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TankTreads
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I'm surprised nobody noticed...

Post by TankTreads » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:01 pm

It just occurred to me that Anomaly is a parody of Metal Gear Rex. Their heads are shaped very similarly, and they both have a laser penis. :lol:

http://battleangel.wikia.com/wiki/Anomaly

http://metalgear.wikia.com/wiki/Metal_Gear_REX

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Re: I'm surprised nobody noticed...

Post by MrFaber » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:41 pm

What really shocks me is that in the italian edition Anomaly have been called Ano-Maru. Damn Kanji.

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Re: I'm surprised nobody noticed...

Post by kamugin » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:33 am

I don't know the game, so which one appeared first?
MrFaber wrote:What really shocks me is that in the italian edition Anomaly have been called Ano-Maru. Damn Kanji.
Actually those weird names are a problem of the writing system the Japanese use to write foreign languages words, the katakana. Japanese is a phonetically poor language, so when they convert a foreign word to katakana, the result is often very different from the original. A random example: シャープペンシル that reads "shaapenshiru" and stands for sharp pencil or mechanical pencil. So when the translator isn't that good, he/she will write "shaapenshiru" instead of the original word. The fans usually got those katakana words right and the official releases don't. The Brazilian edition of Knights of Sidonia came with "higusu particles" instead of Higgs particles among many other mistakes... yeah, fuck them :|

By the way, it isn't "laser penis", it is the "libido cannon"! LOL :cheesygrin:

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