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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:13 pm Reply with quote
Clicked this because I had no idea what anime this was. "ライフル・イズ・ビューティフル" is literally "Rifle is Beautiful". I don't understand why that wasn't good enough lol. "Chidori RSC" is a weird localization.

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Takkun4343



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:08 pm Reply with quote
And so the mind-boggling name changes for stateside release this season continue.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:23 pm Reply with quote
Takkun4343 wrote:
And so the mind-boggling name changes for stateside release this season continue.

I am guessing this name change is related to the crisis of gun violence in the United States. I would have been cool with the original title, but I get why it could have been problematic.
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darkchibi07



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:23 pm Reply with quote
I have to say I'm starting to get really worried about this series. This show is about to premiere in a few weeks, and there hasn't been any PV of this whatsoever.
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Chrono1000



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:43 pm Reply with quote
Takkun4343 wrote:
And so the mind-boggling name changes for stateside release this season continue.

It is good that the show got licensed but that is a baffling title. Unless it was a copyright issue I don't know why Rifle is Beautiful would be changed to Chidori RSC. I did an Internet search and besides the Naruto attack the only thing that seems somewhat related is that Chidori can refer to lighting.

angelmcazares wrote:
I am guessing this name change is related to the crisis of gun violence in the United States.

The murder rate among US citizens from guns has barely changed in 50 years and the main issue is the mainstream media and their suspicious desire to take away constitutional rights.
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Moontei



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:08 pm Reply with quote
Yea, the name change is stupid. No reason unless there really was some kind of licensing issue.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:39 pm Reply with quote
Chrono1000 wrote:
It is good that the show got licensed but that is a baffling title. Unless it was a copyright issue I don't know why Rifle is Beautiful would be changed to Chidori RSC. I did an Internet search and besides the Naruto attack the only thing that seems somewhat related is that Chidori can refer to lighting.


Chidori is the name of the high school the characters go to. The R and C in RSC presumably refer to rifle and club, considering the premise.
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WANNFH



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:44 pm Reply with quote
zrnzle500 wrote:
Chidori is the name of the high school the characters go to. The R and C in RSC presumably refer to rifle and club, considering the premise.
Well, if RSC is the abbreviation of "Rifle School Club" as I think, it makes a bit of sense. Still a completely mind-bogging and dumb choice of name though.
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marshmallowpie



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:20 am Reply with quote
Ah yes, give a name change to a series where the name is already in English. I guess calling it "Non-skiing-half of biathlon is beautiful" is just too long.
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