The Romanization Game!

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The Romanization Game!

Post by Gonstead » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:09 pm

Here's a little fun topic I think we could all participate in.

This is mainly based off different ways to romanize a character's name. We know there are different ways to do so (Kuririn - Krillin as an example).

Extra credit if you can back up your romanization if it has appeared in/on an official product.

I'll start us off.

Kuririn - Klilyn

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Re: The Romanization Game!

Post by ThunderPX » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:13 pm

The European version of Ultimate Battle 22 brought us "Likum" for Reacoom. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a screenshot so here is the less-amusing Ten Chin Han:

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Re: The Romanization Game!

Post by Sin » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:32 pm

ThunderPX wrote:The European version of Ultimate Battle 22 brought us "Likum" for Reacoom. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a screenshot so here is the less-amusing Ten Chin Han:

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/UCOx3xmKgv8/hqdefault.jpg
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Wow, that game has some pretty bad romanizations, is that because there was no other translation available at the time?

I bring you.... Mega SanGokou!!!

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Re: The Romanization Game!

Post by UltimateHammerBro » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:35 pm

Interestingly, "Klilyn" is the romanization used in the official subtitles in the Spanish DVDs. In Spanish it's normally spelled Krilin or Krilín, depending on the dub.
Those subtitles also use "Pooal" for Puar.
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ThunderPX wrote:Wow, that game has some pretty bad romanizations, is that because there was no other translation available at the time?
I bring you.... Mega SanGokou!!!
The game is in French, so it's normal. He was called Sangoku, so Sangokou is close, and I'm sure that the "Mega" comes from Mega Guerrier (Mega Warrior), which was the French and Spanish name for Super Saiyan 3 in DBZ (luckily, not anymore in GT).
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Re: The Romanization Game!

Post by Chibi Mystic Gohan » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:02 am

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Re: The Romanization Game!

Post by SaiyaJedi » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:49 am

I know that in one chapter at the 25th Tenka'ichi Budōkai, there's a teeny-tiny banner (only visible in the Kanzenban) where Videl's name is spelled "BEEDEL". To my knowledge, this is the only time that Toriyama himself ever spelled out her name in Roman letters.
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Post by Gonstead » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:58 am

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Re: The Romanization Game!

Post by Unicorn_Bazooka » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:43 am

Well...
Google Translate forces itself to translate Bardock to "rubber duck", though it clearly lacks the "ra" syllable in the beginning.

So Goku's father is a rubber duck and his wife is... breasts... :wtf:

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Re: The Romanization Game!

Post by UltimateHammerBro » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:39 pm

Well, I have this:
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It says: Summary: a superior god makes Piccolo nervous while Goku gets the magic beans to save Biddle... Bad vibrations enter the tournament!
This is a really old edition of the manga (1992, I think). Modern versions use Videl.
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Re: The Romanization Game!

Post by Tzigi » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:39 pm

I can't provide a written romanization because what I'm going to mention was a part of the horrible Polish voiceover (based upon the only-slightly-less-horrible French dub). Still, I think it's just as random as other stuff in this topic.

What's Goku's Saiyan name?
Kakarotto, isn't it?

Well, the Polish voiceover has a different version: "Kaszalot" what translates to... "sperm whale".

Seriously.

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Re: The Romanization Game!

Post by Chibi Mystic Gohan » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:40 pm

Gonstead wrote:The Manga.

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There's also this:

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