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    [Done] Relationship Terminology

    Context of the situation:

    Girl1 has her boyfriend see a movie with her other friend (girl2).
    Comic mistake has boyfriend and girl2 end up at a pink cinema, where girl2 says the following in...
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    Re: Vastolorde Discussion

    Aizen goes as far to state his disappointment in the strength of his Espada.
    That leaves the option that Vasto Lordes were truly hyped by Soul Society as a whole and Aizen fell into the trap just as...
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    Sticky: [Travel] Re: Which COUNTRY that you LOVE to go and WHY??

    I'd like to visit Turkey (read: Istanbul) for the history and the beautiful architecture.
    I also have a mild fascination with Latin America and would like to visit one of the numerous countries,...
  4. Re: Hiragana or Katakana, which is better for manga names

    Generally, it's what's more appropriate for the word itself in standard written Japanese. If it's a loan-word or foreign word, usually katakana, and occasionally roomaji is used (or combined). If...
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    Re: Vastolorde Discussion

    If I'm not mistaken, no female hollow has a hole in them when in released state. Also, at least a few fracciones don't have a hollow hole in their released state. (Can't really tell in unreleased...
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    Re: Vastolorde Discussion

    The data book states that nearly all the Espada are Vasto Lorde.
    I can't remember the wording exactly, but people banked on the general ambiguity of Japanese to read into the statement.
    However,...
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    [Theory] Re: The three getsu's

    Aizen's sword name is actually an expression. Kyoukasuigetsu can be read as "something seen but untouchable."
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    Poll: [Question] Re: Name for Ichigo's Inner Power thing.

    Just for humor, zan'nichi (斬日).
    Slaying Moon becomes Slaying Sun.
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    [Other] Re: If you could be any animal, what would you be?

    http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj263/ttcb8/leopard.jpg

    Sort of a fan of large cats and dogs, but I think I'd want to be a leopard. Reasonably fast, can jump well, and a fairly diverse diet...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Is Masashi Kishimoto Sexist?

    I think anyone who sees sexism in Naruto and doesn't in the ones you just listed are looking through a lopsided lens, but it seems like there's active effort to keep the discussion exclusively...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Is Masashi Kishimoto Sexist?

    I would doubt that people would trivialize seriously unacceptable behavior with minor trivialities. I could be wrong, but in my mind, that analogy that minor situations lessen the significance of...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Is Masashi Kishimoto Sexist?

    Assuming that Purearab318 isn't trolling and is from Iran, he could be reflecting his own cultural values onto the manga. From my experience (what little I have) studying feminism and sexism, Naruto...
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    [Discussion] Re: Laptops for college

    The only thing you really need for college unless otherwise specified is a word processor program. I've had friends in college who used laptops made 4-5+ years before they entered with just bare...
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    [Info] Re: Order of Surnames and Given Names

    It may not be outright censorship or something as strange as turning onigiri into donuts, but some of the stuff I've read online has a good infusion of the translator's own culture imbued in the...
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    [Info] Re: Order of Surnames and Given Names

    If you're going to talk about being rude to the culture of the manga, the name order is just a symptom of a deeper problem, the language. What you read in English is not necessarily how the mangaka...
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    Sticky: Re: FMA Spoiler Thread

    It's implied that he can now see again. He agrees to use Marco's philosopher's stone to pay the cost to go to the gate and retrieve it in exchange for trying to revise the policies concerning Ishval.
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    Sticky: Re: FMA Spoiler Thread

    No, he's working to revive the Ishvalan beliefs and culture with Miles.
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    Sticky: Re: FMA Spoiler Thread

    For the Mustang rank, Pg 87 radio broadcast has him as 准将, Brigadier General. If I recall correctly, that's the same rank as Kremin, Edison and all the higher ups that were killed.
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Is Masashi Kishimoto Sexist?

    I don't think anyone was arguing that Naruto was solely sexist slanted towards females.
    Powerful women figures are rare in actual societies because they face a glass ceiling in most of their...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Is Masashi Kishimoto Sexist?

    Not going to quote the whole thing because that's just going to lead to an unnecessarily large post format.

    In reference to Shojo, yes, there are plenty of sexist Shojo mangas too. Just because a...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Is Masashi Kishimoto Sexist?

    It goes back to the point that they're basically all underdeveloped compared to their male counterparts, which could be interpreted as sexist when you consider the general preference to develop and...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Is Masashi Kishimoto Sexist?

