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The Translation Corner is a group of Bleach Wiki users who are tasked with translating the various names, abilities, techniques and etc. found in the Bleach Universe. Being that Bleach is a Japanese manga that use Japanese, Chinese, Indian, German, Spanish and English language in various instances and cases, the use of translators is a focal point to the continuation of accuracy on the wiki. All users should read our Translation Guidelines before you start translating.

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Roles of the Translation Corner

The following are the duties of the corner:

1. To assure the correctness of all translations that are presented on the site.
2. To determine the outcome of Contentious Translations: If a translation is questioned at all, that should be brought up in this section. In this way a translator, committee member or admin can explain why the translation is used or conversation can take place for translations that are harder to classify.
3. To determine the correct translation of Zanpakutō (names, release calls, etc.): This section is for requests for translation of zanpakuto and zanpakuto related translations.
4. To determine the correct translation of Character and element (e.g. devices) names: This section is for requests for translation of characters/techniques/equipment and general key words.
5. To determine the correct translation of General/Other translation issues (e.g. conjugation/miscellanea): This section is for requests about translations that don't fit any particular criteria such as conjugation or such things such as accents used in the names.

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The following users are approved members of the Translation Corner. As per the rules of the corner, any non-members answering translation questions will have their posts removed. If you are not a member of the Translation Corner, DO NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS ON THEIR BEHALF!

Inactive Members

The following users are still members of the Translation Corner. Their names have been placed here due to prolonged inactivity. Should they return, they retain the right to answer translation questions as official members of the Corner.

References & Sources

Associate Box

Ok folks I have finally gotten around to makeing the Associate Box. You can put it on your user page using the command {{AssociateBox}}. Below is what the box looks like. Tinni (Talk) 14:37, April 8, 2010 (UTC)

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Translation Guidelines

  • Anyone doing any form of translation. Looking up on Google Translate or similar translation tools, is not translating. You are not doing the site any favors by doing amateur translation. Please refrain from using such tools.
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  • Users should simply place their request and wait for it to be answered. To keep it simple, if the user posting the request has no real understanding of translation, the point is not for you to learn how to translate here. Usage of the page should extend no more then to asking for a translation to be done. Please refrain from badgering the translators for understanding on why a translation is translated a certain way. If you knew anything about translation you wouldn't be asking someone else to do it, therefore it makes no sense to argue with them.
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  • Admin have the final say on the translation being placed into a article.
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Contentious Translations

Zanpakutō (names, release calls, etc.)

Needing a much long awaited re-translation on Katen Kyōkotsu (花天狂骨) and the much more recent bankai Katen Kyōkotsu: Kuromatsu Shinjū. To use as a reference Mangastreams translation (Secret of Heavenly Blooming Madness: Black Pine Double Suicide or Bones of the Heavenly Blooming Madness) These are reasonably acceptable as translations. Hopefully within the confines of what we have come to expect of the translation we can find out whats what.--Salubri (Chat) 15:49,10/15/2015 

I would translate Shunsui's Zanpakutō as "Bones of Heavenly Blooming Madness", and his Bankai goes like that: Bones of Heavenly Blooming Madness: Black Pine Lovers Suicide (花天狂骨・黒松心中, Kuromatsu Shinjū) —This unsigned comment is by Mad6 (talkcontribs) 11:19, 17 October 2015. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

On Kyouraku's article the last bankai technique is mispelled: it says Shime no Dan: Itokirihasami Chizomeno Nodoboe, instead of Shime no Dan: Itokiribasami Chizome no Nodobue.Raw here. Also, someone can check the hiragana for Daruma-san ga Koronda tech? It says だぁるまさん が こぁろんだ that would be DAaRUMA-SAN GA KOaRONDA.--EvilDragonLord 16:39, November 3, 2015 (UTC)

Would just like to add that I think the older translation of "Flower Heaven, Crazy Bones" is far more appropriate. Nanao confirmed that Katen Kyoukotsu is known to be made of two parts, Katen (Flower Heaven) and Kyoukotsu (Crazy Bones). Shunsui's explanation of how Kyoukotsu came to be also suggests that Katen and Kyoukotsu should remain separate in the translation. "Bones of Heavenly Blooming Madness" is a bit contrived, and doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Also, the kana for Daruma-san ga Koronda still needs to be updated as per EvilDragonLord's comment. It's incorrect to begin with, though it's attempting to be だぁるまさんがこぉろんだ (Daaruma-san ga Kooronda), but Shunsui only said that the first time he used it. After that he simply calls it だるまさんがころんだ, its proper name. I don't have a scan, but I can take a crappy photo of it in my copy of volume 71 if necessary.--Andygoesrawr (talk) 21:43, March 10, 2016 (UTC)

Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame

I spoke to Xilinoc about this on reddit last week, but I think it's a good time to review the translation now that we know its powers. It's probably best to go through each part of the name:

Kannonbiraki literally means "Guanyin-opened", but metaphorically refers to things being opened up from the centre, i.e. double doors (the origin of the meaning, as Guanyin's shrines feature double doors that swing open), even butterfly fillets. It would be great to capture all three meanings (i.e. double doors, filleting, and a reference to Guanyin), but that's not entirely feasible.

Benihime we all know. Crimson Princess.

Aratame has two meanings, inquisition and reform. Technically it should always mean "reform", but it seems to mean "inquisition" when it's used in a proper noun (i.e. 宗門改め, Religious Inquisition). Both meanings are appropriate, and likely intended.

So based on that, my suggested translation would be Inquisition and Reform of the Crimson Princess' Dissection. It's very very liberal since "dissection" isn't actually mentioned, but it would be either that or the "Crimson Princess' Fillets" which doesn't quite sound as nice. It's unfortunate that the reference to Avalokitesvara is lost, but one that includes everything would be Inquisition and Reform of the Crimson Princess' Dissection at the Doors of Avalokiteśvara, a bit of a mouthful.--Andygoesrawr (talk) 21:59, March 10, 2016 (UTC)

Character and element (e.g. devices) names


Also need a translation on Hado #78 Zangerin --Salubri (Chat) 15:49,10/15/2015 

Kanji is 斬華輪.--Xilinoc (talk) 21:28, October 20, 2015 (UTC)


The furigana listed for "Schutzstaffel" on several pages is incorrect. This image shows quite clearly that it's シュッツシュタッフェル (shuttsushutafferu). ~~~~

Some updates

It seems that in the latest volume, there is a 7 pages chapter that confirms what happened to Kira who is getting treatment from Kurotsuchi. Also confirms that Aoga survived and the name of Kanisawa is Hotaru (from what can be read). Raws here.--EvilDragonLord 22:57, November 5, 2015 (UTC)

Character name

On Horiuchi Hironari article, the name of the article is wrong, the correct name should be Hironari Horiuchi, going by the kanji 堀内 弘成 (Horiuchi Hironari).--EvilDragonLord 20:19, January 6, 2016 (UTC)

Quincy Stuff

There's a few Quincy things I'd like to go over. Starting with the most recent, "Leiden Hant" is hilariously bad. It should be Leidenhand (Hand of Suffering), as a terminal -d and -th are always pronounced as -t in German, hence why it's written "hanto" in Japanese. Leidenhant, Leidenhanth, and Leidenhand are the only correct interpretations of "raidenhanto", and of those "Leidenhand" is the only one made up of actual words. I also reason for the removal of the space between the words on the basis of there being no interpuct (・), which Kubo always puts inside words he intends to be two separate words.

Of the same vein, Seele Schneider really should be Seeleschneider. I'm not sure why it was ever written "Seele Schneider" to begin with, considering the chapter it appears in is called Seeleschneider. As above, there is no interpuct and therefore no space in English.

The Gintou spells are also desperately in need of a review. They all have incantations, though Heizen is the only one with one listed. Regarding that: I think it should read Rense formel vent i gral, which is a Danish phrase that means something very close to the Japanese version of the incantation. I know it's weird that it's Danish and not German, but it's not possible for it to be German, and those are all Danish words, so there we are. I think the name "Heizen" should also be looked at, as "Heizen" would actually be spelled ハイツェン (Haitsen), when it's actually spelled ハイゼン (Haizen). Therefore, it should either be Heisen, Heissen, or Heißen. Technically Heisen is the most appropriate given the spelling, but I think Heißen makes the most sense as it means "calling" and the Japanese is "sacred bite". Not at all the same, but more connected than if it meant "heating".

The name of Gritz is fine, though the kana should read グリッツ (see Its incantation reads "Tsierutokuriiku fon kiitsu haruto fieruto", which when transliterated would be Zieltkriech von Kiez halt viert. Unlike Heißen, this is actual German, though quite awkward to translate (which is okay because I believe we only list the translations of the Japanese incantations).

