Translation Chat 19 – Wesley O'Donnell chats about Paper Mario and the Origami King


Wesley O’Donnell is a freelance Japanese to English translator living in Japan. He’s worked on a variety of manga and light novels with penchant towards fantasy and comedy.

Wesley chats about the amazing characterization and comedy in the English localization of Nindento’s Paper Mario and the Origami King.


The kingdom has been ravaged by an origami menace! Join Mario and his new partner, Olivia, as they battle evil Folded Soldiers, repair the damaged landscape, and try to free Princess Peach’s castle from the clutches of King Olly in this comedy-filled adventure.

Paper Mario and the Origami King game cover

Translation Chat

A podcast where professional Japanese to English translators and editors chat about their favorite translations.

Hosted and edited by Jennifer O’Donnell

Music by Alex Valles

Logo by Katherine Soldevilla


Translation Chat 19 – Wesley O’Donnell chats about Paper Mario and the Origami King
Tagged on:                 
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments