Alexander O. Smith, also credited as Alex Smith (Vermont, USA; February 8, 1973) is a professional English–Japanese translator and author.[1] While his output covers many areas such as the adaptation of Japanese novels, manga, song lyrics, anime scripts, and various academic works, he is best known for his software localizations of Japanese video games including Vagrant Story, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, and Final Fantasy XII. He currently resides in Kamakura, Japan, where he operates his own contract localization business, Kajiya Productions, and is co-founder of a translation and publishing company, Bento Books.

As an author for Magic: The Gathering he contributed three original stories for the Japanese inspired Kamigawa block.


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