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Old 2008-04-30, 00:41   Link #18
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Originally Posted by Kaoru Chujo View Post
It's straight off the official site. There really is a Western name Luca, so maybe that was intended. Even though they are saying "Ruka." Anyway, I think the "L" seems exotic and interesting in Japanese.

I have the same problem figuring out whether in Macross F it should be "Ranka Ree" or "Lanka Lee" or "Ranka Lee" (as it is on ANN). The official site there doesn't have any romanization, and does the name in kana that make "Ranka Rii." Spelled Li or Lee, that's a Chinese surname.
Everyone thought it was Lanca Lee due to t-shirts worn at the Tokyo Anime Fair.. but than the proper ending sequence which started in episode 2 has a picture of Ranka with the words Ranka Lee next to it.
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