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Forum: Older Series 2008-08-06, 03:04
Replies: 949
Views: 100,779
Posted By Voracious Reader
Is it pronounced like that in the dub? Probably...

Is it pronounced like that in the dub? Probably the translation was based on a script rather than listening to the Japanese audio, someone misread シャブラニグドゥ as シャブラニグドウ shaburanigudou and it stuck.
Forum: Older Series 2008-08-05, 15:56
Replies: 949
Views: 100,779
Posted By Voracious Reader
Because that's his name, if you leave out the...

Because that's his name, if you leave out the redundant "u"s?
シャブラニグドゥ
shaburanigudu

They pronounce it like that in the anime, too.
Forum: Older Series 2008-07-15, 16:47
Replies: 949
Views: 100,779
Posted By Voracious Reader
In th novels there was no connection between Copy...

In th novels there was no connection between Copy Rezo and Zanaffar at all.
IIRC his blindness could be cured easily by the original Rezo which only frustrated the original even more.
Forum: Claymore 2008-03-04, 14:36
Replies: 2,516
Views: 132,054
Posted By Voracious Reader
Just got around to reading the chapter. I don't...

Just got around to reading the chapter. I don't think I'll go back and read all of this thread any time soon, but one thing on this last page I just have to comment on.






First thing,...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-26, 13:24
Replies: 4,563
Views: 290,665
Posted By Voracious Reader
Neat, but not actually true. The nearest...

Neat, but not actually true. The nearest equivalent for Rocky is ロッキ rokki, which is the Japanese title of the film.
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-24, 22:18
Replies: 18,175
Views: 4,200,741
Posted By Voracious Reader
幼き凶刃, the title of scene 73 and also used with...

幼き凶刃, the title of scene 73 and also used with ミアータ Miata as furigana in the summary for one of the recent chapters.
Sort of difficult to find a good equivalent. 幼き is of course the literal/archaic...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-24, 09:22
Replies: 987
Views: 90,074
Posted By Voracious Reader
The snakelike part of her body. She also had...

The snakelike part of her body. She also had blades and armor plates as part of her body.

But evidently even if they have human like bones they don't really need them to move; they move just fine...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-23, 22:48
Replies: 987
Views: 90,074
Posted By Voracious Reader
Duff says healing the smashed interior is more...

Duff says healing the smashed interior is more difficult than reattaching it when it's cut off cleanly, but he doesn't use the word bone or anything like that. The injury didn't look all that much...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-23, 20:33
Replies: 987
Views: 90,074
Posted By Voracious Reader
Considering that they don't even have bones I...

Considering that they don't even have bones I doubt they'd be compatible enough with normal humans to have children, even assuming they still have the necessary organs.
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-23, 20:25
Replies: 1,211
Views: 80,112
Posted By Voracious Reader
It's イレーネ, not イレーヌ. That's because it's based on...

It's イレーネ, not イレーヌ. That's because it's based on the Spanish/German/Italian etc. pronunciation which go back to the Latin pronunciation which in turn is based on the Greek pronunciation about 2000...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-23, 18:24
Replies: 2,949
Views: 202,148
Posted By Voracious Reader
No way, not even anywhere close. What do...

No way, not even anywhere close.

What do you mean, what wasn't right abut that fight? That they didn't go all out and try to kill each other with all they had, stealth be damned? They should be...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-23, 18:07
Replies: 1,211
Views: 80,112
Posted By Voracious Reader
Not D. And while the consonants are not much...

Not D.
And while the consonants are not much help in this case the vowels are pretty clear.

<pedantic>You don't mean letter or even character but phoneme.
The Japanese /r/ phoneme is written...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-22, 22:10
Replies: 1,211
Views: 80,112
Posted By Voracious Reader
It's almost certainly supposed to be Irene in the...

It's almost certainly supposed to be Irene in the Japanese version. I discussed it with Chiba a while ago.
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-21, 15:41
Replies: 2,949
Views: 202,148
Posted By Voracious Reader
You are right, the men in black are abs, here is...

You are right, the men in black are abs, here is the indisputable proof, directly from the databooks:

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj40/IJDYS/RubelasClaresabs.png

That's also what Teresa...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-21, 15:27
Replies: 1,581
Views: 149,625
Posted By Voracious Reader
It's not answered. She didn't seem capable of...

It's not answered. She didn't seem capable of such complicated reasoning at that point so I highly doubt she planned it.
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-20, 17:26
Replies: 1,211
Views: 80,112
Posted By Voracious Reader
I wasn't even limiting myself to Claymores with...

I wasn't even limiting myself to Claymores with that remark about speed, It should be true for any type of fight where dodging can be useful.
When I said speed is the most useful attribute in a...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-20, 00:20
Replies: 1,211
Views: 80,112
Posted By Voracious Reader
No, the Japanese sentence is actually a pretty...

No, the Japanese sentence is actually a pretty natural was to say just that. and the use of さらに sara ni makes it unambiguous. Sara roughly means "still more X".
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-20, 00:06
Replies: 1,211
Views: 80,112
Posted By Voracious Reader
The "you too" doesn't refer to the uninjured...

The "you too" doesn't refer to the uninjured part, but to the part that follows, the growning stronger through experiences. It's a lot clearer in Japanese (or in other words the translation is not as...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-19, 23:33
Replies: 1,211
Views: 80,112
Posted By Voracious Reader
Heh. I've been tempted to put Jean between them...

Heh. I've been tempted to put Jean between them and Miria, and Helen on the same level as Flora and Clare, but I've already been accused of trying to degrade Clare today...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-19, 23:15
Replies: 1,211
Views: 80,112
Posted By Voracious Reader
I'd put it: Miria >>> Clare, Flora, > Jean,...

I'd put it:
Miria >>> Clare, Flora, > Jean, Helen > Deneb > Undine >> Veronica, with the distance between Clare and Deneb being significantly smaller than between Clare and Miria. So very broadly...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-19, 23:03
Replies: 1,211
Views: 80,112
Posted By Voracious Reader
Because we know Galatea was a lot stronger than...

Because we know Galatea was a lot stronger than Clare and if the difference between Miria and Galatea isn't too large, Miria doing not all that terribly much worse against a #2 AB than Galatea...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-19, 22:55
Replies: 1,211
Views: 80,112
Posted By Voracious Reader
But then you could say almost the same about the...

But then you could say almost the same about the times when Ophelia demonstrated superior speed compared to baseline Clare. Which brings us back to
Ophelia : Clare (no youki) = Galatea : Clare...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-19, 22:36
Replies: 1,211
Views: 80,112
Posted By Voracious Reader
But we don't even know on what basis she made...

But we don't even know on what basis she made that statement. Saying that it's derived out of anecdotes is pure supposition.
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-19, 22:33
Replies: 1,211
Views: 80,112
Posted By Voracious Reader
No, we just discussed that. Teresa is actually...

No, we just discussed that. Teresa is actually shown to be faster, on panel, and Irene admits that she underestimated Teresa.
(Irene actually says Noel's movement is better, not that she's faster...
Forum: Claymore 2008-02-19, 22:12
Replies: 1,211
Views: 80,112
Posted By Voracious Reader
Did you notice that this is a manga thread? And...

Did you notice that this is a manga thread? And that all evidence used here so far was from the manga? Even so that scene isn't really conclusive, Teresa runs along at moderate pace and Noel...
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