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by Olivier Hague
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The New Gods of the Universe Survival Arc Discussion Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 41083

Re: The New Gods of the Universe Survival Arc Discussion Thread

To get "Cosmopolitan" from Mosuko" was a real hazard. Moscato wine (welcome to europe, guys !!) it's more sensed. It's the other way around, really: "Moscato" is quite the stretch. I mean, it's "mosuko", not "mosuka"... It's also possible that Herez come from Ceres beer. That's quite the stretch as...
by Olivier Hague
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The New Gods of the Universe Survival Arc Discussion Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 41083

Re: The New Gods of the Universe Survival Arc Discussion Thread

I've never heard anyone abbreviate "cosmopolitan" into "cosmo" but if its common in Japan I suppose that would make sense. Just to be clear, my problem was mainly with the Youtube video linked above (as well as some other posts elsewhere). I think your theory for that particular name could work, to...
by Olivier Hague
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The New Gods of the Universe Survival Arc Discussion Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 41083

Re: The New Gods of the Universe Survival Arc Discussion Thread

Hmm... Still seems like a stretch, being a rearrangement of an abbreviation and all but maybe. A fairly common abbreviation, even in Japan. And of course, rearrangements like that are common place in Dragon Ball (like "Iwan"/"wine" and "Kitera"/"tequila", in that list alone). I just find it a bit w...
by Olivier Hague
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Dragon Ball Super
Topic: The New Gods of the Universe Survival Arc Discussion Thread
Replies: 551
Views: 41083

Re: The New Gods of the Universe Survival Arc Discussion Thread

Quick post because I personally disagree with some of the theories I see here and there regarding the pun names: 1st Universe: "Iwan", probably from "wine" 2nd Universe: "Heresu", probably from "Helles" 3rd Universe: "Mosuko", probably from "cosmo" 4th Universe: "Kitera", probably from "tequila" 5th...
by Olivier Hague
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Why Mr. Steve Simmons left Japanese honorifics?
Replies: 87
Views: 6599

Re: Why Mr. Steve Simmons left Japanese honorifics?

Are these same people going to watch the shows in Japanese? It certainly doesn't look like it, when you consider the claims that damn near "all anime fans prefer dubs." If someone is willing to watch a show subtitled, that means they're open to learning new things. Just because you watch a show or ...
by Olivier Hague
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Fan-Created Works
Topic: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse
Replies: 28278
Views: 1954749

Re: Fanmanga - DB Multiverse

All humanoid characters were given 5 digits because they would have to pay a fine to show characters with less on TV. Due to Japan's history, they don't like to show anything that could be related to yubitsume, the act of cutting off a finger to pay for a crime (usually associated with the Yakuza)....
by Olivier Hague
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Official levels from Jump. Finally Cell's and Buu's saga
Replies: 50
Views: 3522

Re: Official levels from Jump. Finally Cell's and Buu's saga

if all that bought Weekly and V-Jump never noticed it, it's unlikely that the page is real... On top of everything Herms said already (and that should be more than enough), there isn't a single furigana on that page, and you can bet there would be, in an official Dragon Ball-related article by the ...
by Olivier Hague
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Episode of Bardock: Giant On-Going Manga + Anime Discussion
Replies: 1097
Views: 112628

Re: Ooishi Doing V-Jump Manga

IMHO his sealife theme, shark fin and all, means that it probably could be taken from caviar (キャビア Kyabia) plus the kaiju-name suffix -(j)ira. Suffix that comes from "kujira" / "whale". My first guess was "caterpillar" (so the two bad guys would have bug-based name puns, versus fruit-based name pun...
by Olivier Hague
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Puar's accurate name translation "Pooal"?
Replies: 34
Views: 2452

Re: Puar's accurate name translation "Pooal"?

CODii wrote:
linkdude20002001 wrote:Well, unless Toriyama wrote it as "Pooal", then I don't really think of it as automatically 100% official.
Heck, aren't there even names he wrote out that we don't think of as automatically 100% official? The "Kulilin" hat on Namek comes to mind.
Well, when he's not consistent...
by Olivier Hague
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Mutaito - Title or Name?
Replies: 22
Views: 1962

Re: Mutaito - Title or Name?

