Manga Creator Recruits Fans To Translate Work For Free



Shuho Sato, the creator of Say Hello to Black Jack, has been self-publishing manga online for some time now. This past October, he posted the entirety of Say Hello to Black Jack on his Manga on Web site for free.


Recently, Sato put out a request on Twitter this past week, for fans willing to volunteer to translate some of his online manga. Sato posted chapter 1 of Say Hello to Black Jack on his Twitpic account and asked people to submit their translations for the chapter.


A presently-unnamed website has now agreed to translate Say Hello to Black Jack. This site has also reportedly requested permission to distribute and sell its translation overseas, the profits from which would naturally be shared with Sato.


Sato’s Manga on Web venture also publishes the works of other Japanese manga-ka online.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.