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NEWS: So, I Can't Play H! Manga to Bundle Unaired Anime on BD




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DmonHiro





PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:30 am Reply with quote
Why is the English title "So, I Can't Play H!" anyway? Yes, it's one of the ways to translate the original title, but it makes absolutely no sense given the context. I don't think there's a single mention of H games in the thing. "And that's why I can't be a perv" is a much more accurate translation considering the source material.
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RogerSterling



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:29 am Reply with quote
OHHH Goody!! - I'm quite jazzed Sentai got it. It's not a bad little show. Not the best Service show - but by no means the worst
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The King of Harts



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:17 am Reply with quote
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I don't think there's a single mention of H games in the thing.

Can't H be used for sex and sex-like things in general? Futari H doesn't have anything to do with H-games, but that's what it's called in Japanese. Then there's the episode in Captain Tylor called Angel in White' Begins With an H (spoiler[H(エッチ)ではじまる 白衣の天使I]), and it's explained that it's pun because the new nurse is really sexy and is named Harumi. I always thought H was flexible like the word hentai. Sometimes it's used to refer to the material you're viewing, sometimes it's used to refer to a pervy person (Ben-to).

I think the weirdest part is the "Play". So, I Can't Do H makes more sense to me.
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superdry



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:04 am Reply with quote
DmonHiro wrote:
Why is the English title "So, I Can't Play H!" anyway? Yes, it's one of the ways to translate the original title, but it makes absolutely no sense given the context. I don't think there's a single mention of H games in the thing. "And that's why I can't be a perv" is a much more accurate translation considering the source material.


I don't know if it was in the original printrun, but the first volume of the manga has that title on the back cover. So its probably a Japanese thing that that title needs to be used.
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DmonHiro





PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:06 am Reply with quote
superdry wrote:
I don't know if it was in the original printrun, but the first volume of the manga has that title on the back cover. So its probably a Japanese thing that that title needs to be used.


Ah, the old "Japan can't speak English" problem. Yeah... that makes sense.
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egozi14



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:48 am Reply with quote
why they announced it twice though? Surprised

i recall that they already announced about OVA for this show, the previous announcement also claimed that the "other" ova will come out in march.... unless it another OVA

i confuse...
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