Piccolo Daimao wrote:Doesn't "Master Roshi" basically have "master" in it twice?
Yup. "Master Master".
by Olivier Hague
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Mutaito - Title or Name?
Replies: 22
Views: 1962

Re: Mutaito - Title or Name?

Herms wrote:Well, at least it's still better than "Master Roshi".
Sure is. I don't think I'll ever get used to that one.
by Olivier Hague
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Mutaito - Title or Name?
Replies: 22
Views: 1962

Re: Mutaito - Title or Name?

"Mu Taito" and "Muten Rôshi" both sound like art-names to me... I thought that Tortue Géniale was the French translation of Kame-sennin rather than Muten Roushi . It is. Why "Géniale", you'd have to ask them though (and I wouldn't expect a very satisfying reply anyway, myself)... As for "Muten Rôshi...
by Olivier Hague
Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: General Franchise Discussion
Topic: Dragon Ball databook ideas
Replies: 39
Views: 2733

Re: Dragon Ball databook ideas

Updated Daizenshû, with a clearer separation between "the universe of the manga" (and by that, you know I actually kinda mean "canonical info") and the rest (animation, goods, games, and yes, even the live action movie).
by Olivier Hague
Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Who beat Frieza on Earth in Future Trunks' timeline?
Replies: 88
Views: 4864

Re: Who beat Freeza on Earth in Future Trunks' timeline?

What Olivier's saying is that the difference in time experienced/aging process happens at any difference in speed. A person in a fast moving train is "aging less" than a person standing at the station it's going past. It's just ridiculously small. Yup, you'd need to go at at least one tenth of the ...
by Olivier Hague
Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Who beat Frieza on Earth in Future Trunks' timeline?
Replies: 88
Views: 4864

Re: Who beat Freeza on Earth in Future Trunks' timeline?

if your unfamiliar with that logic then I can see how you could misunderstand.. The theory has a lot of popularity behind it, Einstein has a popular saying and there are many popular saying about it. Every heard of the son of the watchmaker that heard of Einsteins' POV on time and immeditaley quit ...
by Olivier Hague
Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Who beat Frieza on Earth in Future Trunks' timeline?
Replies: 88
Views: 4864

Re: Who beat Freeza on Earth in Future Trunks' timeline?

There's no such thing as time. It's a popular POV in the scientific community. Never heard? I don't think it's quite as simple as you make it sound, really... I don't think near light speed was neccessary for that to be possible... We would have to display probably 10-20x the speed that we possess ...
by Olivier Hague
Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Who beat Frieza on Earth in Future Trunks' timeline?
Replies: 88
Views: 4864

Re: Who beat Freeza on Earth in Future Trunks' timeline?

time isn't real in all reality.. ? this is just the same thing as a guy going in a ship with massive g forces or whatnot... If you travel at certains speeds time moves slower for you than for others, and I'm talking aging process wise as well... Which is where the whole point of flying real fast ou...
by Olivier Hague
Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: Who beat Frieza on Earth in Future Trunks' timeline?
Replies: 88
Views: 4864

Re: Who beat Freeza on Earth in Future Trunks' timeline?

Isn't that time travel logic wrong though? Because if you go back in time and kill your father or something, then you wouldn't even exist in the first place. You shouldn't even exist, grow up and be able to go back in time if your father's death before your birth has happened already. That's genera...
by Olivier Hague
Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:31 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What happened to the Z Fighters in Cell's Timeline?
Replies: 37
Views: 3091

Re: What happened to the Z Fighters in Cell's Timeline?

It's a little stretchish , but if the blueprints for the shutdown remotes were different to the blueprints for the androids themselves, they might have found them in the remains of the main lab and never found the secret lab. In which case, Trunks would know where Gero's lab was, but he wouldn't kn...
by Olivier Hague
Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: In-Universe Discussion
Topic: What happened to the Z Fighters in Cell's Timeline?
Replies: 37
Views: 3091

Re: What happened to the Z Fighters in Cell's Timeline?

"But how would Piccolo even know what Mecha-Freeza and Cold looked like?", you might ask... Sonar imagery, of course! He has huge bat ears! That, or Trunks gave everybody a colorful recounting of the fight while they were waiting for Gokû: "and then he was like "WHERE DID HE GO?!", and I was like "R...