Translation in Video Games segment

As some of you know, I'm a big fan of etymology. I love knowing why things are named certain ways, and more interestingly, what the thought process was for how something arrived at receiving a certain name.

I'm starting off by looking at names of items in Monster Hunter. But if you have any questions about any other video games, I can always take a look at it.

You can send questions at my e-mail address above, or post them on the forums in this thread.

Hope you guys find it interesting.

Edit: I'll be keeping it as a thread on my tumblr too at this link:

http://takkynoko.tumblr.com/tagged/Game-Translation

Kamen Rider Faiz 43 released

Faiz is almost complete? Very soon, Mari will be all mine then!

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If you like this pic, check out the guy's other Faiz illustrations.

Super Hero Taisen Z version 2 coming soon

Just fixing a line that got duplicated during the final checkoff. It's like falling on your face just short of the goal.

The 720 version also had some encoding issues which will get fixed. Thanks!

Quick note about the donation drive

Looks like we met our goal. Thank you to everyone who contributed. All our stuff would basically be homeless without you guys!

Talked with the server guy and we should be getting a new server sometime this week. Hurray!

Kamen Rider Fourze Quiz 12 released

And with that, I think Fourze is finally done. Nice work everyone!

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Super Hero Taisen Z released!

What a rad picture. Source

Now before you groan, this one was actually pretty good! If you enjoyed the Net Movies, then please enjoy the feature film too.

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And check out our impeccable timing. Heisei Kamen Rider VS Showa Kamen Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai has been announced. This must be fate. Also... happy Friday the 13th.

Book recommendation: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

So I just tore through Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. If you guys are anything like me, you will love this book. It will speak to you in the secret language of references and murmurs of things so alien to normal people that it may as well be a foreign language. It should appeal to you if...
-You like video games
-You like 80s pop culture
-You have an interest in Internet culture
-You like stories that take place in a semi-post apocalyptic society where people fight over basic necessities (like the Internet!)

It might especially resonate with you (maybe painfully so?), if you're a person like me who probably spends more time online than interacting with real friends

Book discussion thread

Kamen Rider Gaim 09 released

Awww. We finally got it worked out, so here's Gaim!

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Kyou 40 released

What's this? For like the first time this year, Kyouryuuger is released before Rider?! Must be opposite day.

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Kyouryuuger 39 released

With guest star Nakamura Shizuka from Rescue Fire. This is the movie tie-in episode. Which comes out today?

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Prince of Tennis musicals?

http://wiki.tvnihon.com/wiki/Musical_Prince_of_Tennis

As some of you might have noticed, there are a million overlaps between Musical Prince of Tennis and toku actors. So I'm making a list of actors from the Prince of Tennis musicals for the wiki.

Could someone look it over and check that the names are right? I copied them from the English Prince of Musical wiki, which is sometimes inconsistent with name order. Also, we tend to spell the name whichever way is most consistent with how the actual actor seems to spell it (by looking at their website/blog/etc), which is why Jinnai Syo instead of Sho/Shou.

I also plan on making some actor pages, so if you want to point out major toku actors on that list who don't have a page, that'd be good too. Thanks!

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Suika

Kamen Rider Gaim 08 released

"Sorry, were you sitting here?"

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2003 week ends: PGSM 24 released

Last PGSM in this batch to release. Almost halfway done. Stick around, Gaim later today.

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Kamen Rider Faiz 42 v2 released

Looks like some mistakes were in 42, so we released a v2. Enjoy!

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