Anime Naming Convention

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How should anime titles be represented on the site?

Japanese Only
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1%
English Only
3
4%
Japanese Primary (English Secondary)
20
29%
English Primary (Japanese Secondary)
45
65%
 
Total votes : 69

Re: Anime Naming Convention

Postby Athena » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:47 am

Qyot27 wrote:This is partly because the unofficial titles can always change, and for that matter, the community can often be divided over which title to use. I hate to point out the 800-pound gorilla, but some of the perception for unofficial titles is driven by what the fansub groups use, and they generally don't always agree on things either, which makes Japanese priority better for unlicensed material, IMO.


This +100

If we're going to use roman letters, let's at least make Japanese primary. Otherwise it just gets too confusing when titles change because of either a shift in community consensus or because of a change after licensing.

I fully admit I am biased. I am unsure of what my opinion would be if I could only speak English.
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Re: Anime Naming Convention

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:18 pm

Based on my own opinion, I would tend to go:

1) English for all Titles with a Official English Title (i.e. released in English) with possibly Japanese title reference in brackets)
2) Japanese title for ones with no official English title with possible reference to English title if know by it depending on Space)

Kionon, I understand your view, however this is site's language is primary English so to me it does not make sense to go with Japanese titles only

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Re: Anime Naming Convention

Postby Nya-chan Production » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:35 pm

Well, if we have nothing better I think this might suffice, I am not against...
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Re: Anime Naming Convention

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:00 pm

Nya-chan Production wrote:Well, if we have nothing better I think this might suffice, I am not against...


Well, we could always force it to be in Czech :P Well.. maybe not, my Czech reading skills are way too rusty :?

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Re: Anime Naming Convention

Postby JaddziaDax » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:55 am

Which title to use for Kannazuki No Miko's official licensed title? I guess the most recent title?
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Re: Anime Naming Convention

Postby Athena » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:21 am

KannaDZUki. Romaji fail. :P

tsu with ten ten becomes dzu and su with ten ten becomes zu, and the pronunciation is slightly different. Ten ten changes BOTH the t to d and s to z. Not directed at you, at all, Dax, just a general observation of why romanisation can be a total bitch.
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Re: Anime Naming Convention

Postby Nya-chan Production » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:45 am

She's probably using Hepburn and not Kunrei-shiki, seeing as she's American and not Japanese |:
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Re: Anime Naming Convention

Postby Athena » Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:51 pm

I use modified Hepburn most of the time, but eh. Learn2Kana. It only took me about two weeks to learn hiragana and katakana, although I struggle with learning kanji anywhere near a reasonable speed.
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Re: Anime Naming Convention

Postby JaddziaDax » Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:29 pm

I'm not using anything since I can't read any Japanese lettering.

I'm using one of the official English titles, but since it's been re-licensed that title has changed...

Then there's all the fuss about is it Kannazuki or Kannaduki >.>
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Re: Anime Naming Convention

Postby Athena » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:20 am

JaddziaDax wrote:Then there's all the fuss about is it Kannazuki or Kannaduki >.>


A debate that amuses me, as both are wrong, since moon uses tsu (tsuki), ten ten makes it dzu. A z vs d argument totally misses the point. :P
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Re: Anime Naming Convention

Postby Nya-chan Production » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:07 am

(yeah, the naming Kio uses is always the right one)
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Re: Anime Naming Convention

Postby JaddziaDax » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:24 pm

It's only a debate because z is the Official title.... weather it's messed up or not
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Re: Anime Naming Convention

Postby Athena » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:34 pm

Right, which is why my amusement isn't directed at you, but more at the fact that someone clearly didn't do their homework.
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