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How Do You Remember an Animes Japanese Name?
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Posted 4/16/13 , edited 4/16/13
I don't. I used to pronounce the japanese names for shows in my head repeatdly until I memorized them but stop after I spent days trying to learn Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai and Boku Wa Tomadachi Ga Sukunai just to find out they had shorter english names. I will learn japanese names if there are no english names but otherwise I don't see the point.
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Posted 4/16/13
I know Japanese pretty well, so I usually have a harder time with English names for anime, since I'll do a literal translation of the title in my head, and then it turns out that the official English name is actually something slightly (or completely) different. Or sometimes, the official English name is still the Japanese name.
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21 / M / Ljubljana SI, EU
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Posted 4/17/13
Actuslly I don't have problems with memorizing aneme name. I have problems with Enligh names because on forum almost everyone uses english names and not Japanese. Some names are similar but there are also those that are completly different . . .
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Posted 4/17/13
But the problem with CR not putting them up is that I never see the Japanese titles anywhere else unless people are using them in the forums - not always the case. Just another reason why fan subs are better *sigh* if only the quality and legality were up to scratch too.
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Posted 4/17/13
Pretty easy to remember if you watch enough of a subbed show/
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Posted 4/17/13
I remember the Japanese names because I mostly watch the opening often and subs tend to like the original name of the series somehow
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Posted 4/17/13
By knowing Japanese.
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Posted 4/17/13
idk if i know a series by its japanese name im just gonna memorize it lol or i guess other ones would be from sponging
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Posted 4/17/13
If not in English then must not matter...... seriously if English is already being used like Greek was in Mediterranean during Roman Empire as a trade tongue for the world then if not English... does not matter. (JK)
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Posted 4/18/13
I don't do anything particularly special. It's usually just something I remember from reading the name enough over time.
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Posted 4/18/13

natevarmac wrote:

I study Japanese. It's easy to remember the names when you know what the words mean.


Same with me.
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Posted 4/18/13
I actually prefer the Japanese names so I remember them pretty easily.
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Posted 4/18/13
Key words.

There's anime like Kuroko's Basketball <----> Kuroko No Basuke

I've never seen/heard of the term "Basuke" before, but my brain told me that it had something to do with basketball.

As it turns out, I was correct and found Kuroko's Basketball that way.
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Posted 4/18/13
Haha, that's how I remembered Black Butler's Japanese name, too.

Usually I just recite it in my head a few times. Or shorten it; for example, "oreimo" instead of the entire long Japanese name.
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Posted 4/18/13 , edited 4/18/13
Just find out what it means. Once you learn the words, you'll remember the name when you think about the anime.

Works especially well when the original title expresses a much more profound idea than the translated title, e.g. "Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku" ("I am there at this moment" - a reference to time travel) in comparison to "Now and Then, Here and There."

Doesn't work with some anime such as "Ghost in the Shell." In fact, don't even try to figure out what the Japanese title of GITS is. It just means SWAT or something like that.
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