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wolf10



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:56 pm Reply with quote
Every time I see that Anglicized title, I think it should have been "Do you even lift?" Such a waste of potential.
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KabaKabaFruit



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:43 pm Reply with quote
wolf10 wrote:
Every time I see that Anglicized title, I think it should have been "Do you even lift?" Such a waste of potential.

Right, because not kowtowing to American memes is considered wasted potential. Rolling Eyes

I'm keeping my eyes peeled for this anime.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:53 pm Reply with quote
It could have at least been grammatically correct: "How many" or "how heavy of". How much dumbells sounds, well, dumb.
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Niyari



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Ai Fairouz? is that a rookie half?
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Greed1914
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:09 pm Reply with quote
VORTIA wrote:
It could have at least been grammatically correct: "How many" or "how heavy of". How much dumbells sounds, well, dumb.


I could see that being something that is changed if it gets localized. It wouldn't be the first time where a more literal translation of a title is avoided because it doesn't work as well in translation. Heck, Funimation used Grimgar: Of Fantasy and Ash for the simuldub and then Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions for the home video release, so titles can be adjusted.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:43 pm Reply with quote
KabaKabaFruit wrote:
wolf10 wrote:
Every time I see that Anglicized title, I think it should have been "Do you even lift?" Such a waste of potential.

Right, because not kowtowing to American memes is considered wasted potential. Rolling Eyes


Leavin' money on the table bro.
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Heishi



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The voice and music make it sound so epic.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:52 pm Reply with quote
VORTIA wrote:
It could have at least been grammatically correct: "How many" or "how heavy of". How much dumbells sounds, well, dumb.


Well now it's ruined for me.
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fit girls my only weakness
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koinosuke



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:12 pm Reply with quote
KabaKabaFruit wrote:
wolf10 wrote:
Every time I see that Anglicized title, I think it should have been "Do you even lift?" Such a waste of potential.

Right, because not kowtowing to American memes is considered wasted potential. Rolling Eyes

I'm keeping my eyes peeled for this anime.


Good translation with non-awkward English =/= kowtowing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:05 pm Reply with quote
From what I'm seeing, it looks like I'll be seeing a nice-looking anime complete with funny moments (scripted brilliantly by Fumihiko Shimo) and hot anime girls (though probably not as hot as the ones in Sports Girl, an online Korean web comic).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:08 pm Reply with quote
KabaKabaFruit wrote:
wolf10 wrote:
Every time I see that Anglicized title, I think it should have been "Do you even lift?" Such a waste of potential.

Right, because not kowtowing to American memes is considered wasted potential. Rolling Eyes

I'm keeping my eyes peeled for this anime.


It's a gag manga about high school girls doing muscle training in a gym filled with macho men. "Do You Even Lift" would have fit it perfectly.
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Niyari wrote:
Ai Fairouz? is that a rookie half?
Yeah, half-Egyptian.
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KabaKabaFruit



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:35 am Reply with quote
teferi wrote:
It's a gag manga about high school girls doing muscle training in a gym filled with macho men. "Do You Even Lift" would have fit it perfectly.

Just like Over 9000 fits Dragon Ball Z perfectly? Have a nice day, teferi.
koinosuke wrote:
Good translation with non-awkward English =/= kowtowing

Missing the point.
jdnation wrote:
Leavin' money on the table bro.

Meaning?

Sometimes, posts like these make me wonder what people legitimately want in anime. One moment, people want gimmicks because gimmicks sell, the next moment, they don't because it would ruin the show. Make up your minds.
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nDroae



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:21 am Reply with quote
I read the original title as a friendly exchange between the girls. "Do you even lift" adds an air of dismissive snobbery.

teferi wrote:
It's a gag manga about high school girls doing muscle training in a gym filled with macho men. "Do You Even Lift" would have fit it perfectly.

If it's a man asking that question, then the show would be named and defined by those men. Do they take a "girls don't belong here" stance like the males in last year's space fishing show (Between the Sky and Sea)? From descriptions I read, it sounded like the manga is mainly about the girls enjoying what they do, rather than aiming to prove anything to the boys.
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