Localization Manager, Crunchyroll Games

Crunchyroll Games Team | San Francisco

About the Team:

Planning world domination? What a coincidence, we are too! With VRV recently reaching 1.5M registered users in less than one year, and Crunchyroll topping the 1M subscriber milestone; the team at Ellation is just getting started.

Crunchyroll Games is a brand new division within Crunchyroll that specializes in publishing mobile anime games in the world ex-Asia markets. As a Localization Manager, you will spearhead the coordination of game text localizations for multiple titles to our audiences. You will manage various vendors and assign them to specific games and projects. You will work closely with a variety of support and operational teams to take an original or adapted anime game from Japan and introduce it to the rest of the world.

This positions collaborates closely with the producer, the publishing manager, and external translation studios to ensure a smooth development and launch of Crunchyroll Games. You will act as the point of contact for all game localization initiatives.

Location: San Francisco

Our headquarters is located in downtown San Francisco, where our group of cross-functional experts assemble to create experiences for Crunchyroll and VRV's passionate communities.

About you:

  • Experience as a game translator or localization expert for 3+ years
  • Keen understanding of game localization constructs and language formatting
  • Keen understanding of narrative content versus instructive content
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a strong education
  • Strong background in games and/or media
  • Bilingual proficiency (Japanese) a huge plus
  • Strong written and oral communication

A Day in the life of the CR Games Team:

  • Interface with multiple translation studios and speciality game localization vendors
  • Manage project timelines and resource coordination issues between vendors and games
  • Manage localization budgets and vendor quote submissions and proposals
  • Act as end-to-end coordinator for all vendor relations for our games
  • Work with Crunchyroll internal teams and publishing manager to set completion time
  • Work with our external partners on optimizing localization flow for initial game launch and future content updates, including new materials
  • Participate in game launch updates and strategy sessions with rest of CR Games team


  • On-site gym, showers, yoga, and meditation classes
  • Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance
  • Opportunity to participate in industry conferences
  • Employer-sponsored training and certifications
  • Contribute to multiple open source products
  • Catered lunch and dinner 4 days per week
  • Fun, passionate and skilled co-workers
  • Health care and dependent care FSA
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Pet-friendly environment
  • Paid commuter benefit
  • Competitive salary


Ellation What’s with the name, Ellation? We’re all a cast of characters that get passion and strive to celebrate fandom in all its forms. So we’re building a collection of destinations (a constellation, if you will) that connect people with their passions. Each day, we work to achieve complete fan elation (our vision), starting with popular subscription-video-on-demand brands, Crunchyroll and VRV. Our team spans across San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Chisinau to develop the product, design, engineering, marketing, and content that brings our communities of fans together.


Crunchyroll is the world’s largest destination for anime and manga. We’re an international business focused on creating both online and offline experiences for anime fans, through content (licensed, co-produced, and originals), merchandise, events, gaming, news, and more. 


VRV is a collection of fandom brands on a unified platform and includes Crunchyroll, sister-brand Rooster Teeth, Viacom’s NickSplat, and WB Digital’s DramaFever. Our community connects through immersive content experiences in a digitally-driven environment via bundled subscription, a la carte subscription, or ad-supported options.