“Interpretation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.” – Anthony Burgess

Anime Frontier Powered By Crunchyroll will host a number of Japanese guests at our inaugural event, and the Anime Frontier team is looking for talented individuals who can help interpret for our guests from Japan. Do you have Japanese language skills and want to be part of the Anime Frontier team? Please read on for more details, and then fill out the application!

All Anime Frontier’s interpreter roles are paid positions.

Interpreter Role – Fluent Japanese-English Interpreter

  • Interpret for guests on stage for panels
  • Clearly communicate words from guests to the audience and field questions from fans
  • Interpret for press interviews between media and guests
  • Interpret for other special events as necessary
  • JLPT N2 or higher or equivalent experience

In addition to knowing Japanese, all our interpreters need an understanding of anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture. In addition to payment, all selected interpreters will also receive a badge good for admission to Anime Frontier all weekend, but please note Anime Frontier does not provide housing or travel support.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on March 2, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications will be notified by March 10, 2020 of their application status. Applicants selected for follow up interviews will be notified of an interview date in March. Interviews will be done by 15-20 min phone interviews.

The following application does not guarantee a spot on the interpreting team at Anime Frontier 2020, and should you have any questions, please contact us at