Prayers to god on the Japanese-Latin American versions.

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Prayers to god on the Japanese-Latin American versions.

Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:17 am

I just watched the dinosaur episode and Gohan prays to god for the Dinosaur to be healed. This is interesting because as we all know Kami Sama IS God. Maybe Gohan didnt know it or there was other dialogue in the Japanese version. He adressed God as "Señor" as we all latin americans tend to do.

This also goes with another incident where Krillin prays to god only to be reminded by Piccolo that Dende is Kami Sama, which makes no sense if you are a fan that doesnt know Kami Sama equals god. Since I did know I just laughed at the joke for reasons Intertrack didnt intend.
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Post by DragonDuck » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:26 am

And there we have the reason why you should translate kami-sama as God in the context of Dragon Ball, guys :D
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Re: Prayers to god on the Japanese-Latin American versions.

Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:37 pm

I'm really sorry for bumping such an old topic, but its really interesting and It deserves further discussion.

I wonder how will Super deal with the whole God and Human thing LOL.
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Re: Prayers to god on the Japanese-Latin American versions.

Post by Danfun64 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:13 pm

The Latin American Spanish dub covered Battle of Gods and Resurrection 'F'. The LA Spanish dub would probably use the exact same terms those two movies did, for starters.
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Re: Prayers to god on the Japanese-Latin American versions.

Post by DragonBallLove » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:29 am

10 to 1 they're going to use either human or mortal for ningen.

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Post by UltimateHammerBro » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:41 am

DragonBallLove wrote:10 to 1 they're going to use either human or mortal for ningen.
Wouldn't "mortal" be a bit more fitting? I recall the word ningen being used to refer to Saiyans too...
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Post by Nejishiki » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:15 am

If you're referencing Dragon Ball Z Episode 010, I didn't catch Gohan praying to God while skimming through the original footage.

Translating "ningen" as "human" is fine. Vegeta specifies that Saiyans are human & Ginyu refers to himself as human. It's also worth mentioning that FUNimation's Dragon Ball interpretation keeps that Dragon World quirk untouched, too.

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Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:17 am

No wonder why that scene sounded a wrong note with me! Thanks for catching that! Is that episode the Dinosaur episode? Because that's when that scene happened.
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Re: Prayers to god on the Japanese-Latin American versions.

Post by Metalwario64 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:56 am

Cure Dragon 255 wrote:This also goes with another incident where Krillin prays to god only to be reminded by Piccolo that Dende is Kami Sama, which makes no sense if you are a fan that doesnt know Kami Sama equals god. Since I did know I just laughed at the joke for reasons Intertrack didnt intend.
There was another scene like that in the Cell arc where the King of the World says on TV that "all we can do now is pray", and Kulilin says "He doesn't know that God is just Dende". FUNimation's Z's dub I think completely changed it, and in their Kai dub, they still avoided the god/Kami dilemma by again altering the dialog, but was at least closer to the intent of the original. Since they went with Kami to begin with, I suppose that's the only real logical way to handle the scene in that case.
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