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Old 2013-02-09, 14:23   Link #221
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Also, I never got why they called it the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Melancholy typically refers to sadness, despair, the complete opposite of Haruhi's personality.
I used to think this way myself, and I still do, as it pertains to the anime.

But in fairness, only the very first Haruhi novel is called "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya". Only a few of the anime episodes are based on that particular novel. If you watch those episodes chronologically (and not "out of order" as they aired), then the title kind of makes sense, imo.

But yeah, it does admittedly seem a bit ill-fitting for all 13 episodes of Haruhi 2006.
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Old 2013-02-09, 14:34   Link #222
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It would definitely go to C. I mean really, what the hell? Hell, even C³ has a certain thematic naming to its title.

And yes, I think Bleach is quite silly too.
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Old 2013-02-09, 14:41   Link #223
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Denpa Onna's english title

Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl
Oh, that's what that is. I kept seeing ads for it on ANN and thought it was some obscure series I'd never heard of.

However, I think it's hard to top, "Encouragement of Climb." Whoever thought of that one needs to be hit over the head with a Japanese-English dictionary.
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Old 2013-02-09, 14:49   Link #224
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Also, I never got why they called it the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Melancholy typically refers to sadness, despair, the complete opposite of Haruhi's personality.
Yeah, that's weird to me too. I would guess since she's in a sad situation in the first book (in love with Kyon but he doesn't know/doesn't care/hates her), but I'm not sure.
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Old 2013-02-09, 14:52   Link #225
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It would definitely go to C. I mean really, what the hell? Hell, even C³ has a certain thematic naming to its title.

And yes, I think Bleach is quite silly too.
What about K then? Is the letter K somehow superior to the letter C?

Maybe we should start a thread: Anime shows for Sesame Street!
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Old 2013-02-09, 14:54   Link #226
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I really hate tittle with a name as the tittle,
You name your titties? Or are your titties just names?

Excuse me, but I like titties a lot. I love titties. Love tittie.
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Old 2013-02-09, 17:14   Link #227
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Also, I never got why they called it the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Melancholy typically refers to sadness, despair, the complete opposite of Haruhi's personality..
Now that you defined it.. I found it more suiting.... We only see Haruhi's character when she's with the gang... But did we ever saw how she looks when she's alone?

Spoiler for Probably, coz its about Haruhi's feelings:
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Old 2013-02-09, 17:38   Link #228
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Denpa Onna's english title

Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl

they made it sound like Erio's taking drugs or is from a mental hospital or something
I actually think this title is pretty clever, even though "psychoelectric" is a bit of a weird word (good for Google, though!). The key point of the original Japanese title was basically "eccentric girl and (regular) young boy"... and the plot is basically the "regular young boy" trying to bring the "eccentric girl" back "down to earth". It doubly works given the theme of space, hence "Ground Control".

So anyway, at least it feels like the people who came up with this title actually understood the show in question, and were trying to come up with a title that was a bit more sticky than "Eccentric Girl and Young Boy" (or whatever other word you'd normally use for "denpa")... which really doesn't pop.


And yeah, regarding Haruhi, I agree that it makes more sense when you consider it the title of the first novel contents, that really were about her "melancholy". In the end, the events in that story are really the foundation for what comes next, so it makes some sense to call back to it. There are some other stories that do similar sort of "call-backs" in their title (like SAO, for example).
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What about K then? Is the letter K somehow superior to the letter C?

Maybe we should start a thread: Anime shows for Sesame Street!
Well, we are running of titles, but we have a surplus of letters. Maybe.
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Old 2013-02-10, 02:20   Link #230
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Yes, I know that, thank you very much. But please read the first post in the first page. This thread is meant for us to mention titles we consider worst. So, doesn't matter if the manga-anime was made without non-Japanese in mind, if I consider the title is bad (with enough reason) then I can mention it here like everybody else.

