Material Requiring Translation

The following documents need to be translated to achieve a greater understanding of the Chrono series. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Your work will be invaluable in helping us crack the last few mysteries whose answers have been forever barred from Western audiences.

  • Priority List

We're prioritizing the items below in this order. If you feel like volunteering, definitely start at the top if you can!

  • Chrono Trigger V-Jump Preview 2
  • Brut Press Volume
  • Chrono Trigger V-Jump Player's Guide Interview
  • Chrono Trigger Prerelease Coverage
  • Chrono Cross V-Jump Interview Video
  • Mitsuda interviews from Más allá del Tiempo
  • Chrono Trigger OAV Manga
  • Chrono Trigger Prerelease (Undecipherable Text from Earlier Builds)
  • Youtube Another Eden and FF Interviews

Chrono Trigger Prerelease[edit]


  • Translated Text (CTP) (undecipherable portions from earlier builds); note that RyogaMasaki probably has translated this as well as will ever be possible at this point

Chrono Trigger[edit]

1995 Gendai Plus Chrono Trigger Feature[edit]

Discusses workplace life at Square. Download here. Any help translating what is said would be appreciated.

Chrono Trigger OAV Manga[edit]

It's around ~160 pages and intended for a young reading level, so perhaps it won't be as difficult to translate as other stuff. If possible, a scanlation would be mind-blowingly awesome.


Chrono Trigger V-Jump Player's Guide[edit]

This guide is a goldmine of interviews and special features, including some early character sketches by Toriyama (see Official Art) for those.

Chrono Trigger Prerelease Coverage[edit]

Includes material on Chrono Cross, as well. We're hoping for something unique in here. The translations will be kept on that page.

Brut Press Volume, December 1994[edit]

Recovered by Cabbusses's Retro Obscurities here. Download the original file here (MP4, 250 MB). Original NicoNico URLs, now down:

A rip of a Brut Press volume from Dec. 1994 (sm21657890 + sm21628083 + sm21657890 -【非売品】ブルートプレス Vol 17 19). Contains previews for various Super Famicom and PC-FX titles. Chrono Trigger coverage starts at roughly ~15:43. Among the findings:

  • Different dialogue box
  • Different instrumentation for some songs (Chrono Trigger, Lavos's Theme, Battle 1 (very briefly))
  • A possible demo version of Battle 1's percussion/drum track
  • Mock-up battles (Goon on Zenan Bridge; Gato on the Blackbird)

Translation is hopefully forthcoming.

Chrono Cross[edit]

Chrono Cross V-Jump Preview Video[edit]

No transcription of the spoken text exists. The video isn't very long. It can be downloaded here (MP4, 22.2 MB).

Chrono Break or Other Interviews[edit]

Mas alla del Tiempo[edit]

The book Más allá del Tiempo was published in 2015 and later translated to French, containing interviews with Masato Kato and Yasunori Mitsuda:

The Kato interview has been translated:

2015 - Masato Kato, by Mariela Gonzalez

The Mitsuda interview has not been translated to English. If any Spanish-speaking of French-speaking Chrono fans can provide the Mitsuda interview, it would be hugely appreciated.

Youtube Interviews[edit]

We also need someone to watch these and provide the gist of any portions that talk about the Chrono series. A Japanese fansite that tracks interviews confirms they do, but the Chrono content is unknown.

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