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English names on Japanese Animes
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Anime have a lot of English names sometimes because they think English sounds cool^^
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KENPACHI!!!!!!!!!!

ZARAKI!


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pcaurora wrote:

huh, funy topic

how 'bout the classic name changes:
usagi=serina
ami=amy(both real names in both languages)
rei=rey(don't know if both are real in both languages, know its real in japanese)
makoto=lita
minako=mina(guess it makes sense)
chibiusa=rini
setsuna=trista
mamoru=darien(read somewhere they both mean "protect" though I already knew that for the japanese)
michiru=michelle
haruka=amara
hotaru=hotaru(weird not even spelled dif.)
these days they don't really change the names of anime/manga characters for beginners you find out why there are weird names soon enough and except it and its mostly read by *insiders anyway

*refering to people like me and you (i think, don't really know about you) who are experts on the subject (i specilize in shoujo romance manga though only stuff I can read in english still if its moderetly popular I'll definitly know somthing about it and if its not, well betcha I might surprise you )


that was the first ones i thought of

but other ones are
trinity blood
cowboy bebop
trigun
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Characters in one piece
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Might Guy from Naruto
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Gundam-Dude wrote:

Japanese (Original): Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When the Cicadas Cry)

English (Bullshit): When They Cry

We all know which title definitely sounds better, so there will be no need to say it.


Higurashi is a kind of cicadas. Cicadas cry in summer.
Our Japanese feel summer season by cicadas crying.

supplementation:
'higurashi's translation is cicadas' .. a little strange feeling for japanese.
Its bulldog's translation = dog in english.




http://homepage2.nifty.com/saisho/song/higurashi/hicho02.mp4
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well claire sounded ok when they said it in claymore but in other animes the way they pronounce english or german or w/e the hell kinda euro names they say it so badly its like as bad as sum fob wit a chinese accent
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both types of names sounds nice... i guess...
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allen walker - d.gray-man
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Ray Penbar - Death Note

Patricia Martins - Lucky Star

John Brown - Ghost Hunt

Mike Kamishiro - Onegai Twins

Tessa - Fullmetal Panic

and pretty much everyone in Fullmetal Alchemist....
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FMA

Edward
Mustang
Alphonse
Roze
Hawkeye
Armstrong
Marcoh
Lust
Envy
Gluttony
Greed
Sloth
Wrath
Pride
Dante
every one of them practically...
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well some one said Lloyd from tales of symphonia but before it was translated into an English game raines name was refill, yes refill. what kind of name is that?
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Many Trigun characters, like Vash (its not japanese anyways).
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every anime that i watched
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28 / M / New York
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There's a myriad of English names in animes since there's like.. 100's of anime. I'll just do a few names cause I'm lazy.

Chad (Bleach)
Edward Kayser (Yakitate!! Japan)
Spencer Henry Hokou (Yakitate!! Japan)
Edward, Alphonse, Roy, Dante, Bradley, Winry (Full Metal Alchemist)
Stresemann (Nodame Cantabile)
Argentine (D.N.Angel)
Nate, Mihael, Stephen Loud, Anthony Carter and too many to list (Death Note)
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