Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by Doctor. » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:29 pm

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Doctor. wrote:Do we really need an explanation for everything now? C'mon, this is getting ridiculous.
It's a legitimate question (seemingly odd English word choice on a t-shirt) with a likely explanation (slang term). I'm curious why this is a problem for you.
It's the character designer's choice. Do we really need to question it? Maybe he likes tacos, maybe he wasn't in the mood for hamburgers that day, who knows! We don't really have an explanation beyond "they felt like it".

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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by linkdude20002001 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:46 pm

RedRibbonSoldier#42 wrote:That octopus thing is likely. The guy also had to wear the Kulilin hat on namek, the poor guy is just a victim of bad romanizations.
I don't see how that's a bad Romanization. The 'lin' in his name comes from 'shaolin'.
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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by RedRibbonSoldier#42 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:23 am

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RedRibbonSoldier#42 wrote:That octopus thing is likely. The guy also had to wear the Kulilin hat on namek, the poor guy is just a victim of bad romanizations.
I don't see how that's a bad Romanization. The 'lin' in his name comes from 'shaolin'.
It just looks wierd, but that probably just exposure bias. I guess it's okay, unlike some others....

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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by Kamiccolo9 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:38 am

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VegettoEX wrote:
Doctor. wrote:Do we really need an explanation for everything now? C'mon, this is getting ridiculous.
It's a legitimate question (seemingly odd English word choice on a t-shirt) with a likely explanation (slang term). I'm curious why this is a problem for you.
It's the character designer's choice. Do we really need to question it? Maybe he likes tacos, maybe he wasn't in the mood for hamburgers that day, who knows! We don't really have an explanation beyond "they felt like it".
Two people explained it on the first page.
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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by Ringworm128 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:06 am

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VegettoEX wrote:
Doctor. wrote:Do we really need an explanation for everything now? C'mon, this is getting ridiculous.
It's a legitimate question (seemingly odd English word choice on a t-shirt) with a likely explanation (slang term). I'm curious why this is a problem for you.
It's the character designer's choice. Do we really need to question it? Maybe he likes tacos, maybe he wasn't in the mood for hamburgers that day, who knows! We don't really have an explanation beyond "they felt like it".
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Post by Zillamon51 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:48 am

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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by TheGreatness25 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:50 am

That octopus explanation is honestly quite brilliant.

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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by sailorspazz » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:25 am

The real question is, why is he wearing this shirt with a "baldy" reference when he has hair now? Just as a callback to how he used to shave his head?

He should lend the shirt to some characters who've never been seen with any hair, like Tenshinhan or Piccolo.
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Post by Polyphase Avatron » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:42 am

Maybe he just likes tacos...
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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by MetaMoss » Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:52 am

Polyphase Avatron wrote:Maybe he just likes tacos...
Not necessarily. You missed this great explanation by Cipher on the first page:
Cipher wrote:"Tako" (usually romanized with a "k") is also the Japanese word for "octopus" and used as a cheeky way to refer to bald people. "Baldy," basically. That's likely the reason Kuririn's been saddled with that particular shit. I somewhat doubt the "c" and its identical spelling to the food item is even intentional.
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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by TheGreatness25 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:48 pm

sailorspazz wrote:The real question is, why is he wearing this shirt with a "baldy" reference when he has hair now? Just as a callback to how he used to shave his head?

He should lend the shirt to some characters who've never been seen with any hair, like Tenshinhan or Piccolo.

The shirt wouldn't fit Piccolo or Tenshinhan. Perhaps Chaozu! *Dum, dum, pshh!*

Did he not shave his head again in Super only to regrow it? When he shaved his head in Resurrection "F," I thought that they wanted to do a call-back to classic Kuririn (since everyone looked just like they did in their prime), but then he just regrows his hair again making it kind of like a useless little thing.

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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by Danfun64 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:03 pm

Why can't it be both taco (the food) and tako (octopus)? Isn't Beerus a two way between Beer and Virus?
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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by Adamant » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:41 pm

linkdude20002001 wrote:
RedRibbonSoldier#42 wrote:That octopus thing is likely. The guy also had to wear the Kulilin hat on namek, the poor guy is just a victim of bad romanizations.
I don't see how that's a bad Romanization. The 'lin' in his name comes from 'shaolin'.
That's a fan theory, and considering Toriyama's "I didn't think the character would be around for long so I didn't put much thought in his name" comment, a rather unlikely one. "-rin" is a common cutesy ending to names and nicknames.
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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by Danfun64 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:52 am

Danfun64 wrote:Why can't it be both taco (the food) and tako (octopus)? Isn't Beerus a two way between Beer and Virus?
two way *pun*...why is post editing disabled on old posts?

I thought that Krillin's original Japanese name was supposed to be Kurilin.
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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by sailorspazz » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:42 pm

TheGreatness25 wrote:
sailorspazz wrote:The real question is, why is he wearing this shirt with a "baldy" reference when he has hair now? Just as a callback to how he used to shave his head?

He should lend the shirt to some characters who've never been seen with any hair, like Tenshinhan or Piccolo.
The shirt wouldn't fit Piccolo or Tenshinhan. Perhaps Chaozu! *Dum, dum, pshh!*
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What other bald, short characters could get use out of the shirt? Maybe Freeza, he's pretty tiny :lol: (well, in most of his forms...)
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Re: Was Krillin's taco shirt ever explained by TOEI?

Post by MCDaveG » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:58 pm

My little brother loves that shirt, everytime Kuririn appears in it, he says ''tacos'' and laughs :D
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