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Amy Forsyth is known for the translation work she did on various anime and manga series. She did a lot of work for ADV Films and ADV Manga, although she did do some manga translation for a couple of other publishers. Forsyth was born in Cape May Court House, New Jersey. She graduated from Middle Township High School and Trenton State College.
All of Forsyth's translated work for anime was done for ADV Films, and she ended up translating a number of anime titles for the company. Her credits for ADV Films include 009-1, Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy, Air, Comic Party: Revolution, Coyote Ragtime Show, Diamond Daydreams, Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, Gatchaman, Godannar, Innocent Venus, Kanon, Kidou Shinsengumi Moeyo Ken, Le Chevalier D’Eon, Magikano, Nanaka 6/17, Nerima Daikon Brothers, Pani Poni Dash!, Prefectural Earth Defense Force, Pumpkin Scissors, Shadow Skill – Eigi, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie 2: December Nocturne, Venus Versus Virus, and Yumeria. Forsyth has also been part of the English dub cast for E's Otherwise and Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid.
Forsyth primarily translated manga for ADV Manga, although she also did some translation work for Tokyopop and Yen Press. Her work for ADV Manga includes Azumanga Daioh, Blue Inferior, Chrono Crusade, Demon City Hunter, Desert Coral, Figure 17, The First King Adventure, Full Metal Panic!, Full Metal Panic: Overload!, Gunparade March, Gunslinger Girl, Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, Najica Blitz Tactics, Orphen, Peacemaker Kurogane, Pretear, Princess Tutu, R2, Steel Angel Kurumi, Tengai Retrogical, To Heart, and Yotsuba&!. Forsyth's work for Tokyopop includes Alichino, Confidential Confessions, Cowboy Bebop, Kare Kano, Kodocha, Passion Fruit, Rave Master, and Your and My Secret. Her work with Yen Press includes B. Ichi, Cat Paradise, and Soul Eater. In 2002, Forsyth helped to handle the Tokyopop panel at Otakon.
Sadly, Amy Forsyth passed away on Monday, April 5, 2010 in Houston, Texas at the age of 33; however, it is not known what the cause of her death was. In Amy's obituary, it stated that she was employed as a computer analyst, and that she enjoyed translating the English/Japanese language and martial arts. She was also an active member of the Christ the Servant Lutheran Church of Houston. Forsyth is survived by her parents, her stepfather, her sister, her maternal grandfather, her paternal grandmother, aunts and uncles, and cousins.