Japanese/Chinese references lost in translation.

#1Ultimate_Nova_XPosted 1/9/2013 1:25:50 AM
Like for most Japanese video games. Several references are made, but lost through the localization due to non-translatable.

I'll attempt to reveal as many references as I can when I have the time. Tomorrow or a few days later.

For this game, most of the references lost in translation come from Dunban, as most of his weaponry and ALL of his arts are written in Chinese. In fact, no other character's arts are in Chinese actually.

In the mean time, you may post whatever references you have found.
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#2ToiseOfChoicePosted 1/9/2013 1:40:35 AM
In English, the name "Reyn" rhymes with the word "time." In the Japanese version, who cares, English rules always and forever.
#3Ultimate_Nova_X(Topic Creator)Posted 1/9/2013 1:46:07 AM
ToiseOfChoice posted...
In English, the name "Reyn" rhymes with the word "time." In the Japanese version, who cares, English rules always and forever.


LOL

By the way, Rein rhymes with time.
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#4BeanBeanKingdomPosted 1/9/2013 2:59:10 AM
"Right as Reyn!", let's see that in Japanese, huh?

I guess the kanji on the Monado would be lost in translation since they were unsubtitled.
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#5LinkSSJ6Posted 1/9/2013 4:44:05 AM
There was a topic around here with someone explaining the meaning of the Monado symbols.
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#6BeanBeanKingdomPosted 1/9/2013 5:00:50 AM
LinkSSJ6 posted...
There was a topic around here with someone explaining the meaning of the Monado symbols.


Thanks. Actually I can understand them, but only because I know some very basic Japanese. It's still something that was lost in translation.
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#7HeyWheresKelPosted 1/9/2013 7:10:39 AM
ToiseOfChoice posted...
In English, the name "Reyn" rhymes with the word "time."


Uhh... No?
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#8EnaikeiPosted 1/9/2013 7:55:40 AM
ToiseOfChoice posted...
English rules always and forever.

The most pathetic statement ever made.
#9TLeHnPosted 1/9/2013 9:17:59 AM
LinkSSJ6 posted...
There was a topic around here with someone explaining the meaning of the Monado symbols.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/960564-xenoblade-chronicles/61868353
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#10what_is_my_namePosted 1/9/2013 11:13:59 AM
Those are actually chinese words.
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