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    [Spoiler] Re: Naruto 450 Spoiler Pics and Summaries

    Dunno if it's legit, but here's my trans for the prev spoiler.

    疲れきって歩いて里に向かうナルトそこにカカシが現れ肩をかし
    As Naruto heads back to the village, exhausted, Kakashi appears and lends him his shoulder.
    ...
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    [Spoiler] Re: Naruto 448 Spoiler Pics and Summaries

    Besides offering my anal-retentive retranslations of previously posted spoilers, I'd like to mention I've been checking out 2ch, and Nja's text has been confirmed by Ohana. So, it's looking like...
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    [Spoiler] Re: Naruto 427 Spoiler Pics and Summaries Thread

    A couple of corrections which might be of use - nothing really that big, for the most part, but they might help make some points clearer.



    More like:

    "The katsuyu sent by Tsunade reach all...
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    [Spoiler] Re: Naruto 424 Spoiler Pics and Summaries Thread

    A small (but significant) correction here:




    命に別状はない = "His life is not in peril."
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    [Spoiler] Re: Naruto 423 Spoiler Pics and Summaries Thread

    Verification: Confirmed

    I dunno how closely the English text in the post by thewar reflects the Chinese script, but I thought I'd offer a translation a little bit more in line with the Japanese...
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    [Spoiler] Re: Naruto 420 Spoiler Pics and Summaries

    More like a "chakra receiver." In other words, chakra is transmitted to the black poles from somewhere.




    Ino's dad, IRC, is brain scanning the Hidden Rain prisoner they have, but is having...
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    Sticky: Re: Naruto Databook 3 Discussion Thread

    Hi guys. I've been in hiding recently (more like swamped with homework and the like), but I just wanted to post that I got the Databook today and thought I'd share a few random tidbits. I've barely...
  8. Re: [Shounen] Naruto 399 Compilation

    An unsolicited observation, but one I think might actually help... so I'll post it here. If this isn't the proper place for it, the mods may feel free to delete it.

    Here goes...

    I noticed that...
  9. Poll: [Discussion] Re: is naruto getting boring?

    I voted "no", but it's a little more complicated than a simple "no."

    I think, without realizing it, Kishi did something unwise in part 1: he created lots of interesting characters, too many to...
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    Poll: Re: The Tobi = Uchiha Madara by Kishi thread

    Tobis are actually birds of prey (called black kites), just like hawks.

    The three Uchiha each have their identifying bird:

    Sasuke: Hawk
    Itachi: Crow
    Madara: Black Kite

    Here's their wiki...
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    Poll: Re: The Tobi = Uchiha Madara by Kishi thread

    Well, even if it *is* Obito being possessed, wouldn't that still technically make it Madara? Did anyone refer to the characters Orochimaru was possessing as anything other than "Orochimaru"? We even...
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Volume 41 - Original Character

    Upon request, here's what the submitter wrote about the character, and Kishi's (very, very brief) comment.

    氷 - Tsurara - 17 years old.

    A girl who, like Haku, uses "hyou-ton" jutsu. Analyzing...
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    Poll: The Tobi = Uchiha Madara by Kishi thread

    Ok, I'm not even sure this post deserves it's own thread, nor if I'm posting it in the right place, since I hardly ever go outside the spoiler/chapter discussion threads, but...

    Therein I still...
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    [Discussion] Re: Fight hunger with a "click"

    Nice... although I wonder if it's really your English vocabulary you're improving, since a good chunk of the "high-level" words are plain French. :p

    I got a 45 without a dictionary. More...
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    [Chapter] Re: Naruto 376 Predictions [Naruto]

    You know, with all this talk of what the "sixth" element is, I feel compelled to point out that, technically, the term "element" has yet to appear even once in the manga.

    The term which has...
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    [Chapter] Re: 373 Discussion [Naruto]

    Ok, there seems to be some misconceptions around here, so...



