Welcome to Manlyflower Translations.

As you might’ve guessed, I’m Manlyflower, an American living in Tokyo. This website is where I put my public Japanese -> English translation projects.

For the most part, I work with Japanese fiction. I like almost everything—from old-fashioned literary fiction all the way to genres like science fiction and horror, with even the occasional romance sprinkled in for good measure. I’ll mostly be posting more introspective, slower-paced novels and light novels here, as it appeals to me more.

You may have seen some of my work on Baka-Tsuki, but this is my official website. You can find almost all of what I translate here.

Please note that I can’t guarantee any kind of translation schedule for the projects I’m working on, as I make very little money from my public translations and as such have a full-time job to pay the bills and support my family.

If there’s anything you want me to translate or you simply want to have a nice talk, send me a message through the Contact Me page and I’ll try and get back to you as soon as possible. If you absolutely want/need something translated, please send me a request after referring to the Commissions page.

Thanks for visiting, and happy reading.