Jeremy Blaustein (born June 7, 1966 in Long Island, New York) is a Japanese translator and localization coordinator specializing in the localization of video games, such as Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill 2, as well as anime and other television programs, such as Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl. He currently resides in Japan with his wife and three children, where he operates his own translation agency, Zpang, Inc. His sister was Maddie Blaustein, a voice actress of anime (known for playing Meowth in Pokémon).
Blaustein is well known in the gaming community for his translation work. GameFan praised Snatcher, calling the translation "perfect" and the voice acting "flawless," while GameCritics said, "The writing and adaptation from the original Japanese is so good that you don't even think about what an achievement it is for the video-game industry," with the voice cast "going above and beyond anything the industry had previously seen."
IGN said of Valkyrie Profile, "this is one of the best English scripts I've ever read in a role-playing game... Characters speak like they ought to - some rough, some formal, some friendly, some distant - and you relate to them accordingly."
GameSpot noted Alundra 2's localization as one of the game's strongest points, saying "The character voices are lively, and the text is grammatical, occasionally amusing, and pretty natural - Activision's localization team has done a great job."
GameSpot also praised Blaustein's work on Dark Cloud 2 (known as Dark Chronicle outside North America), saying, "Dark Cloud 2's translation and voice acting deserve special mention because they show how far the localization of Japanese games has come in the last decade or so. The dialogue's phrasing is imaginative and the voices are of the caliber you'll find in any animated television show. ... Sony clearly put some real effort into localizing Dark Cloud 2, and the work pays off big."
In their review of Shadow Hearts: Covenant, PSM said, "This amazing sense of humor is one of the game's greatest strengths. Excellent localization and quality voice-overs deliver an incredible level of sarcastic humor, as well as RPG-standard melodrama and personality. Amazingly scripted with more humor than every RPG put together."
For Silent Hill 4, IGN said, "One of the best changes in the series since its humble beginning is the improvement in voice work. Even since Silent Hill 3, the voice work in this version has markedly improved. ... Conversations are much more realistic and fluid. ... The dialog has also improved to stay in step with the voice-over work." Furthermore, Gaming Target said, "However, it's definitely the evolving story that lies within Silent Hill where you'll get the peak of performance from the actors' as you'll get to view some of the most inspired death sequences in gaming right here. Great cast. Great acting. Good going, Konami."
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|Banshee's Last Cry||2014||iOS, Android||Writing and Adaption|
|Silent Hill: Book of Memories||2012||PlayStation Vita||Localization Director, 7 languages|
|Dynasty Warriors 7||2010||Xbox 360, PlayStation 3||Translator|
|Velvet Assassin||2009||Xbox 360, PC||Translator|
|Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao||2008||Xbox 360||Translator|
|Holy Beast Online||2008||PC||Translator|
|Rune Factory 2||2008||DS||Translator|
|Imagine: Figure Skater||2008||DS||Translator|
|Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations||2007||DS||Translator (with Nanica Co., Ltd., edited by Capcom)|
|Hamsterz Life||2006||DS||Translator and coordinator (with Gabe Glick)|
|.hack//G.U.||2006||PlayStation 2||Translator and coordinator (with Gabe Glick)|
|Shadow Hearts: From the New World||2005||PlayStation 2||Translator, scriptwriter, English VO director, voice actor|
|Shadow of Rome||2005||PlayStation 2, PC||Translator, English VO director, motion capture director|
|Silent Hill 4||2004||PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC||Translator, English VO director, motion capture director|
|Shadow Hearts: Covenant||2004||PlayStation 2||Translator, scriptwriter, co-directed certain sequences|
|Airforce Delta Strike||2004||PlayStation 2||Translator, English VO director, motion capture director|
|Silent Hill 3||2003||PlayStation 2, PC||Translator, English VO director, motion capture director|
|Lost Kingdoms II||2003||GameCube||Translator, scriptwriter, English VO director|
|Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits||2003||PlayStation 2||Translator and coordinator|
|Dead or Alive: Extreme Beach Volleyball||2003||Xbox||Translator|
|Dark Chronicle (Dark Cloud 2 in North America)||2002||PlayStation 2||Translator and coordinator|
|EOE: Eve of Extinction||2002||PlayStation 2||Translator|
|Fatal Frame||2001||PlayStation 2, Xbox||Translator and coordinator|
|Silent Hill 2||2001||PlayStation 2||Translator, English VO director, motion capture director|
|Ape Escape 2||2001||PlayStation 2||Translator and English VO director|
|Shadow Hearts||2001||PlayStation 2||Translator, scriptwriter, English VO director|
|Dragon Warrior VII||2000||PlayStation||Translator and coordinator|
|Valkyrie Profile||1999||PlayStation||Translator and English VO director|
|Alundra 2||1999||PlayStation||Translator and scriptwriter|
|Suikoden 2||1998||PlayStation||Translator and coordinator|
|Metal Gear Solid||1998||PlayStation||Translator and assistant-directed English VO sessions with Kris Zimmerman|
|Castlevania: Symphony of the Night||1997||PlayStation||Translator|
|Snatcher||1994||Sega CD||Localization supervisor (with translation by Scott T. Hards)|
- The Adventures of Batman & Robin
- Biker Mice from Mars
- International Superstar Soccer
- Lethal Enforcers II: Gunfighters
- NBA Give 'N Go
- Rocket Knight Adventures
- Tiny Toon Adventures: Wacky Sports Challenge
- Pokémon: Black & White (2011–2012)
- Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Sinnoh League Victors (2010–2011)
- Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Galactic Battles (2009–2010)
- Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl: Battle Dimension (2008–2009)
- Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl (2007–2008)
- Pokémon: Battle Frontier (2006–2007)
- Pokémon: Advanced Battle (2005–2006)
- Pokémon: Advanced Challenge (2004–2005)
- Pokémon: Advanced Generation (2003–2004)
- Ninja Warrior (2008–2009)
- Muscle Rankings (2008–2009)
- Pokémon: Destiny Deoxys (2005)
- Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2006)
- Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2007)
- Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (2008)
- Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior (2009)
- Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life (2010)
- Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions (2011)
- Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram (2011)
- GameFan, Issue #26
- "The Great Games - Snatcher". GameCritics.com. Retrieved 2007-12-06.
- "Valkyrie Profile Review". IGN.com. Retrieved 2007-12-06.
- "Alundra 2 Review". GameSpot.com. Retrieved 2007-12-06.
- "Dark Cloud 2 Review". GameSpot.com. Retrieved 2007-12-06.
- PSM, November 2004
- "Silent Hill 4 Review". IGN.com. Retrieved 2007-12-06.
- "Silent Hill 4 Review". GamingTarget.com. Retrieved 2007-12-06.