    Now, you see, the manga does not clearly state it's the most powerful of the three. It says it's the most 崇高, and I really can't...
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    [Chapter] Re: 370 Predictions [Naruto]

    I wrote to Bax, who was kind enough to open the spoiler thread for us. Just remember there's a seperate spoiler discussion thread, and that all spoilers are "potential" until proven true.
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    [Chapter] Re: 370 Predictions [Naruto]

    Actually, that's a mistranslation you have there. 機は熟した = "The time is ripe." No machine, no machine.
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    [Chapter] Re: 369 Predictions [Naruto]

    Actually, it isn't. 小南, or "Small South", is... probably just a name made up by Kishi. No relation to Conan The Barbarian or "Schwartzy."




    I think it's fair to say he's the weakest, in as...
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    [Chapter] Re: 368 Predictions [Naruto]

    Right. He's saying "testing yourself" is not just any stupid reason like Sasuke says, but rather that it's very important people test themselves.

    It being important, he decided to do it. How? By...
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    [Chapter] Re: 368 Predictions [Naruto]

    Hmmm... I'm looking at the original Japanese here, right now...

    When Sasuke asks him why, Itachi's answer is:

    己の器を量るためだ

    Onore no utsuwa wo hakaru tame da.

    This line is tricky.
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    [Chapter] Re: 368 Predictions [Naruto]

    Yeah, I see what you mean.

    I guess it's just funny to some of us who know Japanese, because manga naming conventions are all about cheese.

    Whirlpool Naruto
    Sea Dolphin
    Crop field Scarecrow...
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    [Chapter] Re: 368 Predictions [Naruto]

    If Pain and Naruto are blood related, and if it turns out they're siblings, I'd be far more tempted to bet they're older- younger brother than twins.

    Kishi loves parallels (a lot of authors do),...
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    [Chapter] Re: 368 Predictions [Naruto]

    That's not quite what I meant.

    See, I'm a translator, and I'm saying the translation which says "former Whirlpool country" is mistaken.

    確か元渦の国のくノ一で。。。 is the line, and what it means is "Yeah,...
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    [Chapter] Re: 367 Discussion [Naruto]

    "Za." Sound effect for heavy rain (er, or not. Actually, I think it's meant just to be cinematic, but it's definitely an sfx. Manga uses so much sfx, there's no equivalent in English for them.)
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    [Chapter] Re: 368 Predictions [Naruto]

    I'd say Pain looks older than Naruto, but if they are around the same age, you may well be right.



    I did. But not quite. I said it would be something of a waste if he were to die to someone to...
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    [Chapter] Re: 368 Predictions [Naruto]

    Lemme break this post up into 1) damage control and 2) my own predictions.

    1) Damage control.

    Regardless of what you may have read in a certain translation, Jiraiya never implies Whirpool...
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    [Chapter] Re: 367 Discussion [Naruto]

    Not with the exact words "Naruto's the Fourth's son", but indirectly, yeah, they did. You'd have to ignore the entire flow of the conversation to conclude otherwise.
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    [Chapter] Re: 367 Discussion [Naruto]

    She's not from the "former" whirlpool country. She was "originally" from Whirlpool Country (implying she joined Konoha or some other organization later on). :)
  30. Re: Translation Issue and Clarification/Translators Discussion: Tobi's Lines

    うちはマダラの力 would have indeed conveyed a very different idea, i.e, Uchiha Madara's power.

    The same idea would also be conveyed by "うちはマダラ の この ちから,” arrangement which would have left little doubt...
  31. Re: Translation Issue and Clarification/Translators Discussion: Tobi's Lines

    He is indeed talking about "power" ... what were saying is that, in Japanese, as a rule of interpretation, when the name of a person follows "kono", that person is necessarily the speaker himself....
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    [Chapter] Re: 363 Discussion [Naruto]

    The translation's wrong. See NJT's translation post Iwanin-fixes. :p
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    [Chapter] Re: 363 Discussion [Naruto]

    It's been ages since I've been excited by a Naruto chapter, so I think I'll share my thoughts here:

    1. Tobi is definitely the "Shadow guy" or "Real AL". Almost no question in my mind. Here's why:...
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    [Discussion] Re: An interesting article on game translation...

