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Posted 1/17/09
Every time the translation says "Musketeer" what are they saying?

Something that sounds like "juicy"?

Is that what that really translates to? Or something else?
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Posted 1/19/09

koitenshi wrote:

Every time the translation says "Musketeer" what are they saying?

Something that sounds like "juicy"?

Is that what that really translates to? Or something else?


Okay, I am answering my own question now.

The Three Musketeers was translated in Japan under the title "Sanjyushi" originally.

So, when they give the cheer: "ichi, ni, san - jyushi!" they are sounding off in order, and ending with what translates to "Musketeer" based on the original translation.

So I still dont know what "jyushi" is - does anyone?

I am guessing a small infantry unit? Is that correct?
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Posted 1/25/09
To answer your question... 銃士 ~jyushi~ literally means... Musketeers... So they are really called Musketeers. even though they don't carry Muskets... weird.
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Posted 2/6/09
though unrelated, i believe it's also the correct pronunciation of "juicy" as you've mentioned.

(c.f. brand name Juicy Couture)

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Posted 3/18/09
lol japanese is so frustrating!
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Posted 2/20/10
The likeness of "jushi" to "juicy" is an intentional pun and mentioned a couple of times in the series. The kanji for "jushi" as musketeer means literally "gun warrior", as someone who is a true warrior and not just a peasant with a gun (which was looked down on). French musketeers were adept with a fencing blade, perhaps the only ones ever so highly skilled in both blade and gun, so no wonder jushi means simply "musketeer".
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