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v1cious



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:49 am Reply with quote
wow, that name is really retarded. is that the actual japanese title?
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lianncoop
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:08 am Reply with quote
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ADV Films will be releasing Akitaro Daichi's Makasete Iruka! OAV in North America early this summer, prior to its Japanese release. The North American title will be Grrl Power.


Or are you asking if "Makasete Iruka!" literally translates to mean "Grrl Power?"
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sun007



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:39 am Reply with quote
lianncoop wrote:
The article states
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ADV Films will be releasing Akitaro Daichi's Makasete Iruka! OAV in North America early this summer, prior to its Japanese release. The North American title will be Grrl Power.


Or are you asking if "Makasete Iruka!" literally translates to mean "Grrl Power?"


Why couldn't they just call it "Makasete Iruka!"? It's not that hard of a Japanese name.
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Godaistudios



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:06 am Reply with quote
I just wish the north american industry wasn't so prone to dumbing down titles like that.

Instead of appearing to be hip, I think people are more likely to balk at and be put off by such titles.
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Tenchi



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:02 am Reply with quote
I normally don't complain about such things, and this is unlikely to be a title I'd be interested in either way, but Grrl Power sounds so 1995.

Maybe this title has some 90s nostalgia value? In 2004, that title just comes across as roadkill on the Information Superhighway.

Oh, wait, "Information Superhighway" jokes are also so 1995...
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Dejiko



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:42 am Reply with quote
Frankly, I fail to see the association with Spice Girls-like yells (oh wait, don't tell me ADV's going to have input on the soundtrack, right?) As much as I like Daichi's work, it'll take more than a reversable cover with the original title to make me buy this version. I know it's about the content, not the title, but they're really pushing it now. Guess I'll wait and see wether or not the R2 release will have English subs like Daichi's Animation Runner Kuromi 1 & 2.
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RZetlin



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:48 am Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
wow, that name is really retarded. is that the actual japanese title?


The actual Japanese title according to Animerica is "Leave It Up to Iruka".

The title ADV came up with is almost as bad as the title "Battle Vixens" Tokyopop created for Ikki Tousen.
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Godaistudios



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:40 am Reply with quote
Actually, Battle Vixens has been seen on official Japanese products. That name is not a creation of Tokyopop's...
http://www.animeten.com/​details.​php?​productID=​M-​MOVC-​M534M20-​1203 shows on the back image of Movic's release.
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Tony K.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:46 am Reply with quote
I still think "Samurai X" is the worst, since Rurouni Kenshin is my favorite series, and I have a little bias. Razz
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Godaistudios



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:54 am Reply with quote
Yep, Samurai X is pretty bad. But that's not NA industry's fault either. That's one of Sony's suggested names for the series, well before the U.S. got ahold of it.
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