Odd name interpretations/Forum search function?
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Posted 5/31/11
I'm new to the forums here, so I'm sorry if I'm missing something extremely obvious... ^_^;;;

I was wondering why some series have oddly interpreted names... For example, Sengoku Otome is much more descriptive and cooler sounding than "Battle Girls".

I figured someone must have asked about it in the past, so I thought I'd check the forums, but I can't seem to find the search function.... Is there such a function?

Thanks!
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Posted 6/1/11
the search function should be to the right of your user name on top of the page as for the show names I think that has to do with the people Crunchyroll gets the shows from, in case something like the show getting licensed for an English dub or something along those lines.
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Posted 6/1/11 , edited 6/1/11
There are a few reasons a site would use translated names for series... Generally it's either because the series is already licensed for an English release (Demon King Daimao, Blue Exorcist), there is already a recognisable English name available (The World God Only Knows, Reborn!), there is a simple direct English translation available (Squid Girl, My Ordinary Life), or because CR was given an English title by the company it licensed it from.

I believe Battle Girls fits into the last category.

Sometimes CR also combines English and Japanese names to make the names more understandable to an English audience.
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