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Post by Maker777 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:22 am

Is Umigame's name just Turtle in the Anime or does it have some other random name?
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Post by Deus ex Machina » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:12 am

In the english dub, Umigame is simply called Turtle as you said. I guess they didn't think he was important enough to give a real name.

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Post by KinoFourpaws » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:27 am

I didn't even know he had an official name. o_o;

So what other characters/critters in Dragonball have had their names screwed up or omitted? The only one I can think of is Tamaneko, and I only remembered his name about a year or so after I first heard it... I can't recall any others at the moment... o_O
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Post by Maker777 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:34 am

KinoFourpaws wrote:So what other characters/critters in Dragonball have had their names screwed up or omitted? The only one I can think of is Tamaneko.
Whos Tamenko?

I only know of Umigame by Meri's top 5 animal mascots I think it was.
In the manga I think it was Turtle also. But I cant really remember as I dont read much DB manga.
*I almost wrote remenber* :D
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Post by KinoFourpaws » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:39 am

Maker777 wrote:
KinoFourpaws wrote:So what other characters/critters in Dragonball have had their names screwed up or omitted? The only one I can think of is Tamaneko.
Whos Tamenko?

I only know of Umigame by Meri's top 5 animal mascots I think it was.
In the manga I think it was Turtle also. But I cant really remember as I dont read much DB manga.
*I almost wrote remenber* :D
I think Tamaneko is Dr. Brief's little black cat -- you know, the one that sits on his shoulder? He's called Scratch in the FUNi dub.

Actually, I don't remember if "Tamaneko" is his actual name anymore... damn it all... D:

And I laugh at your near-mistake in spelling. :lol:
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Post by Maker777 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:49 am

Oh OK I see. Below is what Wikipedia has to say.
Wiki said wrote: Black cat
The little cat that is always sitting on Dr. Brief's shoulder. He has had many many years of experience. The North American dub gives him the name "Scratch," where as the Japanese anime names him "Tama."
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Post by KinoFourpaws » Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:11 am

Maker777 wrote:Oh OK I see. Below is what Wikipedia has to say.
Wiki said wrote: Black cat
The little cat that is always sitting on Dr. Brief's shoulder. He has had many many years of experience. The North American dub gives him the name "Scratch," where as the Japanese anime names him "Tama."
Ahh, well... I wasn't too far off, then. Thanks for clearing that up. :oops:
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Post by Stoney » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:20 am

As far as I knew Umigame was called Hermit. It must have been the dub with Ian Corlett.

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Post by Sun_Wukong » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:38 am

Doesnt Umigame mean Turtle anyway? Or something to that effect?

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Post by Ash » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:44 am

Umigame is a Sea Turtle.

I think a joke was made when he first met Gokuu. At least, in the Cantonese dub there was such a lame attempt for a joke, I think there was a real joke in the Japanese version ^_~

(Hooikwai = Sea Turtle in Cantonese and Gokuu said kwaihooi accidently, so a Turtle Sea. Yeah, it really wasn't funny)
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Post by Super Sonic » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:41 pm

Ash wrote:Umigame is a Sea Turtle.

I think a joke was made when he first met Gokuu. At least, in the Cantonese dub there was such a lame attempt for a joke, I think there was a real joke in the Japanese version ^_~

(Hooikwai = Sea Turtle in Cantonese and Gokuu said kwaihooi accidently, so a Turtle Sea. Yeah, it really wasn't funny)
Something like that happens in the manga too. From vol. 6 of Viz manga:

Goku: Hey!! It's Seat Hurtle!!...

Turtle: Er... That's "Sea Turtle"...not "Seat Hurtle"...

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Post by Swift » Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:33 pm

Yeah, Umigame simply means "sea turtle". "Umi" means sea, and "kame" means turtle, and when you put them together, the "k" softens to a "g" (as it usually does in compound words), and you get "Umigame". He doesn't really have an actual name, just his title of "sea turtle" (or "turtle" in the dub) .

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Post by GI_Judd2287 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:35 pm

The only instance I can recall him being referred to as "Umigame" is in "DBZ: Legend of the SSJ" for the SNES. I think he might've been called it ONCE in the manga too. Then again, I'm not too familiar with the Japanese version of the original Dragon Ball.
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Post by Mr. Announcer » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:23 pm

Yeah, the japanese joke was the usual 'Gokuh messes up people's names" thing. Instead of calling the turtle umigame he calls him "urigome" which means something like blockhead. Haha..... My favorite was iranai baba.....
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Post by GI_Judd2287 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:57 pm

Yeah, on the translation patch I had Kuririn was called Klylin.
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Post by KinoFourpaws » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:52 pm

Mr. Announcer wrote:Yeah, the japanese joke was the usual 'Gokuh messes up people's names" thing. Instead of calling the turtle umigame he calls him "urigome" which means something like blockhead. Haha..... My favorite was iranai baba.....
Can I ask what "iranai baba" means? I'm not very in-tune to the Japanese version of Dragonball... D:
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Post by Sebastian (SB) » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:59 pm

KinoFourpaws wrote:
Mr. Announcer wrote:Yeah, the japanese joke was the usual 'Gokuh messes up people's names" thing. Instead of calling the turtle umigame he calls him "urigome" which means something like blockhead. Haha..... My favorite was iranai baba.....
Can I ask what "iranai baba" means? I'm not very in-tune to the Japanese version of Dragonball... D:
I think he means "Uranai Baba". "Uranai" meaning Fortuneteller & "Baba" Crone. Viz's manga usually refers to her as "Uranai Baba" or the "All-Seeing Crone"
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Post by KinoFourpaws » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:12 pm

Sebastian (SB) wrote:
KinoFourpaws wrote:
Mr. Announcer wrote:Yeah, the japanese joke was the usual 'Gokuh messes up people's names" thing. Instead of calling the turtle umigame he calls him "urigome" which means something like blockhead. Haha..... My favorite was iranai baba.....
Can I ask what "iranai baba" means? I'm not very in-tune to the Japanese version of Dragonball... D:
I think he means "Uranai Baba". "Uranai" meaning Fortuneteller & "Baba" Crone. Viz's manga usually refers to her as "Uranai Baba" or the "All-Seeing Crone"
Well, I mean, Shinpan was talking about Goku mixing up the names, so I assumed she when she said "Iranai Baba," that's what she meant... >__>;;
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Post by El_Diablo » Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:57 pm

"iranai baba" is how Goku mispronounces her name when he first hears it, I believe.

I forget what it meant but Daimao explained it before.
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Post by veshira » Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:06 pm

I believe "iranai" means "No, thank you," in Japanese.
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