What does "Katawa Shoujo" mean?

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3 years ago#1
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3 years ago#2
Disability (or Cripple) Girls.
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3 years ago#3
MegaManZ3ro posted...
Disability (or Cripple) Girls.

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Not to sound like an ass but, you could have found this via google really quickly.
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3 years ago#4
Cripple Girls is the most literal translation. Katawa is considered to be kind of a harsh word to be used for someone with a disability, I remember they were talking about how some Japanese people were complaining about this at one point.
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3 years ago#5
Trumpeter039 posted...
Cripple Girls is the most literal translation. Katawa is considered to be kind of a harsh word to be used for someone with a disability, I remember they were talking about how some Japanese people were complaining about this at one point.

I didn't realize Japan was all that PC
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3 years ago#7
tuffguy34 posted...
Trumpeter039 posted...
Cripple Girls is the most literal translation. Katawa is considered to be kind of a harsh word to be used for someone with a disability, I remember they were talking about how some Japanese people were complaining about this at one point.

I didn't realize Japan was all that PC


Katawa is a more...how do you say it...

It's like a slur.

The connotation with the word when used against a person is like describing someone as a subhuman burden to all those around them.

It's the kind of word they won't air on TV even if they aren't forbidden from doing so.
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3 years ago#8
Imagine someone on the U.S news calling a disabled person a gimp. That's basically what happened here.
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3 years ago#9
I read Katawa literally meant "one wheel" in the connotation of a one-wheeled cart or some such.
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3 years ago#10
Wow that's really harsh... I had a bad car wreck that meant I had to use crutches for awhile and this girl kept calling me gimpy >_>

I didn't really find it all that offensive as it made me think of the guy from Pulp Fiction more than an insult.
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