July 19, 2011

Maybe there's a little hope

Wasurenai has gotten back into subbing Marie & Gali, after a long absence. Eps 26 and 27 just came out.

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Posted by: Steven Den Beste in General Anime at 08:26 AM | Comments (13) | Add Comment
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1 BOO!

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at July 19, 2011 11:11 AM (EJaOX)

2 Yay!

Was there a second series?  Is anybody doing it?

Posted by: Mauser at July 19, 2011 12:43 PM (cZPoz)

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Whaddayemean "Boo"?

As to a second series, yes there was. So far as I know no one is doing it.

Wasurenai's dedication to the first series has been half-hearted at best. The last episode before these two came out last December, and they started working on it (with ep 10) about a year ago.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 19, 2011 03:41 PM (+rSRq)

4
Whaddayemean "Boo"?


I'm an old man.
I'm on their list of greatest fears...so I said "BOO!".

Boo as in "BOO!" not the opposite of "YAY!"

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at July 19, 2011 11:00 PM (EJaOX)

5 Those are the classic "four fears". Almost a rhyme (which is why "oyaji" goes at the end, since the word they use for fire there is "kaji").

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at July 20, 2011 01:10 AM (mRjOr)

6 If I'm not mistaken, isn't the "oyaji" supposed to refer to one's father?  I'm pretty sure that's how we learned it in Japanese Culture class.

Posted by: EYanyo at July 20, 2011 03:52 PM (w70xo)

7

You can use it that way. (Ranma does, for instance.) But it means "old man".

In Ichigo Mashimaro there are a couple of places where Chika taunts her older sister Nobue by calling her "oyaji". (This is when Nobue has convinced Matsuri to wear a cat costume and go "nyan".) In this case, the implication is "dirty old man".

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 20, 2011 04:10 PM (+rSRq)

8  I correct myself:

親 means parent
父 means father

But it can also be used to mean "old man", any arbitrary old man. Family words are like that. "Onii-san" means "older brother" but it also means any older boy. "Oba-san" means "aunt" but it also means "any middle aged woman".

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 20, 2011 04:14 PM (+rSRq)

9 There's different kanji that's specific to the "old man" meaning (老爺), but usage seems to strongly favor 親父 for both meanings, with the katakana オヤジ being popular for the "creepy older guy" situation.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at July 20, 2011 10:55 PM (2XtN5)

10 Oh, I didn't know about the different kanji/spellings.  What I meant was that when we learned about the saying in a Japanese Culture class I took, the professor taught it as earthquakes, lightning, fire, and one's father being the greatest fears.  Some basic web-searching (after finding a search string that didn't just result in disaster news) found consistent results:

http://blog.al.com/press-register-commentary/2011/03/insight_the_japanese_are_calm.html

http://www.stockkanji.com/Earthquakes_Thunderbolts_Fires_Fathers_jishin_kaminari_kaji_oyaji

Posted by: EYanyo at July 21, 2011 05:04 AM (w70xo)

11

Well, in this case it definitely isn't "father". They're referring to Galileo, Da Vinci, and Hertz.

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Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 21, 2011 07:15 AM (+rSRq)

12 The wikipedia entry for 親父 says that it's believed the last word of the proverb was originally ooyamaji (大山風, an old word for typhoon), eventually corrupted to "oyaji".

-j

Posted by: J Greely at July 21, 2011 11:10 AM (2XtN5)

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The wikipedia entry for 親父says that it's believed the last word of the proverb was originally ooyamaji (大山風, an old word for typhoon), eventually corrupted to "oyaji".

Who said the ancients didn't had a sense of humor?

Posted by: Jaked at July 21, 2011 07:24 PM (wGCeG)

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