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posted on 2002-07-10 21:41 EDT
List of changes and a petition link

As mentionned in our coverage of the TOKYOPOP panel at Anime Expo, they have made certain "editorial" changes to the series, including westernizing the characters' names.

Beto Machado has supplied us with the following list of changed names:

Tak (original name Takumi)
Iggy (original name Itsuki)
Cole (original name Koichiro)
Natalie (original name Natsuki)
Boss (original name Yuichi)
Ry (original name Ryosuke)
K.T. (original name Keisuke)
Zack (original name Takeshi)
Maya (original name Mako)
Simone (original name Sayuki)
Kyle (original name Kyoichi)
Hawk (original name Seiji)
Aki (original name Wataru)
Carrie (original name Kazumi)

Beto has also launched a petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/initiald/petition.html to request that Tokyopop release the Manga in a "100% authentic" format.

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