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Post Reply What is with the grunts and heavy breathing?
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hmpf. haaa-huh. meh.
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I once read somewhere on the extranets that Japanese people can have a total conversation consisting of nothing more than grunts and noises alike.
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Because they are unfit but they look the exact opposite.
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The Japanese just more readily use sounds like "mm" for an affirmative response and "eh" for a questioning one. There's no real need to think about it too much. Languages are crazy.

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I wish context were supplied with the OP (I post here a lot, but don't watch enough to quickly find examples.)

If I were to guess, I would say that it's a means of simply filling silence or adding tension (much like how the character of Amnesia: The Dark Descent sounds like he's flailing a skeleton around or playing with a fist full or marbles whenever he's "anxious.")

By over-doing a reaction, you will heighten the audience's reaction. Laugh tracks were originally made for this purpose. A scene seems funnier if an audience is laughing about it all the time and a scene seems to be a far bigger deal if a character is overreacting during it (as long as they don't get silly.)

In Raging Bull they blended animal sounds into the audience when they were screaming for more action.
In Jurassic Park, the sounds of charging elephants and roller coasters were used to instinctually cause a sense of tension for the audience.

Et cetera.
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aidenraine wrote:

I thought this thread could use these.


OH! THOSE!
I thought the OP was talking about characters doing a lot of "hmph" and breathing heavily before an action suddenly happens (I think SHAFT does this)

That's what I get for not reading -.-
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I don't see Grunts heavily breathing, I see them shouting "Demon!" and "You killed Flipyap!" as I charge into battle as John-117.
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HauAreWe wrote:


aidenraine wrote:

I thought this thread could use these.


OH! THOSE!
I thought the OP was talking about characters doing a lot of "hmph" and breathing heavily before an action suddenly happens (I think SHAFT does this)

That's what I get for not reading -.-


Wait... isn't that what he was talking about?
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1) To make it more realistic

2) Porn
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Cue the porn music.
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Posted 3/12/14 , edited 3/12/14
This thread really needs source material. I still have no idea what the OP's talking about. I posted under the impression he was referring to the monosyllabic utterances used frequently in Japanese, but now I'm not so sure.
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You have to admit, some of the Japanese monosyllabic utterances like "gyu" and "geh" are pretty awesome.
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buldieb wrote:

This thread really needs source material. I still have no idea what the OP's talking about. I posted under the impression he was referring to the monosyllabic utterances used frequently in Japanese, but now I'm not so sure.


Like in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1FPyb7UFUM It starts around 0:30

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