    Thanks for the link, Buddy! :)
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    Re: Gold Knight's Ten Comments (Naruto 345-NOW)

    I think that was the whole point. I don't know exactly how it was translated, but Suigetsu says "Under these circumstances, I have the advantage" - meaning that the situation they were in gave him an...
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    Re: Gold Knight's Ten Comments (Naruto 345-NOW)

    Well, chapter 347 is out now, so this feels a little late, but there are a couple of things I wanted to say and I probably won't be back here until looong after GK posts his review for chapter 347...
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    Re: Gold Knight's Ten Comments (Naruto 342)

    When Sasori's using the Third, Chiyo loses her ability to manipulate puppets with two hands, because her "puppet" hand winds up clogged with iron sand.

    But the moment Sakura smashes the Third,...
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    Re: Gold Knight's Ten Comments (Naruto 342)

    Things I've really liked about part 2

    1. Akatsuki. Every single one of them is a keeper. Except for Tobi. Maybe.

    2. Sakura kicking ass in the battle against Sasori.

    3. Sai's foul mouth (but...
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    [Anime] Re: Naruto Shippuden 001 Episode Discussion

    It's not just the people, it's the time they have and the budget. Producing weekly episodes is something that simply can't be done with very high quality.

    The fact that the drawings are different...
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    [Anime] Re: Naruto Shippuden 001 Episode Discussion

    Well, you of all people should know the feeling... アイム ラビン イ gets real old, real soon... :p
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    [Anime] Re: Naruto Shippuden 001 Episode Discussion

    They kept those comercials in? F_ck, the good thing about downloading anime from the internet is the fact that you can skip the comercials. I've only been watching anime on Japanese TV for three...
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    Sticky: [Games] Re: FF XII Thread: Talk Away!!!

    If you think so, then you'll probably like Blue Dragon. It's like a turbo-charged version of FFV's system... There are 100 skills and you can equip a maximum of ... 11, I think. Of course, you have...
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    Sticky: [Games] Re: FF XII Thread: Talk Away!!!

    I had the exact same beef with the Materia system. I enjoy the strategy involved in developing each character's unique abilities and then putting them together to form the best party possible for a...
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    Re: Gold Knight's Ten Comments (Naruto 341)

    I have a prediction for next chapter. While both Kakuzu and Hidan may be considered "defeated", I'm not sure we've seen the last of them. Hidan's definitely not dead, since he's immortal. As for...
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    Sticky: [Games] Re: FF XII Thread: Talk Away!!!

    I haven't read this thread in its entirety, but from what I can tell a lot of people where as disappointed with the game as I was (which I finished last April - I played the Japanese version).
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    Re: Gold Knight's Ten Comments (Naruto 337)

    When I first saw those panels I thought it was Naruto too, but then when you look at final page, it becomes clear it was both of them. They're each have one arm in the air, as if they've just used...
  47. Re: Naruto 334 Compilations & Clarifications

    Obviously nothing wrong with the translations, but Sharingan is spelled 写輪眼, and not 車輪眼... ;)
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    Re: Gold Knight's Ten Comments (Naruto 333)

    *Sigh*... yappari ka.... It seems I'm indeed the only one who's not crazy about Final Fantasy XII. I guess this means I don't know what makes a good RPG, and thus I shouldn't be thinking about doing...
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    Re: Gold Knight's Ten Comments (Naruto 329)

    One man's (or woman's, in WL's case) rant is another man's essay. Er, whatever.



    うむ.

    But even suspending disbelief and supposing it all goes according to plan, the most disappointing aspect...
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    Re: Gold Knight's Ten Comments (Naruto 329)

    This is actually the chapter I've hated the most, except for perhaps 310 ("Nakama").

    It kinda maims Akatsuki, in my opinion.

    We've been waiting years to find out what their "sinister goal"...
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