Tvtoon - if you could, please post two screenshots of the line when exchanging dust or gold for ryo. The line that breaks the screen, and the line that appears before the break as well - I probably have to add a line filling tag to the line that appears before the break. Thanks! If possible, could you also e-mail me a save at that point?
I just disliked the translation of some terms like "sake", while others make no sense to non-japanese, like "Bakaboom".
For context (for the others reading this), there is a man named "Bakuzan" who makes explosive pots. In Japanese the character says that his name might as well be "Bakudan," which is the Japanese word for "bomb." So the line called for twisting Bakuzan's name into an explosive reference in English.
I did this by twisting it together with the word "kaboom," so the character says "Bakuzan? More like Bakaboom!" Kaboom is, of course, a sound effect for an explosion. I watched a guy playing through it on Youtube, a guy who doesn't know Japanese, and he reacted well to the joke.https://youtu.be/ibea_z7kBQI?t=577
Incidentally, any similarity to the Japanese word "baka" (stupid) is purely coincidental. I doubt many Japanese are familiar with the word "kaboom." I believe that people who don't know any Japanese should be able to get the joke pretty easily.
With that out of the way, there are two reasons why I translated "sake" as "liquor." One: liquor is an acceptable translation of sake... and two: the word "sake" has two possible pronunciations in English, so certain items, like Inochi no Sake, would have otherwise been rendered as "Life Sake," which might be misunderstood by English speakers as sounding like the word "keepsake," or "for the sake of my friends."
Life Liquor, on the other hand, has a nice ring to it, with the alliteration... And it won't ever be misconstrued. Plus, since all of the other town names have English names, it would be weird to have "Sake Village" amongst them. Liquor is an acceptable translation of sake, but I can understand how a purist might prefer it to be left as "sake" anyway. That said, it'll remain as liquor.