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Old 2011-06-16, 00:38   Link #81
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Age: 29 looks they took some comments from the ''lessons learned from anime'' thread here. Well, at least they now know what sort of important life lessons we all picked up

I have to say, as much as it is surreal to see my comment translated into Japanese, I was more interested in what the folks there had to say Some times, the reaction is pretty much the same as the foreign ones (what Marcus H. translated sounds a whole lot like comments you'd find in an English forum ) and sometimes it's expected (some Preview thread, like the Summer 2011, had a few people accusing us of stealing their shows via fansubs) and then at times it's totally nuts (translating threads, even entire blog posts )

Small world indeed
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Old 2011-06-16, 12:29   Link #82
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Originally Posted by bhl88 View Post
カリフォルニア 男性
まどか 「希望を抱くのが間違いだなんて言われたら、私そんなのは

● 赤い目をしたキュートな動物の言う事は絶対に信じるな
● 何かを落としたらトンデモナイことになる
● 敵が本当に死んでるかどうかを必ず確認しろ
● スターライトブレイカーとディバインバスターは全てを解決する
● ハルヒよりも鶴屋さんの方がイイ
● バンドにはお茶とケーキと休暇が良く似合う
● 梓は売れる
● 考えるな!まずは買うんだ!
lol I was quoted too... though I don't know what quotes they picked from me... (somewhat)

Dang it Avalon, you c(XD LOL)-block Shirou and Reinforce, but don't protect his mind in other ways? What is wrong, you woman?
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Old 2011-06-16, 19:53   Link #83
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Translated: Everything can be settled by Starlight Breaker and Divine Buster.

I hope that it rings a bell.
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Old 2011-06-16, 20:56   Link #84
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I've wondered if any of my thoughts have made it to any of these sites. I have looked on some of them, but I have not seen any of my handiwork... granted, some of it may have been lost in translation and not match what the things for which I have been looking.
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Old 2011-06-16, 21:41   Link #85
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ケイカク [ Keikaku ] の意味が " plan " だったこと。
LOL I see my quoting Shirou's "people die if they are killed" line didn't go over too well. There was a 2-chan thread awhile back where everyone was amused that foreigners thought this line was funny. I see they still haven't forgotten.

WE ALL KNOW THE MEME IS TAKING THE LINE OUT OF CONTEXT. You don't need to write a whole paragraph explaining to me the context of the line. Jesus.

Like why would you write a comment like this:
"The line is stupid if you only have 'people die if they are killed' but if you include the 'that's obvious' line after it then it's not strange."

Oh wow, I couldn't have figured that out myself...
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Old 2011-06-16, 22:26   Link #86
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Internet trolls go in looking for things to find "wrong"... and aren't interested in checking context.
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Old 2011-06-17, 00:30   Link #87
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Originally Posted by Avatar of Dreams View Post
"The line is stupid if you only have 'people die if they are killed' but if you include the 'that's obvious' line after it then it's not strange."

Oh wow, I couldn't have figured that out myself...
Person1: People die if they are killed, that's obvious.
My Response still: ....... No Duh Sherlock!

With of without that other line, Still sounds pretty stupid to me. Unless you're high or think everything is an art
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Old 2011-06-17, 01:55   Link #88
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Originally Posted by TinyRedLeaf View Post
I do recall a poll for locations in the General sub-forum, but it wasn't taken seriously, since anyone who wanted to reveal his location would have already done so in his profile.
Originally Posted by Kagayaki View Post
The AS forums appear to be using Quantcast, which probably means one or more of the admins have access to geographic statistics on the site's visitors (all visitors, not just registered users, although it would probably be a reasonable estimation of the breakdown of registered users as well). So if we want to know, we can just ask them, unless there's some reason they wouldn't want to disclose those numbers. I can't think of any off the top of my head though.
I forgot that Quantcast data is publicly viewable.

Here's the by-country breakdown of's visitors.
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Old 2011-06-17, 02:02   Link #89
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Originally Posted by Kagayaki View Post
I forgot that Quantcast data is publicly viewable.

Here's the by-country breakdown of's visitors.
I wasn't expecting Japan to rank so highly on the list. So they really are out there... watching us, reading our posts.

