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Posted 2/22/18 , edited 2/22/18

Koji_Protolight wrote:

could you please use words that are more common? I have no idea what a haggis shortage is...


It's a reference to a quote from Bobby Burns ( a famous scotsmen, even has his own day of celebration)

He said:

It's a good thing we don't all like the same things. Think of what a haggis shortage there would be.


Haggis is a national scottish dish, sort of an oatmeal cake/meatloaf made of sheep entrails among other things. Frankly Bobbie is welcome to my share.


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Posted 2/22/18 , edited 2/22/18

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Koji_Protolight wrote:
I somehow doubt that any novel, even if well written, could turn the space wizards known as the robotech masters into something thats actually not terrible.


Southern Cross is the worst of the four series regardless. The novels did a better job with it but there's only so much you can do with middle aged space wizards. Fortunately, they do get blown up if I remember right so hey there's that.



Koji_Protolight wrote:
if carl macek loved Macross, then why did he change the characters names ( I could have forgiven him for changing Hikaru's name to rick Yamada like he originaly intended to, rather then rick hunter because it would have both kept his ethnic heritage and given american kids a easier name to pronounce back before people got used to Japanese names) and come up with the idea of "Robotech III: The Odyssey" where rick hunter and the some of the other cast of robotech go back in time and built the SDF-1 with minmei giving birth to zor? If that ever was animated, it would be just atrocious


It's a cartoon from the 80s. Kids needed to be able to pronounce the names and *everything* was Americanized. Hell, they even changed Claudia's last name so it wasn't so, you know, French. Besides, it was probably easier to make him American than to explain to 6 year olds how he was a white, blue eyed Japanese man.

Rick Yamada sounds extremely easy to pronounce and its so simple sounding that they probably would have never realized that hes Japanese
And if everything had to be americanized because of the time it was made, then why is Minmei still Chinese?
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Posted 2/23/18 , edited 2/23/18

Koji_Protolight wrote:


It was a joke, relax.
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Koji_Protolight wrote:
Rick Yamada sounds extremely easy to pronounce and its so simple sounding that they probably would have never realized that hes Japanese
And if everything had to be americanized because of the time it was made, then why is Minmei still Chinese?


Pronounce, mayhaps, but not much cartoon flow to it.

As for Minmei, well, she wore Chinese dresses and worked in a Chinese restaurant with a Chinese family so a bit harder to work over I would think. Rick by comparison worked in a flying circus with barn planes ( not exactly a Japanese past time ) owned by his redneck dad. Plus Minmei wasn't the main hero of the show.

But really, you're trying to criticize an 80s cartoon for getting dumbed down and westernized. Have you seen all the shit we watched in the 80s? >.>



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Posted 2/23/18 , edited 2/23/18

runec wrote:


Koji_Protolight wrote:
Rick Yamada sounds extremely easy to pronounce and its so simple sounding that they probably would have never realized that hes Japanese
And if everything had to be americanized because of the time it was made, then why is Minmei still Chinese?


Pronounce, mayhaps, but not much cartoon flow to it.

As for Minmei, well, she wore Chinese dresses and worked in a Chinese restaurant with a Chinese family so a bit harder to work over I would think. Rick by comparison worked in a flying circus with barn planes ( not exactly a Japanese past time ) owned by his redneck dad. Plus Minmei wasn't the main hero of the show.

But really, you're trying to criticize an 80s cartoon for getting dumbed down and westernized. Have you seen all the shit we watched in the 80s? >.>





I have watched most of The Transformers Generation one

Also while growing up I watched Transformers RID and the human boy in it was named "Koji Onishi" and that is where I got part of my username from, and even though he had a Japanese name I never knew he was supposed to be Japanese or that he had a foreign name but I thought that it sounded kinda cool compared to the names of other cartoon characters, such as Ash Ketchem. I actually thought that he was a white european because in the first episode when optimus prime was taking him to NYC where Megatron and his father was he said "But that is across the atlantic ocean!"
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