    You're asking if a work created by someone who lives in a society where gender roles are similar to those you would've seen in the West during the 1930's is sexist. By almost every Western...
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    [Life] Re: Something You're Asked All The Time

    "So, are you Chinese or Japanese?"
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    Sticky: Re: FMA Spoiler Thread

    This is about roughly what I've translated from what I could make out with the raws:

    ブリッグズ兵:半分ふっ飛んだ…..!
    Briggs Soldier: It was blown in half…!
    ブリッグズ兵:北門のブラック隊と連絡つけない…
    Briggs Soldier: I can’t...
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    [Life] Re: What happens when you die?

    As someone mentioned earlier, what we know as a scientific truth can be explained fairly simply. Eventually our bodies decay and the chemicals and nutrients will be dispersed to provide continued...
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    [Life] Re: Top 25 things on your to do list

    1. Get a full time, reasonable paying job so I can support myself.
    2. Buy a vehicle.
    3. Move out from parents and be independent again.
    4. Pay off college student loans.
    5. Consider...
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    [Discussion] Re: What was your first anime?

    I don't remember the names of the first anime I saw, and I was in Korea for the early part of my childhood so I don't even know if it was Korean or Japanese import. My earliest memory of one was a...
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    [Society] Re: The END of the World is near!

    I think one of the founding fathers made a comment that every election that ushers in a new president is a peaceful revolution. I think that it's unlikely that the US, or any other country, will...
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    [Discussion] Re: Organic vs Regular

    If I'm given the choice to eat something that's been coated/injected full of chemicals that, while protecting what I was eating while it was alive, would be otherwise unnecessary and possibly harmful...
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    Poll: [Life] Re: Being a Genius - Is it a Choice?

    I think people all have a unique level of intelligence. Hence, if you were to measure everyone's ability in one specific field, you would see varying levels of performance. In that way, I don't...
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    [Society] Re: The END of the World is near!

    I think the innate desire by various groups for the end of the world is more interesting than the doomsday predictions themselves. Why do some obsess over the end? I was watching some TV programs...
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    [Politics] Re: Collateral Murder in Iraq

    While the title of the thread is an attention grabber, the first line of the OP is more likely to generate retaliation, like it already has. The US government consistently justifies its own actions...
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    [Society] Re: Heterosexuality contra Homosexuality

    Hollywood only has a handful, if that, of films that really press the issues of sexuality. Brokeback Mountain is probably one of the few works that really delve into the general condition of these...
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    [Life] Re: Studying or Working?

    Prefer work that provides a bit of a mental challenge. I don't like menial work, and the only downside to studying is that I don't feel like I'm really accomplishing anything. I want an interactive...
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    [Discussion] Re: Yomigana vs. Written text

    Have you gotten any feedback on whether readers mind or care whether there's footnote explanations or not?
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    [Discussion] Re: Yomigana vs. Written text

    Yomigana is basically the same as furigana. The major difference is that furigana is exclusively the kana written beside kanji whereas yomigana includes both furigana and kana that is written at...
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    Sticky: [Language] Re: What Languages do you know?

    English: Native speaker
    Japanese: A bit weak on vocabulary, but nothing a national language dictionary can't solve. Otherwise, passably fluent (?)
    Korean: Basic comprehension

    Added
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    Sticky: Re: Where Do You Come From?

    I grew up as a military brat, so in general, I'm from the US. If I were to call any place a home town, it'd be a sleepy town in NY that's only a few minutes drive to Canada.

    added
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    Sticky: Re: How did you come across MangaHelpers?

    Originally discovered the site while looking for latest releases of manga.
    Finally registered because I wanted to talk to a translator here.
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    [Discussion] Re: Yomigana vs. Written text

    It isn't important at all when the literal meaning is what it actually is (so that even if it isn't translated, the reader can simply see that it is what the literal meaning says it is). It's the...
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    [Discussion] Re: Yomigana vs. Written text

    The once I cited above. The フラスコの中の小人 text made sense when the being was actually a small creature inside a flask. The yomigana ホームンクルス is associated from the beginning as what the creature is...
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    [Discussion] Re: Yomigana vs. Written text

    I generally agree on the point that the main text meaning is usually not important. At least not to the overall plot of the story. However, on rare occasion, it seems that it provides an insight...
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    [Discussion] Yomigana vs. Written text

    Every now and again when I read manga in the original Japanese, I'll notice that what's written out and the provided yomigana are different. I was wondering how manga translators would deal with...
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