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Posted 6/2/13

MrRandomGuy123 wrote:

Eoten has something to do with old English, well that's what I think I read somewhere

Then the rest of the subs better sound like Beowulf or MAJOR FAIL!! Stupid subs...
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Posted 6/2/13
Commie pulled this out of their ass and no one was laughing. This doesn't really make it an alternative title though.
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Posted 6/2/13
It's some fansub idiots who thinks they're cool to use Eoten apparently to show the world that they've read Beowulf.
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Posted 6/2/13 , edited 6/2/13
Quote from Commie subs' member,


Because people like bitching about subs more than actually watching the show.


Commie subs' ABOUT page



Hello, we are Commie, a group of folks who like to fansub in our spare time. This is the page where we tell you how awesome we are.

Our primary purpose is to provide the best translated English subtitles to fans of the anime community, while remaining within the limits of manageable video and audio quality and file size. In such a daring pursuit, we found that certain compromises and priorities had to be made, chief among them legibility, comprehension and flow over more literal interpretations, the adoption of newer technologies for more efficient file sizes, and the unfortunate-but true fact that the majority of our viewers are speakers of American English.

We seek to provide these translations in as timely a manner as possible, though never discounting human and mechanical limitations. Also, as forward-thinkers, we also seek to promote the very active field of video playback development, and thus will always seek to utilize the cutting-edge technologies of the encoding community.

Though unfortunate, we realize this does incur a cost; a small but very vocal proportion of our viewers do not agree with our approach to language, nor our utilization of avant-garde technologies. Loathe as we are to possibly alienating our loyal friends in the community, we have come to two very simple conclusions: to the former, we suggest seeking out alternative translation efforts; the latter, we suspect that the private sector of anime viewership is more than capable and willing to accommodate you.


Fansubbers like to troll people, I trolled a few myself >.>

It is pretty fun when you read your wall and all you see is complaints, while still watching what you dished out..

EDIT: a select few fansubbers like to troll people, there are ones that do not.
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Posted 6/2/13
Did a little search, according to the internet Eoten means giant or monster. Link: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/eoten
Though, this is also sort of interesting, from Jötunn article on Wikipedia (what Eoten redirects to):

Jǫtunn (Proto-Germanic *etunaz) might have the same root as "eat" (Proto-Germanic *etan) and accordingly had the original meaning of "glutton" or "man-eater", probably due to their enormous diet because of their size.


Haven't read Beowulf and only skimmed articles so don't quote me on this.
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Posted 6/2/13
It's not like the theory behind using the name isn't sound. Frankly though it just sounds retarded.
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Posted 6/2/13
Seems kind of dumb to not use Titan. I mean I'm not blind right? It says attack on Titan in English on the opening song right from the source.
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Posted 6/2/13

Sacae89 wrote:

Seems kind of dumb to not use Titan. I mean I'm not blind right? It says attack on Titan in English on the opening song right from the source.


You just see what you want to see clearly.
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Posted 6/2/13
I was watching jack the giant slayer yesterday. Some thing in that movie reminded me of this anime lol. "mankind" is used in both the movie and anime to refer to humans lol. In fact most things were similar
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Posted 6/2/13
I love gigguk's title:

ATTACK OF THE GIANT STUPID NAKED PEOPLE
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Posted 6/2/13 , edited 6/2/13


attack on titan from the source
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Posted 6/2/13
Sounds like some fansubber subscribing to hipsterism. "Oh we're too cool for what everyone understands"
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Posted 6/2/13

KingOfHeroess wrote:

I have no idea how to even begin to pronounce Eotena.


From reading the article about the resoning the fansubber in question disided the name was stupid because titans were divine beings that were a precursor to the Gods in greek mythology.

Giants didn't have the flair however but Ettin, (eh - tin) or Eoten to spell it the original way, means both 'Giant' and 'Man eating monster'.

And the onslaught bit was because the name 'Attack on Titan' is gramaticaly incorrect as 'Titan' was neither a person or a place.

But this is from memory, I might not be 100% accurate.
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25 / F / NJ
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Posted 6/2/13
No matter the reason its wrong.

They changed the creator's intent. The creator, the source, choose Attack on Titan.

I find it wrong to change what clearly the creator choose.

Just to try and sound smarter.
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Posted 6/2/13 , edited 6/2/13
Eoten is either Old English or from an Norse language, you might know it better as Jotun or even Ettins (if you play DnD), and are the giants in Norse mythology.

Also, a titan is something that is gigantic or huge. So Attack on Giants, or Attack on Jotun
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