posted on Jul, 7 2012 @ 11:12 PM
I know this is a really old thread, but I have nothing to do so I will reply to this anyway.
Shugo, you sure have a very japanese name for someone who hates the japanese culture so much.
Also, "Yugioh" can't, and doesn't exist in the Japanese language, because it's an impossibility.
The letter "h" cannot exist by itself. I know this is a version of some really phucked-up romaji, but "oh" does not equal the "oo" sound. It
doesn't even equal it in english, so I don't know why some people still seem to think (and even insist) that "oh" would equal to "oo" or more
precisely, ō or ou.
You must be the kind of people who would romajize "densha" as "densya", am I right?
Look at google translate and eudict (for example) for the correct and the only logical romajization: Hepburn.
Kunrei-shiki is so insane that I am not even going to talk about it much, except to mention that it is what the Japanese use, so essentially they are
told to write their own language wrong (it doesn't matter to them though, because they rarely need romaji for anything, because they use kanji+kana).
I mean, what people call "Mitsubishi" (all japanese street signs, and name romajization conventions in movies etc. follow the Hepburn, the correct
romaji), would be "Mitubisi" according to Kunrei-shiki. Unbelievable.
Why does there have to be so many wrong romajizations in the world, when there is only ONE that makes any sense, phonetically, logically, and it even
follows how Hiragana/Katakana does things? Why? This world is like a bit experiment, on how to do EVERYTHING the wrongest and grossest way possible.
Now if three different people, all learned three different romaji systems, they would either make each other completely insane, or simply not be able
to communicate in romaji.
Please, use and learn Hepburn - that's what most of the world uses, and that's the one that makes phonetical sense and is what Hiragana/Katakana
most closely would look like, if you simply converted it to roman alphabet. Stop that "oh" and "sya" nonsense, and use "ou"/"ō" and "sha",
like normal people would (if there were any on this planet).
It seems that my replies to rants seem to turn into rants themselves.. in any case, I don't care about pokemons and trading cards - why would you?
There are always going to be such passing fads that are spoonfed to kids, whose parents are too lazy/dumb/asleep/sheeple to care what the corporate
world does to them and their kids. So what? It's not like this is your problem - you can easily choose not to watch pokémon, and not to collect any
cards. Problem solved.
I agree about the manga/anime being pretty awful stuff, after really wanting to like it and trying to scan it thoroughly from head to toe to see if
there's any gems.. all I found was a few 'tolerable' or 'mediocre' presentations that ignored the potential they could have been, and a lot of
garbage of various kinds. There is one movie which I still don't know what to make of it - Project A-ko. I have no idea if I like it or not.
But I have found a big bunch of real gems from other Japanese entertainment - you just have to either know where to look, or stumble into it
accidentally (like I did). You can't honestly say that "Minimoni de Bremen no Ongakutai" isn't a beautiful story, wonderfully executed, filled
with really soul-caressing musics and melodies, with a really unique and unpredictable story arc, that you would never guess would be possible from
something that sounds so silly as a name. Or how about "Ribon no Kishi" the musical? It's also pretty unpredictable and unique in many ways. And
really inspiring livemusic, and great performances. I could list several others, but what's the point, this thread is so old, and I just type this
for fun, not for any serious reason.
Well, one more thing: An old Japanese videogame called "Chrono Trigger" is among the Top 5 video/computer games I have ever played. It's
beautifully (and inspirationally) hand-pixelled graphics are a real sight for sore eyes, it's unbelievably moody, atmospheric and "fitting" (for
the situation), varying musical soundtrack is just something I had to stop the game for to simply just listen to it for a very long time for many of
the songs. It's closest to "magical" that I have felt for a really long time. It's plot is "fantastic", in that it involves time travel and all
kinds of neat twists - and the spells, fight sounds and graphical effects are just so superb that you really feel it when you hit the opponent - it
feels like a real victory, every time you hit someone with your sword, let alone the imaginative magical spells and .. oh, I could just praise it for
a long time.
The Japanese culture has produced gems and crap - you don't have to focus on the crap, you can ignore it and focus on the gems.. it's more
satisfying and beautiful that way.