Although social media websites serve as a forum to connect like-minded people, sometimes they are also an outlet for some people to burden others with their negativity.
Caleb Cook, the translator of My Hero Academia and other famous manga, has been harshly treated by some “toxic fans.”
The situation has enraged the manga community and shed light on the kind of bullying that a person can face online. Many other translators are protesting this treatment of Caleb.
Caleb Cook, the Japanese to English translator for manga such as My Hero Academia, Dr. Stone, Dragon Ball Super and other famous manga, has been driven off Twitter due to harassment by toxic fans.
Some fans of the My Hero Academia manga series have accused Caleb of being one-sided towards some of the characters and claim that his translations are not accurate.
According to Caleb’s supporters, he has been nothing but devoted to the series and did not show any partiality to the characters.
The fans are blaming him for any scene in the manga that they didn’t like, not realizing that Cook is not in charge of publishing.
Zack Davisson, well-known for translating manga by Shigeru Mizuki and Matsumoto Leiji, has also protested against the situation on Twitter.
However, there is also another view on why Caleb has received much criticism from MHA fans.
A fan translator who knows and understands Japanese had pointed out a slight difference between the original and translated text.
Caleb had violently responded to the tweet using slang and pinning all the blame for the hate comments on the Twitter user.
The encounter went out of hand and fans either showed hate towards Caleb or the person who was trying to point out a technical mistake.
As we all know, there is no such thing as a perfect translation. It is not possible to translate expressions word to word in a different language.
Cook has been an official manga translator for VIZ Media for years, and his work is by no means sub-par.
Professional translators are not paid adequately, yet they continue to work. They can work like this purely out of their love and appreciation for the series.
Nonetheless, we can all admit that we are going to miss the weekly trivia that Caleb used to post for fans on his Twitter account.
About My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is a Japanese superhero manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi.
It has been serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 2014, with its chapters additionally collected in 24 tankōbon volumes as of August 2019.
It follows a quirkless boy Izuku Midoriya and how he backed the greatest Hero alive. Midoriya, a boy who has been admiring heroes and their ventures since the day he was born, came into this world without a quirk.
On one fateful day, he meets All Might, the greatest Hero of all time, and discovers that he was quirkless as well.
With his diligent attitude and unwavering spirit about being a hero, Midoriya manages to impress All Might. He is chosen to be the heir to the power of One for All.
Source: TwitterOriginally Written By Epic Dope