Japanese-to-English Translation

I'm a Japan-based freelance Japanese-to-English translator specializing in anime, manga, video game, film (screenplay/subtitles), and other dialogue-heavy translations.

I have translated (i.e., produced English subtitle text for) well over 100 episodes of anime across several different series. I also have experience adapting several volumes of manga.

I have done translation and/or editing work on video games in a variety of genres (e.g., role-playing, action, social) on a number of platforms, both console and mobile. While translating in-game dialogue is my specialty, I also translate text for all other aspects of video games, such as tutorials, menus, and even press releases and developer interviews.

In addition to majoring in Japanese at the University of Michigan, I have passed the highest level (i.e., level 1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and have completed a course in Japanese to English translation. I take pride in my ability to write natural sounding translations. I have been a full-time translator since 2010.

For more information, please see my résumé. You can also consult my profile on the Japan Association of Translators (JAT) website or my profile on ProZ.com.

I have translated a number of anime series for Sentai Filmworks and adapted manga for Seven Seas Entertainment.
For more insight into my work as an anime translator, check out the Ask Me Anything I held on Reddit's /r/anime and the interview I did with anime review site Lost in Anime.


Series I have translated (credited)

Made in Abyss (TV)

Note: Made in Abyss won Anime of the Year at the 2017 Crunchyroll Anime Awards and was called "an absolute masterpiece" in a review by Anime News Network. Regarding my translation, the Japanese pop-culture site OTAQUEST said, "English translator Jake Jung handled some tricky issues surrounding a character's gender." They also remarked that the anime features "amazing production work in both the music and translation departments."

Made in Abyss

Atom the Beginning (TV)

Atom the Beginning

Flying Witch (TV)

Flying Witch

ClassicaLoid Season 1 (TV)

ClassicaLoid (Season 1)

ClassicaLoid Season 2 (TV)

ClassicaLoid (Season 2)

Hozuki's Coolheadedness Season 2: Part II (TV)

Hozuki's Coolheadedness (Season 2: Part II)


Series I have adapted (credited)

Made in Abyss (Vol. 1–4)

Made in Abyss