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DLSite Now Supports 14 Languages; Is Recruiting Translators

DLsite added support for nine more languages, adding up to fourteen languages you can purchase fanmade goods. This is due to an increase in foreign customers who want to use the site. It plans on increasing the number of works in these new languages, as well as further improving on its translation services.

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Here are the languages you can browse DLsite in. Ones in bold are new.

  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Vietnamese

DLsite also offers a service called Translators Unite. Essentially, you’re able to translate manga or audio works on the site, which the site will then sell as the official translation. Both the translator and the person who made the original work will then receive royalties from the sale. According to DLsite, 97% of purchases of translated works were from overseas customers. DLsite plans to start recruiting people who can translate from Japanese to the new languages, as well as finding works that will allow it.

You can use DLsite to find comics, doujinshi, games, ASMR audios, webtoons, and more. It includes works that are for a general audience, as well as for adults. It also offers tools and materials for creators (again, either for all ages or for adults).

Those who are interested can apply via the official website for free. Earlier this year, the site also announced that it would stop selling AI-generated art in order to protect artists.

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Stephanie Liu
Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.