Friday, July 27, 2007

More Translation Differences

During the Romeo and Juliet arc of the manga Ranma asks Genma who Romeo is.
Viz version: "He's from the planet Krypton" (i.e. reference to Superman)
French Version: "He's the son of his parents" (the obvious answer)
Chinese Version: "He was born from inside a peach tree."
Japanese (original version): "He was born from a peach"

The Chinese and the Japanese are referencing MomotarĊ, a character from a Japanese fairy tale who was found inside a giant peach floating in the river.

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