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Been really enjoying this manga looking forward to its conclusion
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Rafael Antonio Pineda wrote:
Ori no Naka no Soloist

The Japanese title of the manga in question is 『檻ノ中のソリスト』.
Since the word 'ソリスト' is the Japanese way to transliterate the French word 'soliste' into katakana and the loanword 'ソリスト' means 'a solo dancer in ballet' in Japan, if you transliterate '檻ノ中の' as 'Ori no Naka no', it may be better for you to transliterate 'ソリスト' as 'Soliste', rather than 'Soloist'.
(The main character of Ori no Naka no Soliste had danced already in the 1st chapter.)
In fact, many ballet-related terms that are used in Japan are 'imports' from France.

The Daijirin dictionary says:
ソリスト 【フランス soliste】 ②バレエのソロを踊る踊り手。第一舞踊手。

The title of George Asakura's manga about ballet 'Dance Dance Danseur' having the French word 'danseur' probably reflects Japanese ballet-related people's tending to use French terms.

A chapter of a 1970s shōjo manga classic Tsuru-hime jāq! by Tsuchida Yoshiko is about ballet, and a scene in the chapter is a parody of/a satire on ballet manga/ballet people that use many ballet-related loanwords from French.
Tsuru-hime jāq! was serialised in the Margaret shōjo manga magazine in the 1970s, and in the almost same period, Ariyoshi Kyōko's famous ballet manga Swan, too, was serialised in Margaret.

When you see an Occidental word that was transliterated into katakana in a piece of Japanese text, it is not necessarily an English word.
For example, recently I re-read some volumes from Iwanami's new-edition complete works of Nagai Kafū, and in 「歸鄕雜感」,
Nagai Kafū wrote:

'ミユジツク、ボカル', which Kafū wrote here, are the transliterated French words 'musique vocale'.

Another chapter of Tsuru-hime jāq! is a funny parody of Yamamoto Sumika's Aim for the Ace!, and Aim for the Ace!, too, was serialised in Margaret in the almost same period as Tsuru-hime jāq!'s.
A scene in the chapter pokes fun at jargon which tennis people/tennis manga use and which is rather esoteric to laymen.
And the scenes related to tennis jargon in the chapter also suggest that girls in the 1970s who started to become familiar with tennis jargon thanks to Aim for the Ace! and the boom in tennis enjoyed tennis jargon that was esoteric to laymen.
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