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attack on titan is questionable because its not actually attack on titans its more attack on mankind. whatever XD
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Heartlesshermit wrote:
I assumed it was some ecchi comedy series involving butlers/maids.


To be fair, such a series does exist. That'd be Ladies VS. Butlers, another weird title.
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Felstalker wrote:

Mysterious Girlfriend X is one of the biggest offenders to me. What does that name tell you about the show? It sounds like generic bullshit to me. Right up there with every generic harem/magic girlfriend title.



yeah i know right! the whole X part really grinds me, makes me think that Urabe's an extra terrestrial. But ive been keeping up with the manga and if they would just out of the blue say she was damn that would be some unappreciated trolling
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Posted 10/2/13

FunkKlock wrote:


Felstalker wrote:

Mysterious Girlfriend X is one of the biggest offenders to me. What does that name tell you about the show? It sounds like generic bullshit to me. Right up there with every generic harem/magic girlfriend title.



yeah i know right! the whole X part really grinds me, makes me think that Urabe's an extra terrestrial. But ive been keeping up with the manga and if they would just out of the blue say she was damn that would be some unappreciated trolling


To be fair, the title does fit the shows themes of a "mysterious girlfriend"
You don't know anything about her, and her name is essentially "X"
Urabe represents any girlfriend you get that you don't fully understand, yet try your darndest every moment to connect with.


And.......everybody else ruins it.

The fact that lesser works exist have already genericized a very honest and proper title kinda sucks.
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I think Oreimo is a great title, the show is all about not judging a book by it's cover or not judging an incest loving otaku by it's cover, and with a name like Oreimo, you'd think it's some smutty incest eechi anime like Kiss x sis when it's far more intelligent than that
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Un-Go
Peeping Life
Dragon Ball
Mangirl
Kill Me Baby
Asura Cryin' (makes me think of a big tough demon crying, lol)
Bottom Biting Bug (haven't seen the show, so the title might be appropriate?)
Listen to me girls I am your father!
Nakaimo- My Sister is Among Them!
Yuru Yuri
Naked Wolves
Straight Title Robot Anime
Sunday Without God
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Black Rock Shooter (someone who shoots black rocks? lol)
Wonder Beat Scramble
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The "English" titles for "Baka to Test to Shōkanjū" and "Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai!" come to mind.

"Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts" & "Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions" kind of butcher both the Japanese titles & any meaningful English translation of them

Oh.. And "School Days." The title is too general and innocent for its vulgarity
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Kiddie Grade - It very unfortunately lived right up to it's title. I scanned two parts of the first two shows and added it to my personal ban list. Uncool bro, uncool...
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Selenae wrote:

K comes to mind here. I really didn't know what to expect based on the title alone - being a single letter, no less.


K also suffers from search engine issues. Looking it up requires the art of Search Fu (especially before it was released)
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deli8079 wrote:

Un-Go
Peeping Life
Dragon Ball
Mangirl
Kill Me Baby
Asura Cryin' (makes me think of a big tough demon crying, lol)
Bottom Biting Bug (haven't seen the show, so the title might be appropriate?)
Listen to me girls I am your father!
Nakaimo- My Sister is Among Them!
Yuru Yuri
Naked Wolves
Straight Title Robot Anime
Sunday Without God
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Black Rock Shooter (someone who shoots black rocks? lol)
Wonder Beat Scramble


I had to google a few of those to make sure they actually existed(Straight TItle Robot Anime, I'm looking at you especially)


But Dragonball?

Saying Dragonballs title is questionable is more questionable than the title!

You sure you just ain't just jumping on the Dragonball hatewagon?
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Felstalker wrote:
Dragonball?

Saying Dragonball's title is questionable is more questionable than the title!

You sure you just ain't just jumping on the Dragonball hatewagon?


Anyone up for a game of Dragon Ball? I imagine it's similar to Katamari or Kickball.

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Sword Art Online. Only half of the anime takes place inside it.
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Neutrino wrote:

Sword Art Online. Only half of the anime takes place inside it.


True, but the name's also the only reason people watched the show at all.
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neon genesis evangelion maybe? hard to know what your gonna watch just by looking at the title though it's penetrated the culture so much that it doesn't seem so obscure to most people i guess.
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Panzer World Galient.
Panzers are tanks, but the show is full of mecha-centaurs and involves a conflict between two countries, not the world >_>

Space Runaway Ideon: Ideon is a robot. Running away in space is what the people do. Ideon doesn't do any running either.

Armored Trooper Votoms: votoms is a Vertical One-man Tank for Offense & ManeuverS, and troopers are the people in them.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundams aren't suits..

The lack of distinguishing the Robot and the pilot is both silly and symbolic.
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