Just to give you an idea of what the text looks like, a few sample sentences from the first page or so:
I guess I'm just not sure how to adapt the instances of historical present here, because the rapid tense switching is just awkward in English, especially in third person narrative. Do I just translate them all into the past tense in English as that would be more natural, or is there a way I can incorporate the intended emphasis in a natural way as well? Additionally, if anyone has any good resources on the historical present in Japanese, that would be great. My Google fu has largely been useless in finding any resources on this matter.
Thanks in advance!