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Forum: Monogatari Series 2011-07-16, 13:14
Replies: 193
Views: 67,457
Posted By Buddy Waters
If you knew more Japanese, you'd know the...

If you knew more Japanese, you'd know the importance is grossly exaggerated by most anime fans. I don't mean this as an insult at all; I thought exactly the same thing as you until I actually moved...
Forum: Monogatari Series 2010-11-12, 14:32
Replies: 418
Views: 73,909
Posted By Buddy Waters
Yeah. I definitely agree with everything here.

Yeah. I definitely agree with everything here.
Forum: Monogatari Series 2010-11-11, 13:13
Replies: 418
Views: 73,909
Posted By Buddy Waters
Utsuwa no ookii means a hell of a lot more than...

Utsuwa no ookii means a hell of a lot more than "tolerant"; in fact, most of the time it refers to someone's potential for greatness. I took it to mean Araragi viewed what she was doing as something...
Forum: Monogatari Series 2010-11-10, 17:23
Replies: 418
Views: 73,909
Posted By Buddy Waters
I think you've got the subject wrong here;...

I think you've got the subject wrong here; Senjogahara is the one not doing anything wrong, and not being "zurui" (a word that needs to be translated in a lot of ways depending on the context.
He's...
Forum: Monogatari Series 2010-11-03, 19:05
Replies: 418
Views: 73,909
Posted By Buddy Waters
Fundamentally Araragi is using a word that isn't...

Fundamentally Araragi is using a word that isn't quite the word he means, and Hitagi takes the word he uses to mean something else entirely, and says something cryptic that she refuses to refrain, so...
Forum: Monogatari Series 2010-11-03, 16:47
Replies: 418
Views: 73,909
Posted By Buddy Waters
I'm guessing the translator didn't know either,...

I'm guessing the translator didn't know either, which is why they translated that word as cheating. By way of comparison, here's how I translated that exchange when I translated the novel:
...
Forum: Manga & Light Novels 2010-08-09, 23:11
Replies: 107
Views: 21,200
Posted By Buddy Waters
Maybe one of these days he'll do a prequel novel...

Maybe one of these days he'll do a prequel novel and tell us. I kinda doubt it.
Forum: Older Series 2010-07-13, 05:19
Replies: 951
Views: 95,039
Posted By Buddy Waters
I love how you've redefined serious.

I love how you've redefined serious.
Forum: Older Series 2010-07-12, 01:06
Replies: 2,177
(L) Shiki
Views: 260,529
Posted By Buddy Waters
Hoshin Engi was a long time ago, and every other...

Hoshin Engi was a long time ago, and every other series he's launched was a flop. He had to move to Jump Square and adapt someone else's work to achieve any kind of success; he's not exactly a big...
Forum: Older Series 2010-07-07, 02:49
Replies: 854
Views: 85,235
Posted By Buddy Waters
You must be thinking of a different one in the...

You must be thinking of a different one in the episode, because I double checked it before posting.
Forum: Older Series 2010-07-07, 01:29
Replies: 854
Views: 85,235
Posted By Buddy Waters
Er, no, it was composed by John Williams for the...

Er, no, it was composed by John Williams for the first movie. It's actually called Hedwig's Theme on the soundtrack.
Forum: Older Series 2010-07-06, 13:28
Replies: 854
Views: 85,235
Posted By Buddy Waters
It's the most blatant plagiarism since Kanno...

It's the most blatant plagiarism since Kanno Yoko. He just took the Harry Potter theme and inserted it wholesale.
Forum: Durarara!! 2010-07-03, 15:49
Replies: 418
Views: 130,327
Posted By Buddy Waters
Shingen just used the sword, he was never cut by...

Shingen just used the sword, he was never cut by it or infected.
Forum: Older Series 2010-07-02, 10:02
Replies: 651
Views: 97,683
Posted By Buddy Waters
I just assumed Ciel was dead, and the ring...

I just assumed Ciel was dead, and the ring brought him back to life.
Forum: Monogatari Series 2010-06-30, 10:09
Replies: 171
Views: 38,844
Posted By Buddy Waters
Effectively. There's a fail safe spell encoded in...

Effectively. There's a fail safe spell encoded in her blood that summons an adult version of her from the future to deal with whatever killed her.

It was actually the first series to sign an...
Forum: Monogatari Series 2010-06-30, 00:02
Replies: 171
Views: 38,844
Posted By Buddy Waters
This is the basic concept of the series, but it's...

This is the basic concept of the series, but it's doled out over the first chapter, so could be considered a spoiler:
Risuka's magic is based on her blood, so she cuts herself to perform spells. Her...
Forum: Monogatari Series 2010-06-29, 19:49
Replies: 171
Views: 38,844
Posted By Buddy Waters
Have Katanagatari sales suggested OAVs are viable...

Have Katanagatari sales suggested OAVs are viable with his stuff? Risuka would be absolutely impossible on TV.
Forum: Monogatari Series 2010-06-28, 13:01
Replies: 193
Views: 67,457
Posted By Buddy Waters
I haven't really been happy with any of the...

I haven't really been happy with any of the professional translations of Nisio's books; they just didn't sound like him. The writing style was all wrong, or just really uneven, with lots of awkward,...
Forum: Monogatari Series 2010-06-27, 20:17
Replies: 171
Views: 38,844
Posted By Buddy Waters
I would have agreed after the anime -- I actually...

I would have agreed after the anime -- I actually forgot her entirely between the novels and the anime -- but she came into her own a bit in Nisemonogatari.
Forum: Monogatari Series 2010-06-27, 16:58
Replies: 171
Views: 38,844
Posted By Buddy Waters
Hanekawa's great for a doormat, but she's still...

Hanekawa's great for a doormat, but she's still the most boring character in the series.
Forum: Durarara!! 2010-06-26, 10:37
Replies: 71
Views: 9,304
Posted By Buddy Waters
The three kings are Kida, Mikado, and Anri. The...

The three kings are Kida, Mikado, and Anri.
The knight is Celty, which means black is probably the Dollars. I'm guessing shogi for Anri since all her pieces are the same? Leaving Kida and other...
Forum: Durarara!! 2010-06-26, 10:00
Replies: 418
Views: 130,327
Posted By Buddy Waters
Kururi. Mai is Mairu.

Kururi. Mai is Mairu.
Forum: Durarara!! 2010-06-25, 14:24
Replies: 418
Views: 130,327
Posted By Buddy Waters
The anime covers the first three novels, more or...

The anime covers the first three novels, more or less faithfully.
Forum: Older Series 2010-06-19, 22:00
Replies: 2,046
(CR) Gosick
Views: 245,239
Posted By Buddy Waters
She says she's working on wrapping it up, but any...

She says she's working on wrapping it up, but any new volumes will be published after the new publisher finishes reprinting the old volumes.
Forum: Durarara!! 2010-06-14, 21:36
Replies: 65
Views: 8,131
Posted By Buddy Waters
The anime covers the first three of eight novels...

The anime covers the first three of eight novels (to date.) Plenty more material for potential later seasons.
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