Nathaniel Hiroshi Thrasher, also known as Rook, is a light novel and manga translator who’s worked on titles such as Torture Princess, The Eminence in Shadow, Spy Classroom, and High School Prodigies Have It Easy Even In Another World.

Rook chose to chat about the popular Shonen Jump manga Spy x Family, written and illustrated by Tatsuya Endoand, and translated through Viz Media by Casey Loe.


“An action-packed comedy about a fake family that includes a spy, an assassin and a telepath!”


Additional Information

Rook shared some of the examples he discussed during the podcast.

Spy x Family English translation

Spy x Family English translation


(Nathaniel Hiroshi Thrasher)

Twitter: @HiroshiThrasher

Retrospring: Rook


Translation Chat

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

Hosted by Jennifer O’Donnell

Music by Alex Valles

Logo by Katherine Soldevilla


Translation Chat Podcast 06 – Rook (Nathaniel Thrasher) chats about Spy x Family
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