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English to Japanese: Story Translation for Business General field: Bus/Financial Detailed field: Business/Commerce (general)
Source text - English This is a story about a boy and a girl, twins in a family of five. They all live in a small town, and that town is in a country from a world we do not know: A world not much different from our own, yet filled with many mysterious things. When you look out the window, you see a view like here on Earth, but you will also see small bicycle-like machines flying people around in the sky.
Although they do not know, the twins are actually from another world. They were abandoned when they were toddlers, and a young couple took them in. A certain magician needs their power of which they have yet to realize. He lures them into his orchard with magic, and lets them eat a delicious looking (but dangerous and forbidden) fruit. Normally he lets no-one enter, except his underlings.
The story starts with a normal morning, where you wake up and greet your family.
Then the twins set out and adventure about the town, flying around to get a good view of what's below. Here, many of this world's extraordinary things are revealed to the player. After exploring the town, the two come to the edge of town. They see an orchard, and forget the warning to never go near. As if drawn in, they come to the orchard.
They circle around, looking at all of the fruits growing. Eventually, they end up at the back of the orchard. Here grows forbidden fruit. However, the twins do not know the dangers of the fruit. They see five wonderful and very different looking trees with very different fruits. They each try one. The player gets to choose one here, and when replaying, they can try other ones to see what they all do. Then, they change partially into an animal, or are otherwise no longer normal humans. The owner comes out and scolds them, then directs them to the forest where a magician can cure them. The owner is actually working under the magician, but the player does not know this.
The twins reach the forest, and soon run into monsters. The twins can either run away, or play an optional game to try and fight them. After, the twins reach the magician's house. It is amazing, and has anything you would expect from a magician's home, including a large stone tower behind it. They wander inside the house, and marvel at its wonders. The magician appears, and confronts them with a trade. He will cure them, but they must travel and collect magic items for him. Also, he will take their ability to speak for insurance. Moreover, he will send a magical pet with them to help them, but also to watch over them and make sure they don't run away. The children cannot return home looking the way they do, so they are forced to agree. In truth, the magician set them up because only they can travel to other worlds with ease, because they are from another, more magical world. The magician cannot travel without a lot of magic and a lot of time, since he is from this world.
So, after preparations, and selecting a companion pet, the twins set off into another world.
Translation - Japanese これは、ある双子、女と男の話です。ある世界、国、町にすんでる５人家族です。僕たちと似てるような世界が、違う、不思議なところもある。窓から眺めると、空に飛ぶ自転車のような機械を乗って、とんでる人を見える。
Japanese to English: Story Translation for Business General field: Bus/Financial
Source text - Japanese 日本にいる、知らない道を歩いている。近くに工事をやってるから知らないかも。さきまで友達は一緒にいたけど、どっか見えないトコへ行っちゃった。携帯でかけてみたけど、つながらない。角を曲がると、ッドン！電柱にぶつかる。イッダダ．．．ぶつかったでこを手に持って、躓くとその場いったん座ることにした。とすると、周りに光があるのを気づく。手を横に、地面に置いたら、光が地面から沸いてくるように見える。
Translation - English You are in Japan, walking in an unfamiliar street in Tokyo. Maybe it was due to construction nearby. You were with your friends just a moment ago, but you cannot see where they went. You call on your cell phone, but it won't connect. You turn a corner, and walk right into a pole! Ouch, you stumble around holding your head in your hands. You decide to sit down, but as you do you notice a light around you. You place your hands to your sides; as you do, light seems to come from the ground.
You still feel dizzy, and don't realize just how odd the light is. In your daze, you feel warm and somehow your pain eases. You see a mirror on the building's wall, wait...that's not a mirror. Whatever it is, light is coming from it. You get up and see that where you sat: the light is fading, and you notice the light was made into a circle with an intricate design. It reminds you of all those magic circles you saw in animes. You face forward again to the mirror. Now you see something in it...
It's not a mirror, but a window? A door? You see no buildings, no cars; an unfamiliar landscape. You see a fire on the other side, just a few feet away, it seems. You take a step in, and the door does not change. You go in all the way, and the door does not change. You kick the fire out, because it seems dangerous...Then you go back to where you came from. You don't want to risk anything...But as you come back, your world has changed.
You must use these magical portals that only you can activate and get back to your world...fix what you changed to get back to your home...or live in a new world! You meet many people along the way, and you find a companion (fairy or whatever) who helps you learn what magic you have inside of you.
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