Simon Hammar

Simon Lundström
Years active:2003-Present
When Dragon Ball started to be published in Swedish in 2000 as the trailblazer for the Swedish 00s manga boom Lundstrm who had many years prior cofounded Mangakai Swedens at the time largest and nowadays oldest still existing Japanese pop culture society was instrumental in facilitating the project businesswise. He went on to be one of Swedens most prolific manga translators until he was arrested in 2009 and the publisher with whom he worked transferred his titles to other translators. Although he was acquitted on all counts by the time the legal dispute was over in 2012 the Swedish manga industry had collapsed and bar volume 66 of One Piece the last one ever published in Swedish there was no work to return to. In 2021 he returned to the manga sphere for the first time in almost a decade to translate Nosebleed Studios first licensed manga Vampires vs. Zombies.