Furuhata Ninzaburo isn't based off a manga series, so it really doesn't fit in this blog. But my sister was watching one of the DVDs (she has the first 2 seasons & the special on DVD... and recycling bottles to buy the 3rd season DVD box which costs $300), so it made me want to mention it a bit here.
Well, it's mostly because I get in the mode of "I wish I had the opportunity to work on this project" when I see good shows. That must be my producer itch.
When you're a translator or a localization producer/editor, you start translating manga, anime, video games, TV series... you name it... in your head. It's like a puzzle trying to come up with the best way to express the passion you feel hearing/reading it in the original language.
The script of Furuhata is really smart & it's one of those shows where if I had all the money in the world, I'd localize it just to work on it.
Oh, I didn't even talk about the show.
It's a murder mystery series. Each episode has a different murder case, so it's a lot like Detective Conan. Which I've been watching on the Funimation Channel. I want to write to them that I want to see more Conan, but I'm debating if I want to use my real name. I mean, I work with them a bit at Company B.
Furuhata is the name of the detective on the show. Furuhata starts each episode with a monologue about random things, that kind of tie into the case. He's also joked in one of the monologues that all great Japanese detectives (fictional, of course) have a fancy last name & an ordinary first name. Like Kogoro Akechi. Or Kosuke Kindaichi. I haven't read any of those novels, but I know about them from Detective Conan. The power of manga!