh)

“This is important!”
Don’t sell yourself short.
Find a client.
Overcharge.
“Hm hm…” (the type of nod followed up by “I see!”)
“Yayyy~!”
“Waaah!”
SFX: Smack! “Gwaaahhhh…”
“Hiyah!”
“Here we come!”
(Bottom right) “The originals”
“Uh…”
“Flap flap…!”
“Winner”
SFX: Phew
Sign: Level up tour!
This is the back of the line.
Estimated 5 Hour Wait
“Ah?!”
SFX (left to right): Bulging muscle, Zoom! Squiggle squiggle
Serra: “Me! Me!”
Bartre: “Me, me!”
(Top left) Afa’s Drops
(Bottom left) Tactician
SFX: Oooh! Clap clap clap
“Hnngh!” SFX Break!
(Clipboard): Record of Physique
(Left and Right) “Support Level B”
(Right) “Can you two do this later…?”
Pent: “Hehe my darling wifey!”
Louise: “My lord husband~!”
“Three Women with Fire-Type Affinity”
“Well well we’re gonna get along just fine aren’t we?”
“Who wants some snacks???”
“That’s MY Son!”
(Left) “Hector’s design in the future!”
SFX: Fluffily Beardeddd
(Right): “Bwahahaha!”
“Wonder who I should use…”
(Right) “It’s…the same dance…again…?” SFX: Pant pant pant…
(Left) “I’m spinning even more than usual this timeee!”
Left: “…It’s all so transient…”
Middle: Sniffle
Right: “What kind of line is that…”
“People of the desert…?”
“Come buy from my shop!”
SFX: The sound of awkwardness.

Sacred Stones

Right: “You’re the only one I can rely on…!”
Left: “If I can’t do it then no one can!”
“Overthrow Grado!”
(Left) “Triangle Attack!”
(Right): “I can’t do a thing…”
(Top) “Ha!”
(Left) “Hup!”
(Bottom) “Ho!”
SFX: Slice!
(Top right): “Latest Items!”
Sign: “Please feel free to try it out!”
“You’re my special little lance allll for me aren’t youu?”
Use: 45/45
(Right) “Please use it at least a little bit?”
(Right) “WE’RE NOT USING IT YET!”
(Left) “Um… please?”
SFX: Clipped shut!
“Gahahahaha!”
(Left) “I’ll use it! It’s mine!”
(Right) “It’d be a waste for you to use it!”
(Bottom right) “They’re stilllll at it…”
“Great Shield is active”
“Beep boop!”
“Celebration! Level 20 Achieved!”
SFX: Pop pop!
“Choose whichever you like!”
(Left) Falcon
Beautiful!!
Triangle Attack!!
(Right) Wyvern
Pierce!!
First appearance!!
(Bottom right) “Hmm…”
“Please don’t make me a pirateeee!!”
Book: Path of Guidance
(From left) “There’s no way I can lose!”
Energy Ring, Goddess Statue, Talisman, Speedwings, Dracoshield, Angelic Robe, Boots
SFX (left): “Eeeyahhh!”
“This too is for the sake of Lady Myrrh…! sniffle sniffle”
(left) “Don’t slip up”
(right) “You can count on me”
FORM UP! Facial Hair Club
(Left) Strength. “Hmph!”
(Middle) Skill. “Ha!”
(Right) Luck. SFX: Trip!
“Seth!” “Seth!”
Seth: “Ha…haaa” pant pant
“Coliseum? Tower? Ruins?”
Reliability UP!
“Ah, the famed archer named Zethla from long ago…”
(Left) “I want to enact vengeance on my brother’s enemies…”
(Right) “Let’s do our best together!”
“We got married!”
“The possibilities… are limitless!”
(Left): “Let’s team up again!”
(Right): “Pay your damn bar tab!”
(Left) “Heyyy lady! I’m your knight in shining armor!”
(Right) “My brother just can’t help but be like this huh…”
(Left) Wight
(Right) Bonewalker
(left) “Are you interested in purchasing a Flux tome with your Fire tome?”
(right) “No need for a set…”
“Gahaha! I’m still good!”
(Left) “Time for a strategic retreat!”
(Right) “Good luck~”
“Ah you came~! Great weather today isn’t it? By the way are you single? If so, well my kid is here you see, and…”
“Effective against monsters”
“That eyeball…”
“Titania is always such a good girl!”

You can tell I took some liberties with some of the SFX in places, but the original JP remains in tact for readers to enjoy hopefully without cringing.

I may take a look at some of the other silliness the books have to offer, but for now, that’s all from me!

Happy 2022! Updates and a shout out!

Happy new year to those passing by. I hope your 2022 is filled with great times!

Updates:

I only managed to write three small comparison articles in 2021 (none of which were FE), as well as my impressions of the FE fan game, Vision Quest… so not much happening here. Yet, I still see articles being shared or referenced regularly, which fills me with great joy. It makes me feel incredibly humbled.

Unfortunately, I don’t expect to be able to get back to writing these translations as regularly, which is a shame since my passion remains for looking at the JP side of FE and comparing fun little trivia bits. Alas, life has just kept me busy. But, busy in a great way. I am happily working my dream job, so while it prevents me from following my passion here, I’m not miserable or anything! So please don’t worry (well, that’s if you were worried at all. XD)

A quick shout out…

I was also both relieved and elated to find others out there who are carrying out fun comparison work, and even going so far as to translate the FE novels! I’m talking of course about Leif of Leonster Translations, who I want to give a quick shout out to.

