Confused about Kuroko's Basketball's title
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I wanted to know something that's been nagging me for a while now. The "Kuroko's Basketball" title. Okay, so, I know CR gave the anime an English name. CR does that for a lot of it's anime. And I know that the literal translation for "Kuroko no Basuke" is "The basketball in which Kuroko plays", or something. Now, here's where I get confused and somewhat annoyed. It's when people say "Kuroko no Basket." What the heck is that supposed to mean? The actual Japanese title is "Kuroko no Basuke" so where the heck does "Basket" come from? That's just straight up English! So what, does that mean it's actually called "Kuroko's Basket"? Where'd the "ball" part go? Are they just supposed to play with a basket? WHY IS IT SOMETHING AS STUPID AS "BASKET"? It just sounds so silly to me. I mean, is it a fan translation or something? Either way, I REALLY hate it when someone says "Kuroko no Basket." It's not even correct grammar. It's just cringe worthy to me.

Can someone please explain to me where that title came from? I mean, is the direct translation from "Basuke", "Basket"? And if so, I hope people know that a title that says "Kuroko's Basket" makes no damn sense whatsoever. It just sounds stupid. If "Basuke" were the direct translation for "Basketball" than wouldn't it just be "Basukebaru"? No matter what you translate it from and to what, I SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT ANY OF THOSE TERMS WOULD DIRECTLY TRANSLATE TO JUST "BASKET" FOR THE ACTUAL TITLE. Every time I read the words "Kuroko no Basket" I feel like I read something that a weeaboo might have come up with or something. It's incredibly irritating.

PS Please don't think when I say "weeaboo" I mean Otakus. I'm a proud Otaku and I know the difference between the two terms. I hope all of you do too.
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I'm crying. This post is so funny. Made my night
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Posted 12/19/13 , edited 12/19/13

KingOfHeroess wrote:

I'm crying. This post is so funny. Made my night


Says the guy with the lame Power Ranger profile. Talk about childish. If you're not going to post something helpful to my post, then you shouldn't be posting at all. I put this up because I was confused about something and what do you do? You report me to moderators for NOOOOOO reason. Please be respectful to posts from now on instead of trashing it because I asked a freakin' QUESTION.
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Posted 12/19/13 , edited 12/19/13

WaterElixer wrote:

I wanted to know something that's been nagging me for a while now. The "Kuroko's Basketball" title.


Hi there! This was reported because it's a personal "help" thread and separate threads of this sort are against CR's site rules.

However, that doesn't mean you can't ask questions. It just means you should ask them in appropriate existing threads. In this case I bet the folks reading the current Kuroko's Basketball discussion thread would be happy to share their thoughts and knowledge about this. Here's the link to that thread.

/forumtopic-822195/kuroko-no-basuke-season-2-discussion

In cases where there isn't a specific thread that's related to the question, you can always ask in "The Anime Help Thread." It's one of the threads "stickied" near the top of the Anime forum, so is easy to find if you need it in the future. Here's the link to that.

/forumtopic-10664/the-anime-help-thread

Hope that helps!


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