Wolke definitely needs to be reviewed. The kana should read ヴォルコール (see, which says "vorukooru", which I think anybody should be able to tell doesn't say "Wolke". I would suggest it be renamed to Wolchör, since that's pretty much the only way to transliterate vorukooru in German (like Gritz, I couldn't really say what it means but I can say it's a real enough word). Its incantation is "I shenku tsaihi", which I think should be Ich schenk Zeich, again "actual" German.--Andygoesrawr (talk) 22:45, March 10, 2016 (UTC)

Ichibe'e Stuff

There's quite a few things wrong with Ichibe'e's page, but I'll start with the biggest one: his name cannot be written "Ichibē". That's just not his name. In Hepburn Romanisation (the system we use here), long vowels are never contracted with a macron when they're separated by a word border, as they are here. There are three kanji in the name "Ichibe'e" -- Ichi, be, and e. That means that's three different words, Ichi-be-e, and that needs to be expressed in the romanisation. The same is true for "Inoue", which is correctly written Inoue and not Inōe, as her name is I-no-ue, not I-nou-e. Ichibe'e can be written either as Ichibee, or the way I'm writing it in order to make it clear that "ee" is not pronounced as a long "i". Those who are well versed in Japanese mythology would know this is a common issue with the name "Susano'o" in English, as when written "Susanoo" it seems it should be pronounced "Susanu" to those who aren't au fait with Japanese orthography.

(As an aside, this is also true of the name "Sousuke", which is So-u-suke, not Sou-suke. That one is much better though because "so" should actually be "sou" (so "sou-u-suke"), but Kubo has omitted the long vowel on the first word in order to create a long vowel with the first two words. Still, "Sōsuke" is incorrect.)

The next biggest issue is with the translation of "Shirafude Ichimonji". I'm not sure who made the translation in the first place, but "Known Brush" is completely wrong. "Shira" is the ablaut form of "shiro", meaning white. It's true that "shira" can be a conjugated form of "shiru" which means "to know", but the -a form is the negative root or the irrealis stem, which means "shira" can't mean "known" (it can mean "ignorant", but that's still pushing it). "White Brush Straight Line" is the correct translation, and most people would know this without even knowing Japanese due to the fact that we have "Sode no Shirayuki".

Next is another issue with romanisation, where "Shinuchi" needs to be written "Shin'uchi". "N" is always written "n'" when it appears before a vowel or a "y" to differentiate "shi-n-u-chi" from "shi-nu-chi", again an issue of word borders (here as "shin-uchi", not "shi-nuchi"). Again this is also correctly seen on the Wiki with "Shin'eiyaku", which is shin-ei-yaku rather than shi-nei-yaku. I'd also suggest looking at the translation, because "headliner" is awful. Shin'uchi is pretty clearly meant to be a reference to Asauchi, which means the "uchi" in both should have the same translation. Shin'uchi should be translated as "True Hit" to match Asauchi's "Shallow Hit". (Its translation as "headliner" comes from its meaning as "the real stuff", as opposed to Asauchi's "missing the mark".)

The last one is just a mistake. "Futen Daisatsuryō" is actually "Futen Taisatsuryō" (see Also, the translation is wrong. "Unheavenly Imperial Tomb of Great Slaughter" looks like a translation someone made without reading the kanji, as ten is written 転 and not 天. As such, the proper translation is "Slaughterous Mausoleum of Halted Reincarnation".--Andygoesrawr (talk) 22:46, March 15, 2016 (UTC)

Tessai's name

Tessai should be written in kanji 鉄裁. Right now it's in katakana テッサイ. Yatanogarasu (talk) 00:51, April 15, 2016 (UTC)

Tessai's name is written in katakana (see Do you have a panel where it is written using kanji? -Andygoesrawr (talk) 03:24, April 15, 2016 (UTC)
Actually, I got it from the Japanese Wikipedia article. Yatanogarasu (talk) 05:37, April 15, 2016 (UTC)
I saw that also, but we'll need an actual source since one isn't listed there. I only have UNMASKED in raw so I'm not sure how it's written in the character books.-Andygoesrawr (talk) 06:51, April 15, 2016 (UTC)
Should we try raw manga volumes? Yatanogarasu (talk) 07:17, April 15, 2016 (UTC)
Found it! -- it looks like it was spelled with kanji during his time in Soul Society, but is now spelled with katakana. I'd suggest using the kanji in his article and maybe mentioning the fact that it's now spelled with katakana in the trivia section.-Andygoesrawr (talk) 08:15, April 15, 2016 (UTC)

General/Other translation issues (e.g. conjugation/miscellanea)

Episode 230-265 sans 256

Having seen the considerable difference between the current title of Episode 256 ("Byakuya's anger, collapse of the Kuchiki family") and Adam's rendering of its kanji/kana ("The Enraged Byakuya! Collapse of the House of Kuchiki"), I've decided to do the same to the other episodes of the Zanpakutō and Tōjū arcs, so Adam, if you could take a crack at each of the following, I'd appreciate it very much.

