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Japanese Translation of Alice Books


In Japan there are many translations of Alice books. Because of the difference between English and Japanese, the translations differ one another especially in translating of word-play. In this page all Alice translations available in Japan are listed. Scores of these books are estimated in the view of translation of word-play.

Note: Sore
-: Badly translated. Better not to read.
*: Not so bad. Ask your money.
**: Good.
***: Excellent translation.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


TranslatorPublisherScore
Kan Kikuchi and Ryunosuke AkutagawaShinju-shoin Pearl Bunko-
Masami FukushimaKadokawa Bunko-
Shoichiro KawaiKadokawa Bunko***
Shoichiro KawaiKadokawa Tsubasa Bunko***
Masami FukushimaRippu Shobo-
Ichiro TakasugiKodansha Bunko
Kodansha Aoitori Bunko
-
Kozo TadaObunsha*
Akiko WakiIwanami Shoten**
Akiko WakiIwanami Shonen Bunko**
Sumiko IshikawaTokyo Tosho
(Traslation of Annotated 'Alice')
***
Sumiko IshikawaTokyo Tosho
(with Colour Illustlations)
**
Hiroshi TakayamaTokyo Tosho
(Translation of More Annotated 'Alice')
***
Hiroshi TakayamaAki Shobo***
Kokichi ShonoFukuinkan
Fukuinkan Bunko
**
Tamihei IwasakiKenkyusha*
Taro KitamuraOkokusha
Shueisha Bunko
*
Hioko UesakiDaiei Shuppan*
Kenichi YoshidaKawade Shobo Shinsha-
Tomoko NakayamaFour Bunko*
Ayumu MunakataKinnnohoshi-sha**
Yumie KittakaKinnnohoshi-sha*
Erika TachiharaShogakukan Tentomushi Bunko*
Erika TachiharaShogakukan Flower Books*
Tadae FukizawaPopura-sha Bunko-
Tadae FukizawaPopura Pocket Bunko-
Manami SanoPopura Pocket Bunko**
Masashi HaraKokudosha-
Etsuo KusunokiShinjusha-
Shinichi SakayoriNishimura Shoten
(Translated from German)
*
Nanae SugitaNishimura Shoten**
Taeko NakamuraHyoronsha*
Satomi KumiEsquire Magazine Japan/ Kokusho Kanko-kai (New edition)*
Kaira KotohaMynavi*
Mutsumi IshiiBL Shuppan*
Yuka MurayamaMedia Factory**
Kaoru ShimamotoKokusai Gogaku-sha**
Hiroo YamagataAsahi Shuppan**
Hiroo YamagataFrontier Bunko*
Hiroo YamagataBunshun Bunko**
Yuko AshitagawaShueisha Bunko (Pocket Masterpieces: 11. Lewis Carroll)**
Kimie KusumotoRonsosha**
Kimie KusumotoGraphic-sha**
Sumiko YagawaShinchosha***
Sumiko YagawaShincho Bunko***
Yasunari & Michi
Takahashi
Shinshokan***
Yasunari & Michi
Takahashi
Kawade Bunko***
Naoki YanaseShueisha
(Slightly Abridged)
***
Naoki YanaseChikuma Bunko***

Through the Looking-glass


TranslatorPublisherScore
Tadataka OkadaKadokawa Bunko*
Shoichiro KawaiKadokawa Bunko***
Shoichiro KawaiKadokawa Tsubasa Bunko***
Ichiro TakasugiKodansha Bunko
Kodansha Aoitori Bunko
-
Kozo TadaObunsha Bunko*
Akiko WakiIwanami Shoten**
Akiko WakiIwanami Shonen Bunko**
Hiroshi TakayamaTokyo Tosho
(Traslation of Annotated 'Alice')
***
Sumiko IshikawaTokyo Tosho
(with Colour Illustlations)
*
Hiroshi TakayamaTokyo Tosho
(Translation of More Annotated 'Alice')
***
Kokichi ShonoFukuinkan
Fukuinkan Bunko
**
Taro KitamuraOkokusha
Shueisha Bunko
*
Tomoko NakayamaFour Bunko*
Ayumu MunakataKinnnohoshi-sha*
Manami SanoPopura Pocket Bunko*
Nanae SugitaNishimura Shoten**
Satomi KumiEsquire Magazine Japan/ Kokusho Kanko-kai (New edition)*
Hiroo YamagataAsahi Shuppan**
Yuko AshitagawaShueisha Bunko (Pocket Masterpieces: 11. Lewis Carroll)**
Sumiko YagawaShinchosha***
Sumiko YagawaShincho Bunko***
Izumi YasuiShinshokan***
Naoki YanaseChikuma Bunko***

Wasp in a Wig


TranslatorPublisherScore
Naoki YanaseRenga-shobou Shinsha***

Alice's Adventures Under Ground


TranslatorPublisherScore
Hiroshi TakahashiShoseki Joho-sha*
Izumi YasuiShinshokan***

Nursery 'Alice'


TranslatorPublisherScore
Himiko SuematsuNishimura Shoten
(Translated from French)
*
Hajime KoshibaShinjusha*
Mizuhito KaneharaLittle More**
Isumi YasuiNanatsumori Shokan***
Yuko AshitagawaShueisha Bunko (Pocket Masterpieces: 11. Lewis Carroll)*
Hiroshi TakayamaHorupu Shuppan***
Yasunari & Michi
Takahashi
Shinshokan*


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