Post Reply What's with strange titles with semicolons and slashes?
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Posted 10/7/17 , edited 10/7/17
I must have missed the memo but can someone explain what the heck is with titles like

FATE STAY/NIGHT

or however you type it. Fate/Stay Night?

and then there's of course Steins;Gate

I guess these are two different things, the Fate/Stay thing (are there other Fate/XXX titles?) and the semi-colon pattern.
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Posted 10/7/17 , edited 10/7/17
I don't get how someone with an Archer avatar is asking this.

To answer your question, it's just to make the titles look cooler or make them stand out more. And yes, there are more Fates. There's Fate/Zero, the currently airing Fate/Apocrypha, the upcoming Fate/Extra Last Encore, and a lot of visual novels and games.
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Posted 10/7/17 , edited 10/7/17
I know the perfect title for a new LN, Re: Stein's;Code/Fate
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Haha yes it's ironic.

I only watched Fate/stay night because it was the only one recommended and showing up (at the time I watched it, maybe on Netflix).

Specifically it was "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works"

I also watched another Fate/stay night which seemed worse drawn, but with a similar story, and stopped watching. I assume that might have been an earlier and less polished show with the same storyline.

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xxJing wrote:

I know the perfect title for a new LN, Re: Stein's;Code/Fate


You forgot Zero and Life. Those two words seem quite popular too!
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Posted 10/7/17 , edited 10/7/17

waikikiwarrior wrote:


xxJing wrote:

I know the perfect title for a new LN, Re: Stein's;Code/Fate


You forgot Zero and Life. Those two words seem quite popular too!


Re: Stein's;Code/Fate|Life"Zero`<3
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Posted 10/7/17 , edited 10/7/17

waikikiwarrior wrote:

Haha yes it's ironic.

I only watched Fate/stay night because it was the only one recommended and showing up (at the time I watched it, maybe on Netflix).

Specifically it was "Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works"

I also watched another Fate/stay night which seemed worse drawn, but with a similar story, and stopped watching. I assume that might have been an earlier and less polished show with the same storyline.



You must've seen the 2006 version. It adapts the first route of the visual novel but I hear it also merges the two other routes towards the end. Unlimited Blade Works adapts the second route that goes by the same name and it was made by a different studio. They're also adapting the final route (Heaven's Feel) into a 3-part movie. The first part comes out soon. They also did Fate/Zero. You should check it out. I forgot to mention that there's a Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya too, which is a magical girl spin-off about Illya that takes place in an alternate universe.


waikikiwarrior wrote:

You forgot Zero and Life. Those two words seem quite popular too!


Re:Steins's Fate in Another Life/Code;Zero - Part 1: Isekai Fantasy
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Posted 10/7/17 , edited 10/7/17
LOL I like "fate in another life"

No need for the word "stein's" though. Not generic enough.

The ! seems to be popular too!!! (New Game!!!!!!!)
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Posted 10/7/17 , edited 10/8/17
I dunno. It MIGHT be, might be, a quirk of translation. A Japanese linguistic conceit or trope not translating well to English.
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Re: .hack//Steins;Fate/Zero Fusion Quad Super Extra Cool Wave Proglide, cuz' it's got electrolytes. You'll die until you're dead if you see it.

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