Jomei wrote:o.supreme wrote:HikizuruBeat wrote: I can actually read katakana.
Excellent! Please feel to translate for me: ゴジラ and compare with the official English spelling.... Just sayin...
Godzilla's English name was created at a time when transliteration was less sophisticated and Japanese sounds were not transcribed as accurately. The Hepburnsystem, now most popular inside and outside Japan, had not gained traction at that time, evidently.
All I'm saying is that "Gehara" is an accurate transliteration of the monster's name. It's not incorrect just because a flawed subtitle in a Japanese-made DVD inserts an extraneous H in various names (Geharha, Ohsawa).
Goji wrote:I think listing the Transformers films is really stretching it.
Jomei wrote:^thanks for the input. Any other thoughts about the inclusion of Transformers? I'm somewhat inclined to agree with o.supreme, though perhaps in light of the case of Daimajin Kannon we should open the list to kaiju-based series as well.
Jomei wrote:kpa, you're arguing that "Geharha" is the official English name they present in the film, which I'm not disagreeing with. My only contention is that it's fine to refer to the monster by its direct transliteration (Gehara) as well
--and certainly not worth the time and effort to "correct" people over.
Point taken about it being a likely intentional homage to earlier bizarre transliterations (Ghidrah, Ghidora, Ghidorah), but as the way we refer to other monsters has historically been pretty flexible, so should the case be with Gehara/Geharha, I say.
I certainly mean no disrespect by challenging you on this point, as I really appreciate the work you've done, making info on the genre accessible to fans.
UltramanGoji wrote:Brody wrote:Let's say I've been a part of the kaiju community before most of you were allowed on the computer, ask some of the veteran members of kaijuphile who Deoson is.
Ask all of us if we give a shit.
Kaiju-King42 wrote:Jomei wrote:Canada
... We have a kaiju movie? Wow, I gotta see this!
Varan Bon Ziller wrote:I like sundaes, but I'd be pretty *@!##)* if Godzilla was made into a giant tub of ice cream.
Rody wrote:Did anyone see it? Should it be added to the list on page 1?
Tohosaurus wrote:Rody wrote:Did anyone see it? Should it be added to the list on page 1?
Late bump but I have and I know some others on here have (there should be a thread for it lurking around somewhere). It certainly could be added to the movie list.
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