Yamcha's son's name? need translation from Japanese

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Yamcha's son's name? need translation from Japanese

Post by Brangeta » Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:49 am

I've had this pic on my hard drive for years, and I believe Akira Toriyama drew it. It's a hypothetical "What if..?" regarding Yamcha and Bulma having a son. Can someone translate this? It'd be wonderful to know what he named him.

I don't really care who drew it, but if there's a name for their hypothetical son, I'd be interested in knowing it!

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Post by Herms » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:31 am

I don't see any mention about a name, but I can't read the little comment above the son character. Do you have a bigger scan?
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Post by Aremke » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:23 am

I don't think that's an authentic Toriyama sketch. I think that's a sketch/blurb from a doujinshi done by artists Milk and Waya. They've done numerous Yamcha-centered doujins over the years and the art is always excellent. I own quite a few, though not that particular one that I recall.
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Post by Brangeta » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:50 am

Unfortunately that's the biggest I have Herms. If you use Firefox, you can press Ctrl + a few times to make the picture and text bigger though. Press Ctrl 0 to return to normal size.

Aremke, you could be right.

I had some fun with another DB fan friend of mine, and he decided that since Yamcha's name is based on Yumcha, which is apparently the act of drinking tea, that it would be fitting to name Yamcha's son after tea. And guess what? Bancha is a name of a green tea in Japan. The perfect befitting name for the son of Yamcha and Bulma.

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Post by Herms » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:00 am

Well, looking at it closer, it looks like it says "It looked hopeless, and sure enough it was". So it doesn't look like there's any name anywhere.
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Post by The Time Traveller » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:25 pm

We can name him, something soupy or underpantsy?

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Post by NeptuneKai » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:31 pm

The Time Traveller wrote:We can name him, something soupy or underpantsy?
Sure from now on his name is
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Post by The Time Traveller » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:32 pm

NeptuneKai wrote:
The Time Traveller wrote:We can name him, something soupy or underpantsy?
Sure from now on his name is
Pantybroth Briefs
I thought we established that Bulma's last name isn't Briefs. :lol:
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Post by Saiyan-Professor » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:56 pm

The Time Traveller wrote:
NeptuneKai wrote:
The Time Traveller wrote:We can name him, something soupy or underpantsy?
Sure from now on his name is
Pantybroth Briefs
I thought we established that Bulma's last name isn't Breifs. :lol:
Okay we will call her “Bulma Undergarments” is that better?
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Post by Brangeta » Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:13 pm

Herms wrote:Well, looking at it closer, it looks like it says "It looked hopeless, and sure enough it was". So it doesn't look like there's any name anywhere.
Thanks for translating and letting me know Herms, I appreciate it.

If anyone happens to own whatever it is with this image in it, if you could post a better scan without watermarked URLs on it, that'd be great!

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Post by Magica » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:32 pm

THANK YOU! I've been looking for that pic in forever! I remember seeing it on another Trunks site years ago aside from TOT and it was on this "What if Trunks was..." page with the description of it as "What if Trunks was Yamcha's son?"

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Post by Pitzu » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:33 pm

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Well, obviously, as the poster above me stated, that it's Trunks.

You can tell by the Jacket.
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Post by Super Ghost Kamikaze » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:38 pm

So it's settled then. The name is Trunks.

Reasoning:

Bulma wears the pants in her relationships. If she can get Vegeta to accept a stupid underwear pun for a name, as opposed to a proud warrior vegetable pun...she can do the same for Yamcha and soup puns.

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Post by Xyex » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:33 am

I've got plans to have a Yamcha/Bulma son in a fanfic. And to avoid confusion with Trunks, I named him Boxers. :lol:
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Post by Sun_Wukong » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:21 pm

Aremke wrote:I don't think that's an authentic Toriyama sketch. I think that's a sketch/blurb from a doujinshi done by artists Milk and Waya. They've done numerous Yamcha-centered doujins over the years and the art is always excellent. I own quite a few, though not that particular one that I recall.
Yah i was gonna say, def looks like a doujin

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Post by Travis Touchdown » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:11 am

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Post by The Time Traveller » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:42 am

Travis Touchdown wrote:Trousers
Noooooo, it should be Pants! (Which is BRITISH English for underpants.)



Maybe he could be "Fong".

Also, would anyone here consider Bulma's mum's official name as Panchee (Like Toriyama said?)

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Post by Sprite Satan » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:30 pm

Seeing as Trunks is named in the Bulma tradition and not the Vegeta tradition... why wouldn't a hypothetical replacement Yamucha/Bulma baby from the same time period just be called Trunks as well?
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Post by caejones » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:15 am

Sprite Satan wrote:Seeing as Trunks is named in the Bulma tradition and not the Vegeta tradition... why wouldn't a hypothetical replacement Yamucha/Bulma baby from the same time period just be called Trunks as well?
I kinda doubt that Vegeta was around when Trunks was born, let alone concerned about his name. Vegeta was all "KAKKAAROOOOOOTTO! SSJ WILL BE MIIIIINE!" at that point (well, that's an over simplification, but eh). There's a whole nine months (unless Saiyans screw around with gestation periods) between conception and birth... plenty of time for Vegeta to go train in space, or something.
Yamcha, on the other hand... Well, I get the feeling Bulma would still be able to shoot down whatever she doesn't like. XD. So yeah... probably still Trunks.

I like Bancha, though. :)
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Post by Olivier Hague » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:57 pm

Sprite Satan wrote:Seeing as Trunks is named in the Bulma tradition and not the Vegeta tradition...
Aren't tree trunks vegetal? :þ

(... yeah, I've got nothing for "Bra"...)

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