And this matters to you why?
Where did I say you can't post your opinion again?
I'm simply disagreeing with you, with good logical reason. Chillax.
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Old 2013-02-10, 03:13   Link #231
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I'm simply disagreeing with you, with good logical reason. Chillax.
Simple disagreeing? Let's see then:

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To-Love-Ru

It may means as “Trouble” in Japanese but once they romanize it, the title became strange and doesn’t make any sense.
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And this matters why?

(etc)
Asking for something I already described in my original post means either you really didn’t get what I was saying or what this thread is for (which is too bad) or you just being sarcastic (which I think a bit offensive). For the former, I already gave you more insight to why it matters to me in my reply that you quoted.

And don’t worry, I was “chill” when I wrote that reply and still “chill” now.
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Old 2013-02-10, 03:36   Link #232
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Everyone mentioned it already but seriously, BLEACH is such a retarded name for a show.

For worst anime titles. . . I have to give it to D. Gray-man, Skip Beat (What is Kyoko skipping a beat?) and Special A (I bet the manga author thought this sounded nice).
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Old 2013-02-10, 06:59   Link #233
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I remember somebody writing that Sword Art Online sounds more like its about people drawing pictures of swords on Pixiv.net.
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Old 2013-02-10, 09:18   Link #234
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After thinking about this for a second I'm going to go with Fate/Stay Night.

Here's a funny story: When I started watching anime again after a few year absence in high school, I thought it would be an anime about a supernatural thriller mystery taking place at some creepy hotel. Hence the "Stay/Night" as to me it felt like "Stay the Night" at some place. Pretty misleading and weird to me at the time.

Loved the show to no end though, but Fate/Zero sounds more cooler than the latter.
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Old 2013-02-10, 10:18   Link #235
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Simple disagreeing? Let's see then:



Asking for something I already described in my original post means either you really didn’t get what I was saying or what this thread is for (which is too bad) or you just being sarcastic (which I think a bit offensive). For the former, I already gave you more insight to why it matters to me in my reply that you quoted.

And don’t worry, I was “chill” when I wrote that reply and still “chill” now.
Uh-huh.

As for what thread is about... tell me, where in the first post does it say you must not disagree with any opinions posted on the thread? You snapped back with basically "stfu read what the thread is about" which really isn't the point here.
I don't think "Japanese title pun doesn't sound good when it's not in Japanese" is a valid reason for judging a title, so I disagreed with you. To which, you snapped back with a knee-jerk reaction, hence the "chillax".

It's a forum dude, I'm not asking you to agree with my disagreement.
I gave my reason for why I don't think your point is valid, and you gave your reason to why you have the sentiments. That's all that matters.
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Old 2013-02-10, 11:44   Link #236
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Old 2013-02-10, 12:23   Link #237
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I read a bit of the Idolising! manga and I could say : When I first looked up, I thought it's going to be a music-based manga, but no, I got a wrestling manga about hot girls battling each other instead. It's a shame the title didn't really fit the premise I got.
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Old 2013-02-10, 13:03   Link #238
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I actually think this title is pretty clever, even though "psychoelectric" is a bit of a weird word (good for Google, though!). The key point of the original Japanese title was basically "eccentric girl and (regular) young boy"... and the plot is basically the "regular young boy" trying to bring the "eccentric girl" back "down to earth". It doubly works given the theme of space, hence "Ground Control".

So anyway, at least it feels like the people who came up with this title actually understood the show in question, and were trying to come up with a title that was a bit more sticky than "Eccentric Girl and Young Boy" (or whatever other word you'd normally use for "denpa")... which really doesn't pop.
I'd still prefer it if they just translated it normally
like "Eccentric girl and Youthful boy"

Since the plot's not all about Erio and the youthful boy, Niwa, is the main character doing the "Ground Control", Having the youthful boy disappear from the title would make it seem like Niwa isn't an important character. I also like titles that doesn't seem related to its plot but it actually is
it has that mysterious aura in it or something like that that encourages me to either watch it or read it or just look at its synopsis and see if I'll like it
well, Maybe it's just me though
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Old 2013-02-10, 14:07   Link #240
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xxxHolic everybody thinks it's about porn and that it means "Addicted to Porn"

Also Clamp's X. How are people supposed to find this?!

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