  • Episode 245: Pursue Byakuya! The Confused Gotei Divisions (白哉を追え!混乱の護廷隊, Byakuya o oe! Konran no Gotei tai)
  • Episode 246: Special Mission! Rescue Captain-Commander Yamamoto! (特務!山本総隊長を救出せよ!, Tokumu! Yamamoto sō taichō o kyūshutsu seyo!)
  • Episode 247: Deceived Shinigami! The World Collapse Crisis (騙された死神!世界崩壊の危機, Damasareta shinigami! Sekai hōkai no kiki)
  • Episode 248: Dragon of Ice and Dragon of Flame! The Strongest Showdown! (氷の龍と炎の龍!最強対決!, Kōri no ryū to honō no ryū! Saikyō taiketsu!)
  • Episode 249: Senbonzakura's Bankai! Offense and Defense of the Living World (千本桜卍解!現世の攻防, Senbonzakura bankai! Gensei no koubō)
  • Episode 250: That Man, For the Sake of the Kuchiki (その男・朽木家ゆえに, Sono otoko・Kuchiki-ke yue ni)
  • Episode 251: Dark History! The Worst Shinigami is Born (闇の歴史!最凶の死神、誕生, Yami no rekishi! Saikyō no shinigami, tanjō)
  • Episode 252: Byakuya, the Truth Behind his Betrayal (白哉、裏切りに隠された真実, Byakuya, uragiri ni kakusa re ta shinjitsu)
  • Episode 253: Muramasa's True Identity Revealed (明かされた村正の正体, Akasa re ta Muramasa no shōtai)
  • Episode 254: Byakuya and Renji, the 6th Division Returns (白哉と恋次、六番隊再び, Byakuya to Renji, roku ban tai futatabi)
  • Episode 255: Final Chapter·Zanpakutō Unknown Tales (終章・斬魄刀異聞篇, Shūshō·Zanpakutō Ibun Hen)
  • Episode 257: A New Enemy! The True Nature of the Beast Swords (新たな敵!刀獣の正体, Arata na teki! Gatana-jū no shōtai) (note: I have a feeling the rōmanji here is off as well)
  • Episode 258: Stray Snake, Tortured Monkey (迷子の蛇 受難の猿, Maigo no hebi, jyunan no zaru)
  • Episode 259: Terror! The Monster That Lurks Underground (恐怖!地下に潜む怪物, Kyōfu! Chika ni hisomu kaibutsu)
  • Episode 260: Conclusion?! Hisagi vs. Kazeshini (決着!?檜佐木VS風死, Kecchaku!? Hisagi VS Kazeshini)
  • Episode 261: The Person with the Unknown Ability! Orihime is Targeted (未知なる能力者!狙われた織姫, Michi naru nōryoku sha! Nera wa re ta Orihime)
  • Episode 262: The Tragic Sword Fiend! Haineko Cries! (悲劇の刀獣!灰猫、号泣!, Higeki no tou-jū! Haineko, gōkyū!)
  • Episode 263: Imprisonment?! Senbonzakura & Zabimaru (幽閉?!千本桜&蛇尾丸, Yūhei?! Senbonzakura & Zabimaru)
  • Episode 264: Battle of the Females? Katen Kyōkotsu vs. Nanao! (女の戦い?花天狂骨vs七緒!, Onna no tatakai? Katen Kyōkotsu VS Nanao!)
  • Episode 265: Evolution?! The Menace of the Final Sword Fiend (Shinka?! Saigo no tou-jū no kyōi) (note: the kanji on this episode's page is actually from the previous episode, so if you could add what the kanji should actually be to your response, Adam, I'd greatly appreciate it)

Thanks a great deal in advance.--Xilinoc (talk) 19:12, January 26, 2014 (UTC)

Chapter 666 title

Classic Kubo, throwing us a curveball with a Kanji title. Anywho, the Kanji appears to be "空っぽ、傀儡、伽藍堂" (Karappo, kairai, karandō). KenjiSchiffyTalk to meView my work03:08,3/20/2016 UTC

It's actually Karappo, Kairai, Garandou. A literal translation is "Empty, Puppet, Empty" (technically Garandou means "temple hall", but it's used to mean empty). A liberal translation that sounds good is "Dull, Doll, Null".--Andygoesrawr (talk) 12:34, March 20, 2016 (UTC)

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