Rachel Thorn

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Rachel Thorn
Born
Matt Thorn

(1965-05-12) May 12, 1965 (age 56)
OccupationCultural anthropologist, associate professor, translator
Known forManga translation

Rachel Thorn[1] (formerly Matt Thorn; born May 12, 1965) is a cultural anthropologist and an associate professor in the Department of Manga Production at Kyoto Seika University's Faculty of Manga in Japan.[2][3][4]

She[5] is best known in North America for her work dealing with shōjo manga (Japanese comics for girls). She has appeared at multiple anime conventions, including Otakon 2004.[6] She chose to translate shōjo manga into English after reading The Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio in the mid-1980s.[7]

In March 2010, it was announced that Thorn would edit a line of manga co-published by Shogakukan and Fantagraphics.[8]

Bibliography[edit]

The following credits are for translation unless otherwise noted. Most of the translation credits are as "Matt Thorn":

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thorn, Rachel [@rachel_thorn_en] (September 1, 2017). "So I've decided to take the name my mother planned to give me had I been assigned female at birth: Rachel" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "KSU: Faculty of Manga - Dept. of Manga Production". Archived from the original on October 2, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  3. ^ Alverson, Brigid (February 17, 2009). "Matt Thorn Returns to Translation". Publishers Weekly. Archived from the original on April 26, 2009.
  4. ^ Macdonald, Christopher (July 9, 2005). "Matt Thorn to Teach Manga in Japan". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 29, 2007.
  5. ^ Thorn has publicly stated that her pronouns are female. Thorn, Rachel [@matt_a_thorn] (March 9, 2015). "Being misgendered a lot today. I suppose I need to come out a little more loudly. My preferred pronouns are she/her/hers, thank you" (Tweet). Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2020 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Phillips, George (August 24, 2004). "Otakon 2004 - Opening Ceremonies". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 29, 2007.
  7. ^ Cha, Kai Ming (April 5, 2010). "Matt Thorn Talks About Publishing Manga". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved April 9, 2010.
  8. ^ Deppey, Dirk (March 8, 2010). "Journalista reputation-destroying extra: Four years' work". ¡Journalista! (blog). The Comics Journal. Archived from the original on March 12, 2010. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  9. ^ a b c Macdonald, Christopher (July 8, 2004). "New Otakon Guests". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  10. ^ Loo, Egan (March 8, 2010). "Fantagraphics Adds Moto Hagio's A Drunken Dream (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  11. ^ a b Garrity, Shaenon K. (April 11, 2013). "Jason Thompson's House of 1000 Manga Special Guest Edition: Love Song and Four Shojo Stories". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  12. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 4, 2012). "Fantagraphics Posts Preview of Moto Hagio's Heart of Thomas Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  13. ^ Moore, Caitlin (December 7, 2020). "Review: Mermaid Saga Collector's Edition Vol. 1". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  14. ^ Ressler, Karen (October 27, 2015). "Moto Hagio's Otherworld Barbara Manga Listed From Fantagraphics". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  15. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (July 20, 2018). "Fantagraphics Adds Moto Hagio's The Poe Clan Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  16. ^ a b Cha, Kai-Ming (March 15, 2010). "Fantagraphics Steps into Manga Publishing". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved May 24, 2010.
  17. ^ Thorn, Rachel (March 9, 2010). "Moto Hagio collection, Takako Shimura's Wandering Son". Matt-Thorn.com. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014.

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