So it's Koppai, not Hocotate

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2 years ago#1
But they look so similar!


Also, the name "Hocotate" came from the street that Nintendo's main buildling is located on. But what could "Koppai" possibly mean?
2 years ago#2
I hate to be one of "those" people, but... Google.

http://www.n-sider.com/contentview.php?contentid=34

It seems to be part of the company's original name: Nintendo Koppai.
2 years ago#3
Are you sure that is what he really said?

I thought he was saying Hocotate in his own unique Japanese accent.

Like how he says "Ear" of Luigi.

Is it really a new planet or just a mishearing?
2 years ago#4
Ritster21 posted...
Are you sure that is what he really said?

I thought he was saying Hocotate in his own unique Japanese accent.

Like how he says "Ear" of Luigi.

Is it really a new planet or just a mishearing?


Just like how he says "Olimer" instead of Olimar. It's not just a mishearing, it's an actual new planet.
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2 years ago#5
Ritster21 posted...
I thought he was saying Hocotate in his own unique Japanese accent.

Is it really a new planet or just a mishearing?


Hocotate and Koppai would have distinct pronunciations in Japanese, even the English spelling of Hocotate might be confusing English speakers into thinking it's pronounced "Ho-ko-taet" instead of "Ho-ko-tah-tay", which is correct.

Koppai is a different word with a different pronunciation. Japanese is a much simpler language than English in terms of pronunciation.
2 years ago#6
Koppai, huh? Heh.
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2 years ago#7
Makes perfect sense for a species whose vacations involve travelling to distant planets to inhabit several of them.
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