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Dessa
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:22 am Reply with quote
When I was looking up Shizuka Itou's roles, I noticed that there's an inconsistency in how the xxxHOLiC titles are capitalized.

XxxHOLiC (manga)
XXXHOLiC (TV)
XxxHOLiC: Kei (TV)
xxxHOLiC: Shunmuki (OAV)
xxxHOLiC: Rō (OAV)
xxxHOLiC: Rō Adayume (OAV)
XxxHOLiC the Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream
XXXHOLiC: Rei (manga)

That's 3 different styles of capitalizing the "XXX" portion.

While the font used for the official logo is a bit strange, FUNimation's DVDs all have xxxHOLiC in normal characters on them. Likewise, even with the strange font, the official logo does show the xxx to be the same size (although it does appear that the capitalization on the manga is xxxHoLic).

Doing quick searchs on RightStuf and Amazon, and they use xxxHOLiC for everything, and Japanese Wikipedia uses either XXXHOLiC or xxxHOLiC (noting the latter is used in mix media).

Given the DVD covers, the store listings, and the Japanese wikipedia article, I'd say that xxxHOLiC is probably the best capitalization, and all of the titles should be edited to reflect that.
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octopodpie
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:10 pm Reply with quote
I agree with the small "xxx" instead of "XXX" since the idea was to denote the early characters would be a "-holic" of some kind. Basically a victim of some kind of affliction.
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:01 pm Reply with quote
Now homogenized.
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