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How Do You Remember an Animes Japanese Name?
Posted 4/18/13

MidnightIllumine wrote:

Almost every anime has an English title translation, but how do you remember the Japanese name of an anime?

How I remember Black Butler:

Kuro (black) sh!t-suji

Kuroshitsuji



The short ones aren't too bad but when some jackass lists "dednekldekfh fehfkwehf ewkfhwelfffefw" in japanese (anime's with extremely long titles) instead of just giving the simple english name, I just gotta think they're trying to sound cool. Like they know their Japanese really good or something.
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Well it's a little strange for me. I don't usually talk to other people about anime (face to face) because I don't have many friends who are also anime fans. When I do talk to people about anime it is usually shows that are popular in America because they have a dub and an official English title. So I don't really have to know how to correctly say a title if it is in Japanese so much, but because I have been a fan for so long and watch a lot of shows subbed I can usually make a good guess on how it is supposed to be pronounced. The best way is for me to hear someone pronounce it, because I remember things I hear really well. For the online world things are a little different. I just sort of know how the word is spelled (based off of fuzzy mental photo of the word) and type it into Google and it usually knows what I am trying to find then I copy and past it into my forum posts.

That is actually how I learned English too (my first language). I don't really have any understanding of it at all I just picked it up from listening to other people speaking it and learned to write by coping what I saw (the reason I can't spell either thank you spell check). Seriously if I hadn't grown up in an English speaking country there is no way I could ever learn it (the same can be said of other languages as well I am suck at them).
Posted 4/18/13 , edited 4/18/13

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Well it's a little strange for me. I don't usually talk to other people about anime (face to face) because I don't have many friends who are also anime fans. When I do talk to people about anime it is usually shows that are popular in America because they have a dub and an official English title. So I don't really have to know how to correctly say a title if it is in Japanese so much


Same here. I have absolutely NO ONE to talk to about anime where I live either. The only reasons my friends ever mention 'Naruto' is to make fun of me because they looked at my internet history a few years ago and saw 'WATCH NARUTO EPISODE ONLINE SUBBED/DUBBED'. i was like 'well, crap.' lol.

Btw, how do you pronounce 'Naruto'? Do you put emphasis on the 'r' or just on the 'n', if that makes sense???
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Posted 4/18/13
if you simply try, it just gets easier. especially when you pick up small part such as kuro meaning black.
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Posted 4/19/13
It usually takes me like 50 eps before I remember most, So I dont remember most of the 12 ep character names XD. Sometimes I can remember then though.
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Repetition, like how you remember most things. It's really not so hard depending on how good your memory is.
I don't really see a reason to memorize Japanese names myself, unless an English title is unavailable or unsuitable. Considering most anime fans I talk to speak English, there's really no reason to not use English translated or titled names.
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Posted 4/19/13
Just like i would remember any other titles i guess. I tend to see the titles in Japanese often enough, every time i look for an episode or want to read about a show, or discuss it online and so on. So i simply memorize the words out of seeing them very often throughout a season, as well as the translation of the name. The shows i watch are airing in Japan, so there are no official title translations, so i just know the original names. For example, it took me longer than i wish to admit that Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari was the same thing as War on Germinar, simply because the translation was so different from the original title, that until i heard about the storyline, i didnt connect the two together.
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Posted 4/19/13

chase6565 wrote:


MidnightIllumine wrote:

Almost every anime has an English title translation, but how do you remember the Japanese name of an anime?

How I remember Black Butler:

Kuro (black) sh!t-suji

Kuroshitsuji



The short ones aren't too bad but when some jackass lists "dednekldekfh fehfkwehf ewkfhwelfffefw" in japanese (anime's with extremely long titles) instead of just giving the simple english name, I just gotta think they're trying to sound cool. Like they know their Japanese really good or something.


On occasions when I list "dednekldekfh fehfkwehf ewkfhwelfffefw" it's almost certainly because I cut and pasted it and don't know if there's a shortened version of the title or an English title being commonly used.
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Posted 4/19/13

chase6565 wrote:


eegah87 wrote:

Well it's a little strange for me. I don't usually talk to other people about anime (face to face) because I don't have many friends who are also anime fans. When I do talk to people about anime it is usually shows that are popular in America because they have a dub and an official English title. So I don't really have to know how to correctly say a title if it is in Japanese so much


Same here. I have absolutely NO ONE to talk to about anime where I live either. The only reasons my friends ever mention 'Naruto' is to make fun of me because they looked at my internet history a few years ago and saw 'WATCH NARUTO EPISODE ONLINE SUBBED/DUBBED'. i was like 'well, crap.' lol.

Btw, how do you pronounce 'Naruto'? Do you put emphasis on the 'r' or just on the 'n', if that makes sense???


Well lets see if I can explain it in a way that makes sense (I'm not really good at this kind of thing).

Nar-u-to

Nar like in car but with a n
u is a oo sound (like in flu)
to is pronounced like toe

Did that help at all?
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Posted 4/19/13
The only thing I think I've watched with a distinctive different name to the English version is Shingeki no Kyojin. I remembered it quite easily because I love saying it lmao
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Posted 4/19/13
The names are written in the English alphabet so how can you not pronounce the names? I don't know about other people but once I've seen or heard a word I remember it subconsciously.
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Posted 4/19/13
I dont remember names, I just remember what they look like
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Posted 4/19/13
By being moderately fluent in Japanese, so I usually understand the title anyway. If that sounds like cheating to you... the hard part was learning Japanese in the first place.
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