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Old 2011-06-17, 02:11   Link #90
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Yeah, if I'm reading the uniques index correctly, Singapore is the most overrepresented country, followed by the Phillipines, then Malaysia, then Japan, and then Australia (among countries with reasonable amounts of traffic). India, Turkey, and Korea are all pretty underrepresented. I'm not sure what benchmark they're comparing to to get that index though.

Also, among US states, CA is pretty overrepresented, even though it already has the largest population anyways. So something like 9% of global visits here are from CA. On the other end of the spectrum, pretty much nobody here comes from Wyoming...

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Old 2011-06-18, 19:46   Link #91
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UOU can't believe I'm somewhere in there too (from the 2011 Spring Expectations Thread):
Dextro リスボン 23歳 男性
C - あらすじが面白そうだったから
日常 - 単純に言って京アニだから
アップルシードXIII - 映画が楽しめたし、この作品はもっと長時間
Damn, makes you feel weird doesn't it?

But it's not surprising since we're constantly asking about 2chan and the like to gauge the japanese otaku opinions as well.

It's just a shame that we can't interact more directly due to the language barrier, it would be awesome if some more japanese fans would be able to join in the animesuki discussions or some (more?) of us join in on theirs.
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Old 2011-06-20, 08:22   Link #92
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What the, I've turned up too! This soo freaky. It almost makes me feel kind of good. Someone thinks my opinion is worth translating.

Here it is, they're quoting me from the summer expectations thread. A few others as well.

Can anyone tell me if there's any context to it? Or is it just a straight translation with no commentary?

EDIT: They even took the care to say I'm 22 and from Ireland! It just feels so ... touching! Hi translator man!

EDIT 2: I also found out that I appeared on another Japanese website way back in 2007. The japanese have obviously been translating english forums (this was from ANN in fact) for quite a while. I wonder why nobody noticed earlier...

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Old 2011-06-20, 10:45   Link #93
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This afternoon I was browsing through the "referer log" for my image archive site. The referer reports the page that requests an object on your site. Most of the references are for my collected signature images, and most of the remainder are for my Nina Fortner picture, but there are others as well. In particular, I saw a bunch of requests from which points to a page from our thread about Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san. For the LULZ, as they say, I decided to retranslate's version in English using Google's translation engine. Here are the three pages for comparison:

Original AS English

Translation to Japanese by

Translation to English by Google

There are some sweet things in the retranslation. Forsaken_Infinity writes:
Apparently. lol. Seji-sensei's love for the 'plush-toy' turned him into one!!! Watfek man.
After this goes through both and google, it comes out the other side as
Obviously. lol。 lol. 『豪華なおもちゃ』に対するセジ-先生の愛情は、彼を1に変えました!!!Watfek人。 "Luxury Toys" compliments for - loving teacher, he changed to 1! People Watfek.
I smiled when I saw I had become "loving teacher" though perhaps that's because of a misspelling? I notice the translation seemed to leave all the usernames alone. (I chose "SeijiSensei" because it's one translation for "politics teacher" which I have been in real life. It's also a common male name.)
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Old 2012-08-20, 20:57   Link #94
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Recent find on this subject.

This is a bit of an old thread, but I came across this blog mostly by accident. It's covering a lot of recent shows, and a fair bit of the comments are taken from here. I'm mostly interested in the comments that are my own, but I'm sure people can find theirs, too.
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Old 2012-08-21, 23:33   Link #95
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this thread is interesting, there must have been some japanese read this thread but never commented.

btw, i found another thread translating blog here, it only list comment as [nationality] Man or Woman though.

reading those using google trans is breaking my hard-learned english

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Old 2012-08-22, 01:11   Link #96
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^ LOL at the Japanese comments on 4chan thread on festivals, especially on the underwear .
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Old 2012-09-02, 05:20   Link #97
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I had one in a case they thought I was a Japanese living in Malaysia just because I used perfect Japanese at one point for a certain fanart...

Until someone debunked it. Well thanks whoever saw that if you're reading this! I'm still embarrassed you saw my use of your language in which I don't have a good mastery of, unlike our venerable... translators.

Yeah, sometimes knowing what they think about us can be pretty amusing
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