The novels were a project I’ve always wanted to tackle since 2017, but just could not find the time. It really gives me great relief to see Leif going at it hard, having just completed the FE8 novel with plans to begin the FE7 novelization translation next. They also do comparison articles much like I do here across all sorts of FE games, producing consistent and quality work. I want to make sure they get recognized, as I imagine many people who read my articles would be interested in what they do over there too!

Find them on twitter or tumblr! Also check out a brief interview on SerenesForest with them here.

And with that, I wish you all a happy new year!

FE7 Localization: Ursula’s “my lady Limstella” [JPN vs ENG]

Happy new year to all! Really sorry about the lack of posts lately… life has just been so busy.

A short and very trivial post today, mostly for posterity! A thread on reddit regarding gender pronouns got me curious to check a line in Ch 26 of FE7, where Ursula refers to Limstella as “my lady Limstella.”

Fans of FE7 are aware that Limstella isn’t really clearly referred to as male or female throughout the game, so this line sticks out a bit with that in mind.

The question that arises is: does the JP script also clearly define Limstella in this line to point at any intended gender?

Short answer: No, the JP uses a gender neutral title (“-sama” 様), so the gender-specific title is unique to the ENG/Localization.

You can see more details below. (Please be wary of spoilers for FE7).

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7 Years of Kantopia

This blog has now been around for 7 years as of today. Can you believe it?

While I stopped doing my daily uploads awhile ago, I’m still enjoying every looking into trivial matters and comparisons as they come.

There are still some bigger projects I’m working on translating in the background (hint: more FE 4koma), so please look forward to those once they’re ready.

Thank you to everyone who reads and shares the super trivial articles from this blog! Here’s to 7 more years!

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Completed! And Possible Localization Trivia Plans

This is just a milestone post on completing the latest game in one of my favorite series to 100%.

It took about 67 hours!

But for this blog, there was a ton of stuff going on between the original and the localization. From western movie references in the English version to all sorts of memes and trope names here and there (from arrow to the knee to Xanatos Gambit), I’m not actually sure where to begin on writing articles.

For other players who have played the game, though, feel free to leave a request of what interested you in English that you couldn’t help but wonder, “Just what was that in Japanese?”

I’ll bet it was changed quite a bit, as I observed listening in both languages. Still, it should be fun to look into.

I may also consider writing guides, such as a medal guide, or other tidbits people may find useful here and there.

Mia, Edward, Oekaki, Birthdays (not a translation/trivia post)

Today is just a brief post that isn’t really a translation/comparison/trivia post, so please feel free to ignore it. It’s a rare actual-blog/picture sharing post.

It’s a special friend’s birthday today! She reminds me of the Mia sort and often associates with her. At the same time, to celebrate my most recent Radiant Dawn clearing (and Mia being in first place as a result), today is a random post about Mia.

First I drew this oekaki style picture a few days ago, but wanted t post it here on the 28th to celebrate:

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Four Years of Kantopia!

Four years! Wow… I remember writing about the third year anniversary just…last year? Today I drew a new Lilina banner to celebrate:

This year was the first year that I didn’t do daily posts. I still managed to do weekend posting though, to which I’m happy, and, of course, when I had time, made sure to post in succession.

Accomplishments the last year include completion of the Tellius Recollection Volume 2: Radiant Dawn project! I’m very proud of how that turned out. The Shadows of Valentia 4Koma mini project was also a thing. The Valentia Accordion project is still underway, as is the ongoing Day in the Life of Heroes comics!

So there’s still quite a lot to get through. I gathered some nice books too, some Fire Emblem stuff that hasn’t been translated yet that I hope to get through when I get time! There were a few interviews here and there, as well as some more fun comparisons this year.

Speaking of comparisons, I finally got around to making a special page that lists all comparisons in one place. It serves as a neat hub. I wrote much more than I thought (especially about Fates!) WordPress has an inconvenient tag system on the right, so I hope this comes in handy for people who just want to read the comparisons and not dig through the rest.

I hope to add more special hub pages for things like interviews and trivia that was discovered in art books.

This post, by the way, is a little late too. It’s May 18th as of this writing, but the anniversary was actually April 3rd!

Thanks to all the readers who commented and shared my articles. It humbles me every time, and I really enjoy reading and replying to all your comments!

Here’s to the future!

Where is today’s FE Heroes comic? (Jan 3rd 2018)

There was no comic upload today. That’s because in Japan, December 29th through January 3rd is usually the New Year’s Holiday season, so offices and companies are often closed. That includes the people behind the comic.

I assume it will resume next week, on January 10th, however, and I will of course aim to translate it for you all as soon as possible!

Happy New Year! -2018-

Happy New Year!

Let’s welcome 2018. This post is a little late and is actually being written on January 9th as I was pretty busy around the New Year. I finally caught up on several weeks of missed posts, and hope to remain consistent once again from now on with weekend uploads.

Looking back at 2017, this site moved from the daily post to the weekend one due to finding full time work. I have a lot of material (such as 4komas) that I have gathered since then which may see me resume a daily schedule, but there are some changes that may be happening soon (looking for new work more relevant to my field) which may delay that slightly.

I’m very thankful that there are people who find the comparisons on this site worth reading, though, and others who like the comics and such that are posted here and there!

As always, please send any requests of things to look into when it comes to Japanese versus English. It brings me great joy to go on adventures with readers in search of trivia.

Let’s see how things look as this site reaches its fourth anniversary in April!

-Kan

-Back to Weekend Posting!-

Quick announcement:

As you can probably tell from the slow down in posts, the free time has run out, so I’ll likely resume weekend posting. That doesn’t mean I won’t post over the weekdays when able, but it won’t be a guarantee.

I do hope to continue weekend posting, however!